Bellatrix/Voldemort

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Pairing
Pairing: Bellatrix Lestrange/Lord Voldemort
Alternative name(s): Bellamort, Voldetrix, LV/BL, H.M.S. Immortal Beloved
Gender category: Het, F/M,
Fandom: Harry Potter
Canonical?: yes, in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Prevalence: uncommon
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Bellatrix/Voldemort, also known as Bellamort, is the pairing of Bellatrix Lestrange and Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter fandom.

Canon

It is implied several times in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that Bellatrix had a romantic interest in Voldemort, but he was never shown to return her feelings. There is doubt that he would even be capable of it, as it is stated many times in the series that Voldemort does not understand love. It was speculated by the fandom that, due to the circumstances of his conception (under a love potion), he was literally unable to feel romantic love, and J.K. Rowling seemed to confirm this.[1]

However, in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, it is revealed that Bellatrix and Voldemort had a daughter together shortly before the Battle of Hogwarts: Delphini Riddle. The fannish reception to this piece of information was widely negative. Many considered it out of character that Voldemort would desire an heir at all, since he intended to live forever. Mostly, people were horrified at the idea of Voldemort having intercourse and pointed out that he would likely have been sterile anyway after all the damage done to his soul.

Since the Cursed Child is not considered "canon" by most fans, neither is Bellamort.

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References

  1. ^ J.K. Rowling Web Chat Transcript