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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
User avatar #1 - dancokacole
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(09/27/2013) [-]
Let's face it, Harry isn't the most powerful wizard, he's just the chosen one. Professor Snape has defeated him in battle before, and Dumbledore has the elder wand making him near invincible.
User avatar #13 to #1 - xdeathspawnx
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(09/28/2013) [-]
Its true, Harry isn't the most powerful wizard in the world during the course of the books, but you have to remember that we only see him from the ages of 11-17. Dumbledore and Snape have decades of experience over him, so you would expect them to be much stronger than him. If you compared 17 year old Snape or Dumbledore to Harry, Harry would easily be on the same level as them, if not higher.

Also, Harry goes on to become head of the auror office when he is only 27, making him the youngest person to ever do so. Together he and Ron end up becoming incredibly powerful aurors, so if you compared adult Harry and adult Ron to Snape you can would get a much better scope of their powers.
User avatar #15 to #13 - dancokacole
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(09/28/2013) [-]
At Harry's age Snape was the half-blooded prince, inventing spells, don't forget that. But you're accurate.
#24 to #15 - dragmar
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(09/28/2013) [-]
If the title of the book was: Severus Snape and The Boy Who Lived

This would be a very relevant observation.
User avatar #29 to #24 - dancokacole
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(09/28/2013) [-]
It could have been, but wouldn't that have completely spoiled all the twists that came with Snape?
User avatar #17 to #15 - coolchalkyxxx
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(09/28/2013) [-]
At Snapes age Harry was teaching entire Defense against The Dark Arts classes in the room of requirement, defeated a basilisk, fought off several hundred dementors at once, and won the triwizard tournament.
User avatar #21 to #17 - cubicalpayload
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(09/28/2013) [-]
But he had a time lord helping him with the Triwizard Tournament.
User avatar #20 to #17 - dancokacole
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(09/28/2013) [-]
Much like we'll never know if Harry reaches their skill at their age we'll never know if they would have succeeded in his position.
#7 to #1 - DanLacasky
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(09/28/2013) [-]
harry is actually pretty average. he has a strong patronus, but other than that has relied on backfiring spells and all of his friends to do most of the work?
#3 to #1 - hoddon
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(09/28/2013) [-]
yeah but neither dumbledore nor snape would kill him because they know he has to be the one who kills voldemort
User avatar #4 to #3 - dancokacole
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(09/28/2013) [-]
Absolutely. Voldemort used Harry as a horcrux, or however that respective word is spelled, so Voldemort couldn't be killed until Harry had died (And in fact returned to life since when he was "killed" the only part of him that actually died was Voldemort, which is why he experienced death but returned) and neither Dumbledore nor Snape would kill an innocent to defeat Voldemort considering there were other horcruxes first and because both are supremely good characters, Dumbledore being extremely kind, and Snape out of respect for his beloved. Snape also hates Neville since the only other pure soul that could have been in that situation was him. It was Neville or Harry, and Voldemort chose Harry and his family, knowing Snape loved them, specifically to test Snape's loyalty.
User avatar #16 to #4 - smithforprez
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(09/28/2013) [-]
looks like that loyalty test backfired horribly.