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

Petunia was always jealous of her sister, because she couldn't be a witch. When Petunia was a child she even sent an owl to Dumbledore because she wanted to go to Hogwarts and when she couldn't go she called it a "Freak School." Then the Dursley's met Lily and James again and there was an argument and Vernon really hated Harry because he looked like his father. Vernon was a bad father anyway I mean to his son he egged him on with bullying not punishing and Petunia was a bad mother she ignored Dudley's behaviour thought he was a baby angel. Dudley was just a bully and a spoilt brat. Vernon was the head of his office Grunnings who make drills. When did parents give their child 36 presents?
Aunt Marge we don't really know much about her, except she is a Muggle Umbridge and she loves dogs.

It happens to everyone!

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

That horcrux is Harry of course. - NuMetalManiak

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

I love theorys

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

JK says this is false - TwilightKitsune

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 Draco Malfoy is a werewolf

K this is probably the weirdest one I’ve seen besides the Ron is Dumbledore and the Draco- Hermione ship.Like seriously,why would he be a werewolf?

It wasn't that true. - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

This is absolutely hilarious! Some dumbos actually think he’s a werewolf? 🤣🤣🤣

I was bored one Saturday night, and went on the internet.Somehow I found my way to a Harry Potter website,which is where I discovered the Yer a lizard Harry gif,as well as several fan theories,including the Ron is Dumbledore theory,the Professor McGonagall is a death Eater theory,and this one.Whenever you’re bored,or sad and in need of a laugh,look up Harry Potter fan theories, and I guarantee you’ll be giggling for hours.Honestly,I’m not even sure why people think Harry and Hermione are twins.IF YOU LOOK UP THE ALBUS HAVE YOU SEEN MY MAKEUP BAG MEME YOU WILL DIE LAUGHING,SO LOOK IT UP! Later muggles! - Yeetyard99999

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

I love this theory. It does actually make sense. It would explain why wizards went into hiding. It also kinda explains why abracadabra and avada kedavra sound so much alike. Maybe abracadabra was Muggles mocking wizards?

How the crap would the muggles win?
the wizards would win. use a memory charm on the muggles, and hide so that another war couldn't happen! - GleamingShadow

And the Muggles won because they had nukes - GlassweighanCountess

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

6 Ginny may have given Harry a love potion

Sceptic is the same word as Skeptic
Maybe I should've used Ginny was skeptic about Fred and George's love potions.

Right she was sceptic about them.

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

It was confusing how one moment it’s all about Cho,and then they’re married with 3 kids.This would explain a lot.

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7 There are ghosts of former Hogwarts students that died there
8 Moaning Myrtle was an urban legend

she kind of talked to harry - GleamingShadow

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

9 The Defense Against the Dark Arts position was cursed by Voldemort

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

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

Yeah - Cyclne

10 Harry is the Heir of Gryffindor

The Newcomers

? Voldemort Does Know Love He Just Doesn't Want It to Ruin His Dark Personality.
? Harry and Hermione are Twins

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

But Ron Weasley knocked out a 12 foot mountain troll with Charlie Weasleys wand.
If Dobby hadn't closed the gateway, the Harry and Ron would've got on the train and Ron would still have his brothers wand...I suppose Dobby closing the gateway was a good thing because if Ron hadn't said "The car" and his wand hadn't broke then He and Harry could've lost their memories and Voldemort would've come back stronger and Hogwarts would've closed.

Yea he had his father's wand - GleamingShadow

This explains a lot.. - TwilightKitsune

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

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13 Harry is now immortal

Nope, he got rid of the stone
he used it as he dies so he never actually died - GleamingShadow

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

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!

"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

14 Neville Longbottom is the real hero

You mean when he was told by Harry to kill the snake. Neville didn't just know he was told.
Harry and Neville are both heroes.
Oh and the wand thing...well how come Ron with his older brother Charlie's wand he could knock out a 12 foot mountain troll. Other characters in the seventh book like Hermione could fight with other wands when their own was broken.

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)

Wha the hell does this mean

no - GleamingShadow

16 Minerva McGonagall is a death eater

McGonagall was a GRYFFINDOR!

what - GleamingShadow

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 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

Then J.K. Rowling would be a bitch - GleamingShadow

18 Muggles hated The Fat Friar and Sir Nicholas because they used magic so the two were executed

Its true well if you go on the Harry Potter Wikia for the stories about them.
The Fat Friar worked in a Muggle Church, even though he was a wizard.
Sir Nicholas was caught in the times of witch killings.

19 Dumbledore is gay

He is gay

Rowling said so - GleamingShadow

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

20 Felix Felicis is just a legend

they used it - GleamingShadow

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

what - GleamingShadow

22 Luna is Autistic

just weird - GleamingShadow


23 Seamus Finnigan and Dean Thomas are gay for each other

why - GleamingShadow

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!

28 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.

i wish - GleamingShadow

29 Snape is Harry's father
30 Draco Was a Werewolf
31 Lupin Was Harry's Godfather

Sirius is the godfather.

32 Umbridge Was Muggleborn, but Lied About It to Avoid Arrest
33 Draco is Secretly in Love with Hermione
34 Lord Voldemort is Harry's Father

"You killed my father, Tom."
"No, no, no, Harry I am your father."
"WHAT? "

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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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