History Characters / HarryPotterDeathEaters

19th Sep '17 10:34:55 AM creader
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19th Sep '17 9:36:58 AM Njein
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** And finally, his overwhelming fear of death, to the point where ''anything'' no matter how self-destructive, is fair game. Hence why his overuse of Horcruxes has so damaged his soul he doesn't know when a bit of it's been annihilated, and thinking that just because someone is dead, they're no longer a problem. This bites him in the ass when he tries to parade Harry's body about and only pisses off the defenders of Hogwarts into a rally (which gives the still-alive Harry more than enough of a chance to sneak out of the fray and ambush him).

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** And finally, his overwhelming fear of death, he's a thanatophobe to the point where ''anything'' no matter how self-destructive, is fair game. Hence why his overuse of Horcruxes has so damaged his soul he doesn't know when a bit of it's been annihilated, and thinking that just because someone is dead, they're no longer a problem. This bites him in the ass when he tries to parade Harry's body about and only pisses off the defenders of Hogwarts into a rally (which gives the still-alive Harry more than enough of a chance to sneak out of the fray and ambush him). And Voldemort's Boggart would be his own corpse, which shows his extreme fear of death.
18th Sep '17 8:32:47 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* BeingEvilSucks: Peter was deeply loved by his three schoolmates, and though he might've been domineering and egotistical toward him James still cared about Peter enough that he trusted him with the safety of him, his wife, and his infant son. He was even fairly safe as an Order member, as he had Dumbledore to protect him. Peter threw all that away because he wanted to be powerful and famous as Voldemort's right hand. Instead, he wound up having to live as a rat for twelve years, and was hated by the Death Eaters because it was his information that led to Voldemort going to his downfall. He only resurrected Voldemort because he'd burned his bridges so thoroughly that that Voldemort was the only one he had left. Even then, Voldemort treated him badly and made it very clear he was only doing this because ''he'' had no choice either, and once he was fully ressurrected demoted Peter to menial labor. Nobody on Voldemort's side respected or trusted Peter at all, considering him more TheIgor than a full member of their ranks. Voldemort did give him a neat magic hand out of the deal- except the hand was charmed so that any sign of disloyalty (which [[GenreSavvy Voldemort fully expected]]) would trigger it to turn on him and choke him to death. Harry eventually reflects how Peter's turn to evil basically wrecked his own life along with that of his friends.

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* BeingEvilSucks: Peter was deeply loved by his three schoolmates, and though he might've been domineering and egotistical toward him James still cared about Peter enough that he trusted him with the safety of him, his wife, and his infant son. He was even fairly safe as an Order member, as he had Dumbledore to protect him. Peter threw all that away because he wanted to be powerful and famous as Voldemort's right hand. Instead, he wound up having to live as a rat for twelve years, and was hated by the Death Eaters because it was his information that led to Voldemort going to his downfall. He only resurrected Voldemort because he'd burned his bridges so thoroughly that that Voldemort was the only one he had left. Even then, Voldemort treated him badly and made it very clear he was only doing this because ''he'' had no choice either, and once he was fully ressurrected demoted Peter to menial labor. Nobody on Voldemort's side respected or trusted Peter at all, considering him more TheIgor than a full member of their ranks. Voldemort did give him a neat magic hand out of the deal- except the hand was charmed so that any sign of disloyalty (which [[GenreSavvy Voldemort fully expected]]) expected) would trigger it to turn on him and choke him to death. Harry eventually reflects how Peter's turn to evil basically wrecked his own life along with that of his friends.



* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Sirius explicitly characterizes this as Wormtail's mentality. He would never be part of any side unless he was not only safe or protected but respected and powerful and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere would willingly betray]] at the first sign of weakness. He betrayed the Marauders when they were weak and didn't set out to find Voldemort for a long time because the latter was DarkLordOnLifeSupport. Only when he had nowhere else to go [[BrokenMasquerade because his old friends had found him out]] did he go find Voldemort to return him to power, and even then he seemed to regret it. This eventually became his undoing, since Voldemort, in a fit of GenreSavvy, charmed his replacement hand to strangle him if he ever showed signs of returning to old habits.

