The Death Eaters was the name given to followers of Lord Voldemort. The group primarily consisted of wizards and witches who were radical pure blood supremacists, who practised the Dark Arts with reckless abandon and without regard to or fear of wizarding law.
Lord Voldemort used this select group of wizards and witches during both the First and Second Wizarding Wars, employing them as his elite force. They often wore black hoods and masks with snake-like eye slits to cover their faces. Only the members of the inner circle of the Death Eaters had Dark Marks burned into their left forearms. When Voldemort touched one of them, each of the Death Eaters felt it, signalling for them to Apparate to their leader's side.
Before the Death Eaters themselves came to be, Tom Riddle, as Voldemort was known in his childhood and early adulthood, gathered a gang of Slytherin students who considered themselves his friends, though in truth, he felt no real attachments to any of them due to his lack of desire for a true friend.
According to former Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore, they were a mixture of the weak seeking protection, the ambitious seeking glory, and the thuggish seeking a leader who could show them more refined cruelty, and were considered to be forerunners of the Death Eaters since most (if not all) indeed became the first Death Eaters. He manipulated them to do his bidding, and though this led to several nasty incidents over the years, with Riddle's strategic discretion, none was linked back to the group, much less the model student Riddle himself.
- "Voldemort... this wizard, about twenty years ago now, started lookin' fer followers. Got 'em, too –– some were afraid, some just wanted a bit o' his power, 'cause he was gettin' himself power, all right."
- —Voldemort gaining his many followers[src]
First Wizarding War
- "Imagine that Voldemort's powerful now. You don't know who his supporters are, you don't know who's working for him and who isn't; you know he can control people so that they do terrible things without being able to stop themselves."
- —Voldemort's undetermined Death Eaters at the height of the war[src]
Death Eater activity during the First Wizarding War consisted of attacks on wizards, witches, and large numbers of Muggles. These were initiated by the Death Eaters, often, but not always, on the orders of Voldemort. When the Ministry did not suffer an ostensible collapse in the eleven years of Voldemort's reign, the Death Eaters began to attack prominent wizarding families. As a result, fear gripped the wider wizard community, but the Death Eaters remained opposed by the Order of the Phoenix, founded by Albus Dumbledore. The Ministry, in retaliation and spearheaded by the head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement Barty Crouch Snr, legalised the usage of the Unforgivable Curses against suspects, and ordered kill rather than capture, attack first and question later, and imprison without trials.
- "Many of our oldest family trees become a little diseased over time. You must prune yours, must you not, to keep it healthy? Cut away those parts that threaten the health of the rest... And in your family, so in the world...we shall cut away the cancer that infects us until only those of the true blood remain..."
- —Lord Voldemort on his goals in Malfoy Manor[src]
There are hints in the books that a long-standing dispute had existed in the wizarding world regarding the relationship between Magic and Muggles, and the status of magically talented people born to Muggle parents. These disputes clearly date back to at least the time of the founding of Hogwarts, as the Sorting Hat described the rift between pure blood-valuing Slytherin and the other three founders, who were enthusiastic to admit any young witch or wizard of talent.
Though there are hints in Template:TBB and other legends, even Muggle ones, that once upon a time witches, wizards and Muggles were known to each other and interacted. The International Statute of Secrecy was the solution settled upon in the 1600s to end these relationships, preventing misunderstanding, miscommunication, and cruelty by enforcing the hiding of magic and bringing about the obliviation of any Muggle aware of magic. Probably not coincidentally, the Scientific Revolution began in the Muggle world around this time.
But this remained a controversial choice. There were many in the magical world to whom it occurred that, united, the wizarding community had enough power to openly take control of governments worldwide. For some this was just a means of power, wealth, or fame; but to others, such as Dumbledore, who flirted with the idea of a wizard-led society with Grindelwald in his youth, this was an opportunity to improve the world, to use power responsibly and prevent tragedies based on xenophobia and secrecy like the one that had torn apart his own family.
