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- Benedict was a Monk. Monks lived cloistered in a monastary, away from normal secular life. Friars, on the other hand, lived amongst the people and belonged to a general order rather than a specific monastary. So, I would deem it very unlikely. -- 21:29, October 3, 2009 (UTC)
- Also, Benedict is a Muggle, while the Fat Friar was a wizard (as only wizards can become ghosts). -- 21:34, October 3, 2009 (UTC)
- Despite the fact that monks and friars live seperately, this page clearly states that this monk was definately able to speak with a Friar. Secondly, wizards and Muggles have been known to have contact in the past, and so why couldn't they have talked with eachother? --Parodist 22:46, October 3, 2009 (UTC)
- Oh. I thought you were talking about Benedict... xD I would say that it is also very unlikely that the unnamed Friar and the Fat Friar are the same person as when he hears of the "talking ferret" he immediately suspects Benedict had been drinking; surely a wizard would think it was a Jarvey, as Scamander did immediately, expressing no sign of doubt. -- 22:56, October 3, 2009 (UTC)
- I can see where your coming from, but there are still many possibilities about the Friar's behavior. It is possible he was not very well-educated when it came to magical creatures, or that the Jarvey had not been discovered at the time, or simply that the Friar merely took this view to not reveal the existance of magical creatures to a Muggle. --Parodist 23:05, October 3, 2009 (UTC)
- Sure, those are all valid arguments. It should be added in the "Behind the Scenes" section of the Fat Friar article. -- 23:12, October 3, 2009 (UTC)
- Done --Parodist 23:34, October 3, 2009 (UTC)