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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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this site is great! when i read the ending of book 7, i was really mad at J.K. Rowling. then, i hoped dumbeldore wasn't . and now i've read this site, my mind is clear. i think dumbeldore is not . at least, he never be, because there always be someone who believes in him.

Posted by sherida from the netherlands on September 23, 2006 11:48 AM

Great site.

I wanted to comment on Snape being good/evil. I honestly think he is good, which is funny, because I hated him through all the books UNTIL book 6. Although this site did point out some aspects of chapter 2 where snape "figures out" what the plan with Draco is, it DOESN'T comment on the fact that Snape HESITATES in making the Oath, and is obviously torn by it. It also doesn't comment on how despite Harry's misgivings, when DD tells him to go get help, he specifically requests SNAPE, and even when Harry mentions Madame Pomfrey, DD says it HAS to be Snape.

And though its pointed out that Snape saves Harry from torture and possible (saying that he's Voldemort's to ) and battles Harry himself (without REALLY harming him)it doesn't comment on the fact that those SEVERAL eaters didn't bother to capture Harry (who was basically alone) and TAKE him to Voldemort to . Honestly, if I were an evildoer and the hero came to face me alone, especially if it was just a youth, and I had several people backing me up, I would have been like "GRAB HIM, LETS GO"

Regarding DD being , I think he is, but I think we'll see him in the 7th book in the portrait, and something I haven't really seen anyone else think of: the pensieve. Yes, the pensieve is for memories, but what if DD left a memory-message for Harry or somebody else?

DD needed to for the same reason all the others close to him had to , and it shows in the end of book 6. Harry now has the drive to go after Voldemort. Up til that point Harry wanted to Voldemort, but never had the drive to actually hunt him down.

And if anyone doesn't realize by now that the way Voldemort is through love, they haven't been reading the books NEARLY enough. Maybe Ron or Hermione (one to save the other) but by doing so rebound the magic on Voldemort as did the love of Harry's mother. Maybe it'll be Ginny protecting Harry, or vice versa. The fact that Harry has the ability to love and be loved and Voldemort doesn't is brought up several times through the series.

Posted by Stephen from La Crosse, WI on September 24, 2006 1:26 PM

When I first read Half-Blood Prince, I was convinced that Snape was bad, and Dumbledore was . It was that simple. However, after reading this site and doing some other investigating, I have changed my opinion. Here is my general view on that night:

1- Snape was ordered by Voldemort long ago to concoct the potion in the cave, the one that the locket was sitting in. Recognizing this, Dumbledore knew that Snape was the only one who could give him an antidote. This is why Albus refused to see Madam Pomfrey and was so adamant about being cured by Snape.

2- I believe that Dumbledore told Snape that, should Snape be in a position to Dumbledore in front of Eaters, he was to do so, or appear to do so. I believe that Dumbledore did not outright (as mentioned on this site, Avada Kedavra does not cause one to be thrown backwards off a building), but let himself perish in the fire over his tomb.

3- The reason I believe Dumbledore didn't until that fire is because Jo has said that Dumbledore's Patronus is a phoenix, and that Patronuses are the Order's method of communication. In fact, she has stated that Dumbledore INVENTED this method. While Harry is watching Dumbledore's body combust, he "thought, for one heart-stopping moment, that he saw a phoenix fly joyfully into the blue," p. 645 of US hardcover. I believe this apparent hallucination to be Dumbledore's Patronus, which he sent to convey a message to an Order member before he d. I believe he sent it to his dear brother, Aberforth, who was also at the .

Posted by Katie from San Diego, California on September 24, 2006 6:38 PM

Excellent comments!
Even though I too hate to believe it, I agree with Michael from LA that JK wouldn't be that cruel to her fans--Dumbledore IS ...However, near the end of Chapter 22 in the OoftP Dumbledore makes an enlightening statement,"You think the we loved ever truly leave us? You think that we don't recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble? Your father is alive in you, Harry, and shows himself most plainly when you have need of him. How else could you produce that particular Patronus?" This, to me, is foreshadowing that we see a form of Dumbledore (a phoenix patronus?) during Harry's time of great trouble.
Now for a question... What does anyone think about my theory of Malfoy, Snape & Pettigrew all hanging out at Spinner's End--and all of them working together to help Harry defeat Voldemort?
- Harry knows Malfoy would not have ed Dumbledore
- Pettigrew was bonded to Harry when he saved his life
- Snape's grief over unintentionally ing Lily (They were both excellent potioneers, according to Slughorn & remember when Sluggy said, "Liked her? I don't imagine anyone who met her wouldn't have liked her...very brave...very funny")
Thanks for any comments!

