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Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter series is one of the most famous villains of all time. JK Rowling did a brilliant job of introducing him in her books, and later Warner Bros did no less excellent job in bringing him alive on the screen. Harry Potter movies have done an admirable job in showing things that were there in the books, and the same goes with the character of Lord Voldemort. However, despite putting all the effort, some things from the books about various characters, including Lord Voldemort, were not revealed, intentionally or unintentionally, in the movies. If you have watched Harry Potter movies without reading the books and feeling disappointed for not knowing everything about the most famous villain of the series, then we have got you covered. In this article, we have revealed the top facts about Lord Voldemort, which only book fans know. Let’s scroll down to understand more about the Dark Lord. 

Lord Voldemort Tried To Kill Molly Weasley

Molly Weasley, Ron Weasley’s mother, is one of the most adorable characters in the series. She loves Harry like his own son and will go to any extent to protect her family from dangers. She killed Voldemort’s chief lieutenant Bellatrix Lestrange in a battle when Bellatrix tried to kill Ginny. One big thing that is not shown in the movie is that Molly was attacked by Lord Voldemort in Deathly Hallows’s book, as he was angered for losing Bellatrix. However, our hero Harry saved her by defeating the Dark Lord. Dark Voldemort was the reason behind the death of many lovable characters such as Sirius Black, James Potter, and Lily Potter in the series, and the death of Molly would have made it more awful for readers. 

How Lord Voldemort Meet Quirrell

Throughout The Sorcerer’s Stone, the first installment of the Harry Potter series, viewers and readers are made to believe that Snape is trying to obtain Nicolas Flamel’s stone for his benefit, and even Harry and his friends also believed the same. However, it turns out that the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, Quirinus Quirrell, has been working on the orders of Voldemort. It is not revealed in the movie how did Voldemort meet Quirrell but the books explain that. According to the book, Voldemort encountered Quirrel when the teacher traveled around Albania, synthesizing the idea of right and wrong. Tom Riddle exposed Quirrel to a darker world and was assured a key role in that world. That is when Voldemort convinced Quirrel to work for himself, and it was followed by Quirinus’ unsuccessful break-into Gringotts Bank. 

Voldemort Was Told Little Information About The Prophecy  

The prophecies by Professor Trelawney play a vital role throughout the Harry Potter series. However, the prophecies are not given significant space in the movies as they are given in the books. In The Order of the Phoenix movie, Harry and Dumbledore briefly discuss the prophecy, but there are more details in the books. The source material states that Voldemort never got to hear the full prophecy about Harry and himself and was told only a small piece of that. If Voldemort had known the full prophecy, he might have gone to kill Neville Longbottom, who was also fulfilling all the things stated in prophecy, and things would have been different as Harry’s parents have survived. However, he chose Harry as his equal and made him his number one target. 

Voldemort Was Rejected By Albus Dumbledore

One important thing that many Harry Potter movie fans do not know about Voldemort is that he appeared for an interview for the position of Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, but was rejected by Albus Dumbledore. Voldemort had spent a lot of his time bringing chaos to the magical world, and the rejection makes complete sense, and Harry gets to know about it after he is invited to peer into Dumbledore’s memory. Voldemort had his motive towards obtaining the post of Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher.

Voldemort Worked At Borgin And Burkes To Hunt Horcruxes

Voldemort undoubtedly was one of the ablest wizards to live ever and could rise to heights in the ministry if he had chosen the right path, but instead, he ended up working in Borgin and Burkes to obtain the Horcruxes. He used a rich lady named Hepzibah Smith to obtain Salazar Slytherin’s old locket and the whereabouts of Helga Hufflepuff’s cup and later murdered her. The House-Elf was blamed for the murder. We get to know these facts when Harry and Dumbledore dive into the past during the Half-Blood Prince book and one memory obtained by House-Elf named Hokey. 

Voldemort was a powerful villain and a very mysterious character. Fans want to know more about him, and books tell a lot more about him than the movies. In this article, we have listed the top things about Lord Voldemort, which only book fans know. You can watch the movies again, keeping these facts in mind, and enjoy them with more clarity.

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