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Voldemort's Robes Faded Every Time A Horcrux Was Destroyed In 'Harry Potter'

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Voldemort's Robes Faded Every Time A Horcrux Was Destroyed In 'Harry Potter'

If you're anything like us, you've watched all the Harry Potter films so many times that you can literally recite them word for word.

We're not being arrogant when we say we know J.K. Rowling's wizarding world inside out. So, when we were hit with a brand me revelation about the Harry Potter films recently, our jaws hit the floor.

Did you know that each time a horcrux was destroyed in the two Deathly Hallows movies, Voldemort's robe faded a little lighter in the following scene? Us neither.

The interesting detail was revealed by the official Wizarding World Instagram, owned by the Harry Potter franchise, who also brought us the Fantastic Beasts films.

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Voldermort's cloak completely changes in colour as horcruxes are destroyed Credit: Warner Bros
Voldermort's cloak completely changes in colour as horcruxes are destroyed Credit: Warner Bros

They claim on their page the small detail was supposed to help give the impression that Voldemort was slowly fading away, as you'll remember that each horcrux was a part of his soul, hidden to secure him immortality.

Fans of the film will remember that at the end of the movie, Voldemort crumbled to pieces and blew away when he died.

Given the fact he was dismantling throughout the movies, it actually makes perfect sense that a body wouldn't be left behind.

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According to information available on the Warner Bros Studio Tour, the incredible Harry Potter costume team achieved this effect by interweaving seven robes with different shades of green.

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Each robe was slightly duller in colour until right at the end when he had been completely drained of life.

How clever is that?!

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And it's not just us who were taken aback by the news.

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"Now we need to watch these all over again to spot this!!," one fan wrote under the new revelation on social media, while another added: "Holy sh*t I didn't know this!'

A third chipped in: "For someone who watches the Harry Potter movies at every given opportunity, how come I have never noticed this?"

It just shows, in the magical world of Harry Potter there really is no end to what there is to discover.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros

Topics: Harry Potter, Entertainment News, TV and Film, TV Entertainment

Joanna Freedman
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