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Lord Voldemort

Peter Pettigrew lies grasping his bloody stump of a wrist while the cauldron from which Voldemort will be reborn glows in the middle of the cemetery.

Formerly known as Tom Marvolo Riddle and commonly referred to as He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. The most powerful Dark wizard of all time

Harry and Voldemort spells connect creating the Golden Thread

Priori Incantatem

A green beam comes from Voldemort's wand after he casts a killing curse.

Avada Kedavra

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I'm going to sit here and watch you die, Harry Potter. Take your time. I'm in no hurry.

Lord Voldemort
Inferi being fought off with Dumbledore's flames in Horcrux Cave


By J.K. Rowling

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There is nothing worse than death, Dumbledore!

Lord Voldemort

‘How is it that a baby with no extraordinary magical talent managed to defeat the greatest wizard of all time?’


Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets

by J.K. Rowling

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I was ripped from my body, less than spirit, less than the meanest ghost … but still, I was alive.

Lord Voldemort
Quirrell and Harry in front of the Mirror of Erised.

Professor Quirrell

By J.K. Rowling

Voldemort casts a spell in front of his Death Eaters at Malfoy Manor in a film still from The Deathly Hallows Part 1

Voldemort and his Death Eaters

Lord Voldemort is killed by his own rebounding spell in a battle against Harry in the great hall from the Deathly Hallows.

The final battle

Lord Voldemort fact file

Full Name

Lord Voldemort, formerly Tom Marvolo Riddle. Also known as the Dark Lord, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and You-Know-Who


31 December 1926


Thirteen and a half inches, yew, phoenix feather, shares its core with Harry Potter's wand




Tom Riddle Sr (Muggle) and Merope Gaunt (witch)


Dark magic, Inferi creation and control, Parseltongue and the power to possess living creatures


2 May 1998