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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How many times did Voldemort attempt Avada Kedavra upon Harry?

I was trying to count the number of times Voldemort attempted AK on harry. Before I started, I thought the number will turnout to be 7. The number appears many times in the HP series and seems to have ...
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was Voldemort's body snakelike before his Resurrection? [duplicate]

I am confused, did Voldemort look like a snake before he died the first time, or like Tom Riddle? the people at the ministry in OotP recognized him, so does that mean he was all disfigured then, or ...
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Was there any international response to Voldemort, ever? [duplicate]

This question was inspired by a largely unanswered related question, but it is a bit broader: Did the international community react or respond, in any way, to Voldemort? The actions of his regime, ...
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Why Voldemort sent some of his best men to occupy the DADA job if he had cursed it?

We all know that Voldemort had cursed the DADA job (or if he didn't do it explicitely, that he has at least the knowledge about this job beeing cursed because nobody has been able to keep this job for ...
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Did Bellatrix really love her husband? [duplicate]

In harry potter, Bellatrix is one of Voldemort's most beloved and loyal Death Eaters. Voldemort even trained her himself. "trained in the dark arts by the dark lord himself" She is married to ...
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Why was there a beam war between Voldemort and Harry? [duplicate]

Why was there a "beam war" between Harry and Voldemort in their final battle? The only canon explanation we have for that phenomenon in-universe is Priori Incantatem, which can only happen if the ...
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How much does post-GoF Voldemort remember about events in PS?

Is there any canon evidence of exactly how much does post-GoF Voldemort remember about events in PS (e.g. what happened when he occupied the insides of Quirrell's turban)?
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Why do people still refer to Voldemort as “Lord”?

I'm aware that Voldemort named himself, as an anagram of Tom Riddle, so Lord fits, however why do people still use this? Lord is a title, given to, well... lords. I know Harry and Dumbledore often ...
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Was Voldemort's name ever used as a swear word?

Since Voldemort's name was considered the embodiment of all things evil, was he ever used as a swear word or a similar cuss? In many books and franchises evil beings are used in curses, such as in one ...
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Was Harry's wand still compatible after Voldemort's death?

Harry lost the connection to Voldemort when that peice of the soul was destroyed. He lost the ability to speak parseltongue. Was Harry's connection to his wand still as strong even with the peice of ...
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Why didn't Voldemort drink Unicorn blood in the final fight?

We all know that the person who drinks unicorn blood shall be kept alive even in the most dreadful situations. So why didn't voldemort drink unicorn blood in the final fight? It could have kept him ...
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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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Why is Voldemort so obsessed with not dying?

Before he had even left Hogwarts, Tom Riddle had developed a deeply unhealthy obsession with trying to obtain immortality. Not only did he consult numerous dark magic tomes but he also risked exposure ...
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Where did the Wizarding World think Harry was?

After the death of Lord Voldemort, Harry was taken to the Dursleys and became known as "The Boy Who Lived". We know that the Wizarding World found out pretty quickly that Voldemort was dead and ...
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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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What did Voldemort do during Harry's sixth year?

We have no mention of Voldemort in Harry's sixth year. So, I was wondering- what could Voldemort have been doing?
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Why did Voldemort use Triwizard Tournament to get Harry to the Graveyard? [duplicate]

Why not just arrange moving Harry to the graveyard when it was convinient to Voldemort and proceed with the spell? Barty was already installed at Hogwarts, Dumbledore and others fell for it, Barty ...
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Could Harry ruin the Regeneration potion by willingly giving blood?

Can Harry Potter ruin the Regeneration potion (the one of Flesh-Blood-Bone from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) by simply willing to share the blood? B-blood of the enemy... forcibly taken... ...
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Why did Voldemort show mercy to Lily?

According to the answers to this question, the reason why Lily's sacrifice created a protective aura around Harry, but James' did not, was because Lily was given the chance to flee and refused. ...
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Are there any signs that the circumstances of Voldemort's conception influenced his magical abilities?

Voldemort could feel no love due to the fact that his (witch) mother conceived him when his (muggle) father was under the influence of a powerful love potion. The love potion cannot create actual ...
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Was Voldemort britain-only? [duplicate]

If I remember correctly,Voldemorts ultimate goal was that wizards would be purified so that true bloods could rule the world of all "lesser creatures". He had many sympathisants and wizards follow him ...
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Dumbledore's mysterious curse against Voldemort

In Order of the Phoenix, at the start of Dumbledore's duel with Voldemort he casts a spell that seems to have no effect. What was that spell? Dumbledore flicked his own wand: the force of the ...
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What does Lord Voldemort's lower body look like?

