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Voldemort aka Tom Marvolo Riddle – Quotes, Horcruxes, Photos and More

Updated on February 17, 2012

This hub is for the Dark Lord, you know who…he who must not be named…the most brilliant and cruel student Hogwarts has ever seen…none other than Lord Voldemort a.ka. Tom Marvolo Riddle. I love Harry Potter and Harry Potter won’t be so fascinating without Voldemort.

Voldemort’s bio

Birth name: Tom Marvolo Riddle
Born: 31 December, 1926
Died: 2 May, 1998
Blood status: Half-blood
House: Slytherin
Wand: Yew, 13½”, phoenix feather

Voldemort was considered as the most powerful dark wizard of all time. JK Rowling described him as "the most evil wizard for hundreds and hundreds of years." Voldemort was a half-blood wizard, son of Tom Riddle Sr., a wealthy muggle who abandoned his wife, and Merope Gaunt, who died shortly after childbirth. He was raised in an orphanage before he attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. There he was sorted into Slytherin house quite because he’s the heir and last descendant of Salazar Slytherin, one of the founders of Hogwarts. He’s got that kind and polite looks but in reality Tom Riddle was cruel, manipulative and power hungry.He was fascinated with the dark arts and was exceptionally good at it. He aimed to achieve pure-blood dominance in the world of magic though he’s a half-blood. He has killed a lot of people including Harry’s parents. He’s the most feared wizard, very much feared that no one could speak of his name. He was killed after his wand backfired as he was trying to kill Harry Potter in the Great Hall of Hogwarts.

source:falsifier's tumblr
source:falsifier's tumblr

Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA Lord Voldemort played by Ralph Fiennes, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, Frank Dillane, Christian Coulson in “Harry Potter”

How did Tom Riddle become Voldemort?

So often though you’ve watched the whole Harry Potter films and read the books many times, you still forget how Tom Riddle became Voldemort? Yeah there’s a shuffle of letters from Tom Riddle’s name but how exactly is it? You see the phrase I am Lord Voldemort is an anagram of Tom’s complete name which is Tom Marvolo Riddle. Wicked! Because of that amazing trick, some fans have tried other anagrams from TOM MARVOLO RIDDLE. See them below.

Odd immortal lover

Doormat Mild Lover

Mermaid Drool Volt

Armored Doll Vomit

Immoral Voted Lord

and about 62501 combinations more :)

I am Lord Voldemort from the name TOM MARVOLO RIDDLE
I am Lord Voldemort from the name TOM MARVOLO RIDDLE

Voldemort’s name why can’t it be mentioned…

Voldemort, being the most feared and sadistic wizard, has been referred as the Dark Lord by everyone and his followers, well except Dumbledore and Harry. People only use you-know-who or The Dark Lord when mentioning him. Why is it forbidden to speak his name? Voldemort banned and jinxed his own name so that he could track anyone who says it. He’s not the most cruel and brilliant wizard for no reason. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, a taboo is placed upon the name, such that Voldemort or his followers may trace anyone who utters it.

So hey Dark Lord, I’ve mentioned your name in this hub so many times, doesn’t mean I’m up to something against you. Actually, I just listed you as one of my inspirational people in my facebook. See? So please don’t send those death eaters. lol

Voldemort’s Wand

Voldemort’s wand was 13 1/2" in total length, with a 4" handle the wand was made from yew wood, with a phoenix feather core. It was manufactured by Ollivander and was the "brother" or "twin" of the wand of Harry Potter, as Harry's wand also has a core donated by Fawkes, the phoenix bird of Albus Dumbledore. According to JK Rowling, yew can achieve astonishing longevity and can symbolize both death and resurrection; the sap is also poisonous.

