Merge with Lord Voldemort

We have a Lord Voldemort thread. They are the same two people, just different ages. Can this be a candidate for deletion?

I think they should be merged

I think we should have a vote. Keep both, Merge, Delete LV, Delete TMR.Ginny Potter-Weasley 12:43, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

I vote Merge Ginny Potter-Weasley 12:43, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

I think they need to stay separate, as they are in essence two different people. Tom Riddle is the man, Voldemort is the result of splitting himself into the Horcrux pieces. He is no longer a man, but a monster. For that fact I think they need to stay separate. TSummers 13:21, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

They're the same person. Voldemort is the name he chose to give the world, ergo; this article should be merged into Lord Voldemort, not the other way around, and Definitely not kept as-is. Din's Fire 997 20:18, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

I vote to merge. Therequiembellishere 19:53, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Well, I feel like Riddle is just an alias for the larger Voldemort. I think that this should not be deleted but needs to be heavily changed to reflect that Riddle is simply the alias of the man. HPisawesome 23:42, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

I think they need to be kept separate because they are 2 different people. Voldemort is a dark lord that everyone fears. Tom is a Hogwarts student who becomes misguided and transforms. Its almost like Darth Vader. Anakin just becomes misguided. Stryker

But even the wookiepedia has Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader under the same page. Therequiembellishere 04:49, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

I say merge and keep article under the name Tom Riddle with Voldemort redirecting there as Tom Riddle is his real name and not a nickname. Sith Penguin Lord 22:45, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

I vote for merge and redirect Lord Voldemort to Tom Marvolo Riddle. Create seperate sections in the biography for each - you could even include two seperate infoboxes if you wanted to, but they really are the same person. DarkJedi613 22:51, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

This article needs to be deleated, and the Lord Voldemort article needs to be moved to Tom Riddle as thats his REAL name, Voldemort is an alias of Tom Riddle not the other way round.KickAssJedi 15:42, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

They should be merged and be titled Tom Riddle. It is the same ans Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader from Star Wars.

I agree they should be merged. Tom Marvolo Riddle and Lord Voldemort are the same person, and it is not proper to have two different articles about him. Akwdb 02:07, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

It doesn't matter, they are the same people; just Voldemort is a nickname; Tom Riddle is his real name. The article can stay, and Voldemort redirects to Tom Riddle, very simple. Prissymis ;)

Why is everyone in HP afraid of saying Lord Voldemort

Everyone in the real world isn't.. Well I suppose it's because some people don't actually think they'll get hurt.. But some people may have bad dreams about other people they like being dead....

This is really not the place. HPisawesome 23:44, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Is his name Thomas or just Tom?Me_Potter_Fan 09:54, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

He's always referred to as "Tom" in the books. So as far as we know its just Tom. Plus "Tom Marvolo Riddle" -> "I am Lord Voldemort" wouldn't work if his name was Thomas. ;) DarkJedi613 (Talk) 12:27, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
Tom is an abbreviation of Thomas. I should know as it's my name. However most people called Thomas are usually referred to as Tom. Auberon09 21:35, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

How do we know he died on may 23?

I cant find any evidence of that all we know is it was may.Me_Potter_Fan 14:53, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

May 23rd would make sense. Twenty three is an unlucky number. Auberon09 21:35, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Hey, maybe he died on friday the thirteenth-we all know that friday the thirteenth is a very unlucky day to people who belive in magic. Prissymis 03:58, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

We know Voldemort died on May 2, 1998 because JKR stated the Battle of Hogwarts took place on that day. - Starstuff (Owl me!) 04:10, 12 November 2008 (UTC)
What if he died on May 3 because the battle started before midnight at the 2nd right? Then at midnight Harry did the sacrifice and all that stuff and when they had the final confrontation, it might be sometime really early in the morning.

