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|name=Hungarian Horntail
 
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{{quote|I don't envy the one who gets the Horntail. Vicious thing. Its back end's as dangerous as its front.|[[Charles Weasley|Charlie Weasley]] about the first challenge of the [[Triwizard Tournament]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
{{quote|I don't envy the one who gets the Horntail. Vicious thing. Its back end's as dangerous as its front.|[[Charles Weasley|Charlie Weasley]] about the first challenge of the [[Triwizard Tournament]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
   
The '''Hungarian Horntail''' is a [[dragon]] native to Hungary and is considered to be the most dangerous dragon breed. It has black scales, a spiked tail, and bronze horns protruding from its head. It has yellow eyes with vertical pupils. Its roar is a yowling, screeching scream, and its flame can reach to about fifty feet. While having a very far reaching flame the Horntails breath can reach extremely high temperatures as it made a stone turn red hot in seconds. The Horntail's foods of choice include cattle, sheep, and goat. Its eggs are cement-coloured with very hard shells.
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The '''Hungarian Horntail''' is a [[dragon]] native to Hungary and is considered to be the most dangerous dragon breed.<ref name= "GoF">{{GOF}}</ref>
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==Description==
   
Horntails are also known for being one of the most vicious breeds of dragon; even [[Rubeus Hagrid]] commented on their ferocity. Along with their viciousness Horntails are shown being extremely fast while in flight able to keep up with a Firebolt broomstick, a broom capable of going from 0 to 150 miles per hour in 10 seconds. Horntails are also seen able to keep up with Harry Potter's flying skills; a very impressive feat considering Harry's talent as a seeker.
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It has black scales, and is lizard-like in appearance. It also has yellow eyes, bronze horns and similarly coloured spikes that protrude from its long tail. The dragon's roar is a yowling, screeching scream, and its [[Fire|flame]] can reach to about fifty feet. While having a very far reaching flame the Horntail's breath can reach extremely high temperatures as it made a stone turn red hot in seconds. Its eggs are cement-coloured and particularly hard-shelled. The Horntail's foods of choice include cattle, sheep, goats, and whenever possible, humans.
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==Traits==
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Horntails are also known for being one of the most vicious breeds of dragon; even [[Rubeus Hagrid]] commented on their ferocity.<ref name= "GoF19">{{GOF}} - Chapter 19 (''The Hungarian Horntail'')</ref> Along with their viciousness, Horntails are shown being extremely fast in flight while able to keep up with a Firebolt broomstick, a broom capable of going from 0 to 150 miles per hour in 10 seconds. Horntails are also seen able to keep up with Harry Potter's flying skills; a very impressive feat considering Harry's talent as a seeker.<ref name= "GoF20">{{GOF}} - Chapter 20 (''The First Task'')</ref>
   
 
==The 1994 Triwizard Tournament==
 
==The 1994 Triwizard Tournament==
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[[File:Hungarianhorntail.jpg|thumb|left|235px|A Horntail used in the first task]]
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{{quote|Oh, don't worry about 'em, Harry, they're seriously misunderstood creatures-- ''[Horntail breathes fires a bit too close to Harry and Hagrid's position]'' ...Although, I have to admit that Horntail is a right nasty piece of work.|[[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] about the Hungarian Horntail|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)}}
 
{{quote|Oh, don't worry about 'em, Harry, they're seriously misunderstood creatures-- ''[Horntail breathes fires a bit too close to Harry and Hagrid's position]'' ...Although, I have to admit that Horntail is a right nasty piece of work.|[[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] about the Hungarian Horntail|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)}}
   
