Species information

Half-sentient (for their low intelligence)

Eye colour


Height of average adult

Twelve" feet

  • Giant-like appearance
  • Low intelligence
MoM Classification




"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 DescriptionEdit

Trolls generally reach a height of about twelve feet and weigh up to nearly a ton. Troll whiskers have magical properties, and are sometimes used as wand cores.


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


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


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 CultureEdit

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.


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".


There are four 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.

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