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{{Spell infobox
 
|name=Colour Change Charm
 
|name=Colour Change Charm
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|image=[[File:colour change.gif|250px]]
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|incantation=''Colovaria''<br/>(co-loh-VA-ree-ah)
 
|type=[[Charm]]
 
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|hand=Point [[wand]] at target
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|light=Red
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|effect=Changes colour
{{quote|...he wished he had not mixed up the incantations for Colour Change and Growth Charms, so that the rat he was supposed to be turning orange swelled shockingly and was the size of a badger before Harry could rectify his mistake.|Harry mistakes the Growth Charm for this spell in his OWLs.|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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{{Quote| ''[...]'' he wished he had not mixed up the [[incantation]]s for Colour Change and [[Growth Charm]]s, so that the [[rat]] he was supposed to be turning orange swelled shockingly and was the size of a badger before Harry could [[Shrinking Charm|rectify his mistake]].|[[Harry Potter|Harry]] mistakes the Growth Charm for this [[spell]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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The '''Colour Change Charm''' (''Colovaria'') is a [[charm]] that causes an object or animal to change its colour; a [[Wizardkind|witch or wizard]] can use it to change the colour of walls and banners, for instance.
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==Uses==
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{{Quote|Sunshine, daisies,<br />butter mellow,<br />turn this stupid,<br />fat rat yellow.|[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
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[[File:BlueWig.jpg|thumb|left|The teacher's blue wig]]
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*[[Harry Potter]] used this [[charm]] to change the wig of his [[Unidentified teacher at St. Grogory's Primary School|teacher]] at [[St. Grogory's Primary School]] a vivid blue colour.
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*When [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] was eleven years old, his brothers [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]] convinced him to believe that a nonsense poem was this particular [[charm]]. The incantation was supposed to turn Ron's rat [[Peter Pettigrew|Scabbers]] yellow, but being a fake incantation, it caused no change whatsoever. <ref name="PS6">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 6 (''The Journey From Platform Nine and Three-Quarters'')</ref> It could also be because Scabbers was an an animagus, not an actual rat.
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* [[Headmaster]] [[Albus Dumbledore]] used this [[charm]] to change the banners in the [[Great Hall]] at the [[End-of-Term Feast]] from the green and silver of [[Slytherin|Slytherin House]] to the crimson and gold of [[Gryffindor]].
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*During Harry Potter's [[Charms (class)|Charms]] [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] in [[1996]], he accidentally switched the incantations for this and the [[Growth Charm]], so that instead of turning the rat orange it grew to the size of a badger before he could reverse his mistake.<ref name="OP31">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 31 (''O.W.L.s'')</ref>[[Harry Potter| Harry Potter]] used this charm when he came of age to change the robes of the [[Chudley Cannons]] posters in Ron's bedroom to bright blue.<ref name="DH7">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 7 (''The Will of Albus Dumbledore'')</ref>
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==Etymology==
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The incantation for this [[charm]] comes from the [[England|English]] words '''colour''' (the visual perceptual property corresponding in humans to the categories called red, blue, yellow, green and others) and '''vary''' (to make or cause changes in the characteristics or attributes of; modify or alter).
   
The '''Colour Change Charm''' (''incantation unknown'') is a spell that causes an object or animal to change colours.
 
==History==
 
===1991===
 
{{quote|Sunshine, daisies,<br />butter mellow,<br />turn this stupid,<br />fat rat yellow.|[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] trying to perform a Colour-Change Charm.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
When [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] was eleven years old, his brothers [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]] convinced him to believe that a nonsense poem was this particular [[charm]]. The incantation was supposed to turn Ron's rat [[Peter Pettigrew|Scabbers]] yellow, but being a fake incantation, it caused no change whatsoever.<ref name="PS6">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 6 (''The Journey From Platform Nine and Three-Quarters'')</ref>
 
===1996===
 
During Harry Potter's [[Charms (class)|Charms]] [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] in [[1996]], he accidentally switched the incantations for this and the [[Growth Charm]], so that instead of turning the rat orange it grew to the size of a badger before he could reverse his mistake.<ref name="OP31">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 31 (''O.W.L.s'')</ref>
 
