From Hippogriffs to unicorns, the Wizarding World of the Harry Potter is full of many wondrous creatures. We wouldn’t mind having many of these in our own universe if it was possible! But for every monstrosity that would be fun to make a reality, there are just as many we definitely wouldn’t want to run into anytime soon. As much as they might also be incredible beasts, after meeting them you might not leave with your life—or sanity—intact!
With Halloween drawing closer and the film inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them only a little more than a month away, now is the perfect time to take a closer look at these frightening creatures.
With the help of the fictional textbook written by magizoologist Newt Scamander, I’ve compiled a list of the Top 15 scariest, most dangerous in the Potterverse. I stuck to those the wizarding community classifies as beasts for my list, so you won’t find the likes of the dementors or Voldemort himself here. Still, depending on how far you’ve delved into Rowling’s magical realms, you’ll most likely find some familiar (as well as new) faces made the final cut.