In the world of Harry Potter, the Horcrux has always been one of the biggest mysteries. While we do know a little about its nature and how it works, there has been speculation as to the inner machinations of Horcruxes, including one that suggests cannibalism is part of the creation ritual. On the other hand, a more recent theory suggests that Harry accidentally created his own Horcrux, and because of this he will never die.
The First Major Question We Must Ask?
Is it possible to create a Horcrux by accident? The answer is yes. Harry is proof of that. On the night that Voldemort tried to killed him, the lord's spell rebounded and a piece of his soul latched onto Harry's.
Now, we know that murder is one of the key ingredients in the making of a Horcrux, and Harry has killed on a couple of occasions. According to the theory, Harry made the Horcrux when he ended the Basilisk down in the Chamber of Secrets, and because he was connected to Voldemort, his soul was pretty unstable and was able to unintentionally rip itself from Harry.
So Where Did Harry's Soul Jump To After It Split?
To Fawkes the Phoenix. Right after Harry fatally stabbed the Basilisk, followed by Tom Riddle's diary, Fawkes lands on Harry's arm and cried his injuries away, allowing for Harry's soul to attach itself to the phoenix. This is where the theory takes a truly tragic turn. Since Fawkes is a phoenix, after it dies it is immediately reborn from its own ashes, meaning the Horcrux can never truly die. This also means that Harry Potter cannot die.
The theory also suggests that this all happened according to Sybill Trelawney's first prophecy:
Either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives.
Looking at the wording from this point of view, the prophecy hints that in order for Voldemort to truly be dead, Harry must live forever.
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