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Why do people think Snape is Harry Potter's father isnt it obvious that James is Harry's father ??

What made the fans who didnt read the book think that way ?? Is there something in the movie DH-part 2 made them think Snape is Harry's father ?? When we came out of the theatre my sister was wide eyed and shocked I felt proud that I read the books and she didnt because she looked confused so I told her in the I-read-the-book-and-you-didnt tone "Al right Alice what is it that got you confused from the movie I can answer ANYTHING.." she turned to me and said: "One question: Is Snape Harry's REAL father" I just wanted to slap her when I heard that question and its not just her my friends asked me THE SAME THING. What made them think that way ?? What scene ??'._. I'm just really confused that they think that way.
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I had that experience with my mother....
emmarupertluver posted over a year ago
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I don't understand how someone can think Snape is Harry's father... I hadn't even read the books until last summer and i knew that Harry's father was dead. It's just basic facts. Just common knowledge
purplecoolgrl posted over a year ago
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People fans of the pottering world everywhere just want something to talk about!! Can you all not see this James is ligit Harry's dad No lily didn't break her precious virginity early just cause she felt like it then everyone would know...
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can't stop myself...
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New ?? new in what ??
AlexisPotthead posted over a year ago
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@ClaireVoyant: OMFH ROFLMMFAO Right on.
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Claire Voyant....nice reply
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BlackHound said:
"Why do people think Snape is Harry Potter's father isnt it obvious that James is Harry's father ??
What made the fans who didnt read the book think that way ??"


Because they didn't read the book.

I don't understand how anyone could possibly think that Snape is Harry's father, either. There is nothing in canon that could even be construed as such. C'mon...seriously? They hadn't spoken to each other since they were fifteen years old. That's six years. What? One night Snape just shows up at the door, Stupifies James, Impirios Lily and does her? And the boy comes out looking like James? And Snape spends six years telling him "you're just like your father", and "your father was a swine"?

I think...not.
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What a funny, but undeniable explanation.
MasterOfFear posted over a year ago
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good one, best reply so far :D
ladylana65 posted 5 months ago
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Let me just end these questions right know James POTTER not Servus SNAPE
JennaAdelaide posted 3 months ago
ComoLoca said:
I can see why people who didn't read the books could have somehow jumped to that conclusion.

1) The movies only ever showed that Snape liked Lily and that they were very close. It never showed them ending the relationship or why they ended it.

2) In the movie when Snape asks for Dumbledore's help, only Harry and Lily are mentioned so it sounds like Snape is asking Dumbledore to specifically only protect Harry and Lily.

3) Lily's and Jame's eye colour change throughout the movies. Child Lily has brown eyes, adult Lily has blue eyes and ghost Lily's eyes look brown again. Child James has blue/green eyes, teen James has brown eyes, adult James has blue eyes and ghost James eyes look brown also. Harry's eyes stay constantly a bright blue.

4) As to Harry looking like James, they are wizards so a spell could have been used to disguise their looks. Why would Harry look like James? Perhaps to protect Snape's cover as a spy?

5) The way Snape looked at Harry and said “You have your mother's eyes” sounded somewhat paternal.

