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Did the other Death Eaters know about Snape's death at Voldemort's hands?

Voldemort ordered Lucius Malfoy to go fetch Snape and have him meet the Dark Lord at the Shrieking Shack. Wouldn't Lucius, Narcissa, and others have wondered why Snape didn't rejoin them afterwards? ...
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Why doesn't Harry die when Voldemort uses the killing curse on him? [duplicate]

Why doesn't Harry die when Voldemort uses the killing curse on him? I'm talking about the second time this happens, when they are in the forbidden forest during the Battle of Hogwarts, not in Godric's ...
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Was Harry permanently immune to Voldemort's killing curse after Goblet of Fire?

We know that the presence of Lily's sacrifice in Voldemort's blood basically tethers Harry to life, allowing him to return. Does this basically mean that between books 4 and 7, Voldemort had no chance ...
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Why did Harry being prepared to let Voldemort kill him "make all the difference"?

In King's Cross, when Harry tells Dumbledore that he meant to let Voldemort kill him, Dumbledore says And that will, I think, have made all the difference. If he is referring to the fact that the ...
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Had Voldemort used somebody else's blood, would he have been able to kill Harry in the final duel?

Was Lily's original protection not enough for Harry to survive Voldemort's Avada Kedavra in the forbidden forest? I know that the reason given is that Lily's protection is alive in Voldemort's blood, ...
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Why didn't the Death Eaters swear an Unbreakable Vow to obey Voldemort? [duplicate]

Someone on Quora asked why Voldemort didn't make his followers swear an Unbreakable Vow to follow/obey him, thus insuring any who betrayed or defied the Dark Lord would die doing so- is there an in-...
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"Chamber of Secrets" and "Goblet of Fire" Tom Riddle connection?

In The Chamber of Secrets we learn Tom Riddle is Lord Voldemort but in The Goblet of Fire when it talks about the people who lived in the Riddle House the older couple's son is named Tom Riddle. Are ...
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Was Harry tethered to life as long as Voldemort lived with Harry's blood in him, or was he only safe from attack from Voldemort? [duplicate]

In the chapter King's Cross of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Dumbledore explains that Harry didn't die because: "He took your blood and rebuilt his living body with it! Your blood in his ...
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Can Voldemort even master the Elder Wand?

J.K. Rowling stated that Thestral tail hair, which is the core of the Elder Wand, can be mastered only by a witch or wizard capable of facing death. I decided that the core of the Elder Wand is the ...
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What's the point of Voldemort having followers? [duplicate]

Voldemort seems obsessed with himself, wanting power and escaping death. He wants to be the most knowledgeable, most powerful, most immortal, wizard to ever be. He is also a psychopath. He does not ...
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Why did Voldemort want Harry to fight in Goblet of Fire, but was happy to just kill him without a fight in Deathly Hallows?

Voldemort could have easily killed him without a fight in Goblet of Fire but seemed too proud to do so. Then in Deathly Hallows Voldemort just lets Harry surrender himself and kills him.
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If death lifts the caster's spells, then how are the Horcruxes still defended?

Half-Blood Prince clearly establishes that death lifts the caster's spells. Voldemort died quite early in the series. It follows that Voldemort's spells, such as the protections on his horcruxes, ...
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Why does Tom Riddle ask Slughorn about Horcruxes, at all?

Why does Tom Riddle ask Slughorn about Horcruxes, at all? The benefits are slim to none (see How did Slughorn's information on horcruxes actually help Voldemort?). Tom already knows about them ...
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Why didn't Voldemort directly go back to Death Eater headquarters?

After his killing curse rebounded and destroyed his body, Voldemort was scared because he turned into a really weak spirit, and decided to escape. Why didn't he just escape towards his current Death ...
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Was there a snake with Voldemort when he killed the Potters? [closed]

When the killing curse rebounds on Voldemort, there appears to be a snake slithering in the room. "Avada Kedavra!" And then he broke. He was nothing, nothing but pain and terror, and he ...
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Why didn't Voldemort use Legilimency further to actually hear the prophecy in Harry's head?

In Order of the Phoenix, this dialogue happens shortly before Voldemort duels Dumbledore in the Ministry Atrium: “Don’t waste your breath!” yelled Harry, his eyes screwed up against the pain in his ...
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What exactly did Voldemort do after disappearing?

