Reddit user Wmdonovan23 has written a pretty compelling argument that the most powerful wand in the wizarding world, the Elder Wand, was never truly mastered by Dumbledore.
The theory revolves around the idea of "besting", and what is required of one wizard to take the Elder Wand from another.
"This scene depicts Grindelwald stealing what we later find out to be the Elder Wand," writes Wmdonovan23.
So, even though Dumbledore bested Grindelwald years later, he never became the true owner of the wand because Gregorovitch still had that title, and was alive and well.
Fast-forward a while and Voldemort kills Gregorovitch, who is still the owner of the Elder Wand, and takes his place as "master" of the wand by truly "besting" the previous master.
When Harry Potter finally destroys Voldemort, the wand's allegiance changes to Harry as he has "bested" its master. It's not Malfoy, who was only believed to be the master because he disarmed Dumbledore, who was never the Elder Wand's true owner.
As one commenter pointed out, this also closes the plot hole that disarming your opponent is all you have to do to become the master of the Elder Wand.
Yep, it all adds up.Nope, this is WRONG!
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So, what do you think, is this theory legit?
vote votesYep, it all adds up.
vote votesNope, this is WRONG!