Potions

Discussion in 'Books' started by Nienor, Oct 31, 2003.

  1. Nienor

    Nienor Administrator Staff Member

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    Can muggles make potions too? After all it seems more like cooking a recipe than making magic. I'm fairly sure the average person could handle mixing ingredients in the right proportions in order to make a good potion.
     
  2. Hermione

    Hermione Silent Arrow of Legolas

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    I dont know they might not have the magic inside them which most wizards do mabe its the type of ingredients in them that makes it so magical and it is a little bit more than just mixing ingredients together.
     
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    mithrandir Gentleman Scholar

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    I would think that muggles wouldn't have access to the ingredients generally speaking. But, I'd agree that there doesn't seem to be magic involved other than in the user of magical ingredients.
     
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    Muggles should be able to make potions.. Can't think of why not..
     
  5. Nienor

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    I would assume if muggles has access to those ingredients, they could be able to make potions. But, they would need to get access to exotic ingredients and a magical potion book.
     
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    Hermione Silent Arrow of Legolas

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    Yep and that means there is magic involved still
     
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    What is magic? Just because they're not saying words or using a wand doesn't mean that a wizard stirring it doesn't give it some sort of magical touch. If a muggle made a potion it might just be like mixing together the ingredients into soup or gunk instead of a potion that actually does something. I think a wizard mixing it somehow helps it work. Unless the ingredients would normally have that effect is eaten/drank plain.
     
  8. Jessehk

    Jessehk The introverted

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    Although and old thread, that really is a great question. I don't know why muggles wouldn't be able to, but maybe the necessary reactions will not take place if the maker is not magic.

    I recall somewhere in the books where a squib had difficulty brewing potions.
     
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    But that would probably be because they wouldn't have received the same education. Potion making is far more complicated than cookery.
     
  10. Hehrenya

    Hehrenya Elvish for 'Jessica'

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    I think there would be a magical touch muggles wouldn't possess....nice to think there would be something we muggles could do. :p
     
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    Well, if you think about things like pain relievers, cough suppressant, etc. maybe that could be considered some sort of primative potion. Or when there used to be apothecarries and people mixed up things for headaches and sore throats and stuff. Maybe some muggles have enough talent to make a simple or crude potion but others don't.
     
  12. Alchemist

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    Since wands are not needed exactly to do magic nor words, I believe that when a wizard is making a potion his own magic infuses with it, during the stirring and whatnot, making the potion what it is, thats why even when following the book precisely you could still mess it up.