Harry Potter: 10 Memes That Perfectly Sum Up Voldemort As A Character

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone celebrated its 25-year anniversary and after so many years, Harry Potter is still as relevant as it once was. As one of the most unforgettable fantasy worlds and stories of all time, nobody will soon forget the endearing characters that defined so many childhoods and continue to garner new fans today.

Harry is considered one of the most famous fictional heroes of the last decades, and facing him is one of the most famous, or infamous, villains of literature and popular culture. Lord Voldemort became internationally known as the Dark Lord, but also a worldwide meme inspiration, and there are some of them that perfectly sums him up as a character.


Voldemort Wanted To Be Immortal

Voldemort had thanatophobia, better known as a fear of death. He was so scared of it that a Boggart took shape of his corpse Voldemort was willing to do anything to achieve immortality, even if that meant taking innocent lives or doing any other villainous actions.

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Death is indeed a very scary thing, however, most muggles and wizards come to terms with the inevitable consequence of living. So it is surprising that a character that constantly faced terrifying creatures, powerful wizards, and other unmentionable things, greatly feared something that everybody has to go through.

Tried And Failed To Take Over A School

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Compared to other legendary villains from other franchises, Voldemort seems to have a less ambitious goal, but even so, he was not able to achieve it. Therefore, in the world of famous villains, he could be considered a joke. Although to be fair, wizards can be a tougher crowd to conquer than any other people or race.

Voldemort made many mistakes that cost him victory, including not being able to take over Hogwarts. One of his many flaws as a villain was that he constantly underestimated other people and therefore, took things for granted. This resulted in him failing multiple times and eventually dying.

He Who Must Not Be Named

The Dark Lord had done so many treacherous and unspeakable evil acts that people could not speak his name. He had successfully achieved everyone to fear him, so his name itself was enough to make any wizard shiver. Ignorance is bliss, and as long as everybody did not name "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named", nobody would need to gasp for air.

Voldemort's name caused terror, and this was the very reason why Dumbledore encouraged others to say it and not be afraid of him. Fear controls people, and being scared of Voldemort would give him that much power, so it was wise of Dumbledore to suggest that he should be named, remembered, and faced bravely.

His Real Name Is Tom Marvolo Riddle

Before he became Lord Voldemort, his real name was Tom Marvolo Riddle, and he was in Slytherin during his time at Hogwarts. His strange behaviors were caught by Dumbledore since he was just a young student at Hogwarts, and he was the one to open the Chamber of Secrets, release the Basilisk within, and kill Myrtle.

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Tom Riddle's diary was one of Voldemort's Horcruxes, and as such, a memory of him was able to communicate with Harry through its pages. Although the plan all along was for it to stay in the hands of Ginny, Tom Riddle must have been as excited as Chris Pratt to see that his ultimate enemy was talking to him.

Seven Horcruxes

Harry had no idea he was destroying one of the seven Voldemort's Horcruxes when he stabbed Tom Riddle's diary with the Basilisk's tooth, and as much as each Horcrux was hard to obtain and destroy, there was always another one left. It was surprising to find out Harry was one of them, but it explained why Harry Potter and Voldemort were similar.

Seven is a lot and considering each one had a particular way of being destroyed, it is hilariously comparable to Spongebob putting all his might and will into crushing one of the hundreds of clocks Squidward has. And although Squidward has a nose, he somehow also looks like Voldemort and is just as bitter.

He Insists In Magic And Spells

One of the most notable things about Harry and Voldemort's relationship is how Harry survived Voldemort casting the Killing Curse on him. It made him famous among wizards and Voldemort, whose physical form died as a result, all the more vengeful.

Voldemort could have picked a simpler solution to kill Harry when he was a baby. Of course, doing that would not have been as flashy and impressive as casting a powerful spell, and fans know Voldemort is all about drama. So upon his physical death, he must have regretted not having kept it simple, given that it would have saved him from all the trouble of dying, having to possess someone to have a body, being resurrected into a baby, and being humiliated by all the students, parents and professors of Hogwarts.


One of the crazy details about Voldemort’s body was how he was resurrected into a child form that had to be taken care of by Petter Pettigrew and Nagini. After Voldemort's body perished against baby Harry Potter, he wandered in a spectral form without a body, then he possessed Professor Quirrel and finally, was able to be born again.

Everybody talks about other cute babies that are not particularly human, but nobody seems to pay attention to cute baby Voldemort. There are no toys or stuffed baby Voldemorts waiting to be bought on store stands, and nobody seemed to be remotely interested in having one, and perhaps for a good reason.

Dumbledore Knew Him Very Well

Dumbledore is not scared of naming Voldemort and talking about him. That is mainly because he knew Tom Riddle since the age of 11 and he was the one to invite him to Hogwarts. His odd behaviors and his unapologetic harmful actions against others made Dumbledore suspicious of Riddle, although he was a very talented and popular student.

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After becoming Voldemort, everyone started to name him based on their perception of him, which was frequently based on fear, respect, or his new persona. Dumbledore was the only one who didn't, as he never forgot who he once was, or who he truly was, Tom Marvolo Riddle.

No Nose

The Dark Lord had a serpentine face, and notably, he didn't have a nose. His peculiar appearance is something fans are always making fun of, although all the jokes about his missing nose are probably defense mechanisms to deal with his very scary-looking face.

Tom Riddle had a very special connection with snakes and spoke parseltongue, which made Voldemort be misunderstood by most. His pet-friendly persona turned him into his favorite reptile, and although he didn't like his muggle appearance, and probably preferred looking weird, it is imaginable he was looking for a different type of nose.

He Was a Half-Blood

Voldemort believed and supported that wizards should be pure-blood, ironically though, he was not pure-blood himself. As fans know, his mother was a wizard, but his father was a muggle, which had to be disappointing for followers such as Bellatrix and Lucius Malfoy.

Tom Riddle's grandparents were the last pure-blood descendants of Salazar Slytherin, and Voldemort developed some sort of an inferiority complex because of his muggle side of the family. That, among many reasons, drove him to kill his father's side of the family, but for crazy supremacists like his followers, that may not have been enough to redeem his mudblood side.

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