7 of the Most Riddikulus ~Reasons~ as to Why Lord Voldemort Has No Nose

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The fan theories surrounding the Harry Potter franchise are endless: Harry is immortal, it’s all in Harry’s head, Harry & Hermione are long-lost siblings, Ron is a time-traveling Albus Dumbledore, Neville’s the real Chosen One… And you can bet there are a whole bunch of theories surrounding He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, particularly one particular body part of his (or lack thereof).

When Lord Voldemort starts to take form in the films, you’ll notice that he’s missing his nose. Some say it’s because he drank unicorn blood, so he lead a half-life, a cursed life. Others say it’s so it’s harder to transform into him. And then there’s this well thought-out theory:

All of the aforementioned are interesting ~reasons~…. but the following are so.much.better:

1. A Platform 9 3/4 mishap:

2. A game gone too far:

3. The ultimate sacrifice:

4. *gulp* Drugs?

5. The worst case of sniffles ever:

6. Skin cleansing gone wrong:

7. Pinocchio-esque backlash:

Can you believe all of these male Harry Potter roles were actually recast?

Albus Dumbledore

Irish actor Richard Harris originated the role of the Headmaster of Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and then reprised it in Chamber of Secrets. Sadly, he passed away from Hodgkin's Disease in 2002, vacating the position.

From Prisoner of Azkaban onward, Michael Gambon held the honor.

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A bunch of actors portrayed Tom Riddle, but most were in flashback sequences. In terms of the modern-day He Who Must Not Be Named, Richard Bremmer held the title in the first film.

Starting in Goblet of Fire 'til the series' last moments, Ralph Fiennes portrayed the no-nosed villain.

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Cedric Diggory

We're sure Robert Pattinson is the only version of Cedric, who was killed in Goblet of Fire, that you know. However, he wasn't actually the first one to appear on screen as the late Triwizard Champion.

In Prisoner of Azkaban, there was a Quidditch match between Gryffindor and Hufflepuff. Harry was the Seeker for the former; Cedric was the Seeker for the latter... except it wasn't RPattz; it was an uncredited actor.

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Bill Weasley

One of today's most noteworthy rising stars, Domhnall Gleeson, plays the eldest Weasley child in Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Deathly Hallows: Part 2, but if you think back to a very small part of the franchise, you'd know that he wasn't the first William.

In Prisoner of Azkaban, there's one moment in which the entire Weasley clan is depicted on vacation in Egypt. It's in that photograph that you can see a man named Richard Fish, as Bill, waving.

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Warwick Davis had three roles throughout the series: the first Gringotts goblin bank teller, Professor Flitwick and Griphook. The first Griphook, however, was not played by the English actor.

Instead, it was played by American actor Verne Troyer, the man famous for playing Dr. Evil's "Mini-Me" in the Austin Powers flicks, in Sorcerer's Stone. Griphook was, however, voiced by Warwick in the OG film. The reason for the later switch is that the producers wanted a completely British cast, so it was bye bye, Mini-Me.

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Marcus Flint

According to HP fanatics, Jamie Yeates was the Slytherin Team Captain in the first two films. However, the film's credits tell a different story.

According to IMDb, Will Theakston portrayed Marcus in Film #1 and Jamie portrayed Marcus in Film #2. That's highly debatable, considering Will was the apparent Seeker for the team, leading viewers to say that he was playing Terence Higgs, but credits are credits.

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Elphias Doge

In Order of the Phoenix, Peter Cartwright served as the Order member, helping to escort Harry to 12 Grimmauld Place. Come Deathly Hallows: Part 1, it was David Ryall (may he rest in peace) who appeared on screen.

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Ernie Macmillan

The Hufflepuff House student, originally portrayed by Louis Doyle, first appeared in Chamber of Secrets and returned 3 years later in Goblet of Fire. But for the short while he appeared in Deathly Hallows: Part 2, he was portrayed by a guy named Jamie Marks 'cause why not?

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Mr. Granger

When Hermione glances over at her parents in the book shop in Chamber of Secrets, a man named Tom Knight portrayed her dad. But when she took away his memories of her in Deathly Hallows: Part 1, a man named Ian Kelly portrayed the character instead.

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Tom the Innkeeper

In the first-ever HP, Tom, portrayed by Derek Deadman, was the bartender who said, "Bless my soul, it's Harry Potter." And, if you noticed, he was straight-backed.

In Prisoner of Azkaban, though, the creators changed the game a bit and called in Jim Tavare to play the newer, hunchbacked version of the character.

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Walden Macnair

Peter Best was one of Voldemort's early Death Eaters in Prisoner of Azkaban and Order of the Phoenix. However, a Death Eater portrayed by Granville Saxton in Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2 is thought to be the same character due to his similar robes.

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