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Why was Lupin angry that Harry did not hand in the Marauder's Map?

In the film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Professor Lupin severely reprimands Harry Potter after saving him from Severus Snape. -- I haven't the faintest idea how this map came to be in ...
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How could the Marauders make the Marauder's Map so powerful?

The Marauder's Map is really a puzzling magical artifact for me. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Harry saw Barty Crouch go to Snape's inventory who used Polyjuice Potion to disguise himself as ...
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Why didn't Fred and George discover Pettigrew first with the Marauders Map? [duplicate]

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Fred & George give the Marauder’s Map to Harry. And then suddenly Harry discovers that Pettigrew is alive and in Hogwarts. But it is very strange that ...
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Why don’t the twins notice things on the marauders map?

Why don’t the twins notice anything? I mean, come on: First year: "Hey, Voldy's balancing on Quirrel's head." Second year: "Hey, our sister is going somewhere that doesn’t exist." Third year: "...
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What's the purpose of the Room of Doom?

During the film version of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, I noticed when Harry was looking for Peter Pettigrew by following his name on the Marauder's Map in the hallways of Hogwarts Castle ...
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Do you appear on the Marauder's Map if you're dead?

I was thinking of how Barty Crouch Sr. was killed. After that was he (and other bodies) visible on the map?
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How come the Weasley twins didn't realize Wormtail was alive because of the Marauder's Map? [duplicate]

We are probably all familiar with this one: How come Fred and George don't realize the long-dead Peter Pettigrew is alive? They had the map for many years while Wormtail was at Hogwarts (he was Percy'...
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How did Crookshanks know how to stop the Whomping Willow?

Harry and Hermione were able to get to the Shrieking Shack only because Crookshanks (Hermione's pet ginger cat) knew that prodding on the knot present on the bark of the tree would stop it from ...
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How could Fred and George think there's a new tunnel if they had the Marauders' Map?

In Sorcerer's Stone we find Fred and George checking out a new passageway out of school: "I tell you, we're going to win that Quidditch cup for sure this year," said Fred. "We haven't won since ...
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Could the Marauder's Map show creatures whose feet don't touch the ground?

A potential loophole came to mind when thinking of an answer to a question regarding Rita Skeeter and the Marauder's Map. Rita is an animagus whose form is that of a beetle. She often uses this ...
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Why didn't Voldemort show up on the Marauders Map?

The Weasley twins obtained the Marauders Map some time in their first year at Hogwarts and gave it to Harry in his third year. This means that they canonically had it throughout Harry's first year ...
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How does the Marauders Map show different floors?

Title says it all. Do we have any evidence for how the Marauders map actually shows the different floors of Hogwarts, and whether the user has any control of this? Answers should ideally be from the ...
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Did the Marauder's Map show other animals besides Mrs. Norris the cat? [duplicate]

According to this answer, Harry sees Mrs. Norris on the Marauder's Map in chapter 10 of Prisoner of Azkaban. She's a normal cat, not an animagus, as far as we know. Why does the map show her if she ...
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Is it possible to hide from the Marauders Map?

I am trying to explain to myself why Peter was not caught in the same bed as Ron, and I now wonder whether there is anyway to trick the map. Is it possible to hide from the Marauders Map?
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Where was the Marauder's Map while Harry, Hermione, and Ron were out hunting for Horcruxes?

What happened to the Marauder's Map during the 7th book when Harry and friends were out hunting Horcruxes?
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Why didn't the Marauder's Map show Mad Eye Moody hidden in the trunk?

I found this question in the comments of another question, but never found it posted separately here on SF&F-SO. So, I am posting it here out of curiosity. "Did the Marauder's Map show Mad Eye ...
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How did Fred and George know what to say to open the Marauders Map? [duplicate]

When Fred and George give Harry the Marauders Map, they explain how to use it. all one has to do is tap it with their wand and say "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good", and it transforms from ...
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What if you aren't up to no good when using the Marauder's Map?

