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Did Voldemort actually curse the job of Defense Against Dark Arts professor after being denied the position?

So, everyone and their formidable Grandmother believes that DADA position at Hogwarts is cursed so that anyone taking it only lasts a year at most. Some people who know more than others, might ...
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What really happened to Voldemort's nose?

The nose of Tom Riddle (as a student) was fine, as I have seen in the movies. But, Voldemort's nose doesn't look like a normal human nose. What really happened?
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What order were Lord Voldemort's horcruxes made in?

In what order and when were Voldemort's Horcruxes made? I found a list with destruction dates. But not creation date.
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Why Was It 'Essential' That Voldemort Kill Harry Potter?

‘So the boy ... the boy must die?’ asked Snape, quite calmly. ‘And Voldemort himself must do it, Severus. That is essential.’ Deathly Hallows - page 551 - UK Hardcover - chapter 33, The Prince's ...
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Why didn't Voldemort suspect Snape as a double agent during Philosopher's Stone?

I read something online that got me thinking about this. Why didn't Voldemort suspect Snape had defected from the Death Eaters and was now working for Dumbledore during the events of *Philosopher's ...
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If diary Tom Riddle had succeeded, would there have been two Voldemorts?

As teenager Tom Riddle is speaking to Harry Potter in the Chamber of Secrets, both he and Harry are refering to the real Voldemort in the third person. If Tom Riddle had succeeded in sucking all the ...
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How did the curse on the DADA job work?

The facts: The job was cursed. Did Voldemort actually curse the job of Defense Against Dark Arts professor after being denied the position? Oh, he definitely wanted the Defence Against the Dark ...
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Why didn't Harry die in the dark forest?

I know that this question may sound like it has a very obvious answer, and many of you may just say that Harry didn't die because he was the Master of Death, as he had the possession of the three ...
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Who did Voldemort kill to create the horcruxes?

Is there any information on who Voldemort killed specifically to create his horcruxes? I know he's killed tons of people, but in doing something as important to him as creating the horcruxes, I feel ...
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Who else knew that Lord Voldemort was Tom Marvolo Riddle? [duplicate]

We know that some people were aware of the fact that Lord Voldemort was Tom Marvolo Riddle prior to his return in Goblet of Fire; at the very least his close soon-to-be-Death-Eater "friends" ...
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What would Voldemort have done had he won?

This might sound like speculation, but can it be reliably predicted from canon what Voldemort would have done after he won, were he successful in defeating Harry and the Order? Would he just rule ...
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Did the Death Eaters Know Voldemort Was a Half-Blood?

Canon seems to conflict a bit on whether Voldemort's Death Eaters knew that Voldemort was a half-blood. In Half-Blood Prince, Tom Riddle refers negatively to his parentage and it reads as if his ...
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Why don't Death Eaters always use Avada Kedavra?

When the Death Eaters attacked Hogwarts, why did the Death Eaters not just use Avada Kedavra and kill everyone?
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Did Dolores Umbridge Have Any Association with Voldemort (or Death Eaters) before His Return?

I noticed that Dolores Umbridge was born during the first Wizarding War, so it's very likely she wasn't a Death Eater then (but she is pretty evil -- who knows?). After that Voldemort was not around ...
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Would Neville Longbottom Have Survived If Voldemort Had Marked Neville For Death Rather Than Harry?

If Voldemort had marked Neville Longbottom as his equal, instead of Harry Potter, would Neville have survived the Killing Curse as Harry did? Neville and Harry are both inherently brave; however, ...
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Did Voldemort know when he was being lied to by Snape?

We know Severus Snape was "an accomplished Occlumens." We also see that Voldemort, who was a powerful Legilimens, was unable to detect when Snape was lying to him. Does this mean that ...
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What happened to Voldemort's body?

At the start of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorceror's Stone Voldemort's Killing Curse backfires leaving Harry with his scar and Voldemort as a loose soul, self-described as "Less than a ...
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When did Tom Riddle get his new face?

