Does Harry Potter Die?


No Harry did not die, Its true that Voldemort gave him a curse but Harry Survived it in the end. It was all because of his mother’s love and protection given to him when she was alive. When Harry’s mother “Lily Potter” died, she left a “love protection” on Harry as we all know that kept him alive for ages. When Barty Crouch Jr (One of Voldemort’s loyal servant) took Harry’s blood to revive Voldemort, it made Voldemort and Harry share the love protection which made it impossible for Voldemort to kill Harry.

After seeing Severus Snape’s memory in Dumbledore’s pensieve Harry went to the Forbidden Forest . After he watched those memories, he came to know that the only reason he was alive was because he had to die at the right moment, when Dumbledore’s aim is achieved and Voldemort is weakened. Harry decides to go to the Forbidden Forest and die rather than have Hogwarts destroyed because of him.

However, when he is on his way to meet Voldemort, he takes out the Golden Snitch given to him by Dumbledore by his will, he puts it into his mouth and says that “I am ready to die”. When he says this, the Snitch opens up and the Resurrection Stone comes out. When the Resurrection Stone came out, he held it up and he saw his mother, his father, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, and a few of his other dead loved ones in a ghostly form. They talked to him, comforted him by telling him dying is even quicker than falling sleep. Harry after this dropped the Ressurection stone and walk towards Voldemort.

When Voldemort sees him, he holds up the Elder Wand and shouts “ADAVA KEDAVRA!” And Harry falls to the ground. Voldemort sends Narcissa Malfoy to Harry to check whether he is alive or dead. Narcissa says he is dead. However, in reality he is not dead, Narcissa whispers in Harry’s ear and asks him if he is alive. He replies that he is alive but as we know Narcissa only cares about finding out whether her son is alive or not, she just tells Voldemort that Harry died. In Harry’s mind, he meets Dumbledore and has a short conversation with him. After this, Hagrid picks up Harry’s body, and marches towards the school with the rest of the Voldemort’s army.

Everyone in the school comes out and they come face-to-face with Voldemort and his followers. Voldemort shouted, “HARRY POTTER IS DEAD!”. Ginny starts shouting “NO, NO”. and then this is followed by a boasting conversation of Voldemort. Right after that, Harry decides that it’s time to show Voldemort that he’s wrong and he grabs his invisibility cloak and starts firing curses at Voldemort and his followers.

After that, everyone heads inside into The Great Hall where Harry shouts “Protego!” putting a Shield Charm on everyone except him and Voldemort, and removes his Invisibility cloak. Everybody shouts “HARRY! HE’S ALIVE!” in The Great Hall and then Harry and Voldemort looked at each other. Voldemort shouted “AVADA KEDAVRA!”, pointing The Elder Wand at Harry, and Harry shouted “Expelliarmus!” and a great light of green came from The Elder Wand and a light of red from Harry’s wand. Both colors clashed in the middle. Then, Harry’s Expelliarmus overpowered Voldemort’s Avada Kedavra and Voldemort got hit with the Killing curse thus ending him off.

At the beginning of this answer, I said that the reason Harry was spared was because of the love protection from his mother and that Voldemort destroyed himself by using Harry’s blood. There was another reason. Harry was the true owner of The Elder Wand and when Voldemort tried using it on Harry, The Elder Wand sensed its master and thus didn’t kill him, and killed the one thing it could kill, the part of Voldemort’s soul on Harry.

So basically, Harry never died, when Voldemort shouted “Harry Potter is dead!”, Harry was still conscious but he was too busy talking to Dumbledore in his head so he didn’t bother showing that he was alive. Also the version of events above is based on the book not the movie.

Does Harry Potter die in the books?

The answer is NO but he dies or at least appears to be dead for sometime, like we just discussed above in the article. What actually happens is the first time Voldemort tried to kill Harry the first time after he killed his parents, a type of magical bond was created between Harry and Voldemort what really happened was a part of Voldemort’s becomes trapped in Harry and Harry turns into Voldy’s seventh Horcrux.

So when Voldy tries to kill harry in the last book, the part of Voldemort’s soul trapped in Harry dies instead of Harry. So Harry appears to be dead but actually the Voldemort inside Harry dies.

This phenomenon was so unexpected that even Dumbledore percieved that Harry would have to die before Voldemort is killed or else the part of Voldemort left in harry would still survive.

15 Characters That Died In Harry Potter

  • Aragog
  • Voldemort
  • Bellatrix Lestrange
  • Lily Potter
  • Professor Quirrell
  • Cedric Diggory
  • Lavender Brown
  • Albus Dumbledore
  • Sirius Black
  • Alastor ‘Mad-Eye’ Moody
  • Reus And Tonks
  • Severus Snape
  • Hedwig
  • Dobby
  • Fred Weasley

It was 31st of October and they had no idea, that one of their closest friends had betrayed them by telling their whereabouts to Voldemort. Their house was protected with Fidelius charm and Pettigrew was their Secret Keeper (although most of the people thought that Sirius Black is their Secret Keeper, which is the reason that Sirius was later accused of betrayal). So, Peter told Voldemort the address of Potters, and the Dark Lord visited Godric’s Hollow. Lily and James weren’t aware of his arrival, they forgot to keep constant vigilance. In other words, they didn’t keep their wands with them all the time. James was entertaining Harry with sparkles, and then he just left his wand on the sofa.

He told Lily to take Harry and run, while he’ll try to hold Voldemort off. James had no chance without a wand so Voldemort killed him with Avada Kedavra in couple of seconds. At that time Lily and Harry were on the second floor. Lily also didn’t had her wand with herself, which means, that she couldn’t apparate. She put Harry in the crib and shielded him with herself, begging Voldemort to spare her child. So, this was the devastating end of James and Lily Potters.

Does Harry Potter kill Voldemort?

During his final confrontation with Voldemort, Harry knew that he (Harry) was the Elder Wand’s true master. He again cast Expelliarmus, ejecting the wand from Voldemort’s hand into his own as the Killing Curse rebounded off his body, fatally striking Voldemort. By doing the predictable, Harry acted unpredictably and defeated Voldemort, not by killing him, but allowing the Dark Lord’s evil nature to be his own undoing, unintentionally slaying himself. Harry is victorious through his cunning, patience, persistence, and by building alliances, rather than executing his enemies

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Technically, Harry did not kill Voldemort. The killing curse Avada Kedavra, which he casted on Harry, got rebounded and destroyed him.

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