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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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I keep thinking as I have been reading the posts that maybe Dumbledore is Harry's Grandfather. It has no bearing anywhere but since we don't have any idea of James parents and Dumbledore was so close to them and he was their secret keeper and had the cloak and is possibly a descendant of Gryffindor couldn't it work out that he is related to Harry and that they are both descendants of gryffindor? And maybe the horrible event that he relived in HBP was the of Lily and James, his son? Lets just stew it over. If He is then maybe that is what make Fawkes be loyal to Harry, like he is being passed down from His Grandfather to guard Harry.

Also, could the room of Requirement be used to find the Horcruxes, (kind of like Harry using the Mirror of Erised to find them) or at least be used to find the Mirror or erised?

Posted by Cass from North Carolain on July 8, 2007 2:22 PM

I saw some people mention Crookshanks and how he might be a animagus because he is not a normal cat. Well he isn't a animagus but you are right about the fact that he is not full cat. He is part Kneazle. You can find stuff about Kneazles in the little book Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

Posted by Evie from California on July 8, 2007 2:29 PM

envo from london: I read it.. it says he has "never heard of a cursed scar"...

though, i do wonder alot about Dumbledore/Grindelwald... i certainly think that when Dumbledore drunk that potion, he relived watching loved ones being tortured...

Posted by Sarlic from cambridge on July 8, 2007 3:09 PM

I have a sneaking feeling that Norbert is the dragon on the US deluxe cover and i think we may see some more of Fluffy, who JK has said was released into the forest after he was finished guarding the stone in the 1st book, i can't see what possible reason JK would have to bring him back but i think it would be pretty cool.

Posted by Mark from Birmingham, England on July 8, 2007 3:44 PM

sarlic from cambridge: ive re-read that part in my book 10 times, and got my sister to check to, but I think you're probably right. Maybe I have an early edition with the mistake, and it has since been fixed.
also...i think cass from north carolain also has a that couldnt harry simply walk outside the room of requirement and say what he needs are the reaming horcruxes, or how to destory them, or where they are, etc. what if he walked past it saying he needed advide from dumbledore, as that is what he requires. i dont think this be the case, but im curious. what happens when the room of requirement is unable to provide what is needed?

Posted by envo from london on July 8, 2007 5:25 PM

Im really starting to wonder as well how the book turn out when Jo dosnt have to follow the one-year restriction that came natural with a school year. To be honest, i rather see it being a rather short period of time as it give the book a more intense feel. I dont want to much of 'nothing happened the next few weeks', takes a lot of the excitement out of the story.

As for Dumbledores , i think Harry get the pensive, the memories, and maybe the silver-trinket Dumbledore used which showed two snakes, it seemed to be important to Harry somehow.

At the US cover when Harry and Voldemort is standing with their hands in the air, i think its important to notice theres no wands, also seeing that the wands wont duel each other as mentioned before. We have before seen magic preformed without wands, as so, i hope the final battle (bound to happen) be a question of magic ability, and not wand speediness. Supporting this would be the part saying "one must by the hand of the other" (if i remember correct). It could very well be literary 'by the hand of the other'.

Posted by Kim from Randers, Fyn on July 9, 2007 03:47 AM

Who use magic for the first time late on in life...?

Okay, who do we believe is non magical and "late on in life"

The Grangers, Vernon, Petunia and Dudly, and Filch are the ones that spring to mind.

I don't think we have seen enough of the Grangers, for them to play any important role, other than to . (Sorry to say it, but Hemionie is going to be a big target for the Eaters)
JK has already said it is not Petunia (otherwise the best candidate).
Dudly is less simple, he is not realy "late on in life", but he is a blood relative of Lily and Harry - and why did the dementor single him out in OotP?

This leaves Filch and Vernon.

Vernon couldn't be a squib could he, his extreme prejudice against all things magical could support this. His sudden use of magic to save the day would certainly be a surprise. I do however feel that his role in the books is simply to make Harry suffer when not at Hogwarts.

We know that Filch is a Squib, we also know that he is trying hard not to be. Throughout the books he has had it in for Harry and would seem an unlikely saviour, but when the chips are down... "He Is Still A Member Of Hogwarts Staff!" Surly enough to bring out at least one great deed to protect a student from harm.

Filch gets my vote.

"PS you note that I have assumed that this particular use of magic "saves the day", but why else would JK mention it...?

Posted by david from winchester on July 9, 2007 05:58 AM

Cast: Jo said that Harry's granparents were ordinary people and are now .

Posted by herve from strasbourg on July 9, 2007 06:53 AM

Just a couple of observations:

1. When Harry stashed his potion book in the room of requirement, he was amazed at everything else that was stashed there. Voldemort may have stashed something there during his last visit--perhaps a horcrux....or maybe the Mirror of Erised is there.

2. This is really just trivia, but I think it is interesting. The knocker on Dumbledore's office is a griffin. Door and griffin--does that equal Gryffindor?

Posted by Gloria from Arkansas on July 9, 2007 08:46 AM

Another thing that I would like to know is: why didn't Dumbldore go to get Harry from his parent's home on the night they were ed?

Lets say that Harry has other relatives from his dad's side, maybe Dumbledore didnt want him to know, as he wanted harry to stay with his mother's sister, as the magic invoked by Lily would only work if Petunia took in Harry every year till he was 17 years old.

Posted by Bareera from Pakistan on July 9, 2007 09:34 AM

RAB <=> BAR...Barman...Aberforth...haha now my mind is playing tricks on me. Can't wait for the book!

Posted by Sagar from Washington on July 9, 2007 09:38 AM

What if in the final battle Voldemmort takes over harrys body and uses a tiime turner a little to much. (17 years?) Thus makeing Voldemort Harry. The scar also fades over time as he is no longer Harry? Therefore Harry could be fighting himself and if Voldemort is in control of Harry then when he s Harry's (older) soul is set free into Harry making Harry know the location of the Horcrux's?

Posted by David from Lincoln on July 9, 2007 11:36 AM

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