Why Did Snape kill Dumbledore In Harry Potter

We all know that Dumbledore got killed By Snape, Do we know why did Snape kill Dumbledore? Maybe some of you already know but for those who don’t know and are curious to know about it. Then I have mentioned below why snape killed the Dumbledor. So, Dumbledore has killed in the sixth book or you can say in the sixth movie of the Harry Potter franchise. The Harry Potter franchise is a film series that started in 2001. And the sixth movie is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood prince in which Dumbledore died. But before all of this let’s just have a look at Professor Severus Snape and Professor Albus Dumbledore.

Professor Severus Snape

Professor Severus Snape

Professor Severus Snape became a Death Eater and Evil after joining the rank of The Dark Lord. There’s a reason why Snape is the most trusted by Voldemort. And that is Severus Snape became the most important Death Eater quickly in all the Voldemort’s circle. According to his character, he is an evil and he is far from being a good person But he had also done good things.

He protected Harry from Voldemort. He made the unbreakable promise to Narcissa Malfoy that he will protect Draco Malfoy in every circumstances. Draco was breaking the rules at the night of Slughorn’s Party but Snape knows that he is a Slytherin student. So he just took him out of the Party. When Harry used a curse on Draco which was handwritten on an old book it results in multiple wounds on Draco’s body. Then Snape was the one who healed Draco and also Snape prevents Death Eaters from killing Harry. The critical question is why did snape kill dumbledore?

Professor Albus Dumbledore

Professor Albus Dumbledore

Albus Dumbledore was the wielder and also the master of the Elder wand. He was the greatest Hogwarts master in the whole series of Harry Potter. He was the most powerful and most famous wizard till his death. And he also discovered the twelve uses of Dragon’s Blood. He was a good character in all the series of Harry potter. Albus Dumbledore’s father and mother were Percival Dumbledore and Kendra Dumbledore. The death place of Percival Dumbledore was Azkaban and Dumbledore was so young at that time. He also closed his mother and sister accidentally at a very small age and all those losses had a huge impact on his life.

Relationship between snape and Dumbledore

Relationship between snape and Dumbledore

You may be thinking Snape and Dumbledore didn’t have a good relationship together and maybe that could be one of the factors that lead to the killing of Dumbledore by Snape, maybe their relationship came to a point where they just became enemies. But they had a very good fellowship together and Snape didn’t even wanted to kill Dumbledore. You can figure out that Snape killed Dumbledore by using the Avada Kedavra curse or the killing curse.

Don’t know about this, It is a spell curse that kills a person instantaneously and even without a single injury. I did notice that not a single person ever survived through this spell course but Harry potter was the only one who did able to survive. It first appeared in the book moreover in the movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Any idea why did Snape kill dumbledore? Is it because of his mercy? Well, the answer is no. It’s because he didn’t wanted Dumbledore to get suffered during his death. At some time before Dumbledore’s death, he was whispering something to Snape. Was he pleading for mercy? No, he was pleading to kill him.

Dumbledore died in the Battle of Astronomy Tower and It was the most dramatic scene I had seen in the entire movie.

The Reasons why snape kill Dumbledore

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We finally came to the reason why snape killed dumbledore. If you already know then check out if you are right about this or not and if you are still curious and want to know about why snape killed dumbledore then just walk through this section carefully.

The first reason is so unpredicted that you may won’t believe and the reason is that Dumbledore himself asked Snape to kill him. So weird answer for the question why did snape killed Dumbledore? Yes it is weird, he asked the snape for this because he knows that he will die soon. He could die eventually after some time So this is the ultimate motive he is asking Snape to kill him. Dumbledore was dying by the curse of The Marvolo Gaunt’s ring. It is a powerful curse placed upon Marvolo Gaunt’s ring and Lord Voldemort turned it into a Horcrux. It is a defense, the defense is for anyone who tries to destroy or wear it and it could quickly kill anyone.

Deadly Status of The Ring

Dumbledore just didn’t pay attention that the ring is a Horcrux and he just wear it which then resulted in the deadly status of the ring. Did you just notice why Dumbledore didn’t get to death instantly? It’s because of his powers, He slowed down the curse but he couldn’t prevent his death so he will die anyway.

The Second reason is that there was an unbreakable promise between professor Severus Snape and Narcissa Malfoy. Narcissa Malfoy is the mother of Draco Malfoy. Voldemort ordered Draco to kill Dumbledore which seemed impossible for him. Narcissa Malfoy as a mother was worried that if he will not be able to do it then it could stimulate the anger of Lord Voldemort known as the Dark Lord. Because of this Snape made the promise to Narcissa Malfoy that he will protect Draco under any circumstances.

What provokes snape to kill dumbledore

There is another reason which provokes Snape to kill Dumbledore and that is snape was a double agent for both phoenix and Death Eaters. So he needs to prove his loyalty to Lord Voldemort so he can keep trusting him. Snape knew that if he will kill Dumbledore then it will increase the trust of Voldemort for him and he will prove his loyalty to the Dark Lord. But he didn’t knew that Voldemort will kill him after all of this so he can take the Elder Wand. Voldemort thinks that Elder Wand belongs to Snape but after killing Snape, Voldemort found that he was wrong about this. Did you get you answer about why did snape Snape kill Dumbledore.


What are your thoughts on the Snape, was it the right decision to kill Dumbledore? Well, he had his reasons to kill Dumbledore but Dumbledore was dying already so it was not a wrong decision to kill Dumbledore not because he was dying but because Dumbledore asked Snape to kill himself. Even Snape is an Evil, a Death Eater, but he killed Dumbledore after he asked him for it. So that was not wrong to kill Dumbledore in that situation because killing Dumbledore prevented his suffering from death and it proved Snape’s loyalty towards The Dark Lord and also it didn’t break his promise to Narcissa Malfoy. But in the end, after all of these efforts and sacrifices, Voldemort(The Dark Lord) destroyed him.

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