Questions tagged [animagi]

For questions about Animagi, witches or wizards in the Harry Potter series with the power to take animal form.

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If an Animagus eats something that is harmful to the Animagus' form would it harm them?

If an Animagus eats something that is harmful to the Animagus' form would it harm them? For example, if Sirius Black was in his Animagus form as a dog, would he get sick if he ate chocolate? If he ...
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Why hasn't Rita Skeeter registered as an Animagus?

I mean after she got caught by Hermione. While being an officially known Animagus can be a downside to her work, not working at all is surely a bigger issue. We know she was forced to be unemployed: ...
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How exactly did Peter Pettigrew plan to help Lupin?

We know that the reason the 3 Marauders, James Potter, Sirius Black and Peter Pettigrew, went through the process of becoming Animagi was because their friend, Remus Lupin, was a werewolf, and they ...
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If someone falls asleep in Animagus form, would they change back?

Being an Animagus takes a lot of magical energy but since you’re asleep it's not like you lose energy, you just lose concentration? And since (idk where I read it but I read it somewhere) some people ...
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Are there any instances of an individual whose Animagus form is a magical creature?

I blame fan fic for this question, in particular a fic wherein Harry becomes an Animagus in the form of a Niffler. The Niffler is a British beast. Fluffy, black, and long-snouted, this burrowing ...
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Was Minerva McGonagall an unregistered animagus in 1981?

"How did you know it was me?" This is what Minerva says when Dumbledore reveals that he knows she was there... "Fancy seeing you here, Professor McGonagall." … She looked distinctly ruffled. ...
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If a werewolf would become an Animagus, would he still transfrom by the full moon?

All of Lupin's friends became Animagi to help him during his transformation, as Animagi cannot be affected by werewolf bites. However, what would've happened had Lupin himself had became an Animagus? ...
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How are Animagi’s animals related to the wizards themselves? [duplicate]

How are Animagi’s animals related to the wizards themselves? I mean, if there’s someone who is really brave, will their Animagus form be a lion (since this is the stereotyped vision of brave) or could ...
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What is the difference between being an Animagus and simply transfiguring yourself into an animal?

In the Wizarding World, there are Animagi who can transform into animals, such as Minerva McGonagall (Cat) and Sirius Black (Dog). However, there are also individuals who can use a transfiguration ...
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What would happen if a werewolf or animagus turned into a ghost?

If, for instance Sirius Black happened to turn into a ghost when he died, would he have been able to turn into his dog form as a ghost? Also, if Remus were to turn into a ghost, would he turn into a ...
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Godfather, Sirius Black - Dogfather as well?

Is there any evidence that Sirius Black mated with other dogs while he was in his animagus form? Assuming that such a thing happened, what would the offspring be? A dog or a human?
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Do wizards know an Animagus when they see one?

Like, if an Animagus walked past a wizard as an animal, would they be able to tell that it's actually a wizard and not a real animal?
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Do animagi get to pick their animal?

Say that I want to become an Animagus, and am really hoping to be a certain animal (say, a stag). I study a whole bunch and manage to perfect the technique. Do I get to pick the animal I wind up as, ...
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What happens to an Animagus's old clothes? [duplicate]

In both media, when Animagi transform from beast to human, they are fully clothed. In the Prisoner of Azkaban film, we see Wormtail leave his clothes behind, as he transforms into a rat. What happened ...
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Could the Marauder's Map show creatures whose feet don't touch the ground?

A potential loophole came to mind when thinking of an answer to a question regarding Rita Skeeter and the Marauder's Map. Rita is an animagus whose form is that of a beetle. She often uses this ...
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Are an Animagus' markings always the same?

When Prof. McGonagall turns into her cat form, she has markings on her face in the shape of her glasses. But what if she wasn't wearing them at the time? Would they still show up after she transformed?...
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Is an Animagus's age reflected in their animal form?

Sirius, Peter and James managed to become Animagi at a very young age (somewhere in their teens). So when young Sirius transformed into his animal form, was it the form of an adult dog, or an ...
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Can Animagus form do magic?

The 2 main theoretical issues with an Animagus in an animal form doing magic would be: having the animal speaking human words - which isn't a complete impedimet due to ability of many wizards to cast ...
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In the Harry Potter magical world, would the Homenum Revelio spell expose animagi?

Could somebody reveal an animagus by incanting the Homenum Revelio spell? Let's say somebody shouted Homenum Revelio in the presence of a nine-toed rat named Scabbers. Would that person suddenly know ...
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Can an Animagus transform into a magical beast? [duplicate]

Let's say I am a wizard, and I possess the ability to become an Animagus. Could I choose a Phoenix to be the animal that I transform into? And would I acquire the Phoenix's power of regeneration?
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Who knew about the animal adventures of the Marauders?

Obviously Dumbledore and eventually Snape knew that Lupin was a werewolf, but I don't believe either found out about the others being animagi until PoA. I have a hard time believing that no one else ...
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What does it take to become a registered Animagus?

So, I've wondered for some time, if you need a permit to be an Animagus in the Harry Potter universe, how do you learn to do it beforehand? Is there some class, or something? And as there's only seven ...
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Can an Animagus take the form of any animal?

Similar to my old question about what animals a Patronus can be, are there any limits to the animal forms an Animagus can be? We know that the animal form can be much smaller than human (cat, rat, ...
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Can an Animagus retain their wand in animal form?

If an Animagus transforms to their animal form, can they pack their wand such that they get it back when they transform back to human form even if they travel far from where they have transformed? I ...
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Why is being an unregistered animagus against the law?

The wizarding world also has invisibility cloaks, disillusionment charms and polyjuice potions - using those a wizard can also disguise himself. All of those seem legal. An unregistered animagus, ...
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If an animagus witch or wizard loses their magic through emotional stress will they still be able to transform?

In the world of Harry Potter: If a witch or wizard, who is an animagus loses their magic through emotional stress (like Ariana Dumbledore or Merope Gaunt) will they still be able to transform? And if ...
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Why had Peter lived for twelve years as the Weasley family's rat? [duplicate]

As we were told, he only sought out his master because he had no choice. At least, Voldemort thinks so: “And then, not even a year ago, when I had almost abandoned hope, it happened at last... a ...
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How do Animagi and Polyjuice Potion mix in Harry Potter?

Inspired by reading HPMOR: How do Animagi and Polyjuice Potion mix? I'll be more specific: Can someone who Polyjuices into an Animagus turn into the target's animal? Can an Animagus who Polyjuices ...