When Marietta Edgecombe betrayed Dumbledore's Army to Professor Umbridge, Dobby immediately warned Harry that the Inquisitorial Squad was going to attack, even though the house-elves had been forbidden to tell anyone, but he told Harry as he was far more loyal to Harry Potter than to Umbridge or Hogwarts in general and also a free elf that was not forced to obey. Dobby announced his return by causing a chandelier to fall on Bellatrix. When Umbridge attempts to sneak out of Hogwarts, Peeves chases her out, whacking her with Minerva McGonagall 's cane which she lent to him for that purpose and a sock full of chalk.
Dobby jumps back when Harry yells at him, and stands anxiously next to Harry's bed, waiting for Harry to get up. He is thrilled to receive a pair of socks from Harry, but is confused as to why the shop gave Harry two of the same design. He happily accepts a pair of violet socks from Ron so that he can mix them up, as well as the hand-knitted jumper that Mrs Weasley made for Ron. Dobby gives Harry a pair of socks for Christmas, one bright red with a broomstick pattern, the other green with a pattern of Snitches.
He made the socks himself, buying the wool with his wages. Dobby leaves after exchanging gifts, on his way to prepare Christmas dinner in the kitchens. Dobby wakes Harry ten minutes before the second task is due to begin and is determined that Harry will complete the task.
Dobby says that he knew Harry hadn't found the right book to help with the task, and so he found a method of breathing underwater for Harry. Dobby hands Harry a ball of Gillyweed, and tells him to eat it right before he enters the lake, as it will allow him to breathe underwater. Dobby overheard Professor Moody and Professor McGonagall talking about the task in the staff room as he was working, and didn't want Harry to risk losing Ron.
Dobby is thrilled when Harry, Ron and Hermione visit the kitchens, and is delighted with his new socks from Harry. His ears droop slightly when Hermione asks where Winky is, and he points her out by the fire.
He is worried when, whilst attempting to persuade the house-elves that they don't have to be ruled by a master, Hermione uses him as an example. He asks her to keep him out of her argument, and looks scared, as the other house-elves find her views dangerous.
Dobby enters the Room of Requirement during one of the DA lessons and finds Harry, tugging at his robes to get attention. His eyes are wide with terror, and he is shaking. He begins to warn Harry about something but pauses to punish himself as the house-elves have been told not to mention anything; he runs head-first into the wall of the Room of Requirement, but merely bounces off the stone, protected by the eight wooly hats he is wearing. Dobby struggles to tell Harry that Professor Umbridge has found out about the DA, and that she is on her way to the Room of Requirement, forcing Harry to guess most of the details.
Dobby is picked up by Harry as the students run towards the exit, only set down once they reach the back of the queue to leave; he is ordered to go back to the kitchens, and to lie if he is asked whether he warned Harry. One notable magizoologist is Newt Scamander , who in the universe of the series, is the author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them , an approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry on magical creatures that is popular in the wizarding world.
The Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures of the Ministry of Magic is responsible for overseeing and regulating magical creatures. It is divided into three divisions: A "being" is generally defined, according to Fantastic Beasts , as "any creature that has sufficient intelligence to understand the laws of the magical community and to bear part of the responsibility in shaping those laws.
According to this definition, fairies , pixies , gnomes , and most other creatures are classified as "beasts. Werewolves and Animagi are notable because they are typically in human form—a werewolf transforms from human state only at the full moon , and an Animagus is a human who has learned to transform into an animal at will.
Their classification is unclear, and offices responsible for werewolves exist in both the Beast and Being Divisions. A number of creatures, such as house-elves , giants , banshees , veelas , dwarfs , and Dementors , have never been referred to as beings or as beasts, so their legal status is unclear see below. Affairs related to ghosts come under the auspices of the Spirit Division.
According to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them , creatures are also put under danger categories. Creatures that need to be treated with a sophisticated amount of respect, e.
Centaurs , Unicorns , Phoenixes , and Merpeople , are given a four-x rating. Below is a list of magical creatures mentioned in the Harry Potter universe. Those creatures that Rowling took from myth and folklore have links to their mythological articles. The Blast-Ended Skrewt is a hybrid of a fire crab and manticore. Inferi are neither beasts nor beings, but merely animated corpses with no will of their own.
