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Is Snape Harry Potters Father?

Nick 2011/07/16 04:34:50
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  • jaimie 2014/10/12 04:30:35
    Yes...........Explanation
    jaimie
    +3
    Its just so curious! And would be pretty cool if he was!
  • Andrew 2014/06/02 18:27:34
    No.........Explanation
    Andrew
    ABSOLUTELY NO. I'm sick of ignorant people asking this stupid question. Just read the books, guys, they're the original story, not the movies. Snape loved Harry's mother but Lily never corresponded to his love. She always thought him as a friend and by their 5th year at Hogwarts she stopped talking to him. They never had an affair and by her 7th year she started dating James, married him and they had Harry, THAT'S ALL. There are no hints that may imply Snape is Harry's father. Snape's Patronus was a doe because of his deep and long love for her. Dumbledore meant that Snape never stopped loving Lily after all this time not than Snape was Harry's actual father. END OF STORY.
  • jaimie Andrew 2014/10/12 04:28:55
    jaimie
    +3
    People don't have to be so rude and call us ignorant because we have a different view and opinion! We have every right to share just like you without being called names!
  • dpokorna5 . 2014/03/04 08:17:43
    Yes...........Explanation
    dpokorna5 .
    If you read the book, you can say it´s James. But if you watch the film, you aren´t sure and almost everything shows that Snape´s Harry´s true father. Why not?! He never behaved as bad as in the book to Harry or his mother in the film. He was quite strict, but he did a lot of things to protect Harry and his friends. Yes, he seemed as a spy of Voldermort, but in reality he didn´t help him ;) And what about those does? They symbolize a big love between him and Lily. Don´t tell me an explanation of the book. You can´t build on it in the film if you didn´t read the book, because there aren´t ALL the same situations... So please separate the book and the film a then judge each of them individually because you can´t put them together. It would be like you put endings of Pygmalion (book) and My Fair Lady (musical film) together. It would make a nonsense, because both have different endings ;-) I hope you understand what i want to say... ;-)
  • karenthisisafakename 2014/02/20 12:30:55
    No.........Explanation
    karenthisisafakename
    No snape is not harry's father he loved lily but lily chose james because snape called her a mudblood and they were no longer friends however j.k.Rowling has revealed that when lily died she was pregnant with another child and had finally convinced james to make amends with snape and they were going to make snape the child's godfather
  • Hailey 2014/02/05 20:36:37
    Yes...........Explanation
    Hailey
    Yes because in the goblet of fire when that person told Snape to sit down he didn't listen and went to Harry's side and put a hand on his shoulder?
  • Yepeshovo 2013/04/06 12:04:43
    Yes...........Explanation
    Yepeshovo
    OOh! Some of you people are just mad because Harry's mom was a dirty, dirty girl. Of course Snape was tappin that!! he'd been chasing her tail since he was 9 years old. Besides, Voldemort, the main Antagonist, is the product of centuries of Incest. JK puts incest in the book, and you people think it's impossible for the protagonist to be the result of infidelity?? Snape was probably was doing the spider monkey on Lilly's sweet A$$!!! I ain't mad at ya bro.
  • bellatrixlestrange 2013/02/24 03:10:35
    Yes...........Explanation
    bellatrixlestrange
    +1
    i do believe tht snape is harrys father he shows is love through being hard on him cause he knew tht harry had a big quest coming up and had to have him ready. snape never was the soft guy unless it was towards lilly yes snape sat there and held and cried cause lily was dead. and i believe tht the author was hinting tht snape was harrys father. harry through my eyes reminds me more of severus than james there for i believe tht severus snape is harry potters father
  • karenth... bellatr... 2014/02/20 12:33:05
    karenthisisafakename
    Read the books, dimwit! James is his father!!!
  • Jennifer Michelle Chenault 2012/07/02 01:48:55
    Yes...........Explanation
    Jennifer Michelle Chenault
    +1
    Yes! Their is proof if you pay close enough attention.
