In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, while Harry is in Kings Cross he sees something like a small child, which is the fragment of Voldemort's soul that was attached to him.

He recoiled. He had spotted the thing that was making the noise. It had the form of a small, naked child, curled on the ground, its skin raw and rough, flayed-looking, and it lay shuddering under a seat where it had been left, unwanted, stuffed out of sight, struggling for breath.

He was afraid of it. Small and fragile and wounded though it was, he did not want to approach it. Nevertheless he drew slowly nearer, ready to jump back at any moment. Soon he stood near enough to touch it, yet he could not bring himself to do it. He felt like a coward. He ought to comfort it, but it repulsed him.

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows

Once Harry returns to the world of the living, that part of Voldemort's soul stays in limbo. Is this what happens to all fragments of someone's soul if he has divided his soul by creating a Horcrux? Does that mean that Voldemort's soul however crippled will stay in limbo or when all parts of his soul die, so does he?

  • Is the question asking if all the other soul fragments have their own separate existences in Limbo? Jun 5, 2016 at 12:18
  • I felt that my answer was pretty comprehensive, with a direct quote from JKR to address your question. Is there anything else you'd like to see before considering an acceptance?
    – Valorum
    Jul 1, 2016 at 22:17
  • @Valorum well, I had read that before as well, but I've always assumed it referred to the part of Voldemort's soul that inhibited Harry. If that form was one part of his soul, what about the rest?
    – System
    Jul 4, 2016 at 13:28
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    @System - That is the last part of his soul. The other parts apparently dissipated when their host (the horcruxes) were destroyed.
    – Valorum
    Jul 4, 2016 at 13:30
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    @Valorum - There were two fragments of V's soul still in the mortal realm: The one that was still in his body, and the one employed for making Nagini into a Horcrux. What Harry perceived in the antechamber of death (assuming it corresponded to something real) was one or more of the other pieces, clinging together but incomplete.
    – EvilSnack
    Jul 19, 2016 at 1:58

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JKR stated in an interview that after Voldemort's death at the Battle of Hogwarts, he was forced to remain in his "stunted" form in Limbo, presumably for all eternity.

Jon: Since Voldemort was afraid of death, did he choose to be a ghost if so where does he haunt or is this not possible due to his Horcruxes?

J.K. Rowling: No, he is not a ghost. He is forced to exist in the stunted form we witnessed in King's Cross.

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