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Sunday, June 24, 2007
The Scene & The Apparent Death
Let's revisit the text. The passage below is from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 27: The Lightning-Struck Tower, p. 595-596, U.S. hardback edition:
But somebody else had spoken Snape's name, quite softly.
The sound frightened Harry beyond anything he had experienced all evening. For the first time, Dumbledore was pleading.
Snape said nothing, but walked forward and pushed Malfoy roughly out of the way. The three Death Eaters fell back without a word. Even the werewolf seemed cowed.
Snape gazed for a moment at Dumbledore, and there was revulsion and hatred etched in the harsh lines of his face.
Snape raised his wand and pointed it directly at Dumbledore.
A jet of green light shot from the end of Snape's wand and hit Dumbledore squarely in the chest. Harry's scream of horror never left him; silent and unmoving, he was forced to watch as Dumbledore was blasted into the air. for a split second, he seemed to hang suspended beneath the shining skull, and then he fell slowly backward, like a great rag doll, over the battlements and out of sight.
Sounds pretty convincing, right? The Killing Curse, Snape's "hatred", and the blasting of Dumbledore right over the bloody battlements, all the long way down from the top of the tallest tower at Hogwarts.
Pleading, Taunting & Blasting
And yet, there are a few problems with this:
"Dumbledore was pleading". For his life? Since when has Dumbledore ever been the pleading type? Or for Severus to go on with what he had to do, no matter what? Or for Severus to also do as Dumbledore ordered, as Dumbledore had also made Harry promise?
No taunting. No one loves a jibe, a taunt, a vicious snipe of a remark, like Severus Snape. Hogwarts students, members of the Order, fellow faculty; it doesn't matter — no one is safe from Snape's tongue. And yet, if his "revulsion and hatred" is all towards Dumbledore, where is the monologue? Snape's been at Hogwarts for a long, long time — where's the sarcasm, the defiant triumph of the release of all that festering hatred? Where is the final, "Ha, you old fool, keeping me safe all these years, when all I have lived for is this moment! Your fall is the rise of the Dark Lord! Ha-ha-ha-havada-kedavra!" Didn't happen. Funny that someone so full of rage, and so quick to taunt and curse, would say nothing to the man he was betraying.
"Dumbledore was blasted into the air." Since when does Avada Kedavra blast people into the air? It doesn't. The spell leaves no damage, and does nothing to the victim, except that it kills them. Period.
Reading Between the Lines
Here's an alternative version of what happened:
Dumbledore was pleading with Snape not to blow his cover, even if it meant the end of Dumbledore's own life
Snape, calculating the precariousness of the situation, performed a spell similar to in appearance to Avada Kedavra, except for the added theatrics and lack of lethality. Remember: you have to mean the Killing Curse, as both Bellatrix Lestrange and Mad-Eye Moody have reminded us:
"You need to mean them, Potter! You need to really want to cause pain — to enjoy it — righteous anger won't hurt me for long." [Bellatrix, Order of the Phoenix, p. 810, Chapter 36, American paperback edition]
“Avada Kedavra’s a curse that needs a powerful bit of magic behind it — you could all get your wands out now and point them at me and say the words, and I doubt I’d get so much as a nosebleed." [Moody, well, supposedly Moody, anyway; pg. 217, Goblet of Fire, American edition]
To put it another way, Avada Kedavra might be a powerful spell, but it also stands to reason that it takes so much to pull off for real, that it could actually be very easy to fake.
Now, here's where things might get a bit hard to believe.
Dumbledore, indeed, fell out of sight to us readers. As far as we knew, he was dead. But if he wasn't...
Then he was falling through midair, and quite aware of it. He could have muttered some words — he'd already done so earlier:
"Harry heard, over the whistling of the night air in his ears, Dumbledore muttering in some strange language again. He thought he understood why as he felt his broom shudder when they flew over the boundary wall into the grounds: Dumbledore was undoing the enchantments he himself had set around the castle" [Chapter 27: The Lightning-Struck Tower, p. 595-596, U.S. hardback edition]
And then he Apparated.
Not far, mind you. It wouldn't do for him to disappear, when the Death Eaters would be expecting a body at the bottom of the castle, and Dumbledore would be far too crafty for that. He Apparated down a bit, so the fall wouldn't kill him. But it could injure him, and enough for him to appear dead. He only needed one more thing.
He would have reached into his robes and pulled out a vial of potion, something that has been alluded to in two HP books, but has never played a role. Now is its time:
Dumbledore drank a Draught of Living Death, fell into a deathlike sleep, and hit the ground.
