by First Mate Keira
If it were me I would want each Horcrux to be more of a challenge. It would have lengthened the series probably by a few more books (and who would mind that, really? Nobody, that’s who).
For Deathly Hallows I was expecting great drawn out battles between Harry and the Horcruxes. I was expecting them to react better and stronger as Harry had to face down a continuously older and smarter Tom Riddle.
Each successful hunt would lead to a terror/tension filled battle as Harry faced off with a memory/shade of Voldemort. If Harry failed to best it he would in essence release a second Voldemort to contend with alongside the first.
It would go on until Harry was ready to face the real thing in the final battle against Voldemort.
The reason I want this change is because of prior evidence to how Horcruxes reacted in the books before Deathly Hallows. Harry’s horcrux battles would have been more like the events of the Riddle diary Horcrux from Chamber of Secrets and less slice-and-dice as some of them were.
Even Dumbledore faced a greater challenge in destroying the Gaunt family ring in Half-Blood Prince then say Neville’s badass kill when it came to Nagini. We weren’t told all the details between Dumbledore and the ring, all we really know was that Snape’s expertise was required in preventing the loss of life and limb when Dumbledore came back from it. Compared to that all Neville had to do really was aim and follow through. It was a bit anticlimactic in that sense.
That’s what I’d want… more badass Horcruxes and fights between them and Harry. After all their very nature is to survive and the way they come into existence is pretty evil. They should have put up more effort!
Your Turn: If you could add, remove, expand, or change any one thing in the Potterverse what would it be and why?
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