Death Eater

Death Eaters are fictional characters in the Harry Potter series of novels and films. They are a group of wizards and witches, led by the dark wizard Lord Voldemort, who seek to purify the Wizarding community by eliminating the Muggle-borns (wizards or witches born to non-magical parents). They also try to create a new order through the Ministry of Magic and cause fear among the Wizarding community by terrorising and killing important officials and other enemies of the Death Eaters, chiefly the members of the Order of the Phoenix.

According to author J. K. Rowling, the original working name for the Death Eaters was "The Knights of Walpurgis."

Death Eaters recognise one another by the Dark Mark on their left forearm, a sign created by Voldemort to summon him instantly to them or vice-versa. Their typical attire includes black hooded robes and masks. The Death Eaters, as a group, first appeared in the novel Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, although individual members of the group, such as Lucius Malfoy, Peter Pettigrew, and Severus Snape, had appeared in earlier books in the series.

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Barnabas Cuffe - Characters Alphabetical By Surname and Name - L
... Bellatrix Lestrange (née Black) – Death Eater, sister of Narcissa Malfoy and Andromeda Tonks, cousin of Sirius and Regulus Black, she tortured Frank ... Rabastan Lestrange – Death Eater, brother of Rodolphus Lestrange Rodolphus Lestrange – Death Eater, brother of Rabastan Lestrange, husband of Bellatrix ...
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... (first name unknown) is the brutal-faced Death Eater who is present in the battle in which Snape killed Dumbledore ... He is one of the more prominent Death Eaters, and one of Voldemort's spies in the Ministry of Magic ... announces to an impressed assemblage of Death Eaters that he has placed the Imperius Curse upon Pius Thicknesse, the Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement ...
Barnabas Cuffe - Characters Alphabetical By Surname and Name - C
... Alecto Carrow – Sister of Amycus Carrow, Death Eater and professor of Muggle Studies for one year, Deputy Headmistress of Hogwarts under Severus Snape ... Death Eater, father of Vincent Crabbe Vincent Crabbe – Slytherin student in Harry's year, son of Death Eater, Slytherin Quidditch team Beater, member of the Inquisitorial Squad, killed in the Room of ... – Death Eater, credited with facilitating the return of Lord Voldemort, received a Dementor's Kiss ...
Snivellus - Appearances - Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire
... Later Harry accidentally falls into Dumbledore's Pensieve and views memories of several Death Eater trials from years before ... At one point, Snape is named as a Death Eater by Igor Karkaroff, but Dumbledore comes to Snape's defence, claiming that although Snape had indeed been a Death Eater, he changed sides before Voldemort's ... and the Half-Blood Prince, was to rejoin the Death Eaters and spy on Voldemort as a re-doubled agent, while pretending to spy on Dumbledore on behalf of Voldemort ...
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... Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange, a Death Eater and Sirius Black's cousin and murderer ... Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy, a Death Eater and son of Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy ... John Hurt as Garrick Ollivander, a wandmaker abducted by the Death Eaters ...

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