- HPGOF(Ch. 1)
- High-pitched, cold voice
- Evil wizard
- Most wizards afraid to say his name, call him "You-Know-Who"
- Often called "Lord Voldemort"
- Was in Slytherin at Hogwarts
- Wand was thirteen and a half inches, yew with a phoenix feather core
At the beginning of Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, Voldemort has just met his downfall after eleven years. After killing James and Lily Potter, he tried to kill Harry Potter. Instead, Harry survived with little more than a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead, and Voldemort himself disappeared, dead or defeated.
At the beginning of Harry Potter And The Goblet of Fire, Voldemort is holed up in the Riddle House with Wormtail and Nagini. He kills Frank Bryce after he discovers the man eavesdropping on their conversation.
By the beginning of Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, Voldemort's return to life is generally acknowledged in the wizarding world, and he and his Death Eaters are waging a war against the forces of good.