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|name=Reductor Curse
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|image=[[File:Full body bind.gif|250px]]
|incantation=''Reducto''<br/>(re-DUCK-toh)
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|incantation=''Reducto''<ref name="GOF31">{{GOF}} - Chapter 31 (''The Third Task'')</ref><br/>(re-DUCK-toh)<ref name="OPF">{{OOTPF}}</ref>
|type=[[Curse]]
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|type=[[Curse]]<ref name="GOF31"/>
|hand=[[File:Reducto.png]]
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|hand=[[File:Reducto movement.png|70px]]
|light=Blue
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|light=Blue<ref name="wonderbook"/><ref name="OPF"/>
|effect=Blasts objects into pieces
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|effect=Destroys solid objects<ref name="GOF31"/>
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{{quote|...he tried the Reductor Curse again. It wasn’t very effective, but it burned a small hole in the hedge...|Harry using the spell during the Third Task.|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
The '''Reductor Curse''' is a [[spell]] used to blast solid objects into pieces. The incantation for this spell is ''Reducto''. The number of pieces may vary, depending on the power of the curse. If used with extreme force, the object may disintegrate.
 
   
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{{Quote|With this powerful curse, skilled wizards can easily reduce obstacles to pieces. For obvious reasons great care must be exercised when learning and practising this spell, lest you find yourself sweeping up in detention for it is all too easy to bring your classroom ceiling crashing down, or to reduce your teacher's desk to a fine mist.|[[Miranda Goshawk]]|Wonderbook: Book of Spells}}
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The '''Reductor Curse'''<ref name="wonderbook">''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]'' (see [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsuo7ZeE3Bw this video] for confirmation)</ref> (''Reducto''<ref name="GOF31" />) is a [[curse]] that can be used to blast solid objects into pieces<ref name="GOF31" />. It is rather easy to reduce a target to a fine mist<ref name="wonderbook" /> or a pile of ashes<ref name="OPF" />.
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[[Harry Potter]] taught this curse to [[Dumbledore's Army]] during the [[1995-1996 school year]].
 
==Known uses==
 
==Known uses==
*[[Severus Snape]] may have used this spell [[Nonverbal spell|nonverbally]] on rose bushes during the [[Yule Ball]] in 1994.
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{{Quote| Five different voices behind him bellowed, "''REDUCTO!''" Five curses flew in five different directions and the shelves opposite them exploded as they hit; the towering structure swayed as a hundred glass spheres burst apart, pearly-white figures unfurled into the air and floated there, their voices echoing from who knew what long-dead past amid the torrent of crashing glass and splintered wood now raining down upon the floor — |[[D.A.]] members smashing the selves in the [[Hall of Prophecy]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix }}
*[[Harry Potter]] attempted to use this spell on a cloud of golden mist in the Third Task of the [[Triwizard Tournament]]. The spell had no effect.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref>
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*In meetings of [[Dumbledore's Army]], [[Parvati Patil]] and [[Ginny Weasley]] produced Reductor Curses so powerful that they disintegrated a table and Death Eater duelling simulacrum/dummy respectively.<ref name="OTP">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref>[[File:Ginnys_Reductoijhdsfhb.png|thumb|312px|The mid-effect shot of Ginny Weasley's powerful Reductor Curse.]]
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*Harry, [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], [[Hermione Granger]], [[Neville Longbottom]], [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] and [[Luna Lovegood]] all used this spell to break shelves in the [[Hall of Prophecy|Hall of Prophecies]] in an attempt to distract the [[Death Eaters]] during the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]].<ref name="OTP"/>
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*Later in the battle, Luna used the spell again to blow up a model of the planet Pluto while defending herself, a [[Confundus Charm|cursed]] Ron, and Ginny from the Death Eaters, but accidentally broke Ginny's ankle in the process.<ref name="OTP"/>
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*A member of the [[Order of the Phoenix]] tried to blast the door of the [[Astronomy Tower]] open with the Reductor Curse when Death Eaters had cornered [[Albus Dumbledore]] there.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
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*Harry Potter used this spell in a failed attempt to destroy [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket]].
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|[[Severus Snape]]
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|[[25 December]], [[1994]]
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|Snape used this on rosebushes at the [[Yule Ball]] after his talk with [[Karkaroff]].
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| rowspan="3" |[[Harry Potter]]
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|June [[1995]]
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|Harry learned this spell in [[1995]] in preparation for the third task of the [[Triwizard Tournament]].
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| rowspan="2" |[[24 June]], 1995
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|He used it in the hedge maze to try and disperse the Limbo mist that was placed there as an obstacle.
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|He used it again when he need to blast away a bush to get through and save [[Cedric Diggory|Cedric]] from [[Victor Krum|Victor]],who is [[Imperius Curse|Imperiused]].
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|[[Parvati Patil]]
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|Fall [[1995]]
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|Parvati used this curse during a D.A. to reduce a table to rubble.
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|[[Harry Potter]]
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| rowspan="6" |[[18 June]], [[1996]]
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| rowspan="6" |This spell was later used during the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries |Battle of the Department of Mysteries]] and resulted in the smashing of the shelves in the [[Hall of Prophecy]].
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|[[Hermione Granger]]
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|[[Ginny Weasley]]
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|[[Ron Weasley]]
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|[[Luna Lovegood]]
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|[[Neville Longbottom]]
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==Known practitioners==
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[[File:Reducto.png|thumb|left|223x223px]]
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*[[Ginevra Weasley]]<ref name="OPF" />
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*[[Harry Potter]]<ref name="GOF31" />
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*[[Hermione Granger]]<ref name="OP35" />
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*[[Luna Lovegood]]<ref name="OP35" />
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*[[Molly Weasley]]<ref name="DH2">{{DHF2}}</ref>
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*[[Neville Longbottom]]<ref name="OP35">{{OOTP}} - Chapter 35 (''Beyond the Veil'')</ref>
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*[[Parvati Patil]]<ref name="OP19">{{OOTP}} - Chapter 19 (''The Lion and the Serpent'')</ref>
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*[[Ronald Weasley]]<ref name="OP35" />
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*[[Severus Snape]]<ref name="GOF23">{{GOF}} - Chapter 23 (''The Yule Ball'')</ref>
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
*''Reducto'' may come from the English verb ''reduce'', "to bring down, destroy".
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The [[incantation]] "''reducto''" is [[Latin]] for "''reduce''" or "''bring down''".
 
