Film Theory: Harry Potter ISN'T The Chosen One?

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    For years, we all believed that Harry Potter was the Chosen One, the one destined to save the wizarding world from Lord Voldemort, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. BUT, have we been duped? Is it possible that our lightning-bolted boy wonder isn't as special as we thought? What is there was ANOTHER Chosen One? What if it all boiled down to a coin flip? Then Harry Potter would just be an average kid. Maybe there's a universe out there where Harry should be THANKING Lord Voldemort...but I'll leave that to you to judge!
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  • Linkin Welin
    Linkin Welin Day ago

    Omg this is weird hay this ok then like it my friend showed ne this you tube well its my fav good job man

  • Kiitsune
    Kiitsune Day ago

    Hey I got an AU. Everyone thought the boy who lived would be Harry. But 5 years into Hogwarts Harry dies at the hands of Bellatrix and Albus realizes that it was Neville who was the chosen one all along. So Albus has to quickly get Neville into shape to defeat Mr. No-Nose but he dies the next year. Neville has to fend for himself and figure out how to kill Dr. I-Love-Snakes.

  • kunal anand
    kunal anand Day ago +2

    Did you just say Neville gave Harry gillyweed DOBBY ,the free elf, DID THAT

  • Lincoln Ortiz
    Lincoln Ortiz 2 days ago

    Bro it says this in the book Voldemort had a choice he chose Harry

  • Vithaan Sutar
    Vithaan Sutar 2 days ago


  • Koby Pearson
    Koby Pearson 3 days ago

    50% Harry poster books
    0% science
    50% bad stuff about Harry

  • Kelsey
    Kelsey 3 days ago

    In the book Dobby gave Harry the Gilly weed, I agree with everything else but you can't say that was Neville because that's not what J.K. Rowling wanted and wrote.

  • Point.Dank
    Point.Dank 3 days ago

    Neville didn’t actually give Harry gillyweed. They only have this happen in the movie for time reasons(they do this a lot in goblet of fire) Dobby actually gives Harry the gillyweed. Maybe Dobby is the chosen one?

  • Pig Admiral
    Pig Admiral 3 days ago


  • Johnny Eyess
    Johnny Eyess 4 days ago

    Well, in the poorly written Cursed Child, an alternate universe was created, Neville was killed by Cedric, the World was in darkness, the war could not have been won if it wasn't for Neville.

  • Eimes McDonagh
    Eimes McDonagh 4 days ago +1

    Hope Neville kills the second most evil witch/wizard:

    Umbridge >:(

  • Ainahau Desha
    Ainahau Desha 4 days ago

    I can tell the diffrents film theory is about movies

  • Willard Wood
    Willard Wood 4 days ago

    Snake-face actually marked BOTH in the same timeline. Neville's Mark happened immediately before he pulled the sword from the hat, with Riddle singling him out.

  • Guadalupe Gomez
    Guadalupe Gomez 5 days ago

    Arab/h b

  • Eddie Perez
    Eddie Perez 5 days ago

    What's funny is my name is Hayley Perez and at 3:25 matpat says "HP, go kill this guy!"😂 made my sucky day 100,000,000,000,000x better! (Btw this is my dads account I'm commenting with sooo yea)

  • Angelo Boi
    Angelo Boi 5 days ago

    It wasn't Neville who gave Harry the gillyweed it was Dobby in the books Neville gave it to him in the movie

  • Katie S
    Katie S 5 days ago

    I always knew it was Neville. He’s my favorite in the whole series!

  • Errin Rowland
    Errin Rowland 5 days ago +1

    Chosen ones


  • Robert Calhoun
    Robert Calhoun 6 days ago

    I knew you were going to say Neville I know you Matthew

  • skill sniper
    skill sniper 6 days ago +1

    Thats my birthday jjuly 31fst

  • Ebony Foster
    Ebony Foster 6 days ago +1

    🙄 I think when it comes to Harry potter theories I'll stick with super Carlin bros, they come up with theories that are believable, not already outlined in the books, and based off the books rather than movies.
    I mean c'mon did you read the books? This really lessers my opinion of your theories if you can't even get Harry potter canon right

    • Hannah Gallifrey
      Hannah Gallifrey 5 days ago

      Ebony Foster thanks, great! 👍🏼

    • Ebony Foster
      Ebony Foster 5 days ago

      +Hannah Gallifrey alright, I edited it so it doesn't seem as harsh

    • Hannah Gallifrey
      Hannah Gallifrey 5 days ago

      Ebony Foster alright, true, but don’t call him bad pls.

