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Questions tagged [muggles]

In Harry Potter, Muggles are persons without magical ability born outside of the magical community.Always use in conjunction with the [harry-potter] tag and any relevant tags.

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Would a completely good Muggle be able to use a wand?

I was reading through this question Can a Muggle do anything with a wand? and Valorum’s answer said this: JKR addressed this point in an interview in 2006; "I been asked what would happen if a ...
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Are Muggle-borns allowed to purposely cast spells using their wands before they go to Hogwarts?

Are Muggle-borns allowed to purposely cast spells using their wands before they go to Hogwarts? If a Muggle-born had gotten their things from Diagon Alley but it is still before September first, then ...
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Magic in front of Muggles

Obviously I know that doing magic in front of Muggles is against the wizard laws. But let’s say you have a wizard who is married to a Muggle. The Muggle is aware that magic exists due to having a ...
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Can a Muggle inadvertently create a horcrux-like object?

I think that we have it well-established (regardless of whether or not one sees this as flawed logic) that Harry is not a Horcrux. A Horcrux has to be made intentionally, and the recipient is cursed ...
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Are wizards able to avoid Muggle detection after the invention of media cloud storage? [duplicate]

We understand from the books that there are multiple parts of the Ministry of Magic and its counterparts devoted to deceiving Muggles, including concocting explanations for Muggle head of states in ...
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Can Muggles learn Parseltongue?

While discussing this question, the conclusion was that apart from using Parseltongue to open the gate to the Chamber of Secrets, Harry didn't really use any magic and he might as well have been a ...
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Are pure-bloods actually a distinct species from Muggles?

From this question I note that pure-bloods are not actually really pure blooded according to the following quote: “So-called pure-blood families maintain their alleged purity by disowning, ...
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How does the Hogwarts management identify if there are Muggle born wizards? [duplicate]

When the Hogwarts management knows that there are children with magical abilities, they are either sent a letter or special messengers are sent. In the case of Muggle parents, special messengers ...
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Did the Muggles see the magical things happening in The Crimes of Grindelwald?

Did the Muggles see all the magical things that were happening? The Zouwu comes barrelling through the town and wrecks cars, then gets sucked down a suitcase. Grindelwald’s big black capes swoop in ...
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Would Crucio give Muggles seizures?

I mean specifically Muggles untouched by any protective spells or magic taints, just a pure Muggle untouched by wizardry or witchery. I know it affects wizards and witches in a horrible way, but for ...
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What’s the difference between magical and Muggle ancestry in Harry Potter?

Is there an in-canon explanation of the true difference between people of magical ancestry vs Muggles? I found this question: Where did the "Magic Blood" of the Harry Potter Universe ...
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What “muggle rights” did Dumbledore promote?

In "The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore" Rita Skeeter mentions that Albus Dumbledore promoted Muggle rights: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, chapter 18: Astonished and appalled though his ...
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How much do Muggle parents like Hermione’s actually know about Hogwarts?

This is left vague in the books, but I can’t imagine parents sending their children off to a school they know nothing about. Do you think they’re well-informed, or told just a bare minimum, or are ...
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If a Muggle is to turn into a werewolf, would they be able to learn magic?

I'm pretty sure that werewolves are magical creatures and, by extension, have magic in them. So, if a Muggle was to get bitten by a werewolf and survive to become a werewolf, would they be able to ...
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Can supremacist Purebloods (like the Malfoys) be seen wearing Muggle clothes in the books?

First of all I only mean books, not the movies please. To begin with, here is related question - it doesn't reflect Draco's case though. I do not ask what he wears under his robes, I ask if he can be ...
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Did any Muggles actively fight against Voldemort?

This question got me thinking Did any Muggle (full blown "pure blood" Muggle with no magic; not Squib nor any wizard with majority Muggle relatives) actively fight against Voldemort? Many of the ...
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Why didn't Dumbledore or Ministry of Magic ask for Muggle help to search for the Chamber of Secrets?

There are lots of Muggle technologies in existence which can find and map hidden structures precisely. e.g. ERT (Electrical Resistivity Tomography), BOTDR (Brillouin Optical Time Domain Reflectometry),...
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Are there non-magical people born into magical families? [duplicate]

Is there any case in the Harry Potter-verse of someone magic born but having no magic skills? I haven't read enough to know why muggleborns can have magic powers but if it works one way then maybe the ...
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How involved are Muggles who are allowed to know about magic in the wizarding world?

To clarify, this is different from the question How involved are Muggle parents in the school lives of their magical kids? I am not talking about coming to Hogwarts. I am thinking outside the school. ...
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Do Muggles, squibs or Inferi have souls just like wizards?

In the Harry Potter universe, do these beings have souls in the same sense as wizards: Muggles Squibs Inferi Quotes from books or canonical sources such as Pottermore are preferred. Inspired by ...
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Do Muggles have to know a pathway/portal exists at Platform 9 3/4?

Do Muggles have to know a pathway/portal exists at Platform 9 3/4 to pass through it or can they just go through accidentally?
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How does the wireless Wizarding Network work?

We know that electrical devices don't work in magical environments like Hogwarts or Hogsmeade, so how are wizards using such Muggle technology in areas usually saturated with magic? Do we know ...
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Are there abilities Muggles possess that wizards do not?

