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Is Harry the last horcrux?

by David Haber

In Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince, we learned that, to make himself immortal, Lord Voldemort ripped his soul into seven pieces, and created six horcruxes (the seventh piece of his soul still residing in his body). We know or suspect about five of the horcruxes. Is it possible that Harry is the sixth horcrux? There are clues to suggest that he is.

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Oh dear God. I just of something horrible. And I hope its not true. After Lily's sacrifice, the AK rebounded on LV. So does it mean that an AK rebound on the caster if he directs it at LV because Harry's blood is now in him too? And maybe Harry have to himself to destroy this umm...piece of magical connection. Please tell me I'm wrong and point out a flaw.

Posted by Aditi from Nagpur, India on January 20, 2007 03:55 AM

I think Nagini is an animagus of someone who's going to be very important in the end. I can't think of anyone who is though. Can't be Regulus because I think he's more Mundungus. Maybe its someone who help Harry?

Posted by Aditi from Nagpur, India on January 20, 2007 03:58 AM

Hannah, by making Occlumency, Voldemort has shut out the connection FROM HIM TO HARRY, not on the opposite way. To my knowledge, occlumency only works one way. If Voldemort could easily spy on Harry, and through Harry, on Dumbledore, then why would he leave the opportunity to do so? Unless I missed something, we have absolutely nothing to be sure that Voldemort got information from Harry through the magical link.

Posted by herve from strasbourg on January 20, 2007 05:44 AM

I think your theory has its truths and there maybe a possibilty. But, if JK herself said Harry isn't a horcrux then i guess he ain't. I can see where you're coming from and it does seem possible but then again it might not.
If Harry is a horcrux, wouldn't Dumbledore have been able to know? He nearly figured out all of them and I'm sure his guess about Nagini was right. The final horcrux, as Dumbledore said, may be a house trophy. Maybe of Ravenclaw. I think that maybe the final horcrux is in Godric's Hollow and that's where Harry and Voldemort meet for the final battle. Guess we'll have to wait. For now only our theories and guesses can keep us calm.

Posted by Taz from England, London on January 20, 2007 12:58 PM

Bit of reverse logic here.

I think the 'Harry's Blood' stuff is too significant to ignore.

If Harry was a Horcrux of Tom Riddle jr, then when his blood went back into Tom Riddle jr, surely the horcrux passed back into Tom Riddle? Although in itself, this would make Riddle immortal, as it would make him have his own horcrux inside him, and Harry would still be a horcrux.....

I digress.

Not knowing what the Wizard NHS's blood transfusion policy is (are they like Johovas Witnesses?) perhaps MoldyWort can't Harry, as they share the same Blood (and Lilly's blood at that) But he does not realise this?

Posted by Adz from United Kingdom of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Berwick upon Tweed on January 20, 2007 3:15 PM

Dumbledore was said to have a "gleam of triumph" in his eyes when told that Voldemort had restored his body using Harry's blood, at the end of Goblet of Fire (Ch. 36). Rowling has confirmed that this is "still enormously significant".

Posted by Amby from New York on January 20, 2007 3:27 PM

I believe it is POSSIBLE for Harry to be a Horcrux. I mean how does anyone even know Voldemort tried to Harry after he ed Lily and James. There were no witnesses. Therefore he could have performed a horcrux-making-spell. But we need to remember what Dumbledore said in OOP i think. I cant find the exact quote but it was something like. It was just a prophecy and if Voldemort hadn't ever heard of it none of this need happen and the prophecy never would have come true or whatever. So now knowing this who's to say any of this has to happen the way the prophecy says. Harry might not even be the one to destroy Voldemort it might be Seamus Finnagan even though thats pretty far fetched:S but you get my point.
Maybe it's all a big coincidence all these clues and stuff.

Posted by Lana on January 20, 2007 9:10 PM

Kevin, thanks for clearing those questions up, it makes alot more sense now.

i just thought about something else that sorta has something to do with this article but not much. In CoS, Dumbledore says to Harry about the sword, "only a true Gryffindor could have pulled that out of the hat Harry"
Is Dumbledore hinting at something there? Maybe harry is a relative of Godric Gryffindor. So maybe voldy knew about this connection and did indeed store a horcrux in Harry.

Posted by claire from townsville, queensland, australia on January 21, 2007 9:43 PM

I think that voldemort's Award for special services is a horcrux.

Posted by Asmer Toldwin from Il on January 22, 2007 4:44 PM

Harry is not because dumby said that either voldy or Harry has to each other, but if Harry commits suicide the prophecy not be fulfilled.

Posted by hpfan from dacula ga on January 22, 2007 4:50 PM

the prophecy didnt necessarily mean that voldy or harry MUST each other. it said

"the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lored approaches... born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month s... and the Dark Lord mark him as his equal, but he have power the Dark Lord knows not... and either must at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives... the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord be born as the seventh month s..."

it could just mean, that harry or voldy won't be able to live with themselves if they don't the other. and the prophecy doesn't HAVE to be fulfilled, its a prophecy, not something forecasting the future

Posted by claire from townsville, queensland, australia on January 23, 2007 02:53 AM

lana, actually, that quote came from HBP, and dumbledodre said, "remeber harry, what the prophecy says is only signifigant because voldemort makes it so." he also goes on to say that because of harrys un thirst for revenge of his parents, cedric, sirius,
"it seems certian really that" (dumbledore)
"one of us is going to end up ing each other in the end" (harry)
"yes" (dumbledore)
this is actually quite importnat to your thoery, because it proves it completly and totally wrong. besides, would J.K.R, really make all these coincidences?

Posted by David A from south windsor, connecticut on January 23, 2007 04:19 AM

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