This type of resistance is not insurmountable; if enough Stunning Spells, for example, are fired at a creature with magical resistance at once, the creature may still be rendered unconscious. Say it like: bom-bar-dah . In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, with Death Eaters in charge of the school, the subject is renamed the Dark Arts, and involves pupils practicing the Cruciatus Curse on those who have earned detentions. What it does: This is a Reductor Curse where the caster can blast any solid objects into small pieces or turn it into a pile of ashes. What it does: This is a Gemino or Doubling Curse where the caster uses it to create a replica (duplicate) of any object repeatedly once touched. Once in the sky it was "blazing in a haze of greenish smoke". [16] In Half-Blood Prince, he repeats Morfin Gaunt's words "the big house over the way", which were spoken in Parseltongue. According to Snape, the Dark Arts "are many, varied, ever-changing and eternal... unfixed, mutating, indestructible". According to McGonagall, true Seers are extremely rare. What it does: The caster can use this charm to change objects into stone. Before publishing the first Harry Potter novel, Rowling spent five years establishing the limitations of magic—determining what it could and could not do. Fawkes disapparates from the headmaster's office at Hogwarts along with Dumbledore when the latter evades arrest at the hands of Ministry officials in Order of the Phoenix. An ability attributed to Veela and those of Veela heritage, such as Fleur Delacour, Veela charm is used to charm males, much as the Sirens do in The Odyssey. The Ministry of Magic licenses Apparition. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent.

What it does: This is a Shield Charm which is cast together with Fianto Duri and Repello Inimicum. What it does: This spell helps the caster detect people who are disguising themselves with magic. [HP1] Colin Creevey mentions in Chamber of Secrets that a boy in his dormitory said that if he develops the film from his Muggle camera 'in the right potion', the pictures will move. History of Magic is the study of magical history. She is often upset after being awoken, and is sometimes seen drunk with her best friend, Violet. Best of the memes mocking election fiasco, PIERS MORGAN: Nobody's stealing the election Mr President, so stop stoking the fires of civil war, let the votes be counted, and if it turns out you've lost, go gracefully, and put democracy before your bruised ego, Hurry up already! The portrait of the Fat Lady covers the door to Gryffindor Tower. What it does: When the caster uses this spell, a shadow or image of the last spell cast by the wand is brought out.

What it does: The caster can place this curse on objects so that when someone touches the object, it will emit scorching heat. In Prisoner of Azkaban, Sirius Black slashes the Fat Lady's portrait when she won't let him in without a password and it is some time before she dares to guard Gryffindor Tower again. [32] Rowling has commented that a portrait is merely a faint imprint of the deceased subject, imitating their basic personality and thought patterns. Dumbledore successfully transports Harry this way several times in Half-Blood Prince, and Harry's first non-lesson attempt at the skill is the Side-Along Apparition with the weakened Dumbledore when they return from the seaside cave. While corpses can be transformed into obedient Inferi on a living wizard's command, they are little more than zombies with no soul or will of their own.