To give those people credit, most of them didn't come out saying categorically that Snape was Harry's father, rather they left confused because they were given somewhat ambiguous information.
Also when you're watching a movie at the cinema you don't have the luxury of being able to stop and replay a scene to check if you heard something right or if you miss a bit of information. For that you have to read the books or watch the DVDs.
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Lunalovely said:
Fanfiction,my friend. Let us dream
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Thank you fanfiction by saying this you are stating that some poor young defenseless teen or tween boy or girl thought of this absolutely brilliant theory that woulld drive us potter heads up the wall and make us want to Avacadarva our selfs... ITS FANFICTION THERE BY MADE UP
TW_FAN21 posted 5 months ago
MaruJohanna said:
because people get confuse with the patronus.. some people thought that the patrunus was from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.. and in that movie harry said that was his father who made the patronus but later we all knew that was harry.. so people doesn't remenber that.. so when snape sent the patronus for help harry to find the sword of griffyndor there is the confuse..I say this because I heard it in the theater and then when he said "always" people thought again that maybe lily and severus had some kind of a affair.. but in my case a second later I said this is impossible because harry is identical to james
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and When Harry died and talked to Dumbledore, he himself said, Professor Snape's Patronus was a doe, exactly like my mother's...harry said that was interesting or something like that i don't remeber the exact word and then dumbledore told harry that wasn't at all .. that part confused people to because of the way that harry said that question
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lilylunapotter6 said:
well the people that say that are soooo wrong. it is 150% James but i guess they think that because snape loved her and in the beginning you can tell she liked him before she met james. go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf0_RP6TwPo and in the beginning of snapes memories as shown you will see his adventures with lily as children. you will see that in their first year at hogwarts lily and james met in gryffindor and eventually got married and snape and lily were separated when snape was put in slytherin. you will see that people must think this because of the love connection between lily and snape, anthough james is totally harry's father, not snape. Also, later in the memories, you will see that snape sends his patronus which is a doe (hmmm....) and dumbledore says "after all this time?" and snape replies, "always." hmm.... as you can see, lily, james, harry, and snape's patronuses are all types of deer. so when you hear this you aren't really sure what this is supposed to mean and you really don't get much help from the books either. Some people think that to have the same patronus as another person you must be blood-related somehow... which is possible but not really mentioned in the series, books or movies...anyway, i think some people might get the idea from this misleading conversation or idea. By the way, this scene is in DH (part 2) when snape dies and harry takes the tears to the pensieve and views snape's memories. Also, something interesting: snapes patronus is not a stag it is a doe, same as lily's. This makes me believe that if you love someone truly, your patronus is the same as theirs- it depends on what kind of situation. So because snape's patronus is Lily's, i guess people who believe the blood-related patronus thing must think that he is related to harry because harry is related to lily...Therefore, i think the reason why dumbledore says "after all this time?" is because he just figured out that because his patronus is a doe then he is in love wth lily. and snape probably says "always." because he is saying that he has always loved lily.

