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|name=Disillusionment Charm
 
|name=Disillusionment Charm
|image=[[File:Invisibility.png|250px]]
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|image=[[File:Disillusionment Charm.png|250px]]
 
|incantation=
 
|incantation=
|type=[[Charm]]
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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}}
 
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"/>
 
==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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{{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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== History ==
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[[Hippogriffs]] and winged horses may be kept by [[wizards]] as long as they perform a Disillusionment Charm on them regularly so that [[Muggles]] won't notice anything strange about them. it's also noted that one of the ways to create an [[Invisibility Cloak]] is to imbue a travelling cloak with a Disillusionment Charm, the charms on these cloaks wear off with time. In [[December]] 1997 Hermione Granger suggested using a Disillusionment Charm when she and Harry Potter were planning the visit to [[Godric's Hollow]].
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==Casting==
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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" />.
 
==Known uses==
 
==Known uses==
===On creatures===
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{| class="wikitable" border="1" 500px;"
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>
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===On humans===
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! align="center" width="20%" |Caster(s)
====1995====
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! align="center" width="20%" |Date
{{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}}
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! scope="col" |Notes
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"/>
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====1997====
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|[[Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody]]
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"/>
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| colspan="1" rowspan="2" |[[5 August]], 1997
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|Casted a Disillusionment Charm on [[Harry Potter]] to protect him during the trip from Privet Drive to [[Grimmauld Place]] (''"I'm going to you...''").
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>
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|[[Advance Guard]] members
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|The thirteen witches and wizards who came to collect Harry Potter from number four, [[Privet Drive]] for the last time used Disillusionment Charms.
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|[[Hermione Granger]]
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| colspan="1" rowspan="2" |[[1997-1998 school year|1997-1998]]
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|Used Disillusionment Charms as part of the [[protective enchantments]] used to hide the camp she shared with Harry Potter and [[Ron Weasley]] during the hunt for the [[Horcruxes]].<ref name="DH14">{{DH}} - Chapter 14 (''The Thief'')</ref>
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|[[Harry Potter]]
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|Would occasionally cast the [[protective enchantments]] (which included Disillusionment Charms) used to hide the camp he shared with Hermione Granger and [[Ron Weasley]] during the hunt for the [[Horcruxes]].<ref name="DH16">{{DH}} - Chapter 16 (''Godric's Hollow'')</ref><ref name="DH27">{{DH}} - Chapter 27 (''The Final Hiding Place'')</ref>
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|[[Albus Dumbledore]]
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|Unknown
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|Did not need an [[Invisibility Cloak]] because he could perform a Disillusionment Charm that was powerful enough to make him effectively invisible without one.
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|[[Lord Voldemort]]
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|Spring [[1998]]
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|Cast a Disillusionment Charm to conceal himself from anyone watching from [[Hogwarts]] Castle when he arrived to rob Albus Dumbledore's tomb; the Disillusionment Charm worked so well that even he could not see himself.
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|[[Vincent Crabbe]]
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| colspan="1" rowspan="3" |[[2 May]], 1998
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| colspan="1" rowspan="3" |Used a Disillusionment Charm to hide in the corridor outside the [[Room of Requirement]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], which is how they happened to sneak in when Harry, Ron, and Hermione arrived to search for the [[diadem]] of [[Ravenclaw]].
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|[[Gregory Goyle]]
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|[[Draco Malfoy]]
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==Know practitioners==
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*[[Alastor Moody]]<ref name="OP3" />
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* [[Hermione Granger]]<ref name="DH14">{{DH}} - Chapter 14 (''The Thief'')</ref>
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* [[Harry Potter]]<ref name="DH16">{{DH}} - Chapter 16 (''Godric's Hollow'')</ref><ref name="DH27">{{DH}} - Chapter 27 (''The Final Hiding Place'')</ref>
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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]]s {{c|possibly}}
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==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]]
[[pl:Zaklęcie kameleona]]
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[[pl:Zaklęcie Kameleona]]
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[[ru:Дезиллюминационное заклинание]]
 
[[Category:Charms]]
 
[[Category:Charms]]
 
[[Category:Spells of unknown incantation]]
 
[[Category:Spells of unknown incantation]]
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[[Category:Concealment]]
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[[Category:Wizard secrecy]]

Latest revision as of 01:07, December 31, 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].

History Edit

Hippogriffs and winged horses may be kept by wizards as long as they perform a Disillusionment Charm on them regularly so that Muggles won't notice anything strange about them. it's also noted that one of the ways to create an Invisibility Cloak is to imbue a travelling cloak with a Disillusionment Charm, the charms on these cloaks wear off with time. In December 1997 Hermione Granger suggested using a Disillusionment Charm when she and Harry Potter were planning the visit to Godric's Hollow.

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].

Known usesEdit

Caster(s) Date Notes
Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody 5 August, 1997 Casted a Disillusionment Charm on Harry Potter to protect him during the trip from Privet Drive to Grimmauld Place ("I'm going to you...").
Advance Guard members The thirteen witches and wizards who came to collect Harry Potter from number four, Privet Drive for the last time used Disillusionment Charms.
Hermione Granger 1997-1998 Used Disillusionment Charms as part of the protective enchantments used to hide the camp she shared with Harry Potter and Ron Weasley during the hunt for the Horcruxes.[4]
Harry Potter Would occasionally cast the protective enchantments (which included Disillusionment Charms) used to hide the camp he shared with Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley during the hunt for the Horcruxes.[5][6]
Albus Dumbledore Unknown Did not need an Invisibility Cloak because he could perform a Disillusionment Charm that was powerful enough to make him effectively invisible without one.
Lord Voldemort Spring 1998 Cast a Disillusionment Charm to conceal himself from anyone watching from Hogwarts Castle when he arrived to rob Albus Dumbledore's tomb; the Disillusionment Charm worked so well that even he could not see himself.
Vincent Crabbe 2 May, 1998 Used a Disillusionment Charm to hide in the corridor outside the Room of Requirement during the Battle of Hogwarts, which is how they happened to sneak in when Harry, Ron, and Hermione arrived to search for the diadem of Ravenclaw.
Gregory Goyle
Draco Malfoy

Know 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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