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Questions tagged [voldemort]

For use on questions specifically about Voldemort, the main antagonist of the Harry Potter series. Always use in conjunction with the [harry-potter] tag and any relevant tags. Only use the tag when specifically asking questions about the character.

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Why didn't Voldemort recognize that Dumbledore was affected by his curse?

Dumbledore's hand was visibly affected by a curse Voldemort placed on Marvolo Gaunt's ring. Why wasn't Voldemort alerted that perhaps Dumbledore has found one of his Horcruxes based on the appearance ...
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What did Voldemort mean when he called the Death Eaters his true family?

‘Listen to me, reliving family history …’ he said quietly. ‘Why, I am growing quite sentimental … But look, Harry! My true family returns …’ [Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 33] ...
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Why did Voldemort choose Narcissa to check if Harry was dead?

We see in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, after Voldemort tries to kill Harry that he sends Narcissa Malfoy to check if Harry was dead or not: “You,” said Voldemort, and there was a bang and ...
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How exactly did Voldemort look before his Killing Curse rebounded? [duplicate]

When he came to Dumbledore asking for a job at Hogwarts, he hid Ravenclaw's diadem in the Room of Requirements. When Harry saw the memory, he noticed that although he did not look like the handsome ...
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Did the remaining Death Eaters fight back after Voldemort's death?

After Voldemort died, shouldn't the remaining Death Eaters still fight back? We know that they don't need a leader to organize their attacks: Loud jeering, roars of laughter, and drunken yells were ...
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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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Why didn’t Dementors fight with Voldemort in the last battle of Hogwarts?

Why didn’t the Dementors fight with Voldemort in the last battle of Hogwarts?
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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 was Harry Potter able to kill Voldemort (after HP came back to life in the Forbidden Forest) if Lily's protection is still in Voldemort's body? [duplicate]

I get this whole part: "He took your blood believing it would strengthen him. He took into his body a tiny part of the enchantment your mother laid upon you when she died for you. His body keeps ...
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In the public opinion, why was Voldemort considered the greatest dark wizard of all times, and not Grindelwald? [duplicate]

In the books, it's established that Voldemort is seen as the greatest dark wizard of all time (well, at least the greatest until now) by the wizarding world. Given the hints and facts about ...
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Why didn't Voldemort know what Grindelwald looked like?

Can anybody explain to me why Voldemort didn't know what Grindelwald looked like? It's not like there were ages between them – both Grindelwald and Dumbledore were still alive in the era of Voldemort,...
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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 could very few people know the actual identity of Voldemort as Tom Riddle? [duplicate]

Dumbledore says: Very few people know that Lord Voldemort was once called Tom Riddle. I taught him myself, fifty years ago, at Hogwarts. He disappeared after leaving the school … travelled far ...
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How can Voldemort counter a Dementor?

I suppose Voldemort couldn't use the Patronus Charm. So, what would happen if he faces Dementors? How can he counter them?
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What if Voldemort had Harry killed by Nagini?

In the last book, Voldemort kills Harry with the Killing Curse. Minutes before though, he had Nagini kill Snape to gain the allegiance of the Elder Wand (which means, the kill has to be done by ...
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When and what cause Voldemort to look the way he does, vs how we've seen him as a teen? [duplicate]

As the title says, when and what made Voldemort look the way he does (pale, snake-like etc) as opposed to how we've seen him in his earlier years as Tom Riddle? Is it just a side effect of his ...
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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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Was Voldemort stupid or a genius? [closed]

After reading too much bashing, I decided to ask... Was Voldemort stupid or a genius? We know the tragic story of Voldemort, and yet after getting great OWL and NEWTS instead of trying to enter the ...
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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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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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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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When did Voldemort become active?

