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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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Ken, I agree with you about the link between Harry and Voldemort, through the scar. But I also think that this link allows Voldemort's soul to be inside Harry.

Anyway, that doesn't mean Harry is Voldemort's Horcrux: as Kevin stated it clearly, a Horcrux is a object that includes a torn part of one's soul, not a gate that allows one's soul to possess someone else.

Posted by herve from strasbourg on May 21, 2007 12:27 AM

I definitely don't think Harry is a horcrux...I think the hocruxes are as follows

1. Marvolo's Ring - found and destroyed by Dumbledore at the Gaunt house (made when Voldemort ed his father?)but it ed his hand.

2. Tom Riddle's diary - made when he was 16 - destroyed by Harry

3. Slytherin's Locket - stolen by RAB - disguised, possibly with a fidelius charm - either at 12 Grimmauld Place or nicked by Mundungus or possibly Aberforth has it but doesn't know what it is.

4. Hufflepuff's cup -? - hidden somewhere at Hogwarts...either the trophy room or the room of requirement...possibly the ulterior motive for Voldemort's visit there on the pretence of asking for the DADA job.(speculation).

5. Nagini - created when Voldemort used her to an old muggle man (Dennis Bishop or possibly Snape's father?)

6. Gryffindor's (?) Armour - hidden in a high security vault at Gringotts - this I think is the suit of goblin made armour mentioned on p407 of HBP " Mr Burke would like to make an improved offer for the goblin-made armour - five hundred galleons..." on p81 of OotP there is mention of a Goblin family ed by Voldemort somewhere near Nottingham...there is a picture of a suit of armour in a treasure trove on the cover of DH...the safest place to hide something is Gringotts or possibly Hogwarts according to Hagrid in PS

I don't think Harry is a horcrux. To make a horcrux you have to both and perform a spell. We don't know which comes first...but Voldemort definitely would not have been able to do the spell after his failed attempt at ing Harry...however, if he was intending to make a horcrux when he ed Harry...he must have had something with him to make into the horcrux...I wonder what that was and what happened to it?

Posted by Joe from England on May 21, 2007 2:56 PM

Harry can't be a Horcrux. Why would Voldemort always be trying to one of his own Horcruxes? I think Harry's psychic abilities and Parseltongue are just effects of an unbeatable curse being rebounded. I think that Lily helped protect him not only with her love, but with a charm too, because in SS/PS Mr. Ollivander says that Lily had a really good wand for doing charms (and maybe even said OotP by Lupin). And even the quote about Hagrid in the first book doesn't make any sense because he doesn't know about Voldemort's Horcruxes. And the part where Dumbledore and Harry talking about his Parseltongue in CoS is nothing, because Harry is 12 and needs to put it in simple terms. Harry can NOT be a Horcrux, because that'd be a horrible way to end the books. Besides, if not Harry or Dumbledore, who would defeat Voldemort?

Posted by Kiara from Wisconsin on May 21, 2007 5:37 PM

Joe you've given me an idea. What would be at the Potters' house that would be a good horcrux? (Assuming that Voldemort didnt have something with him.) James Potter's invisibility cloak?

Posted by Justin Pettit from Prattville Alabama on May 21, 2007 10:42 PM

Justin that would be a good guess and being that invisibility cloaks are so rare then people won't just throw them away... BUT the only problem with that theory is that Dumbledore had James' cloak so it wouldn't have been in the house at the time.

Posted by taryn from Easton, Pennsylvania on May 23, 2007 02:33 AM

I don't think that Voldemort made a Horcrux, or intended to do so, when he was at the Potter's. He knew he was going to do a major act for his future, and he probably prepared it as much as he could do. For this reason, I think he already had his six Horcruxes before he came at the Potter's. Another reason for that is that I don't think he would have performed a Horcrux, with Lily Potter (in Godric Hollow), or Peter Pettigrew (in GoF) being there. Horcruxes seem to be Voldemort's well kept secret.

Posted by herve from strasbourg on May 24, 2007 03:15 AM

i think harry is voldemort's horcrux. he has the qualities of voldemort. that's why sorting hat suggested to put him in slytherin house, why the sorting hat said that "it's all here in your head" in philospher's stone.

Posted by hassan from pakistan on May 24, 2007 05:06 AM

Hassan: you're right, the sorting hat scene in book 1 is very relevant. The Sorting Hat was annoyed with Harry's case and Harry himself made the choice of going to Gryffindor, while the Sorting Hat was hesitating. For me, the reason for that is Harry's double personality, due to the fact he is James's son on one side and his scar is something coming from Voldemort on the other side. Most probably, Harry's scar is able to contain part of Voldemort's soul, and that's why it's so painful for Harry. Nevertheless, being able to contain Voldemort's soul makes the scar being very special, but not for sure a Horcrux.

In fact, I stand on my opinion that the six Horcruxes are the ring, the diary, and something coming from each of the four founders. That's harmonious and meaningful. Harry isn't Gryffindor's heir, so he can't be one of those Horcruxes.

I now that finding the Horcrux coming from Gryffindor is a very difficult case. It's one of the clues for book 7.

Posted by herve from strasbourg on May 24, 2007 10:19 AM

Let`s say Harry is a horcrux. Wormtail is in a life to him. Wormtail is in with Voldy and must know quite a bit about about horcruxes. So, if there were a way, he would know how to destroy the horcrux without ing Harry. And because he owes Harry his life he could tell Harry how. Of course Voldy come and him as soon as he does. But Wormtail does owe his life.

Posted by Renee from Florida on May 24, 2007 12:16 PM

Harry saved Peter's life, and that makes Peter ined to him. However, Harry did not risk his life to do it. If the is of equal value, than Peter does not owe Harry his life, per se, just protection to save Harry's.

Posted by Monkeeshrines from Orlando FL on May 25, 2007 10:01 AM

At fist I thougt, "I dont think Harry is a Horcrux, more likely his scar." But then i thougt it cant be, because he got the scar after Voldemort had cast Avada Kedavra. But no one can actually tell that it was AK that Voldemort was using. or was there anyone else there?

Posted by Amanda from Malm�, Sweden on May 25, 2007 11:01 AM

Renee. i dont agree with you.Cheating Lord voldemort is impossible. Wormtail helping Harry potter is somewhat strange, because he's been with lord voldemort for nearly 16 years and he's his loyal servant. one thing is true. Wormtail owes Harry his life. But i think he'll risk his own life just for harry potter. He betrayed his best friends (James and lily Potter). How could he help Harry Potter living under the roof of Voldemort, the greatest leglimens in the wizarding world!
But i think, Snape can help Harry. As explained by Jk, Snape too is one of the greatest in leglimency and ocllumency!

Posted by Vivek from Bangalore,India on May 25, 2007 11:37 AM

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