Fictional characters in the Harry Potter Franchise. Antagonists. Minions in the service of Voldemort.

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Why weren't more Death Eaters kissed?

Why didn't Dumbledore and the Ministry have most if not all of the Death Eaters caught kissed? Especially ones like Bellatrix.
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Was Wormtail the only Dark wizard sorted to Gryffindor?

In the HP universe the Gryffindor house is somewhat a metaphor of righteousness and morality. On the other hand Slytherin house represents the dark side. However, there are a few exceptions on the ...
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How do Death Eaters fight against Dementors?

It's quite popular that Snape was the only Death Eater capable of creating a Patronus (due to his love for Lily). Also, a Patronus is the only weapon against Dementors. How do Death Eaters (except ...
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What happened to the Death Eaters?

After the downfall of Voldemort, what happened to the Death Eaters? They committed many crimes, including mass murder and torture. Nothing in the books made mention of their punishments. What ...
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In Deathly Hallows, why do Voldemort & co just tie Hagrid up? Why not kill him?

Towards the end of Deathly Hallows, when Harry goes to BigV in the forest, we see Hagrid tied to a tree on the edge of the clearing. They even use silencing charms on him to shut him up. Voldemort ...
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In the film version of Goblet of Fire, what are the Death Eaters chanting at the Quidditch World Cup?

In the film version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire a huge melee breaks out at the site of the Quidditch World Cup and a group of Death Eaters march through the campsites, burning them to the ...
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How many Death Eaters died before Voldemort lost power the first time?

In the scene in Voldemort's father's graveyard, it is implied that all the Death Eaters there ever were (with Dark Marks) have a place in the circle, and it is further implied that only 3 died while ...
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Why was Severus Snape allowed to be a Deatheater?

It's been a while since I read the books, but I thought the Deatheaters were all Pure-bloods and only associated with other Pure-bloods. How was a Half-blood allowed to be almost royalty in ...
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What happens if Death Eaters ignore Voldemort's summons?

I know they feel a burn from their dark mark when summoned by Lord Voldemort, but is it just a fleeting pain?
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Is Umbridge a death eater? [duplicate]

I have never seen Umbridge at one of Voldemort's meetings but is she a death eater? I think she just agrees with what any minister of magic say's and seeing as Pius is a death eater agrees with his ...
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Why would anyone *want* to become a death eater? [duplicate]

Title says it all: Voldemort is cruel to them, treats them like garbage, tortures them for insignificant mistakes, and once you join you can't back out or not follow Voldemort's instructions to the ...
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Why do Voldemort and other Death Eaters call Peter Pettigrew his Marauder name, Wormtail?

Title says it all: I can't imagine why they would; it was an affectionate nickname given to him by his school friends, and seeing as Voldemort and other DEs view Wormtail as a coward and worthless I ...
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What was the Death Eaters reaction to Sirius Black's (assumed) betrayal?

Did the Death Eaters buy that Sirius was one of them? He had no tattoo and never had any prior dealings with them. On top of that, according to public (mis)information, it was on Sirius Black's ...
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Why were Death-Eaters called Death-Eaters?

Why are Death-Eaters called Death-Eaters? What does their name mean?
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Were there (or are there) any Dark Wizards who were Sorted into the Hufflepuff House?

I just finished watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's (Philosopher's) Stone on DVD. Not my first time seeing in the movie by a long shot, but Quirrell captured my attention during the film. He was ...
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Did Snape ever commit murder?

It's well known that Severus Snape was, in one way or another, a Death Eater since he was at Hogwarts. He hung out with the likes of Avery and Mulciber who became well known Death Eaters, he joined ...
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Did Draco Malfoy Have the Dark Mark?

Did Draco Malfoy have the Dark Mark? Considering Voldemort intended Draco to die in Draco's attempt to kill Dumbledore, would Draco really be considered part of the inner circle, the inner circle that ...
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Did Voldemort Kill Anyone By Means Other Than Avada Kedavra? (Aside from …)

I considered Regulus Black as a candidate, but Voldemort did not directly kill Regulus with conscious intent. Regulus discovered the existence of the Horcrux cave and technically allowed himself to ...
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Did the Dementors Affect the Death Eaters in Azkaban?

Did the Dementors affect the Death Eaters in Azkaban? Samantha: Was Snape the only Death Eater who could produce a full Patronus? J.K. Rowling: Yes, because a Patronus is used against things ...
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Death Eater Silhouette

In Harry Potter, what are those black wavy things the Death Eaters turn into called? I have read the books, but it was long ago. I had just came across a clip today and came to my senses that I had ...
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Why Didn't Snape Take Out Wormtail?

It occurred to me to ask why Snape, who knew Lily very well and had watched her become friends with James Potter and the other three Marauders, didn't himself take out Wormtail once it became known ...
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Were Crabbe and Goyle Death Eaters?

I'm wondering if Crabbe and Goyle were teenage Death Eaters, like Draco Malfoy was. It's not explicitly confirmed in canon if they were or not, but two canon passages in particular, from Goblet of ...
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Why didn't Dumbledore hunt down Death Eaters after Voldemort was gone?

Dumbledore and powerful magic users never believed that Voldemort was killed by Lily. They suspected that Voldemort would return by a way. After returning, its likely that loyal Death Eaters would ...
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Under What Circumstances Would a Muggleborn Become a Death Eater?

I read this quote by J.K. Rowling from a 2004 interview: [Snape] was a Death Eater, so clearly he is no Muggleborn, because Muggleborns are not allowed to be Death Eaters, except in rare ...
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How Did Umbridge Get Moody's Eye?

If Dolores Umbridge wasn't a Death Eater, or closely associated with the Death Eaters, how did she end up with Mad-Eye Moody's magical eye, which she so tastefully affixed to her office door at the ...
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Did Dolores Umbridge Have Any Association with Voldemort (or Death Eaters) before His Return?

I noticed that Dolores Umbridge was born during the First Wizarding War, so it's very likely she wasn't a Death Eater then (but she is pretty evil -- who knows?). After that Voldemort was not around ...
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Why Weren't the Death Eaters Stopped at the Quidditch World Cup?

Since the Death Eaters seem to be the topic du jour, according to Goblet of Fire, approximately 100,000 witches and wizards attended the Quidditch World Cup (Chapter 8 - pages 88 and 98 - (UK) - The ...
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Why Did Peter Pettigrew Become a Death Eater?

JK Rowling says the following about Peter Pettigrew: He's weak, fundamentally weak. Pettigrew is a very weak character. He's not someone I like at all. He's a weak person and he likes to gravitate to ...
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How many people actually participated in the original Voldemort conflict?

From GoF scene where Death Eaters are returning after Voldemort's return, there seems to be VERY few of them (don't recall exact # but my impression was between a dozen and two dozen). Also, Order ...