The Boy Who Lived
When one of Voldemort's followers overheard part of a prophecy about the Dark Lord and the boy who was destined to defeat him, that boy's life was changed forever. Although Harry and his family were highly protected, Voldemort soon discovered their hiding place, and killed everyone except Harry. Removed from the wizarding world, Harry is raised by his aunt and uncle, who treated him like vermin. On his eleventh birthday he was notified of his magical heritage, and the rest is history.