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{{Quote|Dark charms are known as jinxes, hexes and curses. This book does not deal with such spells.|''[[The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1]]''|Pottermore}}
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'''Dark charms''' are [[spell]]s that add certain properties to an object or creature, but have connotations of [[dark magic]]. ''[[The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1]]'' does not carry instructions for such spells.<ref>''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>
   
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[[Jinx]]es are usually spells whose effects are irritating but amusing. [[Hex]]es are considered slightly worse than jinxes, but are still only dark magic of a minor sort. [[Curse]]s are usually the worst kinds of dark magic.<ref name="JKR">[http://web.archive.org/web/20110721042920/http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/extrastuff_view.cfm?id=24 J. K. Rowling Official Site - Extra Stuff]</ref>
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==Behind the scenes==
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*Despite Rowling's descriptions of what classifies curses, hexes, and jinxes,<ref name="JKR"/> there seems to be some inconsistency with which spells fall under each category. For example, the effects of the [[Leg-Locker Curse]], [[Jelly-Legs Curse]] and [[Full Body-Bind Curse]], which don't cause any lasting injury, seem to fall more under the definition of a jinx or hex, while Voldemort's [[Jinx on the post of Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher]] has had serious, lasting consequences for several of those affected, which would seem more like a curse.
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==See also==
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*[[Charm]]
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*[[Curse]]
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*[[Hex]]
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*[[Jinx]]
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==Appearances==
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*''[[Pottermore]]''
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==Notes and references==
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{{Reflist}}
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Revision as of 03:55, April 6, 2013

"Dark charms are known as jinxes, hexes and curses. This book does not deal with such spells."
The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1[src]

Dark charms are spells that add certain properties to an object or creature, but have connotations of dark magic. The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1 does not carry instructions for such spells.[1]

Jinxes are usually spells whose effects are irritating but amusing. Hexes are considered slightly worse than jinxes, but are still only dark magic of a minor sort. Curses are usually the worst kinds of dark magic.[2]

Behind the scenes

See also

Appearances

Notes and references

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