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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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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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Can magic be used to transform a muggle into a witch/wizard? (HP universe)

Could a very accomplished witch/wizard cast any number of spells or charms to give a muggle some amount of magical powers? Could it be even theoretically possible?
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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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Why were there Muggles at the Quidditch World Cup?

In Goblet of Fire, there is a Muggle named Roberts who is in charge of giving out campsites. Why did the organizers need him? They could just take any place and enlarge it by magic, without risking ...
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Is Hagrid anti-muggle?

Hagrid shows up to collect Harry, but becomes angry, belligerent, insistent, threatening, and violent as soon as the Dursleys showed reluctance to allow Harry to go. Is Hagrid giving into anti-...
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In Harry Potter, do witches and wizards use toilet paper, tampons, toothpaste, etc?

So, I have been thinking of things people have to do regularly that (presumably) witches and wizards will also deal with. Do they use toilet paper after going to the toilet? There are bathrooms but I ...
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What does Arthur Weasley's job entail?

So Arthur's job is to keep bewitched items from the hands of muggles and he participates on raids. What exactly is a raid? Do members of the ministry come to random wizard homes to check if they have ...
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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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Is love magical for Muggles as well?

In the Harry Potter universe, love is a very potent, mysterious force and the power source of some "old magic". The most prominent use in the series is the protection that made Harry himself survive ...
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How do Muggle Wars affect the magical world?

This came up to me while I was reading the question about Magical being using firearms in battle to raise their power (which I think I have a good answer for, but it's too long to fit in this question....
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Can this HPMOR hypothesis be true in Harry Potter canon?

In Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, a significant plot point revolves around Harry's discovery of the genetic nature of magic though some very bad science. I am curious what canon ...
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Do Quidditch rivalries exist in the Wizarding World?

Like in muggle sports there are rivalries between two teams, most of the times due to historic reasons or sometimes given rise by fans or media. Do such rivalries exist in quidditch? For example, in ...
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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 did Voldemort terrorize the Muggle World?

I was reading PearsonArtPhoto's answer to the question "What would Voldemort have done had he won?" PearsonArtPhoto says Voldemort was able to "Occasionally terrorize the Muggle world" after he had ...
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Is there any help for muggle werewolves?

Since muggles can be turned into werewolves as well, I was wondering I the ministry handles these cases. Questions that come to my mind would be: Do the werewolves know of wizards? Do the families of ...
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Muggle Borns and Social Workers [duplicate]

Given the scrutiny that parents find themselves under from social workers, teachers, councils and any other busybody who stick their noses in, How is it possible that Muggle Borns such as Hermione can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Where did the Weasley children learn how to dress like Muggles?

In The Goblet of Fire, Uncle Vernon asks Harry what the Weasleys will be wearing when they pick him up, and that he's seen what wizards wear. 'I've seen the sort of stuff your lot wear. They'd ...
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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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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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Which war did Frank Bryce injure his leg in?

It is said that Frank Bryce, the gardener for the Riddle house, injured his leg during the "war". Frank Bryce was the Riddles’ gardener. He lived alone in a run-down cottage on the grounds of the ...
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Harry Potter: Why are there no “intelligent” Muggles?

In the Harry Potter series, the only Muggles we see anything more than a glimpse of are the Dursleys, who of course are a bunch of idiots. But there must be plenty of Muggles who are aware of the ...
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Were the attacks on the Muggles at The Quiddich World Cup pre-planned?

I'm wondering if the attacks on the Muggles at the Quiddich World Cup were pre-planned or just a spur-of-the-moment thing. Everyone had their uniforms which would lead me to believe it was indeed pre-...
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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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Is it easy to hide magic settlements in the modern world?

To my understanding, many magical folk live in separate physical communities from Muggles. Considering how fast Muggles are spreading, is it still easy to hide magical habitations? A place like ...
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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 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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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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Are there any known Wizards who prefer a muggle life? [duplicate]

We know that some Wizards and Witches are familiar with the Muggle world, but are there some cases of people which start a life as a Muggle or "undercover wizard" in the Muggle community?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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If a muggle and a wizard marry, are their children automatically wizards? [duplicate]

Is there any chance that a muggle marrying a witch or wizard will have a muggle child? Is it 50/50, or will all descendants of wizards automatically be magical?
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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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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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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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What would be the 1990s equivalent of Wizard's currency to then-U.K. currency? [duplicate]

For instance, how many US dollars or Pounds Sterling would one Galleon be worth? Considering they are actual gold they should be fairly expensive, but is there some standardized exchange rate?
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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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Ways to reach Hogwarts school of witchcraft and Wizardry? [duplicate]

What are the various ways to reach Hogwarts School of witch craft and wizardry from the muggle world? Is Kings Cross Platform 9-3/4 the only way to reach Hogwarts from the Muggle world?
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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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What is the difference between pure blood and mudblood? [duplicate]

I don't see why people care whether someone is muggle-born or not. Does it make any difference? Please illuminate me, I don't understand.
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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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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 ...