Look, we here at Gabbing Geek clearly love Harry Potter. Except for Watson, who gets a smug look on his face and says he loves Harry but isn’t in love with Harry. You get the drift.
Author J.K. Rowling also loves Harry Potter, or at least continuing to occasionally give out more information about Harry’s world and such. It’s why we know that Dumbledore was gay and what happened to the characters after Voldemort tossed off his last forbidden curse. Not to be confused with when Voldemort did the lambada, because that’s just the forbidden dance.
As it turns out, she also responds to fan theories, and recently she liked one.
Assuming you are like me and I know I am, and are far too lazy to click the link above, the theory is as follows: in the last book, we hear the story of the Deathly Hallows, how three brothers were given gifts by Death, namely the Elder Wand, the Resurrection Stone, and the Invisibility Cloak. The two older brothers fare poorly with the items they took and die young. The youngest, wisest brother takes the Cloak, and hides from Death for a long time until he’s ready to meet Death as an equal.
The movie version had that cool animation telling this story.
Anyway, the theory goes that Voldemort represents the older brother. He takes the Elder Wand and comes to a bad end. That one seems fairly obvious.
Snape is the middle brother. The middle brother wanted to resurrect his recently-deceased fiancee, but it didn’t work out so well. Snape was besotten with Lilly Potter and “resurrected” a relationship that should have gotten him slapped with a restraining order or something in the real world. He also ends badly, but his motives, like the middle brother, were less evil and more grieving something that was never meant to be.
Finally, Harry is the youngest brother, and he does have the Invisibility Cloak. Again, he was the one who fared the best.
But wait, who’s Death according to this theory?
Well, Dumbledore is. Dumbledore gave Harry the Cloak, and met him in the Afterlife’s Waiting Room for some final bits of advice before Harry went off to deal with Voldemort once and for all.
Anyway, Rowling says she likes the theory.
Hey, that actually is a nice theory. It makes a lot more sense than the one floating around right now about Jon Snow’s twin sister.