Harry Potter Fans Are Pointing Out The Best Fan Theories About The Golden Trio

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Vote up the best Harry Potter fan theories about the golden trio.

The Golden Trio makes up the backbone of the Harry Potter series and while we've know how their story ended for years there are plenty of fans who have been filling in blanks about the friends. These are the most interesting fan theories about Harry, Ron, and Hermione.


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    101 VOTES

    Harry And Ron Were Both Powerful Psychics That Didn't Know Their Power

    From Redditor u/minisaladfresh:

    Throughout the Harry Potter books, Divination class is regarded as something of a joke, particularly by Harry and Ron, but it seems barely anybody takes it seriously. In Prisoner of Azkaban, Professor McGonagall scoffs at the prediction of Harry's imminent death, claiming that Professor Trelawney predicts a student's death every year and has never been right before. Even Professor Dumbledore himself states that Professor Trelawney's total number of genuine predictions is three.

    Harry and Ron make no secret of the fact that they don't have any interest (or even belief) in Divination, and Professor Trelawney tells them several times that they 'do not possess the inner eye' - at least until they discover that the best way to get good marks in the subject is by appealing to Trelawney's love of doom and gloom by pretending to predict their own deaths and suffering.

    However, despite Harry and Ron not even believing in Divination, and Professor Trelawney's insistence that they do not possess 'the gift' required to gaze into the future there is actually a surprising amount of evidence that they are two of the most gifted mystics in the Wizarding World.

    By the start of their fourth year at Hogwarts, Harry and Ron have all but given up on actually trying to do Divination properly. When given the homework of using planets to predict their futures, they end up throwing aside their planetary charts and decide to just make stuff up. Together, they 'make up' that Harry is in danger of suffering burns, drowning, losing a treasured possession, being stabbed in the back by someone he thought was a friend, and of course, dying.

    All of these things happen.

    Shortly after coming up with these 'fake' predictions, Harry is entered into the Triwizard Tournament.

    The first task of the tournament? Facing a dragon. Danger of suffering burns? Check.

    Second task, Harry is faced with surviving an hour underwater in the Black Lake. Danger of drowning? Check.

    His objective in that task is to rescue the friends that were taken from him. Losing a treasured possession? Check.

    By the end of the year, Harry discovers that Mad-Eye Moody, the man who has helped Harry throughout the year, is actually a Death Eater in disguise and was helping him only to guide him into Voldemort's hands. Stabbed in the back by someone he thought was a friend? Check.


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    81 VOTES

    The Dementors Were More Obsessed With Harry Because He Had More Soul Than The Average Person

    From Redditor u/ThereIsBearCum:

    The 1/8th of Voldemort's soul that attached itself to Harry means he has more soul than everyone else, Dementors go 'sh*t yeah, 1.125 for the price of 1, gotta get me some of that."

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    78 VOTES

    Harry Was Resurrected By The Hallows

    From Redditor u/WippitGuud:

    Everyone goes by the explanation in Deathly Hallows given by Dumbledore as to why Harry didn't die at the end of the book. He says: because Voldemort took Harry's blood to recreate his body, Lily's protection kept Harry from dying. This statement does not work with the evidence of the event.

    • When Harry was hit by the killing curse as a baby, it rebounded and killed Voldemort, necessitating that he create a new body. This did not happen the second time.
    • When Harry was hit by the killing curse as a baby, it left a visible mark. This did not happen the second time.
    • To destroy a Horcrux, the container must be destroyed.

    Three is the important one here. Harry needed to be destroyed for the part of Voldemort's soul to be killed. Had Lily's protection been responsible for the survival, he would not have died. Hence that portion of soul would also not have died. So, Harry must have been killed.

    When Harry was in Kings Cross in his head, he could have chosen to move on. Which means he was dead. There was some other force at work which gave him the choice to return to life, without needing the methods Voldemort had to use to create a new body. And Harry had something of that level of power with him - master of the united Hallows: he had the stone and the cloak, and the curse was cast from the Elder Wand, which he was currently master of.

    Because Harry chose to not defend himself, the Wand was not defeating Harry, so its allegiance did not change. Dumbledore even comments on it, 'And that, I think, will have made all the difference.' Had he tried to duel, he would've lost allegiance to the wand when he lost, and simply died.

    Dumbledore lied to Harry. Probably to protect him - knowing you're the master of the Hallows could make anyone power hungry.

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    66 VOTES

    Hermione Modified Her Parent's Memories Much Earlier Than She Admitted

    From Redditor u/Meear:

    The saddest one I've heard is that Hermione modified her parents' memories over Christmas in OotP (rather than just before DH starts, as is commonly assumed), which is why she broke off her skiing holiday to come to Grimmauld Place instead. Hermione never does go home after this (that we know of), spending every holiday after that point with Harry and Ron.

    I quite like this theory, as it goes some way to tying up the 'how would the neighbours react to Mr. and Mrs. Granger forgetting their daughter' type plot holes if the whole family just never came back from their holiday. Still very sad for Hermione though, if she had to live with what she'd done for two years before she felt she could tell Harry and Ron.

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    85 VOTES

    Hermione's Cat Used To Belong To Harry's Mom

    From Redditor u/RoseTheOdd:

    Crookshanks was the Potters' cat.

    He's half kneazle, so he lives for a long time, and it would explain how easily he knew and trusted Sirius (a big black scary dog most cats would likely run a mile from) as well as his also knowing and hating scabbers.

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    61 VOTES

    Dumbledore Set Up Ron And Hermione To Be Harry's Friend

    From Redditor u/CollectAndRun:

    I was rewatching Chamber of Secrets and noticed an odd image. Harry flips between a photo of James & Lily and then a photo of himself with Ron & Hermione. Ron & Hermione are in the same position as James & Lily. In some regards they are not only his friends, but the only 'real' family Harry has.

    Love Protection is without question a major theme of the series. People may not love the ship of Hermione & Ron, but as the series has an arc based around their love - it's not absurd to believe that their love growing together was one of the elements saving Harry from Voldemort and many other things.

    It slowly caused me to contemplate something deeper than the friendship of the trio. Harry often refers to Hogwarts as a home. Now I am not referring to a theory that Ron & Hermione are re-incarnated James & Lily.

    But I believe Dumbledore saw into the future and knew that Ron & Hermione were a couple that was bound to happen and have a pretty strong family of their own one day.

    Think about the first thing we really know about James & Lily. They both died sacrificing themselves for Harry. What happens in the final chapters of the book? Ron & Hermione, out of love, offer to sacrifice themselves in both of their preferred challenges for Harry to move on and defeat Voldemort. These are sacrifices they make like parents. Not kids. Not friends. Hogwarts is a boarding school, but the one thing that Harry lacked to get through school was an experience in a normal family dynamic. He doesn't have parents to rely on when it came through the emotional turmoil. Instead he's given the next best thing. Two people who provide that for him that will (together) be parents one day. In many ways, Ron & Hermione not only saved Harry from various plots to end his life - but they kept him from reaching a darkness that any orphan dealing with trauma might go through --- the same kind that tormented Tom Riddle.

    Read the full theory here.