Tom Riddle is Merope's "illigitimate" son? Didn't Merope hoodwink Tom Sr. into marrying her?
Well what do you consider illegitimate? Tom Riddle Jr. was born while Merope was married to Tom Sr. Of course, she died alone at an orphanage without her husband and the husband was, like you said, hoodwinked. However, they were still officially married as far as we know from the book 126.96.36.199 00:58, August 17, 2010 (UTC)
- The definition of an illegitimate child is a child born out of wedlock. A legitimate child is one born to married parents or to parents newly divorced, or in other words a child who was conceived prior to the divorce but born afterwards. So even if Merope and Tom Riddle Sr where legally divorced at the time of Jr's birth, he would still be considered legitimate. I really don't think you can take into consideration the events surrounding their marriage (Tom Sr being "hoodwinked"), regardless of why he initially married her, as long as their marriage was legal, Jr is legitimate. --BachLynn23 02:57, August 17, 2010 (UTC)
I've got a question; do we know if people resurrected using the stone are touchable, or is the movie canon in making them unable to interact? When I read "he heard slight movements around him that suggested frail bodies shifting their footing on the earthy, twig-strewn ground" (page 560, Deathy Hallows) I believed that it meant that they were solid enough to actually be touched, and not how the movie displayed them. So yeah, what's correct?