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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Sirius explicitly characterizes this as Wormtail's mentality. He would never be part of any side unless he was not only safe or protected but respected and powerful and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere would willingly betray]] at the first sign of weakness. He betrayed the Marauders when they were weak and didn't set out to find Voldemort for a long time because the latter was DarkLordOnLifeSupport. Only when he had nowhere else to go [[BrokenMasquerade because his old friends had found him out]] did he go find Voldemort to return him to power, and even then he seemed to regret it. This eventually became his undoing, since Voldemort, in a fit of GenreSavvy, Voldemort charmed his replacement hand to strangle him if he ever showed signs of returning to old habits.
16th Sep '17 6:11:40 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* BeingEvilSucks: Peter was deeply loved by his three schoolmates, and though he might've been domineering and egotistical toward him James still cared about Peter enough that he trusted him with the safety of him, his wife, and his infant son. Peter threw all that away and only wound up having to live as a rat for twelve years, then forced into servitude by Voldemort who made him chop his right hand, and then made him into a menial labourer and basically treated with hostility by a new group of "friends" who didn't trust him as far as they could throw him and would kill him if he ever stepped out of line. Harry eventually reflects how Peter basically wrecked his own life along with that of his friends.

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* BeingEvilSucks: Peter was deeply loved by his three schoolmates, and though he might've been domineering and egotistical toward him James still cared about Peter enough that he trusted him with the safety of him, his wife, and his infant son. He was even fairly safe as an Order member, as he had Dumbledore to protect him. Peter threw all that away because he wanted to be powerful and only famous as Voldemort's right hand. Instead, he wound up having to live as a rat for twelve years, then forced into servitude and was hated by the Death Eaters because it was his information that led to Voldemort who made him chop going to his right hand, and then made him into a menial labourer and basically downfall. He only resurrected Voldemort because he'd burned his bridges so thoroughly that that Voldemort was the only one he had left. Even then, Voldemort treated with hostility by a new group of "friends" who didn't trust him as far as they could throw badly and made it very clear he was only doing this because ''he'' had no choice either, and once he was fully ressurrected demoted Peter to menial labor. Nobody on Voldemort's side respected or trusted Peter at all, considering him more TheIgor than a full member of their ranks. Voldemort did give him a neat magic hand out of the deal- except the hand was charmed so that any sign of disloyalty (which [[GenreSavvy Voldemort fully expected]]) would trigger it to turn on him and would kill choke him if he ever stepped out of line. to death. Harry eventually reflects how Peter Peter's turn to evil basically wrecked his own life along with that of his friends.



* ChekhovsGunman: [[TheDogWasTheMastermind Who would have ever thought ''Scabbers'' would be so significant to the plot of these books?]]

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* ChekhovsGunman: [[TheDogWasTheMastermind Who would have ever thought ''Scabbers'' would be so significant to was the plot of these books?]]one behind Lily and James' deaths?]]



* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Sirius explicitly characterizes this as Wormtail's mentality. He would never be part of any side unless he was not only safe or protected but respected and powerful and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere would willingly betray]] at the first sign of weakness. He betrayed the Marauders when they were weak and didn't set out to find Voldemort for a long time because the latter was DarkLordOnLifeSupport. Only when he had nowhere else to go due to his BrokenMasquerade did he go find Voldemort to return him to power, and even then he seemed to regret it. Voldemort noticed and so kept a close eye on him.

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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Sirius explicitly characterizes this as Wormtail's mentality. He would never be part of any side unless he was not only safe or protected but respected and powerful and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere would willingly betray]] at the first sign of weakness. He betrayed the Marauders when they were weak and didn't set out to find Voldemort for a long time because the latter was DarkLordOnLifeSupport. Only when he had nowhere else to go due to [[BrokenMasquerade because his BrokenMasquerade old friends had found him out]] did he go find Voldemort to return him to power, and even then he seemed to regret it. Voldemort noticed and so kept This eventually became his undoing, since Voldemort, in a close eye on him. fit of GenreSavvy, charmed his replacement hand to strangle him if he ever showed signs of returning to old habits.



