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Modifiers are words attached to incantations to alter the effects of a spell, for example, to increase its strength.

Types

Horribilis

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

Appearances

Locomotor

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.

Uses

  • 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.
  • Locomotor Mortis - inhibits crural action, effectively ceasing target motion.
  • Locomotor Wibbly - Jelly-Legs Curse, makes the victims' legs collapse
  • Piertotum Locomotor - animates an inanimate, human likeness.

Appearances

All appearances refer to Locomotor Mortis, except where specified otherwise.

Maxima

Main article: Maxima

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

Uses

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

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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