18 July 2007 @ 12:05 am
DEATHLY HALLOWS FAQ: READ BEFORE POSTING ANY QUESTION  
Hello, newbies! We've been getting a lot of questions about what happens to specific characters in the leaked book, as well as what certain things may/may not be. This FAQ is to answer your questions. Here is how I'm going to do it. I'm going to post some bare bones facts, and in the comments, you can ask more specific questions, which I will then add to the FAQ. Here we go, eh?

BUT BEFORE WE START: I HEARD THE BOOK WAS LEAKED OMGZORS WHERE CAN I GET IT?

Follow this link (no guarantee it still works, I will update if one link goes out and another shows up)

http://rapidshare.com/files/43842264/HPATDH.zip



ALSO, A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING LJ'ERS THAT MADE THIS FAQ POST POSSIBLE BY ACTUALLY *ANSWERING* THE QUESTIONS. I JUST TYPED IT ALL TOGETHER. (If you helped with this, comment!!! and I will add you)

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MAJOR EFFING SPOILERS I AM ONLY WARNING YOU ONCE















1. WHO DIES (CHRONOLOGICALLY, THANKS TO A LOVELY PERSON BELOW)?

The Muggle Studies teacher Charity Burbage
Hedwig
Mad Eye
Scrimgeour
Ted Tonks
Pettigrew
Dobby
Colin Creevy
Crabbe (killed in the Room of Requirement by his own spell, which causes a fire)
Fred Weasley (killed when a wall is destroyed by a DE in final battle)
Lupin
Nymphadora Tonks
Fenrir Greyback
Snape
Nagini
Bellatrix (pwned by Molly)
VOLDIE

2. WHAT ARE THE SEVEN HORCRUXES, AND WHY IS THERE ONE TOO MANY?

Slytherin's Locket
Hufflepuff's Cup
Ravenclaw's tiara
Nagini
Harry
Riddle's diary (destroyed in CoS)
Gaunt's ring (destroyed in HBP)

Dumbledore knew, but didn't tell Harry, that Voldemort's multiple acts of soul-tearing had made his soul unstable. That caused a piece to break off when he was hit with his rebounded killing curse. That piece "found the only living thing in the building and attached itself."

Thus, Harry is an accidental Horcrux.

3. DOES <INSERT MINOR CHARACTER HERE> DO ANYTHING?

The answer is probably yes. Check alphabetized names for more info.

Buckbeak - Buckbeak is mentioned briefly as helping in the fighting at Hogwarts, but he is not mentioned again.
Filch, Argus & Mrs. Norris - We do not know what happens to Filch and Mrs. Norris and whether or not they survived the battle at Hogwarts.
Fletcher, Mundungus - Stole the locket Horcrux from 12 Grimmauld Place and sold it to Umbridge. Also protects Harry in the Guard at the beginning.
Jones, Hestia - She's mentioned. All I know, if you need more info, comment.
Krum, Viktor - At Bill and Fleur's wedding, that's it.
McGonagall, Minerva -
She's teaching at the school, trying to keep her head down and act as a shield between the children and the Death Eaters in charge (Snape as Headmaster, the Carrows as a pair of teachers/punishment enforcers). She doesn't come up much until the end, when she helps Harry a little as he searches for a Horcrux. She then drives Snape out of the school and takes a lead role in organizing the defense of Hogwarts for the big final battle.
Ollivander - Was enxtensively tortured, which explains his absence.
Parkinson, Pansy - Pansy Parkinson is mentioned near the end of the book. When Voldemort tells the school that he will let them live if they give up Harry Potter, Pansy is the one who screamed out that Harry was there and they should give him up. The Slytherins are taken out of Hogwarts after that, along with students from other houses. After that, there is no mention of her.
Prince, Eileen - Mentioned only in passing.
Skeeter, Rita -
Skeeter's back in a way, she doesn't make an appearance but her writing certainly does. She has a scandalous tell-all book about Dumbledore.
Slughorn, Horace - Slughorn chooses to stay and fight Voldemort. At the end, Voldemort duels McGonagall, Slughorn, and Kingsley all at the same time.
Vane, Romilda - Not mentioned.

4. DOES <INSERT SHIP HERE> HAPPEN?

Harry/Ginny
- Yes, they kiss in the book, and it is implied there is still something there. In epilogue, they have three babies - James, Lily, and Albus Severus.
Ron/Hermione - Yes, they also have a kissing scene, and they also get together and in epilogue have two kids, Rose and Hugo.
Neville/Luna - No. Debunked by JKR.

5. WHY IS THE PAGE COUNT WRONG OMG IT'S FAKE, ETC.

Page count includes blank pages. Stop flipping out. It checks out, dude.

6. WHAT'S SPECIAL ABOUT HARRY'S EYES?

Nothing magical. Harry's eyes are reminiscent of Lily's, which is very important to Snape, among others.

