It’s certainly at the more unconventional end of the Harry Potter theories, but is Dumbledore an older time-travelling Ron Weasley from the future? It’s a theory that’s been around for the last two decades on early forums for the popular books and films. And in one summary of it, that resurfaced a couple of years ago, are some pretty intriguing arguments. Posted on Tumblr, a fan wrote: “OK guys, I am currently reading the series for the first time. But I have seen the theory that Ron is Dumbledore, and I want to take it further.”
They continued: “The theory goes like this: Ron and Dumbledore are both described as tall, thin, and possessing a long nose that has been broken a few times.
“Dumbledore has long fingers, Ron has large hands. “Dumbledore had red hair, we know this from the memory Tom Riddle had.
“Dumbledore has a scar above his left knee, Ron injured his left leg.
“Dumbledore seems to know everything Harry and Ron did/are about to do.”
Presumably, an older Ron would have used a time-turner to go back and be Dumbledore.
Harry Potter theory: Albus Dumbledore was actually 'time-travelling Ron Weasley' (Image: WB)