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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'm not sure if Harry is a horcrux or not...ive thought up ideas for and against.

FOR: When Harry somehow survived the Avada Kedavra, perhaps Voldemort accidently put some of his soul into Harry, hence the scar and ability to speak Parseltongue etc.

AGAINST: You can't really "accidently" make a Horcrux, can you?

FOR: Maybe Voldemort did it knowingly.

AGAINST: That wouldn't be very clever as Harry has free and hates Voldemort

FOR: Its not a question of whether Harry hates Voldemort or not! If Harry is the last Horcrux, then all his knowledge goes to Voldemort and Voldemort can force Harry to betray the Order.

AGAINST: However, Harry would have to himself/have someone him, and then both Harry and Voldemort would when idealistically only one of them would , preferably Voldemort.

Posted by Soph from NSW, Australia on July 16, 2007 5:45 PM

Harry is a Horcrux. There is proof:
1. The word Hallows mean to be a part something holy. I really don't think that religion is involved in HP books, but there is something holy in the series. The Soul.
2. If you closely read the 5th book, we become aware that Harry is becoming voldemort. Though he does not choose to be like him, his personalities are just like his. Plus in the fifth book, Dumbledore says that he sees Voldy in Harry's eyes. You cannot be someone is they are not part part of you. Plus Harry has some of Voldy's powers. It is mentioned in the 2nd book.
3. We do not know what the sixth Horcrux is, but it is something of Gryiffinor or Ravenclaw.
4. Some people mentioned that in the fourth bok, Voldy tried to Harry. So what? Voldy is a person who take risks. Plus he has 6 other Horcruxes. We can presume that 3 are already destroyed. The diary, the ring, the slytherin locket. All that is lefty is Nagini, Hufflepuf's cup, and something of Gryiffinor or Ravenclaw's. Which I think is Harry.

Posted by Aravind Sivaram from Canton, Mass on July 16, 2007 6:23 PM

I believe that Harry IS a horcrux, and HERE's how it happened:

That fateful Halloween, Voldy had FIVE Horcruxes. Not SIX (as he should have now), but five. Voldy wanted to silence the Potters once and for all, who had escaped him "three times" (a la the prophecy). Voldy (w/ Wormtail and a few DEs in tow) s James with the AK, then goes to turn Harry into the final Horcrux.

NOW: Here's where the skepticism might kick in: It is NEVER explicitly STATED that Voldy 100% fired the AK. Also, since the AK is UNBLOCKABLE, it could not be BLOCKED by Lily. Therefore, it must have been the Horcrux-casting spell, since it left a mark (Harry's scar), and it rebounded. The that allows the Horcrux to be sealed is the of James Potter or Lily Potter (I'm not too sure which one yet).

Enter ly Hallows. HRH (Harry-Ron-Hermione) begin the hunt. They find a number of horcruxes (the locket, the ring [already taken care of], the cup, the diary [already taken care of]). They Nagini, in hopes that it is the final Horcrux (the remaining Horcrux is most likely Voldemort's wand). They find it is not (going in with JK's tradition of at least one red herring in every book), and eventually, Harry is revealed to be the last Horcrux. Harry sacrifices himself to get rid of the final horcrux, and Neville or another one of Harry's allies take Voldy out. The end.

Posted by MajinNecro69 from Long Island, NY on July 16, 2007 7:18 PM

My guess is that Harry the physical voldy first knowing that he still is the last Horcrux. Then there are plausable options...

Bill Weasley (how many times are we told he is a curse breaker throughout the books. why tell us if it isnt significant?) If bill is up for breaking the horcrux magic he could be the solution. Either which way I'm sure he have a role to play.

Alternatively Snape, we know that Dumbledore rated highly Snape's ability to cure dark magic and we also know to trust Dumbledore's judgement.

I also wonder if Nagini changes sides as well just to reinforce the idea that redemtion is possible...

good fun huh?

Posted by Dave Allonby from Manchester on July 17, 2007 08:36 AM

how did the horcrux save harry? shouldn't the hocrux have ed him?

Posted by Anonymous on July 17, 2007 09:46 AM

I dont think Harry could be one because you cant accidently make one can you? And we already know that snape told voldemort that he thought harry was the one mentioned in the prophecy so he was going to him.

Posted by Anonymous on July 17, 2007 09:50 AM

the prophecy states that, "one must for the other to survive".
if harry is in fact a horcrux, he could himself since he is that kind of "heroic person". either harry or voldemort MUST DIE in order for the prophecy to be fulfilled! if harry s himself, destroying the horcrux, the prophecy is satisfied. and then that means, anyone can voldemort!

Posted by joseph from buffalo, new york on July 17, 2007 11:04 AM

Harry HAS to be a horcrux! That's why you-know-who didn't him! What on earth was J. K. Rowling thinking? Harry is going to have to commit suiside in order to destroy you-know-who's last horcrux. That is why you-know-who needed his blood to come back in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"! I am SO MAD!

Posted by Bob from Hawaii on July 17, 2007 12:02 PM

About Harry commiting suicide maybe he does with the Aveda Kedavra curse and maybe the curse can be taken back. When he is ed the horcux disappears and he is brought back to life some how.

Posted by Taylor from Grapevine, Tx on July 17, 2007 6:48 PM

Maybe Neville is the chosen one. Maybe he is the horcux and Harry Must him to voldemort.

Posted by Taylor from Grapevine, Tx on July 17, 2007 6:50 PM

what if in the middle of the ly hollows they use the pensive again, and take the memory of voldemort, which harry gets from there connection, to see exactly what happened and thats how they find the final horcrux.

Posted by dylan from dublin on July 18, 2007 03:19 AM

voldemort never used avada kedavra. he was weak because a lot of his power had been transferred to harry and only part of his soul was left with him. also, maybe the part of voldemort's soul in harry has already been used, remember that harry's blood was used to make the potion in goblet of fire?

Posted by noone on July 18, 2007 06:08 AM

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