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The '''Transmogrifian Torture''' was a [[curse]] which [[Gilderoy Lockhart]] suggested could have killed [[Mrs. Norris]] (before it was discovered that she had only been [[Petrification|Petrified]]). Lockhart claimed to have witnessed the spell more than once and stated that he knew its [[counter-curse]].
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{{Quote|It was definitely a curse that killed her - probably the Transmogrifian Torture. I've seen it used many times, so unlucky I wasn't there, I know [[Counter-curse for the Transmogrifian Torture|the very counter-curse]] that would have saved her...|Gilderoy Lockhart|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
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The '''Transmogrifian Torture''' (''incantation unknown'') was a [[curse]] which killed its victims. [[Professor]] [[Gilderoy Lockhart]] claimed that this was the [[spell]] to have killed [[Mrs. Norris]] before it was revealed that she had only been [[Petrification|Petrified]].
Since Lockhart based his entire career on lies, it is unknown if the Transmogrifian Torture is a real spell, or simply something which Lockhart made up to make himself look like an expert in the [[Dark Arts]].
 
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
English "''transmogrify''", meaning "to change or alter greatly, often to grotesque effect", possibly implying that the curse changes the shape of the victim to cause pain.
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Transmogrifian comes from the English "''transmogrify''", meaning "to change or alter greatly, often to grotesque effect", possibly implying that the curse changes the shape of the victim to cause pain.
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==Behind the scene==
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* Seeing that this curse kills, it is similar to the [[Killing Curse]]. The difference could be that this one causes torturous effects as opposed to outright death.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' {{1st Mention}}
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* ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' {{1st Mention}}
*''[[Pottermore]]'' {{Mention}}
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* ''[[Pottermore]]'' {{Mention}}
   
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[[es:Tortura Metamórfica]]
 
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Latest revision as of 17:45, June 2, 2014

Transmogrifian Torture
Type

Curse

Hand Movement

Transmogrifian-torture

Effect

Kills

"It was definitely a curse that killed her - probably the Transmogrifian Torture. I've seen it used many times, so unlucky I wasn't there, I know the very counter-curse that would have saved her..."
—Gilderoy Lockhart[src]

The Transmogrifian Torture (incantation unknown) was a curse which killed its victims. Professor Gilderoy Lockhart claimed that this was the spell to have killed Mrs. Norris before it was revealed that she had only been Petrified.

EtymologyEdit

Transmogrifian comes from the English "transmogrify", meaning "to change or alter greatly, often to grotesque effect", possibly implying that the curse changes the shape of the victim to cause pain.

Behind the sceneEdit

  • Seeing that this curse kills, it is similar to the Killing Curse. The difference could be that this one causes torturous effects as opposed to outright death.

AppearancesEdit

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