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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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So I scanned through this site... and it is wonderful! I think that Harry is the last horcrux, although unknown to Voldemort. He planned on making one that night, but Harry baffled him and he accidentally did it without his own knowledge. As for the question of how V be destroyed in the end, NEVILLE! Does anyone else remember that the prophecy could have been meant Neville, but Voldemort chose Harry because he thought he was more of a threat? I think that Voldemort was wrong and that Harry have to let Voldemort him so that Neville can destroy Voldemort in the end.

Posted by kitty u from pittsburgh,pa on July 12, 2007 5:00 PM

I haven't read many theories on this website but i have read a lot on other sites about the Harry being a Horcrux and it is a topic that is being discussed a lot. My theory is that Harry isn't a Horcrux and i think this because remember in Half-Blood Prince Professor H.E.F Slughorn said that you make a Horcrux by ing and 1st of all Voldemort didn't do that with Harry 2nd He says after Voldemort asks him how one would encase their soul in something Professer Slughorn said "There is a spell...." and the spell couldn't be Adavra Kedavra because that is the ing spell and 3rd If Harry is in fact then horcrux Voldmort wouldn't spend his entire life trying to him because he would have known he made Harry a horcrux. So Harry isn't a Horcrux if we go from what clues we have.

Posted by Emma on July 12, 2007 5:56 PM

Monkeeshrines: you expressed very nicely what I was thinking of. I don't know the novel you're talking about, but I have two other examples:
"The world of non-A", by AE Van Vogt, in which a scientist produces a new body and gets to slide in it.
"Being John Malkovich", a movie in which there is a secret passage that allows you to get inside John Malkovich.
In both cases, the aim is to become immortal, by swithcing bos.

In this theory, the horcruxes are just a protection against ly hazards. They don't give Voldemort immortality, because his body is aging and deteriorating (when he comes back to life, he gets the same old damaged body).

Posted by herve from strasbourg on July 13, 2007 12:56 AM

I have a strong feeling what is the last horcrux. Rememember that special award that Tom Riddle (lord Voldemort) got when he knew who opened the chamber of the secrets (Hagrid) 50 yrs ago.

Posted by Joel from Kokkola,Finland on July 13, 2007 05:17 AM

What if (another way out suggestion) Harry is Lilys Horcrux?

JK has said that Harry having Lilys eyes is significant

Maybe when someone enacts a Horcrux ritual (or however it is made) the person who is to be imortalised, the victim, and the Horcrux all have to be in the vicinity of eachother.

Maybe Voldemort knocked Lily down in preparation to get closer to Harry instead of using Ava Kedavra on her straight away. He got close to Harry and started to perform the ritual which creates a Horcrux in the form of something else (possibly even Lily herself)

Unfortunately for Voldemort, Lily gets up while he is preparing this ritual. She, out of desperation, performs the Ava Kedavra curse on Voldemort. Voldemort notices and immediately performs the spell on her.

They BOTH and Harry becomes a Horcrux for BOTH Lily and Voldemort. This would explain Harry's scar (Voldemorts Horcrux on him) and Harry's eyes (Lilys Horcrux on him)

The way Horcruxes are made hasn't yet been explained, so the ritual might not be specific to a er, victim or Horcrux until the is performed.

It would add a nice twist to the story, which JK likes to include.

But it would cause the problem of Harry having to Voldemort, because Harry would have to either , or somehow lose his scar (which explains the original last sentence of "Harry, where's your scar?" of the 7th Book)

JK has also said that we learn more of Lily Potter in this book, maybe it is because Lily comes back during the course of the book, through someone performing a ritual to bring her back using Harrys eyes as a Horcrux (which may cause a problem to Harry losing his eyes)

Or maybe, Harry has something OVER his own eyes, like maybe Lilys eyes over his (why his eyes look like hers) which could explain his need for glasses. And thus he would lose the need for glasses in the 7th book aswell as his eyes changing colour (possibly making him look even more like his dad)

Posted by MyKo on July 13, 2007 07:11 AM

It is never said that to destroy a horcrux is to destroy the object. Is it possible that destroying a horcrux means removing the soul peice from the object (the ring in dumbledore's office is rather good evidence because the ring is intact yet no longer a horcrux). Maybe when a horcrux is destroyed the soul peice in it returns to the person's body so they simply have to remove the soul from harry then Voldemort.

Posted by Hannah from Moraga, California on July 13, 2007 6:36 PM

knowing that through-out the entire series we know that harry and voldemort can see what each other is doing or planning etc. it was stated by dumbledore that harry has a part of voldemort in him. so knowing this, we now know why harry can indeed see voldemort, but the other interesting thing is, that voldemort can see harry. so this may mean that voldemort has a piece of harry in him which allows him to see what harry does. knowing this, and by assuming that a horcrux leaves apart of your soul in someone, and by also assuming that harry is a horcurx, would this mean that maybe voldemort is harry's horcrux by accident, becuase maybe lily' love really made both of them horcruxes allowing each other to live... anyway, its just a thought, it'd be really cool if they both were which automatically can balance out the prophecy

Posted by thatoneguy on July 13, 2007 9:15 PM

Harry can't possibly a horcrux! Even if he is it is not necessary that he !
I cant believe that Harry could possibly be a horcrux of Voldemort. There is only one theory for my the ending of OoTP when Voldemort tries to possess Harry he cannot stay there for more than a few moments. This was because he could not tolerate the love inside Harry!
Then how is it possible that a piece of his soul is there in Harry? Even if it would be there it would have been destroyed!
Another important fact is that for someone to be reborn from his by a horcrux there are some requirements. A sacrifice of a servant and the blood of an enemy are required. Just in case Harry is a horcrux it is not neccesary that he have to . If he destroys the horcrux in Voldemort and the other horcruxes (and also s or sends to Azkaban all the eaters) then the sacrifice not be there and Harry can a natural . With his the horcrux also be destroyed!

Posted by Meenal Velani from India on July 14, 2007 06:15 AM

Harry ing himself is not a problem. Harry s Snape and makes a Horcrux. Than he s himself (or is ed). With his horcrux he gets a new body and he is ready for the final battle.

Posted by Nick from Rotterdam on July 14, 2007 12:43 PM

if you remember correctly dumbledore stated that he strongly believes that the sixth horcrux belonged to ravenclaw which is why voldermort repeatedly wanted to work at hogwarts.

Also what was the special award that Tom Riddle (lord Voldemort) got when he knew who opened the chamber of the secrets (Hagrid) 50 yrs ago?

Posted by CHRISEY.V on July 14, 2007 2:02 PM

Ok one thing is for sure. Harry is not the final Horcrux because why in the world would Voldemort put a part of his soul into Harry. I know Voldemort thought that he could Harry as an infant but he did not. And he set out to Harry, not to use him as something to hold his soul. Voldemort only put his soul in valued treasures and objects, not any humans or animals with the exception being Nagini (according to Dumbledore)

Posted by Andrew on July 14, 2007 6:34 PM

i do not think that harry is a horcrux. I think that nagini is one tho. If voldemort is not an animagus into a snake(which i think he is). i dont think voldy would make harry a horcrux number one because harry is a living thing number two because voldy didnt know what the prophecy said when he maid his horcruxes so i dont think he would do that not knowing what the prophecy had to say. i dont want harry to be a horcrux because then he would have to .

Posted by hayden from sydney australia on July 14, 2007 6:54 PM

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