Do you know how Tom riddle became the dark lord? know everything about Voldemort; some of these answers may surprise you. Get ready for the journey about Ralph Fiennes Voldemort.
Who are Voldemort’s parents and ancestors?
In the time of Harry Potter, there were only a few of Tom’s ancestors left. Marvolo Gaunt (maternal grandfather) and Morfin Gaunt (maternal uncle), are the last known descendants of Salazar Slytherin. They called themselves ‘Royal’ due to pureblood even though they were poor, lacking education, and mentally and physically disordered due to their tendency to marry their cousins to keep the bloodline pure.
Voldemort’s (Ralph Fiennes) mother was Merope Gaunt who fell in love with a muggle Tom Riddle Sr. She bewitched him into marrying her. When she got pregnant, she may have believed that he is loving her back for real and stopped using magic on him.
Life of Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) at Wool’s Orphanage
Tom’s mother stumbles at the orphanage door and gives birth to him. The worker there didn’t know about Merope Gaunt so much so Tom didn’t know much about his ancestors, still, he had magic in him.
He could move objects fly, speak Parseltongue or manipulate animals as he wished. He was a bully to other students but workers would not believe how Tom hung a boy’s rabbit to rafters?
Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) at Hogwarts 1938 to 1945
He was exceptionally brilliant and won over most of the teachers hiding his true nature, except Dumbledore. What Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) hated was going back to the orphanage on summer break.
He started a group of Slytherins as his friends but in reality, he never cared any of them more than his servants. Tom made them do things that no one could trace back to him. These thugs became the death eaters doing Voldemort’s bidding.
He found out his ancestry using his middle name Marvolo.
Why was Hagrid expelled?
Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) found the chamber of secrets and tamed Basilisk (a giant snake). Tom shared the same thoughts as Salazar Slytherin about pure-blood and attack many students at Hogwarts. The last attack was Myrtle Warren (Moaning Myrtle) when the headmaster told tom that Hogwarts is about to close.
So, Riddle decided to stop the attack and framed Rubeus Hagrid and his pet Aragog for killing Moaning Myrtle and other students. This is why Hagrid was expelled from Hogwarts. For this act to save Hogwarts Tom received the trophy of ‘Special Services to the School’.
How Voldemort killed his father?
To learn about his family, Tom went to Little Hangleton and met his maternal uncle Morfin Gaunt who told him that he looks like the muggle his sister Merope loved. Listening to his father’s story, Tom went to his father’s home and killed his father along with his grandparents. Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) changed his uncle’s memories and made it look like he killed the Riddle family and was sent to Azkaban prison. Before that, he took the Gaunt family’s signet ring and used it to make his second Horcrux.
Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) after Hogwarts
Riddle asked current professor Dippet to give him a teaching post but he rejected it due to Tom’s inexperience and told him to reapply for the post after some years. He was offered posts at the Ministry of magic but he worked at Borgin and Burkes. After that, he disappeared for 10 years.
He applied for the post of Defence against the dark arts but Dumbledore rejected it. After that no one was able to stay at the DADA post for more than a year, Dumbledore assumed that Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) jinxed the post.
He used this opportunity to hide the Diadem Horcrux into the room of requirement.
Testing strength of Horcruxes
Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) decided to test how will his Horcruxes are protected, so he borrowed house-elf Kreacher from Regulus Black. He hid the Slytherin locket in the crystal cave, forced Kreacher to drink Emerald Potion, and left him to die in the cave.
Kreacher escaped the cave using elf magic and told Regulus Black about it. To further protect the cave, Voldemort used Inferi.
Regulus Black drank the potion and replaced the Slytherin locket with help of Kreacher but Inferi killed Regulus dragging him into water.
What was the prophecy in Harry Potter?
Sybill Trelawney told the Prophecy to Albus Dumbledore during her interview for the post of Divination. According to the Prophecy, the one who will rival the power of the dark lord will be born at the end of the seventh month to those who opposed the dark lord three times (potters and Longbottoms). The dark lord will mark him as his equal.
Harry Potter prophecy was told in the Hog’s Head Inn when Aberforth Dumbledore caught Severus Snape eavesdropping through the door but the prophecy was finished. So, Severus Snape relayed only half of the Prophecy to Voldemort. Listening to half of the prophecy, Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) chose Harry Potter as the boy who will vanquish him.