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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  • Chitra Varanasi
    Chitra Varanasi 2 hours ago

    Yeeeeeeeeeees! You feel the same about the books and the movies

  • Steano
    Steano 8 hours ago

    Right then quick question whats voldemort going to do when he catches a bullet to the brain?

    RED JAIL 23 hours ago


  • DurgeDaDon
    DurgeDaDon Day ago

    Where are the adventure time theories?! What the math is going on here?!

  • Angelo Sumugat
    Angelo Sumugat Day ago

    It was Neville right
    Hate Muggles

  • Tess Burleigh
    Tess Burleigh Day ago

    me in the beginning: Nevil Longbottom!

    lg repeated that like 40 times

  • Vladimir Joaquin

    Explained in the book.

  • killer Cassie
    killer Cassie Day ago

    It's called The Multiverse matpat

  • SWD •
    SWD • 2 days ago +5

    In the books it was actuallty Dobby who gave the guilly weed too harry

  • Gemma Doyle
    Gemma Doyle 2 days ago +1

    this is not a valid theory, this was addressed in the books

  • Ssh Fru
    Ssh Fru 2 days ago

    Voldemort himself made harry part of the prophecy by reacting to it, MATT YOU IDIOT IT WAS EXPLAINED BY DUMBLEDORE, I would have expected you to at least skim read the books again or re-watched the movies to confirm the theories before posting it on USclip and pissing off a lot of people

  • Andre Animations
    Andre Animations 2 days ago +1

    Mat nevile was IN the prophecy remember the prophecy states that harry and voldemort ar equels BECUSE Voldemort Chose harry and not nevile

  • Ellen Levinson
    Ellen Levinson 2 days ago +1

    in the fifth book they pointed out clearly that if Voldemort had chosen Neville instead of Harry Neville would have been the chosen one, which is pretty funny you see Voldemort chose the chosen one

  • TheOmegaGames 783
    TheOmegaGames 783 2 days ago +1

    The power is Harry is Voldemort’s final horcrux he killed Harry which killed himself

    • Alison T
      Alison T 2 days ago

      I agree but i think dumbledore said the power was "love", but thats dumb so you're right

  • Shadow Wolfie
    Shadow Wolfie 2 days ago +1


  • Jessica Simonsson
    Jessica Simonsson 2 days ago

    Read the books

  • Olivia Beach
    Olivia Beach 3 days ago +1

    Have you read the whole series? You need to. If you've read all the books, that's pretty obvious.

  • ElliottGaming85
    ElliottGaming85 3 days ago +2

    I don’t think this guy read the books

  • ScottishFoldAesthetic {Meow!}

    This is completely untrue it may of been possible but never because Harry was born on the day and he marked Harry as a horoux and Neville could of been but he was born one day early and JK Rowling did say he is the chosen one so it’s all a fuck no I love your videos but it’s true I’m sorry your theory is not true

  • Meghna Banerjee
    Meghna Banerjee 3 days ago +1

    Everybody knows that their could have been another chosen one⚡😡!!!

  • Seigecrasher Superb
    Seigecrasher Superb 3 days ago

    The only decent games were Deathly Hallows and mayyyyybe Quidditch World Cup. Still ain’t very good

  • Lokesh
    Lokesh 4 days ago

    Gillyweed was given to Harry by dobby

  • Shirel Stern
    Shirel Stern 4 days ago +2

    So… what about that Ron is Voldamort thing (I know that was a joke be I'd LOVE to see that theory💓😋)

  • Scarlet Potter
    Scarlet Potter 4 days ago +1

    11:57 Hermione also had a conversation with the sorting hat

    POPADOPOLUS muir 5 days ago

    get it? because game theory was first so on the logo its first player, and film theory was second so on the logo its second player

  • fmm56301
    fmm56301 5 days ago +2

    This is not a theory, you can't just copy what the books say and call it a theeeeorryyy. 🙄🙄🙄

  • The Retard Station
    The Retard Station 5 days ago

    The way Neville can be scared just like Harry is the crutiatus curs

  • Glomus
    Glomus 5 days ago

    When I read the fourth book than it was clearly said that Voldemort chose Harry to be his nemesis... Pretty much... I havent finished watching the video so you might say that the book said it too but... Yea I will just finish watching the video

  • Linkin Welin
    Linkin Welin 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days ago +4

