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Final Deathly Hallows Debates: Unanswered Septology Questions

Like Hogwarts Castle itself, the Harry Potter books hold many mysteries, and have many hidden secrets. Hopefully, most of these mysteries will be answered in the final book. Is something funny going on at St. Mungos? What ever happened to Sirius' two-way mirrors? Where is Fawkes? There are so many others. What mystery are you most looking forward to being answered, and how do you think it will come out?

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Thanks Kim from Randers, for pointing that out. On page 651 of The Goblet of Fire, Voldemort says to the assembled Eaters- "And here we have six missing Eaters...three in my service. One, too cowardly to return...he pay. One, who I believe has left me forever...he be ed, of course...and one, who remains my most faithful servant, and who has already reentered my service.' Now, to whom is he referring? The 'most faithful servant' must be B. Crouch, Jr. But who is the one he believes has left him forever, Snape? And if he is referring to Snape here, doesn't that indicate that a year before Snape s Dumbledore, Voldemort suspects him as being a double agent?

david behr from northfield, nj said:

Also, in this post, Snape returned 2 hours later to help explain his disappearance and got back Voldemort's trust.

On the part when they said that Harry saw his parents and coudn't see the Thestrals (although JKR says that Harry did not see it), Hagrid changed his sentence from "those who had seen " to "those who had understood (and got over it)". That may also be one of the reasons.

How did the Marauders get to know about Levicorpus when it's supposed to be non-verbal? Was it by accident or what?

Posted by Jonathan from Singapore on July 1, 2007 03:56 AM

What happened to the house points and the House Cup? It seems like every book since the first two has left that out!

Posted by Terry Holden from New Orleans on July 1, 2007 04:03 AM

Oh gosh, I haven't noticed something yet. Remember the part where Dumbledore immobilised Harry at the top of the tower? I think he did that although Harry was safe inder the Cloak as he may have felt that if Harry intervenes with the Eaters, he may have d. Also he did not know that the studentsd could fight Eaters as the student protection of Hogwarts was something private.

You may also feel that if Dumbledore felt that Harry couldn't take on eaters and had to fight Voldemort and him, you must also know that the prophecy says that either him or Voldemort s, so Harry may facing Voldemort. I think to protect Harry, Dumbledore immobilised him, not because he wanted indisputable evidence that Dumbledore is /not /ed by Snape/ed by Snape on his orders/whatever.

Posted by Jonathan from Singapore on July 1, 2007 04:03 AM

I never knew Godric Gryffindor's eyes were green ( - wizard of the month this month.) Was it just pure coincidence that Harry and Lily's eyes were green? Are they straight descendants of the Gryffindor line?

And how could Harry's green eyes help in the process of the final battle? Why is it so important?

Posted by Ashley from Baguio City, Philippines on July 1, 2007 05:50 AM

Scott from Hammond-

Hmm. You're right! Harry's not someone we expect to be teaching at Hogwarts in the near future. And we know that Hogwarts is the only place he ever felt comfortable and at home. Leaving that castle would be very hard for him...

Maybe he would be teaching Defense Against the Dark Arts for years. The curse would be lifted by then...

Posted by Ashley from Baguio City, Philippines on July 1, 2007 06:07 AM

The teaching speculations, JK has said it not be one of the trio but somebody who you would not think of. Neville seems the logical idea, but then, seeing how we all jump to Neville because he is a Herbology ace does this mean we are putting two and to together and coming up with 5? I have heard it said the Krum could become the DADA teacher, which is a good idea as he is a little older, and JK has said he be in DH. Voldemort was turned down as a teacher at 18 a he was too young, Neville not turn 18 in DH unless the book carries through for longer than the space of a year.

The Horcrux idea, I have my own theories on that - I mean, who doesn't!
I believe Voldemort went to Godric's Hollow with the intention of making a Horcrux from the of Harry and therefore had the encasing object in his pocket - I say a founders wand. However after ing Lily, a that wasn't going to happen, I think Voldemort decided to use her to make the Horcrux (perhaps with the intention of making yet another after he ed Harry) and he encased it into the wand. He then went to find Harry - who of course was in his cot and in his arrogance decided to use the founders wand to 'the baby' with.
A big assumption of mine that the wand belonged to Rowena Ravenclaws, the Rowan expels evil (in folklore). I suggest that Voldemort pointed the wand, screamed avada kedavra and as the curse flew towards Harry the 'evil' that was the Horcrux was expelled from the wand. Lily's protection caused the curse to rebound and the Horcrux to seal itself into the cut that the curse made when it bounced off Harry. Thus, Harry's scar is a Horcrux - which hopefully means it can be removed (McGonagall asks Dumbledore to remove it right at the beginning of PS/SS but Dumbledore refuses), and, more importantly, it means Voldemort is unaware that Harry is a Horcrux.
It then becomes possible to link the wand on the purple pillow as a Founders Wand and it may very well be on Dumbledore's instructions that Ollivander has gone into hiding along with the wand - as a red herring for Voldemort to chase.

