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{{Spell infobox
 
{{Spell infobox
 
|name=''Incarcerous''
 
|name=''Incarcerous''
|image=[[File:IncarcerousSnatcher.JPG|255px]]
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|image=[[File:IncarcerousSnatcher.JPG|250px]]
|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=[[Jinx]]<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=
 
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{{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 [[jinx]] that can be used to bind the victim with ropes<ref name="OP33"/>.
   
==Known uses==
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==Practitioners==
{|class="wikitable" border="1"
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*[[Antonin Dolohov]]<ref name="DH9">{{DH}} - Chapter 9 (''A Place to Hide'')</ref>
!Caster(s)
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*[[Dolores Umbridge]]<ref name="OP33"/>
!Victim(s)
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*[[Harry Potter]]<ref name="HP26">{{HBP}} - Chapter 26 (''The Cave'')</ref>
!Notes
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*[[Quirinus Quirrell]]<ref name="PS17">{{PS}} - Chapter 17 (''The Man with Two Faces'')</ref>
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*[[Remus Lupin]]<ref name="PA19">{{POA}} - Chapter 19 (''The Servant of Lord Voldemort'')</ref>
|[[Dolores Umbridge]]
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*[[Severus Snape]]<ref name="PA19"/>
|[[Magorian]]
 
|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>
 
|-
 
|[[Harry Potter]]
 
|[[Inferius|Inferi]]
 
|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]], unsuccessful.
 
|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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!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>
 
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|[[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"/>
 
|-
 
|[[C. Warrington]]
 
|[[Neville Longbottom]]
 
|[[1996]]; was gagged by the [[Inquisitorial Squad]]<ref name="OOTP"/>
 
|-
 
|Unknown
 
|[[Luna Lovegood]]
 
|[[1996]]; was gagged by the [[Inquisitorial Squad]]<ref name="OOTP"/>
 
|-
 
|[[C. Warrington]]
 
|[[Ginevra Weasley]]
 
|[[1996]]; was gagged by the [[Inquisitorial Squad]]<ref name="OOTP"/>
 
|-
 
|Unknown
 
|[[Ronald Weasley]]
 
|[[1996]]; was gagged by the [[Inquisitorial Squad]]<ref name="OOTP"/>
 
|-
 
|[[Antonin Dolohov]]
 
|[[Ronald 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 [[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''".
*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 ropes.
 
*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.
 
 
==Etymology==
 
"Incarcerous" comes from the Latin ''incarcerare'', which means "to capture or imprison."
 
   
 
==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}}
   
 
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Revision as of 18:12, July 16, 2013

IncarcerousSnatcher
Incarcerous
Incantation

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

Type

Jinx[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 jinx that can be used to bind the victim with ropes[1].

Practitioners

Etymology

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

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references

  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 Deathly Hallows - Chapter 9 (A Place to Hide)
  3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 26 (The Cave)
  4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 17 (The Man with Two Faces)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 19 (The Servant of Lord Voldemort)

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