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Leg-Locker Curse

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"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].



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

Behind the scenes


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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