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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.
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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)}}
   
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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'''Buckbeak''' (temporarily renamed '''Witherwings''' during [[1996]] to deceive the Ministry) (fl. 1993 - 1998) 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.<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]] - Chapter 6 (''Talons and Tea Leaves'')</ref> 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.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', Chapter 11 - (''The Firebolt'')</ref>
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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]].<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]], Chapter 21 - (Hermione's Secret)</ref> Sirius kept Buckbeak with him while on the run during the [[1994–1995 school year]], and later kept him in [[Walburga Black|his mother]]'s bedroom while in hiding at [[12 Grimmauld Place]].<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]] - Chapter 23 (Christmas on the Closed Ward)</ref>
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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]], most notably the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]] - Chapter 36 (The Flaw in the Plan)</ref> He showed great affection and loyalty to Harry, defending him whenever he was in danger.<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]</ref><ref>[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]] - Chapter 28 (Flight of the Prince)</ref>
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
===Care of Magical Creatures class===
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===1993-1994 school year===
[[File:Buckbeak.JPG|thumb|left|220px|Buckbeak in [[1993]].]]
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{{Quote|Buckbeak flew him once around the paddock and then headed back to the ground; this was the bit Harry had been dreading; he leaned back as the smooth neck lowered, feeling he was going to slip off over the beak, then felt a heavy thud as the four ill-assorted feet hit the ground.|Harry Potter takes a ride on Buckbeak|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}[[File:Harry_Potter_Buckbeak.jpg|thumb|left|230x230px|Harry meets Buckbeak]]
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.
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In [[1993]], [[Rubeus Hagrid]] brought his first [[Care of Magical Creatures]] class to see Buckbeak, as well as other [[Hippogriff|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.<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]] - Chapter 6 (''Talons and Tea Leaves'')</ref>
   
[[File:199140.jpg|thumb|Buckbeak and [[Harry Potter]] in 1993]]
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An intensely proud creature, Buckbeak was offended when [[Draco Malfoy]] insulted him, resulting in him injuring the boy's arm.<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]] - Chapter 6 (''Talons and Tea Leaves'')</ref> Draco's [[Lucius Malfoy|father]] insisted that the [[Hippogriff]] be put to death.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', Chapter 11 - (''The Firebolt'')</ref> 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.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', Chapter 17 - (
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
 
[[File:Buckbeak_Malfoy.png|thumb|left|Buckbeak attacking Draco Malfoy]]
 
   
===Living with Sirius Black===
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Cat, Rat, and Dog)
[[File:Tumblr_l6i7oo1l5f1qd0l90o1_500.jpg|thumb|left|Buckbeak with [[Sirius Black]]]]
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[[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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[[File:Rescue of Sirius and BuckbeakPM.png|thumb|240x240px|Buckbeak saves [[Sirius Black]].]]
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However, using a [[Time-Turner]], [[Harry Potter]] and [[Hermione Granger]] [[Rescue of Sirius Black and Buckbeak|rescued]] Buckbeak just prior to the execution happening.<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]], Chapter 21 - (Hermione's Secret)</ref> Originally they heard the swish of an axe and assumed Buckbeak had been executed.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', Chapter 17 - (Cat, Rat, and Dog)
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</ref> However after it was seen Buckbeak had escaped, Macnair swung his axe into a pumpkin. Later when Harry and Hermione were about to be attacked by [[Remus Lupin]] in his [[werewolf]] form, Buckbeak saved them by attacking him and scaring him off.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''</ref> 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.<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]], Chapter 21 - (Hermione's Secret)</ref>
   
Buckbeak appears with [[Sirius Black|Sirius]] when he came to talk to [[Harry Potter]], [[Hermione Granger]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] about the [[Crouch family]] in [[1994]].
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=== Living with Sirius Black ===
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[[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]].<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]] - Chapter 23 (Christmas on the Closed Ward)</ref>
   
In [[1996]], [[Kreacher]] injured Buckbeak with the encouragement of [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] and [[Narcissa Malfoy]] so that [[Sirius Black|Sirius]] would be occupied with taking care of him when [[Harry Potter|Harry]] tried to contact him. This ensured that [[Harry Potter|Harry]] would believe a false vision [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] gave to him about [[Sirius Black|Sirius]] being tortured in the [[Department of Mysteries]] so as to lure him there, setting the stage for a [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries|battle]].
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[[File:00Screen_Shot_2014-07-31_at_12.55.39.png|thumb|left|240px|Buckbeak on the run with Sirius in [[1994]]]]
   
===Back in Hagrid's care===
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Buckbeak appears with [[Sirius Black|Sirius]] when he came to talk to [[Harry Potter]], [[Hermione Granger]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] about the [[Crouch family]] in [[1994]].<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]] - Chapter 27 (Padfoot Returns)</ref>
[[File:Buckbeak1.JPG|thumb|250px|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.
 
