Incantations
1920s Battle Notable Witches and Wizards Spells

Incarcerous

Explore
Characters Locations Magic Canon Events Things Creatures Essays
The Harry Potter Canon
1920s SPOILER WARNING! This page contains information from the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk!

Incantation: Sends thick ropes out of thin air to wrap around someone or something.

This could be the incantation for other binding spells.

 

References from the canon

  • Umbridge used this spell on Magorian the centaur, which prompted the rest of the centaurs to attack (OP33).
  • Harry used this spell on Inferi in the cave (HBP26).
  • Harry tried and failed to cast this on Snape during Snape's departure from Hogwarts (HBP28).
  • Newt Scamander silently made a "crackling rope of supernatural light" to capture Percival Graves so his true identity of Gellert Grindelwald could be revealed (WFT).

 

Commentary

Etymology

"incarceratus" L., past participle of "incarcerare", from in- + carcer prison

Pensieve (Comments)

Tags: binding chains conjuring ropes