Voldemort’s horcruxes were the most significant examples of how magic can take a darker turn when in the wrong hands. These Horcruxes turned out to be the most formidable hurdles in the trio’s path and the most dangerous artifacts. They were carefully chosen and cleverly empowered with dark spells. Turning them to ashes gave Harry one hell of a ride. So, depending on their evilness, let’s rank Voldemort’s Horcruxes.
1. Tom Riddle‘s Diary: The diary did terrible things and possessed people to a terrifying extent. It was hands down, the worst and the toughest Horcrux. It made Hogwarts weak and was on the brink of closing down until the trio fought it. And not to forget, it also killed Harry while fighting the Basilisk.
2. Salazar Slytherin’s locket: The locket was the most notorious and the second most evil Horcrux. It heightened the possessor’s negative qualities and made them eviler, in the case of Dolores Umbridge, and more angry and insecure in the case of Harry and Ron. When Ron opens the locket in order to destroy it, it lashes out on Ron and breaks him mentally.
3. Marvolo Gaunt’s ring: We saw in Half-Blood Prince that Dumbledore finds the ring and explains why it’s essential to destroy it. The ring belongs to Riddle’s uncle, Morfin, from whom he stole the ring and later converted it into a Horcrux and hid it. The ring had a Resurrection Stone and held a powerful curse that started killing the wearer, even the powerful wizard Dumbledore.
4. Nagini: Nagini was the closest to Voldemort and was the last Horcrux he created. She was very loyal to her master and also acted like his weapon. She attacked Arthur Weasley in the Ministry of Magic and even Harry Potter in the Godric’s Hallows in the most unanticipated way. She seemed to be quite evil and dangerous in the Harry Potter series, but Fantastic Beasts shows a different side of her.
5. Ravenclaw’s Diadem: In both the books and the movies, the diadem causes them less to no harm. They find the diadem in the Room of Requirements, and Malfoy and his friends interfere with the trio, and Crabbe sets the room on fire during their fight. The fire helps destroy the Horcrux, forming Voldemort’s face in the end.
6. Hufflepuff’s Cup: The cup plays a minor role in the storyline, unlike the first four on our list. The cup is hidden inside Bellatrix Lestrange’s Gringotts’ vault, which is secured by the enchantments in the vault. It caused the invaders serious harm like the burning of the flesh of those who touched or graced the artifacts and also the artifacts inside the vault multiplied by the slightest touch. However, the Horcrux itself didn’t cause much harm and was destroyed easily.
7. Harry Potter: Yes, he was one of Voldemort’s Horcruxes, but he was anything but evil. He was the Horcrux Voldemort did not intend to make but accidentally did while casting the death curse in Godric’s Hollow. Harry, however, realizes this later in the story, and when he does, he doesn’t even think twice before sacrificing himself to finish the Dark Lord. He was a true friend and a real brave hero through his entire journey, hence ranking the last on our list of Voldemort’s Horcruxes.