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|effect=Collapse legs<ref name="CurseBook">Jelly-Legs Curse described on [[Pottermore]] {{See image|File:CursesCounterCursesPottermore.jpg}}</ref>
 
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{{Quote|Jelly-Legs Curse: Point your wand directly at your enemy and shout ''Locomotor Wibbly!''|[[Vindictus Viridian]], ''[[Curses and Counter-Curses]]''.|Pottermore}}
 
{{Quote|Jelly-Legs Curse: Point your wand directly at your enemy and shout ''Locomotor Wibbly!''|[[Vindictus Viridian]], ''[[Curses and Counter-Curses]]''.|Pottermore}}
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The '''Jelly-Legs Curse''', also known as the '''Jelly-Legs Jinx''' (''Locomotor Wibbly'') is a [[spell]] that causes the victim's legs to collapse.<ref name="Pottermorepractice">Jelly-Legs Jinx practice screen on [[Pottermore]] {{See image|File:JellyLegsPractice.jpg}}</ref>
 
The '''Jelly-Legs Curse''', also known as the '''Jelly-Legs Jinx''' (''Locomotor Wibbly'') is a [[spell]] that causes the victim's legs to collapse.<ref name="Pottermorepractice">Jelly-Legs Jinx practice screen on [[Pottermore]] {{See image|File:JellyLegsPractice.jpg}}</ref>
==Known Uses==
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This [[curse]] is covered in ''[[Curses and Counter-Curses]]'' by [[Professor]] [[Vindictus Viridian]].
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==Known uses==
 
*[[Hermione Granger]] used this spell on [[Harry Potter]] while he was practicing the [[Shield Charm]] for the Third Task of the [[Triwizard Tournament]].<ref name="GOF">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref>
 
*[[Hermione Granger]] used this spell on [[Harry Potter]] while he was practicing the [[Shield Charm]] for the Third Task of the [[Triwizard Tournament]].<ref name="GOF">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref>
 
*[[Vincent Crabbe]] was hit with this jinx, in combination with ''[[Pimple Jinx|Furnunculus]]'', by Harry and [[George Weasley]], causing little tentacles to sprout all over his face.<ref name="GOF"/>
 
*[[Vincent Crabbe]] was hit with this jinx, in combination with ''[[Pimple Jinx|Furnunculus]]'', by Harry and [[George Weasley]], causing little tentacles to sprout all over his face.<ref name="GOF"/>
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*The Jelly-Legs Jinx seems to share some similarities with ''[[Tarantallegra]]'', although the effects as described are slightly different; ''Tarantallegra'' makes the victim's legs thrash about uncontrollably, whereas this spell makes their legs shake.
 
*The Jelly-Legs Jinx seems to share some similarities with ''[[Tarantallegra]]'', although the effects as described are slightly different; ''Tarantallegra'' makes the victim's legs thrash about uncontrollably, whereas this spell makes their legs shake.
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)|GBC video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', this spell is used to immobilize the opponent until they are hit with another spell.
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)|GBC video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', this spell is used to immobilize the opponent until they are hit with another spell.
*This may ''possibly'' be related to the [[Leg-Locker Curse]].
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*When asked whether anything in the [[Harry Potter (book series)|series]] reflects any of her childhood fantasies, author [[J. K. Rowling]] says, "''...who wouldn't want to be able to use the Jelly-Legs Curse?''"<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2000/1000-scholastic-chat.htm Scholastic interview with J. K. Rowling]</ref>. This seemingly confirms that it is a curse, rather than a jinx.
*It is currently unknown whether this is a [[jinx]] or a [[curse]], as it has been referred to as both.
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*There have been various mistranslations of this spell's name, such as "Jell-O Legs", "Jam Legs", "Broken Legs" and "Twisted Limping Legs", in the [[Chinese]], [[Japanese]] and Vietnamese versions of the books<ref>[http://www.cjvlang.com/Hpotter/mistranslations/jamjelly.html Mistranslations: Jelly-Legs]</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
 
*''[[Pottermore]]''
 
*''[[Pottermore]]''
*''A Very Potter Musical (AVPM)''
 
*''A Very Potter Sequel (AVPS)''
 
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
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[[fr:Maléfice de Jambencoton]]
 
[[fr:Maléfice de Jambencoton]]
 
[[fi:Löllösääriloitsu]]
 
[[fi:Löllösääriloitsu]]
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[[pl:Locomotor Wibbly]]
 
[[Category:Curses]]
 
[[Category:Curses]]
 
[[Category:Jinxes]]
 
[[Category:Jinxes]]

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LocomotorWibbly
Jelly-Legs Curse
Incantation

Locomotor Wibbly
(LOH-koh-moh-tor WI-bl-ee)[1]

Type

Curse, Jinx

Hand Movement

Jelly-legs-curse

Light

Red

Effect

Collapse legs[2]

"Jelly-Legs Curse: Point your wand directly at your enemy and shout Locomotor Wibbly!'"
Vindictus Viridian, Curses and Counter-Curses.[src]

The Jelly-Legs Curse, also known as the Jelly-Legs Jinx (Locomotor Wibbly) is a spell that causes the victim's legs to collapse.[1]

This curse is covered in Curses and Counter-Curses by Professor Vindictus Viridian.

Known usesEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

  • The Jelly-Legs Jinx seems to share some similarities with Tarantallegra, although the effects as described are slightly different; Tarantallegra makes the victim's legs thrash about uncontrollably, whereas this spell makes their legs shake.
  • In the GBC video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, this spell is used to immobilize the opponent until they are hit with another spell.
  • When asked whether anything in the series reflects any of her childhood fantasies, author J. K. Rowling says, "...who wouldn't want to be able to use the Jelly-Legs Curse?"[4]. This seemingly confirms that it is a curse, rather than a jinx.
  • There have been various mistranslations of this spell's name, such as "Jell-O Legs", "Jam Legs", "Broken Legs" and "Twisted Limping Legs", in the Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese versions of the books[5]

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


Curses and Counter-Curses
Spells included in the book: Full Body-Bind Curse · Leg-Locker Curse · Jelly-Legs Curse · Pimple Jinx · Stickfast Hex · Tickling Hex · Tongue-Tying Curse · Hair Loss Curse

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