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|light=Purple<ref name="CoSVG14">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' (PS2 Version) (''Chapter 14 - Cornelius Fudge'') (Page 192, Paragraphs 4;5)</ref>
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{{Quote|Experienced witches and wizards most often use the "Leg Locking" spell during Wizard duels or friendly wizard races.|Description<ref name="Cast-a-Spell"/>}}
 
   
The '''Leg-Locker Curse''' (also known as the '''Leg Locking Spell'''<ref name="Cast-a-Spell">[http://harrypotter.warnerbros.com/hogwarts/library/castaspell.html ''Locomotor Mortis'' entry on the Cast-a-Spell kit found in the Library section of the Harry Potter Official Site.]</ref>) is a [[spell]] that causes the victim's legs to lock together. It is first used by [[Draco Malfoy]] in [[1992]] when he cast it on [[Neville Longbottom]], with the excuse that he had been looking for someone to test it on. Everyone laughed at him, except for [[Hermione Granger]], who leapt up and performed the [[Counter-curse for Leg-Locker Curse|counter-curse]] for the spell.<ref name="ps13">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', Chapter 13 (''Nicholas Flamel'')</ref> [[Hermione Granger]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] later prepared to use it during [[Harry Potter]]'s second [[Quidditch]] match, in the event that they felt that [[Severus Snape]] was acting to harm Harry.<ref name="ps13" /> The incantation is "''Locomotor Mortis''".
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{{Quote|At that moment Neville toppled into the common room... his legs had been stuck together with what they recognised at once as the Leg-Locker Curse. He must have had to bunny-hop all the way up to Gryffindor tower.|[[Neville Longbottom]] having been [[curse]]d with this [[spell]] by [[Draco Malfoy]] in [[1991]]|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
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The '''Leg-Locker Curse'''<ref name="PS13">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' (''Chapter Thirteen - Nicolas Flamel'') (Page 159, Paragraph 15, Line 4 UK Edition)</ref>, also known as the '''Leg-Locking Spell'''<ref name="CASTASPELL">The [[Cast-a-Spell handbook]], as can be viewed [http://harrypotter.warnerbros.co.uk/hogwarts/library/castaspell.html here].</ref> (''Locomotor Mortis''<ref name="PS13D">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' (''Chapter Thirteen - Nicolas Flamel'') (Page 162, Paragraph 8, Line 1 UK Edition)</ref>) is a [[curse]]<ref name="TYPE">As the name of the spell is "Leg-Locker '''Curse'''", the title makes it rather evident that this spell is a '''curse''' and not a jinx, hex or charm.</ref> that is used to bind the legs of the victim together<ref name="PS13"/>.
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==Known uses and practitioners==
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[[Draco Malfoy]] used this on [[Neville Longbottom]] while bulling him in 1991.<ref name="PS13B">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' (''Chapter Thirteen - Nicolas Flamel'') (Page 160, Paragraph 3, Line 1 UK Edition)</ref> In 1997 [[Harry Potter]] used this against Draco Malfoy but it missed and backfired of the wall behind Malfoy's ear, during their duel in a school bathroom.<ref name= "HBP24">{{HBP}} - Chapter 24 (''Sectumsempra'')</ref>
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
''[[Locomotor]]'', meaning mobilise, and the Latin "mortis", meaning death; taken together it reads "death (termination) of motion".
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[[England|English]] ''locomotor'', meaning "of or relating to locomotion"<ref name="GOOGLELOCOMOTOR">See [http://www.google.ca/webhp?hl=en&tab=Tw&q=locomotor#hl=en&tbo=d&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=What+does+locomotor+mean%3F&oq=What+does+locomotor+mean%3F&gs_l=hp.3..0j0i30j0i8i30l2.1337.7067.0.7611.35.23.0.8.8.2.149.1792.20j2.22.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.9ZjrVl-celk&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.1355534169,d.b2I&fp=b440ac92e81425e9&bpcl=40096503&biw=1241&bih=584 this entry] on [http://www.google.ca/webhp?hl=en&tab=ww Google]</ref> and [[Latin]] ''mortis'', meaning "death"<ref name="MORTISTRANSLATE">See [http://translate.google.ca/?hl=en&tab=wT#la/en/mortis this entry] on [http://translate.google.ca/ Google Translate].</ref>
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*When [[Sirius Black|Sirius]] used this on [[Severus Snape|Snape]] in their [[fifth year]], it didn't simply bind his legs but rather immobilised him, causing him to become as rigid as a board.
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*According to [[Rubeus Hagrid]], no first year should be able to use this curse, suggesting it is difficult, and that Draco Malfoy was able to use it at his first year was considered impressive.
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*[[Hermione Granger]] and [[Ronald Weasley]] learned this spell in their [[first year]], to use on [[Severus Snape]] if he tried to harm [[Harry Potter]] at an upcoming [[Quidditch]] match. They did not need to use it, however - as [[Professor]] [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] was watching, they found it unlikely Snape would try to hurt Harry<ref name="PS13C">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' (''Chapter 13 - Nicolas Flamel'') (Page 162, Paragraph 7, Lines 4;5 UK Edition)</ref>
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*There is a [[Counter-curse for Leg-Locker Curse|counterspell]] of unknown incantation; [[Hermione Granger]] used it to reverse the [[curse]] [[Draco Malfoy]] used on [[Neville Longbottom]]<ref name="PS13B"/>.
 
