Prepare to have your mind blown, because Reddit has provided us with the goods yet again in the form of a Harry Potter fan theory. A user by the name of SoupyCutie has officially come up with the best fan theory (and most credible) that we’ve heard in forever.
They began: “People have speculated that Fantastic Beasts will tie in to Voldemort’s birth, due to the fact first movie takes place in 1926.
“Voldemort (Tom Riddle) is born of Merope Gaunt on December 31st 1926.
“A poster seen in the first Fantastic Beasts movie speaks of a circus called the Circus Arcanus moving from New York to Europe on December 13th 1926.”
They then shared a quote from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, where Mrs Cole is talking about the birth of Tom Riddle: “I remember she said to me ‘I hope he looks like his papa’ and I won’t lie she was right to hope it, because she was no beauty – and then she told me had was to be named Tom, for his father, and Marvolo, for her father – yes I know, funny name, isn’t it? We wondered whether she came from a circus.”
Circus?! We know that Nagini stars in the next Fantastic Beasts movie as a human woman who, believe it or not, performs in a circus.
I know what you’re thinking. She’s clearly a beauty. So why would someone says she’s not beautiful? Well, there’s an explanation for that too:”Perhaps Merope was ugly due to her upcoming permanent transformation into a snake,
“Perhaps Merope gave her child to an orphanage before faking her own death and running away so she would not harm her child after her snake transformation. The Gaunts after all are descended from Salazar Slytherin – what better family to carry a snake curse?”
If Tom Riddle is the child of the maledictus, it would explain Nagini’s bizarre “maternal” relationship with Voldemort in the books.
They explain: “If the two were able to communicate via parseltongue, this theory would explain why Voldemort is so fond of Nagini, entrusting her to become a Horcrux.
“Maybe the reason Voldemort was able to regain a baby-form was that his own mother, Nagini, gave birth to him again. As Nagini contained a piece of Voldemort’s soul, maybe Voldemort’s soul joined with Nagini’s piece of soul, which would later be given a body through childbirth.”
However the theory then gets a little weird with the poster suggesting that Wormtail and Nagini had sex in order to give birth the Voldemort again: “Voldemort drinks Nagini’s venom to regain strength in his baby-form in Goblet of Fire, an obvious parallel to mother’s milk.
“It may even explain why Voldemort develops snake-like characteristics. But craziest of all is how this might explain how Voldemort was able to recover to a baby-form at all.”
Hmm. Got a lot to think about.