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10th Apr '16 9:29:19 PM Eagal
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* ThePunishment: See FeudingFamilies above.

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* ThePunishment: See FeudingFamilies above.%%* ThePunishment
10th Apr '16 9:24:51 PM Eagal
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* CallForward: There's an entry referencing Invisibility Cloaks, namely that they wear out after a few years and become opaque. [[spoiler: That Harry's belonged to his dad several decades ago and is still in perfect working order is a hint about it's true nature.]]

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* CallForward: There's an entry referencing Invisibility Cloaks, namely that they wear out after a few years and become opaque. [[spoiler: That Harry's belonged to his dad several decades ago and is still in perfect working order is a hint about it's its true nature.]]
26th Feb '16 7:18:30 AM fearlessnikki
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: There's a borderline in-universe example. Merpeople are often interpreted as beautiful in Muggle art and literature - when there is only one particular subspecies that is beautiful, and two others who are more animalistic.
* AdaptationalIntelligence: In-universe. The author expresses surprise at the good press Muggles give to fairies, when in this universe they have minimal intelligence and limited magic.


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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The Sphinx is a mostly benevolent creature who will only get violent if the person who hears their riddle guesses wrongly. It's not known from Harry's encounter in the fourth book if a Sphinx will interpret ''any'' answer as a guess - but she does allow him to ask questions about the riddle. Also she gives the option for them to choose not to guess and walk away.


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* CuteMonsterGirl:
** The Siren subspecies of merpeople, which are beautiful human-fish hybrids. The Selkie and Merrow subspecies have more alien appearances.
** The Sphinx has the head of a beautiful woman, but the body of a lion.
23rd Jan '16 4:03:10 AM StarTropes
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A companion piece to ''Literature/QuidditchThroughTheAges''.

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A companion piece to ''Literature/QuidditchThroughTheAges''.
''Literature/QuidditchThroughTheAges'' and ''Literature/TheTalesOfBeedleTheBard''.
9th Jan '16 9:21:47 AM Quanyails
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** Some Jack Russel Terriers are actually Crups, which usually have two tails but often have the second tail clipped so they can blend in.

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** Some Jack Russel Russell Terriers are actually Crups, which usually have two tails but often have the second tail clipped so they can blend in.
9th Dec '15 9:18:21 AM HeraldAlberich
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''Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'' is a book mentioned in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'' which was later [[{{Defictionalization}} Defictionalized]] as a real book written by Creator/JKRowling... ahem... [[PenName Newt Scamander]], whose grandson [[WordOfGod married Luna Lovegood]]. The book was published in 2001.

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''Fantastic '''''Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'' Them''''' is a book mentioned in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'' which was later [[{{Defictionalization}} Defictionalized]] as a real book written by Creator/JKRowling... ahem... [[PenName Newt Scamander]], whose grandson [[WordOfGod married Luna Lovegood]]. The book was published in 2001.
9th Dec '15 9:17:58 AM HeraldAlberich
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The book is, of course, a guide to the magical beasts which exist in the PotterVerse. It is [[DirectLineToTheAuthor supposedly a copy of the edition owned by Harry Potter]], complete with lots of [[CrowningMomentOfFunny amusing graffiti]] written in it by Harry and Ron, and a bit from Hermione.

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The book is, of course, a guide to the magical beasts which exist in the PotterVerse.Franchise/PotterVerse. It is [[DirectLineToTheAuthor supposedly a copy of the edition owned by Harry Potter]], complete with lots of [[CrowningMomentOfFunny amusing graffiti]] written in it by Harry and Ron, and a bit from Hermione.









** Muggle children have often been accused of vandalising or destroying a back garden - when an offended Knarl is the culprit.

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** Muggle children have often been accused of vandalising or destroying a back garden - when garden--when an offended Knarl is the culprit.



* BreathWeapon: The Nundu's breath - which causes disease strong enough to depopulate entire villages.

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* BreathWeapon: The Nundu's breath - breath, which causes disease strong enough to depopulate entire villages.



