Death Eaters

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The death eaters a group of dark witches and wizards who follow under the reign of Lord Voldemort.



In 1943, Tom Riddle was a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and soon discovered that he was the heir of Salazar Slytherin. He later opened up the Chamber of Secrets and unleashed the basilisk on the Muggle born students, eventually killing Moaning Myrtle. Staff contemplated closing the school so Riddle framed Hagrid for the crime and the school remained open. He later learned of the existence of horcruxes from Horace Slughorn which led him to create horcruxes from Marvolo Gaunt's Ring, his old school diary, Helga Hufflepuff's cup and Salazar Slytherin's locket.

Riddle who had now broken up pieces of his soul was now known as Lord Voldemort and began to study the dark arts.


First War

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Intermediate period

Immediately following Lord Voldemort's defeat by Harry Potter, many of the Death Eaters were caught and sent to Azkaban or killed. However, there were also many who escaped being sent to Azkaban by claiming to be under the Imperius Curse.

There were also several Death Eaters who attempted to find Lord Voldemort and restore him to power. Amoung these were Bellatrix Lestrange, Rodolphus Lestrange, Rastaban Lestrange, and Bartemius Crouch Jr., who were sent to Azkaban for torturing Frank and Alice Longbottom into madness because they believed that they knew of Lord Voldemorts whereabouts.

Sirius Black was also caught by the Ministry of Magic after Peter Pettigrew cornered him on a Muggle street. He was sent to Azkaban without a trial and Wormtail escaped via the sewers and eventually went to live with the Weasleys. It was discovered that Sirius Black was in fact not a Death Eater by Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and by the Ministry of Magic in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Second War

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List of Known Death Eaters