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Offline Lady Jaye

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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #165 on: December 8, 2006, 05:38 AM »
Ahh yes, another quality comment that ads much to the discussion at hand, thanks Matty your contributions are priceless!

Anyone else that isn't holding these tired old grudges like these two have some opinions to the contrary?
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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #166 on: December 8, 2006, 07:20 AM »
I think an unbreakable vow with Dumbledore is out of the question.  Dumbledores very nature is that he is/was very trusting.  I can't see any circumstance where he would put someone in a position to keep a promise or die.

With Snape, Rowling always makes us think incorrectly about him.  In the first book, it looked like he was after the stone, but turns out to be good instead.  In GoF it looks like he and Karkarov may be up to no good, but it wasn't the case.

His training Harry while fleeing the school may be more misdirection, espicially if he is playing both sides.  However, I think Rowling is writing him to be good, probably due to the fact he was in love with Lily and he can't forgive Voldemort for killing her.

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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #167 on: December 8, 2006, 10:31 AM »
Ahh yes, another quality comment that ads much to the discussion at hand, thanks Matty your contributions are priceless!

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Anyone else that isn't holding these tired old grudges like these two have some opinions to the contrary?

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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #168 on: December 8, 2006, 11:28 AM »
How about this then

Harry Potter sacrificing all of his magic power and ability for some unforeseen reason in the movie...and some stupid-made-up rule about 'once you do this, you can never get the power back...'

This way, you could in a sense, kill him off in a different way.

and Jeff...I laughed at your humor but, honestly, I've thought of that several times..what if Snape WAS Potters' dad? How would that change things/help move the plot of the next book/film?

I mean, what if the lil punk was Snapes' kid and he gave him up for adoption?
Or...what if Snape knocked Harry's mom up before she got married to Harry's dad? Hmmmm

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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #169 on: December 8, 2006, 01:07 PM »


Stop ass-raping the exclamation point like it's going out of style, and I'll stop making fun of you about it.  How'd that be?

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Jake: Well, you can put one on this one: I'm leaving!
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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #170 on: December 8, 2006, 04:13 PM »
They've made too many comments on how Harry looks like James Potter (except his eyes...he has his mother's eyes), for him to be Snape's kid.
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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #171 on: December 8, 2006, 04:44 PM »
True, I overlooked that

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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #172 on: December 8, 2006, 06:07 PM »
How about this then Harry Potter sacrificing all of his magic power and ability for some unforeseen reason in the movie...and some stupid-made-up rule about 'once you do this, you can never get the power back.This way, you could in a sense, kill him off in a different way.

Hey, not bad!! I can see it working in everyone's favor. She makes it so it would be hard to bring back her character, but there is always that chance if he's alive! And she does it in a way that the fans will still have Harry in their lives! ;) But if Harry is a Horcrux, there will always be a chance for he who must not be named ti return!!
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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #173 on: December 8, 2006, 06:38 PM »
But if Harry is a Horcrux, there will always be a chance for he who must not be named ti return!!

Maybe Hermione figures out a way to rid Harry of being a Horcrux at the cost of Harry losing his powers. Though without his magic, Harry is still an excellent Seeker and goes professional, becoming the Wizrding worlds best Seeker ever without any magical powers. That would still make Harry happy and still keep him in the Magical community.

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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #174 on: December 8, 2006, 07:40 PM »
I like that EXCEPT..how could he be a world class seeker and ride the broom without magic ability?!

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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #175 on: December 9, 2006, 09:09 AM »
I like that EXCEPT..how could he be a world class seeker and ride the broom without magic ability?!

Not sure, but maybe it's something that comes naturally to him... kind of like riding a bicycle, he's had the training so he'll never forget it. I don't recall if Rowling said that only the magically-inclined can ride brooms, it's just assumed so. Maybe it's not the case. Muggles don't consider it since it's all bad, pagan and make-believe.

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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #176 on: December 9, 2006, 12:00 PM »
I think that's just it! To end the story of Harry Potter, which the entire series is on, he either has to die, or as was suggested, his powers have to go! There's never been any mention if a wizard could lose their powers indefinately or not, at least not that I've seen or read. If he does lose them, it'd be a great way for Harry Potter to go on with his life, sadder without his powers, but alive! We'll see I guess!
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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #177 on: December 9, 2006, 05:27 PM »
There's never been any mention if a wizard could lose their powers indefinately or not, at least not that I've seen or read. If he does lose them, it'd be a great way for Harry Potter to go on with his life, sadder without his powers, but alive! We'll see I guess!

I highlighted "indefinately" because maybe Rowling will pull an X3 ala Magneto... whose powers seem to slowly recover at the end. Of course, Magneto is one powerful mutant like Harry is a wizard.

I can't wait to read the final book... hopefully he doesn't buy it in the end, but that's not for me to decide.

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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #178 on: December 9, 2006, 09:33 PM »
She's not going to kill Harry; that's a stupid idea.

Even though the titles have grown progressively "darker," it's still a series of children's books.  No author is going to have a main character with whom kids have identified get killed...no matter what a bunch of adult-aged adolescents think.
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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #179 on: December 10, 2006, 04:02 AM »
...no matter what a bunch of adult-aged adolescents think.


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