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{{Spell infobox
 
{{Spell infobox
 
|name=''Incarcerous''
 
|name=''Incarcerous''
|image=[[File:IncarcerousSnatcher.JPG|255px]]
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|image=[[File:Incarcerous.gif]]
|incantation=''Incarcerous'' (in-CAR-ser-us)
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|incantation=''Incarcerous''<ref name="OP33">{{OOTP}} - Chapter 33 (''Fight and Flight'')</ref><br/>(in-KAR-ser-us)<ref name="OP33"/>
|type=[[Transfiguration]]
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|type=[[Conjuration]]<ref name="OP33"/>
|hand=Point wand at target
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|hand=Point [[wand]]<ref name="OP33"/>
|light=None
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|light=None<ref name="OP33"/>
|effect=Conjures ropes that bind the victim
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|effect=Binds target<ref name="OP33"/>
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|creator=
 
}}
 
}}
   
{{Quote|Ropes flew out of midair like thick snakes, wrapping themselves tightly around the centaur's torso and trapping his arms...|Dolores Umbridge's use of the spell on Magorian in the Forbidden Forest|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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{{Quote|Thin cords shot from [[Remus Lupin's wand|Lupin's wand]] this time, and next moment, [[Peter Pettigrew|Pettigrew]] was wriggling on the floor, bound and gagged.|Description|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
   
'''''Incarcerous''''' is a [[spell]] that [[Conjuration|conjures]] ropes, which then bind the victim.
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'''''Incarcerous''''' is the [[incantation]] of a spell that [[conjure|conjures]] ropes to be used to bind the victim<ref name="OP33"/>.
   
 
==Known uses==
 
==Known uses==
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*[[Quirinus Quirrell]] used this spell non-verbally on Harry Potter in 1992, during the [[Attack in the Underground Chambers]].<ref name="PS17">{{PS}} - Chapter 17 (''The Man with Two Faces'')</ref>
!Caster(s)
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*In 1994 [[Severus Snape]] [[Nonverbal magic|non-verbally]] conjured ropes to bind and gag Remus Lupin while in the [[Shrieking Shack]].<ref name="PA19"/>
!Victim(s)
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*[[Remus Lupin]] in [[1994]]  used this spell to bind and gag Peter Pettigrew in the Shrieking Shack, after forcing him out of his Animagus form.<ref name="PA19">{{POA}} - Chapter 19 (''The Servant of Lord Voldemort'')</ref>
!Notes
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*[[Severus Snape]] uses this spell on [[Sirius Black]] when he finds him unconscious next to [[Hermione Granger]] and [[Harry Potter]] under the influence of [[Dementor]].<ref name="PA19"/>
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*[[Peter Pettigrew]] conjured ropes to bind Harry Potter to [[Tom Riddle Sr.|Tom Riddle Sr.'s]] gravestone in 1995.<ref name="GOF"> {{GOF}}</ref>
|[[Dolores Umbridge]]
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[[File:IncarcerousOnHarry.png|thumb|left|Quirinus Quirrell's Incarcerous on Harry Potter]]
|[[Magorian]]
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*[[Albus Dumbledore]] applies this spell at [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.| Crauch Barty Jr.]] when he reveals that he ran away from the [[Azkaban]] and that he helped [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] to capture Harry Potter.
|During the [[Skirmish in the Forbidden Forest]] in [[1996]] when the [[Centaur]]s carried her off after she insulted them.<ref name="OOTP">{{OOTP}}</ref>
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*[[Dolores Umbridge]] conjured ropes to strangle a [[centaur]] named [[Magorian]], during the [[Skirmish in the Forbidden Forest]].<ref name="OP33"/>
|-
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*[[Harry Potter]] conjured ropes which bound an [[Inferius]] in the [[Horcrux Cave]] in 1997, before the Battle of the Astronomy Tower
|[[Harry Potter]]
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*In [[1997]] Harry Potter used this spell to conjure ropes in a failed attempt to stop Severus Snape fleeing from [[Hogwarts]], during the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]].
|[[Inferius|Inferi]]
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*[[Antonin Dolohov]] used this spell during the [[Luchino Caffe Duel]] against [[Ron Weasley]] in 1997.<ref name="DH9">{{DH}} - Chapter 9 (''A Place to Hide'')</ref>
|In the [[Horcrux cave]] in [[1997]].<ref name="HBP">{{HBP}}</ref>
 
|-
 
|[[Harry Potter]]
 
|[[Severus Snape]]
 
|During the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]]; unsuccessful.<ref name="HBP"/>
 
|-
 
|[[Snatchers|Unidentified Snatcher]]
 
|Either [[Harry Potter]], [[Hermione Granger]] or [[Ronald Weasley]], unsuccesful.
 
