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March 21, 2007

For the HP fans…

Great article on Severus Snape from the Baltimore Sun.

(via Leaky Cauldron)

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Slothboy permalink
    March 21, 2007 11:04 am

    I still agree with the “snape as a good guy” concept, for basically the same reasons as outlined by the article. But I still don’t know how he will be effective as a spy when the Order of the Phoenix can no longer possibly trust him, short of some sort of “from beyond the grave” message from Dumbledore. Maybe a letter that will be delivered explaining why the order should still trust snape. Otherwise he will be limited to the role of saboteur, which might still be useful.

    I continue to look forward to the impending heroism of Neville. As discussed previously, I think he will be very instrumental in the saving of the proverbial day. Also Draco will be the Dumbledore’s Army version of Snape. He’s coming to the anti-voldy team.

    Should we start a death pool? Who’s gonna die people?

    My picks:

    Voldemort (duh?)
    Harry Potter (sorry kids)
    Luna Lovegood
    One of the Weasley twins

    and for some reason, I have a very strong vibe that Hagrid will bite the dust too. Although, probably not Hagrid AND Harry. If Harry lives, Hagrid will die and vice versa.

  2. April 3, 2007 7:43 am

    Found this and thought of your death pool idea. It’s like Vegas for Harry Potter.

    Will Harry Potter Die?

  3. Tre permalink
    April 3, 2007 9:06 am

    So, here’s a thought I had a couple weeks ago about Snape’s murder of Dumbledore…

    Do you remember when Sirius died? Rowling was answering e-mails on her website, and someone was addressing the idea that he wouldn’t be comming back as a ghost. Rowling mentioned that, at some point in the next few books, we’d be learning more about how and why some people come back as ghosts, while others don’t. I think Dumbledore’s ‘please’ to Snape was a request to kill him, because somehow the circumstances were good that he’d come back as a ghost. Being dead, the attempts on him would cease, which may lighten up the attacks on the school, especially with Harry gone on the hunt for horcruxes. But, as a ghost, he’d still be able to advise and encourage The Order.

  4. April 3, 2007 9:13 am

    Wouldn’t Big D be a ghost anyway since his portait would be in the headmaster’s office?

    (good thought Tré)

  5. Slothboy permalink
    April 4, 2007 10:14 am

    Actually, at the end of The Order of the Phoenix, doesn’t Harry go and talk to Nearly Headless Nick about people coming back as Ghosts? I don’t remember verbatim but Nick essentially said that the person has to cast a spell before death and they do so mostly because they fear what comes after death. He says something to the effect that it is a sad choice to make and that it is often regretted.

    Dumbledore seems like the sort of chap that would be less afraid of death and what lies beyond. I can’t see him tying himself to Earth forever when he could press on to the next adventure. He expresses this sort of sentiment in his conversation with nicholas flamel at the end of the sorcerer’s stone. The way he convinced Flamel to let go of life and move on would be contradictory to his manufacturing a way to remain as a reflection of himself.

    Also I don’t think the portraits are ghosts. I think they are the magical equivalent of an AI based simulation. They aren’t real or alive but they behave as the real person would. They are a copy, not just of an image but of a personality.

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