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|Thu, 04-19-2007 - 11:00am|
I watched the first movie again last night with DS, and the scene in their first postions class drew my attention. Snape mentions a bunch of potions and stuff all of which were portrayed in later books in some way, except the "stopper death". It seems to me, that this is a likely candidate to come up in book 7. But how? JKR already said that DD is dead and dead is dead, so that Snape stoppered his death on the tower is unlikely.
But what if he stoppered it before? Before DD went to Privet Drive, when he destroyed the first horcrux? What if Snape accompanied him on that trip, DD was killed, but Snape "stoppered it", and then at Spinner's End, he knew he could commit to the unbreakable vow because DD was already dead? Perhaps DD's blackened hand was a sign of that? Also, his comment that Harry's life was worth more than his when it came to drinking the potion around the locket.
How long would a stoppered death last? Could you stop it for a year, a week, indefinately? If it were indefinate, I would think LV would have leveraged that. Since Snape mentioned it in a potions class in front of 1st years, I wouldn't think he meant horcruxes.
What if a horcrux could only be destroyed by someone who was dead? Could that explain why the book covers seem to have them behind the veil? Could you safely send a horcrux through to have someone on the other side destroy it? If it meant the end of LV, would Harry willingly walk through the veil with the horcruxes to destroy them?
Will be be Harry, Ron or Herminone whose death is "stoppered"? Perhaps at the very end, where Snape redeems himself (or reveals that he's really on DD's side).
Also, unrelated, but every time, I read the books or watch the movies, I get the feeling that there's more to Trevor the toad. I know that alot of people doubt he's yet another unregistered animagus and I tend to agree, so I can't really put my finger on how he'll come into play in book 7, but I think he will. Maybe "Trevor" is really Neville's grandmother, or a means for his grandmother to watch over Neville - although Trevor seems to want to "escape" alot.
Just some quibble - any ideas?