• Spells The Canary Transfiguration Hex temporarily changes someone into a giant canary. After a few moments, the Transfigured person molts back into themselves. Read More
• Spells The Caterwauling Charm sets off a loud wailing noise when an unauthorized person enters the target area. Read More
• Spells A Charm to Cure Reluctant Reversers is a broom charm, presumably to overcome difficulties with backing up. This spell appears on page twelve of the Handbook of Do-It-Yourself Broom Care, which Hermione mail-ordered for Harry’s 13th birthday (PA2). Read More
• Spells Attempted by caretaker Rancorous Carpe in 1876 to keep Peeves the poltergeist inside a “vast enchanted bell jar,” but the plan failed when Peeves broke the glass and escaped armed with weaponry (Pm). If only he had used an Unbreakable Charm, too. Read More
• Spells A corporeal Patronus is a fully-shaped spirit animal conjured with the Patronus Charm (OP8, OP16). The Patronus Charm is extremely difficult for most witches and wizards, so a corporeal Patronus that takes the form of a living animal is rare and shows great magical ability (Pm). An “incorporeal patronus”… Read More
• Spells One of the “Unforgivable Curses,” this spell causes the victim to suffer almost intolerable pain. Some victims of prolonged use of this curse have been driven insane. A victim of this curse is said to have been Cruciated. Read More
• Spells When Gormlaith Gaunt attacked Ilvermorny School, she sent a powerful curse towards the building, including the names of her niece Isolt and her husband James Steward who were both sleeping (Pm). When the twin baby daughters of Isolt and James woke up and started to cry in fear, the sound… Read More
• Spells Voldemort cast a deadly curse on Marvolo Gaunt’s ring to protect the Horcrux within. The curse would have killed Dumbledore immediately after he put the ring on if Snape hadn’t performed a counter-curse to slow it’s spread. As it was, Dumbledore’s hand was blackened and withered, and he would die within a… Read More
• Spells Curses are a type of dark magic, useful in duels and battles (JKR). Along with hexes and jinxes, they are known as “Dark Charms” (Pm). While considered to be Dark and therefore bad, some curses are actually used by witches and wizards who would never be seen to be evil. Read More