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Backfiring Jinx

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Backfiring Jinx



Presumably causes an explosion

The Backfiring Jinx (incantation unknown) is a "nasty" jinx that presumably causes explosions[1].

Known uses

Caster(s) Date Notes
Ariana Dumbledore summer 1899 While Percival Dumbledore was imprisoned and his sons Albus and Aberforth attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, his wife Kendra took care of Ariana. Rumours spread by people such as Muriel and her cousin Lancelot suggested that Kendra was keeping her "Squib" daughter locked up in a cellar. When Ariana was fourteen years old, she lost control of her magic, and the explosion caused by a Backfiring Jinx killed Kendra.[2]
Unknown July 1996 The Office for the Detection and Confiscation of Counterfeit Defensive Spells and Protective Objects got wind of one of these in Elephant and Castle, but it was sorted out by the Magical Law Enforcement Patrol before they arrived on the scene.[3]


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