As for Muggle-born witches and wizards, it seems that their status had been the subject of sometimes violent dispute for centuries. At the time of Harry's first year, and perhaps due to the influence of Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff long before that, it was considered gross and impolite to openly disparage Muggle-borns or use slurs like 'mudblood'. But clearly, prejudice and belief in the superiority and supremacy of a long-suffering aristocratic class persisted in many corners of the magical community, centred in England around Hogwarts' Slytherin house, just as Slytherin himself had intended. In many ways, this form of racism was delusional just like Nazi white supremacism, relying on a romanticised, imaginary history of wizarding genealogy, and conveniently ignoring realities such as the partial or total Muggle origins of most witches and wizards, the existence of Squibs, and the lack of real differences in talent between pure-bloods and others. And like Germany in the time of the Nazis, while most people were not openly prejudiced, only a few were really courageous enough to stand up to it as well. Most government officials were content to ignore the problems of classism in magical society, and many participated without complaint when the new Voldemort-backed regime began to persecute Muggle-borns.
The Death Eaters were an organisation of pure-blood supremacists that coalesced around Voldemort. He found them very useful, as their ranks included wizarding aristocrats that could accomplish his goals through government and money, and deadly, remorseless thugs of all stripes. But he did not really share their passion for pure-blood supremacy. It is hinted at in 1995 that he openly shared his origins with them, and did not try to hide that he saw no shame in his half-blood status, though he held his Muggle parent in contempt. Though he allowed them to establish purification policies when they took over the Ministry of Magic, he busied himself with increasing his own dominion and stamping out opposition, never bothering to help them with these goals.
Death Eaters followed their leader's commands first and foremost, and he treated them ruthlessly, often sending them on impossible missions and punishing them horribly if they failed him, even due to bad luck rather than incompetence. At his command, they worked against Voldemort's opponents, the Order of the Phoenix, through espionage, murder, and battle, and also infiltrated and undermined the Ministry of Magic. When he needed tasks done to increase his own power, he often sent them if he considered the task trivial enough to not warrant his personal attention, such as retrieving the prophecy from the Department of Mysteries and visiting the werewolves and the giants. The Death Eaters' other, more spontaneous activities included Muggle torture and murder for fun, property crime, and plotting the eventual overthrow of the British Muggle government and replacing it with a wizard-dominated system. Upon their success in taking over the Ministry during the Second Wizarding War, they began a campaign to identify Muggle-born witches and wizards and strip them of their wands, or even imprison or kill them, on the trumped-up premise that they must have 'stolen' their magic from a 'real' witch or wizard.
Although some Death Eaters appeared to have been fanatically loyal to Voldemort, such as Bellatrix Lestrange and Barty Crouch Jr, several only aligned with him for the ideals of purification and shared glory, such as Lucius Malfoy and Regulus Black, while many others seemed to serve him largely out of fear, such as Peter Pettigrew. As soon as he was defeated in 1981, many immediately renounced their loyalty and did not attempt to find Voldemort in the intervening years. Those who rioted at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup also fled when the Dark Mark was cast. Bill Weasley speculated then that those Death Eaters were “even more frightened than the rest of us to see him come back”. However, most Apparated to his side if they were able to when Voldemort called them upon his return, claiming that they had been loyal all along.
In turn, even though Voldemort valued the services they provided, and spoke as though they were a family, he saw them as no more than dispensable servants. Voldemort was willing to sacrifice even the most loyal of them if it would serve him well, the most prominent example being Severus Snape, whom he thought to the end was faithful. Some Death Eaters deluded themselves to thinking that they alone knew and understood Voldemort, or were even close to him, but Voldemort never once desired a friend. Coupled with either disloyalty or constant failures, Voldemort lost faith in some of the once-highly revered servants such as Lucius and Bellatrix. As a sign of distrust-based precaution, the Death Eaters did not have knowledge of all their colleagues' identities: Voldemort alone knew who they all were. This was done in order to prevent any traitors from turning all the others in.
