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Why are the Weasleys specifically considered blood traitors?

Because they were listed as one of the "Sacred Twenty-Eight". In the early 1930s, a ‘Pure-Blood Directory’ was published anonymously in Britain, which listed the twenty-eight truly pure-...
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Why are the Weasleys specifically considered blood traitors?

The Weasleys are odd as they’re a whole family of blood traitors. Blood traitors are pure-bloods who don’t care about being pure-blood, which is why they’re called ‘blood traitors’ - they’re betraying ...
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Why are the Weasleys specifically considered blood traitors?

They're not actually shown to be more blood traitorous than others I think the answer to this question may be that its premises are not entirely correct. If we look through the books we don't actually ...
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Which pure-blood supremacists were actually half-bloods?

Snape sort of might be - he joined the Death Eaters but defected. Snape joined the Death Eaters, despite being a half-blood born to a Muggle father and witch mother. It’s unclear how much of his ...
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Book or Rowling quote that there are **no** contemporary wizards without muggle ancestors?

Pure-blood wizards would have at least some Muggle ancestry. In a letter to Lucius Malfoy, explaining why he refused to ban “The Fountain of Fair Fortune”, Dumbledore says that all wizards have some ...
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Are pure-bloods actually a distinct species from Muggles?

It’s very likely they aren’t distinct species. It seems almost certain from what’s known that wizards and Muggles are genetic variations of the same species. In his book “Fantastic Beasts and Where to ...
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Is Voldemort evil to pure-bloods?

Some pure-bloods thought he went too far. Many pure-bloods supported the Dark Lord, but as Sirius tells Harry, there were some pure-bloods who weren’t blood traitors and thought the Dark Lord had the ...
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Does a half-blood or Muggle-born have less skill with magic than a pure-blood?

It’s unclear if pure-bloods are generally more skilled. There are no clearly objective statements in the Harry Potter series on whether pure-bloods are generally more skilled than wizards with less or ...
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What is the definition of "pure-blood"?

Pure-bloods are actually wizards with very little Muggle ancestry. The “purest” wizards are the ones who can prove they have no Muggle ancestry for the furthest back through the generations. The Black ...
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What is the definition of "pure-blood"?

A single Muggle grandparent makes you a half-blood Much the system of "magical blood" that JKR used in the Harry Potter series was drawn in an analogy to the Nazi's ideas of blood purity, ...
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Does a half-blood or Muggle-born have less skill with magic than a pure-blood?

No. It's Explicit in Chamber of Secrets. “It’s about the most insulting thing he could think of,” gasped Ron, coming back up. “Mudblood’s a really foul name for someone who is Muggle-born — you ...
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Are pure-bloods actually a distinct species from Muggles?

In a strict biological sense, no Different species can produce offspring but this offspring itself cannot reliably go on to mate. This rules out muggles and pure-bloods being separate species in the ...
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Are pure-bloods actually a distinct species from Muggles?

No, they are not UPD. I actually addressed this question to clarify that. In short - it is observed that hybrids tend to become sterile in later generations even if they are born fertile. Back to ...
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Why does Draco Malfoy try to befriend Harry?

The Death Eaters thought Harry might be a Dark wizard. The Death Eaters, including Lucius Malfoy, thought there was a chance that Harry might have survived the Dark Lord’s attack because he was ...
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Book or Rowling quote that there are **no** contemporary wizards without muggle ancestors?

If you insist on a highly strict definition of 'pure-blood', then, as already said, they basically do not exist anymore. But I think a case could be argued that the Marvolo family (while it survived [...
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Does a half-blood or Muggle-born have less skill with magic than a pure-blood?

The natural response might be to use specific characters to refute the idea that Pure-bloods are better, and indeed Hagrid seems to do this on multiple occasions. In Chapter Five of Philosopher's ...
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Book or Rowling quote that there are **no** contemporary wizards without muggle ancestors?

There is plenty of confirmation in the books that there are pure-bloods in the present day First of all, the quote from Hagrid saying that there are no pure-bloods does not appear in the actual book. ...
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