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Old 1st Jan 2003, 11:45   #1
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Question Harry Potter Idea... (COS spoilers)

OK... Everyone here pretty much knows that for me HP is just a pretty average series of books... you want a great set of kids books go read Phil Pullman's His Dark Materials... ok getting off track...

But, I find the books casually engaging... so I harvested the new HP film...

And there was a moment, an interesting moment that I had forgot... it was something that Dumbledore said...

He talks about Voldemort passing on some of his powers to Harry when he attacked him - hence the Parceltongue...

But what if.... Harry is a not a wizard.

What if he had NO powers before he got zapped by Voldie... what if Voldie passed onto Harry all the powers he has now.

We know there are Mudbloods, like Hermione, that are Wizards born by Humans... what if there is a similar version for wizards.... creating a solely human child.

Harry's path has clearly taken a similar route to Tom Riddle's, but what if Rowling were not simply just poetic storytelling (the tying of the Hero's and Villains lives), but a strange little feint of hers to eventually reveal that Harry is nothing more than a little human boy, and Voldemort's downfall is completely his own fault, as his interference in Harry's life gave Harry the powers to (one presumes) eventually defeat Voldemort?

And is there not a section in the COS book where they talk about Squibs (Mmmm research).... the exact thing I am talking about... Filch himself is one... a man born of two wizards, but with no wizarding ability.

So if the distinction between being a Wizard and a Muggle is the abilty to cast and understand magic, could this not in effect make Harry a Muggle? And only a Wizard by default.

Voldemort being killed by a Muggle using his own powers?

Ironic?

Or just too much Rum?


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Old 3rd Jan 2003, 12:19   #2
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So, what?

Too much rum?




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Old 3rd Jan 2003, 12:45   #3
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I'd reply but sitting at the PC and keep my ankle elevated is a real pain...

Actually it does sound possible... or at least a part of the answer... I just don't know if she's going that deep...
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I'd reply but sitting at the PC and keep my ankle elevated is a real pain...

Great start to the New Year then?


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Old 3rd Jan 2003, 13:45   #5
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I had an exciting fall down the stairs which has led to my ankle looking like a large purple balloon and the addition of crutches to my daily toolkit...

The real bitca... I was stone cold sober at the time...
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Old 19th Jan 2003, 20:37   #6
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as 4 the depth, wouldn't put it past rowling,she starts out simple, but is always going deeper... i just don't know if she's taking things in that particular direction
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Old 19th Jan 2003, 23:03   #7
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Cool

I love the idea. Don't know if thats where the story is headed though. It might even if Rowling hadn't considered it if she caught the idea. Clearly a lot of the magic of Harry Potter is that kids can imagine that happening to them. That would just make Harry that much more accessable.
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Ooo, very intrigueing. I like the idea.

Maybe something to this effect will be mentioned in the upcoming book?

Hope that ankle is feeling better Tom
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