Becoming a Death Eater meant a lifetime service to Lord Voldemort. Death Eaters had no opportunity to "hand in their resignation" if the situation looked grim: deserters would be marked for death. Sirius Black thought his younger brother was killed for attempting to quit after being asked to do something hard, even though later this turned out to be the opposite. Igor Karkaroff deserted the Death Eaters after turning many of them over to the Ministry, and even though he went into hiding after his former master was revived, he was eventually caught and killed for his disloyalty. However, Voldemort did forgive the servants who did not attempt to find him but returned when he touched Wormtail's Dark Mark since Snape claimed that, if otherwise, Voldemort would be left with very few followers.
- " [...] why did this band of wizards never come to the aid of their master, to whom they swore eternal loyalty?"
- —Voldemort stating the obligations of Death Eaters[src]
Voldemort's most senior Death Eaters, most of whom were old chums from Slytherin house or younger Slytherin alumni, mostly pure-bloods, and people highly useful to Voldemort for their wealth, skill, or ruthlessness, were bestowed with the Dark Mark on the inside of their lower left arm. These were his inner circle, those he summoned to his side upon his rebirth in Harry's fourth year, and who sat around his high table at Malfoy Manor. Having been branded with the Dark Mark was a symbol of very high status in Voldemort's social order, but was also something of a dangerous burden, as it allowed the Dark Lord to track, communicate with, and summon his chosen few.
The next level down were allowed to wear Death Eater garments in order to command the respect they engendered, but were not Marked. These seem to included those that Voldemort found useful but did not prefer to associate with, such as the 'half-breed' werewolf Fenrir Greyback.
On the lowest rung was a mass of supportive rabble, loyal to Voldemort but not useful enough to him to deal with him directly. They were given orders and opportunities to commit crimes or advance themselves through the senior Death Eaters. On the same tier were witches and wizards under the Imperius Curse (subtly implied to disproportionately constitute the weak-willed, like Pius Thicknesse, the stupid, like Stan Shunpike, and the dubiously loyal), and non-humans of different degrees of sentience such as werewolves, dementors, giants, Acromantula, and Blast-Ended Skrewts. These were pressed into service by the Death Eaters, and sentient groups that would have ordinarily remained neutral like the dementors, giants, and werewolves were brought into the fold with false promises that their grievances would be avenged upon victory in battle. This entire mass was mobilised for Voldemort's attack on Hogwarts, though before then, they were only used to maintain the new regime, or else roam uncontrolled, sowing chaos and demoralisation as they sought individual gain. During Voldemort's assault on Hogwarts, they were used as expendable cannon fodder meant to overwhelm the students and teachers through shear force of numbers or test Hogwarts's formidable magic defences.
Known Death Eaters
|Alecto Carrow||Female||Fought in the First Wizarding War. Following Lord Voldemort's downfall, Alecto managed to avoid Azkaban. After the Dark Lord's rebirth, Alecto fought in the Second Wizarding War. She participated in the Battle of the Astronomy Tower and became Muggle Studies professor at Hogwarts since the Ministry of Magic was under Voldemort's control. Alecto used her position to spread anti-Muggle propaganda and abuse students. During the Battle of Hogwarts, Alecto was defeated by Luna Lovegood at the Ravenclaw Tower.||Presumed imprisoned or deceased|