===1997===
 
[[Harry Potter]] used this charm when he came of age to change the robes of the [[Chudley Cannons]] posters in Ron's bedroom to bright blue.<ref name="DH7">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 7 (''The Will of Albus Dumbledore'')</ref>
 
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', a similar spell used, ''[[Multicorfors]]'', changes the colour and style of the player's minifigure. That spell and this one may be similar, but due to the "-fors" ending in ''Multicorfors'', they are probably different spells. However, ''[[Colovaria]]'' is a [[charm]] as well, and its incantation would make sense used to the effect of this spell.
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*As [[Harry Potter]] confused the [[Growth Charm]] with this [[spell]], it is probable that the two [[incantation]]s are similar.
*Harry Potter may have used this charm as a child to turn his teachers wig blue, when he unknowingly performed [[Underage magic|underage magic]]. However, as such was human transfiguration, and it is known that ''Multicorfors'' is used to change the colour and style of a human, it may have been that charm instead of this one that Harry used.
 
*It is possible that Harry may have accidentally used this charm on his eyebrow in ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''. However, it is more likely that this was ''Multicorfors'', as it was performed in [[Transfiguration (class)|the class about transfiguration]].
 
*It is possible that [[Albus Dumbledore]] uses this to change the house colours in the [[Great Hall]] at the [[End-of-Term Feast]].
 
*Since Harry managed to confuse the Growth Charm with this one, it is probable that the two incantations are similar.
 
   
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
*''[[Colovaria]]''
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*''[[Crinus Muto]]''
 
*''[[Multicorfors]]''
 
*''[[Multicorfors]]''
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*[[Flashing paint charm|Flashing-Paint Charm]]
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''
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==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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[[fr:Colovaria]]
 
[[es:Encantamiento cambiador del color]]
 
[[es:Encantamiento cambiador del color]]
 
[[Category:Charms]]
 
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Latest revision as of 15:32, July 18, 2014

Colour change
Colour Change Charm
Incantation

Colovaria
(co-loh-VA-ree-ah)

Type

Charm

Hand Movement

Point wand at target

Light

Red

Effect

Changes colour

" [...] he wished he had not mixed up the incantations for Colour Change and Growth Charms, so that the rat he was supposed to be turning orange swelled shockingly and was the size of a badger before Harry could rectify his mistake."
Harry mistakes the Growth Charm for this spell[src]

The Colour Change Charm (Colovaria) is a charm that causes an object or animal to change its colour; a witch or wizard can use it to change the colour of walls and banners, for instance.

UsesEdit

"Sunshine, daisies,
butter mellow,
turn this stupid,
fat rat yellow.
"
Ron Weasley[src]
BlueWig

The teacher's blue wig

EtymologyEdit

The incantation for this charm comes from the English words colour (the visual perceptual property corresponding in humans to the categories called red, blue, yellow, green and others) and vary (to make or cause changes in the characteristics or attributes of; modify or alter).

Behind the scenesEdit

See AlsoEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 6 (The Journey From Platform Nine and Three-Quarters)
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 31 (O.W.L.s)
  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 7 (The Will of Albus Dumbledore)


Charms (class)
Wingardium leviosa
Professors: Filius Flitwick
Textbooks: The Standard Book of Spells · Achievements in Charming · Quintessence: A Quest
Charmbook writers and charm developers: Miranda Goshawk · Scarpin · Felix Summerbee · Randolph Keitch · Basil Horton · Mnemone Radford · Elliot Smethwyck · Jarleth Hobart · Delfina Crimp · Orabella Nuttley · Levina Monkstanley · Fred Weasley · George Weasley
Charms studied at Hogwarts: Levitation Charm · Fire-Making Charm · Softening Charm · Skurge · Aresto Momentum · Cheering Charm · Freezing Spell · Seize and Pull Charm · Summoning Charm · Banishing Charm · Silencing Charm · Mending Charm · Reductor Curse · Colour Change Charm · Growth Charm · Water-Making Spell · Locomotion Charm · Vinegar into Wine · Bird-Conjuring Charm

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