10 Bonkers Harry Potter Theories That Surely Can't Be True
10. Neville Was In Fact The Chosen One
Let's start with the heartthrob himself, Neville Longbottom, and one of the most common theories surrounding the Potter franchise. As the prophecy goes, "The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches," which we all assume is Harry, but who knows? It continues that this one is "Born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies;" Neville was born on July 30th, and his parents stood against Voldemort, before being tortured for insanity. And "He will have power the Dark Lord knows not"? While everyone believes that's a reference to the fact Harry embraces love and Voldemort doesn't, perhaps the power could be herbology, something that Neville excels at; You Know Who isn't exactly known for being green-fingered. Why it's probably not true When quoting this theory, people generally forget the key ingredient: "The Dark Lord will mark him as his equal." Whilst it's rather amusing to imagine Dumbledore leading Harry into trouble, just protect Longbottom, Voldemort clearly didn't care for poor Neville. He even remarks that he'd make a good Death Eater: he sees him as a follower, not as an equal.