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|name=''Incarcerous''
|image=[[File:IncarcerousSnatcher.JPG|250px]]
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|incantation=''Incarcerous''<ref name="OP33">{{OOTP}} - Chapter 33 (''Fight and Flight'')</ref><br/>(in-KAR-ser-us)<ref name="OP33"/>
 
|incantation=''Incarcerous''<ref name="OP33">{{OOTP}} - Chapter 33 (''Fight and Flight'')</ref><br/>(in-KAR-ser-us)<ref name="OP33"/>
|type=[[Jinx]]<ref name="OP33"/>
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|type=[[Conjuration]]<ref name="OP33"/>
 
|hand=Point [[wand]]<ref name="OP33"/>
 
|hand=Point [[wand]]<ref name="OP33"/>
 
|light=None<ref name="OP33"/>
 
|light=None<ref name="OP33"/>
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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}}
 
{{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 the [[incantation]] of a [[jinx]] that can be used to bind the victim with ropes<ref name="OP33"/>.
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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"/>.
   
==Practitioners==
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==Known uses==
*[[Antonin Dolohov]]<ref name="DH9">{{DH}} - Chapter 9 (''A Place to Hide'')</ref>
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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>
*[[Dolores Umbridge]]<ref name="OP33"/>
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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"/>
*[[Harry Potter]]<ref name="HP26">{{HBP}} - Chapter 26 (''The Cave'')</ref>
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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>
*[[Quirinus Quirrell]]<ref name="PS17">{{PS}} - Chapter 17 (''The Man with Two Faces'')</ref>
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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"/>
*[[Remus Lupin]]<ref name="PA19">{{POA}} - Chapter 19 (''The Servant of Lord Voldemort'')</ref>
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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>
*[[Severus Snape]]<ref name="PA19"/>
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[[File:IncarcerousOnHarry.png|thumb|left|Quirinus Quirrell's Incarcerous on Harry Potter]]
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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.
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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
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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]].
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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>
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
The [[incantation]] "''incarcerous''" most likely derives from the [[Latin]] word "''incarcerus''", meaning "''to jail''" or "''to imprison''".
 
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''".
   
 
==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]] pronounces the spell incorrectly, saying "''in-ser-kar-ser-us''" instead of "''in-kar-ser-us''".
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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.
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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.
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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.
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==See also==
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*''[[Incarcifors]]''
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*The [[Revulsion Jinx]], ''Relashio''
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*''[[Emancipare]]''
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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[[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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