JK Rowling’s initial plan for Harry Potter was for him to marry Luna Lovegood.
According to a popular new fan belief, JK Rowling originally planned for her main character to end up romantically engaged to Luna Lovegood.
Although Harry Potter had a brief flirtation with Cho Chang, he eventually married Ron’s sister Ginny Weasley. However, according to a popular new fan theory, JK Rowling had intended for Luna Lovegood to marry The Boy Who Lived instead. “So, I’m not saying anything new by saying the Ginny/Harry romance is kinda out of nowhere and underdeveloped,” comments Reddit user Banestar66.
“It’s that horrible some in the fandom assume she dosed him with love potion,” the fan stated (basically magically roofieing him). However, I do not believe this is the case.
“Not only is it far too gloomy to be what was meant, but Harry lacks the compulsive tendencies we’ve seen in-universe in a love potion victim.
“It seems to me that Ginny was tossed in as a last-minute replacement for the girl who was supposed to be Harry’s long-term loving partner: Luna Lovegood.”
The hypothesis reminds out that in Order of the Phoenix, the Ravenclaw was a complete stranger who became Harry’s friend.
Luna is also there for Harry, believing in him even when he is at his lowest point. She can also see Thestrals who witnessed the death of her mother Pandora, just as Harry did when Cedric Diggory was killed.
He asks Luna to be his date to Slughorn’s party a book later in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
“This is an uncommon plot aspect that doesn’t seem to fit in the series’ present narrative or Luna’s canon role,” the theorist noted (being one of a few times she randomly drops into the narrative before just dropping out).
“Throughout the series, being someone’s date has been associated to romance.”
“However, after Cho, Luna is the first person Harry asks out, which is never addressed in terms of his reasoning,” they continued.
“The school misinterprets it as romantic, as Harry may have been concerned if Luna had assumed Ginny’s position as his crush throughout the novel. Instead, they simply state that it was a ‘friend’ issue and move on.”
The Order of the Phoenix then plots to smuggle Harry to in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”