A portrait is an image of the wizard and it definitely has a mind of it's own. Dumbledore talked regularly to the portraits in his office. And Nick never talked about portraits, he only talked about ghosts. What are you talking about?
i believe that it has been saids that portraits only say what the person would have said ... ok, i guess your right, i cant think what i was talkign about, but i dont think its the accual person talking
We don't really know yet. Phineus Nigellus seems to know all about his time at Hogwarts. He knows about the family line and such, but we don't know the full limits of the portraits. They did talk with Dumbledore and were sworn to serve the headmaster. I for one think that the portrait Dumbledore will be able to pass on valueable tips to Harry. One wonders where else there will be portraits of such a famous wizard.
but he couldn't bear to think of the place. That is the place where Sirius was so unhappy. I think it has to be the place to go. Like it or not, he will need the order to help him. They can gather information and run interference with the death eaters.
07-21-2005 03:58 AM
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Agreed, also even if there isn't a portait of Dumbledore at the order, we do know for a fact that there is one of Phineus Nigellus. We also know that portraits can communicate with each other, and seeing as Dumbledore and Phineus are in the same office, it shouldn't be too hard to convey information. We have yet to see how much help Phineus will bring, JKR seemed to specifically bring him into conversations when Harry was in Dumbledore's office. He stood out a lot more than the other portraits, so I think he will have some role to play in the 7th book.
daemon17 said this in post #43 : We have yet to see how much help Phineus will bring, JKR seemed to specifically bring him into conversations when Harry was in Dumbledore's office. He stood out a lot more than the other portraits, so I think he will have some role to play in the 7th book.
I completely agree! What a great observation. But then with a second painting at number 12, Dumbledore would be able to attend Order meetings still, so who knows.
This makes me very curious about what other roles Phineus might play in the final book.