7. ARE GHOSTS MENTIONED?

Yes. We learn the history of Ravenclaw's ghost, the Gray Lady, and Slytherin's ghost, the Bloody Baron.

8. WHAT ABOUT SIRIUS?

Harry searches Sirius's room at Grimmauld Place. He finds a letter written to him from Lily about baby Harry. When Harry uses the Resurrection Stone at the end of the book, Sirius comes back as a ghost-like figure, more like the ghost of Tom Riddle than other ghosts. He tells Harry that dying doesn't hurt. He follows Harry into the forests, then disappears abruptly when Harry drops the Stone. That is the last we hear of him.

9. ARE THERE INFERI?

No.

10. WHO IS THE CHARACTER WHO PERFORMS MAGIC THAT WOULDN'T NORMALLY?

This didn't show up. More than likely, since JKR said this in 2000, she since changed her mind about including it, or, the character was Merope in HBP.

11. WHAT ABOUT PETUNIA?

Petunia is revealed to have loved both Lily and Harry very much. She didn't always hate magic.

12. WHO IS RAB?

Regulus Arcturus Black.

13. WHAT ABOUT DUMBLEDORE?

Lots of influence, lots of info, appears at one point but is 100% dead.

14. WHY IS LILY SO GOSH DARN IMPORTANT?

Snape was in love with her. She was the reason he betrayed Voldemort.

15. WHAT ABOUT NEVILLE?

Neville kills Nagini. This is cool. In the epilogue, he is Herbology professor.

16. SNAPE: GOOD/BAD/EVIL/SATAN?

Great, it turns out. Totally redeemed. Dumbledore's death was orchestrated between the two of them as after Dumbledore touched Marvolo's ring he was cursed and only given one year to live. Therefore he wanted to plan his death carefully. Snape was a loyal man through and through.

17. THE MALFOYS, WHAT HAPPENS?

Narcissa helps Harry defeat Voldemort to save her family. They all live. Draco goes on to procreate in the epilogue and have a kid named Scorpius. Lucius escapes from Azkaban at the beginning of the book in a mass breakout orchestrated by Voldemort, and is mentioned in the first chapter.

18. WHAT HAPPENS TO LUPIN/TONKS?

They're married. She's pregnant. She has the baby, and the whole time Lupin is having a freakfest. In the end, they reconcile, before dying and leaving their child, Theodore Remus Lupin, an orphan. He is never mentioned as being specifically raised by anyone, but he is over at the Potters "4 times a week" to quote the epilogue. They both die at the Battle of Hogwarts, though by whose hand and how is not revealed.

19. WHO IS VICTOIRE WEASLEY?

Bill and Fleur's daughter, in the Epilogue.

20. WHAT ABOUT HOUSE UNITY?

Complete and total house unity never takes place, though in the epilogue it does seem that the houses (might...?) be a tiny bit more united. The three houses except for Slytherin (predictably) are united in the final battle.

21. WHAT ABOUT THE VEIL AND THE LOCKED DOOR IN THE DEPT. OF MYSTERIES?

Doesn't come into play at all. Confirmed! Locked door, still locked.

22. WHAT ABOUT LUNA?

Luna is present throughout the book, though not as much as she's been seen before, she has a flingy sort of thing with Dean Thomas. She lives through all the hubbub.

23. RIMULUS?

Hellz no. Lupin does use the codename Romulus though.

24. WHAT ARE THE DEATHLY HALLOWS?

The Deathly Hallows are three objects in a wizarding fairy tale, "The Tale of the Three Brothers." The objects are Harry's  Invisibility Cloak, the Elder Wand (which is the most powerful wand ever made) and the Resurrection Stone (which can restore anyone to life). A person who has all three of the Hallows is, according to the story, the master of death.

More details on the Invisibility Cloak:

Harry inherited it from the original owner, Ignotus Peverell. It's the only cloak that doesn't lose its invisibility properties through time and that will never fail to hide its wearer (as long as he is completely under the cloak, obviously).

25. WHAT HAPPENS TO THE DURSLEYS?

The Dursleys leave. We are never told where, but it is implied that they never return to Privet Drive.

26. WHY IS THERE A DRAGON ON THE COVER OF THE SPECIAL EDITION?

Ron, Harry, and Hermione ride the dragon (who was guarding Gringotts treasure) and break out of Gringotts. The dragon drops them off in the countryside.

27. PATRONUSES - WHO'S GOT WHAT?

Lynx - Kingsley Shacklebolt.
Doe - Lily Evans, and Snape adopted her patronus after her death.
Horse - Ginny's patronus is not seen in the book but Rowling has said that her patronus is a horse.
Goat - Aberforth Dumbledore.
Weasel - Arthur Weasley

28. WHY ARE THE ROBES ON THE UK EDITION SO ORNATE?

Hermione takes Polyjuice Potion to become Bellatrix. Thus, she wears an outfit appropriate of Bella. Hermione transfigures Ron into and old dude, and he wears the apporpriate clothing.

