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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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How do Basilisk eyes actually work?

I asked a question here, in which @Scanner (CREDIT TO THEM) pointed out that there was a fundamental part of the question that was missing. How does a Basilisk kill with its eyes? Does it sever the ...
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Why wasn't Fawkes killed when it attacked the Basilisk? [duplicate]

In Chamber of Secret Fawkes pecks out the Basilisk's eyes, thus preventing its gaze from killing Harry. But Fawkes wouldn't be able to close his eyes because he need to aim where the Basilisk eyes are ...
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Why was the memory of Tom Riddle not killed by the Basilisk's glare?

Why was the memory of Tom Riddle not killed by the basilisk's glare? Even as a memory/horcrux, he is able to perform magic, and hence shouldn't he be affected by magic, magical objects and beasts too? ...
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Would a boggart-basilisk kill someone? [duplicate]

If a boggart appeared to someone as a basilisk, would direct contact with its eyes kill that person?
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How Was the Legend of the Chamber of Secrets Established?

This is the second of a three-part question on the basilisk plot in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets that I'm looking for CANON COMPLIANT explanations for. By "canon compliant", I mean within ...
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How Could Hogwarts Have Realistically Accommodated the Basilisk 800 - 1000+ Years Ago?

This is the first of a three-part question on the basilisk plot in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Out of all the Harry Potter books, Chamber of Secrets is the most problematic for me as far ...