Harry was a diversion
Neville was the real chosen one.
Are you barking? But…..
- In Trelawney’s prophecy, mentioned earlier, she says the chosen one will have, among other things, parents who defy Voldemort three times; will have power that Voldemort doesn’t know; and be born at the end of the seventh month.
- Neville’s parents were members of the Order of the Phoenix, and so repeatedly defied Voldemort.
- He is especially skilled in herbology.
- He was born July 30th (one day before Harry).
- He kills Nagini with Gryffindor’s sword.