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Saturday, 9 November 2013

Harry Potter A-Z

A Saturday post I have been doing to spread the Harry Potter love and to take us all on a trip down memory lane :).

V is for Voldemort
"Tom Marvolo Riddle (31 December, 1926 – 2 May, 1998), later known as Lord Voldemort, was a half-blood wizard and considered to be the most powerful Dark Wizard of all time. He was the son of wealthy Muggle Tom Riddle Senior, and witch Merope Gaunt, who died shortly after childbirth. He was the heir of Salazar Slytherin and was ordered to finish his work. Tom Riddle Sr. left his wife soon after she became pregnant with their son, having been released from the enchantment of a love potion which had started their relationship. Their son, Tom Marvolo Riddle, was born and raised in a Muggle orphanage, but eventually attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry(1938-1945) and was sorted into Slytherin house. Tom Riddle was the most talented pupil to ever attend Hogwarts. To the school at large he appeared to be an exceedingly handsome and polite child. In reality, however, Riddle was cruel, arrogant, sadistic, manipulative, psychopathic and megalomaniacal. Having achieved outstanding grades in every examination he took, Riddle left Hogwarts and went on to a brief employment at Borgin and Burkes, before disappearing from public view completely."
Previous A-Z posts:
A is for Animagus
B is for Boggart
C is for Crumple-Horned Snorkack
D is for Diagon Alley
E is for Epilogue
F is for Forbidden Forest
G is for Galleons
H is for Hogsmeade
I is for Inferius
J is for Lee Jordan
K is for Knight Bus
L is for Remus Lupin
M is for Mirror of Erised
N is for Nicolas Flamel
O is for Occlumency 
P is for The Potters
Q is for Quick-Quotes Quill
R is for Ravenclaw
S is for S. P. E. W
T is for Thestrals
U is for The Unbreakable Vow

3 comments:

  1. Do you follow @Lord_Voldemort7 on Twitter? He is freaking hysterical!

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  2. I kind of admire Voldemort, I really do. He's evil alright, but he's wicked smart and talented, so it has to be taken in account. He did terrible things and he's evil, no doubt, but he justified it all in his head, thinking he really did the right thing somehow.
    He's really fascinating and I don't understand people that claim he's plain and one-dimensional villain. :L

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  3. Such a utterly tragic story and honestly what a freaking waste of talent. Tom could have grown into something truly out of this world if he had only had a little love and affection...he still fascinates me though, despite all the evil. I don't know, something about learning what happened to make him into the terror he became was so satisfying. His perspective on the events surrounding Harry's parents was especially chilling. He just has so many layers as a villain!!

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