We love fan theories. We love Harry Potter. So when these two come together, we’re a happy RetroEnt. We won’t spoil it for you, just take a look at the most jaw-dropping Harry Potter fan theories…
Dumbledore is Death
We all know the story of the Peverell Brothers, their encounter with Death, and their quest for the Deathly Hallows, and one fan theorist has gone even further to claim that we knew them in real life. And it kinda makes sense. If we take a look at the Three Brothers, Voldemort takes after the eldest brother who became obsessed with the idea of cheating death. So Voldemort. Snape takes after the middle brother, who spends his whole life and career pining over his lost love – Lily Potter. (“After all this time?” “Always”). And Harry resembles the last brother, who ‘greeted death like an old friend.’ But who did Harry first greet when he died (but not really died) in Kings Cross Station? Dumbledore. Death. Even J.K Rowling has supported this theory…
Why did Dumbledore award Neville house points?
After the first movie, we were all a bit confused as to why Dumbledore awarded Neville Longbottom 10 points to Gryffindor for standing up to his friends. Dumbledore says, “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” Sure, we love Neville, but did that really warrant some house points? Or was Dumbledore going a bit soft? But when you think about it – the reason is a lot deeper than you’d think. From the books, we know that Dumbledore knows exactly the kind of bravery it takes to stand up against your own friends – because he did so against his best friend, Grindelwald.
Why the Dursleys were so horrible to Harry
Throughout his time at Privet Drive, Harry had a pretty horrible time of it. His guardians, the Dursleys, treated him awfully, and we thought it was completely inexcusable. Until now. One Harry Potter fan theory states that the reason they are so horrible to him is because Harry is, in fact, a Horcrux. And we all know the effect a Horcrux can have on a person – remember Ron and the locket? When you think about it, spending ten years around a Horcrux might make you a bit miserable…
Why the Dementors were so attracted to Harry
Whenever Harry and Dementors were involved… there was never a happy ending. In fact, the soul-sucking Dementors seemed to be more attracted to Harry than anyone else. Why did they only go for him when they were looking for Sirius on the Hogwarts Express? Why didn’t they attack Ron, or Hermione, or Professor Lupin who were in the same carriage? Well, Dementors are attracted to the soul – and not in a romantic way. And Harry has more soul than anyone else… because he also had a part of Voldemort’s soul (the Horcrux) attached to him until the last book and movie. If they had performed the kiss, would it have been Harry’s or Voldemort’s soul they sucked out? Could that have been one Horcrux down?
Is Harry immortal?
When thinking about Professor Trelawney’s prophecy, it’s well-known that Harry got the wrong end of the wand. Her prophecy exclaims that “either must die at the hand of the other, for neither can live while the other survives.” Harry took this as… okay, so either I kill Voldy, or Voldy kills me. But you can also see this in a different way because it says the ‘only way’ one of them could die would be because of the other. Could this mean that after killing Voldemort, Harry is now immortal? This means he’ll never see his family again… *sobs*