Harry Potter is one of the biggest franchises in history. It's gifted us with so much magic, lore, and incredible characters that there's bound to be a fanbase to match. One of fandoms' favorite things to do is scour the internet for fan theories, and there are a lot of them. Of all the baddies in Harry Potter, no one has the fanbase quite like Bellatrix Lestrange. But, it's no surprise that fans are still curious about all the things that went unsaid. Which Bellatrix fan theory do you think could be true? Vote up your favorites!
Bellatrix Lestrange Is More Evil Than VoldemortPhoto: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix / Warner Bros. Pictures
From Redditor u/Nyxaus_Motts:
I have always thought Bellatrix LeStrange seemed more dangerous than Voldemort. Sure Voldemort is stronger than Bellatrix but he always seemed to flat out kill people where as Bellatrix, forgive the expression, likes to play with her food. I just think given the choice between murder and drawn out torture Voldemort will choose murder because it is simply a means to an end. Bellatrix on the other hand seems to genuinely enjoy what she does to a fanatical degree, even if it doesn't result in anything.84044Interesting theory?
Bellatrix Didn't Marry Rodolphous For LovePhoto: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince / Warner Bros. Pictures
From Redditor u/cadenpet:
There is an assumption that you love who you marry. It was probably seen as a legal contract not a love connection. He wouldn't have cared. As long as she didn't do something that got him murdered anyway. For them it was like breeding puppies you pick the bloodline you like the best. He was pureblood she was pureblood. All is right with the world.58848Interesting theory?
Bellatrix Was Bested By Molly Weasley Because She Wasn't Used To Fighting Someone Willing To Kill HerPhoto: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 2 / Warner Bros. Pictures
From Redditor u/ArguingPizza:
Part of the explanation may be that Bellatrix was unused to fighting someone who was also willing to use the Killing Curse. Now, in the books it doesn't specifically name the curse that Molly uses to kill Bellatrix, referring to it simply as 'a curse' but it strikes Bellatrix in the chest and kills her almost instantaneously, so it is possible. Additionally, Bella was having so much fun taunting Molly that she got sloppy, and this caused her to slip up and let a curse slip past. Remember, Bellatrix is insane, and this is one of the few times we see her where that weakness comes through in battle.58162Interesting theory?
Bellatrix Went Insane To Prove Her Devotion To VoldemortPhoto: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince / Warner Bros. Pictures
From Quora user Karuna Chhibber:
She was always a bit twisted. She was brutal with violent tendencies and was the most devoted follower of Voldemort. Her stay in Azkaban kind of furthered her mental decline. She was always eager to use the Cruciatus curse. She took immense pride in committing such atrocities considering them as an act of loyalty.
Harry once mentioned that she is was as "mad as her master."
Despite these cruel traits she was not incapable of caring for others. She was obsessively in love with her master and was attracted to him. She also had a close relationship with her sister Narcissa and showed some affection towards her nephew Draco Malfoy , teaching him Occlumency and other skills. I believe she was crazy for and because of the Dark Lord. The love and devotion she had for him plus her hate for muggles and half bloods aggravated the already there brutal nature and fierce temper.41550Interesting theory?