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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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i think for sure snape because he somehow convert all of his power to harry ing himself so harry can voldy and my opinion is snape is friend not foe. i also think hagrid might as a law of the new minister that no giants can live among wizards or something, and if he dosen't he might get sent away

p.s. hermione rules cause i have the same name as her

Posted by hermione from california on June 29, 2007 5:04 PM

In my opinion Voldemort, Snape and Ron . Harry Voldemort and Snape trying to help him. Unfortunately for those who like Snape only we, the readers, know that, neither Harry nor the rest of the magic community ever know Snape was actually on the good side. Finally I think Ron by saving Hermione�s life.

Posted by Karina from Chile on June 29, 2007 6:18 PM

Isnt ironic that Voldemort wants only pure blooded wizards in the world but he is a half blood himself?

Posted by weasleyfan from Walterboro, SC on June 29, 2007 7:00 PM

When Harry is in McGonnagal's office as Headmistress (HBP) he sees that there is ALREADY a portrait of Dumbledore in the office. There is no question that Dumbledore can give advice (or via Chocolate Frog Cards one supposes.. the ONLY thing he didn't want them to take away from him'- OOP)

JKR is often compared to Arthur Conan Doyle in that both wished to stop writing their wildly successful stories. Doyle even ed off Sherlock Holmes only to have to bring him back ('pulling a Gandalf' as JKR might say)

However, alive or in the end it has been endlessly possible for writers to do spin offs, copies, paros and additions to the Sherlock Holmes cannon. Stories are simply 'added' to other years or his detective career, or in his youth.

If Harry s that still allow stories to be written as spin-offs in the 'world of Harry Potter' (a la Star Wars prequels and sequels) or even activities worked into the 'down time' of the existing years at Hogwarts.

We might see stories about 'the marauders' in school for example as prequels. We could see the life history of Severus Snape or Viktor Krum.

JKR have considered ALL of these possibilities and I feel realized that she cannot achieve the goal of shutting down follow-on writing about her 'world'. If that is so, there is no pressing need to off Harry. The fact that she announced that she was considering it... that probably means she won't, but she has heightened all of our interest in his welfare for 784 pages to come.

Posted by Charlie Tarbox from Gettysburg, Pa on June 29, 2007 7:25 PM

Harry no-one! Harry's greatest power is the power of Love and in the end that is what save him and doom Voldemort. Ron, Hermoine, and especially Ginny's love for Harry give him the strength to endure Voldemort's attack and Snape destroy the Dark Lord. As far as I believe Hagrid and Lupin sacrifice themselves for the trio and that Percy saving the twins.

Posted by Eddy Guttierrez from Chalmette,Louisiana on June 29, 2007 8:42 PM

I think Dobby and Greyback. I think Dobby would because he could have been with the trio when they were in that treasure room from thaat cover pic. He could have d to save Harry. And I think Greyback be ed by Lupin because Lupin wanted his revenge. I bet you anything at least ONE of these creatures !

Posted by Racquel Jones from North Carolina on June 29, 2007 10:30 PM

I am sure thet neville and voldy are gonna . neville is in the middle of the prophecy, and voldy has been focussing on harry.

Posted by Flipper on June 29, 2007 10:33 PM

i think that...snape has to ! and i have a feeling that ron or hermione is going to . i hope not. and my frend says that harry is going to . i just hope snape and voldy .

Posted by munirah from md on June 29, 2007 11:18 PM

Eddy, I agree with you; Harry no one. Voldemort be destroyed but not by Harry's hand. There are many others in the magical world who want to see Voldemort vanquished. Whether or not Harry is involved, Harry not want the credit or "glory" for Voldemort's destruction. Harry is "just Harry."

Okay, I have to admit, I grew up on Disney. BUT, J.K. Rowling set out to write this as a children's series, so I find it hard to believe that she would end it with a mass ing of a lot of her main characters.

Our beloved author end it with style, grace, and pure class. She end with many things unresolved, as it should be. We need to walk away with questions left unanswered, curiosities unfulfilled. Future chapters need to be left to our imaginations.

Posted by Patti from Mill Creek, WA on June 29, 2007 11:33 PM

Patti: Left to our imaginations, and then discussed and debated on Beyond Hogwarts!

Posted by Dave Haber from Los Angeles, CA on June 29, 2007 11:35 PM

I think the trio survive, in an interveiw in August 2006, JKR was asked which 5 characters she'd invite to dinner. She said Harry, Ron and Hermione, but then said she wasn't sure about the others as she knew who was . As this was after HBP came out, I'm thinking the trio survive. I also think Hogwarts reopen, even if only for those who wish to go. In an interveiw when discussing the last chapter of the last book, JKR said this is what happens to everyone after they FINISH SCHOOL. This is just my interpretation, but we'll find out soon!

Posted by mmc from sa, australia on June 30, 2007 12:29 AM

I do not believe that Harry's scar be a horcrux. You have to perform a spell after the , and Harry's scar appeared after Voldemort tried to him, and therefore after Voldemort lost his powers. He could not have used Harry as a horcrux, and Harry's parent's s as the means to create it because he was planning to Harry, which would destroy his new Horcrux.

Posted by rene from canada on June 30, 2007 03:38 AM

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