4 Harry Potter Fan Theories So Good, They Might As Well Be Canon

4 Harry Potter Fan Theories So Good, They Might As Well Be Canon
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They might just be true…

Popular franchises with huge fandoms are always subject to theories that delve deeper into their fictional world and characters. Harry Potter is a good example of this.

But while some fan theories are a bit wild, these four are so good they might as well be canon.

1. The Hogwarts founders symbolize the four countries of the United Kingdom

It's not completely out of the question. We know Godric Gryffindor was English, Rowena Ravenclaw was Scottish and Helga Hufflepuff was Welsh. So, it makes sense that Salazar Slytherin would be from Northern Ireland.

But would they really want to make that connection with the house that was synonymous with evil? Maybe not. But the house's colour is green.

2. The Dementors had a unique attraction to Harry

Fans of the books and movies will remember the way Harry reacted to the Dementors. And this theory would help to explain just why his response was so powerful.

The theory goes that Voldemort's Horcrux was hidden inside Harry, giving the Boy Who Lived 1125 souls. Now, that's going to make the Dementors hone on him due to the potential rewards of sucking out his energy.

3. The reason why the Dursleys didn't like Harry

It was obvious from the beginning that the Dursleys didn't have much time for Harry. And we were led to believe this was because magic caused so much chaos to the family. But there was very little evidence that magic had been a problem for them before Harry was invited to Hogwarts.

According to this fan theory, the Dursleys' hatred for their nephew was a result of the Horcrux in him. They are known for their negative energy, and this would explain why the family were so down on the kid they had raised since he was 15 months old.

4. Harry Potter, Severus Snape, and Lord Voldemort are related

We know from the movies that, somewhere along the line, all magical families are distantly related. So, it stands to reason there is a connection between this trio. But does the relationship go deeper than that?

The Tales of Beedle the Bard includes a story about the three Peverell brothers who first took possession of the Deathly Hallows: the Elder Wand, Resurrection Stone, and Cloak of Invisibility.

Each of the brothers had their own traits which are, to some degree, mirrored in Harry, Professor Snape and the Lord of Darkness. The oldest wanted to become the most powerful wizard in the world, the middle brother was fated to live a loveless life, and the third had to cheat death.

Maybe these three were all descended from the Peverell brothers.