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|incantation=''Oppugno''
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|incantation=''Oppugno''
|type=Curse
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|pronunciation=(A-PUG-no)
|hand=Point wand at victim<ref name="HBP">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
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|type=[[Jinx]]
|effect=Directs an attack
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|hand=Point
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|light=None
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{{Quote|Harry spun around to see Hermione pointing her wand at Ron, her expression wild: The little flock of birds was speeding like a hail of fat golden bullets toward Ron, who yelped and covered his face with his hands, but the birds attacked, pecking and clawing at every bit of flesh they could reach.|Description|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
 
{{Quote|Harry spun around to see Hermione pointing her wand at Ron, her expression wild: The little flock of birds was speeding like a hail of fat golden bullets toward Ron, who yelped and covered his face with his hands, but the birds attacked, pecking and clawing at every bit of flesh they could reach.|Description|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
The '''Oppugno Jinx'''<ref name="WonderbookGameDeubt">[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WClKkwWLDNI "Wonderbook: Book of Spells - Birds and Pumpkins Floor Demo"] from [http://www.youtube.com/user/gamespotgameplay GameSpot Gameplay]</ref> (''Oppugno'') is a [[spell]] that directs an object or individual to attack the victim. This [[curse]] will cause [[Conjuration|conjured]] creatures or other moveable objects under the control of the caster to attack the target.<ref name="HBP">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
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The '''Oppugno Jinx'''<ref name="wonderbook">''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]'' (see [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WClKkwWLDNI this])</ref> (''Oppugno'') is a [[spell]] that directs an object or individual to attack the victim. This [[jinx]] will cause [[Conjuration|conjured]] creatures or other moveable objects under the control of the caster to attack the target.<ref name="HBP">{{HBP}}</ref>
 
==Known uses==
 
==Known uses==
*This was the spell used by [[Dobby]] in one of [[Harry Potter]]'s [[Quidditch]] matches to cause the [[Bludger]] to follow him interminably.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>
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*This was the spell used by [[Dobby]] in one of [[Harry Potter]]'s [[Quidditch]] matches to cause the [[Bludger]] to follow him interminably.<ref>{{COS}}</ref>
*This spell was used by [[Tom Riddle]] on the glass shards against [[Albus Dumbledore]] and [[Harry Potter]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]''</ref>
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*This spell was used by [[Tom Riddle]] on the glass shards against [[Albus Dumbledore]] and [[Harry Potter]].<ref>{{OOTPF}}</ref>
*[[Hermione Granger]] used this to set a flock of [[Avis|conjured canaries]] on [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] in [[1996]].<ref name="HBP">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
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*[[Hermione Granger]] used this to set a flock of [[Avis|conjured canaries]] on [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] in [[1996]].<ref name="HBP"/>
*Harry used this spell non-verbally whilst escaping from [[Yaxley]] in the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]. The result was to cause the inserts for the [[Daily Prophet]]; which carried a picture of Harry with the headline "[[Undesirable]] No. 1"; to swarm on Yaxley and slow him down.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''</ref>
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*Harry used this spell non-verbally whilst escaping from [[Yaxley]] in the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]. The result was to cause the inserts for the [[Daily Prophet]]; which carried a picture of Harry with the headline "[[Undesirable]] No. 1"; to swarm on Yaxley and slow him down.<ref>{{DHF1}}</ref>
   
 
==Possible uses==
 
==Possible uses==
 
*This may have been the spell [[Minerva McGonagall]] used during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] to make a number of desks charge at the [[Death Eaters]].
 
*This may have been the spell [[Minerva McGonagall]] used during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] to make a number of desks charge at the [[Death Eaters]].
*This may have been the spell used by Voldemort in the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)|video game adaption]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' to throw several chairs, tables and other stuff at Dumbledore after using the [[Hover Charm]] to levitate them.
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*This may have been the spell used by Voldemort in the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)|video game adaption]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' to throw several chairs, tables and other stuff at Dumbledore after using the [[Levitation Charm]] to levitate them.
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*This may have been the spell used in the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|movie adaptation]] of [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]] to make the flying keys attack Harry in the second obstacle guarding the [[Philosopher's Stone|stone]].
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
''Oppugno'' is Latin, meaning "I assault".
 
''Oppugno'' is Latin, meaning "I assault".
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film adaption]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', the birds dissolve into an explosion of yellow feathers after being dodged by Ronald Weasley and colliding with a door.
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film adaption]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', the birds dissolve into an explosion of yellow feathers after being dodged by Ronald Weasley and colliding with a door.
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''

Latest revision as of 00:52, April 27, 2013

20110819-js-hpdhp1-oppugno
Oppugno Jinx
Incantation

Oppugno

Type

Jinx

Hand Movement

Point

Light

None

Effect

Attack

"Harry spun around to see Hermione pointing her wand at Ron, her expression wild: The little flock of birds was speeding like a hail of fat golden bullets toward Ron, who yelped and covered his face with his hands, but the birds attacked, pecking and clawing at every bit of flesh they could reach."
—Description[src]

The Oppugno Jinx[1] (Oppugno) is a spell that directs an object or individual to attack the victim. This jinx will cause conjured creatures or other moveable objects under the control of the caster to attack the target.[2]

Known usesEdit

Possible usesEdit

EtymologyEdit

Oppugno is Latin, meaning "I assault".

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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