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|professor=[[Minerva McGonagall|Professor Minerva McGonagall]]
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|professor=*[[Minerva McGonagall]] (formerly)
|required textbooks=''[[A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration]]''
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*[[Albus Dumbledore]] (formerly)
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|required textbooks=''[[A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration]]'' (sixth year)
 
|required equipment=[[Wand]]
 
|required equipment=[[Wand]]
 
|first=''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''
 
|first=''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''
 
|latest=''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]''
 
|latest=''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]''
 
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{{Quote|If only we'd done human Transfiguration already! But I don't think we start that until sixth year, and it can go badly wrong if you don't know what you're doing ...|[[Hermione Granger]] to [[Harry Potter]] on human Transfiguration|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
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{{Quote|If only we'd done human Transfiguration already! But I don't think we start that until sixth year, and it can go badly wrong if you don't know what you're doing ''[...]'' |[[Hermione Granger]] to [[Harry Potter]] on human Transfiguration|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
   
'''Human Transfiguration''' is a sub- branch of [[Transfiguration]] in which one Transfigures human body parts or an entire human being into another form. As it is more difficult than other forms of Transfiguration, including [[Cross-Species Transfiguration]], it is a [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T.]] level spell, taught only to sixth-years and above.
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'''Human Transfiguration''' is a sub-branch of [[Transfiguration]] and a form of [[transformation]] in which one transfigures human body parts or an entire human being into another form.
   
Human Transfiguration can be used to essentially replicate the natural abilities of [[Metamorphmagus|Metamorphmagi]], allowing the practitioner or the subject to take on an entirely different form, or make various individual changes to their appearance, such as growing or changing the colour of one's hair<ref name=HBP>{{HBP}}</ref> or taking on individual animal body parts. However, while human Transfiguration can presumably be performed by any wizard who's skilled enough, on themselves as well as on others, a Metamorphmagus is born with the ability to make such changes to their own bodies with little to no effort, and without the use of a wand<ref name=OOTP>{{OOTP}}</ref>.
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Human Transfiguration is more difficult than any other form of Transfiguration, including [[Cross-Species Transfiguration]] and is therefore [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T.]]-level, taught only to sixth years and above at [[Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry]].<ref name="GoF">{{GOF}}</ref>
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==Nature==
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{{Quote|They had just embarked upon the immensely difficult topic of human Transfiguration; working in front of mirrors, they were supposed to be changing the colour of their own eyebrows.|[[Harry Potter]]|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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[[File:Ron_disguised.jpg|thumb|left|160px|[[Ron Weasley]] disguised by the use of human Transfiguration]]
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Human Transfiguration can be used to essentially replicate the natural abilities of [[Metamorphmagus|Metamorphmagi]], allowing the practitioner or the subject to take on an entirely different form or make various individual changes to their appearance, such as growing or changing the colour of one's hair<ref name="HBP">{{HBP}}</ref> or taking on individual animal body parts. However, while human Transfiguration can presumably be performed by any wizard who's skilled enough, on themselves as well as on others, a Metamorphmagus is born with the ability to make such changes to their own bodies with little to no effort and without the use of a wand<ref name="OOTP">{{OOTP}}</ref>.
   
 
Although it is possible to transfigure humans into inanimate objects<ref name="GOF" />, it is unknown how someone who had himself transfigured into an object would be able to [[Untransfiguration|untransfigure]] without the intervention of another [[Wizardkind|witch or wizard]].
 
Although it is possible to transfigure humans into inanimate objects<ref name="GOF" />, it is unknown how someone who had himself transfigured into an object would be able to [[Untransfiguration|untransfigure]] without the intervention of another [[Wizardkind|witch or wizard]].
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===Dangers===
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It has been stated many times that human Transfiguration can go badly wrong when performered poorly. The user has the risk of getting stuck in his or her's transfigured state.
   
 
==Known instances of human Transfiguration==
 
==Known instances of human Transfiguration==
 
===Prior to [[1991]]===
 
===Prior to [[1991]]===
*During the [[Quidditch World Cup]] of [[1470s|1473]], all 700 fouls were committed, including one of the players Transfiguring one of the [[Chaser]]s on the opposite team into a polecat.
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*During the [[Quidditch World Cup]] of [[1470s|1473]], all 700 fouls were committed, including one of the players transfiguring one of the [[Chaser]]s on the opposite team into a polecat.
*During the [[1600s]], [[Thaddeus Thurkell]] had [[Thurkell brothers|seven sons]], all of whom were Squibs. Thurkell was so angry he Transfigured them all into hedgehogs.
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*During the [[1600s]], [[Thaddeus Thurkell]] had [[Thurkell brothers|seven sons]], all of whom were Squibs. Thurkell was so angry he transfigured them all into hedgehogs.
*During the [[1800s]], it is possible that [[Mirabella Plunkett]] Transfigured herself into a haddock in order to live with her [[Merpeople|merman]] lover, although it may be possible that she was an [[Animagus]].
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*During the [[1800s]], it is possible that [[Mirabella Plunkett]] transfigured herself into a haddock in order to live with her [[Merpeople|merman]] lover, although it may be possible that she was an [[Animagus]].
 
