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Cuz his animagus was a rat and a rats tail looks like a worm.

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Who is wormtail in Harry Potter?

Wormtail is a nickname for Peter Pettigrew. He was one of James Potter's (Harry's dad) best friends at school. But he ended up working for Lord Voldemort and betrayed harry's parents and got them killed.

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Peter Pettigrew (aka Wormtail) dies on page 381 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Hope I helped.

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Peter Pettigrew, also know as Wormtail and Scabbers. Sporcle is wonderful website. :)

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Who is moony who is wormtail who is padfoot and who is prongs in Harry Potter?

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Who were the Marauder from harry potter?

There is four marauders. They each helped to create the Maurauders map.They were:Padfoot (Sirius Black)Moony (Remus Lupin)Prongs (James Potter)Wormtail (Peter Pettigrew)Hope this helped!:)

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Who killed Peter pettigrew?

Technically, Lord Voldemort. Voldemort gave Pettigrew a silver hand as a replacement for the one Pettigrew sacrificed in order to resurrect Voldemort. In the seventh book Pettigrew shows a moment of reluctance to kill Harry, and as punishment the silver hand turns and chokes Wormtail to death.

What were Harry's Dad's friends names?

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