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|required textbooks=*''[[A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration]]'' by [[Emeric Switch]] (first & second year)
 
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'''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.
 
   
''[[Reparifarge]]'' seems to be a general Untransfigurative spell used to counter the effects of a [[Transformation spell]] that was poorly performed and only partially [[Transfiguration|Transfigured]] the object in question.<ref>''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>
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{{Quote|Merlin's beard! No need to disfigure me, Albus.|[[Horace Slughorn]] to [[Albus Dumbledore]]|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)}}
   
An example of Untransfiguraton was given 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. Also in 1993 when [[Remus Lupin]] and [[Sirius Black]] changed [[Peter Pettigrew]] from a rat back into his usual human appearance.
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'''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.
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==Methods==
   
According to Professor [[Minerva McGonagall]], [[Auror]]s have to Transfigure and Untransfigure frequently in their work.<ref name="HB5">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 29 (Career Advice)</ref>
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''[[Reparifarge]]'' seems to be a general Untransfigurative spell used to counter the effects of a [[Transformation spell]] that was poorly performed and only partially [[Transfiguration|transfigured]] the object in question.<ref>''[[Pottermore]]''</ref> Probably, there are other Untransfigurative spells, and these are possibly taught at N.E.W.T.-level.
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==Known instances of Untransfiguraton==
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===[[1991–1992 school year]]===
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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.
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[[File:Tumblr lqb21vsMf81qb9qh4o6 250.gif|frame|Professor McGonagall untransfiguring Draco Malfoy in 1994|left]]
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===[[1993–1994 school year]]===
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Also in 1993 when [[Remus Lupin]] and [[Sirius Black]] changed [[Peter Pettigrew]] from a rat back into his usual human appearance.
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===1994-1995 school year===
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In 1994 when the new Defence Against the Dark Arts professor [[Barty Crouch Jr.]] (disguised as [[Alastor Moody]]) transfigured [[Draco Malfoy]] into a ferret [[Minerva McGonagall]] transfigured him back.
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==Known practitioners==
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*[[Minerva McGonagall]]
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*[[Remus Lupin]]
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*[[Sirius Black]]
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*[[Auror]]s
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*According to [[Wizards' Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test|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, [[Minerva McGonagall|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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*According to [[Wizards' Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test|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]], [[Minerva McGonagall|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.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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Untransfiguration
Class information
Professor
Required textbooks
Required equipment

Wand

"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.

MethodsEdit

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 UntransfiguratonEdit

1991–1992 school yearEdit

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.

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Professor McGonagall untransfiguring Draco Malfoy in 1994

1993–1994 school yearEdit

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

1994-1995 school yearEdit

In 1994 when the new Defence Against the Dark Arts professor Barty Crouch Jr. (disguised as Alastor Moody) transfigured Draco Malfoy into a ferret Minerva McGonagall transfigured him back.

Known practitionersEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

  • 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.

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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