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- "Underwater he casts a spell which propels him towards the surface, he flies out and lands on the decking where the crowd are."
Ascendio is a charm used to lift the caster high into the air or propel them to the surface should they be underwater at the time.
It is unknown if this spell is taught at Hogwarts, or if it only appears in books found in the school's library.
Behind the scenes
- Harry Potter only uses this spell in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire to reach the surface of the Hogwarts lake; in the book he manages to swim to the surface without using a spell, though just barely.
"Ascendio" comes from the Latin word "ascendo", meaning "to climb".
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film) (First appearance)