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In the Harry Potter universe; was there anyone who ever possessed all three (Elder Wand, Resurrection Stone, the Invisibility Cloak) Hallows at once?

This is barring the creator / creators (Death or the Peverell brothers).

I know that Dumbledore was in possession of the Elder Wand, and also the Invisibility cloak (borrowed it from James) and then later the Elder Wand and the Stone; but never all three at the same time.

Is this the closest anyone has gotten? or Has anyone ever been in possession of all three Hallows?

Books, Interviews and Wikia sources preferred.

Edit: Since I originally did not consider "possessing" and "ownership" I will keep the original meaning.

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Harry did, kind of, for most of book 7. Granted he didn't have the wand in his hand, but it was his... – PearsonArtPhoto Mar 24 '14 at 1:18
I like this comment. Please put into answer. – Mooz Mar 24 '14 at 1:28
@BorhanMooz - I think if you're going to count items that are in absentia -- like Harry and the wand in book 7, which is a great concept, no doubt -- it's only fair that you edit your question to not include the words "possess" or "possession" because they mean to have on one's self or in one's immediate property. Just a suggestion. :) – Slytherincess Mar 24 '14 at 1:36
Yeah, when I originally wrote the question, I was mainly thinking of actual "possession", and I might edit the question to reflect that. It just struck me as interesting what @PearsonArtPhoto said, since Harry was the Master of the Elder Wand without actually having "possession" of it... – Mooz Mar 24 '14 at 1:43

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Dumbledore was in possession of all three Hallows; however, not at the same time. He got the Elder Wand from dueling Grindelwald. He borrowed the Invisibility Cloak from James Potter to "examine it", but James was killed before Dumbledore could return it. Dumbledore subsequently returned the cloak to Harry in Philosopher's Stone ("Use it well.") for Christmas. He retrieves the Resurrection Stone from the Gaunts' cottage (I believe) during the summer between Harry's fifth and sixth year. In trying to put on the ring containing the Resurrection Stone, Dumbledore received a lethal curse that Snape was able to temporarily control.

So, yes, Dumbledore. I see that you noted this in your question, but as far as I know, there isn't any other character who possessed the three Hallows either all together or separately.

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"as far as I know, there isn't any other character who possessed the three Hallows either all together or separately." What about Harry? He had the cloak for years, the stone for a year (though he only knew it for a few minutes), and the wand for some time. He was also the only one who used the stone properly, and if you count him owning/controlling the wand without direct possession, he owned all three at once. – Kevin Apr 26 '14 at 23:57

Harry was in possession of all of the Hallows at some point in time, as was Dumbledore. Harry arguably owned all of them for most of Book 7, although he didn't know he owned the Resurrection Stone until the very end. He had the cloak and the stone inside of the Snitch, and he owned the wand, although it was not in his possession. He did briefly physically have the wand as well, but that was after he had dropped the Resurrection Stone. Bottom line, Harry was the closest to mastering all of the Deathly Hallows that is mentioned in the books.

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Dumbledore did not own them all simultaneously. He gave the cloak to Harry long before obtaining the stone! – Lars Ebert Mar 24 '14 at 15:49
An excellent answer. Harry was the closest to having all three at any given time, if you count 'in absentia'. – Mooz Mar 26 '14 at 20:59

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