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New Revelations

by David Haber

On August 2, 2006, at the second night of the Harry, Carrie, and Garp event at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, J.K. Rowling says Dumbledore is . But is that the whole story? How does what J.K. has said relate to all of the clues and theories on this site?

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I believe dd is NOT

I mean there is soooo much evidence to show that he is not and so little to say he is. JK has made the ending of HBP tricky one because no one knows if dd is or not or wether snape is evil or good. I think neville end up ing vol... he-who-shall-not-be-named. Also i believe dd is an animagus of a phoinex like other people have said and also why didnt snape becasue he did not finish his unbreakable vow?


Posted by Tom from EARTH on November 20, 2006 10:37 PM

Ok, this makes me a really big dork, but I kind of think that not pulling a "Gandalf" may be a clue, because the "big three" sci-fi stories that have the old man mentor theme are Harry Potter, LOTR, and Star Wars, so maybe it's a clue that he is going to pull an Obi-Wan Kenobi, as in "strike me down and I'll only be stronger" and such. I think Dumbledore has some way to communicate with Harry from beyond the grave because he's left behind his legacy at Hogwarts, therefore, he'll be able to help Harry the way Kenobi helped Luke. Am I way out on a limb here?

Posted by RF from Georgia on November 22, 2006 12:15 AM

I showed this to my's really very profound.

Lotsa people must think this: Harry is the last horcrux? I think it may be true.

Posted by Edie on November 22, 2006 6:23 PM

I guess we really find out when we see book 7 but the reasons I think Dumbledore is is Dumbledore's consistent attitude towards throughout the books. He does not seem afraid of , and almost seems like he is pretty ready for it when ever it come. He also seems pretty comfortable with old age when talking to the eaters on the astronomy tower before being ed or as some of you would prefer "ed".

I also feel that it might be all that is left that Harry need to give him the resolve to go after the rest of the horcurxes and then Voldemort. In one of their conversations Dumbledore tells Harry why he is so special and it is simple and it is simply the perfect antidote to Voldemort who is unable to endure love. He also tells Harry how Harry actually defeated Voldemort in the Ministry of Magic when Voldemort tried to posses Harry. While possesed Harry wishes he could so he can rejoin Serius who is . His feeling of love for Serius causes Voldemort great pain and forces him out of Harry and out of the ministry of magic. But while Dumbledore was still around Harry did not feel the unavoidable and no longer delayable urge to get the job done. At the end of book 6 Harry has gotten there and that, and some good friends who are more sed at certain things than he is, are the main things Harry need. Well perhaps he need some more training and for that he has people like Lupin and Bill Weasley and all the rest of the people from the Order of the Phoenix.

Personally, no matter how sad, Dumbledore's might be exactly as it should be. Otherwise how can we take Voldemort seriously as an evil being.

As far as Dumbledore coming back, I am not sure. The pictures on the wall might give Dumbledore good informaton, so perhaps they do the same for McGonagall. It is hard to say. But in talking to Harry, Nearly Headless Nick takes care of the idea of Gosts and coming back that way. Only those who are foolish enough to choose that half life where they become a characature of their former selves would choose that route.

In knowing what is in store for him and having that strong urge to get this done that Dumbledore's has given him, Harry might have all that he really needed from Dumbledore, especially since half of the Horcruxes are spoken for, (the diary and the ring are taken care of and the locket seems to have been taken care of or at least taken out of its original hiding place).

Besides, in almost every book JKRowling has needed to find a way to make Harry the underdog, faced with an impossible task. The exception to this was book 6 where Harry did not seem like the underdog until the end when you realize how incomplete, human and vulnerable he is and how daunting the task ahead of him is. Perfect for him. It dwarves the obstacles that Umbridge forced Harry to have to overcome in book 5. How he ever do the rest without Dumbledore's help? ? We shall have to wait and see whats in store for us.

Clues about Snape. I don't really know if he is good or evil but I feel like there is a lot that makes me feel he is good. At the end of book 4 when Fudge is trying to act like Voldemort could not possibly be back Snape tries to show Fudge the eater's mark on his left forearm as proof. It seems that he truly wanted Fudge to realize that Voldemort had in fact returned.

I think the fact that we know Harry told Dumbledore about the Unbreakable Vow and that when Malfoy mentioned Snape's promise to his mother Dumbledore acts like he does not know about it could be an indication that Dumbledore knew he may need to . I am not sure that this was the "grand plan" but he might have had this as one of the possible outcomes.

With that and Snape�s protection of both Malfoy and Harry at the end of book 6, it looks to me like he might have been acting out part of a plan that only he and Dumbledore were in on.

