ByKarly Rayner, writer at
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Karly Rayner

When I used to think of Voldemort's horcruxes, I always imagined his soul being split up into equal portions that reside within the objects, Voldemort himself, and of course, Harry Potter, but this totally logical breakdown that follows J.K. Rowling's narrative to the letter has totally changed the way I think about the division of Voldemort's essence.

Because Voldemort was constantly splitting his soul in half, eventually it had been broken into so many pieces that Harry Potter ended up containing more of the Dark Lord's spirit than Voldemort himself, and below is a detailed breakdown that explains why.

So, prepare to feel like you are temporarily under the stupefying charm and read on to learn some mind-blowing truths about the true nature of the horcruxes.

Tom Riddle's Diary

The first object that Voldemort split his soul into was a diary he made when he was still a mortal being. This journal received a whopping half of Voldemort's soul which makes it the most charged horcrux of all.

Percentage of Voldemort's Soul: 50%

Marvolo Gaunt’s Ring

By the time Voldemort made his second horcrux, he had already placed half of his soul into the diary. This means he only had fifty percent of his soul intact when he got his hands on Marvolo Gaunt's ring. According to the books, he put half of his remaining soul into this item which means it contains 25 percent, or a quarter, of Voldemort's essence.

Percentage of Voldemort's Soul: 25%

Salazar Slytherin’s Locket

This trend continues with Voldemort's remaining soul being split into smaller and smaller pieces, fifty percent at a time. This means that Slytherin's Locket contain's half as much of Voldemort's soul as the ring.

Percentage of Voldemort's Soul: 12.5%

Helga Hufflepuff’s Cup

This trend continues through Hufflepuff's cup...

Percentage of Voldemort's Soul: 6.25%

Rowena Ravenclaw’s Diadem

To Ravenclaw's Diadem, until we get to the really interesting bit...

Percentage of Voldemort's Soul: 3.123%

Harry Potter

This means that Harry Potter actually contains as much of the Dark Lord's soul as both Voldemort and Nagini put together. Or, to put it another way, he contains double the amount of the Dark Lord's blackened soul than Voldemort himself.

Percentage of Voldemort's Soul: 1.56%


The measly scraps of soul left belong to both Nagini and Voldemort himself.

Percentage of Voldemort's Soul: 0.78%

Voldemort Himself

So, if you've ever struggled to reason with any of the unthinkably despicable things that Voldemort has done, it's helpful to remember that he had less than one percent of a human soul left within him. With such a small slither, humanity is no longer anywhere near a priority anymore.

Percentage of Voldemort's Soul: 0.78%

Visual Representation

If you're a visual learner like me, the pie chart above will help you to see exactly how the division of Voldemort's soul went down.

(Source: Reddit)


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