Recently I asked about the effects of the Rudimentary Body potion pertaining to Voldemorts new face. However I was corrected by Slytherincess... Well, I think the confusion comes with mixing movie ...
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Did Harry Potter lose Voldemort's powers when he lost his connection to Voldemort?

Harry noted to Dumbledore that he had a number of things in common with Voldemort. And it was later revealed that some of Voldemort's power was transferred to Harry when Voldemort tried to kill him. ...
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Why did international wizards not come to help against Voldemort?

There's talk of wizards abroad and we see the students from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang, but if Voldemort really is trying to take over the world of magic, why was there never any sign of any wizard ...
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Why didn't Voldemort become the owner of Elder Wand?

I've read the question Here and learnt that even Stealing the Elder wand makes a person owner of it. Then why didn't Voldemort become the owner of elder wand even though he stole it from the tomb of ...
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Was Voldemort a Better Wizard Than Dumbledore?

Pursuant to Why Could Young Tom Riddle Do Wandless Magic, I have a somewhat related question. The majority of Harry Potter readers automatically assume that Dumbledore must be a better wizard than ...
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Why would Voldemort spare Lily?

In one of Harry's dementor-induced flashbacks, he presumably hears his mother protesting against Voldemort: Harry was falling again through thick white fog, and his mother’s voice was louder than ...
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Why did Lily's enchantments work for Voldemort?

Lily Potter chose to die instead of sacrificing her son Harry to Voldemort. In doing so, protective enchantments were created that protected Harry and made him less vulnerable to Voldemort and ...
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Was Voldemort's secret identity always known to the Ministry of Magic? Was it ever secret?

Often called "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named" and "You know who", was it common knowledge at the Ministry of Magic that Voldemort was the same person as Tom Riddle?
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How come Nagini had magical powers?

Nagini was able to transform into Bathilda Bagshot and was waiting for Harry to come to Godric's Hollow. Did the snake have magical powers, or did Voldemort transform her into Bathilda? If it's the ...
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Could there be an eighth Horcrux?

Since the magical number is seven for Horcruxes, and Voldemort made Harry unintentionally then there must be an eighth right...??? Diary Ring Cup Locket Diadem Nagini Harry (Does not count because ...
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Why did Tom Riddle change his name to Voldemort?

Why did Tom Riddle change his name to Voldemort? What was the point of Lord Voldemort, specifically, not Lord Tom or, Lord Riddle? Tom Riddle was his officially documented name, after all...
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Why didn't Harry die the first time Voldemort used the Killing Curse in the Forbidden Forest?

And in Deathly Hallows, why didn't the Killing Curse rebound when Voldemort tried killing Harry with the Elder Wand when Harry was undefended?
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Why didn't Voldemort collect the Horcruxes after he was resurrected?

If Voldemort knew Harry and Dumbledore were searching for all the Horcruxes and then destroying them, or if he knew somehow when a Horcrux got destroyed, why then didn't he just collect all of the ...
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Where did Voldemort find Nagini?

From memory, Voldemort's pet snake doesn't make an appearance in the Harry Potter series until book 4, Goblet of Fire. When Nagini attacks Mr. Weasley, nobody really makes the connection between a ...
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Why didn't Voldemort come back as a ghost?

We know that "ghosts are imprints of souls of [...] deceased wizards and witches" (hp wikia). And we know "wizards who fear death are likely to become ghosts" (ibid). Finally, we know (and I like the ...
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Was the protection afforded to Harry via Lily's sacrifice universal or just anti-Voldemort? [duplicate]

It was posited in answers/comments to " If a living Horcrux was killed "normally", would they stop being one? " that somehow, Harry is being protected from harm in general (post-GoF) by the ...
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Does each new Horcrux take half of Voldemort's remaining soul, thus taking a smaller piece each time?

