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In the Harry Potter series Harry's parents go into hiding by using a Fidelus Charm which needs a secret keeper. So they chose Peter Pettigrew as their secret keeper and were betrayed. Why didn't they make each other their secret keeper? James could have made Lily secret keeper (of his and Harry's secret) and Lily could have made James (of her and Harry's secret) their secret keeper. So there wouldn't have been any chance of third person betraying them.

  • Not an answer, but the answers to this question here should pretty much explain the decission for Peter... – Torsten Link Jan 9 at 14:01
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    Why would they have two secret keepers? – Alex Jan 9 at 14:02
  • oops, I'm deleting my answer, cause the dupe addresses it clearly. – Simpleton Jan 9 at 14:05

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