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Harry Potter book 7?

I want to know everyone's predictions on what is going to happen in book 7...I have thought about it over and over and I'm just not sure what's going to happen. Give me your ideas....and also, if you do not like the Harry Potter books, please do not leave rude comments.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Well, this is really a blind guess, seeing as JKR is very skilled at manipulating the readers beliefs. When you're positive that something is going to head in a certain direction, JKR twists the whole concept and the whole plot turns out to head in the opposite direction of what you initially thought. If a character is initially presented as part of the negative side, you have to be sure that by the end of the page/chapter/book/story you'll find out he was actually one of the positive characters in disguise, that he had all kinds of reasons and excuses for his behaviour and position throught the story. All in all, JKR, like we all know by now, has this habit of turning everything upside down and showing that the improbable is actually the probable, that the most hated character actually had the best intentions and so on. Therefore all assmuptions regarding this topic right now would be... just that, assumptions.

    Well, there are supposed to be 7 horcruxes in total. 4 of them are already known:

    - diary of Tom Riddle

    - Marvolo Gaunt's ring

    - Slytherin's locket

    - Hufflepuff's cup

    3 of them are unknown. There have been a lot of speculations revolving around the identity of these horcruxes. Nagini, some artifact belonging to Rowena Ravenclaw, the Gryffindor Sword, the Mirror of Erised, Harry etc. The most ridiculous of these examples is Harry. I mean, although a lot of people seem to be convinced that Harry is the last horcrux, the last missing piece of the puzzle, I find the idea very ridiculous and quite ironic. I don't this idea that Harry might be one of the horcruxes comes from any reasonable proof hiding in the pages of the books or from deep examination of the story's facts. I think this idea mainly comes from people's need for fantasy. Yes, that's right. They see Harry as a warrior, a saviour, as a hero, therefore it would be very dramatic and it would fit the circumstances and the whole plot if he would be the last piece of the puzzle, the martyr who has been scarred, who has baring the consequences of a horcrux inside of himself without even being aware of it. And it would all make much more sense and add a much deeper hint of drama to the plot (regardless of the fact that the drama has already reached a very high level) if Harry, as the main character and the martyr hero, would have the last word to say in the situation and I think the idea that he is that last piece of the puzzle, that he is the element that the story couldn't end without is very appealing for a large group of readers.

    I think this is the main origin of this ironic theory.

    I don't think Harry could die because... just think about it. In every book, he had to go through so much, he had to fulfill various tasks and yet, he also managed to get himself out of every situation. It's like taking a series of difficult tests and managing to get straight As, but when the final test comes (the 7th book) that is supposed to sum up the grades obtained for all the previous tests, you get a D. That just doesn't seem reasonable. She's been building Harry's character, transforming his personality traits, allowing him to change under our surveillance and putting him under a great deal os sufference only to... what? Kill him off in the end? No, that just doesn't make sense.

    All in all, I think we'll find out more about horcruxes, about Dumbledore's death and Snape's and Draco's positions in the war.

    Also, here's what Mugglenet states about the 7th book:

    Debunked Rumors

    Before each Harry Potter book comes out, there are always people who will try to turn theories they've concocted into fact, or even those who will simply create rumors for the fun of it. Currently, there are a few about Book 7 and below you can find the ones which JKR has debunked.

    Character Information

    * Dumbledore is really dead. He is not in hiding and is not coming back.

