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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-16-05 10:37 PM
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8. But what was he begging for?
If Dumbledore had died of whatever was in the potion he drank in the cave, rather than at the hands of Snape or Malfoy, Snape would've been killed by Voldemort, and so would Malfoy (who, though a nasty little bastard, doesn't seem entirely beyond redemption)...and surely Dumbledore would give his own life to save that of a boy who's been coerced into doing something he doesn't REALLY seem to want to do? Not only that, remember that Dumbledore said he knew Malfoy had been trying (and miserably failing) to kill him. How did he know? At a guess, because he was told. Which raises the question, by whom? There's only one other person who knew.

Besides which, Snape makes a perfect agent for determining the location of the scattered bits of ol' Tommy's soul, doesn't he? Again, he's the most obvious source for the information Dumbledore was acting on in his mysterious absences. And his cover can't be doubted now. Plus, his mental shielding works both ways...the good guys don't know if they can trust him, and can't get in his head to find out...but the bad guys think they CAN trust him, and can't rape his mind to find out they're wrong.

Besides, you have to admit, it makes for a hell of an obvious plot twist in book seven.
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