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Harry Potter

"i am snape,the potions master"

lucky_lakshmi IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 11 August 2005 at 7:05am | IP Logged

we don't know much about Snape: which side he's really on, who he's spying for and against, what secrets he may be holding. What we do know, however, is that he is an excellent wizard (he's a teacher at Hogwarts, I mean, that's a giv- well, there was Lockhart…).

"I am Snape, the Potions Master." -- Potter Puppet Pals.

We know that Snape is the professor of Potions at Hogwarts, and we know he's pretty darn good at making them. The Wolfsbane Potion, for instance, that he made (reluctantly) for Lupin during Harry's Third Year, was very complicated. Lupin said there weren't many wizards up to the task of doing it - though that could simply be because they don't like werewolves. Still, Veritaserum and other powerful potions are not simple to make.
So Snape knows how to make great potions - so what? Well, in the Potterverse, potions often allow drinkers to do things they are unable to do with charms and other branches of magic (or simply makes it easier). For example, the Polyjuice Potion's effects are unable to be replicated (though a Metamorphmagus like Tonks could probably come pretty close). Harry and Company brewed a Shrinking Solution that, instead of making the drinker smaller in size, seemed to take a few years off its life (Trevor the Tadpole).
Using this knowledge, Snape might be able to "put a stopper in death" for Harry, Dumbledore, or even himself. It is possible that he already has used his knowledge of potions to his advantage in the spy game.
Snape also has continually applied for the Defense Against the Dark Arts (DADA) professor position, though his knowledge in this area is somewhat less extensive. He incorrectly tells Lupin's class in PoA that kappas are found in Mongolia (when it is a Japanese water demon, according to Fantastic Beasts). We do know from Sirius and Lupin, however, that Snape knew a bunch about the Dark Arts before he ever came to Hogwarts - even more than some seventh years! It seems Snape might have come from a family even more Dark than Sirius, perhaps more Malfoy-like than Black-like. Police and detectives often use the phrase "think like a criminal" to help solve crimes. Similarly, having Snape on the "good" side will benefit Dumbledore and Harry because he knows what is going on inside their twisted minds.
Finally, Snape is a skilled Occlumens, and is at least capable of Legilimency (Lcy). This is the main reason why Snape's true loyalties are impossible to determine. With his mastery of Ocy, he can block out skilled Legilimens such as Voldemort (and presumably Dumbledore). Hence why "Lord Voldemort always knows." His skills at Lcy and Ocy are probably one of the main reasons he has survived over ten years as a double-agent. In the future, however, it is possible that these aptitudes may be discovered by Voldemort (if they haven't been already), and that could put Snape in very mortal danger ("unless he can turn into a bat or something"). 


i dunno whether this has been already posted.i got it from www.mugglenet.com


cutiepie IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 11 August 2005 at 11:28am | IP Logged
thanks for posting it.anyway snape's personality is very complicated,its very hard to understand a person like him Confused ,but still there r some chances of him being +ve.on the other hand he killed dumbledore and this fact is very hard to digest (atleast for me). Cry
Morgoth IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 11 August 2005 at 4:34pm | IP Logged
Snape is an enigma Confused

There are double-meanings to all of his dialogues/related situations in HBP...

1) He tells Malfoy that he's a good actor (acting for the Order or for Voldy?)

2) He has an argument w/ Prof D. about performing a job (basic Order related one or the assasination?)

3) He prevents the DE's from killing Harry (is he really saving Harry for Voldy or is he actually saving his life?)

I'm puzzled!
*Rashmi* Goldie

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Posted: 11 August 2005 at 7:10pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by MysticaMagic

Snape is an enigma Confused

God, I couldn't have said it better.

Jo knows what she's doing with her characters, man... we'll just have to wait for seventh to see how it turns out.
bluelotus Goldie

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Posted: 12 August 2005 at 4:31am | IP Logged
Snape has given some sound advice to harry while running away. He said," Blocked again and again and again until you learn to keep your mouth shut and to keep your mind closed."

I think Occlumency and Legligimency are going to play an important role in Book seven. Snape may be able to help Harry too. Rowling can make that character turn any way she wants. She has left enough clearnce for that.

Edited by bluelotus - 12 August 2005 at 4:32am
ronit13 Goldie

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Posted: 12 August 2005 at 5:49am | IP Logged
i think snape is a totally negative character
lucky_lakshmi IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 12 August 2005 at 5:54am | IP Logged
well.i dun!i muss confess that i used to like snape b4(dun worry now i hate him).but i still have a feelinh that he may not b bad n the possibility of him killing dumbledore bcoz of dumbledore's orders cant be completely forgotten! Wink still my fav character is dumbledore n i curse whoever kiills him to death! LOL
*~Princess_K~* Goldie

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Posted: 12 August 2005 at 6:04am | IP Logged
naa...I don't really hate him...yet...I think...I' just started reading the 6th book...so...I'm not going 2 spoil anything Big smile

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