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“Snape Kills Dumbledore” is a viral spoiler about the 6th book in the Harry Potter series involving the death of Dumbledore, the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry headmaster and one of the major protagonists in the series.
On July 16th, 2005, the 6th Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, was released. It was revealed that the character Severus Snape, a teacher at Hogwarts, kills Dumbledore near the end of the book. The spoiler quickly spread across the internet, usually accompanied with an image of a scanned page of the book:
Search queries for “snape kills dumbledore” spiked in July of 2005, the same month the book was released.
The spoiler inspired a slew of YTMND pages parodying the scene. Many would use the page 606 image as a template with the song “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora, the same track used in Gay Fuel derivatives.