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Tom Riddle

Tom Riddle standing in the Chamber of Secrets

A troubled young wizard with an affinity for the Dark Arts and manipulation

Tom Riddle fact file

Full Name

Tom Marvolo Riddle


31 December 1926


Thirteen and a half inches, yew, Phoenix feather




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


Outstanding manipulation, Parseltongue

Harry crouches over Ginny in the Chamber of Secrets while Tom Riddle watches.

In the Chamber

Harry looking inside the Chamber of Secrets

Chamber of Secrets

By J.K. Rowling

Dumbledore and Harry watch Tom Riddle as a child in a memory.

Young Tom Riddle

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I can make bad things happen to people who annoy me. I can make them hurt if I want to.

Tom Riddle
Harry and Dumbledore watch Tom Riddle inspect Slytherin's locket in a memory from the Half-Blood Prince.

Flattering Hepzibah Smith

Tom Riddle's room in the orphanage from The Half Blood Prince.

Riddle’s room

There was a knock on the office door. ‘Enter,’ said the old wizard in a feeble voice.


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

by J.K. Rowling