J.K. Rowling shut down yet another popular fan theory and this time it happens to be related to Nagini.
If there’s one thing Harry Potter fans love more than re-reading the series or binge-watching the films, it’s discussing fan theories. One such fan theory theorizes that Nagini, Voldemort’s beloved pet and final Horcrux, is the very same snake that Harry freed from the zoo in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s (Philosopher’s) Stone.
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While there are some obvious discrepancies between the snake introduced in the first book and Nagini, the theory is certainly an interesting one to discuss because of its implications. If the two snakes were one and the same, then the notion that Harry released the animal that would later be used as a violent weapon, and a preserver of the darkest wizard of all time, is mind-blowing. In the end, as thrilling as the theory may sound, it’s nevertheless false according to J.K. Rowling.
When a Twitter follower asked Rowling about the theory, she was quick to shut it down. Rowling wrote:
Noooo… I thought I’d shot that one down! The escaped boa constrictor in Philosopher’s Stone wasn’t Nagini. It was never Nagini. That’s an incorrect but very persistent fan theory! https://t.co/QEy89kwloA
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 25, 2018
Sorry to fans of this popular theory, but Nagini fans, don’t despair! The new trailer has revealed that Nagini’s backstory will be delved into in great detail! Check out our article for more details!
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