A small, rodent-like man who, in June of the last school year, came out of hiding as a rat and left to rejoin Voldemort. Though his real name is Peter Pettigrew, most people refer to him in the novel as Wormtail. He spends most of the novel caring for the disgusting humanoid body of Voldemort and, according to Voldemort, is responsible for giving him both the weak initial body and returning him to the body he had before his downfall thirteen years ago. In order to resurrect Voldemort, Wormtail cuts off his own hand and is later rewarded with a magical silver hand. Though Wormtail does go along with Voldemort, he suggests at several points that they proceed with Voldemort's plan without killing Harry.
Peter Pettigrew/Wormtail Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The timeline below shows where the character Peter Pettigrew/Wormtail appears in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...a fire in the grate and seeing this, Frank stops to listen. A scared-sounding man, Wormtail, offers something to a second man (Voldemort), whom Frank can't see but whose voice sounds... (full context)
...hiss and spit, but thinks it's impossible that he's talking to the snake. Voldemort tells Wormtail that Nagini has news: there's a Muggle in the hallway. Wormtail shows Frank into the... (full context)
...with Trelawney's prediction last year that Voldemort would return with the help of his servant, Wormtail. He says he's expecting a letter from Sirius and feels very worried. Ron suggests a... (full context)
...examines his body and then, pulling a wand out of his pocket, points it at Wormtail and slams him against a headstone. Wormtail reminds Voldemort that he promised something, and Voldemort... (full context)
...forward, asking for forgiveness. Voldemort performs the Cruciatus Curse on the man and turns to Wormtail. He waves his wand, forms a silver hand, and affixes it to Wormtail's wrist. Wormtail... (full context)
...makes contact with Voldemort's wand. Voldemort's wand begins to scream, Harry sees a ghost of Wormtail's new hand, and then a ghostly Cedric appears. An old man, Frank Bryce, appears next... (full context)
...and sent Barty to take Moody's place so he could get into Hogwarts. Voldemort and Wormtail remained at the Crouch home and eventually, Mr. Crouch began to fight the Imperius Curse.... (full context)