Who might die in book 5+ ?
There has been indication from JKR that a prominent character, will die
in the coming books. Who might this be?
my opinion it's going to be... Harry!
J.K. Rowling said about the book: "In
book five [Harry] has to examine exactly what death means, in even
closer ways." Even closer ways... He's nearly been killed a
couple of times. Could it be that Harry is going to die... And return
from death like a Phoenix does?
Here are some thoughts to support this speculation:
- The Order Of The Phoenix
This may be a group of people who have returned from the dead.
- Voldemort has returned from "almost
Tom Riddle's physical body expired when the Ava Kedavra spell bounced
back from Harry. From that time on up to the end of book 4 he was
only mystically or magically alive. He now has regained a body and
is alive again in the most concrete, biological way.
- The Avada Kedavra spell.
After Harry conjured up the Patronus during the Triwizard Tournament,
Dumbledore told him he had 'found his father inside him'. Could
it be that person that the Avada Kedavra spell is performed on,
do not die completely but their life-force simply flows over into
the dark wizard performing the spell? So returning from the dead
is something not completely impossible in the wizarding world. What
did Dumbledore say at the end of SS? 'Death is only entering another
stage' or something like that. (please correct me
This effect of the Avada Kedavra spell could
have direct implications. It could mean that Harry's parents are
still present in Voldemort and Harry's entangled lives. That could
also mean that some time (maybe at the end of book 7, when Voldemort
is finally beaten) Harry gets his parents back...!
Anyway, I'm totally sleeples until the 21st
of june. And your website is great! It raises Potter-question dormant
so far... What is Harry's secret? Is he going to become friends
with Snape? Who is Voldemort's loyal servant on Hogwarts...! (that
one's making my head spin!) And is Hermione Harry's sister? I think
it's not such a ridiculous suggestion. After all. if her parents
were really dentists, why didn't they do something about her front
teeth? And what did she really see in the Boggart in book 4? (Peter
Given the opportunities for meyham, it might be Dumbledore
who dies a horrible death. In a battle with You-Know-Who. (RaTr)
Dumbledore is going to die in the sixth book. It'll be a great
climatical event that leaves everyone devastated, and forces Harry
on his own. Someone who is close to him will be in danger, and he'll
go off and kill Voldemort. He, however, can't be helped along by Dumbledore
all the way, and thus it is necessary to remove him. There are mentions
of Dumbledore seeming old already. It's unlikely that Harry and Voldemort
will just happen to meet in some secluded place, and there's no reason
why Dumbledore wouldn't be there too in a real battle.(Midnayile)
I think that before Harry faces him, there will be a one-on-one
battle between Voldemort and Dumbledore, in which Dumbledore is killed,
proving his own mortality and telling Harry that he's on his own now;
he must fight Voldemort all by himself. (---)
His influence is fealt but always after the fact so to speak. He is
more of a fairy godperson sort of character. He is Harry's most important
teacher. For this reason he 'cannot' die until Harry has learned all
he can. (Tim
With Dumbledore gone, Harry will end up tangled in burecratic nonesense
and unable to do anything useful for fear of snape. (Tim
Maybe we finally get to see Snape's cavalier side, giving
his life to save Harry. (RaTr)
I don't think Snape is going to die soon. Reasons are that J.K. Rowling
hasn't told a lot about him yet, and as I'm writing myself, I think
I wouldn't kill anyone who can be exploited so much. I also would't
kill somebody that nobody will mourn for (that is, in the books).
Plus: Snape might not be a real evil person, but I suppose he is selfish
enough to not get killed by saving somebody. He ended up as a death
eater, after all.
I also read rumours about a fan of Harry dying, and Snape is certainly
not one of these. (Carmilla)
I could be Neville. A charachter not (yet?) having much
drastic influence to story conflicts, a spark point for the potter/malfoy
conflicts and the event of him suffering the same fate as his parents
could suffice for a dramatic touch.
Knowing JKR's penchant for surprise twists to the characters, that's
a bit too simplistic a reading of his character. He's *meant* to appear
useless precisely because he'll end up being anything but.
The constant reminders of how *unnaturally*
forgetful he is must be there for a reason. Especially when we know
that his parents are in St. Mungo's with memory problems as well,
despite having been *very* powerful.
This is interesting
a friend of
mine suspects that Neville will be the one to die. How? He'll apparently
finally show that he was meant to be in Gryffindor by facing a Dark
wizard, perhaps even Voldemort, to save Harry, Ron, and Hermione,
and die in the quest. Neville is one of my favourite characters and
is such a dear little thing
it would be horrible to lose him.
