QUOTE(Perseus_Evans @ Aug 17 2006, 07:30 AM) [snapback]107693[/snapback]
I wish that I could say it wasn't true but...
Based on all the foreshadowing and JKR's commentary... it's nearly certain to me that either Ron, Ginny or Hermione will die. (Now I was "certain" that Dumbledore was still alive, so take it with a grain of salt
The fact that every death has been someone progressively closer to Harry says we're probably going to get even closer.
Cedric = Friend but Harry didn't really know him
Sirius = Godfather that Harry didn't have time to really get to know
Dumbledore = Harry's mentor and the leader who has earned his unwavering loyalty
???? = Someone Harry can't live without.
I really believe it's going to be Ron though. The 2nd task in GoF and Mrs Weasley's boggart are major bits of foreshadowing. The "blood-traitor" storyline has been more and more prevalent but we haven't had any pureblood wizards killed yet. The Weasleys are the obvious targets...
I just hope that if I'm right, we get to see some major power from Ginny and Hermione in avenging his death...
The other person could be Hagrid.
All the adult deaths, are colors, Sirius Black, Dumbledore has something to do with white, and Rubeaus
And if you say Hagrid's name like a British person, the "red" sounds stronger
Another reason is, in an interview, JKR was asked who'd she invite to dinner. She started naming people and then stopped in asked, "Can they come if they're dead?" or something along those lines.
She had previously said that Hagrid however was her favorite character, but she didn't add in his name to the list.
A pureblood traitor (I'm looking at things simply) could be one of the Malfoys. They could act in the art of traitoring, against Voldemort. Because the good side is getting stronger. Or fifty other million reasons.
I'm pretty/kinda/not really sure if Snape is a pureblood. But something tells me he's not. I get his childhood mixed up with Voldemort's.
JKR also said that the two deaths were going to be unplanned
so death's like Harry/Voldemort's are planned and don't get counted as the two deaths