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 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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How come Voldemort did not worry about Kreacher's reappereance?

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 ...
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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?

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 did the curse on the DADA job work?

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 someone just walked up and used the killing curse on Voldemort, would that destroy one of his horcruxes? Dumbledore explains to Harry: The seventh part of his soul, however maimed, resides ...
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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 ...