Are there abilities Muggles possess that wizards do not? Or are wizards unambiguously human-plus? To be clear: I mean this outside of established Muggle/wizard societies, infrastructure and ...
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What is the blood status of a person born to a half-blood and pure-blood? [duplicate]

I see that people born to parents who are both magical are pure-bloods, if either of the parental sides is muggle they are half-bloods, and if both the parents are muggles, the child is muggle-born. ...
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What is the in-universe term for Muggles in other countries?

Muggles, as we know, are the people who have no magical ability and are born in a non-magical family. Non-magical people are called Muggles in the British magical community and 'No-maj' in the ...
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How does social syncretism work when a wizard or witch marries a Muggle?

In the Harry Potter universe, we see huge differences between wizarding culture and Muggle culture. The differences are so huge that one culture is almost alien to the other. We also see marriages ...
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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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Would Harry Potter Wizards use the Internet?

The Internet has a lot to offer that you cannot send by owls, like sub-second latency of messages. Same things for computers and technology in general. Since Harry Potter seems to take place in the ...
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Do wizards need Muggles?

I was just thinking, if some Dark wizard succeeded in a Mugglepocalypse - what then? Are they just some extinct species of animal at that point or do Muggles have some value wizards would lose?
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Is there an equivalent slur to “Mudblood” for referring to Muggles?

Given the intense level of anti-Muggle prejudice in wizard supremacist movements (e.g. those of Voldemort and Grindelwald), it seems like there would be an equivalent slur to "Mudblood" to refer to ...
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Can a muggle use magical objects (potion, time-turner, etc)?

Say that a wizard were to foolishly give a muggle a potion, time-turner, broomstick, or some other magical object. Would the muggle be able to use it (or drink it, in the case of a potion)? To be ...
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Are wizard bones tougher than human bones? [duplicate]

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them we see the following dialogue: Newt: [hands Jacob a helmet] Put this on. Jacob: But why would I have to wear something like this? Newt: Because ...
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How do muggle-born students have enough money to go to Hogwarts? [duplicate]

How do muggle-born students have money to go to Hogwarts? It's very expensive, and if neither of the parents were wizards they wouldn't have money for the wizarding world.
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Are there any circumstances when a Muggle doesn't have to be Obliviated after they find out about the existence of magic?

Or does it happen always - when a Muggle finds out something - poof! - memory erased?
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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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Can muggles also shop in Weasleys Wizard Wheezes?

Or is this shop just for wizards and witches?
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How would MACUSA prevent wizards from marrying muggles?

I'm interested in this quote from the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt: I do know a few things, actually. I know you have rather backwards laws about relations with non-magic ...
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Are wizards able to tell magical people from non-magical?

Like, if they met someone for the first time, would they be able to tell whether the person is a wizard/witch or a Muggle?
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Can a squib or muggle produce a potion with wizard help? [duplicate]

Could a squib or muggle produce a potion if a wizard did the wandwork for them?
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How long do you have to wait before the Ministry of Magic will let you disclose you're a witch or wizard without consequence?

In the Harry Potter universe, if you're dating a Muggle, how long do you have to wait before the Ministry of Magic will let you disclose you're a witch or wizard without consequence? Follow up, ...
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Can Polyjuice potion remove magic?

It's clear throughout the Potter books that someone who takes Polyjuice potion assumes another person's physical characteristics, while keeping their own mental characteristics. Suppose a wizard took ...
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What species are treated at St. Mungo's?

Who can be admitted to St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries? Does the hospital admit non-human creatures? Does the hospital even have healers who are qualified to treat house elves, ...
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Did any witches/wizards (non-Squibs) ever choose to live as Muggles?

This excellent question ponders whether Muggle-borns who demonstrate magical ability can choose to opt out of the wizarding world and live as Muggles. It got me thinking: are there any instances of ...
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How do muggles and wizards differ physiologically?

In "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", the main character (Newton Scamander) meets a muggle (Jacob Kowalski) who is bitten by a Murtlap. Then Newt says: How do muggles and wizards differ? If ...
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Did Umbridge hold prejudices towards muggle-borns before the fall of the Ministry?

In Order of the Phoenix, Harry speculates that Dolores Umbridge might be a Death Eater, but Sirius replies that "the world isn't split into good people and Death Eaters". I think this moral complexity ...
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Why aren't Muggles extinct?

One of the basic premises of the Potterverse is that Muggles are much, much more common than wizards. This is what in part necessitates the need for the Wizarding world to hide itself away because, ...
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Can a Muggle get through to Platform 9 & 3/4?

Suppose someone from "Harry's world" married a Muggle, and they want to escort their child. Can the Muggle parent get through to the Hogwarts platform?
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When are Muggles told their child is a Wizard?

Is it ever mentioned when Muggle parents are informed their child is a wizard or witch? I see three possibilites At birth (but who would know) When the Quill of Acceptance and Book of Admittance ...
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Are parents of Muggle-borns subject to the Statute of Secrecy?

A lot is made of the Statue of Secrecy in the books. However, what about the Muggle parents of witches or wizards? Do they have to sign like an official secrets act? Hundreds of non-wizards knowing ...
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Would Voldemort (or Thicknesse) have bothered with Obliviating Muggles?

As is evident from this answer, the Ministry was used to Obliviating Muggles that witnessed magic as a matter of course. Obliviators even had their own "headquarters" as part of the Department of ...