*[[Circe]], a witch who lived in ancient times, was famous for turning sailors into pigs.
 
*[[Circe]], a witch who lived in ancient times, was famous for turning sailors into pigs.
*According to legend, after [[Quintius MacBoon]], head of the [[MacBoon clan]], killed the head of a the rival [[McClivert clan]], [[Dugald McClivert]], in a drunken duel, the MacBoons were attacked by the McCliverts and the entire family was Transfigured into [[Quintaped]]s.
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*According to legend, after [[Quintius MacBoon]], head of the [[MacBoon clan]], killed the head of a the rival [[McClivert clan]], [[Dugald McClivert]], in a drunken duel, the MacBoons were attacked by the McCliverts and the entire family was teansfigured into [[Quintaped]]s.
 
*[[D.J. Prod]] stated that he was able to turn his wife into a yak after he took a [[Kwikspell|Kwikspell course]].
 
*[[D.J. Prod]] stated that he was able to turn his wife into a yak after he took a [[Kwikspell|Kwikspell course]].
   
 
===[[1991]] to [[1998]]===
 
===[[1991]] to [[1998]]===
*In [[1991]], [[Rubeus Hagrid]] attempted to Transfigure [[Dudley Dursley]] into a pig, but only succeeded in giving him a pig's tail.
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*In [[1991]], [[Rubeus Hagrid]] attempted to transfigure [[Dudley Dursley]] into a pig, but only succeeded in giving him a pig's tail.
 
*In [[1992]], a Hogwarts student accidentally changed his classmate into a badger.
 
*In [[1992]], a Hogwarts student accidentally changed his classmate into a badger.
*In [[1994]], [[Fred and George Weasley]] invented the [[Canary Cream]], a prank item which, when eaten, automatically Transfigures the eater into a large canary, which they used on [[Neville Longbottom]].
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*In [[1994]], [[Fred and George Weasley]] invented the [[Canary Cream]], a prank item which, when eaten, automatically transfigures the eater into a large canary, which they used on [[Neville Longbottom]].
*[[Gwenog Jones]], captain of the [[Holyhead Harpies]], was particularly skilled at Transfiguring anyone who disagreed with her into [[wood lice]].
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*[[Gwenog Jones]], captain of the [[Holyhead Harpies]], was particularly skilled at transfiguring anyone who disagreed with her into [[wood lice]].
*In [[1994]], [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]] Transfigured [[Draco Malfoy]] into a [[ferret]], and in [[1995]], Transfigured his [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|father]] into a bone.
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*In [[1994]], [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]] transfigured [[Draco Malfoy]] into a [[ferret]], and in [[1995]], transfigured his [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|father]] into a bone.
*While competing in the second task of the Triwizard Tournament in [[1995]], [[Viktor Krum]] attempted to Transfigure himself fully or partially into a shark; ultimately, only his head was Transfigured, the shark's teeth were misplaced<ref name=GOF>{{GOF}}</ref>.
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*While competing in the second task of the Triwizard Tournament in [[1995]], [[Viktor Krum]] attempted to transfigure himself fully or partially into a shark; ultimately, only his head was transfigured, the shark's teeth were misplaced<ref name="GOF">{{GOF}}</ref>.
*According to [[Nymphadora Tonks]], her Metamorphmagus abilities gave her an advantage in the Disguise and Concealment portion of [[Auror]] training, as Aurors have to Transfigure and [[Untransfiguration|Untransfigure]] themselves on a regular basis<ref name="HBP" />.
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*According to [[Nymphadora Tonks]], her Metamorphmagus abilities gave her an advantage in the Disguise and Concealment portion of [[Auror]] training, as Aurors have to transfigure and [[Untransfiguration|untransfigure]] themselves on a regular basis<ref name="HBP" />.
*In [[1996]], [[Horace Slughorn]] Transfigured himself into an over-stuffed armchair in order to avoid detection from [[Albus Dumbledore]] and [[Harry Potter]].
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*In [[1996]], [[Horace Slughorn]] transfigured himself into an over-stuffed armchair in order to avoid detection from [[Albus Dumbledore]] and [[Harry Potter]].
*During a Transfiguration lesson in 1996, [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] accidentally Transfigured a moustache on his face. In the same lesson, [[Harry Potter]] Transfigured his eyebrow bright yellow.
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*During a Transfiguration lesson in 1996, [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] accidentally transfigured a moustache on his face. In the same lesson, [[Harry Potter]] transfigured his eyebrow bright yellow.<ref name="HBP15">{{HBP}} - Chapter 15 (''The Unbreakable Vow'')</ref>
*[[Hermione Granger]] used human Transfiguration to disguise Ron Weasley as "Dragomir Despard" before [[Break-in of Gringotts Wizarding Bank (1998)|breaking in]] to the [[Lestrange Vault]] at [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]]<ref name=DH>{{DH}}</ref>.
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*[[Hermione Granger]] used human Transfiguration to disguise Ron Weasley as "Dragomir Despard" before [[Break-in of Gringotts Wizarding Bank (1998)|breaking in]] to the [[Lestrange Vault]] at [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]]<ref name="DH">{{DH}}</ref>.
*During the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] in [[1997]], [[Percy Weasley]] shot a Transfiguration-based jinx at [[Pius Thicknesse]], Transfiguring him into some sort of sea urchin.
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*During the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] in [[1997]], [[Percy Weasley]] shot a Transfiguration-based jinx at [[Pius Thicknesse]], transfiguring him into some sort of sea urchin.
   
