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10 Harry Potter Fan Theories That Will Blow Your Mind

All the things you should have realized the first few times (or 20 times) you read the series.

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Harry and Ron might actually be psychic

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"In GoF Harry and Ronny predicts exactly what will happen to Harry in the Triwizard Tournament when they make up predictions for their Divination homework.

First he will be "in danger of burns" (First task - Dragons), next he will "lose a treasured possession" (Ron (and Hermione) his best friend whom he will have to recover from the Merpeople), then he will get "stabbed in the back by someone you thought was a friend" (Prof. Moody) and finally he will "come off worse in a fight" ( duel with Voldemort at the graveyard).

Also worth noticing is that they also "foresee" that harry will lose his bet that Ron will win his fight ( = supposedly came of worse in). They claim that they will drown (nearly happens in the 2nd task) also it is said that their fake predictions (who turns out not to be that fake) grew "steadily more tragic" and they even predicted their own deaths. Later events in the HP eerie do steadily grow more tradgic and many wizards and Witches do die horrifically in the future."

-Silje Johansen, Quora

Voldemort led to the destruction of all his Horcruxes

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"All seven of Voldemort's horcruxes were destroyed by different wizards.

1. Harry destroyed the Riddle's diary with the basilisk fang.

2. Dumbledore destroyed Marvolo Gaunt's ring with the sword of Gryffindor.

3. Ron destroyed Slytherin's locket with the sword of Gryffindor.

4. Hermione destroys Hufflepuff's cup with the basilisk fang.

5. Crabbe destroys the Ravenclaw's diadem with fiendfyre.

6. Voldemort destroys the horcrux inside of Harry using the killing curse.

7. Neville cuts off Nagini's head with the sword of Gryffindor.

Another interesting fact is that it was Voldemort who enabled each of these to be destroyed.

Five were destroyed by basilisk venom (three using the sword of Gryffindor which had absorbed basilisk venom to make it stronger, and two by basilisk fang). Voldemort opened the Chamber of Secrets which lead to the death of the basilisk by the sword of Gryffindor. If Voldemort had not opened the Chamber of Secrets, Harry, Dumbledore, Ron, Hermione, and Neville would not have had access to the basilisk venom they used to destroy the diary, ring, locket, cup, and snake (1-4, and 7).

The fifth horcrux was destroyed by Crabbe when he conjured fiendfyre, a spell taught to him by Voldemort's Death Eaters, the Carrows, who were sent to teach at Hogwarts by Voldemort himself.

The sixth horcrux was destroyed by Voldemort's own killing curse."

—Ryan Smith, Quora

The Centaur knew when tragedies were going to unfold—and had to let them happen

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"In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, on his first trip into the Forbidden Forest, Harry comes face to face with Voldemort. This was the first time they meet in the series (as Harry does not remember their meeting as a baby). Harry is rescued by Firenze, who is chastised by the other centaurs (especially Bane). They ask Firenze how much he has told Harry, and warn him that centaurs do not set themselves against what is written in the stars.

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Firenze is banished from the herd for agreeing to help Dumbledore. The other centaurs however show their respect for Dumbledore during his funeral in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry enters the Forbidden Forest for the last time, and comes face to face with Voldemort again. Here the Prophecy comes full circle, and ''either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives.'' Voldemort casts the Killing Curse at Harry and both fall briefly unconscious. The centaurs do nothing to prevent this, only joining the battle with the second wave (when everyone believe Harry Potter is dead)

So in conclusion, that final key scene in Deathly Hallows is foreshadowed in the first book, as it seems that (known to the centaurs) it had always been written in the stars that Harry and Voldemort would meet in the forest with deathly consequences."

-Steve Jones, Quora

Trewlaney showed she was a true Seer far before her eye-rolling prediction

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"During Divination class with Professor Trelawney, she takes a guess towards Harry's birth month.

"I think I am right in saying, my dear, that you were born in midwinter?"

Harry replies : "No, I was born in July."

