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*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.
 
*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.
 
*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
 
*In the video game of Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire, an unknown Death Eater uses this spell at the Quidditch World Cup

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Leg-Locker Curse
Leg-Locker Curse
Incantation

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

Type

Curse

Hand Movement

Leg-locker-curse

Effect

Causes immobility to the legs

"Experienced witches and wizards most often use the "Leg Locking" spell during Wizard duels or friendly wizard races."
—Description[1]

The Leg-Locker Curse (also known as the Leg Locking Spell[1]) 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 the spell.[2] Hermione Granger and 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.[2] The incantation is "Locomotor Mortis".

Etymology

Locomotor, meaning mobilise, and the Latin "mortis", meaning death; taken together it reads "death (termination) of motion".

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Neville got a Leg-Locker Curse (1991)
Neville Longbottom appeared at the Great Hall with the curse in 1991.
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Note and references


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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