|Male||Fought in the First Wizarding War. Following Lord Voldemort's downfall, Amycus managed to avoid Azkaban. After the Dark Lord's rebirth, Amycus fought in the Second Wizarding War. He participated in the Battle of the Astronomy Tower and became Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts since the Ministry of Magic was under Voldemort's control. Amycus used his position to abuse students. During the Battle of Hogwarts, Amycus was placed under the Imperius Curse by Minerva McGonagall and tortured with the Cruciatus Curse by Harry Potter.||Presumed imprisoned or deceased|
|Antonin Dolohov||Male||Fought in the First Wizarding War. Dolohov was involved with the brutal murders of Fabian and Gideon Prewett. During the Second Wizarding War, Dolohov participated in the illegal break-in and battle of the Department of Mysteries. After escaping Azkaban, Dolohov failed to capture Harry Potter on Tottenham Court Road and was subsequently punished by his master. During the Battle of Hogwarts, he killed Remus Lupin and was later defeated by Filius Flitwick.||Presumed imprisoned or deceased|
|Augustus Rookwood||Male||Worked as an Unspeakable at the Ministry of Magic, using this position to spy for Lord Voldemort. Rookwood was imprisoned in Azkaban, having been betrayed by Igor Karkaroff in exchange for his freedom. Rookwood later escaped during the 1996 mass breakout but was re-incarcerated after participating in the illegal break-in and battle of the Department of Mysteries. In 1997, he escaped once again during another mass breakout and fought in the Battle of Hogwarts.||Presumed imprisoned|
|Avery Snr||Male||One of Lord Voldemort's very first Death Eaters. Attended Hogwarts with Tom Riddle.||Presumed imprisoned or deceased|
|Avery Jr||Male||Fought in the First Wizarding War. Following Lord Voldemort's downfall, Avery was able to avoid Azkaban by claiming he had been under the Imperius Curse. He was later one of the few present at the Dark Lord's rebirth. He also participated in the illegal break-in and battle of the Department of Mysteries during the Second Wizarding War. Avery, along with other Death Eaters, escaped during the 1997 mass breakout of Azkaban.||Presumed imprisoned or deceased|
|Barty Crouch Jr||Male||Participated in the torture and permanent incapacitation of Alice and Frank Longbottom during the First Wizarding War. During the events leading up to the Dark Lord's rebirth, Crouch kidnapped and impersonated Alastor Moody using Polyjuice Potion. Whilst impersonating Moody at Hogwarts, Barty murdered his own father using the Killing Curse. Furthermore, he placed Viktor Krum under the Imperius Curse during the Triwizard Tournament, and through him tortured Cedric Diggory and stunned Fleur Delacour. Crouch subsequently suffered the Dementor's Kiss.||Soul removed|
|Bellatrix Lestrange||Female||Participated in the torture and permanent incapacitation of Alice and Frank Longbottom with the Cruciatus Curse during the First Wizarding War and was unable to avoid Azkaban following Lord Voldemort's downfall. Fought in the Second Wizarding War. Participated in the illegal break-in and battle at the Department of Mysteries, killing Sirius Black, and was the only Death Eater who escaped Azkaban following that battle. Tortured Hermione Granger and killed Dobby at Malfoy Manor. Killed Nymphadora Tonks and attempted to kill Ginny Weasley during the Battle of Hogwarts. She was subsequently killed by Molly Weasley in the same battle.||Deceased|
|Crabbe Snr||Male||Fought in the First Wizarding War. Having avoided Azkaban following Lord Voldemort's downfall, Crabbe was present when the Dark Lord was reborn. He later participated in the illegal break-in and battle of the Department of Mysteries during the Second Wizarding War and was subsequently imprisoned. Crabbe, along with other Death Eaters, escaped during the 1997 mass breakout.||Presumed imprisoned or deceased|
|Draco Malfoy||Male||Two failed assassination attempts on Albus Dumbledore but managed to corner and disarm him before deciding not to kill him. Placed the Imperius Curse on Madam Rosmerta to pass on a cursed necklace. Unintentionally poisoned Ron Weasley and cursed Katie Bell. Forced to commit crimes under direct threat from Lord Voldemort. Repaired the vanishing cabinet which allowed various Death Eaters to breach Hogwarts defences prior to the Battle of the Astronomy Tower. Tried to capture Harry Potter during the Battle of Hogwarts. Participated reluctantly in Death Eater activity.||Defected|
