If an Imperiused wizard, like a Death Eater, was Imperiused by an Auror, would it override the control the first wizard had over the Death Eater, like say, Voldemort?

  • Good question. But, I doubt you'll get a canonical answer because it hasn't been happened in the books and movies. Maybe, you should ask Rowling on Twitter.
    – user931
    Mar 31, 2017 at 7:48

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I would say, it all depends on the power of the wizards who casten the Imperius. The most powerful wizard gains or keeps control over the target.

In your example, the Imperiused man would more likely stay under Voldemort's control since there are a few wizards who are more powerful than him.

Then, what if Harry or Dumbledore casted an Imperius too ? Assuming that one is stronger than Voldemort, he would win and gain control, but if their strength were equal, then the target might not be able to withstand that mental battle and die, if the 2 wizards keep castening Imperius with equal strengths.

It remains an assumption, I mean, no one told that, but I rely on the fact that we already know Imperius can affect the mind (cf. Herbert Chorley who became a bit crazy and was sent to the Hospital for Magical Maladies). Considering that, we can admit that a mental battle for someone's mind which would go on for too long could damage his mind more and more until death.

  • Welcome to the site Guil23, there are some good observations here, but a lot of it is very speculative, especially the idea that somebody could die from a battle between casters, is it possible for you to add anything from the text/interviews/etc. to back this up?
    – Au101
    Mar 30, 2017 at 17:58
  • Thanks @Au101, you're right this is quite a speculation, see the edit
    – Dolly2929
    Mar 31, 2017 at 7:10
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    Harry? He's a mediocre wizard at best.
    – OrangeDog
    Mar 31, 2017 at 7:32
  • Well, at least he's able to withstand Voldemort's Imperium, so I assume his will is quite strong ;)
    – Dolly2929
    Mar 31, 2017 at 7:59

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