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The '''Quintaped''', also known as the '''Hairy MacBoon''', is a dangerous [[magic]]al beast with five legs, each ending in a clubfoot, and is covered with thick, red-brown hair.
 
The '''Quintaped''', also known as the '''Hairy MacBoon''', is a dangerous [[magic]]al beast with five legs, each ending in a clubfoot, and is covered with thick, red-brown hair.
   
 
==Nature==
 
==Nature==
==='''Distribution'''===
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===Distribution===
 
Quintapeds are only found of the [[Isle of Drear]], which has been made [[Unplottability|Unplottable]] because of the danger.
 
Quintapeds are only found of the [[Isle of Drear]], which has been made [[Unplottability|Unplottable]] because of the danger.
   
==='''Interaction with humans'''===
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===Interaction with humans===
 
The quintaped is carnivorous, with a particular taste for humans and as such are extremely hostile towards them.
 
The quintaped is carnivorous, with a particular taste for humans and as such are extremely hostile towards them.
 
==Etymology==
 
The prefix quint- means "five", while -ped refers to legs. Hence, "quintaped" refers to something having five legs.
 
   
 
==Uses==
 
==Uses==
[[File:Quintaped.jpg|frame|The number five, in runic.]]The five club footed legs of the Quintaped are used to represent the number five, in the [[Study of Ancient Runes|runic alphabet]]. <ref>''[[J.K.Rowling Official Site]]''</ref> Incidentally, the classification of the creature is also five X's.
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[[File:Quintaped.jpg|frame|The number five, in runic.]]
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The five club footed legs of the Quintaped are used to represent the number five, in the [[Study of Ancient Runes|runic alphabet]].<ref>''[[J.K.Rowling Official Site]]''</ref> Incidentally, the classification of the creature is also five X's.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
According to legend, Isle of Drear was populated by two [[Wizardkind|wizard]] families, the [[MacBoon clan]] and the [[McClivert clan]], who were apparently rivals. The family heads, [[Dugald McClivert]] and [[Quintius MacBoon]], got drunk and engaged in a wizard's duel, which resulted in Dugald's [[death]]. In retaliation, the McCliverts attacked the MacBoons, turning them all into monstrous five-legged beasts. However, the MacBoons were infamously inept wizards, and the McCliverts realised too late that they had made the MacBoons infinitely more deadly. Resisting desperate McClivert attempts to [[Untransfiguration|untransfigure]] them, the MacBoons killed all the resident McCliverts.
 
According to legend, Isle of Drear was populated by two [[Wizardkind|wizard]] families, the [[MacBoon clan]] and the [[McClivert clan]], who were apparently rivals. The family heads, [[Dugald McClivert]] and [[Quintius MacBoon]], got drunk and engaged in a wizard's duel, which resulted in Dugald's [[death]]. In retaliation, the McCliverts attacked the MacBoons, turning them all into monstrous five-legged beasts. However, the MacBoons were infamously inept wizards, and the McCliverts realised too late that they had made the MacBoons infinitely more deadly. Resisting desperate McClivert attempts to [[Untransfiguration|untransfigure]] them, the MacBoons killed all the resident McCliverts.
   
[[File:QuintapedHPtradingcard.jpg|thumb|left|152px|A Quintaped.]]
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[[File:QuintapedHPtradingcard.jpg|thumb|right|152px|A Quintaped.]]
 
Whether the legend is true or not is unclear. There are no surviving McCliverts or MacBoons today that can relay the fate of their ancestors. For their part, the Quintapeds have resisted all attempts by the [[Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures]] to [[Transfiguration|Untransfigure]] them, and they are unable to communicate with the Quintaped. It can only be assumed that, if they are indeed Transfigured MacBoons, then they are happy to live the rest of their lives as Quintapeds.<ref>''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]''</ref>
 
