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{{Class infobox
 
{{Class infobox
 
|name=Transformation
 
|name=Transformation
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|professor=
 
|professor=
*[[Minerva McGonagall|Professor Minerva McGonagall]] (formerly)
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*[[Minerva McGonagall]] (formerly)
 
*[[Albus Dumbledore]] (formerly)
 
*[[Albus Dumbledore]] (formerly)
|required textbooks=*''[[A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration]]''
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|required textbooks=*''[[A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration]]'' by [[Emeric Switch]]
*''[[Transfiguration Today]]''
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*''[[Intermediate Transfiguration]]''
 
*''[[A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration]]''
 
*''[[A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration]]''
*''[[Transformation Through the Ages]]''
 
*''[[Theories of Transubstantial Transfiguration]]''
 
 
|required equipment=[[Wand]]
 
|required equipment=[[Wand]]
 
|first=''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''
 
|first=''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''
 
|latest=''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
 
|latest=''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
 
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'''Transformation''' (a.k.a. '''Transubstantial Transfiguration'''<ref>[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)]]</ref>) is the name given to a branch of [[transfiguration]] that focuses on deforming the physical features of an object. It is not to be confused with [[Trans-species Transformation]], though that is a type of transformation.
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'''{{Quote| ''[...]'' I'm particularly interested in Transfiguration, you know, turning something into something else, of course, it's supposed to be very difficult —|[[Hermione Granger]]|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}'''
   
It contains the following sub-groups all of which overlap with each other to varying degrees): [[Human Transfiguration]], defined by and named for the target being a human being; [[Switches]], which simultaneously exchange features between organism; and the aforementioned [[Trans-Species Transformations]], which refer to transformations that change organisms from one species to another.
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'''Transformation''' (or '''Transubstantial Transfiguration'''<ref>[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)]]</ref>) is the name given to a branch of [[Transfiguration]] that focuses on deforming the physical features of an object. It is not to be confused with [[Trans-species Transformation]], though that is a type of transformation.
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==Nature==
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Transformation is the first branch of Transfiguration that students will learn at [[Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry]], begining with [[Match to needle]] in first year and progressing from there.
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Transformation contains the following sub-groups all of which overlap with each other to varying degrees): [[human Transfiguration]], defined by and named for the target being a human being; [[Switches]], which simultaneously exchange features between organism; and the aforementioned [[Trans-Species Transformations]], which refer to transformations that change organisms from one species to another.
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===Danger===
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[[File:Backfire2.gif|thumb|left|a poorly performed Transfiguration spell, in which the object if half-transformed|225x225px]]
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Due to the applied, precise nature of Transfiguration magic there is a large potential for it to go disastrously wrong, even for the experts.
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If transformation is done improperly, the Transfigured object can become half-Transfigured or permanently stuck in one state (whether fully or partially Transfigured); for example, [[Viktor Krum]] [[Human Transfiguration|half-Transfigured himself]] once into a shark in the Second Task of The [[Triwizard Tournament]] in 1994 (although he was not stuck in that form, so it may have been intentional).
   
 
==Methods==
 
==Methods==
'''Transformation''' can be achieved in a number of different ways, namely: [[Transforming spells]]<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]], Chapter 22</ref>, [[Animagi]], [[Metamorphmagi]] and [[Lycanthropy]].
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Transformation can be achieved in a number of different ways, namely: [[Transforming spells]]<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]], Chapter 22</ref>, [[Animagi]], [[Metamorphmagi]] and [[Lycanthropy]].
   
==='''Transforming spells'''===
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===Transforming spells===
 
====General====
 
====General====
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[[File:Avifors.jpg|thumb|''Avifors'' ]]
 
[[File:Raven_to_Writing_Desk.jpg|thumb|The Raven into Writing Desk spell.]]
 
