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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  • Richard Overturf
    Richard Overturf 3 hours 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 12 hours ago

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

  • mathias rømer
    mathias rømer 20 hours ago

    Haha read the books your dipshit...

  • MarrisaCTR
    MarrisaCTR Day ago

    im sorry no Doby gave Harry the gillyweed

  • The Random
    The Random Day ago

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

  • Futuristic Fission

    The only good Harry Potter game is the Lego game.


  • Carolen Kao
    Carolen Kao Day 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 Day 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 Day ago

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

  • Kawaii Duck Godess


  • odd burger 10th fry
    odd burger 10th fry 2 days ago +1

    i think its neville

  • ari escobar
    ari escobar 3 days ago

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

  • Layne Thompson
    Layne Thompson 3 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 3 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 3 days ago

    Corinne, I was about to say the same thing

  • Pirkko Heiskanen
    Pirkko Heiskanen 3 days ago

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

  • Alec Jkul
    Alec Jkul 4 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 4 days ago

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

  • Alexis Wilson
    Alexis Wilson 4 days ago

    make book theory

  • foxgirl 173
    foxgirl 173 4 days ago

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

  • Tragon Lady
    Tragon Lady 4 days ago +1

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

  • Julia Dietrich
    Julia Dietrich 4 days ago

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

  • Gamergirl TV1717
    Gamergirl TV1717 4 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 5 days ago

    Literally brought up in order of the Phoenix.

  • Beton Burger
    Beton Burger 5 days ago

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

  • LilyPad
    LilyPad 5 days ago

    that ending was really deep

  • Blue Wolf
    Blue Wolf 5 days ago

    I already knew this

  • Aaron Siemienkiewicz

    The true hero is


  • Dana’s Cranberries

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  • Dana’s Cranberries

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

  • Lord Q
    Lord Q 5 days ago

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

  • Taco Cat AJ
    Taco Cat AJ 6 days ago

    I have a idea are you gay

  • CCDelvo
    CCDelvo 6 days ago

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

  • foxey wolfire
    foxey wolfire 6 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 7 days ago

    Who made that batman Harry Potter OMG IK a new film bat potter AMAZING bat potter dun dun dun dun dooo dooo doooo dun dun dun doooooo dun dun dun doooo dun dun dun dooo doo doo doo doo doo doo dun dun dun dun bat potter bat potter bat potter bat potter wow am a movie. Maker yay so I MADE A MOVIE NOW YAY AM NOW GINNA BE RICH

  • MaryBeth Rudnitsky
    MaryBeth Rudnitsky 7 days ago

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

  • HuCool
    HuCool 7 days ago

    guess why its called "the chosen one"

  • Nem Nem Naemh
    Nem Nem Naemh 8 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 8 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 8 days ago

    Neville never gave Harry any gillyweed

  • Wonderland Madi
    Wonderland Madi 9 days ago


  • Zena DaFox
    Zena DaFox 9 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 9 days ago

    have not seen yet but my guess is neville

  • SquishyyGhost
    SquishyyGhost 9 days ago

    I wanna read the series in Nevil's POV now

  • Alyssa Thierauf
    Alyssa Thierauf 9 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 9 days ago +1

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

  • magnus Refsgaard
    magnus Refsgaard 9 days ago

    Neville bottum

  • Joey Gujral
    Joey Gujral 9 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 9 days ago

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

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    Ghjjvxx Hubbub. 10 days ago


  • Gamer Typical?
    Gamer Typical? 10 days ago

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

  • Spring trap
    Spring trap 10 days ago

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

  • Lillian Tom
    Lillian Tom 10 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 11 days ago

    My brain hurts, thanks.

  • tharwat eltahan
    tharwat eltahan 11 days ago

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

  • Hufflepuff Wolf
    Hufflepuff Wolf 11 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 11 days ago

    I’m sorry what?!

  • Francesca Ely
    Francesca Ely 11 days ago

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

  • Dayana Cruz
    Dayana Cruz 11 days ago

    Nooooo harry is the chosen one😡

  • Diamond Johnson
    Diamond Johnson 11 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 11 days ago

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

  • Olivia Wink
    Olivia Wink 11 days ago

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

  • Gantulga Ganhuyg
    Gantulga Ganhuyg 11 days ago

    Yeah their is Harry porter and his father

  • corina macovei
    corina macovei 12 days ago

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

    I'll never watch this video.

