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Better theory than the nonsense about ~a mother’s love~ in the books. You can’t convince me that Lily was the first person to sacrifice themselves to save their child from Voldemort.
I don't think it was necessarily an unbreakable charm like with Snape and Narcissa. It's more like Wormtail and Harry, I think. I think Word of God IS that Lily was far from the first but she was the only one who was given a choice. Other mothers would've been killed regardless like James was but Lily was given the option to stand aside which is what made the difference. You know, 'it is our choices that define who we are' and all that :D
This helps some in making sense of that plot hole. Now the other major plot hole I've never gotten over: where are Harry's paternal grandparents? It's mentioned that James Potter was "well taken care of," that Sirius would go hang out as his house so his parents must have been nice people. Plus Lily and James were 21 when they died which means James' parents must have been in their 40s? 50s? So definitely still around and capable of taking Harry in. If something happened to them, why was it never addressed? WHERE ARE THEY????
I think jo Rowling didn’t think as far into it as that person has 🤔
Yes, its cause of Snape but it has nothing to do with oath breaking. What makes Lily's sacrifice special and gives Harry protection is the fact that she was offered the chance to stand aside.
You can't 'accidentally' enter an unbreakable vow... its a pretty specific bit of magic.
Charlotte Greener I love this theory
always bothered me because--like has no one else ever died for anyone in this universe?? (as Lily died for Harry)
PATRONS! The newest Harry Potter episode is up on Patreon!I'm kind of in love with this artist I just found on deviantART and their illustrations of moments from Goblet Of Fire, and I'm devastated that I didn't find them sooner because they did so many amazing pieces on chapters we've already passed. I'm probably going to use some of the illustrations of earlier events on coming chapters just so you get to see them. Here's the link to this piece: chapet.deviantart.com/art/Beauxbatons-arrival-397844065 Enjoy the episode! www.patreon.com/posts/18946669... See MoreSee Less
Yassss. Working in social media I know how hard it is to reach people and maintain study views and engagement. I always try to like things from you but I’m going to make a more conscious effort to comment too because you deserve all the good things 🙂
Good info. One way I think about paying for things is, how much enjoyment/time did I get out of this podcast, game, etc.
I pay $15 to see a two hour movie in the theatre, which admittedly I don’t do that often. But if there is a podcast I listen to consistently and look forward to, it’s really not unreasonable to pledge $5-$10 a month. I wish I could do it more, someday when I’m rich I will share the wealth 😂