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

Totally one of the wizarding worlds conspiracies I wonder if they have a conspiracy like "Illuminati"

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 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

5 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

I know this is denied by jk Rowling but I see where this is coming from

Remember Lucius Malfoy failed to retrieve the prophecy so maybe as punishment Voldemort had greyback bite Draco that’s why he’s so secretive and upset t half blood prince because he’s a ware wolf and has to kill dumbledore I’m not sure if I agree it’s just a theory

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

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6 Ginny may have given Harry a love potion

Nope remember Ron when he ate the chocolate cauldron, and if the love potion was out of date then so was the chocolate and chocolate can last for a year.

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.

I really noticed. First off, in the 1st book to the 5th, Harry didn’t really notice Ginny. Then later on in the half blood prince, when Fred and George have that store thing, Ginny is at the love potions. Then I suppose she bought it. Later when she kissed dean, hp is jealous or something I guess, then a little later he like... had a crush on her and it made no sense. He broke up with cho for some reason, and pays no attention to Ginny and in the next book/ movie he has a crush. Eh? They also say Ginny had a crush on Hp when they were young. So it is probably true that Ginny smuggled in a love potion.

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

I actually believe Rowling meant this one. - I80

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

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9 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

10 Harry is the Heir of Gryffindor

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11 Harry never left the cupboard under the stairs

This is as pathetic as The Wizard of Oz.
I found out that Oz was actually a real place in the book not like the film which was Dorothy's dreamland.

This makes no sense
Fantastic beasts can’t have been a dream by harry because it is set in the 1920s and if it was his dream why would people keep dying

"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

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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

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

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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

"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 Dramione (Harry Potter) Dramione (Harry Potter)

Wha the hell does this mean

If anybody wonder what this is it’s the Draco x Hermione ship. I’m pretty sure on YouTube there is something saying that Emma Watson had a crush on Tom Felton or the other way around? I don't know but I think it’s like that and this pic from the third book or movie has Hermione captured in a scene of just her and Draco. Oof

15 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.

Harry Angga Neville. But Neville killed Nagini, the last Horcrux so he was actually the hero. But Harry did kill some too, but Neville, the title. Meh lazy to type.

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

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

I personally think this is true because in the chamber if secrets she doesn’t even help stopping the basilisk and also when Cedric Diggory dies she doesn’t shed a SINGLE TEAR! I mean what is up with that! Remember when I said that in the Chamber of Secrets she doesn’t stop the basilisk, well also she doesn’t even stop Harry and Ron going into the chamber. And yes, she was taking big gasps after they came out if the chamber and weren’t killed. But when Cedric Diggory dies she doesn’t even gasp or cry. I think she was gasping because they had destroyed one of Voldermort’s horxuxes.

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 The Sorting Hat Sorts Students Based on What Traits They Value, Not Possess

Harry (who chose Gryffindor over Slytherin) but also I’d wager Hermione (who chose Gryffindor over Ravenclaw), as well as anyone who’s family traditionally gets sorted into a house. It’s hard to imagine every single Weasley being a Gryffindor or every single Malfoy a Slytherin, if your choice was determined by your personality (and not your choice)

21 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

22 Luna is Autistic

She laughs really loudly when someone tells a random joke.
She randomly mentions imaginary creatures.
Wears a necklace of butterbeer corks.
Bluntly honest.

just weird - GleamingShadow


23 Dumbledore had a horcrux

Just watch supercarlinbrothers Dumbledore had a horcrux!

I like this theory-- not me, but SuperCarlinBrothers created it.

24 Hedwig is Lily Potter

what - GleamingShadow

25 Harry and Hermione are Twins

For the 100,000,000+ time Harry Potter is not Star Wars.
Dobby might have big ears but he is not related to Jar Jar.
Voldemort is not Harry's father Harry even looks like his father James.
Hermione is Muggle born, Harry should've had more "O"s in his O.W.L.S. did Arithmancy, did Ancient Runes, even come back for his N.E.W.T.S. if Hermione is his twin.

26 Voldemort Does Know Love He Just Doesn't Want It to Ruin His Dark Personality.

Makes sense. He wants to be evil. Harry Potter got it wrong, from the order of the Phoenix.

27 George Weasley is Willy Wonka

I like this theory. - JCHOW

28 Moaning Myrtle Was Always Moaning Because She Was Still on Her Period When She Died
29 Seamus Finnigan and Dean Thomas are gay for each other

why - GleamingShadow

30 Harry, Ron and Hermione asked to be in Gryffindor
31 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
32 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

33 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

34 Snape is Harry's father

That kinda makes sense. - JCHOW

35 Draco Was a Werewolf
36 Lupin Was Harry's Godfather

Sirius is the godfather.

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

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

40 Nintendo Wanted to Acquire the Rights to Harry Potter So They Can Make Exclusive HP Games on the N64, Gba and Gcn.

That's actually true. But it was denied because Warner Brothers somehow convinced Rowling that movies serve better perposes than video games from books.

41 We Don't See Good Slytherins Because the Book is About Killing the Heir of Slytherin Who Killed the Main Characters Parents and Wants World Domination and Kill the Main Character.
42 Crabbe and Goyle Have Troll Ancestors.
43 Crabbe and Goyle are Cousins
44 Dudley Saw His Bratty and Bulling Memories with the Dementor and Terrified Him.

Why he made Harry a cup of tea, and worried about Harry asked his parents if he was coming too when they had to leave in the seventh book.

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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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