Top 10 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

Yes I like this one. First, it makes total sense. Horcruxes make people meaner, and a lot of times they amplify negative feelings that are already there. Take Ron for example - when he wore the locket, it would amplify his jealousy for Harry and his fears that Harry x Hermione was a thing. For the Dursleys, it would amplify their feelings that Harry was a horrible person who deserved to be shut up in the cupboard for ten years.

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.

That horcrux is Harry of course.

It happens to everyone!

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

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".

Did you know that Harry and Voldemort are both related to the Prevelles Harry is Ignotius and Voldemort is Cadmus.

This makes total sense.

Its creepy but true

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

What. This one is bizarre

I love the Ronbledore theory!

JK says this is false

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!

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

we have guns and airplanes and other high technology
they don't so they lost

5 Draco Malfoy is 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.

It wasn't that true.

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?

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

6 There are ghosts of former Hogwarts students that died there

I do believe this because Moaning Myrtle was a Hogwarts student. And I think there is more and we just don’t know about them because Harry never met them. (We read the story in Harry’s view so it is possible)

Moaning Myrtle was a Hogwarts student

7 Ginny may have given Harry a love potion

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.

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.

She did! How else can we explain harry's sudden crush on her? (Right after looking at love potions in Weasley's Wizard Wheezes

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

8 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.

she kind of talked to harry

9 Harry is the Heir of Gryffindor

Might be true

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

It's a fact.
Quirrell - Died helping Voldemort
Lockart - Rebounded by his own memory charm by Ron's faulty wand
Lupin - Snape told everyone he was a werewolf
Moody - Was trapped in a trunk the whole time and was posessed by Barty Crouch Jr
Umbridge - Taken into the Forbidden Forest by cenataurs, later arrested for her actions (😁)
Snape - Killed Dumbledore on his orders, fled and became headmaster for a while, died saving Harry
Carrow - Arrested for Death Eater activity and turning DADA into Dark Arts for a year

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

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

I actually believe Rowling meant this one.

The Contenders
11 Neville wasn't bad at magic, but he was using the wrong wand

Yes, this makes perfect sense. He was using his dad's wand, which probably hadn't chosen him. As for Ron being able to use Charlie's wand, Wingardium Leviosa is a simple spell first of all, and secondly Charlie's wand might have liked Ron more than Frank Longbottom's wand liked Neville, so Ron was able to perform magic better with Charlie's wand than Neville was able to perform magic with his dad's.

The wand chooses the wizard, and Neville was using his dad's old one. It worked, but not as well as it would have with a personal 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.

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?

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

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

This one is really sad. I don’t want to believe this is true. - Yeetyard99999

13 Neville Longbottom is the real hero

Not necessarily. He's not 'the' hero, he was just the hero in that particular timeline. The Time Turner could've taken a wrong turn that led to a chain of events leading to someone else being killed and Voldemort still being immortal. Also, you have to remember that there's that part where Harry tells Neville to kill the snake. If Neville wasn't even alive, assuming the events where Neville is dead happened similarly to the events where Neville is alive, Harry would've just told someone else to kill Nagini, and if they succeeded, well then Voldemort is still dead.

Well he was...

in Cursed Child the Time Turner plot took a wrong turn because (spoilers)

they prevented Cedric Diggory's death
Harry Potter wins the Triwizard cup
Diggory becomes a Death Eater after his humiliation during the tournament
Diggory kills Neville Longbottom
Because Longbottom died, Nagini was never killed
As a result the last Horcrux was still alive and Voldemort was still immortal
Harry doesn't survive the war
Voldemort ends up ruling the wizarding world.

the key to all this was Neville

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

14 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)

This is not true. If it was, Snape would be a Hufflepuff. Fight me.

I love this theory!

Harry should have been Slytherin
Hermione should have been Ravenclaw
Ron should have been Hufflepuff
But they all wanted to be Gryffindor

15 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.

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.

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

16 Rita Skeeter is J.K. Rowling

The four thumbs up for cursed child was written by Rita Skeeter do you realise that would be proving that the wizarding world does exist, Rita is not a Muggle.

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

I like this theory

Please be true

17 Crookshanks is actually the Potters' cat.

It actually makes sense.

The Potters had a cat, remember?
It also explains why Crookshanks hated Scabbers so much (he was Peter Pettigrew, who abandoned the Potters).

It's a nice thought

yeah, he's not a normal cat

18 Dramione (Harry Potter)

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

Wha the hell does this mean

19 Dumbledore is gay

Rowling may have confirmed it, but it wasn't in the books. Due to the rules of literature that I just made up, if it isn't mentioned then it isn't canon.

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

He is gay

Rowling said so

20 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


21 Seamus Finnigan and Dean Thomas are gay for each other

Deamus forever! This is 100% true. Just look it up, I know you won't! But really, this ship is so cute.

This one makes no sence.

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

I looked up how nearly headless nick died and he died because he accidentally gave a muggle tusks and was arrested and killed by getting hit 45 times with an axe.

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.

23 George Weasley is Willy Wonka

I like this theory.

Excuse me but what...?

This is funny

24 Umbridge was muggleborn, but lied about it to avoid arrest

No, it says in the Wizarding World website that Umbridge was a half-blood, her mother was a Muggle and her brother was a Squib. Muggle-borns can be in Slytherin, too, it's just really rare.

Wasn't she a Slytherin

25 Draco is secretly in love with Hermione

no draco is mine

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