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Did Lord Voldemort ever apparate during the Harry Potter series? In particular, does he apparate into or out the Ministry of Magic during the battle in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix?

It seems to me that just like Harry, the Dark Lord seems to prefer flying over apparation in general.

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At one point Voldemort apparating is mentioned (whether in Malfoy Manor or Godric's Hollow I can't remember right now), but I don't think he apparated inside the Minisry, as there are bound to be anti apparition spells as in Hogwarts – user13267 Jun 25 '14 at 12:57
I believe he apparates in the Death Hallows movie when harry chucks him of a building and they go down together. – Izumi-reiLuLu Jun 25 '14 at 13:03
@user13267: I believe a lot of Ministry employees apparate to work, so I don’t know if they would have anit-disapparation charms. Further, Dumbledore has to explicitly cast an Anti-Disapparation jinx in Order of the Phoenix to keep the Death Eaters in the Death Chamber, suggesting they aren’t there by default. – alexwlchan Jun 25 '14 at 13:21
No, Voldy is a muggle, don't you know? – Awal Garg Jun 25 '14 at 17:06
It is a movie scene, and not necessarily from the book (don't know), but Voldemort does disapparate with Nagini during the Battle for Hogwarts when he realized The Lost Diadem had been destroyed. I believe he utters something like "Come, Nagini; I must keep you safe." – TylerH Jun 25 '14 at 19:59
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At least once, yes.

He disapparates from the Ministry at the end of Order of the Phoenix, just as the Aurors and Fudge arrive:

“He was there!” shouted a scarlet-robed man with a ponytail, who was pointing at a pile of golden rubble on the other side of the hall, where Bellatrix had lain trapped only moments before. “I saw him, Mr. Fudge, I swear it was You-Know-Who, he grabbed a woman and Disapparated!”

Order of the Phoenix, chapter 36, The Only One He Ever Feared

Of course, flying out of the Ministry is probably impossible.

At least on some occasions, Voldemort prefers to fly due to sheer distance. Harry sees this inside his head when he’s approaching Malfoy Manor in the final book:

Harry knew it; his scar was bursting with the pain of it, and he could feel Voldemort flying through the sky from far away, over a dark and stormy sea, and soon he would be close enough to Apparate to them, and Harry could see no way out.

Deathly Hallows, chapter 23, Malfoy Manor

I don’t think the fact that both Harry and Voldemort prefer flying to apparition is anything except coincidence.

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Doesn't he apparate to them when Hermione and Harry are in Godrics Hollow with Nagini? (I can't quite remember but it may be worth checking out to bolster your answer :)) – CandiedMango Jun 25 '14 at 13:38
@Simon: He arrives in Godric’s Hollow very quickly, but I’ve looked over the passage and I don’t think it says explicitly that he apparated there. – alexwlchan Jun 25 '14 at 13:41
I think you're definitely right there, for most part it is just insinuated that he apparates. Does anyone mention it when they talk about him appearing at the potters? – CandiedMango Jun 25 '14 at 13:48
@alexwlchan it had something to do with this question, but cannot seem to find anything to substantiate any cannon regarding the apparition over water… – BP_Phoenix Jun 25 '14 at 15:38
One small point: The movie differs from the book in that aspect, in the movie Bellatrix is shown sliding into a Flue gateway and disappearing in a green fire rush. – JohnP Jun 25 '14 at 15:48

After looking at several sources I came to the conclusion that there may be a couple of reasons voldemort flies.

  1. It seems that range could be one restriction, (although voldemort flying from the sea cave to Hogwarts should be in range, as both Harry and Dumbledore aperate to and from the cave to hogsmead)

  2. The second reason could be due to the 3 D's, and calmness would probably play a large part in not being splinched. We know that voldemort struggles with keeping his emotions in check.

It could just be that flying is safer as it wouldn't matter how he felt at the time.

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