Hidden in Plain Sight: The Draught of Living Death Gets Its Due
"For your information, Potter, asphodel and wormwood make a sleeping potion so powerful it is known as the Draught of Living Death. [Sorcerer's Stone, pg. 138]
We are first introduced to this powerful potion in Harry's first year. It is not mentioned again until Book 6, when at the first Potions lesson the students identify five powerful potions — all of which either figure into the events of Book 6, or have featured in previous Harry Potter books:
Veritaserum, which in Book 4 Dumbledore administers to Barty Crouch Jr.
Polyjuice Potion, which figures in Book 2 (when Ron, Harry and Hermione brew it), Book 4 (so Barty Crouch can keep up his Mad-Eye impersonation) and Book 6 (so Draco can disguise Crabbe and Goyle as lookouts)
Amortentia, which Ron accidentally ingests in Book 6, resulting in his near-poisoning on the tainted mead in Slughorn's office
Felix Felicis, which Harry uses to get the memory from Slughorn, and which helps save Ron, Hermione and Ginny's lives during the final battle of Book 6
And then there's the fifth, the Draught of Living Death, the neglected stepchild of Harry Potter potions. It's mentioned in Book One, and then fades away (save for a passing mention in the logic puzzle Hermione solves near the end of Book 1).
Not only does Book 6 give this potion its second mention, but Slughorn even has the class brew it. Yet we hear nothing more of it. Doesn't that seem odd?
Of course, Rowling loves to hide things in plain sight, or slip by a description that may not be as innocuous as it first seems. One of the best examples of that is Book 4, at the World Cup:
"Winky looked as if she were being dragged by an invisible person".
Such a harmless, if odd, description... except of course that it's the literal truth. She was being dragged by an invisible person, in this case Barty Crouch Jr. Could this phrase also be more literal than it seems?
Dumbledore's eyes were closed; but for the strange angle of his arms and legs, he might have been sleeping." [Chapter 28: Flight of the Prince, p. 608, U.S. hardback edition]
In the context above, Dumbledore could indeed be sleeping, just as Winky really was being dragged by an invisible person.
To be clear, I'm not aware of Rowling making any further mention of the Draught of Living Death, and I've not noticed or gleaned any mention of Dumbledore keeping a flask of it, or any other potion, about his person. As far as I'm aware, there is no contextual evidence of Dumbledore carrying a flask of potion with him.
Yet Rowling does note the Draught of Living Death, and in a context with other potions that have figured into the action and plot of the Harry Potter novels. There is something else that Rowling does do, though. She details Dumbledore, along with Harry, seeking the aid of someone who is fairly good at faking his own death: Horace Slughorn, early in Book 6.
More Faked Death
Early in Book 6, we find Horace Slughorn attempting to fake his own death. Throughout the Harry Potter novels, events, spells and other happenings or details early in the text, generally factor in later.
Take Summoning Charms, for example. In the beginning of Goblet of Fire, Molly Weasley uses Accio, the Summoning Charm, to take away all of Fred and George's joke candies. Then Harry usees it to win the First task. And then, at the end of the book, it is the Summoning Charm that enables Harry to get the Triwizard Cup portkey, and escape Voldemort.
Or, in Book Two, a Flying Ford Anglia factors heavily into the book's early chapters. Ron, Fred and George use the car to rescue Harry from the Dursley's. Ron and Harry fly the car to Hogwarts — only to land in the Whomping Willow. After a solid thrashing from the tree, the car ejects the boys and disappears into the woods and from the text. The car is hardly mentioned again until nearly the end of the book — when it saves Harry and Ron from the spiders in the Forbidden Forest.
Or, in Book Six, where the sixth-year students focus on learning non-verbal spells. You know, the kind where you can just say the spell in your mind, and not out loud, or even say something that isn't actually the spell you're performing, in order to pull one over on the enemy? (Kind of like Snape and the supposed Avada Kedavra, but I digress.)
And now, near the beginning of Book Six, we encounter an elaborate, if impromptu, faked death: the morbid scene facing Dumbledore and Harry, when they call on Slughorn. Despite this, faked death seems not to crop up anywhere again in this book:
"Maybe there was a fight and — and they dragged him off, Professor?" Harry suggested, trying not to imagine how badly wounded a man would have to be to leave those stains spattered halfway up the walls.
"I don't think so," said Dumbledore quietly, peering behind an overstuff armchair lying on its side.
"You mean he's — ?"
"Still here somewhere? Yes."