    * There will be no character named "Icicle," and JK said that she didn't recall saying there ever would be

    * Dumbledore is not Harry's relative

    * Harry is not related to Voldemort and he is not related to Salazar Slytherin

    * Lily Potter is not alive

    * Lily was not a Death Eater

    * Crookshanks is not an Animagus

    * Neville is not the son of Peter Pettigrew

    * Remus Lupin does not have a twin brother

    * Petunia is not a Squib

    * Dumbledore is not Harry/Ron from the future

    * Mrs Norris/Crookshanks will not be discovered as an Animagus

    Plot Information

    * Harry will not become Minister for Magic

    * Peter Pettigrew’s silver hand will not kill Lupin

    * Lupin will not return as a DADA professor

    * The prophecy refers to Harry, and not in any way to Neville

    * The final part of the prophecy does not mean Harry has to kill Neville, or vice versa

    Other

    * The title of the book will not be "Harry Potter and the Pyramids of Furmat"

    * No prequel books are planned (no books before Harry's time at Hogwarts)

    * "Keeper of the Keys" has no secret meaning

    * The Sorting Hat is not a horcrux

    Possible Couples

    So who will hook up in Book 7? Below you can find a list of likely pairings we compiled after the events of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This page will give you a general idea of who we believe will get together in the next book, but if you're looking for hardcore shipping analysis, head on over to the editorials section. To see who was suspected of coupling in Book 6 before its release, click here.

    If you think there should be more or less people on this page and you have a good argument to support your ship, e-mail an editorial (not just an email saying who you think will couple) to the Editorials staff. Please read their submission tips before emailing them. If they like it, we may post it here.

    "ship" = relationship

    Harry and Hermione

    From Emerson and Melissa's interview with JK Rowling on July 17th, 2005:

    ES: Harry/Hermione shippers - delusional!

    JKR: Well no, I'm not going to - Emerson, I am not going to say they're delusional! They are still valued members of my readership! I am not going to use the word delusional. I am, however, going to say — now I am trusting both of you to do the spoiler thing when you write this up. I will say, that yes, I personally feel - well it's going to be clear once people have read Book 6. I mean, that’s it. It’s done, isn’t it? We know. Yes, we do now know that it's Ron and Hermione. I do feel that I have dropped heavy hints.

    Ron and Hermione

    After reading Half-Blood Prince, I'm sure most of you will agree that Ron and Hermione will eventually hook up. Although they never did anything in Book 6 to indicate they're now officially an item, we know this is due to the massive and more important events taking place elsewhere (like Dumbledore's death). I'm sure we'll see these two properly confess their longings in the next book. After what happened in the penultimate novel (Ron's jealousy of Hermione dating Cormac McLaggen and Hermione's jealousy of Ron and Lavender's relationship), this pairing is a sure thing. Besides, JKR confirmed this in her interview with MuggleNet/TLC.

    Harry and Ginny

    At Dumbledore's funeral in HBP, Harry told Ginny they could no longer be together.

    "Ginny, listen.... I can't be involved with you anymore. We've got to stop seeing each other. We can't be together." (HBP, pg. 646)

    Harry explains to Ginny that if Voldemort discovers they are an item, she may be in danger. Ginny protests saying she doesn't care, but Harry refuses to let another loved one die at the hands of Voldemort. There is a small possibility that their relationship may rekindle in Book 7, but I seriously doubt it. Harry has bigger things to do.

    Draco and Pansy

    A likely couple... pre-Book 6. Since Prisoner of Azkaban, the pair has been almost joined at the hip. For example, when Buckbeak bites Draco in Book 3, we see Pansy absolutely devastated. We also see hints of a relationship in Book 6:

    Malfoy, sniggering, lay back down across two seats with his head in Pansy Parkinson's lap. Harry lay curled uncomfortably under the cloak to ensure that every inch of him remained hidden, and watched Pansy stroke the sleek blond hair off Malfoy's forehead, smirking as she did so, as though anyone would have loved to have been in her place.

    Pansy clearly likes (if not loves) Malfoy and looks up to him, but I can't say that Malfoy feels the same way about her. He enjoys Pansy's company but only because she fawns over him and gives him royal treatment. Besides, even if he did like her, he's too busy with other things - just like Harry is too busy with his Horcrux quest to stay in a relationship with Ginny.

    Hermione and McLaggen

    It's obvious Hermione went to Slughorn's party with Cormac just to make Ron jealous. Not gonna happen.

    Won-Won and Lavender

    Again, just Ron trying to make Hermione jealous. That relationship is over.

    Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour

    These two are engaged and have a wedding planned for the opening summer in Book 7, so unless something goes seriously wrong, these two are sticking together.

    Hagrid and Maxime

    We actually didn't see much of these two together in Book 6, but our bet is they're still "close" - and who knows how their relationship will develop in the seventh book?

    Ginny and Neville

    It's a longshot, but as Ginny is now Harry-free, she might take more of an interest in Neville. They've always been close - even if Ginny is friends with him partly out of pity.

    Luna and Neville

    Although we haven't seen much interaction between these two, there have been a few times of note where the pair have worked together: Department of Mysteries battle, the Death Eaters/Order fight following Dumbledore's death, and Dumbledore's funeral. Luna and Neville also have something in common - the "loss" of a loved one. Luna's mother died when she was young, and Neville's parents barely recognise him. Also, both of them are hardly the most popular kids at Hogwarts. Perhaps, they'll comfort each other in the dark times expected in Book 7?

    Edit: JK crashed this one.

    Tonks and Lupin

    We see from the hospital wing scene at the end of HBP that Nymphadora and Remus do have feelings for each other; the only thing that's keeping the relationship from developing at this point is Lupin pulling away because of his lycanthropy. We think he'll come to his senses eventually, though, especially in these times, where it's most important to keep loved ones close.

    The following couples were considered pre-Half-Blood Prince, but we really don't believe stand a chance now. However, if you have a strong argument for why any of these couples could work, please e-mail your thoughts to the editorials section and, again, if they like 'em, we'll post them here.

    - Ron and Luna

    - Harry and Luna

    - Harry, Ron, and Hermione Love Triangle

    - Hermione and Krum

    - Hermione and Draco

    - Ginny and Draco

    - Ginny and Colin

    - Ginny and Neville

    - Percy and Penelope

    - Harry and Susan Bones

    - Harry and Cho

    Confirmed Information

    On this page you can find several points of information we know about Book 7. Each of these points have been confirmed by an official JK Rowling source.

    Character Information

    * We will find out something "incredibly important" about Lily Potter

    * We will find out who R.A.B. is

    * We will discover more about Dumbledore's past

    * We will discover where Snape's loyalties lie.

    * Something will be revealed about Petunia Dursley, although it will not be that she is a Squib

    * Viktor Krum will return (World Book Day, 2004 interview)

    * We will see a reappearance of Dolores Umbridge - "It's too much fun to torture her not to have another little bit more before I finish." (MuggleNet/Leaky Interview)

    * JKR has said, "There is a character who does manage, in desperate circumstances, to do magic quite late in life, but that is very rare..."

    Plot Information

    * Harry will face Voldemort for the final time

    * Harry will be attempting to find and destroy Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes

    * Harry will return to the Dursleys' during the school vacation, but the magical protection Dumbledore arranged will expire on his 17th birthday when he comes of age

    * Harry will visit Godric's Hollow

    * There will be a reappearance of the two-way mirror

    * We will see the wedding of Fleur and Bill Weasley

    * The fact that Harry "has his mother's eyes" will prove to be an important plot point

    * At least one character will die

    Other

    * The last word is expected to be "scar," but may change

    * We will finally learn the full reason why some people become ghosts when they die and others don't

    * The final chapter, which has already been written, will detail what happens to the characters that survive

    * There will be no more Quidditch matches

    Loose Ends

    Because Book 7 is going to be the last book in the series, we can assume that it's going to tie up all of the loose ends that have accumulated over the years. Here's a list of those questions that will probably be answered in the last Harry Potter book. If you think we've missed any, e-mail them directly to sarah at staff dot mugglenet dot com (not sara at staff dot mugglenet dot com, nor Sara (Editor) on the feedback form, as they are two different people).

    * Will Hogwarts open up again? And if so, will Harry, Ron, and Hermione attend for their seventh year?

    * Is Snape good or evil?

    * What is the significance of Harry having his mother's eyes?