The Sorcerer’s Stone was moved to Hogwarts at same time Harry took admission in the school. All things started happening in the same year. Is it coincidence that Voldemort became active at the same ...
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Did Voldemort love Bellatrix, after all? [duplicate]

Voldemort was said to have been incapable of love, in the Harry Potter series. His own birth was the result of a love potion that Merope had used on his father, Tom Riddle Senior. So, it is surprising ...
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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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How much did Tom Riddle study?

We know that he was very talented but he was also hardworking since even Dumbledore mentioned him being one of the best students in Hogwarts history. This would basically mean that he got the best ...
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Why can Voldemort not just use an elf to apparate Harry out of his house?

Could Voldemort have used an elf to Side-along Apparate Harry with him, and take Harry to Voldemort? Since any elf could apparate directly in and out of Harry's house, as seen in Chamber of Secrets.
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Voldemort's Very Vexing Vacation

We know that Voldemort killed James and Lily Potter on the last day of October in 1981 (when Harry was 15 months old), as that is the date that appears on the memorial in chapter 17 of Deathly Hallows:...
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Why does Voldemort hate half-bloods?

We know that Voldemort is a half-blood. He also hates half-bloods, we can see this from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (Movie). When he takes command he starts killing half-bloods as well. ...
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How can Voldemort die in this situation? [duplicate]

‘But if Voldemort used the Killing Curse,’ Harry started again, ‘and nobody died for me this time – how can I be alive?’ ‘I think you know,’ said Dumbledore. ‘Think back. Remember what he did, in ...
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What is magical power in the potter universe and how are these powers compared? [duplicate]

In the most recent movie Fantastic Beasts, Crimes of Grindelwald the minister said to Dumbledore somthing like "Only you can take on Grindlewald, because he's so powerful". That made me somehow wonder....
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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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Was Voldemort acting illogically considering the “inhertance” of the Elder Wand? [duplicate]

This always struck me as odd in the Deathly Hallows. Yes, Voldemort was wrong in the end thinking that one becomes the master by killing the previous owner. But even acting according to his own theory,...
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Why didn't Voldemort search for the Deathly Hallows? [duplicate]

We know that Tom Riddle was obsessed with immortality and was planning about it ever since he was a little boy. If he had the time to meticulously plan for those Horcruxes, why did he not go in search ...
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Is there any downside to Voldemort getting “killed”?

A large part of the plot of Goblet of Fire hinges on the fact that Voldemort insisted on specifically using Harry for his rebirthing ritual. As he says in the graveyard: But I knew the one I must ...
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Did Voldemort know what Nagini was? [closed]

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, we learn that Did Voldemort know about this?
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How come there were no witnesses to the monster when the chamber of secrets was first opened?

CoS Ch.13 In my fifth year, the Chamber was opened and the monster attacked several students, finally killing one. If there were witnesses to the attacks, then how come Hagrid was expelled? Even ...
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Why didn’t Voldemort (Tom Riddle) take more advantage of Grindelwald’s rise?

Recently, I had discussions with a friend where we outlined the timeline of the Harry Potter series, with a focus on Voldemort and Grindelwald, and we realized how much they overlap, time wise. This ...
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Does Voldemort have other options? [duplicate]

In the battle of Hogwarts, after Voldemort knew that all Horcruxes were destroyed and the curse Avada Kedavra will not affect Harry a second time, does Voldemort never think of fleeing the scene 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 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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What was Quirrell's motive? [duplicate]

A recent Q&A brought up a particular quote that made me wonder about Professor Quirrell's character. The quote is from Dumbledore: Quirrell, full of hatred, greed and ambition, sharing his soul ...
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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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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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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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Why didn't the Elder Wand answer to Voldemort?

When Voldemort cast the Avada Kedavra spell on Harry it basically disarmed him. So why didn't the Elder Wand answer to Voldemort afterwards?
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When/why did Voldemort reconsider letting Snape know about the Elder Wand?

When Voldemort is about to break into Dumbledore's tomb to take the Elder Wand, the following happens: "I shall join you in the castle shortly," he said in his high, cold voice. "Leave me now." ...
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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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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 ...