*In the [[Harry Potter (video game series)|video-games]], if Harry is caught out of bed, the [[Prefect]]s use this on him, and a number of [[House points|points]] is taken from [[Gryffindor]].
 
*In the [[Harry Potter (video game series)|video-games]], if Harry is caught out of bed, the [[Prefect]]s use this on him, and a number of [[House points|points]] is taken from [[Gryffindor]].
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*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 defeated.
 
*It can be bought at [[Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment]] in [[Diagon Alley]] in ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''. Although, in ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', this curse appears to bind the victim's legs with ropes, much like the effects of [[Incarcerous]].
 
*It can be bought at [[Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment]] in [[Diagon Alley]] in ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''. Although, in ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', this curse appears to bind the victim's legs with ropes, much like the effects of [[Incarcerous]].
*In the video game of Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire, an unknown Death Eater uses this spell at the Quidditch World Cup
 
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
[[File:Neville_got_a_Leg-Locker_Curse_(1991).JPG|thumb|left|220px|Neville Longbottom appeared at the Great Hall with the curse in 1991.]]
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==Note and references==
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Latest revision as of 19:28, April 10, 2014

Leg-Locker Curse
Leg-Locker Curse
Incantation

Locomotor Mortis
(LOH-koh-moh-tor MOR-tis)

Type

Curse[1]

Hand Movement

Leg-locker-curse

Light

Purple[2]

Effect

Sticks legs together[3]

"At that moment Neville toppled into the common room... his legs had been stuck together with what they recognised at once as the Leg-Locker Curse. He must have had to bunny-hop all the way up to Gryffindor tower."
Neville Longbottom having been cursed with this spell by Draco Malfoy in 1991[src]

The Leg-Locker Curse[3], also known as the Leg-Locking Spell[4] (Locomotor Mortis[5]) is a curse[1] that is used to bind the legs of the victim together[3].

Known uses and practitionersEdit

Draco Malfoy used this on Neville Longbottom while bulling him in 1991.[6] In 1997 Harry Potter used this against Draco Malfoy but it missed and backfired of the wall behind Malfoy's ear, during their duel in a school bathroom.[7]

EtymologyEdit

English locomotor, meaning "of or relating to locomotion"[8] and Latin mortis, meaning "death"[9]

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 As the name of the spell is "Leg-Locker Curse", the title makes it rather evident that this spell is a curse and not a jinx, hex or charm.
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (PS2 Version) (Chapter 14 - Cornelius Fudge) (Page 192, Paragraphs 4;5)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Chapter Thirteen - Nicolas Flamel) (Page 159, Paragraph 15, Line 4 UK Edition)
  4. The Cast-a-Spell handbook, as can be viewed here.
  5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Chapter Thirteen - Nicolas Flamel) (Page 162, Paragraph 8, Line 1 UK Edition)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Chapter Thirteen - Nicolas Flamel) (Page 160, Paragraph 3, Line 1 UK Edition)
  7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 24 (Sectumsempra)
  8. See this entry on Google
  9. See this entry on Google Translate.
  10. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Chapter 13 - Nicolas Flamel) (Page 162, Paragraph 7, Lines 4;5 UK Edition)


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