* CallForward: Rita Skeeter claims that Hagrid's Blast-Ended Skrewts are illegal crossbred creatures in the fourth book. Their lack of an entry in this one confirms that.
** There's also an entry referencing Invisibility Cloaks, namely that they wear out after a few years and become opaque. [[spoiler: That Harry's belonged to his dad several decades ago and is still in perfect working order is a hint about it's true nature.]]

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* CallForward: CallBack: Rita Skeeter claims that Hagrid's Blast-Ended Skrewts are illegal crossbred creatures in the fourth book. Their lack of an entry in this one confirms that.
** * CallForward: There's also an entry referencing Invisibility Cloaks, namely that they wear out after a few years and become opaque. [[spoiler: That Harry's belonged to his dad several decades ago and is still in perfect working order is a hint about it's true nature.]]



* CharacterFilibuster: Ron and Hermoine get into a large argument... via notes... on one of the first pages of Harry's books. Harry tells them both to shut up.

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* CharacterFilibuster: CharacterFilibuster:
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Ron and Hermoine get into a large argument... via notes... on one of the first pages of Harry's books. Harry tells them both to shut up.



-->My name is Gregory Goyle and I smell

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-->My --->My name is Gregory Goyle and I smell



* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: It's common to find a Runespoor (three headed serpent) with the right head bitten off - as this head is 'the critic' and criticises the other two's actions.
* ContinuityNod: In the entry for the hippogriff, there's a brief line stating that they can be tamed, though this should only be attempted by experts. Harry's remark? "Has Hagrid read this?"

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* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: It's common to find a Runespoor (three headed serpent) with the right head bitten off - as off--as this head is 'the critic' and criticises the other two's actions.
* ContinuityNod: ContinuityNod:
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In the entry for the hippogriff, there's a brief line stating that they can be tamed, though this should only be attempted by experts. Harry's remark? "Has Hagrid read this?"



** The entry of the Hungarian Horntail describes it as the most dangerous dragon breed of all: Harry noted "You're not kidding".
** In the entry on Acromantulas, there's a note about rumours of a large colony established somewhere in Scotland. It's crossed out with "confirmed by Harry Potter and Ron Weasley" written over it. This also confirmed to many fans that Hogwarts was located in Scotland. In addition, Ron adds nine X'es to its XXXXX rating, referencing his arachophobia.
** Hagrid at one point tells Umbridge he has a friend that breeds Abraxan Horses. This book gives the name and information of them - enormously powerful and palomino bodied - which confirms that Hagrid is talking about Madam Maxime. And that they are the horses that carried the Beauxbatons carriage.

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** The entry of the Hungarian Horntail describes it as the most dangerous dragon breed of all: Harry noted notes, "You're not kidding".
kidding."
** In the entry on Acromantulas, there's a note about rumours of a large colony established somewhere in Scotland. It's crossed out with "confirmed by Harry Potter and Ron Weasley" written over it. This also confirmed to many fans that Hogwarts was is located in Scotland. In addition, Ron adds nine X'es to its XXXXX rating, referencing his arachophobia.
** Hagrid at one point tells Umbridge he has a friend that breeds Abraxan Horses. This book gives the name and information of them - enormously them--enormously powerful and palomino bodied - which palomino-bodied--which confirms that Hagrid is talking about Madam Maxime. And that they are the horses that carried the Beauxbatons carriage.



* DarkestAfrica: Africa does sure have a lot of dangerous dark creatures such as the Nundu, Tebo, and Streeler.

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* DarkestAfrica: Africa does sure have a lot of dangerous dark creatures creatures, such as the Nundu, Tebo, and Streeler.



** DarkIsNotEvil: The Thestral has a black coat, has a very reptilian appearance, is attracted by raw meat and is considered a bad omen - because it can only be seen by those who have witnessed someone die. However that is just superstition and the horses in the series are perfectly friendly to Harry when he meets them. Likewise the Augurey was thought to be an omen of death, when it really just predicts rain on the way.

