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"Undesirable No.1": Harry Potter

An Undesirable is a criminally-wanted wizard by the Ministry of Magic, similar to a "Public Enemy" or "Most Wanted" in the Muggle world.


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The Daily Prophet with Harry Potter as Undesirable No. 1

From 1997-1998, Harry Potter was marked Undesirable No. 1, ostensibly for involvement in the murder of Albus Dumbledore. This made him the most sought-after wizard by the government. The reward for the capture of him and his wand reached 200,000 Galleons in April of 1998.

While Harry was noted as the most wanted Undesirable of that year, there were others, mainly those who were sympathisers of muggles (blood traitors), or are members of the Order of the Phoenix. Any muggle-borns who refuse to register at the Muggle-Born Registration Commission or speaks the name "Voldemort" after the taboo have been placed on it become Undesirables as well, and would be hunted down.

In a broadcast of Potterwatch, Fred and George Weasley quipped "Well, that wouldn't be us then, would it? I mean, we've both had loads of girlfriends," and warned those that they truly considered to be Undesirable, such as Dolores Umbridge and Draco Malfoy, "Your time, will come."

Known Undesirables