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11 July 2007 @ 09:10 am
My "Magical Brethren" theory  
Here’s my theory:

The Fountain of Magical Brethren was crucial foreshadowing.

The fountain was located in the Atrium of the Ministry of Magic, and it featured a wizard, a witch, a house-elf, a centaur, and a goblin, all idyllically united. At the end of OotP, this fountain is used as shelter by Harry, and is blasted to bits by Voldemort.

Also, over the course of the series characters from these various “Magical Brethren” have been introduced. And, in the cases of Dobby and Firenze, these brethren have forsaken the ways of their own people in order to live with and help Harry and the other wizarding folk. JKR has also introduced a fourth “Magical Brother” in the form of Grawp.

So, my theory is that just like in the battle in the Ministry Atrium, at some point in DH Harry will need to “take shelter” behind a unified force of “Magical Brethren” including Dobby (and possibly Kreacher and Winky), Firenze (and possibly other centaurs), one or more goblin characters who will be introduced in DH (possibly as guests at Bill’s wedding), and potentially Grawp.

This time around, instead of being destroyed by Voldemort like the fountain was, this group of truly united “Magical Brethren” will stand firm, and play a crucial role in leading to Harry’s ultimate success.
What's Taters, Precious?: Divinationmrstater on July 11th, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC)
Ooh! Me likey! Especially seeing Dobby's hand holding the Sword of Gryffindor in the UK book cover.

And don't forget the werewolves as Magical Brethren, as well!
naiad8naiad8 on July 11th, 2007 03:22 pm (UTC)
Well, don't know if it will happen, but it sure is appealing. Oh, and don't forget dragons! Not exactly "brethren" but that's the one magical creature we know for certain will be working for Harry!
katyhasclogs: Really?katyhasclogs on July 11th, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
Ooh nice thought. I could see this happening in some form or another, especially given all the magical being based questions in the WOMBAT.