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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  • Sahil Bhat
    Sahil Bhat 19 hours ago

    Voldemort at the end of ladt hp movie... Allowed naville longbottom to say something marking him as equal..... So maybe he is the chosen one

  • Knight Of Frost
    Knight Of Frost 20 hours ago

    Well, actually, the hat also seriously considered putting Hermione in Ravenclaw, so Harry and Neville aren't the ONLY two the hat has argued with.
    And I'm sure the hat had a rough go of it with Sirius Black, when he was in school too -- his whole family had been Slytherin's and then suddenly here comes Rebel with a Cause Sirius Black, who has the heart of a lion instead of the cold blood of a snake.

  • Purple Punch
    Purple Punch 22 hours ago

    Oh oh can I guess what the differences
    Film theories red!!

  • sushisloth 54
    sushisloth 54 Day ago

    It's weird if you think about it in like 3-7 decades they will probably re do all of the Harry Potter movies and all the characters...........

  • Judy Filipski
    Judy Filipski Day ago

    Can we have a Book Theorists?

  • Thrawn
    Thrawn Day ago

    MatPat you need to actually read the books if you want to make good theories about harry potter

  • Valentina Herrera

    I always knew it was neville

  • Jason Weber
    Jason Weber 2 days ago

    It covers all this in the order of the Phoenix the 5th book you really didn't need to make this theory

  • Abi Desrosiers
    Abi Desrosiers 2 days ago

    But, doesnt work bcs, Harry found the 6 first horcruxes but Neville killed Nagini, and make Voldemort's dead...And also, Neville is so cute

  • Why do I need a name?

    To everyone saying the books said this.
    It's the film theorists, not the book theorists.

  • IzAnSmallCat
    IzAnSmallCat 2 days ago

    This is why you read the books first

  • Sen Games666
    Sen Games666 2 days ago

    Remember how to pronouns bowling it’s the same thing for J.K. Rowling. Seriously she said herself that it’s not pronounced r-ow-ling but is pronounced row-ling

  • Skye Weaver
    Skye Weaver 2 days ago

    no that was dobby giving harry the gillyweed

  • Kannedeen
    Kannedeen 3 days ago +1

    It wasn't Neville who gave Harry the gillyweed tho... It was Dobby, but I see where you're getting at

  • Codswallop
    Codswallop 3 days ago

    Isn't this in the book?

  • Sarah Crouson
    Sarah Crouson 3 days ago

    But... only Harry is the chosen one. Yes: Neville could've been, but he wasn't. They aren't both the chosen ones, they were just two possibilities. Harry was the chosen one because Voldemort chose him as more of a threat because Harry was half-blood like him so he became the chosen one. He became the chosen one because Voldemort went after him and "marked him as his equal."
    Sorry, I had to.

  • Let's Talk YouTube
    Let's Talk YouTube 3 days ago

    It was moody that told neville to give harry gillyiweed not neville himself

  • Val AB
    Val AB 3 days ago

    In the books dobby gave Harry the gileweed (I don't know how to write it) not Neville

  • TheAsianGamer 101
    TheAsianGamer 101 3 days ago

    Matpat you realize your favorite game series Mother/Earthbound has a psi move about love by Lucas and Claus called PSI Love

  • Just me
    Just me 4 days ago

    0:14 #EmoBatman

  • Luigi Fan998
    Luigi Fan998 4 days ago

    The real hero of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was David Tennent. He is the magnet of hunkiness!

  • Mychaela McFadden
    Mychaela McFadden 5 days ago

    they wear part of the proficie but the dark lord chose to mark harry as his equal

  • Richard Overturf
    Richard Overturf 5 days ago

    I like the theory, and it makes sense, but I do think you're wrong about the whole two chosen ones thing. Because Old Voldy chose Harry and not Neville, Harry is the official "Chosen One" for his little branch of time, with Neville being a close second in terms of raw dark-lord-killing possibility.

  • Wesley Colon Torres
    Wesley Colon Torres 5 days ago

    Not love DETERMINATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mathias rømer
    mathias rømer 6 days ago

    Haha read the books your dipshit...

  • MarrisaPlays
    MarrisaPlays 6 days ago

    im sorry no Doby gave Harry the gillyweed

  • The Random
    The Random 6 days ago

    He is the chosen one, he was chosen by lord Voldemort

  • Futuristic Fission
    Futuristic Fission 6 days ago

    The only good Harry Potter game is the Lego game.


  • Carolen Kao
    Carolen Kao 6 days ago

    Wait, I just noticed....If Professor Trelawney did not create the prophecy, this story would not have ever existed. So technically Professor Trelawney is the Chosen One.

  • Scarlet Swan Allstars

    Eat cake and cereal bro

  • Jake Samuel
    Jake Samuel 6 days ago

    do a one piece theory my favorite, brave, handsome( in a strictly platonic way), smart, genius, loving matpat

  • Metroid Other M
    Metroid Other M 6 days ago

    This isn’t a film theory. It’s a film fact. This is old news to us potterheads

  • Kawaii Duck Godess
    Kawaii Duck Godess 7 days ago


  • odd burger 10th fry
    odd burger 10th fry 8 days ago +1

    i think its neville

  • ari escobar
    ari escobar 8 days ago

    Yet to watch the video but calling it now, It's neville.

