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Jelly-Brain Jinx

no incantation given

Presumably affects the target's mental processes.


Jelly-Fingers curse

no incantation given

Presumably makes the target's fingers like jelly, so that they cannot grasp anything properly.


Jelly-Legs Jinx

"Locomotor Wibbly"

Causes the target's legs to wobble uncontrollably.


jinxes
A jinx is a spell cast to cause damage or other negative effect. A jinx is similar to a curse, but typically not as powerful or cast with such negative intention. Jinxes are part of defensive magic, although Umbridge tried to teach that spells should never be used in this way, even in self-defense or as part of a legitimate attack. She used the textbook Defensive Magical Theory by Slinkhard:

'He says that counter-jinxes are improperly named,' said Hermione promptly. 'He says "counter-jinx" is just a name people give their jinxes when they want to make them sound more acceptable (OP15)'.

A jinx is removed or undone by a counter-jinx. Defenses against jinxes are called "anti-jinxes." Some jinxes are also referred to as hexes.


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