If Lily's protection stopped when Harry left Privet Drive, how come it saved him again when Voldemort tried to kill him in the forest?
That is actually a common misconception. The protection that was rendered useless once Harry left Privet Drive for good in Deathly Hallows was not Lily’s sacrifice. It was a charm placed on the Dursleys house by Dumbledore, and it’s referred to as the Bond of Blood.
Dumbledore: “I put my trust, therefore, in your mother’s blood. I delivered you to her sister, her only remaining relative.”
“She doesn’t love me. She doesn’t give a damn —”
Dumbledore: “But she took you. She may have taken you grudgingly, furiously, unwillingly, bitterly, yet still she took you, and in doing so, she sealed the charm I placed upon you. Your mother’s sacrifice made the bond of blood the strongest shield I could give you.”
Harry: “I still don’t —”
Dumbledore: “While you can still call home the place where your mother’s blood dwells, there you cannot be touched or harmed by Voldemort. He shed her blood, but it lives on in you and her sister. Her blood became your refuge. You need return there only once a year, but as long as you can still call it home, there he cannot hurt you. Your aunt knows this. I explained what I had done in the letter I left, with you, on her doorstep. She knows that allowing you houseroom may well have kept you alive for the past fifteen years.”
THAT protection, that charm, is what ran out when Harry chose to leave. Sacrificial protection (Lily’s), in the seeming context of canon, doesn’t have an expiration date. It can, however, be rendered somewhat useless, such as when Voldemort took Harry’s blood into himself to rebuild his body in Goblet of Fire. Voldemort was able to hurt Harry from that point on.
As far as why Harry didn’t die in the forest, it was a combination of a couple of things: 1.) Voldemort was not the master of the Elder Wand, Harry was. It did not recognize or respond to Voldemort properly because of this, and he only managed to kill the horcrux bit of Harry. 2.) Voldemort taking Harry’s blood in Goblet of Fire ultimately kept Harry alive while simultaneously becoming Voldemort’s downfall:
Dumbledore: “Remember what he did, in his ignorance, in his greed and cruelty…he took your blood and rebuilt his living body with it! Your blood in his veins, Harry. Lily’s protection inside both of you. He tethered you to life while he lives…He took your blood believing it would strengthen him. He took into his body a tiny part of the enchantment your mother laid upon you when she died for you. His body keeps her sacrifice alive, and while that enchantment survives, so do you, and so does Voldemort’s one last chance for himself…”
Which basically means since Voldemort did not die in the forest, and Lily’s protection still lived on in Voldemort, Harry would not die unless he made the choice to “let’s say…board a train”.
Plus, wasn’t Harry the Master of Death, being that he technically possessed all three Hallows? The Wand was his, he owned the Cloak (even though he didn’t have it with him) and he had the Stone. I always thought that this was why he couldn’t be taken by Death unless he chose to go…unless there really was no point to the whole Hallows plotline, which was always a possibility to me…
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Confession time: I really don’t understand why some people - including the wiki page, actually - think that Beth and Maggie are only half-sisters. Not that there’s something wrong with being half sisters but according to the show, there isn’t enough of an age difference for them to…
Hmm, okay. I hadn’t considered the stepsisters option. So that very well might be likely. I don’t remember Hershel saying specifically that Beth was Annette’s biological daughter but if you could find that I would totally love it. However, Beth calling Annette ‘Mom’ doesn’t necessarily mean anything - Maggie calls Annette ‘Mom’ too when she and Glenn are talking about the Walkers in the barn. Glenn asks what Maggie calls them, if not Walkers, and she replies ‘Shawn…Mom…” etc. Depending on when Jo died, Annette might have been the only mom Beth had ever known, which may also account for why Beth reminds Hershel of Annette a lot (nature and nurture and all that) whereas Maggie, who spent more time with Jo might be more like her.
Of course, you’re right, this is all speculation, but it just irks me when people call them half-sisters because the age difference just doesn’t make sense. Step-sisters, I’ll take because it follows the details of the show. Anyway…this is all still random and inconsequential really to my enjoyment of the show. =)
Confession time: I really don’t understand why some people - including the wiki page, actually - think that Beth and Maggie are only half-sisters. Not that there’s something wrong with being half sisters but according to the show, there isn’t enough of an age difference for them to be half-sisters.
In season two, we know that Beth is 16. Glenn, when he’s telling Dale about how he slept with Maggie, offhandedly comments that Maggie is 22 (and can therefore make her own decisions). That means that there’s an age difference of 6 years. Only 6. Now, some people might be like, ‘so? Hershel and Annette could have been married then.’ And I’m like nope, ‘cause when Maggie is talking to Hershel about being angry with him, she recalls the time when Annette and Hershel got married and she was such a brat at 14. If Hershel and Annette got married when Maggie was 14 then Beth would be 8, which suggests either Hershel knocked Annette up and then waited eight years to marry her or Beth and Maggie are both Jo’s daughters. Considering who we’re talking about here, I’m gonna go with option two.
I have no idea why this annoys me so much, probably just because I am a crazy person whose really into details…anyway, feel free to just ignore this, I just really needed to get it out of my head.
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Just finished catching my parents up on the entirety of TWD…now I’m trying to subtly convince them that they should ship Bethyl, without, of course, letting them know that this is me, literally, when it comes to these two:
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Title: Tomorrow Will Be Kinder
Ships: Daryl/Beth, Maggie/Glenn
Characters: Everyone makes an appearance.
Summary: Inspired by my own au photoset (see it here). This is a Hunger Games AU - Shy, quiet Beth Greene is District Eleven’s tribute and unless she can convince her surly, cold mentor, Daryl Dixon, to have a little faith in her she’ll be dead in a few days.
Girlfriend: Beth Greene
I know it’s just Wikipedia and everybody changes it but…
This ship is taking over my life.
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Daryl and Beth aka the human version of Rapunzel and Eugene.
(no one can convince me otherwise)
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omg i’m watching tangled tonight and yes.. their names are actually beth and daryl in my mind. like “daryl.. my real name is daryl” ermagerd - i love how she has the innocence and strength beth has and he has the sass daryl has.. i think they’re so alike i love it
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[AU] Beth Green + Pink/Blue & Bethyl + Spring Colors. Requested by Anonymous
Her pink hair color is giving me Eternal Sunshine feels…
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