    * Why did Dumbledore trust Snape so much?

    * Why was Voldemort prepared to let Lily live after he killed James at Godric's Hollow?

    * Who is R.A.B.?

    * Are Dumbledore and Sirius actually dead? Update: JKR confirmed in New York that Dumbledore is in fact dead - but we still don't know about Sirius!

    * What bad memory was Dudley forced to encounter when he was attacked by the dementors in Order of the Phoenix?

    * Where are the remaining Horcruxes? And furthermore, was Dumbledore right about what the remaining Horcruxes are? If he wasn't, what are they?

    * With Dumbledore dead, who will lead the Order?

    * Is Bill Weasley a full werewolf?

    * Did Voldemort go to Godric's Hollow alone the night he tried to kill Harry? If so, how do people know the events of that night?

    * Will the two-way mirror that Sirius gave to Harry come up again?

    * Is the relationship between Ginny and Harry really over? Will they get back together in the end?

    * What was the 'gleam of triumph' in Dumbledore's eyes at the end of Goblet of Fire?

    * How will Peter Pettigrew repay his life debt to Harry?

    * What lies beyond the veil in the Department of Mysteries?

    * If Dumbledore and Petunia were in contact before Harry was taken to Privet Drive, then what were they discussing in their letters? Thanks, T.M. Howard

    * Who was "that awful boy" who Petunia referred to in OOTP? Was it James, or was it somebody else? Thanks, Pranav

    * Will Ron and Hermione's relationship finally come to be, or will something happen that prevents it?

    * What were Lily and James' occupations?

    * Will Dumbledore's portrait be of any use to Harry?

    * What will Percy do now that the Ministry has been proven wrong and Dumbledore is dead?

    * Where did Fawkes go at the end of Half-Blood Prince?

    * What did Dumbledore see or experience after he drank the potion in the cave in HBP? Thanks, Linda

    * How exactly did the Potters and the Longbottoms 'thrice defy Voldemort'? Thanks, Kyle

    * Assuming Hogwarts will open in Book 7, who will be the DADA teacher? Thanks, Kimmi

    * Again, if Hogwarts remains open in Book 7, who will teach Transfiguration if Professor McGonagall becomes headmistress? And will Slughorn remain to teach potions for a second year although he said he would only be there for one? Thanks, Alex Yee

    * Will the terms of the Prophecy be fulfilled? If so, will Harry kill Voldemort, or will Voldemort kill Harry? Thanks to Rachel and Kevan

    * On her website, JKR stated that "there IS a significant - even crucial - answer" to the following question: How and why did Dumbledore have James' invisibility cloak? What is the significance of this? Thanks, Phil

    * What happened to Ollivander? And since there was no sign of a struggle when he disappeared, who's side is he on? And what about Florean Fortescue - are their disappearances linked? Thanks, Michael and Steph

    * Will Ron and Harry pass their Apparation tests? Thanks, Molly

    * What's the deal with Dumbledore's family? (JKR said in her interview with MuggleNet/TLC that Dumbledore's family would be a "profitable line of inquiry".) Thanks, Cycloneprime

    * If Voldemort lost his body at Godric's Hollow, then who retrieved his wand? Thanks, Matt

    * What's behind the locked door in the Department of Mysteries? Thanks, Kayleigh

    * Why did Regulus choose to leave the Death Eaters? Thanks, Kelli

    * Will we learn any more about Dumbledore's brother Aberforth? Will he have an important role to play in the book? Thanks, Andy

    * What happened to Dumbledore's wand after his death? Thanks, J.R.

