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{{Spell infobox
 
{{Spell infobox
 
|name=Reductor Curse
 
|name=Reductor Curse
 
|image=[[File:20110806-js-hpoop-reducto.gif|250px]]
 
|image=[[File:20110806-js-hpoop-reducto.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=Point wand at target<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]''</ref>
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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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|creator=
 
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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.With weak force the object only becomes little.
 
   
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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"/>.
 
==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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*[[Harry Potter]] learned this spell in [[1995]] in preparation for the third task of the [[Triwizard Tournament]]. He used it in the hedge maze to try and disperse the Limbo mist that was placed there as an obstacle.
*[[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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*This was also one of the spells Harry taught to[[ Dumbledore's Army]], it 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]].
*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:Reducto.png|thumb|[[Ginevra Weasley]]'s use of the spell]]
 
*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"/>
 
*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"/>
 
*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>
 
*Harry Potter used this spell in a failed attempt to destroy [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket]].
 
   
==Etymology==
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==Practitioners==
*''Reducto'' may come from the English verb ''reduce'', "to bring down, destroy".
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[[File:Reducto.png|thumb|left|126px]]
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*[[Ginevra Weasley]]<ref name="OPF"/>
* Although in Latin 'Reducto' also means 'Reduced' when translated from English-Latin.
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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>
   
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==Etymology==
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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]]
*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 Pheonix only Ginny casts the Reductor Curse to smash the selves 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==
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''
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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 04:45, April 16, 2014

20110806-js-hpoop-reducto
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].

Known usesEdit

PractitionersEdit

Reducto
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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 Pheonix only Ginny casts the Reductor Curse to smash the selves 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 · Tower · 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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