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"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]. This curse is one of the spells found in the book Curses and Counter-Curses by Vindictus Viridian. There is a counterspell of unknown incantation; Hermione Granger used it to reverse the curse Draco Malfoy used on Neville Longbottom[6].

Know usesEdit

Caster(s) Date Notes
Draco Malfoy 1991 Malfoy used this on Neville Longbottom while bulling him in.[6]
Harry Potter 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 during their sixth year.[7]
Harry Leg-Locker Curse

Known practitionersEdit


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

Behind the scenesEdit


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 13 (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 13 (Nicolas Flamel) (Page 162, Paragraph 8, Line 1 UK Edition)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 13 (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)

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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