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Peter Pettigrew Archives

Posts about Peter Pettigrew

RE: Real Wizards Aren't Squeamish (Pettigrew, Wizarding Culture)

Some discussion of why I find Pettigrew a more sympathetic character than Karkaroff, followed by the proposal that the wizarding world is a warrior culture, and that the members of House Slytherin are disadvantaged by the fact that their House's values are not those privileged by their own culture

 

RE: Tough Peter

Discussion of Peter Pettigrew: his physical daring, his lack of stoicism, his likely motivations

Posted February 02, 2002 at 6:38 am
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RE: Weak vs. Unwilling, Fidelius, Pettigrew's Poor Strategy

Genre conventions regarding coercion and how these may be reflected in canon. Speculation on how precisely the Fidelius Charm works, and why Pettigrew did not merely claim to have had the Potters' location wrested from him by force. The Dark Mark as a binding ritual compact, and the extent to which anyone could be said to bear it "unwillingly." The Death Eaters' likely feelings about Voldemort's reincorporation.

 

RE: Weak vs. Unwilling, Fidelius, Pettigrew's Poor Strategy

More on Pettigrew's character and motivations

Posted February 10, 2002 at 6:58 pm
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RE: Azkaban and dementors

Yet more objections to the WW's use of dementors as prison guards. Evaluation of Peter's state of mind just post-Shrieking Shack.

Posted February 22, 2002 at 3:53 pm
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RE: Do people like SYCOPHANTS?

Grovelling Minion characters ("SYCOPHANTS") and why I like them so much. Sympathy for Pettigrew in the Shrieking Shack, and a defense of the notion that he does indeed evidence remorse for his crimes.

Posted March 18, 2002 at 8:43 pm
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RE: Do people like SYCOPHANTS?

Reader response to Shrieking Shack, and a disquisition on the entire notion of "just deserts."

Posted March 24, 2002 at 12:57 am
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RE: Pettigrew, Hagrid, and Voldemort's Wand

Proposes that Voldemort's wand was in Hagrid's possession during the twelve years following Godric's Hollow, and that Peter recovered it from his shack shortly before fleeing to Albania, thus accounting for his presence in Hagrid's hut at the end of PoA.

Posted June 13, 2002 at 3:15 am
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RE: Talented DEs

Argues that allegiance to Voldemort imbued the Death Eaters with special Dark powers. Also contains a defense of the idea that at the time of his trial, Crouch Jr. had been out of school for less than a year; an evaluation of Peter Pettigrew's magical abilities; and an argument that the DEs were deliberately aiming to miss at the end of the graveyard scene in GoF.

 

RE: Finding Voldemort -- Barty's "loyalty"

Discussion of how Pettigrew found Voldemort so very quickly, and how Barty Jr. could maintain his standing as a Death Eater whose "loyalty never wavered" after his hysteria at his sentencing.

 

RE: Wormtail's Name In the Confession

Discussion of the name by which Peter Pettigrew was known to the other Death Eaters (did he always go by "Wormtail" within the DE organization?) Also, some discussion of the thematic relevance of Pettigrew's name-change within the narration itself between PoA and GoF.

Posted June 25, 2002 at 9:01 pm
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RE: Wormtail's Name In the Confession

Canon correction to previous post, as well as a brief analysis of Peter, Sirius, and Lupin's respective ways of "going beast" at the end of PoA.

Posted June 26, 2002 at 9:30 am
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RE: Dark Magic Power Boosts, Adrenaline-Inspired Power Boosts

More defense of the "allegiance to Dark forces imbues wizards with special powers" theory, with the additional suggestion that Voldemort's return to semi-corporeal form and to British shores at the beginning of GoF might have been responsible for empowering and emboldening the Death Eaters. Also, a rejection of the notion that Peter Pettigrew's magical ability is particularly adrenaline-powered.

 

RE: TBAY: Peter Doesn't Get The Girl

A "Peter Loved Lily" defense, presented in a turbo-charged "I'm going to commit the murder I was imprisoned for" TBAY style.

Posted June 27, 2002 at 11:05 am
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RE: TBAY: Peter Doesn't Get The Girl -- Sycophants and Evil Overlords

The notorious Voldemort!Elkins TBAY. More discussion of Peter Loved Lily, followed by a character analysis of Pettigrew - and SYCOPHANTS in general - as exemplars of Fromme's totalitarian personality.

 

RE: Peter Pettigrew Is Ever So Brave

Defense of Brave Peter's sorting into House Gryffindor.

Posted October 13, 2002 at 4:29 pm
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RE: Peter's Unfortunate Crisis of Nerves

Argues that although Peter Pettigrew is indeed a Most Brave and Daring Gryffindor, his nerve really did fail him in the Shrieking Shack.

Posted October 15, 2002 at 3:31 am
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RE: Pettigrew: Snape Through the Looking Glass

Snape and Pettigrew as literary doubles.

Posted October 17, 2002 at 4:05 pm
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RE: Flesh of Servant, Hand of Silver (mild TBAY ref)

Pettigrew's silver hand: what it is made of (Wizarding Silvery Soul Stuff (tm)), and the possibility that it might in the end prove a very serious threat to Voldemort himself

 

RE: Who told James about the Prank?

Thematic defense for the speculation that Peter was the one who tipped off James to Sirius' "Prank.

Posted January 31, 2003 at 3:45 pm
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