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Fawkes healing Harry Potter's life-threatening injury with his tears

"Fascinating creatures, phoenixes. They can carry immensely heavy loads, their tears have healing powers, and they make highly faithful pets."
—Albus Dumbledore[src]

Phoenix tears have immense healing powers. It is the only known cure for basilisk venom. It is also capable of reviving a person from any injury, even if the person is at the brink of death, similar to unicorn blood (without the cursed side-effects).[1] Discovered when Fawkes used its tears to heal Harry Potter from basilisk venom.


"The phoenix had fluttered to the floor. It was resting its beautiful head against Harry's injured leg, and thick, pearly tears were falling from its eyes onto the wound left by the spider. The pain vanished. The skin mended. His leg was repaired."
—Fawkes' tears healing Harry Potter's injured leg[src]
Fawkes produced his tears to heal Harry Potter when the latter was bitten by Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk during the battle in the Chamber of Secrets, which not only sealed the wound, but also cleared the poison out of Harry before he died from it. In 1995, Fawkes also healed the injury to Harry's leg that he received from the acromantula in the Hedge Maze during the Third Task of the Triwizard Tournament.


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