History Characters / HarryPotterDeathEaters

20th Jul '16 1:07:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: In the last book, [[spoiler:his name is made a Taboo and anyone who says it immediately alerts the Death Eaters to their location]]. This is because [[spoiler:the only people who are brave enough to say his name are the people who oppose him, like Harry]].
** He was even DangerouslyGenreSavvy long before that; for starters, he planned on [[spoiler:creating six Horcruxes, whereas most wizards created one]], possibly as insurance in case someone does try to destroy one of the Horcruxes.
*** Yet with a dollop of GenreBlindness: when Harry points out to Dumbledore that Voldemort could have used ''anything'' as a Horcrux (say, a [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles small pebble somewhere in the Gobi Desert]]), Dumbledore agrees, then goes on to explain that Voldemort [[ComplexityAddiction wouldn't be content with anything so mundane]].
** Another example is how [[spoiler:he used Harry's blood to resurrect himself. He knew that he couldn't touch Harry from the first book, so he made sure that when he was revived, he'd be able to get around the protective charm as well. However, this action spectacularly backfires on him, as Dumbledore realizes as soon as he hears it and directly leads to his downfall.]]
** His GenreSavvy eventually leads to a rare moment of self-awareness, where in the final book [[spoiler:upon learning that Harry is chasing his Horcruxes, he immediately goes over his other pieces and realizes that they weren't that hard to find at all - that someone who knew his past, like Dumbledore, would have some idea where to look - paying the price of putting them in places of personal significance.]]
12th Jul '16 3:53:05 AM JayRomeo
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** It's also supremely meaningful as it reveals his ultimately FatalFlaw: Voldemort is ''terrified'' of death. If anything, he shares more than a few traits with [[Franchise/Batman Ra's al Ghul]], where [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond a certain exchange]] could fit Voldemort just as well...

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** It's also supremely meaningful as it reveals his ultimately FatalFlaw: Voldemort is ''terrified'' of death. If anything, he shares more than a few traits with [[Franchise/Batman Ra's al Ghul]], Ghul where [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond a certain exchange]] could fit Voldemort just as well...
11th Jul '16 3:27:09 PM FordPrefect
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** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: However, in Pottermore it is revealed that [[spoiler: He hasn't quite let go of the mindset and beliefs that made him such a loyal servant of the Dark Lord: Draco withholds him and Narcissa interacting with their grandson as much as possible as a result.]]

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** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: However, in Pottermore it is revealed that [[spoiler: He he hasn't quite let go of the mindset and beliefs that made him such a loyal servant of the Dark Lord: Draco withholds him and Narcissa interacting with their grandson as much as possible as a result.]]
11th Jul '16 3:22:26 PM FordPrefect
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* ChildhoodBrainDamage: Heavily implied. [[spoiler: Because his mother drugged his muggle father with love potions, its rendered Tom Riddle inable to feel love or compassion for anyone since birth. Its the only possible way [[CryForTheDevil you can feel pity for him]], despite all he's done. Its not actually his fault.]]

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* ChildhoodBrainDamage: Heavily implied. [[spoiler: Because his mother drugged his muggle father with love potions, its it rendered Tom Riddle inable unable to feel love or compassion for anyone since birth. Its It's the only possible way [[CryForTheDevil you can feel pity for him]], despite all he's done. Its It's not actually his fault.]]
11th Jul '16 3:18:35 PM FordPrefect
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*** Rowling actually said being conceived under Love Potion was mean to be symbolic.

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*** Rowling actually said being conceived under Love Potion was mean meant to be symbolic.
10th Jul '16 3:24:37 AM Wolfberries
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** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: [[spoiler: Never managed to fully let go of the supremacist ideals she was raised with. Draco withholds Scorpius from interacting with his grandparents as much as possible.]]

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** * JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: [[spoiler: Never managed to fully let go of the supremacist ideals she was raised with. Draco withholds Scorpius from interacting with his grandparents as much as possible.]]
10th Jul '16 3:23:29 AM Wolfberries
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* AntiVillain: Subverted. By the time of Book 7, he seems closer to this trope than a full out villain, especially when [[spoiler:it is shown that he cared for his family's well being enough to abandon Voldemort.]] His short time in Azkaban between Book 5 and Book 6 probably also helped as well. But in reality he is always a...
** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: However, in Pottermore it is revealed that [[spoiler: He hasn't quite let go of the mindset and beliefs that made him such a loyal servant of the Dark Lord: Draco withholds him interacting with his grandson as much as possible as a result.]]

