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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]].
*It is possible this spell was used to force [[Peter Pettigrew]] out of his [[Animagus]] form in 1994.
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* It is possible [[Animagus reversal spell|this spell]] was used to force [[Peter Pettigrew]] out of his [[Animagus]] form in 1994.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==

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Homorphus Charm
Incantation

Unknown

Type

Charm

Effect

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

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.

As 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 has a different effect than Lockhart described (possibly just temporarily forcing a transformed person back into human shape, rather than preventing the change).

Etymology

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

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