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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We are told that Voldemort was only given the first part of the Prophesy before setting out to Godrik's Hollow. He was told that the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord be born etc etc... It seems to follow from this information that Voldemort MUST have intended to Harry, the parents (my mother did not have to ...) were irrelevent to this mission. Any 'significant' would have been the child 'with the power', not the parents. Speculation on the type curse used on Harry would appear then to be ignoring all information given about Harry's being the only survivor of the Avada Kedavra as well as the Dark Lord's purpose for the visit.
If Dumbledore were present it would seem that he would have, as he does in every book, protected the innocent and especially a baby rather than taking any part in the events.
As, oddly a eater, Mad Eye Moody (Crouch) told Harry, he This, being one example even of the principle set forth above, that Harry can defeat Voldemort with a proper plan. Harry can succeed with spells and abilities he already has. The comment above refocusing our attention on this facet is nothing short of brilliant. I would add to the list of his abilities his knowledge of Muggle things and the Muggle world.
And, we are also overlooking the enormous POWER that Harry has. He is merely UNSKILLED, not weak. Harry was able to repell the Imperius curse from Crouch/Mad Eye, he was able to repell the Imperius curse from Voldemort himself, he has the Power to force the spells back to Voldemort in GOF regardless of the ability level or complexity of the spells originally cast creating the Prior Enchantment effect.
The 'glint' that Dumbledore displays must, in the end, refer to the fact that Dumbledore placed Harry's safety 'in the blood'. 'Blood is thicker than Water'. Hagrid tells us this about Grawp. Aunt Petunia rallies to defend Harry at the start of OOP. Harry's Parents are there for him. This Loyalty is one facet of the Magic of LOVE. As Love is the magic which Harry has so much of, and Voldemort so little, here also we shall eventually find power that the Dark Lord Know Not..and his downfall. In the end, Voldemort may find he has created a form of 'blood poisoning' for himself using Harry's blood to overcome one portion of the protection from Love.
And, once again plugging my own theory above, Love would be why Dumbledore might have become a Phoenix at the to carry on to protect Harry or Hogwarts. Dumbledore loves both Harry and Hogwarts and would possibly even condem himself to an earthly existence (see comments on the adversity of this by Nearly Headless Nick--OOP) out of Love.
Posted by Charlie Tarbox from Gettysburg, Pa on February 18, 2007 09:43 AM
I would love to know readers' thoughts...
1) There is a horcrux hidden in the Room of Requirement. When Harry gets in in order to hide the potions book, the piles and piles of junk i described in loads of detail. Could a horcrux be among the piles of "jewels" and "cloaks". If these details were not relevant, then surely the room would have just become some kind of cupboard or safe? It would make sense that Voldemort would have liked to have Hogwarts as a hiding place since it was so important to him.
2) This horcrux could be the Ravenclaw or Gryffindor (supposedly) item and could have been the first one he made - possibly while he was at Hogwarts, shortly after he had ed his father and family and found out about Horcruxes.
3) The item could also be the Hufflepuff cup. Voldemort may have used returning to Hogwarts to ask for the job as an excuse to get to the castle in order to hide the item (after securing it from Hepsibah)
4) I think Tonks knows about the horcruxes and believes that there is one in the R of R. That is why she was on the corridor when Harry met her (the opposite side of the castle to Dumbledore's office where she 'should' have been). I am doubtful that there is a dark side to her, so did Dumbledore tell her about the horcruxes? Has she been helping him? We are never told that Harry is the only one he has told. Or is she doing independent 'research'. She is related to Regulus and if he is R.A.B. then could they have got the locket together? A valid point was made a while ago that it seemed to require two people to get the locket - Dumbledore could not have drunk the potion without Harry forcing him. When they get in the boat, however, Dumbledore says that it is designed for one. If two people got it before, would one not have had to have been underaged? Or a squib? Or how effective is Tonks' ability to shape-shift? Did that fool the magic? There is certainly a lot more to come in terms of the Black family tree.
Posted by shakespearean25 from yorkshire on February 18, 2007 12:55 PM
What about Harry destroying the part of Voldemort's soul in Voldemort itself and then ing himself? That is if the theory of Harry being the last horcrux is true. But no one wants him to . Its just an assumption...
Posted by Juhi from Mumbai, Maharashtra on February 19, 2007 07:05 AM
Buried in the mountain of speculation that is this site is my ferverently advanced theory that you are right! Two Tiaras appear in HBP..first time a mention at all, and now suddenly 2! One is 'Auntie Muriel's' and is 'Goblin Made' and be in view by Harry and others at the Wedding of Bill and Fleur. The other was used by Harry to mark the location of Advanced Potions in the Room of Requirement. He placed the book in a cupboard put a bust on that, a wig on the bust and a TIARA on top of the wig.
A single Tiara might not have attracted notice.. but Ravenclaw was a Witch and a Tiara could easily have been hers. We have had clues as subtle as a single owl arriving at a time other than the normal 'post owl' time before (Voldemort's Owl to Crouch at Hogwarts that his Father had escaped is seen by Harry as it arrives in GOF) My opinion is that the appearance suddenly of two tiaras means that one of them be significant, and the other merely a piece of jewelry.