[[File:Raven_to_Writing_Desk.jpg|thumb|The Raven into Writing Desk spell.]]
*''[[Avifors]]''
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[[File:Steelclaw.png|thumb|''Steelclaw'' ]]
*[[Cauldron to Sieve]]
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*''[[Draconifors]]'': Turns statues of dragons into real dragons.<ref name = "POAVG">{{POAVG}}</ref>
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*[[Avifors Spell|Avifors Spell'' '']](''Avifors''): Transforms things into birds<ref name="PSVG">''{{PSVG}}''</ref>
*[[Duro]]
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*[[Cat into tea cosy]]: Transforms [[cat]]s, and possibly [[Kneazle]]s, into tea cozies
*[[Ears to kumquats]]
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*[[Cauldron to Sieve]]: Transforms cauldrons into sieves<ref name="TCG">''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''</ref>
*''[[Fera Verto]]'': Transfigures target animal into a water goblet.<ref>{{COSF}} & {{OOTPVG}}</ref>
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*[[Draconifors Spell]] (''Draconifors''): Transforms things into dragons<ref name="POAVG">{{POAVG}}</ref>
*[[Glass to sand shield]]
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*[[Hardening Charm]] (''Duro''): Transforms things into stone
*[[Incarcifors]]
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*[[Ears to kumquats]]: Transforms a person's ears into kumquats
*''[[Lapifors]]''
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*''[[Vera Verto]]'': Transforms animals into goblets<ref>{{COSF}}</ref><ref>{{OOTPVG}}</ref>
*[[Match to needle]]
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*[[Glass to sand shield]]: Transforms glass into sand.
*''[[Piscifors]]''
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*''[[Incarcifors]]'': Captures things<ref name="TCG" />
*[[Raven to Writing Desk]]<ref>''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''</ref>
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*[[Lapifors Spell]] (''Lapifors)'': Transforms things into rabbits<ref name="POAVG" />
*[[Rock to dog]]
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*[[Match to needle]]: Transforms matches into needles
*[[Scribblifors]]
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*[[Meddling Man to Monkey]]: Transforms a meddling man into a monkey<ref name="PSF">{{PSF}}</ref>
*[[Smoke to daggers]]
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*''[[Piscifors]]'': Transforms things into fish
*''[[Snufflifors]]'': Turns books into mice.<ref name = "POAVG" />
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*[[Raven to Writing Desk]]<ref name="TCG" />
*[[Steelclaw]]
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*[[Rock to dog]]: Transforms rocks into dogs
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*''[[Scribblifors]]'': Transforms things into quills<ref name="TCG" />
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*[[Smoke to daggers]]: Transforms smoke into daggers
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*[[Small Child to Rat]]<ref name="PSF" />
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*[[Snufflifors Spell]] (''Snufflifors''): Transforms things into mice<ref name="POAVG" />
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*''[[Steelclaw]]'': Transforms claws into steel<ref name="TCG" />
 
*''[[Tentaclifors]]'': Turns a person's head into a tentacle
 
*''[[Tentaclifors]]'': Turns a person's head into a tentacle
   
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*[[Human to armchair]]
 
*[[Human to armchair]]
 
*[[Animagus reversal spell]]
 
