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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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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 ...
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Why did Voldemort visit Grindelwald?

We know that Voldemort finds out about the Elder Wand by torturing Ollivander when even the borrowed wand (Lucius Malfoy's) fails to kill Harry. We see that Voldemort instantly becomes fascinated by ...
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Why did Ron suddenly redevelop a fear of saying Voldemort's name in The Deathly Hallows?

I have been re-reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and there is a point which I don't understand about Ron's character. He has been very reluctant to use Voldemort's name till Half-blood ...
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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 Voldermort. Unless Nagini did not know about horcruxes, however later ...
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Why Hogwarts teachers did not spot Riddle psychopath tendencies, which could've prevented big tragedy in the future?

Voldemort was a psychopath, but he was never diagnosed as such, so no appropriate measures were taken to prevent possible future harm to surrounding Hogwarts students. School authorities had every ...
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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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Why did Severus Snape think he could make Voldemort promise anything?

A young Severus Snape asked Voldemort not to kill Lily Potter. He knew Voldemort wanted to kill Lily's baby son, but asked that Lily be spared because Snape was in love with her. “What request ...
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Marvolo Gaunt's Wife

In the Harry Potter books, we never get to know who Voldemort's grandmother is on the Gaunt side; and in the memory in the 6th book, we only see Marvolo, Merope, and Morfin Gaunt. Does anyone know ...
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Why Voldemort kept using AK spell in final duel after 2 previous attempts failed?

Voldemort wanted to kill Harry with AK when he was 1 year old, which was understandable since he could not predict that that spell would rebound at him. After acquiring a new body and thinking he has ...
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Why did the Killing Curse rebound on Voldemort at the end? [duplicate]

Why did the Killing Curse rebound on Voldemort in Deathly Hallows? Was it because of Lily’s protection, because Harry was the master of the Elder Wand, some combination, or something else entirely?
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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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Was Voldemort really searching for the Hallows?

According to the new Timeline from the updated Cursed Child, Voldemort actually searched for the Hallows: "Voldemort murders Snape to obtain the Elder Wand in his quest to unite the Deathly Hallows....
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Did Merope's love potion predetermine Tom's moral alignment? [duplicate]

I know that Merope's love potion made him unable to love, but I was wondering if Tom Marvolo Riddle's inability to love somehow affected his moral alignment for the worse.
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If Dumbledore knew that the Defense Against the Dark Arts position at Hogwarts was “cursed” by Voldemort, couldn't Dumbledore have un-cursed it? [duplicate]

Throughout the series, the Defense Against the Dark Arts position at Hogwarts seems to be "cursed" with no one teacher lasting more than a year. We later come to know that Voldemort had "jinxed" the ...
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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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Second Wizarding War and the rest of the world's involvment [duplicate]

Voldemort's Last Stand, also known as Voldemort's End, was the conflict that marked the end of the Battle of Hogwarts and, by extension, of the Second Wizarding War. It took place at dawn, on 2 May, ...
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What happened to Voldemort's body after he died the first time? [duplicate]

Towards the end of the film adaption of Harry Pitter and The Deathly Hallows pt 2, we see that Voldemort disintegrates after losing his duel with Harry. However, in the books, Voldemort's body is left ...