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danaoshee posted an interesting comment; speculation is rampant that Harry's scar is one of Voldemort's Horacruxes.

That would explain why Voldemort doesn't want anybody to kill Potter.

I doubt it, though.

Voldemort was ready to sacrifice Harry in Goblet of Fire to bring himself back to life, and I don't think it was a chunk of his soul that was going to do the job.

If Harry was carrying a chunk of Voldemort's soul in his scar, the Inferi in the cave would have probably ignored him completely; the odds of them not being commanded to allow Voldemort access are pretty slim.

The killer, though, is that Harry's scar is his connection to Voldemort. Voldemort doesn't have connections to his bits-o-soul. He didn't know that Tom Riddle's Diary was destroyed until he was told. He probably didn't know that years ago Slytherin's locket had been replaced with a fake. It doesn't make sense that Harry's connection to Voldemort would be because his scar was a Horacrux.


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Jul. 21st, 2005 09:53 am (UTC)
OK, here's my friend eutychus' theory:

For reasons still unkown to us, Dumbledore had extremely good (he might even say, watertight) reason to trust Snape. I think those reasons will be made clear in the next book.

Before he took harry to the cave, Dumbledore made Harry swear that he would finish the job, no matter what happened to Dumbledore. I think Snape is still on the good side, but undercover, and I think such an agreement was made between Dumbledore and Snape as well.

To wit; Voldemort would be too smart to put his soul in such a simple thing as a locket, but it would be the obvious thing that one would think of seeing it protected beneath the bowl of liquid. I don't think that was the Horcrux at all. I think the liquid itself was the horcrux. In thinking that one had to drink the liquid to get to the locket, Voldemort could easily deposit his soul into whoever drank the liquid then and take over that persons body. And although he put up a valient fight, that's what happened to Dumbledore.

But Dumbledore also knew what was happening and knew it before hand. He also knew that the only person who could drink the horcrux and have a half way decent chance of living for even a short enough time was a wizard as powerful as himself. So, it was planned before hand that he would drink it and then sacrifice himself, that being the only way to kill that part of Voldemort's soul without destroying an innocent person instead.

That would explain what Dumbledore was ranting about as he was drinking it; he was obviosuly reliving a part of Voldemort's life that scarred him forever and turned him evil. It also explains why Dumbledore was sayaing "Servius ... please" before being killed (he was actually asking Snape to kill him before Voldemort could take over completely), why Snape gave him a look of complete hatred before he did it (that hatred was towards Voldemort, not Dumbledore) and why malfoy had such a difficult time bringing himself to kill him (he must have recognized Voldemort's soul in Dumbledore's body.)

I don't think RAB referes to Regulus Black. I think in some way it's a code referring to Dumbledore himself; he wrote that message and put it in the locket, knowing that Voldemort would someday see it. It refers to the entire incident that had just happened (i.e. Dumbledore having discovered Voldemort's secret; that part of his soul was in the liquid he had just drunk.)
Whatcha think?
Jul. 27th, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC)
Intriguing...I wondered about why whoever replaced the locket would bother to put the magical protections back in place. Hmm...must think on this :).

I guess my question in that case would be why would the inferi try to keep the person who had drunk it from getting *out*?
Jul. 27th, 2005 01:28 pm (UTC)
More reasons I like your theory:

I had briefly thought that maybe Dumbledore discovered that he was somehow a horcrux, but it didn't make sense that it wouldn't have been clear long ago. You've made my fleeting theory into something that works :).

Didn't the note say something like, "by the time you find this, I'll be dead"? (sorry - at work and don't have a copy handy). Why would someone say that unless they knew their death was imminent? Who knows how often Voldemort checks on his horcruxes? er...horcruces. er...more than one horcrux ;).
Jul. 27th, 2005 01:30 pm (UTC)
Don't ask me - it's not my theory. I haven't even read the book yet. :)
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