Untransfiguration Spell

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"Aurors frequently need to Transfigure or
Untransfigure in their work."
-- Minerva McGonagall (OP29)

The opposite of Transfiguration: turning a creature or object back to its natural state.

References from the canon

  • Professor McGonagall suggested that Harry work on a N.E.W.T. level class in Transfiguration and Untransfiguration if he wanted to become an Auror (OP29).
  • "Reparifarge" is suggested by Emeric Switch in A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration to reverse transfigurations that have gone wrong, such as melding an animal with a piece of furniture (Pm)
  • Probably the spell used silently by Remus Lupin and Sirius Black to bring Peter Pettigrew out of his Animagus state in the Shrieking Shack. It created a "flash of blue-white light" from each of their wands (PA19). Sirius said if Scabbers was just a rat, the spell would not harm the creature.
  • McGonagall untransfigured Draco Malfoy out of the white ferret state with a "loud snapping noise" but the spell was silent (GF12).



"Repari" - possibly from "repair" - "farge" = unknown

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