15 Fan Theories About The Mothers In 'Harry Potter' That Actually Make A Lot Of Sense

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As any true fan knows, the mothers in the Harry Potter franchise play a pivotal role. Thus, they've inspired some truly interesting fan theories to help fill in gaps that don't quite make sense - yet.

Below, fans have shared their favorite fan theories about the Harry Potter mothers. Vote up your favorites!

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    Molly Weasley's Clock Was Made By Her Husband

    Molly Weasley's Clock Was Made By Her Husband
    Photo: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets / Warner Bros. Pictures

    From Redditor u/80nz1:

    As stated in the title, I believe that in Harry Potter, Arthur Weasley made the clock for Molly.

    The books mention that it looks like an ordinary clock except it has the Weasley faces on the hands, and it points to locations instead of times. We know that Arthur has a history of (very successfully) tinkering with muggle "artifacts" in order to give them magical properties, and even creating loopholes in the laws to allow himself to do this.

    We also find out that Molly "doesn't know anyone else who has a clock like that," and when Dumbledore comments on it in the Order of the Phoenix he says something like "...although I'm sure she already knows thanks to that wonderful little clock of hers," which seems to infer a bit that it's not completely commonplace.

    I think that Molly was freaking out when Bill was leaving to become a curse-breaker in Egypt, and so Arthur made the clock for her to help her find some piece of mind. I think that he had created a loophole in the law that infers that if you alter the appearance enough of a muggle artifact then it can no longer be considered illegal. Not wanting Molly to know he'd been tinkering, he infers that he got it off someone else/purchased it, hence why she considers that she's never seen anyone else with one, she doesn't know that it's one of a kind.

    291 votes
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    Rowena Ravenclaw Created The Room Of Requirement

    Rowena Ravenclaw Created The Room Of Requirement
    Photo: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 / Warner Bros. Pictures

    From Redditor u/AvidReader182:

    We know that Salazar Slytherin created the Chamber of Secrets, obviously. From Pottermore;

    "Perhaps, when he first constructed the Chamber, Slytherin wanted no more than a place in which to instruct his students in spells of which the other three founders may have disapproved (disagreements sprung up early around the teaching of the Dark Arts). However, it is clear by the very decoration of the Chamber that by the time Slytherin finished it he had developed grandiose ideas of his own importance to the school."

    We also know that Ravenclaws sometimes practices stranger magic as well. From Wikipedia;

    "Ravenclaws also pride themselves in being original in their ideas, and methods. It's not unusual to find Ravenclaw students practising especially different types of magic that other houses might shun."

    We also know that (Wiki);

    "She was noted for her intelligence and creativity, and was regarded as one of the greatest witches of the age."

    And that (Ravenclaw chocolate frog trading cards);

    "Ravenclaw came up with the ever-changing floor plan."

    So, could Ravenclaw have created the Room of Requirement - a room that produces whatever the seeker needs - for her academically-advanced students to practice magic that the other founders might shun? It would allow her and her students to stock books and ingredients that might have been suspicious otherwise.

    277 votes
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    Narcissa Genuinely Thought Harry Would Win

    Narcissa Genuinely Thought Harry Would Win
    Photo: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 / Warner Bros. Pictures

    From Redditor u/blambliab:

    She just watched Voldemort's killing curse hit Harry and leave him unharmed. She didn't know anything about the horcruxes or the part of Voldemort's soul that was attached to Harry. All she saw was Harry walking up to Voldemort, being hit by Avada Kedavra and survive. Again. At that point I wouldn't be surprised if she thought that Harry is going to beat Voldemort. I don't think she had the time to go through all the possible outcomes of her decision, like you did. She didn't have the time to dwell on those things.

    I think she just placed her bet on Harry in that moment. It was the right choice.

    238 votes
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    Merope Gaunt Used The Imperius Curse To Ensnare Tom Riddle, Not A Love Potion

    Merope Gaunt Used The Imperius Curse To Ensnare Tom Riddle, Not A Love Potion
    Photo: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince / Warner Bros. Pictures

    From Redditor u/ETIwillsaveusall:

    I know this might be a bit of a controversial stance but hear me out.

    Dumbledore and Harry only guess that Merope used a love potion on Tom Riddle Sr., but, IMO, this is a bad assumption and doesn't make much sense with the story we're given.

    How would she have known to make a love potion? Who would have taught her that? Marvolo? Why would he teach her that? (Unless she read it in a book?)

    Where would have Merope gotten the ingredients to make numerous love potions for almost a year. Her family is dirt poor. She wouldn't have the money. (Unless she found the ingredients in the wild or stole them?)

    Why would Tom Riddle Sr. even stop if she offered him a drink? If some strange woman who lived in a house with a dead snake nailed to the door and whose eyes pointed in opposite directions offered you glass of liquid, would you take it? Seriously.

    Dumbledore tells Harry that Riddle returned home about a year after he left, claiming to have been under some strange enchantment. We don't know if it's possible to fight the effects of a love potion, so if you think she used the potion, you're going to have to assume, as Dumbledore does, that at some point, Merope made a miscalculation and assumed that Tom would want to stay and take care of a baby with her.

    But we do know that you can fight off the Imperius Curse through sheer will, especially if you've been under it for a while.

    Merope came from a family with a love for dark magic. Her brother and father got arrested for attacking Muggles and Ministry employees. She probably knew the Imperius Curse. What's more, Morfin originally got in trouble with the Ministry for hitting Riddle with a spell through the window while he passed in his carriage. Merope saw that demonstration. She could have easily replicated it.

    Basically, it would take a lot of time and effort for Merope to brew a love potion and it would take a lot of stupidity on Riddle's part to drink it. And then a serious misjudgment on Merope's part to just think that Riddle would stick around without magical influence.

    You know what doesn't require ingredients or naiveté to work? The Imperius Curse.

    204 votes
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    Narcissa Malfoy Is The Secret Granddaughter Of Gellert Grindelwald

    Narcissa Malfoy Is The Secret Granddaughter Of Gellert Grindelwald
    Photo: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince / Warner Bros. Pictures

    From Redditor u/herefortthememes161:

    I have heard a while ago that some people were convinced that Narcissa Malfoy had to be an illegitimate child because her blonde hair does not at all match all the other Black family members who have... well black hair. So I did some research and on the (German) Harry Potter Fan Wiki it said, that her mother was Druella Black, who was born a Rosier. There’s no information about her parents but (judging by the name) she could be the daughter of Vinda Rosier - the woman living with Grindelwald in Paris. So could it be possible that Narcissa is the granddaughter of Grindelwald? That would explain her blonde hair (recessive Genes"skip" a generation a lot of times and then have a 50:50 chance of appearing which fits 1/3 daughters getting it, blonde hair is nearly always recessive) and fit into the timeline. 

    209 votes
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    Augusta Longbottom Wanted Revenge And Tried To Give Dawlish The Same Fate As Her Son

    Augusta Longbottom Wanted Revenge And Tried To Give Dawlish The Same Fate As Her Son
    Photo: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets / Warner Bros. Pictures

    From Redditor u/meanderingmiguel:

    We don’t get much of perspective on Augusta Longbottom only that she was strict on Neville and placed Dawlish and several death eaters in a long term coma.

    My theory is that when Dawlish and the other death eaters came to arrest her to get to Neville, I am sure they mentioned on how they were going to torture Neville if she didn’t comply. After hearing this she went mad and and tortured everyone there. The weight of her son being tortured to death and now hearing that her only grandchild the last of her line was bound to the same fate, she went berserk and tortured Dawlish hence why he was still in the hospital. Then went to join the Battle of Hogwarts.

    184 votes