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{{Spell infobox
 
{{Spell infobox
|name = Oculus Reparo
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|name=Oculus Reparo
|image = [[File:Oculus Reparo.gif|250px]]
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|image=[[File:Oculus Reparo.gif|250px]]
|incantation = ''Oculus Reparo''
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|incantation=''Oculus Reparo''<br/>OCK-you-liss reh-PAH-roh
|type = [[Transfiguration]] [[Charm]]
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|type=[[Charm]]
|hand = Circular Movement with [[wand]] or point at glasses
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|hand=Tap glasses<ref name="CoS4"/>
|light = None
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|light=Red
|effect = Repairs glasses
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|effect=Repairs glasses
 
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'''''Oculus Reparo''''' is a variant of the [[Reparo]] [[spell]] that is used to repair broken glasses.
 
   
==Known Uses==
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{{Quote|[[Arthur Weasley|Mr Weasley]] took [[Harry Potter|Harry]]'s [[Spectacles|glasses]], gave them a [[Magic|tap]] of [[Arthur Weasley's wand|his wand]] and returned them, good as new.|[[Arthur Weasley]] fixes [[Harry Potter]]'s [[spectacles]]|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
*[[Hermione Granger]] used this spell to mend [[Harry Potter]]'s [[glasses]] when they first met on the [[Hogwarts Express]] in [[1991]].
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*[[Arthur Weasley]] probably used a [[nonverbal spell|nonverbal]] version of this spell to fix Harry's glasses in [[1992]].
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'''''Oculus Reparo''''' is the [[incantation]] of a [[Modifier|variant]] of the [[Mending Charm]], used to repair broken [[Spectacles|eyeglasses]].
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==Practitioners==
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*[[Arthur Weasley]]<ref name="CoS4">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' (''Chapter Four - At Flourish and Blotts'')</ref>
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*[[Hermione Granger]]<ref name="PSF">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]''</ref>
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*[[Percy Weasley]]<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 8 (''The Quidditch World Cup'')</ref>
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The incantation comes from the Latin "reparo" meaning "to renew" or "repair," and the Latin "oculus," meaning "eye."
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A derivation from the [[Mending Charm|repairing charm]], with [[Latin]] ''oculus'', meaning "eye", added as a prefix.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*This [[spell]] only appears in the [[Harry Potter films|film adaptations]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', but, as mentioned above, there may be nonverbal uses in the books.
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*The use of this charm by [[Arthur Weasley]] has not been confirmed, as it may have been [[Mending Charm|the general fixing spell]].
*In the ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|film adaptation]]'' of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', [[Hermione Granger]] uses this spell in [[Diagon Alley]], despite being [[underage magic|underage]] and thus not permitted to use magic outside of school. This may have been allowed to slide because Hermione was in a location filled with other witches and wizards, and [[The Trace]] would not have been able to catch her. It is also possible that Oculus Reparo is considered such a mundane, harmless spell that its use was not enough to trigger a violation. Hermione's use of the spell in the first film was permittable as students are allowed to perform magic on the train. In the earlier films, the spells seem to be almost all long, two-word incantations, so the 'reparo' spell may have just been modified to have an 'oculus' in front of it.
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*[[Hermione Granger]] uses this in [[Diagon Alley]] despite being [[Underage magic|underage]] and hence not permitted to use [[magic]] outside of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|school]].
 
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', Ron tries to use this spell to fix Harry's glasses but instead turns a wizard's hat into a frog.
 
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', Ron tries to use this spell to fix Harry's glasses but instead turns a wizard's hat into a frog.
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*Although in the book, Mr Weasley taps Harry's glasses when using this spell, in the second film Hermione moves her wand in a similar manner to the "swish and flick" used for the [[Levitation Charm]]; this is seen often throughout the first two films.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]'' {{Non-canon}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' {{C|Indirectly}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' {{comment|Possible use}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]'' {{Non-canon}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'' {{Comment|Failed attempt}}
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'' {{C|Failed attempt}}
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==Notes and references==
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{{Reflist}}
 
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[[fr:Oculus Reparo]]
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[[es:Oculus reparo]]
 
[[Category:Charms]]
 
[[Category:Charms]]

Latest revision as of 21:49, October 30, 2013

Oculus Reparo
Oculus Reparo
Incantation

Oculus Reparo
OCK-you-liss reh-PAH-roh

Type

Charm

Hand Movement

Tap glasses[1]

Light

Red

Effect

Repairs glasses

"Mr Weasley took Harry's glasses, gave them a tap of his wand and returned them, good as new."
Arthur Weasley fixes Harry Potter's spectacles[src]

Oculus Reparo is the incantation of a variant of the Mending Charm, used to repair broken eyeglasses.

PractitionersEdit

EtymologyEdit

A derivation from the repairing charm, with Latin oculus, meaning "eye", added as a prefix.

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Chapter Four - At Flourish and Blotts)
  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)
  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 8 (The Quidditch World Cup)

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