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The '''Homorphus Charm''' was described by Professor [[Gilderoy Lockhart]] as what he used to cure the [[Wagga Wagga Werewolf]]. He described the [[spell]] as being "immensely complex." He later admitted to having stolen the credit from an [[Armenian Warlock|Armenian warlock]].
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{{Quote|Simple, yet effective and another village will remember me forever as the hero who delivered them from the monthly terror of werewolf attacks.|Lockhart bragging about his supposed use of this spell to end a village's terror|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
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The '''Homorphus Charm''' was described by Professor [[Gilderoy Lockhart]] as what he used to cure the [[Wagga Wagga Werewolf]].
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== Nature ==
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He described the [[spell]] as being "immensely complex." He later admitted to having stolen the credit from an [[Armenian Warlock|Armenian warlock]].
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Since Lockhart is known for providing phony spells, and given that there is no known cure for [[Lycanthropy]], it is possible that this spell does not truly exist or that it has a different effect than Lockhart described (possibly just temporarily forcing a transformed person back into human shape, rather than preventing the change).
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*Although this spell is described as a [[charm]], its effects seem closer to [[Transfiguration]].
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* Although this spell is described as a [[charm]], its effects seem closer to [[Transfiguration]].
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* Considering the fact that there is no cure for lycantrophy, it is likely that this spell were a highly advanced piece of magic which returned the werewolf to its human state, only for him/her to turn into a werewolf by next full moon.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' {{1st mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' {{1st mention}}
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[[fr:Sortilège d'Homomorphus]]
 
[[fr:Sortilège d'Homomorphus]]
 
[[it:Incantesimo Omosembiante]]
 
[[it:Incantesimo Omosembiante]]
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[[pl:Zaklęcie homomorficzne]]
 
[[Category:Charms]]
 
[[Category:Charms]]
 
[[Category:Spells of unknown incantation]]
 
[[Category:Spells of unknown incantation]]

Latest revision as of 19:39, July 30, 2015

Homorphus Charm
Incantation

Unknown

Type

Charm

Effect

Temporarily changes a transformed werewolf back into their human form (according to Gilderoy Lockhart)

"Simple, yet effective — and another village will remember me forever as the hero who delivered them from the monthly terror of werewolf attacks."
—Lockhart bragging about his supposed use of this spell to end a village's terror[src]

The Homorphus Charm was described by Professor Gilderoy Lockhart as what he used to cure the Wagga Wagga Werewolf.

Nature Edit

He described the spell as being "immensely complex." He later admitted to having stolen the credit from an Armenian warlock.

Since Lockhart is known for providing phony spells, and given that there is no known cure for Lycanthropy, it is possible that this spell does not truly exist or that it has a different effect than Lockhart described (possibly just temporarily forcing a transformed person back into human shape, rather than preventing the change).

EtymologyEdit

Homorphus is a combination of the Latin Homo meaning 'man' and the Greek morphe- meaning 'shape' or 'form'.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Although this spell is described as a charm, its effects seem closer to Transfiguration.
  • Considering the fact that there is no cure for lycantrophy, it is likely that this spell were a highly advanced piece of magic which returned the werewolf to its human state, only for him/her to turn into a werewolf by next full moon.

AppearancesEdit

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