Can we really say for certain that the in-universe Angus Buchanan was born on the same date as his real counterpart? This appears to contradict an older Pottermore entry. Angus's brother Hamish took Angus to Hogwarts by broomstick, which would be in 1858 if Angus was born in 1847. However, the Hogwarts Express would have been in use by then (albeit for only a few years), and thus travel by broom would have been illegal. -- 1337star (Drop me a line!) 06:08, February 22, 2014 (UTC)
- I've thought about that, and I think that perhaps has something to do with the fact that, not being an actual student, Angus did not actually possess a ticket to the train. Order of the Phoenix makes reference to a ticket inspector at Platform 9¾; he could spot a fake ticket and send him back home without ever even getting to Hogwarts — so perhaps Hamish thought it best to take Angus directly to Hogsmeade station, where he could sneak into the crowd of first-years unnoticed?
- I think we can say with every degree of certainty that this character was based on the historical Angus Buchanan, meaning that his most important biographical data (of which birth and death date is an example) are meant to coincide with his. -- 14:37, February 22, 2014 (UTC)
I know the Pottermore entry, but there is one problem:
The Hat actually did not sort Angus into any of the houses, so he doesn´t really fit a category of that name.
- Perhaps a new category: "Category:Rejected in 1858" or only "Category:Rejected"
- What do you think? 19:49, February 22, 2014 (UTC)
Good idea. Though, as of now, Angus would be the only one in the categpry. I think one category for rejected individuals is enough. We could also include aunt Petunia.--Rodolphus (talk) 19:59, February 22, 2014 (UTC)
- That's the cause I thought of a "Category:Rejected" or as you say "Rejected individuals".
- You think of Petunia Dursley because Dumbledore has said "No" to her, do you? Yes, that's a rejection, too, not from the Sorting Hat in that case, but from the Headmaster himself. I've forgotten about her, but you're right. 20:15, February 22, 2014 (UTC)