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A '''Maledictus''' (plural '''Maledictuses'''<ref name="description">[https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/1044584072285052930 They're different conditions. Maledictuses are always women, whereas werewolves can be either sex. The Maledictus carries a blood curse from birth, which is passed down from mother to daughter.] by [https://twitter.com/jk_rowling J.K. Rowling on Twitter]</ref>) was a female individual who was a carrier of a [[Blood malediction|blood curse]] that would eventually lead her to turn into a [[beast]].<ref>[https://www.pottermore.com/features/everything-you-need-to-know-about-nagini Everything you need to know about Nagini] at {{PM}}</ref> The curse was carried from birth and was passed down from mother to daughter.<ref name="description"/> The beast ultimately transformed into could vary based on the curse.<ref>[https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/1044585525196144642 @gabifcr: Is always a snake? @jk_rowling: No, they can be other creatures. Depends on the curse.] by [https://twitter.com/jk_rowling J.K. Rowling on Twitter]</ref>
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A '''Maledictus''' (plural '''Maledictuses'''<ref name="description">[https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/1044584072285052930 They're different conditions. Maledictuses are always women, whereas werewolves can be either sex. The Maledictus carries a blood curse from birth, which is passed down from mother to daughter.] by [https://twitter.com/jk_rowling J.K. Rowling on Twitter]</ref>) was a female individual who was a carrier of a [[Blood malediction|blood curse]] that would eventually lead her to turn into a [[beast]] permanently.<ref>[https://www.pottermore.com/features/everything-you-need-to-know-about-nagini Everything you need to know about Nagini] at {{PM}}</ref> The curse was carried from birth and was passed down from mother to daughter.<ref name="description"/> The beast ultimately transformed into could vary based on the curse.<ref>[https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/1044585525196144642 @gabifcr: Is always a snake? @jk_rowling: No, they can be other creatures. Depends on the curse.] by [https://twitter.com/jk_rowling J.K. Rowling on Twitter]</ref>
   
 
==Known Maledictuses==
 
==Known Maledictuses==

Revision as of 13:06, September 27, 2018

A Maledictus (plural Maledictuses[1]) was a female individual who was a carrier of a blood curse that would eventually lead her to turn into a beast permanently.[2] The curse was carried from birth and was passed down from mother to daughter.[1] The beast ultimately transformed into could vary based on the curse.[3]

Known Maledictuses

Person Notes
Nagini Turned permanently into a snake because of her affliction.[4]

Etymology

  • Mal- is a prefix of Latin origin meaning "bad", "wrongful", or "ill". Dictus in Latin means "spoken".[citation needed]
    • Roughly translated, Maledictus could mean "spoken ill of" or "cursed."
    • A malediction is a magical word or phrase used with the intention to cause harm, aka a curse.
    • This term is masculine, though the condition apparently only applies to women.

Behind the scenes

  • Nagini's human form was the first time a Maledictus was mentioned in the wizarding world franchise, though blood-related curses were mentioned before with the case of Astoria Malfoy.
  • A Werewolf is not considered a Maledictus.[1]
  • It's unknown if a Muggle can carry the Maledictus curse.
  • A Maledictus is not destined to be evil.[5]

Appearances

Notes and references

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