Description and traits
It resided in valleys, which was unusual as dragons typically resided on mountains. It was generally considered one of the most beautiful dragons, with pearly scales that lined its body, and glittering multi-coloured eyes that had no pupils. The Opaleye's eggs were pale grey and had been known to be mistaken by Muggles for fossils, and its flame was vivid red.
This breed of dragon was a loyal creature and the least dangerous and deadly dragon of all.
At some point around 2009, several dragons became sick, including an Antipodean Opaleye which was the sickest. Charles Weasley asked Rubeus Hagrid to help care for them, and when the Opaleye was cured, Hagrid took some scales from her and gave them to Lottie Turner as a gift.
Behind the scenes
- The dragon that was chained in the Gringotts vault shares the same characteristics as an Opaleye, although the dragon is believed to have become pale due to a lack of sunlight. It is revealed in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, however, that the dragon guarding the Lestrange Vault is actually a Ukrainian Ironbelly.
- It is possible this breed was somewhat inspired by both the Taniwha and the Rainbow Serpent, New Zealand Māori, and Australian Aboriginal deities with high cultural impacts.
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (First appearance)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Illustrated Edition
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
- Harry Potter: Magic Awakened
Notes and references
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