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Aren't there 8 Horcruxes? [duplicate]

In a memory of Dumbledore's, Tom Riddle asks Slughorn about Horcruxes. He says that he wants to split his soul into seven pieces. But Harry is the seventh and unintended one. So aren't there 8 ...
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Why is Harry's Horcrux benign? [duplicate]

How come the Horcrux in attached to Harry's soul (for years) does not affect him like the Horcrux in the locket. The Horcrux in the locket affected Ron's, Hermione's, and Harry's moods (when worn ...
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Was Harry actually a Horcrux? [duplicate]

I spent time on due diligence and did not find this exact question, which surprised me greatly. I think it's a hugely important issue when it comes to Harry Potter. I see many questions posed with the ...
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Why Was It 'Essential' That Voldemort Kill Harry Potter?

‘So the boy ... the boy must die?’ asked Snape, quite calmly. ‘And Voldemort himself must do it, Severus. That is essential.’ Deathly Hallows - page 551 - UK Hardcover - chapter 33, The Prince's ...
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Why didn't Snape just kill Voldemort to buy more time while the latter was recuperating as a Horcrux?

When Snape was in the company of Voldemort, why did he not just use Avada Kedavra on him? Voldemort's body would again be destroyed, and he'd become a soul again, and we know that in this form, ...
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What was the spell Harry cast in the Battle of the Seven Potters?

In the Deathly Hallows, after the Battle of the Seven Potters Harry said: "No," said Harry. "The bike was falling, I couldn't have told you where Voldemort was, but my wand spun in my hand and ...
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Why did Voldemort want to kill Harry Potter given that Harry was one of the horcruxes which provided protection for Voldemort's eternal survival?

Given that Harry was one of the Horcruxes, it is not in Voldemort's interest to kill him. Harry is one of the keys to Voldemort's own survival. Why is Voldemort so bent on killing Harry despite Harry ...
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If Harry spoke two or more languages, what would it sound like to him if he talked to a snake?

Before the Horcrux in his body got destroyed, Harry could speak to snakes, right? However, the whole ''conversation'' sounded just like English to him, right? That's fine. But if Harry were a ...
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Why did Dumbledore never ask Harry how to destroy a horcrux?

Here is the thing, Harry destroyed a Horcrux in his second year with a basilisk fang, even if he didn't know at the time. But in his sixth year, Dumbledore says to Harry, and I quote: "Horcruxes are ...
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Is there any possibility that Harry's wand was a Horcrux?

I came upon this possibility due to Dumbledore's words: “I believe that your wand imbibed some of the power and qualities of Voldemort’s wand that night, which is to say that it contained a little ...
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Does accidental homicide cause one's soul to split?

Killing is said to fracture one's soul and Voldemort uses this to create horcruxes. I always assumed that it was because of the evil intention and the act of killing someone was what caused the soul ...
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Was Harry Potter being a Horcrux making the Dursleys act mean?

Let's keep aside the fact that Aunt Petunia was scared of wizards and overall magic because of her past with Lily. I don't find this a valid reason for bullying Harry or treating him like a lowly ...
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Does Lily Potter's sacrifice make Harry and Voldemort immortal?

I know that when Lily sacrificed herself for Harry, Voldemort could no longer touch him and any attempted Avada Kedavra on Harry by Voldemort would rebound onto himself, until, of course, he took some ...
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Why didn't Arthur Weasley die but Dumbledore was going to even when both were attacked by Horcruxes?

Dumbledore got a curse upon him when he wore the cursed Horcruxed ring. He was eventually going to die because of the curse. “If you had only summoned me a little earlier, I might have been able to ...
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If Harry is NOT Voldemort's horcrux, will Voldemort resurrect from that part of soul if all his other horcruxes are destroyed

Harry was never a Horcrux of Voldemort I have heard this line on SE a lot & also vaguely read about that discussion. My question is if Harry was not Voldemort's Horcrux & if all the ...

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