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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 think it highly unlikely that Dumbledore would report to the Ministry about Morty's Horcruxes. He was very carefull to tell Harry not to talk about the content of thier "lessons". And while the Ministry remain more interested in APPEARING to be effectively fighting Morty and the eaters (is Stan Shunpike still locked up?) I'm not sure that he would trust them with that information.

When I first read what you had to say, Kelsey, I thought you said it was possible that Dumbledore had put Snape under the Imperius curse...

I think that Snape (judging by Harry's experience with the fake Moody) would be able to resist the Imperius curse. Although, it is possible that a truely powerfull wizard may cast a much more effective curse. However, non of the Seatheaters on the tower seemed all that powerfull. They all were cowed by Snape when he arrived.

Posted by Kevin from Wisconsin on January 12, 2007 07:36 AM

When Harry asked Dumbledore if one could use an animal as a Horcrux Dumbledore tells him one could, but it would be inadvisable because the animal has a of its own.
It can move on its own.
You want your Horcrux to stay safe and hidden.
If done right, once made, you never need see or even think about your Horcrux again.

Posted by Kevin from Wisconsin on January 12, 2007 07:54 AM

neville, while not the best wizard, is NOT a squib, he can do some spells, and in dumbledore's army, he can do disarming spells, the impedimentia jinx, and produce a vapor patronas, none of which he would be able to do if he were a squib.

Posted by ron from hogwarts on January 12, 2007 07:55 AM

Ahmed, during the Priori Incantatem effect, there are a couple of times when Harry just hears screaming. I think that was the "echo" of the Cruciatus Curse.

Posted by Kevin from Wisconsin on January 12, 2007 08:04 AM

Avada' s the body. doesn't injure it in any way, just basically shuts it off. The doctor that examined the Riddles said they were all in good health...just . When the Avada' rebounded off Harry's noggin and hit Morty, his soul wasn't destroyed, his body was ed.

I get the idea about Morty making six Horcruxes instead of seven Horcruxes from the simple fact that with six Horcruxes, you have a SEVEN part soul. With seven Horcruxes you would have an EIGHT part soul. That's what Morty was asking Slughorn about. "Wouldn't a seven part soul be most magically powerfull?"...or words to that effect...don't have the book with me right now...

Posted by Kevin from Wisconsin on January 12, 2007 08:20 AM

I am pretty sure that Nagini is not a Horcrux, for a bunch of reasons:
1) It's not to be seen in the Priori Incantem; we see Pettigrew's hand, we should see Nagini.
2) It requires a great amount of magical power, and Voldemort just said before that he was awfully weak (ing an old Muggle with an AK should not be that difficult for Voldemort, but doing a Horcrux!).
3) What would happen if Nagini d? Would the piece of soul with it? Why would Voldemort take that risk?
4) A Horcrux helps you keeping your soul on Earth, but also gives you back the body you had, such as the diary does. Which body could Voldemort get from Nagini, since he didn't have one when he would have performed the spell?
5) Voldemort would certainly not do a Horcrux in the presence of Pettigrew was he not obliged to, and he needed the presence of Pettigrew too much for his own sake to let him go away.
6) Since he had already survived with the Horcruxes he had, there was no need to do one more at this time. Why would he abandon his first aim: doing a Horcrux from each house in Hogwarts?
7) Jo never said Dumbledore was right in everything he thought. She said in an interview that he was never far from truth and confirmed there were four Horcruxes to be found. She also confirmed the diary and the ring were Horcruxes. Thus, we can't blind trust Dumbledore for this one.

By the way, if we assume that Voldemort was short of one before getting in Godrics Hollow (Dumbledore says that very firmly; he might know it from Snape), full now (according to Jo), and that he did not make one from the gardener (he was too weak), then we must deduce that he made one in Godrics Hollow. And I agree with Jonny Lowell in the fact it had to be meant, doing the right spell with the right words, so that it can't be fortuitous.

Posted by herve from strasbourg, france on January 12, 2007 08:36 AM

The diary was not a "Typical" Horcrux.
It was enchanted to possess a student to open the chamber and release the beast. That's why it did what it did.

It was also a Horcrux.

Morty could have made a Horcrux at the time of the of Frank Bryce,
physical strength not being that much of a factor in magical ability,
but I agree that Morty would NOT do so infront of Pettigrew.

Posted by Kevin from Wisconsin on January 12, 2007 10:16 AM

I think if Harry is a horrucrux that he maybe learn a suicide spell and go close on voldemort and both...maybe?

Posted by Denis from Sweden on January 12, 2007 10:47 AM

ok it was mentioned earlier that Neville Longbottom is a squib. Neville is not a squib. He just isn't good at magic. We have already seen Neville do magic. For example during the DA meetings, the only one to learn something before Neville was Hermione. There is a difference between being a squib and just not being good at magic. Most squibs just cannot do magic at all. Also, why would the sorting hat have first of all, put him in a house, but also put him in Gryffindor. And don't you need to have magical talent to even get into Hogwarts. No Neville is definitely a wizard.

Posted by Dory on January 12, 2007 11:38 AM

I doubt Harry is a horcrux. Voldemort has been trying to him for so long. Why would he intend to destroy one of his horcruxes? It doesn't make sense, unless he, himself, doesn't know that Harry is a horcrux.

Posted by Dumbledore's Fan on January 12, 2007 12:20 PM

Hannah, thank you for letting me know about the Sorting Hat. Have not read Rowling's interviews, only been Internet literate a short time.

Another thought of mine is, if I were Voldemort I would not put my soul in a snake. I've had many a cat and dog bring me a snake as a present. As to Dave question about a snake having a soul. If Voldemort is supposed to have one, why not a snake. But, I believe Dumbledore be mistaken about Nagini. Not a fatal error, but we need some nice surprises. If Nagini is a horcrux maybe Crookshank, along with Fang have a nice lunch. Better yet Voldemort looses power over Nagini and she turns on him.

Posted by Hermione from Hogwarts on January 12, 2007 3:03 PM

Yes, I don't think that Harry is a horcrux because Voldemort is always on a run to Harry. but...

Don't you think that Voldemort has alrady figured it out that Harry is a big threat to himself, that's why he must "sacrifice" one of his horcruxes by ing Harry (assuming that Harry is a horcrux)? Just a thought though.

Posted by John Allanegui from The Philippines on January 12, 2007 7:08 PM

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