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|alias=*Beaky
 
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*Witherwings
 
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*[[Rubeus Hagrid|Your]] "bloody chicken" (by [[Draco Malfoy]])
 
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*[[Dumbledore's Army]] (During the [[Battle of Hogwarts]])}}
'''Buckbeak''' (temporarily renamed '''Witherwings''' during [[1996]] to deceive the Ministry) was a [[Hippogriff]]. He lived with [[Rubeus Hagrid]] and many other Hippogriffs, but was later sentenced to death, due to being taunted and provoked by [[Draco Malfoy]] and attacking him. Buckbeak was sentenced to death for this act by the [[Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures]], most of whom had been threatened by [[Lucius Malfoy]], Draco's father, into voting for that verdict.
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{{Quote|Buckbeak was a good [[hippogriff]], always cleaned his feathers.|[[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] on Buckbeak|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)}}
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'''Buckbeak''' (temporarily renamed '''Witherwings''' during [[1996]] to deceive the Ministry) was a [[hippogriff]]. He lived with [[Rubeus Hagrid]] and many other Hippogriffs, but was later sentenced to death, due to being taunted and provoked by [[Draco Malfoy]] and attacking him. Buckbeak was sentenced to death for this act by the [[Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures]], most of whom had been threatened by [[Lucius Malfoy]], Draco's father, into voting for that verdict.
   
 
With the help of [[Harry Potter]], [[Hermione Granger]], and her [[Time-Turner]], Buckbeak escaped execution in [[1994]] and he came under the care of [[Sirius Black]]. Sirius kept Buckbeak with him while on the run during the [[1994–1995 school year]], and later kept him in his [[Walburga Black|mother]]'s bedroom while in hiding at [[12 Grimmauld Place]]. After [[Sirius Black|Sirius]]'s death, Buckbeak came to be owned by [[Harry Potter]] through Sirius's will, though Harry allowed him to live with [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]]. He participated in two battles of the [[Second Wizarding War]], particularly the final battle of that war, the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]. He showed great affection and loyalty to Harry, defending him whenever he is near and in danger.
 
With the help of [[Harry Potter]], [[Hermione Granger]], and her [[Time-Turner]], Buckbeak escaped execution in [[1994]] and he came under the care of [[Sirius Black]]. Sirius kept Buckbeak with him while on the run during the [[1994–1995 school year]], and later kept him in his [[Walburga Black|mother]]'s bedroom while in hiding at [[12 Grimmauld Place]]. After [[Sirius Black|Sirius]]'s death, Buckbeak came to be owned by [[Harry Potter]] through Sirius's will, though Harry allowed him to live with [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]]. He participated in two battles of the [[Second Wizarding War]], particularly the final battle of that war, the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]. He showed great affection and loyalty to Harry, defending him whenever he is near and in danger.
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Care of Magical Creatures class===
 
===Care of Magical Creatures class===
[[File:Buckbeak.JPG|thumb|left|220px|Buckbeak in [[1993]].]]
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[[File:Harry_Potter_Buckbeak.jpg|thumb|left|220px|Harry and Buckbeak first lesson of [[Care of Magical Creatures]]]]
In [[1993]], [[Rubeus Hagrid]] brought his first [[Care of Magical Creatures]] class to see Buckbeak, as well as other [[Hippogriff]]s. Under Hagrid's direction, Harry was able to successfully approach Buckbeak, and was even allowed to ride him for a short flight around the paddock.
 
