Following the answer to the question Why is being an unregistered animagus against the law?, the animagi are involved in crimes and espionage.

Although it isn't exactly mentioned what crimes are committed by the animagi, has any animagi gone too far, such as killing a fellow wizard?

In other words, have there been instances where an Animagi, registered or otherwise, in their animal form, have committed murder in the Wizarding World?

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    2 points: first, your title and last sentence aren't exactly the same; you should clarify which you mean. Second, since you're talking about the motivation for laws, do you mean publicly known in the wizarding world or just known to readers?
    – DavidW
    Nov 29 '19 at 15:33
  • Aren't there only 5 Animagi known in canon? McGonagall, Wormy, Padfoot, Prongs, Skeeter.
    – Rand al'Thor
    Nov 29 '19 at 15:45
  • There are crimes other than killing, and the animagus form could help get to or escape from the crime scene unrecognized, even if they don't kill in their animagus form.
    – RalfFriedl
    Dec 1 '19 at 19:58


To my knowledge, there are no known instances of Animagi killing anybody in their animal form.

There have been other crimes committed by Animagi in their animal form, such as Rita Skeeter trespassing on Hogwarts Castle despite being banned from the premises, and Peter Pettigrew escaping citizen's arrest.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald spoilers:

Nagini, who is not an Animagus but a Maledictus, murders Severus Snape in Deathly Hallows while she is a snake.

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