Voldemort’s Horcruxes

Voldemort’s horcruxes are my favorite in the Harry Potter story. JK is so creative. The idea of horcrux is wickedly creative itself. A climax wouldn’t be so climactic without a horcrux. Every twist in the puzzle wouldn’t be so intriguing and exciting without a horcrux. Merlins beard! I forgot to say what is horcrux. Apparently you forgot what are horcruxes or you really don’t know what I’m talking about. lol Even Hermione can’t help you so here it is…

A horcrux is an object in which a dark wizard or witch has hidden a fragment of his or her soul for the purpose of attaining immortality. Creating a horcrux is considered very immoral as it requires killing someone. Lord Voldemort is the only known wizard to have created more than one horcrux…he created seven of them to be exact.

Every day, every hour, this very minute, perhaps, dark forces attempt to penetrate this castle’s walls.

The seven horcruxes:

source:bewitchthemind's flickr photostream
source:bewitchthemind's flickr photostream

Marvolo Gaunt’s Ring – Tom Riddle created this horcrux after he killed his father. He cast a spell with this ring owned by his maternal grandfather, Marvolo Gaunt. He created this Horcrux not knowing the ring's jewel was the Resurrection Stone, the second of the three Deathly Hallows. How fascinating! This horcrux has been destroyed by Albus Dumbledore using the Godric Gryffindor's sword.

Tom Riddle’s Diary – Voldemort made this horcrux after murdering Moaning Myrtle. The wicked diary is introduced in the second chapter of the Chamber of Secrets and is destroyed by Harry Potter during the climax of the story using the basilisk fang.

Helga Hufflepuff’s CupTom Riddle created his third Horcrux using a cup owned by Hogwarts founder Helga Hufflepuff. The spell was cast after he murdered Hepzibah Smith by poisoning her. This Horcrux is destroyed by Hermione Granger in the thirty-first chapter of Deathly Hallows using the basilisk fang.

source:harrypotter wikia
source:harrypotter wikia
source:harrypotter wikia
source:harrypotter wikia

Salazar Slytherin’s Locket – Tom made this locket as his fourth Horcrux after killing a Muggle tramp. Nobody seemed to have the power to open this locket and destroy it. It had a strange negative effect to whoever wore it. Ron Weasley surprisingly destroyed this horcrux using the Godric Gryffindor's sword in the 19th chapter of Deathly Hallows.

Rowena Ravenclaw’s Diadem– this time the Dark Lord used Rowena Ravenclaw’s diadem as his fifth Horcrux after killing an Albanian peasant. Harry Potter discovered this horcrux in the Room of Requirement and it was destroyed by a Fiendfyre curse cast by Vincent Crabbe.

Harry Potter – Voldemort unintentionally sealed a fragment of his soul within Harry Potter when the killing curse backfired. The lightning bolt shaped scar marks a connection with Harry and Voldemort. It’s one of the reasons why there are some similarities between the two wizards like their ability to speak and understand Parseltongue. Voldemort destroyed this Horcrux within Harry during the end of Deathly Hallows using the killing curse.

Nagini – everybody knows Nagini. It’s Volde’s pet snake. This Horcrux was actually formed earlier, with the murder of Bertha Jorkins. Neville Longbottom destroyed Nagini using the Sword of Godric Gryffindor. Since she was Voldemort's last remaining Horcrux, her death sets up the series' climactic duel between Voldemort and Harry Potter. With no Horcruxes remaining and rendered mortal, Voldemort's death in that duel is final

Voldemort striking the Killing  Curse...Avada Kedavra
Voldemort striking the Killing Curse...Avada Kedavra

Voldemort Quotes

The following are just few from the Dark Lord Voldemort's quotes in Harry Potter.

I can make bad things happen to people who are mean to me. I can make them hurt, if I want…

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

Don’t you turn your back on me, Harry Potter! I want you to look at me when I kill you! I want to see the light leave your eyes!

Voldemort is my past, present and future. I am Lord Voldemort!

Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies.

