Five Reasons Harry Potter Is Going to Need Serious Therapy
Now that the series is finishing, we have to wonder what will become of Harry in his old age. He has to be messed up after all of the insane things he went through. Voldemort had been plotting his murder while Harry was still in the womb, and his aunt and uncle borderline abuse him as a child. But we think that are some far more twisted reasons buried in the series. Here are five reasons Harry Potter is going to need serious therapy:
Talk about an Oedipal complex. Both Lily Potter and Ginny Weasley had red hair, were brilliant witches and had boys tripping over themselves to date them. Worse, Harry hardly remembers him mom, We don't care how good of a catch Ginny is, this is too weird.
4. He sees dead people.
To be fair, they aren't figments of his imagination. He uses the resurrection stone to see his parents, Sirius Black and Remus Lupin. And he sees Dumbledore when he's caught in limbo. He also wants to hear his last memories of his mom, just before she dies, in Prisoner of Azkaban. But dead people are dead people. We can just imagine how this would go down with a therapist - "So, errr, I talked to my parents, but they were dead. But they were really there, I swear!"
Harry could see and feel what Voldemort was experiencing for a while there. Imagine how that would screw you up. And then when the visions finally went away, we bet he was confused. Just one person in his head must have gotten awfully lonely. We wonder if you can get treatment for missing your other personalities?
Snakes are creepy enough to begin with. But when they talk to you, and worse, when you answer back, they're downright terrifying. What's more, Harry is the only one beside Voldemort who can understand them. Here's another one we can't imagine the therapist buying. "No, doc, the snakes actually talk to me!"
By far the creepiest line in the whole series, Voldemort is ecstatic that he can finally touch Harry. In context, it's because he used Harry's blood for a sacrifice so that he could touch him without being harm. But out of context, oh god. Just imagine waking up in the middle of the night from some horrible night terror, Voldemort stroking your face with his long, white fingers. "I can touch you now..."
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