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Hogwarts Legacy Fwooper feather: should you steal from Professor Sharp?

Hogwarts Legacy is full of small choices, and this one requires you to steal from the strictest teacher in Hogwarts

Unsurprisingly, a big part of your time at Hogwarts will be your classes. In Hogwarts Legacy, you’ll get to know all of your professors quite well, including the Potions teacher, Professor Sharp. The man lives up to his name, as this ex-Auror is a rather strict teacher, that doesn’t tolerate mischief of any kind.

So, when one of your classmates asks you to steal something from his office, you may be worried about the potential consequences of your actions. We’ll explain what happens if you take the feather, and whether or not you should.

Make sure to read through our other Hogwarts Legacy guides for everything you need to know about the game, including puzzle solutions, item locations, and more.

Hogwarts Legacy: what happens if you steal the Fwooper feather?

Hogwarts Legacy professor Sharp

Professor Sharp is far from the kindest Hogwarts Legacy Professor

During your first Potions class, Sharp will tell you to get some ingredients from his store as you won’t have what’s required yet. Before you enter the office, Gryffindor student Gareth Weasley will take you aside and ask you to grab a Fwooper feather for a new kind of potion he’s working on.

You’ll then get to go into Sharp’s office and the choice is yours: do you steal the feather or not?

If you agree to Gareth’s plan then you’ll be treated to a short cutscene where the potion blows up in his face and Sharp admonishes him. After class, Sharp will call you over and reveal that he knows you took the feather. You can either admit to it or lie. Own up and he’ll commend you on your honesty, lie and he’ll admonish you.

However, this decision makes no difference to the rest of the game. You’ll rarely talk to Professor Sharp after this, and the incident never comes up again.

If you choose not to steal for Gareth, then Sharp will commend you for refusing his request, although once again, it makes no difference in the story, and you’ll still be able to get a side quest from Gareth a little later on.

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