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Old May 8th, 2007, 1:11 pm
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Aberforth: Will he Make a Difference?

Will Dumbledore's brother play an important role in the forthcoming book? Although it has been said by Moody that he's a strange bloke and has none of Dumbledore's genius, but unexpected sure happen in JKR's books.

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Old May 8th, 2007, 8:42 pm
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I think he will. He hasn't done anything important yet, and JKR doesn't usually add characters in her books for no reason, so I'm sure Aberforth will do something meaningful in DH.


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Old May 8th, 2007, 9:05 pm
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Re: Aberforth:Will he Make a Difference?

Maybe he will be able to provide more information about Dumbledore's past. Also, he might know why Voldemort fears him so much


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Old May 9th, 2007, 12:16 am
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Re: Aberforth: Will he Make a Difference?

I remember reading somewhere as to the possiblity of Aberforth being the bar owner at the Hogs Head in Hogsmeade. When Harry walked in there for the first time he descibed the owner as looking vaguley familiar and then went on to give a description that seemed close to DD's.
So, if we assume this. Aberforth being that he owns the bar would have a lot of information on passing travelers and so on... Maybe he could help with information that Harry may need to find the Horecruxes...hmmm


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I remember reading somewhere as to the possiblity of Aberforth being the bar owner at the Hogs Head in Hogsmeade. When Harry walked in there for the first time he descibed the owner as looking vaguley familiar and then went on to give a description that seemed close to DD's.
So, if we assume this. Aberforth being that he owns the bar would have a lot of information on passing travelers and so on... Maybe he could help with information that Harry may need to find the Horecruxes...hmmm
He is, JKR confirmed it a while ago.


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Re: Aberforth: Will he Make a Difference?

Besides the point that JK's confirmed it (thanks Infinity!), JK doesn't mention much thats not in the plot at some point. Everything fits in the plot. So yeah, I bet he'll do something in DH.


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Old May 9th, 2007, 3:30 am
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He is, JKR confirmed it a while ago.
Shows where I have been I thought I heard rumors of it, but thanks for letting me know that it truely was him!
The only thing that I don't understand is what could he help with? I mean one would think that DD would have asked him, before he died if he had any memories to contribute...right?


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Shows where I have been I thought I heard rumors of it, but thanks for letting me know that it truely was him!
The only thing that I don't understand is what could he help with? I mean one would think that DD would have asked him, before he died if he had any memories to contribute...right?
Who's to say that there aren't hundreds of vials of Aberforth memories in a cabinet in Dumbledore's office? Just because we haven't seen them yet doesn't mean they don't exist (like crumple-horned snorkacks! )


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Re: Aberforth: Will he Make a Difference?

Aberforth is definately going to play a role in Deathly Hallows.
End of story. Goodbye. The end. Any questions? haha , Moody, just kidding

Anyways, I basically agree with everybody here.
Jo doesn't introduce people for no reason, why didn't she just make Dumbledore an only child? It wouldn't have made much difference, but no. Jo makes Dumbledore have a strange, perhaps illiterate, obsessed with goats lol, bar-owning, younger brother for a reason, and we're gonna find out what that reason is in Deathly Hallows.


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Old May 9th, 2007, 3:51 am
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Re: Aberforth: Will he Make a Difference?

I'm sure Aberforth will do something of importance in book 7, after all JK doesn't make characters for no reason.


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Old May 9th, 2007, 9:22 am
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Re: Aberforth:Will he Make a Difference?

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Maybe he will be able to provide more information about Dumbledore's past. Also, he might know why Voldemort fears him so much
Yeah, that's a good theory...


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Old May 9th, 2007, 5:37 pm
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Re: Aberforth: Will he Make a Difference?

Or perhaps he could assist Harry by teaching him what Dumbledore could not. Perhaps there are memories or other things Dumbledore sent to Aberforth?


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Old May 9th, 2007, 5:41 pm
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Re: Aberforth: Will he Make a Difference?

I think he'll play a role. Perhaps he was the one JKR referring to about a member of the Order that we haven't fully seen yet and will play a role in Deathly Hallows. However, I don't think the role will be something major really important but I think he'll make a difference for sure.


