If you’re a Potterhead, you know that ever since “Deathly Hallows, Part 2” was released, we have had very little to look forward to. This has led to lots of super fans coming up with completely insane and often hilarious “Harry Potter” fan theories. Here are some the best that the internet has to offer:
1) Draco Malfoy is a werewolf.
One fan came up with the theory that to punish Lucius Malfoy for his failure to retrieve the prophecy in “Order of the Phoenix”, Voldemort set Fenrir Greyback (a werewolf) on Draco. The fan argued that this was what caused Draco’s sickly appearance and anxiety throughout “Half-Blood Prince” rather than his quest to kill Dumbledore. The fan also references the time Voldemort suggests that Draco should “babysit the cubs” when he learns of Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks’ baby.
2) Dumbledore is actually Ron Weasley traveling back in time.
This theory doesn’t have a lot to go on other than some physical similarities between Ron and Dumbledore such as long fingers and a wounded left leg. While this theory is really fun to think about, sadly it simply can’t be true based on J.K. Rowling’s amount of information about Dumbledore’s personal life (i.e. his childhood, love for his best friend Gellert Grindelwald, etc).
The beginning of the Harry Potter series really depicted Neville as a bumbling excuse for a wizard. However, it turns out that it may not have been him the whole time. It’s common knowledge that in the wizarding world, the wand chooses the wizard. A wizard must have that connection with his wand in order to be able to use it properly. This is proven time and time again throughout the series. Anyway, Neville starts off his time at Hogwarts using his father’s old wand…hence why he really falls behind his classmates in every subject except Herbology. After “Order of the Phoenix” when his wand is broken in the fight at the Department of Mysteries, Neville is forced to get a proper wand and then suddenly, he becomes good at magic. As a diehard Harry Potter fan, I feel pretty dumb for not realizing this the first 22 times I read the series.
4) The Dursleys hated Harry because he was a Horcrux.
In the “Deathly Hallows” it became apparent that being too close to a Horcrux causes people to be almost physically repulsed. One fan theory believes that it was because Harry was a Horcrux that the Dursleys hated him so much. While this theory holds some water, it can’t be true or else Harry would’ve had no friends or girlfriends while at school due to everyone hating him. Still, it would be nice to think that the Dursleys weren’t terrible entirely on their own.
5) Harry is immortal after killing Voldemort.
This theory stems from the infamous prophecy’s line, “either must die at the hand of the other, for neither can live while the other survives.” The fan responsible for this theory, states that because Voldemort is killed in “Deathly Hallows”, Harry can’t be killed because Voldemort would’ve had to have been the one who did it. While intriguing, if this theory is true it is extremely sad. After all, Harry, who has watched so many of his loved ones die, would want nothing more than to be reunited with them one day. To have that promise of peace taken from him would be horrible.
While most of these theories can pretty much be proven false, some of them really make you wonder. After all, J.K. Rowling has so much information about the beloved characters that never made it onto the pages of her books, it’s entirely possible that fans may have touched onto something deep and true that was simply never revealed to the public. Hopefully one day, J.K. Rowling will look at these theories and tell us which ones have some truth to them.