So, when you go to use the Marauder's Map, you have to say 'I solemnly swear that I'm up to no good'. My question is then, does the map know whether this is true and, if so, what happens if you not ...
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How could Snape have erroneously suspected Dark Magic in the Marauder's Map?

In Prisoner of Azkaban, when Snape examines the Marauder's map and gets insulted by it, he immediately calls Lupin and tells (and asks) him about it. He also claims that it is plainly full of Dark ...
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Why didn't Snape recognize the Marauder's Map?

When Harry was in the corridors trying to find Peter Pettigrew at night, Snape came. Snape took that map, and had a few attempts at revealing it. When he told the map to reveal itself in the name of ...
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How big is the Marauder's Map?

The size of the Marauder's Map always bothered me. I assumed it unfolded into a large but still manageable piece of parchment. However, the fact that it shows the entirety of Hogwarts - every floor ...
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How could the Marauder's Map detect something which Death could not?

According to this article on the Marauder's Map, and from the general knowledge acquired through the books and movies, it is quite clear that nothing is hidden from the map. This includes even the ...
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Why didn't the Marauder's Map identify Barty Crouch Jr.?

It is a major plot point in Goblet of Fire that the Marauder's map identifies Bartemius Crouch Jr. as simply Bartemius Crouch; therefore leading to the confusion that Bartemius Crouch (Sr.) was the ...
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In the Harry Potter universe, why aren't there more maps enchanted like the Marauder's Map?

The map is not fooled by Polyjuice potions, Animagi, invisibility cloaks, etc. Why is there not widespread use of maps like these for identification/security purposes? We know it is possible to ...
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What kind of beings are shown by the Marauder's Map?

The map definitely shows people (humans) inside the castle But I remember reading Harry watching Peeves bouncing around in the trophy room and Peeves is not human And I don't remember if I had exactly ...
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Why didn't the Marauder's Map mark Peter Pettigrew as Scabbers when he was in rat form?

Why doesn't the Marauder's Map account for any transformed animagi's adopted name? And, how does the Marauder's Map register the names of people in the first place?
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When did Harry get back the Marauder's Map?

In the book "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", Mad-eye Moody borrows Harry Marauder's Map and it seems nowhere in the book it's mentioned that Harry got it back from him. Yet, in "Harry Potter ...
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How could Fred and George have figured the exact password to the Marauder's map?

The Weasley twins told Harry that the password to the map was: "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good". But how could THEY have known it? It's not exactly LOTR's Moria door with "12345" level of ...
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How did Fred and George Weasley obtain the Marauder's Map?

The map belonged to one of the Marauders. The Weasley twins were not related to any of them. How come they inherited the map?
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How could the Marauder's Map plot Hogwarts?

According to the Marauder's map entry on Harry Potter Wikia, The Marauder's Map is a magical document that reveals all of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Not only does it show every ...
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Why couldn't Harry or anybody else see Peter Pettigrew aka Scabbers on the Marauder's Map when Lupin could?

Fred and George stumbled upon the Marauder's map in their first year. They passed it on to Harry while in their fifth year. Also note that, while talking to Harry on the train, Ron described Scabbers ...
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Did the creators of the Marauder's Map rediscover lost magic?

Specifically, I'm thinking of the Deathly Hallows and their age. I have a vague memory of either Ron or Hermione commenting on it being unusual that Harry's Invisibility Cloak has worked so well for ...
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Can the Marauder's Map detect a person under Harry's Invisibility Cloak?

The Marauder's Map was able to detect & display everyone in Hogwarts. I am just curious if it could detect inside Harry's Invisibility Cloak, which was used successfully against even death. As ...
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What Kind of Magic Was Used to Create the Marauder's Map?

When considering canon-based spells, potions, and quasi-sentient objects such as wands ¹, what type of magic was likely used to create the Marauder's Map? I was thinking Homenem Revelio might be ...
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What child did Harry give the Marauders Map to, if any?

The Marauder's Map was last seen in Harry's possesion during Deathly Hallows. What child did Harry give the Marauders Map to, if any?