I think that people should think about Argus Filch. He was very mean to students and encouraged severe punishment, but he worked in a place where young children were doing the things he’s always wanted to. He grew up around magic and wanted to use it, but he could never, ever do it.
never forget that filch was trying to teach himself magic
like that was presented as something funny but when you think about how the wider wizarding world probably treats squibs, plus the fact that he could never fit into the muggle world as well, it’s kinda sad
Other than Filch, do you think there is anywhere in the magical comunity where squibs fit in? Totes interested in your response. You're all beautiful! Have a nice day : )
So, looking into Squibs on Pottermore, wizards are horrible to them?? The short article on Squibs themselves lists them as “creatures” and a lot of families view them as scum and basically will kick them out and disown them (x). Squibs are not allowed in Hogwarts (x) Like, wtf??
If squibs fit in anywhere, I think they’re tasked with jobs a lot like Filch, where they are on the outskirts of the wizarding world. I think there may be squibs who are more talented in things other than magic, but I don’t think they receive the recognition they should have in the wizarding world and thus end up in muggle communities. Basically, because they cannot do magic, Squibs are considered second class citizens and are encouraged to leave the wizarding community (x), though some people like Filch and Mrs. Figg seem to keep in some form of contact.
First off: English is not my first lenguage (i’m Mexican, and my first lenguage is Spanish, but that isn’t relevant here).
I have a theory about Merope Gaunt (Tom Riddle’s aka Voldemort’s mum); This also implies the dark lord being (kind of) an obscurial.
“What if Merope Gaunt was an obscurial?”
In the half-blood prince, we can se how horrible Merope’s life was, but i noticed something.
Her dad calls her “Squib” multiply times, she has a wand, but she can’t do magic.
So that means she is a squib, right?
W R O N G
Later, Dumbledore says that she was a powerful witch, she was scared, and that is why she didnt used herpowers until her brother and her father died/went to azkaban.
Yes, she was an obscurial, but hear this out.
“Did the obscurial stop existing when she married Tom Riddle (senior)?”
No, because she was still scared, actually, her husband left her while she was pregnant, and she had to hide her powers again. This explains why Voldemort had so much power inside of him, and why he was so evil.
He was son of a obscurial.
Not only that, maybe he also was an obscurial while he was on the orphanage.
Anyways, he had part of an obscurial inside of him.
In fact, Tom Riddle aka Voldemort, was born with it.
That’s why the horrocruxes have so much “Dark vibes” on them, because part of Voldemort’s soul was there, and part of an obscurial was on his soul.
Let’s face it, Credence Barebone and Merope Gaunt had a lot in common.
Credence didn’t die, his body regenerated and as his healing is about to complete the speed force in the form of lightning struck him that went so fast it sent him to a new dimension where his magic now is speed
You know those pureblood families that are all about never ever having birthed a squib and certainly never crossed with muggle bloodlines? Well, yes and no.
Muggles used to be terrible at record keeping and Wizards tended to be quite spread out. How hard is it to just quietly swap your unmagical child for a muggle child born with magic? Modify the Muggle parents’ memories to not to notice (consciously, anyway) that they have a changeling, and do the proper magical ritual adoption so that any spells (say, a geneology book or tapestry) recognizes the magical child as yours.
Everyone’s better off, aren’t they? The squib gets raised in the muggle world where nobody will ever notice their ‘disability’ and the muggleborn child gets raised in a family that can nurture their magic properly. Public shame is averted. And if a witch perhaps keeps an eye on on the baby she gave away, well, haven’t you heard all those muggle tales about Fairy Godmothers?
It’s the wizarding equivalent of the girl that goes off to visit relatives for, oh, a little less than a year, and then everyone pretends nothing happened. Nobody talks about it, above a whisper anyway, and when the next generation looks at the family records, everything looks tidy and proper.
Maybe that’s even a seed of the slander about muggleborns stealing magic. Maybe its easier to justify abandoning one child and stealing another if you convince yourself that the magical child was always truly yours and some evil curse stole your real child. You’re only putting things right. People, and wixen are people, are so very good at rationalizing.
I’m trying a new thing to keep me productive, every once in a while I’ll post a fan art for one of my favorite things! This will be an attempt to not only practice my drawing skills but also keep me from delving into an endless pit of sorrow as I proceed to draw the same characters every week for the rest of my life. I’m currently calling it Fanart Friday because alliteration is SICK.
This week I drew Red Squib from Baman Piderman, which I recently rewatched. He’s only just got his new feets and is already quickly becoming my personal fave character. And since it’s just in time the holiday season I gave him a sweater, cuz why not.
If you haven’t seen Baman Piderman (um, how?), check it out! It’s a good time.
1023. Filch used to be a wizard, pure blood, but came into contact with a dark artifact that stole his magic. He was disowned by his family, and never found a way to get it back. He had no money, no knowledge to help get him by in the Muggle world, and no way to make a living in the magical one. Dumbledore heard about Filch's situation and offered him a job and a place to live at Hogwarts.