Lord Voldemort is a fictional character and the central antagonist in J. K. Rowling's series of Harry Potter novels.
Joanne "Jo" Rowling, OBE, FRSL, pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, screenwriter and film producer best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series.
A novel is a long narrative, normally in prose, which describes fictional characters and events, usually in the form of a sequential story.
Harry Potter is a series of fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling.
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Voldemort first appeared in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which was released in 1997.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is the first novel in the Harry Potter series and J. K. Rowling's debut novel, first published in 1997 by Bloomsbury.
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Voldemort appears either in person or in flashbacks in each book and its film adaptation in the series, except the third, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, where he is only mentioned.
J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter universe contains numerous settings for the events in her fantasy novels.
Voldemort is the archenemy of Harry Potter, who according to a prophecy has "the power to vanquish the Dark Lord".
Prophecy involves a process in which one or more messages are allegedly communicated to a prophet by a god or spirit and often are then communicated to other people.
An archenemy, archfoe, archvillain, or nemesis is the principal enemy of someone or something.
Nearly every witch or wizard dares not utter his unmentionable name, and refers to him instead with such expressions as "You-Know-Who", "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named" or "the Dark Lord".
Voldemort's obsession with blood purity signifies his aim to rid the wizarding world of Muggle heritage and to conquer both worlds, Muggle and wizarding, to achieve pure-blood dominance.
In the Harry Potter book series, a Muggle is a person who lacks any sort of magical ability and was not born in a magical family.
Through his mother's family, he is the last descendant of wizard Salazar Slytherin, one of the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, shortened Hogwarts, is a fictional British school of magic for students aged eleven to eighteen, and is the primary setting for the first six books in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.
The following fictional characters are staff members and denizens of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter books written by J. K. Rowling.
He is the leader of the Death Eaters, a group of evil wizards and witches dedicated to ridding the Wizarding World of Muggles and establishing Voldemort as its supreme ruler.
Evil, in a general context, is the absence or opposite of that which is described as being good.
According to Rowling, the 't' in "Voldemort" is silent, as it is in the French word for death, "mort".
Jim Dale pronounced it so in the first four US audiobooks, yet the characters in the film version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone pronounced the "t" — after which Dale changed his audiobook pronunciation accordingly.
James "Jim" Dale, MBE, is an English actor, voice artist, and singer-songwriter.