Questions tagged [magical-creatures]

Refers to the large group of creatures based in magic in mythology, fantasy, and science fiction, such as elves, dwarves, and unicorns. Not to be confused with aliens.

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Fantasy anime involving a god named Paladin

I watched this anime several years ago. Although I am calling it an anime, this is not to imply that it does or does not originate from Japan (I don't know where this is from). This anime involves a ...
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Film about a monkey man and a foggy mystical world

In 1995 or so, I saw a film about a monkey man which was some sort of secondary character, the main character probably a human, and maybe some other weird stuff I don't quite remember. There was a toy ...
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What inspired the idea of Dragons who grow to maturity very quickly, but then live extremely long lives?

In Naomi Novik's Temeraire series Dragons are seen to mature very quickly and then live a very long time. From the information in the books Dragons seem to reach adult size in around a year, sexual ...
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What are these creatures in Shang-Chi?

Shang-Chi: Legend of the 10 Rings features a variety of classical Chinese mythical creatures. However I did not recognise the antagonist "soul sucker" creatures. I have no example images, ...
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Did Hagrid trade Fluffy for the dragon egg that hatched in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone?

Hagrid speaks to Harry about a stranger who brought him a dragon egg: Hagrid: "Well of course he was interested in Fluffy. How often do you come across a three-headed dog even in a trade? But l ...
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In the Harry Potter Universe, do Patronus forms have consciousness?

In the magical world, the Patronus charm is a spell used to ward of Dementors by summing or creating a "Patronus". According to most sources, it is described as such.... [As Professor Lupin ...
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How did Lupin ensure he was safe for people?

I mean during his transformations. We know that during his time as a student at Hogwarts he was isolated in the Shrieking Shack. When he was a teacher, he used Wolfsbane potion provided by Snape. But ...
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Do magical pests only infest Wizard houses and buildings?

In Chamber of Secrets when Harry visits the Burrow, he sees the ghoul in the attic and helps the Weasleys de-gnome the garden. In the Order of the Phoenix, Mrs. Weasley, Harry, Ron and Hermione spend ...
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80's-90's book with an inter-generational ship, society in despair, mythical creatures appear and kidnap kids for a quest [duplicate]

Read this book in the 80’s or 90’s. Sci-fi fantasy set aboard a generational ship, people despair because life has no meaning. Suddenly mythical creatures start appearing and some children are ...
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Kid gets reincarnated into magic world finds a black wolf that could destroy country

in this world humans can’t use magic on their own so they contract magic beasts the mc is a prince and ends up sneaking out to contract a familiar but he ends up with a country destroying wolf because ...
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Are any real-life animals considered magical in the HP Universe?

Are there any real-life animals that are shown to actually be magical in the Harry Potter universe? For example, we know that Komodo dragons exist in the real world, but let's say it turns out they ...
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in Disney's Gargoyles, if there are only 3 known races (Gargoyles, Humans and Oberon's Children) what of the other legendary beings?

Disney's Gargoyles intruded Oberon, the Fairy King, as ostensibly the "source" of most magic in the world. By this, I mean it's his "Children" which became beings of incredible legend, from haunting ...
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How did the Ministry of Magic control its Dementors?

With their introduction in Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban, the Dementors are said to be the "guards of Azkaban Prison", which is under the direct control of the Ministry. They never ...
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How did Jareth become the Goblin King?

In the film Labyrinth Jareth, the Goblin King has the form of a healthy, handsome middle aged human male, played flawlessly by David Bowie. The rest of the Goblins are all essentially creaturelings of ...
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How do Mogwai reproduce?

Not talking about the defective, naughty "Pre-Gremlins" that you get when water hits them,... but actual natural reproduction. Does it occur only, like, every 100 years? Are there any female ...
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Nickelodeon special with puppets as "Goblins", looking for a crown

This show was a late 80s/early 90s Nickelodeon or Nick Jr. special, utlizing puppets and live action cast members. It definitely wasn’t The Dark Crystal. As I remember it, the basic premise was as ...
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80s or 90s movie with evil genie and kids?

I can't recall a movie I saw back in the 90's on TV. I can't recall what happened in all the movie except the last 20 minutes. I recall a girl and a boy, maybe another boy were inside a cave or under ...
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Cartoon about a girl and her friends and two teams

I watched a cartoon show last year. It's about a teenage girl and her friends, I think part of a team. I remember something about team A or team B, daily combating magic and fantasy/magical creatures....
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What would Fiendfyre do to a dragon?

Dragons are supposed to be spell and fire resistant so it's expected that the effects of a fire spell won't hurt them. However, the Fiendfyre spell is extremely powerful dark magic, cursed flames ...
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Why is the Horklump classified as a beast?

The Horklump resembles a fleshy pink mushroom covered in sparse, wiry black bristles. A prodigious breeder, the Horklump can cover an average garden in a matter of days. It spreads sinewy tentacles ...
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When my biggest fear is a Boggart, would I see its natural form?

We know that a Boggart exists even if nobody sees it: Nobody knows what a Boggart looks like if nobody is there to see it, although it continues to exist, usually giving evidence of its presence by ...
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Which is the fastest magical creature?

I think it might be a tossup between a dragon and a phoenix but I would like it if there was something in canon about this.
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Why did J. K. Rowling choose to downplay dragons?

Wherever I see dragons in fantasy works, they are portrayed as very powerful creatures. They can decimate entire armies without taking much damage. Even powerful kingdoms avoid them at all costs. The ...
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What is the species of Gellert Grindelwald's pet?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, at the beginning of the movie we see some sort of creature living in the prison cell with Grindelwald. It has a long, sticky tongue like a frog and ...
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Can only humans be witches or wizards?

