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(Clean up. Also removed any mention of this being a "healing spell", since I fail to see how removing bones could ever be used to heal.)
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|name=''Brackium Emendo''
 
|incantation=''Brackium Emendo''<br />(br-AH-kee-um eh-MEN-doh)
 
|incantation=''Brackium Emendo''<br />(br-AH-kee-um eh-MEN-doh)
 
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|light=Blueish-white <ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]''</ref>
 
|light=Blueish-white <ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]''</ref>
|type=[[Transfiguration]] [[Healing spell]]
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|type=[[Charm]] (according to [[Gilderoy Lockhart]])
 
|hand=Hold wand steady over the target.
 
|hand=Hold wand steady over the target.
 
|effect=Removes bones of the forearm.
 
|effect=Removes bones of the forearm.
 
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'''Brackium Emendo''' is a healing spell that heals broken bones, but was incorrectly performed by [[Professor]] [[Gilderoy Lockhart]].
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{{Quote|As Harry got to his feet, he felt strangely lopsided. Taking a deep breath he looked down at his right side. What he saw nearly made him pass out again. Poking out of the end of his robes was what looked like a thick, fleshcoloured rubber glove. He tried to move his fingers. Nothing happened. Lockhart hadn't mended Harry's bones. He had removed them.|Description of this spell's effects.|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
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'''''Brackium Emendo''''' is the incantation for a [[spell]] (possibly a [[charm]]) that [[Vanishment|removes]] bones, at the very least those in the forearm. [[Gilderoy Lockhart]] claimed to have used this spell "countless times", though the veracity of this claim is dubious, given that he was mistaken of its effect. The effects of this spell can be reversed with [[Skele-Gro]].
   
==History of use==
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==History==
The only known attempt was by [[Gilderoy Lockhart]] on [[Harry Potter]]'s arm in [[1992]] after being hit by [[Dobby's Bludger|a tampered Bludger]], in the hope of healing the bones.
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During a [[Quidditch]] match between [[Gryffindor Quidditch team|Gryffindor]] and [[Slytherin Quidditch team|Slytherin]] in [[1992]], [[Harry Potter]] suffered a broken arm from a [[Dobby's Bludger|Bludger]] charmed by the [[house-elf]] [[Dobby]], who was trying to force him to leave [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] and thus be safe from the [[Serpent of Slytherin]]. Gilderoy Lockhart was the first to reach Harry after he landed and, thinking he was casting a spell to mend bones, used ''Brackium Emendo'' on him, requiring Harry to spend that night in the [[hospital wing]] regrowing his bones properly. This incident only served to deepen Harry and [[Ronald Weasley]]'s dislike for Lockhart, though [[Hermione Granger]] attempted to justify it as a simple mistake.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' - Chapter 10 (''The Rouge Bludger'')</ref>
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*It is unknown if this spell existed prior to its usage or if Gilderoy simply made it up on the fly. If so, this would explain its unintended effect.
 
*It is unknown if this spell existed prior to its usage or if Gilderoy simply made it up on the fly. If so, this would explain its unintended effect.
==See also==
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*In certain translations of the Game Boy Colour version of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', the incantation ''[[Ossio Dispersimus]]'' is used instead.
*''[[Ossio Dispersimus]]''
 
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' {{1st}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]'' {{1st ID}}
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''
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[[fr:Brackium Emendo]]; [[es:Braquiam Emendo]]
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[[fr:Brackium Emendo]]
[[Category:Healing spells]]
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[[es:Braquiam Emendo]]
[[Category:Vanishments]]
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[[Category:Spells with Incantations of Latin Origin]]
 
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[[Category:Vanishments]]

Revision as of 22:12, September 30, 2012

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Brackium Emendo
Incantation

Brackium Emendo
(br-AH-kee-um eh-MEN-doh)

Type

Charm (according to Gilderoy Lockhart)

Hand Movement

Hold wand steady over the target.

Light

Blueish-white [1]

Effect

Removes bones of the forearm.

"As Harry got to his feet, he felt strangely lopsided. Taking a deep breath he looked down at his right side. What he saw nearly made him pass out again. Poking out of the end of his robes was what looked like a thick, fleshcoloured rubber glove. He tried to move his fingers. Nothing happened. Lockhart hadn't mended Harry's bones. He had removed them."
—Description of this spell's effects.[src]

Brackium Emendo is the incantation for a spell (possibly a charm) that removes bones, at the very least those in the forearm. Gilderoy Lockhart claimed to have used this spell "countless times", though the veracity of this claim is dubious, given that he was mistaken of its effect. The effects of this spell can be reversed with Skele-Gro.

History

During a Quidditch match between Gryffindor and Slytherin in 1992, Harry Potter suffered a broken arm from a Bludger charmed by the house-elf Dobby, who was trying to force him to leave Hogwarts and thus be safe from the Serpent of Slytherin. Gilderoy Lockhart was the first to reach Harry after he landed and, thinking he was casting a spell to mend bones, used Brackium Emendo on him, requiring Harry to spend that night in the hospital wing regrowing his bones properly. This incident only served to deepen Harry and Ronald Weasley's dislike for Lockhart, though Hermione Granger attempted to justify it as a simple mistake.[2]

Etymology

"Brackium" coming from the Latin "Bracchium", meaning forearm. "Emendo" is Latin for "mend".

Behind the scenes

  • It is unknown if this spell existed prior to its usage or if Gilderoy simply made it up on the fly. If so, this would explain its unintended effect.
  • In certain translations of the Game Boy Colour version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the incantation Ossio Dispersimus is used instead.

Appearances

Notes and references

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