What exactly did Voldemort do during his ten year absence? Why do people say he isolated himself?
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Did Snape have a failsafe method for giving his memory to Harry Potter? What if Harry wasn't around? [duplicate]

Did Snape have a failsafe method for giving his memory to Harry Potter? What if Harry wasn't around? Since Harry wanted to find Voldemort to end him, finding Snape wasn't part of his current mission. ...
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Was Voldemort pre-determined to be loveless and crave power, or did he have free will? [duplicate]

The backstory is that his mother became pregnant with a love potion and therefore he was incapable of love, so my question is, did he have free will?
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Why did Albus Dumbledore let random people 'Accio' his private books?

Why did Albus Dumbledore let random people 'Accio' his private books? In Deathly Hallows, Hermione could do so, and here's the quote: ‘I didn’t think there were any books on Horcruxes in the library?’...
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Are there any in-book clues that the T in "Voldemort" is silent, and why did the movies choose to pronounce the T?

J.K. Rowling has gone on record a few times that she pronounces Voldemort with a silent T, so like vol-de-more. Are there any hints in the book that basically the entire English-speaking world is ...
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Why does Hermione claim that all wands are equal, save for the Elder Wand?

In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Ollivander and Harry have this conversation: ‘Ah yes,’ said the man. ‘Yes, yes. I thought I’d be seeing you soon. Harry Potter.’ It wasn’t a question. ‘...
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Why did Voldemort have to die?

It seems that to Dumbledore, defeating Voldemort could only happen in one way: by having Voldemort die. The entire quest to find and destroy the horcruxes took place only to achieve this objective. ...
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Did the Death Eaters know about the refounded Order of the Phoenix in Book 5 or were Kingsley, Tonks, and Moody just seen as Aurors?

In Order of the Phoenix Kingsley, Tonks, Moody, Lupin, and Sirius break into the Ministry to save Team DA. Did Voldemort know Kingsley, Tonks and Mad-eye were in the Order or were they just seen as ...
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Was Voldemort aware of his similarity to Hitler?

For us Muggles it is hard not to notice the similarity between Voldemort's rule and the Nazi regime, or between the Death Eaters and the Nazis. But we know WWII happened in the world of HP, and that ...
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Do the films act as if Voldemort killed Cedric? If so, why? [duplicate]

My memory must be playing tricks on me. In the Goblet of Fire film, I distinctly recall Wormtail killing Cedric. However, I also recall that very film claiming that "Cedric Diggory was murdered ...
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Why couldn't Frank work out Voldemort's resemblance to his father, while Morfin could?

When teenage Voldemort came to his mother's house, his uncle Morfin mistook him for his father Tom Riddle (at first sight) however Morfin and Tom rarely used to see each other. Morfin pushed the hair ...
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Why do the Harry Potter villains host events at graveyards?

Why though? In The Goblet of Fire Voldemort sends Harry and Cedric (though he didn't know Cedric would be there) to the Little Hangelton graveyard to die, and in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of ...
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Was Richard Bremmer the voice of Lord Voldemort in Goblet of Fire?

I know that Richard Bremmer played Voldemort in Philosopher’s Stone and in flashback scenes in Deathly Hallows Part 2. But his Harry Potter Wiki page identifies him as the voice of Lord Voldemort ...
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Why didn't Dobby simply mention Tom Riddle to Harry?

Dobby is a complicated character. Quote: I’ve just got one question, Dobby,’ said Harry, as Dobby pulled on Harry’s sock with shaking hands. ‘You told me all this had nothing to do with He Who Must ...
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What part of Voldemort got resurrected?

We know that Voldemort had a bunch of Horcruxes, plus one soul piece in his body. In Book 1, when he "died" the first time (in Godric's Hollow), the rebounding curse destroyed that one soul ...
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Did Dumbledore have a plan for killing Voldemort?

Chapter 33 of Deathly Hallows tells us all that we really need to know about Dumbledore's plan to make sure that once Voldemort dies, he stays dead. However, I can't find anywhere in the series that ...
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Why could Voldemort freely harm Harry when he took Harry's blood for his own?

In the graveyard in the Goblet of Fire, Voldemort was able to freely touch Harry without harm once he possessed Harry's blood (which contained Lily's sacrificial protection). Why? Voldemort was still ...
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Was Lily's sacrificial blood protection that was already inside Harry not enough to ensure his survival against Voldemort in the Forbidden Forest?

