Skip to comments.A Very Harry Ending
Posted on 02/20/2007 2:08:05 PM PST by CholeraJoe
February 18, 2007 -- HARRY Potter is not going to die.
But Professor Snape will.
Harry Potter will not hook up with Hermione. But his best friend will.
And Harry Potter will never see Dumbledore alive again. But Dumbledore will still manage to help him.
How do I know these things about the recently completed seventh and final book in the beloved Harry Potter series?
Like millions of other Potter-loving muggles, Im just guessing. Thats half the fun.
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Re: #200. On closer examination, the dark haired boy to the left is wearing Ravenclaw colors, so that would make him Anthony Goldstien or Terry Boot, if the movie follows the book. The short boy to the right is named Nigel. He's a Gryffindor and appeared in Goblet of Fire but none of the books.
So is this Nigel a replacement for Colin Creevey, do you think? I don't think I've seen any of the movies from beginning to end, and I don't remember if Colin was cut from them or not.
Colin only appeared in the second movie. I think you're right about Nigel being a replacement surrogate for the Creevey brothers. (Colin and Dennis) In book 5, the Creevey brothers were in Dumbledore's Army.
Great pic CJ!
What if the scar on Harry's head is one of Voldermart's horcruxes. What happens then?
Goldstein, Boot and Corner were the 3 Ravenclaw boys in the DA.
I would imagine that creating a horcrux isn't an easy thing to do, how did he create one accidentally? And I think that he had a plan for the 7 horcruxes in advance, so leaving one in Harry would be out of the plan. For that matter, everything else that has been considered as a possible horcrux has been an object, a thing. A scar just doesn't seem like a place to put a piece of one's soul. And Voldemort wouldn't have tried to kill Harry in GoF if he knew that there was a piece of his own soul in him.
Sooooo, whatever significance the scar may have, I don't think it's a horcrux.
Neville is slumping ... the actor is taller than that now :-).
When are they going to field a Hogwarts basketball team?
But if there was a bone-sliver involved, Harry would be carrying Corpse Sickness, and actually fading away and dying without ever noticing, until he's a walking shade. It happened to Scott Glenn in a movie.
(Just a little American Indian tie-in :-).
Ah, but remember how dithery she gets when Ron is being squished by the Devil's Snare in the first book?
They took my favorite part out of the movie: "Are you a witch or aren't you?!"
Notice they are all wearing Gryffindor colors. Some people have been questioning that, because Wormtail "went bad" and that isn't supposed to happen except to Slytherins.
But why is she GREEN?? *Said in my best Captain Jack accent*
Ooh. Now you ruined my certainty that if one twin went, the other would.
Look at whatsisname from book 1. THere was no indication that he was a Slytherin, and I believe that he was in charge of either Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff.
Actually, I only noticed the purple hair. Maybe it's a contrast thing and she just appears to be green.
"It's not easy being green . . . "
Do you mean Professor Quirrel? If so, the book was silent as to his House. He wasn't a Head of House professor, though. Flitwick is Ravenclaw and Sprout is Hufflepuff.
Ah, yes, thank you. I stand corrected. It's been a while since I reread the first one.
LOL! She looks kind of mustardy on my screen. I think it's the lighting in the photo.
That's true, but she was only 11 then. She should have outgrown shrieking by 14.
Yeah, but he was actually possessed by old Voldy.
I don't think only Slytherins can go bad. That would be too obvious. We don't know (at least I don't) what House Mundungus or Umbridge or Fudge were in as students. And Percy is a bit of a question mark!
JKR has stated many times through Dumbledore that it's all about choices. The Sorting Hat wanted to put Harry into Slytherin, but he begged for Gryffindor.He's also a Parselmouth but that doesn't make him a bad guy.
I did some of my best shrieking in high school. :)
I'd grown into Snide Sneering by high school. I guess it's just an individual choice ...
Do you think Hagrid was a Gryffindor before he was expelled? He always cheers for Gryffindor but I think that's because of Harry. Hagrid impresses me as Hufflepuff material - Hard working, but not too bright.
We'll see in this movie. She shrieked once in "Goblet of Fire" at the World Cup and she was 14 then.
I think he was Gryffindor. Neville isn't too bright, either.
You wanna see a magic wand? I got a magic wand riiigght here!
Andy was Devine!
"And now kids its time for.....Classic Cartoons with Tugboat Willy!"
Boy did I just date myself!
Neville is brave and that is the quality Gryffindor valued most. He stood up to Harry, Hermione and Ron in Book 1 to keep them from sneaking out and getting into trouble. In Book 5, Neville fought Death Eaters while carrying the unconscious Hermione, despite his smashed face. In Book 6, Neville answered the call for help when Death Eaters invaded Hogwarts. He was one of only 2 DA members to do so.
Hagrid is brave and loyal, too, so I think he could easily be Gryffindor.
Sounds like a fun evening at the cinema!
Possessed? Not really. More like a willing host. He made a choice to host Voldemort, which doesn't seem like a "good" thing.
You know, I hadn't thought about that. He was Voldemort's roommate, wasn't he? A good friend, if nothing else. That would mean that Hagrid was Slytherin. I never saw Hagrid as the ambitious type, just as a lovable big lug with a badass motorcycle and trick umbrella. (Hmmmm, Hagrid would've fit in on the 1966 version of "Batman" on TV.)
Don't think he was Tom Riddle's roommate. Hagrid was expelled in his third year. In Book 2, Riddle was a sixth year when Hagrid got the boot.
Neville can watch my back anytime.
I can't link to the exact page, but if you click the site link, then click on A-Z Index, then H for Hagrid, then Hagrid at Hogwarts, you'll see where I got the info. :)
I think Neville is smarter and more capable than he usually seems to be ... except in time of extreme necessity. Then he shows what he can do.
And honestly, I think he has better instincts as a human being than Harry, Hermione, and the Weasley students. I'd sooner trust Neville with something of value than any of them.
I think Hermione is extremely trustworthy. She used the Time Turner responsibly and never told anyone about it until it was absolutely necessary.
Maybe not roommates, but in the same section of the school. Didn't the movie show them going downstairs to Hagrid's room. Slytherin has a dungeon, Gryffindor has a tower.
I'll look for it. I haven't reread the earlier books in a long time, and I'm mostly thinking out loud right now.
In the movie, Hagrid didn't have the spider in his dorm room. It must have just been an unused room.
That's a good point. But she's not very truthful, even when there's no reason for lying. At least that was the case early in the series.
Of course, everyone is older than they were.
okay, that'd be where the confusion was.
I wonder if we'll see that again. That's a pretty powerful piece of equipment, if you ask me, and it's pretty daring to had it over to a child, even one that appears as mature and intelligent as Hermione. And everything else seems to show up again (which, actually, I like -- I hate when series writers, for books or TV, create something fantastic and then just drop it and forget about it).
I drive my kids nuts when we watch the movie.
"What would have happened if they told the truth about the troll?"
Then my kids all sigh together....
That was exactly the example that I thought of! "I was in the bathroom when the troll came in, and my friends came looking for me and rescued me." No harm, no foul.
I'm thinking Voldermort did it by accident when he "killed" his mom and dad and tried to kill Harry. I also think Hermione's cat is either Harry's mom or dad. Probably dad.
That's why I thought Hagrid might have been a Hufflepuff, because their dorms are in the basement near the kitchen.
I thought the Ministry's entire stock of Time Turners were destroyed in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries in Book 5. I seem to recall Neville or someone blew them up.