Favourite Creature from the Series
There are so many amazing creatures in the series, it really is impossible to pick between them. If I have to pick one though, it would be:
Although technically a plant, I cannot help but consider these as creatures. They are so funny and such a pain to contend with on the Lego Harry Potter games! Here's a little information about them.
Whenever unearthed, the root screams. The scream of a mature Mandrake when it is unearthed will kill any person who hears it, but a young Mandrake's screams will usually only knock a person out for several hours. When Hogwarts students study Mandrakes in Herbology class, Pomona Sprout had the students wear earmuffs to protect their ears from the Mandrake's cries.
Mandrakes not only resemble humans, but also have similar behaviours to them. In the 1992–1993 school year, the Mandrakes, at one point of time, became moody and secretive, which indicated that they were reaching adolescence. Later on, they threw a loud party, which is comparable to humans when they are teenagers. Hagrid also mentioned the Mandrakes having acne. Mandrakes are fully matured when they start moving into each others pots. When matured, Mandrakes can be cut up to serve as a prime ingredient for the Mandrake Restorative Draught, which is used to cure those who have been Petrified. Additionally, the Mandrake forms an essential part of most antidotes. During the Battle of Hogwarts, Mandrakes were used against Death Eaters.
A Mandrake's scream is very similar to (if not the same as) a banshee's scream, which is also fatal.
The Dugbog's favourite food is Mandrakes, which leads to Mandrake-growers finding nothing but a bloody mess when pulling their plants out. Flesh-Eating Slugs are known to favour Mandrakes. In the 1992-1993 school year, Rubeus Hagrid bought Flesh-Eating Slug Repellentfor use on Hogwarts' Mandrakes, which would later be used to cure the petrification of Colin Creevey, Hermione Granger, and others.
Their leaves can be used in Potions.
One thing I do find pretty grim though, is the fact that these little plants that look like humans are chopped up! Urrghhhhhh. Surely that is slightly immoral? Haha.