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Final Deathly Hallows Debates: Who Lives and Who Dies?

We know for sure that some characters are going to die in Deathly Hallows. Last year in an interview, J.K. Rowling said that two characters die who she had not originally thought would die in the end of the story. That means at least two characters die, but probably more. And that's probably not counting Harry and/or Voldemort. So who lives and who dies? Tell us who you think will die, and more importantly, why you think so.

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JK said that the PoA movie actually had clues to future books. I think something is going to happen between Draco and Hermione. In the movie, he says something about "getting that mudblood". At first I was thinking maybe he'd her, but I don't think he has the power. Futher, I think he wants to be evil but doesn't have the evil that is required for eaters. There is something good about him. I'm almost thinking that he'll actually save Hermione, although he may be disgusted with himself for doing so. I also think he is somehow not necessarily fighting against eaters, but finds himself in the middle, not able to commit to good or evil.

Also, I think it's possible that Voldy ends up ing himself. Someone pointed out earlier that the part of his soul that had remained in him was destroyed upon his first attempt on Harry's life. So if somehow he did make Harry into a Horcrux, possibly he could use AK on Harry again, but this time it the Horcrux (which by that point be the last remaining part of his own soul) and yet Harry survive.

Posted by kelley from Lansing, MI on June 25, 2007 08:06 AM

Dumbledore had to fight the evil wizard Grindelwald, now Harry has the task of eliminating Voldemort. I don't think Draco in the end. He be the "he who must not be named" the next generation of wizards have to eliminate.

The real lesson JKR is teaching is that mankind has to be always ready to step up to fight for good against evil. Evil is never completely extinguished, just contained. JKR can't just wrap it up in a neat package in the end. Maybe in the epilogue JKR elaborate on the children of Harry's generation getting ready to enter Hogwarts to be trained.

Also maybe Harry's scar becomes like a congenital birthmark passed on to his children, sort of like his mother's eyes and his father's messy hair.

With that said, I be very disappointed if most of the main characters . It would be too much like a slasher movie where in the end no one is alive but one character. That would be too cheesy.

Posted by PKJ from M'boro, TN on June 25, 2007 08:26 AM

I have heard that Hedwig be ed by Voldemort. Why would he an owl?

Posted by Anonymous on June 25, 2007 08:28 AM

JKR has had this series planned for nearly 16 years. I believe it's unlikely that Harry and Snape are the two she's just decided to off. Both, certainly Harry, are too crucial to the plot direction to make such a hasty decision. His fate, I believe, was sealed at the very beginning. Also, the fact that Harry and Voldemort's wands won't duel each other should be a clue that the final "battle" take some other form and Harry's "weapon" cannot be a wand. As powerful as he has become, Harry is no match for Voldemort's curses and other magical talent. Harry must use a different strategy or talent to vanquish the embodiment of evil. Let's see, what did Dumbledore tell Harry about about the power of...what was it? Love?

Posted by Hannah from Los Angeles on June 25, 2007 09:15 AM

If she s either ginny or hagrid i be very unhappy...she'll be crossing the lines of tragedy for harry if she does that... but i think snape .

and either ron or hermione ... (i certainly hope not!)

Posted by Amna from Acworth, Georgia on June 25, 2007 09:23 AM

Why does everyone say that Hagrid can't be ed by a spell? It's weak spells like the Stunning Charm that bounced off him in OotP, other more powerfull spells won't. JK also mention in her books that giants are almost extinct, because they war amongst themselves AND aurors ed them.

So the next father-figure in line is Lupin who, coincedently, is one of the Maruaders. I think Lupin during the before mentioned Werewolf battle and Wormtail fullfilling his life- to Harry.

Posted by Anonymous on June 25, 2007 10:42 AM

I think it's 100% certain that Snape , considering his story in the books, I don't think he could live to see the end, and that's perfect for the story.

Voldemort of course.

I think all of the trio survive, though I think Ron be a close call, I think he take a curse intended for either Hermione or Harry and be out of action right at the end.

Lupin I think .

Hagrid.. I'm still not sure how I feel, I think it's very possible that he could but at the same time very possible that he won't. Either way we know it a half of a lot to take him down.

Eaters? Loads.

Draco - I think live, though I think Lucius .

Wormtail .

I hope Ginny , I just can't stand her - That aside at least one Weasley , there are too many of them to come out unharmed. More likely Percy , to save someone from his family I'd hope. If not him then I'd say Charlie, we've seen Bill's big moment, Charlie now needs one. Maybe Mr Weasley too.

Posted by Gagsy from Kent, England on June 25, 2007 11:01 AM

i really hope harry doesn't ...but if he didn't, it would all be perfect and shiny... probably snape to show whose side he's on...or some of harry's friends to save his life...hagrid perhaps?

Posted by ceci from argentina on June 25, 2007 11:02 AM

I think that Snape s...even when I think he's one of the good guys and he'll help Harry to find and destroy the horcruxes. I think he'll but i'm not sure if Harry know that Snape helped him...
The other i think it'll be Harry, basically because i prefer this to the of Ron and/or Hermione, and because I think this is Harry's battle.

Posted by Daniela from Santiago, Chile on June 25, 2007 11:39 AM

Who I think :

Kingsley Shacklebolt: He doesn't serve a big purpose as far as I can see and it would show both the danger of being in the Order and fighting the Dark order, and bring home the effects of the war. (plus he has the slight whiff of a character put in to ).

Lucius Malfoy: It would agonise Dracos situation, I think he needs to be badly scarred by his choice of sides and this would do it.

Mad-Eye Moody: He's old and a fighter.

Severus Snape: Its never gonna turn out well for the double-crosser.

Luna Lovegoods father: I believe she help Harry, (along with Neville and Ginny) at least once more in the last book, because of how united and loyal they were in the 5th book...this would provoke it.

I believe Peter Pettigrew repay Harry in some way then go to Azkaban.

as for Remus Lupin...
It would be very tragic, him having suffered so much and being so nice and all, but she's already done something similar with Sirius and she's not really one to repeat herself...
He's also just started up something with Tonks and at the end of the book it'll be about how the world went on- Remus and Tonks would be a good way to do this. Plus she likes him
and it would be WAY to mean...

Posted by Sukie from Ireland on June 25, 2007 11:52 AM

Oh and on the Weaslys...if any of them , my gut feeling is it'll be Mr. Weasly. I would say Fred (has anyone ever noticed Georage the quieter one? Jk always saves the best lines for Fred...) but I simply can't see one going on without the other.

Posted by Sukie from belfast on June 25, 2007 11:57 AM

Hermione s.

Posted by ixeos from Houston, TX on June 25, 2007 1:28 PM

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