5 Reasons Why Voldemort Should've Just Given Up on Harry Potter by the Time of the Final Battle
Honestly, there wasn't any point in Lord Voldemort going after Harry Potter by the end of The Deathly Hallows, and here are five reasons why he could've just relaxed. 5. The Horcrux Hunt
Honestly, there wasn't any point in Lord Voldemort going after Harry Potter by the end of The Deathly Hallows, and here are five reasons why he could've just relaxed.
5. The Horcrux Hunt Was Not a Threat
When Voldemort learned that Harry Potter and his friends were hunting down his Horcruxes, he had no need to launch an assault on Hogwarts. Simply re-hiding the remaining Horcruxes would've been enough to eliminate this threat, and he could totally do that. Immortality was the main goal for the man, so why not just keep it?
4. Nagini Was Safer Before the Battle
On the topic of Horcruxes, the last one Voldemort made was Nagini, his terrifying pet snake. Unlike other Hircruxes, Nagini was always staying close to the Dark Lord, and she was safe away from the battle. Despite claiming to want to protect her, Voldemort brought the snake right into the action, which was way too dangerous.
3. The Elder Wand Was Not Loyal
Lord Voldemort spent all too much effort to finally find and get the Elder Wand, hoping that its superior magical properties would make him even stronger. But he knew that his weapon didn't serve him loyally, and the real master of his weapon was still alive — why go into a massive battle with a malfunctioning weapon?
2. The Ministry Was Under Control
At that point in time, Lord Voldemort was in complete control of both his Death Eaters and the Ministry of Magic: he virtually mended the two organizations together. With the resources of the Ministry, the Dark Lord could basically just sit back and give orders, and not risk anything in case of failure himself. Sounds good, right?
1. There Was No Real Threat
All of the previous points (and many others that didn't make it to this list) combined make it apparent that neither Harry Potter nor the Order of the Phoenix posed a real threat to Lord Voldemort. He was in control of all major organizations, his opposition was scattered and scared, and his main enemy was, unlike him, mortal.
The Battle of Hogwarts was merely the product of Voldemort's fear, impatience, and hubris. There was no need for the battle at all: it would've been enough to ensure the last Horcruxes' safety (which he 100% could do without risking anything) and sit back for a while.
The Dark Lord instead put the prophecy into motion himself…once again.