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Magical items can be anything that has been infused with some kind of spell or other magical power - quite popular in fantasy, and range from rare (the One Ring in Lord of the Rings) to common (portkeys in Harry Potter). Many magical items have considerable side effects to balance their use, and ...

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Are there any rare magical objects that Harry has never seen?

In the Harry Potter series, Harry always gets his hands on the rarest and unique magical items of the wizarding world: He saw the Mirror of Erised, He found the Philosopher's Stone, The Sword of ...
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Book series for kids with boy and stones that went on belt [duplicate]

I remember reading a book series during elementary school that had a boy who found a magic stone that went into a belt. I think that he kept finding more of them to keep them from who/whatever the ...
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A story about a demon who has to steal a jewel to free his sister

I read it originally with kindle (amazon book). It is a book about two main characters, one female and the other a male - I believe it is a young adult book, Sci-Fi, paranormal, romance and magic. So ...
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Guy goes to another world (video game?) and receives a cursed bracelet that can slot gem power-ups

I can't remember a lot about this book. However, I remember a guy going to another world or maybe stuck in a game. He gets a bracelet with slots that gems go into, which gives him major power. The ...
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Weapons that glow when the enemy is near. Are there precedents before Tolkien?

In Tolkien's works are notorious elvish blades like Sting that glow when there are orcs or goblins nearby. Although Tolkien's work is profoundly original as a whole, the author himself always ...
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Do the enchanted locations in the Harry Potter books occupy another dimension?

I've finally watched more than the first 2 films, and am curious as to any explanation about the magical areas shown. In the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry goes to Diagon Alley. He sees a wall that is tapped ...
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Do magic carpets exist in the Wizarding World?

Magic carpets, prominent in Middle Eastern literature, are carpets that have the ability to fly (or in some stories, teleport), allowing anyone on it to travel vast distances quickly. Do these exist ...
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What would happen if someone tried to resurrect Voldemort using the Resurrection Stone?

I know there is probably no direct cannon to support any hypotheses made, but I have been mulling the question over in my head for some time and cannot come up with a fully satisfactory answer. The ...
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What cannot be done with a wand, that must be achieved using other means, such as potions? [closed]

I've been reading Harry Potter and every time I see something done via the use of potions or external objects (such as curing someone of petrification, or making someone fall in love, or becoming ...
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Story about reincarnated warrior who gets his old tattoos and swords then goes on a quest

I read it a couple years ago and it was about a warrior who died and then was resurrected. He got his old tattoos and swords which are magical artifacts then was asked to go on a quest to some kind of ...
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Valyrian Steel in the Citadel [duplicate]

It is revealed that the Maesters have acess to Valyrian Steel when Maester Luwin shows Bran his Valyrian steel link. We are told that when Maesters learn a new skill, they forge a new link, I assume ...
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Is Lembas (Elven bread) magical?

I always had the feeling that Lembas bread was magical and that's what helped it be so fulfilling; however I've recently started to think that it was most probably just highly nutritious, and I had ...
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Why does Frodo see his sword glow red at Weathertop?

[...] He shut his eyes and struggled for a while; but resistance became unbearable, and at last he slowly drew out the chain, and slipped the Ring on the forefinger of his left hand. Immediately, ...
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What are all these Harry Potter objects?

The first three or four were especially confusing to me, I'm not sure what they are. What are all these Harry Potter objects? (it's apparently from this article, though I couldn't view the page).
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In 'Shadow of the Colossus' what is Wander's sword made from?

In the video game 'Shadow of the Colossus' the character you play, Wander is trying to revive his lover. Once he brings her to the temple and places her body onto the altar, a demon says he can revive ...
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Why didn't Harry have to wait for the right time to use the portkey?

In GoF, Harry touches the port key and is immediately transported back to Hogwarts. But why did the port key function immediately? During the world cup they had to wait for a specific time that the ...
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Fantasy book series; Brother is jealous of sister's magical (sword) glove

I read a series of books a few years ago but I never finished the series. The main characters were a brother and sister. The brother was jealous of the sister having put on a glove that does not ...
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What is the first story with a magical Taco?

Being inspired by Cinco de Mayo and the recent in-flux of history-of questions... Are there any stories than involve a magical taco; or if there are numerous stories with magical tacos, What was the ...
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How many inventions did Fred and George have?

Fred and George Weasley are known for their trouble-making and general "solemnly swearing they are up to no good". Their antics/adventures give something to smile about and show us not all wizards are ...
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Do Vanishing Cabinets come in pairs or singles?

After seeing this question and some of the discussion on it got me wondering if this pair of Vanishing Cabinets was common or rare... How did Dumbledore not know that the Vanishing Cabinet was one ...
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Why don't muggles use bezoars effectively?

While I can understand why most magical herbs and creatures go unnoticed by muggles, it really bugs me that bezoars are not a known medical technology. Bezoars appear naturally in goats, one of the ...
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How do the Hogwarts staircases move in the books?

When I read the Harry Potter books, I imagined the whole "the staircases change" thing to be more like the weeping angels from Doctor Who in that they change when you're not looking or without you ...
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In the Harry Potter universe, is there a difference between magical objects and enchanted objects?

In other words, does the Harry Potter universe have both enchanted things (a normal object with a spell on it) and magical things (objects that are innately magical)? For example, a magic fire-sword ...
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To whom does each of these wands belong?

To whom does each of these wands belong? Note: inspired by this meta question
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Do muggles react the same way to potions in Harry Potter?