When you commit a murder and create a Horcrux, you split your soul. It’s been talked a lot about Voldemort splitting his soul in 7/8 parts. But I think his remaining soul was not 1/7 or 1/8 but far ...
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Why Didn't People Think That Voldemort Died After His Attack on Baby Harry?

After the Avada Kedavra curse rebounded from Harry onto Voldemort, Voldemort disappeared. I'm curious as to why so many key players believed Voldemort was still "alive" somewhere, his powers decimated,...
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Why Couldn't Harry Destroy the Horcruxes With His Bare Hands?

Again, just using the spoiler tag as a courtesy. Anyhow. . . In Sorcerer's Stone, Harry is able to destroy Professor Quirrell, possessed by Voldemort, by his mere touch. JKR reveals at Pottermore the ...
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Was Voldemort intending to create a horcrux when he attacked Harry Potter?

Now I'm not talking about part of Voldemort's soul inside Harry which he never intended to put there. What I am asking is when he went to the Potter's house, was he only intending to destroy Harry ...
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What's with "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named"?

Right from The Philosopher's Stone to The Goblet of Fire, as far as the magical community was concerned, "The Boy who Lived" had lived while Voldemort had been defeated. It's understandable that ...
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What does the rudimentary body potion do to you?

Voldemort uses a Rudimentary Body Potion to return to life as a shriveled, scaly man-child horror. Later on Voldemort has access to a Regenerative potion to bring give himself a true form, but ...
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Was Quirrell a willing host?

Can it be inferred from canon whether Quirrell was a willing host to Voldemort? Was he a supporter of him before he became his host? If he was tricked, for example, by meeting a weakened, ghostly ...
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Why must "either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives"?

The full prophecy by Trelawney, the part my question is about in bold: "The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches ... born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the ...
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Since Voldemort knew that Dumbledore did not kill Grindelwald, why did he think that killing Snape was necessary for him to wield the Elder Wand?

We know that Voldemort knew that Grindelwald was not killed by Dumbledore, as he himself killed Grindelwald. We also know that Voldemort knew that Dumbledore was the last person to wield the Elder ...
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Why exactly do the Death Eaters serve Lord Voldemort?

The impression that I got from the Harry Potter films was that if Lord Voldemort was successful, most of the world was going to suffer greatly. Basically everyone would serve Voldemort as slaves or ...
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Where did the Wizarding World think Harry was?

After the death of Lord Voldemort, Harry was taken to the Dursleys and became known as "The Boy Who Lived". We know that the Wizarding World found out pretty quickly that Voldemort was dead and ...
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How did Slughorn's information on horcruxes actually help Voldemort?

It's no secret that Horace Slughorn gave Voldemort information on making horcruxes, and a major thrust in the sixth book is Harry and Dumbledore trying to find out what Slughorn told him. With that ...
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Why Did Peter Pettigrew Become a Death Eater?

JK Rowling says the following about Peter Pettigrew: He's weak, fundamentally weak. Pettigrew is a very weak character. He's not someone I like at all. He's a weak person and he likes to gravitate to ...
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What Effect Would the Dementor's Kiss Have on Voldemort Prior to the Destruction of His Horcruxes?

Pursuant to THIS QUESTION (Could the Dementors' Kiss Destroy a Living Horcrux?), I have a follow-up question. Based on what we know about the Demetors' Kiss, the soul, and Horcruxes from canon, what ...
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Why Does Harry Have a Scar When Avada Kedavra Leaves No Trace?

Why does Harry have a scar when Avada Kedavra leaves no trace? ‘The Muggle authorities were perplexed. As far as I am aware, they do not know to this day how the Riddles died, for the Avada Kedavra ...
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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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When/Why Did Love Escape Voldemort?

We know that Voldemort does not love. He does not understand it, nor (generally) the magic that it possesses. He knows nothing of the sort. [...] "you possess in such quantities and which ...
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