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Makes You Wonder...
Welcome to my Makes You Wonder... page. This is the page where I post some statements I ponder about on different things in the books. Do you wonder about something in the stories also? Send them to I'll be more than happy to post all the things you wonder about!

What makes me wonder:

First of all, I'm sure we all have the same question repeated over and over in our heads "Just what happened on the night James and Lily died?" Well, if you don't, I certainly do and maybe after reading some information and guesses I am about to post below, maybe you will too.

As a starting point for this analysis, let's examine some wands, shall we?

Lily Potter

  • Size:10 1/4 inches
  • Wood:Willow
  • Core:Unknown
  • Good For:Charm Work

James Potter

  • Size:11 inches
  • Wood:Mahogany
  • Core:Unknown
  • Good For:Transfiguration

  • Size:13 1/2 inches
  • Wood:Yew
  • Core:Phoenix Feather
  • Good For:Unknown


  • Size:16 inches
  • Wood:Oak
  • Core:Unknown
  • Good For:Unknown

Harry Potter

  • Size:11 inches
  • Wood:Holly
  • Core:Phoenix Feather
  • Good For:Unknown

Fleur Delacour

  • Size:9 1/2 inches
  • Wood:Rosewood
  • Core:Veela Hair
  • Good For:Unknown

Cedric Diggory

  • Size:12 1/4 inches
  • Wood:Ash
  • Core:Unicorn Hair
  • Good For:Unknown

Viktor Krum

  • Size:10 1/4 inches
  • Wood:Hornbeam
  • Core:Dragon Heartstring
  • Good For:Unknown

Ron Weasley

  • Size:14 inches
  • Wood:Willow
  • Core:Unicorn Hair
  • Good For:Unknown

The reason why I gave you a list of different wands is because I think that they are an important part of the books. 'Why wands?' you still may be pondering. Well, J.K. Rowling is good at making little things in earlier books evolve into something crucial to the plot. Look at Scabbers...I mean honestly...did you think that a lazy rat could turn out to be the horrible Peter Pettigrew who 'ratted out'(pardon the pun) Harry's parents' hideout? I didn't! I have a feeling that J.K. Rowling has mentioned the size, woods, cores, and uses for a purpose. I know these factors that make up the wands themselves gives it a personal touch, but to me it gives me an insight on what might happen.

     Let's take a good look at my list. Notice that the size of the wand varies for each person. I think that the size tells how much power you have and are capable of using. Here is the proof to support my simple hypothesis:

    Voldemort, the dark lord who murdered several innocent people, has a wand that is 13 1/2 inches long. This wand size is the third longest listed here. Lord Voldemort is very powerful with dark magic. He even conqurered death with his trememdous strength.

    Now you're probably confused about this. "Well, what about Hagrid or Ron, Meg? Don't they have bigger wands? Doesn't that mean they are more powerful than Voldemort?" Well, for Hagrid I have my doubts. You have to reason out that Hagrid is a half-giant. This means that he is twice the size of a regular man. Now, if a regular sized man were ever to have this wand pick him, he would definately be stronger at magic than Voldemort. The wand is big, so naturally it is more powerful, but since it is dwarfed by such a big man, so is it's power. His wand would probably be equivalent in size (relative to his size) to Fleur Delacour's when he holds it in his wand hand.

    And now my theory on Ron...Ron's wand is the second largest wand on my list which probably means in the near future he will be very powerful. As you all may know already, Ron is constantly being put down by his siblings who have achieved tremendous accomplishments unlike himself. He is even second-best around his best friend, the famous Harry Potter. In the next three books I can definately see him trying to get revenge. I know he is very kind now, but please take in mind that he is also short tempered. When Hermione went to the Yule Ball with Viktor, Ron seemed very, very angry as soon as he found out. This is sad to say about my favorite character, but maybe, just maybe he is going to join the Death Eaters not only to attract attention, but also to get revenge on his family or even Harry himself. Just like Peter Pettigrew did with James and Sirius, Ron semi-hero-worships Harry. Well, erm...not worship but he does look up to him alot. Also Peter was always the one tagging along with James and Sirius. Ron basically tags along with Harry and Hermione. And another resemblance between them both is that they both are "Never quite in their league, talent-wise." So for all you Ron lovers like myself, keep an eye on his character. He may, in future books become a Death Eater...

    "Like father like son?" Everyone who met with Harry and knew his parents well can say that he looks exactly like his father. Did they realise that they both had the same wand sizes as well? I think this is a very eerie thought, being that the only thing that sets these two apart are their eyes (but I'll get into that theory a bit later on). I have a feeling that Harry's going to follow in his father's footsteps and be just as powerful as James was.

    Lily's wand is the same size as Viktor Krum's and is pretty small compared to the other wands on the chart. She may not have been as powerful as James, but she was close enough to consider their powers equal.

    THE TRIWIZARD CONTESTANTS: Did you notice something else there? If wand sizes do not show how much power you have, then how could this happen: The order of the contestants winning the tournament was as follows:

  • 1st Place: Harry  (he really tied with Cedric, but since Cedric died, Harry won)        
  • 2nd Place: Viktor Krum  
  • 3rd Place: Fleur Delacour                                                             Do you see a relationship between the order that they won and their wand sizes? If you don't I'll point it out. Cedric and Harry both stumbled upon the Tri-Wizard Cup at the same time...and who of all the contestants has the largest wands? Cedric and Harry. Viktor came in second with the second-largest wand size and Fleur Delacour came in third with the smallest wand size. I know you may not have seen this coming before you finished book IV, but I'm sure you will now.

