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Bizarre Theory Suggests Hagrid Was Actually A Death Eater In 'Harry Potter'

Er... um... er... what?

Well, you know what, my momma always told me "never judge a fan theory by the name" so we should give this one a fair shake.

Ahh, the 'Harry Potter' series.

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Never before has a series captivated a generation so, shaping the people they would become for the rest of their lives.

The 'Harry Potter' series was very influential, not just to moviegoers but to movies in general.

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Percy Jackson, The Hunger Games, and all those other teen movies took influence from this blockbuster franchise.

And how could it not be such a massive influence?

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There are all sorts of awesome fantastical set pieces, and lore so deep and rich you could get lost in it for hours.

And of course the characters.

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Oh, what lovely characters they were.

From our main, pretty relatable cast, to everyone that surrounded them: the villains, the professors, and the weird creatures that surrounded the students.

And the funniest, most lovable character of them all: Hagrid!

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This gentle giant helps out our hero Harry throughout the entire series, from the beginning where he picks him up to the final battle.


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It seems that once again, an internet patron has come around with some farfetched fan theory to try and taint our views of a perfectly innocent character (ahem, Jar Jar Binks, ahem).

The theory is that Hagrid was one of Voldemort's minions, a Death Eater, throughout the whole series.

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And is sneakily working for the Dark Lord instead of what we thought he was doing: helping Harry.

Of course...

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The theory derives from the wretched hive of scum and villainy that is Reddit and comes from a user named Whoofph.

Today, we're going to dive into that theory to see if it has validity.

Let me start by saying that Whoofph acknowledges that J.K. Rowling probably didn't intend this at all.

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And it was only their genius mind that could notice the patterns in this character.

Things to start to pile up once you read his incredibly long theory.

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For starters, in Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, Hagrid is the one to introduce Harry to Professor Quirrell...

Who ends up being a vessel for Lord Voldemort.

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Also, in that same movie, Hagrid is the one who leads Harry to the Forbidden Forest, where Harry encounters the dark lord of the first time.

He has occasionally broken the rules when it comes to magic, too.

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Remember when he grows a pigtail on Dudley?

Not only does he do it with a half-broken wand, but non verbally as well.

And that is just the tip of the iceberg.

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He has a distaste for both muggles and the laws of magic (see above), also he constantly gets the trio into life-threatening situations.


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If the other moments weren't enough damning evidence, then keep in mind that it's revealed that Hagrid and Voldemort actually went to Hogwarts together.

They also had some known interactions while schooling together.

What do you think?


Was Hagrid secretly a Death Eater the whole time, helping Voldemort in his quest to kill the titular wizard?

Or is he actually... you know what, I think we all know the answer to this question.