Who is R.A.B. ?

Here's some general Speculations about who is R.A.B

• Likely Regulus, but consider "abreviations" or 'short'names

- Benson, Amy? Short for something else... for example Rose Amelia Benson?
She was one of Voldemorts first 'victims', and in case she turned out magical herself, she might have followed Voldemorts developments in life with wish of revenge.
- Bode, Broderick? Rod "A" Bode
Working for ministry, on to something? Found out something? Got unlucky at the wrong moment?
- Bones, Amelia? Short for something else... for example Rose Amelia Bones?
Working for ministry, on to something? Found out something? Got unlucky at the wrong moment?
- Borage, Libartius? Short for Rat "A" Borage? Maybe once been a teacher at HW? maybe nickname Rat or alike?
- Borgin? Shady figure or maybe some relative of the shop owner..
- Burke, Caractacus? Shady figure or maybe some relative of the shop owner..

. ( webmaster HPF)

• I think it is regulus black, sirius's brother the death eater who was killed by voldemort 16yr's before HBP. ( merri)

• Could it be Siruis's brother? Regulus Black, I can't find his middle name, it isn't on the tapestry. Plus we know that Lord V killed him for trying to back out of the DE. Could he have switched the horcrux prior to being killed? ( mc)

• In book 6, chapter 28 "Flight of the Prince", on page 609, Harry reads a note from an anonymous person by the initials of R.A.B. The note says:

"To the Dark Lord, I know I will be dead long before you read this but I want you to know that it was I who discovered your secret. I have stolen the real Horcrux and intend to destroy it as soon as I can. I face death in the hope that when you meet your match, you will be mortal once more. R.A.B."

After much thought, I have come to suspect that Regulus Black, Sirius' brother, wrote this letter. He is the only person, thus far, that has been mentioned with those initials in the Harry Potter series. We can assume that Regulus was a Death Eater, as was the rest of the family, except Sirius. And in book 6, chapter 3 on page 50, Dumbledore mentions Sirius' brother, saying that he died before Sirius and bore no children. I do not know why Regulus would have sought and taken the locket Horcrux, but one can guess it was because Lord Voldemort was upset with him in some way and Regulus knew that he was going to be killed anyway. ( SoleSerendipity )

• Well, we all seem to think it's Regulus, and I must agree. For further proof, consider this. In book 5, when they're at Grimmauld Place, which is the Black family house, they find a "heavy locket" that they can't open. That HAS to mean Regulus got the true Horcrux, left a fake one in its place, and brought the real one back to the Black family house, and that's what the kids found in book 5, but didn't realize it at the time. That just makes sense. ( Clayton )

• I agree that RAB is Sirius' brother. I also think the locket was once at 12 Grimmauld Place, as were several of the other Horcruxes (Perhaps the goblet that clued Harry into the fact Mundungus was stealing from him? Is that the Hufflepuff cup?) But I think that Mundungus Fletcher may have taken these items when he stripped the place as Harry found out just outside of the Three Broomsticks in chapter 12. I think Harry will spend quite a bit of time following up on Mundungus Fletcher's whereabouts in book 7. ( Marsha )

• I believe that R.A.B is Regulus Black. It is believed he was a Death Eater, and was murdered for backing out of some thing Lord Voldemort wanted him to do. I went back and checked the 5th and 6th books for clues about Reguls and his possesions. I realized that on page 116 in the 5th Harry Potter book they mention a locket that none of them can open. This could be Slytherin's locket. Regulus could have died from taking the locket from the cave , and then hiding it from Voldemort at number 12 Grimmauld Place. ( wilwixq )

• regulus black, sirius's brother. he wrote the letter adressed to the 'dark lord' because that's the way death eaters call voldemort. he hide the horcrux in his house, in fact, in the order of the fenix the locket is mentioned among the other stuff that harry and the others were cleaning. ( flo )

• I also think R.A.B. is Regulus Black, however I'm not sure the locket in book 5 is the Slytherin's locket because then there would have been a curse on anyone who tried to open the locket, and they all tried. Just a thought. ( Meg )

• The middle name of RAB could be the same as sirus's favouite uncle. Sirus also said he didn't thing his brother important enought to be killed by Voldermort. I think Snape was given the task and let Sirus's brother go free. ( Proffessor )

• I have a speculation on Regulus Black. First I think his middle name is "Atilius" (yes this also means i think he is RAB). I get my speculation of his middle name from hp-lexicon.org, on there they tell you name meanings and they say: "...Regulus was the family name of 'Marcus Atilius Regulus, a famous Roman patriot/martyr who was tortured to death.(Col. Ency.)." From this I also think that he was tortured to death. I also think that the reason he backed out was because he was told to kill his brother, Sirius Black. ( Caitlyn )

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