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Not only was he the Dark Lord, he was also a bit of a dark horse. OK, sorry. A green beam comes Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. You-Know-Who wasn't . 3 Strengths; 4 Weaknesses; 5 Relationships with Other Characters Lord Voldemort (pseudonym) is perhaps the most notorious Dark wizard ever It is considered a "brother" to Harry Potter's holly wand because the feather . Because Voldemort chose to kill Harry, a "half-blood" like himself, he marked Harry as his equal. Lord Voldemort is a fictional character and the main antagonist in J. K. Rowling's series of Harry Potter novels. Voldemort first appeared in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which . In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Albus Dumbledore reveals to Harry that the diary was The Connection (WBUR Radio).
He always suspected Tom of any number of bad deeds, so why didn't he do something about Tom before it really hit the fan? In the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, we find out Voldemort and his most loyal Death Eater, Bellatrix Lestrange, had, er, intimate relations, probably sometime around the events of The Half-Blood Prince, which resulted in a child more on her in a bit.
There are so many thoughts and questions about this, but the main one revolves around the issue of whether the reanimated Voldemort actually had human male anatomy. For all the distorted features and unnatural ways the Dark Lord returned to form makes us think this just can't be true.
For Bellatrix's part, we're sure she wanted it badly, but perhaps the sex was some strange magical type of conjugal visit? It gives us the shivers just thinking about it. In The Cursed Child, the orphaned Delphi naturally turns into the same sort of sadistic and manipulative witch like her parents, but her whole appearance is just murky. As the villain of the play, Delphi tries to alter the timeline using a Time Turner so she can meet her father and stop him from trying to kill Harry, thus fulfilling some sort of prophecy told to her by Bellatrix's former husband Rodolphus Lestrange.
It's not clear if he prophesied this himself, or if he is simply repeating it from someone else? And who would that be? Honestly, we still can't get past the image of Voldemort and Bellatrix hooking up. First, he was convinced his father was actually a wizard and not a Muggle but then came to the realization he was indeed a half-blood.
This infuriated him enough to go a kill his Muggle father, grandfather, and grandmother. So began Voldemort's mission to rid Hogwarts and the wizarding world of mudbloods and half-bloods by opening up the Chamber of Secrets and continuing Slytherin's work.
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But at any time the Dark Lord could have been called out for his own mixed blood. We think that Slytherin himself would not have approved of Voldemort. Try as he might, he would never be a pure blood. In trying to kill baby Harry, Voldemort forever cursed himself by creating a pseudo-Horcrux within the boy, thus connecting the two until death parts them.
Here's what we don't fully understand: How did that actually happen? Up to that point, the Dark Lord had complete control over which splinters of his soul went into what objects, so why does his failed attempt to murder Harry shave off a sliver of Voldy's soul and place it inside Harry? Harry's anger at his supposed best friend's betrayal left a bitter taste in his mouth.
Harry had had scant few things in his life that were his own. He thought his friendships were one of those things. But he had been wrong, and so he started to pull away from them.
Oh, he laughed at all the right times, and spent time with them when he had nothing better to do, but he no longer trusted them. No longer put his faith in them. They didn't deserve it. His faith and devotion to the headmaster took a downward turn at this time, as well.
Dumbledore had no reasonable or logical explanation for how a Death Eater had gotten into the school. As with Quirrel, the headmaster brushed Harry's concerns aside.
With Quirrel, it was that 'Voldemort had no physical body and was able to possess Quirrel. Without any physicality, he couldn't trip the wards. He knew that the wards were supposed to protect against anything Dark-related. That meant magic and Marks. With the Moody fake, it was 'he was polyjuiced as Mad-Eye Moody, so the wards were fooled into allowing him into the school'. More bullshit, as far as Harry was concerned.
On the surface, it was Moody. However, the wizard's soul and magic were Crouch, Jr. If they even existed to the extent that the headmaster told him. After all, Snape had the Dark Mark, and was able to get past the wards.
This was explained as 'Severus' Mark and magic were keyed into the wards, allowing him into the castle'. Every time Harry raised a concern about how these people who wanted to kill him were getting into the castle, the headmaster had explanations that were riddled with more holes than Swiss cheese.
Harry began to wonder if he was as protected as the headmaster led him to believe. He knew that upper-year students had been marked, yet they were in the school. He knew that his magic was turning Darker, yet he was allowed into the school. If the wards didn't trigger on magic, or marks, or intent, what did trigger them?
All the research and questioning and pondering left Harry more in the dark than he'd ever been, and less and less inclined to take the headmaster at his word anymore. He still saw that dark spot in his head. He still wondered at its purpose.
It was after the Triwizard Tournament that he found out what it really was. After Voldemort was resurrected, using Harry's blood, the boy had developed a connection with the older wizard.
It wasn't pleasant; Harry was privy to all of the tortures and punishments Voldemort doled out, as well as the deaths of countless muggles and muggleborns. It was during one of these 'visions' that the dark spot throbbed, catching Harry's attention.
