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{{Quote|But the [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]]… made a sudden slashing movement with his wand from which flew a streak of what looked like purple flame. It passed right across [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]]’s chest; she gave a tiny “oh!” as though of surprise and then crumpled onto the floor.|[[Antonin Dolohov]] casting this curse nonverbally on [[Hermione Granger]] during the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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{{Quote|But the [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]]… made a sudden slashing movement with his wand from which flew a streak of what looked like purple flame. It passed right across [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]]’s chest; she gave a tiny “''oh!''” as though of surprise and then crumpled onto the floor.|[[Antonin Dolohov]] casting this curse nonverbally on [[Hermione Granger]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
   
This '''curse''' (''incantation unknown'') was used by the [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] [[Antonin Dolohov]] during the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]] in [[1996]]. The [[curse]] is cast using "a sudden slashing movement with the [[wand]]," causing a streak of purple flame to strike the target.<ref name="OP35">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', Ch. 35</ref> Given its exclusively harmful effects, it is presumed to be [[Dark Arts|Dark magic]].
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This '''curse''' (''incantation unknown'') was used by the [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] [[Antonin Dolohov]] during the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]] in [[1996]]. The [[curse]] is cast using "''a sudden slashing movement with the [[wand]],''" causing a streak of purple flame to strike the target.<ref name="OP35">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', Ch. 35</ref> Given its exclusively harmful effects, it is presumed to be [[Dark Arts|Dark magic]].
   
 
==Effects==
 
==Effects==
The effects of this [[Dark Arts|Dark]] curse are unknown, but it is very dangerous and potentially lethal. Given that [[Hermione Granger]] had no visible marks or bleeding from her injury with this curse,<ref name="OP35"/> but exhibited soreness for some time afterward,<ref name="OP38">''Order of the Phoenix'', Ch. 38</ref> it is probable that the curse causes some kind of painful internal injury. It is possible it is a weaker form of the Killing curse.
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The effects of this [[Dark Arts|Dark]] curse are unknown, but it is very dangerous and potentially lethal. Given that [[Hermione Granger]] had no visible marks or bleeding from her injury with this curse,<ref name="OP35"/> but exhibited soreness for some time afterward,<ref name="OP38">''Order of the Phoenix'', Ch. 38</ref> it is probable that the curse causes some kind of painful internal injury.
   
 
==Known uses==
 
==Known uses==
{{Quote|A whine of panic inside his head was preventing him thinking properly: he had one hand on Hermione's shoulder, which was still warm, yet did not dare look at her properly. ''Don't let her be dead, don't let her be dead, it's my fault if she's dead...'' Neville groped for Hermione's wrist. "Dat's a pulse, Harry, I'b sure id is." Such a powerful wave of relief swept through Harry that for a moment he felt light-headed.|[[Harry Potter]] and [[Neville Longbottom]] after [[Hermione Granger]] was hit with the curse|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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{{Quote|She winced slightly and put a hand to her ribs. The curse Dolohov had used on her, though less effective than it would have been had he been able to say the incantation aloud, had nevertheless caused, in [[Poppy Pomfrey|Madam Pomfrey]]'s words, "''quite enough damage to be going on with''." Hermione was having to take ten different types of [[potion]] every day ''[...]'' |Description of [[Hermione Granger]]'s recovery from a [[nonverbal spell|nonverbal]] use of this curse|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
   
[[Antonin Dolohov]] used the curse twice during the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], first against [[Hermione Granger]], who was knocked unconscious but survived.<ref name="OP35"/> Dolohov might have killed Hermione if he had been able to say the incantation, but his voice was taken by Hermione's [[Silencing Charm]] earlier in the battle<ref name="OP35"/> and the [[nonverbal spell|nonverbal]] version of the curse was not as powerful as it normally would be.
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[[Antonin Dolohov]] used the curse twice during the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], first against [[Hermione Granger]], who was knocked unconscious but survived.<ref name="OP35" /> Dolohov might have killed [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] if he had been able to say the incantation, but his voice was taken by Hermione's [[Silencing Charm]] earlier in the battle<ref name="OP35" /> and the [[nonverbal spell|nonverbal]] version of the curse was not as powerful as it normally would be.
   
