If you are a big Harry Potter fan, we are sure you will know that Bellatrix Lestrange is one of the darkest characters in the whole of the series. There are a lot of things that we hate in this character, but yet we cannot help but to even love her. Her resilience, and even her eccentricities, make her quite the character. However, if you are a movie buff, then definitely you have missed out on a lot of things. She is a character worth studying for not only us muggles but also for a psychiatrist. In this article, we will get to know some of the very interesting Bellatrix Lestrange facts.
There are a lot of things that will blow your mind. Starting from the fact that her wand was unyielding to the time when it was said that her polyjuice potion was just horrible. This not only signified her reeking badness but also just her character. Her strength could be understood from the fact that she was the only witch to have blocked a spell from Dumbledore. And her teeth were made to look rotten because Helena Bonham Carter wanted to give an added touch. Hence we will get into all the good and strange Bellatrix Lestrange facts.
Difference from the Books
The first fact that we are going to talk about is the difference between the character on-screen and in the books. If we were to dig deep and compare, there are quite some physical appearances that has been changed while shooting the film. The first thing is the hair. Whenever we think of Bellatrix Lestrange, we remember her curly hair. However, in the books, it was written that she had straight hair, with “heavy eyelids”. In the movie, we see her with curly hair and big eyes. This was because Helena Bonham Carter would not look good in that appearance.
Another thing that was changed drastically was her dressing sense. In the books, she was seen wearing elegant gowns to signify her rich family. However, in the movies, she is shown in torn clothes, which make her suitable for battles. This portrays her ever readiness to go into war.
She is a Sadist
If you have ever wondered to yourself if she is a sadist or not, you are definitely on the correct path. When the movies were getting released, some people had studied the character. They had confirmed that Bellatrix Lestrange had a sadist personality disorder. Though the disorder has been later on found out to be non-existent. Yet, we can consider that Bellatrix Lestrange was a sadist.
She enjoyed giving others pain. When she had tortured Nevile’s whole family in the prison, she never regretted an ounce of it. She did not even hesitate a bit to do the same with Hermoine and Nevile. Though she was set to Azkabans for driving the Longbottom family to insanity and murdering them, she was quite proud of it. This shows that she loves to cause pain to others, and that does not make her regret anything. In fact, for the sake of the family, she had even killed one of her sisters who had married a muggle. She had even killed her cousin, Severus.
Bellatrix Lestrange is one of the Strongest Witches
There must be some other reason, other than her devotion to Lord Voldemort, that makes her his right hand. Well, it is because she is an extremely powerful witch and is also one of the relentless ones. Bellatrix Lestrange knows occlumency. This means that she could close her mind from being read. She had taught this to Malfoy so that both of them could kill Dumbledore. Not only that, but she had powerful willpower too.
In the “Deathly Hallows” Part 2, when Harry came back and proved that he was truly Voldemort’s opponent, most of the death eaters had managed to run away from the battlefield. A lot of them even changed their mind. The Malfoy family had run away too. However, Bellatrix was still one of the last ones standing. In fact, in the book, it was shown that she was the only one with Voldemort, who was ready to fight again. Additionally, she was an exceptionally well duelist.
Bellatrix Lestrange was Obsessive
Even though Bellatrix Lestrange was married to Rodolphus Lestrange, yet she was not happy there. The marriage between there was just to keep the family blood pure. Bellatrix was completely obsessed with Lord Voldemort. She had pledged her life for him. As she had raised to the ranks to get closer to him, we find her to get more obsessive.
This obsession seemed to have finally paid off as she was always seen on the right side of Voldemort, no matter what happens. In “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” we come to terms that she has borne a child, Delphini. This not only means that she cheated on her husband but that she had attained the highest position with Lord Voldemort. Though we could say that with Lord Voldemort, he did not reciprocate much or even care a bit about her. It could be the result of some heated passion and nothing else.
Bellatrix Lestrange’s End was Pre-Destined
The end of the unyielding witch was truly quite the shock. We find Molly Weasley finally standing up and killing the mighty powerful witch in a snap. J.K. Rowling mentioned that she always anted this end. Apparently, when she created the characters, she knew that Molly would be the one to kill Bellatrix. This had brought in the difference between the protective mother and the person who just wants to create havoc. No one in their wildest dreams had thought that Molly Weasley would ever face a powerful witch. Yet, when her daughter Ginny was getting attacked by her, Molly’s maternal power arose, and she was quick to defend her child.
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