    1. James has brown hair, Harry and Severus both have dark.
    2. People always say "Your father" never did they say James.
    3. Snape saves Harry
    4. J.K. Rowling told Alen Rickmen (he plays Snape) a secret about Severus Snape that he couldn't reveal and to help him play his part correctly when it came to reacting to Harry.
    5. You can love someone and hate their kid, but if that someones kid is yours, you cant help but love it.
    I could go on but these were off the top of my head.
    Oh and Harry's kids are James Sirius Potter, Albus Severus Potter, and Lily Luna Potter. For those who didn't know.
  • tina wa... Jennife... 2013/01/26 02:02:04
    tina wallace
    +4
    To add to your argument, if you notice when Harry uses the resurrection stone to bring back his loved ones (Sirius, Lilly, James and other) he has very little interaction with James. He never really even acknowledges James presence. And why would Albus ask so much of Severus. There had to be more of a connection then just his love for Lilly. This is a parent to child type love. Also as in the movies James was not the nicest of people.
  • David Lee 2012/06/17 04:15:08
    No.........Explanation
    David Lee
    +1
    The proof that James is Harry's father is in both the movies and the books. The only reason this questions is being asked is for one reason. After Harry is "killed" in dark forest and goes to the "afterlife" with Dumbledore, Harry asks Dumbledore if it is curious that Snapes patronus is the same as his mothers... and Dumbledore says that it isn't curious at all. That was just Dumbledore confirming that Snape loved Lily. Not sure? Snape referred to Harry's father as lazy, ignorant and a swine. We all know that Snape thought James was lazy, ignorant and a swine. Snape did not however think of himself as lazy, ignorant or a swine. Harry also said that he thought he saw James that night when he and Sirius were saved from the dementors... when infact it was Harry who saved them. That means Harry looks so much like James that he mistook himself for James. Plus everyone in the books AND movies says "you look just like your father... except your eyes, you have your mother's eyes". This shouldn't even be a question. The fact that Snape loved Lily so much to let her go is a much better thing to have then to think they had some secret love affair and had Harry. That's just dumb. The real question is why didn't Harry burst into giant black smoke as soon as he was stabbed with the basilisk...
    The proof that James is Harry's father is in both the movies and the books. The only reason this questions is being asked is for one reason. After Harry is "killed" in dark forest and goes to the "afterlife" with Dumbledore, Harry asks Dumbledore if it is curious that Snapes patronus is the same as his mothers... and Dumbledore says that it isn't curious at all. That was just Dumbledore confirming that Snape loved Lily. Not sure? Snape referred to Harry's father as lazy, ignorant and a swine. We all know that Snape thought James was lazy, ignorant and a swine. Snape did not however think of himself as lazy, ignorant or a swine. Harry also said that he thought he saw James that night when he and Sirius were saved from the dementors... when infact it was Harry who saved them. That means Harry looks so much like James that he mistook himself for James. Plus everyone in the books AND movies says "you look just like your father... except your eyes, you have your mother's eyes". This shouldn't even be a question. The fact that Snape loved Lily so much to let her go is a much better thing to have then to think they had some secret love affair and had Harry. That's just dumb. The real question is why didn't Harry burst into giant black smoke as soon as he was stabbed with the basilisk fang? Every other Horcrux that was punctured with the basilisk fang blew up... so why not Harry? Could it have been because he was a living thing? What about when Neville kills Nagini with Godric Gryffindor's sword and the snake bursts into black smoke? But when Harry gets hit with a basilisk fang... he's fine? That's the mistake in HP my friends.
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  • DerpDes... David Lee 2012/10/12 02:14:22
    DerpDestroyer
    +3
    Harry possessed the full deathly hallows; he could not die. This is discussed in the film; when Harry realizes he had ownership of the elder wand. He also had the cape. Not to mention Dumbledore gave him ownership of the stone.

