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Untransfiguration
Class information
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Required textbooks
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"Merlin's beard! No need to disfigure me, Albus."
Horace Slughorn to Albus Dumbledore[src]

Untransfiguration is a type of counter-spell that is the exact opposite of Transfiguration i.e. it returns something to its proper form, reversing the effects of a transfiguration.

Methods

Reparifarge seems to be a general Untransfigurative spell used to counter the effects of a Transformation spell that was poorly performed and only partially transfigured the object in question.[1] Probably, there are other Untransfigurative spells, and these are possibly taught at N.E.W.T.-level.

Known instances of Untransfiguraton

1991–1992 school year

In Harry Potter's first Transfiguration class, in 1991, when Professor Minerva McGonagall Transfigured her desk into a pig, and the pig back to a desk.

1993–1994 school year

Also in 1993 when Remus Lupin and Sirius Black changed Peter Pettigrew from a rat back into his usual human appearance.

Known practitioners

Behind the scenes

  • According to W.O.M.B.A.T., it may not be possible to Untransfigure a person or object without knowing what they were originally. However, in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, when Draco Malfoy is turned into a ferret, Professor McGonagall Untransfigures him while only knowing that it was a student, not who it was specifically. This implies that either one does not need to know very specific details about what the object was before Transfiguration or that she guessed it was Malfoy due to his absence from his usual gang.

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Notes and references


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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