Voldemort’s Most Overlooked Victim Is Actually Harry Potter’s Unfairest Death
Forget about Harry, Cedric, Snape, and others: Lord Voldermort had no business doing this one character you completely forgot about so dirty…twice.
We don’t think there’s any need to explain why Lord Voldemort was a monster that didn’t deserve to live. All the death and destruction he caused, all the families he tore apart… For a psychopathic terrorist, Tom Riddle Jr. was getting away with increasingly insane crimes against humanity for way, way longer than he should’ve.
Considering the long and still incomplete list of Voldemort’s victims, most people tend to focus on the primary characters. Fans cry about Cedric, miss Snape, and are furious at the Dark Lord for ruining Harry’s life before he could even appreciate his loving family… But everyone keeps forgetting about the other characters, somehow.
There was one character that Lord Voldemort had literally zero business doing so dirty, and no one even remembers his name despite him being the main character for one entire chapter. Are you starting to remember him already? It was at the start of The Goblet of Fire, and we watched the events unfold through his eyes…
We’re talking about Frank Bryce — the old Muggle who used to be the keeper of the Riddles’ house. This poor bugger didn’t deserve anything Voldemort did to him.
Frank was a WWII veteran with severe PTSD and traumas, so his life had already been tough as Hagrid’s cookies even before Voldemort waltzed into his life…but with him, it became unbearable.
One night, Tom Riddle Jr., a wizard that he was, killed his father and grandparents, the owners of the house Frank served in, and made it look like the keeper did it. After getting falsely accused of murder, Frank spent many years in social isolation, being pestered and bullied by the kids, and taking care of the now-empty house.
For years, Frank bore the weight of Voldemort’s crime. An exhausted old man, he continued his service to no one in particular, hated and despised by everyone around him, carrying additional trauma to the ones he already had because of the war. Riddle Jr. turned his already painful existence into an actually miserable one.
And then, as if that wasn’t enough, years after being defeated, Voldemort started executing his plan of resurrection — and chose the Riddle house as his base of operations. Poor Frank thought those were kids who got into his dead masters’ house, so he, a responsible man, went inside to investigate…
…only to be killed by a crooked gremlin that couldn’t even move the armchair on his own, for no reason whatsoever — merely for the fact that he remained loyal to the people he was accused of murdering. Worse yet, Frank didn’t even know that it was the same crooked gremlin that ruined his life all those years ago. What a terrible joke.
Frank Bryce didn’t do anything to deserve such a fate: he was nothing but loyal and responsible. Voldemort had no business doing him this dirty, and yet he did it — at the very least, twice… Let’s not forget about the poor old lad: honestly, we almost feel more sorry for him than for some of the main characters.