In Harry Potter, an object in which a person has concealed part of their soul. Voldemort used horcruxes.

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Why didn't anyone else suspect the Horcruxes' existence?

By Deathly Hallows, Dumbledore, the Trio, and maybe Slughorn, might be the only ones on the Order's side who knew about Voldemort's Horcruxes. Note, (This list excludes R.A.B. who I just remembered). ...
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Where did Voldemort's soul appear?

After killing Voldemort in his original body (before he created a new one from Adam's rib Wormtail's hand spiced with Harry's blood) by the rebound Killing curse, his soul was ripped from his body, ...
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Did Dumbledore know that Harry would have to sacrifice himself from the very beginning?

Based on the following interchange between Harry and Dumbledore in the pivotal "King's Cross" chapter of Deathly Hallows, I was wondering when exactly Dumbledore put together that Harry would have to ...
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What happens to a living Horcrux that reproduces?

Related perhaps to the question asking broadly why a living being would be a poor Horcrux choice, but more specifically: what would happen if it reproduced? Would the resulting baby have a piece of ...
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Wouldn't one of the horcruxes need to be used up in Voldemort's resurrection? [duplicate]

I wonder if the number of horcruxes is correct - Harry destroyed the diary, ring, cup, Nagini, locket, diadem and one in himself leaving Voldemort with one piece. Shouldn't one be used in book 4? ...
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Could There Be an Eighth Horcrux?

Since the magical number is seven for Horruxes, and Voldemort made Harry unintentionally then there must be an eighth right...??? Diary Ring Cup Locket Diadem Nagini Harry (Does not count because ...
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Why can't the Voldemort's soul fragment in Harry find a new host

'Tell him that on the night Lord Voldemort tried to kill him, when Lily cast her own life between them as a shield, the Killing Curse rebounded upon Lord Voldemort, and a fragment of Voldemort's ...
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Can a Dementor destroy a Horcrux? [duplicate]

If a Dementor can consume and destroy a person's soul, and a Horcrux is part of someone's soul in an object, could harry have just found a Horcrux and thrown it at a Dementor, so that it could destroy ...
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Is Gringotts really safe? [duplicate]

Throughout the books we are told that there is no safer place than Gringotts... Except hogwarts. But is it really safe? I mean, the trio managed to get to the Lestrange vault by using just the ...
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Was Harry actually a Horcrux? [duplicate]

I spent time on due diligence and did not find this exact question, which surprised me greatly. I think it's a hugely important issue when it comes to Harry Potter. I see many questions posed with the ...
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What is the correct plural of horcrux?

We all know that there was more than one horcrux, so the word must have a plural form. But, what is the grammatically correct way to spell the term for "more than one horcrux"?
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Why did Nagini die, even though she was a Horcrux, while Harry didn't? [duplicate]

Among all his other inert horcruxes, Voldermort created two living ones: Harry and Nagini. When Voldemort tried to kill Harry, he was unable to do so. Instead, his curse ended up killing the piece of ...
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Why didn't Voldemort make harder-to-find or indestructible horcruxes? [duplicate]

In the Harry Potter series, Voldemort splits up his soul into 7 pieces and puts the "pieces" in objects that he hides, called horcruxes, so that one would have to "kill" all 7 horcruxes in order to ...
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Was Harry Potter being a Horcrux making Dursleys act mean?

Let's keep aside the fact that Aunt Petunia was scared of wizards and overall magic because of her past with Lily. I don't find this a reason valid for bullying Harry or treating him like a lowly ...
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How much does a Horcrux affect its surroundings, people in its immediate vicinity?

I mean it is obvious that the Horcrux can think for itself. Tom’s diary responds to questions and answers it as well as tells a story. The Locket creates a scene between Harry and Hermoine to ...
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Did Voldemort know that Harry contained a piece of his soul before or when he killed Harry?

Would it be possible that Voldemort knew that Harry carried a piece of his soul in him before he tried to kill Harry? In knowing what Voldemort knew, we are able to tell more about the core motivation ...
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Why didn't Voldemort create a Horcrux with a Gryffindor heirloom?

