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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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"Ginny is her mother, in more ways than one, and Harry, who also loves Molly as a mother, sees that in her too." Yes, Dave, your statement wouldn't be challenged except that, JKR has painstakingly painted Ginny as a version of LILY. Her personality (spunk), her bright eyes, her long red hair AND her love for Harry make her a parallel to Lily, not Molly. And, if that parallel is extended, I wonder, Ginny to protect Harry as his own mother did?
If that were to happen, and if Harry lives, my guess is that no one would be able to fill the void in Harry's heart.

Posted by Hannah from Los Angeles on June 30, 2007 10:18 PM

Hannah, it makes her parallel to BOTH. A double-whammy to insure Harry falls in love with Ginny.

Posted by Dave Haber from Los Angeles, CA on June 30, 2007 10:19 PM

Piers Polkiss.

Posted by Jared Burns from Charles City, Iowa on June 30, 2007 11:24 PM

i think that harry not but he suffer many injuries and that ron and hermoine can but i hope jk not do so! i think she voldemort and neville too. sirius and dumbledore might come back in some form and help harry. maybe his parents also might come back.

Posted by leo from pakistan on July 1, 2007 03:16 AM

i think hermione s. being one of the smartest i think its taken for granted that she survive. i dont think ron (or witness hermione's ). i also think snape and/or malfoy end up helping harry. if nagini is a horcrux, i believe she (she right?) at the end of the book, y'know, when the big war bit happens. i did think about the sorting hat as one, but JKR said it wouldnt draw attention to itself. i disagree, after all, look at the diary. that definitely drew attention to itself. i thought the sorting hat would be one, as it was owned by godric griffindor, and because of its 'innocence' (that is, its never really said anything evil. No one would suspect it). But i realised after a while that if it was one, wouldnt dumbledore have suspected and destroyed it.

Posted by Joanne Haines from Merthyr Tudful, south wales, uk on July 1, 2007 06:14 AM

I think that JKR also loves to use foreshadowing. In the chapter "The Woes of Mrs. Weasley" from OotP Molly's boggart is all her family . Well, not ALL of them. She sees Ron, Bill, Mr. Weasley, the twins, Percy and Harry. I noticed that she does NOT see a Ginny, Hermione, Charlie or herself. I think this is a small glimpse into how the story really ends...

Posted by Laura from Cleveland, OH on July 1, 2007 08:14 AM

obviously voldemort , however there could be a possibilty that he never leaves the wizarding world. i believe this because nearly headless nick told Harry in OotP that people only come as ghosts when they are afraid of . didn't dumbledore say that one of voldemorts greatest fears is . could this mean he doesn't face and stays as a ghost at Hogwarts (Could be considered a punishment for everything he has done)

i also believe that a couple of the weasley's be ed one being percy although i am not sure who the other be.

Posted by Carl from Birmingham, England on July 1, 2007 08:31 AM

First of all, I don't understand why so many people think Harry or his scar is a horcrux. Voldemort has been trying to Harry since the first book. Why would he eliminate his own horcrux? Also, the night he ed his parents, he intended on ing Harry too. In GoF, Moody says Harry survived the Avada Kedavara, so how could Voldemort mix that up, with the difficult and dark magic of making a horcrux?

Second, for all those who say these are children's books, JKR doesn't care. If she did, Sirius and Dumbledore would still be alive

Posted by Nick from The Wick, NY on July 1, 2007 08:44 AM

Having scanned a fair few of the recent posts in several threads, do I detect that there seems to be a firming-up of consensus that
(a) Dumbledore is , and
(b) Snape is on the side of the good, but ?
Not possible to be certain without checking out every post on every thread.
Not long now, anyway. I hope that at least the UK fans availed themselves of the opportunity to get away from the waiting and nailbiting - if only for an hour - by watching the Doctor Who season three finale. Now there's magic! (if a little over-the-top at times). And yes, someone important appeared to towards the end. Or maybe not. Oh dear, this all seems strangely familiar...

Posted by Elder Lupus from Leicester, UK on July 1, 2007 08:53 AM

I don't think that the original trio make it through this...I'm not sure if Harry live, but if either Hermione or Ron s I'm pretty sure it be Ron. It probably be the of Ron that drives Harry to do something dramatic...either good or bad. I don't think Hermione because although dear to Harry, she's not Ron. I also think that Hagrid likely as well as Lupin and Wormtail...I think all the maurauders in the end. Hopefully Voldemort ...

Posted by Jenna from Winnipeg, Manitoba on July 1, 2007 09:48 AM

i think and hope it be voldemort whom s in the end. it could be harry, thought, but i think it's a little more likely to be voldemort. i also think that eather ron, harry or hermione s, if not the story would be to "happy ended". i hope for the story, that not to many people, googd or bad, comes back from the , because that would seem unprofessional.. like a fairy tale or something... but of course i hope it ends good for harry

Posted by Anonymous from denmark on July 1, 2007 1:58 PM

Thanks you Nick from NY! I've been saying the same thing since I first heard the theory about HP being a horcrux. I glad to see someone else believes the same way. I can't see how a wizard as powerful as Voldemort would accidently or on purpose put a piece of his soul in Harry. I also think that Dumbledore would have thought of that idea as well if it were possible.

Elder Lupus: I definitely think Dumbledore is , but I'm not so sure about Snape. I do think Snape is good, but he could be the character who got the reprieve from JKR.

Ron or Hermione? I think it be Hermione. Hermione is the smartest--that is book smartest; but when it comes down to practical instinct, she is slow and thinks too deeply. I can see her more so than Ron. The Weasley's are going to lose enough without losing Ron as well.

Posted by PKJ from M'boro, TN on July 1, 2007 4:14 PM

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