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** * DarkIsNotEvil: The Thestral has a black coat, has a very reptilian appearance, is attracted by raw meat and is considered a bad omen - because omen--because it can only be seen by those who have witnessed someone die. However However, that is just superstition superstition, and the horses in the series are perfectly friendly to Harry when he meets them. Likewise Likewise, the Augurey was thought to be an omen of death, when it really just predicts rain on the way.



* EarlyBirdCameo: Many creatures first appeared here before being mentioned in the books. Even Thestrals are included, albeit as a minor reference under "Winged Horse". Likewise some creatures that appeared but weren't named, were given official names in this - such as the Acromantula and the subspecies of Merpeople and Winged Horses.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: EarlyBirdCameo:
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Many creatures first appeared here before being mentioned in the books. Even Thestrals are included, albeit as a minor reference under "Winged Horse". Likewise some creatures that appeared but weren't named, were given official names in this - this, such as the Acromantula and the subspecies of Merpeople and Winged Horses.



* TheFantasticTropeOfWonderousTitles: ''Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them''



* FictionalDocument

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* FictionalDocumentFictionalDocument: Harry Potter's very own textbook on magical creatures.



* GiantSpider: The Acromantula. It's theorised to have originated from experimental breeding - as it is capable of human speech.

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* GiantSpider: The Acromantula. It's theorised to have originated from experimental breeding - breeding, as it is capable of human speech.



-->'''Hermione''': Why don't you buy a new one [book] then?
-->'''Ron''': Write in your own book Hermione.

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-->'''Hermione''': -->'''Hermione:''' Why don't you buy a new one [book] then?
-->'''Ron''': -->'''Ron:''' Write in your own book Hermione.



* NotTheNessie: There ''is'' one, but it's part of a larger species, and is a shapeshifter - it turns into something else whenever muggles look around for it.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The book obviously depicts every single species of dragons in the Potterverse. Most seem for some reason to be European (even the South American and Australasian species), with only one species based on Chinese dragons, and even so being more akin to European forms as it breathes fire and is malevolent (although all of them are more animalistic than anything, harkening back to the pre-Tolkien versions of the myths).

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* NotTheNessie: There ''is'' one, but it's part of a larger species, and is a shapeshifter - it shapeshifter--it turns into something else whenever muggles look around for it.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The book obviously depicts every single species of dragons in the Potterverse. Most seem for some reason to be European (even the South American and Australasian species), with only one species based on Chinese dragons, and even so being more akin to European forms as it breathes fire and is malevolent (although all of them are more animalistic than anything, harkening hearkening back to the pre-Tolkien versions of the myths).



** Fairies - the traditional tiny cute WingedHumanoid. Has very little intelligence and very basic magic. Usually just used for decoration. The author expresses surprise at the good Muggle press the Fairy has.
** Pixie - tiny shrill flyers. They love making mischief and are strong enough to lift a human's weight.
** Imp - close cousin to the pixie, but much duller in appearance and cannot fly. Also considerably less of a nuisance.
** Doxy - covered in black hair, with two sets of very sharp teeth and extra arms and legs. Considered pests, they're also very hostile to humans.
** Bowtruckle - a tree-dwelling creature that appears to be made of wood. Is normally benevolent but will get violent if it is threatened.

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** Fairies - the traditional tiny cute WingedHumanoid. Has very little intelligence and very basic magic. Usually just used for decoration. The author expresses surprise at the good Muggle press the Fairy has.
** Pixie - tiny shrill flyers. They love making mischief and are strong enough to lift a human's weight.
** Imp - close cousin to the pixie, but much duller in appearance and cannot fly. Also considerably less of a nuisance.
** Doxy - covered in black hair, with two sets of very sharp teeth and extra arms and legs. Considered pests, they're also very hostile to humans.
** Bowtruckle - a tree-dwelling creature that appears to be made of wood. Is normally benevolent but will get violent if it is threatened.



* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: And there are three species of them - Sirens, Selkies and Merrows. Selkies are the only ones that actually appear in the series though. The Mermish language sounds like a lot of shrieking and screaming above the surface. But underwater it sounds like normal talking. All merpeople are said to share a great love of music. They presumably can't transform into humans at all.
** Another creature - the Hippocampus - has the head and forequarters of a horse but also has a fish's tail. It's not classified as a merpeople species despite the similarities.
* PantheraAwesome: The Nundu, a gigantic Leopard so dangerous that it takes a hundred wizards to subdue just one. Take note that it took ten wizards to control four dragons in the Triwizard Tournament.

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* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: OurMermaidsAreDifferent:
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And there are three species of them - Sirens, them--Sirens, Selkies and Merrows. Selkies are the only ones that actually appear in the series though. The Mermish language sounds like a lot of shrieking and screaming above the surface. But underwater it sounds like normal talking. All merpeople are said to share a great love of music. They presumably can't transform into humans at all.
** Another creature - the Hippocampus - has creature--the Hippocampus--has the head and forequarters of a horse but also has a fish's tail. It's not classified as a merpeople species despite the similarities.
* PantheraAwesome: The Nundu, a gigantic Leopard leopard so dangerous that it takes a hundred wizards to subdue just one. Take note that it took ten wizards to control four dragons in the Triwizard Tournament.



** Abraxan - the biggest and strongest, with palomino bodies. These horses appear in the series, transporting the Beauxbatons carriage from France to Britain.
** Aethonan - chestnut in appearance and native to Britain and Ireland.
** Granian - a grey[[note]]Meaning actually with a white coat, confusingly enough[[/note]] and incredibly fast. This would be what species Pegasus was.
** Thestral - black and more reptilian in appearance. Is invisible to everyone except those who have 'seen death'. Also very good at finding locations.

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** Abraxan - the biggest and strongest, with palomino bodies. These horses appear in the series, transporting the Beauxbatons carriage from France to Britain.
** Aethonan - chestnut in appearance and native to Britain and Ireland.
** Granian - a grey[[note]]Meaning actually with a white coat, confusingly enough[[/note]] and incredibly fast. This would be what species Pegasus was.
** Thestral - black and more reptilian in appearance. Is invisible to everyone except those who have 'seen death'. Also very good at finding locations.



* RiddlingSphinx: Despite its humanoid appearance, it gets classed as a beast because of this. It speaks only in riddles and puzzles - and gets violent if given the wrong answer.
* SeaMonster: The Sea Serpent counts as a subversion as - despite reaching up to a hundred feet in length - it's a fairly docile creature.

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* RiddlingSphinx: Despite its humanoid appearance, it gets the sphinx is classed as a beast because of this. It speaks only in riddles and puzzles - and puzzles--and gets violent if given the wrong answer.
* SeaMonster: The Sea Serpent counts as a subversion as - despite as--despite reaching up to a hundred feet in length - it's length--it's a fairly docile creature.



* SelkiesAndWereseals: In this universe, 'Selkie' is a subspecies of merpeople. It's implied that they are the merpeople encountered in the Second Task[[note]]They are said to come from Scotland and this same book implies that is where Hogwarts is located[[/note]] - possibly referencing selkie mythology, they have a more aquatic appearance that traditional beautiful mermaids.
* SirensAreMermaids: 'Siren' is a species of mermaid found in the Mediterranean. They are the beautiful mermaids commonly depicted in art and literature, contrasting with the Selkies and the Merrows - which have more alien appearances. All merpeople are also said to share a love of music - which comes from the Siren myth.

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* SelkiesAndWereseals: In this universe, 'Selkie' is a subspecies of merpeople. It's implied that they are the merpeople encountered in the Second Task[[note]]They are said to come from Scotland and this same book implies that is where Hogwarts is located[[/note]] - possibly located[[/note]]--possibly referencing selkie mythology, they have a more aquatic appearance that traditional beautiful mermaids.
* SirensAreMermaids: 'Siren' is a species of mermaid found in the Mediterranean. They are the beautiful mermaids commonly depicted in art and literature, contrasting with the Selkies and the Merrows - Merrows, which have more alien appearances. All merpeople are also said to share a love of music - music, which comes from the Siren myth.



