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Questions tagged [squib]

A squib is a human in the Harry Potter Universe born to magical parent(s) but without magical powers of their own. Notable squibs include Argus Filch and Mrs. Figg.

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Are Squibs witches/wizards with a disability?

Now, Squibs are non-magical people born to at least one magical parent. At least one YouTuber compared Squibs not being able to go to Hogwarts to saying "You're in a wheelchair, so you can't go to any ...
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Who knew Filch was a Squib?

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry and Ron find out that the Hogwarts caretaker, Argus Filch, is a Squib. "And what on earth's a Squib?" said Harry. To his surprise, Ron stifled a ...
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Are squibs generally looked down upon in the wizarding world - more so than Muggles or Muggle-borns?

There seems to be a stigma against not showing any magical powers. Neville's grandmother and uncle went to drastic means to get him to show some magical abilities. There also seems to be more ...
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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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Can squibs do any magic at all?

In reading the Chamber of Secrets, Neville worries he's going to be attacked by Slytherin's monster. He says, "Everybody knows I'm basically a Squib." But Neville can perform some magic, even if he's ...
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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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Should Wizards be capable of having Squib children in HPMOR?

In Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, Harry explains muggles, squibs and wizards with a genetic marker (a single gene on two chromosomes). So, muggles have none, squibs have one and wizards ...
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Can a squib or a muggle be a seer?

Can a person make true prophecies without using magic? Sybil Trelawney, the seer introduced in the books doesn't seem to do spells in all the seven books. She even hides her empty sherry bottles in ...
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How could Filch repair the Fat Lady?

From Prisoner of Azkaban, after the attack on the Fat Lady by Sirius Black: "And the Fat Lady, sir?" "Hiding in a map of Argyllshire on the second floor. Apparently she refused to let Black in ...
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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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Does Filch ever clearly see or hear a ghost?

I have always had the impression that Squibs in Harry Potter cannot be distinguished from Muggles in any way but their parentage. If you know of convincing evidence otherwise, please post it as an ...
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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 late can a Squib show magic?

I was reading my own question and was thinking about @JasonBaker's excellent answer. It says that a Squib is considered a Wizard when they show strong accidental magic, and that's what differentiates ...
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Has a squib ever played Quidditch?

It seems to me like Quidditch doesn't actually require any magical ability (unless that's what makes the brooms fly, but since different brooms have different speeds I assume they're closer to cars ...
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Is there a spell used to enchant a place to protect it from Squibs?

Spells for hiding or making a place invisible, or a barrier for muggles, are only for muggles and do not intend to include a Squib, who is considered as a person who was born from a family honored ...
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Do Muggleborn wizards have a higher chance of giving birth to Squibs?

Muggleborn wizards are wizards born of Muggles (obviously). They tend to be born due to some wizard ancestor far back in their lineage. As their inheritance of magical powers generations later is a ...
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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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What factors affect whether you become a squib?

Are there any known factors that have a part in whether you become a squib or not? Or is it just a kind of random process, like is it just a one in a million chance that a squib is born?
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Why are Squibs not notified by the Ministry of Magic

In an interview with JK Rowling she answered this question. ... Also how does the Ministry of Magic find out these kids have powers? ... JKR. The Ministry of Magic doesn't find out which children ...
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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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When is a “Wizard” confirmed as a Squib?

What is the defining traits of a Squib? In the books Neville himself (albeit early on) says 'They went for Filch first,' Neville said, his round face fearful, 'and everyone knows I'm almost a Squib....
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Are there any half-blood or muggle-born squibs? [duplicate]

I remember other situations, like regular squibs and regular half-bloods, but I don't remember any mention of a half-blood squib or if it was even possible. I assume a muggle-born squib is impossible, ...
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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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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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Why did the Weasleys not talk about their accountant cousin?

One of the very first things we learn about the Weasley family is that not all of them are wizards: ‘Are all your family wizards?’ asked Harry, who found Ron just as interesting as Ron found him. ...
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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 squib go to Hogwarts?

There are many subjects in Hogwarts that require magical knowledge, but not magical ability. Of course, subjects such as Charms and Defense Against the Dark Arts require the student to have magic, but ...
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Do Squibs have a prolonged lifespan, like other wizards?

We know that Wizards and Witches have a prolonged lifespan, but we also know that a Squib is someone born into a wizarding family who doesn't have any magical abilities. But does this mean that they ...
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Is a Squib a Muggle?

‘And what on earth’s a Squib?’ said Harry. To his surprise, Ron stifled a snigger. ‘Well – it’s not funny really – but as it’s Filch ...’ he said. ‘A Squib is someone who was born into a wizarding ...
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Is It Genetically Possible for a Squib to Produce Magical Offspring?

As the title asks, is it genetically possible for a Squib to produce magical offspring, or would the Squib gene trump the magic gene in all cases? How would it be possible for a Squib to have magical ...