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10 July 2007 @ 12:12 pm
 
This'll be short because I'm already teetering toward being late for work. BUT:

It took two people to get the locket Horcrux, Dumbledore made a point of saying a person couldn't've done it alone. Therefore RAB was not acting alone. The question now is, who was he acting with? I say Snape. Snape for a few reasons, 1) it would be a pretty effective way of clearing his name once Harry found out, AND if he came to Dumbledore, spilled the beans about the Horcruxes, Voldemort's one and only weakness (even if Dumbledore had already figured it out through his own guesswork), I'd say that's a pretty ironclad reason to trust him, eh? 2) Dumbledore asked specifically for Snape after all this, as if Snape knew the details of what had happened, only Snape could be the one to see him right then. This could be explained by a number of things, but hear me out. 3) Two old schoolmates, now Death Eaters, fresh out of Hogwarts and both having second thoughts? It only makes sense that they'd team up.

I think when 16 year old RAB and 17 year old Snape took the locket, Snape replaced the potion with something of his own. Because they assumed Voldemort would be the one to go after the locket next, he filled the potion that, while it might not kill the drinker, severely weaken him. My theory (and all of the internets's, I'm guessing?) is that Snape and Dumbledore had agreed that Snape would kill him, the potion was going to weaken Dumbledore to a state where he'd be useless, but not dead. If Dumbledore wasn't dead by Snape's doing, Snape would die, because of the Unbreakable Vow. Dumbledore knew the locket was a dud, knew exactly where to go to get to the entrance, knew where to go for the boat, knew there were inferni, because of Snape, because Snape had been there before.

gksfdgadf There's a bit more evidence and thoughts I'd like to share, but I really want to post this before going to work today, so I'll edit it later! Thanks for reading!
 
 
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jesspallasjesspallas on July 11th, 2007 06:59 am (UTC)
My mad theory is that if RAB is Regulus then he took Kreacher with him and made him drink it and that's what sent him doolally. After all, there wasn't necessarily room on the boat for two full grown wizards but you could have got a little house elf in...
Classy kinda sassy: [blitzdrachen] House is ADORABLEsimmysim on July 12th, 2007 02:21 am (UTC)
Oooh, nice one. And it's been more or less confirmed RAB is Regulus; when translating the book into Dutch they changed the initials to R.A.Z., and Sirius's last name in that version is Zwarts. Lol, although you probably know all this already.
naiad8naiad8 on July 11th, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
I have to say this is really interesting. I think it would have had to happen a bit later, closer to Voldie's first "end". But it would explain why Dumbledore knew so much. I'm not sure that the boat was big enough though....
Classy kinda sassysimmysim on July 12th, 2007 02:16 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D My theory is that it happened very close to Voldemort's first end. AND Dumbledore and Harry could both fit on it, an old man and a teenager, I think two teenagers could fit pretty well.
naiad8naiad8 on July 12th, 2007 02:42 am (UTC)
Well, you see, I think James (and Lily and Remus and Sirius and Snape) would have all been around 22 or so when Peter turned th Potters over to Voldemort. I doubt the Horcrux would have been stolen when Snape was still at Hogwarts, but closer to when he was 20 or 21. Regulus would have been a year younger I believe.
Heybritney: hp :: even you luciusheybritney on July 18th, 2007 09:25 am (UTC)
i like the idea of this, a lot actually. if snape told DD about the horcruxes, it would make sense that DD would trust him so much - after all, that is what would really truly vanquish the dark lord, and give dumbledore the power to finally kill him.
that being said, i don't understand why dumbledore would go to such extravagant lengths to weaken himself for snape. i think snape's avada kedavra is perfectly capable of killing dumbledore in any state. it just has to do with the opportunity to get a clear shot at dumbledore. but thats not to say i necessarily see anything wrong with the idea that snape and DD agreed to letting snape kill him, i just don't think that DD would go to such extravagant wastes of time to weaken himself. if he knew the locket was fake, there had to be a very good reason that DD wanted to go to retrieving that locket. and i just don't understand what that would be. i think there was evidence from dumbledore's memory of tom riddle at the orphanage that told him tom riddle had particular memories in that cave that would make it a good hiding place for one of his horcruxes. i dont remember what these are, but i can go back and reference the book as to what those were as soon as i get the book back from my little brother (:
but i don't mean to be a complete kill joy!! i still really love the idea of snape and regulus teaming up! they might even have been both young enough to fit in the boat