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well the people that say that are soooo wrong. it is 150% James but i guess they think that because snape loved her and in the beginning you can tell she liked him before she met james. go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf0_RP6TwPo and in the beginning of snapes memories as shown you will see his adventures with lily as children. you will see that in their first year at hogwarts lily and james met in gryffindor and eventually got married and snape and lily were separated when snape was put in slytherin. you will see that people must think this because of the love connection between lily and snape, anthough james is totally harry's father, not snape. Also, later in the memories, you will see that snape sends his patronus which is a doe (hmmm....) and dumbledore says "after all this time?" and snape replies, "always." hmm.... as you can see, lily, james, harry, and snape's patronuses are all types of deer. so when you hear this you aren't really sure what this is supposed to mean and you really don't get much help from the books either.  Some people think that to have the same patronus as another person you must be blood-related somehow... which is possible but not really mentioned in the series, books or movies...anyway, i think some people might get the idea from this misleading conversation or idea. By the way, this scene is in DH (part 2) when snape dies and harry takes the tears to the pensieve and views snape's memories. Also, something interesting: snapes patronus is not a stag it is a doe, same as lily's. This makes me believe that if you love someone truly, your patronus is the same as theirs- it depends on what kind of situation. So because snape's patronus is Lily's, i guess people who believe the blood-related patronus thing must think that he is related to harry because harry is related to lily...Therefore, i think the reason why dumbledore says "after all this time?" is because he just figured out that because his patronus is a doe then he is in love wth lily. and snape probably says "always." because he is saying that he has always loved lily.
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You can change you patronus
FinnLover12 posted over a year ago
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Tonks did in the 6th or 7 book.
FinnLover12 posted over a year ago
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*patronus
kittyluv57 posted 6 months ago
FinnLover12 said:
Snape loved Lily.
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Bubba38 said:
i think people got confused bc they gave alot of details on how snape and lily were really close friends and snape really did love her. i mean he evn has ta same patronus as her.
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ElenaLamana said:
I've also read all the books, and I knew that Snape wasn't Harry's real father. But maybe when Voldemort kills Snape, and he gives the teardrop to Harry, maybe that confused her or something. I'm not sure, but anyway I loved the movie!
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Charmedh2ogirl said:
I'm not sure where people have got that idea. Characters in the books that knew James clearly state that Harry is James' son because he looks like James.
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lilysev1134e said:
I think it made people think that because they only wanted to believe it because no-one liked James, they thought Severus Snape was Harry's father because of his relationship with Lily but people totally misunderstood it because when Severus cqlled her a mudblood he never saw Lily again only when she was dead. So no harry;s father was definitly not Severus Snape. Although i would have found it interesting if he was though but sadly he's not so there you have it.
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Actually he did meet Lily again after he called her mudblood. Or at leat in the book they did. She was mad and asked him why is he going out with the other "bad" Slytherin guys and thought that they influence him or had already influenced him to call people mudbloods. Anyways, they did meat again.
twilightlover73 posted over a year ago
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im on about the film not book
lilysev1134e posted over a year ago
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may like that,,,
yuliana33 posted 10 months ago
madeye319 said:
I found it annoying as well but Harry said to Albus, Snapes patronus is a doe, isn't that courious & Albus said no. I know for a second I was thinking the same thing but in all the movies & books they say he's a spitting image of James but has his mothers eyes. And that when he agrees to protect Harry he says no one can know. I think people were just kind of grasping at straws. He loved Lily for over 16 years. But no, he wasn't Harrys father! lol
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miss_orange said:
I Saw People Saying That on Tumblr before I Saw or even Read The Final Book, So That was a Shock.
I Think People Just Like Drama, So They assumed...
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guilmon2149 said:
'simple. some people are just plain dumb
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realtalk70 said:
A better question is, why do those who read the book look down and laugh at those who didn't? You can't see why they would think Snape is Harry's father I can (Flashes of Snape with Lily seem to indicate there was something between them and then Dumbledore says don't tell Harry the secret) come on people you couldn't be that lame that's what they do in movies leave something to the imagination. Next time you read a book and then go see the movie try not going in with preconceived notions (con, I already know what happens doesn't look good on you when you're laughing at others because they don't) and really watch the movie like you've never heard the story before and stop sitting there dictating every line, that's no fun. Besides when watching movies some people like it to be a story they've never seen or heard and for the record movies don't always follow the book to the letter. I guess alot of those who read the book know nothing about movies and how thay make things appear to be something their not and oh yeah EVERY DETAIL is not included in a movie from a book and important details get left out. The real idiots are those who insult someones intelligence because they didn't read the book. So, Be nice don't laugh at people beacause they don't know what happened in the book, next time you could be the clueless individual.
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Good point :)
ComoLoca posted over a year ago
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Yes, I like you. Finally someone with some sense.
LiaLiah posted 10 months ago
Lani27 said:
People think that?! O_o
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posted over a year ago 
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thats what i was thinking
KuroUsagi posted over a year ago
GhostTracker said:
Because he is. lol!

These books have to be read *carefully.* DON'T under-estimate J.K. Rowling, she has a 160 I.Q.
There's hints throughout the novels, starting with the *very* first description of Harry Potter in the very first chapter of the very first book. It's a "don't be naive" kind of thing.
And Lily's wand was especially good with - charming. Rowling is like - "C'mon. Don't be a fool. Do you *actually* think she didn't use it?"
Harry Potter's arrogance was superseced only by that of his father. And he had no measurable talent.
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Wait, I don't follow. I mean, I think I do but explain it a little more! Please, I think you're on to something.
LiaLiah posted 10 months ago
thor064top said:
minute 83:54. The scene with Severece's tears in the memory thingy in dumbleweinies' office. that whole scene ended on that possibility. that harry is the son of the half blood prince... snape is exoneratesd. BOOM
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that's in deathly hallows pt 2
thor064top posted over a year ago
sonica4884 said:
People just don't get looks right.
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adultswimperson said:
Lulz.xD
If people actually read the books then others wouldn't jump to conclusions on the most simple parts of the movies that can be answered easily.
Lily and Snape were only close friends even though hechad feelings for her, bur instead married James and thay is what it came to be.
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dractrix said:
People obviously don't pay enough attention and they are lost in the moment of the realisation of snape actually being a pretty good guy, because at first I felt the same way too

