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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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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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 ...
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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

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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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. ...
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Would a portrait of a boggart show the viewer's deepest fear?

We know that the portraits at Hogwarts of people/animals (and to a certain extent, all magical pictures) have a level of intelligence/sentience. For example, the Fat Lady, all the previous Headmasters,...
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What creatures can apparate?

It's known that House elves can apparate without a wand. Wizards can do it but usually with a wand. Are there any other creatures able to apparate?
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Why didn't Newt Scamander just release the Thunderbird the moment he arrived in New York City?

We only learn of Newt Scamander's purpose in going to New York City when he and Jacob enter the suitcase. His entire purpose is to bring a Thunderbird named Frank to Arizona. Newt says in a bit of ...
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Does the Crumple-Horned Snorkack exist?

The Crumple-Horned Snorkack is one of various weird and wacky things which Luna Lovegood believes in and most people (especially the ever-rational Hermione) don't. Now we know that Luna is a bit ... ...
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Why doesn't the Pukwudgie appear in the updated version of the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” textbook?

The textbook that the Fantastic Beasts movie was based off of recently got an update, adding six new creatures and a new foreword. The symbols of three of the Ilvermorny Houses - Thunderbird, Horned ...
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Why don't they use beasts in Defense Against the Dark Arts subject?

In the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie, Newt Scamander defeated and captured one of the most powerful dark wizards of all time, who was unstoppable at the time even by dozens of Aurors ...
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Do you only need to bow once when meeting a hippogriff?

Like, you meet a Hippogriff, you bow, you come and pet him and everything's fine. But if you see the same Hippogriff again later, do you have to bow again or is it only necessary to do it once and the ...
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Did Newt Scamander capture his creatures against their will?

If they liked being with him, then why would they try to escape all the time?
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Do any of the non-human characters in Harry Potter have surnames?

It strikes me that non-humans occupy a rather subservient position in the universe of Harry Potter, at least as far as their names go. The human characters (Muggles and magicians alike) are typically ...
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Are werewolves in the Forbidden Forest consistent with later explanations on werewolves?

In the Philosopher's Stone, Harry, Hermione, Neville and Draco are punished and have to assist Hagrid in his search for a dying unicorn. Malfoy mentions that according to rumors, there are werewolves ...
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Basilisk birth and rarity [duplicate]

Why are Basilisks so rare if they are born from such common conditions? (A Chicken egg and a Toad sitting on top whilst hatching) A simple charm should keep the Toad stationary you'd have thought? A ...
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Why does the Obscurus not appear in the textbook?

In the film version of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the main story revolves around a creature called an Obscurus. Now without giving too much of the story away, Mr. Scamander has ...
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What is the name of these creatures in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?

There are creatures I cannot identify in Deathly Hallows, when Harry is looking for Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem. I haven't been able to find the name of these creatures anywhere.
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What species are treated at St. Mungo's?

Who can be admitted to St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries? Does the hospital admit non-human creatures? Does the hospital even have healers who are qualified to treat house elves, ...
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What creature is this? (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)

The following quote is from an answer for the question 'What are all the magical creatures/Beasts in Newt Scamander's suitcase?' in the Movies & TV SE: Newt is seen bottle-feeding a ...
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What beasts does Newt Scamander have in his trunk?

In the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film, Newt Scamander's trunk houses a lot of different magical beasts. I have recognized the following creatures from the Fantastic Beasts and Where to ...
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Why is Aragog suddenly smaller in Half-Blood Prince?

In the film adaptations of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (HP2) and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (HP6), there seems to be a drastic size difference in the portrayal of Aragog, ...