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|incantation=''Aresto Momentum''<br />(ah-REST-oh mo-MEN-tum)
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|incantation=''Arresto Momentum''<br/>(ah-REST-oh mo-MEN-tum)
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|type=[[Charm]]<ref name="PA9"/>
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|hand=Wave [[wand]]<ref name="PA9"/>
|effect=Halts the movement of an object or person
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|light=None<ref name="PA9"/>
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|effect=Slows target's descent<ref name="QTA"/><ref name="PA9"/>
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|creator=[[Daisy Pennifold]] ([[1700s|1711]])<ref name="QTA"/>
 
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'''''Aresto Momentum''''' is a [[spell]] that slows down or stops the movement of an object. [[Albus Dumbledore]] used this [[charm]] to slow [[Harry Potter]]'s fall during a [[Quidditch]] match in [[1993]], when he was overcome by [[Dementor]]s.<ref name="PAf">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''</ref>
 
   
''Aresto Momentum'' is taught at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], as part of the [[second year|second-years]]' [[Charms (class)|Charms]] curriculum.<ref name="LHP1-4">''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'' - NDS version</ref>
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{{Quote|Chasers were also becoming increasingly irritated by the necessity of diving continually towards the ground to retrieve the [[Quaffle]] and so, shortly after the Quaffle's change of colour, the witch Daisy Pennifold had the idea of bewitching the Quaffle so that if dropped, it would fall slowly earthwards as though sinking through water, meaning that Chasers could grab it in mid-air.|Description of the spell's invention|Quidditch Through the Ages (real)}}
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'''''Arresto Momentum'''''<ref name="dhs">Subtitles of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''</ref> is the [[incantation]] of a [[charm]] that can be used by a [[Wizardkind|witch or wizard]] to slow the movement of an object. It is taught in [[second year]] [[Charms (class)|Charms class]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]<ref name="LHP1-4">''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'' - NDS version</ref>.
   
 
==Known practitioners==
 
==Known practitioners==
*[[Albus Dumbledore]]<ref name="PAf"/>
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*[[Albus Dumbledore]]<ref name="PA9">{{POA}} - Chapter 9 (''Grim Defeat'')</ref>
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*[[Daisy Pennifold]]<ref name="QTA">''[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)]]'' - Chapter 6 (''Quidditch Since the Fourteenth Century'')</ref>
 
*[[Filius Flitwick]]<ref name="LHP1-4"/>
 
*[[Filius Flitwick]]<ref name="LHP1-4"/>
 
*[[Hermione Granger]]<ref name="LHP1-4"/><ref name="DHpt2">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''</ref>
 
*[[Hermione Granger]]<ref name="LHP1-4"/><ref name="DHpt2">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''</ref>
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
[[File:Dumb..JPG|thumb|left|200px|[[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] casting ''Aresto Momentum'' [[Wandless spell|wandlessly]].]]
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[[File:Dumb..JPG|thumb|200px|[[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] casting ''Arresto Momentum'' [[Wandless spell|wandlessly]] and [[Nonverbal spell|nonverbally]]]]
 
*Likely the combination of two words; the Anglo-French "''arester''", meaning "to bring to a stop", and the Latin "''Momentum''", meaning "the force or strength gained whilst moving". Literal translation: "''bring its momentum to a stop''".
 
