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|incantation=''Bombarda''<br/>(bom-BAR-dah)
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|incantation=''Bombarda''
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|pronunciation=(bom-BAR-da)
 
|type=[[Charm]]
 
|type=[[Charm]]
|hand=Twirl wand above head, swing to point at target
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|hand=Point [[wand]] at target
 
|light=None
 
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|effect=Provokes small explosions
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'''''Bombarda''''' is a [[spell]] that provokes small explosions. One of this spell's uses are to blast open sealed doors. ''[[Bombarda Maxima]]'' is a stronger version of this spell.
 
   
==Behind the scenes==
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{{Quote|Ka-boom! The cell door rockets to the sky.|Description|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)}}
*This spell was first seen in the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', when [[Hermione Granger]] performed it in order to free [[Sirius Black]] from his cell on the [[Dark Tower]]. This spell is only used in the film, because the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban|book]] states that Hermione used the [[Unlocking Charm]] to free Sirius. Also, in the french translation of the movie, the incantation remains ''Alohomora''.
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] could have used this [[charm]] to blast open the door where [[Lily Evans|Lily Potter]] was hiding with [[Harry Potter|Harry]], although there is a flash of white light, which means it is probably an entirely different spell.
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'''''Bombarda''''' is the [[incantation]] of a [[charm]] used to provoke small explosions; one use for this explosion is to blast open sealed doors or to blow bars off of windows. The [[incantation]] ''[[Bombarda Maxima]]'' is a stronger, more powerful [[Modifier|variation]] of this [[spell]].
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==Etymology==
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The [[incantation]] is Portuguese or Spanish for "''bombard''" or "''blast''"<ref name="etymology">[http://translate.google.ca/#pt/en/bombarda "Bombarda" on Google Translate] (Portuguese)</ref>; in [[Latin]], the spell means "''cannon''" or "''bomb''"<ref name="GT2">[http://translate.google.ca/#la/en/bombarda "Bombarda" on Google Translate] (Latin)</ref>
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*''[[Expulso]]''
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*[[Blasting Curse]]
*[[Blasting Curse]] (''Confringo'')
 
 
*''[[Bombarda Maxima]]''
 
*''[[Bombarda Maxima]]''
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*[[Expulso Curse]]
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==Behind the scenes==
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*This [[spell]] was first seen in the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|third film]]; in the book, however, Hermione uses a [[Unlocking Charm|safer unlocking spell]]. In the [[France|French]] translation of the film, the incantation remains "''Alohomora''".
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*If [[Hermione Granger]]'s usage had been [[canon]], the [[spell]] would thus have been taught in [[third year]] or earlier for her to know it (unless, of course, she'd come across it in a book somewhere).
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]'' {{Possible}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]'' {{Possible}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''<ref>It is ''[[Unlocking Charm|Alohomora]]'' in the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban|book]]</ref>
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]'' {{Non-canon}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'' {{Possible}} {{Flashback}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'' {{Possible}} {{Flashback}}
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'' {{Possible}}
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'' {{Possible}}
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[[Category:Charms]]
 
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[[Category:Spells of known incantation]]

Latest revision as of 13:41, June 30, 2014

Bombarda
Bombarda
Incantation

Bombarda

Type

Charm

Hand Movement

Point wand at target

Light

None

Effect

Provokes explosions

"Ka-boom! The cell door rockets to the sky."
—Description[src]

Bombarda is the incantation of a charm used to provoke small explosions; one use for this explosion is to blast open sealed doors or to blow bars off of windows. The incantation Bombarda Maxima is a stronger, more powerful variation of this spell.

EtymologyEdit

The incantation is Portuguese or Spanish for "bombard" or "blast"[1]; in Latin, the spell means "cannon" or "bomb"[2]

See alsoEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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