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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 have a question. I am wondering why so many people seem to think the final battle take place at the Department of Mysteries. Why would they have another battle there? I'm just wondering if I missed some huge clue that would bring them back there.

Posted by Kelley from Lansing, MI on July 17, 2007 07:31 AM

I see a lot of good ideas and theories here. Reading all of them probably give us all a good idea of what might happen. Some people here are going to be right.

I think that Lupin and Tonks both , either going down together or Tonks preceeding Lupin. I think that Greyback Tonks to get to Lupin and then Lupin be ed going after him.

One of the Weasley twins go as well. I am betting on Fred for no particular reason. The war against Voldemort be bloodly and there must be many more sacrifices. I foresee half the Order going down.

For the big one: I think that both Harry and Hermione . Harry's cement his legend and make him a tragic hero. After he s defeating Voldemort and securing the Wizarding community, he forever be "The Boy Who Lived, the Chosen One, Our Savior." Plus JK be forever relieved of having to write further books.

JK has often said that the character of Hermione is based off of her and that Hermione words are often hers. ing off Hermione would symbolize ing off the narrator. If the narrator is the story can not be revived. By doing away with Hermione, JK is doing away with her part in the story. Of course it is also possible that she could do in Hermione and leave Harry alive, de facto "releasing" herself from the further telling of Harry's story.

Percy might survive, but if he s it be without reconciling with his family. I think the poor Weasleys suffer the most in the end. Their family be devestaed. It is plausible that only Ron and Ginny survive, one boy and one girl, Ron tragically forever out of the shadow of his brothers.

Posted by WordBearer from Houston Texas on July 17, 2007 08:29 AM

A few more clues about other figures.

Florean Fortescue is a mystery. We know from HBP that he was dragged off. We also know that he owned an ice cream shop and knew a lot about Wizard history especially in the Middle Ages. This period corresponds to the period of the founding of Hogwarts. Voldemort is a voracious consumer of information and intelligence so it seems to me that maybe Florean knew something about one of the Founders or perhaps something special about Hogwarts.

Ollivander is another question. I think his disappearance is linked to the duel in GofF. Voldemort need to know why his wand and Harry's reacted so strangely. Perhaps he is in hiding for that reason. Many have commented that wands are not present on the cover of book seven. This might have something to do with it.

Last of all, I have always found the book "Hogwarts: A History" to be signifigant. This book may just be a device to explain certain parts of the castle's history without having to bother with Professor Binns or it may be a hidden clue. We all know that Harry and Voldemort share an abnormal (perhaps not the best term) love for the castle and school. Both see it as the home they never really had. It seems strange that Harry has never read the book. I would bet that Voldemort read it at school. After all, Dumbledore said that Voldemort had penetrated many of the school's secrets. How did he start? Who wrote the book? What can the book tell us? Perhaps this plays in with the Florean angle. The founding of Hogwarts is shrouded in mystery, but perhaps he can fill in the blanks where "A History" (probably the authoritative source) leaves off.

Last of all, Merlin is mentioned an awful lot in the books. Perhaps something to do with him comes into play in the last book.

Posted by WordBearer from Houston Tx on July 17, 2007 08:59 AM

I'm sorry to say it guys, but i think there be 4 bos in harry potter and the ly hallows. I think Ron , (and yes, i'm also going to cry) he s because he offers himself, for the safety of his friends. I also think Dobby or Marcel , also for the safety of Harry. The last two people who , are Harry AND Voldemort. I think Harry findst somehow the strengt to actually really KILL Voldemort, but a few seconds after Voldemort d, Harry to, because he is a Hocrux...

Posted by Michelle from Bergen op Zoom, Nederland on July 17, 2007 09:42 AM

PKJ from Middle Tennese

1. thanks

2. I refuse to believe snape is good for one reason. I really, really, really, really hate Snape.

Posted by David Age 12 from kitchener on July 17, 2007 09:54 AM

Voldemort for sure
Probably Harry.
Draco , or at least get his comeuppance.
Hagrid MIGHT.
No way to Fawkes... phoenix are immortal.
Ginny perhaps.
Snape protecting Harry, or at least to give Harry a clear shot to finish off Voldy.

Posted by Ryan from Columbia, MD on July 17, 2007 10:07 AM

Well, here goes: I think that Voldemort try to hurt Ginny in some way thus making sure that Harry comes around to save her. I think that You-Know-Who Harry while our hero is defending his love.

Neville NOT , he's probably the student who is going to become a teacher at Hogwarts, Herbology! I don't think that Hagrid , it would feel to... strange. Wormtail isn't going to either, but I think he'll stab everyone's favourite antagonist (and I suppose you know who I am refeering too) in the back.

Maybe, just maybe... Hmm... There is a chance that one of the Dursleys . If it is Petunia, I hope that we'll get to know all of her secrets before she drops.

Posted by Karl from Sweden, Stockholm on July 17, 2007 10:50 AM

Michael C. from Pasadena wrote: "What I think happens, though, is that the Dementors suck out the soul of Voldemort and the horcrux part of Harry's Scar. I think the 'clue' that was accidentally put into PoA was at the lakeside where Harry and Sirius were being ed by the dementors--in that scene Harry has two souls being sucked out of him, one from the forehead, one from the mouth...this also would explain why the dementors were after Harry non-stop...they felt the presence of Voldemort in his scar. The dementors were made to Dark all Harry has to do is gain control of the dementors."

-Now I can't find that anywhere in PoA. I just reread the two chapters PoA where this scene takes place and there is not one reference to TWO parts of his soul leaving his body. And I can find this in the movie because they depicted it as a whole face leaving and Sirius's soul leaving his body not Harry's.

So could you please specifically copy out or point out where this two-part soul sucking theory comes from?

My thoughts on who s?

-Voldemort - C'mon, that's a given.

-Ron - This was foreshadowed all the way in book one in the game of wizard chess. Sometimes you have to make a sacrfice so the most important piece on the chessboard can go one to make a checkmate. Ron knows this deep down and do it.

-Hagrid - he's one of the most expendable.

Other than that, everyone one is fair game. Come on, it's the final book. It could be a bloodbath!

Here's my thoughts on who lives:

Snape - would be too good for a double agent from either sides' point of view.

Draco - lives seeing his family forever disgraced.

Posted by Spider from Union City, NJ on July 17, 2007 11:07 AM

I think Hermione, Snape and Thomas Marvolo Riddle perish in "Harry Potter and the ly Hallows".

Posted by That kid on July 17, 2007 11:13 AM

Voldemort - because thats how it should be
Peter - because of his life

Those are all I think definetly .

Posted by Brian on July 17, 2007 12:29 PM

i think harry survive his final encounter with voldemort, but i think he only do so because wormtail in the process of saving harry's life in repayment of the life he owes him

Posted by gerard finnegan from ireland on July 17, 2007 12:42 PM

I have an idea of how this Harry's scar is a horcrux theory could work without ing Harry himself during the final battle. Harry's wizard self , either destroyed by Voldemort of when he, himself tries to destroy the scar horcrux, but Harry the man go on living.

It's possible that the Voldemort again be hit by his own backfired spell (that simultaneously destroys the horcrux). Harry live thereafter as a muggle or at least lose all of the powers he got from Voldemort (parseltongue).

Posted by Pamela from Munich on July 17, 2007 12:54 PM

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