For a list of magical plants mentioned in the series, such as mandrakes and devil's snares , see List of fictional plants. Luna Lovegood , a pupil at Hogwarts, and her father Xenophilius Lovegood profess belief in a number of magical creatures that the overwhelming majority of wizards consider imaginary. As a result, their appropriate classification is unknown. In the Harry Potter universe , the Acromantula is a monstrous spider capable of human speech. It originated in Borneo, where it inhabits dense jungle.
Its distinctive features include the thick black hair that covers its body; its legspan, which may reach up to fifteen feet; its pincers, which produce a distinctive clicking sound when the Acromantula is excited or angry; and a venomous secretion. The Acromantula is carnivorous and prefers large prey. It spins dome-shaped webs on the ground. The female is bigger than the male and may lay up to one hundred eggs at a time.
Soft and white, these are as large as beach balls. The young hatch in six to eight weeks. Acromantula eggs are defined as Class A Non-Tradeable Goods by the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures, meaning that severe penalties are attached to their importation or sale.
This beast is believed to be wizard-bred, possibly intended to guard wizard dwellings or treasure, as is often the case with magically bred monsters. Despite its near-human intelligence, the Acromantula is untrainable and highly dangerous to wizard and Muggle alike.
In the Harry Potter universe , a Basilisk is a monstrous serpentine creature. Larger than its mythical counterpart , the Basilisk in the Harry Potter universe is capable of reaching a length up to fifty feet and living up to hundreds of years. Basilisks are uncontrollable except by Parselmouths , and the first basilisk is believed to have been created by a Greek Dark wizard and Parselmouth named Herpo The Foul.
A male basilisk has a scarlet plume on its head. Ghosts who look at it directly will become petrified, since they could not die a second time. Spiders flee from the basilisk, as they are mortal enemies. The basilisk itself flees only from the crowing of a rooster, which if heard by the basilisk is fatal, and the weasel whose odour will also kill a basilisk. When student Tom Riddle, later known as Lord Voldemort, opened the chamber, the basilisk killed Moaning Myrtle and hid in the chamber for 50 years, until Riddle's memory and Horcrux opened the chamber again by possessing Ginny Weasley.
During the events in the book, it is set loose again by one of Voldemort 's Horcruxes , and attempts to kill several Muggle-borns, but due to good fortune all its victims were merely petrified. The Horcrux commanded Ginny Weasley to kill all the school roosters remarked upon by Hagrid.
When Harry discovers the existence of the chamber and of its location, Riddle reveals his identity and sets the basilisk loose upon Harry while Ginny's life force ebbs away. Fawkes helps Harry, by blinding the basilisk with his talons and carrying the Sorting Hat ; Harry pulls the sword of Godric Gryffindor from the hat, and uses it to impale the basilisk in the roof of its mouth, killing it.
The basilisk's fangs and its venom absorbed by the sword of Gryffindor proved instrumental for destroying most of Voldemort's Horcruxes. In Chamber of Secrets , while killing the basilisk at the same time, Harry Potter was stabbed in the arm by the first fang, which broke off and was used by Harry to puncture Tom Riddle's diary one of Voldemort's Horcruxes , an act which restored Ginny's life force.
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows , after losing the sword of Gryffindor to Griphook, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger return to the chamber and retrieve a fang from the dead basilisk's mouth, using it to destroy Helga Hufflepuff 's cup.
This time the chamber was opened by Ron by imitating Harry's Parseltongue. Ron Weasley, Neville Longbottom, and Professor Dumbledore used the sword of Gryffindor, laced with the basilisk's venom, to destroy the locket, Nagini and Marvolo Gaunt's ring, respectively. In the Harry Potter universe , a Boggart is an amortal shape-shifter non-being that takes on the form of its intended victim's worst fear. While British mythology describes boggarts as house-elves who cause trouble or malevolent beings inhabiting marshes or other lonely spots, Rowling's boggarts are more like Brollachans , magical creatures originating from Scotland.
