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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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Mistral, your comment about LV's soul in Harry causing Harry to feel he had some knowledge of Tom Riddle is very astute. I think that could be a further clue that something of Tom Riddle's resides in Harry.

On your theory about Lily's eyes, I have always wondered about JKR's wording all throughout the books about Harry's eyes. She tells us at least once in each book that Harry "has Lily's eyes". Jo never says "Harry's eyes look like Lily's". Even in the PoA movie, Lupin says "I recognized you by your eyes, Harry. They're your mother Lily's." And, of course, Sirius tells him, "...You have your mother's eyes." Jo herself has said she was amazed at the number of things put into that movie that point to something to come in the future. I've long wondered if LV's AK curse which ed Lily caused her to protect her son by depositing her soul in Harry. But, although I don't agree that she, in effect, ed herself, I do think that something like the formation of a horcrux may have happened. Unless...and here goes wildest speculation: could Harry have d in the sense that his baby soul was removed by the curse and replaced by his mother's to continue giving him life? I know it sounds crazy but....

Posted by Hannah on January 9, 2007 8:02 PM

I have an idea, how Harry can defeat the sixth horcrux (himself) and survive to continue his task.
Well, if Harry is really Voldemort's last horcrux, he has to , if he wants for Voldemort to be mortal once more. Furthermore, how can he possibly be THE CHOSEN ONE, so to say, who probably destroy Voldemort, when HE has to first?
There's my explanation. If Harry wants to survive after ing the last horcrux, a.k.a. himself, he must make himself a horcrux. That way he can be reborn and continue his quest of ing Voldemort.
That's possible, but it's a bit unreal, don't you think...

Posted by Mario Kras6anov from Bulgaria on January 10, 2007 01:00 AM

Here's something that is debatable. How can Voldemort possess Harry (as in OOTP final battle between Voldemort and Dumbledore) if Harry is not a horcrux? But then when Voldemort possessed Harry, he made Harry ask Dumbledore to " the boy"... Why would Voldemort ask Dumbledore to destroy his own horcrux?

Posted by Soorej from Kuwait on January 10, 2007 01:58 AM

this is pretty important, he says that voldemort didnt want to put some of him in to harry. so he probably did survive the avada kedavra.

Posted by Anonymous on January 10, 2007 04:23 AM

Originally i hated how everyone on beyondhogwarts are making ridiculous theories about horcruxes, and i still don't agree with Harry being a horcrux himself. And others theories about how the invisibility cloak is a horcrux, or Dumbledore made a horcrux etc, to me they are all significantly flawed by the nature that James potter and DD are righteous men who not make horcruxes (because both the and the making of a horcrux are evil!)

But upon reading this article my head was spinning. Let's make this assumption that Voldy did somewhat transfered some of him into harry when he tried to him, then the train of thought goes on like this: At Goblet of Fire, Voldy retrieved that part of the soul back onto himself by obtaining Harry's blood? But then, the connection still existed between the two. And if this is the case, whats the gleam of triumph DD had after hearing Harry that Voldy used his blood?

On the contrary, in the case of Nargini the snake, she does have some of Voldy in him - and my guess is even if she s she remain as an undemaged horcrux. However, despite sometimes entering Voldy's thoughts when he's emotionally vulnerable (in a sleep). However, if Harry was a horcrux then he should display some of Voldmort's behaviour?

Just my thoughts. please reply or correct me.

Posted by dav on January 10, 2007 05:00 AM

Hannah, I can see where you are going with that theory. After all they say, "Eyes are the window to the soul". But then wouldn't we see more connections with Lily's personality? I remember more references made to Harry being just like his father. Perhaps Harry "having her eyes" was Lily leaving her mark on Harry, and maybe some of her soul is protecting him, but I don't think his soul was replaced with hers.

