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Questions tagged [horcrux]

For questions about "Horcruxes" in Harry Potter in which a person has concealed part of their soul, thus making that person immortal. Always use with the [harry-potter] tag. Use [voldemort] as needed when referring to those created by the character.

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What steps did Voldemort intend for his diary to take to prove he was the Heir of Slytherin?

I know a really similar question has been asked here (and I have been trying to convince myself with half-baked answers to avoid creating a duplicate) but please do note, my question isn't about why ...
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2 Way Horcrux Chain

Lets say you had 3 wizards, let’s call them A, B and C. If A were to turn B & C into Horcruxes, B were to turn A & C into Horcruxes and C were to turn A & B into Horcruxes. Would killing ...
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Do the Horcruxes know about each other?

I’m sure this must be a duplicate, but I can’t find it. The implication in "Chamber of Secrets" seems to be that diary-Horcrux Tom could become (is) the new Dark Lord with minimal intervention from ...
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How does memory work among Horcruxes?

At the time of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets we have 2 conscious and functioning Horcruxes - young Tom Riddle from the Diary and the "main piece" hiding somewhere in Albania. Young Tom ...
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How was Voldemort able to create Nagini Horcrux in his current condition?

It is known that creating a Horcrux is very dark and complicated magic. As per Pottermore Horcrux, one of the – if not the – most difficult and extreme pieces of magic the wizarding world has to ...
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Differentiation: Horcrux vs. Hogwarts painting imprint

A Horcrux contains a shard of someones soul. On a physical level it is a passive object. The paintings in Hogwarts contain imprints of people who lived with it and are dead now. The imprints are ...
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Can a Muggle inadvertently create a horcrux-like object?

I think that we have it well-established (regardless of whether or not one sees this as flawed logic) that Harry is not a Horcrux. A Horcrux has to be made intentionally, and the recipient is cursed ...
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Is a horcrux made everytime someone kills? [duplicate]

I want to say the answer is "no", because Voldemort probably killed way more people than the amount of horcruxes he has and not every evil murderer wants to make horcruxes. Also it seems to be a ...
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What was the first Horcrux Voldemort created? [duplicate]

The answer here states that Voldemort already knew about the Gaunts by the time he created the diary. It is told, that he spent 5 five years searching for everything that is known about the COS, so it ...
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Did Voldemort know about his mother by the time he created his first Horcrux?

It is indicated that he already created the ring Horcrux by the time he approaches Slughorn, it is, presumably, later than he discovers basilisk and kills Myrtle. Though there is no clear indication ...
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Did making Horcruxes affect Voldemort's power?

Voldemort made 7 pieces of his soul by making Horcruxes. Did it affect his power? Was his power 7 times greater than the movie before the attack at Harry's parents at Godric's Hollow?
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Why were no more Hocruxes created when Voldemort killed people when he came back? [duplicate]

If killing break one's soul to create a Hocrux, then why didn’t Voldemort create more Hocruxes when he killed people after he came back?
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Why didn't Voldemort make a Dementor a living Horcrux? [closed]

We know that Dementors are not immortal creatures, they cannot die as per se, but we know by fact that they can diminish by not sucking fear and souls out of people. Even though, they are still ...
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Will Horcruxes show up in the Fantastic Beasts series? [closed]

Do we know if Horcruxes will make an appearance in the Fantastic Beasts series? Did J.K. Rowling ever mention anything about Grindelwald and Horcruxes?
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Why didn't Snape work out Voldemort had Horcruxes?

Snape is repeatedly referred to as a highly intelligent wizard, most skilled in the Dark Arts. We don't know for sure, but it seems probable he would know about Horcruxes, at least in theory. He ...
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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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Why didn't Dumbledore tell the Order about Horcruxes? [duplicate]

We know that Harry didn't have to destroy the Horcruxes himself: "Ron - ?" The sword flashed, plunged: Harry threw himself out of the way, there was a clang of metal and a long, drawn-out scream. ...
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Does Tom Riddle/ Lord Voldemort remember the Chamber of Secrets Incident? [duplicate]

I was rewatching the movies and was wondering if Voldemort remembered his encounter with Harry in the Chamber of Secrets since he makes no mention of it when he gains his body again in Little ...
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Can one person have multiple souls?

When Voldemort tried to kill Harry in the first book, a fragment of his soul split off and continued to live in Harry. Harry had his own whole soul and the part of Voldemort's soul in him from then on....
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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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Last Hocrux should not be Harry [duplicate]

If Voldemort planned to make 7 Horcruxes and he did not plan for Harry to be one shouldn't there be another one?
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Feasibility of using Dark Magic to do a Horcrux-ectomy

Based on this answer about what it takes to destroy a Horcrux, it seems that the key requirement is being damaged beyond magical repair (at least according to Hermione). “Exactly,” said Hermione. “...
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What happens to a Horcrux if the creature it's contained inside is killed? [duplicate]

If a living creature that contains a Horcrux is killed by "normal means", i.e. not a way of destroying a Horcrux like basilisk venom, what happens to the Horcrux? For example, what would have ...
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What is the relation between Nagini's proper soul and the part of his soul that Voldemort put in her?

I was just curious to know if their souls combined into one bigger soul or they exist as separate entities that can interact at will, or another possibility I haven't thought of.
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Why are Horcruxes associated with Dark Magic?