*[[Animagus reversal spell]]
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==Known practitioners==
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<gallery widths="85" position="center" orientation="portrait" spacing="small">
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100px-Alastor Moody Profile.jpg|[[Alastor Moody]]
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Alice1.jpg|[[Alice Longbottom]]
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Barty Crouch, Jr.jpg|[[Barty Crouch Jr.]]
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Circe.jpg|[[Circe]]
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Frank1.jpg|[[Frank Longbottom]]
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PHELPS2-1.jpg|[[Fred Weasley I]]
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250px-PHELPS2.jpg|[[George Weasley]]
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Gwenog Jones.jpg|[[Gwenog Jones]]
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Harry Potter movies hbp promostills 6.jpg|[[Harry Potter]]<ref name="HBP15">{{HBP}} - Chapter 15 (''The Unbreakable Vow'')</ref>
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Hermione-HBP-hermione-granger-16048675-1919-2560.jpg|[[Hermione Granger]]<ref name="DH">{{DH}}</ref>
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Horace Slughorn.jpg|[[Horace Slughorn]]
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Dawlishprofile.jpg|[[John Dawlish]]
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Kingsley7.jpg|[[Kingsley Shacklebolt]]
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Mirabella Plunkett.jpg|[[Mirabella Plunkett ]]
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Neville-promo-pics-neville-longbottom-28261912-390-520.jpg|[[Neville Longbottom]]<ref>http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2007/1217-pottercast-anelli.html Neville had a brief stint as an Auror</ref>
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Percy.jpg|[[Percy Weasley]]
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Ron-Weasley-harry-potter-and-the-deathly-hallows.jpg|[[Ron Weasley]]<ref name="HBP15">{{HBP}} - Chapter 15 (''The Unbreakable Vow'')</ref>
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Rubeus hagrid.PNG|[[Rubeus Hagrid]]
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Scrimhallows22.jpg|[[Rufus Scrimgeour]]
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Thaddeus Thurkell.jpg|[[Thaddeus Thurkell]]
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Viktorkrumyulleball.png|[[Viktor Krum]]
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</gallery>
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*[[D.J. Prod]]
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*[[Gawain Robards]]
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*[[McClivert clan|The McCliver]]
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*[[Proudfoot]]
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*[[Savage]]
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*[[Williamson]]
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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==Notes and References==
 
==Notes and References==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
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{{Transfiguration}}
 
[[Category:Transformations]]
 
[[Category:Transformations]]

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Transformation
Class information
Professor
Required textbooks
Required equipment

Wand

" [...] I'm particularly interested in Transfiguration, you know, turning something into something else, of course, it's supposed to be very difficult —"
Hermione Granger[src]

Transformation (or Transubstantial Transfiguration[1]) is the name given to a branch of Transfiguration that focuses on deforming the physical features of an object. It is not to be confused with Trans-species Transformation, though that is a type of transformation.

NatureEdit

Transformation is the first branch of Transfiguration that students will learn at Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry, begining with Match to needle in first year and progressing from there.

Transformation contains the following sub-groups all of which overlap with each other to varying degrees): human Transfiguration, defined by and named for the target being a human being; Switches, which simultaneously exchange features between organism; and the aforementioned Trans-Species Transformations, which refer to transformations that change organisms from one species to another.

DangerEdit

Backfire2

a poorly performed Transfiguration spell, in which the object if half-transformed

Due to the applied, precise nature of Transfiguration magic there is a large potential for it to go disastrously wrong, even for the experts.

If transformation is done improperly, the Transfigured object can become half-Transfigured or permanently stuck in one state (whether fully or partially Transfigured); for example, Viktor Krum half-Transfigured himself once into a shark in the Second Task of The Triwizard Tournament in 1994 (although he was not stuck in that form, so it may have been intentional).

MethodsEdit

Transformation can be achieved in a number of different ways, namely: Transforming spells[2], Animagi, Metamorphmagi and Lycanthropy.

Transforming spellsEdit

GeneralEdit

Avifors

Avifors

Raven to Writing Desk

The Raven into Writing Desk spell.

Steelclaw

Steelclaw

Trans-Species Transforming spellsEdit

Human TransfigurationsEdit

Known practitionersEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and ReferencesEdit


Transfiguration (class)
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Professors: Albus Dumbledore · Minerva McGonagall
Textbooks: A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration · Intermediate Transfiguration · A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration
Known practitioners: Emeric Switch · Circe · Falco Aesalon · Mirabella Plunkett · Thaddeus Thurkell ·
Transfiguration spells studied at Hogwarts: Chair to cat · Match to needle · Snail to Teapot · Teacup to Rat · Switching Spell · Transforming Spell · Avifors Spell · Mice to Snuffboxes · Beetle Buttons · Rabbit Slippers · Vera Verto · Teapot to tortoise · Draconifors Spell · Lapifors Spell · Vanishing Spell · Owl to opera glasses · Guinea fowl to guinea pig · Hedgehog to pincushion · Small Child to Rat · Meddling Man to Monkey · Crinus Muto
Branches of Transfiguration: Transformation · Vanishment · Conjuration · Untransfiguration

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