The third task involves navigating a humongous maze located on the Quidditch Pitch and filled with magical obstacles. Harry and Cedric successfully navigate the maze, helping each other on the way. They reach the center together, and agree to grasp the prize simultaneously as the only honorable solution to a tie. Unknown to them, the Cup is actually a portkey that transports them to an old cemetery in Little Hangleton. Peter Pettigrew awaits them, carrying a deformed Lord Voldemort, who orders Pettigrew to "kill the spare" (Cedric). Pettigrew kills Diggory with the Avada Kedavra curse, and gags Harry with a rough kind of material and ties him from head to toe to the Riddle tombstone. He then uses a bone from Voldemort's father's grave, some of Harry's blood, and his own severed hand in a magical ritual that restores Lord Voldemort to his former powers and a new body.
Voldemort summons his Death Eaters by touching Pettigrew's dark mark, and reveals that his servant at Hogwarts ensured that Harry would participate in the tournament, win it, and thus be brought to the graveyard. Voldemort challenges Harry to a duel, and punishes Harry with the Cruciatus Curse. Harry tries to disarm Voldemort with the Expelliarmus spell, at exactly the same time as Voldemort uses the Avada Kedavra curse. The two curses meet and interlock, causing an effect called Priori Incantatem to take place. This bond between the wands causes the spirits of Voldemort's murdered victims, including Cedric Diggory, Bertha Jorkins, James and Lily Potter, and even the Muggle Frank Bryce, to spill out from his wand. The spirit victims provide protection to Harry, allowing him to escape with Diggory's body and leaving Voldemort in a raging anger.



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