Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Manticore

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Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic
Manticore
Type Magical creature
Features Head of man, body of lion, tail of scorpion
First Appearance Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Overview[edit]

The Manticore is one of the Wizarding World's most dangerous creatures. It is a sentient beast, capable of intelligent speech, but has not been classified as a being due to its violent tendencies.

Extended Description[edit]

Beginner warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.

A manticore has a human-like head, a lion's body, and a scorpion's tail with a ball at the end covered in venomous darts. When the Manticore flings its tail the darts detach. Manticore venom is instantly fatal. It uses this as a way to kill its prey, which it then devours while crooning softly. A Manticore's skin repels all known charms.

While Harry, Ron, and Hermione are researching legal precedents for Buckbeak's defence in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, they find a case where a manticore savaged someone in 1296, and was let off... but quickly find that it was because nobody dared to approach it.

In a scurrilous article, Rita Skeeter suggests that the Blast-Ended Skrewts that Hagrid has provided for his Care of Magical Creatures course in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire may be the result of a cross breeding of Manticores and Fire Crabs.

Analysis[edit]

Questions[edit]

Study questions are meant to be left for each student to answer; please don't answer them here.

Greater Picture[edit]

Intermediate warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.