As anyone who is familiar with Harry Potter knows, a horcrux is made when someone commits murder and stores a piece of their soul in something. Would it be possible for this someone to later recover and reintegrate their soul piece(s), should they want to?

  • Personally, I'd McGuyver it with some crazy glue or epoxy, but I don't believe in souls so what do I know :) Commented Feb 7, 2012 at 15:20

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Supposedly, yes - via full remorse...

From Deathly Hallows:

Ron: "Isn’t there any way of putting yourself back together?"
Hermione: "Yes, but it would be excruciatingly painful."
Harry: "Why? How do you it?"
Hermione: "Remorse. You’ve got to really feel what you’ve done. There’s a footnote. Apparently the pain of it can destroy you. I can’t see Voldemort attempting it somehow, can you?"

To the best of my knowledge, there's no canon example of anyone actually succeeding in this.

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    there's no canon example of anyone actually succeeding in this Presumably somebody has though, or else how did the author know this? Commented Jan 3, 2015 at 4:05

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