|Evan Rosier||Male||Fought in the First Wizarding War. Following Lord Voldemort's downfall, Evan was killed by Alastor Moody after resisting capture.||Deceased|
|Goyle Snr||Male||Fought in the First Wizarding War. Having avoided Azkaban following Lord Voldemort's downfall, Goyle was present when the Dark Lord was reborn.||Presumed imprisoned or deceased|
|Igor Karkaroff||Male||Fought in the First Wizarding War. Following Lord Voldemort's downfall, Karkaroff was able to avoid Azkaban by betraying several Death Eaters to the Ministry of Magic. During the Second Wizarding War, Karkaroff was killed for his disloyalty.||Deceased|
|Lestrange Snr||Male||One of Lord Voldemort's first Death Eaters.||Presumed imprisoned or deceased|
|Lucius Malfoy||Male||Gave Tom Riddle's old school diary to Ginny Weasley under Lord Voldemort's orders, hoping to sabotage Arthur Weasley. Lucius later threatened school governors and committed numerous counts of bribery. Participated in a violent riot and torture of a Muggle family at the Quidditch World Cup in 1994. He was present when Voldemort was reborn. Placed Department of Mysteries employee Broderick Bode and possibly Sturgis Podmore under the Imperius Curse in an attempt to commit theft on Voldemort's behalf. Led the break-in of the Department of Mysteries. After escaping Azkaban, his home was used as the Death Eater headquarters. Defected and did not fight in the Battle of Hogwarts.||Defected|
|Mulciber Snr||Male||One of Lord Voldemort's first Death Eaters. Fought in the First Wizarding War.||Presumed imprisoned or deceased|
|Mulciber Jr||Male||Fought in the First Wizarding War and placed the Imperius Curse on many people, forcing them to do horrific things, and was later unable to avoid Azkaban after Lord Voldemort's downfall. Following the Dark Lord's rebirth, Mulciber escaped in 1996 during a mass breakout. During the Second Wizarding War, he participated in the illegal break-in and battle of the Department of Mysteries and was subsequently re-imprisoned. However, Mulciber later escaped once again during the 1997 mass breakout.||Presumed imprisoned or deceased|
|Nott Snr||Male||One of Lord Voldemort's first Death Eaters, Nott fought in the First Wizarding War. Following Voldemort's downfall, Nott was able to avoid Azkaban and was later present at the Dark Lord's rebirth. Participated in the illegal break-in and battle of the Department of Mysteries during the Second Wizarding War and was subsequently imprisoned. Nott, along with other Death Eaters, escaped during the 1997 mass breakout.||Presumed imprisoned or deceased|
|Rabastan Lestrange||Male||One of Lord Voldemort's first Death Eaters. Participated in the torture and permanent incapacitation of Alice and Frank Longbottom using the Cruciatus Curse during the First Wizarding War. Participated in the illegal break-in and battle at the Department of Mysteries and was subsequently imprisoned. Rabastan, along with other Death Eaters, escaped during the 1997 mass breakout.||Presumed imprisoned or deceased|
|Regulus Black||Male||Volunteered Kreacher to assist Lord Voldemort in hiding Salazar Slytherin's Locket. However, Regulus later changed sides and attempted to destroy the Horcrux and was killed by Inferi in the process.||Deceased|
|Rodolphus Lestrange||Male||Participated in the torture and the permanent incapacitation of Alice and Frank Longbottom via the Cruciatus Curse during the First Wizarding War. Participated in the illegal break-in and battle of the Department of Mysteries and was subsequently imprisoned. Rodolphus escaped in the 1997 mass breakout and participated in the Battle of the Seven Potters.||Imprisoned|
|Rosier Snr||Male||One of Lord Voldemort's first Death Eaters.||Presumed imprisoned or deceased|
