Ingenious Fan Theory Reveals Why The Dursleys Are So Mean To Harry Potter

Let’s make like Hermione for a minute, and investigate this new fan theory that’s making rounds on the web.


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You all know the Dursleys, right?


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Those evil, coldblooded little wenches — erm, I mean… Harry’s extended family.


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The Dursley family are the only people aside from Voldemort and Malfoy who made Harry’s life miserable.

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Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia, and the human chin, Dudley, did the most ghastly things to Harry.


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They banished him to live in a cupboard under the stairs, for one.


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I mean, how could they have been capable of that level of evil?


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According to a fan theory by Reddit user joudatoufin, it turns out that it’s actually Harry’s fault.


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We’re deadly serious.


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Remember Harry accidently being turned into Voldemort’s seventh Horcrux as a baby?


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Well, Horcruxes have the ability to influence people within their vicinity, making them more prone to negative thoughts and behavior.

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Being subjected to the dark power of a Horcrux for a long stretch of time could lead to one becoming insane.


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A Horcrux led Ron to imagine his deepest fears coming true when he had it in his possession for a few weeks.

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A Horcrux took control of Ginny Weasley after she wrote in it every day for an entire school year.


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So what kind of monstrous person could it make of someone who has been exposed to it for, say…

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10 years?


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Here’s the entire theory in full, according to ChristieIsBored, who also links to the original Tumblr post:

The Dursleys, being your garden-variety Muggles, were just going about their normal lives.

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Until one fateful night, when this Horcrux appeared…

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And for a decade, proceeded to twist their consciousness.

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The fact that they retained their minds (or a semblance thereof) is commendable.


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And if this fan theory proves right?

It would mean that we may need to go against our better judgment and applaud the Dursleys for an astonishing feat.

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 I’m not really sure I was ready for this revelation.


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