In all other cases except the Triwizard cup, portkeys only go one way at one specific time. Touching them again does not activate them to return to their place of origin. Also, when Harry grabs the cup a second time, it does not return him to the middle of the maze. It takes him to the entrance of the maze, in front of everyone.
Therefore, when Crouch Jr. (as Moody) bewitched the cup, he planned to have it take anyone who touched it first to the graveyard, then to the front of the maze.The cup was probably supposed to be a portkey to take the winner to the front of the maze anyway, so they wouldn’t have to try to fight their way out again.
Voldemort obviously planned to kill Harry. He had to. That was the whole point; to kill Harry in front of all his Death Eaters, all the ones who had deserted him and doubted his power to return.
There’s the possibility that he wanted to send Harry’s body back, either to divert suspicion somehow or to intentionally flout his victory in Dumbledore’s face. Except Voldemort had promised his precious Nagini several times she could eat Harry, and it seemed like a promise Voldemort was going to keep.
So who was meant to take that return trip?
Voldemort could use it as a ticket into Hogwarts for a surprise attack, but he’s freshly reborn, his Death Eaters are 13 years out of practice, and there’s a flock of powerful wizards there for the Triwizard. That would be an idiotic move.
Or what if Harry—or someone who looked like him—had returned to Hogwarts as if nothing had happened in that maze? As the victor of the Triwizard Tournament AND the Boy Who Lived, Harry would be able to go anywhere and do anything. Everyone trusts him.
Two words: POLYJUICE POTION.
There was one Death Eater already waiting at Hogwarts who had very carefully been spending a whole year getting to know Harry, watching his every movement: Barty Crouch Jr.
So here was Voldemort’s complete plan: Use Barty Crouch Jr. to infiltrate Hogwarts as Moody. He gets to know Harry and sets him up to be selected for and eventually to win the Triwizard Tournament. He makes sure Harry touches the cup first. Harry is then transported to the graveyard where Voldemort is waiting. Voldemort uses Harry to rise, calls his Death Eaters to him, and then humiliates and kills the Boy Who Lived in front of them.
Then Voldemort strips Harry’s body, takes his hair, and transforms into him (or else has one of his DE’s do this—but really, who would he pick? Lucius is an idiot, Bellatrix is still in jail, and he believes Snape has deserted him). He then takes the cup and goes to Hogwarts as Harry. Later that night, Moody disappears, and Crouch takes Voldemort’s place as Harry Potter. Then, when the moment is right, Voldemort-Harry or Crouch-Harry will assassinate Dumbledore (incidentally gaining the power of the Elder Wand, though he wouldn’t know it), stage a coup of Hogwarts, and take over the wizarding world.
Heck, he/they might not even drop their disguise as Harry. The wizarding world has faced Voldemort as an enemy before, but if their savior Harry Potter suddenly turned out to be just as powerful a Dark Lord as He Who Must Not Be Named? It would be a far scarier prospect than simply dealing with Voldemort’s return.
It solves the problem of why Voldemort went to such lengths to get Harry through the Triwizard, when there were far easier ways to capture him: Voldemort didn’t just need Harry’s blood; he needed Harry as the world’s hero.
And all that time in Hogwarts would give Voldemort time to search for a relic of Godric Gryffindor, the one founder he never made a horcrux from.
Of course, none of this could have worked because Voldemort could never in a million years fool Ron or Hermione or Dumbledore, not even for a minute. But there’s Voldemort’s greatest weakness again—he doesn’t understand love.
I was tagged for a handwriting meme a couple of times (might have been beradan and gigijuju915?), but I can’t find either now, so here’s this.
I was tagged by alpacamyhedgehog.
fill in all the blanks and tag six people.
1. Name: Holly
2. Birthday: October 5
3. Favourite number(s): 14
4. Height: 5’8
5. Talents: Writing, invisibility, dimple production
6. Can you juggle? Only 2 things at once
7. Art/Sports/Both: Art (but I do like soccer, volleyball, and running)
8. Do you like writing? Yes
9. Do you like dancing? Yes, but I’m terrible at it
10. Do you like singing? Yes, if no one’s around
1. Dream vacation: Ireland!
2. Dream guy/gal: Tall, mellow POC who likes to read and thinks I’m amazing
3. Dream wedding: I dunno, somewhere cool, like Ireland or the Badlands or something
4. Dream pet: Taiwan beauty snake c’:
5. Dream job: Snake-draped millionaire editor by day, bestselling novelist by night
1. Favourite song: Maybe “Haven’t Had Enough” by Marianas Trench?
2. Favourite Album: Probably Ever After by Marianas Trench
3. Last song you’ve heard on the radio: “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line (at a demolition derby last night)
4. Least favourite song: “In Summer” makes me angry
5. Least favourite album: I have no idea. If I don’t like the music, I don’t listen to it.
6. Least favourite artist: Robin Thicke, on principle.
1. Guys/Girls/Both: Both
2. Hair colour: Maybe dark? idk
3. Eye colour: Dark— brown or black
4. Humorous/serious?: Humorous
5. Taller/Shorter: Taller for guys, shorter for girls
6. Biggest turn off: Negativity
7. Biggest turn on: Kindness, intelligence, sense of humor
it’s time for leo dicaprio to give up on his acting career and open a coffee shop called Leonardo DiCappuccino
Chemistry more like cheMYSTERY because i have no idea what’s going on
i just don’t think postgrad is everything it’s supposed to be
How many altos does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
None, they can’t get that high.
How many sopranos does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
One, she holds it up and waits for the world to revolve around her.
How many singers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
Two. An alto to actually do it and a soprano to stand by and ask “isn’t that a little high for you?”
me: hey i’m kinda good at this writing thing
*reads other people’s writing*
me: i am a literary potato
Greek history jokes? Minotaur jokes? Anyone?
still my favorite
an example of perfect, perfect comedic timing in comic panels
MY TIME HAS COME
Always reblog this piece of sheer brilliance.
One of my favourite Oglaf strips of all time…the guy’s face in that last panel is just ACTUALLY PERFECT :D
even the princesses fangirl over peter
that bitch be faithful
look at phillip though
can you blame her?
Phillip could get the business.
So I went to Disney about a month ago and i got to meet aurora. she asked me and my mom if there were any “princes’” with us today. When I told her that I leaned more toward princesses she looked over at Cinderella sighed and replied with “yeah me too” and I think about that a lot.
this video gives me life
"wow this fanfiction is really good I wonder who wrote it…me. i wrote it"
This was the moment that made me start to pay more attention in Supernatural. Dean is so obviously conflicted during the whole scene; he doesn’t want to go against John, but his prime directive is to protect Sam, and to protect Sam he must go against John. This made me think of how many years he spend intermediating their conflicts like this. I feel especially proud of Dean every time he questions/disagree with John, because this is incredibly difficult to him; it takes a huge motivation to make him do it, and this motivation is usually Sam.