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*[[Molly Weasley]] may have used this spell to blast [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] to pieces during their duel in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''.
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[[File:Tumblr_mqzotsyRAi1rgnynlo4_r3_250.gif|frame|in the film|240x240px]]
*In both of the ''LEGO Harry Potter'' games, the Reductor Curse is used to destroy Metal LEGO Pieces and, in the latter and only if the character possesses the [[Elder Wand]], Gold LEGO Pieces.
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In the film version of The Order of the Phoenix, only Ginny casts the Reductor Curse to smash the shelves in the Hall of Prophecy, instead of every D.A. member present.
*The [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|fifth film]] gives the appearance that [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] can cast a more powerful Reductor Curse than most of the others; in the book, this was [[Parvati and Padma Patil|the Patil twins]] that could do so.
 
 
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{1st}}
 
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''
 
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)]]'' {{C|Nintendo DS version only}}
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''

Latest revision as of 16:19, March 2, 2015

Full body bind
Reductor Curse
Incantation

Reducto[1]
(re-DUCK-toh)[2]

Type

Curse[1]

Hand Movement

Reducto movement

Light

Blue[3][2]

Effect

Destroys solid objects[1]

"With this powerful curse, skilled wizards can easily reduce obstacles to pieces. For obvious reasons great care must be exercised when learning and practising this spell, lest you find yourself sweeping up in detention for it is all too easy to bring your classroom ceiling crashing down, or to reduce your teacher's desk to a fine mist."
Miranda Goshawk[src]

The Reductor Curse[3] (Reducto[1]) is a curse that can be used to blast solid objects into pieces[1]. It is rather easy to reduce a target to a fine mist[3] or a pile of ashes[2].

Harry Potter taught this curse to Dumbledore's Army during the 1995-1996 school year.

Known usesEdit

" Five different voices behind him bellowed, "REDUCTO!" Five curses flew in five different directions and the shelves opposite them exploded as they hit; the towering structure swayed as a hundred glass spheres burst apart, pearly-white figures unfurled into the air and floated there, their voices echoing from who knew what long-dead past amid the torrent of crashing glass and splintered wood now raining down upon the floor — "
D.A. members smashing the selves in the Hall of Prophecy[src]
Caster(s) Date Notes
Severus Snape 25 December, 1994 Snape used this on rosebushes at the Yule Ball after his talk with Karkaroff.
Harry Potter June 1995 Harry learned this spell in 1995 in preparation for the third task of the Triwizard Tournament.
24 June, 1995 He used it in the hedge maze to try and disperse the Limbo mist that was placed there as an obstacle.
He used it again when he need to blast away a bush to get through and save Cedric from Victor,who is Imperiused.
Parvati Patil Fall 1995 Parvati used this curse during a D.A. to reduce a table to rubble.
Harry Potter 18 June, 1996 This spell was later used during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries and resulted in the smashing of the shelves in the Hall of Prophecy.
Hermione Granger
Ginny Weasley
Ron Weasley
Luna Lovegood
Neville Longbottom

Known practitionersEdit

Reducto

EtymologyEdit

The incantation "reducto" is Latin for "reduce" or "bring down".

Behind the scenesEdit

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in the film

In the film version of The Order of the Phoenix, only Ginny casts the Reductor Curse to smash the shelves in the Hall of Prophecy, instead of every D.A. member present.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


Defence Against the Dark Arts (D.A.D.A.)
TDF-AGTS-P
Professors: Galatea Merrythought · Quirinus Quirrell · Gilderoy Lockhart · Remus Lupin · Barty Crouch Jr. (as Alastor Moody) · Dolores Umbridge · Severus Snape ·
Amycus Carrow (as Dark Arts teacher)
Textbooks: The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection · Break with a Banshee · Gadding with Ghouls · Holidays with Hags · Travels with Trolls ·
Voyages with Vampires · Wanderings with Werewolves · Year with the Yeti · The Essential Defence Against the Dark Arts · Defensive Magical Theory · Dark Arts Defence: Basics for Beginners · Confronting the Faceless · Magical Drafts and Potions
D.A.D.A. at Hogwarts: Classroom 3C · Temporary Classroom · Hogwarts Turris Magnus · Professor's Office · Storeroom · Staircase · Lesson Cup · Race Cup · Dumbledore's Army
Spells covered under the subject: Curse of the Bogies · Knockback Jinx · Verdimillious Charm · Verdimillious Duo Spell · Verdimillious Tria · Wand-Lighting Charm · Freezing Spell · Seize and Pull Charm · Patronus Charm · Killing Curse · Cruciatus Curse · Imperius Curse · Impediment Jinx · Reductor Curse · Stunning Spell · Shield Charm · Nonverbal spells · Hex-deflection ·
Hex-Breaker · Hex Zapper
Creatures covered under the subject: Vampire bats · Iguanas · Cornish Pixies · Werewolves · Vampires · Hinkypunks · Boggarts · Red Caps · Kappas · Grindylows · Inferius

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