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ParinLove15 said:
People think Snape is Harry Potter's father even though James Potter is Harry's because Dumbledore said "Make sure Harry is safe and pretend that you're is his father."
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I don't think he used those words...
LiaLiah posted 10 months ago
Alchemistlover said:
Because it seems like a interesting idea. I mean seriously after years of "you look just like your fathers" and the fact that lily never was romantically interested in snape during the movie, only him towards her,you would think people would know James is Harry's dad. I also find it insulting to lily because it implies she's a cheater.
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bestpotterhead said:
Why would anyone think that?!?!?! I mean really!! You see your self in DH 2 James making a fool of Snape and James looks just like harry for a REASON!!!
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ikrrr
lilylunapotter6 posted over a year ago
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James is an idiot. Hate him. Lily deserved much better
HalfBloodAzaria posted over a year ago
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Oh I'm sorry HalgBloofAzaria. I was sure it was James who grew up for lily. Who faced Voldemort without a wand do her and their son could escape. It must have said Severus Snape. I guess I just read it wrong.
bestpotterhead posted over a year ago
lumbra said:
are you guys really watched the movie? the answer is easy, it was because when Harry saw Snape's memory, it showed that Snape's patronum is also a deer which means there should be a blood line between them. even the novel delivered that message
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but there is no bloodline between harry and snape and btw it doesnt say that
lilylunapotter6 posted over a year ago
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snapes patronus is a deer (doe) for lily because he loved her (obviously) because lily's is also a deer (doe)
lilylunapotter6 posted over a year ago
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Not close enough to affect patronus though - or all wizards and witches who aren't muggle born would have the same form. Tonks' patronus is another example of tragic/unrequited love changing a patronus.
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_hp_fan_947_ said:
Because they ship Snape and Lily, despite the fact that it was Lily and James who got married, not Lily and Snape.
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02katy19 said:
I think people ask that because when you are going through Snapes memories in the last book it just shows how much love he holds for Harrys mother and some people might think that the pure love he shows her translates to love for harry as a father figure but honestly if one of you followed this logic please tell me what I just said because I have no idea.
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rachfrog said:
i think cause snape had a thing for lilly
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HalfBloodAzaria said:
Because the movies leave out more than half the details from the books. It makes me mad. From the beginning I knew that the movies wouldn't do justice to J Rowlings masterpiece.
If they had made it a series instead - like they've done for A Song Of Ice And Fire......then I think it would've been another story. Of course it wouldn't be as good as the books,but still.
It's my dream that sometime in the future, when desperate moneymakers are trying to make a remake of the films, they decide do make it a tv series instead.

Just like it's in my fantasies that Lily and Sev did have a child of their own that died a tragic death ..or maybe a miscarriage? I don't know, but to me their story is the best and the saddest love story I've ever known

PS I hate James Potter:)
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posted over a year ago 
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Yes I agree, but J. Rowling was a producer for the last few films, including the last 2. Don't you think she could have squashed the idea if she wanted to. Like the Harry/Hermione love think. They dusted it in the film. Explicitly.
LiaLiah posted 10 months ago
vumad said:
Because in the movie, dh2, in the death scene where harry is talking to dumbledore in the train station, harry references the visions he had from snapes tears. Snape had a doe as his patroness. Harry asked about his mothers patroness also being a doe. Dumbledore confirmed the similarity...