However, there is one record of an English Lancashire boggart which could take the form of various animals, or indeed more fearful creatures. Boggarts like to hide in dark, enclosed places, such as closets and cabinets. In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix , Mad-Eye Moody determines, with his magical eye, that there is a boggart in the desk in the drawing room.
In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban , Remus Lupin teaches his students in Defence Against the Dark Arts to approach a boggart in groups of two or more, so that the boggart will have difficulty in choosing which one to frighten.
The Riddikulus charm is used to combat Boggarts, by changing their appearance into a less fearsome or even comical apparition, which weakens the creatures. When Harry Potter approaches the boggart, it takes the form of a dementor. Centaurs in the Harry Potter universe are wild creatures who claim to possess intelligence greater than humans. Their heads and torsos resemble those of humans but they possess the four legs, lower bodies and tail of a horse.
Although sentient, they have not requested assignment as beings, preferring to remove themselves entirely from human affairs. Centaurs who decide to associate with humans, such as Firenze, who agrees to teach Divination at Hogwarts, can be seen as traitors and attacked by other centaurs. Firenze's interest in human affairs resulted in violent reprisals by other centaurs and were it not for Hagrid's intervention, Firenze could have been killed.
Centaurs are skilled in healing and astrology, and spend much of their time scouring the stars for portents. They live in forests, and their society consists of groups called herds. They do not appear to employ or need any technology more advanced than a bow and arrow. They are proud and territorial, therefore high diplomatic skills must be employed when dealing with centaurs. Displaying lack of respect to centaurs can have violent consequences, as Dolores Umbridge learned to her cost.
In Deathly Hallows , the Hogwarts centaur herd, after being admonished fiercely by Hagrid, takes sides with the Order of the Phoenix, and assist in the Battle of Hogwarts. The films depict the centaurs with bestial and animalistic facial features. The books do not describe them, but several female students are attracted to them. The dementors are "soulless creatures  They are the guards of the wizard prison, Azkaban , until after the return of antagonist Lord Voldemort.
Albus Dumbledore harbors an intense dislike of dementors, noting he has long felt the Ministry of Magic erred in "allying" with such creatures, implying that dementor society in general exists apart from the general wizarding world.
Dumbledore forbade dementors from entering Hogwarts but this ban was ultimately broken in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by Minister of Magic Cornelius Fudge, who insisted on being accompanied by a dementor as a bodyguard. Beneath the cloak, dementors are eyeless, and the only feature of note is the perpetually indrawn breath, by which they consume the emotions and good memories of human beings, forcing the victim to relive its worst memories alone. According to the author, dementors grow like fungi in dark, moist places, creating a dense, chilly fog.
Although they are implied to be sentient , this is left ambiguous. The presence of a dementor makes the surrounding atmosphere grow cold and dark, and the effects are cumulative with the number of dementors present. The culmination of their power is the 'Dementor's Kiss', wherein the dementor latches its mouth onto a victim's lips and consumes its soul or psyche , presumably to leave the victim in a persistent vegetative state , without any memories and feelings left.
Dementors are invisible to Muggles, but affect them otherwise identically. Despite their attachment to human emotion, dementors seem to have difficulty distinguishing one human from another, as demonstrated by Barty Crouch Jr.
Their sensitivity appears less precise in proportion to the emotion's 'complexity'; this particular weakness enabled Sirius Black , an Animagus , to escape Azkaban by transforming into a dog. The principal method against them is the Patronus Charm , which both protects its user and repels the dementors. Dementors have the power to feed off the good feelings and memories when coming in close contact. Protagonist Harry first encounters dementors during his third year of school, when they are sent to guard Hogwarts against Sirius Black.
Being reminded by their presence of his parents' murder by Voldemort, Harry asks Remus Lupin for assistance, and thus acquires the Patronus Charm.
At the end of Order of the Phoenix , the dementors of Azkaban stage a mass revolt against their employers to join Voldemort, who permits them nearly free access to victims. In Deathly Hallows , the Ministry, under the control of Voldemort, uses dementors to punish Muggle-borns. The dementors also take Voldemort's side during the Battle of Hogwarts. After the appointment of Kingsley Shacklebolt as Minister of Magic, dementors are removed from Azkaban, and the Ministry contains them by limiting their numbers.
