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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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omg this site is so cool but im afraid dumbledores im still reading the comments and stuff but i think hes gone and come back in a different form or shape or something! anyways sirius is the one whos got a chance of coming back dont forget him!

Posted by abz from france on January 29, 2007 03:34 AM

After re-reading the HBP I now feel that Dumbledore is but snape is good.

At first I thought Dumbledore was too trusting for his own good especially when it came to Snape, but if you look back on the chapters when Harry and Dumbledore look at the various memories you'll see that it is Dumbledore who is right about Voldemort when everyone else is wrong.
When Voldemort was at Hogwarts everybody liked him, the teachers couldn't speak highly enough of him and even the headmaster at the time (professor Dippet) would have given him a job if it wasn't for Dumbledore saying a few words.

The point I'm trying to make is that when Voldemort was at Hogwarts he was liked by all the teachers, everyone thought he was a nice quiet boy who was very clever and very talented, it was only Dumbledore who thought there was something not quite right about him and that is why I think maybe Dumbledore is right about Snape this time and everybody else is wrong.

I think when Dumbledore was pleading with Snape on the tower it was for him to him not to help him. This would enable Snape to return to voldemort until the time is right for him to help Harry bring about Voldemort's downfall.

I think this is the only explanation as there is no way Dumbledore is as naive as he's being made out to be especially when you consider what he was like about Voldemort when he was at school.

It would also give the 7th book a good twist if Snape turns out to be good after all and helps Harry Voldemort.

Posted by Pete from England on February 2, 2007 3:21 PM

I like how you brought up that comparison between Snape and Riddle. Individuals who claim Snape is pulling the wool over Dumbledore's eyes, are inadvertantly claiming Snape is more powerful than Voldermort and Dumbledore when Snape was only a preteen.
I am not taking anything J.K. says about Dumbledore at face value. Why would she ruin a big part of book seven? It's like ruining Christmas morning for all those who like to be surprised.
Has anyone noticed that whenver a question is asked about Snape she pretty much avoids it?
I don't think we be getting much info before the last book.

Posted by Asidi from Ak on February 3, 2007 6:10 PM

to all those who've been commenting that Dumbledore has/had a horcrux and that he "did" someone: never has it been stated anywhere that Dumbledore actually "ed" anyone. the chocolate frog card merely said that he "defeated" Grindelwald. defeat can mean different things to different people, as such i do not assume that because Dumbledore defeated Grindelwald, that defeat resulted in Grindelwald's .

Posted by brandon from lawrence, kansas on February 5, 2007 11:50 PM

I think that Dumbledore did at the hands of Snape, but return in the book 7 with the help of Harry, Ron and Hermoine using time travel to bring him back. I think this because in a interview JK Rowling revealed that she thought that the 3rd Harry Potter movie revealed a lot of the plot for the following books.

Posted by Anonymous on February 10, 2007 07:52 AM

Excellent point, anonymous poster above, i duly hope this theory and others are true.

Posted by Boromir from Leicester ,England, Great Britain on February 11, 2007 1:55 PM

OK. Time to stir up this pot again, because in the interview yesterday in the Guardian, Dan Radcliffe said about Book 7:

'Jo came down to the set at one point and I said, "Oh hello, why are you here today?" And she said, "Oh I just needed a break from the book - Dumbledore's giving me a lot of trouble." And I said, "But isn't he ?" And she said, "Well, yeah, but it's more complex..." I was like, [briskly] "OK, I'm not gonna ask anything else!"'

"Yeah, but it's more complex?" So! It would seem we definitely haven't seen the last of Dumbledore, and this is right from JK's mouth, her protestations that he's notwithstanding!

Posted by Dave Haber from Los Angeles, CA on February 11, 2007 2:46 PM

Dave, this is why I love your site! Dumbledore ? NOT.

I definitely need to mull this one over some more...but yes, I am smiling.

One idea before i go (and i know i have mentioned this one way back in my first post sometime in December).....perhaps Dumbledore is a phoenix himself. Not a horcrux in a phoenix, just a phoenix that transforms into the greatest wizard the modern world has ever known.

That way at dumbledore's , he burst into flames (He was aging and about to anyway) and was reborn as a baby phoenix, himself.

Posted by Heather from NJ on February 11, 2007 3:39 PM

WOW! What a pivotal new bit of information!

Dumbledore is clearly important in Book 7.

I don't believe a portrait in the Headmaster's Office could be giving Jo such a hard time. It's got to be more than that.

What is Dumbledore up to in "ly Hallows'?

Posted by Jan-Marie from New York on February 11, 2007 4:26 PM

Dumbledore IS , Jo said it clearly. I don't think she would use the time turner again, but her recent comments makes me think of either the phoenix situation, suggested by Heather (yes, but if Dumbledore was to be reborn, would not be like "pulling a Gandalf", which precisely is what Jo said would not happen?) or the portrait. Now we know through HBP that previous directors of Hogwarts travel through their portraits. The most brilliant wizard of our time probably has others paintings representing him here and there. In addition, we don't know the full extent of what the people from the portraits can do. I think that Fawkes, Dumbledore's phoenix, is going to become Harry's. Maybe Fawkes, and being reborn, has some powers to be in touch with people, particularly Dumbledore with whom he had such a special connection?

Posted by Cecil from Tacoma, WA on February 11, 2007 9:29 PM

Heather and Jan-Marie
I totally agree with your comments. When I read those words I went like: AHA...Dumbledore is giving Jo problems?

So yes, I join the Club of the "Dumbledore is still around"! I admit, basically because of this wonderful Site here, the persuasive article's from Dave - and the many many excellent good reasons so many of you have sent!

Can't wait to read "ly Hallows"!

Posted by Mistral from Switzerland on February 12, 2007 05:05 AM

I doubt we have seen the last of Dumbledore, but I still think he is . He once said to Harry "Do you think the we have loved ever truly leave us?" I'm sure we see Dumbledore in some form or another. Possibly in the Pensieve. The portrait is a very likely scenario, and I can see how that would be difficult to write. There have to be limits on what a portrait can do and the sort of knowledge it can have. Another possibility is a time turner. The ministry's stock may have been destroyed, but we have never found out all about those odd silver instruments in Dumbledore's office.

Posted by Elizabeth from Australia on February 12, 2007 05:39 AM

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