History Literature / FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem

2nd Jul '17 8:00:07 AM Astaroth
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* DidntThinkThisThrough: The creation of the Quintapeds. Summary: The heads of two FeudingFamilies engage in a duel and one of them gets killed. The dead man's family responds by transforming all members of the other family into five-legged monsters. [[TooDumbToLive Said monsters proceed to kill everyone]], leaving the Quintapeds incapable of turning back into humans. It's also noted to be the case for the wizards who did the transfiguring, as the family being transfigured were famously inept at magic and became much more dangerous when in beast form.

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: The creation of the Quintapeds. Summary: The heads of two FeudingFamilies engage in a duel and one of them gets killed. The dead man's family responds by transforming all members of the other family into five-legged monsters. The wizarding family who were just transfigured were famously inept at magic, and the wizards who transfigured them discover they're much more dangerous as monsters. [[TooDumbToLive Said monsters proceed to kill everyone]], leaving the Quintapeds incapable of turning back into humans. It's also noted to be the case for the wizards who did the transfiguring, as the family being transfigured were famously inept at magic and became much more dangerous when in beast form.
2nd Jul '17 6:54:50 AM Astaroth
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* DidntThinkThisThrough: The creation of the Quintapeds. Summary: The heads of two FeudingFamilies engage in a duel and one of them gets killed. The dead man's family responds by transforming all members of the other family into five-legged monsters. [[TooDumbToLive Said monsters proceed to kill everyone]], leaving the Quintapeds incapable of turning back into humans.

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: The creation of the Quintapeds. Summary: The heads of two FeudingFamilies engage in a duel and one of them gets killed. The dead man's family responds by transforming all members of the other family into five-legged monsters. [[TooDumbToLive Said monsters proceed to kill everyone]], leaving the Quintapeds incapable of turning back into humans. It's also noted to be the case for the wizards who did the transfiguring, as the family being transfigured were famously inept at magic and became much more dangerous when in beast form.



* MeaningfulName: The Quintaped, which has five legs. For bonus points, one wizard legend states that quintapeds are the last descendants of the [=MacBoons=], a wizarding clan transfigured into their current form in revenge for their chieftain killing a rival in a duel. The [=MacBoon=] chieftain responsible was named Qunintis.

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* MeaningfulName: The Quintaped, which has five legs. For bonus points, one wizard legend states that quintapeds are the last descendants of the [=MacBoons=], a wizarding clan transfigured into their current form in revenge for their chieftain killing a rival in a duel. The [=MacBoon=] chieftain responsible was named Qunintis.Quintis.
2nd Jul '17 6:45:38 AM Astaroth
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* MeaningfulName: The Quintaped, which has five legs.

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* MeaningfulName: The Quintaped, which has five legs. For bonus points, one wizard legend states that quintapeds are the last descendants of the [=MacBoons=], a wizarding clan transfigured into their current form in revenge for their chieftain killing a rival in a duel. The [=MacBoon=] chieftain responsible was named Qunintis.
14th Jun '17 1:40:52 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Once again, averted--sea serpents are said to be fairly docile, when anyone reading knows that "Muggle" literature portrays them as vicious monsters.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Once again, averted--sea in-universe--sea serpents are said to be fairly docile, when anyone reading knows that "Muggle" literature portrays them as vicious monsters.
11th May '17 3:39:10 PM CJCroen1393
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Once again, averted--sea serpents are said to be fairly docile, when anyone reading knows that "Muggle" literature portrays them as vicious monsters.
25th Mar '17 3:54:37 PM Theriocephalus
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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.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: There's a borderline in-universe example. Merpeople are often interpreted as beautiful in Muggle art and literature - literature, when in reality there is only one particular subspecies that is beautiful, and two others who are more animalistic.



** 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 really the culprit.



* 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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* 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.



* BrownNote: Fwooper song, if listened to too much; eyes of a Basilisk. The cry of the Augurey was thought to be this but that's just superstition. The cry of the rooster is this for the Basilisk.

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* BrownNote: Fwooper song, if listened to too much; eyes of a Basilisk.much, will drive the listener insane. The cry of the Augurey was thought to be this but that's just superstition. The cry of the rooster is this for the Basilisk.



** 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.
** In the entry for Leprechauns, it mentions that they produce "a realistic gold-like substance that vanishes after a few hours, to their great amusement." Ron notes next to it, "But not mine."

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** 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 Maxime, and that they are the horses that carried the Beauxbatons carriage.
** In the entry for Leprechauns, it mentions that they produce "a realistic gold-like substance that vanishes after a few hours, to their great amusement." Ron notes next to it, "But not mine."mine", referencing the leprechaun "gold" he picked up in ''Goblet of Fire''.



* HeliCritter: The Billywig.

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* HeliCritter: The Billywig.Billywig, an insect whose wings are arranged and move like helicopter blades.



** 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.

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** 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.



* RiddlingSphinx: Despite its humanoid appearance, the sphinx is 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, 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.

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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.



* TakeThatScrappy: In-universe example. The Flobberworm--the 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--the 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.

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* VisualPun: Fairies are conjured up to serve as decorative lights--fairy lights -- fairy lights.
22nd Mar '17 11:14:19 AM DustSnitch
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The book is, of course, a guide to the magical beasts which exist in the 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.

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The book is, of course, a guide to the magical beasts which exist in the Franchise/PotterVerse. world of ''Harry Potter''. It is [[DirectLineToTheAuthor supposedly a copy of the edition owned by Harry Potter]], complete with lots of [[CrowningMomentOfFunny amusing graffiti]] graffiti written in it by Harry and Ron, and a bit from Hermione.
24th Jan '17 3:28:17 PM tafelshrew
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* KickTheDog: or the Puffskein in this case: one of Ron's annotations mentions that he used to have a pet [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Puffskein]] until Fred and George used it for Bludger practice (implicitly beating it to death).
12th Dec '16 9:41:19 PM SunriseWarrior
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A LiveActionAdaptation SpinOff [[Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem film series began airing in 2016]], following the adventures of Newt Scamander [[{{Prequel}} seventy years before Harry set foot in Hogwarts]]. J.K. Rowling wrote writing the screenplay of the first film.

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A LiveActionAdaptation SpinOff [[Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem film series began airing in 2016]], following the adventures of Newt Scamander [[{{Prequel}} seventy years before Harry set foot in Hogwarts]]. J.K. Rowling wrote writing the screenplay of for the first film.
6th Dec '16 4:13:51 PM Xtifr
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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 first published in 2001, with an UpdatedRerelease scheduled for 2017.

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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 first published in 2001, with an UpdatedRerelease scheduled for 2017.
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