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{{quote|Knocks opponent over|The spell's description in ''[[The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection]]''.|Pottermore}}
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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}}
The '''Knockback Jinx''' is a [[spell]] which can be used to 'knock back' an opponent, blast jars and creatures or activate magically charmed switches. The incantation of this spell is ''Flipendo''. It is considered to be a most basic spell and is described as 'utilitarian'. Chapter One in [[The Standard Book of Spells]] Grade 1 and 2 are both descriptions of how to cast and use this [[jinx]]. It can easily be deflected by a simple [[Shield Charm|Shield]] or [[Disarming Charm]]. The Knockback Jinx has a more powerful form whose incantation is ''Flipendo Tria'' which resembles a miniature tornado.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]'' (GBA version)</ref>
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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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==Deflection and teaching==
== Hogwarts ==
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''Flipendo'' can be blocked both by ''[[Disarming Charm|Expelliarmus]]'', and ''[[Shield Charm|Protego]]''.
The Knockback Jinx is taught to first years in [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]. The textbooks '[[The Standard Book of Spells]]' Grade 1 and 2, contain the directions on how to cast and charge the spell. By second year, students learn how to charge up the spell to more powerful levels. The caster must build up the power in their [[wand]] and release the magic when the blue spell turns a purple-red colour. Past this point, and the jinx will backfire in mid-air. The spell is capable of defeating the many [[Imp]]s, [[Fire crab]]s, and [[Pixie]]s residing in Hogwarts, as well as helping defend against creatures in the [[Forbidden Forest]].
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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==
In [[1993]], a book entitled ''[[The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection]]'' was brought to [[Fred and George Weasley's Shop]] on the sixth floor. The book contained information to duplicate the power of the Knockback Jinx and enabled the caster to fire three ''Flipendo'' spells at once. The book was bought by [[Hermione Granger]], a [[Third year]] [[Gryffindor]], who taught the magic to her friends, [[Harry Potter]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]].
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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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==History==
== Known practitioners ==
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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]].
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==Practitioners==
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*[[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.-->
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*[[Garrick Ollivander]]
 
*[[Harry Potter]]
 
*[[Harry Potter]]
 
*[[Hermione Granger]]
 
*[[Hermione Granger]]
*[[Garrick Ollivander|Mr. Ollivander]]
 
 
*[[Quirinus Quirrell]]
 
*[[Quirinus Quirrell]]
*[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]
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*[[Ronald Weasley]]
*[[Severus Snape]] {{Comment|Possibly}}
 
<!--Don't add Dobby. He's a house-elf, so he can't perform wizard's spells.-->
 
 
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*The Knockback Jinx is ''Flipendo'', but in [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|the film version]] of ''Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets'', ''[[Tickling Charm|Rictusempra]]'' is used like this jinx, rather than the Tickling Charm.
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*This [[spell]] can be bought at [[Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment]] in [[Diagon Alley]].
*Severus Snape may have used this spell on [[Unidentified male Auror at Hogwarts|an Auror]] when fleeing Hogwarts in the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film adaption]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''.
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*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.
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', it can be bought at [[Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment]] in [[Diagon Alley]].
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*[[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]].
*In earlier games, the Knockback Jinx is used to damage enemies, but in newer titles, this is replaced by ''Stupefy'', the [[Stunning Spell]].
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*A [[Flipendo spellbook|spellbook]] detailing how to cast this spell could be found in [[Ollivanders Wand Shop]].
*''Flipendo'' is a dueling spell in Pottermore.
 
* A [[Flipendo spellbook|spellbook]] detailing how to cast this spell could be found in [[Ollivanders Wand Shop]].
 
 
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{1st}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)]]''
 
*''[[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 (film)]]'' {{Comment|Possibly}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''
*''[[Pottermore]] {{C|Spells / Duels}}''
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*''[[Pottermore]] {{Comment|Spells / Duels}}''
 
*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''
 
==References==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
 
 
{{Defence Against the Dark Arts}}
 
{{Defence Against the Dark Arts}}
 
 
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[[es:Maleficio rechazo]]
 
[[fr:Sortilège du Repoustout]]
 
[[fr:Sortilège du Repoustout]]

Revision as of 21:26, November 9, 2012

Flipendo
Knockback Jinx
Incantation

Flipendo

Type

Jinx

Hand Movement

Knockback-jinx

Light

Orange or Blue

Effect

Knocks objects and creatures back

"...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]

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 magically charmed switches. The jinx is described as most 'utilitarian' and is a rather simple spell.

Deflection and teaching

Flipendo can be blocked both by Expelliarmus, and Protego. 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.

Charging power

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-air.

History

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.

Practitioners

Behind the scenes

Appearances


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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