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{{Dialogue a-b|Hermione|It burned me!|Griphook|They have added Gemino and Flagrante curses! Everything you touch will burn and multiply, but the copies are worthless -- And if you continue to handle the treasure you will eventually be crushed to death by the weight of expanding gold!|Description of the effects of the Flagrante curse when used with [[Gemino curse]] on the treasure in the [[Lestrange Vault]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Hermione|It burned me!|Griphook|They have added Gemino and Flagrante curses! Everything you touch will burn and multiply, but the copies are worthless -- And if you continue to handle the treasure you will eventually be crushed to death by the weight of expanding gold!|Description of the effects of the Flagrante curse when used with [[Gemino curse]] on the treasure in the [[Lestrange Vault]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
The '''Flagrante Curse''' is a [[curse]] that causes objects to emit searing heat when touched. An object bewitched in this way will burn not only flesh, but material as well. Protecting against this curse is difficult, as there are no outward signs of its use, though the [[Impervius Charm]] offers some degree of shielding. This [[spell]] can be used to protect valuables, and as witnessed by [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], and [[Hermione Granger]] when they [[Break-in of Gringotts Wizarding Bank (1998)|broke-into]] the [[Lestrange family|Lestrange]] [[Lestrange Vault|vault]] it can prove deadly when used with the [[Gemino Curse]].
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The '''Flagrante Curse''' (''incantation unknown'') is a [[curse]] that causes objects to emit searing heat when touched.
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==Effects==
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An object bewitched in this way will burn not only flesh, but material as well. Protecting against this curse is difficult, as there are no outward signs of its use, though the [[Impervius Charm]] offers some degree of shielding. This [[spell]] can be used to protect valuables, and as witnessed by [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], and [[Hermione Granger]] when they [[Break-in of Gringotts Wizarding Bank (1998)|broke-into]] the [[Lestrange family|Lestrange]] [[Lestrange Vault|vault]] it can prove deadly when used with the [[Gemino Curse]].
   
 
==Known uses==
 
==Known uses==
 
{{Quote|Ron hopped on the spot, part of his shoe burned away by contact with the hot metal.|Effect of the Flagrante curse.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Quote|Ron hopped on the spot, part of his shoe burned away by contact with the hot metal.|Effect of the Flagrante curse.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
[[File:DH2 Harry Potter in Bellatrix Lestrange's vault.jpg|thumb|right|200px|The valuables in the Lestrange Vault were protected with ''Flagrante'' curses.]]
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[[File:DH2_Harry_Potter_in_Bellatrix_Lestrange's_vault.jpg|thumb|left|215px|The valuables in the Lestrange Vault were protected with ''Flagrante'' curses.]]
 
A major use of the Flagrante curse was its placement on the gold and treasure in the [[Lestrange vault]] in [[Gringotts Bank]] in order to protect it from [[Harry Potter]], [[Ron Weasley]], and [[Hermione Granger]]'s attempt to break in to steal [[Helga Hufflepuff's cup]] in the spring of [[1998]]. The Flagrante Curse and [[Gemino curse]]s were placed on the treasure inside so that everything touched would burn and then multiply until the would-be thief was crushed to death the amount of expanding gold if he or she kept trying to touch objects. Harry found a loophole of this curse by using the [[Sword of Gryffindor]] to grab the cup, which did not cause it to multiply or burn Harry's skin or clothes.
 
A major use of the Flagrante curse was its placement on the gold and treasure in the [[Lestrange vault]] in [[Gringotts Bank]] in order to protect it from [[Harry Potter]], [[Ron Weasley]], and [[Hermione Granger]]'s attempt to break in to steal [[Helga Hufflepuff's cup]] in the spring of [[1998]]. The Flagrante Curse and [[Gemino curse]]s were placed on the treasure inside so that everything touched would burn and then multiply until the would-be thief was crushed to death the amount of expanding gold if he or she kept trying to touch objects. Harry found a loophole of this curse by using the [[Sword of Gryffindor]] to grab the cup, which did not cause it to multiply or burn Harry's skin or clothes.
   
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==Behind the Scenes==
 
==Behind the Scenes==
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'', this curse's placement on the gold in the Lestrange vault is omitted. Thus, when Harry, Ron, Hermione, or Griphook touched treasure, it would not burn but only multiply (the Gemino curse). However, in [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)|the video game adaption]], it is used on the treasures as Hermione gets burned when she touches a goblet.
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*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'', this curse's placement on the gold in the Lestrange vault is omitted. Thus, when Harry, Ron, Hermione, or Griphook touched treasure, it would not burn but only multiply (the Gemino curse). However, in [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)|the video game adaption]], it is used on the treasures as Hermione gets burned when she touches a goblet. In [[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]], it burned ''and'' multiplied.
 
