|Earlier in response to one of the confessions someone asked that if Harry died would the Horcrux in him do so as well. You pointed out that Harry wasn't really a Horcrux because he wasn't impervious to being destroyed. One thing that kind of bothered me about that statement is that Nagini is a Horcrux, and technically she isn't indestructible either. So would that make her a non-horcrux or just a soul container?|
well the thing is that when Jo did the interview in which she said Harry was not a horcrux, she mentioned that it was because he had none of the characteristics of one. Supposedly because he was an accidental one? She never said that, I just assumed. And the spell to create a proper horcrux wasn’t performed.
But he didn’t take on any evil tendencies, he wasn’t able to be controlled by voldemort etc. she spoke about how horcruxes were terrible terrible things and Harry wasn’t terrible. And that she had dumbledore call him a horcrux for lack of better explanation. NOW I DONT REMEMBER THIS INTERVIEW PERFECTLY but I am pretty darn sure that thats how it went.
but anyway Nagini did take on evil attributes and was able to be possessed by voldemort, because she was a proper horcrux. So even though she wasn’t indestructible she was a horcrux and Harry wasn’t.
But in my opinion NEITHER of them needed to be killed with the sword of gryffindor, or basalisk venom or what have you. Because simply chopping their heads off normally would’ve done the trick. They weren’t objects which is what the spell was created for, they were living beings. And I figure since Voldemort put Nagini in a protected bubble the moment he figured out Harry was destroying horcruxes, it meant he was worried about her mortality.