Bellatrix Lestrange, also sometimes known by her nickname, Bella, is a well known Death Eater
and one of Lord Voldemort
's most loyal supporters in the Harry Potter
series. Bellatrix was first drawn to Lord Voldemort because they both believe in an ideology that favors pure-bloods over other members of the wizarding community. Her family motto, from her maiden name of Black was "Toujours Pur", which is French for "always pure", which makes it clear that she was taught at a young age that pure bloods were the ideal wizards.
Her and her husband, Rodolphus Lestrange, were both very active in Voldemort's rise to power in the 1970s. Bellatrix alone was also very active in Voldemort's return rise to power after her escape from Azkaban
prison in 1996. She boasted to Severus Snape once that, and I quote, "(The Dark Lord) shares everything with me! He calls me his most loyal! His most faithful!" (HBP, pg 29, US ) Bellatrix has always been fanatically devoted to Voldemort, speaking to him as if she longed for him to be her lover. Of course, as we all know, Voldemort doesn't need or want a lover.
Bellatrix is described as having "Mad eyes" and a "fanatical glow", making a hint that others think she is psychotic
. But of course, with the pureblood mania and inter-family breeding, it should not come as a surprise that most purebloods are indeed imbalanced, especially after the description of the Gaunt children. She also lost all self control when Harry besmirches Voldemort's name, "Shut your mouth! You dare speak his name with your unworthy lips, you dare besmirch it with your half-blood's tounge, you dare--" ( OOTP, pg 784, US )
Bellatrix is a skilled duelist, defeating Sirius Black
, Kingsley Shacklebolt
, Nymphadora Tonks
, and most notably, her highly publicized defeat and torture of Frank and Alice Longbottom. She was also able to take on several Snatchers and the most feared werewolf, Greyback all at once, and is also apparently skilled at using Muggle
weapons such as knives. Finally, she alone was the only one able to deflect Dumbledore's spell at the Ministry Of Magic.
Shes the sexiest Death Eater and one of the best characters in any series ever. There are no questions to be asked.
Did you see the Order of the Phoenix movie? The woman who played Bellatrix Lestrange played her PERFECTLY! She was the definition of a psychotic Death Eater.