Posted by Orlando from England on July 1, 2007 07:36 AM

i have an idea that dumbledore and snape knew something about harry or neville and knew that dumbledore had to for voldimort to show his true colours!

Posted by Anonymous on July 1, 2007 09:49 AM

I believe Harry Potter's parents are not .

We all know about the Thestrals that you can only see when you have seen someone ing.

Harry couldn't see those horses until he saw Cedric ing at the graveyard. That means that... HARRY HAS NEVER SAW SOMEONE DIE BEFORE. And I know 100% sure that IF his mother d to save Harry, the little baby must have looked at his mother and cried.

So if he never saw someone until he saw Cedric , are his parents or not?!

Posted by Sith Nite from Nederlands on July 1, 2007 10:47 AM

i was reading hbp and when Dumbledore tells Harry the possible Horcruxes he says that the only known relic of gryffindor's is his sword and i wonder, the sorting hat was in the same room and as far as we know it was also gryffindor's, so why doesn't Albus mention the hat too?

Posted by Prongs from Athens,Greece on July 1, 2007 12:29 PM

I think that the Mirror of Erised is a horcrux

Posted by Matt from Bellevue WA on July 1, 2007 12:30 PM

to Sith Nite From nederlands.

J.K talked about it in her offical site, she said, Harry didn't see his mom , he couldn't see it. And Harry as 1 year old didn't UNDERSTAND , it means that even if he cried after he saw his mom , he didn't know what is! at 14-almost 15 years old, you do understand what is!

Posted by An!ma9us from Israel on July 1, 2007 12:40 PM

This isn't a question that I'm to here answered, but just a thought. A wizard becomes a ghost if they really fear right, and want to stick around for a bit longer. Well...doesn't Voldemort hate the idea of , think it's the worst possible fate, and considers it the "ultimate defeat"? I think from these feelings it is safe to say that Vodlemort may fear . Well...wouldn't that mean that when/if he does , he just become a ghost? I find this a rather hilarious exactly the wizarding world respond to a ghost Voldemort?

This theory could be totally wrong though, maybe there just isn't enough human left in Voldemort to become a ghost (as strange as that sounds), due to him splitting his soul so many times in order to create horcruxes. Or rather, Voldemort may not in fact fear , but just sees it as something he hates and never wishes to succumb to...

On the US cover of the seventh book, it looks like Harry and Voldemort are in a room that resembles the description of the room where the Veil is. Maybe that scene is in fact the final duel, and maybe Voldemort is finally finished by somehow being pushed through the veil like Sirius. If this were the case, then it would ensure that Voldemort couldn't be resurrected as a ghost. I'm sure that the Veil has a big part to play in the coming book, as with a number of other things, such as Sirius' mirrors, the Mirror of Erised, Wormtail, Snape, etc.

Questions that I really want answered...the importance of Lily; Petunia's importance; what Dudley thought when the Dementors were near him; what Dumbledore was forced to relive when he had to drink the potion above the fake (definitely fake!) locket; where Snape's loyalties truly lie (I'm certain that he turn out to be on the side of the Order); what lies in Godric's Hollow; Draco Malfoy's fate; Dumbledore having the Invisibility Cloak "left" in his possession; and many more that I can't think of.

Other more less important questions that have been niggling away at me are...does Harry really have no other family on both his mother and father's sides; Auror's fight dark wizards...but what did they do during times when there weren't dark wizards at large...did they simply act like normal police man, aren't there other branches within the Ministry of Magic for such "meager" tasks; who Harry is distantly related to within the wizarding world through his father, due to the close relationships of pure blood families, with the Potter family being a pure blood family up until it's apparent only descendant, the half-blood Harry; and there are others too that I can't current think of.

Posted by envo from london on July 1, 2007 1:44 PM

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