Lord Voldemort

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Name: Tom Marvolo Riddle
a.k.a. Lord Voldemort
Occupation: Dark Lord
Relationships: Tom Riddle Sr. (father)
Merope Gaunt (mother)
Marvolo Gaunt (grandfather)
Morfin Gaunt (uncle)
Delphini (daughter)
Fandom: Harry Potter
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Lord Voldemort, born Tom Marvolo Riddle, is the chief villain of the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling.


In line with the events of the original book series, Tom Riddle | Voldemort has never shown any kind of romantic interest or love for anyone. Harry Potter author Rowling has confirmed that the character never cared for or loved anyone.[1] She has also said that "he loved only power, and himself".[2] But with the addition of the book Cursed Child in the canon timeline, a relationship was created between him and his follower Bellatrix Lestrange that resulted in the birth of a daughter, Delphini, although some fans do not acknowledge the events of the "Cursed Child" play as canon.


Because of Voldemort's villainous nature, and lack of emotions possibly due to his birth and lifestyle, some stories revolving around him have strong graphic content, with the most common darker themes being torture, death, slavery and rape. This does not exclude, of course, the creation of lighter fanworks, having a lot of fluffiness.

Fan fiction about him popularly explores his youth at Hogwarts and the years before he became the Dark Lord or events during the First Wizarding War. He is also a common character in AU stories in which the dark side has won the war.


He is often shipped with his arch enemy Harry Potter.

In the Chinese-speaking fandom, a bet gave rise to the birth of Voldemort/Daiyu, a crossover ship with Daiyu from Dream of the Red Chamber. The pairing gained popularity after a fanfic was published as a result of the loss of said bet.

Example Fanworks


Modern AU!Tom portrait by LAS-T for the fanfic Framed & Fractured by Antediluvian Poet
Tom Riddle by GoldSeven



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