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{{Quote|...which is why the Carpe Retractum [[spell]] is useful. It allows you to seize and pull objects within your direct line of sight towards you...|[[Professor]] [[Filius Flitwick|Flitwick]] [[Charms (class)|teaching]] his [[third year]]s this [[charm]]|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)}}
 
{{Quote|...which is why the Carpe Retractum [[spell]] is useful. It allows you to seize and pull objects within your direct line of sight towards you...|[[Professor]] [[Filius Flitwick|Flitwick]] [[Charms (class)|teaching]] his [[third year]]s this [[charm]]|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)}}
   
The '''Seize and Pull Charm''' (''Carpe Retractum'') is a [[charm]] that [[Conjuration|creates]] a retractable, [[magic]]al rope made of orange and golden [[Light-creation spells|light]]. This rope can be used to pull objects within a certain distance towards the [[Wizardkind|caster]], or to pull the caster toward whatever they affix the [[spell]] to. It is generally used on inanimate targets, although it can be used on [[Herbology|plants]] or [[Creature|animals]].
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The '''Seize and Pull Charm''' (''Carpe Retractum'') is a [[charm]] that [[Conjuration|creates]] a retractable, [[magic]]al rope made of [[Light-creation spells|light]]. This rope can be used to pull objects within a certain distance towards the [[Wizardkind|caster]], or to pull the caster toward whatever they affix the [[spell]] to. It is generally used on inanimate targets, although it can be used on [[Herbology|plants]] or [[Creature|animals]].
   
Although the [[spell]] is easy enough to cast, it takes a fair amount of force to pull the target upon which the [[charm]] has been affixed. It is easier for stronger, more muscular individuals to pull things than it is for those with less strength. Therefore, it is recommended that the caster lean backwards when pulling heavier targets, thus allowing their body weight to carry a portion of the target's weight.
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==History==
   
 
[[Third year]] [[Wizardkind|witches and wizards]] were taught this spell throughout the [[1993-1994 school year]] in [[Charms (class)|charms class]] by [[Professor]] [[Filius Flitwick]], as well as in [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] by [[Professor]] [[Remus Lupin]]. The [[charm]] appeared in the [[third year exams]] for both classes.
 
[[Third year]] [[Wizardkind|witches and wizards]] were taught this spell throughout the [[1993-1994 school year]] in [[Charms (class)|charms class]] by [[Professor]] [[Filius Flitwick]], as well as in [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] by [[Professor]] [[Remus Lupin]]. The [[charm]] appeared in the [[third year exams]] for both classes.
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==Casting==
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Although the [[spell]] is easy enough to cast, it takes a fair amount of force to pull the target upon which the [[charm]] has been affixed. It is easier for stronger, more muscular individuals to pull things than it is for those with less strength. Therefore, it is recommended that the caster lean backwards when pulling heavier targets, thus allowing their body weight to carry a portion of the target's weight.
   
 
==Practitioners==
 
==Practitioners==
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
From [[Latin]] ''carpe'', meaning "seize", and the [[England|English]] word ''retract'', which means "pull or draw in".
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From [[Latin]] ''carpe'', meaning "seize", and ''retractum'', meaning "remote".
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
[[File:Carpe2.jpg|thumb]]
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[[File:Carpe2.jpg|thumb|Ron using ''Carpe Retractum'' in his third year.]]
 
*In the PC version, only [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] could perform this spell, whereas in the console version only [[Harry Potter|Harry]] could cast it; in the succeeding game, all of the [[trio]] can use it.
 
*In the PC version, only [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] could perform this spell, whereas in the console version only [[Harry Potter|Harry]] could cast it; in the succeeding game, all of the [[trio]] can use it.
*When used on inanimate targets, the [[charm]] is purple in colour, whereas when used on plants or animals it is orange or golden.
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*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]'', the [[charm]] is purple in colour and used exclusively on similarly coloured objects, whereas in ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)]]'' it is orange or golden and used in a variety of objects and creatures.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)]]''
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[[Category:Spells with Incantations of Latin Origin]]

Latest revision as of 04:41, August 29, 2015

Carpe
Seize and Pull Charm
Incantation

Carpe Retractum
(KAHR-pay ruh-TRACK-tum)

Type

Charm

Hand Movement

Whip-like

Light

Golden/orange, Purple

Effect

Pulls target towards caster, or pulls caster towards target

"...which is why the Carpe Retractum spell is useful. It allows you to seize and pull objects within your direct line of sight towards you..."
Professor Flitwick teaching his third years this charm[src]

The Seize and Pull Charm (Carpe Retractum) is a charm that creates a retractable, magical rope made of light. This rope can be used to pull objects within a certain distance towards the caster, or to pull the caster toward whatever they affix the spell to. It is generally used on inanimate targets, although it can be used on plants or animals.

HistoryEdit

Third year witches and wizards were taught this spell throughout the 1993-1994 school year in charms class by Professor Filius Flitwick, as well as in Defence Against the Dark Arts by Professor Remus Lupin. The charm appeared in the third year exams for both classes.

CastingEdit

Although the spell is easy enough to cast, it takes a fair amount of force to pull the target upon which the charm has been affixed. It is easier for stronger, more muscular individuals to pull things than it is for those with less strength. Therefore, it is recommended that the caster lean backwards when pulling heavier targets, thus allowing their body weight to carry a portion of the target's weight.

PractitionersEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin carpe, meaning "seize", and retractum, meaning "remote".

Behind the scenesEdit

Carpe2

Ron using Carpe Retractum in his third year.

AppearancesEdit


Defence Against the Dark Arts (D.A.D.A.)
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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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