Ok, ok, there are some great theories on here about how Dumbledore faked his death, and some good points are made.
then some about how he is dead, I disagree with, I say we cannot use the laws of physics at all to determine dumbledore's death, everybody is saying if the spell didn't kill him, the fall did, well in that case, the books were over after book three in the quidditch match versus hufflepuff where Harry falls off his broom from a high distance. oh wait, he survived because somebody altered the laws of physics with magic, Dumbledore is a powerful wizard and could have done the exact same thing with himself, so if the spell didn't kill him, I doubt the fall did either. Everybody is really only looking at Dumbledore's death from one book, I saw go back and look at all the books for clues, and you may come to the same conclusion I have.
Dumbledore is NOT dead, Snape IS. ok now here is why I say that, We've seenthrough all the books, that Dumbledore places everything in harry's hands that he needs to do something, book one, he gave him the cloak, and told him how the mirror of erised works.
book two Dumbledore is the first one to say anything about the chamber of secrets indeed being reopened in the hospital wing, loud enough so that he knew Harry who was not sleeping would here, then in Hagrid's cabin he mentions that if he needs help just to ask when harry is under the cloak with ron
Book three, he locks harry and hermione in the room and tells them how many times to turn the time turner
Book Four, ok dumbledore didn't do it in this one, Mad Eye did, but still
Dumbledore did intentionally leave the pensieve out for Harry who he knew was curious to look in
book five, Dumbledore forces snape to give harry occlumency lessons, and due to this harry learns a great deal about things
book six, Harry learns all about the horcruxes thanks to Dumbledore
now my main point Dumbldore is NOT dead, Snape IS
1.Polyjuice potion was missing from slughorns office, sure Draco gave lots to Crabbe and Goyle, but way more then that was missing.
2.Dumbledore would never plead for his life, although, Snape probably would, and he would also probably plead for Dumbledore to do what he had to to help harry win
3.Snape was gonna die anyway from the Unbreakable vow so why not switch places with Dumbledore and have everybody believe dumbledore was dead.
then I also have one that just says both are alive and they didn't switch places
Snape uses some fake "killing curse" to send Dumbledore flying off the tower, Dumbledore slows himself down and arrives safely at the bottom where his wand is. Hagrid who Dumbledore would trust with his life, is waiting at the bottom with some item, Dumbledore was the previous transfiguration teacher before he became headmaster, and transfigured whatever item it was into what appeared to be his dead body, then he cut himself again like he did in the cave and placed blood on the body, then he lifted the spell that doesn't allow you to apparate on the grounds and apparated away, then put the spell back on, the body that was buried was what dumbledore had transfigured to be his body.
also the theories on RAB why would it be Remus and Black? shouldn't it be Remus and Sirius or Lupin and Black, so I'm gonna put my foot down on that one, it is highly unlikely to be three people because it would have been written R. A. and B. more then likely instead of RAB
I believe that it is Regulus he is mentioned by many people, and he was a former death eater so he would have known about the horcruxes.
thats all i gotta say, oh, and check out my fanfic in the harry potter fiction section, Harry Potter and the Horcruxes
Hate to burst everyone's bubble but,and JK said this:
- Don't expect Dumbledore to pull a Gandalf.
- Dumbledore IS really dead. "Everyone needs to move through the five stages of grief" and get past his death. She also apologizes to DumbledoreIsNotDead.com for ruining the purpose of their site.