A Hungarian Horntail was to be faced during the [[Triwizard Tournament|First Task]] of the [[1994]] [[Triwizard Tournament]], in an effort to retrieve a [[Golden egg]]. [[Harry Potter]] had to face it after selecting, at random, a tiny model depicting the Horntail from a bag. He [[Summoning Charm|Summoned]] his [[Firebolt]] [[broomstick]] to him and used it to maneuver around the dragon to retrieve the egg. It is stated that [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]'s brother [[Charles Weasley|Charlie]] helped transport the dragon from [[Romania]].
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A Hungarian Horntail was to be faced during the [[Triwizard Tournament|First Task]] of the [[1994]] [[Triwizard Tournament]], in an effort to retrieve a [[Golden egg]].<ref name= "GoF20">{{GOF}} - Chapter 20 (''The First Task'')</ref> [[Harry Potter]] had to face it after selecting, at random, a tiny model depicting the Horntail from a bag. He [[Summoning Charm|Summoned]] his [[Firebolt]] [[broomstick]] to him and used it to maneuver around the dragon to retrieve the egg. It is stated that [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]'s brother [[Charles Weasley|Charlie]] helped transport the dragon from [[Romania]].<ref name= "GoF20">{{GOF}} - Chapter 20 (''The First Task'')</ref>
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
   
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', the Horntail broke free of its chain and chased Harry around the castle grounds, almost causing Harry to fall to his death at one point when he was trying to reach his [[Firebolt]], but when the chase continued, Harry flew through the [[Viaduct (I)|Viaduct]], which the Horntail crashed into causing it to fall into the chasm below, Presumably to it's death.
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', the Horntail broke free of its chain and chased Harry around the castle grounds, almost causing Harry to fall to his death at one point when he was trying to reach his [[Firebolt]], but when the chase continued, Harry flew through the [[Viaduct (I)|Viaduct]], which the Horntail crashed into causing it to fall into the chasm below, presumably to its death.
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', its manner to breath fire by shooting a pair of chemical liquids that cause a fire blast on contact is possibly based on the same fire-breathing manner used by dragons in the movie "Reign of Fire(2002)".[http://reign-of-fire.wikia.com/wiki/Dragon]
 
*When faced with the agony of trying to ask someone to the [[Yule Ball]], Harry said that he would have preferred facing the Horntail again.
 
*When faced with the agony of trying to ask someone to the [[Yule Ball]], Harry said that he would have preferred facing the Horntail again.
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', the [[Hungarian Horntail model]] that was given to Harry from Barty Crouch Sr. is seen in the [[Roast chestnuts sale]], located in [[Diagon Alley]]. It is possible that Harry gave his dragon to Fred and George who put it there.
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', the [[Hungarian Horntail model]] that was given to Harry from Barty Crouch Sr. is seen in the [[Roast chestnuts sale]], located in [[Diagon Alley]]. It is possible that Harry gave his dragon to Fred and George who put it there.
*The Horntail is featured in the video game version of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]].''
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*The Horntail is featured in the video game version of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' and lives in [[The Dark Caves]], a wizarding world forestal area with a giant cave.
 
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', Hermione falls into the arena with Harry and they both have to battle it. It not only breaks free like in the movie, but it also chases them into the castle.
 
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', Hermione falls into the arena with Harry and they both have to battle it. It not only breaks free like in the movie, but it also chases them into the castle.
*In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 in Year 2, there is a moving picture of a wizard being chased by a Horntail in front of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. If one gives the wizard a sword he will kill the Horntail and give the player a key. [[File:Plush_and_Model.png|thumb|The plush and model of the Hungarian Horntail at [[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]].]]
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*In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 in Year 2, there is a moving picture of a wizard being chased by a Horntail in front of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. If one gives the wizard a sword he will kill the Horntail and give the player a key. [[File:Plush_and_Model.png|thumb|left|240px|The plush and model of the Hungarian Horntail at [[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]].]]
*The horntail's appearance is based off of the dragons in the movie, "Reign of Fire".
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*The horntail's appearance is based off of the dragons in the movie, "Reign of Fire"(2002).
 
*The appearance of the horntail is more akin to that of a traditional Wyvern; as it has no forelegs, a true classical dragon having forelegs, hindlegs and wings.
 