Waterdrop95 06:02, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

I think you have a point, since during Voldemort's first ultimatum for Harry, he said "you have until midnight", and then Kingsley said "We've only got half an half an hour until midnight, so we need to act fast". However, since JKR said that the battle took place on May 2, all this may have occurred on the night of May 1, with the battle starting at midnight of May 2. Oread 14:19, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Recent Edit

Recent edit was done by me, I guess I wasn't logged in. Mafalda Hopkirk 21:50, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Minister of Magic

I don't believe the books ever mention Voldemort being the Minister of Magic -Matoro183 (Ravenclaw) 23:16, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

It says de fato doesnt it

It didn't say that when I posted the comment...-Matoro183 (Talk) 19:49, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

He never was Minister of Magic, he just got control of the Ministry because of a whole bunch of Imperius Curses. Prissymis :)

Pius Thicknesse was merely the nominal and De Jure Minister of Magic and took care of the day-to-day operations of the Ministry while Voldemort the De Facto and true minister was free to extend his power beyond the Ministry without the constraints of running the Ministry in a bureaucratic manner Johnny Jack Sparrow 07:52, January 17, 2010 (UTC)Johnny Johnny Jack Sparrow 07:52, January 17, 2010 (UTC) Johnny Jack Sparrow 07:52, January 17, 2010 (UTC) Johnny Jack Sparrow 07:52, January 17, 2010 (UTC)

His own dead body?

Was this mentioned in any of the books? His boggart? Or did I just skip the page? 18:48, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

I believe its from an interview. I don't have a link at the moment though. DarkJedi613 (Talk) 21:06, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

I think his boggart is the flash of Avada Kedavra, even though his own dead boby is probably it. And, no, you didn't skip the page. Prissymis 04:18, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

How do you know what his boggart looks like? as far as I know the books don't say. Lupin & Kingsley 13:55, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

As DJ says above, it's from an interview with JK Rowling. [1] Cubs Fan2007 (Talk) 19:15, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Mastery of Etc

I'm not sure the "Master Dark Wizard" and other things really fit, it sounds a little like video game acheivements and i can't remember anywhere it being stated he's a Master Dark Wizard. This goes for the other bolded 'ranks' too. Mafalda Hopkirk 04:59, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

I agree. That section could use some work. DarkJedi613 (Talk) 05:21, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
Would it be appropriate to revert to the edit that precedes it? Mafalda Hopkirk 10:39, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
I've undone it -Matoro183 (Talk) 13:50, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

In terms of his skills, master duelist should be added because he was a highly skilled duelist due to the fact he was able to duel Harry Potter, Albus Dumbledore, Minevra McGonagall, Horace Slughorn and Kingsley Shacklebolt to a stalemate on Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix and Deathly Hallows respectively. Although he always aimed to kill but forced in a duel with someone difficult to kill (e.g. Harry and Dumbledore) he was in truth an exceptional duelist and it goes further that he was capable at holding his own extremely well against an Elder Wand-wielding Albus Dumbledore and a group of three masterful duelists Minevra McGonagall, Horace Slughorn and Kingsley Shacklebolt on Order of the Phoenix and Deathly Hallows respectively Johnnysparrow 02:25, January 17, 2010 (UTC)


I feel that it is necessary to have a picture of T M Riddle as a boy (possibly from the CS movie) next to the picture of Voldemort, on this page. Two pictures wouldn't be necessary, rather two images put into one picture file. Mafalda Hopkirk 22:16, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

You mean in the main infobox picture? - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 22:18, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
Yes the one visiters see when they first open the page. Mafalda Hopkirk 22:46, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
Interesting idea. I would say body shots rather than head shots would be better, since I don't believe two head shots side by side will show up well. Also, it might be an idea to hold off for a while until we get an official image of the new actor playing Riddle in Half-Blood Prince? - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 23:18, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
The pic of him in the Chamber of Secrets is such a good pic, he looks really handsome there, but if there's a better pic, i have no real preference. Mafalda Hopkirk 01:47, 31 December 2007 (UTC)
At one point we had a picture of Tom Riddle and a picture of Voldemort below it but I belive the picture of Tom Riddle was removed as it isn't who he is "now". Personally I think there should be a picture of him as Tom somewhere near the top, not necessarily in the infobox though. DarkJedi613 (Talk) 04:07, 31 December 2007 (UTC)
It's not a case of a better pic of him, but a more recent picture. The new actor that will be portraying him might be the better choice. However, since we may not have a picture of him for ages yet, lets go with the CoS one. Do we have the one you have in mind uploaded Mafalda? - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 12:11, 31 December 2007 (UTC)
I agree we should have the main image of him as riddle rather than voldemort, as thats the name of the article. Speaking of which I hate to pick at an old bone but I beleive that the title of the article should be Tom Riddle as opposed to Tom Marvolo Riddle as its wiki policy not to include middle names or titles in the article name. - Lord KAJ Company Office 17:52, 31 December 2007 (UTC)
Is this the image you mean Mafalda?
. - Lord KAJ Company Office 17:58, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

