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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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How many people here still think that Regulus Black is still alive? JK has specifically stated that he is . anyway, I think that Snape trying to save Harry from Voldemort and someone else, probably Hermione be ed by one of the eaters (Malfoy, possibly?)

Posted by Ted Barlow from Manchester, Lancashire on June 22, 2007 05:33 AM

I agree that Hagrid, much as I want him to survive, . Not sure how, but my why is because over the last few books she has taken away everything that made his life at Hogwarts worth it (at least to him): Aragog d so he can't go near the acromantulas, the centaurs have basically kicked him out of the forest, and heís been outed as a half-giant. I agree that Ron as foreshadowed in the chess scene. It would also seem fitting for Severus because the whole world thinks he betrayed Albus and never be forgiven; even if he did do it on Albus' orders, he never be accepted back into the fold. But I also think these were planned s, meant from the beginning of the story.

Unplanned s perhaps include Remus (although I really, really hope not) only because everyone he held dear has already been taken from him, and possibly either Ginny or Charlie - one of the two Weasleys that we did not see the bogart turn into when Molly went to fight it.

Posted by Monkeeshrines from orlando fl on June 22, 2007 05:45 AM

Snape has to be good really and I concur with some of the posts that he had to Dumbledore to position himself to help Harry in the end. Maybe Trelawny foresore that and only Dumbledore knew.

Maybe he left a memory in the pensieve that explains this to Harry.

Posted by Simon H from Toon on June 22, 2007 06:04 AM

Im thinking Harry, Hagrid, Lupin, Snape and one of the twins and it be Hermione who s voldemort after Ron sacrifices himself for her.

Posted by lucifer from central,alabama on June 22, 2007 06:43 AM

So many theories, so little time! I can't wait.

I believe that Draco may be one of the characters that . I think that he may have finally realized what he was getting himself into that night when Snape whisked him away. I think he may finally choose right from wrong and while assisting Harry or one of the members of the order.

I strongly suspect that Neville may in a battle with Bellatrix. I think he finish her off but from injuries he sustains in the process. His grandmother be horrified but finally proud of her grandson.

I believe that Voldemort . There is no purpose to the story if he does not. I also think that several characters have appeared to but be restored somehow. Perhaps we learn of a curing potion (something like what Lucy had in Narnia).

I am looking forward to the epilogue section (not sure if that is what it be called) that JK says she is including which tells us what happens to everyone at the end.

Posted by Kim from Manchester on June 22, 2007 07:19 AM

Oh, and in addition to my other comment, I think Firenze go too (planned), for pretty much the same reasons as Hagrid. Itíd be great if he was then revered for his sacrifice, but if itís for a human, I donít see how it would happen.

Posted by Monkeeshrines from orlando fl on June 22, 2007 07:21 AM

Obviously Voldy . I also think that neville may . I'm pretty sure that the trio make it through because when someone asked JK Rowling who she would invite 5 characters for dinner, she said Harry, Ron and Hermione, then paused, saying that she didn't know who else because she knew who would , and she didnt know if she could invite characters.
i also think that pettigrew fo harry to repay his , as well as most of the eaters.

Posted by amy from melb, australia on June 22, 2007 07:46 AM

It should be reassuring that these are children stories, but JKR has certainly deviated from a typical child's story line with ings. With that in mind, I hate to admit it, but one of the trio probably .

After reading HBP, I couldn't think of how Harry could find and destroy all the horcrux. He doesn't have enough ability to do it on his own so Hermione's book knowledge be very valuable in the end. She hasn't been stu forever for nothing, and her characteristics are most likely similar to JKR. I could see JKR relating to her the most and using her in the way she herself would like to be used. With that in mind, Hermione be in direct way of Voldemort and probably be ed for it.

A Weasley must . There are just too many of them to escape. I see the most likely candidate to be Percy. I can see him finally realizing his mistakes and coming to the aid of someone (most likely a person in his family). If not Percey, than I think one of the twins . Why? Because it would be more tragic, and JKR seems to thrive on tragedy.

Ginny Weasley be very important in DH. She is the only girl for generations in the Weasley family. She is also the all important 7th (being a magical number) child.

Posted by PKJ from M'boro, TN on June 22, 2007 07:55 AM

We all, thus far, including me, have forgotten Wormtail's 'silver hand'.

Fenir Grayback seems to wish to everything, but especially Harry. How do you a werewolf...silver weapon. Who has a built in 'silver weapon' and a 'life-' to Harry? I do not doubt that with the FULL MOON on the Children's cover of the UK edition that a werewolf fight could be in the offing... but I also forsee Grayback from the silver hand, satisfying the 'life-' and perhaps also expiring. Wormtail might be the one who was reprieved however. Having saved Harry, and knowing that now Voldemort be after him, Wormtail may yet again transform into a rat and flee into hiding.

Posted by Charlie Tarbox from Gettysburg, Pa on June 22, 2007 07:56 AM

Ok, the "spectacular werewolf battle" between Remus and Greyback mentioned by JohnBOY on the missouri river is awesome! And if Remus is able to get a hold of some wolfsbane potion he'll transform, but won't be a slave to his animal instincts, so it might happen!

Posted by Monkeeshrines from orlando fl on June 22, 2007 08:24 AM

i agree that there b an epic werewolf battle but im not so sure it be bill. i think lupin takes down fenrir. then lupin sacrifice himself to save harry who then to destroy the horcrux (his scar) and neville or snape voldemort. i think that ginny to save someone (neville or harry possibly). Malfoy either end up ing hermione or turning on the dark lord and joining harry and his band. Hagrid could to save the person who ends up ing voldemort. i agree that bellatrix, lucius, and some other eaters also . i think ron live (thankfully)

Posted by brett from michigan on June 22, 2007 08:43 AM

People keep saying who they think voldemort but we know that only harry can voldemort because it says in the prohecy either must at the hand of the other

Posted by Anonymous on June 22, 2007 08:47 AM

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