I've read a bunch of different answers here on the site already that are somewhat related to the question but I can't seem to find one that specifically addresses the question of why the "anchor&...
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Why couldn't someone use the killing curse on Voldemort to get more time?

Since Voldemort had his soul in different objects/animals, he couldn't be killed by 'Avada Kedavra'. But would the killing curse have at least destroyed his body temporarily, like at Godric's Hollow? ...
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Was Voldemort able to hear the entire prophecy?

Voldemort hadn't heard the entire prophecy the first time, which is why he wanted it in The Order of the Phoenix. But did he manage to hear it completely after that?
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Did both the Elder Wand AND Lily's protection protect Harry the second time? [duplicate]

In the Forbidden Forest, it was, as Dumbledore explained, Lily's protection -- which was in Harry AS WELL AS Voldemort -- that saved Harry from the Killing Curse. But was it also the fact that ...
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Why wasn't Snape punished for attempting to save Harry's life? [duplicate]

In the first book of Harry Potter, it is revealed that Snape was not trying to curse Harry's broom; he was trying to save him. But we also learn that Professor Quirrell was behind it the whole time, ...
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Why was Voldemort (Tom Riddle) so interested in the Defense against the Dark Arts position?

It really confuses me that a man like Tom Riddle, who goes on to become one of the most feared Dark Wizards around, would ever be interested in teaching a bunch of young children how to fight the Dark ...
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Why did Voldemort expect that killing Harry would split his soul?

In chapter 23 of Half-Blood Prince, Dumbledore guesses that Voldemort planned to use Harry's death to split his soul one last time: He seems to have reserved the process of making Horcruxes for ...
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Once he found out that the diary was gone, why didn't Voldemort make more Horcruxes?

Voldemort originally made six Horcruxes because he thought that seven was the most powerfully magical number, meaning that it was best to have his soul in seven pieces. However, during Half-Blood ...
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If The Ministry has the power to detect what specific spells have been used, how didn't they know that Morfin's memory had been edited?

Chapter 17 of Half-Blood Prince gives us this explanation for how Morfin Gaunt was framed for the murder of the Riddle family: Voldemort Stupefied his uncle, took his wand, and proceeded across the ...
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How many times has Harry faced the Imperius curse?

I'm specifically talking about the first three. One was from Barty Crouch Jr. (disguised as Moody) in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Chapter 15: Harry moved forward into the middle of the ...
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How did Voldemort know Lupin and Tonks got married?

In The Deathly Hallows chapter 1, Voldemort "congratulates" Bellatrix on Lupin and Tonks's wedding. "I'm talking about your niece, Bellatrix. And yours, Lucius and Narcissa. She has ...
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Why did Voldemort faint when he "killed" Harry? [duplicate]

This is a simple question: Did Voldemort faint because of the blood connection between him and Harry, Those are the 2 things that connect Voldemort to Harry so I am assuming it's one of those reasons....
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How did Tom Riddle know how to get onto platform 9 3/4, and why didn't Dumbledore tell him?

In the 6th book, Harry sees Dumbledore's memory, where he visits Tom in the orphanage and tells him he is a wizard. Dumbledore then departs from Tom: "All the details are on the second piece of ...
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Why didn't Lily's blood in Voldemort save him from dying? [duplicate]

In Harry Potter 4 Voldemort takes Harry's blood in order to have the same blood protection Harry has: "He said my blood would make him stronger than if he'd used someone else's," Harry told ...
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Why would Voldemort put a boat in the Horcrux cave lake if he can fly?

From the novel, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Immediately a thick coppery green chain appeared out of thin air, extending from the depths of the water into Dumbledore’s clenched hand. ...
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Did Voldemort really have control over the Inferi?

In Half-Blood Prince, Dumbledore and Harry have this exchange right after they enter the cave and just before crossing the lake that would get them to the Horcrux Island where the Drink of Despair was ...
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Did Voldemort's soul only rip apart when he decided to make a Horcrux?

I don't need to enumerate much about Voldemort's killings. He sometimes kills randomly (for example, recall the scene from the movie where just after Harry destroys the Diadem, Voldemort gets weakened ...
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