Voldemort was said to be very interested in the four founders of Hogwarts. He created a Horcrux from the Ravenclaw diadem, the Hufflepuff cup, and the Slytherin locket. Did he try to find a Gryffindor ...
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Why did nobody ever use the Room Of Requirement to it's full potential? [duplicate]

In all the time The Golden Trio spent fighting Lord Voldemort, why did nobody ever go to the Room of Requirement (once they had discovered it), and say "I need a way to defeat Lord Voldemort ...
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Did Voldemort know what would happen when he died? [duplicate]

There's plenty of info about the process that Voldemort used to create his horcruxes and even more info about how he ultimately used them to return from the dead but a simple question occurred to me; ...
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Why was a piece of Voldemort's soul installed into Harry precisely at the moment when Harry' mother was killed? [duplicate]

Why was a piece of Voldemort's soul installed into Harry precisely at the moment when Harry' mother was killed? Voldemort has killed a lot of people, but the eighth horcrux was created precisely at ...
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Why was Gryffindor's sword in Bellatrix's vault? [duplicate]

I'm wondering something and can't put my mind of it. It's years and years ago since I've last read the books, so maybe I've missed something, but... When Harry gets captured and taken to Malfoy ...
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How would Voldemort restore himself from a horcrux?

If Voldemort's body dies, what process would he use to restore himself from a horcrux? His plans seem sloppy for the pains he had taken. For example, why create horcruxes from pieces of jewellery when ...
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To create a Horcrux, do you have to kill a human?

So I've already seen some questions about what sort of killing (accidental? morally justifiable? etc.) counts as murder for the purposes of creating a Horcrux, but here's another question which AFAIK ...
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Why is Harry's Horcrux benign? [duplicate]

How come the Horcrux in attached to Harry's soul (for years) does not affect him like the Horcrux in the locket. The Horcrux in the locket affected Ron's, Hermione's, and Harry's moods (when worn ...
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Was Voldemort still making his horcruxes?

When Voldemort cursed Harry in Godrics Hollow, thus turning him into a horcrux, he didn't know that he'd just done what he'd done. Counting Harry, there are 7 horcruxes, but Voldemort only knew of 6. ...
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If Harry Potter went to Lord Voldemort AFTER Nagini had been killed, would he have survived Voldemort's killing curse? [duplicate]

So Harry went to Voldemort in the forest and let Voldemort kill him (thus killing the piece of Voldemort's soul within Harry). If this had taken place AFTER Nagini had been killed, would Harry have ...
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How much of soul was Voldemort left with after creating the Horcruxes? [duplicate]

Voldemort has created 6 Horcruxes and one unintentional one with Harry. There was also part of his soul back in his body. So in total 8 parts. How much of soul was left in him? 1/8th or 1/(2^8)? Is ...
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If horcruxes are destroyed what happens to the Maker? [duplicate]

In the 7th movie part 2 (I suppose in the books also) Voldemort "killed" Harry which lead to destroying one of the Horcruxes that was inside Harry. Harry survived the killing curse and the battle ...
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When did Dumbledore destroy the horcrux ring?

In book 6, chapter 4, when Dumbledore takes Harry to meet Slughorn, he is using Gaunt's ring to atract Slughorn: He shrugged and spread his hands wide, as though to say that age had its ...
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Fiendfyre to destroy horcrux

In the book after the diadem is destroyed by fiendfyre caused by Crabbe, Hermione mentioned that she had read that this fire could destroy horcruxes, still it was difficult to control. In The Order of ...
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Is Hufflepuff's Cup stored in Bellatrix's personal vault or family vault?

The HP Wikia claims that the vault Helga Hufflepuff's Cup was in was the Lestrange family vault. However, Hermione (under polyjuice as Bellatrix) tells the goblins: "I wish to enter my vault." ...
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Did making Nagini a horcrux made it immortal? [duplicate]

So, Voldemort thought it was a good idea to make Nagini one of the horcruxes. Did making Nagini ( or any other living creature, generally speaking ) a horcrux also make it immortal ? Because ...
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What other conditions must murder fulfill to create a horcrux? [duplicate]

It is suggested in many topics like here that the act of the murder itself splits the soul, so the Horcrux is created. However, we know that Death-Eaters are killing for pleasure on the mass scale, ...
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Why didn't Voldemort keep the Horcruxes with him?

