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{{Quote|Neville's arms snapped to his sides. His legs sprang together. His whole body rigid, he swayed where he stood and then fell flat on his face, stiff as a board. Neville's jaws were jammed together so he couldn't speak. Only his eyes were moving, looking at them in horror.|Description|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
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{{Quote| ''Petrificus Totalus'', or the Full Body-Bind, stiffens a person’s limbs so they cannot move. Only the person’s eyes are free while the spell is in effect.|Description|Pottermore}}
The '''Full Body-Bind Curse''',<ref name="DH">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref> also known as the '''Body Freezing Spell'''<ref name="CASTASPELL">[http://harrypotter.warnerbros.com/hogwarts/library/castaspell.html Cast-a-Spell kit found in the Library section of the Harry Potter Official Site]</ref> (''Petrificus Totalus''<ref name="PS"/>) is a [[curse]]<ref name="POTTERMORE"/> that paralyses the opponent.<ref name="POTTERMORE"/> It is often used by inexperienced or young [[Wizardkind|wizards]] in [[duelling]].<ref name="CASTASPELL"/> The victim's arms and legs snap together, and he or she will fall down, stiff as a board.<ref name="PS"/>
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The '''Full Body-Bind Curse''',<ref name="DH">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref> also known as the '''Body Freezing Spell'''<ref name="CASTASPELL">[http://harrypotter.warnerbros.com/hogwarts/library/castaspell.html Cast-a-Spell kit found in the Library section of the Harry Potter Official Site]</ref> (''Petrificus Totalus''<ref name="PS" />) is a [[curse]]<ref name="POTTERMORE" /> that paralyses the opponent.<ref name="POTTERMORE" /> It is often used by inexperienced or young [[Wizardkind|wizards]] in [[duelling]].<ref name="CASTASPELL" /> This curse can be found in ''[[Curses and Counter-Curses]]'' by [[Vindictus Viridian]].
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==Effects==
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The victim's arms and legs snap together, and he/she will fall down, stiff as a board.<ref name="PS" /> However the person's skills to hear, see (however just straight forward), feel, and think still work properly.
   
The Full Body-Bind Curse is fundamentally different from [[petrification]], which is highly [[Dark Arts|Dark Magic]] and which cannot be reversed by a simple [[counter-curse]].<ref name="CoSF">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]''</ref>
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The Full Body-Bind Curse is fundamentally different from [[petrification]], which is highly advanced [[Dark Arts|Dark Magic]] and which cannot be reversed by a simple [[counter-curse]].<ref name="CoSF">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]''</ref>
   
 
==Known uses==
 
==Known uses==
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{{Quote|Neville's arms snapped to his sides. His legs sprang together. His whole body rigid, he swayed where he stood and then fell flat on his face, stiff as a board. Neville's jaws were jammed together so he couldn't speak. Only his eyes were moving, looking at them in horror.|Description|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
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|[[Sirius Black ]]
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|[[Sirius Black]]
|[[Severus Snape|Severus Snape ]]
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|[[Severus Snape]]
 
|Used by [[Sirius Black]], in his childhood, while bullying [[Severus Snape]].<ref name="OTP">{{OOTP}}</ref>
 
|Used by [[Sirius Black]], in his childhood, while bullying [[Severus Snape]].<ref name="OTP">{{OOTP}}</ref>
 
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|[[Hermione Granger]]
 
|[[Hermione Granger]]
 
|[[Neville Longbottom]]
 
|[[Neville Longbottom]]
|When Neville tried to prevent Hermione, [[Harry Potter]], and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] from sneaking out of their dormitories in [[1992]], which they did in order to prevent the theft of the [[Philosopher's Stone]].<ref name="PS">{{PS}}</ref>
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|When Neville tried to prevent Hermione, [[Harry Potter]], and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] from sneaking out of their dormitories in [[1992]], which they did in order to prevent the theft of the [[Philosopher's Stone]].<ref name="PS" />
 
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|[[Harry Potter]]
 
|[[Harry Potter]]
 
|[[Jugson]]
 
|[[Jugson]]
|rowspan="3"|[[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]]
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<ref name="OTP"/>
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<ref name="OTP" />
 
