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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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Perhaps there is a horcrux hidden in Godric's Hollow, if it is so, I don't think it would be something inconspicuous because Voldy's has always collected trophies, since he was a child.
The problem with this theory is that when Voldy went to Godric's Hollow he was there to create a new horcrux but the AK didn't work properly so he became less than spirit (his other horcruxes let him defeat ) and he couldn't manage to cast the spell.

Posted by sabri from italy on March 15, 2007 04:38 AM

oh come on... harry maybe a horcrux... but if he s then voldy live (neither can live while the other survives)

so... the whole point of the series is lost... the whole point of HARRY POTTER is lost... i mean it continues with voldemort coming back to power and destroying the world like he used to before harry was born...

totally psyched for ly hallows...

Posted by DH rocks!! from dubai on March 15, 2007 07:14 AM

hey i was thinking of the snake- nagini... is it the one who harry set free in SS... in the zoo...

in GOF voldy says that he could posess people or other living things... "snakes of course" so he could have possessed it when it got free...

remember: it was a boa... and in GOF, Frank Byrce saw a big snake going past him before he was caught listening...

Posted by DH rocks!! from dubai on March 15, 2007 07:33 AM

I don't think that Harry is a horcrux, not at all. Dumbledore's said one of them . And when you can't trust Dumbledore, you can't trust anyone...
And, when Harry is the horcrux, he has to to Voldemort. That's impossible, isn't it? If only one has to ? Maybe one of his limbs is a horcrux, but absolutely NOT his whole body or his soul.

Posted by Maritte from Hattem, Holland on March 15, 2007 12:22 PM

Pam: if I remember well, Jo confirmed there were four Horcruxes to be found (she said at that occasion that Albus Dumbledore was never far from the truth)

Posted by herve from strasbourg on March 15, 2007 1:35 PM

No... Just, no. Harry can't be a Horcrux. There's no reason why Voldemort would even THINK about making Harry a Horcrux.
Why make an enemy something that is going to keep you alive? Why make a Horcrux out of someone that you eventually have to ? I'm sorry, but I think your theory makes no sense at all. It completely defeats the purpose of the final fight between Harry and Voldemort that we all know is sure to be coming.

Posted by William from Virginia on March 15, 2007 1:51 PM

ok, could it be possible that harry s voldemort.. But since harry is a hoxcrux voldemorts soul still be inside of him, which means evil would be in him. And Voldemort would be able to effect Harry in a bad way, making Harry The Dark Lord.

Posted by Real from Denmark on March 15, 2007 3:57 PM

I was thinking...
Is it possible for a horcrux to without actually ... such as taking the Draught of Living ? I mean, it is kind of a loophole, a way around the whole "neither can live while the other survives" issue.

Another thing I've been thinking about is what if the basilisk in Book 2 was a horcrux. I mean, it would kind of make sense wouldn't it? It would make sense why Tom Riddle had so much influence and control over the beast. You had to be a Parseltongue to control it, but Harry was a Parseltongue too. You also had to be a descendent of Salazar Slytherin, but if Voldemort "put a little of himself" in Harry, then wouldn't Harry have a little of Salazar in him, too?

Another one of my crazy theories is that Ginny Weasley is the last Horcrux, because of her link to Tom Riddle, and ultimately, Lord Voldemort. With each book, she seems to be rising in importance. It would also be an interesting twist if Harry has to a loved one close to him in order to destroy Voldemort. Personally, I don't think he would do it. I think she would commit suicide to save the Wizarding World and save Harry from the guilt. Its a choice of doing the right thing.

Posted by Karina from Italy on March 15, 2007 7:08 PM

Thanks for that information, Herve! Now I can go back to my original thought: Voldemort's wand was made a horcrux when he ed Lily. Also, it makes for a longer book! YEAH!

Posted by Pam from Oregon Coast on March 15, 2007 8:02 PM

DH rocks - I've wondered that about Nagini, too! I mean, what did happen to that snake in PS/SS? In the book it came from Brazil, didn't it? There's no way it could have made it back there from London. The inference is that it's about somewhere. And Dumbledore does say that it's not wise to use something that can think and act for itself as a horcrux... could be very interesting. It would be just like JKR to slip in something really important like the snake and have us all forget about it for six books, and then wham! It's vital. Like Dumbledore telling Harry that Trelawney's prophecy in POA brings her up to two and he should give her a raise. She disguises that by making us laugh. With the snake she disguises it by making us laugh at Dudley and Piers Polkiss.

Posted by Elizabeth from Australia on March 16, 2007 06:27 AM

I really think the four Horcruxes are, as Dumbledore first thought, objects from the four founders. I can't believe that Voldemort could be more attracted in harmony than Jo.

Four objects from the founders would make great sense. It would be even better if those objects were a cup, a wand, a stone and a sword.

Now, I think I found clues for two objects: the sword and the cup.

The sword would be related to Gryffindor (I know that Dumbledore tells Harry that the real Gryffindor Sword is in his office - I just wonder how he can be sure). Gryffindor sword is described in HBP with almost exactly the same words as the Sword of Nuada, a Hallow of Ireland. Nuada was an ancient king who lost, then recovered his duty when he was given a silver hand. He was called the "king with a silver hand". The similarities between Gryffindor Sword and Sword of Nuada, and between Nuada and Pettigrew cannot be coincidences. Then, I assume that if Nagini is a Horcrux, he would be the sword transfigured by Voldemort. It would be much easier for Voldemort to control a snake than protect a precious object that lots of people would like to steal. A transfigured object cannot , get ill or think by itself. Much better for a Horcrux.

We know the cup is Hufflepuff. I think it was acquired or stolen by Slughorn. In HBP, we hear about Slughorn old Gramophon. An old Gramophon doesn't have a loudspeaker, only a horn (a Slug Horn?), usually made of bronze. If I were slughorn, I wouldn't keep the cup in its original shape. I would transfigure it in another object. An old Gramophon would do the trick. Clues: music makes great magic (Dumbledore in PS), Slughorn's surname could be Blubber (he looks like a walrus and is pretty fat), he is frightened and could be hiding something, Dumbledore needs him in Hogwarts.

Posted by herve from strasbourg on March 16, 2007 09:41 AM

Herve, Why would you just have big things from 3 houses when you could just have all 4?
Voldemort needs and (obviously) wants a challenge.
I mean, as Mr Ollivander said in book 1 (chapter 5/Diagon Alley) the 13 and a half inch yew wand is the brother of harrys wand. So why would voldemort harry while he is young and not fully taught? He wants to have a wizard duel with harry 'til one of them goes down. And harry have his dad, James there. As i said earlier,there is a horcrux in that cloak.

Posted by a student of a harry potter fan from sydney,NSW on March 16, 2007 9:03 PM

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