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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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Why do everybody speaks about destroying 6 horcruxes? I mean three, because the ring, the diary and the locket are gone. When Voldemort almost d (using the AK against Harry), didn't he used one of his horcruxes? Or are they ethernally filled with a part of the soul of Voldemort?
Why does not Dumbledore returned to the past with a time-turner and ed Voldemort when he was young? jaja i know, that's quite simple, travelling in time is very dangerous, and so on...

Posted by Go Snape Go from buenos aires on July 16, 2007 09:17 AM

Yes, although technically James sacrificed himself in order to save Lily, it is not quite the same way that Lily sacrificed herself. It is an awkward subtle difference.
James was not given the choice to live - Lily was, that is the difference between their s.
James, as honourable as he was d fighting Voldemort - Voldemort didn't tell James to get out of the way, he just shot him down.
Lily stood in front of Voldemort and was given the option to live. She refused and she sacrificed herself - she had the chance to walk away. Whilst of course it seems unthinkable that any person would step away and let their child be ed in order for their own life to be saved, it has to be said that we are talking about Voldemort. He neither understands or appreciates the Power of Love - he cannot imagine anything worse than , and I doubt he would be about to sacrifice himself to save anybody else - which is why it is important that he gave Lily the choice. Her life was obviously valuable to him - but why?
I don't know if it is important or not, but I do recall that way back when they made the PS film we viewers were not allowed to see James Potter's , we only got to see Lily .
Until the 21st when I no doubt be proved wrong, I stand by the theory that Lily Potter was a Seer - and she knew exactly what was going on that night.

Posted by Orlando from England on July 16, 2007 10:16 AM


One other point to make, both James and Lily are definitely - because they both came out of Voldemort's wand during the scene in the graveyard when Priori Incantatem took place, along with the 'echos' of Cedric, Frank, & Bertha.

Posted by Orlando from England on July 16, 2007 10:35 AM

Yes, I too was thinking about that, Go Snape Go. Since the AK curse rebouned on Voldy, doesn't it mean that the peice of soul left inside Voldy has gone. I have a couple more questions that no one has suggested. If people want to leave Azkaban that badly, can they not Apparate from there. And when no one believed Harry that Voldy was back, why could he not put his memory inside a Pensieve and show everybody.

Posted by Raghav from France on July 16, 2007 11:25 AM

harry s, and voldemort probably also s. voldy is harry's father, james is a step father. aunt petunia says that lily brought shame on the family, this is lily having an illegitimate child i.e. harry. so harry and voldy probably and another one from the trio.

Posted by Bazooka from london, uk on July 16, 2007 11:30 AM

Just a quick thought...

If a dark wizard s, and then becomes a spirit because of their Horcrux (like Voldemort), what happens to the if their Horcrux is destroyed after the ""?

Just a thought after reading an article about Ginny and Malfoy at Harry's tomb, with Malfoy having destroyed the last horcrux (Voldemort's Wand).

Posted by Will from London on July 16, 2007 11:36 AM

heres an unanswered question. why don't the wizards find it a bit annoying that their largest monetary unit is only 4.81? what a pain in the neck if your a multi millionaire.

Posted by snape on July 16, 2007 12:16 PM

To Go Snape Go: It is discussed in the article about horcruxes. The general understanding is that you dont use that part of the soul that you put into a item, thus making a horcrux. The purpose of the horcruxes is that the soul still within the body can not move on to "the other side", as long as one part of the soul remain earthbound.

Follows a 'all or nothing' principle. If one part of the soul remain on earth, the rest of the soul dos as well. The horcruxes makes sure some of the soul remains on earth.

Posted by Kim from Randers, Fyn on July 16, 2007 12:47 PM

I've been thinking a lot about the R.A.B and the locket horcrux. R.A.B. could be Sirius's brother Regalus Black. Rowling did mention a locket that no-one could open among the junk found while Harry and his friends were cleaning out Sirius's house in book 5.

Posted by Heather from Kentucky on July 16, 2007 6:51 PM

7 is a magical number in the Harry Potter books, right? 7 years of schooling, 7 'supposed' Horcruxes... Well, why not look at the Weasley family? There are 7 children - Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred, George, Ron and Ginny. Ginny, according to JK Rowling's website, is the only girl born for a long time. She has "long, red hair" and the Weasley family has been in Griffindor for generations - actually, they all have red hair. What other famous Griffindor has red hair? Godric Griffindor, one of the four founders. I think that the Weasleys are the last survivors of the Griffindor line. And, sadly, I think that Ginny is the seventh Horcrux, and Harry have to destroy her, unless there is a way to get Voldemort's soul out without harming the carrier. Which I hope there is.

On one of the covers of the ly Hallows, there is a picture of the 3 heroes flying on a dragon. The dragon has a grey beard and mostache and I think that the dragon is Professor Slughorn.

There is a member of the staff we hardly ever hear about - actually, I'm not quite sure if she is part of the staff (she has been left out of all the movies - so far). I'm talking, of course, about Madam Pince, the Librarian. I think that (correct me if I'm wrong here) she was only fully described in the HBP.
"...her sunken cheeks, her skin like parchment and her long, HOOKED NOSE illuminated by the lamo she was carrying." (HBP)
Who else has a hooked nose? Severus Snape.
"...talking to a teacher with greasy black hair, a HOOKED NOSE and sallow skin." (PS)
'Pince' is alot like 'Prince', isn't it. And isn't it strange that we only 'see' her for the first time in HBP? Is this Eileen Prince, Snape's mother? Or a relative of Snape's, maybe an aunt?

Posted by lia16 from Australia on July 16, 2007 8:36 PM

The number 7 has been standing out to me for a while as well. I also noticed the number 7 has appeared quite frequently throughout the movies/books. As well as the ones you pointed out, the #7 happens to be Harry's Quidditch number and the number of books within the series, the month Harry was born in, the month in which the final book be released, and the number 7 also appears on the license plate on the Weasleys' car in CoS (can be seen when it's attacked by the Womping Willow) and on the front of the Hogwarts Train as well. I don't think that these numbers really have much to do with anything, but you never know. I just thought I'd point out a few more times in which it showed up. It might play a role in the final book (it's possible) or it could just be JK's favorite number, I think we can already guess that her favorite color is silver (as she describes many items in her books as "silvery" or having something to do with that color.) But anyway the number may just be a coinsidence or just something that happens to be (unnoticably) repeated in her books.

Posted by Heather from Charlevoix, MI on July 17, 2007 12:34 AM

is harry going to go back to hogwarts next year at all? he said in the 6th book "even if it does stay open, im not coming back" then he stated what he was going to do instead of going to school which included going back to the dursleys and finding voldermort and ing him, of course. but yes, is harry going back to hogwarts?

Posted by michaela from berkeley california on July 17, 2007 12:38 AM

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