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    Default Why The End Of The Harry Potter Saga Was Weak

    Dying wouldn't be a very great sacrifice for Harry. Immortality would have been a far greater sacrifice.

    The awesome Harry Potter ending J.K. Rowling didn't even know she had
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    More 'meh' than 'fantastic'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    More 'meh' than 'fantastic'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal12345 View Post
    Are you following me?
    Believe me, you are one of the last people I would follow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Believe me, you are one of the last people I would follow.
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    Harry Potter and the Revelation of Meh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Harry Potter and the Revelation of Meh.
    And resurrection is a 2000 year old meme. Besides, if Harry can do it, why can't he do it for his friends and family in Potter Heaven?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal12345 View Post
    And resurrection is a 2000 year old meme. If Harry can do it, why can't he do it for his friends and family in Potter Heaven?
    From the movies, I got the idea it was part of the particular circumstances of Harry (which I won't spoil here), not some kind of innate power he had to raise the dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    From the movies, I got the idea it was part of the particular circumstances of Harry (which I won't spoil here), not some kind of innate power he had to raise the dead.
    That would be like spoiling the ending to Lord of the Rings, or revealing who is John Galt. Everybody knows it by now. Harry's innate(?) power to raise himself from the dead has nary a cause nor back-story. It's just the latest of the new powers, such as time travel, that the author keeps revealing throughout the books.

    Compare that plot device to one in a science fiction book, where suddenly a black hole appeared that nobody knew about and destroyed the bad guy at the end of the book, thus saving the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal12345 View Post
    That would be like spoiling the ending to Lord of the Rings, or revealing who is John Galt.
    Who the hell is John Galt?
    (and where the hell is Carmen Sandiego?)

    Lord of the Rings spoilers:



    Everybody knows it by now. Harry's innate(?) power to raise himself from the dead has nary a cause nor back-story. It's just the latest of the new powers, such as time travel, that the author keeps revealing throughout the books.
    The movies didn't handle it that way, so if she handled it differently in the book, I think that's a huge error... kind of a deus ex machina flaw.

    Compare that plot device to one in a science fiction book, where suddenly a black hole appeared that nobody knew about and destroyed the bad guy at the end of the book, thus saving the day.
    ha. Yes, I see you agree.
    I hate that crap.
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