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|[[Harry Potter]]
 
|[[Harry Potter]]
 
|[[Antonin Dolohov]]
 
|[[Antonin Dolohov]]
<ref name="OTP"/>
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<ref name="OTP" />
 
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|[[Neville Longbottom]]
 
|[[Neville Longbottom]]
 
|[[Death Eaters|Death Eater]]
 
|[[Death Eaters|Death Eater]]
<ref name="OTP"/>
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<ref name="OTP" />
 
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|[[Draco Malfoy]]
 
|[[Draco Malfoy]]
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|[[Harry Potter]]
 
|[[Harry Potter]]
 
|[[Inferius|Inferi]]
 
|[[Inferius|Inferi]]
|While in the [[Horcrux cave]] with [[Albus Dumbledore]] in [[1997]]<ref name="HBP"/>.
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|While in the [[Crystal Cave]] with [[Albus Dumbledore]] in [[1997]].<ref name="HBP" />
 
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|[[Harry Potter]]
 
|[[Harry Potter]]
 
|[[Yaxley]]
 
|[[Yaxley]]
|Used when escaping from the top of the Astronomy Tower during the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]].<ref name="HBP"/>
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|Used when escaping from the top of the Astronomy Tower during the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]].<ref name="HBP" />
 
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|[[Hermione Granger]]
 
|[[Hermione Granger]]
 
|[[Antonin Dolohov]]
 
|[[Antonin Dolohov]]
|During a [[Luchino Caffe Duel|skirmish]] at the [[Luchino Caffe]] in [[1997]].<ref name="DH">{{DH}}</ref>
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During a [[Luchino Caffe Duel|skirmish]] at the [[Luchino Caffe]] in [[1997]].<ref name="DH" />
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[[File:Hermione_dueling.gif|left]]
 
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|[[Parvati Patil]]
 
|[[Parvati Patil]]
 
|[[Antonin Dolohov]]
 
|[[Antonin Dolohov]]
|Used by [[Parvati Patil]] to protect [[Dean Thomas]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].<ref name="DH"/>
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|Used by [[Parvati Patil]] to protect [[Dean Thomas]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].<ref name="DH" />
 
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|[[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]
 
|[[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]
 
|[[Neville Longbottom]]
 
|[[Neville Longbottom]]
|Placed in a Full Body-Bind, with the [[Sorting Hat]] put on his head and then [[Fire-Making Spell|lit on fire]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].<ref name="DH"/>
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|Placed in a Full Body-Bind, with the [[Sorting Hat]] put on his head and then [[Fire-Making Spell|lit on fire]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].<ref name="DH" />
 
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
*The root of this curse's incantation seems to be the Latin words ''petra'', "rock", and ''totus'', "whole" or "entire".
 
*The root of this curse's incantation seems to be the Latin words ''petra'', "rock", and ''totus'', "whole" or "entire".
*Also, pertrificus seems to come from the word "petrify", meaning to turn into stone, or describes a manner in which someone takes on the characteristics of a stone. Totalus likely comes from "Total", meaning complete or wholey. Following this, the spell likely means, ''entirely petrify.''
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*Also, pertrificus seems to come from the word "petrify", meaning to turn into stone, or describes a manner in which someone takes on the characteristics of a stone. Totalus likely comes from "Total", meaning complete or wholly. Following this, the spell likely means, ''entirely petrify.''
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*In the [[Cast-a-Spell training room]], when the spell is cast it seems to coat the victim (a snake) in ice.
 
*In the [[Cast-a-Spell training room]], when the spell is cast it seems to coat the victim (a snake) in ice.
 
*When [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] immobilizes [[Harry Potter|Harry]], the latter says, in wondering how it could have happened, that it was a [[Freezing Charm]] (Dumbledore had done so wandlessly and nonverbally). However, less than a few pages later, after Dumbledore is [[Killing Curse|killed]], he notes that the '''Full Body-Bind''' had lifted.
 
*When [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] immobilizes [[Harry Potter|Harry]], the latter says, in wondering how it could have happened, that it was a [[Freezing Charm]] (Dumbledore had done so wandlessly and nonverbally). However, less than a few pages later, after Dumbledore is [[Killing Curse|killed]], he notes that the '''Full Body-Bind''' had lifted.
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*In the films and video games, this spell occasionally appears blue, white or purple.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
[[File:Hermione_pt.JPG|thumb|250px|Hermione Granger using the spell in a Muggle café.]]
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[[File:Hermione pt.JPG|thumb|250px|Hermione Granger using the spell in a Muggle café.]]
   
