- "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.[src]
Obscuro creates a blindfold over the victim's eyes which obstructs their view of their surroundings.
English word obscure, meaning "unclear" or "unnoticeable".
Behind the scenes
- This spell might only affect characters in paintings; there are no other references to this spell.