Is Voldemort in Hogwarts Legacy?

Is Voldemort in Hogwarts Legacy?
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Ben Williams & Morgan Truder

Last updated 

15th Nov 2023 12:01

Hogwarts Legacy is a massive game filled with many characters, both light and dark witches and wizards. Many have been wondering if the Harry Potter franchise's darkest wizard, Voldemort (aka Tom Riddle), is among them.

Below, we will outline if the dark lord does appear in the game as well as what connections he may have with this world.

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Does Voldemort appear in Hogwarts Legacy?

Ominis in Hogwarts Legacy
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In short, no - Voldemort is not in Hogwarts Legacy. Since Hogwarts Legacy is a prequel taking place in the 1890s and Tom Riddle wasn't born until 1926. the Dark Lord wouldn't have been part of the Wizarding World at this point for a good few decades.

However, that doesn't mean his bloodline isn't. Whilst not including Tom Riddle himself, Hogwarts Legacy does include Ominis Gaunt - one of Voldemort's ancestors through the family side of his mother, Merope Riddle (nee Gaunt).

Like many dark wizards, the Gaunts are an elitist wizarding family of pure blood, descended from Slytherin founder Salazar Slytherin. However, Ominis doesn't share the dark magic-loving, muggle-torturing ways of the rest of his family.

In fact, during Hogwarts Legacy, he'll urge the protagonist and your Slytherin friend - Sebastian Sallow - to avoid partaking in dark magic altogether. So, while we don't meet Voldemort himself, we get to see one of his most peculiar ancestors instead.

That's all you need to know regarding Voldemort Hogwarts Legacy trivia. For more tidbits about the game, check out whether Hogwarts Legacy has romance, or whether you're able to play Quidditch in the game.For even more guides, check out our Hogwarts Legacy homepage. 

Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.

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