Top Ten Harry Potter Fan Theories

Expect obvious spoilers if you haven't seen movies or books.

The Top Ten

1 The Dursleys were mean because they were under the effect of a Horcrux

That horcrux is Harry of course. - NuMetalManiak

I knew I wasn't the only one thinking this! I mean, it makes so much sense. We've seen what horcruxes have done to Ron and Hermione. Though I wouldn't be surprised if that was the Dursleys being genuinely nasty people - GlassweighanCountess

2 The Deathly Hallows refers to Voldemort, Snape, and Harry, and Dumbledore's Death.

So true...

One died for power - Voldemort
One died for a lost love - Snape
One greeted Death as an old friend - Harry
And Dumbledore possessed all three hallows, and was greeted by Harry as the "old friend". - NuMetalManiak

3 Dumbledore is a time-traveling version of Ron Weasley

Personally, to me, this makes absoulately no sense. I... I can't even describe how little sense this makes to me

I love the Ronbledore theory!

4 There might have been a war between the Muggles and wizards, with the Muggles being the winner.

Ever wonder how the Ministry of Magic may have been set up? - NuMetalManiak

And the Muggles won because they had nukes - GlassweighanCountess

5 Draco Malfoy is a werewolf

It wasn't that true. - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

6 Ginny may have given Harry a love potion

Probably explaining why he was falling for her all of a sudden. - NuMetalManiak

So THAT'S what Fred and George were doing with all those ones... - GlassweighanCountess

7 Moaning Myrtle was an urban legend

She was basically a homage to a Japanese urban legend, Hanako, a ghost of a young girl who died in a bathroom and roams the bathroom. - DynastiNoble

8 There are ghosts of former Hogwarts students that died there
9 The Defense Against the Dark Arts position was cursed by Voldemort

When Voldemort was apparently denied a position, the position was cursed so that it only could have one teacher per year. - NuMetalManiak

I think it was cursed because Voldemort didn't want students learning to go against the dark arts.

Yeah - Cyclne

10 Harry is the Heir of Gryffindor

The Newcomers

? Hermione wrote the entire series and then let J.K. Rowling (who she met on a train and felt bad for) have all the credit so that it could be sold as fiction even though every word of it is true.

The Contenders

11 Harry never left the cupboard under the stairs

"Make a wish" - Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone film.

This theory says that Harry created the Wizarding World all in his mind to escape the trauma from the Dursleys. - NuMetalManiak

12 Neville wasn't bad at magic, but he was using the wrong wand

He certainly was a whole lot better as the movie progressed, but for a time he of course was that one kid who couldn't get it right. Is it possible his first wand really just wasn't meant for him? - NuMetalManiak

This explains a lot.. - TwilightKitsune

I've heard this one. - PianoQueen

13 Harry is now immortal

"Either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives". Harry must've given up his own death upon victory over Voldemort. - NuMetalManiak

Oh this has to be true. For one thing, he already died at Voldemort's hand. For another, he killed Voldemort! I hope Harry lives forever. GO POTTER!

"His scar had not pained him for nineteen years."
That's beautiful.

14 Neville Longbottom is the real hero

He killed Voldemort by destroying the horcrux - The SNAKE - just before it attacked Ron and Hermione in Deathly Hallows. Need I say more

15 Dramione (Harry Potter) Dramione (Harry Potter)
16 Minerva McGonagall is a death eater

No way is Professer Mcgonagall a death eater she tried to protect the school from the death eaters why would she be on their side

17 Muggles hated The Fat Friar and Sir Nicholas because they used magic so the two were executed
18 Rita Skeeter is J.K. Rowling

Lol what next people say the cursed child was written by Rita Skeeter.

Please be true

Personally i’m half and half

19 Dumbledore is gay

Actually confirmed. JK Rowling broke the silence and said yes, Dumblydore is gay - TwilightKitsune

20 Felix Felicis is just a legend

I don't hear this mentioned a lot in the movies, but I guess it was something important to the characters using it. - NuMetalManiak

21 Hedwig is Lily Potter
22 Luna is Autistic


23 Seamus Finnigan and Dean Thomas are gay for each other
24 Harry, Ron and Hermione asked to be in Gryffindor
25 Sir Nicholas De Mimsy-Porpington died from blood loss and is revealed to be actually a wizard for making someone grow tusks when a Muggle executioner executed him
26 The ghost roaming the Gryffindor Hall was not even the Fat Friar, but instead an old man who died from hanging named Richard Sleevely

Taken from the Prisoner of Azkaban movie where Richard Sleevely died from hanging for using telekinesis and making portraits talk, move around and stuff. Richard's ghost also can be passing through that one black kid I forgot what his name was. - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

27 Dumbledore had a horcrux

Just watch supercarlinbrothers Dumbledore had a horcrux!

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Top Remixes

1. There are ghosts of former Hogwarts students that died there
2. Moaning Myrtle was an urban legend
3. Harry is the Heir of Gryffindor
1. The Dursleys were mean because they were under the effect of a Horcrux
2. The Deathly Hallows refers to Voldemort, Snape, and Harry, and Dumbledore's Death.
3. Draco Malfoy is a werewolf


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