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cristina again
Is it just me, or doesn't it seem likely that a man who is arguably one of the most brilliant and capable Potions Masters in the Wizarding world would have some form of anti-venin available on his person, seeing as he's spent an inordinate amount of time in the presence of Nagini during the last year?

Snape's behavior was ultimately shown to be honorable, yes, but there's no denying that the man possesses the brains to look out for his own hide. And I don't even mean that in a derogatory way--it's a testament to his skill as a wizard. So he's spent nigh two decades as a double agent for the Order and it's never occurred to him that an enormous serpent at the beck and call of homicidal maniac might pose a problem one day?

I don't buy it.

I didn't buy a great deal of it, truthfully. Hermione annoyed the hell out of me. She's always annoyed the hell out of me, really, but in the past it has at least been firmly established that she's intelligent and can take care of herself. She seemed to spend the vast majority of Deathly Hallows sniffling, sobbing and otherwise being an emotional girl. Yes, she cast spells to conceal their location and had the forethought to carry their belongs to the wedding, but during the search for the Horcruxes, she seemed frequently out of character. 

I also don't--not for a fraction of a second--believe that it would even enter Remus Lupin's head to abandon his wife and unborn child, regardless how irresponsible and guilty he felt he'd been. I'm no Lupin fan, but damn it, that seemed ludicrously out of character for him. 

And to top it all off, I miss Mad-Eye. I loved that guy. 

All things considered, that was $25 I should have put toward the aikido class I'm eyeing at the local YMCA. Or maybe some ice cream. Live and learn.

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hope_24
Jul. 23rd, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
You should pop over to dh_oh_shit, where the rage is flying almost as fast as the theories as to why Snape isn't actually dead.

I agree, the idea that Snape, double agent, hadn't come up with contingency plans for just about any kind of nasty death he might face is, frankly, inconceivable.

Anyway, we have no corpse, no funeral, no ghost and no portrait - so I think there's wriggle room for Snape to have survived somehow.
wsandrs
Jul. 24th, 2007 01:12 am (UTC)
Since Dumbledore trusted Snape with the Elder Wand, then it's not much of a leap that Fawkes decided to be with Snape.

I hated the death scene and the "sacking" scene too. How imbecilic did Snape sound asking the Dark Lord the same question over and over again?! For someone who's survived as a spy for over 20 years he'd likely know to avoid asking the DL anything, much less ask the same question within minutes. Snape came off as someone who never thought for a second that this situation would arise, which is just ridiculous.
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