drummerx357 said:No I don't think Harry, if he succeeds, should be considered saintly.
He should be considered messianic.
The Frozen North said:Ok so we know that in destroying Tom Riddle's diary, the horcrux within was destroyed but similarly we also know that when DD destroyed the horcrux in the ring, the ring itself remained unharmed.
Maybe that worse thing is dying (or in deed living) knowing that you could have done something to prevent the suffering of others and not actually done it.cagedcactus said:oh boy. very interesting discussion here.
I personally think that he will die. I think he could also be a horcrux, and will have to sacrifice himself in the end to make sure there is no return for Voldemort. Then again as prophecy says, "He will have power, the dark lord knows not." Maybe his courage of sacrificing himself some how relates to that power.
As Dumbledore told Riddle in OTP. There are worse things than death. Maybe that worse thing is what Riddle is living. Maybe that worse thing is being scared of death. Maybe that worse thing is living a cursed life like Riddle is living.
Alz said:..or of course worse than death is living with the guilt and emotion of what you have done - Voldemort operates the way he does because he is emotionally devoid of love and caring - with a little help from Harry he could be made to feel it - I just think it will require Harry to remove all the horcruxes - try to kill him - he re-births from the horcrux in Harry - and then has more than just himself back - he understands the inadvisability of using a live host for a horcrux because the live host taints the horcrux and he has a little of Harry (well known for his love and caring) inside his new self - and now has all these wierd and alien emotions he never had before - I think nature will take it's course and Voldemort will be unable to live with these new emotions!