Rowling, by her own account, created the dementors after a time in which she, in her own words, "was clinically depressed". Ghosts play an important secondary role, mainly as advisors to the leading characters. Unlike the ghosts in a traditional ghost story , these ghosts are neither frightening nor necessarily ghoulish. Ghosts in the novels appear silvery and translucent. They can fly and pass through walls, tables, and other solid objects, but nonetheless have some ability to physically affect, and be affected by, the living world.
Moaning Myrtle , for instance, can splash the water in her toilet. In the Harry Potter universe, only wizards and witches can become ghosts. As Nearly Headless Nick explained to Harry, "Wizards can leave an imprint of themselves upon the earth, to walk palely where their living selves once trod I was afraid of death. I chose to remain behind. I sometimes wonder whether I oughtn't have Well, that is neither here nor there In fact, I am neither here nor there Ghosts are very sensitive about their condition: Peeves, the Hogwarts poltergeist , is not considered a ghost, but an "indestructible spirit of chaos" according to Rowling.
Giants in the Harry Potter universe are capable of interbreeding with humans — Rubeus Hagrid is half-giant, as is his love interest Olympe Maxime — but wizards as a population [HP4] have engaged in an active campaign to hunt giants out of civilisation. Giants range in height from twenty to twenty-five feet 6 to 7. Voldemort has employed giants in his attacks, after convincing them that he can offer them a better life; [HP4] whereas Hagrid reveals in Order of the Phoenix that he and Madame Maxime went to try and persuade the Giants to take part in the war against Voldemort, but were thwarted when the Gurg was killed and his successor sided with their enemies.
Presumably as a result, giants took part in the Battle of Hogwarts in the end of the series, mostly fighting for Voldemort. The portrayal of giants as a dying breed is consistent with much of European folklore, where they are frequently described as primeval creatures who built ruins and created strange landforms long before humans arrived.
Goblins are magical creatures chiefly involved with metal work and the running of Gringotts bank. Goblins are anthropoid, described as having long, thin fingers and feet, black eyes, and domed heads much larger than human heads in proportion to the body. Relations between goblins and wizards have been strained for centuries by misunderstandings on both sides, sometimes evoking violence.
Along with house-elves, goblins seem to occupy positions as second-class citizens in the Wizarding world. The goblins remain a neutral force during the Second Wizarding War, siding with neither Voldemort nor the opposition to him. House-elves are small elves used by wizards as slaves. They are 2—3 feet tall, with spindly limbs and oversized heads and eyes.
They have pointed, bat-like ears and high, squeaky voices. Their names are usually pet-like diminutives, and they do not appear to have surnames. They habitually refer to themselves in the third person. House-elves are generally obedient, pliant , and obsequious ; and when enslaved, wear discarded items such as pillowcases and tea-towels draped like a toga. House-elves' masters can free them by giving them an item of clothing, much like the Hob of English Folklore.
House-elves can become intoxicated by drinking Butterbeer. House-elves possess magic distinct from that used by wizards and witches, which they generally use in the service of their masters. This magic can be used without the permission of their masters, or even against their orders, though such disobedience obliges them to punish themselves in various painful ways.
Dobby, however, told him of the Room of Requirement and how to get into it. He knew of this secret room, because he had used it frequently to hide Winky after she became drunk from Butterbeer. Harry Potter successfully made use of the room and thus was able to start holding Dumbledore's Army meetings. When Marietta Edgecombe betrayed Dumbledore's Army to Professor Umbridge, Dobby immediately warned Harry that the Inquisitorial Squad was going to attack, even though the house-elves had been forbidden to tell anyone, but he told Harry as he was far more loyal to Harry Potter than to Umbridge or Hogwarts in general and also a free elf that was not forced to obey.
When he heard, Harry ordered Dobby not to punish himself for disobeying a direct order from Umbridge. Despite Dobby's warning Harry and the other members were still caught and punished. Kreacher insulted Harry and stated that Draco would be a better master. Dobby fought him and knocked out several of his teeth and tearfully told him that Harry was a great wizard and that the Malfoys were not good masters for a house-elf.
