Why/how could Tom Riddle's diary come to life???
With the tom riddle's diary horcrux, voldemort almost had a clone, I guess, a seperate conciosuness, but still himself. Not a literal clone, like a genetic copy, but the same concept, I guess. The diary had a piece of his soul and it had it's own identity. How come the other horcruxes didn't have a conciosuness/identity, though???? Why only the diary??? Plot holes........ —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Count Veger (talk • contribs).
- But they did. You'll remember that the locket was able to exert an influence and had some pretty strong powers. But in the case of the diary, it was also implied that Tom Riddle had charmed it in a special way to act as it did. Dumbledore said it himself-- he was being very careless in allowing an object that housed a piece of his soul to be used in that way and would only do so because he knew he had other objects containing his soul. ProfessorTofty (talk) 00:40, March 25, 2013 (UTC)
Speculation, really . . .
D'you think that Riddle was aware of the fifty years in the diary, or was, for lack of a better word, unconscious unless someone was writing to him? 22.214.171.124 01:10, June 5, 2013 (UTC)
This page says that Voldemort used Myrtle's death to make the diary into a Horcrux. Is that actually canonical? It seems to me unlikely, for a couple reasons: Myrtle's doesn't seem like a particularly significant murder (for which Dumbledore said Voldemort tended to reserve his Horcrux creations), and Voldemort didn't kill Myrtle himself (Is it even possible to create a Horcrux off a death you didn't directly cause?). Lasaraleen Tarkheena (talk) 23:32, April 5, 2014 (UTC)
It comes from Rowling herself, so it is absolutely cannon. If I remember, she explained the significance as being his first murder, as well as being tied to his being a decendent of Slytherin. There was also a murder of a muggle tramp, which, as far as I can tell, was simply a murder of convenience/ because he was a muggle. Dr. Galenos (talk) 23:36, April 5, 2014 (UTC)