And without warning, Dumbledore swooped, plunging the tip of his wand into the seat of the overstuffed armchair, which yelled, "Ouch!" [Chapter 4: Horace Slughorn, p. 63, U.S. hardback edition]
Slughorn fakes his death, hoping that Dumbledore will accept the charade and leave. Note that it's Slughorn. The Potions Master. The professor who also instructs his students to whip up a batch of the very potion that would be most handy for someone needing to seem dead.
Rowling has set up the Draught of Living Death, yet nothing happens with it. Could it just be a red herring? Or might Slughorn's faked death, and the 5 potions brewing in Book 6's first Potions class, contextualize the early-book mentions for Dumbledore's attempt at faking death, near the end of HBP?
The potion is not enough though. There is something else that happens earlier in Book 6, that sets up the possibility for the other part of this theory: Apparition.
You Can't Apparate at Hogwarts... Unless You're the Headmaster
A Draught of Living Death is all well and good, but falling from the top of the tallest tower of Hogwarts is still going to bloody well kill you, especially when you're wandless, and even if you're Albus Dumbledore.
Unless you're also, like Albus, the Headmaster of Hogwarts, that is.
Throughout the entire Harry Potter series, it's been drummed into us that you cannot Apparate within the castle or the grounds of Hogwarts. Snape has said it. Hermione drums it into our heads every time she berates Harry and Ron for not having read Hogwarts: A History.
Yet in Book 6, we learn that the rule against Apparition has an exception:
"As you may know, it is usually impossible to Apparate or Disapparate within Hogwarts. The headmaster has lifted this enchantment, purely within the Great Hall, for one hour, so as to enable you to practice."
So let's try it again, shall we? You cannot Apparate or Disapparate within Hogwarts... unless the Headmaster says otherwise. And things that factor into earlier parts of a Harry Potter book, tend to figure in at the end. The Sixth-Year students are learning Apparition, and we learn that the Headmaster can make it possible to Apparate at Hogwarts. So...
Back to where we were earlier, somewhere between the top of the tallest tower of Hogwarts, and the ground below.
Dumbledore is falling. He presumably doesn't have his wand. But Apparition is wandless magic. He lifts the Apparition enchantment — from the passage above, we know that the lifting can be limited and precise — just enough for him to cut the distance, so that the fall will not kill him. Either just before or just after he Apparates, Dumbledore prepares the bottle of Draught of Living Death, swigging the potion before impact. He passes beyond unconsciousness. He hits. He is not dead, but sufficiently wounded to appear so.
The important thing here is that Dumbledore still must seem dead. Yes, if he could Apparate, it stands to reason that he could have Apparated out of harm's way. Yet he didn't. Snape's cover must be protected, for one. But that's not the only reason: with Dumbledore at least seeming to be dead, then Voldemort will believe that his greatest foe is no more. That will draw Voldemort into the open, and into the eventual, final confrontration with Harry. Dumbledore needs to seem dead, in order that Harry will become the hero he must be, in order for Voldemort to come out of hiding, and for the final battle to occur.
There is one last bit of evidence that could lead us to see Dumbledore as being alive. It's an odd phrase at Dumbledore's funeral.
The Odd Phrase at the Funeral
Remember earlier, about how Rowling likes to hide things in plain sight, and with very subtle yet very precise phrasing? You can often tell, because the phrasing is just a touch awkward. Such as a house elf moving strangely, seeming as if she is being dragged by an invisible person. Or an apparently dead wizard who looks as if he could be sleeping. Or in Dumbledore's funeral at the end of Book 6...
"Hagrid was walking slowly up the aisle between the chairs. He was crying quite silently, his face gleaming with tears, and in his arms, wrapped in purple velvet spangled with golden stars, was what Harry knew to be Dumbledore's body."
Not, "was Dumbledore's body." Rather, "what Harry knew to be Dumbledore's body."
A bit of odd phrasing, isn't it? Note that whatever Hagrid is carrying, it is wrapped up. No one sees it, just the wrapping. Could be Dumbledore. May well be. But it doesn't have to be. And "what Harry knew to be", and what actually is, could easily be two different things. It may even be Dumbledore's body — but not necessarily a corpse. Dumbledore could just as easily be in a deep, deep sleep, couldn't he?
In short, Dumbledore could have faked his own death. Book 6 sets up this possibility by setting up a faked death in the beginning, yet there is no mention later. There is a description of the Avada Kedavra that does not correspond with the actual effects of the spell. Book 6 also focuses on non-verbal spells, so it is entirely possible that what Snape said at the top of the tower, and the spell he actually cast, are not the same thing.
