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Questions tagged [death-eaters]

For questions about the fictional characters, "Death Eaters", in the Harry Potter Franchise. Antagonists. Minions in the service of Voldemort. Always use in conjunction with the [harry-potter] tag and any relevant tags.Use with [voldemort] when asking about him and the group specifically.

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Why didn't Death Eaters take advantage of Harry's bad eyesight in a duel?

In Harry Potter, Hermione once says something like this to Harry, "you really do have bad eyesight". So this means Harry can't go around well without his glasses. So in a duel, why didn't the Death ...
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How many Death Eaters died in total? [duplicate]

We know about the fifty Hogwarts fighters that died but what about the Death Eaters? Except for Regulus Black, Severus Snape, Bellatrix and Voldemort, which Death Eaters died?
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Which Death Eaters were named after J.K. Rowling's Friends?

Recently I watched J.K. Rowling's Harvard Commencement Speech and she mentions that she named some Death Eaters after her friends. Here is the actual quote: They ...
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Were there any Dark Lord sympathizers from other countries?

I can't seem to remember, but were there any followers of Voldemort from other countries, any outsiders that sympathized with Voldemort's aims? (Not Dragomir Despard) Death Eaters are NOT included in ...
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Can the Dark Mark be used to kill Death Eaters?

'You know what these remind me of?' 'No, what's that?' 'The Death Eaters' scars. Voldemort touches one of them, and all their scars burn, and they know they've got to join him.' Since we ...
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Imperius Curse lifted after Voldemort's defeat, even though he may not have been the one to cast the spell?

After Voldemort is defeated at the end of The Deathly Hallows, it's mentioned that all the people under the Imperius Curse were freed. Does that mean that Voldemort was controlling all the Imperiused?...
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How could Antonin Dolohov kill if his memory was wiped?

As we know, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Antonin Dolohov and Thorfinn Rowle attacked Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley at Tottenham Court Road, but they were defeated ...
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Why does Draco Malfoy try to befriend Harry? [duplicate]

So, in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Sorcerer’s Stone). We see Draco Malfoy attempt to befriend Harry. Even as he does so, he declares that some families are 'better than others', and ...
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Can Death Eaters know who of them pressed the Mark?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows we see several occasions when Death Eaters 'activate' their Dark Marks to summon Voldemort. Surely Voldemort should know who did this and where as he doesn't ...
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Why didn’t Harry’s power from his mother affect others who wanted to hurt him?

If Quirrell got burnt when he wanted to hurt Harry, why didn’t others? I mean, was this power Harry had from his mother mentioned in any other situation? Or did Lily's sacrifice just work for ...
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What did Rufus Scrimgeour do differently when he became the Minister for Magic compared to Cornelius Fudge?

In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, it was mentioned that Rufus Scrimgeour succeeded Fudge to be the new Minister for Magic. Is Scrimgeour a more proactive Minister when fighting Voldemort and ...
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How much did Peter Pettigrew learn about Harry as Scabbers, and did he ever relay all this personal information to Voldemort?

Whilst reading the first three books, and especially PoA, I kept wondering whether it's known how much Pettigrew learned about Harry, Ron and Hermione whilst in Animagus form; i.e. as Scabbers. How ...
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What actually happened during the silent coup at the Ministry of Magic in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it was said that on 1st August 1997, Voldemort and Death Eaters took over the Ministry of Magic, and killed Rufus Scrimgeour. What happened exactly on that ...
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How did Voldemort infiltrate the Ministry so easily in Deathly Hallows? [duplicate]

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, it was said that Rufus Scrimgeour took over Fudge to become the Minister for Magic. Also, Dumbledore stated that he is a more proactive and decisive ...
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Why did Voldemort choose to kill half-bloods first over Muggles?

If half-bloods were filthy scum, according to Voldemort, I don't have words to describe Muggles. Why didn't Voldemort choose to eliminate Muggles first which would have been very easy? Also, ...
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Did vampires ever fight for Voldemort?

As seen in this question vampires are mentioned several times in the Harry Potter books. Hagrid mentions Professor Quirrell met vampires in the Black Forest. One of Lockhart's books is titled Voyages ...
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What happened to Pius Thicknesse after his misfortunate term as the Minister?

