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'''Bluebell flames''' is a [[charm]] that produces fire. These special flames are bright blue in colour, do not have a prerequisite heat, and need neither fuel nor oxygen, causing them to become waterproof. Surfaces it comes in contact with are not affected, because they consist of only flame without fuel and therefore as with some nonmagical flames will only burn things held over them. Thus they can be carefully scooped up in the hand and carried around, or put in a jar. [[Hermione Granger]] is noted to be particularly skilled with this charm, using it on quite a few occasions.<ref name="DH">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref>
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{{quote|she whipped out her wand, waved it, muttered something, and sent a jet of the same bluebell flames she had used on Snape at the plant. In a matter of seconds, the two boys felt it loosening its grip as it cringed away from the light and warmth.|Hermione using the spell against the Devil's Snare.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
   
==Known practitioners==
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The '''bluebell flames''' spell is a [[charm]] that conjures bright blue, waterproof flames.
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Although the fire produced can be scooped up and carried about in a jar<ref name="STONE"/>, it can still burn things.
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==Known practicioners==
 
*[[Hermione Granger]]
 
*[[Hermione Granger]]
*[[Remus Lupin]] (possibly)
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*[[Remus Lupin]] {{Possible}}<ref name="AZKABAN">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''</ref>.
   
 
==Known uses==
 
==Known uses==
*During the [[1991–1992 school year]], Hermione Granger produced bluebell flames at least three times. The first was to keep [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], and herself warm while they were outside in the [[Entrance Courtyard]] on a cold day in early [[November]]. The second was to set [[Severus Snape]]'s robes on fire, in order to distract him and make him break his eye-contact with Harry, as Hermione and Ron believed that he was attempting to throw Harry off his broom during the [[Gryffindor]]-[[Slytherin]] [[Quidditch]] match (in fact, it was [[Quirinus Quirrell]], and Snape was muttering the [[counter-curse]]). The third was to produce the light and warmth necessary to fend off the [[Devil's Snare]] used to [[Philosopher's Stone Chambers|guard]] the [[Philosopher's Stone]].<ref name="PS">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref>
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*Hermione Granger used the spell at least thrice in the [[1991-1992 school year]]; firstly to keep her, [[Harry Potter]], and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] warm in the [[Entrance Courtyard]], the second to set [[Severus Snape]]'s robes aflame in order to distract him, believing that he was trying to jinx Harry, and the third time to burn some [[Devil's Snare]] that was attacking Ron and Harry.<ref name="STONE"/>
*The following school year, Hermione once again cast this spell to produce flames for the Polyjuice Potion to brew.
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*She used it again the next year to produce some flames over with to illicitly brew a [[Polyjuice Potion]]<ref name="SECRETS">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>
*In [[1993]], Remus Lupin used [[Nonverbal spell|nonverbal magic]] to conjure what is likely to be bluebell flames to light up the compartment in the [[Hogwarts Express]] when the [[Dementor]]s boarded as he was mentioned to be 'holding a handful of flames'. <ref name="POA">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''</ref>
 
*In [[1997]] and [[1998]], whilst on-the-run during the height of the [[Second Wizarding War]], Hermione conjured these flames in order to keep warm and to cook with.<ref name="DH"/>
 
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
[[File:Bluebell_flames.JPEG|thumb|right|300px|A jar of bluebell flames used during the trio's [[Horcrux hunt|search]] for [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort's]] [[Horcrux]]es.]]
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[[File:Bluebell flames.JPEG|thumb|right|150px|A jar of bluebell flames.]]
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', their use was replaced by two other charms called ''[[Lacarnum Inflamarae]]'', used on Snape during the Quidditch match, and [[Lumos Solem]], which was used on the Devil's Snare. (The other usage, for warmth in the courtyard, was omitted from the film.)
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*In [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|the film]], this spell was replaced by ''[[Lacarnum Inflamarae]]'' and ''[[Lumos Solem]]'' respectively.
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'', [[Ron Weasley]], on seeing the bluebell flames in a jar, tells [[Harry Potter]] that he had always liked the flames [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] makes. In the film, these flames were of the colour of simple fire. However, in the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows|book]], these flames had a blue colour.
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*In [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1|the seventh film]], Ron tells Harry that he always liked these flames. In that film, they're the colour of normal fire, though in [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows|the book]] they're still blue.
*According to the video game adaptations of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)|Philosopher's Stone]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)|Chamber of Secrets]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)|Goblet of Fire]]'' (GBA version), bluebell flames are produced by the [[Fire-Making Spell]], though in the books, the incantation is unknown. The incantation ''Incendio'' was shown to conjure actual fire in [[1994]] when [[Arthur Weasley]] used it in the [[Dursley family|Dursleys]]' fireplace in order to travel via the [[Floo Network]] to [[the Burrow]].
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*The video games make it seem like ''[[Fire-Making Spell|Incendio]]'' is the bluebell flames spell. However, ''Incendio'' makes normal fire, not blue fire.
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]'' Hermione used bluebell flames on a copy of the [[Daily Prophet]] to make it burn, while the [[Trio]] was seen in [[Ron Weasley]]'s [[Ronald Weasley's bedroom|bedroom]].
 
*In [[1930s|1938]], [[Albus Dumbledore]] lit a wardrobe on fire to prove to [[Tom Riddle]] that he was a wizard. Like the bluebell flames, this fire did not burn down the piece of furniture, but the flames were not blue.<ref name="HBP">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref> Dumbledore may have been using a variation of bluebell flames, or the [[Fire-Making Spell]] combined with a [[Flame-Freezing Charm]].
 
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==

Revision as of 21:41, October 23, 2012

BluebellFlames
Bluebell Flames
Type

Charm

Hand Movement

Wave wand[1]

Light

Bright blue

Effect

Conjures blue fire

"she whipped out her wand, waved it, muttered something, and sent a jet of the same bluebell flames she had used on Snape at the plant. In a matter of seconds, the two boys felt it loosening its grip as it cringed away from the light and warmth."
—Hermione using the spell against the Devil's Snare.[src]

The bluebell flames spell is a charm that conjures bright blue, waterproof flames.

Although the fire produced can be scooped up and carried about in a jar[1], it can still burn things.

Known practicioners

Known uses

Behind the scenes

Bluebell flames

A jar of bluebell flames.

  • In the film, this spell was replaced by Lacarnum Inflamarae and Lumos Solem respectively.
  • In the seventh film, Ron tells Harry that he always liked these flames. In that film, they're the colour of normal fire, though in the book they're still blue.
  • The video games make it seem like Incendio is the bluebell flames spell. However, Incendio makes normal fire, not blue fire.

Appearances

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