Friday, April 25, 2014

A-Z: Classic Monsters: V is for He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named

Well...I bet you thought I'd post on a Vampire, didn't you?  Well, I thought about it and decided to feature a different monster for the letter V in today's A-Z Challenge post.  I would say the moment J.K. Rowling's featured this character, he was deemed a classic monster--the Dark Lord...Voldemort.

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About Tom Riddle

Tom was a half-blooded wizard, who was born and raised in a Muggle Orphanage and then attended Howarts.  Of course, he was sorted to the House of Slytherin which only made sense since he was heir to one of the founders of Hogwarts, Salazar Slytherin.  Tom was an astute pupil and mastered wizardry like none other.  Eventually, his true sadistic nature surfaced and then he turned to the Dark Arts which lead him to his Voldermort days.

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Why is Lord Voldermort a classic monster?


For starters, the Harry Potter series books are classics.  Without J.K. Rowling and her inventive mind, we would have never known the likes of something as iconic, evil and malicious as Voldemort (all that and he's just a wizard.)  Voldemort was obsessed with power and living forever.  He was a murderer, killing anyone or anything in his path.  J.K. Rowling did a press conference back in 2005 where she answered questions about the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.  One of the most interesting questions I found on Voldemort was this.

From Edward Hollet representing W H Smith: "If Voldemort ever encountered a boggart what would he see?"  (Note:  A boggart is an amortal shape-shifting non-being that takes on the form of the viewer's worst fear. )

J.K. Rowling's response: "The thing that Voldemort fears more than anything else is his own death. It its the quest of his life to cheat death, so we would have to see himself lying dead on the floor."



Would you consider Voldemort a classic monster?  What other monsters where you thinking about? 


18 comments:

Heather Holden said...

I'm that oddball who has never read or seen Harry Potter, so...I don't know Voldemort. Heh.

Cathrina Constantine said...

Good One. Voldemort or He who must not be named is a great character!! I'm definitely a Potterhead!

mshatch said...

Voldemort is a great V monster, and especially so since despite the fact he's evil through and through (which can be boring - imo)he's always fascinating.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sh imagined a really creepy creature in him.

Sophie Duncan said...

Dear old voldie! A monster of his own making (mostly).
Sophie
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Kimberly said...

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Laura Clipson said...

Good choice, I would definitely call Voldemort a monster.

Claire Hennessy said...

I just loved that he was sooo bad that he couldn't even be named!

Kate Larkindale said...

Definitely a monster! I'm just reading the Harry Potter books to my youngest son, so have reacquainted myself with He-Shall-Not-be-Named.

Kate Larkindale said...

Definitely a monster! I'm just reading the Harry Potter books to my youngest son, so have reacquainted myself with He-Shall-Not-be-Named.

Kate Larkindale said...

Definitely a monster! I'm just reading the Harry Potter books to my youngest son, so have reacquainted myself with He-Shall-Not-be-Named.

Kate Larkindale said...

Definitely a monster! I'm just reading the Harry Potter books to my youngest son, so have reacquainted myself with He-Shall-Not-be-Named.

Kate Larkindale said...

Definitely a monster! I'm just reading the Harry Potter books to my youngest son, so have reacquainted myself with He-Shall-Not-be-Named.

Kate Larkindale said...

Definitely a monster! I'm just reading the Harry Potter books to my youngest son, so have reacquainted myself with He-Shall-Not-be-Named.

Timothy Brannan said...

Voldemort is a classic! And a great choice for today.

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Timothy S. Brannan
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S. L. Hennessy said...

Hahaha best villain ever! Except for Umbridge.

djinnia said...

Awesome voldy the moldy! He is such an awesome villain. He's classic in his wants and desires. Great choice!

Natasha Duncan-Drake said...

Good choice! Voldemort is a definite classic monster and exhibits all of the signs. Also have to congratulate you in getting Harry Potter in here :)
Tasha
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