From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Pottermore, we know that Pius Thicknesse has been sacked and replaced by Kingsley Shacklebolt, who made a successful Minister of Magic. But what happened ...
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How was the Auror Office compromised in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?

As I know, the Aurors are trained to fight and capture Dark wizards... If they guard Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, how come the Auror Office was compromised over the summer ...
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How was Moody captured by Wormtail and Barty Crouch Jr? [duplicate]

At the start of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, how was Alastor Moody captured? Why was he able to be captured by Wormtail and Barty Crouch Jr? After all Alastor Moody was the most powerful ...
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Which pure-blood supremacists were actually half-bloods?

Tom Riddle favored pure-blood wizards over other wizards and wanted wizards to have power over muggles, but he was the half-blood child of a witch and a Muggle father. Dolores Jane Umbridge was a ...
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Why didn't the Ministry just check their left arms to see if they were Death Eaters? [duplicate]

If the Dark Mark was branded on the left forearm of all the Death Eaters, then why didn't the Ministry just check their arms? That would prove if they were under the Imperious curse or not.
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Did Voldemort lift the curse of the DADA position during the Deathly Hallows?

The curse of the DADA position in Hogwarts made it impossible for a teacher to take the position for more than one year. The curse was put in place by Voldemort as a revenge for not being allowed to ...
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Why didn't any Death Eaters create their own Horcruxes?

The Death Eaters obviously had no problems with murdering people, and based on the dialogue in TGOF when Voldemort returns, they knew what Horcruxes were. So why then, did none of them create their ...
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Why weren't Rodolphus and Rabastan Lestrange also hailed as Voldemort's most loyal servants?

After Voldemort's downfall at the end of the First Wizarding War, we know that Bellatrix Lestrange, Barty Crouch Jr., Rodolphus Lestrange and Rabastan Lestrange were the only Death Eaters that tried ...
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Did Voldemort have a plan for preventing wizards from becoming extinct?

Since the Death Eaters were killing or otherwise preventing Muggle-borns from practicing magic, how did they plan to keep the wizards from dying out after a couple generations once there were not ...
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Did any students at Hogwarts know their parents were Death Eaters?

When Voldey returns, he names several Death Eaters by name. Voldemort: Crabbe! MacNair! Goyle! Not even you, Lucius! Lucius is the father of Draco Malfoy, and I ...
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Why weren't Muggle-borns killed at Hogwarts after the end of Half-Blood Prince?

Wasn't Colin Creevey a Muggle-born? How did he survive to play a part in the Hogwarts battle? Did he not attend Hogwarts then? Or were the Carrows simply stupid?
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Why didn't they mend Potter's prophecy with the Repairing Charm?

Why is Harry's & Voldemort's prophecy not repaired with something like the "Reparo" spell? Why is it lost for good (and Voldemort angry at Malfoy for that)?
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Why are the Dementors loyal to anyone other than themselves?

During the first five Harry Potter books the Dementors were (notionally, at least) loyal to the Ministry of Magic. There's the odd occasion when they indulge their carnal desire to suck out the souls ...
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Did the Death Eaters know Voldemort would soon return in GoF?

In the Goblet of Fire movie, the Death Eaters appear within seconds after being summoned by a newly resurrected Voldemort. The first words out of his mouth are to berate his followers for their lack ...
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Why did Umbridge collaborate with Voldemort?

We know that Dolores Umbridge was not associated with Death Eaters before Voldemort’s return. We also know that Umbridge collaborated with Voldemort and Death Eaters after the death of Rufus ...
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Why did Pettigrew wait 13 years to return to Voldemort?

Why did Pettigrew wait 13 years to return to Voldemort? Couldn't he have just magicked a rat to life, like you do birds with the Avis spell (Bird-Conjuring Charm), and put it under Imperio to copy his ...
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Why did the Death Eaters expect the Longbottoms to know where Voldemort was?

The Lestranges and Barty Crouch Junior tracked down Frank Longbottom in the belief that he knew the "present whereabouts" of Voldemort. "We have heard the evidence against you. The four of you ...
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Is there any more information about the additional female Death Eaters in the movies?

