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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*This is possibly the spell [[Severus Snape]] used to attempt to force the [[Marauder's Map]] to display its content, though it may also have been [[Scarpin's Revelaspell]].
 
*This is possibly the spell [[Severus Snape]] used to attempt to force the [[Marauder's Map]] to display its content, though it may also have been [[Scarpin's Revelaspell]].
*According to ''[[Pottermore]]'', the hand motion is thus:<br/>[[File:Aparecium.png]]
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*In the Nintendo DS version of the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', there is a minigame called ''Aparecium'' Pairs, the goal of which is to rub the DS's bottom screen within a time limit to reveal a card or group of cards matching the one(s) on the top screen.
   
 
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' {{Possible}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' {{Possible}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]'' {{Possible}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]'' {{Possible}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''
 
*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]'' {{1st ID}}
 
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[[Category:Charms]]
 
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Latest revision as of 21:05, March 14, 2014

Aparecium
Revealing Charm
Incantation

Aparecium
(AH-par-EH-see-um)

Type

Charm

Hand Movement

Aparecium

Effect

Reveals invisible writing

"The Revealing Charm will reveal invisible ink and messages hidden by magical means. Simply tap a book or parchment with your wand and any hidden message will be revealed. This spell is more than sufficient to overcome the basic concealing charms and so is a favourite of parents and teachers alike."
Miranda Goshawk, Book of Spells.[src]

The Revealing Charm[1] (Aparecium) is a charm that forces invisible ink or other hidden messages to appear. It is also possible this spell can be used to make other invisible things reveal themselves. Hermione Granger used this spell on Tom Riddle's Diary to see if anything could be read. Nothing appeared after she used the spell because that was not the enchantment placed on the book.

Known practioneersEdit

"She tapped the diary three times and said, "Aparecium!""
—Hermione using the spell on Tom Riddle's diary[src]

EtymologyEdit

The Latin word appareo which means "to become visible or to appear".

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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