*The appearance of the horntail is more akin to that of a traditional Wyvern; as it has no forelegs, a true classical dragon having forelegs, hindlegs and wings.
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*The Hungarian Horntail is part of the [[Dragon Challenge]] Roller Coaster in ''[[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]]'' along with the [[Chinese Fireball]].
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
[[File:Horntail.jpg|thumb|215px|A Hungarian Horntail in [[LEGO Harry Potter|LEGO]] form.]]
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[[File:Horntail.jpg|thumb|205px|A Hungarian Horntail in [[LEGO Harry Potter|LEGO]] form.]]
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]'' {{FWC}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]'' {{FWC}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{1st}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{1st}}[[File:HungarianPottermore.jpg|thumb|240px|Hungarian Horntail from Pottermore]]
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)]]''
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter|Harry Potter LEGO Sets]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter|Harry Potter LEGO Sets]]''
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==Notes and references==
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{{Creatures by classification}}
   
 
[[de:Ungarischer Hornschwanz]]
 
[[de:Ungarischer Hornschwanz]]
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[[fr:Magyar à pointes]]
 
[[fr:Magyar à pointes]]
 
[[ru:Венгерская хвосторога]]
 
[[ru:Венгерская хвосторога]]
[[it:Ungaro Spinato]]
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[[it:Ungaro Spinato]] [[pl:Rogogon Węgierski]]
 
[[Category:Dragons (species)]]
 
[[Category:Dragons (species)]]
 
[[Category:Creatures affiliated with fire]]
 
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[[Category:Beasts]]

Latest revision as of 01:09, April 15, 2014

Horntail
Hungarian Horntail
Species information
Eye colour

Yellow

Skin colour

Black

Hair colour

None

Related to

See Dragon

Native range

Hungary

Length of average adult

50ft

Ministry of Magic Classification

XXXXX

Status

Beast

"I don't envy the one who gets the Horntail. Vicious thing. Its back end's as dangerous as its front."
Charlie Weasley about the first challenge of the Triwizard Tournament[src]

The Hungarian Horntail is a dragon native to Hungary and is considered to be the most dangerous dragon breed.[1]

DescriptionEdit

It has black scales, and is lizard-like in appearance. It also has yellow eyes, bronze horns and similarly coloured spikes that protrude from its long tail. The dragon's roar is a yowling, screeching scream, and its flame can reach to about fifty feet. While having a very far reaching flame the Horntail's breath can reach extremely high temperatures as it made a stone turn red hot in seconds. Its eggs are cement-coloured and particularly hard-shelled. The Horntail's foods of choice include cattle, sheep, goats, and whenever possible, humans.

TraitsEdit

Horntails are also known for being one of the most vicious breeds of dragon; even Rubeus Hagrid commented on their ferocity.[2] Along with their viciousness, Horntails are shown being extremely fast in flight while able to keep up with a Firebolt broomstick, a broom capable of going from 0 to 150 miles per hour in 10 seconds. Horntails are also seen able to keep up with Harry Potter's flying skills; a very impressive feat considering Harry's talent as a seeker.[3]

The 1994 Triwizard TournamentEdit

Hungarianhorntail
A Horntail used in the first task
ScrimgeourAdded by Scrimgeour
"Oh, don't worry about 'em, Harry, they're seriously misunderstood creatures-- [Horntail breathes fires a bit too close to Harry and Hagrid's position] ...Although, I have to admit that Horntail is a right nasty piece of work."
Hagrid about the Hungarian Horntail[src]

A Hungarian Horntail was to be faced during the First Task of the 1994 Triwizard Tournament, in an effort to retrieve a Golden egg.[3] Harry Potter had to face it after selecting, at random, a tiny model depicting the Horntail from a bag. He Summoned his Firebolt broomstick to him and used it to maneuver around the dragon to retrieve the egg. It is stated that Ron Weasley's brother Charlie helped transport the dragon from Romania.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Horntail
A Hungarian Horntail in LEGO form.
TexthawmAdded by Texthawm

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 19 (The Hungarian Horntail)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 20 (The First Task)


 

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