    * What did Dumbledore actually see in the Mirror of Erised in the first book? Thanks, Vanessa

    * Who will reinstate the protective barriers around Hogwarts that Dumbledore took down so he and Harry could fly to the tower? Not just anybody could have taken them down or Hogwarts would be constantly attacked; is Dumbledore the only one who can perform those charms? Thanks, Ashley

    * How did Dumbledore know the details of Lord Voldemort's murder of Lily - how LV offered to spare her life and how the charm that protects Harry was formed - if no one else was there to witness it? Was Dumbledore actually there to witness it? Thanks, Shelly

    * What went on in the period of time between baby Harry's rescue from the ruins of Godric's Hollow and being left the NEXT DAY at the Dursley's doorstep? Thanks, Invidia

    * What were Dumbledore and Snape arguing about that Hagrid overheard at the edge of the forest in HBP? Was it about spying on Draco, or was it something else? Thanks, Denise

    * What will become of Draco, Lucius, and Narcissa Malfoy? Specifically, will Draco stay loyal to Voldemort, or will he change his mind and fight for the other side? Thanks, Lisa

    * Where did Snape and Draco go at the end of the sixth book? Thanks, Keith

    Book 7 Popular Theories

    The same theories keep cropping up: Dumbledore is/isn't dead; Snape is good/bad; Harry is a Horcrux; R.A.B. is Regulus Black; etc. Below you can find the best and most well written ones we've found in MuggleNet's extensive Editorials section. If you would like to see your editorial on this page, please first submit it to the Editorials staff and if they like it, we'll post it here.

    Argument: Snape is good

    Dumbledore's Man Through and Through

    Argument: Snape is bad

    Snape is Evil

    Argument: Snape is working for himself

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Antagonist

    Argument: R.A.B. is Regulus Black

    Key in the Kitchens

    Argument: R.A.B. may be someone else

    Which Wizard?

    Argument: Harry is a Horcrux

    Harry Potter and the Seventh Piece of the Puzzle

    Argument: Harry is not a Horcrux

    For Neither Can Live While the Other Survives

    For more on Horcruxes, be sure to check out MuggleNet's Level Nine section on the pesky bit of Dark magic.

    These editorials only scratch the surface of what's being discussed in the way of Book 7 theories, so be sure to check out the rest of them in the Editorial section and maybe even submit an idea of your own.

  • 1 decade ago

    I believe that Professor Dumbledore is still alive. Remember his hand? He never answered Harry when he asked why it was that way. And very early in the book, he told the Weasleys that the Death Eaters had learned how to duplicate others, so they should develop a password to identify each other. It was never mentioned again. I think "Dumbledore" is actually Wormtail in disguise. Remember, he had his hand cut off, with a silver hand put in its place. Maybe the method for duplicating others doesn't work as well when the body part isn't made of flesh.

    Also, I don't think Harry will die--I think it will be Neville. Remember, the prophecy only stated that a boy born July 31 will kill Voldemort and be killed by him. Neville was also born on July 31, but because he didn't show any magical ability, and because Harry had caused Voldemort to lose his powers, it was assumed that Harry was the one. But Neville also has lost a great deal to Voldemort, and he is becoming more and more talented (remember how he was improving so much in the Dumbledore's Army meetings?), so I think he will actually be the one who kills Voldemort, and who is killed by him.

  • Gladys
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    4 years ago

    Are you joking? What is wrong with you people. I'll admit that a lot of people thought it mediocre, but it was a good way for Rowling to end the series. She tied up all the loose parts that were from the Sorcerer's Stone up till the ones that she created in Deathly Hallows. The only thing that wasn't so glamorous was the Epilogue (Nineteen Years Later). The original epilogue was longer and more detailed, but I believe JK wanted people to create their own assumptions; however, she had an interview which discussed what happened to harry, Ron, and Hermione with their jobs and lives...as well as other characters. It was a GREAT book.

  • 1 decade ago

    Mugglenet.com has a lot of clever predictions you might enjoy. It's a great website for Harry Potter fans.

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  • RE_FAN
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    It would be an awsome twist if Voldemort were Harry's real father...Lily had him with Voldie, but met James, Then Voldie killed them both and tried to kill the "SPAWN"

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i think harry is the final horcrux, and to destroy voldemort, he must destroy himself

  • 1 decade ago

    i dunno

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