Point your wand directly at your enemy
Sticks legs together
- "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]
Behind the scenes
- 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.
- 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 Dumbledore was watching, they found it unlikely Snape would try to hurt Harry
- There is a counterspell of unknown incantation; Hermione Granger used it to reverse the curse Draco Malfoy used on Neville Longbottom.
- In the video-games, if Harry is caught out of bed, the Prefects use this on him, and a number of points is taken from Gryffindor.
- In the 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.
- In Pottermore, the hand movement is shown thus:
However, later on in the experience it is said that the casting motion is to point your wand directly at your enemy
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First mentioned)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) (Mentioned only) (Deleted Scene)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (First described)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game) (Mentioned in reward from Room of Rewards)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
- Harry Potter Official Site
Notes and references
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 See this text on the Pottermore Website.
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (PS2 Version) (Chapter 14 - Cornelius Fudge) (Page 192, Paragraphs 4;5)
- ↑ 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)
- ↑ The Cast-a-Spell handbook, as can be viewed here.
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Chapter Thirteen - Nicolas Flamel) (Page 162, Paragraph 8, Line 1 UK Edition)
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Chapter Thirteen - Nicolas Flamel) (Page 160, Paragraph 3, Line 1 UK Edition)
- ↑ See this entry on Google
- ↑ See this entry on Google Translate.
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Chapter 13 - Nicolas Flamel) (Page 162, Paragraph 7, Lines 4;5 UK Edition)
- ↑ Curses and Counter-Curses book on Pottermore (see this image for confirmation)
|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|