The order of the nicknames on the map "Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs" is actually in the reverse order of when the Marauders died. In fact, while Harry was close to both of the twins, he had longer conversations with George, who often explained events Harry might have missed, plans he and Fred had, or things Harry didnât quite understand. The creation of the map started by 1974 and was finished between 1975 and 1978, because the titles on the map refer to the nicknames of these men in their Animagus forms, and, in Lupin's case, werewolf form. The story of Fred and Georgeâs acquisition of the map is told in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The Marauder's Map was created by Remus Lupin (Moony), Peter Pettigrew (Wormtail), Sirius Black (Padfoot), and James Potter (Prongs) while they were attending Hogwarts. Not only did it show every classroom, every hallway, and every corner of the castle, but it also showed every inch of the grounds, as well as all the secret passages that were hidden within its walls and the location of every person in the grounds, portrayed by a dot. They saw the filing cabinet labelled "Confiscated and Highly Dangerous" and dropped a Dungbomb so Fred had a chance to grab anything in it. Harry was saved by Barty Crouch Jnr, disguised as Professor Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody, who pretended it was his. Additionally, the map does not differentiate between two people with the same name. Lupin told Snape he was going to keep it. An added bonus is that if the bearer of the map approaches the entrance to a secret passage protected by a password, the password will appear on the map (usually as a speech bubble that appears close to the dot representing the Map's holder). "Psst- Harry!" Crouch later asked to borrow the map from a reluctant Harry, but after Crouch was unmasked, he reclaimed it. , It was able to insult Professor Snape if he got hold of it and demanded to know what it was. The scene when Harry gets the Marauders Map from Fred and George. Chapter 5 The Ceremony and Marauders Map (Year One) I closed my eyes and took a breath. In the book, the map is described as a single piece of parchment that could be laid on a desk in a classroom. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey, LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World, LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. 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It further doesn't differentiate if two people share the same name, e.g. Because of this map, the twins memorised the secret passageways of Hogwarts, which they used for quite a few of their many pranks. , It was capable of understanding the intentions of a person in possession of it, and who they were. I think she'd like it." , The map had, at some point by late 1988, ended up in the possession of Mundungus Fletcher. Answer Save. Eventually, James Sirius Potter probably stole the map from his father's desk. They show him how to activate and deactivate it but my question is how did they learn to activate and deactivate it I don't have a copy of book 3 in front of me so I don't know if they say how they learnt it. A few of these led to Hogsmeade. He was shocked when he saw Harry, Ron and Hermione by a fourth name: Peter Pettigrew. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. "I will put you in GRYFFINDOR!" It did not include locations that the inventors had failed to find, e.g. Fred and George looked from Sirius, to Remus, to their mother. He checked the Map to find out if anyone was nearby and saw Neville heading that way.  This would go a long way towards repairing the rift between the two co-creators of the map. They mainly used it for sneaking around.  Snape is able to make use of the map later during the 1993–1994 school year after finding it abandoned in its activated state on the desk of Remus Lupin, who had left it upon spotting Peter Pettigrew in the Shrieking Shack. Relevance. To view the map, one must tap it with one's wand and recite, "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good."  It was also capable of accurately identifying each person, and was not fooled by animagi, Polyjuice Potions, or invisibility cloaks; even the Hogwarts ghosts were not exempt. This was the case with Barty Crouch Jnr, who was simply shown as "Bartemius Crouch" on the map (instead of "Bartemius Crouch Jr"). How did they know about the Marauder's Map? Crouch noted that the map nearly ruined his master's plan, but managed to turn it into an advantage by keeping track of his father's arrival. [Read the entire quote from the Leaky Cauldron, 2005] Dumbledore's guesses about how to kill Voldemort are ânever very far wide of the mark.