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[[File:HarryCrucio.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Voldemort using the Cruciatus Curse on [[Harry Potter]].]]
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[[File:The_Killing_Curse.gif|frame|Voldemort casting the [[Killing Curse]] after the theft of the cup, one of his [[Horcruxs]]]]
[[File:AvadaKedavra.jpeg|thumb|right|200px|[[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] casting the Killing Curse.]]
 
A '''Curse''' is one of the seven known spell types and the worst kind of [[Dark Magic]]<ref name="JK on the definition of various spell types">[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/extrastuff_view.cfm?id=24 JK on the definition of various spell types]</ref>. Curses are used with the intention of causing [[Cruciatus Curse|harm]], [[Imperius Curse|control]], or even [[Killing Curse|death]] to the victim. Like [[hexes]], students don't learn them in school. However, students studying [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] learn how to deal with them using defensive magic.
 
   
Most curses can be blocked by a [[Counter-curse]].
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A '''curse''' is one of the seven known spell types and the worst kind of [[Dark Magic]]<ref name="JK on the definition of various spell types">[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/extrastuff_view.cfm?id=24 JK on the definition of various spell types]</ref>. Curses are used with the intention of causing [[Cruciatus Curse|harm]], [[Imperius Curse|control]], or even [[Killing Curse|death]] to the victim. Like [[hexes]], Hogwarts students learn only a few of them in school. However, students studying [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] learn how to deal with them using defensive magic.
   
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Most curses can be blocked or lifted by a [[Counter-curse|counter-curse]].
 
==List of known curses==
 
==List of known curses==
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===A===
 
===A===
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===C===
 
===C===
*[[Conjunctivitus Curse]]
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*[[File:HarryCrucio.jpg|thumb|250px|Voldemort using the [[Cruciatus Curse]] on [[Harry Potter]]]][[Conjunctivitis Curse]]
 
*[[Cruciatus Curse]] (''Crucio'')
 
*[[Cruciatus Curse]] (''Crucio'')
 
*[[Curse of the Bogies]] (''Mucus ad Nauseam'')
 
*[[Curse of the Bogies]] (''Mucus ad Nauseam'')
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*[[Curse on Marvolo Gaunt's ring]]
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*[[Cursed barrier]]
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===D===
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*[[Disintegration curse ]]
   
 
===E===
 
===E===
 
*[[Ear-shrivelling curse]]
 
*[[Ear-shrivelling curse]]
 
*[[Entrail-Expelling Curse]]
 
*[[Entrail-Expelling Curse]]
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*[[Expulso Curse|Expulso Curse ]](''Expulso)''
   
 
===F===
 
===F===
*[[File:Fiendfyre.jpg|thumb|280px|Fiendfyre]][[Fiendfyre]]
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*[[File:PetrificusTotalus_PS.gif|frame|Hermione casting the [[Full Body-Bind Curse]] on Neville Longbottom]][[Fiendfyre]]
 
*[[Flagrante curse]]
 
*[[Flagrante curse]]
 
*[[Full Body-Bind Curse]] (''Petrificus Totalus'')
 
*[[Full Body-Bind Curse]] (''Petrificus Totalus'')
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*[[Floating eye curse |Floating Eye Curse ]]
   
 
===G===
 
===G===
*[[Gemino Curse]]
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*[[Gemino Curse|Gemino Curse ]](''Geminio'')
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*[[Ghostly head curse]]
   
 
===H===
 
===H===
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===I===
 
===I===
*[[File:Krumimperius.jpg|thumb|200px|[[Viktor Krum]] under the [[Imperius Curse]].]][[Imperius Curse]] (''Imperio'')
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*[[Imperius Curse]] (''Imperio'')
   
 
===J===
 
===J===
 
*[[Jelly-Fingers Curse]]
 
*[[Jelly-Fingers Curse]]
*[[Jelly-Legs Curse|Jelly-Legs Curse (Locomotor Wibbly)]]
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*[[Jelly-Legs Curse|Jelly-Legs Curse'' '']]''(Locomotor Wibbly)''
   
 
===K===
 
===K===
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===L===
 
===L===
 
*[[Leg-Locker Curse]] (''Locomotor Mortis'')
 
*[[Leg-Locker Curse]] (''Locomotor Mortis'')
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*[[Lycacomia Curse]]
   
 
===M===
 
===M===
 
*[[Morsmordre]] (curse used to conjure the Dark Mark)
 
*[[Morsmordre]] (curse used to conjure the Dark Mark)
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===O===
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*[[Opal Necklace Curse]]
   
 
===R===
 
===R===
*[[Reductor Curse]] (''Reducto'')
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*[[File:20110806-js-hpoop-reducto.gif|thumb|250px|Ginny Weasley casting the [[Reductor Curse]]]][[Reductor Curse]] (''Reducto'')
   
 
===S===
 
===S===
 
*''[[Sectumsempra]]''
 
*''[[Sectumsempra]]''
*''[[Sponge-Knees Curse]]''
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*[[Sponge-Knees Curse]]
*''[[Slug-Vomiting Charm]]''
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*[[Slug-Vomiting Charm]]  ''(Slugulus Eructo)''
   
 
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*[[Tongue-Tying Curse]]
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*[[Tongue-Tying Curse|Tongue-Tying Curse ]]''(Mimble Wimble)''
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*[[Thief's Curse]]
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*[[Taboo]]
   
 
===U===
 
===U===
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*Wizards may have the ability to send curses in the [[Owl post|post]]. This is unconfirmed, but in ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' a piece of [[Hermione Granger]]'s hate mail claimed that it is possible.
 
*Wizards may have the ability to send curses in the [[Owl post|post]]. This is unconfirmed, but in ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' a piece of [[Hermione Granger]]'s hate mail claimed that it is possible.
 
*According to [[Wizards' Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test|W.O.M.B.A.T.]], it may not be possible to cure a curse victim without the correct counter-curse.
 
*According to [[Wizards' Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test|W.O.M.B.A.T.]], it may not be possible to cure a curse victim without the correct counter-curse.
*[[J. K. Rowling]] defined curses as "''the worst kinds of dark magic''".<ref name="JK on the definition of various spell types"/>.
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*[[J. K. Rowling]] defined curses as "''the worst kinds of dark magic''".<ref name="JK on the definition of various spell types"/>
*Whilst [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch]] once said that the Killing Curse cannot be blocked, this is not strictly true. For example, one could obstruct its path with another object, such as [[Albus Dumbledore]] did when he animated the [[Fountain of Magical Brethren]]; it can also be blocked by [[Sacrificial protection]].
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==Appearances==
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) ]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 ]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)]]''
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*''[[The Tales of Beedle the Bard]]''
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*''[[Daily Prophet Newsletters|Daily P]][[Daily Prophet Newsletters]]''
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''
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*''[[Pottermore|Harry Potter: Spells]]''
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*''[[Pottermore]]''
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
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[[Category:Dark charms]]
 
[[Category:Dark charms]]
 
[[Category:Spell types]]
 
[[Category:Spell types]]
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[[Category:Magic]]

Latest revision as of 13:47, May 1, 2014

The Killing Curse

Voldemort casting the Killing Curse after the theft of the cup, one of his Horcruxs

A curse is one of the seven known spell types and the worst kind of Dark Magic[1]. Curses are used with the intention of causing harm, control, or even death to the victim. Like hexes, Hogwarts students learn only a few of them in school. However, students studying Defence Against the Dark Arts learn how to deal with them using defensive magic.

Most curses can be blocked or lifted by a counter-curse.

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