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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

We know Muggle parents can have a magical child, but could magical parents have a Muggle child?

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 ...

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 ...

Could a squib or muggle produce a potion if a wizard did the wandwork for them?

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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?

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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....

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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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