And with detailed text analysis also comes the inevitable - fan theories. And trust us, they're pretty magical. In fact, most of them are just crazy enough to be true.
11 Crazy Harry Potter Fan TheoriesWhen you think about it, it makes total sense: J.K. Rowling is Rita Skeeter.
1 of 11Warner Bros.The idea was inspired by the Wizard’s Chess scene in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in which Ron plays as both a knight and the king - the symbolic roles that Ron and Dumbledore play, respectively, in the greater wizarding war.
2 of 11Warner Bros.The wand chooses the wizard, we all know that. But Neville chose to adopt his father’s wand instead of getting his own. Only after Dolohov destroyed it and Neville had to get a new wand at Ollivander’s did he become better at casting spells.
3 of 11Warner Bros.Based on The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Harry is the invisibility cloak brother, Snape is the resurrection stone guy, and Voldemort is the Elder Wand sibling. Dumbledore, prior to Harry, possesses all of the Hallows - just like Death in the tale.
4 of 11Warner Bros.You have to admit, this explains a lot!
5 of 11Warner Bros.The books say “either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives” - by killing Voldemort, Harry forfeits his death.
6 of 11Warner Bros.Rita was banished from living in the magical world for fabricating her stories. We assume she then went to live with the Muggles and fell upon difficult times, so she turned to writing about the wizarding world in an effort to make a living for herself.
7 of 11Warner Bros.If you think about it, Hermione should have been in Ravenclaw, Ron in Hufflepuff, and Harry in Slytherin. They only ended up in Gryffindor because they had the *courage* to ask.
8 of 11Warner Bros.Voldemort was BFFs with Fenrir Greyback, a werewolf known for infecting teenagers so that they grow up to resent humanity. He enlisted Greyback to bite the children of Death Eaters who have failed him - just like Lucius Malfoy did!
9 of 11Warner Bros.All the Weasley names except for Ron are either the names of a British king or queen or an Arthurian name. King George III was deaf in one ear and he became king because of the untimely death of Prince Fredrick.
10 of 11Warner Bros.The killing curse was originally used to cure disease (or “kill”) bacteria and viruses. This makes even more sense because at one point, people thought that “abracadabra” could cure the symptoms of the bubonic plague.
11 of 11Warner Bros.Apparently, after Fred’s death, George uses the Time Turner to travel to another place and time to become someone new and fulfil the dream of creating a mischievous paradise for kids and adults as an homage to his brother. Makes sense!
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13 Harry Potter Characters Greatly Improved By Snapchat FiltersFawn Voldemort is the most adorable thing ever.
1 of 13Warner Bros."Boo hoo, I didn't get the Quidditch cup this year!"
2 of 13Warner Bros.Ron is absolutely buzzing.
3 of 13Warner Bros.We cannot unsee this face swap.
4 of 13Warner Bros.He woke up like this.
5 of 13Warner Bros.Is this the most adorable thing you've ever seen or what?
6 of 13Warner Bros.Minerva 100%.
7 of 13Warner Bros.We always knew Hagrid was simply fabulous.
8 of 13Warner Bros."Police, stop right there. Stop laughing, I'm Sirius."
9 of 13Warner Bros.When you finally discover how washing machines work.
10 of 13Warner Bros.We... We sort of want to hug him?
11 of 13Warner Bros."The new issue of The Quibbler doesn't come out till next month :("
12 of 13Warner Bros.Yas queen.
13 of 13Warner Bros.Remember that time she was a cat? Yeah, this is better.
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