  • Layne Thompson
    Layne Thompson 8 days ago +1

    I just reread Goblet of Fire... Dobby gave Harry the gillyweed. I’m pretty sure. Maybe they changed it in the movies?? Haven’t seen them.

  • Tucker Beebe
    Tucker Beebe 8 days ago

    It could have been both Harry and Neville they were both born at the end of July it says it in the book and movies

  • josh cox
    josh cox 8 days ago

    Corinne, I was about to say the same thing

  • Pirkko Heiskanen
    Pirkko Heiskanen 9 days ago

    When I saw the name of this video I was like: Pffftt it's Neville everyone knows that_

  • Alec Jkul
    Alec Jkul 9 days ago

    Both Harry and Neville could have been the chosen one, but Harry was CHOSEN, making him the "chosen one"

  • Alec Jkul
    Alec Jkul 9 days ago

    The gilliweed was batty crouch's idea. Not neville's

  • Alexis Wilson
    Alexis Wilson 9 days ago

    make book theory

  • foxgirl 173
    foxgirl 173 9 days ago

    Did he not read the the books
    It's litterally Canon from like the 4th or 5th book

  • Tragon Lady
    Tragon Lady 9 days ago +1

    I think it’s Neville
    Edit : 5:16 I KNEW IT!

  • Julia Dietrich
    Julia Dietrich 9 days ago

    Technically harry couldn't have done it without Neville cause Neville killed the snake

  • Gamergirl TV1717
    Gamergirl TV1717 9 days ago

    Harry never killed Voldemort... NEVEL did!! Because nevel killed the snake so half of Voldemort’s soul died and then he became weak so Harry would have a better chance to kill Voldemort.

  • ammarzaghloul55
    ammarzaghloul55 10 days ago

    Literally brought up in order of the Phoenix.

  • Beton Burger
    Beton Burger 10 days ago

    but if Nevile would bee the chosen one too must he be killed too?

  • LilyPad
    LilyPad 10 days ago

    that ending was really deep

  • Blue Wolf
    Blue Wolf 10 days ago

    I already knew this

  • Aaron Siemienkiewicz
    Aaron Siemienkiewicz 11 days ago

    The true hero is


  • Dana’s Cranberries
    Dana’s Cranberries 11 days ago

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  • Dana’s Cranberries
    Dana’s Cranberries 11 days ago

    Neville is actually the ONE! I knew that before I saw this video

  • Lord Q
    Lord Q 11 days ago

    It was dobby who gave harry the gillyweed in book 4...

  • Taco Cat AJ
    Taco Cat AJ 11 days ago

    I have a idea are you gay

  • CCDelvo
    CCDelvo 11 days ago

    Well of course he chose harry! Why would he chose I dude named Long bottom?

  • foxey wolfire
    foxey wolfire 12 days ago

    Me: *sees splatoon* 2:27 *Instantly happy*

  • The lover of hugs & DOLLA

    Mat pat, did you even read the books? It literally says that if Voldemort had tried to kill Neville then he would have been the chosen one instead of Harry Potter.
    ...I just read the comments and realised everyone else said the same thing. Oops.

  • Cody Payne
    Cody Payne 12 days ago

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  • MaryBeth Rudnitsky
    MaryBeth Rudnitsky 12 days ago

    "GaSp" my birthday is also July 31!!!!! XD :D.

  • HuCool
    HuCool 12 days ago

    guess why its called "the chosen one"

  • Nem Nem Naemh
    Nem Nem Naemh 13 days ago

    I'm sorry, this is stupid. One, this isn't even a theory, it's FACT. You don't need to make a "theory" about it. It literally explains in the books, that either harry or neville could be the chosen ONE. Two, there is still only ONE chosen one. Harry. HE ALONE is the chosen one, because VOLDEMORT CHOSE HIM. If Voldemort had chosen neville, than ONLY NEVILLE would be the chosen one, and Harry would be just some kid. Three, you're obviously aiming for people who haven't even read the books, because, honestly, explaining mad-eye/barty crouch jr.? Everyone who has at least flipped through the fourth book knows that. And how does that relate to this stupid "theory" at all? Also, another thing, NEVILLE DOESN'T GIVE HARRY THE GILLYWEED!!!! DOBBY DOES!!! THAT'S ONLY IN THE FILM, AND ANYTHING THAT'S ONLY IN THE FILM AND NOT THE BOOKS ISN'T TRUE. Come on already. Tell us something we DON'T know.

  • Lewis Curl
    Lewis Curl 14 days ago +1

    OK so 12:15 it WASNT neville that provided the gillyweed, that was just a cop-out in the movies. It was Dobby that did all the helping in the books, not Neville. Your point still stands, but as an avid HP fan in my childhood these things are important to me. Neville is awesome, and yeah it coulda easily been Neville (this was outlined really well in the books though, I sorta feel like you didnt read those so closely, and stayed more to the movies... this is "Film Theory" tho and not "Book Theory")

  • Manini Dixit
    Manini Dixit 14 days ago

    Neville never gave Harry any gillyweed

  • Wonderland Madi
    Wonderland Madi 14 days ago


  • Zena DaFox
    Zena DaFox 14 days ago +1

    Come on. WE ALL know that Voldemort was the real chosen one. He was having personal issues about his nose. Then guidance counselor, Harry Potter, used love against him. In which is was too much, and Voldemort didn't feel so good.