  • KAW
    KAW 12 days ago

    i am disappointed there isnt actually a ron = voldemort video

  • the Clarky cat
    the Clarky cat 12 days ago

    who else watching in 2019?

  • feliisvulpes
    feliisvulpes 12 days ago

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

  • Karen Park Jones
    Karen Park Jones 12 days ago

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

  • Gingy Cookie
    Gingy Cookie 12 days ago

    Your theory is literally cannon!

  • Mikaella Rollie
    Mikaella Rollie 12 days ago

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

  • Currently Maria
    Currently Maria 12 days ago

    They said this in the book.

  • sᴜɴᴄʜɪ
    sᴜɴᴄʜɪ 12 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 12 days ago

    love is the power. aw common

  • The Real Richard Goranski


  • Ellsie's world
    Ellsie's world 12 days ago

    Dobby did

  • Ellsie's world
    Ellsie's world 12 days ago

    Neville didn’t give Harry the gillweed

  • Jordan Wright
    Jordan Wright 12 days ago


  • Pickachu Master
    Pickachu Master 12 days ago

    This isn’t a theory

  • Wish Queen109
    Wish Queen109 13 days ago

    When I looked at the thumbnail I was like "I've seen SOMWTHING like this before its Neville" bra remember Neville kills Nagini the snake! So that's also a bonus!
    When I posted this literally after 10 secs he was talking about Nagini LOL

  • Tobias Mortensen
    Tobias Mortensen 13 days ago

    Now i know i sound like a real harry potter nerd, but in the books its acutally Dobby that provides Harry with the gillyweed, they just made it Neville in the movies because it costs alot of money animating elves, but good theory :)

  • Static Shadow
    Static Shadow 13 days ago

    What funny is when u said "that just a theory-" imediatly I said " that's just a theory- a quantum theory"

  • Rebekah Paul
    Rebekah Paul 13 days ago

    Have you read th books

  • Remus Lupin
    Remus Lupin 13 days ago

    Nur the Dark Lord will mark him as his ecual... There is 1 difference: we know, Harry Potter is a Half-blood. Neville longbottom is a Pureblood. The reason Voldemort thought Harry was the chosen one is that Tom Riddle is a half blood too. Dumbledore told Harry that Neville could be the chosen one too but the reason is the Status of Voldemorts Blood.

  • Such Ryan much gaming
    Such Ryan much gaming 14 days ago

    Dumbledore is the Sans of Harry Potter

  • DatRealMemesMaster
    DatRealMemesMaster 14 days ago

    Is it just me or matpat's joke are acually funny?

  • Devil Girl
    Devil Girl 14 days ago

    13:26 dont u mean siriusly hahaha (im so funny)

  • Destiny ASMR
    Destiny ASMR 14 days ago +1

    Ah screw it...
    They got batman!
    XD I died laughing

  • Selvin Ixcamparij
    Selvin Ixcamparij 14 days ago

    It clearly states in the books that the prophecy could be about Neville

  • Unicorn Is Random
    Unicorn Is Random 14 days ago

    OI they is both heros both killed half of Voldemort also your saying Voldemort wrong the t in Voldemort is silent so it is Voldemor

  • Katelyn Grove
    Katelyn Grove 14 days ago

    harry is obviously the chosen one.!!! Voldemort had a CHOICE!!! And he picked Harry. NOT NEVILE!!! Nevile was never as brave or strong as Harry. I think Nevile should just stick to being low.

  • Shea Coburn
    Shea Coburn 14 days ago

    pretty much everyone who clicked on this video loves both game theory and harry P. so whats with all the tension?

  • Michele Mullican
    Michele Mullican 15 days ago

    This is actually a decent theory, but,I don't agree with you. And DUDE, give Harry some slack, I mean, he was orphaned at age 1! 1! Plus, he was raised by people who HATE him, for 10 years! He slept in a cupboard, was constantly bullied, and punished for things he did mean to do. Oh, and I almost forgot, HE'S GOT THE MOST EVIL DARK LORD OF ALL TIME TRYING TO KILL HIM! So please, be nicer!

  • Bio Zoroark
    Bio Zoroark 15 days ago

    Yr a theorist Matpat

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    Alex Garcia 15 days ago


  • KrAzY Person
    KrAzY Person 15 days ago

    MatPat x Matthew Lewis amirite

  • Pia is my name
    Pia is my name 15 days ago

    the difference between film theory and game theory is obviously the spelling