   
[[File:199140.jpg|thumb|Buckbeak and [[Harry Potter]] in 1993]]
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In [[1993]], [[Rubeus Hagrid]] brought his first [[Care of Magical Creatures]] class to see Buckbeak, as well as other [[Hippogriff]]s. Under Hagrid's direction, Harry was able to successfully approach Buckbeak, and was even allowed to ride him for a short flight around the paddock.
An intensely proud creature, Buckbeak was offended when [[Draco Malfoy]] insulted him, resulting in him injuring the boy's arm. [[Draco Malfoy|Malfoy]]'s [[Lucius Malfoy|father]] insisted that the [[Hippogriff]] be put to death. Due to Malfoy's influence in the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]], he managed to ensure that ruling. [[Walden Macnair]] came to the [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] grounds to carry out the execution, and Buckbeak was tied in [[Rubeus Hagrid's pumpkin patch|Hagrid's pumpkin patch]] to await his death. However, using a [[Time-Turner]], [[Harry Potter]] and [[Hermione Granger]] [[Rescue of Sirius Black and Buckbeak|rescued]] Buckbeak just prior to the execution happening. Originally they heard the swish of an axe and assumed Buckbeak had been executed. However after it was seen Buckbeak had escaped, Macnair swung his axe into the fence. Buckbeak was used to get to [[Flitwick]]'s Office which Sirius was locked in, enabling Sirius to escape the [[Dementors]]and leave Hogwarts
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[[File:Buckbeak_Malfoy.png|thumb|184px|Buckbeak attacking [[Draco Malfoy]] in [[1993]]]]
[[File:Buckbeak_Malfoy.png|thumb|left|Buckbeak attacking Draco Malfoy]]
 
   
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An intensely proud creature, Buckbeak was offended when [[Draco Malfoy]] insulted him, resulting in him injuring the boy's arm. Draco's [[Lucius Malfoy|father]] insisted that the [[Hippogriff]] be put to death. Due to Malfoy's influence in the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]], he managed to ensure that ruling. [[Walden Macnair]] came to the [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] grounds to carry out the execution, and Buckbeak was tied in [[Rubeus Hagrid's pumpkin patch|Hagrid's pumpkin patch]] to await his death. However, using a [[Time-Turner]], [[Harry Potter]] and [[Hermione Granger]] [[Rescue of Sirius Black and Buckbeak|rescued]] Buckbeak just prior to the execution happening. Originally they heard the swish of an axe and assumed Buckbeak had been executed. However after it was seen Buckbeak had escaped, Macnair swung his axe into the fence. Later when Harry and Hermione were about to be attack by [[Remus Lupin]] in his [[werewolf]] form Buckbeak saved them by attacking him and scaring him off. Buckbeak was used to get to [[Filius Flitwick|Professor Flitwick]]'s Office which Sirius was locked in, enabling Sirius to escape the [[Dementor]]s and leave Hogwarts.
 
===Living with Sirius Black===
 
===Living with Sirius Black===
[[File:Tumblr_l6i7oo1l5f1qd0l90o1_500.jpg|thumb|left|Buckbeak with [[Sirius Black]]]]
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[[File:Escape.png|thumb|left|232px|Buckbeak with [[Sirius Black]].]]
 
[[Sirius Black]] then took possession of Buckbeak while both were on the run from the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]. Buckbeak stayed in [[Sirius Black|Sirius]]'s [[Walburga Black|late mother]]'s room at [[12 Grimmauld Place]].
 
[[Sirius Black]] then took possession of Buckbeak while both were on the run from the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]. Buckbeak stayed in [[Sirius Black|Sirius]]'s [[Walburga Black|late mother]]'s room at [[12 Grimmauld Place]].
   
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===Back in Hagrid's care===
 
===Back in Hagrid's care===
[[File:Buckbeak1.JPG|thumb|250px|Buckbeak with [[Harry Potter]].]]
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[[File:Buckbeak1.JPG|thumb|220px|Buckbeak with [[Harry Potter]].]]
 
After [[Sirius Black|Sirius]]'s death in [[June]] of [[1996]], [[Albus Dumbledore]] told Harry that according to [[Sirius Black's will|Sirius' will]], he was now the legal owner of Buckbeak, although Harry told Dumbledore that he could continue living with [[Rubeus Hagrid]]. In order to protect the hippogriff's identity, Buckbeak was renamed "Witherwings" at this time.
 
