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[[File:HarryCrucio.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Voldemort using the Cruciatus Curse on [[Harry Potter]].]]
 
[[File:HarryCrucio.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Voldemort using the Cruciatus Curse on [[Harry Potter]].]]
 
[[File:AvadaKedavra.jpeg|thumb|right|200px|[[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] casting the Killing Curse.]]
 
[[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.
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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 bring [[Killing Curse|death]] to the victim. Like [[hexes]], students are taught them in [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] for protective purposes.
   
Most curses can be blocked by a [[Counter-curse]].
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Most curses can be undone by a [[Counter-curse]].
   
 
==List of known curses==
 
==List of known curses==

Revision as of 15:51, August 2, 2012

HarryCrucio
Voldemort using the Cruciatus Curse on Harry Potter.
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AvadaKedavra
Lord Voldemort casting the Killing Curse.
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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 bring death to the victim. Like hexes, students are taught them in Defence Against the Dark Arts for protective purposes.

Most curses can be undone by a Counter-curse.

List of known curses

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