This may well be because Lily and also James were some of Dumbledore"s most powerful and also avid supporters and also integral members of the Order of the Phoenix. So the biggest threat to V-Voldemort and his Order.

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But why go via all the motions of murdering an entire family members, also though they are cooped up in a concealed house and also posing no instant danger?

References preferred. But justified conjecture is also welcome.

Edit:I created this simply after reading that Neville damaged the prophecy. So I thought it could never be answered, which is why I asked the question.I currently understand the full factor.


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Tbelow was this prophecy:

Sybill Trelawney"s initially prophecy, occasionally simply known as The Prophecy, refers to the prophecy made by Sybill Trelawney to Albus Dumbledore at the Hog"s Head Pub in 1980. It described a boy born at the finish of July, that has the power to defeat Lord Voldemort (which Voldemort required to mean Harry Potter) and Lord Voldemort himself.

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In what proved to be a vain attempt to circumvent a prophecy that a boy born at the finish of July of 1980 can have the ability to defeat him, Voldemort attempted to murder him when he was a year and 3 months old, soon after murdering Harry"s paleas as they tried to safeguard him.

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Voldemort feared that Harry was the one the prophecy was talking around, considering that he was born at the finish of July. That"s why he wanted to kill him. Harry"s parents were "just in the way". Voldemort killed them because they were trying to safeguard Harry

Here is the exact prophecy:

The one through the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches ... born to those who have actually thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies ... and also the Dark Lord will note him as his equal, but he will certainly have power the Dark Lord knows not ... and either should die at the hand also of the other for neither deserve to live while the various other survives ... the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies ...