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    Marauder's Map

    Okay, so I know what the map said when Snape read it in the movie, but when did it say in the book. I completely forgot. Help!

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    I'm boldly going to abuse this thread to ask my own question Did Snape know about the map? Because he seems to recognise it (He asks Lupin something like "Don't you think it is more likely that he got it directly from the makers?"). Did he maybe see the Marauders with it, but could never make out what it actually was? (edit: i.e. that it was a map, so he saw them with a blank peace of parchment they were trying to hide or something)
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    Hmm,

    I don't know, he may have seen the Marauders with it, but I'm more inclined to think that he just recognised their nicknames.

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    I don't think so, because there's this thing so very common in fanfiction that irritates me a lot-- the fact that everyone, including Martha the first year Hufflepuff, her aunt, her dog, her aunt's dog and her dog's aunt know about the fact that the Marauders call themselves the Marauders, and they have a Map. The books lead us to believe that it's actually not that widely known, and it was more of a secret thing.

    So, yeah. I don't think Snape knew about the Map, I find it more likely that Snape recognised the nicknames (Which themselves weren't probably all that widely known).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sainyn Swiftfoot
    I find it more likely that Snape recognised the nicknames (Which themselves weren't probably all that widely known).

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    I agree, I'm guessing that he wouldn't have actually known what it was, or else he would have done something more about it like not let Harry have it back. But I'm guessing that he would probably recognize the nicknames, or at least realize that they were somewhat related to James, Peter, Sirius, and Remus.

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    From Snape's Worst Memory, we know that the Marauder's openly addressed each other by their nicknames even in front of Snape, so I agree that he probably would have just recognised the nicknames.

    Now, here's a random question about the Marauder's Map:

    Do you think the Marauder's Map updates itself to correspond to changes in Hogwarts castle? For instance, if a new wing was to be constructed, would the map be intelligent enough to adapt, or would it become obsolete?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim the Enchanter

    Do you think the Marauder's Map updates itself to correspond to changes in Hogwarts castle? For instance, if a new wing was to be constructed, would the map be intelligent enough to adapt, or would it become obsolete?

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    I was going to say that I thought the map would adapt, but it was already proven that it does not. The passages that are blocked still appear on the map. I suppose one could argue that the passages are still there, and that is why the map has not changed in which case I will state me originally planned opinion. The map has the ability to adapt. At least when it comes to people, it knows names that did not exist when it was created. So if it can pull names out of thin air why not additions to the castle and grounds as well?

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    Additionally, the Room of Requirement does not appear on the map, because the Marauders didn't apparently know about it. So I'm going to say no, it does not adapt, only responds to what is "drawn" on it by its makers.

    It probably would rarely be an issue though. I don't see Hogwarts constructing new wings on a centuries old castle unless under extreme circumstances (now has weird vision of the palace in Monaco for Hogwarts...).


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    Additionally, the Room of Requirement does not appear on the map, because the Marauders didn't apparently know about it. So I'm going to say no, it does not adapt, only responds to what is "drawn" on it by its makers.
    Although that is a good point, I don't know that it doesn't appear because they did not know about it. So much as, it does not appear because that is part of the enchantments that the room is under.

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