    The movies were titled "deathly hallows"; it was also explained in detail. I'm not sure how people miss this
  • mayures... David Lee 2012/12/25 09:23:26
    mayuresh naik
    +4
    because ..harry potter is not a horcrux ....horcrux have to be created by a wizard using extreme dark magics......... it was just that when , he was killed...u know who!..a part of him waxed itself with harry and made a connection with his mind. so actually speaking dark lord couldn't fatally harm harry bcoz then he would also have to suffer extreme pain of death ........ they are only connected by minds... their souls are different.and harry is the only one how can defeat dark lord bcoz dark lord cnnot kill him and nothing special
  • karenth... David Lee 2013/05/09 23:47:23 (edited)
    karenthisisafakename
    +1
    harry does not see someone who looks similar to his father, but rather he sees a buck. unless you are saying that harry's father was an animal, and harry is in fact part deer and part human, you are very wrong. know your facts before you say idiotic things.luv ya peace out my homie! whats up in the hiz house! fo shizzle my hizzle! cut my feet of and call me shorty, butter my butt and call me a biscuit. my love for you is like diarrhea....i just cant hold it in. so, come here often? -karen(jk not really, Im not karen)
  • ilovencis1 karenth... 2014/01/27 00:04:14
    ilovencis1
    +3
    Actually...you're the one that's wrong. James Potter's Patronus was a buck. This does not mean that he was part buck, but rather the buck was his guardian he summoned in times of need. The Patronus is not only a warrior that will protect its maker at all costs, it was also believed to be a messenger to other witches and wizards of the world. Harry Potter believed the buck, his father's Patronus, was trying to send a message to him from his father, which means he mistook the buck for his father instead of himself, showing the likeness between the two. Plus, it only makes sense that father and son would share the same Patronus.
  • karenth... karenth... 2014/02/20 12:37:08
    karenthisisafakename
    I didnt write this my sister took my phone and did
  • Abey Márquez 2012/02/28 05:37:22
    Yes...........Explanation
    Abey Márquez
    +1
    I havent read the books but I totally think that the director of DH2 intentionally tried to convey that Snape is Harry's father. Snape seems to bully Harry around all the time but it is just because he wants to make sure he's mentally strong for what he has to do. Also because when youre a teacher and your son/dauther goes to your own class you usually end up treating him tougher than the other kids so that you dont feel like youre playing favorites. The whole scene in which you see Dumbledore and Snape creating the Harry Potter plan totally seems like he knows it's his kid and he will suffer knowing that he has to die someday. Harry can speak Parseltoungue, i believe not so much becuase he has Voldemort's soul in him, but because he is half Slytherin (same thing with the sorting hat having a hard time deciding in PS). And finally in the end they only mention Harry's kid named Albus Severus, and no mention of the other two. There's just WAY too many things intentionally placed there (in the movie version at least) to make you wonder.
  • Common ... Abey MÃ... 2012/07/13 16:44:29
    Common Sense
    +3
    The first thing to point out-- you haven't read the books. The DIRECTOR of DH2 is what you're using. The director isn't who made the story. Snape bullies Harry because he never had very good relations with James, and since Harry is his kin, he takes out his rage on Harry. Just because someone is in Slytherin doesn't mean they speak Parseltongue. The Sorting Hat did not have a hard time deciding because he was Half Slytherin, it is because Harry knew what he wanted and that troubled the hat. Basically all of your information comes from the last movie. After reading the books, you might see that there is much more facts leading to James being the father rather than Snape.
  • Pure Blood 2011/12/24 21:03:13
    Yes...........Explanation
    Pure Blood
    +2
    If you listen close to the dialogue the people who speak of harry's father simply state that he reminds them of his father or he's so much like his father but never really say he looks like him, I could be wrong but im sure that'd be how it went. Besides Harry names his son after snape did he not? Not his "father" James. Curious, no? The only definitive answer to such a question would have to come from The Madam author herself. In lack of that i Submit that there's enough evidence for both argumentation. To those who site the books for reference please keep in mind though the movies be based on the books the movies are different for two reason. 1. It is impossible to make a movie word for word like a book. 2. The filmmakers movies are their interpretation of the books as they see them so its a separate issues.
