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"Incomplete Transfigurations are difficult to put right, but you must attempt to do so. Leaving the head of a rabbit on a footstool is irresponsible and dangerous. Say 'Reparifarge!' and the object or creature should return to its natural state."
Emeric Switch, A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration[src]

Reparifarge is the incantation of an untransfiguration spell. It appears to be a general spell used to counter the effects of a Transformation spell that was poorly performed and only partially Transfigured the object in question.

This spell is covered in A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration, which stresses the importance of at least attempting this spell when necessary, as the products of incomplete Transfigurations can be dangerous.[1]

History

This spell was covered in second year Transfiguration classes at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry during the 1985–1986 school year.[2]

After retrieving a Black Quill from another House common room, Jacob's sibling used this spell to Untransfigure it, which turned out to be a roll of parchment with more instructions.[3]

During the 1986–1987 school year, as Rowan Khanna and Jacob's sibling helped Rubeus Hagrid finding Fang in the Transfiguration Classroom, Jacob's sibling was inspired by Rowan's line of thought, and wondered if someone had Transfigured Fang into a cauldron, therefore casting Reparifarge on a nearby cauldron, which turned out to not be Fang, but a cat.[4]

After helping out Madam Rosmerta by serving at the Three Broomsticks Inn and retrieving ingredients for Rosmerta's special concoction of Butterbeer, so the landlady could take to time to search for a Black Quill Jacob had left behind, Madam Rosmerta kept her word and gave the object to Jacob's sibling, who Untransfigure it, revealing it to be Jacob's notebook, which Madam Rosmerta had mentioned seeing him scribbling in. The notebook was then unfortunately immediately confiscated by Argus Filch.[5]

Etymology

The incantation comes from the Latin word reparo meaning "to renew" or "repair", plus the suffix -farge (or fors) which means "shape".

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Pottermore - A Beginner's Guide to Tranfiguration
  2. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Chapter 1 (Year Two Begins) - Transfiguration Lesson "Reparifarge"
  3. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Chapter 3 (The Black Quill)
  4. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Side Quest "Giant Problems"
  5. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Chapter 3 (Three Broomsticks)
  6. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Chapter 9 (Wizards Unite!)


Transfiguration (class)
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Branches of Transfiguration
Transformation · Vanishment · Conjuration · Untransfiguration
Known practitioners
Emeric Switch · Circe · Falco Aesalon · Mirabella Plunkett · Thaddeus Thurkell
Professors
Albus Dumbledore · Minerva McGonagall
Textbooks
A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration · Intermediate Transfiguration · A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration
Transfiguration spells studied at Hogwarts
Change of hair colour and style (Crinus Muto) · Hardening Charm (Duro) · Mending Charm (Reparo) · Reparifarge · Softening Charm (Spongify) · Switching Spell · Vanishing Spell
Transforming Spells
Animal to Water Goblet (Vera Verto) · Beetle Buttons · Cat to Cauldron (Felifors) · Chair to cat · Guinea fowl to guinea pig · Hedgehog to pincushion · Match to needle · Meddling Man to Monkey · Mice to Snuffboxes · Owl to Opera Glasses (Strigiforma) · Porcupine to Pin Cushion (Hystrifors) · Small Child to Rat · Small Object to Dragon (Draconifors) · Snail to Teapot · Target to Bird (Avifors) · Target to Rabit (Lapifors) · Teacup to Rat · Teapot to tortoise · White Rabbits to Slippers