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|effect=Makes a [[broomstick]] attempt to buck its rider off
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{{Quote|His broom gave a sudden, frightening lurch. For a split second, he thought he was going to fall. He gripped the broom tightly with both hands and knees. He'd never felt anything like that. It happened again. It was as though the broom was trying to buck him off.|Description|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
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|effect = Causes the targeted broom to malfunction}}
 
   
This '''jinx''' was used to cause Harry Potter's [[Harry Potter's Nimbus 2000 broomstick|Nimbus 2000]] to attempt to buck him off.
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This '''[[jinx]]''' (''incantation unknown'') was used to make [[broomsticks]] try to throw their riders off through a variety of means such as sudden lurches and violent swishing movements. Eye contact is required for this [[spell]] to be successful.
   
== Usage ==
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==Practitioners==
In [[1991]], [[Quirinus Quirrell|Professor Quirrell]] used this [[jinx]] not only to prevent [[Harry Potter|Harry]] from winning the [[Quidditch]] match between [[Gryffindor]] and [[Slytherin]], but also to try to kill him. However it was opposed by [[Severus Snape|Professor Snape]]'s [[Counter-jinx for Broom-jinxing|counter-jinx]], and when [[Hermione Granger]], who believed that Snape was the perpetrator, set Snape's robes on fire and incidentally broke Quirrell's eye contact required to keep the broom jinxed.
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*[[Quirinus Quirrell]]
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
 
* Despite being referred to as a jinx, it is possible this spell is the [[Hurling Hex]] mentioned in ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''. Both spells can be used on broomsticks, and they both make them attempt to "hurl" off the rider.
 
* Despite being referred to as a jinx, it is possible this spell is the [[Hurling Hex]] mentioned in ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''. Both spells can be used on broomsticks, and they both make them attempt to "hurl" off the rider.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''
 
[[Category:Jinxes]]
 
[[Category:Jinxes]]
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[[Category:Broomology]]

Latest revision as of 12:38, April 14, 2014

Broom jinx
Type

Jinx

Effect

Makes a broomstick attempt to buck its rider off

"His broom gave a sudden, frightening lurch. For a split second, he thought he was going to fall. He gripped the broom tightly with both hands and knees. He'd never felt anything like that. It happened again. It was as though the broom was trying to buck him off."
—Description[src]

This jinx (incantation unknown) was used to make broomsticks try to throw their riders off through a variety of means such as sudden lurches and violent swishing movements. Eye contact is required for this spell to be successful.

PractitionersEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

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