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December 17, 2014, 04:02:14 PM

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Chapter Thirty-Three: The Death Eaters
(Chap Summary by twiddlethosedials )

The Dark Lord's return by Skepsisfox

Voldemort examines his new body, and then summons his Death Eaters. Waiting for them, he paces up and down and shares some family history with Harry. When the Death Eaters arrive and assemble, Voldemort inspects the circle and makes comments, tortures a little here and there, and gives Wormtail a dazzling silver hand. Long story short, we know Voldy, he can't hold back the "I'm a genius" speech. He tells his tragic story and unveils his brilliant plan. He intends to "prove his power" by killing Harry when Dumbledore isn't there to protect him.

A few questions to get you started:
1) Voldemort calls his Death Eaters his "true family." Does he really believe that?

2) Who were we supposed to think was the "faithful servant"? And why does Voldemort never name him?

3) What is it with evil overlords and their monologues, anyway?


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December 20, 2014, 07:11:49 PM
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1) Voldemort calls his Death Eaters his "true family." Does he really believe that?
Possibly, based on his understanding of what being a family means. However he has had no experience of what being in a good family is like.
2) Who were we supposed to think was the "faithful servant"? And why does Voldemort never name him?
That's easy. His faithful servant is Crouch Jnr. He doesn't name him because it would ruin the surprise a few chapters later when fake Moody is revealed, and also so we don't yet know if Snape is the faithful servant or one of the other two missing death eaters. In the story I think he is preserving the anonymity of Crouch Jnr. in case one of the death eaters is untrustworthy.
3) What is it with evil overlords and their monologues, anyway?
It is a very useful way of filling in plot details (as in this case) or providing the hero with vital information when he escapes from the overlord's over elaborate way of killing him. Within the story I think they feel the need to show off, and like the hero to know what he (or she) will be unable to prevent once they are dead. At least Voldemort mostly restricts himself to back story and is fairly sparing with the useful information, just giving Harry the names of some death eaters and revealing there is a death eater at Hogwarts (though he could still be referring to Snape or Karkaroff).
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