â Barty Crouch Snr. He asked if Lupin knew who those people were, and he told Harry he did. Also in the book, the characters shown in the map are represented by dots. The word was a password which had to be spoken, and the entrance would open. During Harry's sixth year, he used the map often when he spent a great deal of time obsessing over Draco Malfoy's daily activities. "I'm going to show Leah the Marauders Map. 0 0. Did they maybe try to use magic to reveal its secrets (like Snape did) and the map recognized âfellow maraudersâ? He happened to grab the Marauder's Mapâ¦ I returned his smile and glanced at Fred who had dropped the bit of toast he was holding. There are seven; Filch knows four, and only one of the the other three will work because one was paved â¦ They advised what secret passageways he should use, because a few had been found by Filch and a few had caved in/difficult to get to. As such, Harry would often use the map during D.A. George said, Harry spotted us and turned into our hallway. Even if they used it while Ron was in school with them, not only did Ron sometimes leave Scabbers behind (thus Scabbers didn't always follow him), , In the 1988–1989 school year, when coming up with a plan to locate the fourth Cursed Vault, Merula Snyde told Jacob's sibling to get the Marauder's Map. In some rare cases, the map may not be used to the best of its ability. Pettigrew was one of many moving dots on the map, and Fred and George would have only been focused on the path their mischief took that day. Due to the map's flaw, it could not differentiate between the Junior and Senior Crouches. , At some point by 1988, the map was stolen from Filch's office. The map played an instrumental role in keeping the members of the D.A. At that point they claimed to have it memorized. This led Harry Potter to believe that Barty Crouch Snr was in Hogwarts, when he was actually at his own home at the time and under the Imperius Curse.. But having grown to hold Harry Potter in high favour and finding out he was unable to go to Hogsmeade, they thought he had a better need for it and they knew where the secret passageways were now anyway. from getting caught by Umbridge, Filch, and her Squad of Slytherin students.. Dobby discovered that Draco was disappearing into the Room of Requirement, which was not on the Marauder's Map. meetings as a means of keeping track of the Inquisitorial Squad and Filch. "Fred, she might tell McGonagall about it. More importantly, the map shows the name and location of every person within the Hogwarts grounds, even if they are wearing an Invisibility cloak (as demonstrated when Remus Lupin saw Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger sneaking to Rubeus Hagrid's cabin under Harry's Invisibility cloak), transformed animagi (evidenced by Lupin seeing Peter Pettigrew return to the school grounds from Hagrid's, despite being disguised as the rat Scabbers at the time), or under the influence of the Polyjuice Potion (as demonstrated when Harry saw Barty Crouch Jnr, at the time disguised as Alastor Moody, ransacking Snape's office for more Polyjuice ingredients). Outside, the Saturday morning sky was cloudy and relatively bland; the red-headed Weasley twins meanwhile served as a contrast to the dreary background that permeated through the windows of the Great Hall. How did Fred and George learn how to use the Marauder's Map? Use it well and be sure to mange your mischief once you are finished. (We saw him on the map.) The interior of the castle, meanwhile, was mapped over time with the help of James's Invisibility cloak. , In June, Lupin thought Harry would go to Hagrid's Hut for Buckbeak's beheading and checked the Map to see if he does. The map also shows how to access the sealed passages by showing the password required to unseal it (displayed as a minuscule speech balloon shown close to the dot representing the user of the map that appears when the map's holder comes close to the available passages). Favourite answer. The Map was created by Harryâs father, James Potter and his friends who called themselves â Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs â.  The thief left a mess in the office. She asked Rosmerta if Jacob had left the map in the Three Broomsticks Inn, and Rosmerta responded that she did not know what Rakepick was talking about. It was the legendary Marauderâs Map. We, The Marauders, are pleased to pass on the incredible honor of receiving our map. It had tiny dots by the name of every person in the school in their location, and followed that person wherever they went.. "Early Christmas present for you." We all beamed at Harry and Fred started to pull the map out of his pocket. They agreed with each other that this was a bad idea. George was standing over their desk, a wide smile visible even from the back. Harry Potter Books Wikia is a FANDOM Books Community. they got in trouble their first year at hogwarts,and were in filtch's office, a drawer was open and they set off some kind of smoke bomb so filtch didn't notice them reach into the drawer and grab it. It is unknown if the map shows deceased people. After this mention, Rakepick took the map, saying that the person is the one who attacked Mundungus Fletcher and that keeping their name a secret is to protect Jacob's sibling. J.K. Rowling and the Live Chat, Bloomsbury.com, Writing by J.K. 