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How did Malfoy feasibly manage to buy Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder from the Weasleys?

Draco Malfoy manages to bring Death Eaters into Hogwarts during his sixth year partly by using Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder from Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes: "Anyway," Ginny went on, "he must ...
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Why did the Order not spot the Death Eaters?

On Harry's final night at Number 4 Privet Drive, the Death Eaters were ready to ambush him when he left. The Order arrived to protect Harry on his journey to the safe-house. At that time, the Order ...
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Why did Barty Crouch Jr. deny being a Death Eater?

In Book 4, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry uses the pensieve to see Dumbledore's memory in which Barty Crouch Jr. is accused of using the Cruciatus Curse and being a Voldemort supporter. We ...
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What good did Snape do anyone by infiltrating the Death Eaters?

OK, first of all, my Harry Potter knowledge is a bit rusty so I may be forgetting something. In The Half-Blood Prince Dumbledore made Snape kill him (I know he was going to die anyway) so he ...
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How did Voldemort know which Death Eaters were missing?

In Chapter 33 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Voldemort apparently knows which Death Eaters usually stood where. Voldemort moved on, and stopped, staring at the space — large enough for ...
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Why don't the Death Eaters kidnap Harry?

In the books, Harry consistently takes seemingly Muggle routes to Platform 9 3/4, to Hogwarts by train (which has been boarded before), or at his place on Privet Drive, (just to name a few of the ...
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In Deathly Hallows, why didn't the Death Eaters (and Voldemort) go immediately to the Burrow after trying to get Harry at Privet Drive?

I have wondered this awhile. In the Seven Harrys chapter, it seems that after being foiled at Privet Drive, the Death Eaters and Voldemort would have immediately thought of -- and then gone to -- the ...
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How much can outside help free a wizard from the Imperius Curse?

Suppose you find out that an employee of the Ministry is acting under the Imperius Curse from a Death Eater. Suppose that they aren't strong of will, so they can't fight the curse on their own (like ...
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Why didn't students go to other schools after Dumbledore's death?

After the death eaters take over the school after Dumbledore's death, I understand it became mandatory for all students to attend school but my question is why didn't students go to other wizarding ...
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Who are the three missing Death Eaters? [duplicate]

In the graveyard scene in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Voldemort looks around at the Death Eaters, and lectures the ones who disappointed and failed him. When he reaches a wide gap of 6 ...
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Using Taboo with Unforgivable Curses

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Voldemort and his Death Eaters used the Taboo curse with Voldemort's name, making the word "Voldemort" taboo. Whenever someone speaks a word that is taboo, the ...
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What happened to Lucius Malfoy the first time Voldemort fell?

I can see two immediate things that might have happened: As soon as he found out what happened he went to claim his 'innocence.' I don't know how one would go about this, a letter maybe. Or just ...
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Is “No one stops being a Death Eater” canon?

This is a short question. In the movie Goblet of Fire, Sirius says to Harry, "No one stops being a Death Eater!" when speaking to Harry about the dangers surrounding the Triwizard Tournament. Is ...
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When and How did Draco find out his father was a Death Eater?

I'm just going to guess he had little idea at the start of the series, I mean you don't really entrust such information to an eleven year old. That said he must have noted that some people acted funny ...
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Were the attacks on the Muggles at The Quiddich World Cup pre-planned?

I'm wondering if the attacks on the Muggles at the Quiddich World Cup were pre-planned or just a spur-of-the-moment thing. Everyone had their uniforms which would lead me to believe it was indeed ...
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Why weren't more Death Eaters kissed by a dementor?

Why didn't Dumbledore and the Ministry have most, if not all of the Death Eaters caught kissed by a dementor, 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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Did Voldemort refer to Snape as one of the missing Death Eaters at his rebirth?

In Goblet of Fire, Voldemort says of the missing six Death Eaters: “And here we have six missing Death Eaters… three dead in my service. One, too cowardly to return… he will pay. One, who I ...
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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 says, and seeing as Pius is a Death Eater she agrees with ...
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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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Did the Death Eaters know that it was Voldemort who first opened the Chamber of Secrets?

Reading the question " Did the Death Eaters know Voldemort was a half-blood ", I was thinking that It doesn't really matter because despite being a half-blood, he is the true heir of Slytherin... that ...
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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 did it take Lupin three days to shake the Death Eater tailing him?

In DH chapter 11, Lupin says, "I'd have been here three days ago but I needed to shake off the Death Eater tailing me." But then later in the chapter, Lupin says, "It's impossible to track anyone who ...
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How Do Death Eaters Send Messages Via the Dark Mark?

In Deathly Hallows, Alecto Carrow sends a message to Snape -- Dark Mark to Dark Mark -- letting Snape know she's apprehended Harry Potter. ‘I was under the impression,’ said Snape, ‘that Alecto ...
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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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Why didn't Voldemort use the unbreakable vow with his Death Eaters?

I don't remember how it was called in English, I guess it was like "Unbreakable Vow" or whatever, that charm that forced you to do something or die. Well then, why didn't Voldemort use it with his ...
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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 ...