'Harry Potter' Fans Share Disturbing Fan Theories About Villains

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Vote up the most disturbing Harry Potter theories about its villains.

The Harry Potter villains – from Voldemort to the Malfoy family – are truly terrifying but fans have decided to make them even worse. These are the worst and most disturbing fan theories that have added much to the villain's mystique.

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    Voldemort Used Bertha Jorkins Unborn Baby For His Initial Body In 'Goblet of Fire'

    From Redditor u/RendtheClouds:

    Bertha Jorkins was pregnant when she was kidnapped by Wormtail and the baby-like body that Voldemort briefly enhabits during GoF is her child.

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    Voldemort's Plan In 'Goblet of Fire' Was To Kill Harry And Infiltrate Hogwarts Polyjuiced As Him

    From Redditor u/mitchsix:

    Voldemort's plan in GoF was to kill Harry in the maze and make polyjuice, returning to the games as Harry. He'd decapitate Harry so he could keep making polyjuice and inspire fear in the hearts of the order by making them watch their Chosen One and hero become a Dark Wizard as powerful and evil as Voldy before finally revealing himself to the world with Harry's now bald and decaying skull. F'd up.

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    Nagini Is Voldemort's Mom

    From Redditor u/soupycutie:

    People have speculated that Fantastic Beasts will tie in to Voldemort's birth, due to the fact first movie takes place in 1926. Voldemort (Tom Riddle) is born of Merope Gaunt on December 31st 1926. A poster seen in the first Fantastic Beasts movie speaks of a circus called the Circus Arcanus moving from New York to Europe on December 13th 1926. The last trailer for the new Fantastic Beasts movie confirms that the 'snake girl' who is part of the circus is Nagini, a maledictus who will go on to become Voldemort's pet snake. This is a secret Rowling says she has carried for 20 years. So we have Nagini in the right location and the right time, but that is no confirmation that Nagini is Merope Gaunt.

    In Half-Blood Prince, we find out from Mrs. Cole that Merope arrived at Wool's orphanage, gave birth to Tom Riddle, and died soon after, though I believe Merope faked her own death. Cole says:

    'I remember she said to me 'I hope he looks like his papa', and I won't lie she was right to hope it, because she was no beauty — and then she told me he was to be named Tom, for his father, and Marvolo, for her father — yes, I know, funny name, isn't it? We wondered whether she came from a circus'

    So this could be a coincidence, but it seems Rowling may already have had the idea that Merope/Nagini was part of the Circus Arcanus. Perhaps Merope was looking ugly due to her upcoming permanent transformation into a snake. Perhaps Merope gave her child to an orphanage before faking her own death and running away so she would not harm her child after her snake transformation. The Gaunts after all are desceneded from Salazar Slytherin - what better family to carry a snake curse?

    If this were true, and Voldemort was the child of the maledictus Nagini, it would explain Nagini's maternal relationship with Voldemort in the books. If the two were able to communicate via parseltongue, this theory would explain why Voldemort is so fond of Nagini, entrusting her to become a Horcrux. Voldemort drinks Nagini's venom to regain strength in his baby-form in Goblet of Fire, an obvious parallel to mother's milk. It may even explain why Voldemort develops snake-like characteristics.

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    Voldemort Cursed His Own Name To Trigger Death Eaters

    From Redditor u/caspirina:

    I always thought the way that none of the characters in Harry Potter except Dumbledore and the three main ones dared to mention his name, even after 17 years, was a bit contrived, until I came up with this theory:

    Do you remember in The Deathly Hallows a 'taboo' is put on the word 'Voldemort?' Voldemort knows that only his enemies use his name and when it is mentioned the Death Eaters could find your location, which is how the three are found in the woods.

    I believe that the same system was in place before You-Know-Who was defeated for the first time. We already know that Tom Riddle/Voldemort was very egotistical: we see that most through the flashbacks in the Pensieve.

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    Lucious Malfoy Wanted To Kill Dobby At The End Of 'Chamber of Secrets'

    From Redditor u/V1C3TH13F:

    At the end of Chamber of Secrets, Harry tricks Lucius Malfoy into giving Dobby a sock and releasing the elf from servitude. Enraged, Lucius pulls out his wand and begins casting Avada Kedavra before being stopped by Dobby who proclaims 'You shall not harm Harry Potter!' Many people have noticed that it makes no sense for Lucius to attempt to kill Harry for a multitude of reasons, but especially because they are at Hogwarts just outside Dumbledore's office.

    Despite Dobby's protective quote, I don't think Lucius intended to kill Harry at all, he intended to kill Dobby. Lucius is intelligent enough to understand how killing Harry would end poorly for him. Lucius also showed his disdain for Dobby numerous times throughout the film and it is made abundantly clear that he only ever saw Dobby as the Malfoy's servant, rather than a creature deserving of respect. Once Dobby had been freed, he had no use to Lucius. Enraged at losing his servant, Lucius planned to kill Dobby to tear away Dobby's newfound freedom as well as revenge/punishment to make Harry feel guilty for being the one responsible for Dobby's death.


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    Draco Was Turned Into A Werewolf By Fenrir

    From Redditor u/WittyAd1816:

    The one in which Draco is a werewolf instead of a Death Eater. Voldemort has Greyback bitting him to turn him into a werewolf to punish Lucius for his failure at the ministry.