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Old April 23rd, 2007, 1:39 pm
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Re: Why was Voldemort's true identity as Tom Riddle not common knowledge?

If I remember it correctly, Dumbledore said to Harry that Tom Riddle dissapared for a while before becoming "known" as Lord Voldemort, so unless somebody wanted to dig up something on him it is not necessary to make a connection between a "once student who's not really around", and a newly appeared dark force. Those who have been his schoolmates and became Death Eaters probably knew, as well as some of the teachers of his time, or other students of his time who liked him not, but then again, who knew Tom Riddle in the first place? He had no relatives, and his "friends" were those who remained in his service.
On the other hand, I don't really think that too many have had the chanse to do researches on Voldemort. They either knew who he was, like some of his Death Eaters, Dumbledore, and some of his teachers, or they had no idea, in which case I can't really think of a scenario they could have found it out.

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