  • Common ... Pure Blood 2012/07/13 16:40:18
    Common Sense
    +2
    In the Prisoner of Azkaban, Remus and Sirius both say that Harry looks like his father. Harry didn't have to name his son after his father. After all, the last name is Potter. He names his son 'Albus' as well. Is Dumbledore Harry's grandfather? I didn't think so. If you read the book, not only watch the movie, there is more than enough proof that James is Harry's father. After all, the movie left out a lot from the book. It probably left out evidence that Harry's father is James.
  • karenth... Pure Blood 2014/03/20 15:21:07
    karenthisisafakename
    Actually if i recall correctly his children were Albus Severus Potter, James Sirius Potter, and Lily Luna Potter. Thus implying he did name one of his children after his father. Also, if he hadn't that doesn't mean James wasn't his father. He simply named his children after people who were very important figures for him.
  • Jaz Mau Pure Blood 2014/07/01 02:17:09 (edited)
    Jaz Mau
    +2
    Harry names his son after severus because severus snape was the man!! and cuzz he looked up to snape after showing that snape was trying to protect harry potter from voldemort he swore on his life he would protect him.. So when he vaguely dies hes already thinking about what did snape have anything to do with my mother? - This is when he finds out when he wakes up in a white room alongside dumbledore and asks a curious question as always Isn't it curious that Severus snape had the same patronus as my mother? (not really thinking anything of it) but trying to puzzle something together as though he was as the curious person looking for clues - could it have had been that severus blah blah blah, He begins to realize..something...each time which we dont get to see.. .. This just to make you imagination go wild.We dont even know why he is in the white room it doesnt even make sense o.-.. but
    I think he names one of his kids after severus cuz he was a true worthy person and because he loved lily so much Harry Potter experienced it and wanted to make severus apart of him somehow.. If you watch DH2 you wil see .. WHY... Cuz he risked his life for harry potter because he loved his Mother Lily and he swore That he would guard harry with his life and he did from the very first harry potter.Even though it doesnt looks like it
  • Lupe Salomon 2011/12/14 09:41:38
    Yes...........Explanation
    Lupe Salomon
    +1
    I would have to say that there is no real conclusive without a doubt information to say one way or the other. Why did Snap help Harry in his first quittage match?????????
  • sam Lupe Sa... 2012/06/05 03:11:10
    sam
    +4
    James saved Snape's life once by stopping him from entering the shrieking shack when Remus Lupin was turning into a werewolf and so Snape was repaying a dept. When He saved Harry in the quidditch match it was his way of repaying his debt to James, and to protect Lily's son. It states that in the books.
  • issabellamontez 2011/10/11 02:42:51
    No.........Explanation
    issabellamontez
    in the book no in the movie mystery
  • Kale 2011/09/05 04:41:33
    No.........Explanation
    Kale
    +1
    First of all, yes, read the books. And even in the movies it's very obvious in the third movie that Harry's patronus is a buck or stag, with antlers. Not a doe. and the fact that Snape and Lily have the same patronus only shows that Snape was indeed in love with her and always has been. The pensive sequence does make you take a step back and think but after looking closely it's relatively obvious even without the use of books
  • Tibby 2011/09/02 15:01:10
    No.........Explanation
    Tibby
    Firstly, have you seen Harry and James? They look the same way. And secondly, you should read the books, you would know it's not possible then.
  • zach Tibby 2013/03/01 05:58:38
    zach
    +3
    because the books go completely word for word on everything from the books right? lol
  • taylor 2011/08/29 19:19:24
    Yes...........Explanation
    taylor
    +1
    yes because in the movie snape and lily have the same patronise and when harry talks to dumbuldor harry asked why and said that, that made no sence but dumbuldor said oh but it does. Snape was all holding lily when he went to her house and she was dead. i would be ok with snape being harrys father because the whole time snape has been good and james was a mean and rude wizard when he was a kid and he was mean to lily.