I don't see him dying, however, since his parents were so horribly
tortured at the hands of Voldemort, so I want him to keep going and
bring honour to them and himself. (Caroline
Maybe it's Percy, playing a side-roll so far but appearing
significantly on many occasions.
It could be one of the Weasley twins, Fred or George,
may not survive the coming book(s). It would give Rowling some very
interesting material in writing the other twin in later books. Those
two have been such a pair all of their lives; imagine the kind of
personality change the surviving one would undergo after having his
"other half" taken away (Lisa
The weasleys are not really necessary too often and they are essentially
one character with two bodies so you can kill one but without removing
the character from the story (Lisa
Maybe it's Ron, one of Harry's 2 closest friends would
certainly raise a great emotional point in the story.
Well as for the speculations on who is going to die thing,
I think it might be Ron. I am only saying this because if you remember
in book one Ronan said "Always the innocent are the first victims"
he was talking about the Unicorns. And the first one to die by Voldemort
was Cedric Diggory who had a wand that contained a Unicorn hair in
it. And in part three Ron got a new wand that also contained a Unicorn
hair in it. So if one of Harry's friend, or a Weasley would die, it
would most likely be Ron.
this is all I have to say in the matter, thanx for listening. (Jen)
Maybe it's Hermione, like Ron, one of Harry's 2 closest
I, for one, do not think that either
Ron nor Hermione will be the one to die in the following books. The
reason I think this is I feel Ron and Hermione may have a possible
relationship, and that wouldn't be able to take place if one of them
died. (Cleo Avilion)
I really dont think that Hermione or
Ron will die because obviously Hermiones intelligence/wit has come
in handy in the past and without her the story will have something
missing. Ron, well his family and the fact that he is one of harrys
best friends would not really be apropriate for the story-line.
I think Dumbledore's phoenix or even Dumbledore himself
are two possibilities for the one who might die. Think of the title
for book 5 Order of the Phoenix. The fact the phoenix helped Harry
in book two understanding/realising he was a "true" Griffindor.
So would'nt the phoenix be classified as a true friend?
It would not be Lupin or Sirius, they are too
important to the story and to me it is quit obvious they will be part
of the final outcome. So obviously its not either of them.. (Laura
-Harry and Ron fought so badly in the fourth book that Harry saw
what life was like without him.
-It would give him a whole new reason to get at Voldemort.
-Quoted from the fourth book, a possible clue: "Harry liked
Hermione very much, but she just wasn't the same as Ron."
-JK said, "Harry will have to explore death much more closely."
Maybe the death of his best friend?
-Also, JK said that a "special fan" would die
who is more of a fan than his best friend is?
-He proved in the first book that he is willing to sacrifice himself
for Harry and Hermione - by doing so in the chess match.
-He also showed this in the third book, by telling Sirius (when
they still thought he was bad) that he'd have to kill all three
of them if he wanted to kill Harry.
-Again, it would give Harry a whole new reason to fight Voldemort.
-They all fought in the third book, kind of like Ron and Harry in
the fourth book, but not as severely. Still, they saw what life
was like without her.
-The "special fan" clue is repeated here.
-Ron is the comic relief of the books. We need him! Though both
Harry and Hermione are really funny sometimes
"what an amazing prediction!" thing from the third book.
However, losing Hermione, while HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, wouldn't be
losing the comedy and lightness from the books. (Caroline
if not book 5, i think book 6, ron will
die. (7 seems too last minute-a year for them to mourn is suffice)
anyways, my theory centers around 2 main points. one, being a gut
feeling, and 2, more prominent. the name hermione comes from greek
mythology. 2 men loved this mythological hermione (ron, krum/harry)
and were quite jarring to eachother. to make it short, one of them
died. JK Rowling said a PROMINENT figure will die. krum's not all
that important so far-he may be in bk. 5, but i do not know. jk rowling
also hinted a weasley may die in book 6, which is a possible reason
for not bk 5. she also said in an interview with cnn that harry will
have more complex feelings for hermione. if people insist that ron
will not die, perhaps he will be kidnapped by voldemort, or voldemort
will lure ron into a trap somehow and make it appear as though ron
was killed, when really he was kidnapped, and in book 7, he'll be
found. anyways, those are my thoughts... ([unsigned])
Or might it be Hagrid. Having a forced passive role
in the good versus bad conflict, he has been set out by Dumbledore
to contact the Giants. Since the exposure of his origine in book 4,
maybe JKR has been preparing him for a bigger role. We care about
him and that would be a profound shock. Hagrid
performs an important dramatic role, as Harry's source of (non-academic)
information about the past, being the only adult Harry treats as a
peer rather than as a figure of authority (Richard
To add on to the idea that Hagrid will be the one to go, I've
read that when asked if Robbie Coltrane will play Hagrid in all seven
movies, he responds with "Sort of...", and will speak no
more on the subject. Also, Rowling has admitted to letting Coltrane
in on future events regarding Hagrid. Maybe she's told him about the
mortality of his character? (Digital
Probably the best guess for the person who will die in book
5 is Hagrid. He is the only adult Harry is a peer to. If Hagrid
died it might be an easy reason for the Gaints to side with the
dark side. The only problem with this i see is Hagrid is a greater
person/character that anyone has though of. Hagrid is trusted by
Dumbledore and dies important things for him. He is like by many
creator living in the Forbined Forest and keep Aragon safe even
though he will be expelled. (Sarah)
Posibly Lupin. A "good" character, close to
Harry and a person who likely will participate in the battle against
I think Lupin will die. In book 4, Peter Pettigrew is given
a silver hand. If you know anything about werewolves, silver kills
them. Lupin is called upon as one of the "old gang" at the
end of book 4 as well. To me, all this is not one happy little coincidence.
