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|name=Fire to snake spell
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|name=Fire to snake
 
|type=[[Transfiguration]]
 
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|effect=Transfigures a snake from a stream of flames.
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|effect=Transfigures a [[fiery rope]] into a [[snake]] under the caster's control.
 
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{{Quote|For a moment, it seemed Dumbledore had won, but then the fiery rope became a serpent, which relinquished its hold upon Voldemort at once and turned, hissing furiously, to face Dumbledore.|Description.|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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This '''[[spell]]''' was a [[transforming spell]] that [[Transfiguration|transfigured]] a source of fire, such as a [[fiery rope]], into a large, black [[snake]] that would attack a target, possibly under the manipulation of the caster.
   
This '''unidentified spell''' was a [[Transforming spell]] that transfigured a [[fiery rope]] into a [[snake]].
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==History==
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During the [[Duel in the Ministry Atrium]] on [[18 June]], [[1996]], [[Albus Dumbledore]] conjured a fiery rope from the tip of [[Elder Wand|his wand]], hoping to counter a [[Silver shield spell|silver shield]] [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] had just [[Conjuration|conjured]]. Voldemort prevented any damage from the rope by using this spell, transforming the fiery whip into a serpent, which instantly turned against Dumbledore, serving as both a threat to the wizard and a distraction for Voldemort to attempt a [[Killing Curse]] against Dumbledore, without any other objects intervening. Dumbledore [[Vipera Evanesca|destroyed the serpent]] with a wave of his wand a mere instant before it struck him, [[Vanishment|vanishing]] it into a puff of dark smoke after [[Alarte Ascendare|sending it high]] into the air.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 36 (''The Only One He Ever Feared'')</ref>
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[[1998|Almost two years later]], during the [[ousting of Severus Snape]] from [[Hogwarts Castle]], [[Severus Snape]] used this spell to transform a much larger lasso of flames that [[Minerva McGonagall]] had summoned forth from a nearby torch into a serpent. McGonagall vanished the snake in a similar manner that Dumbledore had, but followed up the vanishment by Transfiguring the [[Smoke into Daggers|smoke&nbsp;it left behind&nbsp;into a swarm of daggers]] to send at Snape.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 30 (''The Sacking of Severus Snape'')</ref>
   
==History of use==
 
[[Voldemort]] first used this spell against Dumbledore, who tried to entrap him with a ring of [[fire]], during the [[duel in the Ministry Atrium]] . [[Severus Snape]] later used it [[Ousting of Severus Snape|in self-defence]] to transfigure [[Minerva McGonagall]]'s fiery lasso into a serpent.
 
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*This spell is probably related to the [[Snake Summons Spell]].
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*This spell is not present in the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''. However, Voldemort's conjuration of a giant serpent made of fire (possibly a use of [[Fiendfyre]]) may have been inspired by this spell.
*Interestingly, the only times this spell was known to have been used were both in the self-defence of powerful dark wizards, against the charm [[Fire rope]] cast by professors of [[Transfiguration]] who later went on to become [[Headmaster|heads]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] (which is coincidentally ironic in both cases too, since the efforts of transfiguration professors would have therefore been thwarted by magic they specialise in).
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*Interestingly, the only times this spell was known to have been used were both in the self-defence of powerful dark wizards, against a rope-like source of fire cast by professors of [[Transfiguration]] who later went on to become [[Headmaster|heads]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] (which is also ironic in both cases too, since the efforts of transfiguration professors would have therefore been thwarted by the magic they specialise in).
*It is likely that this spell works against any column of fire, so it would probably work against spells like [[Stream of Flames]] and maybe even [[Firestorm]] too.
 
*Interestingly, this is the only fire-based magic that is not also a charm.
 
*It is shown in the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film adaptation]] of [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]], that it works on [[Fiendfyre]]. But in the film Voldemort used the two spells at the same time.
 
*This spell could change fire fully snakes
 
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' {{1st}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''
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==Notes and references==
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{{reflist}}
 
[[Category:Transforming spells]]
 
[[Category:Transforming spells]]
 
[[Category:Transfiguration Spells]]
 
[[Category:Transfiguration Spells]]

Latest revision as of 00:08, January 18, 2014

Grandpre Dueling Wizards
Fire to snake
Type

Transfiguration

Effect

Transfigures a fiery rope into a snake under the caster's control.

"For a moment, it seemed Dumbledore had won, but then the fiery rope became a serpent, which relinquished its hold upon Voldemort at once and turned, hissing furiously, to face Dumbledore."
—Description.[src]

This spell was a transforming spell that transfigured a source of fire, such as a fiery rope, into a large, black snake that would attack a target, possibly under the manipulation of the caster.

HistoryEdit

During the Duel in the Ministry Atrium on 18 June, 1996, Albus Dumbledore conjured a fiery rope from the tip of his wand, hoping to counter a silver shield Lord Voldemort had just conjured. Voldemort prevented any damage from the rope by using this spell, transforming the fiery whip into a serpent, which instantly turned against Dumbledore, serving as both a threat to the wizard and a distraction for Voldemort to attempt a Killing Curse against Dumbledore, without any other objects intervening. Dumbledore destroyed the serpent with a wave of his wand a mere instant before it struck him, vanishing it into a puff of dark smoke after sending it high into the air.[1]

Almost two years later, during the ousting of Severus Snape from Hogwarts Castle, Severus Snape used this spell to transform a much larger lasso of flames that Minerva McGonagall had summoned forth from a nearby torch into a serpent. McGonagall vanished the snake in a similar manner that Dumbledore had, but followed up the vanishment by Transfiguring the smoke it left behind into a swarm of daggers to send at Snape.[2]


Behind the scenesEdit

  • This spell is not present in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. However, Voldemort's conjuration of a giant serpent made of fire (possibly a use of Fiendfyre) may have been inspired by this spell.
  • Interestingly, the only times this spell was known to have been used were both in the self-defence of powerful dark wizards, against a rope-like source of fire cast by professors of Transfiguration who later went on to become heads of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (which is also ironic in both cases too, since the efforts of transfiguration professors would have therefore been thwarted by the magic they specialise in).

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 36 (The Only One He Ever Feared)
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 30 (The Sacking of Severus Snape)

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