Posted by Debra from Winchester, IL on September 26, 2006 2:46 PM

I think the site is brilliant (besides what may have appeared after certain of my other comments...) but I do think that Dumbledore is although I agree that there are still a lot of secrets around Snape. Furthermore, I though the point that Snape was still good but pretending not to be so that Harry would have allies during his confrontation with Voldemort was a good one but let us not forget that, when the time of confrontation comes, if Snape is an ally he won't be the only one! Indeed, at the end of book 3 Harry talks to Dumbledore about regreting to let Pettigrew (Wormtail) go free and Dumbledore tells him that he send back to Voldemort a man who owes him his life and that this is very important in the magical world... I do believe we'll also see Wormtail again soon... I guess we'll have to see with book 7 what becomes of all this!

Posted by Laure from France on September 26, 2006 3:28 PM

In reference to Lili from Texas (on page 4) I do believe Harry is the last Horocrux. My reasoning is that VOldemort always knew the prophecy, so when he went to Harry as an infant( he thought that being an infant Harry could not resist him) and found that he could not, he instead turned him into a Horocrux. By doing so, if Harry became powerful enough to defeat Voldemort and did so, then Voldemort could come back from Harry therby destroying Harry and fulfilling the prophecy.(one cannot live while the other lives.) Though this is my theory, I do not know how Harry over come this. Mabye, Dumbledore(i do believe in him coming back to life) have to, with Harrys permission, Harry to destroy Voldemort. BUT... Harry be brought back to life because he showed love for the entire world by sacrificing himself, and since love is the most powerful of alll magic, it restore him. This is just my theory comment upon it as you wish

May hope and magic sustain you.

Posted by Joshua on September 26, 2006 6:54 PM

I think that that's a little far fetched! first of all, Voldemort was 'destroyed' before trying to Harry so I don't think that he was in any state to perform any kind of spell! particularly one so complicated as a horrocrux... although it is an interesting idea...

Posted by Laure from France on September 27, 2006 06:52 AM

What if Harry is the Horcrux but only Harry's scar is the site of the Horcrux? Harry's connection to Voldemort is the scar-it is the conduit between them that allows Harry to sense Voldemort's feelings, see what V sees, hear what V hears.

Here's my thinking: At the end of Chamber of Secrets, Dumbledore tells Harry that Voldemort had transferred some of his power to Harry when he gave him 'that scar.'

As we read in HBP, the ring of Marvolo Gaunt was found and neutralized by Dumbledore. Its power as a Horcrux was destroyed, but the ring remained, although damaged.

I cannot explain how Harry may have become a Horcrux, seeing as how HBP implies that the creation of a Horcrux requires a separate spell. But it could explain how even if Harry is a Horcrux, he might survive if only the scar is removed.

Posted by Dawn from Little Rock on September 27, 2006 09:35 AM

Is someone saying that dumbledore can be an animagus?! I think that could be a good point of view... Dumbledore can be the phoenix of the ?! The phoenix was always present at the ...

Posted by Ana from Portugal on September 27, 2006 4:03 PM

What caused Dumbledore to be so confident that Snape is trustworthy? Possible answer: One or more of Snape's memories that Dumbledore took from him through legimency. Dumbledore knows when a memory is tampored with (ex. Slughorn's) or when occlumency is being used. If Snape refused, then Dumbledore would not trust him and not support him during the Wisemgamot trial. All in the Wisemgamot could have looked at the memories through the pensieve. On numerous occasions, Dumbledore has attempted to defend people by using their memories (Gaunt's son, the old female house elf). In book 7, Dumbledore explained to Harry as they were discussing how to get Slughorn's memory from him, that memories can be forced out of someone through veritaserum or legimency.

Outstanding comments! By the way, I don't think JK actually read the site, but has merely responded to the web site name. If she had, she would realize it is not just hoping Dumbledore is alive.

Posted by Michael Hawley from Buffalo on September 27, 2006 6:10 PM

Michael, you're right, we don't know for sure if she read the site or not. But we do know she goes on the internet, because she has read other Harry Potter sites and commented about them. So, it's likely she read as well...

Posted by Dave Haber from Los Angeles, CA on September 27, 2006 6:41 PM

that Snape could be a good guy it's hard to believe, so if Snape is a villain Dumbledore is definitively , as a consequence of his trust on Snape.
Nevertheless Dumbledore can still play a role as a ghost (he has not definitively completed his task, I think).

Posted by Silente from Italy on September 28, 2006 10:34 AM

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