*Likely the combination of two words; the Anglo-French "''arester''", meaning "to bring to a stop", and the Latin "''Momentum''", meaning "the force or strength gained whilst moving". Literal translation: "''bring its momentum to a stop''".
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*In some of the [[Harry Potter (video game series)|video games]], such as the handheld versions of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' and ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', this spell's incantation is spelled ''Arresto Momento''.
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*An alternative spelling, "''Arresto Momento''", is given in the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)|seventh video game]] and [[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4|first LEGO game]].
*In [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|the second part of the film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', [[Hermione Granger]] cast this spell when she, [[Harry Potter|Harry]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], [[Griphook]] and [[Bogrod]] fell from the [[Thief's Downfall]] to halt them down before they hit the ground below, thus saving their lives.<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (film)]]</ref>
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*This spell was meant to be in the Game Boy Advance version of the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''. This is evidenced by the game's {{wplink|debug menu}}, which is inaccessible during normal gameplay but can be accessed via a cheating device such as an Action Replay. One of the options is a list of all of the text in the game, with "Arresto Momento" (using the alternate spelling mentioned above) being listed along with the game's other spells.
*Given its usage in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'', this spell may be the [[Cushioning Charm]] mentioned in the [[Harry Potter books|novels]]. However, this is as of yet unconfirmed.
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|fifth]] and [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1|seventh]] films, the spell's effect is to directly stop movement as opposed to merely slowing it.
*This may also be the spell used in the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' when the [[Dumbledore's Army]] fell into the [[Death Chamber]] in the headquarters of the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]].
 
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' {{1st Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' {{1st Mention}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]'' {{1st ID}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)]]'' {{C|Cut from final version}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]] ''{{Possible}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]] ''{{Possible}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)]]'' {{C|NDS version only}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)]]'' {{C|NDS version only}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'' {{1st ID}}
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*''[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'' {{C|Portable versions only}}
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'' {{C|Portable versions only}}
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''
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Latest revision as of 14:49, March 31, 2014

Deathly Hallows - Aresto Momentum
Arresto Momentum
Incantation

Arresto Momentum
(ah-REST-oh mo-MEN-tum)

Type

Charm[1]

Hand Movement

Wave wand[1]

Light

None[1]

Effect

Slows target's descent[2][1]

Creator

Daisy Pennifold (1711)[2]

"Chasers were also becoming increasingly irritated by the necessity of diving continually towards the ground to retrieve the Quaffle and so, shortly after the Quaffle's change of colour, the witch Daisy Pennifold had the idea of bewitching the Quaffle so that if dropped, it would fall slowly earthwards as though sinking through water, meaning that Chasers could grab it in mid-air."
—Description of the spell's invention[src]

Arresto Momentum[3] is the incantation of a charm that can be used by a witch or wizard to slow the movement of an object. It is taught in second year Charms class at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry[4].

Known practitionersEdit

EtymologyEdit

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Dumbledore casting Arresto Momentum wandlessly and nonverbally
SmonoccoAdded by Smonocco
  • Likely the combination of two words; the Anglo-French "arester", meaning "to bring to a stop", and the Latin "Momentum", meaning "the force or strength gained whilst moving". Literal translation: "bring its momentum to a stop".

Behind the scenesEdit

  • An alternative spelling, "Arresto Momento", is given in the seventh video game and first LEGO game.
  • This spell was meant to be in the Game Boy Advance version of the video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This is evidenced by the game's debug menu, which is inaccessible during normal gameplay but can be accessed via a cheating device such as an Action Replay. One of the options is a list of all of the text in the game, with "Arresto Momento" (using the alternate spelling mentioned above) being listed along with the game's other spells.
  • In the fifth and seventh films, the spell's effect is to directly stop movement as opposed to merely slowing it.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


Charms (class)
Wingardium leviosa
Professors: Filius Flitwick
Textbooks: The Standard Book of Spells · Achievements in Charming · Quintessence: A Quest
Charmbook writers and charm developers: Miranda Goshawk · Scarpin · Felix Summerbee · Randolph Keitch · Basil Horton · Mnemone Radford · Elliot Smethwyck · Jarleth Hobart · Delfina Crimp · Orabella Nuttley · Levina Monkstanley · Fred Weasley · George Weasley
Charms studied at Hogwarts: Levitation Charm · Fire-Making Charm · Softening Charm · Skurge · Aresto Momentum · Cheering Charm · Freezing Spell · Seize and Pull Charm · Summoning Charm · Banishing Charm · Silencing Charm · Mending Charm · Reductor Curse · Colour Change Charm · Growth Charm · Water-Making Spell · Locomotion Charm · Vinegar into Wine · Bird-Conjuring Charm

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