|Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter|
How is this possible? you may find yourself wondering. Fortunately, Tumblr user marauders4ever came up with a theory that could possibly explain it all. "What if there were less students in the Hogwarts Class of 1998 because the period when the other kids would have been conceived (1979-1981) was when Voldemort's reign of power was at its peak?" marauders4evr wrote. "Between the dozens of adults who joined the Order, the dozens of civilians that were killed in Death Eater raids, and the dozens of adults who didn't want to bring a child into the world.... It's entirely possible that was a baby drought for a few years in the wizarding world..."
My opinion: This seems like a pretty solid theory to me. How else would you be able to explain the fact that there were so few young witches and wizards coming of age to attend Hogwarts.