Dobby felt that helping Harry was an honour and didn't even sleep on his job. There, Bellatrix Lestrange saw that they were carrying the Sword of Gryffindor , and she stopped Lucius Malfoy from summoning Voldemort , afraid they had been in her Gringotts vault. Keeping Hermione upstairs for interrogation and torture, Bellatrix had the others imprisoned in the locked cellar, where they encountered Luna Lovegood and Garrick Ollivander , who were also being held there.
Though the new arrivals were tied up, Luna found a nail with which she was able to cut their bonds. Desperate at hearing Hermione's cries of pain from above, Harry frantically fidgeted with the fragment of the two-way mirror Sirius had given him years before and saw a sky-blue eye looking out of it at him. Harry pleaded for help from the owner of the eye, Aberforth Dumbledore , and shortly Dobby, sent by Aberforth, Apparated into the cellar.
From upstairs, where she was now questioning Griphook about whether or not the sword was the real one, Bellatrix heard the noise of Dobby Disapparating and sent Peter Pettigrew to investigate. Attempting to rescue Hermione and Griphook , Harry and Ron were forced to surrender when a disarmed Bellatrix threatened to cut Hermione's throat with a silver knife. Dobby announced his return by causing a chandelier to fall on Bellatrix.
Harry seized the wands Draco Malfoy was holding and used a stunning spell on Greyback. Ron grabbed Hermione and they Disapparated to Shell Cottage. Meanwhile Harry similarly grabbed Griphook and Disapparated. As Harry disapparated, Bellatrix threw her silver knife at him. Harry, not knowing where he was heading, was relieved to find in the midst of his Disapparition, that he could feel Dobby alongside, his fingers gripped tightly in hid hand.
Arriving at Shell Cottage, Harry discovered that Dobby had been fatally wounded by Bellatrix's thrown knife, which was protruding from the elf's chest. Dobby died moments later in Harry's arms, a peaceful smile on his face, his final words being Harry's name.
Harry, deeply grieving, decided to dig Dobby's grave by hand without using magic. Ron Weasley and Dean Thomas joined Harry and laboured with him in digging the grave. They placed Dobby's body in the grave and gave him socks, shoes, and a hat. Standing over Dobby, Luna Lovegood gently closed his eyes and thanked him for rescuing her and the others.
Griphook was positively affected by Harry's display of humility and love for the house-elf, aiding him in his decision to help Harry retrieve a Horcrux from Gringotts Wizarding Bank. His death also helped close Harry's mind from Voldemort and gave him greater control over when he could access the Dark Lord's thoughts. Kreacher , Harry Potter's own inherited house-elf, led the house-elves of Hogwarts in the Battle of Hogwarts , moved by Harry's good treatment of house-elves.
Dobby was a house-elf, much shorter in stature than humans, standing only about 3 and a half feet 1. He had large, tennis-ball-like green eyes  , a pencil-like nose and long  , bat-like pointed ears . Before he was given freedom, he wore a body-covering pillowcase. Later at Hogwarts, he wore a mismatched variety of jumpers, shorts, and socks. Socks became his favourite clothing after he was freed by Harry's sock. He preferred colourful, mismatched socks.
When Hermione Granger began hiding clothes she made around the Gryffindor Common Room in an attempt to free the Hogwarts house-elves, Dobby kept the clothes and began wearing them, as the other elves thereafter refused to clean Gryffindor Tower.
Dobby was a brave, loyal house-elf, willing to put himself in dangerous situations when he knew it to be the right thing to do. He was also very loyal to the few friends he had. He considered himself to be a good house-elf, though other house-elves seemed to find his desires and proclamations of being a free house-elf to be shameful. Despite this, he was still a hard worker. When he went to work at Hogwarts he refused Dumbledore's original offer of ten Galleons a week and weekends off, opting instead for one Galleon a week and one day off per month.
