I have been rolling a theory around in my head for a while about Dean Thomas and Regulus Black. I’ve read various stories and on JKR’s website that Dean Thomas had a more extensive back story than what made it into the book. What she has stated is that Dean’s biological father was a wizard who was killed when he refused to join the death eaters. Dean was raised by his muggle mother and step-father and according to JKR, she had originally planned to have Dean discover his story as the books went on. Eventually, she cut all of this from the books, but what if there was more…
One of the many unexplained mysteries of the stories is what really made Regulus Black change his mind about the death eaters. According to Harry Potter Wiki, Regulus died at age 18 in 1979. From the books we gather that something changed Regulus’s mind about the death eaters and Voldemort, enough that he double crossed them. What could cause such a change of heart in an 18 year old? Love.
Imagine that Regulus is an avid death eater until he somehow meets and falls in love with Dean’s mother. A death eater loving a muggle goes against everything Voldemort stood for and Regulus would be forced to choose between love and the death eaters. This wakes him up to the evils of Voldemort. Before he goes with Kreacher to get the locket, he has sex with Mrs. Thomas and she becomes pregnant with Dean. Regulus dies in 1979 and Dean is born nine months later in 1980.
I also only recently realized how young James and Lilly Potter were when they died. According to their tomb stones, they were both 21 when they died, which means that they had Harry at 20 and got pregnant at 19. Considering they finished Hogwarts at 18, they got busy pretty quickly.
I’m watching the 6th Harry Potter Film.
Will someone please, please, please explain to me why the Burrow needed to be set on fire?!
While I don’t disagree with the pointlessness of this scene, I’ve heard it’s because they didn’t want two movies back-to-back with major battles at the end…though I wonder if this was before they split Deathly Hallows into two films.
I personally wonder what happened afterwards…there’s no reference to this event happening in the first Deathly Hallow film.