The Death Eaters were Lord Voldemort’s devoted supporters. Made up of radical and malevolent witches and wizards who used Dark magic with reckless abandon, their cruelty, violence and fanaticism made them a deadly and dangerous force. Although the Death Eaters wore masks to avoid detection, they were recognisable by their Dark Mark, a skull with a serpent in its mouth, branded onto their left forearms. After Lord Voldemort’s supposed death in Godric’s Hollow, the Death Eaters fell into disarray, imprisoned in Azkaban or going into hiding. However, wizards including Lucius Malfoy, Bellatrix Lestrange and Peter Pettigrew were quick to announce their continued loyalty upon his return.