Point wand at victim
- "He caressed it gently, too; and then he raised it, and pointed it at Wormtail, who was lifted off the ground, and thrown against the head-stone where Harry was tied; he fell to the foot of it and lay there, crumpled up and crying."
Everte Statum is the incantation of a duelling spell. It causes a short burst of intense pain, which can make the victim stumble, but does not cause any lasting damage. Draco Malfoy used this spell against Harry Potter during the Duelling Club in 1992, despite being instructed to only use the Disarming Charm.
From Latin everte, meaning "to throw out" and statum, meaning "stand". This implies that it would cause the victim to be thrown from their standing position, which most notably coincides with the effect seen in the films.
Behind the scenes
- In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, this spell has a much more powerful effect, causing Harry to fly back through the air and flip over. Its incantation, not listed in the book, is also given.
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Possible appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) (First identified as Everte Statum)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) (Chapter Eleven - The Duelling Club)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Chapter Eleven - The Duelling Club)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) - see this image
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 33 (The Death Eaters)