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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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Nice comment Kevin, but if that was the case, then whatever part of his soul didnt when his spell backfired trying to Harry, then it wouldnt if all the Horcruxes were destroyed. Avada Kedavra s body and soul, you . By the ing curse backfiring and, in essence, ing him, the only reason why he was still here was the existence of a Horcrux, yet still, the essence that was left inside him is gone. There are only six parts of seven left of his soul. Why else make the Horcrux other than to still live after you ? When Harry (or whoever) has to LV after all the Horcruxes are destroyed, if the ing curse is used, Voldemort is as as Cedric Diggory. Gone. the last 1/7th is destroyed. So, logically, 1/7th was destroyed when his own ing curse backfired.

Posted by MIke McGrath from Columbus, GA on January 12, 2007 7:08 PM

This is a good article, but it's possible that Harry is one of the horcruxes. Maybe if Voldemort "completely" s in book 7, the scar be removed from Harry's forehead. Nobody knows. J.K. Rowling always write the stories that nobody can really guess what happen. So, I think the book 7 is completely different from what people say about clues and other stuff. We must wait for the last book.

Posted by Aydin G. from Vancouver, British Columbia on January 12, 2007 8:00 PM

Harry can, in fact, resist the Imperius Curse... not only with Moody (a 13 OWL student) but also of 'the most POWERFUL Dark Wizard' either 'of all time' or 'of the last 100 years'... in GOF Voldemort tries to make Harry agree using the Imperius Curse... he fails. Harry's POWER level is extreme... it is his education which is still very weak.

Posted by Charlie Tarbox from Gettysburg, Pa on January 12, 2007 9:34 PM

wouldn't there only be 5 parts of voldemorts soul left to destroy? because voldy would have had to have used a horcrux to resurrect himself in GoF. because avada kedavra s the body AND the soul. But, then again, harry COULD have been a horcrux and thats why voldy needed harrys blood because he realised harry was a horcrux and that he needed him for it. I also don't think nagini is a horcrux for lots of obvious reasons.

so out of the seven there is:

1. The part inside his body (destroyed)
2. Slytherins locket (presumed destroyed by R.A.B)
3. Hufflepuffs Cup (whereabouts unknown)
4. Tom Riddle's diary (destroyed
5. Marvolo Gaunt's ring (destroyed)
6. Something of Gryffindor's (guess)
7. Harry? (possibly used in GoF)

So if i am right in thinking that voldemort has already used the horcrux stored in harry, that's 5 out of 7 horcruxes destroyed. so harry only has to find 2 others in the 7th book.

if harry ends up ing voldy, does that mean he has no control over whether or not he makes a horcrux? if not, how does he know where the horcrux is stored?

Posted by Claire from Townsville, QLD, Australia on January 12, 2007 10:25 PM

I have for long wondered, if Harry was (or more probably had inside his body) the last Horcrux, why then would Voldemort try to him? That seemed to make sense in book 1 (to get the stone), more or less in book two because it was a much younger Voldemort, but not really in books 4 and 5. Would have Voldemort change his plans? Would he try to get back his Horcrux? And why?

I can now figure out another reason. The purpose of Voldemort seems from the beginning to take entire possession of Harry's body. With an AK curse, he would Harry's soul and (as Kevin reminded us) the last sparkle of life in Harry's body, although the body wouldn't be at all injured or damaged. If Voldemort used at the very same time a non-verbal spell that increased the power of his own soul from the Horcrux, then it doesn't seem absurd that it would be enough for Harry's body to go on living with the help of Voldemort's soul.

It would only be a matter of perfect timing.

Now, that would explain a few things:
1) Voldemort absolutely wants to Harry himself. Any of his eaters could do it if it was just to get rid of an enemy. But that would ruin Voldemort's plan.

2) In the ministery (OotP), Voldemort sends an AK curse to Harry, that misses him, and then Harry's scar opens and he feels as if he was attacked from inside. It stops when Voldemort eventually get away. Dumbledore seems frightened, maybe he realizes that he intercepted the AK curse, but not the non verbal spell, and Harry was pretty much in danger.

3) If I remember well, Bellatrix Lestrange says that Harry belongs to Voldemort.

Posted by herve from strasbourg, france on January 13, 2007 12:47 AM

Three other good reasons for "Harry is a Horcrux" topic, I mean Voldemort's soul being somewhere in Harry's body:

1) In front of Dementors, Hagrid had to remind his worst memories, and it came from three different moments in his life. In front of Snape (Legilimency), Harry does exactly the same: his parents' and also memories with Dudley. Now, in front of Dementors, Harry reminds the only memories he shares with Voldemort: his parents' .

2) In front of the boggart, Harry does not see Voldemort, as it was expected, but a dementor. A dementor is the only thing Harry and Voldemort both fear.

3) The fight between Harry and Voldemort to possess Harry's body fits exactly with the prophecy: "none of them can live while the other one survive". There is room for only one soul in one's body.

Posted by herve from france on January 13, 2007 12:59 AM

Even if Harry is a horcrux its probably not necessary for him to so as to destroy the horcrux, neither does it mean that ing him would destroy the horcrux. We still dont know how to destroy a horcrux nor to make one, though it probably requires a snake since they are used for the worst kind of dark magic (mentioned in book 4, in rita seeker's article, the third task).

Posted by mishal from U.A.E on January 13, 2007 01:38 AM

Harry cannot be a horcrux. If that was so why wasn't there a shadow of the horcrux spell during Priori Incantatem in the graveyard? Some sort of ghostly form of Harry should've appeared or maybe a flash of light indicating that the spell had been performed after Lily's and James' but instead, the shadow of Bertha Jorkins appeared. So, if the spell was indeed performed why didn't its shadow appear?

Posted by Aditi from Nagpur, India on January 13, 2007 03:11 AM

herve, voldemort dosen't fear dementors but controlls them and the only thing or person he ever feared was albus dumbledore.

Posted by ahmed from manama, bahrain on January 13, 2007 06:34 AM

I think it could be entirely possible that Harry is a horcrux. Through the listing of the horcruxes that seem to be known, there is something missing that belonged to Godric Griffindor that Voldemort may have used. Seeing that Harry's parents lived in Godric's Hollow, could it be possible that Harry is a living descendent of Godric Griffindor? And since Voldemort used his blood to regenerate a new body in GOF, THAT could have been the horcrux that revived him. And since the main rumor going around about the 7th book is that two people are to in the last book, They both would have to for Voldemort to be unable to come back. I also think that if this is true and Harry does figure this out, is it possible HE would create a Horcrux so if this theory is correct, that HE would not if they had to each other. Anything is possible.

Posted by Mike McGrath from Columbus GA on January 13, 2007 08:43 AM

Aditi, nice comment, but Harry wasnt ed with that spell. Since Voldemort wasnt either, (well, he d, but didnt due to his horcruxes) there would be no spell to regurgitate.

Posted by Mike McGrath from Columbus Ga on January 13, 2007 08:48 AM

I dont think harry is a horcrux since:
1) Lord eSofied from Cairo, Egypt in the 1st blog said JK said he is not & her word is law. No one can contradict her.

2) If he or his scar was a horcrux voldermort would have found out in book one when harry and Quirell were fighting and would not have been trying to harry again.

3) Chris from pennsylvania on January 8, 2007 on the 2nd page brings forward a very powerful point that, and i quote, "From Sourcerers stone until GOF the physical contact of Harry Potter was poison to Voldemort. It caused Professor Quirrell to disintegrate. How could 1 of Voldemort's Horcrux survive in Harry Potter for that many years with this in mind?" In other words even if harry or his scar was a horcrux, because of the power of his mothers protection, the horcrux part of him or the scar would have been destroyed.

We know that Voldemort only split his soul into 7 pieces. We have a record of them:

1. the part that was always in him (destroyed that night in Godric's Holow)
2. unknown (the part that is currently in use - after his regeneration in GoF)
3. Tom Riddle's diary (destroyed - in the CoS)
4. Marvolo Gaunt's ring (destroyed - by Dumbledore in HBP)
5. Slytherin's locket (presumed destroyed by Regulus Black)
6. Hufflepuff's cup (whereabouts unknown)
7. Nagini the giant snake (Dumbledore's guess)

Posted by Anonymous from Antigua, W.I. on January 13, 2007 12:17 PM

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