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|incantation=''Locomotor Wibbly''<br />(LOH-koh-moh-tor WEE-bl-ee)<ref name="Pottermorepractice"/>
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|incantation=''Locomotor Wibbly''<br />(LOH-koh-moh-tor WI-bl-ee)<ref name="Pottermorepractice"/>
 
|type=[[Curse]], [[Jinx]]
 
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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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*[[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>
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This [[curse]] is covered in ''[[Curses and Counter-Curses]]'' by [[Professor]] [[Vindictus Viridian]].
*[[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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==Known uses==
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|[[Hermione Granger]]
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| colspan="1" rowspan="2" |[[June]] [[1995]]
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|Hermione 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>
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|[[George Weasley]]
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|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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== Known practitioners ==
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* [[Hermione Granger]]
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* [[George Weasley]]
 
==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]]

Latest revision as of 03:13, January 2, 2015

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

Caster(s) Date Notes
Hermione Granger June 1995 Hermione used this spell on Harry Potter while he was practicing the Shield Charm for the Third Task of the Triwizard Tournament.[3]
George Weasley Crabbe was hit with this jinx, in combination with Furnunculus, by Harry and George Weasley, causing little tentacles to sprout all over his face.[3]

Known practitioners Edit

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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