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The Harry Potter Fan Fiction Ending That Is Even Better Than The Original

The Harry Potter series is one of the most iconic franchises of all time. Through seven novels and eight films, J.K. Rowling's creation has become a global phenomenon, with millions of fans falling in love with this fantasy series that features wizardry and magical creatures. Throughout this wild journey, the title character and his allies are engaged in a deadly rivalry with Lord Voldemort, an evil wizard who hopes to eliminate Muggles (non-magical people) and rule the world. This monumental war between good and evil comes to a head in the series' finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows

Like any successful franchise, countless fans were excited to see how the series would conclude. But while the ending Rowling wrote and the one featured in the movie adaptation left many Potterheads satisfied, many were hoping for more, so they explored alternate endings through fan fiction. One fanfic writer, whose username is Thisisemmie, produced a conclusion that some lovers of the wizarding world are finding even more gratifying than the original. 

In the original ending, Harry defeated Voldemort by himself.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pits the hero against Voldemort's army in a race to collect the Horcruxes that the Dark Lord plans to use to attain immortality. This mission brings Harry and his friends back to Hogwarts, the location of multiple Horcruxes. In the movie, Harry and Ron destroy one of these magical objects, Rowena Ravenclaw's diadem, shortly before Voldemort's forces attack the legendary school. When Harry learns that Voldemort's snake, Nagini, is the final Horcrux, this climactic battle becomes even more significant.

In the end, Harry tricks Voldemort into using a Killing Curse on him in order to destroy part of the Dark Lord's soul, because he himself is a Horcrux, and so must die at Voldemort's hand in order to ultimately defeat the evil wizard. Then, heroic classmate Neville Longbottom decapitates Nagini, and another Killing Curse aimed at Harrry rebounds back at Voldemort to destroy him. With this decisive victory, Harry has brought peace to the wizarding world, so he and his friends can move on with their lives.

This fan fiction ended the Harry Potter series by showing that love conquers all.

Thisisemmie's fan fiction begins with Voldemort's announcement that Harry is dead. The villain demands that his opponents should surrender, because the Death Eaters substantially outnumber the surviving members of the resistance. Hagrid's grief is palpable, and Ginny Weasley, with whom Harry had been romantically linked, is also heartbroken by his death. Voldemort then confronts Harry's two closest friends and mocks Albus Dumbledore's belief that love conquers all other forces. When Voldemort declares that love is irrelevant, Hermione gives an impassioned speech about how love has enabled the forces of good to endure this demanding war. The three friends then triumphantly oppose Voldemort when Harry reveals that he's still alive. The trio counters Voldemort's Killing Curse and, as in the original ending, obliterates him. Finally, the victors and their allies point their wands at the sky to rid the world of Voldemort's Dark Mark once and for all.

This ending might satisfy Potterheads even more than the original because it unites the three friends and allows them to collectively defeat Voldemort. The heartfelt message about love's triumph over evil adds emotional resonance to an already dramatic scene. Fans who were hoping for a more rewarding conclusion to the beloved Harry Potter franchise might want to check it out to see if the way in which it remains true to Rowling's story while also infusing the finale with a clear, wholesome message resonates with them.