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This Little Detail In "Harry Potter" May Have Warned Us About Dumbledore's Death

Did Professor Trelawney get another prophecy right?

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It points out a moment in Prisoner of Azkaban (the book, not the movie) where Trelawney refuses to sit with 12 others at dinner, because it's a bad omen.

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"When 13 people dine together, the first to rise will die," she says. However, Ron may have had Scabbers/Peter Pettigrew in his pocket, meaning 13 people were already sitting, and since Dumbledore stood up to draw out a chair, that doomed him to die.


There's no mention in the text that Ron had Scabbers with him at that moment. However, he did have the rat in his pocket at other key times that year, so it's a definite possibility.

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Which means that J.K. Rowling would have foreshadowed Dumbledore's death THREE BOOKS in advance.

After Alastor Moody's death, Remus is the first to stand up in the Weasleys' living room...where 13 people are sitting.

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So this seems to be a recurring theme, which means the Dumbledore bit might have been intentional.