Thoughts? How much will JKR make Harry suffer?
It's also possible that Harry will follow the Luke Skywalker model, vanquishing his foe to....do whatever it is he did after the end of Return of the Jedi. Live happily ever after, I guess.
Also, is anyone aware of good examples of a character permanently losing his/her magical powers in HP fanfic? I'm sure there must be some, but I can't come up with any just now.