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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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just one thing id like to know about snape...we all know that voldemort wants to get his hands on harry somehow, just to him. if snape was truly a devoted eater, why would he not take harry with him when he left at the end of the HBP. he had the perfect opportunity and would clearly have been able to, so why not?

Posted by dan from chicago on July 9, 2007 6:11 PM

aberforth is the barman of the hogs head right? I reckon he takes polyjuice potion to become his brother and then Snape mistakenly s him, so the real Albus Dumbledore is okay.

Posted by Anka from Wellington, NZ on July 10, 2007 3:57 PM

I am a fan of thinking Severus is good at heart, because even when Harry is fighting him he aids Harry and that sold me. I deeply hope your predictions come true. Thanks!

Posted by Melissa N from St. Louis, Missouri, USA on July 10, 2007 5:53 PM

I feel that Dumbledore is , but I find it interesting that with all the speculation that no one has pointed out that the paintings might still act as advisors. I believe the painting of Dumbledore still allow him to guide the Order and the trio.

Posted by Brent on July 10, 2007 9:46 PM

This site is amazing! It has helped me learn so much about Dumbledore's "" i really think that he help through the portrait. or, as someone else pointed out, the Dumbledore why d could have been his brother because one of the books mentioned that they resembled each other. Anyways, this site is really cool and as many other people have said, it should get an award. Thank You for everything.

Posted by emily from puyallup,Washington on July 12, 2007 3:26 PM

There is one thing that sticks out for me; is what happened before Dumbledore d. As we all know, Dumbledore repeats things time and time again throughout all the books; but what he said in Order of the Phoneix compared to the Half Blood Prince, struck me as "very suspicious." In the Order of the Phoneix, during his confrontation with Voldemort, Dumbledore said that is not the worse thing that could happen, but yet a beginning to a new adventure. What is wrong with that is when Dumbledore was cornered by Snape, and Dumbledore began to plead in a very soft voice. Like they mentioned on the site, he could be pleading for Snape to go through with the plan. Great job with the site, got me convienced, but there is still a big "if" with Dumbledore, but Snape is a given good guy.

Posted by rightfielder on July 13, 2007 9:04 PM

I think, if Dumbledore really isn't and Snape isn't a eater then Dumbledore's scheme was because of this:

He is fearful of Harry's connection with Voldemort, Voldemort may be able to find information from Harry's mind as he is rubbish at Oclumency.

If Harry thinks Dumbledore is as well as the rest of the wizarding community and Snape, Voldemorts well-trusted ' Eater' commited the crime then why should Voldemort think any different?

It also fits in with Snape's unbreakable vow to '' Voldemort when Draco doesn't, and COULD also help Draco, which is what Dumbledore wants.

I put his together realy rushed in my head so it may not make sense and is probably full of holes.

Posted by Georgia on July 15, 2007 08:23 AM

I basically think its this:

1.Harry is a horcrux, inadvertantly made most likely.
2.Dumbeldore is (at his own behest), but return to guide Harry via his portrait and in other photos etc, like Obi Won.
3. The prophecy speaks of both Harry and Neville, and Neville be key. ( and I hope he takes out Bella in the process)
4. We have not seen the last of Petunia, she is more than she seems.
5. Snape is a friend. But was defintly once a foe. He returned to the "good side" due to his love for Lilly and love once again be Voldermorts downfall.
6. And we CANNOT trust Slughorn

Posted by Victoria from San Diego, Ca on July 15, 2007 3:57 PM

Reading these posts have given me a lot to think about, to say the least. Especially the whole Dobby thing, and what role Aberforth play (if any). Also the Dumbeldore-Fawkes connection...the only things that I am adamant about are that Snape is good, and that Dumbledore would NEVER have made a Horcrux. As other people have said, the books never say that Dumbledore actually KILLED Grindelwald, only that he DEFEATED him. And even if he did him, Horcruxes are evil, the darkest magic...they are a banned subject at Hogwarts, even Hermione had never heard of them. Slughorn was very reluctant to tell Tom Riddle about them (as well he should have been). He said, "few would want it (soul splitting), Tom, very few. would be preferable" and "you must understand that the soul is supposed to remain intact and whole. Splitting it is an act of violation, it is against nature." This tells me plainly that splitting his soul is something Dumbledore would never do.

Posted by Jenny from IL on July 16, 2007 11:53 AM

This is my basic theory. Dumbledore is , Sirius isnt. Or possibly the other way around. One of them HAS to be alive!

Posted by Soph from NSW on July 16, 2007 6:41 PM

I think that Dumbledore is even with all this possible evidence. I think he come back in a portrait just like all the other headmasters have. And that through that he be able to help Harry.

Posted by Amanda from Albany, New York on July 16, 2007 7:34 PM

I do not doubt that Dumbledore is indeed - but I do think that appearances are deceiving with regards to the circumstances of his .

My theory is that Dumbledore deliberately orchestrated his demise, thus luring Voldemort into a false sense of security and manoevering Snape into a more favourable position.
Possibly, Dumbledore was doomed to from the very onset of HBP: remember the mutilated hand? It wasn't just described as "severely injured" or "badly wounded", but as "-looking". So my guess is that whatever curse lasted upon the Horcrux-ring was absolutely lethal, and that Dumbledore was only delaying the inevitable in order to use his as a strategic move.

Dumbledore has made it clear time and again that one of the greatest weaknesses of Voldemort is his fear and incomprehension of . Dumbledore, on the other hand, did not fear it.

Posted by Jane the Bane from Goettingen, Germany on July 17, 2007 02:43 AM

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