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|name=''Flagrate''
 
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|incantation=''Flagrate''<br/>(fla-GRA-tay)
 
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{{quote|'Flagrate!' She drew with her wand in midair and a fiery 'X' appeared on the door.|Hermione's use in the Entrance Room of the Department of Mysteries|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
{{quote|'Flagrate!' She drew with her wand in midair and a fiery 'X' appeared on the door.|Hermione's use in the Entrance Room of the Department of Mysteries|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
'''''Flagrate''''' creates a burning trail in the air that fades with time. It can be directed in any shape or direction the caster chooses using their wand.
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'''''Flagrate '''''is the [[Incantation|incantation]] for the [[Spell|spell]] that, when cast, causes a red and orange trail to emanate from the caster's [[Wands|wand]], which remains in the air and fades with time. The fiery product of this [[Charm]] can be manipulated by the movements of the wand that created it, in an action similar to writing. The blaze can also be controlled or rearranged by a flick of the caster's wand, according to his/her intentions. As such, Flagrate can be used to form fiery messages or marks.
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==Known uses and practitioners==
==Known uses==
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* In [[1993]], the portion [[Tom Riddle]]'s [[Soul|soul]] [[Horcrux|contained in his diary ]] used this spell [[Nonverbal spell|non-verbally]] in the [[Chamber of Secrets]] manipulating the trail to spell out his name-"Tom Marvolo Riddle", and rearranged the fiery letters with a flick of his wand into the message "I Am [[Lord Voldemort]]", thus revealing to [[Harry Potter]] his true identity as the infamous Dark Lord
* In [[1993]], [[Tom Riddle]]'s memory used the spell [[Nonverbal spell|non-verbally]] when spelling his name to [[Harry Potter]] in the [[Chamber of Secrets]]. He could also rearrange the letters by waving his wand.
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* [[Hermione Granger]] used this spell to mark the repeatedly changing doors that she, [[Harry Potter]] and [[Ron Weasley]] had entered with a fiery "X" in the [[Department of Mysteries Entrance Room|Entrance Room]] of the [[Department of Mysteries]], in [[1996]]. The usage of the spell allowed the group to continuously know which doors they had entered, and which ones they had not
* [[Hermione Granger]] used this spell to mark doors with an "X" in the [[Department of Mysteries Entrance Room|Entrance Room]] of the [[Department of Mysteries]] in [[1996]].
 
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The word Flagrate comes from the Latin words "flagro", meaning "glowing/blaze".
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The word Flagrate comes from the Latin words "flagro", meaning "glowing", or "blaze".
 
==Behind the Scenes==
 
==Behind the Scenes==
''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.
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''Flagrate'' may be related to the [[Flagrante Curse]] due to the similarity of their etymologies and their burning effects. 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'' produces a burning trail, and Flagrante causes the target object to burn 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, similar to the relationship between Geminio and the [[Geminio|Gemino Curse]].
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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Flagrate
Incantation

Flagrate
(fla-GRA-tay)

Type

Charm

Hand Movement

Draw in midair

Light

None, except red/orange fiery writing

Effect

Marks the air with a burning trail

"'Flagrate!' She drew with her wand in midair and a fiery 'X' appeared on the door."
—Hermione's use in the Entrance Room of the Department of Mysteries[src]

Flagrate is the incantation for the spell that, when cast, causes a red and orange trail to emanate from the caster's wand, which remains in the air and fades with time. The fiery product of this Charm can be manipulated by the movements of the wand that created it, in an action similar to writing. The blaze can also be controlled or rearranged by a flick of the caster's wand, according to his/her intentions. As such, Flagrate can be used to form fiery messages or marks.

Known uses and practitionersEdit

EtymologyEdit

The word Flagrate comes from the Latin words "flagro", meaning "glowing", or "blaze".

Behind the ScenesEdit

Flagrate may be related to the Flagrante Curse due to the similarity of their etymologies and their burning effects. 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 produces a burning trail, and Flagrante causes the target object to burn 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, similar to the relationship between Geminio and the Gemino Curse.

AppearancesEdit

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