The Dark Mark

The Dark Mark

Unread postby thrawnca » December 1st, 2016, 12:09 am

Future Harry reassures himself that no Death Eaters could have survived Voldemort's downfall, since the Dark Mark would kill them all when the bearer of the master mark died.

But hang on - the mark is inscribed on the body, and Voldemort's original body did die, when Harry was an infant. Why didn't the Death Eaters all pop their clogs then, and how come his reborn body bears the master mark?

(Note that the whole master-mark-kills-others setup is a departure from canon, so that's not broken either way.)
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Re: The Dark Mark

Unread postby WarriorDrgnMage » January 13th, 2017, 3:49 am

What makes you think its only a magical mark/tattoo on the skin not a mark on the soul. In that case the death of Voldemort's body doesn't make the master mark disappear.
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Re: The Dark Mark

Unread postby Mark » January 13th, 2017, 7:51 am

It certainly is an interesting twist seeing as Hermione used the same charm on the Galleons that she passed out. It would, for sure, be great to have a little more detail on the workings of the charm. Right off the bat there is a difference in the two cases: Hermione cast hers on inanimate objects rather on willing bodies. My guess, and we may never know for sure, is that Voldemort added some dark magical twist to his Protean charm. It is really simple (not simple to write!) when writing fiction on Harry Potter to explore and create new things that still fit cannon because JK Rowling didn't go into immense amounts of depth regarding the spell casting side of the story. When a charm fit a purpose JKR seemed to name it, use it, move on. We have the luxury in fan fiction of being able to take liberty and add depth to what was once shallow.
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