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|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"/>
 
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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"/>.
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==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>
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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"/>
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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 Amiagus form.<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>
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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.<ref name="HP26">{{HBP}} - Chapter 26 (''The Cave'')</ref>
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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>
   
 
==Practitioners==
 
==Practitioners==
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[[File:IncarcerousOnHarry.png|thumb|right|Quirinus Quirrell's Incarcerous on Harry Potter]]
 
*[[Antonin Dolohov]]<ref name="DH9">{{DH}} - Chapter 9 (''A Place to Hide'')</ref>
 
*[[Antonin Dolohov]]<ref name="DH9">{{DH}} - Chapter 9 (''A Place to Hide'')</ref>
 
*[[Dolores Umbridge]]<ref name="OP33"/>
 
*[[Dolores Umbridge]]<ref name="OP33"/>
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*[[Peter Pettigrew]]<ref name="GOF"> {{GOF}}</ref>
 
*[[Harry Potter]]<ref name="HP26">{{HBP}} - Chapter 26 (''The Cave'')</ref>
 
*[[Harry Potter]]<ref name="HP26">{{HBP}} - Chapter 26 (''The Cave'')</ref>
 
*[[Quirinus Quirrell]]<ref name="PS17">{{PS}} - Chapter 17 (''The Man with Two Faces'')</ref>
 
*[[Quirinus Quirrell]]<ref name="PS17">{{PS}} - Chapter 17 (''The Man with Two Faces'')</ref>
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==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.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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[[Category:Transfiguration Spells]]
 
[[Category:Transfiguration Spells]]

Latest revision as of 02:33, March 31, 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

PractitionersEdit

IncarcerousOnHarry
Quirinus Quirrell's Incarcerous on Harry Potter
DanniesenAdded by Danniesen

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.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 33 (Fight and Flight)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 17 (The Man with Two Faces)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 19 (The Servant of Lord Voldemort)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  5. 5.0 5.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 26 (The Cave)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 9 (A Place to Hide)

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