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Laverne is a Hag? Didn´t she appear on a famous witch card?--Rodolphus 17:47, December 22, 2009 (UTC)

Albeit the card never tells us she was a Hag, I think this can be inferred by her true physical appearance, shown on the picture. Also, numerous Hags are featured on Chocolate Frog Cards (Old Mother Hubbard, Babayaga, Cordelia Misericordia, etc.) --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 18:05, December 22, 2009 (UTC)

To my knowledge, Hags were only shown in a special famous Hag card series in the third game.--Rodolphus 18:08, December 22, 2009 (UTC)

Granted, but we have nothing to support she was a witch, as nothing tells us that the cards feature only wizards/witches and the text on her card does not refer to her to a witch (simply says "Inventor of many love potions."). Also, wizards/witches are humans; there are not many humans with green skin. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 19:45, December 22, 2009 (UTC)

Well, magical liquids can change skin colours. Derwent Shimpling´s skin became purple after eating a venomous tentacula. For me, te existance of seperate Giant/ Hag/Vampire/Goblin series is enough evidence. May I suggest creating Behind the Scenes sections for Laverne, Honoria Nutcombe , and Idris Oakby? (the latter may be a Squib)--Rodolphus 20:03, December 22, 2009 (UTC)

Well that seems the best thing to do. But as Shimpling became famous just because his skin colour became purple, I believe this does not happen often, and if it did in this case it would be mentioned on the Cards. But sure, we should include a BTS section on those articles. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 20:23, December 22, 2009 (UTC)
The Chocolate Frog Cards include a "Famous Hags" series, and as this character's card isn't a part of it, I think it's safe to say she was a witch. Her skin could've been discoloured by dragon pox, which left Elphias Doge with a "pockmarked visage and greenish hue" (DH2), or by some other means. More likely, though, the green skin is simply artistic license on a part of the card's artist, intended to humourously depict the effect of a love potion.
Also, Shimpling didn't become famous for turning purple, but as a comedian who "wizards and witches everywhere [loved for] his silly sense of humor and his boldness."[1] Eating a Venemous Tentacula was an example of that daring attitude and presumably only enhanced his already-existing fame.
In real life, there's a medical condition called argyria, in which a person's skin permanently turns blue due to their having ingested or inhaled large quantities of silver over a prolonged period (usually as a result of working in a silver factory or taking some type of alternative/home remedy containing silver). Starstuff (Owl me!) 02:04, December 23, 2009 (UTC)

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