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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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I think Sarah may have a point. Why did Bella and the Eaters assume that the Longbottoms had knowledge of what had happened to Voldemort?
Was Bella close to Voldemort back then, and knew that Neville's family was next to be attacked after the Potters?
There are many unanswered questions about who knew what when.

Posted by Patty from Quincy MA on June 11, 2007 4:39 PM

What if (a) Lily Potter intentionally made Harry a horcrux to save his life, to protect him from the ing Curse? and (b) creating it involved potions? We know her protection came from love, but what if giving her life was a key ingrent in doing this magic?

We know a horcrux involves a ing. And we know Lily was great at potions, and Voldemort got his horcrux info from Slughorn, the potions teacher. Perhaps, even with the help of Snape, the other potions whiz (remorseful after tipping Voldemort off about the prophecy) they figured out there was only one way to protect someone from an Avra Kedavra curse: Having the curser's horcrux. This could be the mystery Harry must solve. How to create -- and destroy -- a horcrux.

Suppose you had to mark the object (or person) with a potion to make one. Then use the same potion to destroy it? Blood of the soul-splitter or a victim? How about snake venom? And how about tears? Could Lily have gotten these and wiped them on Harry's forehead, creating the horcrux scar by the ultimate old magic, giving her life? These ingrents, remember, helped Harry destroy Tom Riddle's Diary, a horcrux. Harry used the basilisk tooth (snake venom) which bit him (picking up his blood on that fang) to stab and destory the diary (which was carried by the phoenix Fawkes, who cried).

Maybe that's the biggest secret to come out of the Chamber of Secrets. How to destroy a horcrux. Nice place to hide this clue: In book two.

Posted by Peter from Haddon Heights, NJ on June 11, 2007 7:08 PM

If Harry's Mother's love/sacrifice managed to block the ing Curse, then why would it not manage to block the Horcrux Curse as well? Seems to me that if the "old" magic could block a Avada Kedavra then it would also block the Horcrux spell.

Posted by JT from Seattle, Wa on June 11, 2007 11:16 PM

It is chamber of secrets not chamber of secret. So there might be more secrets than just the Basilisk.

Posted by Harry from Dubai on June 12, 2007 01:55 AM

Patty from Quincy,

Both Frank Longbottom and his wife where Aurors and also part of the Order of the Phoenix so, in a Eater's mind, could have information about The Dark Lord's whereabouts, both from the ministry or the order members.

Posted by Emilio from Mexico City, Mexico on June 12, 2007 1:41 PM

I think Bellatrix et al went after the Longbottoms because they (Bellatrix) knew about the prophecy.

Posted by Joe from England on June 13, 2007 08:38 AM

I doubt harry is the horrocrux himself. Dumbledore says: "Not something he intended to do, I'm sure..." Voldemort would have to say the incantation, and i doubt he would have said it by mistake. furthermore, you say the incantation after you've ed and since voldemort seems to save making Horocruxes for important s, he would have waited for after ing Harry.

Posted by Vince from Portugal on June 13, 2007 1:00 PM

It is a nice theory, but the night Harry got his scar, should be his last night. Voldemort wanted to him, so why hide a piece of his soul in Harry?

Posted by Katrine Morbech from Ullerslev, Denmark on June 14, 2007 11:10 AM

i think Harry is the last horcrux, and Neville voldemort

Posted by Daniel from Arizona on June 14, 2007 11:14 PM

Voldemort ed Emmeline Vance and Madam Bones after resurrection and remember, he makes Horcruxes with IMPORTANT s only. So, he might've made a Horcrux with their s but if we assume he didn't do that and that RAB did not destroy the locket, we've got only 3 more Horcruxes to actually destroy before ing Voldemort.

Remember, he was one Horcrux short when he tried to Harry, which means he made only 5. Out of these, the ring and the diary have been destroyed. We don't know what happened to the locket, which leaves the cup and the unknown one.

Posted by Aditi Dani from India on June 14, 2007 11:28 PM

if harry is a horcrux then he would have to destroy hisfelf first otherwise voldemort wont . so maybe the final battle is not going to be between harry and voldemort but someone else, maybe ron or hermione

Posted by Huzaifah from london on June 15, 2007 1:04 PM

Aditi Dani from India,

Don't forget that the locket is still unaccounted for, R.A.B. took it and "intended" to destroy it, but we don't know if he ever had the chance, I believe that it is the locket nobody could open in 12 Grimmauld Place.

Also don't forger Nagini, the snake, Dumbledore thought that it was a Horcrux, maybe created after regaining his body.

Posted by Emilio from Mexico City, Mexico on June 15, 2007 1:14 PM

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