whos R.A.B

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  1. koalaboy

    koalaboy New Member

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    personally i was baffled wen i saw R.A.B but the more i thought about... the more i got annoyed so i jus left it and then it came to me sirius's bro regulues or sumthin .... whats every1 else's verdict on it ??????????
     
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    holly st.Raven Romlux

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    I don't belive it to be an intial. That would be to easy, and with Rowling easy is rare.

    On the humorous side, imagine it ment: Right at your back,
    although there might be something there u know, implying Snape

    And, anothe usiles rummour started, another crazy idea wrought up, to pass the long days untill the book 7.
     
  3. WarriorDrgnMage

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    I've got to say though just for the record I do think it's Regulus. Think about it Lupin said in HBP during the christmas break that "I was surprised that he (Karkaroff) survived that long Regulus only servived a few hours" well perhaps Voldemort had more of reason to destroy Regulus then he did Karkaroff. Like maybe he didn't want Regulus to talk to Dumbledore or his brother Sirius.
     
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    I'd also guess Regulus Black
     
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    I also think Regulus A. Black.
    In the end, he was against Voldemort , so it could've been him...
    but, yes, this would be too easy for Rowling, I don't know...
    but I believe it's Regulus
     
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    I think I posted in another thread regarding this same issue...

    Apparently, in the Dutch version of Harry Potter, Sirius Black is called Sirius Zwart (Zwart being the Dutch word for "Black").

    R.A.B reads R.A.Z. in the Dutch version. This would suggest quite strongly that R.A.B is indeed referring to Sirius' brother, Regulus.
    Though I suppose it's possible that whatever the 'B' stands for could also translate to a Dutch word beginning with 'Z', if it isn't "Black".
     
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    I have never think about it...
    That could be Regulus, but when i saw this post up /\
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    i think not ;) ;)

    btw i'm the big fan of HP...and i know prety much things...
    so if u need something just ask
     
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    I definatly think that that is too obvious. I think it was made to look that way on purpose so no one would suspect anyone else.
     
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    I think he’s Regulus. And initials would NOT be too easy, cuz there could be a person no one knows about who’s initials are RAB.
     
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    carolinethepirate Arrg...my spleen!!

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    Turambar Harebrained Staff Member

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    I know the interview, read it several times. I think she said something like `a good guess`. The interview dates from the release of HBP by the way...
     
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    Much as JK is an unpredictable little minx, there are far too many things that indicate RAB being Regulas Black: along with what people have said above, there's the fact that Sirius had an uncle whose name began with an 'A', so in every likelihood, Regulus' middle name came from him [I think it may be Augustus or something]. Also, there's the fact that in OotP Harry and the others find a heavy LOCKET in the cabinet they're clearing out in the Black family house. As I said, too many things add up for RAB not to be Regulus.
     
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    I never thought of Regulus...some ancient Professor's name kept popping in to my head instead...
     
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    I think it is because he decided to fight voldemort in the end and maybe that is why voldemort decided to kill him or tracked him down.
     
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    I've been going regulus. Unfortunately we haven't been given much information, but Rowling makes a fuss over the Black family tree and mentions 'a heavy locket that nobody could open' among the artefacts in the house.
     
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    I've been going regulus. Unfortunately we haven't been given much information, but Rowling makes a fuss over the Black family tree and mentions 'a heavy locket that nobody could open' among the artefacts in the house.
     
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    Another vote for Regulus. I think an Augustus would be a good middle name. As for the "It's too easy..." thing, I don't think so. I mean, during PoA, there were hints galore about Remus. His name, both last and first, and the boggart. Having an initial could be a strategy where everyone says "It's too easy" and walks away.

    *Shrug* If I'm wrong, I'm wrong, but still, I will of made "a very good guess" as JKR said.
     
  18. LyannaWolfBlood

    LyannaWolfBlood Ella Dictadora

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    Yeah, I think Regulus too...either him or a character we haven't met yet.
     
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    All the things do seem to point at Regulus Black. Also, he's the only one that can fit in, really. And JKR did say that we can find out who RAB is without any extra info, other than the books.

    Of course, all the things pointing his way could be red herrings. . . she is good at that.
     
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    She is good at red herrings (I'm still impressed by Quirrel being the bad guy in the first one, even if the rest of the book made no sense).