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{{Spell infobox
 
|name=Knockback Jinx
 
|name=Knockback Jinx
|image=[[File:Flipendo.jpg]]
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|image=[[File:Flipendo.jpg|250px]]
|incantation=Flipendo
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|incantation=''Flipendo''<ref name="PM">''[[Pottermore]]''</ref><br/>(fli-PEN-doh)<ref name="CSVG">{{COSVG}} (PS2 version)</ref>
|type=[[Jinx]]
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|type=[[Jinx]]<ref name="CSVG"/>
 
|hand=[[File:Knockback-jinx.png]]
 
|hand=[[File:Knockback-jinx.png]]
|light=Orange or Blue
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|light=Blue<ref name="CSVG"/>
|effect=Knocks objects and creatures back
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|effect=Knocks opponent over<ref name="PM"/>
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{{quote|...there was a loud bang and he felt himself flying backwards as if punched; as he slammed into the kitchen wall and slid to the floor, he glimpsed the tail of Lupin's cloak disappearing round the door.|Lupin uses this on Harry.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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The '''Knockback Jinx''' is a [[spell]] which can be used to physically repel an opponent; the spell is also convenient in the blasting apart of fragile objects and the activation of [[magic]]ally charmed switches. The [[jinx]] is described as most 'utilitarian' and is a rather simple spell.
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{{Quote|The incantation for the knockback jinx is 'Flipendo' .This jinx is the most utilitarian of Grade 2 spell, in that it will allow the caster to 'knock back' an opponent or object and can also be used to push and activate certain magically charmed switches. Like many Grade 2 spells, Flipendo can be targeted.|[[The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2]]}}
==Deflection and teaching==
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''Flipendo'' can be blocked both by ''[[Disarming Charm|Expelliarmus]]'', and ''[[Shield Charm|Protego]]''.
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The '''Knockback Jinx'''<ref name="CSVG"/><ref name="PM"/> (''Flipendo''<ref name="CSVG"/><ref name="PM"/>) is a [[jinx]] that can be used to physically repel an opponent, knock away an object, blast apart fragile objects and active [[magic]]ally [[charm]]ed switches<ref name="CSVG"/>.
It is taught to [[first year]] students of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]; the textbook ''[[The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection]]'' provides the directions on how to cast the spell.
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==Charging power==
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It is covered in both [[Quentin Trimble]]'s ''[[The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection]]''<ref name="PM"/> and [[Miranda Goshawk]]'s ''[[The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2]].
In the [[second year]], students learn how to charge up the spell to more powerful levels (without casting [[Knockback Jinx Duo|the]] [[Flipendo Tria|variations]]). To do so, one must hold their power in their [[wand]] and release their [[magic]] when the blue spell turns a strange purplish-red colour. Past this point, the spell will [[Backfiring Jinx|backfire]] in mid-air.
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The Knockback Jinx can be rebounded to its caster by means of either the [[Disarming Charm]] or the [[Shield Charm]], the former being a much more common means of defence, as taught by [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] teacher [[Professor]] [[Gilderoy Lockhart]]<ref name="CSVG"/>.
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==History==
 