Obviously Hagrid was half-giant and half-human so it isn't limited only to full humans but what about a full giant, for example? Does a creature have to have some human blood to be a witch or wizard?
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If a Muggle is to turn into a werewolf, would they be able to learn magic?

I'm pretty sure that werewolves are magical creatures and, by extension, have magic in them. So, if a Muggle was to get bitten by a werewolf and survive to become a werewolf, would they be able to ...
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Bigfoot good guy?

Was the cryptozoological creature known as “Bigfoot” ever a good guy in films/tv shows outside of “Harry and the hendersons”? I’m asking mostly for curiosities sake and I’m not sure if this question ...
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What are these cat like fantastic beasts from The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer?

In the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Official Comic-Con Trailer we see these creatures: Does anyone know what these are?
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Why does a Boggart scare people? What is their end goal?

Boggarts turn into their victim's worst fears. Why do they do this? What is their ultimate goal?
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70s kids novel. Boy saved by "guardian devil" from accident [duplicate]

Looking for a book from the 70's about a bratty kid who was always getting in trouble. One day while climbing a tree he falls out and is saved by his "guardian devil". He jokes that he will call this ...
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What do the acromantulas eat in the Forbidden Forest?

As described in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, there are a lot of really big spiders in the forest, and they are all carnivorous. I know "what does X eat?" is a kind of obnoxious form of ...
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What is this creature from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban?

In the movie, Hagrid feeds a strange, moaning creature in his hut while discussing with the trio about Buckbeak's tragic fate. When Fudge, Macnair and Dumbledore come to kill the Hippogriff, he hides ...
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Why was Sirius Black able to ride Buckbeak?

I'm reading the Harry Potter series for the first time and I'm on book 3! I'm having trouble understanding why Sirius is able to ride Buckbeak; wouldn't he have had to bow and wait for a bow back from ...
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What do the centaurs in the Forbidden Forest eat?

Though I can't find any proof of this, I would assume that they are too proud to be carnivorous. However, I also can't find anything about them eating any herbs or fruit from the Forbidden Forest. ...
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Why did Peeves think a ghost could become invisible?

In PS (16) the Trio, headed to the Forbidden Corridor under the invisibility cloak, encounters Peeves, who hears them and says Know you're there, even if I can't see you. Are you ghoulie or ...
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Why are birds and snakes easier to conjure than other creatures?

In the Wonderbook: Book of Spells entry for the Bird-Conjuring Charm, they say However, for reasons that are still not fully understood (research continues in the Dept. of Mysteries in the Ministry ...
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Creature that can choose all options in its timeline

I am trying to find a very short story that I read when I was a kid in the 80s, and it is most probably decades older. It was only a paragraph or two long, and it just described an animal or creature (...
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two part novel, fantasy, tree people, female protagonist. mysterious antagonist who becomes an ally and her romantic potential

So, I'm wracking my brain trying to track down this book. I read this when I was 12 or 14, could be a YA fantasy novel since there was no hanky panky, but there was a serious romantic theme in the ...
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Can you drink unicorn blood from a living unicorn and benefit without being cursed?

We know from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone that if you kill a unicorn to drink its blood, the blood carries a terrible curse: "Only one who has nothing to lose, and everything to gain, ...
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Why is Hogwarts allowed to house such dangerous creatures?

Why does Hogwarts house so many dangerous creatures or artifacts sought by dangerous people (eg. Fluffy, the three-headed dog) when there are young wizards and witches living inside the castle? ...
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In the Harry Potter universe, are snakes magical creatures?

It seems to be commonly accepted in discussions on this site (viz. the first two answers to this question) that there is the magical world and there is the muggle world and there are strict boundaries ...
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Did wizards of the coast invent aasimars?

I am am having problems finding aasimars mentioned in any other way outside of dungeons and dragons. Did Wizards of the Coast (or TSR whatever) invent them, or are they based on any mythological ...
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fantasy- looking for a zombie/supernatural book [duplicate]

The book has a college-age girl gets hired at a supernatural bookstore as a editor for a city guide, and involves zombies and other creatures. It also involves citywalkers who hear the personality/...
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In Harry Potter, is there a cure to werewolf bites?

In Fantastic Beasts (the textbook) we find this: The werewolf is found worldwide, though it is believed to have originated in northern Europe. Humans turn into werewolves only when bitten. There is ...
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Why / how does Hogwarts have a dozen Hippogriffs?

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hagrid arrives at his first lesson leading a dozen of the most bizarre creatures Harry had ever seen ...ie: Hippogriffs The hippogriffs appear to be (...
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In Harry Potter, why don't werewolves Apparate to the other side of the Earth for a couple of days so that they won't transform?

From what I remember, Apparation can transport you fairly long distances. And if that's too dangerous for unskilled wizards, why don't they just set up a chain of Portkeys? Edit: I am aware that the ...
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Romance book about a shapeshifting unicorn and a shapeshifting dragon

I remember reading a book where fantasy creatures were very common and most could shapehift to a human form and to some other form, though they were in human form most of the time. The protagonist is ...
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A witch, a cat and a vampire are fighting for the survival of two worlds together with a dragon, an incubus, a human and a werewolf

The series I am searching is about magical creatures who, in this alternate reality, came to our world a few years ago through some sort of portal. Basically every magical creature you can imagine ...
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Are White Walkers sentient beings with certain super-powers? If yes, what are their powers?

We don't know much about White Walkers besides they can attack and fight. As far as I know, White Walkers were created by the Children of the Forest and the Three Eyed Raven (god who live in trees) ...
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In the Wizarding World, how do Goblins handle inheritance ownership?

This question was inspired by another one about who owns the Sword of Gryffindor. My question is not about that particular sword, but about goblin culture, tradition, and rules regarding ownership. ...