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Old May 9th, 2007, 6:16 pm
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I think he'll play a role. Perhaps he was the one JKR referring to about a member of the Order that we haven't fully seen yet and will play a role in Deathly Hallows. However, I don't think the role will be something major really important but I think he'll make a difference for sure.
I agree with you, except I think he will play a major roll, I think he will provide the trio with vital information.


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Old May 9th, 2007, 7:11 pm
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Re: Aberforth: Will he Make a Difference?

I'm not so sure he's in the order though.


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Re: Aberforth: Will he Make a Difference?

He was a part of the Order in the first war, and yhat suggests he's probably still a member, and also, being Dumledore's brother, he probably has a lot of information that other people don't, and he might be in the same league as Dumlbedore as well (I mean, intellectually etc.)..

It is likely to believe that Aberforth will play a role as "the new Dumbledore", since he's actually his brother (and even looks pretty much alike too), and that Harry will look upon him as a replacement for Dumbledore.
At least, I think Harry will see him like that.

I think Aberforth will be an important character, but I think he'll be slightly different from Dumbledore. Whereas Dumbledore is trusting, patient and calm, I think Aberforth will be more like the opposite really.
But for now, we don't have any clues of what Aberforth might do, or help with, other that JKR's statements that he will play a role in Deathly Hallows..


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He was a part of the Order in the first war, and yhat suggests he's probably still a member, and also, being Dumledore's brother, he probably has a lot of information that other people don't, and he might be in the same league as Dumlbedore as well (I mean, intellectually etc.)..

It is likely to believe that Aberforth will play a role as "the new Dumbledore", since he's actually his brother (and even looks pretty much alike too), and that Harry will look upon him as a replacement for Dumbledore.
At least, I think Harry will see him like that.

I think Aberforth will be an important character, but I think he'll be slightly different from Dumbledore. Whereas Dumbledore is trusting, patient and calm, I think Aberforth will be more like the opposite really.
But for now, we don't have any clues of what Aberforth might do, or help with, other that JKR's statements that he will play a role in Deathly Hallows..
I personally don't think that Harry will look to Aberforth as a subsitute for his brother. Albus gave the task of locating the horcrux to Harry and Harry alone (although we can probably assumed that the headmaster assumed that Ron and Hermione would follow their friend in his quest). Harry will take respondsiblity for this task and I don't think that he will ask for help from Aberforth.

However, as has been said by so many, JK as a general rule does not give as so much information that we don't need and she has comfirmed Aberforth's identity as the Hogs Head innkeeper and think that he will offer Harry help in some form that no one else can. How he will assist the trio is still unclear (71 days and counting until we know). Professor Dumbledore was self taught and is generally recongnised as one of the greatest wizards of his age and I don't think that his brother could have gotten by without having some aspects of brilliance of his own

One other small thing, has it been confirmed that Aberforth is younger than Albus, because I can not remember that, although I may be wrong and ith wouldn't be first time or the last.


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Re: Aberforth: Will he Make a Difference?

I think he will play a rather vital role in DH. Will he replace his brother? No, but he will help out the trio and the Order by providing useful information.


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I think that he will be important because he's the overlooked Dumbledore. Which means people don't watch what they say or do around him, giving him knowledge of secrets and information. Every family has that one exocentric member who quite different from everyone else, Aberforth was the one in his just like Sirius was the one in his or Fred and George are in theirs. The last three are still extremely gifted wizards even perhaps because of their quarkeyness, whos to say this doesn't applie to Aberforth as well? So what if he's obsessed with goats? The bezoar comes from the stomach goats which is a shriveled, kidney like stone that protects from most posisons. The bezoar saves Ron's life and who knows how many others. Maybe there are other things you can take from a goat that might be very usefull


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I hope Aberforth will have a decent role in book 7, as I've always been curious about him.
I'm guessing that after all the little clues about him in previous books, he should at least make an appearance.
He did grow up with Albus, after all. Probably he could know more about him than anyone else.
I'd also be curious to discover what it was he did to that goat.
Who knows, maybe the goat could end up being the main hero.


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