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Homorphus Charm

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“Nice loud howl, Harry — exactly — and then, if you’ll believe it, I pounced — like this — slammed him to the floor — thus with one hand, I managed to hold him down — with my other, I put my wand to his throat — I then screwed up my remaining strength and performed the immensely complex Homorphus Charm - he let out a piteous moan — go on, Harry — higher than that — good — the fur vanished — the fangs shrank — and he turned back into a man. Simple, yet effective — and another village will remember me forever as the hero who delivered them from the monthly terror of werewolf attacks.”
-- Gilderoy Lockhart in DADA Class (CS10)



"homo" Gr. the same + "morph": Eng. change shape [force a werewolf not to change] or "homo" L. man + "morph": Eng. change shape [force werewolf into human shape]


It is doubtful that this is a legitimate charm since it was never used on Professor Lupin the next year. There is no known-cure for lycanthropy, although it can be managed with the Wolfsbane Potion.

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