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Snape Clues

by David Haber

These are the clues contained in the pages of Harry Pottter and the Half-Blood Prince which support the possibility that Snape is not really a Death Eater, has remained loyal to Dumbledore, and all through the book, Snape is working on Dumbledore's Orders.

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The biggest clue is not even named in this topic...
Dumbledore trusts Snape with his life, we all know that. After Dumbledore was hurt by the Ring-Horcrux, it was Snape who saved him. Snape does know about the horcruxes, so if he is a eater, Voldemort knows about the Harry/Dumbledore plan to destroy them all. And then...well 7 be pointless.

Posted by Ivar on September 8, 2006 1:44 PM

ivar has a point

Posted by Anonymous on September 10, 2006 9:40 PM

First of all, I'd like to say this: Dave Haber, you are a genius! I read the 6th book over again when I was bored one day and I just couldn't believe this, so I typed in the URL "dumbledoreisnot" and got this site! (even though the name is changed now)...I do believe that snape is a good guy, and if =( dumbledore is really then snape and dumbledore are in on it together. But, I don't really think that Dumbledore is ...the only reason that I have any doubts about him being alive is because Jo has stated that he's . As much as I don't think she'd lie to us, why would she ruin the whole 7th book for us and tell us that Albus Dumbledore is actually alive? Of course not! She has not choice, but technically she wouldn't be lying if she said "Dumbledore" is . She never said ALBUS Dumbledore is . Jo states on her website that "a wizard has other ways of getting his voice heard after he is ". OK well thats done, i don't even know why i commented this on the snape clues thing...but whatever...

a loyal fan of "beyond hogwarts"

Posted by molly on September 11, 2006 1:48 PM

dave haber is so right in my opinion

Posted by hplover from ohio on September 11, 2006 3:17 PM

This is a very well-thought out argument. I agree.

Let us not forget what Harry saw in the pensieve in Book 5-Severus Snape's past. Abused at home, teased at school, raised on the prejudice of the superiority of pure-blood over Muggle-born wizards. Snape goes really bad and joins forces with Voldemort. Then along comes someone - Dumbledore - who offers him a chance for forgiveness and redemption in spite of the evil he's done. Voldemort offered him power but maybe Dumbledore is the first person in his life to offer love. Let us not forget the importance of this 'ancient magic' to Dumbledore.

Posted by Dawn from Little Rock, Arkansas on September 14, 2006 1:49 PM

Remember in book 4 when "Mad-eye Moody" who was actually the son of Barty Crouch locked Harry in his office after he emerged from the Triwizard maze? When Dumbledor, Pfor. Mcgonagall and snape burst in through the door, Snape saw his reflection in Moody's Foe-glass. Now if Snape was a eater, why he be a foe of Crouch? (Who is also a eater...)

Posted by Lucy Smith from Johannesburg, South Africa on September 15, 2006 03:17 AM

Dave Haber is right but I was really thinking how the greatest wizard of ALL CENTURIES was ed? By a simple Avada Kedavra i don't think so...

Posted by You-Know-Who from Brazil on September 15, 2006 08:33 AM

The biggest clue that I noticed is that after Snape 's' Dumbledore and is fleeing the castle with Harry chasing him, is that Snape keeps teaching him. He taunts him with how Harry can't control is thoughts,

"Blocked again and again and again until you learn to keep your mouth shut and your mind closed, Potter!"

Snape is still teaching him, hoping he learn to shut his mind off because if he doesn't the Dark Lord him.

Posted by Kevin from Caco, Maine on September 15, 2006 8:06 PM

I've asked this question so many times, without an answer. Perhaps someone out there, somewhere can answer it for me. Hermione reminds us repeatedly that no one can apparate or disapparate within Hogwarts. Then why are house elves able to do it?

Posted by Yvonne from Lake Shastina, CA 96094 on September 17, 2006 2:54 PM

Perhaps Hermione wasn't quoting the rule specifically enough. It probably should be "no wizard can apparate or disapparate within Hogwarts". House elves are not wizards, they're an entirely different magical creature, bound by different magical rules (some of which are very oppressive to them, to Hermione's chagrin...)

Posted by Dave Haber from Los Angeles, CA on September 17, 2006 3:03 PM

Does anyone find it interesting that Dumbledore insisted to Harry that he must make him continue to drink the stuff the horcrux was in no matter what? Could the substance be a potion perhaps? Who taught potions? The "half-blood prince" was a master at potions. There may not be a counter curse for Avada Kedavra but there could be a potion that protects against it. Just a thought.

Posted by Kelly W from St. Louis, MO on September 18, 2006 4:32 PM

That potion was created by Voldemort to protect his horcrux. I doubt that it would be anything that could help Dumbledore...

Posted by Dave Haber from Los Angeles, CA on September 18, 2006 4:42 PM

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