Though Voldemort utterly trusts and relies on her, Bellatrix Lestrange's sisters are Narcissa Malfoy. It's portrayed as an obsessive, unhealthy relationship, especially While Voldemort doesn't love anyone, Bellatrix sure got exactly what she. Bellatrix Lestrange (née Black) ( – 2 May, ) was a pure-blood Dark witch, that Bellatrix and Voldemort had in fact engaged in a sexual relationship, .
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In the Department of Mysteries, it is noted that the other Death Eaters present seem disturbed by Bellatrix' intensity, and, at one point, Lucius Malfoy must restrain her. It is unclear whether she is truly in love with him or merely besotted by his power, but regardless, her obsessive lust leads her to being among his most devoted and fanatical Death Eaters.
However, her feelings are hardly reciprocated, as Voldemort believes love is a weakness, nor is he even capable of experiencing that emotion. Though Voldemort utterly trusts and relies on her, he would likely sacrifice her, as he did Snape, if it served his evil purpose.
The three women's father is Cygnus Black, who is Sirius Black's uncle. The extensive inbreeding within the "pure-blood" wizard lines can be measured by examining the Black family treewhich shows that Bellatrix is related distantly to many major players in the story, including: Note that though related to the Tonks clan by Andromeda's marriage to Ted TonksBellatrix has disavowed the relationship and has expunged Andromeda from the family tree, and even physically attacked Andromeda's daughter, her own niece, Nymphadora Tonks.
Bellatrix has few personal relationships, though she appears to be close to her other sister, Narcissa Malfoy, and dotes on her only nephew, Draco, Narcissa's son, though she and her brother-in-law, Lucius Malfoy, also a Death Eater, seem barely cordial with one another.
It is unknown what Bellatrix's and her husband's marriage is like, as they are rarely seen interacting with one another, nor does she mention him. Their union is childless. Bellatrix strongly distrusts Severus Snape. Given that she is sufficiently skilled as an Occlumens to be teaching the technique to Draco, we can imagine that this suspicion is partially due to Snape's own ability in that field.
Bellatrix no doubt has attempted to use Legilimency on Snape and had been blocked, though she may have been unaware. Her ongoing distrust regarding Snape may largely be due to her inability to read his motives, along with the fact that Snape seems to have replaced Bellatrix in Voldemort's councils.
It is possible that the two got along at least slightly better when they were younger, and that the distrust stems from relatively recent events.
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We note that Sirius mentions they were friends or at least acquaintances during their Hogwarts years. As much as Bellatrix loves Lord Voldemort, she equally hates Harry Potter, considering him the greatest threat to Voldemort and his plans.
She will do anything to assist the Dark Lord's desire to defeat Harry. Analysis[ edit ] Even by most Wizarding world standards, Bellatrix is considered more than slightly insane. In Dumbledore's Pensieve, we see her screaming defiance at the Wizengamot. After finding her portrait that Kreacher had hidden away at Grimmauld PlaceHarry remarks on her insane appearance. Of all the Death Eaters in the battle in the Ministry of Magicshe alone is restrained from attacking Harry before he has relinquished the Prophecy.
She also wants to torture Nevillejust as she did to his parents many years before, to force Harry into yielding the Prophecy. Interestingly, while at Snape's home in Spinner's End, she is the voice of moderation, urging Narcissa to avoid getting into trouble by seeking Snape's help against Voldemort's wishes. Like Voldemort, Bellatrix does not understand love. She has an obsession with Voldemort, which she may mistake for love, but it is not reciprocated: When meeting with Narcissa Malfoy and Snape to discuss Draco's mission, she does not understand why Narcissa is so worried about Draco.
She says that if she had children of her own, she would gladly sacrifice them to do Voldemort's work. Rowling wrote elsewhere that her defeat at the hands of Molly Weasley is a symbolic victory of Molly's motherly love over Bellatrix's obsessive love. Questions[ edit ] Study questions are meant to be left for each student to answer; please don't answer them here.
Do you think Bellatrix loved her husband or Voldemort? If she loved Voldemort, why did she marry Rodolphus? Greater Picture[ edit ] Much like Charlie WeasleyBellatrix seems to have two canon ages given in the series. Bellatrix escaped from Azkaban in the mass break-outalong with nine other Death Eaters.
She participated in several battles of the Second Wizarding Warmaking it a particular goal to murder any relatives who were members of the Order of the Phoenix.
Bellatrix also murdered the Malfoy family 's former house-elf, Dobby who had become a firm ally of Harry Potter with her silver knife.
During the final battleshe was one of the last Death Eaters standing. Bellatrix was eventually killed in a duel by Molly Weasleyafter her attempted murder of Ginny Weasley Before her death, Bellatrix secretly gave birth to an illegitimate daughter named Delphiniwhom she conceived with her beloved master, Lord Voldemort. Delphini was conceived sometime after the Battle of the Department of Mysteries in and before Bellatrix's death at the Battle of Hogwarts in Rosier and Wilkes — they were both killed by Aurors the year before Voldemort fell.
The Lestranges — they're a married couple — they're in Azkaban. It was clear that she held her views on blood supremacy over family ties and relations. She eventually married Rodolphus Lestrangea fellow wealthy pure-blood and Slytherin.
There is one, small victory to the story though: Since it helps someone take on the appearance and essence of another person, the potion reflects said person.
A potion that reflects the essence of a cruel and masochistic narcist turns out to taste like garbage. Harry Potter Wikia Since Helena Bonham Carter had to be onscreen playing Hermione-as-Bellatrix for that scene, she invited Emma Watson Hermione to her home during production to best figure out how Watson played the witch.
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Blood Thicker Than Water? Where Are All the Bad Girls? Bellatrix Lestrange was the first female Death Eater introduced in the Harry Potter series, books or movies. The only other confirmed female Death Eater is Alecto Carrow.
42 Chilling Facts About Bellatrix Lestrange
The training is so successful and thorough that Malfoy is able to keep Snape completely out of his mind. We Try Not to See Each Other at Reunions The constant inter-marrying of the pure-blood wizarding families means that Bellatrix has a lot of distant relatives within said families.
As Sirius pointed out, Bellatrix is distantly related to both Molly Weasley and Arthur Weasley, though both of them are considered blood traitors for their tolerant view of Muggles. The scene was originally meant to be in the film adaptation as well, but it was cut for budgetary reasons, robbing us of what is undoubtedly one of the saddest moments in the entire series. This scene never happened in the books, as fans have pointed out, and it was meant to be an onscreen example of the various terror attacks that are discussed by characters in the book.
Change in Adaptation In the books, Bellatrix is described as having sleek black hair with heavily lidded eyes. Ironically, she would go on to be played by the wide-eyed Helena Bonham Carter with a wild and curly hairstyle. This I Swear by the Stars As a member of the Black family, Bellatrix is given a first name that has its origins in the stars. Love Lost Interestingly, a rather well-known love triangle is hidden within the casting of the Harry Potter film series.
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