But it makes sense, in a way.

Lemme break it down for you – in the Harry Potter series there is the big prophesy regarding Harry and Voldemort;

either must die at the hand of the other

for neither can live while the other survives

In the book, this means that one will eventually have to kill the other. But on the ‘net there is another theory – what if the only way they can die is for the other to kill them? Harry cannot die unless Voldemort kills him, but if Voldemort is dead then Harry is effectively immortal. Sounds great for Harry, right? Except it’s revealed in the books that he would be reunited with his family after he dies – sort of a non-denominational version of Heaven -which is the one thing he’s always wanted but could never achieve. By giving up his death to defeat Voldemort’s evil, he will never be able to see his family or friends (past and present) ever again. It makes his nickname of The Boy Who Lived all that more profound.