LORD VOLDEMORT Biography - Fictional, Iconical & Mythological characters


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Name: Lord Voldemort                                                                 
Lord Voldemort is a fictional character and the                                       
primary antagonist in the Harry Potter novel series written by British author J.     
K. Rowling. Voldemort first appeared in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,     
which was released in 1997. Voldemort appeared either in person or in flashbacks     
in each book in the series, except the third, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of       
Azkaban. Voldemort has also appeared in all the corresponding film adaptations       
as of present date, except the third.                                                 
In the series, Voldemort is the main enemy of Harry Potter, who according to a       
prophecy has the power to defeat him. He aims to conquer the wizarding world,         
which fears him so much that they refuse to refer to him by his name, instead         
saying "You-Know-Who" or "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named." Even his followers only         
refer to him as "The Dark Lord". He was born as Tom Marvolo Riddle, and is the       
last descendant of wizard Salazar Slytherin, one of the founders of Hogwarts         
School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.                                                   
Several people have portrayed Voldemort in the films, but the most referenced         
actor is British actor Ralph Fiennes, who has portrayed him in the film               
adaptations of the fourth and fifth novels. In a 2006 BigBadRead poll, British       
school children voted Lord Voldemort their favourite literary villain of all