You'll Never Look at Voldemort the Same Way Again After This Creepy Scene Explained
A fan theory proves that Ralph Fiennes' portrayal and understanding of Voldemort was far deeper than Harry Potter fans ever imagined.
Of all the fictional villains, very few viewers would choose Voldemort as the most terrifying. And that has a lot to do with the embarrassing scene after Harry almost dies in the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
When Voldemort realizes that his main enemy is dead, he starts jumping around and laughing weirdly. And when he comes to Hogwarts afterwards, he can barely hide a smile and gives Draco a creepy hug.
For many viewers, this scene was cringe-worthy and difficult to watch. Many called it out of character and not villainous enough. But Redditor u/Emotional-Narwhal930 completely changed that opinion with their recent post.
The author explained that if you look closely enough at Voldemort's past and character, you will realize that everything he does after Harry's death makes perfect sense.
It is known that Tom Riddle is incapable of feeling love or strong emotions because he was conceived while his father was under the effects of a love potion.
This is evident in Voldemort's behavior throughout the series. He is able to smile and even laugh, but it is never genuine. He imitates, not feels. But Harry Potter 's death changes that.
With no close family, friends, or any form of affection in his life, Voldemort's fixation on immortality became the only thing that kept him going.
So when he finally eliminated the main threat to his dream that had been plaguing him for years, it was probably the only time in his life that he felt truly happy.
His enemy has just been killed, Dumbledore is gone, nothing seems to stand between him and his immortality.
In light of this, his weird behavior makes a lot of sense. He just doesn't know how to act when he's happy. And he is not willing to let anyone ruin his moment of triumph and genuine happiness.
When no one responds to his enthusiastic speech, he yells, "Harry Potter is dead!" and starts jumping around laughing, as if to cheer himself up.
When he hugs Draco, he clearly has no idea how to do it, as it is probably his first hug ever, but he wants to share his happiness.
This fan explanation certainly clears up a lot and makes Ralph Fiennes' Voldemort a much more realistic, scary, and somewhat sad character.