* TheCorruptible: Not that his friends realized until it was too late. Sirius assumed the Death Eaters would target him first and the unassuming Peter would be a less obvious SecretKeeper. Peter still couldn't take the pressure and spent the rest of his life in pretty miserable conditions as a result.

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* TheCorruptible: Not that his friends realized until it was too late. Sirius assumed the Death Eaters would target him first and the unassuming Peter would be a less obvious SecretKeeper. Too bad Peter still couldn't take was easily tempted by the pressure and spent promise of power on the rest of his life in pretty miserable conditions as a result. Dark Lord's side.



* ItsAllAboutMe: [[DirtyCoward He only cares for his own safety]].

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* ItsAllAboutMe: [[DirtyCoward He only cares for values his own safety]].life above the lives of others, and his own power above his friendships with the other Mauraders.
16th Sep '17 5:00:50 PM Nyame
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* EvilerThanThou: To PredecessorVillain Gellert Grindelwald. Grindelwald did some genuinely terrible things and waged war against the entire magical world, but in the end he was a KnightTemplar who believed UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans, and spent his incarceration in Nurmengard wondering if he was right. Voldemort, meanwhile, dressed it up as much as he could with "pureblood rights" and other racist nonsense, but in the end he was just a power-hungry madman who was taking out his DaddyIssues on the rest of the rest of the magical community. Unsurprisingly, when they finally meet, the latter wins, though admittedly had Grindelwald been in his prime, he would've been a conceivable match for Voldemort, Elder Wand or no.
3rd Sep '17 5:16:12 PM Nyame
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* ContrastingSequelAntagonist: Despite holding similar beliefs of magical supremacy, he and his PredecessorVillain Gellert Grindelwald (the main antagonist of the ''Fantastic Beast'' films) could not be any more different. Voldemort was a model student at Hogwarts, and hid his true nature from most people, while Grindelwald was known as a trouble maker and expelled from Durmstrang (though it should be noted that Grindelwald was no less gifted a student than Tom Riddle, he was just less adept/concerned with staying on the right side of authority). Dark Arts twisted Voldemort's appearance into something inhuman, while Grindelwald looks like Creator/JohnnyDepp. Voldemort kept his reign of terror focused on Britain, while Grindelwald expanded all across Europe, and into America. As a polar opposite of Voldemort, in this regard, Grindelwald studiously ''avoided'' attacking Britain out of fear of Dumbledore. Grindelwald was also nowhere near as much a racist as Voldemort was -- while he saw muggles as inferior humans that needed the guiding hand of wizardkind, he still saw them as ''human'', and held absolutely no prejudice against muggle-borns, viewing them as no different from any witch or wizard. Voldemort, meanwhile, is a BoomerangBigot who saw muggles and muggle-borns as less than dirt. Most notably, however, are their motivations for their countless crimes and atrocities: Grindelwald's motto was "For the Greater Good" and believed that UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans. Voldemort had many reasons for doing what he did, but ultimately he was driven by wanting to gain power for power's sake.

