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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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When Bellatrix and Narcissa are at Snape's, he has Wormtail bring in drinks. He specifically has him bring "elf wine" and then makes sure that everyone drinks. Being Potions professor, could he have put something in the wine that negates the Unbreakable Vow, or some part of it?
Posted by Lyn from Las Vegas on June 28, 2007 5:23 PM
The way that J.K. Rowling divides the possibilities is nerve recking. Either Snape is good, or Dumbledore is . For one thing, everyone hates Snape and thinks he's evil. But if that is true then that means that Dumbledore really is .
I want to thank the creators of this site. They have given me hope that the unbearable truth is not the truth. I just want to say that i want to read book seven but I'm afraid of what I want to happen won't.
Posted by Drew Haun from Salt Lake City, Ut on July 2, 2007 1:47 PM
Interesting thought about the elf wine. I have other thoughts about Snape. I think his interest is not Lily but Narcissa. I'm wondering why JK gave Narcissa white hair, as well - perhaps Draco's not a chip off the old Malfoy block, after all. Wouldn't that be a shock - a mudblood.
Also, I think Snape is an animagus - obviously, a snake, for snape. Najini? It would be difficult to be in two places at once, unless Snape has split his soul.
Posted by ch from ft collins, co on July 2, 2007 3:13 PM
Speaking of animagi (plural?) I believe Crookshanks is Mundungus, Ginger hair, bandy legs, Order of the Phoenix, hates Scabbers. But Mundungus is only a squib. Perhaps, he isn't. Perhaps he is Regulus Black in hiding. It is never said specifically how Regulus d. I think he stole the locket from Dumbledore's pocket. Even stupified, wouldn't Albus D. have recognized the wrong locket? And, if Regulus had taken the locket from the cave, did he replace the potion? Did Voldemort just put more in? I don't think so. Regulus is from the constellation, Leo, 'cat', as Sirius was from the dog star. Perhaps, that is why Mundungus stole the 'Black' treasures - they were his.
Posted by ch from fort collins, co on July 2, 2007 3:31 PM
I'm not stating whether or not I believe Dumbledoer is alive or . I do believe that his was orchestrated, and Snape is Not a Eater. This follows what Salmon Rush stated.
What I've found extraordinarily interesting in Book 6, was how he burst into flames, not unlike Fawkes does when he s; Just to be reborn again.
One last note, In book 1, Dumbledore states he would trust Hagrid with his life.
Hagrid was carrying Dumbledore's body....
Posted by scout on July 3, 2007 3:18 PM
I must say, that when I read the part of the book that described how Dumbledore s, i was thunder struck! i mean I knew he was going to , but the way JK describes it, it was terrible. I don't know about all of you, but i cried as I was reading that...
But I still don't understand why he would want Snape to him... it doesn't make sence, he wanted to protect Harry.. but if he truly is gone.. how is that possible?
Posted by SaraAlam from Celebration,Florida on July 4, 2007 3:16 PM
I first came to this site about 6 months ago. After thinking about this on and off for the last few weeks, I think I have figured out the biggest clue thus far.
"And if this web site has any purpose at all, perhaps it's most important purpose is to remind us that, no matter how the story turns out, to paraphrase Dumbledore himself, he have only truly left our hearts when none here are loyal to his memory."
That last part, what Dumbledore said. I think it goes without question that Fawkes is more loyal to Dumbledore than anyone. On that same note, I think Fawkes always be loyal to Dumbledore, even if no one else is. Based on that, Dumbledore said that he only truly be gone when Fawkes is gone.
There are too many inferences that Dumbledore has pheonix properties to count. The fire at the Orphanage, the fire shield in the cave, the coffin turning to fire, his bird-esque patronous...Perhaps that with the help of a real pheonix Dumbledore can return from the ? That would explain why he only truly be gone once Fawkes is gone.
Posted by William on July 5, 2007 1:55 PM
I think that Dumbledore is truly , that we can not deny it, for not only did Harry and others witness it, but JK Rowling said it straight out which she rarely does. I do think, however, that Dumbledore did for a purpose, as the evidence for this was pointed out on the website previously. The greatest evidence that I see for this is that in the first book Dumbledore said that to the organized mind, was just another adventure. This shows that when he was pleading at the end, he was surely not pleading for Snape to not him, he might have been pleading for Snape to protect someone or carry out a plan that they had discussed earlier. See what I mean? If was just another adventure to him, he would have surely ingly faced it like he did other adventures in his life, meaning that the pleading was more than would first meet the eye.
Posted by Maya from Washington on July 6, 2007 9:42 PM
I agree, Dumbledore IS . I don't think we should deny that, or think he come back, JK Rowling herself said that he wouldn't. But i do think Snape was acting on Dumbledore's orders by ing him. The argument Snape and Dumbledore had when Hagrid overheard them, Snape was probably saying that he didn't want to Dumbledore, but Dumbledore told him he said he would.
Snape made the Unbreakable Vow to Narcissa Malfoy, and he is not , because he ed Dumbledore. That is proof that he is actually .
I don't think Dobby could have transfigured himself into Dumbledore, because house-elves don't have very advanced magical powers, do they?
Another thing, when Dumbledore took the fake horcrux, he couldn't have known it was fake, since he was in excruciating pain, and he probably couldn't see as well or just didn't take the time to properly look, wanting to get something to ease the pain from Snape.
Posted by Ryley on July 7, 2007 10:38 AM
When she was asked if Dumbledore was really , JKR couldn't answer that because the boy failed to specify which Dumbledore. Albus Dumbledore is certainly . But his illiterate brother Aberforth lives on as the barman of the Hog's Head.
Posted by Connor K from Rigby, ID on July 8, 2007 7:40 PM
Great site! It really would be awesome if Greystache, I mean, Dumbledore wasn't after all, but I'm sure we'll see him again, even if it's in another form. Hope for the best, expect the worst, I guess. In the meantime (precious few days left!) I'll hold on to hope; after all, the whole Dumbledore/Phoenix thing can't have been all for nothing, right? Right? Heh. Anyway, I love pretty much all the theories found here and in the comments pages (except the "Dumbledore used a horcrux" theory though, because I think that would be wildly out of character for Dumbledore). Any theories on the blackened hand, though? I can't find it on the Unanswered Dumby Questions section (sorry if I missed it) and I can't help but feel it's an important part of the mystery -possibly conspiracy- of DD's (?). If this has in fact been discussed here I would appreciate it if someone could please point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance and congratulations again to Mr. Haber for this site. Way back when I had just read HBP it really was fantastic therapy! Hell, it still is!
Posted by Babs from Tijuana, Mexico on July 9, 2007 03:51 AM
One thing I find quite strange is that Fawkes was nowhere near the tower when Dumbledore d. The bird is always there for its master, going so far as to take curses for Dumbledore, and show up for Harry in CoS. So why was Fawkes not present on the tower?
Posted by Anonymous on July 9, 2007 1:11 PM
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