Official HP&THBP countdown

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  1. Turambar

    Turambar Harebrained Staff Member

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    well, I don't think I have to mention we don't have to wait too long anymore for Harry Potter and The Halfblood Prince to come out. I'd say it's time for a countdown.


    10 days to go!

    In the mean time, feel free to elaborate on your thoughts on HBP. Let's set up a toto:

    Who will survive HP&THBP?

    Harry Potter...........Lives
    Ron Weasly...........Lives
    Hermione Granger..Lives
    Albus Dumbledore..Lives
    Severus Snape.......Dies
    Ginny Weasly.........Lives
    Lucius Malfoy.........Lives
    Draco Malfoy..........Lives
    Voldemort..............Lives
    Dean Thomas.........Dies
    Neville Longbottom..Lives
    Luna Lovegood.......Lives
    Arthur Weasly.........Dies

    Feel free to make a guess... the winner will be rewarded a meet and greet with me*

    *Any distance traveled above 5 km not included
     
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  2. DragonQueen

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    sevvy cant die noooooooooooooooooooooooooo if he dies i will kill my self my ficcing life will be over
     
  3. Sorcha

    Sorcha Moderator Staff Member

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    Well crap, Turambar...you're no fun :p Leaves me out by like...*counts on fingers* well, alot of miles...

    I personally think one of the trio dies...sooo for my money, I'd say...

    Harry Potter...........Lives
    Ron Weasly...........Lives
    Hermione Granger..Dies
    Albus Dumbledore..Lives
    Severus Snape.......Lives
    Ginny Weasly.........Lives
    Lucius Malfoy.........Lives
    Draco Malfoy..........Lives
    Voldemort..............Lives
    Dean Thomas.........Dies
    Neville Longbottom..(Could go either way, though I don't see him making it through both final books.)
    Luna Lovegood.......Lives
    Arthur Weasly.........Lives (I think he dies in the last book)

    I'm gonna add more for speculation:

    Prof. McGonagall.....Lives
    Lupin.....................Dies (my guess, by Pettigrew)

    ...all I have for now lol.

    Here are my predictions using my incredible psychic powers :D ie. based sheerly on my own guesses :p
     
  4. Turambar

    Turambar Harebrained Staff Member

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    Well, miss queen. Don't you think he is in all kinds of danger? I personally think he mixes a potion wrong and is permanently turned into a frog. And dies in the hands of Crookshanks ;)

    And whoa Sorcha! bold one. Hermione bites the dust :eek:
    Sorry, my budget is a bit tight here. Donations accepted to up the price :D

    In the mean time..... 9 days
     
  5. Lillith Forbid

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    w0ot ok heres mine

    Harry Potter...........Lives
    Ron Weasly...........Lives
    Hermione Granger..Lives
    Albus Dumbledore..Lives
    Severus Snape.......Dies
    Ginny Weasly.........Lives
    Lucius Malfoy.........Dies
    Draco Malfoy..........Lives
    Voldemort..............Lives
    Dean Thomas.........Lives
    Neville Longbottom..Lives
    Luna Lovegood.......Dies
    Arthur Weasly.........Lives
    Molly Weasly...........Lives
    Remus Lupin...........Lives
    Mad-Eye Moody.......Dies
    Cho Chang............Dies
     
  6. Unraveller

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    I think one of either Ron or Hermione will go (if J.K. is feeling brave, there'll be a major outcry if one does, kids crying for days and parents going ape doody because their kids are so upset). I hope it's Hermione, Ron is just..........Brilliant!

    Snape is going to either die or be badly wounded (Cruciatus?) proving he's on Harry's side (although I don't know if that will be in this book or the next).

    Dumbledore will not finish the series as Headmaster, Harry's going to take over from him at some stage (but whether he dies or retires is anyone's guess). Hagrid MAY become interim Headmaster while Harry serves as Minister for Magic for a while, IF Hagrid survives (does anyone else think he's being set up to sacrifice himself for Harry or Dumbledore? Everyone loves him but he hasn't had the happiest time and a noble death would fit well).

    At least one of the teachers will die, possibly a minor one (Occlumancy?), or there may be a major bloodbath at Hogwarts, it could be destroyed/badly damaged, setting the scene for them to be underdogs in the last book...

    Neville will make it to the last book, he's got some payback on Voldemort coming, I think he'll help Harry finally defeat him.

    Lucius will probably be caught, unmasked and sent to Azkaban (if it's still operating, can't remember) prompting Draco to totally lose it. I think that's going to be the main thrust of this book, the students polarising even further (Gryffindor and Hufflepuff vs. Slytherin and Ravenclaw?) and some of them being recruited as Death Eaters.

    I agree with Sorcha though, Pettigrew's probably gonna do for Lupin.
     
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    'Zactly :D And I think it'll make Harry want to fight harder, become more determined. I really hope it's not Ron...Hermione was just never as close to Harry. But any way you look at it, a death in the trio will motivate the other two.

    Hmm...that occured to me as well. As literary characters go, it seems to be the ones you like the most that get killed off...I guess so you really hate the bad guy (or girl, in Sirius's case)

    Woo hoo :D Out of curiousity, was it the silver arm that Pettigrew has now that made you think that?
     
  8. Turambar

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    yeah, we need to add Hagrid to the list

    Prof. McGonagall.....Lives
    Remus Lupin...........Lives
    Mad-Eye Moody.......Dies
    Cho Chang.............Lives
    Hagrid....................Dies

    Anyway, I do admit that at least one of our focus group will die, it's just... I don't think it will happen in book 6, rather in book 7.
     
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    Actually, I'd forgotten about that, it just makes it even more likely. My reason was because they are the only two left out of the Mauraders and it's a nice symmetry. Plus Lupin's such an asset to the good guys, I mean, he's werewolf! I think Pettigrew'll come at him from hiding as the good guys win a fight and then flee.

    Out of interest, why do you all think Moody's gonna snuff it? 'Cause he's been beaten before or 'cause he's old?
     
  10. Turambar

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    he's expendable, Rav.... If we are going to see a massacre, and I don't see why not, he's one of the persons you can sacrifice to show the severety of the situation.

    8 days!
     
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    True. Which other teachers are expendable? Everyone but Snape, McGonnagle, Hagrid and Dumbledore?

    Do we know who the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher is? It's been so long since I read the books that I can't remember whether Dumbledore appointed a new one or not. I think firenze will take over Hagrid's job and Hagrid'll be the new DAtDA teacher. If Snape doesn't finally get it.
     
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    but firenze cant get close to the forbidden forest can he? I dont think hagrid will get the DATDA position *shrugs*

    I'd like to see another new teacher..
     
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    Hagrid can't be full-time Defense teacher, he's squib. He isn't even alowed to carry a wand. Great DAtDA teacher... besides, he's got "big bones".

    I expect a Auror to step in as the new DAtDA teacher. Like, the pro is telling the younglings. But it's likely he will die as well...
     
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    wouldn't it be cool if Tonks or someone like that taught DATDA
     
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    yah....mmm....grrr....i can't wait for this book.....!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    lol me niether ^_^
     
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    hehe, whatever it's going to be... it's still

    5 days!
     
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    I've always thought (hoped) that the new DATDA teacher would be someone new, and the the HBP. There was a quote from the book she released about someone lion-ish looking who was new.
     
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    i know it sounds like godric!!