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The Personal Journal of the Dark Lord

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Name:
Lord Voldemort
Birthdate:
23 October 1927
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Full Name: Voldemort; Tom Marvolo Riddle
Nicknames: He Who Must Not Be Named, You Know Who, The Dark Lord
Nationality: English
Bloodline: Halfblood, Heir of Slytherin
Age: 70
Birthday: October 23, 1927
Height: 5'11"
Hair: Black
Eyes: Red


Appearance

As Tom Riddle, he grew up exceedingly fair -- having curly black hair, fine flawless skin, and striking green eyes on top of a notably beautiful male physique -- but very little of Voldemort's former appearance remains. His nose is not prominent, and is more likely to appear as though he was two holes in the middle of his face to serve as nostrils, giving his visage a very reptilian appearance. His eyes are slitted and a bright, penetrating red, standing out like two deep, bleeding holes in the middle of a stark white face. His hair is streaked gray, only the barest signs of the former black showing around his temples and in his thin eyebrows. His appearance is the result of the making of his Horcruxes -- pieces of his soul that were torn from him and each locked into various items, such as the Riddle Diary. The process, in itself, has guaranteed him eternal life, provided at least one, if not all of the pieces, are kept hidden and protected.


Random Facts

First Impression: Given his reputation, the first impression may likely be one of horror, revere, or both.
Extrovert/Introvert: Extrovert
Quirks/Habbits: Voldemort may effortlessly tell lies, but he is particularly annoyed by people that try to tell him lies. He's also not very fond of cold places and due to his current physiology is known to be more groggy and therefore irritable if it is cold. He also never dreams.
Usually Found: You don't find him. He finds you.


Abilities

Athletic ability: As of yet, Voldemort has shown no active athletic abilities, short of his quick and nimble action as seen in duels. Whether or not this new body of his is just a copy of his old one, as it had been before he died, or if it possesses other advantages, no one is certain.
Languages: English, Parseltongue, Latin, Spanish, Italian, French


Social Status

Boyfriend/Girlfriend: None
Crush: None
Friends: Voldemort considers his Deatheaters to be his "family", and likewise calls the Giants, Dementors, and Werewolves his allies.
Enemies: Dumbledore, The Ministry of Magic, Muggleborn Witches and Wizards, Blood Traitors, Harry Potter


Personality

Voldemort, or Tom Marvolo Riddle, is a sociopath, and whether he was born this way or if it was conditioned into his mindset early in life, no one can be absolutely certain. This means that he is completely incapable of determining right from wrong -- save those rules that he is given by the society that he has lived in, and wrongs are only determined, then, if you are caught, and are based upon punishments. A sociopath lacks the capacity for human empathy, meaning that Tom Riddle is incapable of rationalizing anyone else's feelings, nor considering the consequences of his actions short of how it will help him to succeed in gaining what he desires. He does not understand the concepts of honor -- short of following the rules to avoid retribution -- or love, short of obsession. Since early childhood, he has exhibited many symptoms of this personality disorder: he was described as an unusually quiet baby -- exhibiting a lack of bonding in the first months of infancy, and as he grew older, he exacted very controlling relationships upon other children. He is rumored to have even taken part in acts of animal mutilation at ages as young as five.

He revels at the attention he is given, provided it is not negative when it comes from a superior. As a child, when he "interacted" with other children, he was always careful to hide any indiscretions that might get him into trouble. Sociopathis would also indicate that he completely lacks any internal voice, be it the schizo's "hearing voices" or even a normal human being's conscience. Because he goes through no thought process when speaking, he can lie effortlessly, and not even a powerful legilimens can tell the difference between truth and lies in his head, just his own personal wishes, which are often naked as the driven snow. While Tom could and still does lie without feeling of guilt or even worry of being caught, he vehemently detests being lied to by other people, and from childhood a common phrase of his has always been "Tell me the truth." Despite how his followers must perform in public, he is a man who detests people who wear masks of any kind, and as a skilled legilimancer and occlumancer, he revels in being able to read the people he encounters. One thing he dreads is to have that kind of powerful perception turned on himself. The complete lack of other presences in his mind is his most powerful weapon, and while many of his followers would like to believe they know what is in his heart, they do not. Being the singular presence in his mind makes him feel powerful and most importantly, special, and to have that broken is, in truth, his worst fear -- even over death. The only man he ever feared is Albus Dumbledore, for this very reason: not only is the man unreadable, but Dumbledore can read him, and knows him to a most disturbing degree.

Voldemort's desire for attention and recognition takes many forms; even before realizing he was a wizard, he had an uncanny grasp of his early powers and used them to get things, or make people do things, that he wanted. To call him proud would be too simple, mainly because it is impossible for him to really consider anyone but himself. He likes to have things his way, and his fastidious and often smug nature only ever seems to falter when, for some reason, things are to the contrary. In his desire for absolute control in his world -- which, in his mind does revolve around him -- he also gets a significant high from the reactions of other people, both positive and negative. He adores being praised, though just as easily he will take a person's terror as he would their loyalty. He likes to stand out, and be completely unmatched. He even changed his name from Tom Riddle to Voldemort, in part, because he hated that there were so many other boys who were named Tom, too. His desire to have a complete grasp on his destiny and the shaping of things around him, combined with his pride in being a user of magic and all that this stands for, is so succinct and so powerful that it makes him especially susceptible to the most fallible of all magical practices: Divination. If it is deemed that something may occur in the future, he takes no chances with it. A more passive part of his grasp of all things around him is while he may have no regard for human life, he is, oddly, a pet person. Having something that depends solely upon him for care and comfort soothes him, which would likely explain his continued wish to keep the snake, Nagini, close to him.


Slytherin Scorpio

What is said of Slytherins born under all other signs is doubly true of Slytherins born under Scorpio. (Or was it that what is said of Scorpios is doubly true of Scorpios sorted into Slytherin?) There is no middle ground here - these wizards can embody all that is the very best in the world... or all that is the very worst. They are heroes, or they are villains. They are attracted to the dark, twisted, and forbidden mysteries of the world from the day they are born, and only they can determine whether they will study the dark arts in order to oppose them, or to embrace them. However, as Scorpio is a sign of transformation and regeneration, it is not impossible for even the most evil of dark wizards to turn to the path of good... Scorpio Slytherins have uncanny wisdom, insight into human psychology, and high "emotional IQ's." They are incredibly ambitious, often exist in a state of total ego, and if misused or hurt, can nurse the wound and seethe for decades. Still, although they are often tempted to do horrible things in the name of glory or discovery, they nevertheless are often the kindest, most compassionate, and most forgiving people of all, for they have seen their own inner darkness, faced it, and do not run from it when they encounter it in others.

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