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* ContrastingSequelAntagonist: Despite holding similar beliefs of magical supremacy, he and his PredecessorVillain Gellert Grindelwald (the main antagonist of the ''Fantastic Beast'' films) could not be any more different. Voldemort was a model student at Hogwarts, and hid his true nature from most people, while Grindelwald was known as a trouble maker and expelled from Durmstrang (though it should be noted that Grindelwald was no less gifted a student than Tom Riddle, he was just less adept/concerned with staying on the right side of authority). Dark Arts twisted Voldemort's appearance into something inhuman, while Grindelwald looks like Creator/JohnnyDepp. Voldemort kept his reign of terror focused on Britain, while Grindelwald expanded all across Europe, and into America. As a polar opposite of Voldemort, in this regard, Grindelwald studiously ''avoided'' attacking Britain out of fear of Dumbledore. Grindelwald was also nowhere near as much a racist as Voldemort was -- while he saw muggles as inferior humans that needed the guiding hand of wizardkind, he still saw them as ''human'', and held absolutely no prejudice against muggle-borns, viewing them as no different from any witch or wizard. Voldemort, meanwhile, is a BoomerangBigot who saw muggles and muggle-borns as less than dirt. Most notably, however, are their motivations for their countless crimes and atrocities: Grindelwald's motto was "For the Greater Good" and believed that UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans. He was the worst kind of idealist. Voldemort had many reasons for doing what he did, but ultimately he was driven by wanting to gain power for power's sake.



* TooCleverByHalf: He can go head to head with Dumbledore. That speaks for itself. Though Dumbledore beat him, it had to do more with Dumbledore's wisdom and his understanding of love and Voldemort's personality. He also has the classic problem of assuming that since he thought of something, and is very smart, therefore nobody else could possibly know about it. For instance, he thinks he's the only person who knows about the Room of Requirement despite the version he hides something in being a massive warehouse of things other people have hidden there.

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* TooCleverByHalf: He can go head to head with Dumbledore. That speaks for itself. Though Dumbledore beat him, it had to do more with Dumbledore's wisdom and his understanding of love and Voldemort's personality. He also has the classic problem of assuming that since he thought of something, and is very smart, therefore nobody else could possibly know about it. For instance, he thinks he's the only person who knows about the Room of Requirement despite the version he hides something in being a massive warehouse of things other people have hidden there. In the last two books, as Harry and (by proxy) the reader gradually learns more about Tom Riddle, it becomes more and more surprising that Voldemort ever got as far as he did. He was a magical genius, and quite cunning, but his lack of wisdom and arrogance left him vulnerable in so many ways that if it weren't for his followers and people's fear of his (admittedly great) power, he probably would've been defeated ages ago.
2nd Sep '17 11:50:22 AM JulianLapostat
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* CoolFriendAndLoserFriendship: Was the Loser to his cool Marauder friends, and it didn't work out well for him or his friends in the end.
2nd Sep '17 5:08:49 AM XFllo
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* SatelliteLoveInterest: Compared to his wife, who is a fairly major character, Rodolphus is never even given a single line and mainly exists to show that Bellatrix made a "respectable pure-blood marriage."



* ShallowLoveInterest: Compared to his wife, who is a fairly major character, Rodolphus is never even given a single line and mainly exists to show that Bellatrix made a "respectable pure-blood marriage."
1st Sep '17 1:32:54 PM XFllo
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* {{Expy}}: Has shades of Adolf Hitler, [[ANaziByAnyOtherName naturally]].
** Probably of Dorian Gray, too; young Tom Riddle's attractiveness is very much emphasized by the characters and the narration; the more evil he commits, the uglier he becomes, and he has multiple {{Soul Jar}}s, while Dorian had, well, a beauty jar. One of Voldemort's {{Soul Jar}}s even takes the form of his young, beautiful self.
** With [[Characters/StarWarsEmperorPalpatine Darth Sidious]] - He starts out as a handsome and charming man, but EvilMakesYouUgly comes into effect when he's older. He practices some form of dark arts, became the leader of the government, often DrunkOnTheDarkSide, and was ultimately defeated because one of his servants betrayed him in order to protect the son of the woman he loved.
24th Aug '17 6:11:19 PM Savini24
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** [[spoiler: Despite this, it's actually [[MamaBear Molly Weasley]] who disposes of Bellatrix at the end of ''The Deathly Hallows''. WordOfGod always said Molly was the one who was going to kill Bellatrix.]]

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** [[spoiler: Despite this, it's actually [[MamaBear Molly Weasley]] who disposes of Bellatrix at the end of ''The Deathly Hallows''. WordOfGod always said Molly was always the one who was going to kill Bellatrix.]]
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