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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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If it was the AK curse that rebounded at Voldemort and not the unknown horcrux spell then where was voldemorts original body? surely when hagrid arrived or sirius they would have seen Voldemort's body. "i was ripped from my body" Voldemort says, the AK curse doesnt destroy the body it merely takes the life.

(unless a certain someone removed it before anyone arrived)

Posted by glorfindel from aberdeen, uk on June 26, 2007 2:02 PM

to kkm-- I've thought long and hard about the idea that Voldemort's soul couldn't reside in Harry because Harry is filled with love, and here's what I finally came up with: I believe that is TRUE as far as the SENTIENT part of Voldemort's soul goes, the part that spent years in exile and is now in the regenerated body. However, I don't think the parts which he has split off to create various Horcruxes are sentient (i.e. able to think and feel on their own). I think, therefore, that Harry COULD contain a portion of Voldemort's soul without that fragment experiencing pain from Harry's love-- only the main part of Voldemort's soul is capable of feeling that pain.

Posted by Nancy from Virginia on June 26, 2007 4:58 PM

Firstly, we don't know how the process of a Horcrux is, and I doubt that it is as simple as "suicide" with someone's own curse.

Just why would Voldemort, a serial er, the most powerful (evil) wizard in the world, James to reach Harry? Because he doesn't care. Then, why would Voldemort tell Lily to step aside? Why would Voldemort give a chance to Lily to survive and just go away? As far as I can understand his mind, he could have just ed her. So, one reason would be that Voldemort wanted her to live and sacrifice for Harry.

Posted by Rafael Garcia from Oporto, Portugal on June 26, 2007 6:09 PM

I think there is probably more to this scar of harry's then we know. If when voldemort is around it burns then there is more of a connection between them then just voldemort made the scar...that scar is going to play a big role later on.

Posted by Josh on June 27, 2007 09:18 AM

no Glorfindel, I said it was the "Unknown Horcrux Spell" that might have actually have rebounded upon voldemort that night. I know that the avada kedavera cannot destroy the body, but maybe a backfiring horcrux curse can, and maybe it can also rebound for a final time, like i said in my post on pg 54, and it activated the process of the Horcrux, which then settled into harry's forehead, and is now where that part of the horcrux remains which is, yes, my belief as well, probably the reason Voldemort is able to possess harry as he does, "But in Essence Divided". And I do believe that is a very reasonable guess, I might add!

Posted by Daniel J from Dragoon, Arizona on June 27, 2007 8:53 PM

Love the site and the articles! I reckon Harry's scar is a horcrucx. The night voldemort tried to him, instead of ing Harry, Voldemort accidentaly made Harry the last Horcrucx.

How else can we explain Harry seeing Visions of Voldemort? When Dumbledore told Harry that Voldemort transferred some powers to him, maybe he transferred more than that. Transferring a part of his soul, making the lightning bolt scar on harry's forehead? And turning Harry into a Horcrucx!

Voldemort can't tell if he has a missing soul it was ripped from his body the day he vanished. Maybe that's Dumbledore fears, Harry's Scar bieng a horcrucx, although he is uncertain about it.

Posted by Anonymous from Philippines on June 28, 2007 01:21 AM

If Harry is a horcrux then it would make the 'glimmer of triumph' in Dumbledores eyes at the end of Goblet explanable, because it could possibly mean that Harry wouldn't have to to defeat Voldemort. Because Voldemort has Harry's blood in him then it would be enough for Harry to Voldemort to destroy the last Horcrux.

Of course i still think that Harry .

Posted by Emma from Vic on June 28, 2007 01:24 AM

This theory would explain the last word of book seven: scar. The last sentence could be: they looked at his forehead, which no longer had a scar. or something like it.

Posted by Anne from Utrecht, the netherlands on June 28, 2007 02:36 AM

It actually seems to me, that in all of the conversations about what happened at Godric's Hollow, it would be either awkward or against the mood or topic of the conversation to mention Voldemort's body. So maybe nobody mentions seeing Voldemort's body at Godric's Hollow, but they were sure Voldemort was vanquished. They had to know that somehow - Albus just saying so would not have caused the whole world to celebrate hours after it happened.

Posted by Monkeeshrines from orlando fl on June 28, 2007 12:17 PM

Monkeeshrines: They did know, and here's how... You walk into a house, you hear a baby cry. You go upstairs, you find the baby in his crib, and his parents lying in front of him. They're , the dark mark is over the house, and every body knows that the potter's had been being hunted by Voldemort... So when they came in and found harry, and the body's of his parents, dumbledore probably put two and two together...and there you go...

Posted by Daniel J from Dragoon, Arizona on June 28, 2007 7:44 PM

I think that Harry is the last horcrux, and since a horcrux shares some of the caster's soul, he have to use a dementor to take that part of Voldermort's soul out of him. (Dementor's suck out the soul of the victim.)
Thus Harry has gotten rid of all the horcruxes, so he can Voldermort.

Posted by Cameron from mansfield,tx on June 29, 2007 1:59 PM

i do argree, but not with the part harry has to he could get his soul sucked out by a dementor

Posted by taylor powell from las vegas on June 29, 2007 2:05 PM

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