How did Harry kill Voldemort without Avada Kedavra?

Answered by Tom Adger

So, here’s how it all went down. I was there, right in the thick of it, facing off against Voldemort in the final battle. The tension in the air was palpable, and I knew that this was it – the moment that would decide everything.

As we stood there, locked in our deadly duel, I could feel the power of the Elder Wand coursing through me. It was mine – I was its true master. And I knew that I had to use that power to defeat Voldemort once and for all.

In that split second, I made a decision. I remembered how the wand had changed allegiance before, how it had responded to loyalty and bravery. And so, I cast the spell that had become my signature move – Expelliarmus.

With a flick of my wrist, I sent a burst of energy towards Voldemort, disarming him in one swift motion. The Elder Wand flew out of his hand, soaring through the air, and landed right in mine. It felt right, like it was meant to be.

But that wasn’t the end of it. As Voldemort’s wand left his grip, I could see the Killing Curse hurtling towards me. It was a moment of pure instinct, of survival. I didn’t have time to think, only to react.

I threw myself to the side, narrowly avoiding the curse as it flew past me. And then, in that same instant, it happened. The curse rebounded off my body, hitting Voldemort square in the chest. It was over. He fell to the ground, lifeless.

I could hardly believe it. I had done it. I had defeated Voldemort without using Avada Kedavra, the Unforgivable Curse that had taken so many lives. And in that moment, I realized the power of love, loyalty, and the choices we make.

It wasn’t just about the magic. It was about the person wielding it, the intentions and the choices they made. I had chosen not to kill, not to resort to the darkest of spells. And in doing so, I had won.

It was a bittersweet victory, though. So many lives had been lost, so much destruction had been wrought. But in that moment, as I stood there, holding the Elder Wand, I knew that I had made the right choice. I had chosen love over hate, bravery over cowardice.

And as I looked down at Voldemort’s lifeless body, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of closure. The battle was finally over. The war was won. And I, Harry Potter, had emerged victorious, not just as the Boy Who Lived, but as a symbol of hope, resilience, and the power of good over evil.