That picture is great. I think the Marvolo should be included though, because there are two other Tom Riddles preceding him. Also, because of the fact the letters of his name make up I Am Lord Voldemort. Mafalda Hopkirk 00:40, 2 January 2008 (UTC)


I think this article should be moved to Voldemort. As Dumbledore says Riddle shed his name and became Voldemort almost as soon as he arrived at Hogwarts, when he discovered that his father who he was named for was a muggle. Furthemore he has used the name for nearly his entire life and noboady other than Dumbledore infrequantly calls him Tom. Most importantly its the name he dies under which is usually the deciding factor in wether an article should be moved or not. With all this in mind I feel that moving it to Voldemort, (not Lord Voldemort as it was before, as titles dont go in the article name) would be best, with Tom Marvolo Riddle redirecting to it. - Vaysey Slytherin 18:54, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

As "Voldemort" redirects to this page anyway, I don't see the difference, moreover "Lord Voldemort" is an alias and not his real name. Mafalda Hopkirk 19:00, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

The diffrence is that to the entire world he is Voldemort not Tom Riddle. Dumbledore himself says very few people knew his birth name. Moreover the Ministry of Magic itself call him voldemort so it seems likely he changed his name officialy. - Vaysey Slytherin 19:25, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

While I can see the validity is using either name, this is a decision that needs to be taken by the community since the article is about one of the main characters. I would suggest taking it to the Forum for a vote. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 19:31, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Such votes are normally held on the articles talk page, here. - Vaysey Slytherin 19:33, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Then place it here. However, I believe it would garner more attention in the Forums. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 19:37, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

I will leave it to you, you know best. - Vaysey Slytherin 19:40, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Wasn't this discussion already held at the top of the page, with the merging of the articles?-Matoro183 (Talk) 01:01, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
Yes, Matoro is right. This discussion has already taken place with the decision to merge the articles into "Tom Marvolo Riddle". "Voldemort" as well as "Lord Voldemort", etc. already link to this page and it is the same page for all intensive purposes. It will not help the Wiki to continously move pages around. We decided to merge into "Tom Marvolo Riddle" a la Wookieepedia using "Anakin Skywalker" as an article title instead of "Dark Vader." While, although not part of this Wiki, is an established source of basic policies that we have been using when our own are lacking. This was the decision before and I really do not feel this needs to be discussed. DarkJedi613