    • Ebony Foster
      Ebony Foster 5 days ago +1

      +Hannah Gallifrey A mistake I can understand, but when you make a whole video about something a lot of people really love and you can't get the basics right then they're almost as bad those TVcliprs that make "10 things you didn't know about Harry potter" his other videos are good but he should just stay away from Harry potter if he doesn't put in the effort to get to know the series. I mean even a simple Google search and he would have realised that this isn't a theory but it's literally canon from the books 🙄

    • Hannah Gallifrey
      Hannah Gallifrey 5 days ago

      Let him be. He just made a mistake. It could as well have been you or me.

  • Margot Lopez
    Margot Lopez 7 days ago

    CRU TA CHI OUS crutatious (I am a terrible speller)

  • Mellody Princess 101

    According to the series they say that nevel could have been the chosen one if Voldemort had chosen to try to kill him

  • Spiritcat208
    Spiritcat208 7 days ago +2

    *Mr. Potter, I don't feel so good*

  • Spiritcat208
    Spiritcat208 7 days ago +2

    Mom kinda doesn't want me to watch the Harry Potter movies, and read the books, but I already read them.

  • Junko Enoshima
    Junko Enoshima 8 days ago +2

    Guys. This is FILM theroy. Not Literature theroy. He knows. The movies dont say a whole lot about the prophecy

    ALLISON RIXEY 8 days ago +3

    I keep see people hating on matpat in the comments and I understand this is stated in the books but a lot of y’all are being mean and I just don’t think matpat deserves those comments so can y’all try to be nice

  • Karen Schroeder
    Karen Schroeder 8 days ago +1

    It’s Avada kedavra. Not kedabra

  • Cookie Vindi
    Cookie Vindi 8 days ago +2

    PLZ PLZ PLZ do a theory on if Mary Poppins went to Hogwarts and is RELATED to HARRY. Both use magic sooooooooo PLZ PLZ PLZ

  • Jack Rutledge
    Jack Rutledge 8 days ago +1

    y does film/game theory comments section always make me depressed?

    because SOME OF U have to be h8in on poor MatPat, press f every time he mentions objections in the comments section

  • drewlovs
    drewlovs 8 days ago +1

    Did anyone else have a sad reaction to Dumbledore`s death? #Saddestwizarddeathever

    • Spiritcat208
      Spiritcat208 7 days ago

      Nope. I only had a sad reaction to Snape. Not Fred, not Dobby, not Sirius, not Dumbledore, not Lupin, just Snape.
      Just Snape.

  • somu kapare
    somu kapare 8 days ago

    The book says the exact same thing you do....

  • Opal’s Entertainment

    _the true hero was the wand maker_

  • Ibrahim Imran
    Ibrahim Imran 9 days ago

    just saying harrys the third wheel

  • Kitty Cata
    Kitty Cata 9 days ago


  • Danie Soldier
    Danie Soldier 9 days ago

    @matpat there is only ONE chosen one Neville only fits 2 of 3 requirements. What Dumbledore says is that instead of Voldy making Neville the chosen One he made Harry the chosen One. Most likely because of how similar voldy Harry are, (pure blood father, half blood mother,) and so there were 2 candidates, but there could only be One chosen One. And voldy made the chosen one Harry.

  • craig Freeman
    craig Freeman 10 days ago +1

    btw you still haven't made that ron is voldemort theory

  • Fluubah
    Fluubah 10 days ago

    4:51 i thought i had gd open

  • Fatal Flawness
    Fatal Flawness 10 days ago

    From somewhere (I watch a lot of Harry Potter theories and jazz), that Voldemort chose Harry because he also is a half blood, just like Voldemort.
    Neville from what I assume isn’t a half blood. Voldemort did not choose him since Harry was the one who showed more importance with the fact of his parents.
    I heard that Voldemort wanted to recruit the excellent wizards James Potter and his wife Lily Evans. They defied him three times and stayed loyal to Dumbledore.
    I think Neville’s parents were given the choice too. Since Harry’s parents died already, the Death Eaters probably wanted to kill the Neville’s parents for denying Voldemort to be a Death Eater.

