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Phoenix only comes to help someone in the Dumbledore family


"According to legend, a phoenix will appear to anyone of the Dumbledore Family in dire need"

Yet it came to Harry in his greatest time of need. This was kind of brushed over in the film and the book, but is Harry actually related to Dumbledore by blood or marriage? Is that why the phoenix came to his aid? I feel like there's a strong possibility.

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Dumbledore explained it to Harry. "You must have shown me real loyalty down in the Chamber. Nothing but that could’ve called Fawkes to you."

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Yeah, but I don't buy it though. He said one nice thing about Dumbledore and that, that qualifies as real loyalty, worthy of Phoenix help? I just don't buy it. A phoenix that will otherwise only come to a Dumbledore? I'm sure loads of people have said nice stuff about Dumbledore. Surely those people aren't being saved by the phoenix, too.

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