Joie (hymnia) wrote,

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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.


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