* TakeThatScrappy: In-universe example. The Flobberworm - most despised creature Hagrid ever brought to class - is officially classified as 'Boring' in the book's entry.

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* TakeThatScrappy: In-universe example. The Flobberworm - Flobberworm--the most despised creature Hagrid ever brought to class - is class--is officially classified as 'Boring' in the book's entry.



* VisualPun: Fairies are conjured up to serve as decorative lights - fairy lights.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: A serious issue, given the wizarding world's [[HalfHumanHybrid partially-human hybrid creatures]] and [[TalkingAnimal talking animals]] of various levels of intelligence. The centaurs in particular willingly separated themselves from humans, rejecting 'Being' classification.
** There was a big debate about the inclusion of Werewolves - since they are essentially just cursed humans.

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* VisualPun: Fairies are conjured up to serve as decorative lights - fairy lights--fairy lights.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: WhatMeasureIsANonHuman:
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A serious issue, given the wizarding world's [[HalfHumanHybrid partially-human hybrid creatures]] and [[TalkingAnimal talking animals]] of various levels of intelligence. The centaurs in particular willingly separated themselves from humans, rejecting 'Being' classification.
** There was a big debate about the inclusion of Werewolves - Werewolves, since they are essentially just cursed humans.
22nd Nov '15 1:54:41 PM LentilSandEater
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** Ditto with the Lethifold, which requires a Patronus Charm to repel. Around the time this book came out, we'd only seen Patronuses used on Dementors. Yet no one encounters a Lethifold in-series.
*** All of these are probably due specifically to the remote location of the beast, Nundus being East African and Lethifolds being tropical, though.

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** Ditto with the Lethifold, which requires a Patronus Charm to repel. Around the time this book came out, we'd only seen Patronuses used on Dementors. Yet no one encounters Similarly to the Nundu Harry didn't have a reason to visit the Lethifold in-series.
*** All of these are probably due specifically to
in the remote location of the beast, Nundus being East African and Lethifolds being tropical, though.tropics.
2nd Oct '15 10:05:28 PM Stinkoman87
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** There's also an entry referencing Invisibility Cloaks, namely that they wear out after a few years and become opaque. [[spoiler: That Harry's belonged to his dad several decades ago and is still in perfect working order is a hint about it's true nature.]]
14th Sep '15 5:11:39 PM eroock
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* DarkestAfrica: Africa does sure have a lot of dangerous dark creatures such as the Nundu, Tebo, and Streeler.



* DarkestAfrica: Africa does sure have a lot of dangerous dark creatures such as the Nundu, Tebo, and Streeler.



* EldritchAbomination: Lethifolds, being formless [[LivingShadow living shadows]] that may be hybrids or related to [[HumanoidAbomination Deme]][[TheHeartless ntors]], which like to ambush sleeping people and consume them.



* EldritchAbomination: Lethifolds, being formless [[LivingShadow living shadows]] that may be hybrids or related to [[HumanoidAbomination Deme]][[TheHeartless ntors]], which like to ambush sleeping people and consume them.



* FootnoteFever: Not just from the author, but from Hermione, Ron, Harry, and various others. If it's from the gang, expect it to be arguing, nitpicking, or Harry telling Hermione and Ron to stop arguing.



* FootnoteFever: Not just from the author, but from Hermione, Ron, Harry, and various others. If it's from the gang, expect it to be arguing, nitpicking, or Harry telling Hermione and Ron to stop arguing.



* SelfFulfillingProphecy: It was originally believed that the cry of the Augurey foretold the death of whoever heard it. Several wizards are thought to have suffered heart attacks brought on by hearing an unseen Augurey wail.



* SelfFulfillingProphecy: It was originally believed that the cry of the Augurey foretold the death of whoever heard it. Several wizards are thought to have suffered heart attacks brought on by hearing an unseen Augurey wail.
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