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Is there any information on who Voldemort killed specifically to create his horcruxes? I know he's killed tons of people, but in doing something as important to him as creating the horcruxes, I feel like it would be in his nature to kill certain people that had some sort of meaning to him.

Is there any information on any of the identities of those he killed specifically to create the horcruxes?

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possible duplicate of What order were the horcruxes made in? –  NominSim Sep 4 '12 at 18:35
I personally don't think it's a dup. The questions are asking two different things. :) –  Slytherincess Sep 4 '12 at 18:37
@Slytherincess True, but the answer there clearly identifies who died for each creation. So this question is answered elsewhere on this site. –  NominSim Sep 4 '12 at 18:41
Rule or not, if the answers cannot be found through normal search means, I would consider that a short-sighted guideline. I mean, I think I included Voldemort's victims in my answer of what order the Horcruxes were made in, but I only did that as an offhanded FYI. So if someone Googled "Who did Voldemort kill to make his Horcruxes?" they're probably not going to get the "What order were the Horcruxes created in" question in the search results. Just because something is a rule doesn't mean it's a shining example of unadulterated logic. :) –  Slytherincess Sep 4 '12 at 22:42
But why would I look in the second result... it's not the same question. Type the same thing in google, and notice this question shows up on the front page already. –  John Sep 4 '12 at 23:21

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Lady Bella: Whose murders did Voldemort use to create each of the Horcruxes?

J.K. Rowling: The diary – Moaning Myrtle. The cup – Hepzibah Smith, the previous owner. The locket – a Muggle tramp. Nagini – Bertha Jorkins (Voldemort could use a wand once he regained a rudimentary body, as long as the victim was subdued). The diadem – an Albanian peasant. The ring – Tom Riddle Sr.


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A Muggle tramp? That seems a little harsh. –  Jack B Nimble Sep 4 '12 at 21:50
@JackBNimble: In British English, "tramp" means a homeless person, comparable to American English "bum". –  ruakh Sep 4 '12 at 22:29
@ruakh Also, Lady and the Tramp should be recognizable to US English speakers –  Izkata Sep 4 '12 at 23:13
@Izkata: It's not that people here are unaware of this sense -- I don't think anyone uses it anymore, but it's found in older works -- but its dominant sense here is roughly "slut", and that's what we think of when we hear it. It's like how if you heard a woman described as "quick", you wouldn't interpret that as meaning she's alive, even if you're aware that it can mean that. –  ruakh Sep 4 '12 at 23:21
A muggle tramp? A tramp? What happened to Riddle's arrogance, lowering himself to slicing his precious soul by using a goddamn muggle tramp as sacrifice? I mean, it's understandable that Tom Riddle Sr. was used, as he was his father and probably had great symbolic value. But a tramp? Damn it. –  Voldemort Oct 11 '13 at 4:32

Lets not forget that Harry Potter is the sixth Horcrux made by Lord Voldemort. It was also the sixth Horcrux to be destroyed. Voldemort himself destroyed it.

It was unintentionally created when the killing curse aimed at one year old Harry Potter backfired on Voldemort. Having just killed Lily and James his soul was split and very fragile. When Voldemort was hit with the rebounding curse his soul shattered and a part of it attached itself to the only living thing in the house: Harry Potter.

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Harry wasn't a true Horcrux, and therefore doesn't count. –  Anthony Grist Oct 30 '13 at 9:16
@AnthonyGrist: You're right. The definition of Horcrux states that it is intentionally made. Since Harry was created unintentionally, he won't be counted as a true Horcrux. –  Madeyedexter Oct 31 '13 at 10:24

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