One of the latest projects from the Wizarding World website is the new Harry Potter at Home, a project to help parents in need of distractions and education materials for their children. But the Harry Potter stories rightfully taking top billing over Fantastic Beasts again also means a return of fan theories. And no character is subject to more in-depth thoughts than Severus Snape, the Potions professor who turns out to play a big role in Harry's life. These Harry Potter Reddit theories about Snape are a reminder that this complex character still spawns new ideas decades on.
Snape also brings out powerful emotions in fans. For some, Snape's story is a beautiful tragedy of a man who loved and lost. His secret protection of Harry and his sacrifice is one of the story's tales of how love is the most powerful magic of all.
But there's another camp, one that says Snape's behavior wasn't beautiful and his love wasn't tragic. To them, he was an abuser, someone who wouldn't respect Lily Evan's boundaries. His joining up with Voldemort and the Death Eaters is proof he was an ugly bigot, and his grief over Lily's death was self-centered.
With two such diametrically opposed camps, it's no wonder Snape is still the subject of fan theories so many years on.