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{{Quote|Harry heard the cart smash into pieces against the passage wall, heard Hermione shriek something, and felt himself glide back toward the ground as though weightless, landing painlessly on the rocky passage floor.|Description.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Quote|Harry heard the cart smash into pieces against the passage wall, heard Hermione shriek something, and felt himself glide back toward the ground as though weightless, landing painlessly on the rocky passage floor.|Description.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
The '''Cushioning Charm''' (''incantation unknown'') creates an unseen softening effect on target surfaces. It is primarily used in [[broomstick]] manufacturing to make the brooms more comfortable for riders. This [[charm]] was invented by [[Elliot Smethwyck]] in [[1820s|1820]].<ref name="QA9">''[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)|Quidditch Through the Ages]]'' - Chapter 9 (''The Development of the Racing Broom'')</ref>
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The '''Cushioning Charm''' (''aresto momentum'') creates an unseen softening effect on target surfaces. It is primarily used in [[broomstick]] manufacturing to make the brooms more comfortable for riders. This [[charm]] was invented by [[Elliot Smethwyck]] in [[1820s|1820]].<ref name="QA9">''[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)|Quidditch Through the Ages]]'' - Chapter 9 (''The Development of the Racing Broom'')</ref>
   
 
During their [[Break-in of Gringotts Wizarding Bank (1998)|break-in]] of [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]], [[Hermione Granger]] used this charm to protect [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley]], [[Griphook]], herself and an [[Imperius Curse|Imperiused]] [[Bogrod]] when the [[Mine Cart]] in which they were riding derailed after passing through the [[Thief's Downfall]].<ref name="DH26">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 26 (''Gringotts'')</ref>
 
During their [[Break-in of Gringotts Wizarding Bank (1998)|break-in]] of [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]], [[Hermione Granger]] used this charm to protect [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley]], [[Griphook]], herself and an [[Imperius Curse|Imperiused]] [[Bogrod]] when the [[Mine Cart]] in which they were riding derailed after passing through the [[Thief's Downfall]].<ref name="DH26">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 26 (''Gringotts'')</ref>
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*[[Hermione Granger]]
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*Given its usage in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'', ''[[Aresto Momentum]]'' may be the Cushioning Charm mentioned in the [[Harry Potter books|novels]]. However, this is as of yet unconfirmed.
 
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==

Revision as of 18:34, August 1, 2013

Effects of Cushioning Charm
Cushioning Charm
Type

Charm

Effect

Cushions an area/object

Creator

Elliot Smethwyck (1820)

"Harry heard the cart smash into pieces against the passage wall, heard Hermione shriek something, and felt himself glide back toward the ground as though weightless, landing painlessly on the rocky passage floor."
—Description.[src]

The Cushioning Charm (aresto momentum) creates an unseen softening effect on target surfaces. It is primarily used in broomstick manufacturing to make the brooms more comfortable for riders. This charm was invented by Elliot Smethwyck in 1820.[1]

During their break-in of Gringotts Wizarding Bank, Hermione Granger used this charm to protect Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley, Griphook, herself and an Imperiused Bogrod when the Mine Cart in which they were riding derailed after passing through the Thief's Downfall.[2]

Known practitioners

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Quidditch Through the Ages - Chapter 9 (The Development of the Racing Broom)
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 26 (Gringotts)

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