29. HOW DOES SNAPE GET TO BE HEADMASTER, AND HOW IS HE SACKED?

Snape is appointed Headmaster by Voldemort, who has taken over the Ministry. He is sacked when McGonagall and other teachers attack him when trying to protect the school.

30. DOBBY, WINKY, KREACHER - HOUSE ELVES GALORE?

Dobby is killed when Bellatrix throws a dagger at him as he is Apparating with Harry. He dies looking into Harry's eyes. Harry then hand digs his grave, with no magic.

Winky we assume comes in with all the other house-elves during the Great Post-Battle-of-Hogwarts-Magical-Creature-Revolt, where all those centaurs and house elves make their play to subdue the death eaters.

Harry is super-nice to Kreacher and then Kreacher actually becomes the coolest house-elf ever. We find out Kreacher only betrayed Sirius because Sirius was such a dick. Kreacher fights for Hogwarts at the end.

31. WHO IS THE BOOK DEDICATED TO?


Six members of Rowling's family and to "us" who stuck with Harry all along.

32. WHERE DID NEVILLE GET THE SWORD OF GRYFFINDOR IN THE FINAL BATTLE?


It fell on top of him when Voldemort put the Sorting Hat on top of Neville's head. Something like with Harry in CoS.

33. WHAT ABOUT UMBRIDGE?


She is important because she possesses the locket Horcrux.

34. PETS - CROOKSHANKS, PIDWIDGEON, FAWKES ETC.?

Mentioned, but very briefly (to all).

35. HOW/WHY DOES UMBRIDGE GET THE LOCKET, AND WHAT MAKES MUNDUNGUS GIVE IT TO HER?

She uses the locket to make her seem like she comes from a pureblood family. The "S" on the locket she explains by claiming it came from a pureblood family called Selwyn. She told Mundungus she would turn him in if he didn't give it to her.

36. WHAT DOES RON DO?

1) Ron goes with Harry/Hermione on quest of Horcrux/Hallows.
2) Ron leaves/deserts Harry/Hermione when he gets pissed that they aren't making any leads. Apparenlty, the locket horcrux was affecting his mind.
3) Ron comes back and saves Harry's life.
4) Ron opens the Chamber of Secrets using Parsletongue he mimicked from Harry's voice in the when Harry retrieved the locket.
6) Ron and Hermione get married and have a daughter named Rose and a son named Hugo.


37. WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF GINNY BEING THE 7TH CHILD AND ONLY DAUGHTER IN THE 7TH WEASLEY GENERATION?

None...wow. (Note: Question was asked, I put it in, even though it's bizarrely word. JKR did mention it in an interview though.)

38. WHY IS WORMTAIL KILLED BY HIS SILVER HAND?

It kills him because he failed to kill Harry. He is strangling Harry when he (Harry) reminds him of his life debt. He immediately releases Harry to his own surprise. After a few seconds, when Ron takes his wand, his hand turns upon himself and chokes him to death, although Ron and Harry try to prevent it.

39. DOES THE FLYING CAR FLY AGAIN (AKA REAPPEAR), AND WHAT ABOUT THE MOTORCYCLE?

Car is a no, but the motorcycle is still in Hagrid's possession.

40. HOW DOES VOLDEMORT TAKE OVER THE MINISTRY?

Voldemort at first Imperios a couple of the Ministry works, and that, in turn, leads to more Death Eaters being hired for Ministry jobs. He then gets a man under Imperius as Minister of Magic, and it all went downhill from there.

41. WHAT ABOUT GIANTS, CENTAURS, GOBLINS, ETC?

All three play a big role in the book. A goblin helps Harry break into Gringotts, but then makes off with the sword of Gryffindor. Centaurs help Harry fight in the battle at Hogwarts. Giants fight against Harry in the battle of Hogwarts, except for Grawp.

42. IS THE DA BACK?

Yes. Neville reinstates the DA at Hogwarts.

43. WHAT'S IN DUMBLEDORE'S WILL?

Dumbledore's Will has left Harry the first golden Snitch he caught and the Sword of Gryffindor. It left Hermione a book of fairy tales containing the story of the Deathly Hallows. It left Ron the Deluminator Dumbledore used in the beginning of SS.

44. WAS SOMEONE ELSE IN THE HOUSE WHEN HARRY AND HIS PARENTS WERE ATTACKED?

No.

45. ARE HARRY AND VOLDEMORT RELATED?

They are related through the three Peverell brothers who made the Hallows. Voldemort through the Gaunts is a descendent of the one who made the resurrection stone in his ring and Harry is related to the third brother who made his cloak, the third hallow.

