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I'm aware that between books 1-4 Voldemort was vaporized and didn't have a physical body, but why doesn't he just visit Harry after he gained a physical body in books 4-7? Did Voldemort have travel restrictions? Was Hogwarts or Little Whinging protected against Voldemort? I know this would be a plot-twist but there must be a reason...

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  • Because then it would be a very short and depressing book... other (actual) answers may include the fact that he was trying to keep a low profile at points, and that there are protections in place at the Dursleys and Hogwarts. – Radhil Jan 3 '17 at 20:45
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    Or just sneak up behind him and shiv him in the back. – Valorum Jan 3 '17 at 20:52
  • Or wait until he's crossing the road and run him over with a steamroller. – Valorum Jan 3 '17 at 20:53
  • Or trick him into running into a wall by painting a tunnel on it. – Valorum Jan 3 '17 at 20:55
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    So HP is aiming somewhere between prison drama and Looney Tunes? There's a tiny target. – Radhil Jan 3 '17 at 20:56

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