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{{Youmay|the [[creature]]|the [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T.]], [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] and [[Wizards' Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test|W.O.M.B.A.T.]] [[Troll (grade)|grade]] or the [[Troll (language)|language]]}}
 
{{Youmay|the [[creature]]|the [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T.]], [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] and [[Wizards' Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test|W.O.M.B.A.T.]] [[Troll (grade)|grade]] or the [[Troll (language)|language]]}}
 
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{{Quote|Anyone can speak [[Troll (language)|Troll]]. All you have to do is point and grunt.|[[Fred Weasley]] joking about Troll language.|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
{{Quote|Anyone can speak [[Troll (language)|Troll]]. All you have to do is point and grunt.|[[Fred Weasley]] joking about Troll language.|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
   
A '''Troll''' is a magical creature of prodigious strength and immense stupidity. In fact, they are so stupid that they actually had a wizarding exam [[Troll_(grade)|failing grade]] named after them.
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A '''Troll''' is a magical creature of prodigious strength and immense stupidity. In fact, they are so stupid that they actually had a wizarding exam [[Troll_(grade)|failing grade]] named after them.
   
 
==Physical Description==
 
==Physical Description==
Trolls generally reach a height of about twelve feet and weigh up to nearly a ton.
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Trolls generally reach a height of about twelve feet and weigh up to a ton. Troll whiskers have magical properties, and are sometimes used as [[wand core]]s. Their feet have two toes, both with giant toenails.[[File:Tumblr_mt4y69qckd1qarxvjo1_250.gif|frame|left|A Troll]]
   
 
==Behaviour==
 
==Behaviour==
They are dangerously violent and incredibly aggressive, and then engage in unpredictable behaviour; a bit comparable with [[giant]]s.
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They are dangerously violent and incredibly aggressive, and then engage in unpredictable behaviour; comparable to [[giant]]s.
   
 
==Origin==
 
==Origin==
Trolls originated in [[Scandinavia]], but are now found all across [[Europe]].
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Trolls originated in [[Scandinavia]], but are now found all across [[Europe]].
   
 
==Diet==
 
==Diet==
Trolls, similar to [[Acromantula]]s, have a taste for human flesh, but enjoy to take it raw, and are not that fussy about what they eat.
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Trolls, similar to [[Acromantula]]s, have a taste for human flesh. They enjoy it raw, but are not fussy about what they eat. Trolls are also fond of fish.<ref name="WBoP">''[[Wonderbook: Book of Potions]]'' - see [http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_175630&feature=iv&src_vid=g1OVFdhMxPA&v=FdbGPzZSXEk this] video</ref>
   
 
==Society and Culture==
 
==Society and Culture==
Troll language is nothing more than simple grunts that only Trolls seem to be able to interpret, though skilled magical multi-linguists such as [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|Barty Crouch]] can understand them. Trolls understand only a limited number of [[Human]] words, and some smarter ones can be skillfully trained as security Trolls. [[Quirinus Quirrell|Professor Quirrell]] had a gift for communicating with Trolls, and then used it to set [[Quirinus Quirrell's first mountain troll|one]] loose in [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in [[1991]] in an effort to steal the [[Philosopher's Stone]].
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Troll language is nothing more than simple grunts that only Trolls seem to be able to interpret, though skilled magical multi-linguists such as [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|Barty Crouch]] can understand them. Trolls understand only a limited number of [[Human]] words, and some smarter ones can be skillfully trained as security Trolls. [[Quirinus Quirrell|Professor Quirrell]] had a gift for communicating with Trolls, and then used it to set [[Quirinus Quirrell's first mountain troll|one]] loose in [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in [[1991]] in an effort to steal the [[Philosopher's Stone]].
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
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==Sub-species==
 
==Sub-species==
 
 
There are four different types of Troll, each with its own highly unique set of physical differences.
 
There are four different types of Troll, each with its own highly unique set of physical differences.
 
*[[Mountain Troll]]
 
*[[Mountain Troll]]
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
[[File:Lego-harry-potter-years-1-4-troll.jpg|thumb|254px|The troll as a Lego minifigure.]]
 
[[File:Lego-harry-potter-years-1-4-troll.jpg|thumb|254px|The troll as a Lego minifigure.]]
*[[Troll (grade)|Troll]] is the lowest grade that one can receive during their [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] and [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T.]] examinations.
 
 
*In the ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone|Philosopher's Stone]]'' book and PS1/GBC game, there is a room with a troll that belongs to [[Quirinus Quirrell|Professor Quirrell]]. However, in the film, this scene was omitted.
 
*In the ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone|Philosopher's Stone]]'' book and PS1/GBC game, there is a room with a troll that belongs to [[Quirinus Quirrell|Professor Quirrell]]. However, in the film, this scene was omitted.
 
*In ''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]'', [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] draws a picture of a troll and describes [[Gregory Goyle]] as one.
 