(Talk) 01:33, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Ah but the Anakin Skywalker article is that for a reason, because he was redeemed before he died, and died as Anakin Skywalker just as Tom Riddle died as Voldemort. - Vaysey Slytherin 09:23, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
I cant understand why this arguament keeps coming up they are the exact same person called Tom Marvolo Riddle and if you use the arguament that he became Voldemort after he split his soul remember that his "friends" were calling him Voldemort before that. Me_Potter_Fan 09:34, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
I wouldn't call it an argument, but yes it has been discussed before. You are right Me Potter Fan he became Voldemort shortly after arriving at hogwarts, upon discovering his father was a muggle. There are three main points to consider in cases such as this, 1: Which name was the character best known as, 2: Which name did the character use for most of their life, 3: Which name did the character die under. In the case of this article all three points are Voldemort. - Vaysey Slytherin 09:57, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
Yes he was best known as Lord Voldemort and he did use it for most of his life but he was never officially recognised as Voldemort his name was always Tom Marvolo Riddle. Whenever Dumbledore talked to him he called him Tom, At the end of the battle of hogwarts Harry started calling him and when he dies JKR says "Tom Riddle hit the floor with a mundane finality". In my opinion renaming this page Lord Voldemort would be exactly like renaming Snape's page The Half-Blood Prince. Me_Potter_Fan 10:13, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
Not quite, Snape was never known publically as the Prince it was a private name he called himself. As for Dumbledore, he himself says that old teachers never forget their students youthfull beginings, and he calls him Voldemort more than he does riddle anyway. Harry was simply trying to goad Voldemort into attacking him as he knew the Elder Wand would destroy Voldemort. And too quote that exact paragraph, Tom Riddle hit the floor with a mundane finality, his body feeble and shrunken the white hands empty, the snake-like face vacant and unknowing. Voldemort was dead, killed by his own rebounding curse, and Harry stood with two wands in his hand, staring down at his enemy's shell. So actually Voldemort is the last thing he is called. - Vaysey Slytherin 10:30, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
Or she is saying Voldemort is dead, but there's a little part of Tom Riddle left. Regardless, the reasoning behind having the Anakin Skywalker article name that, as far as I know, is because that is his name. It was not the name he was best known as, but it was his real name. Its similar to having titles in the article titles, like Mr. or Sir, its not part of their name so it shouldn't be there. His real name is Tom Riddle. Also I don't see why you would ignore "which name the character was born as" in your conclusions of what an article title should be. Snape and the Half-Blood Prince perhaps was a bad example, but what about something along the lines of "Harry Potter" and "The Boy that Lived" or some derivation of that? Most people knew him as both...regardless, continue discussing -- just everyone remember to be civil to one another. DarkJedi613 (Talk) 12:09, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
Oh I wasn't ignoring it, its just that as Anakin Skywalker was used as an example I thought I would point those three out as there the ones used by Wookiepedia. In any case the Anakin Skywalker article is so because he died under that name. - Vaysey Slytherin 13:18, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
The way the article is set up now is the best, i think, and it seems the majority of people here agree. Why mess with something that isn't broken, i wonder. Mafalda Hopkirk 16:21, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
Well it's a matter of correctness more than anything. Anakin Skywalker has been used an example but it should be pointed out that that article is titled Anakin Skywalker rather than Darth Vader, not becuse its his birth name but because its the name he died under, as is the case with most articles there. In this case he lived most of his life as Voldemort, was best known as Voldemort, and he died as Voldemort. I'd feel better if it was voted on, if then it was decided to leave as Riddle I will say no more about it, however if we follow policy Marvolo should be removed as Titles and Middle names are not supposed to go in the article title. - Vaysey Slytherin 17:57, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
I think it was already voted on? The Marvolo is included because it's instrumental in creating his new name, "I Am Lord Voldemort," remember? And, also because his father and grandfather were also named Tom Riddle. I'm just wondering, would you also contend then that Rubeus Hagrid's article be just called Hagrid because nobody ever refers to him as Rubeus? Mafalda Hopkirk 18:01, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
Can you please point me to the policy of not including middle names in article titles? We've already voted and decided as a community on this. There is nothing left to discuss. DarkJedi613 (Talk) 21:23, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

I agree with Vaysay. His name is no longer Tom Riddle. He changed it. "Voldemort" is not just an alias. —C Teng 22:24, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

A policy on the naming of articles has already been decided by vote. We use full first name and full last name. "Voldemort" is an alias; there is absolutely no indication that he ever changed his legal name. Oread (talk) 02:18, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

I agree that all articles should be named exactly by what their full name is, without aliases. But Voldemort is his new name. Voldemort didn't actually legally change his name (why would he care about doing that), but as he was never called Tom Riddle again when he became a dark wizard, isn't it safe to assume that Voldemort is more than just an alias at this point? —C Teng 02:48, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Harry was simply using Voldemort's real name Tom Riddle as an effort to egt him to surrender as he knew Voldemort was in a tactical disadvantage because there was about 100 witches and wizards on the side of the Order of the Phoenix while Voldemort was on his own as Bellatrix Lestrange was destroyed by Molly Weasley and Harry knew Voldemort could still save himself by conceding defeat as Voldemort was no longer capable of fighting efficiently and effectively as Harry sacrified himself to Voldemort because he was willing to die for those he loved and by doing so he triggered protections on the Order of the Phoenix side which rendered Voldemort's most powerful and deadly curses ineffective. Johnny Jack Sparrow 01:10, January 19, 2010 (UTC)Johnnysparrow

Relation to Harry Potter

On JKR's official site she said that Harry is NOT related to Voldemort. Yet in a later interview she contradicted herself by saying that Voldemort and Harry were distantly related by the Peverells. I was wondering what we should put under family. Dumblydoor 20:42 29 January 2008 (UTC)

I think she means related through marriage, not blood. Mafalda Hopkirk 01:45, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Yes, but I meant should we put he is related to Harry or not? Dumblydoor 07:07 31 January 2008 (UTC)

They are very distant cousins. According to our guidelines concerning family, distant relations are to be kept off the infobox to avoid cluttering the family section. However, there is room for special exceptions to be made if it is felt to be necessary. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 12:23, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

Which House?

