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This article covers a subject that has been deemed non-canon by either the author or the Harry Potter licensees, and thus should not be taken as a part of the "real" Harry Potter universe.
Behind the scenes
- The muggle only appeared in an early and abandoned draft of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, portraying the role that was eventually given to Peter Pettigrew.
- It is likely that the Muggle would have given their location willingly, as Rowling described them as a "horrible Muggle" who betrayed them in a similar way that Peter had, rather than someone who was made to by means of magic or threats.
- Since Voldemort had hated Muggles and Muggle-borns, it is unknown why Rowling originally wanted a Muggle to betray the Potters for him. It is possible that they had no idea who he was, but just wanted to cause trouble, while Voldemort saw them as a means to his plan.