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|name=Scarpin's Revelaspell
 
|name=Scarpin's Revelaspell
|type= [[Charm]]
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|incantation=
|incantation=Specialis Revelio<br/>(SPES-e-alis REV-e-leo)
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|pronunciation=
|effect=Reveals anything hidden by [[magic]]al means
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|type=[[Charm]]<ref name="HBP18">{{HBP}} - Chapter 18 (''Birthday Surprises'')</ref>
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|effect=Identify potion ingredients<ref name="HBP18"/>
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|creator=[[Scarpin]]<ref name="inventor">As the spell is named after him, it is most likely that this is his spell.</ref>
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{{quote|“Specialis Revelio!” she said, rapping it smartly on the front cover. Nothing whatsoever happened.|Hermione's failed use.|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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{{Quote|...which means, of course, that assuming we have achieved correct identification of the potion's ingredients by Scarpin's Revelaspell, our primary aim is not the relatively simple one of selecting antidotes to those ingredients in and of themselves, but to find that added component which will, by an almost alchemical process, transform these disparate elements -|[[Horace Slughorn]]|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
   
'''Scarpin's Revelaspell''' (''Specialis Revelio'') is a [[charm]] that is used to identify the ingredients of the target [[potion]] or the enchantments on a target object.
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'''Scarpin's Revelaspell''' (''incantation unknown'') is a [[charm]] that is used to correctly identify the ingredients of a given [[potion]]<ref name="HBP18"/>. [[Professor]] [[Horace Slughorn]] instructed his [[sixth year]] [[Potions (class)|potions class]] to use this [[spell]], although most of them were absolutely clueless<ref name="HBP18"/>. The only one who truly knew what to do was [[Hermione Granger]], who was casting the [[spell]] [[Nonverbal spell|nonverbally]]<ref name="HBP18"/>.
 
==Known uses==
 
*[[Hermione Granger]] used this spell on the [[Severus Snape|Half-Blood Prince]]'s [[Severus Snape's copy of Advanced Potion-Making|copy]] of [[Advanced Potion-Making]].
 
*It was also used during a [[sixth year]] [[Potions (class)|Potions]] class, to reveal the ingredients of a [[poison]].
 
 
==Etymology==
 
Latin ''specialis'', "particular; individual" and ''revelare'' (present tense ''revelo''), "unveil". Altogether the incantation may read as "[to] reveal the particulars [of]".
 
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
   
==Behind the scenes==
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==Notes and references==
*This [[spell]] may be related to ''[[Revealing Charm|Aparecium]]'', ''[[Human-presence-revealing spell|Homenum Revelio]]'', ''[[Informous]]'', or ''[[Revelio]]''.
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[[fr:Révélasort de Scarpin]]
 
[[fr:Révélasort de Scarpin]]
 
[[Category:Charms]]
 
[[Category:Charms]]
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[[Category:Spells of unknown incantation]]

Latest revision as of 23:16, May 17, 2013

Scarpin's Revelaspell
Type

Charm[1]

Effect

Identify potion ingredients[1]

Creator

Scarpin[2]

"...which means, of course, that assuming we have achieved correct identification of the potion's ingredients by Scarpin's Revelaspell, our primary aim is not the relatively simple one of selecting antidotes to those ingredients in and of themselves, but to find that added component which will, by an almost alchemical process, transform these disparate elements -"
Horace Slughorn[src]

Scarpin's Revelaspell (incantation unknown) is a charm that is used to correctly identify the ingredients of a given potion[1]. Professor Horace Slughorn instructed his sixth year potions class to use this spell, although most of them were absolutely clueless[1]. The only one who truly knew what to do was Hermione Granger, who was casting the spell nonverbally[1].

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 18 (Birthday Surprises)
  2. As the spell is named after him, it is most likely that this is his spell.

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