horcruxes

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horcruxes

Post by C is for » Sun May 28, 2017 2:34 pm

This question and answers helped me really solidify something I was slightly unsettled about re: Harry being a Horcrux. The answer is, he isn't one! And if Voldemort had survived the backlash of the Killing Curse rebounding into him, Harry probably would never have had a little sliver of Tom stuck to him. (Since soul pieces, if they aren't captured by whatever horrific process Horcrux making requires, fly back to the nearest living person -- which would usually be ole Tom, he's usually still alive after he kills someone. Man, the guy must fracture and splinter his soul all the time and never notice because all his soul pieces fly right back inside him.)

I also loved Ento's idea of cutting a piece of glass; you don't know exactly how the cut will be made, probably not exactly half though. That makes more sense to me than a strict division in half. And Luciana's point that there obviously becomes a time where Horcruxes aren't worth it because of the chance a soul piece would fly into someone else (though I still think Tom R. would be the closest living person since he's holding the wand -- there's a chance!) and that could be problematic.

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Re: horcruxes

Post by Emiliana » Wed May 31, 2017 5:17 pm

Ditto on loving Ento's analogy!