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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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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 ...
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What did Professor McGonagall know about the Order of the Phoenix?

McGonagall was a trusted ally of Dumbledore in the cause against Voldemort. With this mind, did she know about the plans and actions of the Order of the Phoenix? And did she know about Snape’s role ...
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Why didn't Harry's touch hurt Voldemort in “HP and the Deathly Hallows”? [duplicate]

I watched some of the Harry Potter movies today, and there is something I didn't understand. In the first movie, Harry's touch hurts Professor Quirrell, but when Voldemort and Harry "fall-fly" during ...
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How did a young Tom Riddle find his way to the Leaky Cauldron on his own?

In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Dumbledore leads Harry in his memories to Tom Riddle's orphanage. After having persuaded Tom, Dumbledore gives him some money, and Tom tells Dumbledore that ...
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Did Bellatrix have any affection towards Voldemort?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, when Voldemort tries to kill Harry and Harry travel to the Deathly hallows ie. Kings Cross Station and he later comes back. There it has been mentioned that ...
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What exactly is worse than death?

Voldemort: "You do not seek to kill me, Dumbledore? Above such brutality, are you?" Dumbledore: "We both know there are other ways of destroying a man, Tom. Merely taking your life would not ...
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Was cursing the DADA job a good idea?

I haven't read the books in a long time, but I was interested by Did Voldemort actually curse the job of Defense Against Dark Arts professor after being denied the position? and similar questions so I ...
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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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Why did Voldemort attempt Avada Kedavra at Harry a second time in Deathly Hallows?

Brief explanation behind this question: In Deathly Hallows, when Voldemort casts Avada Kedavra against Harry in the Forbidden Forest, the spell connects but (unknown to Voldemort at the time) does ...
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Why didn't Voldemort go after Professor Trelawney?

Throughout Order of the Phoenix, Voldemort was obsessed with hearing the prophecy, but after the battle at the Ministry he still hadn’t heard it. Via Snape, he knew that it was Professor Trelawney ...
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Why didn’t Voldemort worry about Kreacher's reappearance?

In the last Harry Potter book we are told the Kreacher's tale consisting mostly of Kreacher telling how Voldemort upon Regulus' offer used him to test the defenses of the Horcrux in the cave (the ...
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Can Voldemort kill Harry?

We know, Lily made a sacrificial shield for Harry. So, Voldy can't kill Harry with the killing curse. What would have happened if Voldy used non-magical things to kill him? Like take a 9mm bullet and ...
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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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What about the international wizards?

There's talk of wizards abroad and we see the students from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang, but if Voldemort really is trying to take over the world of magic, why was there never any sign of any wizard ...
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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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Voldemort using Lucius' wand; did he master it?

Since the connections between Harry and Voldemort's wands causes very extraordinary behavior when they are met in a duel; Voldemort tries to find a way to overcome the Priori Incantatum phenomenon. ...
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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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Did Voldemort ever stand a chance of killing Harry?

Up until recently I thought that the night Voldemort went to kill baby Harry, Lily had stepped in front of the killing curse aimed at Harry. I now realise that Voldemort cast separate curses on Lily ...
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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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When did Dumbledore realize a piece of Voldemort's soul had latched itself onto Harry's soul?

I've been wondering when Dumbledore concluded that Harry was carrying a piece of Voldemort's soul inside him. Did he know immediately, when James and Lily were killed? Or did he have to work it out ...
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In the Harry Potter Universe, is Death deadly?

This might sound like a very dumb question, but bear with me. Acording to the question Does Death really exist in Harry Potter? Death is presumably real since it gave 3 different objects to the ...
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Who was more skilled at magic: Grindelwald or Voldemort? [closed]

We know that both Gellert Grindelwald and Lord Voldemort were both exceptionally powerful wizards, but who was the more skilled at magic? I would prefer a canon-based answer (e.g. referencing JKR ...
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When, why and how did Tom Riddle anagram his name?

I am curious to know this. It must not have been easy. Did he use magic for this purpose? And why did he anagram it? Just keeping a new name would have been enough. Why did he need to maintain a link ...
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Why didn't Tom Riddle kill Harry Potter in Chamber of Secrets?

In the Chamber of Secrets Tom used Harry's wand to cast Flagrante spell to spell out ‘Tom Marvolo Riddle’ and unscramble it to ‘I am Lord Voldemort’. If he was able to cast any spell with Harry's ...
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What caused Voldemort to become so Evil, or is his villainy 'inherent'?

This article about an unrelated movie deploys a piece of terminology I have never encountered: 'Voldemortian'. Unlike most modern film violence, there's nothing exploitative, no sense of ...
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What was the weapon Lord Voldemort was after in OotP?

In OotP, when Harry first arrives at the Blacks house, Sirius mentions to him that Lord Voldemort is after a very powerful weapon that he did not have the last time. 'What's he [Voldemort] after ...
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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 ...