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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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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 ...
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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 always Albania?

What is it about Albania that makes it such a popular hiding place (Voldemort, Helena Ravenclaw) and holiday destination (Quirrell, Bertha Jorkins) for British wizards? It would not be so strange in ...
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Was Ginny really used as bait because she was Ron's sister?

In the end of Half-Blood Prince Harry explains to Ginny why they can't be together anymore: "Voldemort uses people his enemies are close to. He's already used you as bait once, and that was just ...
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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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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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Did any Muggles actively fight against Voldemort?

This question got me thinking Did any Muggle (full blown "pure blood" Muggle with no magic; not Squib nor any wizard with majority Muggle relatives) actively fight against Voldemort? Many of the ...
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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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Did Voldemort really choose Harry Potter as “his equal”, over Neville Longbottom?

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 37, the following conversation takes place: “He chose the boy he thought most likely to be a danger to him,” said Dumbledore. “And notice this, ...
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Did Voldemort mark Harry as his equal?

The prophecy doesn't merely say "he will mark him", it says and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal When talking about the prophecy, Dumbledore says "Voldemort himself would mark him as ...
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The core of Voldemort's wand came from Fawkes, so how could he successfully use a Killing Curse against Fawkes?

We know that Voldemort's wand was made from one of Fawkes' feathers, like Harry's. We know that this fact caused the weird behavior of the wands when Harry and Voldemort battled in Little Hangleton ...
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How did Voldemort know about Harry’s protection with the Dursleys?

During his – ahem – absence, Voldemort manages to figure out the reason why the curse he used to try to kill young Harry rebounded on himself: Lily had been given a choice to save herself or die ...
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Did anybody ever try to talk sense into Voldemort?

We get it. Voldemort is the Hitler of the wizarding world. He's filled with racist thoughts, supremacist ideas, etc, etc. But while these ideas probably came to him very quickly, as he was fascinated ...
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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 did Voldemort trust Snape after his betrayal which cost Voldemort his body?

When Voldemort planned to kill baby Harry, Snape leaked this to Dumbledore, who in turn alerted the Potters, which finally cost Voldemort his body. If the Potters didn't know beforehand, he would have ...
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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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Harry Potter fanfic about Voldemort's Hogwarts years

Please help to identify a fanfic, a chapter of which I read on someone's blog. It is about Voldemort's school years. Narrator: Lestrange Main characters: Voldemort (mostly as Tom Riddle), Lestrange, ...
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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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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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How did Harry's blood being inside Voldemort save him?

There are, of course, an incredible amount of theories on how Harry Potter survived. Problem is that the most important one, the one that is canon, is the one I don't get: how Harry's blood inside ...
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Was Voldemort's plan always to abduct Harry during the final trial of the Triwizard Tournament?

From Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: “I have my reasons for using the boy, as I have already explained to you, and I will use no other. I have waited thirteen years. A few more months will ...
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Why didn't the Avada Kedavra cast at Harry at Godric's Hollow come out of Voldemort's wand during Priori Incantatem?

I came across an old essay on the Harry Potter Lexicon dated 17th January 2001, written after the release of Goblet of Fire when many details about Voldemort's attack at Godric's Hollow were still ...
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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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Since Voldemort wanted Dumbledore dead, why didn't he just kill him?

In the Half-Blood Prince, Correct me if I am wrong that Voldemort wanted Dumbledore dead due to: fear of the Headmaster of Hogwarts, personal hatred towards Dumbledore, Dumbledore is the only man ...
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Could Voldemort possess Nagini?

Could Voldemort ever fully possess Nagini or was their telepathic bond intensely strong so that Nagini would do anything that Voldemort said? "But the man was stirring... a silver Cloak fell from ...
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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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Is the other piece of the soul in King's Cross station Voldemort's main soul or the piece in Harry?

This question struck me when I read: Why didn't the piece of Voldemort’s soul in Harry come back to life with Harry? It is not a duplicate. What concerns me is which soul is the one in King's ...
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Why didn't the piece of Voldemort’s soul in Harry come back to life with Harry?

I recently reread the books and found it curious that when Harry goes into the Forbidden Forest, and is killed by Voldemort but comes back to life, that the piece of soul in him doesn't come back with ...
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How can Ron know that Voldemort was in Slytherin if nobody knows his real identity?

When Ron meets Harry on the Hogwarts Express in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, they have this conversation: “What House are your brothers in?” asked Harry. “Gryffindor,” said Ron. ...
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Did Voldemort ever sleep after the 4th book?

As Voldemort was a rather special Dark Lord, did he ever sleep since he returned in the 4th book? It seems to me that he didn't and needn't have to even.
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What does it mean that a Wizard is more powerful than another? [duplicate]

(In Harry Potter) When wizards are dueling, if they both know how to cast the Killing Curse, then what is the meaning of one being more powerful than the other? Specifically, we are repeatedly told ...
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What was Voldemort's 'one last hope'?

“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 her sacrifice alive, and ...
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Why did the Basilisk in Harry Potter only listen to the Heir of Slytherin?

So in both the books and movies, the basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets is said to only listen to the Heir of Slytherin. We all know Tom Riddle was the Heir, but I want to know why the basilisk could ...
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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 the Ministry of Magic not cover up the deaths in the Riddle family?

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire we learn that the Riddle family was murdered by Tom Riddle. We read that the "whole village" of Little Hangleton went to the pub to discuss their suspicions, and ...
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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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Would Voldemort see his diary self as a threat? [duplicate]

If Tom Riddle would have successfully come back, and Ginny died, would Voldemort in Albania see himself as a threat? Would the Tom Riddle part want to finish off the "ugly and weak" part of himself? ...
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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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Did Hagrid know that Tom Riddle was Voldemort?

From Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: "Better Hufflepuff than Slytherin," said Hagrid darkly. "There's not a single witch or wizard who went bad who wasn't in Slytherin. You-Know-Who was one."...
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What was Voldemort doing during the events of Half Blood Prince?

From the first chapter of The Half-Blood Prince (The Other Minister) the following things are known: The Ministry finally realized that Voldemort was back. (End of The Order of the Phoenix) Death ...
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Why did Voldemort return to the house of his hated Muggle father?

In Goblet of Fire Voldemort talks of how he detests his Muggle father. "You see that house upon the hillside, Potter? My father lived there. My mother, a witch who lived here in this village, fell ...
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Was Voldemort's offer to Harry to join him in the first book actually a real offer?

In the first book, Voldemort realizes that Harry has the Philosopher's Stone. He essentially asks Harry to join him. Was this a real offer, or was Voldemort just trying to manipulate Harry into giving ...
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Who else was Voldemort afraid of?

This question just came to my mind. We saw that Voldemort was afraid of Albus Dumbledore. Was he afraid of Aberforth too? Because we see that Aberforth was a powerful wizard. So, whether he was ...
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Shouldn't Voldemort be alerted that someone else might be the true Master of the Elder Wand when he concluded that Dumbledore was its last owner?

Wands die with their owner Following my answer in the question "Why did Voldemort visit Grindelwald?", I came across the following question: after Voldemort concluded that the Elder Wand's last owner ...