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Jelly-Legs Curse

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"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]

Known Uses

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.
  • 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.
  • This may possibly be related to the Leg-Locker Curse.
  • It is currently unknown whether this is a jinx or a curse, as it has been referred to as both.
  • 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.


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jelly-Legs Jinx practice screen on Pottermore (see this image)
  2. Jelly-Legs Curse described on Pottermore (see this image)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  4. Scholastic interview with J. K. Rowling

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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