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|name=Disillusionment Charm
 
|name=Disillusionment Charm
|image=[[File:Invisibility.png|250px]]
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|incantation=
 
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|type=[[Charm]]<ref name="WB">''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]'' (See [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOSGJw5eC6Y&list=ELtMQLA1ScYkc&index=7 this video])</ref>
|hand=Tap target<ref name="OOTP">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref> or twirl wand about self<ref name="POTTERMORE">''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>
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|hand=Flick [[wand]] at target<ref name="WB"/>
|light=Blue
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|light=White<ref name="WB"/>
|effect=Causes target to blend into surroundings
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|effect=Invisibility<ref name="WB"/>
 
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{{Quote|Harry looked down at his body, or rather, what had been his body, for it didn't look anything like his anymore. It was not invisible; it had simply taken on the exact colour and texture of the kitchen unit behind him. He seemed to have become a human chameleon.|[[Alastor Moody]] uses this spell on [[Harry Potter]] in the [[August]] of [[1995]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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The '''Disillusionment Charm''' (''incantation unknown'') is a [[spell]] that is used to conceal the target. The [[charm]] makes that which has been bewitched to act as a [[Wikipedia:Chameleon|chameleon]], taking the colour and texture of that which is behind and around them.<ref name="OOTP"/>
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{{Quote|Harry looked down at his body, or rather, what had been his body, for it didn't look anything like his anymore. It was not invisible; it had simply taken on the exact colour and texture of the kitchen unit behind him. He seemed to have become a human chameleon.|Description|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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The '''Disillusionment Charm''' (''incantation unknown'') is a [[spell]] that is used to conceal the target<ref name="OP3">{{OOTP}} - Chapter 3 (''The Advance Guard'')</ref>. The [[charm]] makes that which has been bewitched to act as a [[Wikipedia:Chameleon|chameleon]], taking the colour and texture of that which is behind and around them<ref name="OP3"/>.
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==Casting==
 
==Casting==
It is presumed that there are two methods of casting. It seems that if one is using the charm on themselves, they must twirl their wand around themselves as though they were wrapping themselves in rope<ref name="POTTERMORE"/>. If, however, they are using it on an external target, they must merely rap on the target with their wand. This then produces a sensation that a raw [[egg]] has been cracked onto the person's head, as the charm travels down them, granting them near invisibility.<ref name="OOTP"/>
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It is presumed that there are two methods of casting. It seems that if one is using the charm on themselves, they must twirl their wand around themselves as though they were wrapping themselves in rope<ref name="pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>. If, however, they are using it on an external target, they must merely tap on the target with their wand. This then produces a sensation that a raw [[egg]] has been cracked onto the person's head as the charm travels down them<ref name="OP3"/>, granting them invisibility<ref name="WB"/>.
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==Practitioners==
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*[[Alastor Moody]]<ref name="OP3"/>
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*[[Draco Malfoy]]<ref name="DH31">{{DH}} - Chapter 31 (''The Battle of Hogwarts'')</ref>
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*[[Gregory Goyle]]<ref name="DH31"/>
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*[[Tom Riddle]]<ref name="DH27">{{DH}} - Chapter 27 (''Gringotts'')</ref>
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*[[Vincent Crabbe]]<ref name="DH31"/>
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*[[Albus Dumbledore]]
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*[[Magizoologist]]s<ref name="FB">''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)]]''</ref>
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*[[Auror|Aurors]] (possibly)
   
==Known uses==
 
===On creatures===
 
This [[Spell|enchantment]] is frequently used on [[Beast|magical creatures]], according to [[magizoologist]] [[Newton Scamander]]. There is a law requiring that owners of all [[winged horse]]s, including [[Hippogriff]]s, must use this [[charm]] on the creature daily to prevent [[muggle]]s from seeing it.<ref name="FBWFT">''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)]]''</ref>
 
===On humans===
 
====1995====
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Moody|Come here, boy, I need to Disillusion you.|Harry|You need to what?|Disillusionment Charm. Lupin says you've got an Invisibility Cloak, but it won't stay on while we're flying; this'll disguise you better.|[[Alastor Moody]] and [[Harry Potter]] conversing right before Moody uses this on Harry.|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
When the [[Advance Guard]] of the [[Order of the Phoenix]] came to collect [[Harry Potter]] from his [[4 Privet Drive|home]] in [[August]] of [[1995]], [[Alastor Moody]] used this [[charm]] on [[Harry Potter]] in case of an [[Death Eaters|attack]] on them.<ref name="OOTP"/>
 
====1997====
 
When stealing the [[Elder Wand]] from [[Albus Dumbledore]]'s tomb, [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] used this enchantment on himself so that nobody could see him; he noted that even he himself had difficulty identifying his own being.<ref name="DH"/>
 
====1998====
 
During the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], [[Draco Malfoy]], [[Gregory Goyle]] and [[Vincent Crabbe]] used this enchantment on themselves so that they could watch [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and [[Hermione Granger]] enter the [[Room of Requirement]] to search for a [[Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem|diadem]] that had been owned by [[Rowena Ravenclaw]].<ref name="DH">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref>
 
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*There are numerous portrayals of things being invisible, or else of people appearing noiselessly in the air; both of these may be various instances of this spell being cast.
 
*There are numerous portrayals of things being invisible, or else of people appearing noiselessly in the air; both of these may be various instances of this spell being cast.
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*While ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' claims that this does not induce invisibility, ''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]'' later states that it does, in fact, cause complete invisibility. Maybe the spell has been upgraded since or the one in the book stating the fact had been wrong. It may also depend on the skill of the witch or wizard who performs the charm, with less-skilled users producing imperfect camouflage. 
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
*''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)]]''
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*''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]''
*''[[Pottermore]] {{C|Not explicitly named}}''
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*''[[The Tales of Beedle the Bard (real)|The Tales of Beedle the Bard]]'' {{Mention}}
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*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]''
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==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
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[[fr:Sortilège de Désillusion]]
 
[[fr:Sortilège de Désillusion]]
 
[[it:Incantesimo di Disillusione]]
 
[[it:Incantesimo di Disillusione]]
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[[Category:Spells of unknown incantation]]
 
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[[Category:Wizard secrecy]]

Latest revision as of 22:11, March 16, 2014

Disillusionment Charm
Disillusionment Charm
Type

Charm[1]

Hand Movement

Flick wand at target[1]

Light

White[1]

Effect

Invisibility[1]

"Harry looked down at his body, or rather, what had been his body, for it didn't look anything like his anymore. It was not invisible; it had simply taken on the exact colour and texture of the kitchen unit behind him. He seemed to have become a human chameleon."
—Description[src]

The Disillusionment Charm (incantation unknown) is a spell that is used to conceal the target[2]. The charm makes that which has been bewitched to act as a chameleon, taking the colour and texture of that which is behind and around them[2].

CastingEdit

It is presumed that there are two methods of casting. It seems that if one is using the charm on themselves, they must twirl their wand around themselves as though they were wrapping themselves in rope[3]. If, however, they are using it on an external target, they must merely tap on the target with their wand. This then produces a sensation that a raw egg has been cracked onto the person's head as the charm travels down them[2], granting them invisibility[1].

PractitionersEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

  • There are numerous portrayals of things being invisible, or else of people appearing noiselessly in the air; both of these may be various instances of this spell being cast.
  • While Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix claims that this does not induce invisibility, Wonderbook: Book of Spells later states that it does, in fact, cause complete invisibility. Maybe the spell has been upgraded since or the one in the book stating the fact had been wrong. It may also depend on the skill of the witch or wizard who performs the charm, with less-skilled users producing imperfect camouflage. 

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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