(#) brad 2006-09-18
Wow, seems like all of a sudden we're accelerating to a quick finish.
I don't understand Voldemort's misinterpretation of the prophecy (or your analysis of it in this story). Surely marking Harry 'as his equal' would take into account all the various factors, like existing 'power' plus that which was added, etcetera? It just didn't quite ring true. Maybe something instead about this being Harry's second time around, his 'trip back in time' being outside the temporal universe and hence beyond the purview of any possible precognition?
The setting of the duel itself seems a bit artificial, too ... who in his right mind would agree to duel TWO people ... in order to survive? Can you give me an example of why this form of duel would ever have been created in the first place? I don't get it.
Enjoying the story as always!
The idea is, this type of 'ultimate' duel is to settle only the most serious disputes, especially dynastic disputes, which this is to some degree. Hence, two shots