Transmogrifier wrote:Right... unless * isn't dead, and this is all just a ruse.
Who knows. Maybe the HB-P did a silent curse along with the killing one... I don't know. Just throwing ideas out.
I'm not so sure about this theory. I think * is dead, and not coming back.
I think it would seem kind of wrong to bring him back from a reader's standpoint. Can't Harry talk to the portrait of * still?
I mean * wouldn't become a ghost right? In Book 5, they said something about the dead coming back as ghosts, and how these people weren't very happy (I'll have to re-read that part eventually). I think * was a happy person throughout his life that didn't fear death, so i see no reason for him to come back as a ghost.