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Instead of the above, have a Dumbledore who’s scary competent, but... getting old. Tired. Spread thin. He really does want the best, but he’s seen so much death, failed so many times... he’s starting to lose hope, even though outwardly he’s projecting the same jolly facade he always has. So he won’t let Harry fight, because he thinks that the boy, this poor boy, is just going to get killed. Like his parents. Like Fabian and Gideon Prewett. Like Dumbledore’s own sister, and so many others he’s seen die pointlessly. That makes him just as much of an antagonist - he’s still an obstacle in Harry’s way - but now he’s a competent, sympathetic one! And a much deeper character, too. Harry doesn’t win by beating him up, he wins by convincing him that there is still hope, that Harry can defeat [[ܝ[HXHوX] ۈH[YHK]Y\X][\[ܙH^\Y[Y\X\H[][\]\XH]\HZ[[X[H\܈Hܘ[[وۙH[[Y\[][HۈH][و[H[[]^\[K]HؘXHY[Z[[\\\܈\\[HYܙHH\ܛXZH[H\H\Z[X][KX]\H^x&\H[[\Z[H[H]\[H\ˈ\\ܚ\ [XܚY\\H[]]]K[^x&\H]X]Y[ݙ\\Y []HH]\[\\Y][]x&]HX\[Y8'\]]HZY8'K[[H]\Y\]\[ۙK]\\XX[H[\ܝ[܈[Yۚ\ˈH\[\X\[Y[\[ [Y[\YZ[[ۙ[\][[XYK^H[]\]\H]X[\Y [^H[[^\YHXܛ\\[[HX\]KX\]HX] ^H[&]H]X\YHY܈XZH\YZ\Z\ˈ]8&\Y][]\H\^HZ[ Y&][][ H[XYܙH[[[ܝ\H[Y\H ]^H]\X[HY[][]Y[H[[[[8'K\H\H[ۜ\^HY[H[\XHX] 'H\Y\ۈH\[ \\\H[XH]]\وX]܈[وH]K[ٙHو^HXYH\۸&]][H\[H\]Y[ˈH\X\]\]]HZY[]\H]X[ [[]\HX\HYX] XX[H[[\ٙ\\ ۙH^H\XZH[H\][ [\H]^HXX[[Y[K]^H۸&]XZHZ\Z\]^x&\H]\܈[H]H܈X\[Y[ZXY[]ٙH\\&H[YܙH^H]\Y ]H[HZHYXHHH][ݙ\ܙ\ [\\]H[H[]\[XZH[H\YHHYX][K[Yۚ\\HY][Y\\[^x&\H[\]]XˈY\[[Y]H^x&\H[HY[HXHX]\]8&\\]Hو]x&\XH\][H[][ۋ][[\\۸&]H\K][[HX[ Y[YXXHX\ۜXZ\[H]X[ܙH\[\\X\ˈ]Y\\و]^x&\HZK^HYY[[\[K۸&]]H[\[Z[\\]Y\^H[&]^K]HYX[H][\K[[Yۚ\܈X\ۜ[]\XYY][YH X]\H^x&\HZ[Z[܈Y][[[ZX[]H][[\Z] H\[[Yۚ\ ^H\HHYY܈H\X\[ \YܙK[H[[[Yۚ\]\HXHXYY]Z\[[[\ܞK^H[XZ]HX\\Z\][ [H[Z]Y\وZY [][[ˈYH[Yۚ\ܛ\[H[YXYY][Hو[K[H]H[Y[HY܈H][[[H[[HZ\ؚX]K܈[[KY[HY\H[[HوHXZ܈\X\]HHؚX]Hو[HXZ܈[Yۚ\H8'[HXZ[\X\'K\\H\Yܚ][[\[[X]X[[ۈH[ˈY[HY\H[\X\[[\[Yۚ\]\]H[X[H[[\X\ˈ]8&\]Z]H[\K[\[[ZY\]\HXH[YHYܙYK܈[H^H\H[[ܙH[[[[[[[Yˈ[Yۚ\\H[[Y[[\[\[ۋ[X]\\\HH[[ۈYY]وHܞH\][K JHTPT][\]8&\\[\[Yۚ\[HYY]Y [H[YY][\]Z[X\]Kx&[HܜHHYX[[\H[ܝY[ ]x&[H[\H\H\\[^[\HYZ[\HX]\H]8&\YH\[\][H\X\ Hܙو[\H\H M [[[XXYX\]\XYX[YH L Y[[H\KXܛHHو^\[]Z[H]\X\X][H\[H[K\ܝو]Z[Y\H]XY\ZHYKHܛ XZ[[]Y] [H۸&]X\\[H]Hܚ]H\]H[Y[[HوXZ܈][[H^\[ܛHH[YHوY\[H\[^K[ۙ]HH\و\ۈZ\Y]H[[ۜZ\\[KZ\ݙ\Y[ Z\YX][ۈ\[KZ\ܙZYۈ]X]ˈ]8&\]H]x&[H[]\H]]\]H[\XۈHܞH[وH[YK[]8&\[]ٝ[وܚ܈Y][[H[[\[HۛH[YHH]ˈ]Y[x&\Hܚ][X]H]\ܝ[[\H[K]YHX[\K[X]] XYHY\H\H\ HY[[ۈ]Y\H\K^K]\\[[[[Hو[KX[O\X\ Y][ZH]\[ܙHوH[]\]H[H ]HH]HX\ۘXH\H[\\[]\]H[[[ X]ۙHZ[]HۈZ\YXH]X[]H[]\]Hو]\X] M Y[ˈ^K\H\H]\^\[]Y\]\X[H^\[ۛH]]ۈX] ܚ]]\Z[H\[] XZHH\HH[[X[^H]]8&\^[Yݙ\H\[وYX\[H^HوH[\\[]\]KY\][YHH[H[\\[]\]H HY[H[[ۙHZ[\[H\KZH\[K]8&\ܙX] H[\]]H\]Y\[ۜ[H\KXۈY[ۙHZHH\ZYK[[H][x&\H[[\[H܈[ [H۸&]YYHH[X[X][X]XX[܈\ܞHY[\[[H\YYܚ]H\ˈ[[H[H\H[[HH[Y[H[[H[x&\H]\[[ܛX][ۈ܈H[x&\Hܚ][˂[HX[HYX[] YX\XH\ܚ][HܝܞH][H\]ܛ]\K\HۙۈYY[^Y[H\]ܜY]X]Y[H[\ܛ[Y X]\HH\XH\[\\^HۋH[ۈ[ܘ\ [[X]YH\[\[\[ XY[]YXZ ]ۙ\[]܈YY[ܛ][\XY]\\ \[[Z\]Y[ۜ\[]ۈ]]][\[[[\[\[\H\[\[[Y[[[[[[\YZ[H[]YYYH[Z[Y\Z[\Y\ [\][ۈ\\HH\\Y ^x&Y]H[Y\HۋY[[ۘ[Z[^][۝\Y][HXH\H^H]Y\H][\Y]HHۙ[\][Y\ ]ˈ[[HY\YX]XX[Y\[H\\H[Y][HXX^H\Y[H\XH\۸&]YH[^H\H]\Y[]X]Y []H[[[H[\ܛ[\HZK[[X]YYYH[\[]H[\ZK[^HY [ۋ[ܛX][ۈ\۸&]ۜZ[[N]\]\[H[ܙH[[ܙHX[]Y\ܚ] ܚ][[ [H[ۛHYH\]]XY]Y[H]H][\[XH H\H\H\X[H[H[H H۝\Y[\ܛ[ZH\\H\HHXX[H\H[Y\[H\\K[[H[^\]HH\Hܚ]\\[ܙH]Z[[[H[\\H]HY [[\XY\ H\XX[HHۙ\ۛHY[[Xۚ\H][x&]HۙH][ۙHH\X\[][HYܝXZH[\X[\X\[H[ H[ݙH[H܈] HԒUT&T ˈx&[H\H[[ۙHۛX[]\ˈ[X ]H[YHوܚ][x&[HY\[HHZ[܈\Hو] ]\H\HH]\X\H]H\YZH[H[]^HXYܚ[YZ[H\\\ZHH[ˈH[\[H]\[\܈\Y\[]8&\\[HY][\\HۋۈYH\[HX][ZHH[\[H[HZ\[H\وHY \ۘ[KH[^\[]\[x&[H[[Y][Y\\]8&\[Y\H]]\^HZ[&\]Yۈ[H[YX\X[H\XHHH[YHH]XYKY]\۸&]ܚۈ]ۋHH\ܚXHH[K[XX[ۈ ^H\X[\Z[XH]H8'Y[8'HوH[KHH\ܚXH] [^HXY H\ۈۛ[X]^HܞK^Z[][وHXܛ[ [وH\X\[[Z\\ˈ^Z[]H[H[HX\\ ]]8&\\H܋]]8&\YX[ˈ[HوH[YKHH[YHx&[H[\Y[[^H[XY[\H\[\Hۛ]ˈ[[\]H\Y]\Kܚ][x&\H[XY[H[K\H[H[[]HYZ[ۙ\وHܘ[[\&\\\ݙ\Y\8']\]x'H]Y[ܘ[]Y\\[]^HH\\X]Kݙ\X۝[YOX^XH[x&[\H^[H]H\ܚ\[ۈوHYHH\[]Y\[ۈ][[\[H\[ۙH[H[Y[وZ[]HH[[YܙH\[[ۈH[[X]8&\H][[\HX[\\]x&\ۙK܈\\[H[]H\H]H[ܛX][ۈX]H]\[[\x&\\X[HY [؛H\]\Y[[Hۈ܈Z[ٙYX\H[][ [[ˈ[[[ݙH۝x&\XX[\ˈ]H]XY[H[H[K[H\X^H[ˈHY[]ˈ[Hۛ]\[H\YYH\KH]\\\[ۋ[X[X[H]Hۙۈ\\]]\]\[HH[HY [[HZ[܈][][H[]H\[ HH[H]Hۙ۝][ۈ[H\\XY[[Hۛ[[[\H^HX]XH\YH\[XZ[[\\ ][[Y[\[HHٙ[YX[ۈYܙHH\H] HX]\HY^H]Y[X\YHZ\ܝX\]KH] YۈZY]X[H[][^H]HY[ۈ[KX^HۛH\X[YY]YH\X\]K]8&\HY[ []۸&]ܛ\YZ[]]H؛[\Y]\HܞK[\ۙH]8&\[^\HX\H\][[\\X\YH[ܙK]HۙHو[\\X\\H\]ۈX\HYX[H]]]\Y[Y[\[HZ\ []^KH[HܚYو\\\\\[Z[[Hو[\]\ܘ[[\[ \Y[^Z[[HۛY][Y\[H]\YH]Y\[ۈX\H\XH[\]۸&]][H[XOYXZ [XY[H[[\H[Z[H[\YY]K]8&\[\ܘ[XH\[H[ H\[Z[YY[ [H[[ۈ\[^\[XH HZH]\[^H[H\\ˈۙHܛۙ[]H[K[H\KH[[H][X\X]\[ [\\]Y[HXYHHYKXܘX\[[[][ۈ^\[H\XK[[[KY[H\[&]]][Hܚ[\] [ݙHۋ[H]HXY[\YY] H\وH\\۸&]ܚ]H][Y\[H\Z[ۙZ[ˈܚ]HH^ۙH[XY H[H]HH\\[[Hۛ]8&\[\[[] \x&\]܈[H^Z[][HX][H]\ܚ]H[[ܙ\ H]8&\HYHXHو[\ˈ][ܚ]HH\\X\Y][[K]ٝ[Y\X]]ܚ][]\[\[Hو][[X\H\و[HX\Y\ۙ\ˈ[ۘH[H]H]ܚ][[[HYY\X]\H] TBHTB