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Mobilicorpus
Mobilicorpus
Incantation

Mobilicorpus
(MOW-bill-ee-CORE-pus)

Type

Charm

Hand Movement

Flick wand at target[1]

Light

None[1]

Effect

Moves people who can't walk[2]

"As though invisible strings were tied to Snape's wrists, neck and knees he was pulled into a standing position, head lolling unpleasantly, like a grotesque puppet. He hung a few inches above the ground, his limp feet dangling."
Remus Lupin's use on fellow Professor Severus Snape[src]

Mobilicorpus is the incantation to a spell which is used to move the bodies of those who find themselves unable to walk, regardless of whether or not they are conscious.[2] It may be a variation of the same basic spell Mobiliarbus is, linked by a base Latin word.[3]

Known uses

Caster(s) Date Notes
Remus Lupin 6 June, 1994 Lupin used this spell to levitate Snape's unconscious body for transport back to school from the Shrieking Shack.
Sirius Black Sirius took over the levitation while Lupin covered Wormtail with his wand, and Sirius didn't seem to be very careful about keeping Snape from bumping into things.
Lord Voldemort July 1997 This could possibly be the spell Lord Voldemort used to levitate the body of Charity Burbage during a Death Eater meeting, before murdering her and feeding her body to his snake, Nagini.

Known practitioners

Etymology

This incantation comes from the Latin words mobilis (which means "movable") and corpus (a term meaning "body").

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