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{{Quote|You haven't got a letter on yours. I suppose she thinks you don't forget your name. But we're not stupid — we know we're called Gred and Forge.|[[George Weasley]] to [[Harry Potter|Harry]] on their Christmas Weasley jumpers|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
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{{Quote|You haven't got a letter on yours. I suppose she thinks you don't forget your name. But we're not stupid — we know we're called Gred and Forge.|George Weasley to [[Harry Potter|Harry]] on their Christmas Weasley jumpers|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
   
'''[[Fred Weasley]]''' and '''[[George Weasley]]''' were identical and mischievous twin [[wizards]] born on 1 April, 1978 to [[Arthur Weasley]] and [[Molly Weasley]] (née [[Prewett family|Prewett]]). Brilliant pranksters, they co-founded and ran the joke shop '''[[Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes]] '''and were members of both [[Dumbledore's Army]] and the [[Order of the Phoenix]].
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'''Fred and George Weasley''' were identical and mischievous twin [[wizards]] born on 1 April, 1978 to [[Arthur Weasley]] and [[Molly Weasley]] (née [[Prewett family|Prewett]]). Brilliant pranksters, they co-founded and ran the joke shop [[Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes]]''' '''and were members of both [[Dumbledore's Army]] and the [[Order of the Phoenix]]. See their individual articles for more information:
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* [[George Weasley]]
   
The twins [[Fred and George Weasley's departure from Hogwarts|departed from Hogwarts]] sometime after the Easter Holidays in 1996 in a final act of rebellion against [[Dolores Umbridge]] and the [[Inquisitorial Squad]]. After leaving school, the twins went on to open their joke shop, [[Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes]], which was made possible because [[Harry Potter]] had given them his [[Triwizard Tournament|Triwizard]] earnings.
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==History==
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{{Dialogue a-b-a|Fred|He never managed to get all the words out, due to the fact that we forced him head-first into that Vanishing Cabinet on the first floor.|Hermione Granger|But you’ll get into terrible trouble!|Not until Montague reappears, and that could take weeks, I dunno where we sent him.|Fred Weasley on him and his twin George pushing [[Graham Montague|Montague]] into the [[Vanishing Cabinet]] in [[1996]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
   
The twins were famous for their pranking and mischief at the school. They were highly skilled in magic and created an entire line of magical joke items known as "Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes". According to their brother [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], they had good grades, but they only received six O.W.L.s combined. Both of them played as [[Beater]]s on the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team|Gryffindor]] [[Gryffindor Quidditch team|Quidditch team]].
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Fred and George were both born on [[1 April]], [[1978]] to Arthur and Molly Weasley; although they were identical twins, Fred was born first.<ref name="JKT">[https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/602105708511961091 "@Eowynlily Fred was born first. I thought that was obvious!"]</ref>
   
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Fred|He never managed to get all the words out, due to the fact that we forced him head-first into that Vanishing Cabinet on the first floor.|Hermione|But you’ll get into terrible trouble!|Not until Montague reappears, and that could take weeks, I dunno where we sent him.|Fred Weasley on him and his twin George pushing [[Graham Montague|Montague]] into the [[Vanishing Cabinet]] in [[1996]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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The twins [[Fred and George Weasley's departure from Hogwarts|departed from Hogwarts]] sometime after the Easter Holidays in 1996 in a final act of rebellion against [[Dolores Umbridge]] and the [[Inquisitorial Squad]]. After leaving school, the twins went on to open their joke shop, [[Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes]], which was made possible because [[Harry Potter]] had given them his [[Triwizard Tournament|Triwizard]] earnings. All the products in the shop were mainly of their creation.
   
*[[Fred Weasley]] Brother of [[Bill Weasley|Bill]], [[Charlie Weasley|Charlie]], [[Percy Weasley|Percy]], [[Ron Weasley|Ron]], and [[Ginny Potter née Weasley|Ginny]], and son of Molly and Arthur Weasley. Twin brother of George Weasley. "Rapier" and "Rodent" on [[Potterwatch]]. Died in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] on [[2 May]], [[1998]].
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The twins were famous for their pranking and mischief at the school. They were also very brotherly-like figures to Harry Potter, giving him the Marauder's Map and playfully teasing him.  They were skilled in magic and created an entire line of magical joke items known as "Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes". According to their brother [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], they had good grades, but they only received six O.W.L.s combined. Both of them played as [[Beater]]s on the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team|Gryffindor]] [[Gryffindor Quidditch team|Quidditch team]]. George Weasley was devastated by the tragic loss of Fred Weasley in the Battle of Hogwarts.
 
