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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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*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.
 
*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.
 
*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.
 
*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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*[[Troll whisker]]s may be used in [[wand core]]s, though they are considered inferior to the [[Supreme Cores]].
   
 
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Troll
Species information
Sentience

Sentient (low intelligence)

Height of average adult

Twelve" feet

Ministry of Magic Classification

XXXX

"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. Trolls generally reach a height of about twelve feet and weigh up to nearly a ton. They are dangerously violent and incredibly aggressive, and then engage in unpredictable behaviour; a bit comparable with giants. Trolls originated in Scandinavia, but are now found all across Europe. Trolls feed on raw flesh, and are not that fussy about what they eat, from animals to even humans.

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. 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-species

There are three 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 scenes

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The troll as a Lego minifigure.

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