   
====Battle of the Astronomy Tower====
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In [[1996]], [[Kreacher]] injured Buckbeak with the encouragement of [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] and [[Narcissa Malfoy]] so that [[Sirius Black|Sirius]] would be occupied with taking care of him when [[Harry Potter|Harry]] tried to contact him. This ensured that [[Harry Potter|Harry]] would believe a false vision [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] gave to him about [[Sirius Black|Sirius]] being tortured in the [[Department of Mysteries]] so as to lure him there, setting the stage for a [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries|battle]].<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]] - Chapter 37 (The lost Prophecy)</ref>
He joined Harry's [[duel]] with [[Severus Snape]] across the grounds in [[June]] of [[1997]] after [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower|Dumbledore's death]], attacking Snape and driving him off, protecting Harry. Buckbeak survived the battle and was still in good health.
 
   
===Battle of Hogwarts===
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=== Back in Hagrid's care ===
[[File:Buckbeak-giant.png|thumb|Buckbeak fighting a giant during the Battle of Hogwarts.]]
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{{Quote|Buckbeak had flown at Snape, who staggered backward as the razor-sharp claws slashed at him.|Buckbeak joins Harry Potter's duel with Snape|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}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]].<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]] - Chapter 3 (Will and Won't)</ref> In order to protect the hippogriff's identity, Buckbeak was renamed "Witherwings" at this time.<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]] - Chapter 6 (Draco's Detour)</ref> He was greeted by Harry Potter in front of Hagrid's hut when the trio dropped in for a visit.<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]] - Chapter 11 (Hermione's Helping Hand)</ref> He was also present near the hut during [[Aragog's funeral]].
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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He joined Harry's [[duel]] with [[Severus Snape]] across the grounds in [[June]] of [[1997]] after [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower|Dumbledore's death]], attacking Snape and driving him off, protecting Harry. Buckbeak survived the battle and was still in good health.<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]] - Chapter 28 (Flight of the Prince)</ref>
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==== Battle of Hogwarts ====
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[[File:Buckbeak-giant.png|thumb|145px|Buckbeak fighting a giant during the Battle of Hogwarts.]]
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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.<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]] - Chapter 36 (The Flaw in the Plan)
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===Later life===
 
===Later life===
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==Personality and traits==
 
==Personality and traits==
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.
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[[File:Buckbeak 1.png|thumb|236x236px|Hagrid introduces Buckbeak|left]]
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Buckbeak was a proud creature and at first he seemed to be fairly aggressive, attacking [[Draco Malfoy]] when he insulted him.<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]] - Chapter 6 (''Talons and Tea Leaves'')</ref> 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.
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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.
   
 
==Media==
 
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*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.
 
*In the book of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', Harry doesn't exactly enjoy his first ride on Buckbeak, and it's made clear between [[hippogriff]]s and [[broomstick]]s which one he prefers. This isn't so in the film adaption. In the movie, during his first ride on Buckbeak, Harry appears to be fascinated by the ride and enjoying it a lot as they fly over the Black Lake, raising his arms and shouting in triumph. The film portrayal also depicts a much longer ride, with Buckbeak achieving a sort of smooth, idyllic glide not described in the novel.
 
*In the book of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', Harry doesn't exactly enjoy his first ride on Buckbeak, and it's made clear between [[hippogriff]]s and [[broomstick]]s which one he prefers. This isn't so in the film adaption. In the movie, during his first ride on Buckbeak, Harry appears to be fascinated by the ride and enjoying it a lot as they fly over the Black Lake, raising his arms and shouting in triumph. The film portrayal also depicts a much longer ride, with Buckbeak achieving a sort of smooth, idyllic glide not described in the novel.
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*Buckbeak also defecated in the film version; it happens right after Ron urges Harry to go up to Buckbeak. The CGI team believed this was the first time an animal was animated doing this, but ''Walking With Dinosaurs'' did it first in 1999.
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*Concept artist Dermot Power wanted to portray Buckbeak as a "noble beast" with "romantic magic potential", but director [[Alfonso Cuarón]] disapproved of these designs.<ref>[http://dermotpower.com/home/index.html Official site of Dermot Power] - see [http://dermotpower.com/hp3/1/4.html here] and [http://dermotpower.com/hp3/2/5.html here]</ref>
   
 
==See also==
 
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"Buckbeak was a good hippogriff, always cleaned his feathers."
Hagrid on Buckbeak[src]

Buckbeak (temporarily renamed Witherwings during 1996 to deceive the Ministry) (fl. 1993 - 1998) 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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

