This may well be due to the fact that Lily and James were few of Dumbledore"s most powerful and avid supporters and integral members the the bespeak of the Phoenix. So the greatest threat to V-Voldemort and his Order.

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But why go through all the movements of murdering whole family, also though they are cooped up in a surprise house and also posing no immediate danger?

References preferred. However justified conjecture is also welcome.

Edit:I composed this just after reading that Neville broke the prophecy. Therefore I assumed it can never it is in answered, i beg your pardon is why i asked the question.I now recognize the full reason.


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There to be this prophecy:

Sybill Trelawney"s very first prophecy, periodically simply well-known as The Prophecy, describes the prophecy made by Sybill Trelawney come Albus Dumbledore at the Hog"s Head Pub in 1980. It referred to a young born at the finish of July, who has the power to defeat lord Voldemort (which Voldemort took to average Harry Potter) and also Lord Voldemort himself.

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In what proved to be a vain attempt to circumvent a prophecy that a young born in ~ the end of July the 1980 could have the ability to defeat him, Voldemort attempted to killing him once he to be a year and also three months old, shortly after murdering Harry"s parents as they make the efforts to protect him.

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Voldemort feared that Harry was the one the prophecy was talking about, because he was born at the end of July. That"s why he want to kill him. Harry"s parents to be "just in the way". Voldemort killed them since they to be trying to protect Harry

Here is the specific prophecy:

The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord philosophies ... Born to those who have actually thrice defied him, born as the saturday month dies ... And also the Dark mr will note him together his equal, however he will have power the Dark lord knows not ... And either have to die in ~ the hand that the other for neither deserve to live if the other survives ... The one v the strength to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born together the seventh month die ...