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(Whoever wrote it mixed it up with Descendo... and had a bad sense of grammar, if I do say so.)
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{{Spell infobox
|name=Dissendium
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|name=''Dissendium''
 
|image=[[File:Dissendium.gif|250px]]
 
|image=[[File:Dissendium.gif|250px]]
|incantation=''Dissendium''
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|incantation=''Dissendium''<br/>(dis-EN-dee-um)
 
|type=[[Charm]]
 
|type=[[Charm]]
 
|hand=Tap target
 
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{{Quote|At once, the statue's hump opened wide enough to admit a fairly thin person.|Description|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
 
{{Quote|At once, the statue's hump opened wide enough to admit a fairly thin person.|Description|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
'''''Dissendium''''' was a [[charm]] that revealed hidden passageways.
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'''''Dissendium''''' was the [[incantation]] of a [[charm]] that revealed hidden passageways.
==Known practitioners==
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*[[Fred Weasley]]
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== Known practitioners ==
*[[George Weasley]]
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* [[Fred Weasley]]<ref name="fg"/>
*[[Harry Potter]]
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* [[George Weasley]]<ref name="fg">Seeing how he knew of the passage and where it led, it is more than likely he used it. And as one had to perform this spell, to use it, he thus used the spell.</ref>
*Ron Weasley
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* [[Harry Potter]]<ref name="PoA14">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' (''Chapter Fourteen - Snape's Grudge'')</ref>
*[[Hermione Granger]]<ref> Hermione retrieved [[Harry Potter|Harry's]] cloak from beneath the One-Eyed Witch; she needed to have cast ''Dissendium'' to open the passage</ref>
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* [[Hermione Granger]]<ref> Hermione retrieved Harry's cloak from beneath the One-Eyed Witch; she needed to have cast ''Dissendium'' to open the passage</ref>
==Etymology==
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There are various theories put forth in regards to the etymology of ''Dissendium''.
 
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
[[File:Dissend.jpg|thumb|Harry uses Dissendium on Slytherin's locket]]
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[[File:Dissend.jpg|thumb|Harry using Dissendium on Slytherin's locket]]
*While initially this appears to be a simple password for the statue, it was used in other media in attempts to open [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket|lockets]], out of frustration.
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* While initially this appears to be a simple password for the statue, it was used in other media in an attempt to open [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket|lockets]], out of frustration.
==Appearances==
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* It is unknown what may happen if ''Dissendium'' is used on something else besides passageways, for example it caused a small explosion when it was used in a failed attempt to destroy the locket.
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''
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== Appearances ==
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''
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* {{POA}}
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* {{POA|G}}
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* {{DOH|F1}}
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
==Notes and references==
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*''[[Pottermore]]''
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== References ==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
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[[fr:Dissendium]]
 
[[fr:Dissendium]]
 
[[fi:Halkhios]]
 
[[fi:Halkhios]]

Latest revision as of 18:18, April 2, 2016

"At once, the statue's hump opened wide enough to admit a fairly thin person."
—Description[src]

Dissendium was the incantation of a charm that revealed hidden passageways.

Known practitioners Edit

Behind the scenesEdit

Dissend

Harry using Dissendium on Slytherin's locket

  • While initially this appears to be a simple password for the statue, it was used in other media in an attempt to open lockets, out of frustration.
  • It is unknown what may happen if Dissendium is used on something else besides passageways, for example it caused a small explosion when it was used in a failed attempt to destroy the locket.

Appearances Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Seeing how he knew of the passage and where it led, it is more than likely he used it. And as one had to perform this spell, to use it, he thus used the spell.
  2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Chapter Fourteen - Snape's Grudge)
  3. Hermione retrieved Harry's cloak from beneath the One-Eyed Witch; she needed to have cast Dissendium to open the passage

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