At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film). As such, spoilers will be present within the article.
- "From Red Caps they moved on to Kappas, creepy water-dwellers that looked like scaly monkeys, with webbed hands itching to strangle unwitting waders in their ponds."
- —The D.A.D.A. curriculum, including Kappas.[src]
The New York Ghost reported that a Kappa washed up on the Western Seaboard in 1926.
Professor Severus Snape incorrectly stated when he taught Defence Against the Dark Arts that a Kappa is a red haired imp-like creature.
Kappas feed on the blood of humans, strangling anyone unlucky enough to wade into their ponds or rivers.
Behind the scenes
- "Kappa" is also Japanese for "cucumber". This ties in with the Japanese legend that a kappa can be appeased by a gift of a cucumber.
- Concept art of the Kappa was created by Mark Dubeau for the film inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. However, the beast was never developed further for the film.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Mentioned only)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) (Concept art only)
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 8 (Flight of the Fat Lady) - "After boggarts, they studied Red Caps, nasty little goblinlike creatures that lurked wherever there had been bloodshed: in the dungeons of castles and the potholes of deserted battlefields, waiting to bludgeon those who had got lost. From Red Caps they moved on to kappas, creepy water-dwellers that looked like scaly monkeys, with webbed hands itching to strangle unwitting waders in their ponds."
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 14 (The Unforgivable Curses) - "Seems you’ve had a pretty thorough grounding in tackling Dark creatures — you’ve covered boggarts, Red Caps, hinkypunks, grindylows, Kappas, and werewolves, is that right?”"
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 9 (Grim Defeat) - "“Very poorly explained ... That is incorrect, the kappa is more commonly found in Mongolia. ... Professor Lupin gave this eight out of ten? I wouldn’t have given it three. ...”"
- ↑ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Concept Art from Mark Dubeau
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