*[[George Weasley]] — Brother of Bill, Charlie, Percy, Ron, and Ginny, and son of Molly and Arthur Weasley. Twin brother of Fred Weasley. Lost an ear in the Battle of Seven Potters. George survived the [[Second Wizarding War]] and went on to marry [[Angelina Johnson]] and have two children, [[Roxanne Weasley|Roxanne]] and [[Fred Weasley II|Fred]] (named after his late brother).
 
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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*[[James and Oliver Phelps]] have played the roles of [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley|George]] (respectively) in all [[Harry Potter films|''Harry Potter'' films]] to date. Although naturally brunettes, they dyed their hair to appear as the redheaded Weasleys.
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*James and Oliver Phelps have admitted to having to reshoot some of the scenes because of them swapping roles without anyone realising.
*[[James and Oliver Phelps|James Phelps]] has played the role of [[Fred Weasley]] in all [[Harry Potter films|films]] to date.
 
*[[James and Oliver Phelps|Oliver Phelps]] has played the role of [[George Weasley]] in all [[Harry Potter films|films]] to date.
 
 
*[[J. K. Rowling]] has said that [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley|George]] are among her favourite characters.
 
*[[J. K. Rowling]] has said that [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley|George]] are among her favourite characters.
*Fred and George, both being pranksters, were rather fittingly given the birthday of [[1 April|the 1st of April]], commonly known as April Fool's Day.
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*Fred and George, being both pranksters, were rather fittingly given the birthday of [[1 April|the 1st of April]], commonly known as {{wplink|April Fool's Day}}.
*Fred and George both have the same first letters (of their first names) as their maternal uncles, [[Fabian Prewett|Fabian]] and [[Gideon Prewett]], who may, though it is uncertain, also have been twins.
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*Fred and George both have the same first letters (of their first names) as their maternal uncles, [[Fabian Prewett|Fabian]] and [[Gideon Prewett]].
 
*Fred and George were the only sons of [[Arthur Weasley|Arthur]] and [[Molly Weasley]] who did not become [[prefect]]s during their education at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], and hence Percy's disparaging reference in his [[Percy Weasley's letter to Ronald Weasley (1995) II|letter]] to Ron concerning "what we might call the "Fred and George" route".
 
*Fred and George were the only sons of [[Arthur Weasley|Arthur]] and [[Molly Weasley]] who did not become [[prefect]]s during their education at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], and hence Percy's disparaging reference in his [[Percy Weasley's letter to Ronald Weasley (1995) II|letter]] to Ron concerning "what we might call the "Fred and George" route".
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*Fred and George's latter skill with their shop was actually foreshadowed in the videogame versions of the series.
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**In the PC/MAC version of [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video_game)| the Philospher's Stone]] the twins trade Harry [[Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans|Bertie Bott's Beans]] for Famous Wizard trading cards. The Gameboy versions had the boys setting up shop in [[Classroom 5B]] with ''two'' shops; [[Weasley Supplies Bargain Basement]] and [[Weasley Candy Emporium]].
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***This is the only time in the games where the shops receive individual names.
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**The PC/MAC version of [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]] has the boys set up an economic system of merchants throughout the school, while in the console versions they set up a shop in Gryffindor tower, which is only open at night and must be accessed by sneaking through the Study Room past Percy. In the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (GBC)|GBC version]] it is a shop in Diagon Alley and not connected to the Weasleys in any way.
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**In [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]] the twins have set up a large shop in a bathroom off of the Gryffindor Common Room. Their inventory has expanded significantly from the second game, including [[Cauldron Cake|Cauldron Cakes]], [[Pumpkin Pasties]], [[Password|Passwords]] for the portraits around the castle, and special [[Chocolate Frog Cards]].
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**Most notably, at the back of the shop is a card with the wizard's image blocked out, which Fred and George promise to give Harry for free if he collects all other cards in the set. Collecting all of the Wizard cards unlocks Harry's own wizard card and opens the [[Bean Bonus Room]] with an unlimited timer. This is the only time in the series Fred and George have displayed the ability to access the room.
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==Notes and references==
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Latest revision as of 17:02, July 25, 2015

