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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sun, May. 15th, 2005 04:51 pm
HBP predictions brainstorm

It’s time to start going on record with some HBP predictions. I know many of you will want to do the same. I’d like to use this post to brainstorm various categories of predictions. These are my thoughts on what kinds of things we might expect to happen, and what questions we might see answered in the next book. Please feel free to add to my list. I’m going to use this as a starting point to make my own predictions, and some of you may wish to use it as well.


1. Summer
-What will cause Harry to leave the Dursleys’ early?
-Where will he go for the rest of the summer?
-What will become of 12GP and Sirius’s estate?
-Who will Harry spend time with this summer?
-What will he do this summer, or what will happen to him?
-How will he celebrate his birthday?

2. OWL results and sixth year courses
-How did Harry and each of his friends in his year fare?
-What courses will they each be taking now?
-Did Harry score a high enough Potions OWL? Did Ron?
-Will McGonagall have to intervene for Harry?
-Will either Harry or Ron stick with Divination?
-What will happen with Firenze and Prof. Trelawney?
-Who will be the new DADA teacher?
-Will there be any other changes to the staff?
-What new subject matter might they cover?

3. Voldemort and the Death Eaters
-What will LV’s next move be?
-How will people react now that the truth about LV’s return is known?
-What role will Wormtail play? Will his life debt to Harry come into play in this book?
-What role will Bellatrix play?
-What will become of Lucius and the other imprisoned DE’s?
-Where does the scene with the Dark Mark (shown on the US ed. cover) take place, and why is the Mark being displayed?
-Will we learn more about what happened Oct. 31, 1981?
-Will we learn more about the connection between Harry and LV?

4. Harry
-How will Harry deal with his emotions about Sirius’s death and the prophecy?
-Will Harry tell anyone about the prophecy yet, and if so, who? Who will he tell first?
-Will Harry continue to have dreams/visions of LV, and if so, how will he deal with them?
-Will he continue Occlumency lessons?
-Will Harry learn anything more about his parents or his past in this book? Will he find out how his parents got together?

5. Romance
-Will Harry notice another girl in a more-than-friendly way?
-Will another girl show interest in him?
-Will he get another kiss in this book?
-Will Ginny date Dean Thomas? Will she date someone else?
-Will Ron make a move on Hermione, and if so, how will she react (or vice versa)?
-Will Ron and Hermione become a couple?
-Will Ron and Hermione kiss, and if so, will Harry see it?
-How will Harry react to whatever happens between Ron and Hermione?
-Will there be another formal event?
-Will anything further develop between Bill and Fleur? What about Hagrid and Mme. Maxime?
-What do Hermione and Krum write about? Has she visited him, or will she?

6. Quidditch
-Who will be the new Captain?
-Who will be the new Beaters?
-Will Harry return as Seeker?
-Will Ron return as Keeper?
-Will Ginny be a new Chaser?
-Who else will be on the team?
-How much of a role will it have in the story?

7. Dumbledore
-What is going on in the scenes depicted on the different covers we’ve seen so far?
-How does Dumbledore mend his relationship with Harry?
-Will he take over giving Harry Occlumency lessons?
-Will he die in this book?

8. The Half-Blood Prince
-Who is he and what is his significance?

9. Sirius, the veil, and death
-Will Harry see Sirius in some form in this book?
-Will he attempt to journey behind the veil?
-Will he repair and use the mirror?
-Will anyone else die in this book?
-Will we find out anything more about the Hogwarts ghosts or ghosts in general?

10. Other characters
-What will happen with Percy?
-What role will Grawp have in the story?
-Will we find out more about Neville's past? What?
-Will we find out more about Snape's past? What?
-Will we find out if there is a particular reason that Snape hates Neville so much?
-Will we find out more about Hagrid's past? What?
-Will the Trio become a Sextet?
-What role will Luna play?
-What will Rita Skeeter do next?
-What will happen to Fudge and the MoM?
-What will happen to Draco, and what is “Draco’s Detour” about?
-Who or what is Felix Felices?
-Who is the lion-like man described in the excerpt that was released earlier?
-Will we see more of Theodore Nott and/or Blaise Zabini? Will there be a “good” Slytherin among Harry’s cohort?
-What will become of Professor Umbridge?
-Will we learn more about Ginny’s possession in CoS?
-Does Ginny owe Harry a life debt? If so, what will become of it?
-Will Ron say Voldemort’s name? Will Harry’s other friends say it?
-Does Grindelwald have any significance in the story?

