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I have two issues with this article:

1) Phoenixes. Surely the correct plural is "phoenices".

2) Horcruxes. I'm sure that Lord Voldemort's consideration that "seven is the most magical number" didn't cause him to make seven Horcruxes; it caused him to split his soul into seven pieces, thus resulting in six Horcruxes because the seventh piece was the one that resided in his body. OK, he accidentally made Harry into a seventh Horcrux, but he didn't intend to do this, any more than his making his restored body a kind-of-Horcrux for Harry (because he used Harry's blood to make it) was intentional.

RobertATfm (talk) 20:56, December 31, 2012 (UTC)

I'm eighty per cent certain that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them lists the plural form as phoenixes... as for the second part, I have to agree with you on that. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 21:21, December 31, 2012 (UTC)
"Phoenixes" is standard throughout this wiki. Changing it would require a change across-the-board and I have never seen "pheonices" before. I also seem to recall Dumbledore using the plural form in Chamber of Secrets, so I'll just check that... yes, "Fascinating creatures, phoenixes. They can carry immensely heavy loads, their tears have healing powers, and they make highly faithful pets." As for the second bit, yeah, of course. I'll correct that now if it hasn't already been. ProfessorTofty (talk) 22:31, December 31, 2012 (UTC)
By they way, are phoenixes ever called immortal? They do die, after all, and are reborn. I wouldn´t call thus immortal. --Rodolphus (talk) 22:37, December 31, 2012 (UTC)
I suppose technically no, but this may be splitting hairs. The same animal lives on and on forever, hence a form of immortality. ProfessorTofty (talk) 22:55, December 31, 2012 (UTC)

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