*In ''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]'', [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] draws a picture of a troll and describes [[Gregory Goyle]] as one.
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', "[[Security Trolls]]" are made in the last parts of the game. They are shown to be watching the library, and will end the game if they catch the player. To distract them, [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] must throw a [[Dungbomb]] around one. If close enough, the Troll will walk towards them. Humourously, when a Troll walks to a Dungbomb, they seem to lose sense of the player.
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', "[[Security Trolls]]" are made in the last parts of the game. They are shown to be watching the library, and will end the game if they catch the player. To distract them, [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] must throw a [[Dungbomb]] around one. If close enough, the Troll will walk towards them. Humourously, when a Troll walks to a Dungbomb, they seem to lose sense of the player.
*[[Harry Potter]] once speculated that [[Marcus Flint]] has some traces of Troll blood in him; however, this might be simply to insult Flint's stupidity and appearance.
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*[[Harry Potter]] once speculated that [[Marcus Flint]] has some traces of Troll blood in him; however, this might be simply to insult Flint's stupidity and appearance.[[File:Screenshot 931.png|thumb|220x220px]]
*When [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] was captured by [[Snatchers]] in [[1997]], he told them he was [[Stanley Shunpike|Stan Shunpike]], due to them not looking very intelligent, and even speculated that one of them might have been part-Troll, judging by his odour.
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*When [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] was captured by [[Snatchers]] in [[1997]], he told them he was [[Stanley Shunpike|Stan Shunpike]], due to them not looking very intelligent, and even speculated that one of them might have been
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', if someone casts a spell at a security troll, they can create an expansive wave in self defense.
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part-Troll, judging by his odour.
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*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', if someone casts a spell at a security troll, they can create an expansive wave in self-defence.
 
*[[Troll whisker]]s may be used in [[wand core]]s, though they are considered inferior to the [[Supreme Cores]].
 
*[[Troll whisker]]s may be used in [[wand core]]s, though they are considered inferior to the [[Supreme Cores]].
*There is some contradiction as to the ability of trolls to perform [[magic]]. In ''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]'', it states that trolls have no magic powers other than their naturally enhanced strength. However, one of the questions on the [[Wizards' Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test]], when taken with information on the [[Patronus Charm]] from ''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]'', implies that both [[hag]]s and trolls can use rudimentary magic.
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*There is some contradiction as to the ability of trolls to perform [[magic]]. In ''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]'', it states that trolls have no magic powers other than their naturally
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enhanced strength. However, one of the questions on the [[Wizards' Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test]], when taken with information on the [[Patronus Charm]] from ''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]'', implies that both [[hag]]s and trolls can use [[rudimentary magic]].
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*After the details of the [[Sorting ceremony]] were revealed in 1991, Ron stated that he was going to kill his brother [[Fred Weasley|Fred]], who had suggested that the test to get into Hogwarts involved wrestling a troll.[[File:Screenshot 933.png|thumb|100x100px]]
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*Though often derided as stupid, trolls are obviously intelligent, or at least sapient, beings.  This is seen in their wielding of weapons, dressing themselves, and their attempts to domesticate other beasts (such as graphorns).  This indicates that trolls are early to mid Stone Age in terms of culture, and likely possess rudimentary intelligence.
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==See also==
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*[[Inflate-a-Troll]]
 
==Appearances==
 
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Troll-pottermore
Troll
Species information
Sentience

Half-sentient (for their low intelligence)

Eye colour

Varies

Height of average adult

Twelve feet

Distinction(s)
  • Giant-like appearance
  • Low intelligence
Affiliation

Norwegian National Quidditch team

Ministry of Magic Classification

XXXX

Status

Beast

"Anyone can speak Troll. All you have to do is point and grunt."
Fred Weasley joking about Troll language.[src]

A Troll is a magical creature of prodigious strength and immense stupidity. In fact, they are so stupid that they actually had a wizarding exam failing grade named after them.

Physical DescriptionEdit

Trolls generally reach a height of about twelve feet and weigh up to a ton. Troll whiskers have magical properties, and are sometimes used as wand cores. Their feet have two toes, both with giant toenails.
Tumblr mt4y69qckd1qarxvjo1 250

A Troll

BehaviourEdit

They are dangerously violent and incredibly aggressive, and then engage in unpredictable behaviour; comparable to giants.

OriginEdit

Trolls originated in Scandinavia, but are now found all across Europe.

DietEdit

Trolls, similar to Acromantulas, have a taste for human flesh. They enjoy it raw, but are not fussy about what they eat. Trolls are also fond of fish.[1]

Society and CultureEdit

Troll language is nothing more than simple grunts that only Trolls seem to be able to interpret, though skilled magical multi-linguists such as Barty Crouch can understand them. Trolls understand only a limited number of Human words, and some smarter ones can be skillfully trained as security Trolls. Professor Quirrell had a gift for communicating with Trolls, and then used it to set one loose in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1991 in an effort to steal the Philosopher's Stone.

HistoryEdit

A Troll was Quirrell's contribution to guarding the Philosopher's Stone.

Artemius Lawson was an outspoken advocate for the strict restraint of trolls. He thought it was wrong to allow them to roam free, stating that "they were creatures who weighed a ton, but had brains the size of a bogey".

Sub-speciesEdit

There are four different types of Troll, each with its own highly unique set of physical differences.

A sub-type is the Troll of Nadroj, a kind of troll with disporpotionate hands.

Security trolls, the smartest troll specimens, are skillfully trained to guard several wizarding locations.

Behind the scenesEdit

Lego-harry-potter-years-1-4-troll

The troll as a Lego minifigure.

part-Troll, judging by his odour.

enhanced strength. However, one of the questions on the Wizards' Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test, when taken with information on the Patronus Charm from Wonderbook: Book of Spells, implies that both hags and trolls can use rudimentary magic.

  • After the details of the Sorting ceremony were revealed in 1991, Ron stated that he was going to kill his brother Fred, who had suggested that the test to get into Hogwarts involved wrestling a troll.
    Screenshot 933
  • Though often derided as stupid, trolls are obviously intelligent, or at least sapient, beings.  This is seen in their wielding of weapons, dressing themselves, and their attempts to domesticate other beasts (such as graphorns).  This indicates that trolls are early to mid Stone Age in terms of culture, and likely possess rudimentary intelligence.

See alsoEdit

AppearancesEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit


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