|Severus Snape||Male||Gave information to Lord Voldemort about the prophecy leading to the death of James and Lily Potter during the First Wizarding War. He then reformed out of remorse for Lily's death and worked as a double agent for the Order of the Phoenix against the Death Eaters. Participated in a plan of Dumbledore's resulting in his death and Snape becoming Headmaster of Hogwarts, a position he used to covertly assist Harry Potter and his friends. Was killed by Nagini under the command of Voldemort, who believed Snape was the master of the Elder Wand.||Deceased|
|Travers||Male||Participated in the murder of the McKinnons during the First Wizarding War. Participated in the Battle of the Seven Potters and intimidated employees of Gringotts bank during the Second Wizarding War.||Presumed imprisoned or deceased|
|Walden Macnair||Male||One of Lord Voldemort's first Death Eaters, Macnair fought during the First Wizarding War. Following Voldemort's downfall, he was able to avoid Azkaban by claiming to have been under the Imperius Curse. Present at the Dark Lord's rebirth. Recruited giants to join Lord Voldemort's side during the Second Wizarding War. Participated in the illegal break-in and battle at the Department of Mysteries and was subsequently imprisoned. Macnair, along with other Death Eaters, escaped during the 1997 mass breakout and participated in the Battle of Hogwarts, in which he was knocked unconscious after Rubeus Hagrid slammed him into a wall.||Presumed imprisoned or deceased|
|Wilkes||Unknown||Fought and died in the First Wizarding War.||Deceased|
|Yaxley||Male||Fought in the First Wizarding War. Following Lord Voldemort's downfall, Yaxley was able to avoid Azkaban. During the Second Wizarding War participated in the Battle of the Astronomy Tower. Placed the Imperius Curse on Pius Thicknesse. Participated in the persecution of Muggle-borns with the Muggle-Born Registration Commission. Participated in the Battle of Hogwarts and was defeated by George Weasley and Lee Jordan.||
Presumed imprisoned or deceased
Death Eaters' allies and other affiliations
The Death Eaters seem to have a hierarchy, with Voldemort at the top, followed by top ranking members, who were often his most powerful and trusted Death Eaters. Arguably, his topmost Death Eaters were Severus Snape, Lucius Malfoy (until he lost favour), Bellatrix Lestrange, and Barty Crouch Jr
|Name||Other loyalty(ies)||Information||Current Status|
|Narcissa Malfoy||Malfoy Family||Draco Malfoy's mother. Supported Lord Voldemort during the First Wizarding War but defected in order to protect her family later.||Defected|
|Fenrir Greyback||Snatchers||Did not have a Dark Mark. He became cannibalistic in the Second Wizarding War, and his duty was to scare, kill, and infect the opposing side. Was a part of the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, where he scarred Bill Weasley, and was present at the death of Albus Dumbledore. He was involved with the Snatchers and brought Harry Potter to Malfoy Manor. Fenrir participated in the Battle of Hogwarts. He savaged Lavender Brown and presumably many others. He was eventually brought down by Ron Weasley and Neville Longbottom||Presumed imprisoned or deceased|
|Mafalda Hopkirk||Ministry of Magic (under Lord Voldemort and Pius Thicknesse)||Continued to work in her position in the Improper Use of Magic Office after He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named overthrew the Ministry.||Unknown|
|Dolores Umbridge||Ministry of Magic, Inquisitorial Squad||A student in Slytherin House. She later became Senior Undersecretary to the Minister for Magic, Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor,Hogwarts High Inquisitor, Headmistress of Hogwarts (1996), and Head of the Muggle-Born Registration Commission. She is not a Death Eater, but she shared their pure-blood supremacy belief, so she was not aressted after the death of Rufus Scrimgeour. After the Second Wizading War, she was imprisoned for her crimes against Muggle-borns.||Imprisoned|