For example, if a muggle drank Felix Felicis and went to Las Vegas, would be win every game he played? How about the other potions such as the engorgement charm seen in Book 2, or the skelegrow? Would ...
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What would happen in a battle of Felix Felicises (?)

If two equally skilled and similar (in terms of physique and metabolic processes) wizards played against each other in a game of chance (dice, card games, whatever) after drinking the same amount of ...
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What brooms do the Weasleys own?

I know the Weasleys all use older brooms, but do we know what brooms they own? I remember that over the summer Harry and the Weasleys all play pick up games of Quidditch in the woods near the ...
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How did they get away with making the Tri-Wizard Cup a Portkey?

I know there are many questions going on this very topic - like why the Triwizard Cup Portkey was two-way and why the Portkey didn't return Harry and Cedric to the center of the maze, where it was ...
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In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, why can't the Order plant an unauthorized Portkey, if Dumbledore can with ease?

Related: Why in 'Deathly Hallows' was a Portkey not used in the beginning? I remember Lupin saying, when transporting Harry in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: "Brooms," said ...
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Maximum range of a Portkey?

What is the maximum range one could travel with a single Portkey? Across the world? To the moon?
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Is “Giftwish” this novel?

When I was younger (in the 80's) I greatly enjoyed a book that I believe was called Giftwish. There is a fantasy book by the same name referenced here, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1316830....
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Do all elven blades glow blue in the presence of orcs?

There have been a couple of questions that I believe are related to this one, for example this one that asks why Sting glowed blue in the presence of orcs, and this one about the origins of Sting ...
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Do non-Elven blades damage the Nazgûl despite being destroyed?

As I understand it (correct me if this is wrong) swords not crafted by elves are destroyed upon striking a Nazgûl- but do they do any damage to him (it?) in the process?
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Why does the Ring have such an obsessive possessive effect?

In The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, we see in Bilbo and Frodo and, to a more extreme extent, Gollum, all bearers of the one ring, that they become extremely possessive of the ring and do ...
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How many Stars of Elendil were there, and what happened to each of them?

In The Lord of the Rings, Aragorn wears a jewel called the Elendilmir, or Star of Elendil, upon his brow. This stone, which was also known as the Star of the Dunedain and the Star of the North, was ...
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What makes this character worthy to lift Thor's hammer, Mjolnir?

After being created and brought to life by a stroke of Thor's lightning I think there was a gasp from the cinema audience at this point, I'm quite confident this was not in the comics. Why is this ...
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How strong / sharp is Celestial Bronze

In the Percy Jackson universe how Strong/Sharp is celestial bronze compared to mortal weapons? And is there a in universe example?
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What's the point of a Remembrall?

Not sure if there's a canon answer for this or not, but in the Harry Potter books, how would a Remembrall be useful? Does it do more than just turn red when someone forgets something?
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How big is the Marauder's Map?

The size of the Marauder's Map always bothered me. I assumed it unfolded into a large but still manageable piece of parchment. However, the fact that it shows the entirety of Hogwarts - every floor ...
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Why does Sirius Black feel that he has to keep his two-way mirror a secret from the others?

The common problem that most people have with Sirius' mirror is why Harry never even bothers to check out what he gave him and why Sirius doesn't ask Harry why he isn't using it when Harry talks to ...
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How could the Marauder's Map detect something which Death could not?

According to this article on the Marauder's Map, and from the general knowledge acquired through the books and movies, it is quite clear that nothing is hidden from the map. This includes even the ...
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Are there any limitations to the absorption of the sword of Gryffindor?

What objects can be used as wand substitutes? This question got me thinking. Godric Gryffindor's sword can absorb properties, and only positive properties (said in DH). Then, couldn't it in theory ...
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Young Girl Fantasy Series (I think?)

When I was in middle school a few years ago, I read this fantasy series that centered around a couple of modern girls who were able to cross over into this fantasy world. I'm not 100% sure but I ...
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Fantasy novel about a warrior woman with a golden hand?

I need help identifying a fantasy novel i read in the late 90s, about a woman with a magic gold hand? In 98 or so I read a hardback fantasy novel that I can't remember the author or title for. It ...
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Can non-humans master a wand in Harry Potter?

Inspired by Would Nagini have become the master of the Elder Wand? Somehow it seems odd to me that wand ownership may pass to just any animal (even magical ones, such as Nagini), but Harry Potter ...
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Colours and powers of Elfstones in Terry Brooks “The dark legacy of shannara”

What are the colours and powers of the Elfstones? I know the colour of two, but that is all. Blue - gives ability to find. Crimson - ??? Does anybody know the rest?
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How does removing a memory work in Harry Potter?

There seem to be two ways of taking memory out of the mind in Harry Potter One is what Prof. Slughorn did, that is, give Harry a copy of his real memory of telling Tom Riddle about Horcruxes. It is ...
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old fantasy novel with ravens or crows and magic staff

I am trying to remember the title of an 'old' (pre 2000) fantasy novel. The parts of the story that I remember include (essential ingredients): 1) it involved a staff, with an iron symbol on the shoe ...
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Why are the fires of Mount Doom specifically required to destroy the One Ring? [duplicate]

All the volcanoes in middle earth are a throw back to Melkor trying to trash middle earth (executive summary of this answer). Would any other volcano contain enough 'power' from Melkor to do likewise?...
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Are magic items resistant to being broken by mundane means?

This comment and the one following it raised the question of whether the Elder Wand could be broken simply by bending it until it snaps. Clearly this was possible in the movie, but I don't believe ...