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At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film). As such, spoilers will be present within the article.
It is a bipedal breed, metallic grey in colour, with an immense wingspan, long talons and rough scales said to be as hard as steel. It is the largest breed of dragon which reaches up to six tons, with deep red eyes. Sometimes the eyes seem to be the same colour as its body because of the protective scales.
Rotund and slower in flight than other dragons, the Ironbelly is nevertheless extremely dangerous, capable of crushing the dwellings on which it lands.
The Ironbelly can produce jets of flame up to 356 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius), over sixteen times hotter than the boiling point of water.
Known dragons of this species
- Ironbellies have been subject to constant observation by the Ukrainian wizarding authorities, ever since a particular Ironbelly carried off a sailing ship from the Black Sea in 1799. Thankfully, the boat was empty at the time.
- In 1926, Newt Scamander mentioned to Jacob Kowalski that he had previously worked with Ukrainian Ironbellies during the First World War.
- Gringotts Wizarding Bank owned a particular Ukrainian Ironbelly that guarded the Lestrange Vault and later broke free, with the help of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger when they broke into the aforementioned vault.
Behind the scenes
- In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game) they use a Common Welsh Green instead of an Ukrainian Ironbelly to protect the vaults.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Mentioned only) (Not specified as Ukrainian Ironbelly)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) (Mentioned in Daily Prophet) (Not specified as Ukrainian Ironbelly)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (First appearance) (Not specified as Ukrainian Ironbelly)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (First identified as Ukrainian Ironbelly)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
- Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
- Harry Potter: The Creature Vault
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) (Mentioned only)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- ↑ FUN, NEW FACTS ABOUT THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER – DIAGON ALLEY - Universal Orlando Blog
- ↑ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, Scene 50