One of the Darkest wizards of the wizarding world was not alone. Here is our guide to some of Lord Voldemort’s most dangerous Death Eaters.
Lord Voldemort caused death, despair and destruction for many years, leaving two Wizarding Wars in his wake. Albus Dumbledore and many other brave wizards fought to stop him, but their fight was not easy thanks to Voldemort’s despicable Death Eaters. Here are some of the most heinous of Voldemort’s followers.
Lucius Malfoy was a Death Eater during the First Wizarding War, although he escaped punishment by pleading that he was acting under an Imperius Curse. Afterwards he kept a low profile in terms of his service to Lord Voldemort, although was de facto responsible for the opening of the Chamber of Secrets. When the Second Wizarding War came, however, Lucius’s standing plummeted as he was blamed by Voldemort for the Death Eaters’ defeat at the Department of Mysteries.
Alecto Carrow was co-deputy headmistress of Hogwarts alongside her brother, Amycus. She also taught Muggle Studies, which now involved the teaching of anti-Muggle propaganda.
Amycus Carrow, a Death Eater since the First Wizarding War, was the co-deputy headmaster of Hogwarts alongside his sister, Alecto. It was a role that involved dishing out severe punishments through the Cruciatus Curse.
As a Death Eater during the First Wizarding War, Antonin Dolohov murdered Fabian and Gideon Prewett, Molly Weasley’s brothers. He was sentenced to Azkaban but escaped during the Second Wizarding War. He’s best-known for the murder of Remus Lupin at the Battle of Hogwarts, and was eventually defeated in a duel by Filius Flitwick.
Augustus Rookwood was a valuable Death Eater – a spy with a well-connected information network within the Ministry of Magic. Although imprisoned in Azkaban for passing information during the First Wizarding War, he would later break out to aid Voldemort again in his quest for the prophecy.
Barty Crouch Jr
Barty Crouch Jr was one of Lord Voldemort’s most fanatical Death Eaters. In Goblet of Fire, Barty kidnapped Alastor Moody and assumed his appearance through the use of Polyjuice Potion. This was all part of an elaborate plan to restore the Dark Lord to his full strength, which Crouch achieved through manoeuvring Harry Potter through the Triwizard Tournament.
Bellatrix Lestrange was, perhaps, Lord Voldemort’s most notorious Death Eater – a vile and sadistic witch devoted entirely to the Dark Lord. Throughout the First Wizarding War she was guilty of various atrocities, including the brutal torture of Alice and Frank Longbottom. She was famously killed by Molly Weasley.
Sirius’s brother Regulus did not follow the traditional route of the other Death Eaters. After discovering Voldemort made Horcruxes, Regulus withdrew his support and even set out to destroy one Horcrux, the Slytherin locket. He sadly died before he could finish the task, with Sirius never knowing about his sibling’s final heroic deed.
Walden Macnair was not just a Death Eater: he was the wizard who nearly executed Buckbeak before Harry and Hermione saved the Hippogriff. The last time we saw Macnair he was being thrown across a room by Hagrid during the Battle of Hogwarts. Poetic justice for the man who executed magical creatures at the Ministry of Magic.
Yaxley was one of Lord Voldemort’s most devious and powerful agents. He worked at the Ministry of Magic, was involved in Dolores Umbridge’s ‘Muggle-Born Registration Commission’ and helped his fellow Death Eaters infiltrate the Ministry by placing the Imperius Curse on Pius Thicknesse. He was also the Death Eater who discovered the whereabouts of Grimmauld Place – when he grabbed hold of Hermione mid-Apparition.
Barty Crouch Jr