Was voldemort sorted into Ravenclaw or Slytherin? in the picture of the young tom riddle, he is shown wearing a blue tie and shirt, like a Ravenclaw student. But Slytherins are shown wearing green ties/shirts

He was definitely in Slytherin. Salazar Slytherin is his ancestor. Cubs Fan2007 02:54, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

If Voldemort is in Slytherin, why is he wearing a blue(Ravenclaw) tie instead of the normal slytherin green? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).

Great observation! I think it might be either because he was a "memory" and maybe his colouring was changed, notice how pale and translucent his skin looks - or perhaps it is a Flint? <--- Mafalda H, who can't log in —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).
That's weird. The tie is blue and silver, but the colors on the sweater are silver and green. Matoro183 (Talk) 17:00, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
Its very possible that its just the particular reflection/lighting in that picture that is making the green look like blue. (Are we referring to File:FullRiddle.jpg?) I'd be curious to see if its like that in every picture or what. DarkJedi613 (Talk) 17:13, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
That's the picture I was referring to. If you take a good look you can tell it's green though.Matoro183 (Talk) 17:59, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

He is definitely in Slytherin. Lupin & Kingsley 14:29, 18 November 2008 (UTC)


Everything I have heard, J.K.Rowling, Actors, everyone pronounces it with the "T" can we get a source on this please? SilverSword 23:20, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure it is Voldemort, with the T pronounced. Mort means death in French. KH 23:33, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

In an interview with The Orange County Register on 26 October 1999, ("Enchanted with Potter Literature: Fans line up for hours to get their books signed" by Valerie Takahama), Rowling responded this way to the question of pronouncing Voldemort's name:
"Is it Voldemort?" "Or Voldemor?" someone asked about Harry's evil nemesis.
"I say 'Voldemor' but I'm the only one," replied Rowling, pronouncing the name with a silent "t." Me_Potter_Fan (Talk) 00:12, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
JK didn't really specify according to that. That's the first time I have ever heard of Voldemort having a silent t. Matoro183 (Talk) 01:28, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
Me_Potter_Fan, do you have a source? DarkJedi613 (Talk) 03:04, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
[2] Me_Potter_Fan (Talk) 03:54, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
Really according to our Canon policy the correct pronuciation is what JKR says it is. I think it should be noted in the article with [3] as a source. DarkJedi613 (Talk) 20:16, 8 July 2008 (UTC)


  • I think Marvolo should be removed from the article title. None of the other characters have their middle names in the titles, and yes I know it's part of the "I am Lord Voldemort" anagram thing, but to be honest it's not that important and it makes the title overly long. Unless were going to mover Harry Potter to Harry James Potter, and so on we shouldnt make exeptions. - –K.A.JTCE 15:19, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
    • This is from the Wikipedia policy on naming conventions. Do not include middle names unless the person is primarily known by the expanded name.–K.A.JTCE 15:39, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
If we removed the middle name, we would also have to move the disambig page that already exists under that name. Personally, I like the name as is. Matoro183 (Talk) 17:04, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
      • Yeah but it doesnt take any effort to move a page and like I said we cant make exceptions, either we remove Marvolo or all other characters need to have their middle names added. –K.A.JTCE 17:09, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
I think it should stay. There are two other Tom Riddles. Adding the "Marvolo" to this one complicates things a lot less. And I would say that he is more primarily known as "Tom Marvolo Riddle" than "Tom Riddle". -- Freakatone Talk 17:19, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
The Marvolo helps distinguish between the other two riddle articles. Matoro183 (Talk) 17:23, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Actually there is only one other, Voldemort's grandad was called Thomas not Tom and they are already distinquished by the fact that Voldemort's dad was Tom Riddle Sr. And noboady goes up to him and calls Tom Marvolo Riddle Dumbledore always calls him Tom and during their duel Harry calls him Riddle and Tom Riddle, that was his name, Marvolo was his middle name middle names do not go in the article title it is sloppy unprofessional and there is no valid reason for keeping it. –K.A.JTCE 17:39, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

I think it should stay and every other article should be changed to include middle names if known. Me_Potter_Fan (Talk) 21:16, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