|During the run in the [[Forest of Dean]].
 
|}
 
   
==Possible Uses==
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==Etymology==
The following are possible uses of this spell, when ropes were conjured [[nonverbal spell|nonverbally]].
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The [[incantation]] "''incarcerous''" most likely derives from the [[Latin]] word "''incarcerus''", meaning "''to jail''" or "''to imprison''".
   
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*"''Incarcerus''" is also the Danish translation of "''Incarcerous''".
!Caster(s)
 
!Victim(s)
 
!Notes
 
|-
 
|[[Quirinus Quirrell]]
 
|[[Harry Potter]]
 
|In [[1992]]<ref name="PS">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref><ref>{{PSVG}} - PS1 version</ref>
 
|-
 
|[[Severus Snape]]
 
|[[Remus Lupin]]
 
|In [[1994]] in the [[Shrieking Shack]]<ref name="POA">{{POA}}</ref>
 
|-
 
|[[Remus Lupin]]
 
|[[Peter Pettigrew]]
 
|In [[1994]] in the [[Shrieking Shack]]<ref name="POA"/>
 
|-
 
|[[Peter Pettigrew]]
 
|[[Harry Potter]]
 
|At the [[Little Hangleton]] Graveyard in [[1995]].<ref name="GOF">{{GOF}}</ref>
 
|-
 
|[[Albus Dumbledore]]
 
|[[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]]
 
|In [[Alastor Moody]]'s [[Defence Against the Dark Arts professor's office|office]] in [[1995]].<ref name="GOF"/>
 
|-
 
|Possibly [[Millicent Bulstrode]]
 
|[[Hermione Granger]]
 
|[[1996]]; was bound and gagged by the [[Inquisitorial Squad]]<ref name="OOTP"/>
 
|-
 
|[[C. Warrington]]
 
|[[Neville Longbottom]]
 
|[[1996]]; was bound and gagged by the [[Inquisitorial Squad]]<ref name="OOTP"/>
 
|-
 
|Unknown
 
|[[Luna Lovegood]]
 
|[[1996]]; was bound and gagged by the [[Inquisitorial Squad]]<ref name="OOTP"/>
 
|-
 
|[[C. Warrington]]
 
|[[Ginevra Weasley]]
 
|[[1996]]; was bound and gagged by the [[Inquisitorial Squad]]<ref name="OOTP"/>
 
|-
 
|Unknown
 
|[[Ronald Weasley]]
 
|[[1996]]; was bound and gagged by the [[Inquisitorial Squad]]<ref name="OOTP"/>
 
|-
 
|[[Antonin Dolohov]]
 
|[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]
 
|During a [[Luchino Caffe Duel|skirmish]] at the [[Luchino Caffe]] in [[1997]].<ref name="DH">{{DH}}</ref>
 
|}
 
 
==Known practitioners==
 
*[[Antonin Dolohov]] (possibly)
 
*[[Dolores Umbridge]]
 
*[[Harry Potter]]
 
*[[Peter Pettigrew]] (possibly)
 
*[[Quirinus Quirrell]] (possibly)
 
*[[Remus Lupin]] (possibly)
 
*[[Severus Snape]] (possibly)
 
*[[Snatchers|Unidentified Snatcher]]
 
*[[Albus Dumbledore]] (possibly)
 