11. Other subplots and loose ends
-What will happen with SPEW and the House Elves?
-What will happen with the Centaurs? Will any of them take sides in the war like Firenze?
-What role will the Goblins and other magical creatures play?
-Will Hermione learn to apparate after her birthday? Will Ron?
-Will Harry go into the Forbidden Forest this year, and if so, will he see Aragog or the Ford Anglia?
-What is Spinner’s End?
-How will the matter of inter-house relations be addressed?
-Will we find out more about Hogwarts's past (the Founders)? What? Will we learn more about the fall-out between GG and SS?
-Will we learn the identity of the eavesdropper who heard the beginning of the prophecy?
-Will we see the Chamber of Secrets again?
-What other old characters, creatures, spells, concepts, etc will we see again?


Feel free to add more.

Joie

Current Mood: contemplative contemplative

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angua9
angua9
Quite a Machiavellian Figure
Sun, May. 15th, 2005 09:01 pm (UTC)

Good questions! I'll try to answer later.


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angua9
angua9
Quite a Machiavellian Figure
Sun, May. 15th, 2005 10:34 pm (UTC)

Some additional questions:

- What will happen with Percy?

- What role will Grawp have in the story?

- Will we find out more about Neville's past?

- Will we find out more about Snape's past? What?

- Will we find out more about Hagrid's past? What?

- Will the Trio become a Sextet?

- What role will Luna play?


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sun, May. 15th, 2005 11:38 pm (UTC)

Oh, yes! I will add these. I seem to have neglected some of the supporting characters, haven't I? And one of them a Weasley, too! For shame! I hope I won't have to give up my Evil Operative badge. And I hope I won't have to give up my Angua Minion badge for forgetting Snape, either. ;)


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xray2000
xray2000
xray
Sun, May. 15th, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC)

Will Harry, Ron, and Hermione work in Fred and George's Joke shop over the summer?

Actually I think this covers every question in your Summer category except the one about 12GP and they may even stay there since it's in London. That's my prediction. They'll all have summer jobs at the joke shop.


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spasmodicdb
spasmodicdb
She Who Seldom Dusts
Sun, May. 15th, 2005 10:16 pm (UTC)

That's a really good idea. Do you mind if I copy and paste this into my LJ, and fill in my predictions?


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sun, May. 15th, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC)

I don't mind at all. You might want to wait a little bit and see what other questions are suggested, though. angua9 has already added some good ones. I'll probably be editing in questions over the next few days, and then I'll start forming my own predictions.


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xray2000
xray2000
xray
Sun, May. 15th, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC)

Oh here's another question to add to your list:

Who will Harry tell first about the Prophecy?

I say Ginny and I think it will be during a private discussion about Tom Riddle. Ron and Hermione won't know about it until later, similar to how they found out about the triwizard prize money he gave to Fred and George.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sun, May. 15th, 2005 11:35 pm (UTC)

*nods* I could see that. I have already said I think he may be reluctant to tell Hermione, at least at first. But he realized in OotP that Ron tells Hermione things about him, so he might well be reluctant to tell Ron as well. I wouldn't be surprised at all if you are right. The other person who is a likely candidate for Harry to confide in sooner is Neville, since it does sort of involve him as well.

I like the idea of them working in F&G's joke shop, also. That would make for some great light-hearted moments to start the book off with, and after OotP, I think we all could use that. Perhaps JKR thought so, too. :)

For my list of questions, I'm trying to avoid "leading" questions. I want them to be as open-ended as possible, so I don't think "Will he work in the joke shop?" is really what I have in mind. I think that's covered by "What will he do over the summer?" But I'll edit my question about the prophecy to add a clause about who he will tell first.


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claudia_k
claudia_k
Sun, May. 15th, 2005 11:32 pm (UTC)

I'll add to these:

2. OWL results and sixth year courses
-Will either Harry or Ron stick with Divination (how else will we keep track of Firenze)?

10. Other subplots and loose ends
-Will the rest of the Centaurs in the Forbidden Forest decide to take sides in the Wizarding War? (I tell you, I'm obsessed with this whole Centaur thing)


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sun, May. 15th, 2005 11:40 pm (UTC)

Oh yes, the Centaurs may well come into play. Good idea.