So we should have an article called Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore should we? I think not. Moving all the character pages would mean a lot of work plus a lot of very ugly looking pages. That policy on wikipedia is there for a reason, because middle names just arent suppose to go in the article title. The only reason for keeping it so far is But I like it that way which to be honest isn't good enough. It look terrible, it's unprofessional and it violates policy. It has to go. –K.A.JTCE 16:08, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

I think that every page title should stay the same, including this one. Matoro183 (Talk) 17:56, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
We cannot make exceptions, if all other pages stay the same then Marvolo needs to be removed from this one, we cannot have one rule for every other page and a diffrent one for this page. –K.A.JTCE 18:01, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
You're the only one who has commented so far that wants to change it. Everyone else has wanted to keep it the way it is. Matoro183 (Talk) 18:03, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
It does'nt matter about who wants what. What matters is being professional and following policy, which noboady here seems to have a clue about. Also your'e ignoring all my arguments about why it should removed, and Everyboady else three people is not everboady. –K.A.JTCE 18:08, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
See Forum:Middle names. Matoro183 (Talk) 18:29, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
Yes I do think it should be called Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore. Me_Potter_Fan (Talk) 22:14, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Just a quick does it violate our policy if he has a middle name -- wasn't it pointed out that we don't really have a policy for it? Also, the original reason that we had "Tom Marvolo Riddle" is because his middle name is important. It is used to make the anagram "I AM VOLDEMORT". Regardless, I do agree that some consistency is needed. DarkJedi613 (Talk) 03:36, 31 July 2008 (UTC)


There seems to be confusion about what horcruxes are. Horcuxes are ojects that are used as magical containers in which Voldemort stores his soul fragments, not the soul fragments themselves. Also, it is stated in this article that Harry's scar was the 7th horcrux. No, the scar is not an object. Voldemort's soul fragment attached itself to Harry's soul, which is not located in his scar. I thought I'd clear that up. 18:37, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Hitler Comparison

"who didn't have blonde hair and blue eyes" that´s a bit simple, isn´t it? 23:48, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

I think it should say "Hitler believed that the human race should be cleansed of anyone who wasn't pure blood German despite the fact that he himself was Austrian." The blonde hair, blue eyes thing is incorrect. Hitler did indeed have blue eyes. Auberon09 21:35, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Tom Riddle to Lord Voldemort

The title of this page should be changed to Lord Voldemort as that's the name he went by for the majority of his life. Calling him Tom Riddle seems a bit like calling Morgoth Melkor or Darth Vader Anakin Skywalker. Auberon09 21:35, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Very well then. Auberon09 11:25, 30 September 2008 (UTC)
See the naming policy if you have any questions. DarkJedi613 (Talk) 17:24, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Hard for You know Who

It would be impossible for the dark lord to Take over the Ministry of magic if Dumbledore was minister. Lupin & Kingsley 03:05, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

The talk pages are for disscussing changes to the articles, not the subjects. Jayce Carver Slytherin banner Talk 08:32, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Ok Lupin & Kingsley 13:36, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Bald ?

I do believe that JK Rowling once said that Voldermort was not nessecarilly bald, is this true ?. 14:57, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Well, she only mentioned that his deep involvement with the Dark Arts distorted his physical features, and that he is extremely skinny, and his face resembled a serpents, well, you pointed out something I've never noticed before lol, that JKR never mentioned him turning bald. But I never came across JKR mentioning that Voldemort was not necessarily bald. Since we only see him potrayed as bald in films, I'm not sure about him really being bald or not. Tonicquill 15:33, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
Very well. it's just that when the 4th film was released i seem to remember an interview where she said this. 15:50, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
Should we not class his hair as unknown/formerly black then ? 18:57, 14 December 2008 (UTC)


it says that he has no patronus because he's incapable of happy toughts? And what about discovering he was a wizard? Or going to Hogwarts? Waterkai 18:20, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Well, I don't know... I never read that he didn't have a Patronous, can you give me the link to the interview, please? Prissymis 08:06, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

The Infobox picture

Can someone please change the infobox picture? It is a great shot, but it gives me the heeby-jeebies when I look at it. It probably makes the younger viewers scared, too. Prissymis 08:03, 26 December 2008 (UTC)


Recently, There's someone unknown user with the id# made an edit on Tom Riddle's Main Article. He/She input the word/phrase "u-know-poo" in the alias section., F.Y.I. there's no mention in the series the words "u-know-poo" and referring to Tom Riddle or Voldemort, instead there's a phrase/words "U-NO-POO" but that is not another alias or nickname for Tom Riddle. You-Know-Who 22:37, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

"Vwolde" - a Polish word?

