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The power The Dark Lord knows not

by David Haber

It all comes down to this. The big difference between Voldemort and Harry. The only difference that's really important. It couldn't be more important to the climax of the Harry Potter Septology Mystery. And the reason we know it's important is because J.K. Rowling went out of her way to tell us about it, right out, in plain language, not couched in a riddle, in the very first Harry Potter book.

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What if what s Voldemort the same spell that ed Quirrell/Voldemort in the first book/movie? If it was his moms love that saved harry in the first movie, what if harry finds all the horcrux and in the end they battle and Voldemort is after someone harry loves. Harry jumps him (hug) and the same "love" spell is unleashed on Voldemort ing him like what happened in the first book/movie. Only this time its not his moms love that is doing it (since the same blood runs threw Voldemorts blood), its Harry's love for Black, Dumbledore, Ron, Ginny, etc...

Posted by Shane from Tampa on March 22, 2007 6:33 PM

Thanks Patty, that was what I was trying to put together in my head. I thought the protection of love would be similar to the first time when Lily saved Harry. It explains the look of triumph in Dumbledore's eyes perfectly!

I doubt Harry ever go up to Voldemort and give him a hug. I don't think this is the way Harry is going to use love to win the battle. He's going to use it the other way, by loving his parents and the people Voldemort ed, then ing Voldemort because of this strong feeling of love towards those people.

Posted by Dumbledore's Fan on March 22, 2007 10:10 PM

while i read it flashed in my head that scence in GoF were Harry is telling everything that happened at the graveyard to Dumbledore and he says about Voldemort using his blood and that kind of glimpce of triumph Dumbldore has...
I remember people making alot of fuss about that glimpse and JKR saying something like it was really important...
So it all came to this:
I think since Harry's blood runs in Voldemort's body there might MIGHT be a way in which Voldemort be able to love.
Since Harry is the "ultimate lover" his blood might be kind of filled with love and since Voldemort has Harry's blood that makes them "theorically" brothers.....
So I think that Harry MIGHT have the ability to love Voldemort in a brotherly way... since they have similar pasts and all those kinds of stuff..
I think in someway Harry would fill pitty for Voldemort and that pitty and all they have in comon MIGHT equal to love...
another thing that i just wanted to mension is the Wormtail has to Harry....
The came from Harry's love to his father's friends!
anyway... thats it

Posted by eddy from Monterrey,NL, Mexico on March 22, 2007 10:14 PM

Re-read the prophecy, the way it is written it still includes Neville. Neither can live while the other survives. Harry is the one, while Neville is the other. I contend that Harry be put in a position where he must sacrifice himself for Neville, and Neville essentially finish Voldemort.

Posted by Edward Zepeda from Austin, TX on March 23, 2007 09:01 AM

well dude I have read many things about Harry Potter and so many crazy theories but yours.... A HUG! mmmm, I do not think that It can be possible because the simple idea that Harry having good feeling about Voldemort it is completely crazy... and although love is a very powerful weapon I do not consider that Harry can ever love Voldemort to give him a real and sincere hug! sorry but I do not agree!

Posted by Waby from Argentina on March 23, 2007 09:33 AM

Just something to consider, regarding the prophesy: there is more than one definition of living. "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." Albus was not suggesting that one could physically from dwelling on dreams, but to completely obsess about something as abstract as dreams, a prophesy, a premonition, etc. one forgets to go on with daily life, as it has become for Tom, and may very well become for Harry. That is my take on the meaning of that line in the prophesy, "Neither can live while the other survives."

Posted by Monkeeshrines from Orlando, FL on March 23, 2007 2:00 PM

Giving Voldemort a hug?! No offence, but no. I'm now re-reading GoF, and i'm reading the hate that Harry feels and that Voldemort has been giving him nightmare's and that he is scared, and in the first book, he told that he would never become a follower or some sort of that of Voldemort, because Voldemort ed his parents.. NEVER
So no, I don't think so. And he's is think about becoming an auror, and how could he love someone who is the baddest person in the (magical) world.

Posted by Hermione Fan from Curacao (Caribean) on March 23, 2007 3:38 PM

Well, this is based on Patty's comments. Voldermort is now tainted with love right? Even the tiniest drop of it. What if it causes his spells to malfunction against Harry? Kind of like a Priori Incantatem, but in another sense?

Posted by Melissa from Australia on March 23, 2007 3:56 PM

Voldemort got blood of his father, Harry and Wormtail, I guess/think that they all have loved or (wormtail and Harry) still love, maybe Voldemort can love a bit now, I know it sounds really weird but this came in my head.

Posted by Hermione Fan from Curacao (Caribean) on March 23, 2007 4:24 PM

First Wormtail gave up a finger for punishment (Azkaban) Then a hand (for Voldemort) and the perhaps a arm for? Harry?

Also, I remember someone mentioned in the books about the power of love room in the ministry, maybe that play a role?

And also, maybe the hard-to-find-love of Petunia for her sister Lily... Maybe that play a role, I mean JK Rowling said that we are going to learn more about Petunia...

Posted by Julie from Curacao (Caribean) on March 23, 2007 5:06 PM

i highly doubt that this happen. maybe the plot is very simple and we are only making it more complicated by stretching it.

Posted by Brian from Barcelona on March 23, 2007 5:21 PM

I agree the wording of the prophecy is key, but I have trouble seeing Neville finish off Voldemort. Neville has come a long way recently and with a new wand made especially for him he might go much farther, but in a face off with Voldemort I couldn't imagine him being the one to survive.
I commented on this in greater detail starting on page 8 under "Unanswered Dumbledore Questions", but though I believe the wording suggests three people, I couldn't come to a definitive conclusion as to how to interpret it. Which is exactly how JKR meant it to be, of course.
Herve has said elsewhere that in other languages, the wording of the prophecy more definitely refers to only two individuals.
How do you interpret the prophecy to include all three?

Posted by Patty from Quincy,Massachusetts on March 23, 2007 5:43 PM

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