After [[Sirius Black|Sirius]]'s death in [[June]] of [[1996]], [[Albus Dumbledore]] told Harry that according to [[Sirius Black's will|Sirius' will]], he was now the legal owner of Buckbeak, although Harry told Dumbledore that he could continue living with [[Rubeus Hagrid]]. In order to protect the hippogriff's identity, Buckbeak was renamed "Witherwings" at this time.
   
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===Battle of Hogwarts===
 
===Battle of Hogwarts===
[[File:Buckbeak-giant.png|thumb|Buckbeak fighting a giant during the Battle of Hogwarts.]]
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[[File:Buckbeak-giant.png|thumb|left|146px|Buckbeak fighting a giant during the Battle of Hogwarts.]]
 
During the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], Buckbeak, along with several [[Thestral]]s, was seen attacking Lord Voldemort's [[giant]] soldiers from the air while [[Grawp]] was hitting them. Buckbeak survived the battle.
 
During the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], Buckbeak, along with several [[Thestral]]s, was seen attacking Lord Voldemort's [[giant]] soldiers from the air while [[Grawp]] was hitting them. Buckbeak survived the battle.
   
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[[File:Buckbeak_(LEGO).jpg|right|thumb|Buckbeak in LEGO.]]
 
[[File:Buckbeak_(LEGO).jpg|right|thumb|Buckbeak in LEGO.]]
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', Buckbeak defended Harry and Hermione from Remus Lupin in his werewolf form.
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', Buckbeak defended Harry and Hermione from Remus Lupin in his werewolf form.
*Buckbeak's role in the series beyond the Prisoner of Azkaban was omitted from the films.
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*Buckbeak's role in the series beyond the ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' was omitted from the films, though concept art of the character was made for ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'' and he appeared in ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''.
 
*The [[wizard rock]] band [[Draco and the Malfoys]] have a song titled ''Hippogriffs Deserve to Die'', all about Draco being attacked by Buckbeak.
 
*The [[wizard rock]] band [[Draco and the Malfoys]] have a song titled ''Hippogriffs Deserve to Die'', all about Draco being attacked by Buckbeak.
 
*The [[Flight of the Hippogriff]] ride at [[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]] has an animatronic version of Buckbeak, resting in a nest.
 
*The [[Flight of the Hippogriff]] ride at [[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]] has an animatronic version of Buckbeak, resting in a nest.
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]'' {{Comment|Flashback in Disc 2}}
 
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]'' {{Comment|Heard only}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]'' {{Comment|Heard only}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
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Latest revision as of 14:58, March 20, 2014

Buckbeak Pottermore
Buckbeak
Biographical information
Born

pre. 1993

Also known as
Physical information
Species

Hippogriff

Gender

Male

Feathers

Gray

Eye colour

Orange

Affiliation
Loyalty
"Buckbeak was a good hippogriff, always cleaned his feathers."
Hagrid on Buckbeak[src]

Buckbeak (temporarily renamed Witherwings during 1996 to deceive the Ministry) was a hippogriff. He lived with Rubeus Hagrid and many other Hippogriffs, but was later sentenced to death, due to being taunted and provoked by Draco Malfoy and attacking him. Buckbeak was sentenced to death for this act by the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures, most of whom had been threatened by Lucius Malfoy, Draco's father, into voting for that verdict.

With the help of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and her Time-Turner, Buckbeak escaped execution in 1994 and he came under the care of Sirius Black. Sirius kept Buckbeak with him while on the run during the 1994–1995 school year, and later kept him in his mother's bedroom while in hiding at 12 Grimmauld Place. After Sirius's death, Buckbeak came to be owned by Harry Potter through Sirius's will, though Harry allowed him to live with Hagrid. He participated in two battles of the Second Wizarding War, particularly the final battle of that war, the Battle of Hogwarts. He showed great affection and loyalty to Harry, defending him whenever he is near and in danger.

