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Prophecies are stated by Fate to change and help humanity to live on in relative peace. Fate also likes to collaborate with Death in case someone uses too dark magic like Horcruxes, to escape from the Deities.

Real prophecy Edit

This prophecy played an important role during the whole story. It prophesied someone to defeat the dark lord and three children could have been chosen if one looked at the wording because only the parents of Neville Longbottom and the Potter twins defied the Dark Lord three times. In the end Harry Potter was chosen, but Dumbledore deemed the power to equal the dark lord as too dangerous, starting manipulations so that he could never harness his power.[1]

The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches...

born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies...

and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not...

and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives...

the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies....

- Between Albus Dumbledore and Sybil Trelawney

Fake Prophecy Edit

Fate and Death told John Potter, that he also classified as the person to destroy the Lord Voldemort and to fulfill the prophecy, but his cautious approach did not work.[2] Additionally to the real prophecy, Dumbledore created a fake one to misguide the Potter parents, should they ever wanted to read it. The fake one stated, that if Harry ever defeated the Dark Lord, everyone would lose their magic.[3]

The one with the power to vanquish the dark lord approaches,

Born to those who have thrice defied him,

Born as the seventh month dies,

Born as one half of a greater whole,

Born as the brother to the one who was not chosen,

And the one who was not chosen will know not those who thrice defied him…

— Will grow up separate and singled out by all —

— Barring the weight of his fate alone —

…Or the one who was not chosen will fall to darkness and know not the joy of life,

But if those who thrice defied him learn these of words spoken,

Then the one who was not chosen shall vanquish the vanquisher of the dark lord,

And the world be stripped of magic,

Only those who thrice defied him can control the one who was not chosen,

And save the world of magic from a fate most grim

- Between Albus Dumbledore and the Potter parents

Second prophecy Edit

In Limbo Harry heard a second prophecy stating that he must save Ginny Weasley.[4]

You have to save Ginny from death.

- Between Harry Potter and the Deities

Third prophecy Edit

While Luna tried to access her inner eye, she managed to create a new prophecy, but lost the connection to her inner eye forever.[5]

Where the land meets the wind, find the sign of the dragon's roar. There awaits you in the silt, ancient magics and gold and more.

- Luna Lovegood told it and lost her eye sight afterwards

References Edit

  1. Book 1 - RiBSR - Ch. 7 - Hey, Grab a Drink, I'm The-Boy-Who-Lived,
    Ginny learned of Dumbledore's manipulations.
  2. Book 1 - RiBSR - Ch. 11 - Straight From the Graveyard - 1/2,
    John Potter learned that he could still fulfill the prophecy.
  3. Book 2 - TFoP - Ch. 33 - The Philosopher's Prophecy,
    Albus Dumbledore created the fake prophecy to further misguide the Potter parents.
  4. Book 1 - RiBSR - Ch. 1 - Revenge is Best Served Raw,
    Harry Potter learned a new prophecy from the source.
  5. Book 3 - NRiCaD - Ch. 40 - Alexandra Black, Meet Death’s Champion,
    Luna Lovegood lost her inner eye after proclaiming a new prophecy..

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