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'''Modifiers''' are words attached to incantations to alter the effects of a spell, for example, to increase its strength.
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A '''modifier''' is a word attached to an [[incantation]] to alter the effects of the spell that incantation is used in; for example, modifiers are frequently used to increase a spell's strength.
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==Known modifiers==
==Types==
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===''Horribilis''===
==='''Horribilis'''===
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The ''Horribilis'' modifier has only ever been used in conjunction with the [[Shield Charm]] which allowed it to protect a large area almost completely from [[Dark Arts|Dark magic]] (though admittedly it was used in conjunction with other spells).
'''Horribilis''' has only ever been used in conjunction with the [[Shield Charm]], which allowed it to protect a large area almost completely from the darkest magic, though it is unknown what would happen (if anything) if used with other spells
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===''Locomotor''===
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The ''Locomotor'' modifier alters a target's motion in a variety of ways, depending on which spell the modifier is used in.
====Appearances====
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*''[[Locomotor]]'' lifts the target several feet into the air and moves it.
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
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*''[[Leg-Locker Curse|Locomotor Mortis]]'' binds the victim's legs.
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*''[[Jelly-Legs Curse|Locomotor Wibbly]]'' causes the victim's legs to collapse.
==='''Locomotor'''===
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*''[[Piertotum Locomotor]]'' animates a previously inanimate human likeness.
The '''Locomotor''' modifier alters an object's motion in a variety of ways, depending on the other words included with it in an incantation. The various uses of this modifier and any relevant notes on them are presented below.
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===''[[Maxima]]''===
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The ''Maxima'' modifier increases the strength of a spell, possibly to its highest intensity.
====Uses====
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*''[[Bombarda Maxima]]'' provokes larger explosions than ''[[Bombarda]]''.
*[[Locomotor]] - To make the target move, one would point their wand at the target and say the incantation "Locomotor X", where "X" is the target's name. The target object would then be lifted several feet into the air and the caster would then be able to direct the motion of the object with their wand.
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*''[[Lumos Maxima]]'' produces a brighter light than ''[[Wand-Lighting Charm|Lumos]]''.
*[[Locomotor Mortis]] - inhibits crural action, effectively ceasing target motion.
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*''[[Protego Maxima]]'' produces a stronger shield than ''[[Shield Charm|Protego]]''.
*[[Locomotor Wibbly]] - Jelly-Legs Curse, makes the victims' legs collapse
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==Behind the scenes==
*[[Piertotum Locomotor]] - animates an inanimate, human likeness.
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*Modifiers are used far less frequently in the books as in other media, and are never called such.
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*They can be combined with other modifiers to produce different effects.
====Appearances====
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== Appearances ==
All appearances refer to ''[[Locomotor Mortis]]'', except where specified otherwise.
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st mention}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]'' {{Deleted scenes}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]''
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]'' {{mention}} {{Deleted scenes}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]''
 
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)]]''
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' {{Comment|As [[Locomotor]]}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' {{Comment|As [[Piertotum Locomotor]]}}
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
 
 
==='''Maxima'''===
 
{{Main|Maxima}}
 
The '''Maxima''' modifier greatly increases the strength of a spell, possibly to its highest intensity.
 
 
====Uses====
 
*[[Bombarda Maxima]]
 
*[[Lumos Maxima]]
 
*[[Protego Maxima]]
 
 
====Appearances====
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''
 
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]''
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]'' {{Comment|Mentioned in reward from [[Room of Rewards]]}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)]]''
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
 
==='''Numerical'''===
 
==='''Numerical'''===
 
The '''numerical''' modifiers are '''Duo''' and '''Tria'''. When each is attached to a spell's inantation they increase its strength and can potentially change the spell's appearance,'' Tria'' more so than'' Duo''.
 
The '''numerical''' modifiers are '''Duo''' and '''Tria'''. When each is attached to a spell's inantation they increase its strength and can potentially change the spell's appearance,'' Tria'' more so than'' Duo''.
 