The Polish word "vwolde" means "representative" or "embassador"

I'm Polish and I guarantee that there is no such word in my language. Can the author of this hypothesis specify the source? Piotr_mil 00:39, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Name Etymology ??? Really ?

I thought he made his name up just by re-arranging the letters from his own given name... Everthing posted in that section is just assumption. Penumbra 05:09, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

He did. But etymology is the study of where the words themselves come from; what they mean in relation to the plot is irrelevant. So nothing's been assumed. Cubs Fan2007 (Talk) 06:42, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Missing Years?

"He retreated to the forests of Albania, where he previously found his 5th Horcrux, The Lost Diadem of Ravenclaw, and waited for his faithful Death Eaters to find him,.."
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I just want to clarify or ask about that info. if that was really happened after the Godric's Hollows incident, or it was happened before the events in Godric's Hollows when Harry's parents died? Because i remember in the DH book, Voldemort returned to Hogwarts (known to many others especially Dumbledore) after he retrieved the diadem in Albania applying to become a Hogwarts teacher. ÈnŔîčö Ravenclawcrest(Send me an Owl) 03:01, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

The article says that after the Potters' murder, he retreated to Albania where had found the 5th Horcrux before the Potters' murder. Seth Cooper Owl Post 03:06, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
But, is that what really happened accdg. to chronological events based on the books? Wait! i become more confused to your statement... ÈnŔîčö Ravenclawcrest(Send me an Owl) 03:33, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
No, it's not a theory. Voldemort's hideout in Abania was a fact and did mention in the final book. I'm just asking if it is was happened after or before the Godric's Hollows incident? ÈnŔîčö Ravenclawcrest(Send me an Owl) 03:41, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
I think you are not understanding what I meant... I think you agree to me when I say that accdg. to cronological order:
  1. Voldemort created his 5th Horcrux in Albania
  2. The Potters are murdered in GH
  3. Voldemort returns to Albania, where he had turned the diadem into a Horcrux before.

Am I correct? If I am correct, then the information on the article is correct. Seth Cooper Owl Post 03:48, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Yeah! Yeah! i got now what Seth Cooper wanted to point out. ÈnŔîčö Ravenclawcrest(Send me an Owl) 03:51, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
You're correct, cheers! Hellabore

Lead image

I think we should use another image for the lead-in. The one at the moment sort of makes him look like he's watching a sitcom. Lucifuge Rofacale 12:17, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

I agree that the lead image on a character's article should give us a good idea of they look like. It should preferably be recent, forward-facing, and have the character wearing an expression that doesn't greatly distort their features. Out of the images currently in Category:Images of Tom Marvolo Riddle, this one seems to best meet those criteria, but it's older (from GoF rather than OotP or HBP). Starstuff (Owl me!) 08:08, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

I don't suppose we will be getting an image from Half-Blood prince, will we? Because he is not really in it, and the scene where he applies for the DATDA job is cut. We may have to wait for Deathly Hallows. Jayce Carver Slytherin Prefect badge Talk 08:24, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

You're right about Voldemort's general absence during Half-Blood Prince. Until the Deathly Hallows films are released, though, our only sources for images of him post-resurrection are Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix. Perhaps there is a frame to be found in one of those films that would work well as a lead image. Starstuff (Owl me!) 01:31, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

I'm not sure if there is a single good image of him. The only soloution I have is to maybe use the promo of Riddle as a boy from HBP. I understand that it is not the most recent in-universe, but it is the most recent out of universe, and it's good quality forward facing profile like. I'm not suggesting we use it permanately, just as an interim soloution until we have a Deathly Hallows image. Jayce Carver Slytherin Prefect badge Talk 08:29, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Voldemort's Intellect

So, Dumbledore, Grindelwald, and even Mcgonagall and Hermione have intellect as part of their abilities. The way I see it, Voldemort is on par with Dumbledore and Grindelwald, and way higher than Mcgonagall and Hermione. Do people think something should be said about Voldemort's intellect?