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Hex?

When is this spell referred to as such? Green Zubat 08:03, August 4, 2011 (UTC)

Nm, Pottermore disproved this anyway—Green Zubat (owl me!). 23:59, August 28, 2011 (UTC)

Jinx/Curse

It's obviously the same spell as the Jelly-Legs Jinx, but the people running Pottermore made an error, so we immediately leap to the conclusion that we're dealing with two different spells, instead of one spell with alternate names? Starstuff (Owl me!) 23:15, August 28, 2011 (UTC)

How could you possibly divine that they made an error? There's no evidence for that, for all you know they are different spells. Until we have evidence, they should stay separate—Green Zubat (owl me!). 23:58, August 28, 2011 (UTC)

If I could interrupt, I wish to point out that, though the Jelly-Legs Curse and Jelly-Legs Jinx share a similar name, the effect of the Curse is described in this article as making the victim's legs collapse. The effect of the Jinx is described in its article as making the victim's legs shake. I might be wrong (I probably am) but hey, who's to judge? Hunnie Bunn (talk) 16:31, August 18, 2012 (UTC)

I now want to contradict myself; the only time the effects are actually seen are in GoF, when they're practicing for the Third Task; yes, Harry's legs shake instead of collapsing, but then... Harry did relatively well against the Imperius Curse, and let's not forget that the effects of Hermione's spell shattered Harry's shield, which means that the effects may have been diluted somewhat, and if he could resist doing whatever when he should have had next to no will, who's to say that he managed to stay on his feet with the same willpower? Just a thought... Hunnie Bunn (talk) 16:31, August 18, 2012 (UTC)

I'm probably really annoying everyone, but I'm starting to think this and the Jelly-Legs Jinx should be merged. As I said, they both have canon reference, they have identical names (except by classification, and it isn't like the books and pottermore have always agreed on what kind of spell each dark charm is; see Furnunculus curse). Also, it's possible that the spell makes the victim's legs shake so bad that they end up collapsing; let's not forget, as well, that the kid was using a shield charm at the time the spell was cast on him, and that's the only time we see the effects of the jinx; it's possible the shield diminished the power of the spell. So... merge them, shorten the BTS note, keep them as is, or remove the BTS notes? Hunnie Bunn (talk) 18:32, September 8, 2012 (UTC)

Seems fine to me; I can't really see any reason not to merge them. ProfessorTofty (talk) 19:00, September 9, 2012 (UTC)

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