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Why can basilisk venom destroy a Horcrux?


  1. Why can basilisk venom destroy a Horcrux?
  2. Is there a spell that can destroy a Horcrux?
  3. Can Avada Kedavra destroy Horcruxes?
  4. Can the elder wand destroy a Horcrux?
  5. Why can Godric Gryffindor's sword destroy Horcruxes?
  6. How did Goyle set the room of requirement on fire?
  7. Can the elder wand be destroyed?
  8. Can the Gryffindor sword destroy Horcruxes?
  9. Is Godric Gryffindor Sword a Horcrux?
  10. Could the elder wand destroy a Horcrux?
  11. Why can Swords destroy Horcruxes?
  12. Why did Sword of Gryffindor destroy Horcruxes?

Why can basilisk venom destroy a Horcrux?

After being healed, Harry took the fang and stabbed Riddle's diary, destroying that Horcrux beyond magical repair. Because Harry had stabbed the Basilisk with the sword, it was imbued with Basilisk venom and was therefore able to destroy Horcruxes and poison opponents that it cut through as well.

Is there a spell that can destroy a Horcrux?

Fiendfyre was one of the few substances known to be able to destroy a Horcrux. Hermione Granger was aware of this, but never considered the use of it against Voldemort's Horcruxes due to the inherently dangerous, uncontrollable nature of the spell.

Can Avada Kedavra destroy Horcruxes?

A Horcrux is considered destroyed when it's damaged beyond repair. In the case of living Horcruxes, “damaged beyond repair” would mean dead. So, yes, Avada Kedavra can destroy a Horcrux, as long as that Horcrux is a living being.

Can the elder wand destroy a Horcrux?

The Elder Wand (or any other wand) can destroy a Horcrux if there exists a spell for the destruction of a Horcrux. If the Horcrux happens to be a living being, then an Avada Kedavra will do the trick (or any other lethal spell - Adava Kedavra is not the only one), since dying consists “destruction beyond repair”.

Why can Godric Gryffindor's sword destroy Horcruxes?

The sword of gryffindor was a Goblin made item. And Goblin made items absrob anything that makes them stronger. So when Harry killed the basilisk with this sword , the sword absorbed the venom and got imbued with the power of basilisk venom. So this sword was able to destroy horcruxes.

How did Goyle set the room of requirement on fire?

It was only Goyle in the films because the actor playing Crabbe was arrested shortly before filming began for growing cannabis. Crabbe set it on fire because he was extremely arrogant and a complete psychopath.

Can the elder wand be destroyed?

After the repair, Harry told Dumbledore's portrait that he would place the Elder Wand back in Dumbledore's tomb, and when Harry died a natural death, the wand's power would be broken as Dumbledore had intended.

Can the Gryffindor sword destroy Horcruxes?

The sword of gryffindor was a Goblin made item. And Goblin made items absrob anything that makes them stronger. So when Harry killed the basilisk with this sword , the sword absorbed the venom and got imbued with the power of basilisk venom. So this sword was able to destroy horcruxes.

Is Godric Gryffindor Sword a Horcrux?

It is interesting to note that the sword is the only one of the main relics of the Hogwarts Founders that is not a Horcrux but one of the few things that can destroy a Horcrux.

Could the elder wand destroy a Horcrux?

The Elder Wand (or any other wand) can destroy a Horcrux if there exists a spell for the destruction of a Horcrux. If the Horcrux happens to be a living being, then an Avada Kedavra will do the trick (or any other lethal spell - Adava Kedavra is not the only one), since dying consists “destruction beyond repair”.

Why can Swords destroy Horcruxes?

The sword of gryffindor was a Goblin made item. And Goblin made items absrob anything that makes them stronger. So when Harry killed the basilisk with this sword , the sword absorbed the venom and got imbued with the power of basilisk venom. So this sword was able to destroy horcruxes.

Why did Sword of Gryffindor destroy Horcruxes?

The sword of gryffindor was a Goblin made item. And Goblin made items absrob anything that makes them stronger. So when Harry killed the basilisk with this sword , the sword absorbed the venom and got imbued with the power of basilisk venom. So this sword was able to destroy horcruxes.



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