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|name=Expulso
 
|name=Expulso
 
|incantation=ecks-PUL-soh
 
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|type=[[Charm]]
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|type=[[Spell]]
 
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|effect=Causes explosion
 
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'''''Expulso''''' is a [[spell]] that causes an object to explode. The force of the explosion may depend on the intent of the caster.
 
'''''Expulso''''' is a [[spell]] that causes an object to explode. The force of the explosion may depend on the intent of the caster.
   
 
==Uses==
 
==Uses==
[[Antonin Dolohov]] used this spell in a [[Luchino Caffe|café]] on [[Tottenham Court Road]] during a [[Skirmish at Luchino Caffe|skirmish]] with [[Harry Potter]], [[Hermione Granger]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] in August of [[1997]]. Dolohov cast ''Expulso'' in the direction of an [[Invisibility Cloak (Deathly Hallow)|invisible]] Harry; it struck the table Harry was standing behind, causing an explosion that slammed him into a wall with great force, sooner during the hunt for the Horcruxes [[Harry Potter]] used this spell to try and destroy the locket of Salazar Slytherin.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref>
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[[Antonin Dolohov]] used this spell in a [[Luchino Caffe|café]] on [[Tottenham Court Road]] during a [[Skirmish at Luchino Caffe|skirmish]] with [[Harry Potter]], [[Hermione Granger]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] in August of [[1997]]. Dolohov cast ''Expulso'' in the direction of an [[Invisibility Cloak (Deathly Hallow)|invisible]] Harry; it struck the table Harry was standing behind, causing an explosion that slammed him into a wall with great force.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref> During the hunt for the Horcruxes, [[Harry Potter]] used this spell to try and destroy the locket of Salazar Slytherin, although it was ineffective.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''</ref>
   
It is possible this may have been the spell that caused the explosion (which may have been caused by [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] [[Augustus Rookwood]]), which killed [[Fred Weasley]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], if the explosion manifested itself as a blast, rather than a fireball (''Expulso'' appears to use pressure as the source of the explosion, as opposed to [[Blasting Curse|''Confringo'']], which presumably uses heat as the source).
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==Possible uses==
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This may have been the spell that caused the explosion which killed [[Fred Weasley]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], if the explosion manifested itself as a blast, rather than a fireball (''Expulso'' appears to use pressure as the source of the explosion, as opposed to [[Blasting Curse|''Confringo'']], which presumably uses heat as the source).
[[File:Download_(1).gif|thumb|Hermione casting Expulso against the Snatchers ]]
 
   
 
==Known users==
 
==Known users==
 
*[[Antonin Dolohov]]
 
*[[Antonin Dolohov]]
*[[Augustus Rookwood]] (possibly)
 
 
*[[Harry Potter]]
 
*[[Harry Potter]]
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Latin expulso meaning to "drive out", expel, force out, or banish.
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Latin "expulso" meaning to "drive out", expel, force out, or banish.
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==Behind the scenes==
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*In the video game adaptations of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)|Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)|Part 2]]'', the effects of this spell are expanded on. If one quickly casts an uncharged ''Expulso'' it works as it does in other media, firing an explosive energy blast. However, if one charges the spell up before casting it works much like an automatic rifle, firing off many energy blasts in devastatingly rapid succession, although this will decrease the spell's accuracy.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'' {{Possible}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'' {{Possible}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)]]''
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*In [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)]] and [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)]] the effects of this spell are expanded on; if one quickly casts an uncharged ''Expulso'' it works as it does in other media, firing an explosive energy blast. However, if one charges the spell up before casting it works much like an automatic rifle, firing off many energy blasts in devastatingly rapid succession, but constant casting will make the "machine-gun" spell to aim inaccurately.
 
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
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[[fr:Expulso]]
 
[[fr:Expulso]]
 
[[fi:Paiskaos]]
 
[[fi:Paiskaos]]
[[Category:Charms]]
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[[Category:Spells]]

Revision as of 13:04, July 17, 2012

Expulso
Expulso
Incantation

ecks-PUL-soh

Type

Spell

Effect

Causes explosion

Expulso is a spell that causes an object to explode. The force of the explosion may depend on the intent of the caster.

Uses

Antonin Dolohov used this spell in a café on Tottenham Court Road during a skirmish with Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley in August of 1997. Dolohov cast Expulso in the direction of an invisible Harry; it struck the table Harry was standing behind, causing an explosion that slammed him into a wall with great force.[1] During the hunt for the Horcruxes, Harry Potter used this spell to try and destroy the locket of Salazar Slytherin, although it was ineffective.[2]

Possible uses

This may have been the spell that caused the explosion which killed Fred Weasley during the Battle of Hogwarts, if the explosion manifested itself as a blast, rather than a fireball (Expulso appears to use pressure as the source of the explosion, as opposed to Confringo, which presumably uses heat as the source).

Known users

Etymology

Latin "expulso" meaning to "drive out", expel, force out, or banish.

Behind the scenes

  • In the video game adaptations of Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2, the effects of this spell are expanded on. If one quickly casts an uncharged Expulso it works as it does in other media, firing an explosive energy blast. However, if one charges the spell up before casting it works much like an automatic rifle, firing off many energy blasts in devastatingly rapid succession, although this will decrease the spell's accuracy.

Appearances

Notes and references

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