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* AntiVillain: Subverted.Somewhat. By the time of Book 7, he seems closer to this trope than a full out villain, especially when [[spoiler:it is shown that he cared for his family's well being enough to abandon Voldemort.]] His short time in Azkaban between Book 5 and Book 6 probably also helped as well. But in reality he is always a...
** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: However, in Pottermore it is revealed that [[spoiler: He hasn't quite let go of the mindset and beliefs that made him such a loyal servant of the Dark Lord: Draco withholds him and Narcissa interacting with his their grandson as much as possible as a result.]]



** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: [[spoiler: Never managed to fully let go of the supremacist ideals she was raised with. Draco withholds Scorpius from interacting with his grandparents as much as possible.]]



* RacistGrandma: See her husband's entry above. She and Lucius found Astoria Greengrass a somewhat disappointing daughter-in-law for refusing to teach the prejudice against Muggles on their grandson, Scorpius. Family gatherings were, as a result, often fraught with tension.

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* RacistGrandma: See her husband's entry above. She [[spoiler:She and Lucius found Astoria Greengrass a somewhat disappointing daughter-in-law for refusing to teach the prejudice against Muggles on their grandson, Scorpius. Family gatherings were, as a result, often fraught with tension.]]
4th Jul '16 9:54:58 AM Shadowgazer
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%%* YouAreWhatYouHate: States he is in support of blood purity, but is a half-blood himself.

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%%* * YouAreWhatYouHate: States he is in support of blood purity, but is a half-blood himself.



%%* TheUnfettered

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%%* TheUnfettered* TheUnfettered: She has absolutely no moral and very few pragmatic compunctions to what she will do.



* AntiVillain: By the time of Book 7, he's closer to this trope than a full out villain, especially when [[spoiler:it is shown that he cared for his family's well being enough to abandon Voldemort.]] His short time in Azkaban between Book 5 and Book 6 probably also helped as well.
** However, in Pottermore it is revealed that [[spoiler: He hasn't quite let go of the mindset and beliefs that made him such a loyal servant of the Dark Lord: Draco withholds him interacting with his grandson as much as possible as a result.]]

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* AntiVillain: Subverted. By the time of Book 7, he's he seems closer to this trope than a full out villain, especially when [[spoiler:it is shown that he cared for his family's well being enough to abandon Voldemort.]] His short time in Azkaban between Book 5 and Book 6 probably also helped as well.
well. But in reality he is always a...
** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: However, in Pottermore it is revealed that [[spoiler: He hasn't quite let go of the mindset and beliefs that made him such a loyal servant of the Dark Lord: Draco withholds him interacting with his grandson as much as possible as a result.]]
4th Jul '16 9:37:07 AM Shadowgazer
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** Voldemort once applied for the position of Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts though his primary goal [[spoiler:was to hide the Ravenclaw diadem Horcrux in the Room of Requirement]]. Dumbledore rejected his application because he knew Voldemort had ulterior motives for being there and he wanted him gone. That and he figured a snake-like HumanoidAbomination that reeked of dark magic probably wouldn't be a good influence on students. Even though he had accomplished his real goal, Voldemort still felt pissed off by the rejection. [[spoiler:And that's why no Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher has ever managed to hold on to the position for more than a year after Voldemort's visit. Turns out the position really ''is'' jinxed.]]

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** Voldemort once applied for the position of Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts though his primary goal [[spoiler:was to hide the Ravenclaw diadem Horcrux in the Room of Requirement]]. Dumbledore rejected his application because he knew Voldemort had ulterior motives for being there and he wanted him gone. That and he figured a snake-like HumanoidAbomination that reeked of dark magic probably wouldn't be a good influence on students. Even though he had accomplished his real goal, Voldemort still felt pissed off by the rejection. [[spoiler:And that's why no Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher has ever managed to hold on to the position for more than a year after Voldemort's visit. Turns out the position really ''is'' jinxed.]]
29th Jun '16 5:55:27 AM FoxBluereaver
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* AboveGoodAndEvil: See TheSocialDarwinist below.
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