  • Liam Raver
    Liam Raver 10 days ago

    Hmmmmm, how about my brother he is born on July 30 he has parents(and I should know) and he was loved longer than me( because he’s three years older than me) oh and he loves Harry Potter

  • Kenzie Flemming
    Kenzie Flemming 10 days ago +1

    Have you read the books?! Dumbledore clearly states that Neville could’ve been the chosen one but Voldemort chose Harry because he was a half blood like himself so was the biggest threat!!!!

      ALLISON RIXEY 8 days ago

      Kenzie Flemming this is called film theory not book theory

  • Muffin Swirl
    Muffin Swirl 10 days ago

    Before the reavel of nevil I already guessed neveil

  • Moonpig 00
    Moonpig 00 10 days ago

    String theory

  • Scarlett Rose
    Scarlett Rose 11 days ago

    MatPat: what does that make them? The chosen 2?
    Me: The chosen dosen.

  • Lucas Animations
    Lucas Animations 11 days ago

    I love Harry Potter it’s the best series

  • Toad Man
    Toad Man 11 days ago

    My mind is officially blown.

  • Cat ana
    Cat ana 11 days ago

    If you tack the stage show Voldemort had a childe

  • Inara Kester
    Inara Kester 11 days ago

    2019 😐

  • The Moist But Droopy Long Crotch

    Also JK Rowling isn't that smart Hahha she's a piece of shit

  • The Moist But Droopy Long Crotch

    Neville was his since the beginning

  • The Moist But Droopy Long Crotch

    1 second in and I knew it was Neville hahahha he killed that snake nigga

  • AniGa
    AniGa 11 days ago

    Yeah, this is one of the more well done aspects of the writing in HP.
    Dun like a lot of it much, but this one bit is great.

  • Nymphodora Solo
    Nymphodora Solo 11 days ago +2

    DOBBY gave Harry the gillyweed!

  • Kaitlyn Cheng
    Kaitlyn Cheng 12 days ago +1

    On 12:12, Neville did not give Harry Gillyweed Dobby actually did for the task in the book. DOBBY THE HOUSE ELF STOLE IT FROM SNAPE!!!!!

  • Angie Elseisi
    Angie Elseisi 12 days ago


  • Angie Elseisi
    Angie Elseisi 12 days ago

    U did relies they said ALL of this if the book???

  • Yoselin Carroll
    Yoselin Carroll 13 days ago

    Don’t worry MatPat I’m Ravenclaw to

  • moontailm2 2
    moontailm2 2 13 days ago


  • Jaeda Blume
    Jaeda Blume 13 days ago

    matpat: "tHeY gOt bAt mAn"
    matpat: "oh shit wrong theory

  • Sideline Hero
    Sideline Hero 14 days ago

    So a disturbingly interesting thought just popped in my head and TBH im afraid to ask it cause its a bit.... risque if you will, but seriously tho, what happens to the little wizards and witches with special needs? I've yet to see a one and that usually means Thing.....👀 Dont think i need to say what that is, but you catch my drift right? Yea you do, but does anyone have an answer for me cause im over here thinking the worst.

  • AngelLps
    AngelLps 14 days ago +2

    They have about three pages worth of Dumbledore telling harry about the prophacy. I love your vids, but they mention all of this in the fifth book. Voldy just went for Harry because he was kinda naive

  • Dragon meta Knight654
    Dragon meta Knight654 14 days ago

    Looking at that Harry killing Voldemort part,I noticed:WHY DOES NO ONE USE GUNS ,SPELLS ARE A BIT SLOW

  • TM vines
    TM vines 14 days ago

    Now I know why Neville didn't die when thrown away from the window by his grandma.

