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The Aftermath: We were all correct

by David Haber

Sometime a week before Book 7 came out, someone commented that Harry would die, but then come back. I think most everyone on the site thought it was a silly idea. But I told several people at that time that I thought that just might be the perfect solution, although I couldn't figure out how J.K. could make it work. J.K. did, of course! So, the half of the Harry Potter fans in the world who thought Harry would die were right! And the other half who thought he would live were also right!

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Snape was a great Occlumens, and the only thing that could have made Voldemort possibly think Snape would be working for him was Snape's love for Lily, which Voldemort does not understand.

Also, Harry never had all three of the Hallows together at once. He had the Cloak with him since book one, and he also had the stone, but once he had the third Hallow, the stone had been lost in the woods. So none of the Hallows were ever united. Who knows what would happen if they actually were - some magic hitherto unknown.

Posted by Ellimac from The Computer under the Stairs on July 31, 2009 10:27 PM

The items don't have to be united, they just have to be under possesion of one person. It says the "master" of all three shall be master of , not that he has to have all three hallows on him at the time.

Posted by Norbert on August 7, 2009 11:18 AM

Still, since he lost the stone, it was no longer in his possession.

Posted by Ellimac from The Computer under the Stairs on August 10, 2009 12:01 PM

Of all the horcruxes why did Voldemort offer the best protection to the locket. IS it coz it was Slytherins or just so that Dumbledore must be weakened before he is ed? I mean all the other Horcruxes though well hidden didnt possess any fatal charms around them for protection. Also we come to learn in HBP that Voldemort has no friends and he trusts no one. Then how is it that he lets Bellatrix have possession of his Horcrux?
Also why didnt the ministry use Veritaserum if they wanted to know the truth? Like during the trial of Harry in the 5th book. Better still Sirius could have been proved innocent if Veritaserum would have been used on him?

Posted by Labeeb from Bangalore, India on September 2, 2009 2:47 PM

Harry was the master of all three hallows when he walked to the forest to , and just like Dumbledore said, the master of does not fear but accepts it... or something like that.
As for the diffrent horcruxes' protection, Labeeb, the ring had a curse, that nearly ed dumbledore, gringotts is protected by many curses, the snake was protected by Voldemort himself, the diary was meant more as a weapon than a protection, the diadem waws hidden in the room of requirement, where Voldemort thought nobody else came and where dumbledore could have found any traces of dark magic Voldemort performed to protect it.

Posted by Eva from Denmark on September 27, 2009 12:48 AM

Very good points! And Voldemort gave the diary to Lucius Malfoy without any fatal charms for protection! How could he trust Lucius and Bellatrix? Isn't there something missing?

Posted by Mahin from Bangladesh on September 27, 2009 01:12 AM

I think the reason that the diary is relatively unprotected is partly that Voldemort created it when he was only 16 and still at school. I'm not sure how soon after committing the , or in this case s, you have to create a horcrux, but he must have either made the thing at Hogwarts, or had it there with him. Any extra curses might well have brought Dumbledore down on him. I'm betting he left the thing in the Room of Requirement while he was there, just as he did years later with the diadem. The only thing I can't figure out is how, given that the room was full of centuries worth of junk, he didn't realise that other people knew about it. Later, since he apparently intended it as a weapon, he wouldn't have put any curses on it. Although, as we see with both the diary and the locket, given the way a horcrux can lure and seduce the minds of anyone who gets too close, they do a fair job of protecting themselves. And there aren't too many ways of destroying them. You really have to be prepared. Anyone here carry basilisk fangs in their purse? I don't fancy Fiend Fyre myself... not living in a bushfire prone area!

Posted by Elizabeth from Australia on November 5, 2009 03:17 AM

I've just re-read all the HP books and I'm so sad all over again to have finished the last one! They are such a great series and, upon this second reading, I have had to revise my initial opinion that the seventh book was rushed and sub-standard. No! It's just great - it was me who was rushing to get to the end and so I missed things. Its packed full. She ties up all the loose ends. I even had a better appreciation for the 19 years in the future bit which I really didn't like before. On second reading, its ok really.

What a wonderful, wonderful world you've created JK! Thank you!

Posted by Tee from UK on December 21, 2009 1:45 PM

If you havenít noticed, Voldermort didnít have a vault at Gringotts he had no money. And if he applied for one it wouldnít have much protection being so new so why not say to the Lestranges that it was valuable and put it in their vault which was one of the most protected ones.
And for Lucius he didnít intend as a safeguard but as a weapon as Dumbledore clearly describes in Book 6

I would of liked to have known why Florean Fortescue was kidnapped

And I really hope that they do a good job on the movies for Book 7 as I was let down by the excess snogging and decrease in action in Movie 6

Posted by Anonymous on December 30, 2009 03:28 AM

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