This Wild Fan Theory About 'Harry Potter' Changes Literally Everything
Eight years after the release of the final "Harry Potter" book, Potterheads are still reliving the magic. And from time to time, they make some interesting connections.
A fan theory that seems to have started with Tumblr user Graphic Nerdity makes for a surprising revelation about the Dursleys, Harry's cruel caretakers through the first years of his life.
The final book reveals Voldemort accidentally split an extra piece of his soul off when trying to kill Harry as a baby, making the hero a kind of odd Horcrux.
In the books, those who spend lengthy amounts of time with Voldemort's Horcruxes become nasty. They echo the worst qualities of the villain, seeing as they've been exposed to his soul at length.
Graphic Nerdity wondered if the Dursleys were, perhaps, unexpected victims of life with a Horcrux (Harry).
When Harry moved away, for example, his cousin, Dudley, became respectful and a little sweet.