===Hermione's Recovery===
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Afterward, Hermione had to take no less than ten different [[Potion|potions]] daily for an extended period of time, provided by the [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] nurse, [[Poppy Pomfrey|Madam Pomfrey]].<ref name="OP38" />
{{Quote|She winced slightly and put a hand to her ribs. The curse Dolohov had used on her, though less effective than it would have been had he been able to say the incantation aloud, had nevertheless caused, in [[Poppy Pomfrey|Madam Pomfrey]]'s words, "quite enough damage to be going on with." Hermione was having to take ten different types of [[potion]] every day...|Description of [[Hermione Granger]]'s recovery from a [[nonverbal spell|nonverbal]] use of this curse|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}Afterward, Hermione had to take no less than ten different potions daily for an extended period of time, provided by the [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] nurse, [[Poppy Pomfrey|Madam Pomfrey]].<ref name="OP38"/>
 
   
==Other Uses==
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=== Other uses ===
Dolohov used the curse again against [[Harry Potter]] later in the battle, but it was blunted by Harry's use of the [[Shield Charm]]. Harry described it as a "streak across his face like a blunt knife," and the force of the curse knocked him off his feet. Dolohov also attempted to use the curse against [[Sirius Black]] while they were [[duel]]ling during the battle, but Harry managed to hit him with a [[Full Body-Bind Curse]] before he could complete the spell.<ref name="OP35"/>
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Dolohov used the curse again against [[Harry Potter]] later in the battle, but it was blunted by Harry's use of the [[Shield Charm]]. Harry described it as a "streak across his face like a blunt knife," and the force of the curse knocked him off his feet. Dolohov also attempted to use the curse against [[Sirius Black]] while they were [[duelling]] during the battle, but Harry managed to hit him with a [[Full Body-Bind Curse]] before he could complete the spell.<ref name="OP35" />
   
 
This may be the curse Dolohov used to kill [[Remus Lupin]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], as it is noted that Remus's body was peaceful-looking,<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', Ch. 33</ref> and this curse is not known to cause any visible signs of damage.
 
This may be the curse Dolohov used to kill [[Remus Lupin]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], as it is noted that Remus's body was peaceful-looking,<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', Ch. 33</ref> and this curse is not known to cause any visible signs of damage.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)|first video game adaption]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' Dolohov uses this curse against Harry during the [[Luchino Caffe Duel|skirmish]] at [[Luchino Caffe]]. The player is in charge of whether Harry have to be hit or not.
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)|first video game adaption]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' Dolohov uses this curse against Harry during the [[Luchino Caffe Duel|skirmish]] at [[Luchino Caffe]].
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film adaption]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' if one stops it at the right moment it looks like Sirius is blocking this curse cast by Dolohov.
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film adaption]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', Sirius appears to block Dolohov's curse if the film is paused at the right moment.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
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Antonin Dolohov's curse
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"But the Death Eater… made a sudden slashing movement with his wand from which flew a streak of what looked like purple flame. It passed right across Hermione’s chest; she gave a tiny “oh!” as though of surprise and then crumpled onto the floor."
Antonin Dolohov casting this curse nonverbally on Hermione Granger[src]

This curse (incantation unknown) was used by the Death Eater Antonin Dolohov during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries in 1996. The curse is cast using "a sudden slashing movement with the wand," causing a streak of purple flame to strike the target.[1] Given its exclusively harmful effects, it is presumed to be Dark magic.

EffectsEdit

The effects of this Dark curse are unknown, but it is very dangerous and potentially lethal. Given that Hermione Granger had no visible marks or bleeding from her injury with this curse,[1] but exhibited soreness for some time afterward,[2] it is probable that the curse causes some kind of painful internal injury.

Known usesEdit

"She winced slightly and put a hand to her ribs. The curse Dolohov had used on her, though less effective than it would have been had he been able to say the incantation aloud, had nevertheless caused, in Madam Pomfrey's words, "quite enough damage to be going on with." Hermione was having to take ten different types of potion every day [...] "
—Description of Hermione Granger's recovery from a nonverbal use of this curse[src]

Antonin Dolohov used the curse twice during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, first against Hermione Granger, who was knocked unconscious but survived.[1] Dolohov might have killed Hermione if he had been able to say the incantation, but his voice was taken by Hermione's Silencing Charm earlier in the battle[1] and the nonverbal version of the curse was not as powerful as it normally would be.

Afterward, Hermione had to take no less than ten different potions daily for an extended period of time, provided by the Hogwarts nurse, Madam Pomfrey.[2]

Other uses Edit

Dolohov used the curse again against Harry Potter later in the battle, but it was blunted by Harry's use of the Shield Charm. Harry described it as a "streak across his face like a blunt knife," and the force of the curse knocked him off his feet. Dolohov also attempted to use the curse against Sirius Black while they were duelling during the battle, but Harry managed to hit him with a Full Body-Bind Curse before he could complete the spell.[1]

This may be the curse Dolohov used to kill Remus Lupin during the Battle of Hogwarts, as it is noted that Remus's body was peaceful-looking,[3] and this curse is not known to cause any visible signs of damage.

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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