Book 6 also mentions many powerful potions, all of which have played an important role in at least one of the books of the series — except for the Draught of Living Death. Even though it has been mentioned in two books, and even been brewed by the students in Book 6, it nevers seems to be used or have any apparent, major role in the plot. However, if Dumbledore needed a way to fake his own death, the Draught would provide him the perfect means.
Lastly, of course, is Apparition. Rowling's clever writing has programmed us into forgetting about Apparition when it comes to Hogwarts, yet in Book 6 we learn that the Headmaster can change rules such as the protections preventing Apparition at Hogwarts. Dumbledore, after being "blasted" off the tallest tower, could have used Apparition to cut the distance he fell.
When you add these up, there is a strong possibility that Dumbledore faked his death by means of Snape casting a different spell, and Dumbledore using a combination of Apparition and the Draught of Living Death. The one would have preserved his life; the other, the perception that he was dead.
And that, is that. There you have it: a theory, based on evidence from the books, that Dumbledore could be alive. It may be right, it may be wrong, but it is thought-provoking. What do you think? Did he fake his death? Is he really dead?
Saturday, June 23, 2007
We have all seen it, the new deluxe edition cover for DH. What to do? Analyze.
A few things to point out before we get to the big stuff:
Does that look a little familiar? Sort of like hArry's dream in OOTP except now he has his tewo friends with him too.
The scar is not recognizalbe. It may still be there, but what if it is not?
The town, could it be in Godric's Hollow?
The sunset, what does it really mean? The same color is also in the American edition.
Now in Sorcerer's Stone here was a line that we still do not understand. Dumbledore says that he can make himself invisible without the aid of any cloak. The dragon on he cover has a very similar resemblance to Dumbledore, and it also is believed to be an Opaleye dragon. Now if this really is him, it would explain a few things. Such as the reason why Jo makes the element of fire so important in the series and the fact that Dumbly was one of the two people to find all twelve uses of Dragon's blood. Also Opaleye dragons have a special ability that they can turn invisible at their own will, if this is Dubledroe in an animagus form than wouldn't that make sense? More reasons:
He is very close to Fawkes, they both can fly and probably communicate with each other somehow.
He seemed a little disturbed when Slughorn had wasted dragon's blood on the walls.
He also, as an accomplish wizard would most likely have enough magical ability to bcome an animagus.
Dragon's cannot be tamed very easily at all, and three young adults with no training what so ever could not possibley be riding a normal dragon.
More on this later as we unfold even more clues.
But this one thing may be a very crucial part of the story. if all of this is true, then with the rest of the evidence that our very own Stapels has found, it proves none the less that Dumbledore is still alive and that Severus Snape is still on the Order's side.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
From a Post on GinnyPotter.com:
Dumbledore May Not Be Dead
Well i am sticking to it. I think that the master plan between Dumbly and Snape involved something else, that we don't know about so I think that little piece may be the fact that he isn't dead or if he is there is something left for Harry, or some way of communicating
In HBP Slughorn has all those potions lined up on his table and explains each one (well Hermione does) and later in the book you see each and every potion on the table used or at least mentioned, except for one.
Love potion, (Romilda and the chocolates) (Voldy's mother)
Felix Felicis, (Harry and the D.A.)
Polyjuice, (Draco, Crabbe, and Goyle.)
Veritaserum, (Mentioned that Ministry officialls are using it to interrogate people, and it is implied that Vold eort is using it too.)
Then we have The Draught of Living Death, Well what isf the potion that Dumbledore drank in the cave was just that?
What if whatever the potion that was in it also had some Draught in it? I mena we find out that it is a pale liquid that can be put into other peoples drinks and etc. Why not into other potions? Dumbledore was weakened by thr epotion, maybe becasue he was battling the effects of him being put tinto ta deep deep sleep. He does fall over a few times, mentioned while they are in the cave.
Also there is the evidence from the very very first potions class that Harry had. It was with Snape in year one. Snape asks him three questions, Each one of the answers are mentioned in HBP
Snape asks: what is the difference between Monkswood and Wolfsbane? Where do you find a bezoar? What would I get if I added Asphodel and Wormwood together?
Monkswood and Wolfbane same plant and used in Werewolf potions in which Lupin has to take every full moon.
