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When did Voldemort find out that Harry was hunting Horcruxes?

After Harry & friends raided the Lestrange's Gringotts vault and took Hufflepuffs cup. When Voldemort found out, he killed all that delivered the message in Gringotts. What did you say to me?&...
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Is the Sorting Hat a Horcrux?

The sorting hat is not a Horcrux From the "Rumors" section of Rowling's old website: Rumour: The Sorting Hat is a Horcrux JKR: No, it isn't. Horcruxes do not draw attention to themselves by ...
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Did Voldemort kill his father before finding out about Horcruxes?

The information Voldemort is asking Slughorn is not help for how to create a Horcrux, but for an idea of what would happen if a wizard created multiple of them, or more specifically if the wizard ...
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Why didn't Voldemort recognize that Dumbledore was affected by his curse?

Voldemort never knew Dumbledore found his Horcrux The last time Voldemort saw Dumbledore was when he dueled him in the Ministry of Magic, at the end of Book 5. Dumbledore acquired the Resurrection ...
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Was it Tom Riddle's diary that Ginny left at The Burrow?

It's very likely to be Riddle's diary. Ginny herself says that she came across Riddle's diary when unpacking the books which they'd bought in Flourish and Blotts. "Why didn't you show the diary to ...
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Why didn't any Death Eaters create their own Horcruxes?

Simply put, they didn't know how to and (probably) didn't have the skill to do it without seriously injuring themselves. Per Pottermore; Creating a Horcrux And so we arrive at creating a Horcrux, one ...
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Why didn't Snape work out Voldemort had Horcruxes?

Horcruxes were a fairly obscure topic, even among Dark wizards. Though Snape had an interest in the Dark Arts, Horcruxes aren’t a common topic in Dark Arts. When Hermione searches the books in the ...
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Did Dumbledore really have to wear the horcrux-ring on his finger?

Of course he did not have to wear it... but that doesn't mean Rowling had him wear it "just to get rid of him". Dumbledore also knew the stone set in the ring was the Resurrection Stone. ...
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Did Voldemort kill his father before finding out about Horcruxes?

If we trust Dumbledore, Riddle had already killed his father long before he made the ring into a Horcrux. Dumbledore deduces that the ring was turned into a Horcrux only after Voldemort had decided ...
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Would a phoenix Horcrux be indestructible?

The phoenix would be, but the Horcrux would not There doesn't seem to be any reason a phoenix couldn't be made into a Horcrux. We have precedent. We know Horcruxes can be made from living creatures, ...
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Why did Voldemort simply reveal he had made Horcruxes?

He did not Few people even knew of Horcruxes. The subject was banned at Hogwarts by Tom Riddle's time, and not many books in the library went into any detail. "No...well...you'd be hard-pushed ...
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What happens to a Horcrux if the creature it's contained inside is killed?

To destroy a Horcrux, you must destroy the object it lives in beyond magical repair. “It doesn’t have to be a basilisk fang,” said Hermione patiently. “It has to be something so destructive that ...
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If Voldemort killed Harry, and Harry stayed dead, who would kill Voldemort?

If Harry stayed dead, Voldemort could still be killed if his Horcruxes and body were killed. By this time, all but one of Voldemort’s Horcruxes, and with Harry's death the piece of his soul inside ...
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Is the Sorting Hat a Horcrux?

NO. For one simple reason... all the founders died. (Or at least I assume so... the only "confirmed" death we have is Rowena Ravenclaw) Then my mother fell ill – fatally ill. Deathly ...
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Why didn't Voldemort recognize that Dumbledore was affected by his curse?

It may not be the Dark Lord’s unique curse. Though the Dark Lord does invent spells, there’s nothing that says that specific curse is unique to him. He also uses more well-known Dark magic that other ...
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Why didn't Nagini sense Harry at the shrieking shack?

We know that she couldn't see them due to the Cloak, but snakes have other senses other than sight. Snakes can sense the vibrations on the ground made by their prey's movements, have infrared sensors ...
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Did Dumbledore make a horcrux?

According to JK Rowling, probably not. It turns out this theory reached the author herself and she responded on twitter. ROWLING: The idea that anyone believes this is strangely upsetting to me. — J....
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How does the diary prove Voldemort is the Heir of Slytherin?

Riddle probably wrote in it The original quote from Chamber of Secrets might seem to imply that Voldemort made the diary into a Horcrux for the express purpose of opening the Chamber. "Well, he ...
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Is there any possibility that Harry's wand was a Horcrux?

No, Harry’s wand didn’t have a piece of the Dark Lord’s soul in it. Harry’s wand absorbed something of the Dark Lord when their wands connected, but not a piece of the Dark Lord’s soul. Dumbledore ...
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Did making Horcruxes affect Voldemort's power?

No, the Horcruxes didn’t affect his magical power, just his soul. Creating Horcruxes splits the soul, but has no effect on magical power. Dumbledore explains that, though the Dark Lord’s soul is ...
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Why did Voldemort want to kill Harry Potter given that Harry was one of the horcruxes which provided protection for Voldemort's eternal survival?

The Dark Lord didn't know Harry had a piece of his soul. Unlike the Horcruxes he created, the Dark Lord had no intention of placing a piece of his soul in Harry Potter. When he tried to kill Harry and ...
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Could Voldemort perform Legilimency through Nagini?

He's never shown doing it, and it seems unlikely. While he was still noncorporeal, he possessed snakes, but animals weren't suited to perform magic, even while holding a piece of the Dark Lord's soul. ...
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Does Voldemort believe that he is the only one who knows about the Room of Requirement

Voldemort definitely knew that the Room of Requirement had other visitors. There have been two things that would tip him off: The DA meetings. Although he spends most of Order of the Phoenix ...
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Did Umbridge hold prejudices towards muggle-borns before the fall of the Ministry?

Absolutely Though she wasn't quite as open about it as the Death Eaters were, she definitely had some...strong opinions on the matter. There's a rather long bit of writing on Pottermore about Umbridge,...
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Is the Sorting Hat a Horcrux?

No, the founders all expected they would die and planned for it. The founders weren’t planning to live forever. In fact, the Sorting Hat was created to continue Sorting the students how the founders ...
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Does Voldemort believe that he is the only one who knows about the Room of Requirement

Did Voldemort know the Vanishing Cabinet was in the same room as the diadem? As TGnat’s answer and quotes show, the assumption in the question that Voldemort tasked Draco with using the Vanishing ...
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Why did Hogwarts Library carry a book containing information on horcruxes if it was a banned subject?

According to Slughorn there may not have been much about Horcruxes in the library to begin with. ‘No ... well ... you’d be hard-pushed to find a book at Hogwarts that’ll give you details on ...
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Is a horcrux made everytime someone kills?

No, a horcrux cannot be made accidentally, and Harry was not a horcrux “By an act of evil — the supreme act of evil. By commiting murder. Killing rips the soul apart. The wizard intent upon creating ...
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How does the diary prove Voldemort is the Heir of Slytherin?

As explained by Binns, “Sir — what exactly do you mean by the ‘horror within’ the Chamber?” “That is believed to be some sort of monster, which the Heir of Slytherin alone can control,” said ...
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