|Golgomath||Giants||A giant who allied with the Death Eaters and told his clan to as well.||Unknown|
|Dementors||Azkaban||Allied with the Death Eaters, but after their downfall they resumed their original positions as guardians of Azkaban.||N/A|
|Nagini||Voldemort himself||Voldemort's pet and one of his seven Horcruxes. The killer of Severus Snape. It was killed by Neville Longbottom by the Sword of Gryffindor.||Deceased|
Deaths, disappearances and injuries
Deaths caused by Death Eaters
|Victim(s)||Killer(s)||Cause of Death||Notes|
|Moaning Myrtle||Tom Marvolo Riddle||Slytherin's Basilisk||Riddle unleashed the Basilisk in Hogwarts in 1943, and it killed Myrtle in the bathroom near the entrance to the Chamber of Secrets. He used this murder to make his diary his first Horcrux.|
|The Riddle family||Tom Marvolo Riddle||Killing Curse||Riddle killed his Muggle lineage in revenge for his mother being abandoned. He used the murder of his father to make Marvolo Gaunt's Ring his second Horcrux.|
|Hepzibah Smith||Tom Marvolo Riddle||A lethal poison||Riddle killed Hepzibah Smith while working for Borgin and Burkes and framed Smith's house elf, Hokey for the crime. He stole Helga Hufflepuff's Cup and Salazar Slytherin's Locket from Smith's safe. He used this murder to make Helga Hufflepuff's Cup his third Horcrux.|
|A Muggle tramp||Lord Voldemort||Unknown||Riddle used this murder to make Salazar Slytherin's Locket his fourth Horcrux.|
|An Albanian peasant||Tom Marvolo Riddle||Unknown||Riddle used this murder to make Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem his fifth Horcrux.|
|Edgar Bones and his family||Unknown Death Eaters||Unknown||During the First Wizarding War|
|Benjy Fenwick||Unknown Death Eaters||A curse that blasted him to pieces||During the First Wizarding War|
|Fabian and Gideon Prewett||Antonin Dolohov and four other Death Eaters||Unknown, but described as "brutal"||During the First Wizarding War|
|Marlene McKinnon and her family||Multiple Death Eaters, including Travers||Unknown||During the First Wizarding War|
|Dean Thomas's father||Unknown Death Eaters||Unknown||Killed for refusing to join the Death Eaters|
|Dorcas Meadowes||Lord Voldemort||Killing Curse||Reason unknown|
Permanent injuries caused by Death Eaters
|Victim||Death Eater(s)||Description of Injury||Notes|
|Alice and Frank Longbottom||Bellatrix, Rodolphus, Rabastan Lestrange and Barty Crouch Jr||Insanity caused by repeated and prolonged infliction of the Cruciatus Curse||Resulted in the Longbottoms remaining in St Mungo's for the rest of their lives|
Non-permanent injuries caused by Death Eaters
|Victim(s)||Death Eater(s)||Description of Injury||Notes|
Disappearances caused by Death Eaters
|Victim||Death Eater(s)||Description of Disappearance||Found?|
|Caradoc Dearborn||Unknown Death Eaters||Disappeared during the First Wizarding War: body was never found, and is presumably dead||No|
Death Eaters list
- Lucius Malfoy; (Slytherin) [voluntarily]
- Draco Malfoy; (Slytherin) [forced]
- Bellatrix Lestrange; (Slytherin) [voluntarily]
- Severus Snape; (Slytherin) [voluntarily]
- Sue Sylvester; (Slytherin) [voluntarily]
- Jonathan Raeken; (Slytherin) [voluntarily]
- Theo Raeken; (Slytherin) [forced]
- Jackson Whittemore; (Slytherin) [forced]
- Alex Russo; (Slytherin) [forced]
- Santana Lopez; (Slytherin) [forced]
- Andy Payne; (Slytherin) [forced]
- Zayn Malik; (Slytherin) [voluntarily]
- Alisha Daniels; (Slytherin) [voluntarily]
- Rory Regan; (Slytherin) [forced]
- Rami Milton; (Slytherin) [voluntarily]
- Noah Puckerman; (Slytherin) [voluntarily]
- Kim Hall; (Gryffindor) [voluntarily]
NOTE: All Slytherin students whose parents are Death Eaters are considered Death Eaters as well. They have no choice in the matter. Some Slytherin students do agree with Lord Voldemort’s pure-blood supremacy, others do not and defy him in secret.
- Narcissa Malfoy; (Slytherin)
- Lucille Malfoy; (Slytherin)
- Elizabeth Milton; (Slytherin)
Rejected becoming a Death Eater:
- Garrett Douglas;
- Joshua Dunbar;
- Patrick Dunbar;
- Liam Dunbar;
- Becky Johnston;