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persephone_kore
persephone_kore
Persephone
Mon, May. 16th, 2005 12:11 am (UTC)

How will the matter of inter-house relations be addressed?
Will we find out more about Hogwarts's past (the Founders)? What?


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, May. 16th, 2005 12:36 am (UTC)

Good idea! I can't believe I forgot to mention the Founders, since I've generally leaned toward GG being the HBP.


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persephone_kore
persephone_kore
Persephone
Mon, May. 16th, 2005 12:47 am (UTC)

He's one of my favorite candidates, too, though I'm not sure quite how to take the bit about the half-blood prince plot having "no trace" in CoS.

I don't know what to do about predictions. I would sort of like to make some, but I don't really have any strong opinion on a lot of the details. Ah well.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, May. 16th, 2005 01:43 am (UTC)

*nods* I feel the same way. I don't plan on making predictions about all of the things I've listed above. I just wanted to put together a list of all the questions that we might make predictions about, so I can really think about them, and decide which ones are worth taking a position on.


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tunxeh
Half a dozen of the other
Mon, May. 16th, 2005 03:41 am (UTC)

Not all these are really about HBP, but we might hope for HBP to tell us more about them anyway: Why did Voldemort tell Lily to step aside rather than killing her? How did Voldemort survive when his killing curse rebounded on him? What is the nature of the connection between Harry and Voldemort? Is Snape's life debt to James paid off, and what is the significance of the debts Pettrigrew and Ginny owe Harry? What led Lily to agree to get together with James? When Voldemort left school and returned almost unrecognizable, was Grindelwald involved, and if so, how? What does Hermione write about to Krum? What steps if any have been taken to safeguard muggleborn families such as Hermione's from Voldemort?


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major_dallas
major_dallas
Nate the Great
Mon, May. 16th, 2005 05:58 am (UTC)

Under Subplots
Will we see the Chamber of Secrets again?
Is there another Basilisk? If so is it Nagani?
Will the full ramifications of Ginny's possession be dealt with?
Will we get the full details about the Feud between Gryffindor and Slytherin?


oh and as to who Harry first talks about the prophecy too, my guess is Lupin. Jo said that harry will tell his nearest and dearest about it once he's had time to digest it himself, so I'm thinking this won't happen until book 7...


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in_the_blue
in_the_blue
mages just love me
Mon, May. 16th, 2005 07:02 am (UTC)

A few loose-end categories for you to ponder.

1. Lockhart's shown up now in more than one book. Do you think perhaps there's something in his addled memory that will prove important in HBP, or was his presence in OotP mere plot device to introduce the Longbottoms?

2. Was the concept of Bill and Fleur a simple throwaway, or will it take on some critical importance?

3. Will we find out more about the Hogwarts ghosts?


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, May. 16th, 2005 08:36 pm (UTC)

Didn't JKR say since OotP that Lockhart wouldn't be back another time? I might be wrong, but for some reason I had it in my mind that she had ruled out future Lockhart appearances.


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claudia_k
claudia_k
Mon, May. 16th, 2005 07:23 am (UTC)

I know this is pretty much already covered in your Other Characters category, but I'm gonna post it anyway because this mystery drives me nuts: why does Snape seem to hate Neville so much?


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major_dallas
major_dallas
Nate the Great
Mon, May. 16th, 2005 02:34 pm (UTC)
Umbridge's Fate prediction

Forgot to add this, I'll predict right now that we'll here about Umbridge being assigned to the Centaur Liason Office in the Ministry and if you own Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them you know why this would be Ironic...
Cheers


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mrs_bombadil
Mrs. B.
Mon, May. 16th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC)

Who was the eavesdropper who heard the beginning of the prophecy?


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angel2fire
angel2fire
Caitlin
Tue, May. 17th, 2005 09:04 pm (UTC)

Here via hogwarts_today

For another question, What will the Slytherins do if they are forced to choose sides? Will any of them be on the "light" side?

And as for Dumbledore dying in HBP, I think that if he is going to die, he will die in the final battle at the end of the seventh book. Of course, that's just my opinion, but I can't see her killing off Harry's mentor when there is still another book left.


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