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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 fear that Snape probably be one of the central characters who must . I'd really hate to see this, as many of us have grown to really like (and, yes, respect) him. Unfortunately, he is a victim of his upbringing and the times in which he was born. He also leave Hogwarts. He be ready to move on and not remain as a portrait or resident ghost.
Hagrid, poor Hagrid. He, too, may be one of the beloved characters who must . He do it for Harry -- and for Hogwarts. But who become the Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts? That's the question.
Harry survive and stay at Hogwarts. The school is his home. And contrary to what many think, he really does have much to live for -- carrying on the wizard training and traditions of Hogwarts, which is what Dumbledore (and Harry's parents) would have wanted -- it is Harry's destiny. Let's reflect on his being chosen as the "... youngest house player in about -- a century." (SS - Ch. 9) What if Harry were to become the youngest Headmaster in a century? He have the guidance of not only Dumbledore in his portrait, but Fawkes sitting on his perch, Hedwig in her cage, and the Sorting Hat above... and he already knows how to use the Pensieve. When you really think about it, Harry has been in the Headmaster's chamber more than anyone, with the exception of Professor McGonagall, of course.
Hermione might very well be the new Hogwarts librarian, taking the place of Madam Pince. Ron go on to be an Auror.
Of course, if Neville is lucky enough to survive his battle with Bellatrix (which I am confident he ), he return to Hogwarts to take over the Herbology class. Maybe Professor Sprout simply retire.
Posted by Patti from Mill Creek, WA on July 2, 2007 10:07 PM
Kelly, I believe this topic only came up after JKR made a public statement that she was considering ing him off for the stated reason.. ie: to prevent follow on writers doing things with her characters. It is not as if this consideration began here.
Posted by Charlie Tarbox from Gettysburg, Pa on July 2, 2007 10:20 PM
I just re-read OOTP in order to be fresh for the movie. Some things that jumped out at me after reading peoples ideas. I don't think Neville can possibly be the one in the prophecy because only one in which the prophecy is about can remove it from the shelves. I know it had Harry's name but if it was truly about Neville, Harry should have "gone mad".
Second, Snape can not be the one to Voldemort. Due to the phophecy which states that "either must at the hand of the other."
And third, some people seem to think that Harry need Ron & Hermione to fight the Dark Lord. But he always ends up facing the worst by himself. In OOTP he does have Neville at least with him through a good portion of the battle. Ron & Hermione are down almost instantly. Also, I love the idea of Neville getting Bella, but Harry could also take her down, for the same reason, avenging someone he loves. It's been a while since I read it so I forgot how much he wanted to destroy her.
And someone said that Voldemort should come back as a Hogwarts ghost. I love that idea, it would be the worst fate for him because he would be powerless and Nick does say it is for those who fear .
Posted by Kelley from Lansing, MI on July 3, 2007 05:39 AM
to the one who said hedwig s, remember the time where because dumbledore d, fawkes the phoenix d. well, maybe if fawks d, so would dumbledore. so, if voldemort s hedwig, then maybe harry'll .
Posted by Natasha Rosen from Spain on July 3, 2007 08:49 AM
i think either ron or hermione or ginny ...
we have seen from the 5th bk that the one harry needs the most s... i thus strongly think that either ron or hermione or ginny surely ...
Posted by Serpensortia from pune on July 3, 2007 10:01 AM
i think hagrid, one of the weasleys, hope not ron or ginny, and have a wild guess that harry ... i think harry is the seventh horcrux... and other reason why i feel harry is that j.k. rowling may not want him to live in the fear of someone else writing the sequel..
Posted by khyati shah from mumbai maharastra on July 3, 2007 10:29 AM
ok i have a long list of people that i think . here it goes, snape, percy, bill or charlie not both, arthur weasley, ginny, draco and lucius, crabbe and goyle, at least 2 professors other then snape, tonks, and kingsley, mad-eye, and karkaroff. i think that lupin isnt really who he says he is and i think that the real lupin is already or at least out of the picture like what happened to mad eye in the 4th book. i also think that something is up with mrs figg, not sure what but theres something going on there. i also believe that we finally meet dumbledores brother, and that he play a big role in helping harry find the remaining horcruxes. dumbledore is a very powerful wizard and can do many things, such as occlumency, and see through invisibility cloaks, stuff that normal wizards could never dream of. therefore i think that he make an appearance in the final instalment of the series. whether he is alive, which i doubt, or through a painting or even something that noone would expect like communication right through harry's mind, or something ridiculous like that. i think harry also is a very powerful wizard as is neville and they may find ways to help each other grow stronger and stronger. i dont think neville s as most of you do, and i think he somehow gets in touch with his parents. voldemort , and i think he tried to make harry a horcrux but failed and they ended up with a mutual thing where they both live on inside one another. these are my thoughts, do not give me nasty replies, do not call me an idiot because these are my thoughts and it doesnt matter what you think. theres only 18 days until the book comes out and i think i can wait that long to see if i am wrong.
Posted by guitarspaz from toronto on July 3, 2007 10:51 AM
How very wrong of me! Hedwig NOT be sitting in her cage in the new Headmaster's office; there be no reason for her to EVER be locked in her cage again now that Harry is in charge.
Posted by Patti from Mill Creek, WA on July 3, 2007 11:27 AM
I don't think that Percy ; can you imagine the Weasleys mourning over his tragic demise after disowning him?
Posted by Giant Panda from London, England on July 3, 2007 12:51 PM
I think that J.K.Rowling can't let Harry , but the idea of him managing to singlehandedly destroy all the horcruxes and ing Voldemort is ridiculous, as he is incredibly young and incompetent! I think that the order destroy the horcruxes while Harry stays at school, then Harry Voldemort with help from the order and DA in a final battle. I also think that, as we never learnt anything about Hermione's home of family, she turn out to have a big secret. i am pretty sure that neither she nor Ron .
Posted by Giant Panda from London, England on July 3, 2007 1:32 PM
I think Snape become a great tragic hero in the final book. Snape is neither good nor evil...he is simply a damaged soul. Growing up without love and affection, and then going off to school where is teased and tormented, he is one of those people who can just never fit in.
And really, i think all along, that's Snapes greatest desire...to fit in. He didn't fit in at Hogwarts...so he turned to the Eaters but didn't fit in with them either. I think that Lily was probably kind to him and believed in him and for that reason he loved her, I do think there is alos a good chance that he tutored her at Potions as well. I doubt that she loved him romantically...but, because he feels deeply that he is unworthy he drives her away by making the "mudblood" comment.
Her , for which he was greatly responsible, is what led him to switch sides, and I think he to protect her son who has her eyes.
I think the other have to be Hagrid, since he is the antithesis of Lord Voldemort. Whereas Voldemort is pure evil...Hagrid is pure good..kind accepting, trusting.
Posted by Annette from Minneapolis, MN on July 3, 2007 1:34 PM
You know in the first book, harry saw his parents in the mirror of erised, and then when he was fighting voldemort he saw himself holding the philosophers stone. Well when he saw himself hoding the stone he suddenly had it in his pocket, and dumbledore told us something like only soemone who needed the stone but would not use it could get it from looking in the mirror. Well doesn't that mean that he could get something else from the irror, like his parents, or sirius or dumbledore or just something he needs to survive?
Posted by Luci from London on July 3, 2007 1:48 PM
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