4 Fan Theories That Will Make You See Harry Potter in a Whole New Way

4 Fan Theories That Will Make You See Harry Potter in a Whole New Way
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Are you ready to have your mind blown, Harry Potter fans?

These four fan theories about the beloved series are sure to make you see the wizarding world in a whole new light. Whether you're a die-hard fan who has read the books and watched the movies countless times, or you're just a casual admirer of the magic, these theories are sure to spark your curiosity and leave you pondering their possibility.

So grab your sorting hat, brew up some Butterbeer, and get ready to have your Harry Potter perception completely rocked.

1. Dementors had a special attraction to Harry Potter

One plausible fan theory explains why Harry Potter reacted so strongly to the approach of the Dementors. It turns out that they had a special attraction to the wizard and tried to suck as much energy out of him as possible.

The reason for that is Voldemort's Horcrux hiding inside Harry. Thus, the protagonist of the series had not one, but 1125 souls, which automatically made him more interesting to the guards of Azkaban.

2. The Dursleys didn't like Harry Potter because of the Horcrux

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Another very interesting interpretation of the original story explains why the Dursley family never liked Harry Potter. Of course, at one time the child was a terrible burden to them. However, you can see in the movies that Harry never gave his uncle and aunt much trouble. Many fans believe that the Dursleys were simply influenced by the Horcrux left in Harry Potter by Voldemort. Horcruxes are known to have a tendency to have a negative effect on people.

For example, Slytherin's Locket at one time almost broke Harry, Ron and Hermione up. It is possible that Harry's Horcrux systematically poisoned the atmosphere in the house on Privet Drive. After all, the Dursleys had been raising Harry since he was a baby.

3. Harry Potter, Severus Snape, and Lord Voldemort are distant relatives

There is a story in The Tales of Beedle the Bard about the three Peverell brothers who were the first to obtain the Deathly Hallows: the Elder Wand, the Resurrection Stone, and the Cloak of Invisibility.

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The oldest brother dreamed of becoming the most powerful wizard, the middle brother suffered from unhappy love, and the youngest one tried to hide from death. It's hard not to notice that there are certain parallels to the plot of Harry Potter in this story: Voldemort pursued power, Snape was in love with Lily Evans all his life, and Harry literally miraculously managed to escape the spell of Avada Kedavra.

At the same time, it was repeatedly mentioned in the movie that all magical families are related to each other. It is possible that members of the ancient magical families – Harry Potter, Severus Snape, and Tom Riddle – were indeed descendants of the three Peverells.

4. The Hogwarts founders symbolize the four countries of the United Kingdom

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Each of the wizarding school's founding fathers symbolized a particular set of qualities that were used as a basis for sorting Hogwarts freshmen to the Houses: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw.

One of the most famous fan theories is that the Houses also symbolize the four countries of the United Kingdom. It is known that Godric Gryffindor was from England, Rowena Ravenclaw from Scotland, and Helga Hufflepuff from Wales. The exact birthplace of Salazar Slytherin is unknown, but it would make sense if he was born in Ireland. At the very least, this explains the choice of green for House colors.