After Lord Voldermort is resurrected in HP:GoF, he is always seen wearing a long black cloak which covers him below neck, except for his hands. Since Lord Voldemort is Slytherin based he is more ...
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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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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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Would it have been possible to trap Lord Voldemort in Professor Quirrell's body? [closed]

Had Harry had not interfered with Professor Quirrell/Lord Voldemort when they go into the final room with the Mirror of Erised, Dumbledore and Snape could have easily cornered and trapped them during ...
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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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Quirrell knew Snape was trying to save Harry — so Voldemort knew as well?

In another question, a good answer is given regarding how Snape shot down suspicions that he was a double-agent by explaining his opposition to Quirrell in the matter of the Philosopher's Stone: He ...
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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 didn't anyone go looking for Voldemort's wand after he was defeated at the Potters?

This question shows that only Wormtail, after almost 14 years, decided to go and fish out Voldemort's wand from the wreckage Is it hinted anywhere in the book why no one else ever tried to look for ...
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Why did it take Voldemort thirteen years to figure out the resurrection potion?

Voldemort's resurrection potion from Goblet of Fire reads: ‘Bone of the father, unknowingly given, you will renew your son! Flesh – of the servant, willingly given, you will revive your master. ...
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Harry Potter: How did not resisting Voldemort help Harry?

In Deathly Hallow, when Voldemort Harry does not resist the spell. When Harry was in King's Cross, Dumbledore says that it was important that Harry did not resist the spell. Why did Dumbledore ...
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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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Did Voldemort ever try to create a Philosopher's stone?

Lord Voldemort is many times shown to be obsessed with the thought of never dying and many of his actions are based upon his fear of death. Rowling has stated this fear is pathological and that his ...
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Why didn't Professor Dumbledore kill the Dark Lord when they met in the Minstry? [duplicate]

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix chapter 36, we see Professor Dumbledore dueling with the Dark Lord in the Ministry of Magic. From their exchange, it seems that Professor Dumbledore is ...
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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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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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Did Voldemort know what his name meant?

In French Voldemort means "flight from death". Was Voldemort aware of that fact when he created it?
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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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Hermione says “Voldemort” at Grimmauld Place [duplicate]

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, we find out when Ron returns to Harry and Hermione that Lord Voldemort put a taboo on his alias. We see that this works in the chapter "A Place To Hide" when ...
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How did Voldemort not recognize the ring for what it was?

How did Voldemort not realize that In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Marvolo points to the ministry official with his finger, showing Salazar Slytherin's ring, which holds the Peverel ...
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Was Quirrell a willing host?

Can it be inferred from canon whether Quirrell was a willing host to Voldemort? Was he a supporter of him before he became his host? If he was tricked, for example, by meeting a weakened, ghostly ...
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Do the diary Riddle and Voldemort share memory?

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Tom Riddle is interested to know how Harry survived Voldemort's spell. This implies that Tom Riddle from the diary could not deduce/guess what happened that ...
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Why are Harry's GoF dreams in the third-person?

In Goblet of Fire, when Harry dreams about Voldemort, it's always in the third-person. For the first dream, when Frank Bryce is being murdered, the text makes it clear that Harry is not dreaming from ...
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If Voldemort had succeeded in killing Harry Potter, would he have gone on to try and kill Neville Longbottom?

If Voldemort had succeeded in killing Harry Potter (when Harry was one year old), would he have gone on to try and kill Neville Longbottom right away, just to make sure he wasn't wrong in identifying ...
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Why did Dumbledore not face Voldemort earlier like he did for Grindlewald [duplicate]

We know that Dumbledore marched and faced Grindelwald on his own. However why did he not do the same for Voldemort before? What was he waiting for or was he afraid of facing Voldemort?
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Why does this act of sacrificial protection against Voldemort not work? [duplicate]

In Harry Potter, it is understood that the act of Self Sacrifice is a means of protecting one or more people from death from Avada Kedavra. Sacrificial Protection happens at least twice in the Harry ...
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What did Voldemort experience when he fainted?

When Voldemort cast the Avada Kedavra and Harry didn't raise his wand in defence, Harry went into a kind of limbo where he met Dumbledore. When Harry awakens, he finds that Voldemort had also fainted. ...
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Did Voldemort ever try to create another Basilisk?

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we learn that: The creation of Basilisks has been illegal since medieval times, although the practice is easily concealed by simply removing the chicken ...
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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 ...