Snape's fate in Book Seven

@Macoy2 (47)
April 2, 2007 10:32am CST
Snape's decision to switch sides and aid the Death Eaters resulted in the death of one of the most beloved characters in the whole Harry Potter series. Albus Dumbledore, the only wizard Voldemort feared, was finally vanquished not by magic but the betrayal of someone he considered a trusted ally.... I wonder how J.K. will deal with Severus Snape? Will Harry be the one to do it? He's got it coming. Too bad. I was beginning to like him.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
3 Apr 07
i am sure that Severus Snape is on the good. He needs to pretend that he is on the bad side to be able to effectively help the good side. They need him to do that so that they will have eyes and ears to know the secrets and the plans of the bad side which will eventually aide them inthere quest for truth.
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@Riptide (2761)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I agree. I think dumbledore sacrficed himself for the greater good, knowing that Harry is now ready to carry on the fight. This is why he took him along on everything so he could learn what he needed to know to carry on the fight.
@joy358 (491)
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
Based JK's comments in her interview I would have to say that there is a distinct possibility that Severus Snape may have been a good guy all along. There is certainly more to him than meets the eye because Dumbledore trusted him despite the misgivings of the other members of the order. Dumbledore was no fool so he certainly knew what he was doing by trusting Snape. All will be revealed in book 7 and I'm eagerly awaiting the unraveling of all HP mysteries, the mystery that is Severus Snape in particular. My theory though is that Snape would probably die saving Harry thus redeeming himself. Whatever happens though I hope that Snape get his just desserts in the end because even if it turned out that he was on the good side all along, he certainly acted a jerk most of the times throughout the series which is why I really hate this guy's guts... LOL!
@juicemilk (2291)
• Australia
2 Apr 07
he was a bit of a jerk wasn't he lol But I think he ahd reason, as when he was at school he was teased a lot by harry's father and his friends so I think it's rather understandable that he doesn't like Harry. Although he is a teacher and an adult...so he should be able to put that behind him. He's just a bitter person I guess!
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
2 Apr 07
I suspect that Snape will end up being a good guy after all. I hate the thought that Dumbledore's legacy will be tainted by him having trusted Snape in error. If he is indeed evil then I think that Harry should definitely have a stand in ending him. There is also some speculation about Pettigrew owing Harry because Harry spared his life. Maybe he would have a part in it? Whatever happens, I can't wait to read the book and find out what happens!
• India
2 Apr 07
Snape's is one of the most interesting and complex characters in the whole series but i know he is with the phoniex lot! He does seam a bit mean to Harry most times but then he is one of the toughest characters and has so much more depth, so though he seems to have killed Dumbledore iam sure it was b'cos Dumbledore wanted it that way. He was one of the greatest wizards and he knew he was dying so it was better Snape turns out to be the murderer than Draco or Harry ending up as killers. Anyway Harry will have to kill Voldermort but again it will be Snape who will be doing the 'dirty' work so Harry's soul remains intact or thats what i think but cant wait for the book to be released! :)
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@cdv102 (132)
• United States
2 Apr 07
I agree. I don't think Snape has switched sides. I could definitely see him ending up sacrificing his life to save Harry. If you check out this website www.dumbledoreisnotdead.com, they give some really convincing arguments that Dumbledore might still be alive and that Snape is a good guy, after all, and was only following Dumbledore's orders. Also, even though there has been no evidence of this really, I suspect part of the reason hated Harry's dad so much, and therefore Harry, is that he was in love with Harry's mom. Just a theory.
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• United States
2 Apr 07
I absolutely believe that Snape is still on the side of the Order of the Phoenix, so he's going to need to do something to show that he still is. I also believe that Snape will die in this book, whether to redeem himself, or while saving Harry, or at the hands of Voldemort, I do not know. But I am very interested in seeing what exactly happens to Snape.
• Philippines
6 Apr 07
Snape! Probably one of the most interesting characters or maybe THE most interesting character in the books because of all the hype he's getting now is going to again very interesting in the final book! Personally, I think Snape is still on the good side and we might see Dumbledore popping out for some weird candy or something. There is still the possibility that Snape wants to defeat Voldemort by himself! I can't wait for the final book!!
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
3 Apr 07
I am pretty sure that Snape is heading for the coffins in the seventh book. The question though is who get's to do the deed. I would love if it is Ron Weasley who does the honor. Poor Ron has not yet got a chance to show his killer instincts just yet properly. So let's hope he gets a chance to do it for his headmaster. Cheers! Ram
@Talha22 (384)
• Pakistan
3 Apr 07
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• New Zealand
3 Apr 07
I've often thought that snape made the unbreakable vow with Harry Potter too. It seems strane to me that snape had many chanceds to kill Harry, his perfect opportunity would be when running near the end of the book it was perfect for him to kill Harry, I know some say he would be leaving him for Voldemort, but to all of a sudden have the unbreakable vow appear in book 6 was a little thought provoking for me, mostly because is snale was to be on the "bad" side he would ahve protected malfoy anyways.
@pengqing (218)
• China
3 Apr 07
Oh, I always liked him !
• India
3 Apr 07
Thats wat makes it so interesting. Snapes changing sides. Snape is a good friend of the malfoys also. SO i guess he is the DE
• Singapore
3 Apr 07
Yeah, it was weird how Rowling led us to believe that Snape was nice inside before book 6. Lots of the readers have begun to even like him! I don't, though, I never did. And I'll be glad to see Harry kick his butt in book 7.
@Riptide (2761)
• United States
3 Apr 07
Well if you delve deeper into the books you will realize that Dumbledor often sacrificed himself for his students. He knew well that id Draco wouldn't go through with it, that Voldemort would kill him. Also Dumbledore didn't need a wand to cast spells, as you noticed in the other books he performed spells without a wand quite often. He could have easiy defeated Snape. I think it was planned and he told Snape ahead of time that he must do this so that Draco will be spared from doing so and be doomed forever. I think we will find in book 7 that Snape is not the bad guy after all.
• United States
3 Apr 07
I haven't read the book, but i've always loved the movies. I heard pray tell that this was happening in the seventh book, and I thought " Duh you could see that one coming". I've always suspected professer snape, since I found out he was bad before. I think that she will find a good way to get rid of him, or a good way to make him come back. I'm not sure what way she'll go with it, i hope that she keeps going her books are the best.