OK AT THIS POINT I AM CONVINCED THAT TRELAWNEY IS A 100% LEGIT SEER
you know what else
in greek mythology there was a seer named Cassandra who was given her powers by the god Apollo, and Apollo later cursed her so that nobody would believe any of her prophecies, which all turned out to be true, when she refused to sleep with him.
what’s trelawney’s great-grandmother’s name? CASSANDRA.
CAN WE ALL APPRECIATE TRELAWNEY RIGHT NOW
JFC how is JK Rowling so genius?!?!
She is so perfect!
well it was first proven correct at the christmas lunch in prisoner of azkaban. trelawney initially refused to join the table because “when thirteen dine together, the first to rise will be the first to die”. however, she had not taken into account peter pettigrew (disguised as scabbers) which would make it fourteen people at the table when she sat. so before getting seated, there were thirteen people at the table, and when dumbledore rose to greet her it confirmed that he was the first to die - which he was. also, in the order of the phoenix, thirteen members of the order dined together, and the first to rise was sirius, who later died.
also, i didn’t think trelawney being a legit seer was in question…… like, come on, she made the prediction that was believed to refer to harry (or neville) being the only one to defeat voldemort and all that crap. although at the time the identity of “the one with the power to vanquish the dark lord” could not be known, as harry had not been born. which could then leave the prophecy completely illegitimate, but voldemort believed it and, in fear, ultimately made the prophecy true by killing harry’s parents and making him to be the “one”.
also, she prophecised a servant of the dark lord (peter pettigrew) would escape to help bring voldemort back to health, and ultimately the return and rise of voldemort once more.
and there are heaps of other smaller predictions…… in class once she asked neville about his grandmother and said she may have been ill and that he will be late for his next divination class. he was. she told parvati once to beware of a red-headed man. two years later ron started going out with parvati’s best friend, lavender, who started to ignore parvati. she predicted a bout of flu in february and that she would lose her voice. she predicted that near easter (in prisoner of azkaban) that one of their number would be leaving them forever. hermione dropped divination around easter time. when umbridge insisted that trelawney demonstrate her abilities, trelawney replied that she saw dark events ahead for umbridge. later umbridge was dragged off and imprisoned by centaurs. oh and we can’t forget her warnings of impending disaster to dumbledore and her tarot cards that she read as “…the lightning-struck tower… calamity. disaster. coming nearer all the time…”, which predicted the events of dumbledore’s death.
tl;dr: there is no question that trelawney was a legit seer and if you try and tell me otherwise you’re wrong.