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Old 05-11-2004, 15:23   #11
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Re: Origin of Invisibility Cloak

Yah, I think in the context of Kingers question Gini has it on the 'nose' so to speak.
In this scenario - it is plausible that it was confiscated in the school during the time James was there - and for some reason Dumbledore handed it over - that in itself begs a few questions!
If you were 'looking' out for Harry - you wouldnt want him sneaking off anyway unseen!
I suppose that represents the most logical way to explain D's possesion and wanting harry to have it ...
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Old 08-12-2006, 20:18   #12
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Re: Origin of Invisibility Cloak

I think its likely that although it was James's cloak, he let the order use it, seeing as how its an important tool. I think J.k.r. said this to put us out of our stride and drop a red herring at the same time, its not that important.
I believe this to be more curious:
Seeing as Harry looks so much like his father, why does he have his mothers eyes, and not his fathers?......
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Re: Origin of Invisibility Cloak

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Where did James get his Invisibility Cloak?

That was inherited from his own father -- a family heirloom!
We know that there was someone else at Godrics Hollow when the Potters were killed. It is possible that they were using the cloak. We also know that Mrs. Figg performed this duty for Dumbledore in relation to Harry. Perhaps she was keeping an eye on the Potters aswell and being a squib could not assist them. We know that she was in the order the first time, although not in Moody's photo, we also know that we are to learn something significant about an order member in book 7.
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Re: Origin of Invisibility Cloak

Very possible that Mrs figg was there, but for what purpose???
I can see Petunia being the one with suppresed magical powers, is she older or younger than Lily?...
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Old 10-12-2006, 04:57   #15
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I guess that she would be keeping a watch and alerting Dumbledore if there were trouble. Someone reported to Dumbledore that the Potters had been attacked. It just seemed odd to me that she was one of the first people that Dumbledore contacted after Voldemort's rebirth.
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Either she is more important than we think or JKR had Dumbledore mention her because she was a character we had already been introduced to.

I don't think that there is any record,either in canon or interview, of who is elder Lily or Petunia. I think that JKR has said that Petunia Has never and will never perform magic.
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Old 17-12-2006, 15:14   #16
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Re: Origin of Invisibility Cloak

Also what is interesting is JKR's post in Rumours saying it wasnt Snape hiding under the invisibility cloak ... now this could be seen two ways but if she wanted to be definitive should could have said 'no - no-one was hiding under the invisibility cloak' ... now of course that would be obtuse to say well that is iron clad someone was - could even be a little red herring to people just to that conclusion ... but still worthy of thoughts I believe!
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Old 10-01-2007, 18:36   #17
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Re: Origin of Invisibility Cloak

Well, I remember that invisibility cloaks are made from the fur of this one creature that turns it's self invisible when frightented. The cloak is woven from the fur of the creature. I don't know if that is relevent to anything said, but I thought I'd toss it out there.

As to James leaving it in Dumbledore's care, well if the theory of Dumbledore taking it away while James was still at school is true, why wouldn't Dumbledore give it back when either summer holidays started or at the end of James' school career.

I like the idea that it was picked up from amoungst the rubble of the Potter's house. I'm guessing that somebody went and got it along with Harry and possibly the Potter's Gringotts vault key.

As to who was hiding under the invisibility cloak. Snape would have been my first choice, but thats been shot down. My second choice would have to be either Wormtail or maybe somebody we will be introduced to in book 7. I have a feeling its someone we already know though.
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Re: Origin of Invisibility Cloak

I always assumed that James left the cloak with Dumbledore because it would be used more by the Order than by him.

The kids have difficulty fitting more than one under the cloak- I would submit that since James and Lily and Harry could not all use the cloak, James would not want to use it for just himself. And I never saw Lily as the sort that would leave under a cloak abandoning James...

But the Order would have many uses for an individual to use an invisibility cloak so their need would be greater.
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