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12 November 2006 @ 17:52
PS - Chapter 4 - The Keeper of the Keys  
Comments for Chapter 4.

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Ianus Incantatus: Espresso 4janus_incantus on 13th November 2006 01:29 (UTC)
I forgot this from the previous:

4) How did the Godric's Hollow get blasted? The AK course didn't seem to make any harm to Riddle House, nor were any notable side effects observable when Cedric was killed. The spell did hit the statue in the Ministru in OotP (IRC), but even then the harm was nothing close to complete destruction. As Voldemor was hardly in his powers after the spell had rebounded, this seems to support the theory that there was a fifth person present.
wandrin_dreamer: Cheekypan_alchemist on 29th November 2006 14:59 (UTC)
Re: AK
Yes! This is one of my big questions.

We see from all other battles that the AK should not have been responsible for that much destruction.

There is at least one other reference to Harry blowing up a house. [Chap 2, just after they have discover that Mrs Figg has broken her leg] It may be coincidence, but it could also be the result of Dumbledore having mentioned in his letter what happened to the house at Godric's Hollow (the Dursleys could be scared that Harry would do the same thing to their house).

I am not too sure about whether the destruction could support the idea that there was a fifth person there or not. I would be happier to offer a more complete comment on that though, if we had more information on love. For now, all we have is Dumbledore's word in OotP: "It contains a force that is at once more wonderful and more terrible than death, than human intelligence, than the forces of nature. ... It is that power held within that room that you possess in such quantities and which Voldemort has not at all." [Chapter 37; Bloomsbury: 743] With that description, I guess it is safe to assume that 'love' could cause that much destruction. But whether that is what happened or not is really anyone's guess at this point. All we know is that Voldemort's curse apparently rebounded.