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Lord Voldemort

bulletIntroduction:  Book 1
bulletSpecies:  Wizard Human
bulletDark Lord
bulletHouse:  Slytherin
bulletAge 52
bulletOrigin:  Unknown
bulletResides:  Unknown (in hiding)
bulletRelatives:  None
bulletSpecial Powers:
bulletExtremely powerful
bulletEducation:  Hogwarts Graduate
bulletLanguages:  English, Parseltongue

Lord Voldemort led a "Dark Arts" campaign in which he was personally responsible for the murder of hundreds of muggles and wizards.  His killing assistants were called "Death Eaters" and his official symbol is the "Death Mark".  Lord Voldemort killed Harry's parents when he was about 1 year old and attempted to kill Harry.  But mysteriously his attack on Harry was repelled, leaving Harry with a lightning-bolt scar on his forehead, and Voldemort lost nearly all of his power.  He has been hiding the rest of Harry's life, slowly rebuilding his powers to someday return and finally destroy Harry.   Nearly everyone in the wizarding world is extremely afraid of Lord Voldemort, and will not even utter his name for fear that that may give him strength to return.