Hey everyone, Welcome to another installment of Harry Potter Theory. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve posted 2 Harry Potter fan theory compilation style theory, one focusing on the fan theories that turned out to be true, and another focusing on the DARKEST theories. In today’s theory, we’re going to follow this pattern, but this time, we’re going to be covering the WEIRDEST theorie, ranking them all the way up to the WEIRDEST theory of all. I’ve covered a few of these on the channel in the past, but there are also some new ones. These are going to be explained fairly succinctly, but if you want the FULL version of one of these theories, you can find it on the channel’s home page.
Which weird Harry Potter theories do you guys know? Do you think you can guess them? Without further ado, let’s get started. 5. George weasley is Willy Wonka This extremely WEIRD theory connects the Harry Potter universe written by JK Rowling with the universe of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factor, another fictional tale written by Roald Dahl. However, this audacious theory certainly doesn’t just loosely connect the two worlds, it actually suggests that George Weasley IS Willy Wonka. The theory, put quite succinctly, suggests that George Weasley, after suffering the loss of his brother Fred, uses a time-turner to travel back to a different era, making a new life for himself.
As we know, George and Fred were the closest of brothers, spending every waking moment with one another. However, when Fred tragically passed away, George was at a bit of a loss for what to do next. Rowling even addressed the issue herself, tragically remarking that George would never get over losing Fred.
With his business acumen (having successfully run Weasley Wizard Wheezes) and vast knowledge of sweets, George travels back in time and starts a new life in the land of the muggle, opening ‘Willy Wonkas Chocolate Factory’- sharing his whacky inventions and tasty sweets with the muggle world. To add to all of this, George even appears to resemble Willy Wonka somewhat. This theory is a STRETCH and I’m not convinced, but it’s definitely a fun idea, and a weird one at that. 4.
Mrs Norris is Filches wife This theory discusses Argus Filch, Hogwarts caretaker and resident squib, as well as his trusty feline companion Mrs. Norris. Now, in the Harry Potter story it’s made quite clear that Argus Filch doesn’t love a lot of things.
He makes the lives of the student body miserable, and exacts what little power he has at every opportunity. However, if there’s one thing he does love, it’s certainly his cat Mrs. Norri, a dust coloured feline with piercing yellow eyes. The two are never apart, except for when they’ve temporarily decided to scout out different areas of the schoo, and they seem to have an almost quasi-telepathic connection, as they are able to communicate in spite of the fact that they are just, well, squib and cat. When Mrs.
Norris encounters students misbehaving, Filch seems to show up right away, and vice-versa. So, what could the explanation be for their complicated relationship? In 1992, when Mrs Norris was petrified by Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk, Filch first blamed Harry Potter, who was spotted right at the scene of the crime. Filch is visibly more upset than we’ve ever seen him before, and says, in front of everyone “You killed my cat.
. I’ll kill you, I’ll Kill you!’. While Filch is bitter, and a bit hard to deal with sometimes, he’s not usually so violent in nature - and this passion that he’s exhibiting, to me, suggests that perhaps he knows Mrs. Norris on a deeper level, perhaps he knows something about her that the rest of us don’t. The theory suggests this: Mrs.
Norris is Filches WIFE. But, how could a cat be his wife? Well, the simple answer to that is that she’s a maledictus, that i, the sufferer of a blood curse which caused her to gradually and eventually turn in to a cat. This would of course mean that Mrs. Norris was once a woma, and not just any woman, Filches wife! Again, this theory is a bit of a stretc, and a weird one, but it certainly caught my attention. 3.
Ron is Dumbledore Yep, you heard that right. The basis for this Harry Potter fan theory is that Ron Weasley, Harry’s best friend, is in fact a time travelling version of Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore. The primary arguments for this theory (and there are quite a few) are that: -Dumbledore seems to know everything that Harry and Ron did and are about to do -Ron and Dumbledore purportedly share some physical similaritie, both being described as tall, thin, possessing a long nose that has been broken a few times, and large hands. -Dumbledore ALSO had red hair as a boy (which we know because of Tom Riddle’s memory) -Dumbledore has a scar above his left knee, and Ron received an injury to his left leg (possibly knee area) -Both men are obsessed with sweets, and introductions to both characters involve sweets -Dumbledore sees himself holding socks in the Mirror of Erised, which relates to Ron Weasley not appreciating Mrs. Weasleys christmas socks However, one of the main drivers behind the theory relates to the Philosopher’s Ston, particularly the chess match that Ron participates in in order to allow Harry to move on to the next challenge.
The argument here is that the chess match is symbolic for the war between good and evil in the series, with Ron being representative of the knight, supporting Harry, and Dumbledore acting as kin, controlling everything. Voldemort was able to save HIS memory in Tom Riddle’s diary and was able to come back to the real world through it, so why couldn’t Dumbledore achieve something similar? I’m not convinced that this theory has much merit, but it’s certainly a weird one. 2.
Rowling is Rita Skeeter Rita Skeeter was a British Witch and infamous journalist in the Harry Potter story who specialized in writing defamation pieces for the daily prophet. She was known for her ‘poison-pen’ stories which she would base around false information and misreported interview, writing what she believed people would ‘like to read’- whether it was real information or not. This theory, put quite succinctly, is simply that Rita Skeeter and JK Rowling are one in the same.
After being fired from the ministry for being an unregistered animagus (a beetle), Skeeter escapes to the muggle world where she publishes her stories as fictional work, eventually adopting the pseudonym ‘JK Rowling’. I like this one. 1. Dudley + cho theory And last but certainly not least, the weirdest theory on the lis, the chudley theory.
That is the theory that Dudley Dursley ended up marrying Ravenclaw graduate Cho Chang. This theory came about for a couple of reasons, but the main driver behind it is that Cho Chang ended up marrying a muggle. That’s cano, Cho Chang married a muggle. Furthermore, we also know that Dudley Dursley ends up getting married himsel, but the name of his wife is never revealed.
This is basically the entire basis for the theory, an unnamed wife, and an unnamed muggle. We know Dudley Dursley is a muggle, and while it’s unusual for witches/wizards to marry muggles, it definitely still happens. Often when a witch or wizard is courting a potential muggle spouse, they fail to mention their magical abilitie, which causes tension down the line when their kids start performing magic themselves. The guilt eventually becomes unbearable, and they end up confessing their magical status to their other hal, however, the years of lies are not often entirely understood. So, in this respect, the relationship between Cho and Dudley does sort of make sense.
If Cho were to have married a regular muggl, then she would have no doubt encountered the aforementioned difficulties associated with muggle courtship. However, if she were to end up with Dudle, who is a muggl, there is the obvious advantage that she would never have to hide anything from him. Dudley was privy to the magical world, and there wouldn’t have been much that Cho could have said to put him off or surprise him.
Okay, now I know what you’re thinkin, Cho and DUDLEY? Dudley was about as awful as a young boy could be. However, there was a point in Dudleys life at which he hit a bit of a crossroad, the Dementor attack. Though the Dementors weren’t able to successfully suck out Dudley’s soul, the attack still had a profound impact on him, as it forced him to observe the type of person that he was. After the attack, Dudley certainly changed for the better. And Cho? Well, I can definitely see her vacating the wizarding world entirely after the death of Cedri, wanting an escape from the madness of it all.