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Delphini Riddle Character Analysis: Lord Voldemort’s Daughter

Delphini Riddle Character Analysis: Lord Voldemort’s Daughter

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Delphini Riddle is the child of Lord Voldemort with his follower Bellatrix Lestrange, born shortly before the Battle of Hogwarts.

She tricked Albus Severus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy into traveling back in time to prevent the death of Lord Voldemort in the Battle of Hogwarts. When this failed, she traveled back in time to prevent her father from destroying himself by trying to kill the infant Harry Potter.

About Delphini Riddle

Blood StatusHalf-blood
OccupationDark Witch
Zodiac SignCapricorn (speculative)

Delphini Riddle Early Life

Delphini Riddle was the secret child of Lord Voldemort (Tom Riddle) and his follower Bellatrix Lestrange. Theirs was not a love match, but rather a deliberate effort to create an heir for the Dark Lord. While Bellatrix seems to have been smitten with Voldemort, he is generally considered to have been incapable of love.

The young witch was born at Malfoy Manor in 1998, sometime before the Battle of Hogwarts in which both her parents died.

Euphemia Rowle took in and raised the orphaned witch but does not seem to have known who she was. Rowle also showed no affection to the girl. She often said that she only took Delphini in for gold and that her pet Augurey cried because it knew that Delphini would meet a “sticky end”. Delphini did not attend Hogwarts, and she seems to have had no friends until the age of 14.

At this time, Rodolphus Lestrange was released from or escaped from Azkaban. He found Delphini and told her who she really was. He also gave her a prophecy about the destiny that she was meant to fulfill.

Delphini at St Oswald’s Home

As a young woman, Delphini, determined to pursue her destiny, tracked down Amos Diggory, who was now living in St Oswald’s Home for Old Witches and Wizards. She placed a Confundus Charm on him to convince him that she was his niece Delphi Diggory.

Under her influence, on 31 August 2020, Amos went to Harry Potter, then Head of Magical Law Enforcement, and encouraged him to use a newly discovered Time-Turner to go back in time and save his son Cedric Diggory from dying in the Triwizard Tournament. Her real plan was for her father to be able to kill Harry at the Graveyard in Little Hangleton, as he had planned.

While Harry denied the request because of the dangers of changing time, his son Albus Severus decided that he would take on the task to prove himself. He and his best friend Scorpius Malfoy sought out Delphini and the three hatched a plot to save Cedric.

The three used Polyjuice Potion to disguise themselves as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger and infiltrated the Ministry of Magic to steal the Time-Turner.

Initial Attempts to Change Time

Albus and Scorpius then tried three times to use the Time-Turner to go back and save Cedric.

The first time, Cedric still died, but Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger never married, and the boys’ friend Rose was never born.

On the second attempt, they saved Cedric, but he became a Death Eater and changed the course of time so that Voldemort won the war. Harry died in the Battle of Hogwarts and Albus was never born.

On a third attempt, Scorpius was able to prevent himself from interfering and restore the original timeline.

The two boys seemed to have learned their lesson about time travel, and so decided to work with Delphini to destroy the time-turner.

Delphini Travels Through Time

When Albus and Scorpius handed over the Time-Turner to Delphini for her to destroy it, they noticed a black tattoo of a bird on Delphini’s back. She said that it was an Augurey, to remind herself of her childhood as an orphan living with the Rowle family. This revealed that Delphini was aligned with a Death Eater family.

Delphini took the Time-Turner, planning to go back and save Cedric Diggory, and therefore create the world dominated by Lord Voldemort that Albus and Scorpius had described to her. She wanted the boys to come with her. While they initially refused, they agreed when she killed their fellow student Craig Bowker Jnr, proving just how dangerous she was.

Once in the past, the boys refused to help and managed to thwart Delphini with the help of Cedric Diggory, who assumed that helping the boys was one of the tasks in the Triwizard maze.

The three then struggled for the Time-Turner again and Delphini transported them back to 30 October 1981, the day before the death of the parents of Harry Potter. She then destroyed the Time-Turner, stranding them there.

Delphini Revealed

Meanwhile, in the future, Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy were looking for their sons. When they went to track down Delphini at St Oswald’s, Amos, now unconfounded, said that he did not have a niece. An examination of her room revealed her true identity.

Meanwhile, Albus and Scorpius managed to send a message through time to let their parents know when they were. Harry, Ginny, Draco, Ron, and Hermione headed back in time to the same point.

Delphini’s plan was to encounter her father and let him know what would happen when he attacked Harry, and therefore change history. She had revealed this to the boys, so Harry transfigured himself into Voldemort to encounter Delphini as a decoy.

Harry’s ruse was exposed and the two battled, but he eventually overpowered Delphini. She begged them to kill her or wipe her mind clean. She claimed that she had only ever wanted to meet her father. Harry did neither, telling her that she would need to learn to live with herself.

The group returned to the future where Delphini was presumably sent to Azkaban.

Delphini Riddle Personality Type & Traits

Delphini seems very much like her father in the cold and calculating way that she killed and manipulated others. However, unlike Tom Riddle, who was very independent and never wanted help from anyone, Delphini craved closeness with her father. This was probably a search for the identity that she lacked growing up.

Delphini Riddle Zodiac Sign & Birthday

While Delphini must have been born in early 1998, we do not know her birth date. It is possible that her zodiac sign is Capricorn, like her father. People born under this sign are methodical and pay attention to detail. They are single-minded in their pursuits and are good at compartmentalizing their emotions.