Maurauder's Map

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  1. Nienor

    Nienor Administrator Staff Member

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    Why didn't Fred and George ever notice Peter Pettigrew running around the school. They were in possession of the Maurauder's Map much longer than Harry. Didn't they ever notice anything odd going on?
     
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    Arwen Well-Known Member

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    that's a good question...must be an oversight by Rowling...
     
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    Hermione Silent Arrow of Legolas

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    I thoink they might not have used it that often and they did get it before Harry came to the school didnt they?
     
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    They were probably checking the places that mattered, and Peter just wasn't there. I doubt that if they wanted to use one of the secret doors they'd check the Gryfindor Dormitory and that's where Peter usually lurked:) Besides, even if they did look, his name would've probably been lost with the other myriad of names; the dormitory is usually full, after all:) And maybe they just weren't paying attention to notice it when it actually did.
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    I've always thought that the names didn't appear until you looked for them or in a particular area to see what's going on. For example, in order to sneak into Snape's office, the map would know where they are trying to go and show who's in that area and where Snape is exactly. Make sense to anyone else but me?
     
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    That makes sense, because on the movie, (I just watched it) harry looks at it and it only shows the teachers, or someone who could catch him, not everybody in the school.
     
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    i dont think so. she always has a reason. even if it comes out books later but i dont think fred and george noticed either becuase there werent looking for him or just didnt pay attention, becuase harry only just notcies right after he hears the story in rosmertas store..
     
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    Did they know about Peter Pettigrew? I mean Harry only knew because he overheard people at Madam Rosmerta's didn't he? Fred and George probably didn't know and just thought he was another kid.
     
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    I think they would have known, because they had probably heard the story before, and with Sirius' escape, they would have spoken to friends about it and they would have heard Peter's name.
     
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    I guess, but I don't think anyone told Harry so........
     
  11. Tarantio

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    They were always causing trouble, so they were probably more concerned with Pasageways than Gryfindor common room(where PP normally was). And after a while they probably knew all the passageways of by heart, maybe before Ron got to Hogwarts.
     
  12. WarriorDrgnMage

    WarriorDrgnMage Kuro Ryuu

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    here's another theory: By the time Ron (Scabbers/Peter) came to school they had already probably learned the map by heart so the only time the used it was when they were pranking presumably at night while Ron and therefore peter was in bed. And as Reem said why would they be concerned with the dorms when they had to watch out for teachers and prefects?