THE ONE WITH THE POWER TO VANQUISH THE DARK LORD APPROACHES … . BORN TO THOSE WHO HAVE THRICE DEFIED HIM, BORN AS THE SEVENTH MONTH DIES … AND THE DARK LORD WILL MARK HIM AS HIS EQUAL, BUT HE WILL HAVE POWER THE DARK LORD KNOWS NOT … AND EITHER MUST DIE AT THE HAND OF THE OTHER FOR NEITHER CAN LIVE WHILE THE OTHER SURVIVES… . THE ONE WITH THE POWER TO VANQUISH THE DARK LORD WILL BE BORN AS THE SEVENTH MONTH DIES … .(183)
THE “Horcrux spell” a) fractures yr soul and b) deposits it within the vessel of yr choosing. Voldemort was essentially creating save points at the expense of his own HP; his job class is obviously dark knight. In order for the spell to work, you have to murder someone, which possibly is the act that fractures yr soul. Now normally the person you kill and the vessel you keep yr soul fragment in are two different things. Who would be mad enough to combine the two?
1 the ring
2 the diary
3 the locket
4 the cup
5 the diadem
VOLDEMORT had intended to turn the boy prophecied to destroy him into his sixth Horcrux. That way, he fulfills his dream of splitting his soul into seven pieces; plus, even if the spell did not kill the body of his arch nemesis, Harry’s own soul would be destroyed to be replaced by Voldemort’s.
HOWEVS, Harry’s soul is not destroyed, because it gains protection. The shard meant to displace his instead lodges in his forehead, with hematogenous mets. Harry’s own soul remains untarnished and pure, protected by the love of his mother, also coursing through his blood.
After his killing spell rebounds off baby Harry and back at him, Voldemort should have but does not die. The spectral Voldemort (Vapormort, hee) itself does not possess any soul; this is why it cannot hold a form.
“You can exist without a soul…”
You can exist without your soul, you know, as long as your brain and heart are still working. But youll have no sense of self anymore, no memory, no …anything.
Vapormort cannot kill or even touch Harry, because to destroy Harry would be to destroy himself. Likewise, as long as that piece of Voldemort remained within Harry, he would not be able to defeat V without dying himself.