As mentioned in the answer to this question, there were only two known female Death Eaters who were described in the books. In the movies, there are at least four different women with the Death Eaters ...
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Has JK Rowling said anything further about the Knights of Walpurgis?

JK Rowling once mentioned in a Harry Potter special edition of Newsnight that the Death Eaters were originally called the Knights of Walpurgis. Jeremy Paxman: And these scraps of paper which you've ...
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How did Death Eaters hide from the Ministry of Magic after Voldemort fell the first time, given that they had the Dark Mark?

How did Barty Crouch Jr. and the other Death Eaters not get caught by the Ministry, when they have tattoos on their arms of the Dark Mark? Is the use of a cloak alone enough, no raids on their body ...
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In the movies, did Voldemort kill Pettigrew after the escape from Malfoy Manor?

What happened to Peter Pettigrew when Harry and the others stunned him and escaped from Malfoy Manor? In the books, it's told that the silver hand given to him by Voldemort kills Wormtail because he ...
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Did Umbridge know that The Dark Lord was controlling the Ministry of Magic?

I was reading The Deathly Hallows (again) recently and a question popped up in my mind: did Dolores Umbridge, who worked as the head of the Muggleborn Registration Commission, know that the Ministry ...
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Why is Dumbledore afraid of Greyback?

I saw this answer. It makes me curious that why Dumbledore is afraid of Greyback, considering that Dumbledore is more powerful than Greyback.
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Whose wand did Bellatrix use at the Battle of Hogwarts?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Bellatrix was relieved of her wand by Dobby at Malfoy Manor. The wand was in Hermione's possession when Harry and Co. infiltrated Gringotts. Later, Bellatrix ...
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Was anyone killed at the Quidditch World Cup?

There was clearly a lot of damage done by the Death Eaters, and potential bodily harm to Muggles, but was anyone killed? The extent of wreckage in both the books and the movie appears extensive, so it ...
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Why couldn't Moody beat Crouch's Imperius?

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, we see that it is possible to train yourself to resist the Imperius Curse. How is it that Harry, a 14 year old boy, was able to resist Barty Crouch Jr. after ...
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Why didn't Barty Crouch Jr just use Imperio on Moody?

Kidnapping Moody and constantly depending on Polyjuice Potion for an entire year seems like a lot of unnecessary trouble just to get Harry to touch the cup. Why not simply use Imperio instead?
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Why don't Voldemort and DEs spam Avada Kedavra? [duplicate]

I know that in order to successfully cast AK, you need to mean it and have a powerful mindset at that moment. However during DH, in the RoR Crabbe is using it twice in a really short period toward ...
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Why does Voldemort lend his wand to Wormtail?

In The Goblet of Fire, Cedric Is killed by Wormtail who was ordered to kill the spare. However, when Voldemort gets a new body, and the Priori Incantetum takes place during the duel, Cedric comes out ...
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Why didn't the Death Eaters just perform Alohomora on the locked doors in the Ministry?

During the Ministry fight in Order of the Phoenix there's an attempt by the kids to lock themselves in. Sorry about the long passage but it's necessary for context. He heaved Ron towards a door; ...
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Did Barty Crouch Jr. participate in the torture of Neville's parents?

I know that in court he vehemently denies it, but is after all still found guilty and in succession sent to Azkaban. I can't remember any definitive proof though, so is there any canon information ...
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Were there any female Death Eaters other than Bellatrix and Alecto Carrow in the books?

Obviously, women can become Death Eaters. Bellatrix was the Dark Lord's most loyal Death Eater, and she was a woman. Although she had a much lesser role and importance, Alecto Carrow was another ...
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Why didn't Harry kill Bellatrix at the Ministry of Magic?

In the Order of the Phoenix, when Bellatrix kills Sirius Black, Harry was in terror. Harry uses the spell "Crucio", thus incapacitating Bellatrix. Now, why didn't he just kill her? I have only ...
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Is there any evidence that Quirrell was a Death Eater?

Considering events happening in the first book, can Quirrell be considered a Death Eater?