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 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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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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How strong are vampires in The Vampire Diaries?

What is the strength level of vampires in The Vampire Diaries universe? What feats of strengths have been shown?
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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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Is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them an exhaustive list of magical animals in the Harry Potter world?

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a pseudo in-universe book describing magical animals from the Harry Potter world. Is it an exhaustive list though? Do other creatures exist that don't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do standard definitions exist for dragon, drake, wyrm and wyvern?

In many different books including Dragonlance, Tales from the Sword Coast, Magic: The Gathering and other similar fantasy series, I've seen references to dragons, drakes, wyrms and wyvern (which may ...
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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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How Do Dementors Communicate with Wizards?

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, while Harry is eavesdropping on the group of adults discussing Sirius Black in The Three Broomsticks, Madam Rosmerta objects to the Minister for Magic ...
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90s novel: wood nymph (similar to an otik) who becomes a scientist

I am trying to hunt down a book I read in the 90s, but lost some time ago. It starts with some children wandering in a wood, and they encounter a wood nymph creature that starts following them around. ...
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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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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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Were there more “out-of-universe” or “JKR-made-up” magical creatures in Harry Potter universe?

Were there more “out-of-universe” or “JK Rowling-made-up” magical creature types/species in Harry Potter universe? By “out-of-universe”, I mean creatures that exist(ed) in folklore/literature/fiction ...
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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 old is Treebeard?

We know for certain (from Gandalf) that Treebeard the Ent is the oldest living creature on Middle Earth: "Treebeard is Fangorn, the guardian of the forest; he is the oldest of the Ents, the oldest ...
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Why does Spike eat gems in My Little Pony Friendship is Magic?

In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Spike is a Dragon that eat gemstones. Here's some proof for the distrustful: Maybe it's me that don't know a lot about the Dragons lore, but it's the first time ...
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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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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 book with shape shifting dragon warriors

Set in a fantasy world with shape shifting Dragon kings and their warriors. They terrorize the humans, and kill those with magic. The protagonist is the great-grandson of a powerful warlock. He ...
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Ocean-themed fantasy trilogy: girl goes through a portal in her father's workshop, searches for her mermaid(?) mother there

The only things I remember about this book was it was about a brother and a sister (although I want to say more about the sister) and they were at a fair or carnival with their dad who raised them ...
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What Is a Dragon Heartstring?

Dragon Heartstring is used for wand cores by both Ollivander and Gregorovitch. What part of a dragon's heart do the Heartstrings come from? Do Heartstrings come from an entirely different part of the ...
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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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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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How did Jimmy end up with Freddy the magic flute?

As any Saturday Morning Cartoons fan from the late 60's and early 70's can tell you, H.R. Pufnstuf was quite an adventure. Live action, puppets, dancing trees, good vs. evil. The story goes something ...
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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 Effect Would the Dementor's Kiss Have on Voldemort Prior to the Destruction of His Horcruxes?

Pursuant to THIS QUESTION (Could the Dementors' Kiss Destroy a Living Horcrux?), I have a follow-up question. Based on what we know about the Demetors' Kiss, the soul, and Horcruxes from canon, what ...
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Are there any male Veela?

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire it is clear that the Veela strongly affect boys: And as the veela danced faster and faster, wild, half-formed thoughts started chasing through Harry's dazed ...
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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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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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What shape would a boggart take if a person doesn't fear anything?

Rereading the Prisoner of Azkaban, this interesting question(at least to me) popped in my head. What shape would a boggart take if a person is never depressed about anything, has no evil memories ...
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Why did Dumbledore appoint Hagrid as professor of Care of Magical Creatures?

Concerning magical creatures Hagrid's expertise is evident, but his judgement is impaired. He also has a quick temper and when angered, can assault people, which makes him less than perfect teacher ...
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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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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 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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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 ...
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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?