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|incantation=''Protego Maxima''<br />(pro-TAY-goh MAKS-ee-ma)
 
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{{Quote|Protego Maxima. Fianto Duri. Repello Inimicum.|[[Filius Flitwick]] conjures up magical defences prior to the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2}}
 
{{Quote|Protego Maxima. Fianto Duri. Repello Inimicum.|[[Filius Flitwick]] conjures up magical defences prior to the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2}}
   
'''''Protego Maxima''''' is a stronger version of the [[Shield Charm]] that, when cast in combination with ''[[Fianto Duri]]'' and ''[[Repello Inimicum]]'', conjures up an almost impregnable magical protection barrier. Bodies crossing the boundaries of the barrier disintegrate on the spot, while [[spell]]s cast at it (if not of enough power to break it) create large, resonating explosions. This spell is the core of the shield summoned around Hogwarts; it is the shield itself that is seen descending over the castle.
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'''''Protego Maxima''''' is a stronger version of the [[Shield Charm]] that, when cast in combination with ''[[Fianto Duri]]'' and ''[[Repello Inimicum]]'', conjures up an almost impregnable magical protection barrier.
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== Effect ==
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Bodies crossing the boundaries of the barrier disintegrate on the spot, while [[spell]]s cast at it (if not of enough power to break it) create large, resonating explosions. This spell is the core of the shield summoned around Hogwarts; it is the shield itself that is seen descending over the castle. It should be noted however that on occasion [[protective enchantments]] can be breached with a the [[shield penetration spell]].
   
 
==Known uses==
 
==Known uses==
[[File:DesintegrateSnatcher.JPG|thumb|left|220px|[[Snatchers]] being disintegrated by the power of this spell combined with other protections.]]
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[[File:DesintegrateSnatcher.JPG|thumb|220px|[[Snatchers]] being disintegrated by the power of this spell combined with other protections.]]
 
*This spell was cast by [[Headmaster]] [[Albus Dumbledore]] to protect the boundaries of [[Hogwarts Castle]] from the [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] forces in the early hours of [[1 September]], [[1996]]. Indeed a Death Eater tried to cross the barrier on a broom but was repelled by the shield.
 
*This spell was cast by [[Headmaster]] [[Albus Dumbledore]] to protect the boundaries of [[Hogwarts Castle]] from the [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] forces in the early hours of [[1 September]], [[1996]]. Indeed a Death Eater tried to cross the barrier on a broom but was repelled by the shield.
 
*This spell was cast by [[Charms Master]] [[Filius Flitwick]] to protect the boundaries of Hogwarts Castle from the Death Eater forces in the late hours of [[1 May]], [[1998]], prior to the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] that started at midnight the [[2 May|next day]]. The [[Death Eaters]], on [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]]'s command, started bombarding the magical protection with spells, and it was ultimately brought down by a [[Shield penetration spell|spell cast by Voldemort]].
 
*This spell was cast by [[Charms Master]] [[Filius Flitwick]] to protect the boundaries of Hogwarts Castle from the Death Eater forces in the late hours of [[1 May]], [[1998]], prior to the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] that started at midnight the [[2 May|next day]]. The [[Death Eaters]], on [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]]'s command, started bombarding the magical protection with spells, and it was ultimately brought down by a [[Shield penetration spell|spell cast by Voldemort]].
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==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
*''[[Protego Horribilis]]''
 
*''[[Protego Horribilis]]''
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*The incantation is derived from the Latin "''protego''", meaning "I defend", or "I protect", and "''maxima''", nominative feminine singular of "''maximus''", meaning "greatest", or "highest limit"; altogether the incantation means "I protect to the highest limit".
 
*The incantation is derived from the Latin "''protego''", meaning "I defend", or "I protect", and "''maxima''", nominative feminine singular of "''maximus''", meaning "greatest", or "highest limit"; altogether the incantation means "I protect to the highest limit".
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
[[File:Shieldbreaking.jpg|thumb]]
 
 
*In the novel, Flitwick uses ''[[Protego Horribilis]]'' instead when casting the defensive enchantments around Hogwarts.
 
*In the novel, Flitwick uses ''[[Protego Horribilis]]'' instead when casting the defensive enchantments around Hogwarts.
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', the protective enchantments around the grounds were summoned by [[Filius Flitwick]], and Flitwick alone. In the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|second part of the film adaptation]], Flitwick is joined by [[Molly Weasley]], [[Horace Slughorn]], and others to do so.
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*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', the protective enchantments around the grounds were summoned by [[Filius Flitwick]], and Flitwick alone. In the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|second part of the film adaptation]], Flitwick is joined by [[Molly Weasley]], [[Horace Slughorn]], and [[Poppy Pomfrey]] to do so.
 
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]'' the protective enchantments around the ground are summoned by Filius Flitwick, Horace Slughorn and Minerva McGonagall. [[Molly Weasley]] does not help the teachers to do it.
 
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]'' the protective enchantments around the ground are summoned by Filius Flitwick, Horace Slughorn and Minerva McGonagall. [[Molly Weasley]] does not help the teachers to do it.
 
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]'', a shield was cast over [[4 Privet Drive]] (possibly by [[Alastor Moody]]).
 
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]'', a shield was cast over [[4 Privet Drive]] (possibly by [[Alastor Moody]]).

Latest revision as of 22:46, August 30, 2014

Protegomaximahs
Protego Maxima
Incantation

Protego Maxima
(pro-TAY-goh MAKS-ee-ma)

Type

Charm

Hand Movement

Point skyward

Light

Blueish white

Effect

Summons a large protective barrier

"Protego Maxima. Fianto Duri. Repello Inimicum."
Filius Flitwick conjures up magical defences prior to the Battle of Hogwarts.[src]

Protego Maxima is a stronger version of the Shield Charm that, when cast in combination with Fianto Duri and Repello Inimicum, conjures up an almost impregnable magical protection barrier.

Effect Edit

Bodies crossing the boundaries of the barrier disintegrate on the spot, while spells cast at it (if not of enough power to break it) create large, resonating explosions. This spell is the core of the shield summoned around Hogwarts; it is the shield itself that is seen descending over the castle. It should be noted however that on occasion protective enchantments can be breached with a the shield penetration spell.

Known usesEdit

DesintegrateSnatcher

Snatchers being disintegrated by the power of this spell combined with other protections.

See AlsoEdit

EtymologyEdit

  • The incantation is derived from the Latin "protego", meaning "I defend", or "I protect", and "maxima", nominative feminine singular of "maximus", meaning "greatest", or "highest limit"; altogether the incantation means "I protect to the highest limit".

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

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