He watched as the spot seemed to feed off of the dark magic and emotions bleeding into Harry's brain. It was then that Harry realized that the dark spot was a piece of Voldemort. He understood, then, that he'd had part of his parents' murderer in his head since he was a baby.
Instead of being repulsed by it, Harry decided to make it a part of himself. After all, if Voldemort was so powerful, perhaps this piece of him would add to Harry's strength; give him more magic.
So the raven researched in the restricted section of the library, and looked through the library at 12 Grimmauld Place. It was at Grimmauld that he learned that the dark spot was, indeed, a piece of Voldemort's soul; that Harry was a living horcrux.
He also learned of a potion that he could drink, along with a spell, to make the soul-piece a part of him. He knew Voldemort was evil; he also knew that the wizard was incredibly powerful. Since the headmaster refused to train him in any way, he thought absorbing the soul-piece would grant him additional power to defeat Riddle.
So, at Grimmauld one night, while everyone was asleep, Harry crept down to the library and, setting up the strongest silencing wards he could, he pulled out the potion he had brewed, using the potions lab in the basement. Taking a deep breath, he swallowed the vile concoction, falling to the floor as a burning sensation flooded his body.
He incanted the words to the spell through gritted teeth, hissing them in parseltongue without realizing it. He could feel the burning focus on his mind, underneath his scar, as the potion and spell pulled the soul-piece free of his consciousness and grafted it to his own soul. It didn't make him feel any different after; his temper had calmed greatly after he recovered from the pain, but nothing else seemed to change.
When he returned for fifth year, it seemed that the Slytherins felt something different about him. Everyone knew that the majority of the Slytherins' parents were Death Eaters, and it seemed that the snakes had sensed a darkness in him; a darkness that he didn't even know was within him.
There were hints, insinuations, whispers within his earshot about the changes, and he remembered the ritual that summer, and figured that the piece of Voldemort that he'd absorbed had begun to change him. The wizarding world was full of mindless sheeple, ready to believe anything told them; ready to follow anyone who looked like they knew what they were doing.
Umbridge was the defense professor that year, and Harry had taken to going to the Room of Requirement, where he found all manner of Dark spell books to study. He spent most of that year studying offensive and defensive spells, knowing that he'd never learn anything from the toad-woman. Unfortunately, she took great pride in punishing him every time he skipped class.
When she asked him why he wasn't attending, he'd answer that he was training to defeat Voldemort. In Fudge's effort to maintain plausible deniability, he gave her carte blanche to do what she needed to do to keep Harry from spreading the truth. To that end, when she scheduled detentions for him, it was to write lines with a blood quill.
I will not tell lies was written over and over on pages and pages of parchment; was carved over and over into the back of his hand until the words were clearly visible. It was a permanent reminder of how the wizarding world thought of him; of how they had turned on him once again. It was one night, near the end of fifth year, when the Ice Prince of Slytherin had decided to approach him.
Harry was in the Astronomy tower, staring at the night sky. He never slept much, and had taken to wandering the castle all the time. Draco found him up there, and sat a few feet away, looking for the constellation Draconis. Harry learned more that night than in all the years he'd spent in the wizarding world. He learned of Riddle's original political aspirations, and intentions.
He learned of pureblood culture and ethics. He learned more about what it was like to be family than he had with the Weasleys. He also learned that most of the purebloods in Riddle's service, while they agreed with his ideals, didn't agree with his methods and were desperate to get out from under the shackles of his rule.Harry Potter & Tom Riddle - Connection
Harry found, to his surprise, that he agreed with most of what Draco had told him. He understood, better than most, what muggles were truly like, and why muggleborns were a danger to the wizarding world.
He spent the rest of fifth year meeting with Draco in the Astronomy tower, where they developed a tentative friendship. The trip to the Ministry at the end of that year was spurred on by the visions Voldemort kept sending Harry, of his godfather being tortured. Harry's relationship with his godfather was…strained. Sirius saw Harry as a little James, the friend that he missed with every fiber of his being. Sirius would slip, and call him James. He would apologize for it later, but then call Harry James again.
Harry heard this, and resented it. The boy-who-lived wanted to be loved for himself, not for being a carbon-copy of someone else. Still, Sirius represented the only real family he had, so he and his friends rushed to the Ministry and found their way to the Department of Mysteries.
There, he found a prophecy sphere, with his name on it. He took it down and looked into it, watching with fascination the way the mist inside swirled as if it were alive. When the Death Eaters arrived, Harry and his friends fought fiercely. Lucius Malfoy was the only Death Eater that Harry recognized, and he saw something in the man's grey eyes that told him that Malfoy, if not a friend, was an ally. Silently, he thanked Draco. Harry didn't really care what happened to his friends; after all, he didn't ask any of them to follow him.
