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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. 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 [[giant]]s. 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.
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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.
   
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]]. A [[Quirinus Quirrell's second mountain troll|Troll]] was [[Quirinus Quirrell|Quirrell's]] contribution to guarding the [[Philosopher's Stone]].
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==Physical Description==
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Trolls generally reach a height of about twelve feet and weigh up to nearly a ton.
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==Behavior==
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They are dangerously violent and incredibly aggressive, and then engage in unpredictable behaviour; a bit comparable with [[giant]]s.
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==Origin==
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Trolls originated in [[Scandinavia]], but are now found all across [[Europe]].
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==Diet==
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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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==Society and Culture==
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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]].
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==History==
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A [[Quirinus Quirrell's second mountain troll|Troll]] was [[Quirinus Quirrell|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"''.
 
[[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"''.

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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
Ministry of Magic Classification

XXXX

Status

Being

"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 Description

Trolls generally reach a height of about twelve feet and weigh up to nearly a ton.

Behavior

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

Origin

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

Diet

Trolls, similar to Acromantulas, have a taste for human flesh, but enjoy to take it raw, and are not that fussy about what they eat.

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 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.

History

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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