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Could a wizard and witch have a Muggle child? [duplicate]

We know Muggle parents can have a magical child, but could magical parents have a Muggle child?
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Is there any way to tell a difference between a Squib and a Muggle?

If someone has no way to tell who a person's parents are/were (no paperwork), is there a way to tell for a Wizard if someone is a Squib or a Muggle? Or are they 100% functionally equivalent and only ...
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Can Squibs see Dementors?

In the beginning of Order of Phoenix, Mrs Figg tells Harry not to put his wand away as "there might be more of them around". I assumed she could see the Dementors. (They didn't attack her, so the ...
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Could a Muggle Access the Room of Requirement?

Could a Muggle access the Room of Requirement? ‘Because [the Room of Requirement] is a room that a person can only enter,’ said Dobby seriously, ‘when they have real need of it. Sometimes it is ...
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Can Muggles give birth to a magic sensitive child similar to a Squib?

In Harry Potter, Squibs are generally known as people who cannot perform magic, and all the examples from the books appear to be descended from wizards. In reality, we see various levels of magical ...
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What blood status would a child have if he/she were born to two Squibs, both from Pureblood families?

I believe there have been discussions on whether Squibs can have wizard offspring. Assuming that two Squibs can produce wizard offspring, what blood status would that offspring have? Perhaps if the ...
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Who was the first witch or wizard to find out Harry could produce a Patronus charm? (Besides Lupin)

Between Prisoner of Azkaban and Order of the Phoenix, does anyone find out that Harry can produce a Patronus? As a Squib, would Arabella Figg count? Squibs are not Muggles (but they're from Wizarding ...
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Can a Muggle-Repelling Charm Be Broken?

Hermione is notorious for quoting Hogwarts, a History regarding protective enchantments, magic that makes Hogwarts Unplottable, and Muggle-repelling charms that hide Hogwarts from Muggle eyes and make ...
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Can we consider Squib-born wizards as Mudbloods?

Dark wizards call muggle-born wizards as mudbloods because they promote racism. Voldemort and his allies repulsed of Muggles, giving them enough hatred for them to throw. However, what do Voldemort ...
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Do Squibs have to be pure-blood?

If a Muggle was born of a wizard/witch and a Muggle, is that person a Squib, or is that reserved to people born from pure-blood families? (Related: Is a Squib a Muggle?)
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Can genetics explain the various magical abilities?

This post quoted a webchat with JKR: How can two Muggles have a kid with magical powers? [...] A. It's the same as two black-haired people producing a redheaded child. Sometimes these ...
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Is the Harry Potter government democratic? [duplicate]

I recently came across the article Harry Potter and the Half-Crazed Bureaucracy, an interesting analysis of Rowling's dark portrayal of government in the Harry Potter series. One of the first claims ...