46. WHY DID DUMBLEDORE HAVE THE INVISIBILITY CLOAK WHEN HARRY'S PARENTS DIED?

James gave it to him to examine since DD believes that it's one of the three hallows.

47. WHAT'S UP WITH GRINDELWALD?

Grindelwald was friends with DD and both of them made plans to find the Hallows and rule the muggles. Later an argument between Aberforth, Grindelwald and Albus ended with the death of Albus's sister. Grindelwald runs off after this and steals the Elder Wand from Gregorovich. Dumbledore later confronts him and takes the wand from Grindelwald and throws him in his own gulag.

Also, He was friends with Dumbledore since both wanted to find the Deathly Hallows.
He got one of the Hallows (the Elder Wand) and when Dumbledore fought him the wand passed on to him (Dumbledore) and Grindelwald was imprisioned in the prison he had built for his enemies. He lived there until Voldemort found him while looking for the wand (present day during HPatDH). When he told Voldemort he didn't have it anymore, Voldemort killed him.

48. WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE US COVER?

That is what is left of either the Great Hall or the entrance courtyard in Hogwarts, I can't quite tell which. It is the absolute final battle, in which Harry and Voldemort are fighting. Harry taunts Voldemort for awhile, tells him exactly where he goes wrong. Voldemort puts up a brave front, but is clearly scared. Voldemort has "The Elder Wand," which is supposedly unbeatable. It can only be used by "the true owner," which you can only become by defeating the previous owner (usually by sneaking up on them or something, I guess, because it is unbeatable). Voldemort believes he is the true owner, because he stole it from Dumbledore, then killed Severus Snape (the person who killed Dumbledore, and thus would be the true owner). Harry, however, informs him that Draco Malfoy was the true owner because he Expelliarumus'd it out of Dumbledore's hands, and that makes Harry the true owner because Harry defeated Malfoy earlier. Voldemort Avada Kedavra's, Harry Expelliarmus's, the spells meet. Because Harry is the true owner of the wand, the Avada Kedavra backfires, the Expelliarmus hits and throws the wand up in the air. Voldemort is killed and Harry catches the wand. Voldemort, whom we assumed was warding something off in that picture, is actually dead and falling backwards.

49. WHAT ARE LILY AND JAMES' PROFESSIONS?

Never mentioned.

50. WHAT DID DUDLEY SEE WHEN HE WAS ATTACKED BY DEMENTORS?

Never mentioned exactly what he saw.

51. WHAT ABOUT DEMENTORS?

They show up at least in Hogsmeade and in the forbidden forest during the final battle. Oh, they also show up before that in the MoM.

52. DO WE LEARN DETAILS ABOUT THE PROFESSOR'S LIVES?

Only Snape and Dumbledore.


I know this isn't anywhere near everything, I have left out a lot. But for a question to be frequently asked, someone has to ask it. Comment with questions, I'll add them to the list. I'm not always immediately around, but I swear if you comment, someone will probably answer in good time, whether it's me or someone else, and when it's answered it will be added. Thanks!



NEW COMMENTS/QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE FAQ ON THE FIRST PAGE. THIS MAKES MY LIFE HELLA EASIER. THANKS DUDE. I WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP THIS FAQ UPDATED BUT WILL NOT READ ANY MORE COMMENTS ON THIS PARTICULAR POST, SO COMMENT ON TEH FIRST PAGE, EH?
 
 
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(Anonymous) on July 18th, 2007 01:09 pm (UTC)
In the pictures of the chapter titles that I saw, directly after the chapter titles there is a page that seems to have a short paragraph on it that starts with "Death" or "Deathly"... In all the other books, normally a diamond-patterned page would be right there. What does it say on that page? And is there a diamond patterned page after it?
cameldestroyer: karencameldestroyer on July 18th, 2007 02:25 pm (UTC)
It's a poem about death.
Maria: OH SNAAAAAAAAAAPamphigory on July 18th, 2007 02:25 pm (UTC)
After the chapter titles and before the book begins, Rowling put a poem and a paragraph:

Oh, the torment bred in the race,
the grinding scream of death
and the stroke that hits the vein,
the hemorrhage none can stuanch, the grief,
the curse no man can bear.

But there is a cure in the house,
and not outside it, non,
not from others but from them,
their bloody strife. We sing to you,
dark gods beneath the earth.

Now hear, you blissful powers underground
answer the call, send hlep.
Bless the children, give them triumph now.

Aeschylus, The Libation Bearers (OH SNAP. THIS POEM IS FITTING)

Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they
live in one another still. For they must needs be present, that love
and live in that which is omnipresent. In this divine glass, they
see face to face; and their converse is free, as well as pure. This is
the comfort of friends, that though they may be said to die, yet
their friendship and society are, in the best sense, ever present,
becaue immortal.

William Penn, More Fruits of Solitude.
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