MOM rating likely not accurate on page
I think an XXXXX would mean dangerous and impossible to domesticate. Therefore, as the most dangerous rating, doubt Albus Dumbledore would let Lupin bring students in range of such a danger (but then again, Dumbledore let imposter-Moody use the Unforgivable Imperious Curse on students so who knows what Dumbledore would do).
I think it more likley that it was a XXX rating, meaning that a competent wizard could deal with. (An XXXXX would likely need to be killed by Lupin to save the kids!.) I think a simple jinx could repel them, which wouldn't be the case for something with an XXXXX rating (it takes about 6 wizards to stun an XXXXX dragon for instance.) MongooseLover (talk) 05:16, January 6, 2014 (UTC)
- You're misreading. It's XXXX, not XXXXX. And regardless of what's "likely", all M.O.M classifications come directly from Fantastic Beasts. -- 1337star (Drop me a line!) 05:19, January 6, 2014 (UTC)
- Are you sure you aren't thinking of a kelpie? (Also, I have Fantastic Beasts myself, somewhere, haven't seen it in years. However, though I saw it was XXX there.) MongooseLover (talk) 05:24, January 6, 2014 (UTC)
In fantastic beasts and where to find them, it says kappa is a japanese water demon but doesn't say they are mainly in Japan.
It's most likely that it's native in Japan but more commonly found in Mongolia, this make a lot of sense.
Japanese name (behind the scenes)
Just to clarify the section, the main Japanese word for cucumber is Kyuri. There are cucumber dishes like cucumber sushi rolls (kappa-maki) and cucumber pickles (kappa-zuke) that are named after the creature kappa. It's a bit misleading to say the Japanese word for cucumber is kappa.