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Half-Blood logic

I'm not sure I follow the reasoning for her being at least half-blood simply because there is a witch in her family. Mr Granger isn't at least half-blood because Hermione is a witch. Hadrian could be a squib yes? An author seems like a reasonable role for squibs within the wizarding community (better than a caretaker like Filch). --Ironyak1 (talk) 03:01, November 2, 2016 (UTC)

True, but people in the same families tend to be related in the wizarding world; if one is a wizard, which Winifred is, it makes it impossible for the other to be anything less than half-blood. Squib, possibly, but still half-blood. --HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 03:14, November 2, 2016 (UTC)

Not true. See Colin and Dennis Creevey, for example. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 03:18, November 2, 2016 (UTC)

She's not a Muggleborn as she's critical of muggles invading fairy territory; if she had Muggle parents, she wouldn't be critical, so at minimum she cannot be anything less than a half-blood, making him one too --HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 03:24, November 2, 2016 (UTC)

This just feels like too many presumptive steps to me. Winifred Whittle is a witch - clearly named as such. However, given that Voldemort strongly supported pure-blood ideology, while being a half-blood himself, is a clear counter example to any assumption that "muggle haters" have to be pure-bloods. As for Hadrian, the fact that he shares a last name with Winifred does not make him a wizard, even if we assume he is in the same family (the fact that he was an author, and not a obviously magical occupation, makes this assumption even more shaky. He may have been a Muggle author and the book is part of Muggle studies - no way to tell from a prop). Overall, we just don't know blood status for these characters. --Ironyak1 (talk) 03:49, November 2, 2016 (UTC)
Edit conflict: Again, not true. Even if we were to assume that Winifred being critical of Muggles who threaten the environment (granted, I'm still playing through the game, but so far I've only seen her complaining about Muggles because of that, not due to any innate prejudice on her behalf) is any proof of her parentage (it isn't), there's no reason to conclude that if she's a half-blood, then he is too.
Consider the following scenario: Winifred is the daughter of Muggle-born Mr Whittle and Pure-blood Mrs Whatever. Mr Whittle has a Muggle brother, who married a Muggle woman, and together they have a son, Hadrian Whittle. In this scenario, Winifred is Half-blood (Muggle-born father, Pure-blood witch mother -- two Muggle grandparents, two wizarding grandparents) and Hadrian is a Muggle-born (Muggle father, Muggle mother -- four Muggle grandparents).
There are multiple such possible scenarios. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 03:54, November 2, 2016 (UTC)