 
====Uses====
 
====Uses====
 
*[[Flipendo Duo]] and [[Flipendo Tria|Tria]]
 
*[[Flipendo Duo]] and [[Flipendo Tria|Tria]]
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*[[Protego Duo]]
 
*[[Protego Duo]]
 
*[[Verdimillious Duo]] and [[Verdimillious Tria|Tria]]
 
*[[Verdimillious Duo]] and [[Verdimillious Tria|Tria]]
 
 
====Appearances====
 
====Appearances====
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''
 
 
==='''Revelio'''===
 
==='''Revelio'''===
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{{Main|Revelio}}
 
The '''Revelio''' modifier is used to reveal hidden information in various forms.
 
The '''Revelio''' modifier is used to reveal hidden information in various forms.
 
 
====Uses====
 
====Uses====
 
*[[Human-presence-revealing spell|Homenum Revelio]] - reveals the presence of humans in the immediate vicinity
 
*[[Human-presence-revealing spell|Homenum Revelio]] - reveals the presence of humans in the immediate vicinity
 
*[[Specialis Revelio]] - reveals enchantments cast over an object or the ingredients of a potion
 
*[[Specialis Revelio]] - reveals enchantments cast over an object or the ingredients of a potion
 
 
====Appearances====
 
====Appearances====
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''
 
 
==='''Solem'''===
 
==='''Solem'''===
 
The '''Solem''' modifier was only ever used with Lumos, which converted its harmless, all-round glow into a harsh ray of light, though it is unknown what would happen (if anything) if used in conjunction with other spells.
 
The '''Solem''' modifier was only ever used with Lumos, which converted its harmless, all-round glow into a harsh ray of light, though it is unknown what would happen (if anything) if used in conjunction with other spells.
 
 
====Appearances====
 
====Appearances====
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]''
 
 
==='''Total'''===
 
==='''Total'''===
 
The '''Total''' modifier has two forms (''Totalus'' and ''Totalum''), both coming from the Latin ''totus'' meaning "as a whole". It appears to spread the original spell's area of effect.
 
The '''Total''' modifier has two forms (''Totalus'' and ''Totalum''), both coming from the Latin ''totus'' meaning "as a whole". It appears to spread the original spell's area of effect.
 
 
====Uses====
 
====Uses====
 
*[[Full Body-Bind Curse|Petrificus Totalus]]
 
*[[Full Body-Bind Curse|Petrificus Totalus]]
 
*[[Protego Totalum]]
 
*[[Protego Totalum]]
 
 
====Appearances====
 
====Appearances====
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''
 
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*Modifiers are much less common in the books than in other media such as in the films.
 
*Modifiers are much less common in the books than in other media such as in the films.

Revision as of 21:49, September 26, 2012

A modifier is a word attached to an incantation to alter the effects of the spell that incantation is used in; for example, modifiers are frequently used to increase a spell's strength.

Known modifiers

Horribilis

The Horribilis modifier has only ever been used in conjunction with the Shield Charm which allowed it to protect a large area almost completely from Dark magic (though admittedly it was used in conjunction with other spells).

Locomotor

The Locomotor modifier alters a target's motion in a variety of ways, depending on which spell the modifier is used in.

Maxima

The Maxima modifier increases the strength of a spell, possibly to its highest intensity.

Behind the scenes

  • Modifiers are used far less frequently in the books as in other media, and are never called such.
  • They can be combined with other modifiers to produce different effects.

Appearances

Numerical

The numerical modifiers are Duo and Tria. When each is attached to a spell's inantation they increase its strength and can potentially change the spell's appearance, Tria more so than Duo.

Uses

Appearances

Revelio

Main article: Revelio

The Revelio modifier is used to reveal hidden information in various forms.

Uses

  • Homenum Revelio - reveals the presence of humans in the immediate vicinity
  • Specialis Revelio - reveals enchantments cast over an object or the ingredients of a potion

Appearances

Solem

The Solem modifier was only ever used with Lumos, which converted its harmless, all-round glow into a harsh ray of light, though it is unknown what would happen (if anything) if used in conjunction with other spells.

Appearances

Total

The Total modifier has two forms (Totalus and Totalum), both coming from the Latin totus meaning "as a whole". It appears to spread the original spell's area of effect.

Uses

Appearances

Behind the scenes

  • Modifiers are much less common in the books than in other media such as in the films.
  • Modifiers appear to be able to be used in conjunction with other modifiers to get the combined effect of both, as the Full Body-Bind Curse (which contains the total modifier) can be used with the numerical modifiers.
  • It is possible that the Locomotor modifier is also combined with the Total modifier in Piertotum Locomotor.

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