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{{Creature infobox
 
{{Creature infobox
 
|name=Antipodean Opaleye
 
|name=Antipodean Opaleye
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|image=[[File:Antipodean Opaleye.png|px]]
 
|eyes=Multicoloured
 
|eyes=Multicoloured
 
|skin=Pearly
 
|skin=Pearly
|related=See [[Dragon]]
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|related=[[Dragon]]
 
|native=[[New Zealand]]
 
|native=[[New Zealand]]
 
|length=40ft
 
|length=40ft
|class=XXXXX
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|class=[[Beast]] <br/> [[XXXXX]]
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|status=Extant
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|sentience = Sentient|mortality = Mortal}}
The '''Antipodean Opaleye''' is a breed of [[Dragon]] native to [[New Zealand]], although it has been known to migrate to [[Australia]] in search of territory. It resides in valleys, which is unusual as dragons typically reside on mountains. It is generally considered one of the most beautiful dragons, with pearly scales that line its body, and glittering multi-coloured eyes that have no pupils. The Opaleye's eggs are pale grey and have been known to be mistaken by [[Muggle]]s for fossils. Its [[Fire|flame]] is vivid red, and the Opaleye is not particularly aggressive, rarely killing unless it is hungry making it the easiest of dragons to train. Its prey of choice is sheep, but it has been known to attack larger animals. In the [[1970s]], several [[kangaroo]] killings were thought to have been caused by a male Opaleye that had been ousted from its territory by a dominant female.
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The '''Antipodean Opaleye''' is a breed of [[Dragon]] native to [[New Zealand]], although it is known to migrate to [[Australia]] in search of territory.<ref name="FB">{{FB|R}}, ''Dragon''</ref>
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==Description and traits==
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It resides in valleys, which is unusual as dragons typically reside on mountains. It is generally considered one of the most beautiful dragons, with pearly scales that line its body, and glittering multi-coloured eyes that have no pupils. The Opaleye's eggs are pale grey and have been known to be mistaken by [[Non-magic people|Muggle]]s for fossils and its [[Fire|flame]] was vivid red.<ref name="FB"/>
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The Opaleye is not particularly aggressive, rarely killing unless it is hungry. Its prey of choice was [[sheep]], but it has been known to attack larger animals. In the [[1970s]], several [[kangaroo]] killings were thought to have been caused by a male Opaleye that had been ousted from its territory by a dominant female.<ref name="FB"/>
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*The [[Ukrainian Ironbelly at Gringotts|dragon]] that was chained in the [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank|Gringotts]] vault shares the same characteristics as an Opal-Eye, 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]].
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*The [[Gringott's Dragon|dragon]] that was chained in the [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank|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 {{DH|F2}}, however, that the dragon guarding the [[Lestrange Vault]] is actually a [[Ukrainian Ironbelly]].
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*It is possible this breed was somewhat inspired by both the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taniwha Taniwha] and the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Serpent Rainbow Serpent], Aboriginal New Zealand and Australian deities with high cultural impacts.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]''
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*{{FB|R}}
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*{{FB|IE}} {{1st}}
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*[[Harry Potter: Wizards Unite|''Harry Potter: Wizards Unite'']]
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==Notes and references==
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{{Reflist}}
   
 
{{Creatures by classification}}
 
{{Creatures by classification}}
   
 
[[de:Antipodisches Opalauge]]
 
[[de:Antipodisches Opalauge]]
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[[de2:Antipodisches Opalauge]]
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[[es:Opaleye de las Antípodas]]
 
[[fr:Opalœil des antipodes]]
 
[[fr:Opalœil des antipodes]]
 
[[pl:Opalooki Antypodzki]]
 
[[pl:Opalooki Antypodzki]]
 
[[it:Opaleye degli Antipodi]]
 
[[it:Opaleye degli Antipodi]]
[[Category:Creatures affiliated with fire]]
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[[Category:Creatures from Australia]]
[[Category:Dragons (species)]]
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[[Category:Creatures from New Zealand]]
[[Category:XXXXX Creatures]]
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[[Category:Dragons]]
[[Category:Beasts]]
 

Latest revision as of 05:41, September 25, 2019

The Antipodean Opaleye is a breed of Dragon native to New Zealand, although it is known to migrate to Australia in search of territory.[1]

Description and traitsEdit

It resides in valleys, which is unusual as dragons typically reside on mountains. It is generally considered one of the most beautiful dragons, with pearly scales that line its body, and glittering multi-coloured eyes that have no pupils. The Opaleye's eggs are pale grey and have been known to be mistaken by Muggles for fossils and its flame was vivid red.[1]

The Opaleye is not particularly aggressive, rarely killing unless it is hungry. Its prey of choice was sheep, but it has been known to attack larger animals. In the 1970s, several kangaroo killings were thought to have been caused by a male Opaleye that had been ousted from its territory by a dominant female.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


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