Bezoar is found in the stomack of a goat and is used for Ron when he gets poisoned. Asphodel and Wormwood? Draught of Living Death. there is the foreshadowing evidence, and what is more is that Snape is the one who tells thsi all to you. Talk about foreshadowing. Now if you people still don't think that Chpt. 8 in SS could possibly b connected with Chpt. 9 HBP look at the chapter art on both of them, its not much but it proves that they are connected and I think that Jo did it on purpose. She wanted the chpt. art to be a book, and not just a book but a book in which you could see dust coming out of. Mybe the picture of the book in SS was the exact book pictured in HBP, The half blood prince's potion book. I mean if Snape teaches out of his old potion book then it makes perfect sense why he woudl have asked those qustions in particular.
There is some of the evidence I have to give on why D.I.S.A. is a possible theory club.
I will defend my theroy to the ver end so if I still didn't convince you even a little bit, feel free to keep challenging my theory. Ok and here is another thing, Polyjuice Potion. If Dumbly was really Dumbly then why did he use bottles to store his memories in. kind of like he did with Bob Ogden’s, if it was really Dumbly then why did he use the bottles? he could've just did what he did in the 4th book and take them right out of his mind and put it into the pensieve. What if it wasn't really Dumbly the entire time, maybe the Dumbly that was playing Dumbly is murdered but the real Dumbledore is still alive. What if he did what most of us believe Regulus did, faked his death (RAB) I am using exactly what Jo gave us. There is more evidence to suggest that my theory is right than there is to say that Dumbledore is dead, two in fact, Jo’s word and Snape 'killing him'
Me, I put my evidence up, and there is still more coming... Dumbly is not dead, at least not entirely, Harry will get to correspond with him somehow in the seventh and it won't be just by a freakin picture!!!
Going back to Jo’s word saying that Dumbly is dead. She has tricked us before, in ways but never like this. Sure she might have been hinting at something else. I believe what she said was that he won’t be doing Gandalf, meaning not coming back from the dead, but what if he never died? As I mentioned, Polyjuice or Draught of Living Death. Anything is possible. In fact we know that Dumbly is mentioned in the seventh a few times because she said that he was giving her some trouble when she was still writing. Put it al together and you come out with my conclusion. Dumbledore will have some kind of contact with Harry in the seventh, but it will be real help. Not just talking to a picture, besides Jo gave us the biggest and best foreshadowing of this in the second book, COS,
“I will only have truly left Hogwarts when none here who remain are loyal to me.”
So there is more of my evidence and I even mentioned the only two pieces saying that Dumbledore is dead, and I contradicted them with my own, in fact Jo kind of in a way contradicted herself. She is great writer and is trying to keep us with all of the suspense that we can get until the release of DH.
Friday, May 4, 2007
This is the question that everyone is talking about right now, mostly because of Border's stickers and "There Will Soon Be Seven" from Scholastic. But what side is he really on? We will help you with this question due to our extensive research into the last six books.
Here are just a few points right now- (More later)
Snape Is Good:
1.) He works for the Order.(Book 5 and 6)
2.) He contacted the Order when he knew that HArry was trying to get to Sirius. (Book 5)
3.) He had Dumbledore's trust.
4.) He told Dumbledore that he was sorry and that he knew he had made a big mistake BEFORE Voldemort actually committed the killings of Lily and James.
5.) There is some evidence (we will point out in a later post) that Snape might even have been there at the Potter residence when Voldemort killed the Potters.
6.) He was so determined to get revenge on Sirius whe he thought that he was guilty of handing over the Potters to Voldemort. He was too determined for it to have just been an old grudge. (More evidence to prove that coming up later too.)
Snape is Evil:
1.) He killed Dumbledore!
2.)He hates Harry, and is always trying to get him expelled.
3.) He was a Slytherin.
4.) He favors the children of known death eaters.
5.) He made an unbreakable vow with a death eater.
6.) He is on his way to become the third most powerful wizard in the world. (Evidence later.)
7.) He handed Voldemort information on the Potter's.
8.) He doesn't really get along with any of the Order members.
9.) He has Voldemort's trust. And we all know that that is hard to earn.
The Potter Analyst Team's Views: (as of right now)
4 out of 5 of us think that Snape is fighting on the good side, and that he has a strange mystery that explains his actions. We all believe that he will be a key part in either the destruction of Voldemort or the destruction of Harry. Most of us also believe that he will play a major role in whether Harry finds and destroys the Horcruxes as well.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Ok so we have the cover out, so what are we going to do? Analyze of course!!!!!
Above is the cover art, edited to highlight major things with in the picture(click to see anotations).
Where are they? What's up with the stadium thing?
What's up with the rocks and pieces of wood?
What are the people in the backround doing?
Why don't either of them have wands?
What is the curtain about? Is it something from the first book (curtain on cover art with person and teacup)? Or is it the mysterious veil? Or is it just a curtain?
