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|name=''Obscuro''
 
|name=''Obscuro''
|incantation=''Obscuro''<br/>(ob-SKYOR-oh)
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|incantation=''Obscuro''<ref name="DH15">{{DH}} (''Chapter Fifteen - The Goblin's Revenge'') (Pg. 147, 148 UK)</ref>
|hand=Point wand at target
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|pronunciation=(ob-SKYOR-oh)<ref name="scholastic">The Scholastic Pronunciation Guide (See [http://harrypotter.scholastic.com/chamber_of_secrets/ here])</ref>
|effect=Blindfolds a target
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|type=[[Charm]]<ref name="type">A jinx is described as a [[Dark charms|dark charm]] whose effect is "annoying but amusing"; this does not match the effects of this spell. Hexes and curses are both harmful, and neither of these match the effects either.</ref>
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|hand=Point [[wand]]<ref name="DH15"/>
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|light=None<ref name="DH15"/>
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|effect=Blindfolds target<ref name="DH15"/>
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{{quote|she kept her wand pointing at it, ready to cast a spell at any moment... At one, Hermione cried: “''Obscuro!''” A black blindfold appeared over Phineas Nigellus’s clever, dark eyes, causing him to bump into the frame and shriek with pain.|Hermione casts the spell.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
   
'''''Obscuro''''' creates a blindfold over the victim's eyes which obstructs their view of their surroundings.
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{{Quote|A black blindfold appeared over [[Phineas Nigellus Black|Phineas Nigellus]]' clever, dark eyes, causing him to bump into the frame and shriek with pain.|Description|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
[[Hermione Granger]] used this [[spell]] in [[1997]] to prevent the [[Portraits|portrait]] of [[Phineas Nigellus Black]] from viewing their location.
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'''''Obscuro''''' is the [[incantation]] of a [[charm]]<ref name="type"/> used to produce a blindfold over the eyes of the victim, therefore obstructing their view of their surroundings<ref name="DH15"/>.
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[[Hermione Granger]] used this [[spell]] in [[September]] of [[1997]] to prevent the [[Portraits|portrait]] of [[Phineas Nigellus Black]] from viewing the location of her, [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and [[Harry Potter]] in the [[Forest of Dean]]<ref name="DH15"/>.
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
English word obscure, meaning "unclear" or "unnoticeable".
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The [[incantation]] is [[Latin]] for "''dark''" or "''conceal''"<ref name="etymology">See [http://translate.google.ca/#la/en/obscuro this translation] on [http://translate.google.ca/ Google Translate]</ref>.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' {{1st}}
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==Notes and references==
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{{Reflist}}
   
 
[[fr:Obscuro]]
 
[[fr:Obscuro]]

Latest revision as of 21:41, April 1, 2013

Obscuro
Incantation

Obscuro[1]

Type

Charm[2]

Hand Movement

Point wand[1]

Light

None[1]

Effect

Blindfolds target[1]

"A black blindfold appeared over Phineas Nigellus' clever, dark eyes, causing him to bump into the frame and shriek with pain."
—Description[src]

Obscuro is the incantation of a charm[2] used to produce a blindfold over the eyes of the victim, therefore obstructing their view of their surroundings[1].

Hermione Granger used this spell in September of 1997 to prevent the portrait of Phineas Nigellus Black from viewing the location of her, Ron Weasley and Harry Potter in the Forest of Dean[1].

EtymologyEdit

The incantation is Latin for "dark" or "conceal"[3].

Behind the scenesEdit

  • This spell might only affect characters in paintings; there are no other references to this spell.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Chapter Fifteen - The Goblin's Revenge) (Pg. 147, 148 UK)
  2. 2.0 2.1 A jinx is described as a dark charm whose effect is "annoying but amusing"; this does not match the effects of this spell. Hexes and curses are both harmful, and neither of these match the effects either.
  3. See this translation on Google Translate

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