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{{Quote|...immobilising two pixies at once with a clever Freezing Charm and stuffing them back into their cage|Hermione Granger's use of the charm in her Defence Against the Dark Arts class|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
 
{{Quote|...immobilising two pixies at once with a clever Freezing Charm and stuffing them back into their cage|Hermione Granger's use of the charm in her Defence Against the Dark Arts class|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
The '''Freezing Charm''' (''Immobulus'') is a spell which immobilises living targets.<ref>''[[Pottermore]]''</ref> It can also, according to [[Horace Slughorn]], be used to disable [[Burglar alarm|Muggle burglar alarms]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref> It resembles the [[Flame-Freezing Charm]], a spell used to negate the harmful effects of fire.
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The '''Freezing Charm''' (''Immobulus''<ref name="s"/>) is a spell which immobilises living targets.<ref>''[[Pottermore]]''</ref> It can also, according to [[Horace Slughorn]], be used to disable [[Burglar alarm|Muggle burglar alarms]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
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==Known uses==
 
==Known uses==
 
*This spell is covered in ''[[The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2]]'' by [[Miranda Goshawk]].
 
*This spell is covered in ''[[The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2]]'' by [[Miranda Goshawk]].
*[[Hermione Granger]] used this spell on a pair of [[pixie]]s in [[1992-1993 school year|her second year]] after [[Gilderoy Lockhart|her teacher]] tried and failed to subdue them with the incantation ''[[Peskipiksi Pesternomi]]''.
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*[[Hermione Granger]] used this spell on a pair of [[pixie]]s in [[1992-1993 school year|her second year]] after [[Gilderoy Lockhart|her teacher]] tried and failed to subdue them using the incantation ''[[Peskipiksi Pesternomi]]''.
*[[Professor]] [[Remus Lupin]] used it in [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|1993]] on the [[Hogwarts Whomping Willow]].
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*[[Professor]] [[Remus Lupin]] used it in [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|1993]] on the [[Hogwarts Whomping Willow|Whomping Willow]].
*[[Harry Potter]] used it in [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|1994]] to liberate himself from some attacking [[Grindylow]]s.
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*[[Harry Potter]] used it in [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|1994]] to liberate himself from some attacking [[Grindylow]]s.
*Horace Slughorn used this [[charm]] throughout [[1996]] to freeze the burglar alarms of [[Muggle]] houses he stayed in due to Death Eater attacks.
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*Horace Slughorn used this [[charm]] throughout [[1996]] to freeze the burglar alarms of [[Muggle]] houses he stayed in while in hiding from the Death Eaters.
*[[Albus Dumbledore]] used the charm non-verbally on [[Harry Potter]] to prevent him interfering with his death.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 27 (''The Lightning-Struck Tower'') (pg. 584 of the American Hardback edition)</ref>
 
 
*This may be the spell [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]] used non-verbally during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''</ref>
 
*This may be the spell [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]] used non-verbally during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''</ref>
==Behind the scenes==
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*In the second film, Hermione freezes all of the pixies instead of just two.
 
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The incantation is derived from Latin ''immobilis'' meaning "immobile".
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The incantation is derived from Latin ''immobilis'' meaning "immobile, unmoving".
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==Behind the scenes==
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*In the second film, Hermione freezes all of the pixies at the same time instead of just two.
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*Despite the books and video games giving no incantation, the word is shown to be ''Immobulus'' in the film.
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*In ''[[Harry Potter for Kinect]]'' Harry and Voldemort can use this spell against each other during the final battle during [[Voldemort's Last Stand]] as they engage in a normal duel.
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' {{1st}}
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==Notes and References==
 
==Notes and References==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
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{{The Standard Book of Spells}}
 
[[fr:Immobulus]]
 
[[fr:Immobulus]]
[[it:Incantesimo Congelatore]]
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[[it:Incantesimo Congelatore]][[es:Encantamiento de Congelación]]
 
[[Category:Charms]]
 
[[Category:Charms]]
 
[[Category:Spells with Incantations of Latin Origin]]
 
[[Category:Spells with Incantations of Latin Origin]]

Latest revision as of 20:02, February 10, 2014

Immobulus250px
Freezing Charm
Incantation

Immobulus[1]
(ih-MOH-byoo-luhs)

Type

Charm

Hand Movement

Freezing-charm

Light

Blue

Effect

Renders living targets immobile.

"...immobilising two pixies at once with a clever Freezing Charm and stuffing them back into their cage"
—Hermione Granger's use of the charm in her Defence Against the Dark Arts class[src]

The Freezing Charm (Immobulus[1]) is a spell which immobilises living targets.[2] It can also, according to Horace Slughorn, be used to disable Muggle burglar alarms.[3]

Known usesEdit

EtymologyEdit

The incantation is derived from Latin immobilis meaning "immobile, unmoving".

Behind the scenesEdit

  • In the second film, Hermione freezes all of the pixies at the same time instead of just two.
  • Despite the books and video games giving no incantation, the word is shown to be Immobulus in the film.
  • In Harry Potter for Kinect Harry and Voldemort can use this spell against each other during the final battle during Voldemort's Last Stand as they engage in a normal duel.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and ReferencesEdit


The Standard Book of Spells
Books: The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1 · The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2 · The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 3 · The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 4 · The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 5 · The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 6
Charms included in the series: Fire-Making Spell · Levitation Charm · Locking Spell · Mending Charm · Softening Charm · Severing Charm · Unlocking Charm · Dancing Feet Spell · Disarming Charm · Engorgement Charm · Freezing Charm · General Counter-Spell · Memory Charm · Tickling Charm · Summoning Charm · Banishing Charm · Substantive Charm

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