==History==
This [[jinx]] was taught by [[Professor]] [[Quirinus Quirrell]] to his [[first year]] class in [[1991]]; they later used it to defeat the various [[imp]]s, [[fire crab]]s, and [[pixie]]s residing in [[Hogwarts Castle]], as well as helping to protect themselves against the monsters in the [[Forbidden Forest]].
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This [[jinx]] was taught by [[Professor]] [[Quirinus Quirrell]] to his [[first year]] class in [[1991]]; they later used it to defeat the various [[imp]]s, [[fire crab]]s, and [[pixie]]s residing in [[Hogwarts Castle]], as well as helping to protect themselves against the monsters in the [[Forbidden Forest]]<ref name="PSVG">{{PSVG}}</ref>.
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In the [[second year]], students learn how to [[Powering-up spells|charge up]] the spell to more powerful levels (without casting [[Knockback Jinx Duo|the]] [[Flipendo Tria|variations]]). To do so, one must hold their power in their [[wand]] and release their [[magic]] when the blue spell turns a strange purplish-red colour. Past this point, the spell will [[Backfiring Jinx|backfire]] in mid-cast, or fly back to the caster, damaging them somewhat.
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==Effect==
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The Knockback Jinx feels like a blow to the chest, knocking its victim back.<ref name="PM"/>
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==Known uses==
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{{Quote|There was a loud bang and he felt himself flying backwards as if punched; as he slammed into the kitchen wall and slid to the floor, he glimpsed the tail of Lupin's cloak disappearing round the door.|Lupin uses this on Harry.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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*[[Professor]] [[Gilderoy Lockhart]] revised this with his [[second year]] class in the [[1992-1993 school year]] for use in [[duelling]]<ref name="CSVG"/>. He then had [[Harry Potter]] and [[Draco Malfoy]] duel each other with it, the winner earning fifty points for their house<ref name="CSVG"/>
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*In [[June]] of [[1997]], [[Professor]] [[Severus Snape]] used this [[jinx]] on [[Harry Potter]] when escaping [[Hogwarts Castle]] alongside the [[Death Eaters]]<ref name="HBP28">{{HBP}} - Chapter 28 (''Flight of the Prince'')</ref>.
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*On [[1 September]], [[1997]], [[Harry Potter|Harry]] had this [[spell]] used on him once more, this time by [[Remus Lupin]] at [[12 Grimmauld Place]]<ref name="DH11">{{DH}} - Chapter 11 (''The Bribe'')</ref>.
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==Practitioners==
 
==Practitioners==
 
*[[Dobby]] the [[House-elf|House Elf]]<!--He casted the [[Hover Charm]], a wizard's spell, and so he ''can'' cast this; and most likely did.-->
 
*[[Dobby]] the [[House-elf|House Elf]]<!--He casted the [[Hover Charm]], a wizard's spell, and so he ''can'' cast this; and most likely did.-->
*[[Garrick Ollivander]]
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*[[Draco Malfoy]]<ref name="CSVG"/>
*[[Harry Potter]]
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*[[Garrick Ollivander]]<ref name="PSVG"/>
*[[Hermione Granger]]
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*[[Gregory Goyle]]<ref name="PAVG"/>
*[[Quirinus Quirrell]]
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*[[Harry Potter]]<ref name="CSVG"/>
*[[Ronald Weasley]]
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*[[Hermione Granger]]<ref name="PAVG">{{POAVG}}</ref>
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*[[Quirinus Quirrell]]<ref name="PSVG"/>
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*[[Remus Lupin]]<ref name="DH11"/>
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*[[Ronald Weasley]]<ref name="PAVG"/>
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*[[Severus Snape]]<ref name="HBP28"/>
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*[[Vincent Crabbe]]<ref name="PAVG"/>
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*This [[spell]] can be bought at [[Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment]] in [[Diagon Alley]].
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*This [[jinx]] can be bought at [[Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment]] in [[Diagon Alley]]<ref name="LEGO">''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''</ref>.
*Although this spell is used to repel opponents, in [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|the second film]], ''[[Tickling Charm|Rictusempra]]'' is used to this effect, instead of its usual [[Tickling Hex|tickling]] effect.
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*In the films, ''[[Everte Statum]]'' and ''[[Tickling Charm|Rictusempra]]'' are used instead<ref name="COSf">{{COSF}}</ref>.
*[[Severus Snape]] blasted [[Unidentified male Auror at Hogwarts|a man]] aside whilst fleeing from [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|the castle]] in [[1996|the sixth film]] during the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]].
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*Every time Harry had this jinx used on him, it was because he had called the caster a coward<ref name="DH11"/><ref name="HBP28"/>.
*A [[Flipendo spellbook|spellbook]] detailing how to cast this spell could be found in [[Ollivanders Wand Shop]].
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*A [[Flipendo spellbook|spellbook]] detailing how to cast this [[spell]] could be found in [[Ollivanders Wand Shop]]<ref name="PSVG"/>.
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*In the ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' Harry can cast this spell on [[Flipendo Button]]s to activate certain mechanisms such as lifting a portcullis or moving flying platforms.<ref name="PSVG"/>
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* in the film adaptations '''[[Stupefy]]''' seems to have the same effects of Flipendo instead of knocking the opponent unconscious.
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{1st}}
 
