Heartbreaking Small Details Fans Noticed About 'Harry Potter' Villains

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Villains are villains for a reason. Betrayal. Greed. Destruction. In the Harry Potter universe, they want to kill the eponymous boy wizard. While that doesn't make the likes of Lord Voldemort and Lucius Malfoy very sympathetic, it doesn't mean they don't have some heartbreaking moments. Fans online have spotted quite a few of these, in fact, and they might actually make you feel kind of bad for these baddies. For example, after Narcissa makes the Unbreakable Vow with Professor Snape, she's left with a scar on her hand that she'll presumably have for the rest of her life. Before Harry even reaches Hogwarts, he lives with the Dursleys. While life at home is bad enough as is, it's especially rough when you realize they don't even buy Harry his own clothes-- he clearly gets Dudley's baggy hand-me-downs. There's even some reason to feel sorrow for Voldemort himself! If you watch closely over the franchise, you'll notice that the robes He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named wears fade in color as the Horcruxes are destroyed!

Check out this list of heartbreaking small details fans noticed about Harry Potter villains, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!


  • 1
    331 VOTES

    Snape Only Gets Called 'Professor' After Great Sacrifice In 'Deathly Hallows - Part 2'

    From Redditor u/an_ordinary_platypus:

    In the Harry Potter series, Harry refuses to call Snape 'Professor.' In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), Harry refers to him as 'Professor Snape' once he has learned the truth from the Pensieve.

    331 votes
  • 2
    304 VOTES

    Bellatrix Rejoices Hogwarts' Misery In 'Deathly Hallows - Part 2'

    From Redditor u/FreeRubs:

    You can see Bellatrix dancing and twirling happily as they cross the bridge into Hogwarts while everyone else, even Voldemort walks solemnly.

    304 votes
  • 3
    355 VOTES

    Voldemort Fades Away With The Horcruxes

    From Redditor u/MrScottAnthony:

    In the Harry Potter films, Voldemort’s robes faded in color every time a Horcrux was destroyed, to give the impression he was slowly fading away.

    355 votes
  • 4
    284 VOTES

    Narcissa Is Stoic While Others Mock Harry In 'Deathly Hallows - Part 2'

    From Redditor u/RandomJoke:

    In The Deathly Hallows Part 2, When Voldemort turns at shouts 'Harry Potter Is Dead' and the Death Eaters laugh Narcissa doesn't laugh because she knows Harry is still alive.

    284 votes
  • 5
    265 VOTES

    Voldemort And Draco Struggle With A Hug In 'Deathly Hallows - Part 2'

    From Redditor u/MrRedditerChicken:

    The hug that Voldemort gave to Draco, in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011), was entirely improvised. Hence the awkwardness from both actors.

    265 votes
  • 6
    263 VOTES

    The Dursley's Neighborhood Is All The Same In 'Sorcerer's Stone'

    From Redditor u/Cyclone1969:

    In Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone, the Dursleys and all their neighbors own the exact same make and model of car, in an effort to be as normal as possible.

    263 votes