The major antagonist of the Harry Potter series of books by JK Rowling, a powerful evil wizard who seeks to cheat death and rule the world

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Did Voldemort know what kind of plans Draco was making against Dumbledore?

Voldemort didn't expect Draco to succeed, so perhaps he had just assigned Draco to the task and let him do whatever he wanted So most probably he didn't know about the cursed necklace nor the poison ...
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Were the Longbottoms also in hiding?

If Neville was the other possible candidate for the Prophecy: Did the Longbottoms / other members of the Order know of the Prophecy? Were the Longbottoms in hiding just like the Potters? If it was ...
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Why did Voldemort want to kill the Potters in the first place?

This may well be because Lily and James were some of Dumbledore's most powerful and avid supporters as well as integral members of the Order of the Phoenix. So the biggest threat to V-Voldemort [get a ...
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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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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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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 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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What effect did Voldemort's presence have on Quirrell?

It seems to me that having the Dark Lord inhabiting the back of your head would have some practical effect (other than requiring a turban). Was Quirrell impeded in any way? Was his ability to do ...
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Could Harry command snakes, or simply talk to them?

It seems to be implied that Tom Riddle actually controlled the Basilisk (ordered it what to do). Same with Voldemort and Nagini. In the episode in CoS when Harry was telling the snake to leave his ...
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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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How did Voldemort terrorize the Muggle World?

I was reading PearsonArtPhoto's answer to the question "What would Voldemort have done had he won?" PearsonArtPhoto says Voldemort was able to "Occasionally terrorized the Muggle world" after he had ...
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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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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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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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Who's really stronger Dumbledore or Voldemort? [duplicate]

I never really could figure this out myself since the only battle they've had in the actual books is in the fifth one at the Ministry of Magic. If you could make your answers detailed and use evidence ...
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What would have happened if Snape had died in absence of Harry

Snape dies after being repeatedly stabbed & poisoned by Nagini, at different locations in the book & the movie, but in both Harry is witnessing this in hiding. As Snape counts his final ...
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What kind of long term effects would Voldemort's soul have had on Harry? [closed]

Let's suppose Voldemort wasn't resurrected after his attack on the Potter family (Quirrel never happened to venture into the woods where he was hiding, Scabbers got eaten by Mrs. Norris in the first ...
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Why must “either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives”?

The full prophecy by Trelawney, the part my question is about in bold: "The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches ... born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the ...
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Was Voldemort a Sociopath? [closed]

We know that Voldemort was evil, and we know that he 'knew not' the Power of Love (TVTropes link, standard warning applies). We know that he was cruel. We know he killed and tortured. But does he ...
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Was Voldemort intending to create a horcrux when he attacked Harry Potter?

Now I'm not talking about part of Voldemort's soul inside Harry which he never intended to put there. What I am asking is when he went to the Potter's house, was he only intending to destroy Harry ...
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If Harry is NOT Voldemort's horcrux, will Voldemort resurrect from that part of soul if all his other horcruxes are destroyed

Harry was never a Horcrux of Voldemort I have heard this line on SE a lot & also vaguely read about that discussion. My question is if Harry was not Voldemort's horcrux & if all the other ...
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How does the curse in DADA works?

The facts: The job was cursed. Did Voldemort actually curse the job of Defense Against Dark Arts professor after being denied the position? Oh, he definitely wanted the Defence Against the Dark ...
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If you were to attempt to kill voldemort, would that destroy one of his horcruxes?

I was wondering if someone were to simply walk up and use the killing curse on voldemort, would that destroy one of his horcruxes? As dumbledore said in hp6 "The seventh part of his soul, however ...
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How do Horcruxes work?

A few questions regarding the Horcruxes. Had Voldemort actually succeeded in using a Horcrux, would he come back the same age (biologically and/or aesthetically) he was when he made the Horcrux, or ...
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Why did Dumbledore insist that Voldermort had to be the one to “kill” Harry? [duplicate]

In Deathly Hallows, we learn that Dumbledore told Snape: ‘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 ...
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Did Voldemort know that Harry saved Wormtail's life?

I am not sure if this question has been asked, but when Voldemort comes back in chapter 1 of GoF, he says to Wormtail: "Your devotion is nothing more than cowardice. You would not be here if you ...
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Theoretically, would Harry have been able to control the Basilisk, since part of the true heir of Slytherin survived inside him?

I've always been frustrated with this idea. As the story line between Voldemort and Harry unfolded in the seventh book, we learned of the deep connection between the two. Since part of Voldemort's ...
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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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How did Voldemort know he was a descendant of Slytherin?