  • karenth... taylor 2014/03/20 15:36:49
    karenthisisafakename
    Don't base your information on the movie. Movies always differ from the book, which is the original. Just look at the pjo movies for proof about that. Also Snape was not always good, he was a deatheater for goodness sakes! Not that he was necessarily bad, he was just... misguided. The books clearly state that James is Harry's father. Snape loved Lily but lost her affection when he called her a mudblood. Snape and Lily had the same patronus because Snape was in love with Lily. It is like how when Remus rejected Tonks at first, her hair became mousy and her patronus became a dog.
  • cory 2011/08/26 22:09:19
    No.........Explanation
    cory
    +2
    NO! It clearly states in the books that Harry looks just like James Potter! He even has the same freaking glasses!! Snape called Lily a MudBlood, she cut all ties with him her 5th year!
  • Pure Blood cory 2011/12/24 20:51:14
    Pure Blood
    +4
    I believe many people say that they reminded them of his father, not that he looked like him, or that he's just like his father. Everything is ultimately conjecture anyhow. the only person who could answer this relevant question is the author herself. But you must admit the possibility is there and there is evidence to support either theory.
  • tina wa... Pure Blood 2013/02/21 02:41:18
    tina wallace
    +1
    When I read the final book the question of Snape being harry's father never entered my mind. But at the end of the movie this was the prevailing thought in my mind. There has to be a reason that JK Rowling allowed this question to be raised in the movie. Maybe this was her way of expressing something that was unspoken in her books. Finally, both the books and the movies recap a history between Snape and Lily but not Lily and James. The books and the movie show two people whose deep LOVE for harry caused them to give their lives to save his - Lily and Snape.
  • karenth... Pure Blood 2014/03/20 15:43:32
    karenthisisafakename
    Have you read the books? Because they clearly state that James is Harry's father. The movies portray it a different way, stirring up some confusion in dh part 2, but the books never cause confusion about Harry's parents. It is just ridiculous to suggest otherwise.
  • rheiu 2011/08/17 14:34:45
    Yes...........Explanation
    rheiu
    +1
    in the films James Potter had brown hair and Lilly Potter had red hair, however Harry had black hair like Snape's... therefore i conclude that Snape is indeed Harry's father
  • Common ... rheiu 2012/07/13 16:46:05
    Common Sense
    +2
    Did you read the books? Maybe the hair colors were because of the actors. Harry did have brown hair, anyways. It might've just looked darker due to lighting.
  • ZapJ 2011/07/30 19:31:56
    No.........Explanation
    ZapJ
    +3
    This is a good question. The simple answer is NO. When I read the books, this question never entered my mind and I don't believe that the author ever intended anyone to think Snape was Harry's father. (The series was written for young people and did not delve into things like adultery or Dumbledore's sexuality.) However, the way the final movie "explains" Snape's loyalty by showing Dumbledore that he shares a patronius (sp?) with Lilly and Harry (a doe), is extremely ambiguous and left me rushing out of the theater to reread parts of the Deathy Hallows. It's a movie, and the director wanted Snape to visibly show Dumbledore his undying love for Lily. Dumbledore understood Snape's demonstration - but what did he understand? Did he understand that Snape loved Lily or did he understand that that love had been consummated and Harry was his son? Either answer is "acceptable" and changes nothing except Snape becomes even more complex and tragic if he is the true father to a son he cannot acknowledge or show love. As conveyed to the audience, the movie definitely implies that there is a major connection between Snape-Lilly-Harry and the only connection would be Harry's parentage. I think it was a clever, but ultimately poor choice for the director to make because it implied something that was not true.
  • sarah ZapJ 2011/08/17 00:44:00
    sarah
    +5
    this is a reallly good answer but I still am 50/50 here
  • taylor ZapJ 2011/08/29 19:25:21
    taylor
    +4
    all i have to say to you is that harry's patronius is a stag and he clearly said that to Ron in part 1

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