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Any way we can change the main photo to this?:
It's larger, and it shows the ring's curse taking affect upon being touched. Plus, it's more recent than the current one, the other from HBP and this from DHP2. AlastorMoody 23:54, March 30, 2012 (UTC)
Painful and humiliating death
I believe there is serious doubt as to whether this curse would cause the "painful and humiliating death" that is refered to in Deathly Hallows. I believe Dumbledore's use of this phrase is to refer to what would happen if he were left to the Death Eaters (in particular Bellatrix and Greyback) to be killed. While death from this curse would certainly not be pleasant, I believe this phrase does not refer to the effects of the curse itself.
This is strongly supported by what Dumbledore says immediately after the use of this phrase:
"I confess I should prefer a quick, painless exit to the protracted and messy affair it would be if, for instance, Greyback is involved - I hear Voldemort has recruited him? Or dear Bellatrix, who likes to play with her food before she eats it."
Since this is a point that can be debated, I will not remove this phrase from this article. However, I do think this is an issue that should be discussed.