20 JK Rowling & Rita Skeeter
If one were to be exiled from the magical community due to “embellishing” the truth and writing nasty “tell all” books, what better way to get back at said magical community than becoming a rich and famous author telling all their secrets under the guise of “young adult fiction.” If Wizards are real, then JK Rowling is probably Rita Skeeter.
19 The Hufflepuff Secret
That Hufflepuffs are the stoners of the Wizarding world. I mean, they’re the friendliest house; they’re accepting of pretty much everyone; they aren’t overly worried with athletic or academic achievement; their common room is right next to the kitchen; and the head of Hufflepuff is the Herbology Professor. Hey, we’re not judging.
18 Harry & Sirius Family Link
Harry and Sirius are perhaps blood family. Look, in a small community that values bloodlines, there’s going to be some overlap, some cousins marrying cousins, and eventually everyone is a cousin *coughcoughROYALTYcough*, and if we look at the Black Family Tree, we find that Dorea Black married Charlus Potter, and had an unnamed son. Harry’s Paternal Grandparent’s names are never stated in the series.
17 Gilderoy Lockhart’s Employment
Dumbledore hired Gilderoy Lockhart simply because he thought it would be amusing. Though Rowling later claimed/explained that Dumbledore knew the man to be a fraud and wanted to put him in a place that would expose him for what he was, some of us still choose to believe that Dumbledore knew we’d all need a giggle. The man did have a sense of humor…
16 The True Nature of Severus Snape
Severus Snape is a vampire or at least partly vampire. First of all, Snape doesn’t assign the famous essay about werewolves until after Lupin assigns one about vampires, though the latter was just mentioned in passing. Jo is big into foreshadowing and plot points, often made through jokes, and Dean Thomas jokes about them eventually getting a vampires for the DADA professor, and eventually Snape becomes the DADA professor. His sallow skin, his “bat like” capes, his inability to have normal human relations with normal humans, he’s often seen in the Great Hall at mealtimes but never described as, you know, eating things. This is another one that JK Rowling has debunked; however, it’s another one where she clearly set things up to where there seems to be more to the story, and then she changed her mind.