  • sean lintermoot
    sean lintermoot 14 days ago

    Literally as soon as I read it I thought longbottom in the other books she wrote his son goes back kills longbottom and he lives so yeah your right

  • Cosmo Renner StClair
    Cosmo Renner StClair 14 days ago

    I think I have some pretty strong evidence for my own theory:

    What if Snape is secretly a good guy?

  • Brooke Pelletier
    Brooke Pelletier 15 days ago

    it already tells us this in the 5th book

  • Ellie Shay
    Ellie Shay 15 days ago +3

    Sorry Matthew, this is was in one of the actual books. Sorry! Also, the multiverse theory reminded me of the Flash. Anyone else?

  • Tabitha Ondriezek
    Tabitha Ondriezek 15 days ago

    MatPat, READ LE BOOKS! It explains it all!

  • Hannah Gallifrey
    Hannah Gallifrey 15 days ago +2

    Mr. I - Knew - The - Answer - The - WHOLE - Time - And - Just - CHOSE - Not - To - Share - It - With - You - Until - The - VERY - End! That sounds just like you Matpat😂😂
    Sorry, I really enjoy your videos!

  • Mohammad Hosseini
    Mohammad Hosseini 15 days ago

    you're wrong Harry can talk to snakes but the other one could not

  • Jennifer StGeorge
    Jennifer StGeorge 15 days ago

    You know what maybe Voldemort sucked at herbology and he was jealous of Neville

  • RedGamer ThePvPG
    RedGamer ThePvPG 16 days ago

    12:13 thata exclusive to the movies,besides moody showed it to him with the book soo

  • Thassalante k'Reskel
    Thassalante k'Reskel 16 days ago +1

    Yeah, if it's explicitly stated in the canon, it's not a theory.
    But more importantly, where's my MLP/Zelda crossover game, dammit?!? Pony link is SO CUTE!

  • Norah Betancourt
    Norah Betancourt 16 days ago

    MatPat did you read all of the books THROUGH AND THROUGH ALL OF THIS INFO IS IN THE BOOKS DUMBLEDORE SAYS THAT IF VOLDEMORT HAD TRIED TO KILL NEVILLE HE WOULD BE THE MORTAL ENEMY OF VOLDEMORT. I note your dumbledore explain at the end but then why the video?

  • Random Channel
    Random Channel 16 days ago

    Lego movie

  • Finnegan Leary
    Finnegan Leary 16 days ago

    Harry gets put in the triwizerd tourdumint with dragons and mermaids oh no Edward Cullen gets slayed he’s back

  • Finnegan Leary
    Finnegan Leary 16 days ago

    Ingonium liveosa

  • Finnegan Leary
    Finnegan Leary 16 days ago

    Sepra tetra

  • shobi williams
    shobi williams 16 days ago

    When your birthday is the 30th of July and your mom passed away when she had you “IM THE CHOSEN ONE!!!”

  • Kim Crawford-Cottingham
    Kim Crawford-Cottingham 16 days ago +1

    I liked the 5th book mainly BECAUSE of Harry whining. I mean he has always just kind of taken everyone's crap, what if someone walked up to you and said, "Hey, you know that dude that killed your parents and you witnessed kill one of your best friends right before he was resurrected? Yeah well no one is going to believe any of that happened, all the good you do will be witnessed by you and only you, so no one will believe that you actually did that, uh let's see, yes, you're going to have to kill your parents killer, or he's going to kill you, everyone is going to hate you for no reason, what else, uhhh, yeah, oh, and no one is going to tell you anything and everyone is going to treat you like a child even though you have done more then said people will probably ever do in their _lives._ Good luck!" Because that's basically what Dumbledore said to Harry. Yeah I think I'd be pretty pissed and whiny too, how about you?!

    • Kim Crawford-Cottingham
      Kim Crawford-Cottingham 16 days ago

      You're going to have to type the 4th book in by hand as if you surround a word in dashes then it puts a line through it. For example, -Hello and goodbye!-

    • Kim Crawford-Cottingham
      Kim Crawford-Cottingham 16 days ago

      1st book:'s%20Stone.pdf

      2nd book:

      3rd book:

      4th book:,_J_K-__Harry_Potter_and_the_Goblet_of_Fire_-_Book_4.pdf

      5th book:

      6th book:

      7th book:

      All 7 books non-download, free read, so lucky I found them.

    • Kim Crawford-Cottingham
      Kim Crawford-Cottingham 16 days ago +1

      Can't forget the Prophecy;


    • Kim Crawford-Cottingham
      Kim Crawford-Cottingham 16 days ago +1

      Oh and yeah this is pretty important to mention;

      “It means - me?”

      Dumbledore surveyed him for a moment through his glasses.

      “The odd thing is, Harry,” he said softly, “that it may not have
      meant you at all. Sibyll’s prophecy could have applied to two wizard boys, both born at the end of July that year, both of whom had parents in the Order of the Phoenix, both sets of parents having narrowly escaped Voldemort three times. One, of course, was you. The other was Neville Longbottom.”

      “But then . . . but then, why was it my name on the prophecy and
      not Neville’s?”

      “The official record was relabeled after Voldemort’s attack on you
      as a child,” said Dumbledore. “It seemed plain to the keeper of the Hall of Prophecy that Voldemort could only have tried to kill you because he knew you to be the one to whom Sibyll was referring.”

      “Then - it might not be me?” said Harry.

      “I am afraid,” said Dumbledore slowly, looking as though every
      word cost him a great effort, “that there is no doubt that it _is_ you."

      “But you said - Neville was born at the end of July too - and his
      mum and dad -”

      “You are forgetting the next part of the prophecy, the final identifying feature of the boy who could vanquish Voldemort. . . . Voldemort himself would ‘mark him as his equal.’ And so he did, Harry. He
      chose you, not Neville. He gave you the scar that has proved both blessing and curse.”

  • Llama Gaming
    Llama Gaming 17 days ago

    dobby gave harry gill weed bra

  • RoseWolf Playz
    RoseWolf Playz 17 days ago

    Whats ur house? I'm Ravenclaw .... Mostly because I'm smart lol

  • Vincent Lee
    Vincent Lee 17 days ago

    tl;dr neville and harry are both chosen ones

  • xXcoco pecanXx
    xXcoco pecanXx 17 days ago

    Yeah, this was addressed in the book.

  • Amie Gordon
    Amie Gordon 18 days ago


  • Galaxy Wolf Plays
    Galaxy Wolf Plays 18 days ago

    Brhhha I HAVE NIT READ IT YET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gill Noffert
    Gill Noffert 18 days ago

    It’s neville

  • Anna Mrl
    Anna Mrl 18 days ago

    Neville is better protagonist that Harry

  • chese boy
    chese boy 18 days ago

    IS IT Nevill longbottom

  • BeX32210
    BeX32210 18 days ago

    Just reread the first book. Obviously it follows Harry and adds Ron. But the person that is number three and sets the whole more story into motion is Neville. He is first mentioned when Harry enters 9 3/4 and it turns out that his magic abilities show up around the time Harry frees the python from the zoo. It turns out that Neville was planned to be one of the most important characters right from the beginning of the series!

  • AbbyYT
    AbbyYT 18 days ago

    No dude stop,... J.K. has confirmed this And I quote Harry James Potter is The Only Chosen one

  • AbbyYT
    AbbyYT 18 days ago

    Books,Movies,Video games,Merch Why did you put this on Film theyory?...

    DRAGON LORD VID 123 18 days ago

    This is old news

  • Ammo the Godzilla 1999

    Let's be honest, Voldemort only chose Harry because who would want "Neville Longbottom" as the title of the book. Harry Potter sounds better.

  • bill nye
    bill nye 19 days ago +1

    So it’s the chosen 8000000000

  • Shannya Shannon
    Shannya Shannon 19 days ago

    It lighterly say's this in the book once Dumbledore tells Harry. But otherwise I love your videos!!

  • Caleb Espenshade
    Caleb Espenshade 19 days ago

    Is jumping out of a car while its moving bad for you? Please do a theory about that.

  • Sub to Lazarbeam
    Sub to Lazarbeam 19 days ago

    From Harry Potter to quantum physics...
    Only at film theory...

  • connor hartman
    connor hartman 20 days ago

    dude it says that in the book

  • Fate Wielder
    Fate Wielder 20 days ago

    Nope, theory denied Neville was not the chosen one since he fails at everything.