Whether the legend is true or not is unclear. There are no surviving McCliverts or MacBoons today that can relay the fate of their ancestors. For their part, the Quintapeds have resisted all attempts by the [[Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures]] to [[Transfiguration|Untransfigure]] them, and they are unable to communicate with the Quintaped. It can only be assumed that, if they are indeed Transfigured MacBoons, then they are happy to live the rest of their lives as Quintapeds.<ref>''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]''</ref>
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==Etymology==
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The prefix quint- means "five", while -ped refers to legs. Hence, "quintaped" refers to something having five legs (maybe saying Fivelegs); this leads to a mystery about a relation to the similar creature [[5 Legger]].
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The Quint-part of the name could possibly be taken from the legend-told [[Quintius MacBoon]] whose first name starts with Quint and was transformed to a Quintaped.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', when [[Harry Potter]] opened a cabinet in the [[Room of Requirement]] to hide a copy of [[Severus Snape's copy of Advanced Potion-Making|Advanced Potion-Making]] from [[Severus Snape]], it contained a caged skeleton with five legs. However, it is not specifically identified to be a Quintaped.
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*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', when Harry is hiding [[Severus Snape's copy of Advanced Potion-Making|his Potions textbook]] in the [[Room of Hidden Things]], he sees a cage containing the skeleton of a creature with five legs. It is unknown if this was a Quintaped.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
* ''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]'' {{1st}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' {{Possible}}
* ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' {{Possible}}
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*''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]''
* ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' {{Possible}}
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*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]'' {{1st}}
*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''
 
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
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{{Creatures by classification}}
 
{{Creatures by classification}}
 
[[fr:Quintaped]]
 
[[fr:Quintaped]]
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[[pl:Kwintoped]]
 
[[Category:Beasts]]
 
[[Category:Beasts]]
 
[[Category:Runic Number Symbols]]
 
[[Category:Runic Number Symbols]]
 
[[Category:XXXXX Creatures]]
 
[[Category:XXXXX Creatures]]
[[Category:Spiders]]
 

Latest revision as of 17:43, December 10, 2014

Cr quintaped
Quintaped
Species information
Hair colour

Red-brown

Native range

Isle of Drear

Alternative names

Hairy MacBoons

Distinction(s)

Five legs

Ministry of Magic Classification

XXXXX

Status

Beast

The Quintaped, also known as the Hairy MacBoon, is a dangerous magical beast with five legs, each ending in a clubfoot, and is covered with thick, red-brown hair.

NatureEdit

DistributionEdit

Quintapeds are only found of the Isle of Drear, which has been made Unplottable because of the danger.

Interaction with humansEdit

The quintaped is carnivorous, with a particular taste for humans and as such are extremely hostile towards them.

UsesEdit

Quintaped

The number five, in runic.

The five club footed legs of the Quintaped are used to represent the number five, in the runic alphabet.[1] Incidentally, the classification of the creature is also five X's.

HistoryEdit

According to legend, Isle of Drear was populated by two wizard families, the MacBoon clan and the McClivert clan, who were apparently rivals. The family heads, Dugald McClivert and Quintius MacBoon, got drunk and engaged in a wizard's duel, which resulted in Dugald's death. In retaliation, the McCliverts attacked the MacBoons, turning them all into monstrous five-legged beasts. However, the MacBoons were infamously inept wizards, and the McCliverts realised too late that they had made the MacBoons infinitely more deadly. Resisting desperate McClivert attempts to untransfigure them, the MacBoons killed all the resident McCliverts.

QuintapedHPtradingcard

A Quintaped.

Whether the legend is true or not is unclear. There are no surviving McCliverts or MacBoons today that can relay the fate of their ancestors. For their part, the Quintapeds have resisted all attempts by the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures to Untransfigure them, and they are unable to communicate with the Quintaped. It can only be assumed that, if they are indeed Transfigured MacBoons, then they are happy to live the rest of their lives as Quintapeds.[2]

EtymologyEdit

The prefix quint- means "five", while -ped refers to legs. Hence, "quintaped" refers to something having five legs (maybe saying Fivelegs); this leads to a mystery about a relation to the similar creature 5 Legger. The Quint-part of the name could possibly be taken from the legend-told Quintius MacBoon whose first name starts with Quint and was transformed to a Quintaped.

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


Study of Ancient Runes
Ancient Runes Made Easy
Professor: Bathsheda Babbling
Textbooks: Advanced Rune Translation · Ancient Runes Made Easy · Magical Hieroglyphs and Logograms · Rune Dictionary · Spellman's Syllabary
Known Runes: Acromantula · Demiguise · Ehwaz · Eihwaz · Fwooper · Graphorn · Hydra · Quintaped · Runespoor · Salamander · Unicorn · Unknown · Mark of Merlin


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