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13 Voldemort Fan Theories That Changed The Way We See Harry Potter

It's no surprise that there are a bunch of Voldemort fan theories circulating the internet because The Harry Potter franchise is one of the most critically-acclaimed and financially-successful film series of all time. The books encouraged an entire generation of kids to start reading, and from 2001 to 2011, everyone looked forward to returning to Hogwarts on the big screen to see Harry's adventures come to life. However, the journey didn't end with the movies. New information about the wizarding world has been revealed on Pottermore as well as the Broadway show, The Cursed Child

Even with all this information, some fans are dedicated to reading between the lines in the text and come up with their own amazing Voldemort fan theories. And many of those have to deal with the dark wizard himself: Voldemort. Some make more sense than others, but you have to admit, most of these Voldemort fan theories are pretty well thought out. Vote for your favorites because you never know what might become canon next. 

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    Sybill Trelawney Detected Voldemort's Soul in Harry

    Sybill Trelawney once tried to predict Harry's birthday, saying he was born in mid-winter. Everyone laughed because Harry was born in July, so this served as evidence that she was a quack. Or was she?

    According to Redditor /u/Sabatouer, Sybill was actually sensing Voldemort's soul inside of Harry. After all, Voldemort was really born in mid-December. 

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    The Sorting Hat Wanted To Put Harry in Slytherin Because It Sensed Voldemort's Soul

    This theory has floated around for a while, but it was brought up again by Redditor /u/Hebrewsuperman. The theory suggests that the reason the Sorting Hat thought Harry would do well in Slytherin is because it sensed Voldemort's spirit in him. 

    Luckily, Harry's goodness shined through, and he went into Gryffindor. 

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    Harry Could Never Master Occlumency Against Voldemort

    Harry is taught occlumency as a way to prevent Voldemort from penetrating his thoughts. However, Redditor /u/velmaspaghetti posits that Harry could never truly master this technique because his connection with Voldemort runs so much deeper. 

    As we learn later in the series, Harry is a horcrux. There is a part of Voldemort inside Harry Potter. Occlumency can't break this physical connection between them, so it's useless.

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    Voldemort Can't Use Legilimancy to Read Loving Thoughts

    Many fans have wondered how Voldemort didn't know Severus Snape and Narcissa Malfoy were betraying him. Redditor /u/YourDailyDevil suggests that Voldemort can't read thoughts about love, and both Severus and Narcissa were acting out of love for Draco. 

    This would also explain why Severus is the perfect person to teach Harry occlumency. Voldemort would be unable to get through his thoughts at this time because he was acting out of love for Lily Potter. 

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