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{{Spell infobox
 
{{Spell infobox
|name=Informous
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|name=Informous Spell
|image=[[File:Informous.gif]]
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|image=[[File:Informous.gif|250px]]
|incantation=in-FOR-m-es
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|incantation=''Informous''
|type=[[Spell]]
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|type=[[Charm]]
|hand=Point wand at target
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|hand=Point wand
|light=Bluish-white
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|light=Blue
|effect=Adds a page to the caster's ''[[Folio Bruti]]'' with information of the creature in question.
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|effect=Adds to the ''[[Folio Bruti]]''
 
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'''''Informous''''', or '''''Informus''''', was a [[spell]] that is used to complete one's ''[[Folio Bruti]]''. A page with a brief description (including weaknesses and strengths) of the charmed creature is added to the caster's ''Folio Bruti''.
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The '''Informous Spell'''<ref name="NAME">See [http://harrypotter.neoseeker.com/wiki/Spells%20in%20Harry%20Potter%20and%20the%20Chamber%20of%20Secrets%20(GBC)#Informous this online guide].</ref> (''Informous'') was a [[charm]] that added a page with information regarding the [[charm]]ed creature to the [[Wizardkind|caster]]'s ''[[Folio Bruti]]''.
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
*The prefix ''Infor'' derives from the English verb "to inform".
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*The prefix ''inform'' is [[England|English]] meaning "give someone facts or information"<ref name="INFORM">See [http://www.google.ca/#hl=en&tbo=d&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=Definition+of+inform&oq=Definition+of+inform&gs_l=hp.3..0l4.161.2987.0.3187.20.14.0.6.6.0.135.1395.9j5.14.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.4hHul8waGJo&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.41524429,d.b2I&fp=7326c3a62f8db7be&biw=1241&bih=584 this online definition].</ref>; the suffix ''us'' is also English, and is "used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself and one or more other people as the object of a verb or preposition"<ref name="US">See [http://www.google.ca/#hl=en&tbo=d&sclient=psy-ab&q=Definition+of+us&oq=Definition+of+us&gs_l=hp.3..0l4.36664.38221.1.38374.8.8.0.0.0.0.180.868.5j3.8.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.hzoRHFoPlDw&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.41524429,d.b2I&fp=7326c3a62f8db7be&biw=1241&bih=584 this online definition].</ref>.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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*The [[incantation]] can also be spelled "Informus", which better suits the etymology.
 
*It is unknown whether a magnifying glass actually hovers over the target when the spell is cast, or if this is perhaps merely to show the effects of the spell better.
 
*It is unknown whether a magnifying glass actually hovers over the target when the spell is cast, or if this is perhaps merely to show the effects of the spell better.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' {{Comment|GBC version}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' {{Comment|GBC version}} {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]'' {{Comment|GBA version}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]'' {{Comment|GBA version}}
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==Notes and references==
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{{Reflist}}
 
[[Category:Charms]]
 
[[Category:Charms]]

Revision as of 18:34, January 25, 2013

Informous
Informous Spell
Incantation

Informous

Type

Charm

Hand Movement

Point wand

Light

Blue

Effect

Adds to the Folio Bruti

The Informous Spell[1] (Informous) was a charm that added a page with information regarding the charmed creature to the caster's Folio Bruti.

Etymology

  • The prefix inform is English meaning "give someone facts or information"[2]; the suffix us is also English, and is "used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself and one or more other people as the object of a verb or preposition"[3].

Behind the scenes

  • The incantation can also be spelled "Informus", which better suits the etymology.
  • It is unknown whether a magnifying glass actually hovers over the target when the spell is cast, or if this is perhaps merely to show the effects of the spell better.

Appearances

Notes and references

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