Table of contents:
- 1. Dumbledore is Death
- 2. Professor McGonagall - Death Eater
- 3. Harry Potter made it all up
- 4. Harry Potter became immortal
- 5. Dumbledore is Ron Weasley from the future
- 6. The Dursleys didn't like Harry because of the Horcrux
- 7. Wizards lost the war with humans
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From them you will find out why the wizards are hiding, why the Dursleys do not like Harry and who Dumbledore really is.
1. Dumbledore is Death
In the Bard Beadl's tale, Death tricked the lives of the wizard brothers, asking them to choose one gift at a time. The eldest asked for a powerful wand, the middle one for the resurrection stone, and the youngest for the Invisibility Cloak. Thus, the gifts of death were born.
Fans believe that Voldemort, Severus Snape and Harry Potter are the embodiment of the three brothers, and Dumbledore is Death. It all fits together: The Dark Lord was selfish and greedy for power. Having obtained an elder wand, he lost his life. Snape grieved for Lily Potter and dreamed of reuniting with her. Harry had an invisibility cloak, which helped him out more than once.
What does Dumbledore have to do with it? And despite the fact that the director of Hogwarts was the owner of all the deathly gifts. Moreover, it was he who gave them to the wizards. Some will argue that the Dark Lord stole the elder wand from Dumbledore. This is not entirely true. Do you think that the greatest director of Hogwarts would have allowed Voldemort to take possession of a powerful artifact?
Also, all three died due to Dumbledore's fault. The Dark Lord was killed by Harry, but he would not have succeeded without a teacher. Snape sacrificed his life by trusting the professor. And Potter accepted death consciously, having met Death as an old friend.
The theory is slightly spoiled by the fact that Harry Potter received both the Invisibility Cloak and the Resurrection Stone. But who are we to destroy such a beautiful metaphor for the tale of Death. Moreover, this is one of J. K. Rowling's favorite theories.
2. Professor McGonagall - Death Eater
This is definitely a crazy theory. It's hard to believe that strict but fair McGonagall is a Death Eater. Nevertheless, the user miss DW considers the professor a traitor and treats her with distrust.
To begin with, McGonagall was rude about Muggles in Philosopher's Stone. She called them "not entirely stupid." Quite a harsh remark for a wise old sorceress. We know that the professor is teaching the perfect art for a double agent - Transfiguration. This craft is based on changing matter and hiding one's own self.
The most interesting thing is that the professor is not very concerned about the safety of Harry Potter. Sending a child to the Forbidden Forest, inhabited by terrible creatures, is a very radical punishment.
But most of all the questions are caused by details that lie in completely unremarkable things. Think back to the troll scene in the Philosopher's Stone. Snape and Quirrell appeared in the closet, which makes sense, as well as McGonagall. How did she know where to look for Harry? Take a look at the joint photo of all members of the Order of the Phoenix. Someone is missing on it. And McGonagall was close to Dumbledore, at least after the war with Voldemort.
Many small details can be found in books and films to support this theory, but we will not pay attention to them. Yet Minerva McGonagall doesn't look like a vicious Death Eater. Moreover, in the battle for Hogwarts, she did not hesitate to fight all the minions of the Dark Lord.
3. Harry Potter made it all up
The saddest and creepiest theory worthy of a separate Martin Scorsese-style movie. Her supporters are sure that Harry Potter never left the dark closet under the stairs, did not receive a letter from Hogwarts and did not fight Voldemort. Some fans believe that he just fell asleep and did not wake up, remaining in the wizarding world forever.
J. K. Rowling herself knows about Harry's theory of madness. In an interview, the writer admitted that the wizard is in many ways like her. They had an equally unhappy past. It can be assumed that the world of magic and wizardry is a rethinking of J. K. Rowling's childhood. This is probably why she did not deny the idea.
4. Harry Potter became immortal
One of the pillars of the conflict between Harry and Voldemort is prophecy. It reads: "One of them must perish at the hands of the other, for no one can live peacefully while the other is alive." In Rowling's interpretation, Harry must kill the Dark Lord or die by his hand. But the words of the prophecy can be understood in another way: the one who remains will never die, because there will be no person capable of killing him.
Voldemort confirms this theory with an endless search for immortality. If you remember, he divided his soul into several parts. This allowed him to stay alive when his physical body was destroyed. Perhaps Harry will live forever, watching as his family and friends die one by one.
5. Dumbledore is Ron Weasley from the future
Is this red-haired guy with a stupid hairstyle a Hogwarts teacher? Hard to believe, but there are some similarities between the two heroes. They are both red-haired, adore chocolate frogs, and Dumbledore confessed his love for Bertie Botts' candy, although he did not have them in his youth. In addition, the professor's dream of knitted socks as a gift is very similar to Ron's attempt to apologize to his mother for being so dismissive of her handmade gifts.
But how could this happen? Very simple. In the world of Harry Potter, time travel is not unusual. Remember the flywheel of time from "The Prisoner of Azkaban".
Fans believe that there is a parallel timeline in which Voldemort defeated, killed Harry and Dumbledore and made hell for humanity.
In a parallel universe, there are separate cells of resistance, in one of which Ron is. Presumably, he found an unusual flywheel of time and traveled back in time to become Dumbledore.
If you think a little, there will be many questions for the director of Hogwarts. He was certainly a shrewd person, but throughout history it seems that Albus knows everything in advance. It is unlikely that Dumbledore could have sent Harry to certain death to the Basilisk if he was not sure about the boy.
Another good idea for a film adaptation. Relying on this theory, you can look at all the actions of the director from the other side. That's just J. K. Rowling refuted it in 2005, which is a pity.
6. The Dursleys didn't like Harry because of the Horcrux
The Dursleys are definitely unpleasant people. But what if there is another explanation for their disgusting behavior? It is known that one of the Horcruxes was in Harry. We all know how this artifact affects others. Ron almost went mad because of him, and the Weasley was a wizard. It is unknown how the artifact affects ordinary people.
It turns out that the Dursleys lived next to the Horcrux for 11 years. No wonder they treated Harry so badly. This theory does not exclude the fact that the Dursleys disliked the Potters, but even the most heartless adoptive parents would not have been able to mock a child like that. Perhaps the action of the artifact fueled their dislike for the family of wizards and aroused real hatred.
7. Wizards lost the war with humans
J. K. Rowling has detailed the modern world of magic and wizardry. Sometimes she turned to his historical past, but we never learned about many events. For example, why wizards hide from Muggles. The fans had to find the answer themselves. Reddit user Celeritas365 concluded that the wizards fought the Muggles and lost.
The Ministry of Magic is more like a department than a full-fledged government. Remember how the Minister of Magic in the "Goblet of Fire" said that he had to inform the Prime Minister of England about the dragon. Although the wizards never let ordinary people know about their affairs and secrets.
Dumbledore rightly disliked the Ministry, because it is thoroughly saturated with the spirit of bureaucracy.
Ministers keep silent about high-profile cases, deny negative consequences and hide behind the law, like ordinary officials. The ministry building also raises some questions: why are there so many elements from the Muggle world in its architecture? Why do wizards need elevators at all when they have a teleporter?
The answer is simple. Long ago, there was a conflict between wizards and Muggles, in which the latter emerged victorious. In this case, the desire of Voldemort to destroy the human race seems to be quite justified. The Dark Lord hated people because he knew the truth and wanted to save pureblood wizards from slavery.