Over the course of seven books, J.K. Rowling gave her dedicated and adoring fans plenty of material to turn into fan theories. From the quick connection here and there to the lengthy and detailed, Harry Potter fan theories have always provided fun and interesting discussion topics for readers of the books.
Today, J.K. Rowling finally revealed to us which fan theory is her favorite, and we're all pretty excited about it!
For years this theory has made its way around the Internet that states the parallels between the three Peverell brothers from the Deathly Hallows story and three of the book's main characters.
Voldemort aligns with the oldest brother who only sought power (the Elder Wand) and the second is Snape who spends his life lamenting the loss of his childhood love (the Resurrection Stone). Both brothers tried to overcome Death, which led to their demise.
Instead of trying to conquer death, the third brother simply used the Invisibility Cloak to evade Death until his time came, at which point he greeted Death as an old friend. At the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry willingly accepts death as a part of his sacrifice and welcomes his fate.
But the theory goes deeper to suggest that Dumbledore symbolizes Death! If you think about it, he's the only wizard to have ever had all three Deathly Hallows in his possession and helped orchestrate (or at least had an inkling of) how Voldemort, Snape, and Harry would all meet Death.
Well, this theory officially has the J.K. Rowling stamp of approval! She responded to a tweet and confirmed that this was her favorite fan theory.
Headcanon accepted! This lovely theory gives me another reason to go ahead and reread the series.