He explained to Harry, Ron, and Hermione that he liked freedom very much, but he liked work better. Dobby thought of Harry as his best friend. Because of his loyalty to his friends, Dobby tries everything he can to save them if they are in danger, even if it hurts them this led to Harry asking Dobby to never try to save him again after setting him free , and once attempted to seriously injure Harry Potter, hoping that if he was hurt badly enough he would be sent home.
He did not make the rogue bludger chase Harry out of malicious intent, but because he was trying to save him from Lucius Malfoy's plot to open the Chamber of Secrets. When Harry found out, he was furious but Dobby explained why he had tampered with the bludger and by the end of the year Harry had forgiven him. One most noticeable trait was his capacity to self-harm whenever he believed he had done something wrong, usually using something to hit his head or going as far as to iron his own hands.
Dobby clearly had a strong conscience, and punished himself even when he had done "wrong" things that house elves should not do, even if they were for the right reasons. Dobby's favourite gift to receive was socks, likely because he was freed from his enslavement to the Malfoys with a sock. He would get confused when he would get two of the same style as he preferred to have two brightly coloured or patterned mismatched socks and would often give socks as gifts as well.
Dobby referred to himself in the third person and tended to get his verb conjugations mixed up. Examples of his strange speech pattern include "I has seven now sir" or "Dobby must punish himself most grievously for coming sir". Dobby also referred to Ron as Harry's "Wheezy. He was extremely devoted to Harry Potter after Harry freed him in , helping him out on several occasions, ultimately at the cost of his own life.
He also tried to help Winky after she was dismissed by Crouch , getting her a job at Hogwarts as well, and looking after her whenever she became drunk on butterbeer. Dobby using his magic to Apparate.
Harry Potter , his best friend. Dobby and Harry Potter had a very strong relationship. Dobby loved and respected him very much to the point where he considered Harry to be his best friend. When Harry first met Dobby he was a bit confused. Harry was furious when he found out Dobby was intercepting all of his friends' letters to him, and demanded them back while refusing to promise him to stay out of Hogwarts. Throughout the year, when Dobby made attempts to drive Harry away from Hogwarts , causing some rather unpleasant results on the way, Harry made some threats that were never followed through.
Near the end of the — school year , Harry freed Dobby from the slavery of the Malfoy family. Lucius became angry and intended to attack Harry but Dobby protected him by using a defensive spell.
Dobby may have realised that he underestimated Harry Potter, when Harry managed to stop Lucius' plot and survive the Chamber of Secrets. Dobby was appointed to work at the kitchen of Hogwarts Castle in the paid service of Headmaster Albus Dumbledore , though even as a free elf, his loyalty always laid foremost with Harry. When Harry visited the kitchens and therefore Dobby, Dobby hugged him so tightly that Harry felt as though his ribs might crack. Dobby also asked if it would be alright if he visited Harry from time-to-time, with Harry responding with an of course.
Dobby visited Harry on Christmas day and presented him with a present, socks and when Harry tried them on Dobby's eyes misted with tears. In , Dobby also provided Harry with gillyweed for the second task of the Triwizard Tournament. In , Dobby told Harry about the Room of Requirement and how to get inside. It is a secret room inside Hogwarts castle and cannot be seen even on the Marauder's Map.
Harry and his friends used the room in Dumbledore's Army 's meetings and practises. In , Dobby had a fight with another house-elf, Kreacher after Kreacher insulted Harry. As they attempted to disapparate to Shell Cottage , Bellatrix Lestrange threw her silver dagger, mortally wounding Dobby in the chest.
Comments on dobby. What made you want to look up dobby?Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible). Dobby may refer to. Dobby (Harry Potter), a character in Harry Potter Dobby, a type of mischievous hobgoblin in English folklore; Tag (game), a children's chase game Dobby loom; Dobby (cloth) Dobbie or Dobby, a type of fairground roundabout that has no floor, with its ride-on figures being suspended from its roof.; Dobby, a character in the Peep Show TV series. Appearance. A three foot tall house-elf with bat like ears and green eyes the size of tennis balls. Magic Abilities. A type of magic specific to house-elves, performed without a wand which includes the ability to apparate, disarm and make objects levitate.
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