August, 1938: After charming the skeptical matron with magic, manners, and gin, Dumbledore meets Riddle in his room and reveals that the boy is a wizard and invites him to Hogwarts. Tom Riddle proves himself to be a bossy, hostile, independent, and calculating child who terrifies and torments the other… Read More
Young Tom Marvolo Riddle receives a wand made of yew wood with a phoenix feather core at Ollivander’s before he starts at Hogwarts (PS5). Harry Potter’s holly wand also had a phoenix core, making them “brother wands,” and leading to the Priori Incantatem effect years later in the Little… Read More
Horace Slughorn teaches Potions at Hogwarts and is Head of House for Slytherin. He spends a good deal of time forming friendships with well-connected and particularly gifted students. Read More
Hagrid’s birthday is December 6 (JKR), so he turns 12 a couple of months after starting Hogwarts. Meanwhile, Tom Riddle is starting his third year. Read More
His mother having abandoned them years earlier, Hagrid is essentially orphaned upon his father’s death (GF23). Read More
He first visits his uncle, Morfin Gaunt, and uses magic to steal Marvolo’s ring and frame Morfin for the murders of the Muggles in the Riddle house. Tom uses the murders to create his first Horcrux, the ring. The next day, Morfin is taken to Azkaban, where he remains until his… Read More
Tom Riddle Jr. came looking for his maternal family in Little Hangleton and discovered a disheveled Morfin in the filthy Gaunt hovel. He learned of the history of his mother and father, then Stupefied Morfin. He went across to the Riddle house, murdered his father and grandparents with Morfin’s wand,… Read More
Myrtle Warren is being teased by Olive Hornby and flees into a second floor bathroom to sulk. She hears a male voice — that of Tom Riddle opening the Chamber of Secrets — and steps out to tell him off for being in the girls’ bathroom. Instead she comes face… Read More
Hagrid is expelled after being accused of opening the Chamber of Secrets and releasing a monster who killed Myrtle Warren. He was framed for this by Tom Riddle, who saw Hagrid as an easy target for persecution, being oversized and clumsy and unusually fond of dangerous creatures. Tom confronted Hagrid,… Read More
The threat posed by Grindelwald and his plans for world domination became so dire that the Wizarding world clamored for Dumbledore to intervene. It was only when he had no choice that Dumbledore finally confronted his old friend in an epic duel. In the end, Dumbledore wins the duel and takes… Read More