BiographyEdit

Care of Magical Creatures classEdit

Harry Potter Buckbeak
Harry and Buckbeak first lesson of Care of Magical Creatures

In 1993, Rubeus Hagrid brought his first Care of Magical Creatures class to see Buckbeak, as well as other Hippogriffs. Under Hagrid's direction, Harry was able to successfully approach Buckbeak, and was even allowed to ride him for a short flight around the paddock.

Buckbeak Malfoy
Buckbeak attacking Draco Malfoy in 1993

An intensely proud creature, Buckbeak was offended when Draco Malfoy insulted him, resulting in him injuring the boy's arm. Draco's father insisted that the Hippogriff be put to death. Due to Malfoy's influence in the Ministry of Magic, he managed to ensure that ruling. Walden Macnair came to the Hogwarts grounds to carry out the execution, and Buckbeak was tied in Hagrid's pumpkin patch to await his death. However, using a Time-Turner, Harry Potter and Hermione Granger rescued Buckbeak just prior to the execution happening. Originally they heard the swish of an axe and assumed Buckbeak had been executed. However after it was seen Buckbeak had escaped, Macnair swung his axe into the fence. Later when Harry and Hermione were about to be attack by Remus Lupin in his werewolf form Buckbeak saved them by attacking him and scaring him off. Buckbeak was used to get to Professor Flitwick's Office which Sirius was locked in, enabling Sirius to escape the Dementors and leave Hogwarts.

Living with Sirius BlackEdit

Escape
Buckbeak with Sirius Black.
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Sirius Black then took possession of Buckbeak while both were on the run from the Ministry of Magic. Buckbeak stayed in Sirius's late mother's room at 12 Grimmauld Place.

Buckbeak appears with Sirius when he came to talk to Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley about the Crouch family in 1994.

In 1996, Kreacher injured Buckbeak with the encouragement of Bellatrix Lestrange and Narcissa Malfoy so that Sirius would be occupied with taking care of him when Harry tried to contact him. This ensured that Harry would believe a false vision Lord Voldemort gave to him about Sirius being tortured in the Department of Mysteries so as to lure him there, setting the stage for a battle.

Back in Hagrid's careEdit

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Buckbeak with Harry Potter.
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After Sirius's death in June of 1996, Albus Dumbledore told Harry that according to Sirius' will, he was now the legal owner of Buckbeak, although Harry told Dumbledore that he could continue living with Rubeus Hagrid. In order to protect the hippogriff's identity, Buckbeak was renamed "Witherwings" at this time.

Battle of the Astronomy TowerEdit

He joined Harry's duel with Severus Snape across the grounds in June of 1997 after Dumbledore's death, attacking Snape and driving him off, protecting Harry. Buckbeak survived the battle and was still in good health.

Battle of HogwartsEdit

Buckbeak-giant
Buckbeak fighting a giant during the Battle of Hogwarts.
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During the Battle of Hogwarts, Buckbeak, along with several Thestrals, was seen attacking Lord Voldemort's giant soldiers from the air while Grawp was hitting them. Buckbeak survived the battle.

Later lifeEdit

It is unknown what happened to Buckbeak after the war, but it is possible that he still lives at Hagrid's hut, or else in the forest with the other hippogriffs.

Personality and traitsEdit

Buckbeak was a proud creature and at first he seemed to be aggressive, attacking Draco Malfoy when he insulted him. However Buckbeak was actually very affectionate and loyal to people who treated him with kindness and respect. An example of his affection was when he tried to return to Hagrid after Harry and Hermione saved him from being executed. He also protected Harry and Hermione from Remus Lupin while he was in his werewolf form. He was also shown to be very loyal to Harry, defending him from Severus Snape in 1997 when he was cornered, and joining the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998 by attacking Voldemort's giants.

MediaEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

Buckbeak (LEGO)
Buckbeak in LEGO.

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AppearancesEdit

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