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    • twentyfive profile image

      twentyfive 5 years ago

      hahaha gonna watch the series again. I missed the trio

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      shirt stuff ROFLMAO 5 years ago

      LOOOOOOL, Umbridge's shirt made my day XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

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      twentyfive 6 years ago

      Yeah a nasty wizard, I don't like him either, I just like how JK Rowling made him.. I love Hermione and Ron :)

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      Cathy Nerujen 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      Harry Potter rules. Voldemort is nasty. Ugh, I don't like him. Hehehe... yes, I know it's a film and a series of books. But I love Hermione more because she is so calm and sensible. LOL. :)

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      Dawn Alex Heaven 6 years ago

      Harry Potter's stupendo-fantabulously-fantastical. Every aspect of HP including Lord Voldemort is just awesoooome.... I love HP n Lord Voldemort, because without him, HP would've been not-interesting. Thanks J. K. Rowling.

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      twentyfive 6 years ago

      lol what an awesome comment to get from you Carrie :) You just mentioned the forbidden name.. LOL haha Glad you loved the funny parts here. Thanks for dropping by and voting up :)

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      carriethomson 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      yep thanks to voldemort HP was so intresting to watch, poor fellow! no body actually showed appreciation!! thanks to you hes finally getting appreciated. that T shirt thing was funny :))) thanks n Voted up


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      QHuman 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is really informative! I adore Harry Potter and everything Harry Potter related!

    • twentyfive profile image

      twentyfive 7 years ago

      Thanks Betty. Watch the movies after reading. It would be fun, too. Bless you :)

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      Betty Johansen 7 years ago

      Thanks for this hub. I never read a Harry Potter book until recently when my niece told me I should. So now I'm listening to them on CD (from the library.) I liked your hub because I got to see some spellings, and that will help me in the future. (I just finished #4, the Goblet of Fire.) Also, you've reminded me of facts I'd forgotten and which I may need to know in future books.

      Fascinating hub. Thanks!

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      twentyfive 7 years ago

      Oh interesting places. Hermione should have thought of putting Harry inside her magic purse so no one died. Holy curly cheeky! No I don't like Volde, I just like the way he's invented, that's all. Dark kind of guys? LOL I have no ideal guys. Are you under a spell or something? LMAO Oh Merlins beard you've got a Nimbus Vacuum 2011?! Ah the quidditch? They have to fly to catch those balls.. heheh XD

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      Cassandra Mantis 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Near Charing Cross Road there are lanes like it, but some I wouldn't venture down sad to say. And Soho is a bit dodgy in some areas. Heh! But there are some great places like it in other parts of London and the Uk, Fehl. Aw, poor Dobby, I liked him, he was very loyal and protective. It's cool you liking Voldemort. H'mm, you go for the dark kind of guys, haw? Hehehe! I am Gryffindor totally. And yes Ron is typical average guy, but lots of personality to balance his "averageness" out. LOL! Me broomstick, yes, it's handy, but I love moi vacuum cleaner, Fehl! My Gran still thinks that game they play is Cribbage, and can't understand why they have to "fly" to play it! I gently explain it but noooo! :D XO

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      twentyfive 7 years ago

      Hi Prof A :) haha no, I'm not a horcrux. And Voldemort hates vampires.. lol

      Hi Cassandra! Well I like how JK invented him and his horcruxes. Really genius. You're from London, wonder if you've been to Diagon Alley? Heh freakLOLing I saw the first part of the Deathly Hallows and it's fantastic as always :) Sadly, Dobby and Hedwig died. I laughed about the part where they mentioned 'twilight' Yeah, I listed Volde in my facebook. So funny I know LOLOL The thing is, he's persuasive, resourceful and brilliant. Other than that, you know I'm Gryffindor :) Harry and Hermione making out, no I didn't like it. I love Ron Ron :)

      Good day moi friend! Don't forget your broomstick. Off you go. XO

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      Cassandra Mantis 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      As a die hard fan of Harry Potter, all I can can say is - this is great, Fehl! You really delve into the character of he who shall not be named... Hehehehe! :D And this is so enjoyable. I saw the most recent film "Deathly Hallows" part 1, and I am waiting for part 2 to arrive this spring. You even included facebook mentions. That is so funny. I loved the Harry and Hermione "making out" bit, very interesting!

      Fantastic hub here, moi friend! Cheers! Have a great day! :D xo

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      Mentalist acer 7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      I'm wondering,Fehl, if Voldemort didn't use you to hide some of his soul,lol;)