The strangest member of all of Voldemort’s Death Eaters


Voldemort does an amazing job recruiting. He entices people through violence and manipulation of the mind. He would definitely give John Calipari a run for his money.

Voldemort’s ability to control so many people at once allowed him to recruit the largest dark witch and wizard army of all time. Voldemort lost because of his own pride and not knowing that Harry Potter was actual a Horcrux all along.

There are plenty of notable Death Eaters throughout the books/movies. Bellatrix Lestrange, Igor Karkaroff, Lucius Malfoy, Walden Macnair (also headsman for Buckbeak), Barty Crouch Jr, Crabbe, Goyle and so many more.

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These are the most loyal, and strongest of Voldemort’s army.  But, Voldemort also had more Death Eaters, who don’t get talked about too much.

Stanley Shunpike

Unless you are an insanely big fan of the book, you read this name, and immediately thought,

“who in god’s name is that?”

You may recognize the least important Death Eater from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Shunpike was the conductor of the Knight Bus. Harry mistakenly calls for the bus when he falls over the sidewalk with his wand out.

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Shunpike, obviously not the smartest of wizards, not noticing that the kid that just hopped on the bus was Harry Potter, the most notorious wizard of all time.

Shunpike’s life takes an unexpected turn later on down the road:

Stanley Shunpike, conductor of the popular Wizarding conveyance the Knight Bus, has been arrested on suspicion of Death Eater activity. Mr Shunpike, 21, was taken into custody late last night after a raid on his Clapham home….

—Excerpt from a Daily Prophet article about Stan Shunpike’s arrest

Shunpike was doing nothing more than saying he knows of the Death Eater’s plans. He was sent to Azkaban, for doing nothing more than boasting.

Upon his escape from prison, Shunpike actually joins the ranks of the Death Eaters. If you can’t beat’em, join’em!

He was supposedly under the influence of the Imperius Charm. This I have two questions on. One, why would the Death Eaters waste time controling this guy? He is arbitrary. Second, didn’t Mad-Eye Moody teach us that some Wizards were lying about their controlled minds?

Very suspicious.

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What do you think? Was Stanley, the Conductor of the Knight Bus, or a true Death Eater?