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Why didn't Cornelius Fudge suspect the resurgence of Dark Magic activities as proof of Voldemort's return?

Since there were over 100,000 wizards who watched the Quidditch World Cup, and most saw what the Death Eaters were doing, like burning tents and people; levitating a Muggle family; the spinning of a ...
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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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How did Snape block Voldemort without arousing suspicion? [duplicate]

In this scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Voldemort seemingly confirms Snape's information by using Leglimency. “My Lord, the Order of the Phoenix intends to move Harry Potter from ...
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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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Why did Voldemort take the form of a child?

"The thing Wormtail had been carrying had the shape of a crouched human child, except that Harry had never seen anything less like a child." So was Voldemort possessing a child? who? why ...
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Even if he didn't want to use them, why didn't Voldemort steal all of the Time Turners?

This question covers why he wouldn't want to steal one and use it, but that doesn't explain why he wouldn't want to steal them all anyway. Regardless of if you plan on using it, simultaneously gaining ...
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Why was Lord Voldemort knocked out?

Book 7: When Lord Voldemort "killed" Harry in the Forbidden Forest, he is apparently knocked out (like Harry) for some reason. Why? What happened to Voldemort when he was knocked out? Did ...
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Where did Voldemort live?

Where did Voldemort live? If he was so special, and clearly he thought so, where was "his" manor? Did he just mooch off other people's homes or camp out hobo style all the time?
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Is Harry only protected from Voldemort? [duplicate]

Does the protection Lily made on Harry apply only from Voldemort? Is there any proof from the books?
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How did Cornelius Fudge recognize Voldemort's return?

We know that the Voldemort of GOF didn't look like the Voldemort of 13 years before. The last Horcrux he made before trying to kill baby Harry was the diadem, which he later hides in Hogwarts. While ...
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Why did Merope name her son after her father, who constantly terrorized and abused her?

Just like the question indicates — why did Merope name her son after her father, who constantly terrorized and abused her? When Dumbledore is teaching Harry about Voldemort's past, we see that Merope ...
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How does the soul split when making multiple Horcruxes? [duplicate]

My question is regarding the size of the torn soul portions - are all the portions equal size? If yes how could it be? The soul doesn't know how many times it's going to be split. There are two ways; ...
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Does Lord Voldemort eat and drink?

I am wondering if Lord Voldemort eats and drinks and does other mundane things when he is so inhuman due to his horcruxes. Is he like an ordinary man in other ways, with feelings of thirst and hunger?...
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Did Voldemort ever say why he needed followers for his goal of becoming immortal?

Voldemort wanted immortality and he wanted a group of wizards at his command. On the night of his return in Goblet of Fire, he addresses his followers: "I, who have gone further than anybody along ...
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Why did Voldemort give Harry the choice to sacrifice himself for everyone if Voldemort already had witnessed how useful that protection would be?

It's a widely accepted theory that Harry's sacrifice for everyone fighting with him gave them a protection against Voldemort. Why would Voldemort create such a situation like that, keeping in mind ...
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How much time would Voldemort have lived if Harry didn't destroy the Horcruxes?

In the book Voldemort created several Horcruxes which supposedly if undiscovered would make him immortal. However, wouldn't it only mean that he would live approximately 1000 years? Wizards live ...
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Did Voldemort want to control the whole world, or just the UK? [duplicate]

Voldemort's plans all seemed to be focused on the wizarding world in the UK, mainly on trying to deal with Harry Potter and gain freedom. Did Voldemort have ambitions beyond controlling the UK? If ...
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Did Voldemort know that his Muggle father was actually a victim?

The reason Voldemort hated his Muggle father was because his father left his mother to die when she was pregnant. But, later, Dumbledore discovered that Voldemort's father was actually a victim. ...
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Didn't Voldemort also survive the killing curse?

In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry and his parents were attacked by Voldemort and Harry's parents died. But Harry survived because his mother had died to save him and as a result ...
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Which Order of the Phoenix members use the name Voldemort?

We know that some OOTP members use the name Voldemort: “Exactly! You’ve got to give them credit, it makes sense. It was only people who were serious about standing up to him, like Dumbledore, who ...
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