Now that may seem like another one of Trelawney's failed predictions, but in the last book, we learn that Harry was one of Voldemort horcruxes.

When was Voldemort born? December 31st, or Midwinter. So it is entirely possible that Trelawney sensed Voldemort's presence in Harry, and that's why she mixed up the dates."

-Yedu Krishnan, Quora

Everyone Dumbledore locked up died


" 'People don't like being locked up!' Harry said furiously, rounding on him. 'You did it to me all last summer —'

Dumbledore closed his eyes and buried his face in his long-fingered hands. Harry watched him, but this uncharacteristic sign of exhaustion, or sadness, or whatever it was from Dumbledore, did not soften him. On the contrary, he felt even angrier that Dumbledore was showing signs of weakness. He had no business being weak when Harry wanted to rage and storm at him."

Harry probably never realizes that at that moment, Dumbledore is bitterly thinking that whoever he has tried to save by locking up, has died - firstly Ariana, then Sirius.

—Gaurav Kulkarni, Quora

The foreshadowing of St. Mungo's

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"If you remember book 5, when Harry visits Mr. Weasley in St. Mungos, we come across this(although its not explicit):

Creature-Induced Injuries


Dai Llewellyn Ward

Serious Bites

If you consider the first words of each line, it says Creature Dangerous Dai Serious or 'Kreacher Dangerous, Die Sirius' "

—Nitin Rao, Quora

The sword of Gryffindor is a metaphor for Snape and Dumbledor


"The most powerful weapon(except a wand) in Harry Potter world is Gryffindor's sword. But what makes it so incredibly powerful against Voldemort? It's the Basilisk Venom which causes the destruction of 5 Horcruxes out of 7.

It's a snake in the lion's sword which helps the most in defeating the most evil wizard of all time. It's hidden and no one except a few people know that it's even there. But it's the only thing which matters in the end. Do you know what else resembles this?

Snape working with Dumbledore. He is the Basilisk's venom in Dumbledore's sword(Harry being the sword itself). While it appears that Harry defeated Voldemort, it was Snape, who was corroding, corrupting and poisoning Dark Lord's army from the inside. He always was with Harry without him even knowing it."

-Shobhit Khinvasara, Quora

The significance of Dumbledore handing out points

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"In book 1, Dumbledore gives 10 points to Neville at end of the book to stand up against his friends, which is a very difficult task, at that point it only appears as if this is done to allow Gryffindor win House Trophy, but in the last book Deathly Hallows we come to know that even for a great wizard like Dumbledore himself, how difficult it was to confront his friend Grindelwald, and stand up against him. So he knows what great strength Neville has shown, although the reader doesn't at that point."

—Arpit Gupta, Quora

Dumbeldore might have been a little big-headed

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"In the Sixth Book, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Chapter 4:

"If there is an attack," said Dumbledore, "I give you permission to use any counter-jinx or -curse that might occur to you. However, I do not think you need worry about being attacked tonight."

"Why not, sir?"

"You are with me," said Dumbledore simply. "This will do, Harry."

This line may look very ordinary, but it has a deeper meaning. At this point Dumbledore hand is burnt from the curse, that means he has the Resurrection Stone, Dumbledore's wand is the Elder Wand. And he insisted Harry to bring along the Invisibility Cloak. So actually Dumbledore at that point had all the three deathly hallows. He was the invincible Master of Death."

—Anubhav Agarwal, Quora

The Three Brothers are Dumbledore, Snape and Harry

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"An interesting touch in DH is the story of the three brothers. The one who desired the elder wand died for power; the one who desired the resurrection stone died for lost love, and the one who desired the invisibility cloak greeted Death like an old friend.

A parallel is drawn to three central characters of the story.

Voldemort sought the elder wand, and died for power. Dumbledore desired to use the resurrection stone, and died for lost love (Snape would work well here too, as he also died for lost love, but he didn't fall for the stone like Dumbledore did). Harry obtained the invisibility cloak, and greeted Death like an old friend."

-Adam Chan, Quora

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