Fred and George Deathly Hallows promo image
"You haven't got a letter on yours. I suppose she thinks you don't forget your name. But we're not stupid — we know we're called Gred and Forge."
—George Weasley to Harry on their Christmas Weasley jumpers[src]

Fred and George Weasley were identical and mischievous twin wizards born on 1 April, 1978 to Arthur Weasley and Molly Weasley (née Prewett). Brilliant pranksters, they co-founded and ran the joke shop Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes and were members of both Dumbledore's Army and the Order of the Phoenix. See their individual articles for more information:

HistoryEdit

Fred: "He never managed to get all the words out, due to the fact that we forced him head-first into that Vanishing Cabinet on the first floor."
Hermione Granger: "But you’ll get into terrible trouble!"
Fred: "Not until Montague reappears, and that could take weeks, I dunno where we sent him."
— Fred Weasley on him and his twin George pushing Montague into the Vanishing Cabinet in 1996[src]

Fred and George were both born on 1 April, 1978 to Arthur and Molly Weasley; although they were identical twins, Fred was born first.[1]

The twins departed from Hogwarts sometime after the Easter Holidays in 1996 in a final act of rebellion against Dolores Umbridge and the Inquisitorial Squad. After leaving school, the twins went on to open their joke shop, Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, which was made possible because Harry Potter had given them his Triwizard earnings. All the products in the shop were mainly of their creation.

The twins were famous for their pranking and mischief at the school. They were also very brotherly-like figures to Harry Potter, giving him the Marauder's Map and playfully teasing him.  They were skilled in magic and created an entire line of magical joke items known as "Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes". According to their brother Ron, they had good grades, but they only received six O.W.L.s combined. Both of them played as Beaters on the Gryffindor Quidditch team. George Weasley was devastated by the tragic loss of Fred Weasley in the Battle of Hogwarts.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • James and Oliver Phelps have played the roles of Fred and George (respectively) in all Harry Potter films to date. Although naturally brunettes, they dyed their hair to appear as the redheaded Weasleys.
  • James and Oliver Phelps have admitted to having to reshoot some of the scenes because of them swapping roles without anyone realising.
  • J. K. Rowling has said that Fred and George are among her favourite characters.
  • Fred and George, being both pranksters, were rather fittingly given the birthday of the 1st of April, commonly known as April Fool's Day.
  • Fred and George both have the same first letters (of their first names) as their maternal uncles, Fabian and Gideon Prewett.
  • Fred and George were the only sons of Arthur and Molly Weasley who did not become prefects during their education at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and hence Percy's disparaging reference in his letter to Ron concerning "what we might call the "Fred and George" route".
  • Fred and George's latter skill with their shop was actually foreshadowed in the videogame versions of the series.
    • In the PC/MAC version of the Philospher's Stone the twins trade Harry Bertie Bott's Beans for Famous Wizard trading cards. The Gameboy versions had the boys setting up shop in Classroom 5B with two shops; Weasley Supplies Bargain Basement and Weasley Candy Emporium.
      • This is the only time in the games where the shops receive individual names.
    • The PC/MAC version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets has the boys set up an economic system of merchants throughout the school, while in the console versions they set up a shop in Gryffindor tower, which is only open at night and must be accessed by sneaking through the Study Room past Percy. In the GBC version it is a shop in Diagon Alley and not connected to the Weasleys in any way.
    • In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban the twins have set up a large shop in a bathroom off of the Gryffindor Common Room. Their inventory has expanded significantly from the second game, including Cauldron Cakes, Pumpkin Pasties, Passwords for the portraits around the castle, and special Chocolate Frog Cards.
    • Most notably, at the back of the shop is a card with the wizard's image blocked out, which Fred and George promise to give Harry for free if he collects all other cards in the set. Collecting all of the Wizard cards unlocks Harry's own wizard card and opens the Bean Bonus Room with an unlimited timer. This is the only time in the series Fred and George have displayed the ability to access the room.

Notes and referencesEdit

See alsoEdit

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