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|effect=Causes the target's bogeys to turn into large, black [[bat]]s and fly out their nose.<ref name="WBoS">''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]''</ref>
 
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{{Quote|You've never been of the receiving end of one of her Bat-Bogey Hexes, have you?|[[George Weasley]] to [[Harry Potter]] on [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]]'s spellcasting|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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{{Quote|However, when a person’s bogies turn into black bats, which crawl out of their nostrils and flap away you can generally count on them shutting up long enough for you to talk for a change.|[[Miranda Goshawk]]|Wonderbook: Book of Spells}}
   
The '''Bat-Bogey Hex''' was a [[hex]] invented by [[Miranda Goshawk]].<ref name="WBoS" /> The incantation is unknown. It turned the target's bogeys into large, black bats that flew out of their nose.<ref name="WBoS" />
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The '''Bat-Bogey Hex''' (''incantation unknown'') was a [[hex]] invented by [[Miranda Goshawk]].<ref name="WBoS" /> The incantation is unknown. It turned the target's bogeys into large, black bats that flew out of their nose.<ref name="WBoS" />
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The use of the Bat-Bogey Hex on a non-human target, such as a [[chicken]], can be fatal, and may result in punishment by the [[Wizengamot]].<ref>''[[Wizards' Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test]]'', Grade 1, Question 6</ref>
   
 
==Known uses==
 
==Known uses==
 
===Early 20th century===
 
===Early 20th century===
 
This spell was invented by [[Miranda Goshawk]] when she was young. Growing up as the youngest of nine sisters, she often found it difficult to get her older sisters to listen to her, and sometimes relied on this spell to silence them long enough to allow her to speak. For example, she cast it on her sister [[Diadema Goshawk|Diadema]] to get her to return clothing she borrowed without permission; on her sister [[Romilda Goshawk|Romilda]] to get her to keep out of her room when she did not want to be disturbed; and on her sister [[Tangwystl Goshawk|Tangwystl]] when she wanted to keep her quiet so that she could do her homework.<ref name="WBoS" />
 
This spell was invented by [[Miranda Goshawk]] when she was young. Growing up as the youngest of nine sisters, she often found it difficult to get her older sisters to listen to her, and sometimes relied on this spell to silence them long enough to allow her to speak. For example, she cast it on her sister [[Diadema Goshawk|Diadema]] to get her to return clothing she borrowed without permission; on her sister [[Romilda Goshawk|Romilda]] to get her to keep out of her room when she did not want to be disturbed; and on her sister [[Tangwystl Goshawk|Tangwystl]] when she wanted to keep her quiet so that she could do her homework.<ref name="WBoS" />
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Sometime between its invention by Goshawk and the late [[1990s]], the Bat-Bogey Hex had been involved in several notable incidents throughout wizarding history.<ref name=prop>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]'' (see [[:File:TheoryofCharmsExam.jpg|this image]])</ref>
   
 
===Late 20th century===
 
===Late 20th century===
 
[[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] was a noted practitioner of the hex, and used it to good effect on two occasions. The first use was to overpower [[Draco Malfoy]] in [[Dolores Umbridge]]'s office during her tyrannical tenure as Headmistress of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], allowing herself, her brother [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], and their companions, [[Neville Longbottom]], and [[Luna Lovegood]], to escape<ref name="OP33">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', Ch. 33</ref>. The second occasion was used on [[Zacharias Smith]], who annoyed Ginny on the [[Hogwarts Express]] by asking her exactly what occurred at the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]]. This use garnered the attention of [[Horace Slughorn]], who invited Ginny to take lunch with him as part of his [[Slug Club]].<ref name="HBP7">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'',Ch. 7</ref> Ginny may have also used this spell on her brother [[George Weasley|George]], as he once mentioned her skill to [[Harry Potter]].
 
[[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] was a noted practitioner of the hex, and used it to good effect on two occasions. The first use was to overpower [[Draco Malfoy]] in [[Dolores Umbridge]]'s office during her tyrannical tenure as Headmistress of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], allowing herself, her brother [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], and their companions, [[Neville Longbottom]], and [[Luna Lovegood]], to escape<ref name="OP33">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', Ch. 33</ref>. The second occasion was used on [[Zacharias Smith]], who annoyed Ginny on the [[Hogwarts Express]] by asking her exactly what occurred at the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]]. This use garnered the attention of [[Horace Slughorn]], who invited Ginny to take lunch with him as part of his [[Slug Club]].<ref name="HBP7">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'',Ch. 7</ref> Ginny may have also used this spell on her brother [[George Weasley|George]], as he once mentioned her skill to [[Harry Potter]].
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The Bat-Bogey Hex was the subject of a question on the [[1996]] [[Theory of Charms]] [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]]<ref name=prop />
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==Behind the scenes==
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[[File:Wonderbook - Bat-Bogey Hex.jpg|thumb|200px|A user of ''Wonderbook'' being affected by the Bat-Bogey Hex]]
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*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]'' gives players a chance to see the Bat-Bogey Hex in action, though they are not actually taught how to cast it.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
 
*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]''
 
*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]''
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*''[[J. K. Rowling's Official Site]]'' {{Mention}}
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==

Latest revision as of 12:53, April 14, 2014

Bat-Bogey Hex
Type

Hex

Effect

Causes the target's bogeys to turn into large, black bats and fly out their nose.[1]

Creator

Miranda Goshawk (mid 20th century)

"However, when a person’s bogies turn into black bats, which crawl out of their nostrils and flap away you can generally count on them shutting up long enough for you to talk for a change."
Miranda Goshawk[src]

The Bat-Bogey Hex (incantation unknown) was a hex invented by Miranda Goshawk.[1] The incantation is unknown. It turned the target's bogeys into large, black bats that flew out of their nose.[1]

The use of the Bat-Bogey Hex on a non-human target, such as a chicken, can be fatal, and may result in punishment by the Wizengamot.[2]

Known usesEdit

Early 20th centuryEdit

This spell was invented by Miranda Goshawk when she was young. Growing up as the youngest of nine sisters, she often found it difficult to get her older sisters to listen to her, and sometimes relied on this spell to silence them long enough to allow her to speak. For example, she cast it on her sister Diadema to get her to return clothing she borrowed without permission; on her sister Romilda to get her to keep out of her room when she did not want to be disturbed; and on her sister Tangwystl when she wanted to keep her quiet so that she could do her homework.[1]

Sometime between its invention by Goshawk and the late 1990s, the Bat-Bogey Hex had been involved in several notable incidents throughout wizarding history.[3]

Late 20th centuryEdit

Ginny Weasley was a noted practitioner of the hex, and used it to good effect on two occasions. The first use was to overpower Draco Malfoy in Dolores Umbridge's office during her tyrannical tenure as Headmistress of Hogwarts, allowing herself, her brother Ron, and their companions, Neville Longbottom, and Luna Lovegood, to escape[4]. The second occasion was used on Zacharias Smith, who annoyed Ginny on the Hogwarts Express by asking her exactly what occurred at the Battle of the Department of Mysteries. This use garnered the attention of Horace Slughorn, who invited Ginny to take lunch with him as part of his Slug Club.[5] Ginny may have also used this spell on her brother George, as he once mentioned her skill to Harry Potter.

The Bat-Bogey Hex was the subject of a question on the 1996 Theory of Charms O.W.L.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

Wonderbook - Bat-Bogey Hex
A user of Wonderbook being affected by the Bat-Bogey Hex
  • Wonderbook: Book of Spells gives players a chance to see the Bat-Bogey Hex in action, though they are not actually taught how to cast it.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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