In ten days, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, seventh and final book of the series written by J.K. Rowling, will be released. Miss Rowling has said that two of her characters will die in this book. Which will they be?
Those to be offed could be a couple of the villians, such as Voldemort and Bellatrix Lastrange. The character I expect to be killed, though, is Molly Weasley. There are nine people in the Weasley family–a lot of targets and all of them in mortal peril according to Mrs. Weasley’s clock. Eight of them are aligned in the battle against Voldemort and his followers, and the estranged son Percy, with his taste for blowing with the wind, could land in trouble as well.
Thus far, Molly’s husband, Arthur Weasley, was gravely injured by a Voldemort-possessed snake; their daughter Ginny was imperiled by one of Voldemort’s horcruxes surreptiously given her by the Death Eater Lucius Malfoy; their son Bill was disfigured by a werewolf aligned with Voldemort.
Since Voldemort’s return, Mrs. Weasley protectiveness of her family has been a passion. Anyone attacking her children or husband, if she is anywhere near, will have to go through her first. The very first chapter of the first Harry Potter book showed what the consequence of that is. Maybe the series will end where it began: Mrs. Weasley will sacrifice herself to deflect death from one of her family and in so doing will loose a power that will vanquish the Dark Lord. While Harry Potter is off chasing horcruxes, the real action will be in the Burrow.