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, most notably the Battle of Hogwarts.[5] He showed great affection and loyalty to Harry, defending him whenever he was in danger.[6][7]

BiographyEdit

1993-1994 school yearEdit

"Buckbeak flew him once around the paddock and then headed back to the ground; this was the bit Harry had been dreading; he leaned back as the smooth neck lowered, feeling he was going to slip off over the beak, then felt a heavy thud as the four ill-assorted feet hit the ground."
—Harry Potter takes a ride on Buckbeak[src]
Harry Potter Buckbeak

Harry meets Buckbeak

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.[8]

An intensely proud creature, Buckbeak was offended when Draco Malfoy insulted him, resulting in him injuring the boy's arm.[9] Draco's father insisted that the Hippogriff be put to death.[10] 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.[11]

Rescue of Sirius and BuckbeakPM

Buckbeak saves Sirius Black.

However, using a Time-Turner, Harry Potter and Hermione Granger rescued Buckbeak just prior to the execution happening.[12] Originally they heard the swish of an axe and assumed Buckbeak had been executed.[13] However after it was seen Buckbeak had escaped, Macnair swung his axe into a pumpkin. Later when Harry and Hermione were about to be attacked by Remus Lupin in his werewolf form, Buckbeak saved them by attacking him and scaring him off.[14] Buckbeak was used to get to Professor Flitwick's Office which Sirius was locked in, enabling Sirius to escape the Dementors and leave Hogwarts.[15]

Living with Sirius Black Edit

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.[16]

00Screen Shot 2014-07-31 at 12.55.39

Buckbeak on the run with Sirius in 1994

Buckbeak appears with Sirius when he came to talk to Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley about the Crouch family in 1994.[17]

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.[18]

Back in Hagrid's care Edit

"Buckbeak had flown at Snape, who staggered backward as the razor-sharp claws slashed at him."
—Buckbeak joins Harry Potter's duel with Snape[src]
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.[19] In order to protect the hippogriff's identity, Buckbeak was renamed "Witherwings" at this time.[20] He was greeted by Harry Potter in front of Hagrid's hut when the trio dropped in for a visit.[21] He was also present near the hut during Aragog's funeral.

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.[22]

Battle of Hogwarts Edit

Buckbeak-giant

Buckbeak fighting a giant during the Battle of Hogwarts.

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.[23]

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 1

Hagrid introduces Buckbeak

Buckbeak was a proud creature and at first he seemed to be fairly aggressive, attacking Draco Malfoy when he insulted him.[24] 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.

  • In the 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, 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 Flight of the Hippogriff ride at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has an animatronic version of Buckbeak, resting in a nest.
  • In the book of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry doesn't exactly enjoy his first ride on Buckbeak, and it's made clear between hippogriffs and broomsticks which one he prefers. This isn't so in the film adaption. In the movie, during his first ride on Buckbeak, Harry appears to be fascinated by the ride and enjoying it a lot as they fly over the Black Lake, raising his arms and shouting in triumph. The film portrayal also depicts a much longer ride, with Buckbeak achieving a sort of smooth, idyllic glide not described in the novel.
  • Buckbeak also defecated in the film version; it happens right after Ron urges Harry to go up to Buckbeak. The CGI team believed this was the first time an animal was animated doing this, but Walking With Dinosaurs did it first in 1999.
  • Concept artist Dermot Power wanted to portray Buckbeak as a "noble beast" with "romantic magic potential", but director Alfonso Cuarón disapproved of these designs.[25]

See alsoEdit

AppearancesEdit

Wiki
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The Buckbeak plush at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 6 (Talons and Tea Leaves)
  2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 11 - (The Firebolt)
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 21 - (Hermione's Secret)
  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 23 (Christmas on the Closed Ward)
  5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 36 (The Flaw in the Plan)
  6. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
  7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 28 (Flight of the Prince)
  8. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 6 (Talons and Tea Leaves)
  9. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 6 (Talons and Tea Leaves)
  10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 11 - (The Firebolt)
  11. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 17 - ( Cat, Rat, and Dog)
  12. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 21 - (Hermione's Secret)
  13. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 17 - (Cat, Rat, and Dog)
  14. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
  15. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 21 - (Hermione's Secret)
  16. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 23 (Christmas on the Closed Ward)
  17. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 27 (Padfoot Returns)
  18. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 37 (The lost Prophecy)
  19. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 3 (Will and Won't)
  20. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 6 (Draco's Detour)
  21. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 11 (Hermione's Helping Hand)
  22. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 28 (Flight of the Prince)
  23. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 36 (The Flaw in the Plan)
  24. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 6 (Talons and Tea Leaves)
  25. Official site of Dermot Power - see here and here

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