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In the last book, after Voldemort attempts to kill Harry, which leads to Harry being in Kings Cross station. There he sees a baby, which almost repulses him despite its vulnerability. Dumbledoor continuously says that there is no way to help it. Surely the baby is symbolic, but of what? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).

The baby is what remains of Voldemort's soul. After he is killed he exists in that form in Limbo unable to move on or return as a ghost. --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 00:03, July 14, 2010 (UTC)

JKR explains it here. - Nick O'Demus 10:50, July 14, 2010 (UTC)

The baby is 1/8 of VOldemorts soul killed by voldemort himself through the "death of Harry" Serdaigle 20:16, November 20, 2010 (UTC) Serdaigle

Was it even a baby? I thought it was supposed to represent the shell that he had become. The form that he had previously been when harry had thwarted him as a child. He became the very basic flickering fragment of a soul that there was "no help for". Dave Stewart 13:57, November 5, 2011 (UTC)

It was not a baby, no. It was, as mentioned before, a small part of his soul. As nearly all horcruxes had been destroyed, where bits of Voldermorts soul lived, meant there was only a tiny bit of him left. This left Voldermort in a weak condition which cannot be helped when gone so far.

Le Trix 19:32, December 3, 2011 (UTC)

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