==Known practitioners==
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==Practitioners==
 
*[[Alastor Moody]]
 
*[[Alastor Moody]]
 
*[[Alice Longbottom]]
 
*[[Alice Longbottom]]
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*[[George Weasley]]
 
*[[George Weasley]]
 
*[[Gwenog Jones]]
 
*[[Gwenog Jones]]
*[[Harry Potter]]
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*[[Harry Potter]]<ref name="HBP15">{{HBP}} - Chapter 15 (''The Unbreakable Vow'')</ref>
*[[Hermione Granger]]
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*[[Hermione Granger]]<ref name="DH">{{DH}}</ref>
 
*[[Horace Slughorn]]
 
*[[Horace Slughorn]]
 
*[[John Dawlish]]
 
*[[John Dawlish]]
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*[[Percy Weasley]]
 
*[[Percy Weasley]]
 
*[[Proudfoot]]
 
*[[Proudfoot]]
*[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]
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*[[Ronald Weasley]]<ref name="HBP15">{{HBP}} - Chapter 15 (''The Unbreakable Vow'')</ref>
 
*[[Rubeus Hagrid]]
 
*[[Rubeus Hagrid]]
 
*[[Rufus Scrimgeour]]
 
*[[Rufus Scrimgeour]]
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]''
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]''

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Human Transfiguration
Class information
Professor
Required textbooks

A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration (sixth year)

Required equipment

Wand

"If only we'd done human Transfiguration already! But I don't think we start that until sixth year, and it can go badly wrong if you don't know what you're doing [...] "
Hermione Granger to Harry Potter on human Transfiguration[src]

Human Transfiguration is a sub-branch of Transfiguration and a form of transformation in which one transfigures human body parts or an entire human being into another form.

Human Transfiguration is more difficult than any other form of Transfiguration, including Cross-Species Transfiguration and is therefore N.E.W.T.-level, taught only to sixth years and above at Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry.[1]

NatureEdit

"They had just embarked upon the immensely difficult topic of human Transfiguration; working in front of mirrors, they were supposed to be changing the colour of their own eyebrows."
Harry Potter[src]
Ron disguised

Ron Weasley disguised by the use of human Transfiguration

Human Transfiguration can be used to essentially replicate the natural abilities of Metamorphmagi, allowing the practitioner or the subject to take on an entirely different form or make various individual changes to their appearance, such as growing or changing the colour of one's hair[2] or taking on individual animal body parts. However, while human Transfiguration can presumably be performed by any wizard who's skilled enough, on themselves as well as on others, a Metamorphmagus is born with the ability to make such changes to their own bodies with little to no effort and without the use of a wand[3].

Although it is possible to transfigure humans into inanimate objects[4], it is unknown how someone who had himself transfigured into an object would be able to untransfigure without the intervention of another witch or wizard.

DangersEdit

It has been stated many times that human Transfiguration can go badly wrong when performered poorly. The user has the risk of getting stuck in his or her's transfigured state.

Known instances of human TransfigurationEdit

Prior to 1991Edit

1991 to 1998Edit

PractitionersEdit

AppearancesEdit

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


Transfiguration (class)
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Professors: Albus Dumbledore · Minerva McGonagall
Textbooks: A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration · Intermediate Transfiguration · A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration
Known practitioners: Emeric Switch · Circe · Falco Aesalon · Mirabella Plunkett · Thaddeus Thurkell ·
Transfiguration spells studied at Hogwarts: Chair to cat · Match to needle · Snail to Teapot · Teacup to Rat · Switching Spell · Transforming Spell · Avifors Spell · Mice to Snuffboxes · Beetle Buttons · Rabbit Slippers · Vera Verto · Teapot to tortoise · Draconifors Spell · Lapifors Spell · Vanishing Spell · Owl to opera glasses · Guinea fowl to guinea pig · Hedgehog to pincushion · Small Child to Rat · Meddling Man to Monkey · Crinus Muto
Branches of Transfiguration: Transformation · Vanishment · Conjuration · Untransfiguration

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