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{{Quote|Aunt Petunia’s masterpiece of a pudding, the mountain of cream and sugared violets, was floating up near the ceiling. On top of a cupboard in the corner crouched Dobby.|Description.|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
 
{{Quote|Aunt Petunia’s masterpiece of a pudding, the mountain of cream and sugared violets, was floating up near the ceiling. On top of a cupboard in the corner crouched Dobby.|Description.|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
The '''Hover Charm''' is a spell which makes the target hover in mid-air for a brief period of time. It was used by [[Dobby|Dobby the House-Elf]] in [[1992]], though [[Harry Potter]] was blamed for it.
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The '''Hover Charm''' (''incantation unknown'') is one of the many lesser variations of the [[Levitation Charm]]<ref name="WBoS">''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]'' - see [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n5prI9L6G8 this video]</ref> which, as such, makes the target hover in mid-air for a brief period of time.
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==Uses==
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*It was used by [[Dobby|Dobby the House-Elf]] in [[1992]], though [[Harry Potter]] was blamed for it.
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*[[Hermione Granger]] used this [[charm]] in [[1998]] to lift a dresser off of [[Ronald Weasley]] at the [[Lovegood house]].
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*Although this spell and ''[[Levitation Charm|Wingardium Leviosa]]'' are seemingly the same spell, they are not. The Hover Charm makes the target hover, statically, whereas ''Wingardium Leviosa'' makes objects fly, the caster having some degree of control of where they fly to.
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*Although this spell and ''[[Levitation Charm|Wingardium Leviosa]]'' are seemingly the same spell, they are not. The Hover Charm makes the target hover, statically, whereas ''Wingardium Leviosa'' makes objects fly, the caster having some degree of control of where they fly to.
*On [[Pottermore]], the cake only hovers for fourteen seconds before smashing; such may indicate that the spell has a time limit. However, it is more likely that Dobby only waited fourteen seconds before dropping the cake.
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*''[[Pottermore]]'' seems to give the spell a time limit; perhaps house-elves can only cast it for a certain amount of time before tiring, or perhaps the spell truly will only last fourteen seconds; the cause, however, is at present unknown.
 
*This spell and ''[[Levitation Spell|Levioso]]'' have curiously similar effects; it may be that the two are the same, or potential variants.
 
*This spell and ''[[Levitation Spell|Levioso]]'' have curiously similar effects; it may be that the two are the same, or potential variants.
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*In the film, Dobby moves the cake from the table over to [[Mason's wife]]'s head, where he dumps it. Hence, he was probably using a [[Levitation Charm]] or [[Locomotion Charm]].
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' {{1st}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' {{1st}}.
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]].''
*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]].''
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]].''
*''[[Pottermore]]''
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]].''
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*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]'' {{Mention}}.
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*''[[Pottermore]].''
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
 
[[Category:Charms]]
 
[[Category:Charms]]
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[[Category:Levitation]]

Latest revision as of 04:20, April 16, 2014

HoverCharm
Hover Charm
Hand Movement

Hover-charm

Light

White flash of light[1]

Effect

Makes the target hover in mid-air[2]

"Aunt Petunia’s masterpiece of a pudding, the mountain of cream and sugared violets, was floating up near the ceiling. On top of a cupboard in the corner crouched Dobby."
—Description.[src]

The Hover Charm (incantation unknown) is one of the many lesser variations of the Levitation Charm[3] which, as such, makes the target hover in mid-air for a brief period of time.

UsesEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Although this spell and Wingardium Leviosa are seemingly the same spell, they are not. The Hover Charm makes the target hover, statically, whereas Wingardium Leviosa makes objects fly, the caster having some degree of control of where they fly to.
  • Pottermore seems to give the spell a time limit; perhaps house-elves can only cast it for a certain amount of time before tiring, or perhaps the spell truly will only last fourteen seconds; the cause, however, is at present unknown.
  • This spell and Levioso have curiously similar effects; it may be that the two are the same, or potential variants.
  • In the film, Dobby moves the cake from the table over to Mason's wife's head, where he dumps it. Hence, he was probably using a Levitation Charm or Locomotion Charm.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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