Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Umgubular Slashkilter

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Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic
Umgubular Slashkilter
Type Creature
Features Unknown
First Appearance Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Overview[edit]

As it is only ever mentioned by Luna Lovegood, we must conclude that the never-described Umgubular Slashkilter springs from the fertile imagination of Xenophilius Lovegood.

Extended Description[edit]

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

During the first meeting of Dumbledore's Army in the Room of Requirement, in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Luna says that her father is very supportive of anti-Ministry action, in part because of Cornelius Fudge's Umgubular Slashkilter. When Cho Chang opens her mouth to ask what it is, Harry tells her, "Don't ask", causing her to giggle.

Analysis[edit]

The only information we have about this creature is Luna's reporting Xenophilius' dislike of the Minister for Magic possessing one. This seems to imply that it is dangerous in some way.

Questions[edit]

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

  1. If this creature does indeed exist, why do you think it is not included on the Hogwarts syllabus?

Greater Picture[edit]

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