Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Why did snape kill Dumbledore?

Dumbledore was fatally wounded by attempting to use Marvolo's ring, which held a powerful curse and blackened his arm. Snape managed to postpone Dumbledore's death with magic and his potions, but for no more than one year. Dumbledore asked Snape to kill him to:
  • Save Draco Malfoy
  • Prove his loyalty to Voldemort
  • Spare Dumbledore the wasting slow death that the curse would cause

11 comments:

Chip Chief said...

Was Dumbledore trying to communicate with the dead when he used the ring? Who was he trying to reach?

me said...

Dumbledore was trying to communicate with mother and his sister, who he may have accidentally killed in an argument with Grindlewald.

vaporland said...

awesome - thanks for the spoilers....

mle said...

Dumbledore didn't actually kill his mother, it was his little (and maddened) sister who accidently killed her.

Nancy said...

what's a spolier? :P

rockinlaydeh said...

snape HAD to kill dumbledore because of the unbreakable vow he'd made with narcissa malfoy... that he would carry out the deed given to draco if he could not complete it himself...to kill dumbledore for voldemort!

Georgieeeeee said...

Snape also had to kill Dumbledore, to protect Draco, because if Voldemort found out that Draco killed Dumbledore, in order to gain master of the Elder wand, Voldemort would have to kill Draco. So again, Snape is protecting Draco, ultimately sacrificing his life for Draco's.

me said...

If you read the book you would know this. Snape killed Dumbledore because dumbledore asked him to. The reason why he asked him to is to save draco prove his loyalty to voldemort and stop the painful curse that would slowly kill him. And also the silver does is Snape's.

Harry said...

Also Dumbeldore didnt want Voldemort to get the Elders Wand because Voldemort was trying to get the wand from dumbeldore and by killing him he would get the wand also the stuff about the vow his loyalty to voldemort and draco are correct

omarabiad5 said...

Wait a minute killing dumbledore had nothing to do with saving draco and the elder wand because draco who disarmed dumbledore himself became the possessor of the elder wand.. Snape was never its possesor

ShadowWolf99 said...

hey egg omarabaid5
the other stuff is right to because he killed Dumbledor after draco disarmed because he didn't want voldermort to get the wand.