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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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'''''Dissendium''''' was a [[charm]] that revealed hidden passageways.
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'''''Dissendium''''' was the [[incantation]] of a [[charm]] that revealed hidden passageways.
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==Known practitioners==
 
==Known practitioners==
*[[Fred Weasley]]
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*[[Fred Weasley]]<ref name="fg"/>
*[[George Weasley]]
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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>
*[[Harry Potter]]
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*[[Harry Potter]]<ref name="PoA14">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' (''Chapter Fourteen - Snape's Grudge'')</ref>
*Ron Weasley
 
 
*[[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>
 
*[[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>
==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]]
 
[[File:Dissend.jpg|thumb|Harry uses 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.
 
*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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*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.
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
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*''[[Pottermore]]''
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==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
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[[fr:Dissendium]]
 
[[fr:Dissendium]]
 
[[fi:Halkhios]]
 
[[fi:Halkhios]]

Latest revision as of 18:38, April 10, 2013

Dissendium
Dissendium
Incantation

Dissendium

Type

Charm

Hand Movement

Tap target

Light

None

Effect

Reveals hidden passageways

"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 practitionersEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

Dissend

Harry uses 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 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.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  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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