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 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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Are Any of the Twelve Uses of Dragon's Blood Known?

‘I’ve found him!’ [Harry] whispered. ‘I’ve found Flamel! I told you I’d read the name somewhere before, I read it on the train coming here – listen to this: “Professor Dumbledore is particularly ...
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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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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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What were Madame Maxime's horses that drew Beauxbatons carriage?

What kind of a creature were Madame Maxime's horses that drew Beauxbatons carriage? . . . they saw a gigantic, powderblue, horse-drawn carriage, the size of a large house, soaring toward them, ...
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Is there a reason why Potterverse has no dwarfs?

Potter world has dragons, trolls, goblins and elves. But what's missing is one of the other main races of any good role-playing game swords-and-sorcery world - dwarfs (their niche seemingly being ...
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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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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 ...
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Is the world doomed?

In answering a question about Dementors having magic, David Stratton referenced a J.K. Rowling quote, included below. Cornersoul: So what happens to all the dementors where will they go will they ...
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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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Why Does Ollivander Use Only Three Wand Cores?

As Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will attest, there are plenty of amazing magical creatures and it would seem many of them would be well suited to provide some pretty formidable wand cores. ...
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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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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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How did Dobby intercept Harry's mail?

How did Dobby the house-elf intercept Harry's mail during Harry's summer holiday between Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of Secrets? ‘See what it’s like here?’ [Harry] said. ‘See why I’ve got to go ...
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Are there magical-animal zoos in the wizarding world in Harry Potter?

The question Did Voldemort seek out Phoenix tears? got me to wondering if there are magical-animal zoos (in England or Europe) where wizards can view creatures they might not otherwise have access to (...
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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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How Is It Possible for Breeding Dementors To Affect the Weather?

How is it that Dementors are able to affect the weather when they're breeding? In Half-Blood Prince, Fudge tells the Muggle Prime Minister the strange weather the UK is experiencing is due to the ...
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Why are monsters usually designed this way?

Why are most monsters in scifi movies designed with a big mouth and a loud scream? It seems all monsters open their mouth and scream before attacking. Can't something be scary without screaming?
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How Did Tom Riddle Find Out About the Existence/Location of the Chamber of Secrets?

This is the third 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 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 ...
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Is lycanthropy a magical disease?

In Potterverse there are magical illnesses -- for example, Dragon Pox and Spattergoit -- and I'm wondering, in the wake of all the werewolf questions, whether lycanthropy would be considered a virus. ...
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What Happened to Crookshanks?

Crookshanks is Hermione's familiar in PoA, GoF, and OOTP. I cannot recall mention of Crookshanks following OOTP, though. What happened to Crookshanks? Does canon refer to Crookshanks in either HBP or ...
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Does human magic have the same effect when applied to non-humans?

If you cast Avada Kedavra on a giant, will it work? How does a Cheering Charm work on a house-elf? Can you Obliviate a centaur or mermaid? What about Legilimency and the like? In short: Can you ...
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Are Dragons in Potterverse Poisonous?

Dragons have been featured relatively frequently throughout the Harry Potter series. We know they are dangerous creatures due to their size, ferocity, and fire-breathing abilities. Is there any canon ...
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Why COULD Harry see Thestrals following Cedric Diggory's death?

Pursuant to my question here, asking why Harry couldn't see Thestrals immediately following Cedric Diggory's death, now I want to know why Harry could see Thestrals, as a re-read of canon shows that ...
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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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What would be the effects of the Dementors' Kiss on a Horcrux contained within a living person?

Could the Dementors’ Kiss destroy a living Horcrux, like Harry? Lupin explains the Dementors’ Kiss to Harry in Prisoner of Azkaban: ‘They call it the Dementors’ Kiss,’ said Lupin, with a slightly ...
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Why couldn't Harry see Thestrals at the end of Goblet of Fire?

Why couldn't Harry see Thestrals at the end of Goblet of Fire after the senseless and shocking death of Cedric Diggory? At the end of Goblet of Fire, the carriages still appeared horseless to Harry: ...
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Could Mad-Eye Moody See the Natural State of a Boggart With His Magical Eye?

In Order of the Phoenix, Mad-Eye Moody identifies a Boggart for Molly Weasley. "We've been wanting to ask you for ages -- could you have a look in the writing desk in the drawing room and tell us ...
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Why can't muggles see magical creatures?

My friend at work proposed a question to me a few minutes ago: If the witches and wizards cloaked themselves from Muggles with their spells and it's said that only witches and wizards can cast spells,...
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Bitten by a vampire, werewolf, and zombie… what happens to him? [closed]

I'm toying with the idea of having a character bitten by more than one bite-infecting monster and wondered about just what would happen. What are the generally-accepted time windows from bite to ...