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How can you talk to a snake? It's a known fact that all Snakes are deaft.

This is a fantasy world, dear. Anything can happen. Hermione1980 20:21, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

O.K. Snakes can hear the sound of Parselmouths because of magic, the snake at the zoo was a normal "deaft" snake (it didnt reacted when Vernom and Dugley banged on the glass), and yet, it heard Harry Potter speeking Parseltongue. So the Basilisk can hear Parseltongue, but when it was blind, it was listening for Harry's footsteps. There's no magic in footsteps. So how could the Basilisk him? Is the Basilisk the only snake in the world with ears?

That's the movie adaptation screwing up things for you. In the book, the Basilisk could smell Harry, it couldn't hear him. 168.30.196.246 12:27, 3 March 2006 (UTC) (Hermione1980 at school, not bothering to log in)

In the real world, Snakes have a special bone in their heads that can sense vibrations on the groud, similar to echolocation, because the vibratiing waves bounce to the snake so it knows where it's prey is. M. H. Avril 01:22, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

Image

Is that a canon image of the basilisk? If not, then it should be removed, shouldn't it? - Cavalier One 13:36, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

The name of the image is File:THE_BASILISK_by_Jerome_K_Moore.jpg, I highly doubt its canon. -- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 18:22, 30 August 2007 (UTC) (Spelling fix: 19:59, 30 August 2007 (UTC))


Thanks for the clarification on the fang, DarkJedi. Mafalda Hopkirk 23:51, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Looking In The Eyes of The Basilisk

They say that its stare could kill but how come i didnt kill harry while stabbing it or while it was coming out it was cleary looking at him Harry must be invincible —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lxl6500 (talkcontribs) 23:50, 8 December 2008.

- Because Fawkes already blinded it. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 68.215.222.121 (talkcontribs) 00:54, 12 April 2009.

i wonder if fawkes was imune to its gaze due to it being an avian because it did come out of a chicken egg and the roosters cry can kill it

New picture?

Can I put the picture of the artwork of the Basilisk from HP2 as the main picture? Because of two reasons:

1-The current picture is too dark. 2-The current picture doesn't show the complete body of the Basilisk. Cheers!- Incredisuper

Snake nose

I noticed that the basilisk had a nose in the movie. That's not right.

Harry and the Basilisk

74.15.30.173 04:41, August 7, 2012 (UTC) Could Harry look into the Basilisks eyes and not be killed, because he wears glasses!? After all that is not staring into its eyes...right?

This is mentioned on one of the basilisk articles, if not this one. If he looks at it, he still dies - the glasses just provide a clear line of sight - it doesn't "dilute" the power of the basilisk's gaze or anything. If anything, I suppose it might make it stronger, given that it improves his vision. ProfessorTofty (talk) 05:24, August 7, 2012 (UTC)

The viewing must be indirect, reflection or through a distorting medium (such as the ectoplasmic presence of a ghost, or a camera lens, which likewise provide a non-human perspective), for the spectator to survive. Glasses do not remotely fit either category. {{SUBST:User:Jiskran/Signature}} 05:51, August 7, 2012 (UTC)

Okay, so would a person be petrified if the Basilisk just looked at them, or does it have to be indirect eye contact? Perhaps, if just viewed from the back without the person knowing? I know they'll die if it is direct, so no need to speak of that. AvatarJulie (talk) 05:47, January 14, 2014 (UTC)Julie

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