But he was grateful for the unobtrusive way that Malfoy protected him as they battled their way to the veil room. The Order of the Phoenix chose that moment to appear, and Harry found himself trying to deflect any curses thrown at the elder Malfoy. A curse was thrown at Harry's unprotected back, and Sirius jumped in the way, raising a shield, the name James screaming from his lips.
His heart broke as he realized that Sirius wasn't trying to protect him; he was trying to protect his father. Part of Harry died as he realized that no one would love him for anything but who or what he represented. When Sirius and Bellatrix engaged in their own personal battle, most of the Death Eaters had been taken out.
There were still minor skirmishes, but the majority of the battle was over. The Order stood with their captives, watching the spectacle. Both Blacks were well-matched; however, Bella wasn't above using Dark curses, and she was able to drive Sirius back, into the veil. Harry watched, his eyes dead as the last of the broken promise of a family was wiped away. He could not mourn for what he'd never had, so he felt no real grief, nor pain. That small little boy inside the Boy Who Lived, the one who wanted a family and to be loved, died with Sirius that night.
As the Order started taking away their prisoners, Malfoy resisted for a moment, looking into emeralds full of pain. Harry nodded to the man; a silent promise to protect his son and gain Lucius' freedom. Harry didn't bother to chase Bellatrix; he had no real feeling left for anyone on the Light side, so he just let Sirius' death slide.
Harry struggled his way to the atrium, following her mad laughter, knowing that she was leading him to Voldemort. He got there just in time to see Dumbledore battle the Dark wizard. The Dark Lord invaded Harry's mind, wanting to somehow torture the young man. What he found there made him draw back into himself, shocked. He saw the lack of feeling for his dead godfather, and the lack of empathy for the Light.
He saw the darkness growing within the Gryffindor, and did nothing more than snicker as he pulled away. The duel was spectacular; both men were magnificent in their skill. I want their power, the boy thought greedily. Voldemort was pushed back, and escaped, but not before meeting Harry's eyes, seeing the avarice there, and laughing as he was swept away. Sixth year was the hardest for Harry.
He had watched his friend lose sleep and weight, and knew that Draco was given a task that was well-nigh impossible for him to complete; he had witnessed the meeting, and heard the task and the consequences for failure. He was able to corner his friend in Moaning Myrtle's bathroom, and got the story from him. Harry offered solutions, and Draco gratefully took them.
So the vanishing cabinet in the Room of Hidden Things was repaired, and Dumbledore, suffering from the curse released by Gaunt's ring, was slowly dying.
The night the Death Eaters were let into the castle, Harry was hiding on the Astronomy tower, watching as Draco and Snape faced down the drastically weakened old man.
The blond took courage from the fact that Harry was there, and would back him up, and threw the killing curse at the old man, releasing the elderly wizard's magic, which slammed with great force into Harry's thin frame. Snape looked at his godson in stunned silence, before he spun at a quiet cough coming from a sheltered corner. The Potions Master stalked toward the sound, wand at the ready, and a hand appeared, handing the man a message.
Severus nodded imperceptibly and hustled Draco from the tower, following behind the Death Eaters. That summer, and on into seventh year, Harry and his friends hunted and eliminated the horcruxes. Even though Harry had lost trust with Hermione and Ron, he still needed their help to find the cursed objects. Several times during that hellish year and a half, he and Ron had gotten into screaming rows about how to handle the investigations and hunt.
Harry always bowed to their whims; he was outnumbered, and he no longer cared if they were successful. By pure luck and chance, and the occasional fortuitous clue, they were able to destroy all of them, resulting in the final battle on Hogwarts grounds. Severus and Draco remained in hiding, waiting until the raven could contact them; to let them know that they were safe. Severus Snape had no side but his own.
When he was in school, he took the Dark Mark after James Potter had stolen the love of his life. He didn't really have many options; Lily had turned from him when he used that foul epithet to her. The cruelty of Potter's practical joke, as well as the humiliation that it was done in front of others, made him lose control of his temper and his tongue. He couldn't allow Lily to see his humiliation complete when she offered help, so he lashed out at her.
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He understood the position that Tom Riddle maintained, and understood that the elder wizard would be able to accomplish his goals. Riddle was a very powerful, influential man, for a minute. But when Severus overheard part of a prophecy, and reported it to his master, things began to change.
Unbeknownst to his followers, Riddle had been making horcruxes since he was eighteen. Each fracturing of the soul left the man less human; less compassionate not that he had had any in the first place, after the muggles had finished with himless sane.
In spite of Lily's lost friendship, Severus begged for her life. He still loved her deeply, and wanted her safe.
He begged Voldemort to spare her, and received a conditional promise. Unsatisfied with that, and knowing that Voldemort did what he wished without thought, Severus went to Dumbledore, begging the old man to protect her, to put the family in hiding, to keep her safe. When Riddle broke his promise and killed her anyway, Snape lost any reason to be loyal.
So he returned to Dumbledore; an entirely different master, and more cruel in retrospect. He had begged for Lily's life, with both masters, and neither made a real effort to protect her.