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Maybe this should be moved to something like "Curse on the D.A.D.A. job" - Nick O'Demus 01:42, September 2, 2009 (UTC)

I agree Nick --Profiteor 01:46, September 2, 2009 (UTC)

Nah, otherwise we would have Hermione Granger's jinx into something like "SNEAK jinx". Yatanogarasu 18:46, September 2, 2009 (UTC)

That's not a bad idea, either. Voldemort could have had (and likely did have) more than one curse, and Hermione may have created more than one jinx. We should try to be specific. - Nick O'Demus 01:57, September 2, 2009 (UTC)

I agree again it's best to specify --Profiteor 02:01, September 2, 2009 (UTC)


Is this article fanon? I never remember it being mentioned that Tom Riddle put a curse on the position of D.A.D.A, is there a source for this that I can look at? Patr0nus ( Expecto Patronum! ) 15:35, September 14, 2009 (UTC)

JKR confirmed it in an interview, didn´t she? --Rodolphus 15:37, September 14, 2009 (UTC)

The sourced interview link in the article doesn't work, so I'm not sure. Patr0nus ( Expecto Patronum! ) 15:40, September 14, 2009 (UTC)

  1. Half-Blood Prince, Scholastic ed., ch.8, p.167 (referred to as a jinx)
  2. Half-Blood Prince, Scholastic ed., ch.20, p.446 (mentioned, but not specified)
  3. J.K. Rowling and the Live Chat,, July 30, 2007 (referred to as a jinx)
  4. Vieira, Meredith. "JK Rowling One-On-One: Part One." Today Show (NBC) , 26 July 2007 (referred to as a jinx)
It seems to be specified as a jinx rather than a curse, so I'll move it. - Nick O'Demus 17:49, September 14, 2009 (UTC)

New Name

Isn't this new name ridiculously nonspecific? --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 23:17, July 1, 2010 (UTC)

Moved it back. - Nick O'Demus 23:25, July 1, 2010 (UTC)

Um..."defense" is spelled with an "s", not a "c!" 17:00, February 23, 2011 (UTC)MirrorMirrorOnTheWall´

It isn´t in British English.--Rodolphus 17:02, February 23, 2011 (UTC)


This page looks unprofessional with the full stop, I reckon it needs to be renamed.

  ArrestoMomentum | talk  06:51, July 16, 2016 (UTC)

Wider Jinx?

Isn't it most likely Voldemort anticipated people potentially circumventing the Jinx on the DADA Post and made certain that all defence club and organization leaders wouldn't last a year? That would mean Harry Potter is also a potential victim of the Jinx with Umbridge and the Inquisitorial Squad being able to break into the Room of Requirements and shut the D.A. down. Experiment632 (talk) 08:14, May 26, 2017 (UTC)