No doubt we all love Voldemort, the main antagonist of J. K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” book series. But he is not as smart and villainous as you may think him to be.
Voldemort displayed uneven personality traits in the “Harry Potter” series, written by J K Rowling. Perhaps that’s why he ended up losing. The reality is that if he had done a few things differently, he would not have contributed to his downfall. We have prepared a list of 5 reasons that made him the most unrealistic villain ever. Scroll down to take a look.
- 5 reasons Voldemort is an unrealistic villain in ‘Harry Potter’.
- Voldemort was portrayed as unwise.
- Despite detachment from human emotions, Voldemort craves supremacy.
While we all expected Voldemort to be the most cunning villain ever, J. K. Rowling turned him into a fool in “Harry Potter”.
Voldemort was portrayed as unwise.
Not inspecting Harry’s body himself was one of the unwise decisions of Voldemort. Had he checked up on Harry’s condition himself, he could have easily had someone else kill him. A few steps and Voldemort would have won! However, Rowling had totally different plans for Voldemort, the Dark Lord.
Another of Voldemort’s pathetic decisions was to let Nagini land the kill on Snape. This offered the much needed time for Harry to peek into Snape’s memories and know what he had to do to beat Voldemort. If he would have killed Snape himself, the suspense of his death would have kept the audience hooked even more.
He didn’t vacate Quirrell before Harry confronted him.
In Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’, if Voldemort had vacated Quirrell’s body before Harry reached him, the secret of how to finish Voldemort would not have been shared. This would have also allowed him to gain the stone for himself. But alas, for his lack of wisdom!
Despite detachment from human emotions, Voldemort craves supremacy.
The Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling features Voldemort as a villain who doesn’t know anything about love, friendship, or any other human emotions. He was conceived under the trickery of a love potion. His father left his mother as soon as he found out that she was a witch. Through all these details, Rowling has tried to portray him as someone who is detached from human emotions, but then again, shouldn’t he also be detached from the thoughts of mortality and blood supremacy?
How Rowling succeeded in creating Voldemort as the most unrealistic villain in the “Harry Potter” series?
Voldemort didn’t consider making a meaningless object a Horcrux – which he should have!
Considering there were as many as eight Horcruxes, the Dark Lord could have easily spared one to a random object to ensure his safety. Had he done this, no soul on earth would have been able to locate this Horcrux. In “Harry Potter“, Rowling should have given an interesting twist to Voldemort’s vanity by allowing him to make at least one of the Horcruxes from a random object.
Voldemort didn’t use the disillusionment charm!
How this thought did not cross the Dark Lord’s mind is still a mystery. Since Rowling has depicted him as powerful as Dumbledore in the entire “Harry Potter” series, Voldemort could have easily cast a disillusionment charm and made everyone believe he wasn’t entering the fight. He could have easily located Harry’s whereabouts in Hogwarts and could have ended the battle single-handedly.
Everybody accepted Voldemort to be pure evil, but somehow that didn’t pan out. The concept of Horcruxes was amazing but due to the meek portrayal of Voldemort, it didn’t come off the way it should have.
Another drawback in Rowling’s writing was that Voldemort didn’t appear to be the villain he was supposed to be because Harry Potter defied him almost every time he tried to return.
Yet again, Voldemort came off as a simple character who sought revenge rather than being pure evil. And, lately, he has been nothing but good meme material. While many think otherwise, we’d love to know your opinion.