Deathly Hallows Death Clues
JK Rowling has hidden a lot of clues in DH that tell us who is
going to die before they actually die! However, it takes a cunning eye to spot
- As Professor Trelawney tells us in Book 6, whenever 13 people gather, the
first to leave the group will be the first to die. In chapter 5, 13 of the
survivors of Voldemort's attack (Harry, Ron, Hermione, Mr. and Mrs. Weasley,
Fred, George, Bill, Fleur, Ginny, Hagrid, Tonks, and Lupin) all drink
firewhiskey together. Lupin is both the first to finish his glass (he had
"drained his glass in one") and the first to leave the gathering (to look
for Mad-Eye's body). (pp 79 and 81, US edition) - Thanks, Meg!
- James Potter (Prongs) was the first of the Marauders to die, followed by Sirius (Padfoot) in Order of the Phoenix.
Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs appear to be dying in reverse order, which is confirmed by the end of the book. - Thanks, Ryan!
- When George lost his ear after Voldemort's attack, he lost something that was an important part of a pair to him. This could foreshadow the loss of his twin. - Thanks, Stephie!
Similarly, the Weasley twins are referred to as individuals throughout the book; when the trio hear 'Potterwatch' on the radio they immediately recognise that it is Fred, not George, who is on the show.
The fact that they are seen not as a pair for perhaps the first time in the series could give a clue that only one of them will survive the final battle.
- On page 328 of the American Edition, we find out that written on the Potters' gravestones is "The Last enemy that shall be
destroyed is death". This is not strictly a death clue, although it does foreshadow the topic and its importance at the end of Deathly Hallows. - Thanks, Angela!
- Harry thinks that he "seemed set on course to become just as reckless a godfather to Teddy Lupin as Sirius Black had been to him" on page 418 of the UK Edition.
This could foreshadow the deaths of Tonks and Lupin, as this would put their son, Teddy in the same situation, in regards to upbringing, as Harry found himself in. - Thanks, Agnieszka!