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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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Earlier we posted a comment on the link between Harry and Voldemort as worded in the prophecy of book five. The words of the prophecy are further evidence that Harry could be the sixth horcrux...'for neither can live while the other survives'...neither, when read carefully implying that both must . This also raises some interesting questions about how Harry because the earlier part of that same quote says that either must at the hand of the other. So, say Harry 's' Voldemort yet that last chance for Voldemort to return still lives in Harry as the sixth Horcrux. Would then Harry have to sacrifice himself somehow? Perhaps not at the hand of a eater but by his own hand? I hate to think that would happen. Perhaps Harry and Voldemort simultaneously.

Posted by Steve/Aubri Wiscombe from tremonton, Ut on July 18, 2007 12:40 PM

I somehow don't think Nagini is a horcrux. I don't think Voldemort would have risked putting a mortal as a horcrux. I do believe that Harry is a horcrux. I also think that Regulus Black did not destroy the locket but hid it in his house, and when Mundungus robbed Sirius home he took the locket. Since Dung is in the wizard jail, I think Harry have to go there to find the locket. I CAN'T WAIT TO FIND OUT!

Posted by Herme from San Jose on July 18, 2007 1:17 PM

Harry is not a horcrux! In HBP Merope sells Mr Burke Merlins teapot which Voldy would want as a horcrux because he was a very powerful wizard.

Of course Voldy may not have known that his mother sold this but he did work at borgin and burkes. I think this a horcrux.

Posted by will from wiltshire on July 18, 2007 1:27 PM

Think about this. Is is said that we get to know in DH why Dumbledore had "gleam of triumph" in his eyes after learning that Voldi had used his blood in his ressurection in GOF. Could it be that Harry was a Horcrux but that the piece of soul hidden in Harry has already been used? None of the books state that a horcrux is distroyed after being put into effect. Maybe that was the reason why Dumbledore was so happy to hear it.

Posted by Roelof from Groningen on July 18, 2007 1:33 PM

I personally do not think it would be possible for Harry to be a horcrux, as he as a living person, also JKR has said that Harry is not a horcrux. But then again, the matter be solved in 3 days when the long awaited 7th book comes out!

Posted by Samantha from London on July 18, 2007 6:39 PM

I think Hufflepuffs cup is still in Hepzibah Smith's, who might be related to Zacharias Smith, house. I think it is now turned into a museum.

Posted by Herme from San Jose, CA on July 18, 2007 8:56 PM

I think Harry is an anti-Horcrux. Voldemort has marked Harry as his opponent and his equal with a scar. The scar that reacts painfully to Voldemort�s presence and attempted infiltrations of Harry�s mind and body;

In other words, Harry is the opposite of Voldemort. Harry and Voldemort represent two sides of the same coin � one side evil, the other good. And this is why Harry cannot Voldemort; to do so would be akin to becoming evil � Harry becoming his opposite: Voldemort. This is a paradox.

I think that JK Rowling is going to use Hegelian logic to escape this paradox. Harry is the thesis; Voldemort is his antithesis. Harry must accomplish synthesis. In other words, Harry take Voldemort into himself and a new character rise. Neither Harry or Voldemort � but a synthesis (a joining and an evolution) to become a new person. Harry takes the evil of Voldemort into himself and thereby contain the struggle between good and evil within himself.
I think Harry�s scar is the Vessel by which he absorb Voldemort. If Voldemort has created Horcruxes by ing so many, then Voldemort also created an anti-Horcrux when he attacked Harry after Lily�s sacrifice � a vessel that contain him and envelop him with love � Harry�s only power that Voldemort cannot fathom.

Posted by Issam Mansour from Toronto on July 19, 2007 07:30 AM

That article does make a lot of sense, but, disregarding the other comments saying that Harry's not a Horcrux (I don't think he is), there's a small snag. Why woulld Voldemort want to Harry if he has part of Voldemort's soul in him? Wouldn't ing Harry make Voldemort more vulnerable to as a mortal man? Just saying!

Posted by Tay-Bear from Wisconsin on July 19, 2007 11:08 AM

Actually, if Harry is a horcrux then this could explain why Voldemort won't let anyone else him.
Think about it. If a Eater s Harry, the horcrux is destroyed. But if Voldemort s Harry, then he can probably get the bit of soul back. Notice that, in GF for instance, Voldemort orders his servants to get out of the way so that HE can Harry, not them? And also in HBP, Snape says that Harry is "the Dark Lord's only."
So either voldemort is being incredibly stupid in letting Harry live, or he is just trying to protect his horcrux.

Posted by Jim-jam from England on July 19, 2007 12:18 PM

Just and idea but i think it is very curious..
When Voldermort cursed harry with the AV curse, the "ing curse" and it bounced off harry and hit voldermort would'nt it voldermort? Some people might say it did him...IF it ed him wouldn't he have to use one of his horuxes to come back to life? If you remeber in the SS he was no more than a shadow feeding on a unicorn to cling to life.

And if he didn't wouldnt it have been easiar and SAFER to use one of his horuxes rather than risk EVERYTHING, his life, his raighn and his future power, and go inside hogwarts to get the SS. either way i think there is unasnwered questions or bad writing on JK"s part. anyone got anyhting to say about this?

i do not think harry is a horux dumbeldore said it was to risky to use a horux on a person and it is out of JK's character to spring something like that on us.

Posted by Zach from Missouri on July 19, 2007 1:19 PM

What if by some wierd way if harry s he can be brought back to life via Voldemorts horcruxes thanks to the connection their lives share?

Posted by glorfindel from aberdeen, uk on July 19, 2007 4:43 PM

I think he is because if hes not, he would couldn't speak with snakes, but it could be that somehow they pull out horcrux from Harry.

Posted by Allen on July 19, 2007 6:10 PM

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