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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...