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 exactly do Smurfs age? [closed]

Was reading up on the question "Where do Baby smurfs come from", and I think this is a good supplement: Considering Papa has been said to be hundreds of years old, how exactly do Smurfs age in ...
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Teen Wolf universe Werewolf Strength

I have Just started Teen wolf and got to wondering What is the strength level of Werewolves in The Teen Wolf Universe? What feats of strengths have been shown?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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?
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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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Do adult witches and wizards retain their familiars once they graduate Hogwarts?

I don't recall any mention of an adult character in Harry Potter owning a familiar/pet (aside from family owls for SMS-ing) the way every Hogwarts schoolchild does. The only example I recall of what ...
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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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How Old Was Aragog When He Died?

Just as the title says: How old was Aragog when he died? Do we know if he died of old age or injury/illness?
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Why were there so many magical animals and creatures in the Forbidden Forest?

Forbidden Forest seems to have a great deal of assorted magical plants, creatures and beings. Significantly more so than a random forest in Britain would. What was the reason for that? I can see 3 ...
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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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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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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 is the first appearance of a Lich in fantasy literature?

What is the first appearance of a Lich in fantasy literature? I will accepts answers pointing to myths ans sagas and such as well. Edit: For clarity, I'm asking about Liches as defined by Wikipedia: ...
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What Do the Gringotts Goblins Do With Muggle Money?

‘But you’re Muggles!’ said Mr Weasley delightedly. ‘We must have a drink! What’s that you’ve got there? Oh, you’re changing Muggle money. Molly, look!’ He pointed excitedly at the ten-pound notes in ...
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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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How would a Boggart represent Fear of Feelings and Sensations or States of Being?

This question, Are boggarts able to take the form of abstract fears? mentions that Boggarts are stated to be able to "take the shape of whatever it thinks will frighten us most." We know that a ...
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Could a Homorphus Charm Change a Werewolf Back Into a Human Before the Moon Cycle Ends?

‘Nice loud howl, Harry – exactly – and then, if you’ll believe it, I pounced – like this – slammed [the werewolf] to the floor – thus – with one hand, I managed to hold him down – with my other, I put ...
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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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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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Why aren’t Hinkypunks and Kappas in Care of Magical Creatures?

What are the conditions for certain animals/beasts/creatures being included in Care of Magical Creatures classes? We see most of the animals in C.o.M.C seem docile and unlikely to attack humans or ...
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From whence comes Tolkien's history of the Mûmak (Oliphaunt) and its demise?

It is rather clear from the prologue to The Fellowship of the Ring, specifically the "Note on the Shire Records," that the Lord of the Rings account of the third age comes from information primarily ...
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Does Rubeus Hagrid know about non-monster Animals?

Let's pretend we have a magical LinkedIn. I friended Rubeus Hagrid, and next day, as LinkedIn typically does, it sends me a spam... err... polite request to endorse Hagrid's skills: Does Rubeus ...
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Were Dementor effects targeted? [duplicate]

Dementors seemed to have had some distance effects on humans - the feeling of coldness, moral depression, darkness. Is there canon evidence that these area effects were targeted at specific ...