If Voldemort had survived his final duel with Harry Potter and decided to reform and live on in peace, would it be possible for him to live for eternity? Or rather, in universe, if Voldemort decided to quit after book 6, would he have been able to live for eternity? Would his body survive the vagaries of time, or would he be susceptible to a normal death due to some ailments perhaps or just old age?

  • only Voldemort cannot pin it all on Pius Thicknesse, as he already had a record of attempted world domination from the WW I (Wizard War I)
    – user13267
    Apr 9 '16 at 13:09
  • Moreover as all his horcruxes were destroyed by this point, unless he makes more horcruxes (which only shows he really had not felt remorse) he is as good as a mortal and eventually would grow old
    – user13267
    Apr 9 '16 at 13:12
  • we know he grows old as he made the diary his first horcrux when he was young and yet by the time of the last book he is much older
    – user13267
    Apr 9 '16 at 13:13
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    Not really sure why you needed to dump a large chunk of somebody's crap fanfic writing into the question to ask what amounts to a very simple one. Apr 9 '16 at 13:20
  • You're asking two separate questions here. If Voldemort had reformed just before his final duel with Harry, all his Horcruxes would have been gone, so yes, he would have aged and died naturally. If he'd quit after book 6, several of his Horcruxes would still be surviving, so - as in the question @AnthonyGrist linked to - no, he would have 'lived' for eternity due to his Horcruxes. Please can you edit to clarify which one you mean? (PS: I removed the fanfic from your question and changed my downvote to an upvote.)
    – Rand al'Thor
    Apr 9 '16 at 13:54

I read a thing on reddit recently that said if Voldemort never attempted to become immortal he probably would have lived longer than he did, especially being a wizard.

Under the circumstances you describe he could possibly still live forever, but that would never be enough for old Tom.

And he'd be unlikely to convince any magical court of his innocence unless the whole jury was made up of death eaters. He'd be locked up in Azkaban for a virtual eternity of sentences if there was magic capable of binding him, and that would probably be worse than death.

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