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A part elf was, presumably, an individual with both human and house-elf ancestry.


Known part elfs

History

In the 1990s, some Ravenclaw students, including Robert Hilliard, speculated that Filius Flitwick was part elf because of his stature, although they never asked him about it.[1] In fact, he was part-goblin.[2]

Behind the scenes

  • It is also unknown if they inherited the special form of elf magic from their non-human ancestor. Irma Dugard possessed a weak form of magic, though it is unclear if it was of the human or house-elf kind.
  • It is likely interbreeding between humans and erklings or yumboes is possible as well, as both species are described as "elvish" (and thus presumably closely related to normal elves). Moreover, it would also be possible that humans could cross-breed with Red CapsLeprechauns and Imps, as all three, while not explicitly stated to be related to elves, are markedly similar to them.
  • Students confusing Flitwick for a part-elf may have been inspired by J. K. Rowling's earlier comment that she thought the early movies' version of Flitwick "looked like an elf" (and thus far more non-human than she initially intended).

Appearances

See also

Notes and references