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"The Marauder's Map subsequently became something of a bane to its true originator (me), because it allowed Harry a little too much freedom of information. They used their nicknames based on their Animagus (and in Lupin's case, lycanthropy) to disguise who the inventors were. This organisation was illegal, as it went directly against Dolores Umbridge's rules and if caught punishment was unavoidable. George said. 1975 to 1978 He thought Peter had been killed by Black years ago because he was a traitor, and Lupin had now deduced that was untrue. There is a toy version of the map in every copy of the, A real-size replica of the Marauder's Map prop can be bought at, Harry retrieved the Marauders Map when Barty Crouch Jnr took it, by simply taking it from the fake Moody's office at the end of the school year. However, as Lupin was surprised at Pettigrew being on it when he believed him to be dead, it would suggest not. -- Fred and George describing how they found the Marauder's Map They discovered the map in their first year and put it to good use until bequeathing it to Harry in December, 1993. "What is going on?"  He probably found it by June 1978, because Lupin had known about it getting confiscated and it had stayed in the school when they graduated. It does show the true name of anyone using Polyjuice Potion, and showed the name and location of a person in Animagus form, and a person using the Cloak of Invisibility. They saw the filing cabinet labelled "Confiscated and Highly Dangerous" and dropped a Dungbomb so Fred had a chance to grab anything in it. Nigel was very committed to this task. However, I like the moment when Harry watches Ginny's dot moving around the school in Deathly Hallows, so on balance I am glad I let Harry reclaim his rightful property.". , Jacob's sibling and Rakepick later discussed the map on the Training Grounds. He was unable to get in the passageway by the time Neville got to Harry. Fred and George had been using the Marauder's map for two years prior to Ron's entrance. Fred and George are actually really really clever, so they had a really good chance of finding it out. were just labelled "Bartemius Crouch". Jacob's sibling planned to use the map, and talked about what they saw on the map. Fred and George figured out how to use the Marauderâs Map because they were goofing around with it. Fred added as an afterthought. It is not clear if Snape would have been able to activate the map himself, had he known how. Having trained for three years starting in their second-year to be Animagus, and using their ability and knowledge to sneak around the school, they got to know the school and the grounds, including secret passageways. "Darren!" Jacob's sibling did not think much of the parchment, but took it to Patricia Rakepick. Fred and George give Harry the Marauderâs Map Date December 18th, 1993 Location in Canon PA10: The Marauderâs Map , During the Calamity in the which happened throughout the Wizarding world during the 2010s, a mysterious Foundable of the Marauder's Map appeared in the world, trapped in a magical storm Confoundable. It does not actually show the destination of passageways that led to Hogsmeade because they weren't in school grounds, e.g. The four created the map via the usage of the Homonculous Charm, a powerful and advanced charm that enchanted the map to track the movements of everyone in the castle, as well as a charm to insult Severus Snape. , Lupin knew what it was because he had helped invent it, but he supported Harry by saying it was just a joke product. "We knicked it from Filch's office." In the 3rd book and movie Fred and George Weasley give Harry the Marauders Map. "How did you get the map?" He thought Harry was lying and asked the parchment to show what it truly was instead, but it insulted Snape and he asked for Professor Lupin to check it out. , Before June 1978, James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew invented the Marauder's Map. They used it to sneak round, and especially took notice of the secret passageways. The map helped them out too. Fred stared at his uncles. In the film, the map is shown as a rather large, much-folded paper with several unfolding flaps within it. Peeves refused to reveal the location of the map, as a friend of his who hated Jacob and potions had told him not to help Jacob's sibling. "The Marauders Map of course!" I looked at George we was grinning like a madman. To get the ink to disappear, you had to tap it again and say "Mischief managed". Fred yanked Tori into his room and shut the door. Fred and George. Fred even passed George the task of explaining the Marauderâs Map to Harry when he could have done so himself. He said. The four created the map via the usage of the Homonculous Charm, a powerful and advanced charm that enchanted thâ¦ James Potter Sirius Black Remus Lupin Peter Pettigrew Argus Filch Fred Weasley George Weasley Harry Potter. Professor Snape passed by and found it strange they were hanging round in that corridor. 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