In the Harry Potter universe, Horcruxes are described as dark objects in both the movies and the books. Could these objects be classified as "good or neutral" magic if a “good” wizard had created ...
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Is it possible to remove a soul from a Horcrux?

I was wondering if it is possible to remove the portion of a soul inside a Horcrux without the person whose soul is actually in the Horcrux. I’m writing a Harry Potter fan fiction, and would really ...
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What would happen if two wizards made each other a Horcrux? Would they be invincible?

What would happen if two wizards made each other a Horcrux? Would they be invincible? How would you kill one of them?
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Harry was bitten by a Basilisk - how is he still a Horcrux? [duplicate]

It is revealed in "The Deathly Hallows" that, when Voldemort tried to kill the baby Harry Potter, he unwittingly created in him a horcrux. Basilisk blood destroys horcruxes. In "The Chamber Of ...
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Would having Horcruxes allow someone to leave the Veil of Death?

In the Harry Potter books, there is a veil of death in the Department of Mysteries. It got me thinking about the Horcruxes and for some odd reason i started to speculate about Horcruxes and how the ...
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Is there a time limit (after committing murder) within which the Horcrux can be created?

There have been several questions here discussing about Horcruxes. I came across this question that discusses about the living being (human or otherwise) that should be killed to create a Horcrux. I ...
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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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Was it Tom Riddle's diary that Ginny left at The Burrow?

I was just reading the Chamber of Secrets again and I noticed something. While leaving the Burrow to get to King's Cross, the Weasleys had to turn around three times because George, Fred and Ginny had ...
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Shouldn't Voldemort have realised Harry was searching for the horcruxes sooner?

When Harry went to see Bathilda in the house, Bathilda (Nagini) saw Harry wearing the locket. Surely Nagini would have told Lord Voldemort. Unless Nagini did not know about Horcruxes, however later in ...
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Horcruxes in Harry Potter [duplicate]

If Voldemort made all the Horcruxes so he can return with the help of those, and Harry is a horcrux made by accident, even though they destroyed all of the Horcruxes, Harry is still alive, so, while ...
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What does the word 'Horcrux' mean?

In the Potterverse, the names of characters, objects and places often have a fascinating meaning and can reveal a lot abour their attributes or characteristic. As for the names of the spells, they ...
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Is the Sorting Hat a not-Dark version of a Horcrux?

We know, according to Hermione, that [...] a Horcrux is the complete opposite of a human being. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - the Ghoul in Pyjamas But that does not necessarily ...
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Is the Sorting Hat a Horcrux?

The Sorting Hat is significantly different from most other enchanted objects we've seen in the Wizarding World. The hat is sapient - it not only converses with Harry on multiple occasions but invents ...
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What type of murders created each Horcrux?

This answer lists all the people Voldemort killed to create his Horcruxes, but I couldn't find anything on how he killed them. According to this answer, the spell to create one is separate from the ...
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Whose soul would be torn from a killing done under the Imperius Curse?

Whose soul is ripped if a witch or wizard uses the Imperius Curse on someone, and commands them to kill? I know Dumbledore and Snape discuss murder and the soul, but Snape's soul remains whole due to ...
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Why can Harry be injured so easily?

Since Harry has a piece of the Dark Lord’s soul, why is that he can be injured so easily? I ask this question because I don't understand why the Horcruxes are so hard to damage, but Harry can get hurt ...
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Can a Horcrux be tracked magically?

In the Harry Potter stories, the heroes - if I recall correctly - track down the Horcruxes by going to places that their research showed were significant to Voldemort. Fair enough, but that gets me ...
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Why was the procedure and the outcome for the 7th “horcrux” so different from the other 6?

When Voldemort created the first 6 Horcruxes, he did not need to put his soul inside another living body. A simple object easily works well enough (like Gaunt's ring). When he created the 7th (baby ...
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How did Regulus Black discover the Dark Lord's secret? [duplicate]

We all know that Regulus Black was the first person to discover the Dark Lord's secret and also managed to locate one of the Horcrux. The question is, How did he learn about the Horcruxes that the ...
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Could this be a Plot Flaw - No use of Dumbledore Portrait in Headmaster's Office [duplicate]

After Book 6, when Snape killed Dumbledore, as per the magical law every Hogwarts headmaster/headmistress gets his/her portrait in the headmaster's office. This was known to Harry and obviously he was ...
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Did Tom Riddle really have a diary he used or did he just buy a blank one to make a Horcrux?

I looked on the Harry Potter wikia, and it said it was a blank diary but I don't remember that being mentioned in the books.
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Could Voldemort perform Legilimency through Nagini?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, during the part where Nagini appears in Malfoy Manor with the Death Eaters, there is a line which says: To Malfoy's left, his wife made an odd stiff nod, ...
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Could one use a wand as a Horcrux?

I know there probably won't be a canon answer to this, so basically I'm asking for reasoned opinions or (if I'm lucky) maybe some statement from JKR. So here it goes: Could someone use a wand as a ...
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What is the point of having Regulus take the Horcrux?

The question is kind of in the title. But, to extrapolate: Why bother with having the whole fake Horcrux? The finale of Half-Blood Prince served many purposes already: It lead to Dumbledore's death ...
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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 killing splits one's soul, why does Slughorn say Voldemort was the first person to split his soul more than once?

Killing splits the soul, right. Using whatever spell then puts that piece of soul into an object, creating a Horcrux. I think it was Slughorn who said that no man ever split his soul more than once, ...