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Fact: Dumbledore's hand is all fucked up in 6 because there was a price to pay for the destruction of one of the horcruxes.

Supportable Fact: In the Death Room in the Dept. of Mysteries, the Veil is a gateway into death; if something/one falls through it, it dies and is gone.

Awesome theory: Dumbledore killed the portion of the soul in the horcrux by passing it through the veil, thus also mostly killing his hand (not totally dead, because still attached to live body).

Relevance:  Probably none whatsoever, just fun speculation. However, considering some of the elaborate and/or extremely subtle/skillful setups Rowling creates from book to book to introduce important elements and such, killing Sirius in order to introduce the Veil would not surprise me.
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Date: 2007-05-01 12:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] herosjourney42.livejournal.com
Right...Dumbledore does, very specifically, tell Harry that he has destroyed a horcrux. When he finally tells Harry about horcruxes..."'You are forgetting...you have already destroyed one of them. And I have destroyed another.' 'You have?' said Harry eagerly. 'Yes indeed,' said Dumbledore, and he raised his blackened, burned-looking hand. 'The ring, Harry, Marvolo's ring. And a terrible curse there was upon it too."

Which is also sortakinda evidence against my theory, but I think I stick to it. And as to the second objection, because in order to be certain that it would work, and that the horcrux was destroyed, he had to be able to see the horcrux after.

Date: 2007-05-01 08:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emusicman03.livejournal.com
I forgot about that, but I'm still not sure that that was the where and how. I guess I wouldn't be surprised either way, but now that I remember, I remember thinking that 1, Dumbledore's personality shift was rather unnerving, and 2, that in order to destroy the ring he had to be wearing it (some sort of contingency like the one ring and mt. doom).

Date: 2007-05-01 04:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emusicman03.livejournal.com
Interesting theory, and I agree that the veil might have more of a role to play, but #1, why didn't Dumbledore mention that he had destroyed (or attempted to destroy) a specific horcrux to Harry when they were discussing them, and #2, why would he be careless enough to actually put his hand through the veil instead of say, throwing the horcrux through?

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