The “Harry Potter” franchise’s big bad, Lord Voldemort (Ralph FIennes), has many deplorable qualities. He’s power-mad, fascistic, merciless, and murderous. The character who started his journey as a talented young boy changed into an ambitious young man and eventually grew to become a monster in likeness and personality. There’s not really a single thing about He Who Must Not Be Named that you’d consider a redeeming quality. But that’s not to say he doesn’t have any positive qualities. Dare we say, there are some aspects of Lord Voldemort that, when viewed through a properly warped lens, would be considered downright admirable, were it not for how he chose to use them. As always, context is key.
Hear us out a bit before calling an auror. This isn’t some kind of twisted pro-Death Eater nonsense; we did call Voldemort a monster, after all. But it would be disingenuous to say everything about the man was awful. His deeds were horrendous and cruel, this is true, but that’s simply a matter of what he chose to do with his prodigious talents. As Professor Albus Dumbledore himself told Harry, “It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.” Not convinced? Well, as Professor Horace Slughorn told the titular hero, “When I first met young Mr Riddle, he was a quiet albeit brilliant boy, committed to becoming a first rate wizard. Not unlike others I’ve known. Not unlike yourself.”
With that in mind, here are Voldemort’s most positive qualities in the “Harry Potter” series, presented with utter seriousness.