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Old 22-07-2007, 22:08   #1
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'two died that i didnt intend to, one character got a reprieve'

i think the two characters originally meant to live were lupin and tonks, i do think they were unnecessary deaths as they just had a baby!

now the character who got a reprieve? i was thinking maybe George, its so sad he lives without his twin, maybe Percy or another Weasley?
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Old 23-07-2007, 03:22   #2
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Re: 'two died that i didnt intend to, one character got a reprieve'

I think there's no way of telling who she was referring to in that statement. It was cryptic, and still is.
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Old 23-07-2007, 03:27   #3
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Re: 'two died that i didnt intend to, one character got a reprieve'

for all we know, harry may have got the reprieve! that was certainly a twist i didn't expect!
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Old 23-07-2007, 04:49   #4
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Re: 'two died that i didnt intend to, one character got a reprieve'

I've been mulling over this one as well. I wonder if she'll ever tell us?.......

I think maybe Hagrid got the reprieve. It would have been yet another death of one's of Harry's closest family/friends.

As for which two died that weren't originally planned, I'm not sure at all. I think Tonks and Lupin were probably planned. The similarities between Teddy and Harry and the role Harry will play in his life as Godfather kind of necessitated their deaths.

We'll probably never know.......
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Re: 'two died that i didnt intend to, one character got a reprieve'

I was so sad about Lupin and Tonks -
Such a little echo of Harry's own story.

I was a bit surprised [and completely ecstatic] that neither Ron or Hermione died. I thought a bigger character would have been killed [Hagrid?], although I am happy that they didn't. Dobby and Fred were enough.

I hope she'll let some secrets out for us. We shall see.
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Re: 'two died that i didnt intend to, one character got a reprieve'

I think it was definately Harry that got the reprieve.
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Old 23-07-2007, 15:11   #7
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Re: 'two died that i didnt intend to, one character got a reprieve'

I'm thinking Hagrid got the reprieve. For reasons as stated by Luna up above...

As for the two who weren't intended, I'm thinking Dobby and Mad-Eye Moody. Just because in the heat of writing such a dramatic and action packed scene, things happen that you don't always intend and then it just sounds better that way. I know because I like to write stories myself.
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Old 23-07-2007, 16:03   #8
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Re: 'two died that i didnt intend to, one character got a reprieve'

Yes, I, too am thinking Hagrid is probably the character that got the reprieve. Looking at it from a logical standpoint, he was probably slated to die when he got carried off by Aragog's children (or whatever they were). However, Rowling then changed her mind and utilized him to carry Harry back to Hogwarts.

On the other hand, I think Remus and Tonks were always set to die in the final battle. Their lives had been fulfilled - they had found true love (each other), and had left a bit of themselves behind (Teddy). So, the baby could be left behind and could live a normal life, without parents, it is true, but with a godfather for a parent and a friend (almost like Harry had Sirius).

As for deaths not planned - we may never know, unless told. Dobby could be one. Or another Weasley.

Or even Lord Voldemort. Think on it; Grindelwald lived his life in prison, regretting. Perhaps, in the original storyline, Voldemort was to be defeated, but not killed, so that he could be subject to feeling the remorse he deserved to feel. Thus, Harry would have mirrored Dumbledore and Voldemort could have emulated his predecessor, Grindelwald.
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Re: 'two died that i didnt intend to, one character got a reprieve'

Not sure on the two additional -- here's hoping someone asks her.

The reprieve -- I think it's Luna. She's the only one of the six not mentioned in the Epilogue. I think it's just something she overlooked in updating the Epilogue to tell us what happened to her. Otherwise, I would agree with everyone else. I fully expected Hagrid to die.
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Re: 'two died that i didnt intend to, one character got a reprieve'

I think Dobby and Fred were the two who died that she didnt intend to.
Lupin was a must. He lived a life of misery. But he died after marrying Tonks and baby's birth. That was a bit tragic.

I think the character that got a reprieve, was Percy. I think JKR meant Percy to die originally, and not Fred.
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