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In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, when Voldemort tries to kill Harry Potter and Harry Potter travel to the Deathly hallows, that is, Kings Cross Station and he later comes back. There it has been mentioned that Voldemort had also fallen down and Bellatrix tried to support him to stand up as if she has some affection towards him.

“My Lord . . . my Lord . . . ”

It was Bellatrix’s voice, and she spoke as if to a lover.

Is it true that Bellatrix Lestrange had some affection towards Voldemort?

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    You can't blame her. He is too handsome. – Voldemort Jul 17 '14 at 9:26
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    Affection is a bit vague of a term to be sure. Can a complete psycopath feel affection at all? – DVK-on-Ahch-To Jul 17 '14 at 11:04
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    @Voldemort I'm getting you either a mirror or glasses for Christmas. – Bellatrix Jun 25 '17 at 23:44
  • I've edited the tags to make them match the question better, this is neither about the collective groups of death eaters or Voldemort but about bella. – Edlothiad Mar 29 '18 at 18:29
  • @Voldemort Talented too. And who doesn't love a challenge to 'defeat' or 'win over'? Okay so he didn't have a nose and he had a pet snake but once you get over the looks it's not a big deal. Even Dumbledore - the only one you ever feared - suggested that you were the most brilliant student Hogwarts had ever seen even more than he was. He also said if you returned in full power he - Dumbledore - wouldn't be able to fully stop him. That's impressive is it not? – Pryftan Aug 9 '18 at 0:55
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Yes, definitely.

There are plenty of instances in the books of Bellatrix showing extreme affection for Voldemort. It's portrayed as an obsessive, unhealthy relationship, especially because he never returns her feelings. Nonetheless, she was definitely in love with him, as confirmed in by J.K. Rowling herself:

Did Bellatrix ever love her husband, or did she have love only for Voldemort?

She took a pureblood husband, because that was what was expected of her, but her true love was always Voldemort.

J.K. Rowling and the Live Chat (July 2007)

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    Unhealthy relationship!? No! – MadTux Jul 17 '14 at 7:10
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    Reminds me of Harley Quinn and Joker. – Gusdor Jul 17 '14 at 8:27
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    Helena Bonham Carter (the actress for the movies) seems to enjoy playing unhinged characters. See: Sweeney Todd, Les Misérables. – Ellesedil Jul 17 '14 at 13:42
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    @Ellesedil, you should check out who directs most of those movies, then check who they are married to ;) – RyanS Jul 17 '14 at 13:55
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A second confirmation from JKR, explicitly confirming that her love was romantic, and not platonic:

... And Bellatrix, was, as I think is clear-- you know, I doubt that people will be particularly shocked to hear, 'cause I'm sure they've deduced, that Bellatrix is madly, romantically in love with Voldemort.

This is-- you know, that's the obsession of her life. And I believe that Helena Bonham Carter had to be asked to tone it down after she-- (laughs) The producer called me and said, you know, give me some background on Bellatrix so we can tell Helena about it. And I said, well of course, it's a sexual attraction. She's madly in love with this man, and obsessed by him. (laughs) Apparently, they had to ask her to bring it down because she was being a bit too sexy.

(Anelli, Melissa, John Noe and Sue Upton. "PotterCast Interviews J.K. Rowling, part two." PotterCast #131, 24 December 2007.)

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According to the newest story The Cursed Child, Bellatrix got more than we previously thought.

DELPHI: I am from the future. The child of Bellatrix Lestrange and you. I was born in Malfoy Manor before the Battle of Hogwarts. A battle you are going to lose. I have come to save you.

While Voldemort doesn't love anyone, Bellatrix sure got exactly what she wanted.

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    I still have trouble as to... Voldemort. Doing something so... human. – Mikasa Aug 4 '16 at 18:59
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    Is "cursed child" even canon? – Layna Mar 28 '18 at 12:06
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    @Layna most or us ignore cursed child and jkr twitter – Himarm Mar 28 '18 at 12:56
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    @MikasaPinata I don't have a problem with him doing something 'human' - I have a problem with him doing that though because he isn't one who would. But CC is bilge anyway so it doesn't matter much in the end. – Pryftan Aug 9 '18 at 1:01
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    @Pryftan agreed. The core of his character was that he was incapable of love. – Mikasa Sep 6 '18 at 12:13

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