The Phoenix Files

This is the place to find in-depth analysis of the individual characters from the Harry Potter series and some speculations as to what may lie in their (pre-Deathly Hallows) futures.

  • The Phoenix Files: Post-HBP Update to Folder #1: Minerva McGonagall (September 28, 2005) - By Christopher Stephen Yes, Professor Minerva McGonagall is my favorite character in the series. Yes, that is why I chose her for my first File ever, nearly a year ago now. And yes, that...
  • The Phoenix Files #14: Draco Malfoy (August 24, 2005) - Draco Malfoy: love him, hate him, love to hate him, or hate to love him, he is one of the most interesting characters in the HP series.
  • The Phoenix Files #13: The Half-Blood Prince (July 25, 2005) - By Christopher Stephen Okay, so as everyone who is reading this had better know, the Half-Blood Prince was none other than Severus Snape!! I had heard a few people guess this (including one in...
  • The Phoenix Files: Folder #10: Severus Snape (Part Three) (July 10, 2005) - By Christopher Stephen Hi everyone. This is going to be my last entry for the File of Severus Snape. You will all, of course, have the opportunity to add your own ideas and thoughts...
  • The Phoenix Files #12: Peter Pettigrew (July 10, 2005) - We know that Peter Pettigrew hung out with Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, and James Potter at Hogwarts. He is one of the authors of the Marauders Map, and from "Snape's Worst Memory" in Book Five and McGonagall in Book Three, we know he idolized James. Are we positive Peter was in Gryffindor?
  • The Phoenix Files: Riddle, Part Two (July 1, 2005) - By Christopher Stephen The following is the second riddle that was sent out to the twenty finalists. This is being posted just for fun–you can’t submit an answer to Chris for credit if you...
  • The Phoenix Files #11: Luna Lovegood (June 29, 2005) - But Luna has a great mind--she's not in Ravenclaw for nothing! She even puts that mind to practical use toward the end of Book Five. "Well, we'll have to fly, won't we?" "I thought we'd settled that? We're flying!" Luna recalls that thestrals are good at finding places their riders are looking for. Notice Hermione didn't come up with the plan (probably because she can't see them); is it possible Luna could be another practical thinker in the new Harry group?
  • The Phoenix Files: Folder #10: Severus Snape (Part Two) (June 27, 2005) - By Christopher Stephen Hello again, everyone, and welcome back to the File of Severus Snape. Part Two will discuss the ultimate disposition of the Potions master. Whose side is he really on? We shall...
  • The Phoenix Files: Riddle #1 Explanation (June 22, 2005) - By Christopher Stephen The original riddle can be found in TPF #10, Part One. Ar ya ready for this special quest? It is a special quest because it is TPF #10, and you need...
  • The Phoenix Files: Folder #10: Severus Snape (Part One) (June 13, 2005) - By Christopher Stephen Mister Severus Snape, seen in many notable scenes throughout the series (eg. in the Shrieking Shack and with a Polyjuice Potion-ed teacher on a stairway), is the subject of this editorial!...

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