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|incantation=''Locomotor Mortis''<br/>(LOH-koh-moh-tor MOR-tis)
|incantation=Locomotor Mortis (LOH-koh-moh-tor MOR-tis)
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|type=[[Curse]]<ref name="TYPE"/>
|hand=Point wand at target
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|hand=Point your wand directly at your enemy<ref name="POTTERMORE2">See [http://www.pottermore.com/en/book1/chapter12/moment1/curses-and-counter-curses this text] on the Pottermore Website.</ref>
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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>
|effect=Causes immobility to the legs
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|effect=Sticks legs together<ref name="PS13"/>
 
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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. How he had managed to climb through the portrait hole was anyone's guess, because 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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==Practicioners==
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*[[Draco Malfoy]]<ref name="PS13B">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' (''Chapter Thirteen - Nicolas Flamel'') (Page 160, Paragraph 3, Line 1 UK Edition)</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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*[[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]].
 
*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.
 
*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.
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*In ''[[Pottermore]]'', the hand movement is shown thus:<ref name="POTTERMORE">Curses and Counter-Curses book on Pottermore (see [[:File:CursesCounterCursesPottermore.jpg|this image]] for confirmation)</ref><br/>[[File:leg-locker-curse.png]]<br/>However, later on in the experience it is said that the casting motion is to point your wand directly at your enemy<ref name="POTTERMORE2"/>
*In ''[[Pottermore]]'', the hand movement is shown thus:<br/>[[File:leg-locker-curse.png]]
 
   
 
==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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*''[http://harrypotter.warnerbros.com/ Harry Potter Official Site]''
 
*''[http://harrypotter.warnerbros.com/ Harry Potter Official Site]''
   
==Note and references==
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==Notes and references==
 
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Revision as of 01:05, December 31, 2012

Leg-Locker Curse
Leg-Locker Curse
Incantation

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

Type

Curse[1]

Hand Movement

Point your wand directly at your enemy[2]

Light

Purple[3]

Effect

Sticks legs together[4]

"At that moment Neville toppled into the common room. How he had managed to climb through the portrait hole was anyone's guess, because 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[4], also known as the Leg-Locking Spell[5] (Locomotor Mortis[6]) is a curse[1] that is used to bind the legs of the victim together[4].

Practicioners

Etymology

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

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references

  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. 2.0 2.1 See this text on the Pottermore Website.
  3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (PS2 Version) (Chapter 14 - Cornelius Fudge) (Page 192, Paragraphs 4;5)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Chapter Thirteen - Nicolas Flamel) (Page 159, Paragraph 15, Line 4 UK Edition)
  5. The Cast-a-Spell handbook, as can be viewed here.
  6. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Chapter Thirteen - Nicolas Flamel) (Page 162, Paragraph 8, Line 1 UK Edition)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Chapter Thirteen - Nicolas Flamel) (Page 160, Paragraph 3, Line 1 UK Edition)
  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)
  11. Curses and Counter-Curses book on Pottermore (see this image for confirmation)


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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