Tom Riddle was an orphan. He never knew his parents. IIRC, the orphanage only knew the name his mother wanted to give him, not even her own name. How did he trace his mother's family and find the ...
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What did Olivander mean when he said Voldemort did “great things”?

I won't be able to quote properly because I read the books in French. However, in PS, when Harry gets his wand, Olivander says this : "Curious indeed how these things happen. The wand chooses the ...
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What Would Have Happened If Voldemort Had Chosen Redemption? [closed]

I'm not sure if my memory serves me correctly, but I recall that at the end of Deathly Hallows, before Voldemort and Harry fire their final spells at one another, the latter gives the former a last ...
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Why would Dumbledore encourage people to call Voldemort Voldemort instead of Tom Riddle?

Here is a quote from the first Harry Potter book, it's a conversation between Dumbledore and McGonagall "My dear Professor, surely a sensible person like yourself can call him by his name? All ...
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Why didn't Harry die in the dark forest?

I know that this question may sound like it has a very obvious answer, and many of you may just say that Harry didn't die because he was the Master of Death, as he had the possession of the three ...
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How did people know so fast that Voldemort died/vanished/disappeared

This question has been treated (for example here or here) but I want to know a very specific detail that strucked me as I re(-re-re-re)-read the first book. People celebrated the defeat of Voldemort ...
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When did Voldemort become aware of the Elder Wand?

I'm hoping this question doesn't have a really easy answer that I am inadvertently overlooking. When I first wondered when Voldemort had originally learned of the existence of the Elder Wand, I picked ...
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Why did Lily's enchantments work for Voldemort?

Lily Potter chose to die instead of sacrifice her son Harry to Voldemort. In doing so, protective enchantments were created that protected Harry and made him less vulnerable to Voldemort and ...
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Did Voldemort ever practice being nice on his followers?

We know that Voldemort is VERY good at seeming all sugar and spice and everything nice when he wishes to (Hepizbah Smith, Headmaster Dippet, Gray Lady). This makes perfect sense, since such an ...
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Who originally filled the basin in the horcrux cave, before Voldemort put the horcrux in it?

As referenced here, Kreacher was commissioned to drink the "drink of despair" in the horcrux cave so Voldemort could put the locket in there. Why was the basin already filled with the drink of ...
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How did Dumbledore know that Voldemort will return?

In Deathly Hallows, during Snape's memories, right after Voldemort's death, Dumbledore states, "The Dark Lord will return, and Harry Potter will be in terrible danger when he does". How does ...
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What is the point of a horcrux? [closed]

During his years in hiding, when no one came to help Voldemort, none of his Horcruxes actively helped him. The fact is, the Slytherin Locket, the Hufflepuff Cup, and the Ravenclaw Diadem were hidden ...
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What happened to Voldemort's first body (corpse)?

We have seen that the use of "Avada Kedavra" produces a green flash and a dead body. When Voldemort comes to Godric's Hollow, he kills James and Lily, whose bodies are now buried in the church ...
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Would the Horcrux Cave Potion Have Killed Dumbledore?

Would the Horcrux cave potion have killed Dumbledore if: Kreacher survived the potion: ‘There was a b – basin full of potion on the island. The D – Dark Lord made Kreacher drink it ...’ [...] ...
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How Did Tom Riddle Get His Memories Into the Diary?

How did Tom Riddle get his memories into the diary? Dumbledore explains to Harry in Half-Blood Prince that out of all the Horcruxes, the diary is both a Horcrux and a weapon. Not only did it store a ...
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Why didn't James' love and sacrifice for Lily protect her?

We know that Harry survived Voldemort's killing curse because Lily loved him so much that she sacrificed herself in an attempt to protect him. This resulted in a very powerful charm that pretty much ...
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How could the diary Tom Riddle soul know what happened between Tom and Hagrid?

It is said that Tom Riddle diary was made into a Horcrux via the murder of Moaning Myrtle via Basilisk. If that was the case, the soul piece that went into the diary was split off when this happened. ...
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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 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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How Could Expelliarmus Beat Avada Kedavra?

I want to be very careful about how I ask this question -- I am not asking How did Voldemort die? [CLOSED] Below the text is the relevant passages from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows if ...
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If the Diary Tom Riddle Had Succeeded, Would He Have Been a Horcrux?

If Tom Riddle had succeeded at returning as a living person from the diary, would he have been a Horcrux? In thinking about it, it seems pretty black and white. Either diary Tom Riddle -- a ...
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Why Does Harry Have a Scar When Avada Kedavra Leaves No Trace?

Why does Harry have a scar when Avada Kedavra leaves no trace? ‘The Muggle authorities were perplexed. As far as I am aware, they do not know to this day how the Riddles died, for the Avada ...