Wikia

Harry Potter Wiki

Changes: Hover Charm

Edit

Back to page

Line 9: Line 9:
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{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.
+
The '''Hover Charm''' 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. It was used by [[Dobby|Dobby the House-Elf]] in [[1992]], though [[Harry Potter]] was blamed for it.
   
 
==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.
 
*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.
+
*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.
 
*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.
   
Line 21: Line 21:
 
*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
  +
*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Pottermore]]''
 
*''[[Pottermore]]''
   

Revision as of 22:04, November 13, 2012

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 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. It was used by Dobby the House-Elf in 1992, though Harry Potter was blamed for it.

Behind the scenes

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This spell and Levioso have curiously similar effects; it may be that the two are the same, or potential variants.

Appearances

Notes and references

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki