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"The Manticore is a highly dangerous Greek beast with the head of a man, the body of a lion and the tail of a scorpion. As dangerous as the Chimaera, and as rare, the Manticore is reputed to croon softly as it devours its prey. Manticore skin repels almost all known charms and the sting causes instant death."
Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them[src]

The Manticore is a magical beast and one of the wizarding world's most dangerous creatures.[1]

Description

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The Manticore feasting on its prey

A Manticore has a the head of a human, the body of a lion, and the tail of a scorpion that will kill anyone instantly. A Manticore's skin repels all known charms, so it is extremely difficult to subdue a Manticore with magic. It is known to be capable of human speech, and is considered a sentient beast. The Manticore will sing softly as it eats its prey.[1]

History

The Manticore originated in Greece, and is as rare as the Chimaera. The sting of the Manticore causes instant death, and it is reputed to croon softly to its victims as it devours them.[1]

In 1296, a Manticore savaged a person. It managed to escape execution because it was too ferocious to be captured.[2]

Manticores were not offered the status of Being by the British Ministry of Magic because of their violent and extremely dangerous tendencies.[1]

In 1957, Norvel Twonk died while saving a Muggle child from a runaway Manticore. He was posthumously awarded the Order of Merlin, First Class.[3][4][5]

Rubeus Hagrid somehow managed to get Manticores to breed with fire crabs, creating the hybrid Blast-Ended Skrewts.[6]

At one point in the late 2010s, a British witch named Theresa Stadt was found to have somehow raised a Manticore called "Mr Whiskers" from infancy. When the Ministry of Magic was notified of this Manticore, they sent a Magizoologist member of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force to retrieve it, which proved a "remarkably ghastly affair".[7]

See also

Behind the scenes

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