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*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>
 
*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>
 
*[[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>
 
*[[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>
*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>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''</ref>
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==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]].

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Oppugno Jinx
Incantation

Oppugno

Type

Curse

Hand Movement

Point wand at victim[1]

Effect

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

Known uses

Possible uses

Etymology

Oppugno is Latin, meaning "I assault".

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Appearances

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