Monday, April 4, 2016

Don't Buy Into the Latest Harry Potter Fan Theory

       As a Harry Potter fan, one of my favorite things to do is get ont he Internet and read up on the latest Harry Potter fan theories. Some of them are downright goofy, others, however, are ingenious. Today I'm going to be discussing one of the more popular HP fan theories that I've come across lately.

     In case you haven't read it already, the theory basically says that Crookshanks (the cat Hermione Granger adopts in the Prisoner of Azkaban) originally belonged to the Potters. When Hermione adopts the cat, the employee running the shop also makes a comment that Crookshanks had been there a long time. Later in The Deathly Hallows, Harry reads a letter written by his mother. The description of the cat could lead one to believe that Crookshanks did, in fact, belong to Lily Potter.

     Fans who believe this theory also believe Crookshanks may have recognized the friends of his previous owners. Some fans say that this is why he seemed to know that Scabbers was a villan in disguise. They also believe that Crookshanks was so fond of Sirius because he recognized him from his days with the Potters.

      But is this latest fan theory a plausible one?

    In this writer's opinion, this theory is not a very plausible one. I think this because Crookshanks was not entirely a cat. He was a half-cat, half-kneazle mix. And if you know anything about kneazles, you know these cat-like creatures a known for their ability to sense an untrustworthy character. This little detail is enough in itself to put this theory to rest.

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