Why Harry Potter Fans Still Can’t Stop Roasting Voldemort
Voldemort may be the only known “Harry Potter” wizard to go so far as to create seven Horcruxes, but fans of the series have always taken to Reddit to point out where the villain’s supposed intelligence gives him away. Editor u/DirtyPie pointed out the rare passage in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” that is written from Voldemort’s point of view as he finally realizes that Harry is tracking his Horcruxes: “[Voldemort] say that [Harry] impossible to find the Hogwarts one, because it [Voldemort] alone had penetrated the deepest secrets of the school. …he hid it in the room of hidden things!!”
Of course, Voldemort hides the Horcrux encased in Rowena Ravenclaw’s tiara inside the hidden object room in the Room of Requirement. It’s a place Harry also visits in ‘The Half-Blood Prince’ – but Harry immediately recognizes the room as a place where generations of Hogwarts students have hidden items. Voldemort, full of pride, assumes that he was the only Hogwarts student to have discovered the room in the first place.
Other Redditors have noted other examples of Voldemort’s less than stellar ideas, including u/Cinderella_894, which claims that Voldemort wastes an incredible amount of time telling his life story to his followers and to Harry during his rebirth in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” rather than simply killing Harry immediately. At the end of the day, old Voldy is knocked down by a group of teenagers due to his own arrogance. His assumptions that no one – not even Albus Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) – could have uncovered his deepest secrets creates an opening for Harry, Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) to strike. By the time Voldemort realizes he’s made several massive mistakes, it’s already too late.