Why didn't Lord Voldemort just keep the horcruxes in his robes and with him all the time? So no one would dare try and steal from him. He kept Nagini close with him and it turned out to be very ...
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How was Voldemort supposed to regenerate from a Horcrux? [duplicate]

To clarify I am not asking How do Horcruxes work? To me the a horcrux seems to be the same as a phylactery which a lich would use (which I first read about in The Chronicles of Prydain) it is simply a ...
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Voldemort and his horcruxes: protected at 7, destroyed at 8?

Voldemort says, 7 being a magical number, he would make 7 fragments of his soul. And according to Dumbledore, he never meant to make Harry his horcrux. Of course that is obvious. But the point is ...
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Why didn't Voldy's soul split off when he killed James? [duplicate]

“You were the seventh Horcrux, Harry, the Horcrux he never meant to make. He had rendered his soul so unstable that it broke apart when he committed those acts of unspeakable evil, the murder ...
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Why does the piece of Voldemort's soul attach itself to the only living thing i.e. Harry?

Possibly Related: What EXACTLY cause Voldemort's soul piece to split off when he killed Lily and tried to kill Harry? How Would Harry Breaking the Unbreakable Vow Have Affected the Piece of ...
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Why did Dumbledore 'put on' the Resurrection Stone (Ring)?

WARNING: Spoiler Alerts throughout this question... Now, Dumbledore put on Marvolo's ring, knowing that it was the Resurrection Stone which was on the ring. He also knew (even though he "lost his ...
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What makes a Horcrux object (almost) indestructible?

We know that a Horcrux is the object in which a piece of the Horcruxee's Soul is stored in. But these objects were once normal (albeit special) objects before being turned into a Horcrux, and could ...
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Could one obtain an object to destroy a Horcrux in the Room of Requirements?

Could one perhaps require from the Room of Requirements an object which is powerful enough to destroy a Horcrux? Let's say you could even be specific, for example: 'I need a Basilisk Fang'. I'm not ...
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What happens to UnHorcruxed Soul Fragments?

We know from Half Blood Prince that the soul splits when murder is performed. A horcrux is merely a receptacle that stores the portion of soul that has split off from the original by means of a spell. ...
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Once made, why would anybody need access to their own Horcruxes?

I understand why other people might want to get their hands on someones Horcrux, but once the bad guy/gal has split his/her soul and a piece of it has been interned into whatever vessel that was ...
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What did Voldemort intend to use as the horcrux he planned to make by killing Harry Potter?

As confirmed in this question, Voldemort most likely intended to not just kill Harry Potter, but use his death in the creation of his final horcrux. He did so inadvertently, making Harry his sixth ...
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Which types of objects couldn't be made into a Horcrux?

I was wondering why Voldemort didn't made Earth his Horcrux to live forever (Sol's last phases can't destroy a Horcrux). Everyone could reach it but wouldn't destroy it for the sake of their own ...
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Would what Voldemort did at the end of Goblet of Fire have worked without his Horcruxes?

Would the ancient dark spell that Wormtail carried out for Voldemort have still worked if Voldemort had not created Horcuxes?
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Is it possible that some of Voldemort's Legilimency was transferred to Harry?

A recent thread on Pensive has lead me into thinking about Harry's unincidental Legilimecy powers. For a context, please go to this thread Could the Pensieve work the same way as Horcruxes? I posted ...
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Could the Pensieve work the same way as Horcruxes?

I'm wondering if one could remove their memory and store it, if it would completely remove the emotion that one felt regarding it?? With the Horcrux one removes part of their soul, usually through a ...
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Voldemort's very weak soul

When you commit a murder and create a Horcrux, you split your soul. Its been talked a lot about Voldemort splitting his soul in 7 / 8 parts. But I think his remaining soul was not 1/7 or 1/8 but far ...
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How did R.A.B get to know about Voldemort's Horcruxes?

Regulus Arcturus Black was a genius who figured out the existence of Voldemort's Horcruxes before anybody else. The question is how? Also which era did he live in? Maybe it happened that he was one of ...