The tragic tale of Severus Snape in the ‘Harry Potter’ series is one of the JK Rowling‘s most shocking master strokes. After Snape avada-kedavra-ed Dumbledore straight off the astronomy tower in ‘Half-Blood Prince’ we all resigned ourselves to the belief that Dumblers had been wrong about Snape being on his side all this time.
But, of course, we all know better now. In a surprise twist Snape was revealed to be what must be the greatest double-agent of all time, but it didn’t stop Voldemort setting his great ol’ snake Nagini on him who promptly bit him to death.
Or so we thought. A new theory has now emerged on Reddit (where else?) that Severus Snape actually did not die on that fateful day, and there’s some pretty interesting evidence to go with it.
At the risk of sounding cliched, MIND BLOWN!
It is true that all the bodies were laid out and a major character like Snape would have definitely received a mention if he was among them. Plus he was one wily guy – it’s very unlikely that he wouldn’t have been prepared for Voldemort’s attack and taken necessary precautions, like anti-venom potion.
If you do accept this theory, it does beg the question as to what Snape chose to do after the Battle of Hogwarts. We actually have a few theories about that as well:
1. Severus Snape and the boho-chic babes
After all his years of misery, maybe Snape finally learned to do something for himself. We reckon he’s probably raving it up at Coachella every year.
But first, let me take a seflie pic.twitter.com/gyfKgSFVeu
— Professor Snape (@_Snape_) 31 March 2017
2. Severus Snape and the Forbidden Romance
We always suspected that Snape and Kreacher the House Elf had a deep connection. It’s what they didn’t say to each other than counts. Tbh Kreacher was always jealous of all the time Harry spent with Snape which is why he despised him. It could be that Snape and Kreacher the House Elf couldn’t control their emotions any longer and started a torrid affair after the Battle of Hogwarts.
(The vile pictures that must be going on in your head rn)
3. Severus Snape and the quest for fabulousness
Always concerned with his personal appearance, Snape now secretly develops hair products for those with naturally greasy hair for beauty company L’Oreal. As an expert potioneer we’re sure he would be able to whip up a miracle hair formula.
4. Severus Snape and the incessant trolling
Snape now spends his days running this Twitter account and hating on the world from an online environment. That much is undeniable.
Welcome to the real world Potter pic.twitter.com/HsViW5TiQk
— Professor Snape (@_Snape_) 14 April 2017
Got any more theories as to what old Severus has been up to lately? Let us know in the comments.