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Who Shall Die?

So JK Rowling has said that two characters will die in the last Harry Potter book. More to the point she has said that two that she hadn't always meant to die. So who do we think it is going to be? I'm going to stick my neck out and say... (drum roll.. )..

Will explain my thinking at a later date! Or when people have added their comments!


rach said…
Hasn't she already hinted that Harry is going to snuff it? I mean, that would really be the only way to properly guarantee this would be the last book?

I agree with Neville Longbottom. Actually, why has he made it this far?
Michael said…
JK who?
Tom Wade said…
'One cannot survive without the other...'

Goodbye Harry and Voldemort
Kate John said…
if i was her i'd kill of snape, voldemort, neville, AND harry. Not that I want harry to die- i hope he doesn't- but surely it's a bit woosy to let him live after all this...
jude said…
See thats now turning into a Shakespearean tragedy!!
Alina said…
It makes me sad to think that Harry's mother died so that harry could live...just to die at the end of the series. It's only fair for him to get to live out his days which is what his mum hoped for. Voldemort has to die but does he count? aside from him i'd go for neville and snape as well, at the moment
Joe said…
"two major characters die at the end of the last chapter" - usually the big deaths come a few chapters from the end of the books so we get the fall-out afterwards - I wonder if it's one of those "and they all lived happily ever after to a ripe old age - and then died" kinda things?

Snape's gotta die - heroically - I still think he's a goodie.
Kezzie said…
Nooooo, I don't want ANYBODY to die! Just finished reading HBP 10 mins ago- and still find it hard to believe that big D is dead, though there's this great web-site that would convince anyone that he's not really dead!

Kathy and I think that Snape loved Lily (hence why his worst memory was what it showed in the pensieve) and that's why he turned away from dark arts and why he will still turn out to be good! Maybe his dying breath will admit this?

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