Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Voldemort, thinking Snape is the master of the Elder Wand because he killed Dumbledore, kills Snape. While viewing Snape's memories, Harry comes across the stunning realization that Harry himself is an unintended Horcrux and that he must die for Voldemort to die. Voldemort "kills" Harry, but he only destroyed the Horcrux in Harry. Harry and Voldemort have a fight, during which Neville kills Nagini, also a Horcrux. Harry uses Malfoy's wand in the duel against Voldemort, and since Malfoy is the true master of the Elder Wand (he disarmed Dumbledore before he was killed by Snape), Harry is now the Elder Wand's master. When Voldermort tries to kill Harry with the Elder Wand, it backfires and kills Voldemort. Harry snaps the Elder Wand in two. We then cut to nineteen years later where an adult Harry and Ginny, along with Ron and Hermione, are sending their kids off to Hogwarts.


Plot hole: One of Snape's memories show Lily telling baby Harry to be safe, be strong. That had to have occurred before Voldemort killed Lily. Snape was not in the house until after Lily was killed and Voldemort was gone. Only Lily and Harry should have had that memory, but not Snape.

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Trivia: In the scene where Hagrid has dropped a "dead" Harry Potter, look quickly at George. He turns his head to the right and yells "Fred!" Fred has already been killed by Bellatrix Lestrange so it seems he may have forgotten this in a moment of grief.

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Question: I don't really understand how Voldemort dies. The scene shows Harry and Voldemort fighting with the two spells - Expelliarmus and Avada Kedavra - and the spells collide. Then Harry disarms Voldemort and catches the wand, and then Voldemort just dies. Can anyone tell me why he dies?

Answer: It's a little complicated. Voldemort actually died by his own hand, though unintentionally. Voldemort believed he commanded the Elder Wand and cast the Avada Kedavra curse at Harry with it. However, Harry was actually the Elder Wand's master. Because wands are somewhat sentient, the Elder Wand recognized Harry as his master, so the killing curse rebounded off him, and went back to Voldemort, striking him dead. All of Voldemort's Horcruxes had been destroyed, so he was no longer protected by them. At the same time, Harry cast the Expelliarmus charm, causing the Elder Wand to be ejected from Voldemort's hand into his.

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