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

  • Lincoln Ortiz
    Lincoln Ortiz 7 days ago

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

  • Vithaan Sutar
    Vithaan Sutar 7 days ago


  • Koby Pearson
    Koby Pearson 8 days ago

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

  • Kelsey
    Kelsey 8 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 8 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 8 days ago


  • Johnny Eyess
    Johnny Eyess 9 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 9 days ago +2

    Hope Neville kills the second most evil witch/wizard:

    Umbridge >:(

  • Ainahau Desha
    Ainahau Desha 9 days ago

    I can tell the diffrents film theory is about movies

  • Willard Wood
    Willard Wood 9 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 10 days ago

    Arab/h b

  • Eddie Perez
    Eddie Perez 10 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 10 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 10 days ago

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

  • Errin Rowland
    Errin Rowland 10 days ago +1

    Chosen ones


  • Robert Calhoun
    Robert Calhoun 11 days ago

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

  • skill sniper
    skill sniper 11 days ago +1

    Thats my birthday jjuly 31fst

  • Ebony Foster
    Ebony Foster 11 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 10 days ago

      Ebony Foster thanks, great! 👍🏼

    • Ebony Foster
      Ebony Foster 10 days ago

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

    • Hannah Gallifrey
      Hannah Gallifrey 10 days ago

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

    • Ebony Foster
      Ebony Foster 10 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 UScliprs 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 10 days ago

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

  • Margot Lopez
    Margot Lopez 12 days ago

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

  • Mellody Princess 101
    Mellody Princess 101 12 days ago

    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 12 days ago +2

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

  • Spiritcat208
    Spiritcat208 12 days ago +3

    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 13 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 13 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 13 days ago +1

    It’s Avada kedavra. Not kedabra

  • Cookie Vindi
    Cookie Vindi 13 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 13 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 13 days ago +1

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

    • Spiritcat208
      Spiritcat208 12 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 13 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 14 days ago

    just saying harrys the third wheel

  • Kitty Cata
    Kitty Cata 14 days ago


  • Danie Soldier
    Danie Soldier 14 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 15 days ago +2

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

    • Shirel Stern
      Shirel Stern 3 days ago

      Your'e 100% right!! He could use the line "I'v seen your hart and it is mine'. I REALLY need this 'Ron is Voldamort' theory 🤩

  • Fluubah
    Fluubah 15 days ago

    4:51 i thought i had gd open

  • Fatal Flawness
    Fatal Flawness 15 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 15 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 15 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 13 days ago

      Kenzie Flemming this is called film theory not book theory

  • Muffin Swirl
    Muffin Swirl 15 days ago

    Before the reavel of nevil I already guessed neveil

  • Moonpig 00
    Moonpig 00 15 days ago

    String theory

  • Scarlett Rose
    Scarlett Rose 15 days ago

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

  • Lucas Animations
    Lucas Animations 15 days ago

    I love Harry Potter it’s the best series

  • Toad Man
    Toad Man 16 days ago

    My mind is officially blown.

  • Cat ana
    Cat ana 16 days ago

    If you tack the stage show Voldemort had a childe

  • Inara Kester
    Inara Kester 16 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 16 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 16 days ago +2

    DOBBY gave Harry the gillyweed!

  • Kaitlyn Cheng
    Kaitlyn Cheng 17 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 17 days ago


  • Angie Elseisi
    Angie Elseisi 17 days ago

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

  • Yoselin Carroll
    Yoselin Carroll 18 days ago

    Don’t worry MatPat I’m Ravenclaw to

  • moontailm2 2
    moontailm2 2 18 days ago


  • Jaeda Blume
    Jaeda Blume 18 days ago

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

  • Sideline Hero
    Sideline Hero 19 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 19 days ago +3

    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 19 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 19 days ago

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

  • sean lintermoot
    sean lintermoot 19 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 19 days ago +1

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

    What if Snape is secretly a good guy?

  • Brooke Pelletier
    Brooke Pelletier 19 days ago

    it already tells us this in the 5th book

  • Ellie Shay
    Ellie Shay 20 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 20 days ago

    MatPat, READ LE BOOKS! It explains it all!

  • Hannah Gallifrey
    Hannah Gallifrey 20 days ago +3

    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 20 days ago

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

  • Jennifer StGeorge
    Jennifer StGeorge 20 days ago

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

  • RedGamer ThePvPG
    RedGamer ThePvPG 21 day ago

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