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"after being struck with the killing curse, voldemort turns to ash and crumbles in a similar way to quirrell in the end of sorcerors stone."

i have not kept up with the series very much lately, but is there any reasoning behind why he crumbles apart and doesn't just fall back and die?
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he doesnt crumble.
he just flops over and dies.
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"... Voldemort fell backwards, arms splayed, the split pupils of the scarlet eyes rolling upwards. Tom Riddle hit the floor with a mundane finality, ..."




Sounds pretty much like just falling back and dying to me.
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His death was lack luster in the book. I mean the new scene sounds like it should have been in the book.
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His death was lack luster in the book. I mean the new scene sounds like it should have been in the book.

Then you will like the movie. =|
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The director just didn't think that it would be 'interesting' to just have him fall back dead. Becoming little pieces of ash was more appealing I guess.
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I wasn't so much disappointed by how he died, just the lack of celebration afterward. That was one of my favorite parts in the book. Instead, with the movie, we just get Voldemort dissolving. stare The girl sitting in front of me in the theater whispered to her friend, "OK, nobody take a deep breath," and I completely lost it laughing.

I felt it was more significant that he fell back dead in the books, with everyone seeing his body; after all, Voldemort's boggart was his own dead body, a personification of his fear of death. That just felt more...real to me than him going all ashy.
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His death was lack luster in the book. I mean the new scene sounds like it should have been in the book.

Then you will like the movie. =|

They gotta give it a bit more oomph in the movie to keep viewers satisfied. I mean, can't have such an important character's death seem less interesting than a lesser character. I'm drawing a blank for an example right now. Work, brain, work!!! sweatdrop stressed
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Ryoujen
"after being struck with the killing curse, voldemort turns to ash and crumbles in a similar way to quirrell in the end of sorcerors stone."

i have not kept up with the series very much lately, but is there any reasoning behind why he crumbles apart and doesn't just fall back and die?
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TotchiSnagglepuss5
They gotta give it a bit more oomph in the movie to keep viewers satisfied. I mean, can't have such an important character's death seem less interesting than a lesser character. I'm drawing a blank for an example right now. Work, brain, work!!! sweatdrop :vein

They
made
him
turn
to
paper.

In a magical battle where people as a rule tend to have spectacular deaths, a slow, silent, irrevocable fall would have set the moment apart just as well, and carried far less potential for stunned amusement.
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I didn't mind it. I just wish there had been a crowd around them.
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The director just didn't think that it would be 'interesting' to just have him fall back dead. Becoming little pieces of ash was more appealing I guess.
I think it was.
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...The blood to pound, the heart leap higher!
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I saw it in 3-D so I tried to catch the ash on my tongue like snowflakes, before realizing it was Volde-ash. sweatdrop

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