In the end, I am happy to wait for the next book and find out how JKRowling settles things. I have been happy with all her choices prior and although I was sad that Dumbledore had d and looked for ways out for a while, I did not want Cedric to either and I really did not want Serius to . But their s have seemed pretty final so far also. And there is no other character in the books whose could have such an impact to help us and Harry fully realize what actually means and why Voldemort has to be finished because Voldemort is someone who does not value other people's lives except in how he can use them for his own personal gain.

Serius's was like the of a best friend/older brother. Dumbledore's was like a second father/mentor. And I think here is one of the keys to why Dumbledore is . When Voldemort ed Harry's mother something was somehow mysteriously transferred that gave Harry protection. At the end of book 4 when Dumbledore is told how Voldemort comes back there is a point where Harry says how Voldemort used Harry's blood to make him invulnerable to that protection that had previously made it so Voldemort had been unable to touch Harry. When Dumbledore hears this he is a bit shaken at first and sits down. Then he says, "Oh well, we no longer have that protection." Now when Dumbledore is ed he is holding Harry in a freezing spell PROTECTING HIM. I think Dumbledore may have meant to transfer some protective power onto Harry in his own . There is no doubt that Dumbledore knew that Voldemort's plan was to Dumbledore. There is no doubt Dumbledore knew his own was a possibility. He might not have wanted that to be what happened but he might have been ready for the possibility and in transferred some of his powers or some form or protection to Harry.

But even without this, I think Harry is ready for what he needs to do. Don't forget, no matter how normal Harry seems to be in many ways, in book 4 he actually overcomes VOLDEMORT'S Imperius curse. Voldemort cannot successfully Imperius Harry. Harry says NO in front of all the eaters. And when their wands lock the bubbles coming out of Voldemort's wand are driven back into Voldemort's wand by Harry's . Harry�s is stronger than Voldemort�s! Not his mind or his magic, but his . And in book 4 when he has to get ready to face the Dragon he says something telling. It is something about how it took the fear of at the hands of a dragon for him to learn the summoning charm.

In book 5 in the battle between Dumbledore and Voldemort, when Dumbeldore deflected Voldemort's Avada Cadavra curse which was meant for Harry, we never know if Dumbledore saved Harry's life or prevented Voldemort from knowing what protections have been placed on Harry's life. ?

Posted by ch from brooklyn, ny on November 25, 2006 12:58 AM

oooh i love all the theories on this website - i agree with the people who say that sirius black comes back because i thought his was a bit lame but im not sure about dumbledore - i mean it makes everything a bit too nice although i really hope its true! I also think that Snape isnt evil because i dont think that JK Rowling would spend so long building up his character just to knock everything down again
I agree that something weird is going on with Dumbledore's but one thing i know for sure is that HP books are always full of twists (I mean how many people guessed that Ron's pet rat would turn out to be Peter Pettigrew) and to be honest i hope all thses theories are wrong because it make book seven alot more exciting to read!

Posted by Caroline from Scotland on November 25, 2006 03:57 AM

I think that dumbledore is , but that he has not finished his role in the harry potter books.
i know that this sounds a little far fectched but i think that maybe dumble dore had possesed fawkes like Voldemort possesed Nagini just before he d and became his own horcrux.

Posted by Craig from The Universe on November 26, 2006 8:51 PM

i was sure that APWBD was but when i saw this site i started belive that he isn't! You are doing a great job! Keep going!

Posted by Cornel Cosmin from Bucharest,Romania on November 27, 2006 01:19 AM

I am very suspicius about what happend when Sirius "d". I think that because he thought, up till the third book, that he had ed Wormtail. So couldn't he have made a horcrux?

Posted by Luke Glaser from Omaha NE on November 27, 2006 12:43 PM

Sirius could not possibly have made a horcrux because HE knew he had not ed any one..

Pettigrew could have though...

Posted by Kevin from Wisconsin on November 28, 2006 10:18 AM

true becuase he ed Cedric. but do you really think he is that smart.(he-who-must-not-be-named could have told him to.)

Posted by Luke Glaser from Omaha NE on November 28, 2006 3:30 PM

That would be crazy if Harry was the last horcrux.

Posted by Neil from Fort Dodge, IA on November 29, 2006 5:20 PM

It is agreed that we have not known much about Snape until the release of Book six and it would also not be a safe assumption to say he has been bad, although he may have been a eater who is to say he was not doing that under Dumbledore also, Dumbledore was the one to hear the prophecy he was the one to possibly have notified harrys parents which is how the "special" spell got cast on harry that protected him and how the invisibility cloak was given to Dumbledore before their , a little ironic? maybe so, also to add to this if Dumbledore knew of this future long ago who is to say Snape did to and maybe the reason Dumbledore placed so much trust into Snape was because of loyalty he placed for dumbledore when we have been made to believe it was long before chosen to voldemort.. just a thought

Posted by Michele from Tarpon Springs, FL on December 1, 2006 10:03 AM

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