This theory about Dumbledore’s role in the Deathly Hallows story will destroy you

Another day, another mind-blowing Harry Potter theory, and this one is all about the Deathly Hallows. Not the book, but the actual Deathly Hallows.

Let’s recap. In Harry Potter, it is explained that The Deathly Hallows are three powerful magical objects given to the three Peverell brothers. There’s the Elder Wand, which is the most powerful wand in the wizarding world and given to the oldest brother, who wanted power; the Resurrection Stone, which could summon the spirits of the dead and was given to the middle brother who wanted to ‘cheat’ Death; and finally the Invisibility Cloak, which turns the wearer invisible, and given to the youngest brother who didn’t want Death to follow him — and eventually, in old age, greeted Death as an “old friend” and walked with him into the afterlife.

These three brothers match up pretty well with Voldemort, Snape, and Harry in the books. How so? Well, Voldemort is trying to become the most powerful wizard ever; Snape has spent his whole life thinking about the memory of Lily Potter; and Harry is literally just trying to survive everything.

But this new theory is actually all about Dumbledore. What roles does he play in all of this? According to Tumblr user harryjxmespotter, Dumbledore plays the most important role: He’s Death.

Dumbledore, at one point or another, took possession of all three Deathly Hallows, too (not all all the same time, though). He borrowed the Invisibility Cloak from James Potter once. He defeated the owner of the Elder Wand, Gellert Grindelwald, in a duel, and thus became the owner of that super-vital artifact. And, Dumbledore also sought out the Resurrection Stone after the death of his sister, Ariana. But what really makes him Death?

As harryjxmespotter explains, Dumbledore is Death because Harry willingly walked towards his own death in the final chapters of Deathly Hallows, and who did he find in his King’s Cross limbo? And old friend: Dumbledore.

So now go ahead and think about this for a while. Voldemort, Snape, and Harry match up with the Peverell brothers. Dumbledore, watching all three of these guys throughout their life and on their different quests, takes on the role of Death himself — the all powerful, all knowing, all seeing Death. Sorry if this just destroyed your mind for the day.

(Images via Tumblr, Warner Bros. and Giphy.)

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