Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

by

J. K. Rowling

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The villain of the series; an evil overlord obsessed with blood purity. He doesn't appear in person in this novel, but he was in power until twelve years ago. At that point, Harry's parents, who were part of the resistance, had gone into hiding from him, but someone close to them betrayed them. Voldemort killed Lily and James, but when he tried to kill Harry, the curse rebounded, destroying him instead. At the beginning of the novel, Harry and the rest of the wizarding world believe that Sirius Black was one of Voldemort's closest supporters and betrayed the Potters, but in the Shrieking Shack, Harry discovers that Sirius is innocent and Peter Pettigrew was actually in league with Voldemort.

Voldemort Quotes in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban quotes below are all either spoken by Voldemort or refer to Voldemort. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Scholastic edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban published in 2001.
Chapter Eight Quotes

"Why didn't you let me fight it? said Harry abruptly.

Lupin raised his eyebrows.

"I would have thought that was obvious, Harry," he said, sounding surprised.

Harry, who had expected Lupin to deny that he'd done any such thing, was taken aback.

Related Characters: Harry Potter (speaker), Professor Lupin (speaker), Voldemort
Page Number: 155
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Chapter Sixteen Quotes

"THE DARK LORD LIES ALONE AND FRIENDLESS, ABANDONED BY HIS FOLLOWERS. HIS SERVANT HAS BEEN CHAINED THESE TWELVE YEARS. TONIGHT, BEFORE MIDNIGHT...THE SERVANT WILL BREAK FREE AND SET OUT TO REJOIN HIS MASTER. THE DARK LORD WILL RISE AGAIN WITH HIS SERVANT'S AID, GREATER AND MORE TERRIBLE THAN EVER BEFORE."

Page Number: 324
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Voldemort Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The timeline below shows where the character Voldemort appears in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter One
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...bolt scar on his forehead. He got it twelve years ago when the dark lord Voldemort murdered Harry's parents, Lily and James, and failed to murder Harry. The curse rebounded onto... (full context)
Chapter Three
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...Stan and Stan explains that Black was in league with You-Know-Who. Not thinking, Harry says "Voldemort," which makes Ernie swerve and Stan yelp in fear. (full context)
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...asks Stan to tell him more about Black. Stan says that after Harry Potter bested Voldemort, the government tracked down Voldemort’s supporters. Ministry officials cornered Black on a street and Black... (full context)
Chapter Four
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...his sleep—Black is after Harry and seems to believe that killing Harry will bring back Voldemort. Mrs. Weasley points out that Harry will be safe while Dumbledore is around and Mr.... (full context)
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...that nobody will want him to visit Hogsmeade. He scowls, thinking that he's already escaped Voldemort three times, and flashes on the big dog he saw in Magnolia Crescent. He says... (full context)
Chapter Seven
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...make it funny, as they'll take on the boggart in turn. Harry first thinks of Voldemort but realizes he fears the dementors more. Lupin begins the exercise before Harry is ready.... (full context)
Chapter Eight
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...the boggart. He's surprised when Lupin doesn't deny it; Lupin explains that he didn't think Voldemort appearing in the staff room would be a good idea. Harry admits that he's more... (full context)
Chapter Ten
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...to him when the dementors get close—Harry knows now that he hears Lily screaming and Voldemort laughing as he murders her. (full context)
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...the worst experiences of their life. Quietly, Harry admits that the dementors make him hear Voldemort murdering Lily. (full context)
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...Secret Keeper, though Dumbledore was concerned that someone close to the Potters was working with Voldemort. Within a week Black betrayed his friends, which backfired when Harry destroyed Voldemort. (full context)
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...for Fudge's paper. Fudge says that they just hope to catch him before he finds Voldemort. With this, the teachers decide to head back to Hogwarts. (full context)
Chapter Twelve
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...flying. He shouts the incantation and as he passes out, he hears Lily pleading with Voldemort. (full context)
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...Lupin's proffered Chocolate Frog. As he eats it, he mutters that he heard Lily and Voldemort louder this time, and when Lupin suggests they call it a night, Harry insists he... (full context)
Chapter Sixteen
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...to leave, Trelawney goes rigid and speaks in a strange voice. She says that tonight, Voldemort's servant will rejoin him. Her head drops and then suddenly, she seems back to normal.... (full context)
Chapter Nineteen
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...he persuaded them to make Peter their Secret Keeper, not knowing Peter was working with Voldemort. Lupin cuts him off and says that they can prove this by making Peter show... (full context)
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Black laughs at the thought of Voldemort teaching him tricks, notices that Pettigrew flinches, and says that Pettigrew has been hiding from... (full context)
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...Black says that Pettigrew doesn't do anything unless there's something in it for him. With Voldemort gone, there's no incentive. Hermione politely asks Black how he got out of Azkaban without... (full context)
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...shown mercy. Lupin and Black make Pettigrew confess that he gave Lily and James to Voldemort but as they point their wands at him, Harry leaps in front. Harry says that... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Two
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...that since he stopped Sirius and Lupin from killing Pettigrew, it'll be his fault if Voldemort returns. Dumbledore tells Harry that consequences are complicated and what Harry did was noble. He... (full context)