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Did Voldemort seal his fate by protecting Harry? [duplicate]

It occurred to me, while watching the movies, that Harry could have died doing any number of things, and Death Eaters had plenty of chances to kill him. But Voldemort had specific orders, Harry was ...
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Why did Voldemort kill a piece of his own soul when he tried to kill Harry Potter? [duplicate]

It is clear that when Voldemort attempts to kill Harry Potter in the Deathly Hallows he instead ends up killing the part of his own soul hidden within Harry Potter. Why did this happen? Was an in-...
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Why did Dumbledore insist that Voldemort had to be the one to "kill" Harry? [duplicate]

In Deathly Hallows, we learn that Dumbledore told Snape: ‘Tell him that on the night Lord Voldemort tried to kill him, when Lily cast her own life between them as a shield, the Killing Curse ...
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Why did Dumbledore say that it was "essential" that Voldemort kills Harry if Harry was bound to life by his blood inside Voldemort? [duplicate]

This is for me the biggest unresolved question of the Books. Dumbledore planned from the beginning that Harry should first destroy all Horcruxes and then should die by the hand of Voldemort (which ...
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How did Harry become a Horcrux?

To make a Horcrux, certainly murder can't be the only requirement. It is obvious a proper spell is needed for completing a Horcrux. Voldemort could have made a thousand Horcruxes, as he had already ...
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Why must Harry Potter be told that a part of Voldemort's soul latched itself onto the only living thing it could find, again?

In Severus's memory, he and Dumbledore have a talk about Harry Potter. Professor Albus Dumbledore: There will come a time when Harry Potter must be told something. But you must wait until Voldemort ...
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If Voldemort killed Harry, and Harry stayed dead, who would kill Voldemort?

Dumbledore said that Harry must die, and Voldemort himself must do it. If that were to happen, and Harry was to actually permanently die, how would Voldemort be killed?
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Why must "either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives"?

The full prophecy by Trelawney, the part my question is about in bold: "The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches ... born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the ...
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Was the protection afforded to Harry via Lily's sacrifice universal or just anti-Voldemort? [duplicate]

It was posited in answers/comments to " If a living Horcrux was killed "normally", would they stop being one? " that somehow, Harry is being protected from harm in general (post-GoF) by the ...
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Were Snape's memories complete?

Were the memories that Severus Snape gave Harry complete? There are a few cases where they seem to be missing critical information, but it's unclear to me if that's because Snape didn't know it, that ...
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Why is it that Harry Potter is the only one who should defeat Voldemort? [duplicate]

In the Harry Potter universe, I understand there is this prophecy by Sybill Trelawney: The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches... born to those who have thrice defied him, born ...
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