Light, non-verbal and wandless

In the PS1 version, Quirrell nonverbally and wandlessly animates suits of armour to attack Harry. It manifestates in a green ball of light. As the effects are 100 % the same, should we take it asd Piertotum Loccomottor?--Rodolphus 14:59, May 15, 2011 (UTC)

I'd say so. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 15:02, May 15, 2011 (UTC)

He also conjures a suit of armour using itz.--Rodolphus 15:04, May 15, 2011 (UTC)

Can the conjuration variant be canon?--Rodolphus 16:41, May 15, 2011 (UTC)


In the DH film, Minerva states "I´ve always wanted to use that spell," Is it just me, or does it indicate she never used it before? So the chesspiece animation must be different.--Rodolphus 10:01, July 10, 2011 (UTC)

Agreed, it can't seem to mean anything elseGreen Zubat 10:08, July 10, 2011 (UTC)

The currrent article statement is just speculation. Canon suggests that Piertotum Locomotor wasn´t used on the chesspieces at all. Flitwick is pure speculation. I´ll remove it entirely.--Rodolphus 16:22, July 12, 2011 (UTC)


Hogwarts suits of armour and statues

Bewitched statues and suits of armour defending Hogwarts Castle on 1 May, 1998.

Although they are made of stone in the film, this picture make them look like metallic suits. --DCLM (talk) 14:17, June 16, 2013 (UTC)


Doesn't Pier mean "stone/rock" in French? If the suits of armour were made of stone that part of the spell might be a reference to that. Just a thought. Canuck1990 (talk) 13:42, May 13, 2015 (UTC)

I believe you're thinking of pierre, not pier. In any case, it's certainly possible (the suits of armour in the book are metal, but the spell also animates stone statues), though the original root would be the Greek πέτρα (pétra). The English word "pier" comes from the same root, incidentally. -- 1337star (Drop me a line!) 20:13, May 13, 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Would it make sense to put that in as well, if we're going to display possible etymologies? Canuck1990 (talk) 07:33, November 7, 2015 (UTC)