The 'Black Family Tree' was drawn by JKR for use in the series. It was donated for Charitable Auctioning a while back. JKR requested that parts of photos of it be blurred so that they could not be read at that time. Certainly then Sirius' brother is very much in the running for being 'the' R.A.B. There are other clues involving the middle name relating to a star second brightest to 'sirius' the 'dog star' as well for the initial 'a'.
Posted by Charlie Tarbox from Gettysburg, Pa on February 19, 2007 12:25 PM
I'm not sure who said it but I've been reading all the speculation about Harry being a possible horcrux and have a theory of my own. When Voldemort tried to Harry, the spell rebounded on him and left him without a body. Does that mean he floated around like an etheral spirit until latching onto Prof. Quirrell? What if the spell did penetrate Harry's body and turn him into the part of Voldemort that represented the only good that was ever in him? Wouldn't it explain how Harry and he are "connected"? Not only by the scar but also by sharing a part of his soul? Voldemort could have easily made Harry a horcrux because he'd just ed his parents. Hiding it in Harry's body, it would have never been suspected by the Wizardling World.
Posted by Dee from Somewhere south of NY on February 20, 2007 12:26 PM
I believe that the last horcrux is Voldemort's wand. Both his and Harry's wand cores contain a feather from Fawkes. We've already seen the connection they have with Priori Incantatem, and Dumbledore said that if they are forced to do battle, they won't work properly. This would make for an interesting final battle. Harry would have to destroy Voldemort's wand before he could him. That's were I think Wormtail finally redeem himself. Plus, Fawkes is Dumbledore's Phoenix. I think Voldemort would just love to use something that belonged to Dumbledore as a horcrux, especially since he couldn't get his hands on Godrick's sword.
Posted by Pam from Yachats, OR on February 21, 2007 12:25 PM
One more thought about Harry being a horcrux: Remember when Dumbledore told him that Voldemort couldn't possess him because of the love residing in him? If that is true, how could Voldemort put a piece of his soul in him; it seems that it would be immpossible!
Also, the fact that LV has some of Harry's blood in him seems to be significant...just how, I have no idea! But, Dumbledore smiled when he heard this from Harry.
Posted by Pam from Yachats, OR on February 21, 2007 12:29 PM
There are many different theories. Harry could have part of Voldy's soul in him but i dont think that he would have to before ing voldy... i mean, hello, thats not JKRs style
she copied tons of stuff from lord of the rings, chronicles of narnia (I'm sorry, not copied, "got inspiration from")
so do the main characters in these stories have to sacrifice themselves before ing the evil forces? no. i think they'll have similar endings
and as for dumbledore being , i think he'll come back in some way like aslan came back in Narnia and Gandalf came back in Lord of the Rings
Posted by KK from wherever she is now on February 21, 2007 1:18 PM
it looks like most people really support the theory of harry being a horcrux
i think that when voldemort tried to harry, he either:
1) accidentally made a horcrux which didn't fully work, therefore transfering some of his powers to harry
2) tried to make harry a horcrux but failed for various possible reasons like:
- hello, he's human!
- lily's protection (the thing about the green eyes)
but just a question, where did this ravenclaw's tiara theory come from?
because ravenclaw's tiara was never mentioned in the book
could someone please clarify?
Posted by KK from location is irrelevant on February 21, 2007 1:27 PM
I thought for a long time that, since Harry apparently had a bit of Voldemort's soul inside his head (next to the scar or inside the scar), he was hosting a Voldemort's Horcrux. But, giving attention to Kevin's article about Horcruxes, I had to admit that a Horcrux is something you hide carefully or keep close to you, just to have somewhere an anchor that keeps your soul bound to Earth.
I went back to the books and found some very good clues about the four Horcruxes being four relics from the four founders. And it all fits very well with Jo's love for symetrical concepts and harmony.
If Horcruxes 3 to 6 are Hogwarts relics, then Harry is not a Horcrux himself. Especially, the part of soul in Harry's body is not torn away from Voldemort's soul we see possessing Quirrel and getting a new body in GoF: it would make 8 parts of soul and not 7.
I haven't figured out though how the same part of soul could be at the same time inside Harry's scar and inside Voldemort's body.
Posted by herve from strasbourg on February 22, 2007 04:52 AM
The two tiaras are mentioned in HBP when Harry is in the room of requirement trying to hide the potions book. He uses one to indicate the whereabouts of the book. The idea that one is Ravenclaw's just relates to the assumption that Voldemort returned to Hogwarts (asking Dumb for a job) in order to secrete a horcrux in the room of requirement. If he did do this, it would seem logical that it would be one of the objects belonging to a Hogwarts-founder. hope that makes sense.
Posted by shakespearean from bradford on February 22, 2007 08:33 AM
Its so obvious. Basically... Harry is a horcrux, therefore he can't Voldy whilst still alive. Soo, he must be before he can Voldy.
Imagine this scenario - harry leads vodly to a cliff edge somehow, and pushes him off the edge, along with himself. as they descend, harry zaps himself with a spell - vodly hits the ground and s!
it could happen
Posted by brucey bruce from brighton on February 22, 2007 6:17 PM
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