It gives a short description of her, stating she's at least twelve feet long and has a diamond-patterned tail. Nagini (d. 2 May, 1998) was a female Maledictus cursed to transform into a snake. But of course we know now we’ve seen Nagini before. They're also highly intelligent creatures capable of recognizing their keepers from strangers. Perhaps the snake depicted in Harry Potter is of Rowling's own creation and/or only exsists in the Wizarding World. IIRC she can only be a pit viper, a python or a boa due to the fact that she has infared sensing pits. She doesn't fit the descriptions of a basilisk, or most normal snake species for that matter. Voldemort takes on many forms throughout the series, and here, as a 16-year-old preserved in memory, he shows his most human face. If you put an engorgement charm (or two) on the snake, which still can reach around eighteen feet long (around 6 meters for the brits) WITHOUT an engorgement charm, you've got your snake. In hindsight, it's also something of a relief: The series gets so dark that starting off on a syrupy-sweet note feels like a small gift. “Yes, it’s rather funny, really, that next to no one realized the snake that Harry set free in Philosopher’s Stone turned out to be Voldemort’s final Horcrux, Nagini.” Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Who is the longest reigning WWE Champion of all time? 9. It helps that the source material is so strong -- the arrival of Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, and the Patronus charm are all highlights -- as does the fact that Alfonso Cuarón graced the series with his singular vision before directing "Children of Men" and "Gravity." The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply. I believe that even boas/anacondas have teeth. But Nagini served a far more important purpose for Voldemort as well — one of his horcruxes. Lord Voldemort's snake, Nagini, does not have a specified breed. In “Harry Potter,’ a horcrux is an object in which a wizard or witch hides a piece of his or her soul, by performing a spell sometime before or immediately after committing the “supreme act of evil,” deliberate cold-blooded murder. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001). She first appeared in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” the fourth “Harry Potter” novel, set in 1994-1995. But JK Rowling tweeted that Nagini is based on "the Naga", which are "snake-like mythical creatures of Indonesian mythology." Voldemort’s goal is to create seven horcruxes, and by the events of the “Harry Potter” novels, he has six of them. My thoughts are that she is either a magically enhanced adder, or a Death Eater transfigured into a snake or an animagus, in (mostly) permanent snake form. No Constrictor has fangs (as described by Rowling). Nagini is Lord Voldemort's pet snake. All Rights Reserved. The clincher for these two snakes not to be same is time frame. The dynamic between Harry and Dumbledore finally moves to the fore in "Half-Blood Prince," a movie that enriches its own present-tense narrative by looking into the past and showing how it came to be. It was the exact same snake Harry released in Philopher's Stone ... New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the harrypotter community. snake but is thought to be a hybrid breed of a Reticulated Python ), Also Read: 'Fantastic Beasts' Stars Surprise Fans on Harry Potter 'Back to Hogwarts' Day. You'll be pleased to know the habitats have recovered since. However, there is a snake that might be directly related to Nagini which makes far more sense. In 1959, Soviet leader Khrushchev paid a visit to some ancient ruins in the country, and to ensure he didn't encounter any dangerous wildlife, the local authorities burnt and poisoned the habitats, dumping toxic waste there and killing off many reptiles (the Soviets weren't known for their ecological sensitivity). I did some quick research and couldn't find any snakes that match her description that are native to that region, though I did find out some other interesting information. Because to be as big as her she'd have to be a constrictor but they also said she had venom and constrictors don't have venom also she had non venomous shaped fangs and a non venomous shaped head. The way Nagini first came to be Voldemort’s serpentine companion is unknown so far, as is the reason they’re so close. Of course, fans know Voldemort had twice hidden there — first, for around ten years after his failed attempt to kill infant Harry, and then for about two years until committing the murder that turned Nagini into a horcrux. Possibly, she is a hybrid between two different types of magical snakes. 2. The boa constricter is also described as having ‘glistening brown coils’ whereas Nagini is green. Heres the link to the article for anyone who's interested: In the book, nothing alludes to the two snakes being the same. Nagini is a long green female snake who was Lord Voldemort's pet, ... As a human, Nagini was the opposite of the monster that she became known as. I believe that even boas/anacondas have teeth. The snake from the first book is a Brazilian boa constricter which is non-venomous whereas Nagini is poisonous (She bites Arthur) and Voldemort probably found her in the forests in Albania where he was hiding. They’re really tight. David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter movies, occasionally lags on his way to the third act of his first outing. The spinoff remains true to the spirit of its source material while also differentiating itself. So your guess is as good as ours. Let's not forget that St. Mungo's was having a hell of a time getting Arthur's wounds to heal. actually, a King Cobra's hood is quite narrow and streamlined with it's body even when the snake has chosen to "hood up" as we in the snake hobby like to say. In some senses, "Order of the Phoenix" is a victim of its own success: Much of it revolves around Dolores Umbridge (Imelda Staunton), who's far and away the most hateable character in the  franchise. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. It seems unlikley to me that Nagini is based on a real breed of snake. What's sometimes forgotten about the sentimental first two films is that, unlike later entries, they feel like complete stories. A part of me almost likes to think that Bellatrix would have become a snake animagus just to be closer to her Dark Lord, but there are too many parts of the book where Nagini/Bellatrix are in the same room so it wouldn't work as a fan theory. Nagini is a green snake who is Voldemort's pet, and is the tertiary antagonist of the Harry Potter series, mainly in Deathly Hallows. It is far more likely that Nagini is a daughter of this great snake. this also means that nagini could be the snake that harry realeased in philosepher's stone because that was a boa —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs). Boas can reach up to 13 feet in length, whereas pythons can grow up to 22.8 feet in length. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Green in color, poisonous, pseudo-restrictors. Armed with these facts one can only conclude that either Nagini is a unique creation of Rowling's mind not based on any real snake or is one of the aforementioned 3 snakes that has had a permanent engorgement charm cast upon it as well as a spell to augment her with poisonous fangs. In the Goblet of Fire movie Nagini is animated to be a Burmese Python, essentially. What if the Boa Constrictor Harry set free in the first book is Nagini? That coda (which, to be fair, is lifted directly from the book) needs to go, and it makes little sense that a two-part film based on one book can't find the time to give three significant characters onscreen deaths. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey, LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World, LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story, Creator: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, This cross would give Nagini both hemotoxin (which destroys the cells and living tissues of the victim) and the ability to constrict or strangle a victim to death. But at least we know where she’ll end up: dead, the last horcrux to be destroyed, which allows Harry Potter to ultimately defeat Voldemort. But that finale gives perhaps the most moving, complete sense of the life-and-death stakes of Harry and Voldemort's conflict.