Voldemort's Dumbest Murder Ever Happened in Deathly Hallows

Voldemort's Dumbest Murder Ever Happened in Deathly Hallows
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The Wizarding World's greatest villain has made his fair share of mistakes, but this one seemed entirely too obvious.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is easily the most dramatic chapter in the story of the Chosen One, filled with the deaths of many fan favourites. However, one death was particularly emotional for fans, and arguably one of the cruelest.

We are, of course, talking about the murder of Severus Snape by Lord Voldemort. But here's the thing: technically, the Dark Lord never killed Snape, his snake Nagini did. And according to Redditor billyt89, it was one of his dumbest murders ever.

When you think about it, it makes sense. The reason Voldemort decided to kill Snape in the first place was because he suspected the Potions Master of being the real owner of the Elder Wand (which he wasn't). What is the only way to change the Elder Wand's allegiance? That's right, by killing its former master.

However, instead of doing this, Voldemort simply used Nagini to do it, not even bothering to disarm Snape first.

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One fan suggested that the Dark Lord simply did not want to risk the Elder Wand backfiring on him when he attacked its "true master". Others, however, immediately came up with a way to ensure that this did not happen... by using literally any other wand. After all, Voldemort did confiscate the wands of his servants before, so there was virtually nothing to stop him doing it again.

Story-wise, killing Snape made no sense anyway, since it was Draco Malfoy who was the actual owner of the older wand when he disarmed Dumbledore in Half-Blood Prince. When Harry then disarmed Draco, he effectively "inherited" the wand from him.

Still, things went the way they did. At least Harry got to learn the truth about Snape, who ended up being a double agent protecting him all along.