When I used to think about Voldemort’s horcruxes I imagined a soul divided in equal portions residing in the different horcruxes and Voldemort himself. I realised that this can’t be true in The Half-Blood Prince Slughorn describes making a horcrux as splitting ones soul in two. This means that when Riddle made his Diary into a horcrux he split his soul in half and physically removed one half from his body and placed it in the diary. This means that he only had half of his soul left when he made his next horcrux, Marvolo’s ring. This half would have been split in half leaving only a quarter in Voldemort’s body. This goes on and on the amount of soul remaining in Voldemort halving each time he makes a horcrux until he had only 1/128 or 0.78125% left in his body. As shown in the graph above. So next time you wonder why Voldemort could have done some of things he did, remember how little human he had left in him. I don’t know about you but I think that this is crazy.
Come on guys, I didn’t do maths for 14 notes
So are you telling me that Harry had more Voldemort than Voldemort had Voldemort?
this is also hecka important when you think in terms of how much power resided in each of his horcruxes. Harry only had a small fraction of Voldemort’s soul in him, and it was enough to torture him for years. Voldemort was only a fraction of what he once was, and look at all the shit he fucked up. Now imagine how powerful his first horcrux, the diary, was. Percentage-wise, it was the most powerful part of Voldemort. Ginny Weasley was possessed by something almost fifty times as powerful as what Harry had to deal with for an entire year, and she was eleven. That’s incredible and terrifying. So if you ever think to yourself, “Ginny was useless” or “Ginny wasn’t nearly as much of a badass as the rest of the gang,” go ahead and punch yourself in the face because Ginny Weasley battled Voldemort in a much more powerful form as an 11-year-old and won.
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