What is up with the position of Voldy's and Harry's hands?
Harry has a locket on, is it slytherins? Or is it something we will learn about in the book?
Harry's scar isn't visible, Is it just behind his hair(even though Mary has shown the scar in all of the books cover art so far)? Or is it gone?
Also, the sky? Why that color? Is it sunset? Is something happening? Or is it just like that because of something else happening?
These are jsut a few questions. Will we get the answers to them before the book comes out?
Also I promised you guys more on Emmeline Vance and Ollivander.
I have concluded along with the Potter Analyst team, that Emmeline isn't dead. We will stay on this just to make sure that we can back up our theory with more than the one piece of evidence that we have to conclude this.
Also, we have concluded that Ollivander is on Voldemort's side. I will tell you all of the evidence we have on this in a later post.
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Thursday, February 1, 2007
IT IS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS IS COMING OUT ON JULY 21,2007!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BORDER'S BOKKSTORE HAS JUST ANNOUNCED IT AS THE RELEAS DATE. NO WORD ON WHETHER THE COVER ART FOR THE BOOK IS GOING UNDERWAY OR ANYTHING FROM J.K. ROWLING HERSELF, BUT WE CAN EXPECT IT TO BE COMING VERY SOON!!!! I WILL HAVE ALL OF THE NEWS RIGHT HERE ON POTTER ANALYST ONCE IT COMES OUT!!!!!
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Last time we hear of him he is kidnapped by Voldemort or dead. Now going back to the very first book Ollivander has remembered every wand he ever sold. Harry knows this and he also knows that he has the brother wand of Voldemort's, which came from two feathers given by Fawkes, Dumbledore's bird. Voldemort hates Dumbledore and is glad that he is dead. Does Voldemort really know what truly lies in his wand and if there is a connection somehow? No. Voldemort doesn't know that his wand is the brother wand of Harry's nor does he know that they are connected through Fawkes. Harry does. So now going to the GOF when Priori Incantatum occurs, Voldemort does not understand what is happening. He does not understand anything. He actually is described as frightened when it occurs. He finds out that there is more to the connection than just a scar. So what does he try to do, he tries to find out how to kill him. He tries to get the real prophesy. But Harry screws that up for him too. So now Voldemort is realy mad and he now knows that there is only a few more alternatives to find out more about the connection. 1.) Harry being forced to tell him. 2.) Dumbledore. 3.) The person who sold them the very wands that caused the Priori Incantatum. 4.) Harry's friends. Now who seems the most vulnerable? Ollivander. He is away from Hogwarts and away from everything. So now Voldemort probably knows about Harry's wand, which could probably be very close to the way in which he can be killed. More on this later... Potter Analyst, bringing you the latest news and theories.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
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Monday, January 15, 2007
There are many theories relating to where the horcruxes are but we are going to take our best shot at predicting some... 1.) the orphanage... Tom Riddle spent his entire young life there and in his wardrobe he liked to collect trophies, what better place to put one of his finest trophies ever... his soul. 2.)Riddle house... Yes he hated his father and he hates the fact that he has anything to do with muggles but, it is still his heritage and that is the place that he committed his first murder isn't it? His entire muggle side of the family. 3.) Hogwarts... He felt devoted to this place it was like his home, he loved it. It is where he learned many things from and it is where he learned about his true heritage. He was probably like a big Draco Malfoy, hating mudbloods and treating everyone like dirt because he is the biggest bully on the playground. Riddle found the entrance to the chamber there and had an award to the school for special services. It was his life. 4.) Borgin and Burkes... it was his first job and it is where he was employed when he found the cup and the locket. He learned many dark things from having the job. These are the places that I can only think of after my analysis. As we learn more aboutthe upcoming book we may be able to decide what certain things will be and where exactly everything will be. Keep checking in for the latest.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Things are looking pretty good for these two to hit it off. They definetly like each other and the connection between them has been growing ever since book 4. Now there is just one small little problem... Voldemort. Yah, not too small i guess. Harry tells Ginny at the end of HBP that they have to take a break for a little while. Ginny agrees. Harry still likes her, or loves her we don't know for complete sure if they actually do love each other enough to get married but... we will wait and see. Now we all want this to work out right? There are just some things in the way. 1.) Voldemort 2.) Death Eaters 3.) Horcruxes 4.) The possibility of either Harry or Ginny dieing since they are all main targets for the killing curse. 5.) The protection at Hogwarts is over (a.k.a : fall of the Order and Dumbledore's death). This screws everything up for our hopes. I actually think that Harry will make it out alive but Ginny might not. J.K. did announce that another person will die, that she did not expect to until last minute. She also said that it would be impossible for someone to make a sequel. ( But the last chapter is the epilogue so maybe Harry and Ginny die because of old age or something?) More on this when more information gets out to us. Keep checking in.
