What if Cedric Diggory never died in the Harry Potter series in the first place?


Yes, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child covered this but what if Cedric Diggory had never died in the first place? What if he survived the Triwizard Tournament?

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child had one goal: Bring back Cedric Diggory. A fanfiction dream we’ve all had at least once. But what would happen if we just never killed off Cedric Diggory in the first place?

Beware, there will be spoilers for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in this article.

Sure, he gave Harry a sense of determination to take on Voldemort but…wouldn’t he have had that from the get-go? Voldemort killed his parents. Did he really need the death of Cedric Diggory on his conscious too?

It does work for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child though because, the one death that Harry truly had no control over was Cedric’s. With Sirius and everyone at the Battle of Hogwarts, they knew what they were getting into. Cedric? That was a thoughtless murder because of Harry Potter and that was it.

So Delphie knows she can use Cedric against Harry because it probably still weighed heavily on him (which obviously it did). Can he ever manage to live without that guilt? Could Cedric have lived and Harry still done everything he needed to in order to defeat Lord Voldemort? Or would Cedric have survived just to die in the Battle of Hogwarts anyway?

We’ll never know but it would have been nice if he survived.

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Do you think it would have the same impact if Cedric Diggory survived? Or do you think that he had to die in order for the story to work? Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think!