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(It wasn't instantaneous death. All you have to do is look at the title of the spell. It tortured, but different from crucio, it can kill over time.)
 
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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 the very counter-curse that would have saved her...|Gilderoy Lockhart|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
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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}}
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]].
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The '''Transmogrifian Torture''' (''incantation unknown'') was a [[curse]] that which presumably tortured it victims to death over time. It is different from the [[Cruciatus Curse]] in that it can kill. [[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]].
   
 
==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 [[Transfiguration|changes the shape]] of the victim to cause pain.
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==Behind the scene==
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* Seeing that this curse eventually kills, it is similar to the [[Killing Curse]]. The difference could be that, like the [[Cruciatus Curse]], 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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* ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]'' {{C|Mentioned in the script}}
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* ''[[Pottermore]]'' {{Mention}}
   
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[[Category:Articles related to basilisks]]
 
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Latest revision as of 01:52, September 5, 2015

"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 that which presumably tortured it victims to death over time. It is different from the Cruciatus Curse in that it can kill. 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 eventually kills, it is similar to the Killing Curse. The difference could be that, like the Cruciatus Curse, this one causes torturous effects as opposed to outright death.

AppearancesEdit

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