Death Eaters . . . quite a scary name if you ask me, or anyone around you. During the reign of Lord Voldemort, these people stood next to him, wanting to take over not only the magical world but also the Muggle community. Now, 19 years later, we tell you the story of what happened to those Death Eaters.
We will start with one of the most notorious: Bellatrix Lestrange. She was, if you would like to say, the Dark Lord’s second-in-command. She did his dirty work, appearing in places that he knew he could not go. Many believe that she was put in Azkaban after the war—like many other Death Eaters—but alas, she was killed in battle. The Killing Curse that she shot at the famous Molly Weasley rebounded and, in Mrs. Weasley’s own words, “Poof! Away she went!” It’s said it was an extraordinary death, and Mrs. Weasley is the one we have to thank for it. Some people are, of course, still expecting Bellatrix in some form to come back as she was one of the most powerful Death Eaters. Fingers crossed that they are wrong.
Although this next person was not considered a Death Eater as such, he was allied to Lord Voldemort and had the dark mark. Fenrir Greyback, the most feared werewolf. He and his “pack” worked with Lord Voldemort himself, begging to infect children during the invasion of Hogwarts. Lavender Brown was one of the children bitten by Fenrir Greyback, and has since been treated and is currently living happily. We should all thank the Healers at St. Mungo’s for continuing to search for a cure (and for consistently brewing the Wolfsbane Potion), or else she would have had a grim prognosis. As for Greyback, he was found unconscious after the Battle of Hogwarts ended and was promptly escorted to Azkaban.
The next two are the famous Carrow Twins. Alecto and Amycus Carrow were two Death Eaters that worked at Hogwarts during the Ministry’s downfall. Alecto became a Muggle Studies teacher, using her position of power to abuse her students and discriminate against the Muggle-borns as well as spreading Anti-Muggle propaganda. Alecto Carrow was defeated during the Battle of Hogwarts by our one and only Luna Lovegood in Ravenclaw Tower. Amycus Carrow, on the other hand, taught Defense Against The Dark Arts, once again using his position to abuse his students. I really do feel for those children who had to suffer at Hogwarts during that time. He was later put under two of the Unforgivable Curses and thrown into Azkaban.
We all remember Barty Crouch Jr.—the man who participated in the torture of the famous Alice and Frank Longbottom, and impersonated Alastor Moody in order to take on the role of a Hogwarts teacher. We all remember the story of how Barty murdered his own father using the Killing Curse. He also put Viktor Krum under the Imperius Curse in the maze during the 1994 Triwizard Tournament, therefore stunning Fleur Delacour and torturing Cedric Diggory. After all this hatefulness and cruelty, he was given the Dementor’s Kiss and was never to be seen again. However, some have said they see his soul floating around his grave.
Now, the last one I wish to talk about is Severus Snape: the pesky double agent feeding information to both sides. He gave information to the Dark Lord during the First Wizarding War about The Order of the Phoenix. During the search for the Potters, he begged for Lily Potter to not be killed, but alas, she died protecting her son. Although Peter Pettigrew—another friend-turned-enemy—betrayed the Potters and framed Sirius Black for telling the Dark Lord the location of the Potters, Snape felt guilty for Lily’s death, and became a double agent, working for the Order. Some people (myself included) argue that Snape still wasn’t that great a person. After all, he did kill Albus Dumbledore (although that was by special request from Dumbledore himself). Additionally, he bullied and tortured students in his time as a professor, and was unnecessarily cruel to students like Neville Longbottom and Harry Potter. Snape became Headmaster of Hogwarts after Dumbledore’s death but was eventually killed by the Dark Lord’s pet snake, Nagini.
Those are some of the most notorious Death Eaters that roamed the planet, fought in the Second Wizarding War, and were put in Azkaban or killed. Most of the others were killed in battle, murdered by their own Lord, or were caught and put in Azkaban. While it is true that there are still some Death Eaters among us, we do not have to fear them. Instead, they fear us and wonder if they can ever reclaim the glory they once had. They won’t, of course, because we still have Harry Potter keeping us safe every day. Thanks, Auror Potter!