Ironic how people missed that reference and then accuse others of not paying attention. They were very clearly trying to cast some doubt in the movie.
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The shared doe patronus meant that Snape had loved Lily. Not that the love had been mutual or that he was Harry's father. Dumbledore just said that this patronus mirroring wasn't that weird.
Flickerflame posted 5 months ago
Rockcroc2000 said:
well,snape is like harry's stepfather because he loved lily but lily saw james so lily liked him and when the sorting hat was putting everyone into houses james and lily did the dramatic stare so they loved each other so they got married
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Being in love with someone's mother doesn't make that someone your stepchild
Flickerflame posted 11 months ago
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she said LIKE HIS stepfather
Persephone713 posted 6 months ago
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Still wrong, though
tsmith120 posted 5 months ago
Rosalind_Potter said:
What made them think THAT, of all things. Haven't they read Philisiphers Stone? It clearly states that BOTH of Harry's parents are dead. Including the father. It's just a fact. But if they don't quit asking, tell them to tell you the reason why they think Snape is Harry's father.
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LiaLiah said:
Okay, now I read the books. Obviously from the books' standpoint James is Harry's father. The only thing that made me think otherwise is the JAMES that they picked for the movie. Look again, the guy doesn't have black hair. They do both wear glasses. But Snape is always, always helping Harry and them bumping heads as they do, well... I wouldn't have been surprised. It seems to me that your sister was trying to read inbetween the lines. She was putting MORE thought into than most people who read the books.
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Flickerflame said:
I think people like your sister, given how you explain it, just haven't read the books and gotten the entire story, so they get confused. It could have been easy to mix up Snape's confession of a decades long unrequited love for the pair of them having been in love. In the books, the resemblance between James and Harry is pretty much stuffed down our throats, but it isn't possible to find two unrelated actors who'd be that similar.

Other people just like conspiracy theorising. The idea of Harry being Snape's illegitimate son is just more interesting to them. They like the twist.
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posted 10 months ago 
swerty0 said:
porbaly because harrrys mom was snapes crush

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renirose said:
james potter is his father
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ChamberofHarrys said:
Who asks this kind of question? It's obvious Snape is NOT Harrys father. Muggles these days. . .
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Persephone713 said:
Can We dream it? I dont like James and Lily - yes even-though I know we wouldn't have Harry, - he is the only good thing that came from them. Snape and Lily make a better couple.
To answer your question they were probably speaking hypothetically, or in a wishful thinking kind of way, or that Snape was a father-figure by protecting Harry all his life. Cause obviously James is Harry's father but some prefer he wasnt.
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ladylana65 said:
it was quite obvious that james was harry's father, right from the first part of the movie..noone needs the books to know that..because right from the beginning its shown that james is harry's father and he look so much like him except that he has his mother's eyes...plus, in the ending part it is shown how snape loved lily potter and how he sacrifices himself for harry even though harry was not his son, but the son of the woman he loved and her husband, who used to bully him
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NotAMuggle said:
I actually thought Snape was Harry's dad for a while. The reason? Search engines. I typed in "When Harry finds out..." And the search engine top result was "When Harry finds out Snape is his father" Thank goodness it was wrong...
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JennaAdelaide said:
Ok, Snape was a death eater and if the death eaters and voldermont were the people who killed Harry's mum and dad why would snape help kill his wife and attempt to help voldermont kill harry obvioulsly guys THINK
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Jade_Malfoy said:
I happen to know exactly how you feel since my DAD and sister feel that snape is the real father. They think that Snape is the real father because the whole time he spent odd amount of time watching Harry and making sure he didn't screw up and not just because Dumbledore "Was raising him like a pig for slaughter." Towards the end of the series you start to notice Snapes attitude discreetly change and in the last movie you could see he really did care for Harry. And maybe they thought that because of Snapes memories of Lily and how he really did Love her and still did until he died. Well hope this wasn't to bad I tried my best
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I happen to know exactly how you feel since my DAD and sister feel that snape is the real father. They think that Snape is the real father because the whole time he spent odd amount of time watching Harry and making sure he didn't screw up and not just because  Dumbledore "Was raising him like a pig for slaughter." Towards the end of the series you start to notice Snapes attitude discreetly change and in the last movie you could see he really did care for Harry. And maybe they thought that because of Snapes memories of Lily and how he really did Love her and still did until he died. Well hope this wasn't to bad I tried my best
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