Why did Tom Riddle's face become hideous?

2018-02-23 16:20:55

In HP : The Chamber of secrets, it is shown that Voldemorte is Tom Riddle who is actually a handsome fellow. But in the next movies, we see that Voldemorte's face becomes weird / hideous . Why does it happen?

Is it because of the Horcruxes? Or something else?

According to the Harry Potter Wikia:

While working at Borgin and Burkes, Tom befriended Hepzibah Smith, a

wealthy but elderly descendant of Helga Hufflepuff. Between 1955 and

1961, Hepzibah showed Tom her two most valuable treasures: his

ancestor's locket and her ancestor's cup. Tom's eyes flashed red with

greed and avarice upon seeing these objects and he desired them,

because he saw the locket to be rightfully his as Slytherin's heir and

the cup was a reminder of Hogwarts as well as a priceless artefact.

Tom killed Hepzibah to steal these coveted objects and vanished

without a trace.

[...]

Tom disappeared for ten long years. He slipped deeper into the Dark

Arts, travelled ext

  • According to the Harry Potter Wikia:

    While working at Borgin and Burkes, Tom befriended Hepzibah Smith, a

    wealthy but elderly descendant of Helga Hufflepuff. Between 1955 and

    1961, Hepzibah showed Tom her two most valuable treasures: his

    ancestor's locket and her ancestor's cup. Tom's eyes flashed red with

    greed and avarice upon seeing these objects and he desired them,

    because he saw the locket to be rightfully his as Slytherin's heir and

    the cup was a reminder of Hogwarts as well as a priceless artefact.

    Tom killed Hepzibah to steal these coveted objects and vanished

    without a trace.

    [...]

    Tom disappeared for ten long years. He slipped deeper into the Dark

    Arts, travelled extensively, consorted with disreputable people, began

    to become distorted in appearance and lost his handsomeness, due to

    splitting his soul so many times, and began to use the alias "Lord

    Voldemort" openly.

    2018-02-23 18:20:01