        Now that all of the wand sizes were covered...let's look at the wood and the cores:

            The wood may not be as important to us as much as the wand size except for these few facts:

                                                                                 Lily has the same wood as Ron does. Lily died for Harry's sake, so do you think Ron will too? Maybe he'll become a Death Eater, be used as bait to lure Harry into Voldemort's clutches, and then, after realizing that he made a big mistake, offer his life for Harry's. A rumor given to us by J.K. Rowling herself is that one of the main characters will die in an upcoming book. Maybe Ron is who she is referring to. (I'll explain when I get to the cores) 

                   Harry's wand and Voldemort's wand are brother wands. Did you realise how opposite their wood is to each other? While Harry's wand is made of Holly, Voldemort's is made of Yew. Holly is usuallyassociated with life and is featured around Christmas time while Yew is symbolic for death. When both wands were together in Book IV, they were balanced and in complete harmony. No one lost that duel between Voldemort and Harry simply because both of the wands were acting as equals, one balancing out the other. Although one wand may be slightly more poweful than the other, they become neutral against it's brother.

        Now we will continue onto the cores. Besides the phoenix feather cores the brother wands have, I only have one other observation on the cores. This leads to my guess that Ron is the one who is going to die in an upcoming book. His core is a hair of a unicorn. Cedric Diggory, who died in Book IV, had a hair of a unicorn in his wand too...maybe this is a sign by J.K. Rowling that something's going to happen. My final conclusion on Ron is that, being a Death Eater or not, he will probably be the character who dies. Look at the wood of his wand...he will be a martyr, like Harry's mother. To confirm this, poor Cedric's core is also in Ron's wand. I hope he really doesn't die though!

        Now the only uses for the wands I have heard of are for Lily and James' wands. This may give us all a hint on what occupation they were before they died. You can tell by their vault in Gringott's that they had a pretty large sum of money saved up. So, naturally, they must have had a pretty well paying job. Their wands were good for charm work and transfiguration. My guess is that they worked for the Ministy of Magic as Aurors or something in that field because of the work their wands were good at. When Mad-Eye Moody came to Hogwarts, he was able to change Malfoy into a bouncing white ferret. You don't think you need to be excellent in charms and transfiguration for that?

        And here's another thing: As Aurors, Voldemort is more likely to seek them out and try to kill them. After all, according to some sources, Lily and James were both pretty powerful. As an Auror, you look for evil wizards and try to destroy them. Maybe Lily and James were put on a case to find Voldemort since they were, perhaps, the best Aurors the Ministry had. If you knew that two powerful Aurors were out to get you, wouldn't you go after them at night to ensure your chances of killing them were better? Well if that was the case, Voldemort did. And why would they have to go into hiding if they weren't Aurors anyway? It's not like they joined the Dark Side and then ran from it, otherwise people would have pointed that out to Harry about them.

        "Well, what about Lily and Voldemort? Was there something going on between them?" I know that one of my rumors on my rumor page is that Lily and Voldemort could have loved one another. Do I think that is possible? Well, I've heard this rumor alot, and I took into consideration some different factors that could lead to this possible happening, especially the part where Voldemort wasn't orignally going to kill her. I strongly believe that Lily and Voldemort were not in love. Sure, Voldemort wasn't going to kill her just then, but who was to say he wasn't after he took care of James and Harry? I think he was more worried about a pureblooded wizard and his half-blood son than Lily who is a Muggle-born witch. I think that Voldemort underestimates Muggle-born wizards and witches. Obviously, he feels that his power is superior to them. But why is he above them? He is a half-blood himself! I guess J.K. Rowling will have to explain this to us later, since I have no conclusion for his odd feeling towards half of his bloodline...   

      Now, lets continue on to another thing that makes me wonder...Harry's eyes. According to J.K. Rowling, Harry's eyes are important to the story...but how? My assumption is that these might have some link to Salazar Slytherin's bloodline in some way. You know how Slytherin's color is green? Well so are Harry's eyes, but I guess you're thinking that's normal. Well then, how is it that when Harry was being sorted it was a toss up between Slytherin or Gryffindor? I think it's because somewhere in his ancestry was a large amount of Godric Gryffindor blood. How else did he pull Godric's daggar out of the hat?

        Harry's scar is peculiar too...Dumbledore said that he was going to keep the scar on Harry because it may be useful for sometime in his life. I know it burns whenever he is near Voldemort, but is that it's only use? That's for you to decide.

        I have a hunch that Snape is going to die somewhere along the line. If you notice in book IV towards the end, Voldemort says this statement: "And here we have six missing Death Eaters...three dead in my service. One, too cowardly to return...he will pay. One, who I believe has left me forever...he will be killed, of course...and one, who remains my most faithful servant, and one who has already reentered my service." Take note that the one who he believes has left him forever is Professor Snape. I wonder if he really will do as he says...

        Well that's it for what I wonder...make sure you add some of yours when you think of something. The address is at the top of the page.

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