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st}}
 
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' {{C|PS1 version}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' {{C|PS1 version}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]''
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[[fr:Petrificus Totalus]]
 
[[fi:Kangistumis tyystilys]]
 
[[fi:Kangistumis tyystilys]]
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Latest revision as of 10:02, December 22, 2014

PetrificusTotalus PS
Full Body-Bind Curse
Incantation

Petrificus Totalus[1]

Type

Curse[2]

Hand Movement

Full-body-bind

Light

None[1]

Effect

Paralyses[2]

" Petrificus Totalus, or the Full Body-Bind, stiffens a person’s limbs so they cannot move. Only the person’s eyes are free while the spell is in effect."
—Description[src]

The Full Body-Bind Curse,[3] also known as the Body Freezing Spell[4] (Petrificus Totalus[1]) is a curse[2] that paralyses the opponent.[2] It is often used by inexperienced or young wizards in duelling.[4] This curse can be found in Curses and Counter-Curses by Vindictus Viridian.

EffectsEdit

The victim's arms and legs snap together, and he/she will fall down, stiff as a board.[1] However the person's skills to hear, see (however just straight forward), feel, and think still work properly.

The Full Body-Bind Curse is fundamentally different from petrification, which is highly advanced Dark Magic and which cannot be reversed by a simple counter-curse.[5]

Known usesEdit

"Neville's arms snapped to his sides. His legs sprang together. His whole body rigid, he swayed where he stood and then fell flat on his face, stiff as a board. Neville's jaws were jammed together so he couldn't speak. Only his eyes were moving, looking at them in horror."
—Description[src]
Caster Victim Notes
Sirius Black Severus Snape Used by Sirius Black, in his childhood, while bullying Severus Snape.[6]
Hermione Granger Neville Longbottom When Neville tried to prevent Hermione, Harry Potter, and Ron Weasley from sneaking out of their dormitories in 1992, which they did in order to prevent the theft of the Philosopher's Stone.[1]
Harry Potter Jugson Battle of the Department of Mysteries

[6]

Harry Potter Antonin Dolohov

[6]

Neville Longbottom Death Eater

[6]

Draco Malfoy Harry Potter On the Hogwarts Express in 1996.[7]
Harry Potter Inferi While in the Crystal Cave with Albus Dumbledore in 1997.[7]
Harry Potter Yaxley Used when escaping from the top of the Astronomy Tower during the Battle of the Astronomy Tower.[7]
Hermione Granger Antonin Dolohov

During a skirmish at the Luchino Caffe in 1997.[3]

Hermione dueling
Parvati Patil Antonin Dolohov Used by Parvati Patil to protect Dean Thomas during the Battle of Hogwarts.[3]
Lord Voldemort Neville Longbottom Placed in a Full Body-Bind, with the Sorting Hat put on his head and then lit on fire during the Battle of Hogwarts.[3]

EtymologyEdit

  • The root of this curse's incantation seems to be the Latin words petra, "rock", and totus, "whole" or "entire".
  • Also, pertrificus seems to come from the word "petrify", meaning to turn into stone, or describes a manner in which someone takes on the characteristics of a stone. Totalus likely comes from "Total", meaning complete or wholly. Following this, the spell likely means, entirely petrify.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • In the Cast-a-Spell training room, when the spell is cast it seems to coat the victim (a snake) in ice.
  • When Dumbledore immobilizes Harry, the latter says, in wondering how it could have happened, that it was a Freezing Charm (Dumbledore had done so wandlessly and nonverbally). However, less than a few pages later, after Dumbledore is killed, he notes that the Full Body-Bind had lifted.
  • In the films and video games, this spell occasionally appears blue, white or purple.

AppearancesEdit

Hermione pt

Hermione Granger using the spell in a Muggle café.

Notes and referencesEdit


Curses and Counter-Curses
Spells included in the book: Full Body-Bind Curse · Leg-Locker Curse · Jelly-Legs Curse · Pimple Jinx · Stickfast Hex · Tickling Hex · Tongue-Tying Curse · Hair Loss Curse

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