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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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Interestingly enough, we all forget that the only reason Voldemort survived is because of his accursed horcruxes. According to your theory (which i disagree with, no offence) they could each other at the same time. If Harry was the last surviving horcrux, by ing Voldemort, he would be reducing him to his "less than meanest ghost" form. If, while in that form, the horcrux were to be destroyed...the most likely event is that Voldemort would cease to exist. The most likely (though i'm probably way off) reason that Voldemort could inhabit bos was due to his lack of soul. As such, the potion that brought him back probably regenerated his soul from before the whole rebounded curse incident. Believing this to be true, that would indicate that Voldemort's spirit form, being devoid of soul, would be living off of the soul in his horcruxes. Thus, as previously stated, Voldemort could be ed if Harry were to Voldemort and then commit suicide. This would also fulfill the prophecy. "Neither can live while the other survives" True, this could indicate that one has to at the hands of the other. It could also mean that both have to . Voldemort, creating the situation in which Harry would have to commit suicide, would be inadvertly ing Harry, while Harry, committing suicide, would be ing Voldemort. Again...i disagree with this because J.K. herself insisted that Harry would survive in the end.

This has been a very wordy statement that could have been shortened to a couple of sentences (but i didn't feel like it) to support a theory that i disagree with. Thank you.

*note* to some of the above comments...i'm quite sure that it states in both book and theory that Voldemort did not mean to put his soul into Harry. Trying to contradict it by saying that "Voldemort didn't go there with the intentions of making Harry into a horcrux" or "But Voldemort was trying to Harry, not make him into a horcrux" is extremely flawed seeing as it has been previously stated a painful amount of times that IT WAS AN ACCIDENT! Thank you

Posted by Matt from Unknown on July 14, 2007 11:08 PM

I don't think its plausible that Harry is a horcrux because the "love protection" he has. In addition, Voldermort does not control Harry as he controls Nagini.

How Harry defeat Voldermort? Correct me if I'm mistaken but isn't the AK spell the only spell which have ed people before in book (when it comes to duelling, and I assume that there be some duelling going on between Harry and Voldermort)?

I'm quite sure that JKR has mentioned that the protection given by Lily play a great part in the last book. And that seems to be the weapon Harry is going to use against Voldermort, so I'm expecting to see some flowerpower as Harry deafeats Voldermort!

Posted by Montecristo on July 15, 2007 07:24 AM

Dumbledore was seen wairing Marvolo's ring, therefore he did not have to destroy that item in order to remove it's horcrux properties.

I feel sure the visit of Voldemort to Hogwarts where he asks Dumbledore for a job is linked to the aquisition of a horcrux or the imparting of a part of his soul into an object found in the headmasters office. I wonder if the sorting hat has a further part to play in this? What an achievement to have that as a horcrux...

It rather falls down if the has to be performed at the same time that the horcrux is made. If that were the case there should be an intended horcrux in the wreckage of godricks hollow.

Posted by Dave Allonby from Manchester UK on July 15, 2007 08:15 AM

it all seems to make sense, but there is one thing, why does voldemort want to harry so badly? if it is a part of him that is a bit stupid don't you think. But i hope the theory is true it would be an beautiful end of harry and it explains a lot of things that are not very clear. Maybe thats why he wanted especially harry's blood to become a living person again, (in HP4) because it was a peice of his own...

Posted by Lorianne from rotterdam, The Netherlands on July 15, 2007 08:43 AM

I thought only things could be horcruxes, so I disagree with the theory about Harry being the last horcrux.

Posted by Emily Davis from Santa Fe , New Mexico on July 15, 2007 4:56 PM

Maybe the prophecy does not have to be fulfilled? Didn't Dumbledore tell Harry that the prophecy is only true because Voldemort made it true? What if Harry, as a horcrux, can survive after he destroys the other horcruxes and s Voldemort. Maybe this is why Dumbledore is always so pleased that Harry never showed any interest in the Darkside? Maybe he thought that Harry's goodness would allow him to live, even with a part of Voldemort's soul inside of him.

Posted by Krista Genovese from Chicago, IL on July 15, 2007 5:47 PM

ok really guys. harry being a horcrux has my vote. but there are possibilities he isn't one. its hard to tell, theres reasons for both sides. but what i am so confused on is how did dumbledore know so much about harry's parents s? voldemort wouldn't have told him! someone had to be there...because dumbledore knew about it before harry could tell him. Was dumbledore there? did he know? maybe snape ed him since he destroyed some of the horcruxes? snape maybe thought he was betraying him. theres so many sides to this. tell me what you think...

Posted by chelsie from florida on July 15, 2007 10:31 PM

i think everybody is missing something.
Voldemort never wants to Harry, ever, Harry are in the wrong time, in the wrong place and only wants to save the people who he love; a clue is in the first book, when voldemort tells harry that they can both, rule the world.
I think harry is the last horocrux.

Posted by Pistorius from Mexico on July 16, 2007 02:13 AM

well, voldemort split his soul into seven pieces right?
well one of those peices has to still be inside his body.
so the sixth horcrux is something of ravenclaw or gryffindor, and it is definately not harry.

Posted by Dylan Thomas Walker on July 16, 2007 10:41 AM

well i think that voldemort just wanted the stone he didn't care if harry joined him or not. they say that making a horcrux out of a living thing is very risky since they still have free . i don't think voldemort is that stupid but maybe while trying to lily or james he accidently, like dumbledore kept saying, put some of his soul into harry.

Posted by chelsie from florida on July 16, 2007 12:37 PM

Well Pistorius, I think voldemort said that because he wanted to trick harry into doing it. Harry is probably a Horcrux, but maybe in the end harry become evil, voldemort dominate his soul or something like that. or harry himself, so he can voldemort.

Posted by Auome from Weston, Florida on July 16, 2007 2:54 PM

I feel that if Harry is the last Horcrux then he would somehow have to defeat himself because otherwise Voldemort would never be completely gone.
But if he doesn't deafeat himself then Voldemort would be around until Harry decides he doesn't want him around anymore. And if it doesn't happen in the seventh book, then we would be left hanging wondering what happens to Harry.
And as to Neville carrying on Harry's task, don't you think Dumbledore would have know that this would happen in the end and not set Harry on this task at all and just have Neville do it?
I think it's more likely that Harry isn't a Horcrux at all and its just the original seven things they talked about in the book. The diary, the cup, the locket, something of Gryffindors, something of Hufflepuff's, the snake, and of course Voldemort himself.

Posted by Elaine from Indiana on July 16, 2007 5:27 PM

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