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[[File:The-dark-forces-a-guide-to-self-protection-pottermore.png|thumb|left|100px|''The Dark Forces: Guide to Self-Protection'' at [[Pottermore]].]]
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'''''The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection''''' is a book authored by [[Professor]] [[Quentin Trimble]]. This book provides insight and information on various [[Dark Arts|dark creatures]], it also contains some defensive spells, such as the [[Knockback Jinx]].
'''''The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection''''' is a book written by [[Quentin Trimble]]. It was a required textbook for [[First year]] [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] students at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in the [[1991–1992 school year]]. <ref name="PS5" /> It was also the textbook used in the [[1994–1995 school year]] in the [[fourth year]] [[Defence Against the Dark Arts|D.A.D.A.]] class. <ref name="GF14" />
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A copy of this book costs 1 [[Galleon]] at [[Flourish and Blotts]].<ref name="pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>
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==History==
==Spells covered<ref name="pottermore" />==
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It was a required textbook for both [[first year]] and [[fourth year]] [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] students at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].<ref name="PS5"/><ref name="GF14"/> This book was an idem on the 1991 school list of things needed.
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A copy of this textbook at [[Flourish and Blotts|Flourish and Blotts Bookshop]] has a cost of [[Galleon|one galleon]].<ref name="pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>
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==Known contents<ref name="pottermore" />==
 
*[[Curse of the Bogies]]
 
*[[Curse of the Bogies]]
 
*[[Green Sparks]]
 
*[[Green Sparks]]
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*[[Hag]]s - The hag is a child-eating creature of human appearance, though likely to have more than the average witch.
 
*[[Knockback Jinx]]
 
*[[Knockback Jinx]]
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*[[Red Cap]]s - Avoid the Red Cap, a Dark dwarfish creature that lurks in places where blood has been shed and will attempt to bludgeon the unwary to death.
 
*[[Red Sparks]]
 
*[[Red Sparks]]
 
*[[Smokescreen Spell]]
 
*[[Smokescreen Spell]]
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*[[Vampire]]s
 
*[[Wand-Extinguishing Charm]]
 
*[[Wand-Extinguishing Charm]]
 
*[[Wand-Lighting Charm]]
 
*[[Wand-Lighting Charm]]
==Other topics covered<ref name="pottermore" />==
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*[[Werewolf]] Bites - Werewolf bites should be thoroughly and magically cleaned, as the werewolf’s fangs are venomous. However, there is no cure once you have become a werewolf, so try and avoid being bitten at all costs.
*[[Hag]]s
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*[[Zombie]]s - The Zombie dwells only in the Southern part of America. It is an example, like the Vampire, of the and may be recognised by its greyish colour and its rotten smell.
*[[Red Cap]]s
 
*[[Vampire]]s
 
*[[Werewolf]] bites
 
*[[Zombie]]s
 
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*It is possible, given that this was the required textbook for [[1994-1995 school year|that year]] and that [[Barty Crouch Jr.|Moody]] wanted his class to read about resisting the [[Imperius Curse]], that such a topic was covered in this book.
 
*It is possible, given that this was the required textbook for [[1994-1995 school year|that year]] and that [[Barty Crouch Jr.|Moody]] wanted his class to read about resisting the [[Imperius Curse]], that such a topic was covered in this book.
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The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection
Publication information
Author

Quentin Trimble[1]

Released

Pre 1991[2]

Subject

Defence Against the Dark Arts[3]

Copies
"This book gives an excellent grounding in magical self-defence."
—Advert at Flourish and Blotts.[src]

The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection is a book authored by Professor Quentin Trimble. This book provides insight and information on various dark creatures, it also contains some defensive spells, such as the Knockback Jinx.

HistoryEdit

It was a required textbook for both first year and fourth year Defence Against the Dark Arts students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[1][3] This book was an idem on the 1991 school list of things needed.

A copy of this textbook at Flourish and Blotts Bookshop has a cost of one galleon.[4]

Known contents[4]Edit

  • Curse of the Bogies
  • Green Sparks
  • Hags - The hag is a child-eating creature of human appearance, though likely to have more than the average witch.
  • Knockback Jinx
  • Red Caps - Avoid the Red Cap, a Dark dwarfish creature that lurks in places where blood has been shed and will attempt to bludgeon the unwary to death.
  • Red Sparks
  • Smokescreen Spell
  • Vampires
  • Wand-Extinguishing Charm
  • Wand-Lighting Charm
  • Werewolf Bites - Werewolf bites should be thoroughly and magically cleaned, as the werewolf’s fangs are venomous. However, there is no cure once you have become a werewolf, so try and avoid being bitten at all costs.
  • Zombies - The Zombie dwells only in the Southern part of America. It is an example, like the Vampire, of the and may be recognised by its greyish colour and its rotten smell.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • It is possible, given that this was the required textbook for that year and that Moody wanted his class to read about resisting the Imperius Curse, that such a topic was covered in this book.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 5 (Diagon Alley)
  2. It had to be available by the time Harry started, as it was on his school shopping list.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 14 (The Unforgivable Curses)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Pottermore


Defence Against the Dark Arts (D.A.D.A.)
TDF-AGTS-P
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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