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]''
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]'' {{Comment|Possibly}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)]]''
 
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*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''
 
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==Notes and references==
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{{Reflist}}
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{{Defence Against the Dark Arts}}
 
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[[es:Maleficio rechazo]]
 
[[es:Maleficio rechazo]]
 
[[fr:Sortilège du Repoustout]]
 
[[fr:Sortilège du Repoustout]]

Latest revision as of 18:31, April 10, 2014

Flipendo
Knockback Jinx
Incantation

Flipendo[1]
(fli-PEN-doh)[2]

Type

Jinx[2]

Hand Movement

Knockback-jinx

Light

Blue[2]

Effect

Knocks opponent over[1]

"The incantation for the knockback jinx is 'Flipendo' .This jinx is the most utilitarian of Grade 2 spell, in that it will allow the caster to 'knock back' an opponent or object and can also be used to push and activate certain magically charmed switches. Like many Grade 2 spells, Flipendo can be targeted."
The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2

The Knockback Jinx[2][1] (Flipendo[2][1]) is a jinx that can be used to physically repel an opponent, knock away an object, blast apart fragile objects and active magically charmed switches[2].

It is covered in both Quentin Trimble's The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection[1] and Miranda Goshawk's The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2.

The Knockback Jinx can be rebounded to its caster by means of either the Disarming Charm or the Shield Charm, the former being a much more common means of defence, as taught by Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher Professor Gilderoy Lockhart[2].

HistoryEdit

This jinx was taught by Professor Quirinus Quirrell to his first year class in 1991; they later used it to defeat the various imps, fire crabs, and pixies residing in Hogwarts Castle, as well as helping to protect themselves against the monsters in the Forbidden Forest[3].

In the second year, students learn how to charge up the spell to more powerful levels (without casting the variations). To do so, one must hold their power in their wand and release their magic when the blue spell turns a strange purplish-red colour. Past this point, the spell will backfire in mid-cast, or fly back to the caster, damaging them somewhat.

EffectEdit

The Knockback Jinx feels like a blow to the chest, knocking its victim back.[1]

Known usesEdit

"There was a loud bang and he felt himself flying backwards as if punched; as he slammed into the kitchen wall and slid to the floor, he glimpsed the tail of Lupin's cloak disappearing round the door."
—Lupin uses this on Harry.[src]

PractitionersEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


Defence Against the Dark Arts (D.A.D.A.)
TDF-AGTS-P
Professors: Galatea Merrythought · Quirinus Quirrell · Gilderoy Lockhart · Remus Lupin · Barty Crouch Jr. (as Alastor Moody) · Dolores Umbridge · Severus Snape ·
Amycus Carrow (as Dark Arts teacher)
Textbooks: The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection · Break with a Banshee · Gadding with Ghouls · Holidays with Hags · Travels with Trolls ·
Voyages with Vampires · Wanderings with Werewolves · Year with the Yeti · The Essential Defence Against the Dark Arts · Defensive Magical Theory · Dark Arts Defence: Basics for Beginners · Confronting the Faceless · Magical Drafts and Potions
D.A.D.A. at Hogwarts: Classroom 3C · Temporary Classroom · Hogwarts Turris Magnus · Professor's Office · Storeroom · Staircase · Lesson Cup · Race Cup · Dumbledore's Army
Spells covered under the subject: Curse of the Bogies · Knockback Jinx · Verdimillious Charm · Verdimillious Duo Spell · Verdimillious Tria · Wand-Lighting Charm · Freezing Spell · Seize and Pull Charm · Patronus Charm · Killing Curse · Cruciatus Curse · Imperius Curse · Impediment Jinx · Reductor Curse · Stunning Spell · Shield Charm · Nonverbal spells · Hex-deflection ·
Hex-Breaker · Hex Zapper
Creatures covered under the subject: Vampire bats · Iguanas · Cornish Pixies · Werewolves · Vampires · Hinkypunks · Boggarts · Red Caps · Kappas · Grindylows · Inferius

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