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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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If it was Draught of the Living in the basin, which according to Snape is a sleeping potion, maybe it was just nightmares type thoughts making Dumbledore say those things. At the time of the s of the Potters, I think he was not sorry, would not have been pleaing, " me, not them"

I do think that Dumbledore set the Potters up, I think Dumbledore thought that Voldemort would that night, when the AK Spell rebounded, that it was just sacrificing the lives of Lily and James to save the world. I do not think Dumbledore realized there were Horcruxes at that point.

Posted by karen from texas on March 4, 2007 2:59 PM

I don't know but... I'm sad. James and Lily are . One of those things where you know about it but then at random moments you get the full blast of what it means. Anyway, I don't think Dumbledore would do anything that he didn't think was best, but if he put James and Lily in the path of Voldemort he had to have had an extremely good reason. Dear old Dumbles is sensible enough not to randomly put two good and great Wizards in the path of an evil...

Posted by Ashley from Missouri on March 4, 2007 5:17 PM

Couldnt Harry go back in time and save Dumbledore?

Posted by Anonymous on March 5, 2007 3:37 PM

No he cant, it was made mention that the time turners had all been destroyed in the ministry of magic, unless there is one unmentioned yet... I dont think anybody be returning via time travel... good theory though. I, as every other avid reader of HP hope we see old Dumbly again! only a few months to go untill it is released!

Posted by Anonymous from UK on March 6, 2007 9:37 PM

I think that time has to be turned back before the occurs, that you can change the circumstances to prevent someone from , like Sirius, but not after they .

Posted by karen from texas on March 7, 2007 6:12 PM

Harry couldn't go back and save Dumbledore, because he already saw him , and didn't see anyone save him. That would be time-interference and have terrible consequences. You can't really modify the past, but you can act to make it the way it was, like Harry conjuring the patronus in PoA.

Posted by herve from strasbourg on March 8, 2007 04:40 AM

Well, after a long afternoon trapped at work, I managed to get through the first 10 pages of comments. I noticed that only one person made mention of the pensieve. I absolutely think that it play a pivotal role in book 7. We saw Harry "accidentally" come across it in GOF, see it again in OOTP and then it plays a large role in Harry's discovery of exactly whom Tom Riddle was and what he would become. I still think that although it was prevalent in HBP, we haven't seen the last of it. There are loads of silvery memories floating around in it...

Albus trusted Snape implicitly. I refuse to and not think that this trust has anything to do with his "finding and hoping for the good in everyone." There is more to it than that. Obviously, we all have seen how much the moody professor despises James Potter and his mirror image, Harry. BUT, when all is said and done, Snape be revealed as a man that agreed to do something he NEVER wanted to do and then struggled with his agreeance to do so. Dumbledore wasn't begging for his life on the tower...he was pleading with Severus to do what he had promised to do and CARRY OUT THEIR WELL CRAFTED PLAN! Sorry, caps for emphasis. I believe that this plan not only entailed the ing (or perception therein) of Dumbledore, but keeping Draco from becoming wholy evil and at the same time protecting Harry. That was his vow to the headmaster!

Posted by Trev from Abilene, TX on March 8, 2007 2:14 PM

Trev, I think you have the right idea. I believe that Dumbledore was indeed pleading with Snape to stick to the plan, not to spare him. Earlier I wrote a comment in another article about the possibility of Dumbledore being an Animagus owl and survived. Now I know that that is incorrect, or at least that he did not survive, but it makes me wonder. Read the latest few readers' comments on the Mystery of Aberforth about the very strong possibility of him being the barman of the Hog's Head. I wonder just how involved Aberforth was in the plan.
This is only a wild speculation, but I find it interesting. There is a movie, now, if you have not seen it, called Prestige. In it, two identical twins change places daily, so they share the same life. Even their wife does not know. The man she knows is actually two men. Maybe, a wild guess here, Dumbledore and Aberforth have a similar thing going on, so that the Dumbledore Harry knows is actually two men who switch places. In this way, Dumbledore could both be but he could still come back, as the other Dumbledore is still alive.

Posted by Connor K from Rigby, ID on March 29, 2007 6:56 PM

I personally think that Snape's at no ones side
He's a strong wizard himself and probably has a his reasons to hate both Voldemort and Dumbledore
I think that he's just doing what's good for him
He already showed that he doesn't mind changing sides so...

Posted by lisa on April 3, 2007 01:36 AM

First of all, JKR said clearly that there be no more time-travelling in book 7! And secondly, why do some of you think that Dumbledore come back, because he has a horcrux somewhere?

How does a wizard make a horcrux? He has to somebody! And, as Mad Eye Moody told the class in Goblet of Fire, performing an Avada Kedavra curse is a one-way-ticket to Azkaban.

Do you guys really think that Dumbledore ever has actually ed somebody - even once? Oh dear...

Posted by Marc from Cologne, Germany on April 16, 2007 07:26 AM

If Dumbledore did somebody, it would have been the Dark wizard Grindelwald, mentioned on his (Dumbledore's) Chocolate Frog card.
JKR said that "No characters would be returning from the future", not that there would be no time travelling. Don't confuse the two.

Posted by Ashley from Missouri on April 16, 2007 1:46 PM

this is a wonderful site.for some time i believed that dumbledore is after all but this site opened my eyes.

Posted by emma from new york on April 17, 2007 04:47 AM

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