This was excellent reading. It covers some major points and I personally loved it. It explains reasons and explanations about certain theories and it has an entire chapter devoted to Snape and Harry + Ginny/ Hermione + Ron. If you don't have it or have not read it you should definatly look in to buying it or borrowing it from a library. The book has answers to many questions and it just delves deeper in to the series than ever before.
The illustrator for the U.S. Harry books (Mary GrandPre) said that she does not have any details on the DH yet, she has not decided on a cover color yet either but she says that her favorite was OotP cover art. Also David Yates, new director of OotP talks about what drawed him to the movie and about the books.
Mary GrandPre interview: http://theartpodcast.podbean.com/2006/12/14/mary-grandpre-harry-potter-cover-artist/ David Yates interview: http://www.latimes.com/services/site/premium/access-registered.intercept
Mary GrandPre interview: http://theartpodcast.podbean.com/2006/12/14/mary-grandpre-harry-potter-cover-artist/ David Yates interview: http://www.latimes.com/services/site/premium/access-registered.intercept
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Ever think of Tom Riddle's Special Award for Services to the School. Now that is very important to Voldemort because it connects him to Hogwarts. The school that he felt very connected to. He loved Hogwarts, it was his home. So wouldn't it make sense to make that a horcrux? Possibly but would he really want to put a horcrux right in the hands of Dumbledore? Yes. He would because Dumbledore, if he ever found out his secret (as he did before he got killed) would not expect it to be sitting just down the hall from his office. Now here is where Voldemort under-estimates Dumbledore's intelect. Dumbledore used the pensieve to help him figure out Voldemorts secrets. He now told Harry and Harry now knows Voldemort's secret too. Now in the scene where Dumbledore rejects Voldemort's job application for D.A.D.A teacher, Voldemort jinxes the job. Now if Voldemort had enough time to jinx the job wouldn't he have had enough time to make his special award a horcrux. I mean for all we know it could just be a spell to do it. Another piece of evidence is that in book two Ron has to wash the trophy room and it seems that everytime Ron touches the shield he starts to chuck slugs all over the shield and has to re-wash it, again and again. Now Horcruxes have a very magical piece of power. Could that mean that it could take your current condition and double it? Like if he has a problem it will cause the problem to double itself? Now the other part... going back to the same scene Voldemort twitches his hand in the pocket of his robes when Dumbledore gets him angry. Harry thinks that he is clenching his wand but it is possible that Harry overlooked it. The Sorting Hat. If Voldemort flicked his wand then its possible that he made the sorting hat a horcrux right? Now there is only that one part of evidence for that theory but it is possible, right?
Friday, January 12, 2007
Well we already know about what that power is but how in the world is it going to help save Harry from death with the ability to love? I mean Dumbledore loved and he got killed? I think that there will be something that gives Harry enough magical power to overthrow Voldemort. possibly a scene with Ginny? Will Harry's love for Ginny power up his magical ability sort of like a happier memory powers up a patronus? Thsi is essential to the plot of DH because the final battle between good and evil will occur. Harry has to defeat Voldemort to restore peace. Voldemort has to defeat Harry to gain the power he seeks. Dumbledore is no longer with them and Harry has to destroy horcruxes which can hurt his body if he doesn't do it right. And all through this Harry still loves Ginny. Now that is powerful, but is it the kind of power that Harry needs? This is just an analyzed guess. Love over evil. It just makes sense doesn't it?
Many people are opposed to different theories when it comes down to this subject. Mayy people think it means the horcruxes. Many think it is a place. Others have their own opinions about it but those are the major ones. Personally I can't really determine exactly what they are yet. No one can. But just because we know we can't why not try, right? So lets look at these two theories in particular. Horcruxes. J.K. said that book 6 would give us a lot of answers. She said that it was leading us inot the final installment in the beloved series. So why would she not make the main plot finding and destroying the horcruxes. Now so far this is enough to get anyone to believe that that is what DH means but... has J.K. ever really came out and told us the entire plot in the title, knowing that we already know that horcruxes are going to be in the 7th book? This question is the breaking point. Why would she tell us that the entire plot was about Horcruxes in the title? How about she makes the title about something else big in the book like a place where something important is going to happen. It also could mean a different thing or an action like someone rising from the dead somehow? These are other theories but there are many more. This is pretty much all we know right now. We are still trying to analyze all of the previous books. We know that there is a key to at least part of the plot hidden in the 4th and the veil in the 5th. The 6th is full of answers, you just gotta know how to read between the lines. Especially in the scene where Dumbledore gets killed. There is something odd there as I explained in a previous post. As soon as I have pieced together anything that could possibly relate to DH it will be right here on Potter Analyst. Keep checking in!
