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|pronunciation=vair-uh VAIR-toh<ref name="CoSf14">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]'' (''Chapter Fourteen - About the Chamber'')</ref>
 
|pronunciation=vair-uh VAIR-toh<ref name="CoSf14">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]'' (''Chapter Fourteen - About the Chamber'')</ref>
 
|type=[[Transfiguration]]<ref name="CoSf14"/>
 
|type=[[Transfiguration]]<ref name="CoSf14"/>
|hand=Tap thrice<ref name="CoSf14"/>
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|hand=Three flicks of a wand<ref name="CoSf14"/>
 
|light=Crystal clear<ref name="CoSf14"/>
 
|light=Crystal clear<ref name="CoSf14"/>
 
|effect=[[Transformation|Transforms]] [[List of creatures|animal]]s into [[water]] [[goblet]]s
 
|effect=[[Transformation|Transforms]] [[List of creatures|animal]]s into [[water]] [[goblet]]s
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==Casting==
 
==Casting==
This [[spell]] is moderately difficult to perform, and disastrous if done wrong<ref name="CoSf14"/>. Side-effects include the [[goblet]] being furry or having a tail<ref name="CoSf14"/>. Wand movement and posture are both very important for this [[charm]], as [[Professor]] [[Minerva McGonagall|McGonagall]] noted when teaching her [[Second year|class]] in [[September]] of [[1992]]<ref name="CoSf14"/>.
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This [[spell]] is moderately difficult to perform, and disastrous if done wrong<ref name="CoSf14"/>. Wand movement and posture are both very important for this [[charm]], as [[Professor]] [[Minerva McGonagall|McGonagall]] noted when teaching her [[Second year|class]] in [[September]] of [[1992]]<ref name="CoSf14"/>.
   
To perform the spell, one must tap the targeted [[List of creatures|animal]] three times sharply with their wand, and then point their [[wand]] directly at the animal, incanting, "''Vera Verto''"<ref name="incantation"/><ref name="CoSf14"/>.
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To perform the spell, one must flick their wand at the targeted [[List of creatures|animal]] three times, and then point their [[wand]] directly at the animal, incanting, "''Vera Verto''"<ref name="incantation"/><ref name="CoSf14"/>.
 
==Effects==
 
==Effects==
 
[[File:Scabbers Transfiguration 01.gif|thumb|right|A failed attempt by [[Ronald Weasley]] on his [[rat]] [[Peter Pettigrew|Scabbers]]]]
 
[[File:Scabbers Transfiguration 01.gif|thumb|right|A failed attempt by [[Ronald Weasley]] on his [[rat]] [[Peter Pettigrew|Scabbers]]]]
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Once performed, a jet of nearly indiscernible, crystal-clear mist, almost like a spray, will shoot from the [[Wizardkind|caster]]'s [[wand]], engulfing the animal and quickly morphing it into a [[goblet]] with a quiet whooshing noise<ref name="CoSf14"/>.
 
Once performed, a jet of nearly indiscernible, crystal-clear mist, almost like a spray, will shoot from the [[Wizardkind|caster]]'s [[wand]], engulfing the animal and quickly morphing it into a [[goblet]] with a quiet whooshing noise<ref name="CoSf14"/>.
   
If performed incorrectly, a spasm of greenish light will shoot from the wand with a crackling, whining noise and the target will be transfigured improperly<ref name="CoSf14"/>. It may still be furry, or might possess a tail (or a combination of the two)<ref name="CoSf14"/>.
 
   
 
==Practitioners==
 
==Practitioners==
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
"''Vera Verto''" is a [[Latin]] phrase meaning "''true exchange''"<ref name="etymology">[http://translate.google.ca/?hl=en&tab=wT#la/en/vera%20verto Vera Verto] on [http://translate.google.ca/ Google Translate]</ref>. This fits rather well with its effects.
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"''Vera Verto''" is a [[Latin]] phrase meaning "''truly turn''". This fits rather well with its effects.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==

Revision as of 00:45, June 26, 2013

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Vera Verto
Incantation

Vera Verto[1]

Type

Transfiguration[2]

Hand Movement

Three flicks of a wand[2]

Light

Crystal clear[2]

Effect

Transforms animals into water goblets

"Could I have your attention please? Right, now, today, we will be transforming animals into water goblets."
Professor McGonagall introduces the Vera Verto lesson to her second years[src]

Vera Verto[1] is the incantation of a spell used to transform an animal into a water goblet. Professor Minerva McGonagall taught this charm to her second year students, in lesson seven, as noted on her blackboard.

Casting

This spell is moderately difficult to perform, and disastrous if done wrong[2]. Wand movement and posture are both very important for this charm, as Professor McGonagall noted when teaching her class in September of 1992[2].

To perform the spell, one must flick their wand at the targeted animal three times, and then point their wand directly at the animal, incanting, "Vera Verto"[1][2].

Effects

Scabbers Transfiguration 01
A failed attempt by Ronald Weasley on his rat Scabbers
You-Know-WhoAdded by You-Know-Who

Once performed, a jet of nearly indiscernible, crystal-clear mist, almost like a spray, will shoot from the caster's wand, engulfing the animal and quickly morphing it into a goblet with a quiet whooshing noise[2].


Practitioners

Etymology

"Vera Verto" is a Latin phrase meaning "truly turn". This fits rather well with its effects.

Behind the scenes

VeraVertoBoard
The blackboard on which Professor McGonagall wrote information pertaining to this spell
Hunnie BunnAdded by Hunnie Bunn
  • Despite the subtitles saying that the incantation is "Vera Verto", there is a possibility that the subtitles are wrong and that the incantation is "Fera Verto". This makes particular sense when one considers "fera" means "wild" or "wild animal"[3].
  • In the fifth game, during the O.W.L.s, one of the tests is to transform an animal into a water goblet; it is more than likely this was meant to be "Vera Verto".

Appearances

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DumbledorefanAdded by Dumbledorefan

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 See this image
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named CoSf14
  3. Fera on Google Translate


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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