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*In [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|the film version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', [[Dolores Umbridge]] says the spell wrong when she uses it against the [[centaurs]]. She says "In-cer-car-serous" not "In-car-cer-ous".
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*In the books, the ropes simply wrap themselves around the centaur's arms and chest; in the film, they also encase his throat, slowly strangling him and forcing him to the ground.
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'', when the trio are running though the Forest of Dean from the [[Snatchers]], it appears that the fetters used to bind their victims were chains instead of rope.
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*In the film adaption of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows:Part 1, a Snatcher is seen casting this spell on Ron Weasley who is bound in chains, of course it could have been a similar spell such as "Incarcereta" but it seems most likely that it was Incarcerous.
*In ''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2'', Harry is seen using this spell to bind a Death eater during the Courtyard Apocalypse scene.
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*Also in the film adaption of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:Part 2, while fighting their way down to the boathouse, Harry is seen casting this spell where a great flash of orange light escapes his wand and a Death Eater that was trying to lunge at him was instantly bound in chains, again it is unclear if this was Incarcerous or a different capturing-type spell.
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*An etymologically and functionally related spell is ''[[Incarcifors]]'', which transforms objects into prisons to restrict a person's movement.
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*Based on conjecture, it is likely that ''[[Relashio]]'' or ''[[Emancipare]]'' could act as counter-spells to ''Incarcerous''. The Revulsion Jinx would be able to release a person from the binding ropes of ''Incarcerous'', while the incantation for ''Emancipare'' is derived from Latin for "set free", suggesting its ability to release a person from any form of incarceration.
   
==Etymology==
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==See also==
"Incarcerous" comes from the Latin ''incarcerare'', which means "to capture or imprison."
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*''[[Incarcifors]]''
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*The [[Revulsion Jinx]], ''Relashio''
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*''[[Emancipare]]''
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{Possible}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{Possible}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]''
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' {{Possible}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{Possible}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' {{1st}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' {{1st ID}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]''
 
*''[[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)]]''
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' {{Possible}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)]]'' {{C|DS version}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)]]'' {{C|DS version}}
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==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
{{reflist}}
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{{Reflist}}
   
 
[[es:Incarcerous]]
 
[[es:Incarcerous]]
 
[[fr:Incarcerem]]
 
[[fr:Incarcerem]]
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[[pl:Incarcerous]]
 
[[Category:Conjurations]]
 
[[Category:Conjurations]]
 
[[Category:Transfiguration Spells]]
 
[[Category:Transfiguration Spells]]

Latest revision as of 21:29, June 16, 2014

Incarcerous
Incarcerous
Incantation

Incarcerous[1]
(in-KAR-ser-us)[1]

Type

Conjuration[1]

Hand Movement

Point wand[1]

Light

None[1]

Effect

Binds target[1]

"Thin cords shot from Lupin's wand this time, and next moment, Pettigrew was wriggling on the floor, bound and gagged."
—Description[src]

Incarcerous is the incantation of a spell that conjures ropes to be used to bind the victim[1].

Known usesEdit

IncarcerousOnHarry

Quirinus Quirrell's Incarcerous on Harry Potter

EtymologyEdit

The incantation "incarcerous" most likely derives from the Latin word "incarcerus", meaning "to jail" or "to imprison".

  • "Incarcerus" is also the Danish translation of "Incarcerous".

Behind the scenesEdit

  • In the books, the ropes simply wrap themselves around the centaur's arms and chest; in the film, they also encase his throat, slowly strangling him and forcing him to the ground.
  • In the film adaption of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows:Part 1, a Snatcher is seen casting this spell on Ron Weasley who is bound in chains, of course it could have been a similar spell such as "Incarcereta" but it seems most likely that it was Incarcerous.
  • Also in the film adaption of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:Part 2, while fighting their way down to the boathouse, Harry is seen casting this spell where a great flash of orange light escapes his wand and a Death Eater that was trying to lunge at him was instantly bound in chains, again it is unclear if this was Incarcerous or a different capturing-type spell.
  • An etymologically and functionally related spell is Incarcifors, which transforms objects into prisons to restrict a person's movement.
  • Based on conjecture, it is likely that Relashio or Emancipare could act as counter-spells to Incarcerous. The Revulsion Jinx would be able to release a person from the binding ropes of Incarcerous, while the incantation for Emancipare is derived from Latin for "set free", suggesting its ability to release a person from any form of incarceration.

See alsoEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 33 (Fight and Flight)
  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 17 (The Man with Two Faces)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 19 (The Servant of Lord Voldemort)
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 9 (A Place to Hide)

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