  • Mr buzz Snappy
    Mr buzz Snappy 14 days ago

    have not seen yet but my guess is neville

  • SquishyyGhost
    SquishyyGhost 14 days ago

    I wanna read the series in Nevil's POV now

  • Alyssa Thierauf
    Alyssa Thierauf 14 days ago

    Sorry MatPat, but this was explained by Dumbledore to Harry. You probably didn't read that, since this is FILM theory. We've known this for a while

  • Bust3rB00
    Bust3rB00 14 days ago +1

    Late as always but gotta say from the start I was SHOUTING 'Neville' at the screen...

  • magnus Refsgaard
    magnus Refsgaard 14 days ago

    Neville bottum

  • Joey Gujral
    Joey Gujral 14 days ago

    Voldemort had only heard part of the prophecy from his eavesdropper(Snape).The Books clearly say that the Prophecy could have been for Neville as well. But Voldemort Chose Harry as his equal as they shared the same blood status(Half-Blood), even though later on he worships the Pure-Bloods as worthy of being magical. So, for people who have read the book, would know that Neville could have been the chosen one.

  • Yaseen Qashou
    Yaseen Qashou 14 days ago

    Me at beginning: Neville long bottom!!!!!!!!!!
    End: yesssssssssssss

  • Ghjjvxx Hubbub.
    Ghjjvxx Hubbub. 15 days ago


  • Gamer Typical?
    Gamer Typical? 15 days ago

    Yeah but Harry is the chosen one because he was chosen by voldemort

  • Spring trap
    Spring trap 16 days ago

    "They got batman!"
    "I am the bat who lived!"

  • Lillian Tom
    Lillian Tom 16 days ago

    But still, Neville wouldn't have had Voldemorts twin wand though. Right? "The wand chooses the wizard Mr.Potter."

  • Three Railway Engines of Time

    Neville giving Harry Gillyweed is only in the films (aka not canon). It's Dobby in the books (aka canon).

  • cambria jenkins
    cambria jenkins 16 days ago

    My brain hurts, thanks.

  • tharwat eltahan
    tharwat eltahan 16 days ago

    they explaind this in the book like three times i already know every u said

  • Hufflepuff Wolf
    Hufflepuff Wolf 16 days ago

    Hun. It's Neville it was literally mentioned. Yet he had to be marked. He was not marked though, so he is not "the chosen one" Harry was chosen by voldemort making him the one he chose, the chosen one. Come on

  • Mystical Gamer
    Mystical Gamer 16 days ago

    I’m sorry what?!

  • Francesca Ely
    Francesca Ely 16 days ago

    They say in the book that Neville could have been the chosen one and Voldemort chose Harry

  • Dayana Cruz
    Dayana Cruz 16 days ago

    Nooooo harry is the chosen one😡

  • Diamond Johnson
    Diamond Johnson 16 days ago

    Except the prophecy in the department of mysteries could only be held by the person who it is about... That was Harry.

  • Welp. Ok then
    Welp. Ok then 16 days ago

    “Why couldn’t it be something cool like laser beams” ah yes, Harry Potter. My favourite sci-fi.

  • Olivia Wink
    Olivia Wink 17 days ago

    What is this even a theory, the books even explain this so you’re not even original

  • Gantulga Ganhuyg
    Gantulga Ganhuyg 17 days ago

    Yeah their is Harry porter and his father

  • corina macovei
    corina macovei 17 days ago

    Me *reads title* *loves HP*
    Also me *loves MatPat*

    I'll never watch this video.

  • KAW
    KAW 17 days ago

    i am disappointed there isnt actually a ron = voldemort video

  • the Clarky cat
    the Clarky cat 17 days ago

    who else watching in 2019?

  • feliisvulpes
    feliisvulpes 17 days ago

    Small question... why was this video made if everything was already clearly canon?

  • Karen Park Jones
    Karen Park Jones 17 days ago

    you are just paraphrasing Dumbledoor's theory. Make something original Matpat!

  • Gingy Cookie
    Gingy Cookie 17 days ago

    Your theory is literally cannon!

  • Mikaella Rollie
    Mikaella Rollie 17 days ago

    You said Voldemort wrong. The t is silent so it sounds like boldemore.

  • Currently Maria
    Currently Maria 17 days ago

    They said this in the book.

  • sᴜɴᴄʜɪ
    sᴜɴᴄʜɪ 17 days ago

    Great now I want to see the same storyline of the movies but following Neville instead of Harry
    Who else thinks that should be a thing?

  • Charles Byington
    Charles Byington 17 days ago

    love is the power. aw common

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  • Ellsie's world
    Ellsie's world 18 days ago

    Dobby did