|| I don't think Lupin's
going to die any time soon because JK Rowling clearly stated that
he will play a very important role in book 7. That important role
could be becoming a ghost since he didn't have a great life but it's
more likely for it to be an important battle versus the dark side.(Landra)
Or Sirius. Like Lupin close
to Harry, his godfather. Also one of the people bound to confront
evil in coming books.
I think the former house elf, Dobbie will be killed
later on trying to save Harry somehow. I have thought this almost
from the beginning because he is so devoted to Harry and would naturally
give his life. (~~Linda)
Maybe Colin Creevy, Harry's obcessor. (Shannon
Maybe Professor McGonagal, Important to the story but
not vital for it's continuation, remaining a posibility (Shannon
|| I agree that Mcgonagal
will die because otherwise when Lupin and Sirius come in GOF we'll
have two main charactars staying at Hogwarts with out jobs. If she
dies there's transfiguration/head Gryfindor (Landra)
Although it isnt likely it is possible that it will not be
a human death, personally I can see the death of Hedwig being
a main part (perhaps as she is trying to defend Harry (Nick
I think there are some people who are sort of "immune".
For example I think it could never be Sirius, because J.K.
said that she wouldn't be that cruel as to take harry's closest friends
away from him like that. Therefore it can't be Ron or Hermione
I also don't think it is Neville, I'd rather say he's going
to have some sort of a key role, since there are parallels between
him and Pettigrew, who betrayed Harry's parents. Maybe Neville is
going to sort of "turn fate" or something by refusing to
do the same - betray his friends, i mean.
I reckon it might be Lupin, because his life is cursed anyway.
i hate the idea of it, but he's a bit of a likely candidate due to
his being a werewolf. He'll never be able to lead a normal life, it
looks like he'll alway be lonely, so maybe he'll actually sacrifices
himself to save the only friends he ever had?(Elanor)
I don't think it has been mentioned yet, but I feel that Ginny
Weasley might be the one who dies in the following books. Through
interviews with JK that I have read, I am sure I've heard her say
that a "fan" of Harry would die. Most people don't think
so because JK said an important character would be the one to die..
but if you think, Ginny is an important character. If she died, that
would emotionally effect Ron, one of Harry's best friends. (Cleo
Mrs. Weasley: Oh, no, no, no, no, no
is the closest thing Harry has to a mother! I don't want her to die,
I want her to adopt Harry! However, my strongest convictions are with
Mrs. Weasley. She is also a "special fan", in a way. If
she died, I think it will make Ginny a very strong and admirable character.
You know the cliché: Young girl grows up without a mother
it would give Ron even more reason to fight. (Caroline
I think Dobby will die. He's a 'special fan', he loves
Harry more than anything including his freedom and I think he's rather
dim and also (yes there is more) he'll be easily lured into a trap.
Cho Chang, what if she becomes closer to Harry almost
flirty? And when he
finally gets up the guts to ask her out she get killed. Jarring Harry
shock this would leave him 'open' for a Ginny or Herm relationship.
would be in a way a 'special fan', if she became more of a love interest.
Ithink that Molly Weasley will die. jkr has stated that
one death was 'particularly hard to write'; she made this statement
in the context of discussing her feelings about her own mother's death.
it has been suggested that cedric's death was the difficult one, but
i get the impression that jkr enjoyed writing that -- dd's comments
at the end of g/f are just towering! (i cried!) (Jayne