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I've noticed something a bit strange in the infoboxes of characters who are related to the Peverell brothers. In Marvolo Gaunt's box, for example, it states that Cadmus Peverell is his ancestor, which is true, but neither Ignotus Peverell nor Antioch Peverell are listed there. Isn't that a bit weird considering how Marvolo would have had to have been related to them also? It's the same case on pages such as Harry Potter, it is stated that his an ancestor of Ignotus Peverell, and even of far-flung relations such as Morfin Gaunt, but nowhere is it mentioned that he is related to Antioch and Cadmus Peverell also. I think the Peverell brothers should come as a package. If you're related to one of them, you're related to all of them. Do you think we should change this or not? Margiechocoholic 06:36, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

I think this omission is because the Gaunts descend from Cadmus Peverell, whereas the Potters descend from Ignotus Peverell. They are related to the other Peverell brothers (who would be their great-uncles many times removed), but they don't descend from them. I understand your point about all three still being relatives, but generally, we try to avoid putting too many distant relatives in the infoboxes. According to the policy, "notable ancestors" are permitted. Since Ignotus and Antioch are not ancestors of the Gaunts, and Cadmus and Antioch are not ancestors of Harry's, they would be excluded. Oread (talk) 15:07, 14 April 2009 (UTC)