Re: Horcruxes and Hogwarts - apologies if this has been mentioned umpteen times
- From: "Jena" <jenmoscoso@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 22:16:32 GMT
<lord_leto@xxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> fatgit@xxxxxxxxx schrieb:
> > Surely there have to be a few Horcruxes in Hogwarts? Harry ends HBP
> > ready to leave school a la Fred & George, and continue his quest, with
> > Ron and Hermione happy to follow. It's difficult to imagine Book 7
> > without Hogwarts, so there must be a plot device to keep Harry,
> > Hermione and Ron returning for the Upper VI. As we already know that
> > Voldy wanted the DADA job to use something at Hogwarts in some way, it
> > does seem likely that there's a Horcrux or two at the school.
> Once more I have to mention my theory that during that chat in
> Dumnbledore's office Voldy turned the Sorting Hat into a horcrux. An so
> you don't need to google it out I just copy'n'paste it here:
> It's the ideal horcrux because:
> - The hat belonged to Gryffindor
> - It's one hell of a trophy. Voldy putting himself on one level with
> the four founders, all of them having put some mind/soul into the hat.
> - Four founder mind fragments mask the Voldemort fragment. That hat is
> supposed to have some soul stuffed into it, there's nothing suspicious
> about it.
> - It is kept safe at the Hogwarts Headmaster's office where they're
> not planning to throw it away for the next few thousand years. Good
> for long term data storage.
> - The horcruxes have been stored at places important to Voldy, like
> that cave and the Gaunt house, and Hogwarts is such a place.
> - To hide it right under Dumbledore's nose is Voldy's idea of irony.
> - Why did Voldy return to Hogarts (end of chapter 20)? To horcrux the
> hat. With a murder shortly before or a well-timed poison murder taking
> place right then. We've never been told that horcruxing an object
> requires some spectacular procedure.
> - A typical Harry Potter plot could include the Gryffindor sword being
> suspected, with the hat being thought of only at the last minute,
> probably by Hermione. "When will you read 'Hogwarts - A History'..."
> - The destruction of the hat could mean the end of the house system.
> Harry Potter changing Hogwarts forever would be a good end for the
> series, especially if Harry dies. And that house system, with all the
> hostility it creates, should be abandoned anyway.
The Sorting Hat definitely makes the most sense.
Perhaps that is what V was doing when Harry saw V reach for his wand in
Dumbledore's office during that memory of their meeting?
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