*''[[Flagrate]]''<span style="line-height:21px;"> may be related to the Flagrante</span> Curse<span style="line-height:21px;"> </span><span style="line-height:21px;">due to the similarity of their etymologies. It is debatable if they are variations of each other or the same spell, as </span>''Flagrate''<span style="line-height:21px;"> and the Flagrante Curse are associated with different spell effects (</span>''Flagrate''<span style="line-height:21px;"> with a burning trail, and Flagrante with the object burning a person upon contact). However, it is still possible that they are the same curse, and that these different effects may be created based on the caster's intention.</span>
 
*''[[Flagrate]]''<span style="line-height:21px;"> may be related to the Flagrante</span> Curse<span style="line-height:21px;"> </span><span style="line-height:21px;">due to the similarity of their etymologies. It is debatable if they are variations of each other or the same spell, as </span>''Flagrate''<span style="line-height:21px;"> and the Flagrante Curse are associated with different spell effects (</span>''Flagrate''<span style="line-height:21px;"> with a burning trail, and Flagrante with the object burning a person upon contact). However, it is still possible that they are the same curse, and that these different effects may be created based on the caster's intention.</span>
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
*Derived from the Latin word "flagro" meaning "I burn".
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*Derived from the Latin word "flagro," meaning "I burn."
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*''Flagrante'' is the ablative singular form of the present participle ''flagrans'', meaning ''burning'' in Latin''. ''Whereas the fire-making spell ''incendio ''means "by means of fire," this curse means "by means of [something that is] burning."
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*''Flagrante'' is also Spanish, French and Italian for ''flagrant'', which is of course derived from the same Latin word in a more metaphorical usage.
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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[[Category:Spells with Incantations of Latin Origin]]
 
[[Category:Spells with Incantations of Latin Origin]]
 
[[Category:Fire-based magic]]
 
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[[Category:Break-in of Gringotts Wizarding Bank (1998)]]

Latest revision as of 04:36, April 16, 2014

Flagrante Curse
Type

Curse

Effect

Causes objects to burn on contact

Hermione: "It burned me!"
Griphook: "They have added Gemino and Flagrante curses! Everything you touch will burn and multiply, but the copies are worthless -- And if you continue to handle the treasure you will eventually be crushed to death by the weight of expanding gold!"
— Description of the effects of the Flagrante curse when used with Gemino curse on the treasure in the Lestrange Vault[src]

The Flagrante Curse (incantation unknown) is a curse that causes objects to emit searing heat when touched.

EffectsEdit

An object bewitched in this way will burn not only flesh, but material as well. Protecting against this curse is difficult, as there are no outward signs of its use, though the Impervius Charm offers some degree of shielding. This spell can be used to protect valuables, and as witnessed by Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger when they broke-into the Lestrange vault it can prove deadly when used with the Gemino Curse.

Known usesEdit

"Ron hopped on the spot, part of his shoe burned away by contact with the hot metal."
—Effect of the Flagrante curse.[src]
DH2 Harry Potter in Bellatrix Lestrange's vault

The valuables in the Lestrange Vault were protected with Flagrante curses.

A major use of the Flagrante curse was its placement on the gold and treasure in the Lestrange vault in Gringotts Bank in order to protect it from Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger's attempt to break in to steal Helga Hufflepuff's cup in the spring of 1998. The Flagrante Curse and Gemino curses were placed on the treasure inside so that everything touched would burn and then multiply until the would-be thief was crushed to death the amount of expanding gold if he or she kept trying to touch objects. Harry found a loophole of this curse by using the Sword of Gryffindor to grab the cup, which did not cause it to multiply or burn Harry's skin or clothes.

Known practitionersEdit

Behind the ScenesEdit

  • In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, this curse's placement on the gold in the Lestrange vault is omitted. Thus, when Harry, Ron, Hermione, or Griphook touched treasure, it would not burn but only multiply (the Gemino curse). However, in the video game adaption, it is used on the treasures as Hermione gets burned when she touches a goblet. In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, it burned and multiplied.
  • Flagrate may be related to the Flagrante Curse due to the similarity of their etymologies. It is debatable if they are variations of each other or the same spell, as Flagrate and the Flagrante Curse are associated with different spell effects (Flagrate with a burning trail, and Flagrante with the object burning a person upon contact). However, it is still possible that they are the same curse, and that these different effects may be created based on the caster's intention.

EtymologyEdit

  • Derived from the Latin word "flagro," meaning "I burn."
  • Flagrante is the ablative singular form of the present participle flagrans, meaning burning in Latin. Whereas the fire-making spell incendio means "by means of fire," this curse means "by means of [something that is] burning."
  • Flagrante is also Spanish, French and Italian for flagrant, which is of course derived from the same Latin word in a more metaphorical usage.

See alsoEdit

AppearancesEdit

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