Dark And Uncanny Facts About Voldemort

Researching deep in to the magical world of wizardry, we collected some amazing and eye-opening facts about Lord Voldemort

‘t’ in “Voldemort” is silent

According to Rowling, the ‘t’ in “Voldemort” is silent, just like the French word for death, “mort”. There are many other words in the Harry Potter movies that have been pronounced wrong.

Harry and Voldemort are related

Both are descendants of the Peverell brothers, first owners of deathly hallows. The Gaunt family, the maternal family of Tom Riddle are the descendants of Cadmus Peverell, the owner of the resurrection stone. Harry’s mother, Lily’s family was the descendant of Ignotus Peverell, the owner of the invisibility cloak.

Tom Marvolo Riddle is actually a half-blood

Despite his hatred for any wizards who weren’t pure blooded, Tom Marvolo Riddle was actually a half-blood. He was born to the witch Merope Gaunt and a Muggle father, Tom Riddle Sr. His hatred for non-pure-bloods came from the fact that his muggle father left his pregnant mother. But it’s worth noting that it was his mother Merope, who deceived Tom Riddle Sr. by giving him love potion to make him fall in love with her.

Voldemort was afraid of death

Voldemort was incredibly afraid of death. JK Rowling said that Voldemort’s boggart would probably be his own corpse.

Voldemort had a daughter

Bellatrix and Voldemort were quite intimate. Although Voldemort lacked any affection for Bellatrix, Bellatrix constantly sought Voldemort’s approval and was perhaps the only loyal follower of his. Delphini was their daughter and appeared in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Full name of Voldemort

Voldemort’s full name was Tom Elvis Riddle. Tom was the first name of his father, while Elvis was the first name of his grandfather.

Deceptive childhood and birth made him the way he was

Tom Riddle’s birth was surrounded by manipulation, deception and lack of love. He grew up in an orphanage without any affection. As he grew up he found out that his muggle father had left her pregnant mother. However, JK Rowling wrote in her novels that it is our choices that make us who we are. Remember Harry Potter made the choice of being a Gryffindor when the sorting hat was thinking of putting him into Slytherin?

Expert of Legilmency

Voldemort was the most talented wizard in the art of Legilmency with which one could interpret other person’s thoughts. He could not read Snape’s mind though, because Snape protected himself with the help of Occlumency.

Voldemort’s soul was rotting

Remember when Harry is stuck between the two worlds of life and afterlife? He is seen at a very white and clean King’s Cross Station. Harry comes across a badly mutilated and shrunk body, which is of none other than Voldemort himself. This was what remained of his soul after breaking it into 7 horcruxes. Harry managed to come out of that middle world due to the resurrection stone, but Voldemort was destined to be stuck in that place forever after.

He was only afraid of Dumbledore

Which is probably why he assigned the task of killing Dumbledore to Draco Malfoy. Dumbledore was the only one among his professors who could see through him and know his evil intentions. Voldemort could easily manipulate every other teachers and was considered the brightest boy in Hogwarts.

Did Voldemort curse the subject of Defense Against Dark Arts in Hogwarts?

No Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher in Hogwarts lasted more than a year, and bad things happened to every professor who taught this subject. It worth noting that Tom Riddle was declined the same position. There’s a good chance he might have cursed the position to reduce the students’ chance of standing up to his Dark Arts.

Voldemort could fly

He did in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, but nobody knows how.

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