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Peter Pettigrew

illustration of Pettigrew halfway through transformation

Loyal follower of Voldemort who betrayed Harry's parents

Peter Pettigrew revealed as Scabbers

Secret Keeper

By J.K. Rowling

Peter Pettigrew transforms back into a rat and escapes.

Pettigrew slips away

Sorting Hat in Dumbledore's office


By J.K. Rowling

‘Well, hello, Peter,’ said Lupin pleasantly, as though rats frequently erupted into old schoolfriends around him. ‘Long time, no see…’


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

by J.K. Rowling

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Master ... it is beautiful ... thank you ... thank you ...

Peter Pettigrew
Harry locates the One Eyed Witch using the Maurauder's Map.

The Marauder's Map

By J.K. Rowling

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Sirius, Sirius, what could I have done? The Dark Lord ... you have no idea ... he has weapons you can’t imagine

Peter Pettigrew
Peter Pettigrew lies grasping his bloody stump of a wrist while the cauldron from which Voldemort will be reborn glows in the middle of the cemetery.

Voldemort rises again

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Animagus; being a rat, in every sense of the word


March 1998