Fred and George sold fake love potions

One of the perks of being a witch or wizard in the wizarding world of Harry Potter learns spells that make life easier than any muggle could imagine. For example, the Weasleys used magic to wash dishes and expand the interior of a very small tent. But with all the conveniences that magic has provided, there are also risk factors, as people have used certain spells to their advantage, such as love potions. Although the Weasley twins are believed to be a perfect example of this, since they used to sell these potions in their store, a new theory reveals that there is a perfect prank hidden in their product.


In the real world, the idea of ​​using a love potion is tantamount to taking away someone’s right to choose who they fall in love with. This was best exemplified by Voldemort’s father, who quickly left his pregnant wife once she lifted the spell placed on him. As a result, the idea that Fred and George Weasley would create and sell any of these products seemed wrong and downright appalling. But according to Reddit Theorist, EquivalentInflation, there has never been a sale of love potions: the twins were selling counterfeits. So the joke was really on the buyer.

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Fred and George Weasley

the Harry Potter books and movies have shown how the Weasley twins grew from pranksters to skilled wizards who used their talents to start a business. In fact, their products were so renowned that their antics at Hogwarts helped them gain a following, and eventually their business grew. Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes were known for novelties and advanced magic trinkets such as decoy detonators. However, for the older crowd, the real commodity was love potions.

Like Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince showed, this year’s students were obsessed with dating. They especially wanted to get closer to Harry Potter, because his celebrity status brought him a lot of attention. The theory even gave the example of Romilda Vane, who repeatedly tried to slip Harry a potion, but accidentally got Ron instead. It is explained that she was one of a group of girls who talked about how to give the potion to Harry. Therefore, she could have easily plotted, but instead she made her own rather than buying one from the twins, since they weren’t that hard to brew. But if that were true, it would only add to the Weasleys’ foolproof prank.


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Although most of these girls bought love potions from the twins, few seemed to be associated with the respective targets of their affections. Harry himself was never hit by any potion, although that would have been easy to do. Although Harry may never have noticed, it’s more likely that the potions were gags meant to trick the buyer. It’s incredibly easy and cheap to dye water and sell it, because the only thing the students would actually buy would be Fred and George’s reputation. Hermione, along with many others, knew of the Weasleys’ skills in creating these things, and because of that, there was no reason to doubt that their products would work. However, if someone found out their secret, the twins wouldn’t get in trouble because no one would admit that their attempt to bewitch someone had failed. As a result, their reputation would remain and their profits would increase, bringing the farce down solely on the buyer.


While the idea might work, there’s also the fact that the Weasleys, as savvy in business as they were, also loved chaos. Because of this, the odds of them making legitimate love potions and selling them regardless of the consequences are incredibly likely. But it could also make them look more malicious than they actually were, since they were still just kids even when they started their business. If the Harry Potter whether or not the theory is confirmed true is still unclear, but for fans uncomfortable with the idea that Fred and George could have sold a magic drug like a love potion, the idea that they are just skilled pranksters is much more acceptable.



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