Posted by Christina from Canada on January 10, 2007 05:45 AM

This idea just stroke to me, what if voldemort never used the avada kedavra curse?
Maybe he made harry a horcrux on purpose, thus he gave harry the scar and some powers by putting the peice of his soul in harry, if he did it by mistake he wont have seven horcrux, atleast what he thinks. and we know he wants seven horcrux as explained in the HBP by dumbledore.
This means he did the curse on purpose and made harry the last horcrux. We never know if he truly wanted to harry, maybe he just said that so people wont think he did horcruxes. Plus we never know that if the prophecymeant he had to do the avada kedavra. But the curse did rebound by the love of lily and voldemort's curse rebounded.
also, maybe voldy didn't think of making harry a horcrux until he ed lily and make a horcrux (you need to someone to make a horcrux).
Now, many of you think that harry can't be a horcrux becausevoldy tried to him. Maybe he wanted to him because he thought it is to dangerous for LV, as harry has many of his powers now.
Okay, i read in the comments that people said JKR "harry is not a horcrux." but i don't think she mentioned this in the rumors section, so she could be lying. even if she did mentioon it she has to lie to make us still guessing (i'm not saying JKR is lying person she always says the truth.)

Posted by ahmed from manama, bahrain on January 10, 2007 05:50 AM

A Horcrux, according to the books is nothing but a vessel that stores part of the soul to keep the rest of the soul from departing this earth when the body is destroyed.
Thats all it does.

Posted by Kevin from Wisconsin on January 10, 2007 05:56 AM

"and we know he wants seven horcrux as explained in the HBP by dumbledore." actually, what tom marvolo riddle wanted to know from slughorn was what would happen if you had your soul in seven pieces, not places. voldemort does not have seven horcruxes, if everything went according to plan, then he has six horcruxes, because one part of the soul must remain in the body., however mutilated. and at the end of CoS, when harry says, "voldemort put a bit of himself in me?" dumbledore replies, "yes, not intentionally im sure". and in OOtP lupin says, "dumbledore has a shrewd idea, and when he has a shwred idea, he's usually right." so on that we learn that voldemort, however twisted, did not intend to make harrys BODY a horcrux, but to make one of them on his . or alive, harry is not and was never intended to be a horcrux, they are connected soley through the curse that failed to the both of them. we do not totally understand this yet as JK has yet to talk about it in detail, but we learn in the seventh book, all i can day is i hope to god harry dosent .

Posted by david from south windsor, connecticut on January 10, 2007 07:54 AM

I�ve felt for a long time that Harry might indeed be the last horcrux and your article certainly supports my suspicions. Maybe Voldemort did accidentally make Harry the horcrux and didn�t realize it until he tried to possess him in OotP. Voldemort couldn�t remain in him because of Harry�s �power that LV knows not� but he might have sensed the presence of his horcrux. That could be another reason why Snape forbid the other DE�s from ing Harry at the end of HBP. He knew Harry was a Voldemort horcrux. This would also point to Snape being a bad guy and Dumbledore unfortunately .

Maybe the series is headed toward a �Terminator 2� type ending in which Harry s Voldemort but has to sacrifice himself in the end to finish off Voldemort once and for all.

Posted by Bart from Denver, Colorado on January 10, 2007 08:26 AM

I think Harry WAS a horcrux. Do books ever mention how a horcrux is used to gain another body after ? I think Voldemort used Harry's blood to take his one-seventh soul from Harry and use it on the current body of himself.

I have another theory though. Lets say Harry is a horcrux and he destroyed all of the horcruxes of Voldemort except himself, he could Voldemort and make his own horcrux from him. Then he could himself and use the horcrux to live.

Posted by Izzet from Istanbul - Turkey on January 10, 2007 09:09 AM

I do not at all think that Harry is a horcrux. If Harry was to horcrux, that means he had to himself before proceeding to Voldemort or Voldemort can't again. If he is to himself, how can he Voldemort when he is already ?

This is like what Dumbledore had guided Harry, he was to destroy all the horcrux before he proceed to Voldemort.

Posted by phoebe from Singapore on January 10, 2007 09:21 AM

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