Over the years many people have their prefered houses in their minds. The greatest popularity is Gryffindor closely followed by Slytherin. Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff had been battling for third ever since Sorcerers Stone. Many think Hufflepuff is where the bad witches and Wizards go to. So how did it keep up so much popularity and be a contender for third with Ravenclaw? So far we know much about Gryffindor and Slytherin and objects that they left behind. Hufflepuff we just recently found out. What about Ravenclaw though? Harry Potter fans have voted more on Hufflepuff through the years because we know more about Hufflepuff we always have. We don't know for sure who the head of Ravenclaw house is (many guess Flitwick but where is it in the book?) We know more about Hufflepuff. After the third book though some fans brought up the factthat Ravenclaw doesn't seem important. We find this out in HBP. No one seems to know who the heir to Ravenclaw is and what the heirloom that she left behind is. We want to know more about Ravenclaw and fans are screaming, "When will Ravenclaw get their day?!" They haven't beaten Gryffindor in a quidditch match, they have never won the house cup, they aren't mentioned about very much and J.K. refuses to tell us anything that could be very important about the Ravenclaws. When will Ravenclaw really get their day?
Really when it comes down to these two houses we start to go into guessing. For Hufflepuff, we have a pretty good guess that the heir to Helga Hufflepuff would be Zacharias Smith. That is just a guess though. I mean Hepzibah Smith had Hufflepuff's cup so you would think she would be connected to her but she got killed so Zacharias Smith is in Hufflepuff and is a pretty good wizard. He could very easily be it. We don't have enough proof to say that he definetly is but he is the best guess we have. When we go to Ravenclaw though we have nothing. Absolutely nothing. In DH we sure hope to find out though. So if we have Harry Potter, Zacharias Smith, and ?Ravenclaw?. Will those three house heirs be enough to overthrow Voldemort?
Throughout the Harry Potter series a main point that J.K. likes to express through her writing is that Gryffindors and Slytherins do not get along. In COS Professor Binns explains that Godric Gryffindor and Salazr Slytherin have a huge argument. Slytherin leaves the school and decides to make the chamber of secrets. Ok, so why is this important? It is important because later the heir of Slytherin (Voldemort) opens the chamber. He purges the school. Myrtle dies. Is she a Gryffindor? We don't know. Then he gets Ginny to do his bidding. Ginny is a Gryffindor. He attacks Colin, Nick (Gryffindor Ghost), and Hermione. All are Gryffindors. He also attacks Justin who was friends with some Gryffindors and was friendly to Harry until the Dueling Club incident. Also it attacks a cat. Now lions are a type of cat too. Now why is this important? The heir of Slytherin hated Gryffindors and later he ends up hating a certain Gryffindor named Harry Potter. If Salazar Slytherin when he left disliked Godric Gryffindor, don't you think that the heirs of those two people would also dislike each other? Yes. We know who the heir to Slytherin is and we know who Voldemort hates most of all, right? Harry. Harry's father was pureblood. He had an invisibility cloak, which is very rare and was most likely past down from generation to generation. His father was in Gryffindor and he lived in GODRIC'S Hollow. He worked against Voldemort with his wife Lily. He had been killed by Voldemort himself in a face to face duel. His son is half-blood just like Voldemort. Now when Harry had gone to Diagon Alley to get his wand he tried many different ones. When he finally found one red and gold sparks shot out of it. In Harry's second year Harry pulls the sword of Gryffindor out of the sorting hat and a red and gold phoenix flies in to save him. Harry's birthday is at the end of July (July 31). This date falls into the zodiac sign of leo the LION. Also out of coincidence (or maybe not) Harry goes to school when the head of Gryffindor house is a teacher who is an animagus. She can turn into a CAT. Now put it all together once and you get many clues that lead up to Harry having some major connection between himself and Godric Gryffindor. Harry is the heir to the great Godric Gryffindor. This could be a major secret to unlocking the plot in DH. Will Slytherin's heir finally get revenge and triumph over Gryffindor's heir or the opposite.
Monday, January 1, 2007
The trailer is out go check it out... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0373889/trailers-screenplay-E30458-10-2 As soon as more news comes out on this you can get it right here on potter analyst