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|name=Verdimillious Charm
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|incantation=Verdimillious
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|incantation=''Verdimillious''<ref name="gba"/><br>(vur-duh-MILL-ee-us)<ref name="vg"/>
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|hand=Wave the wand overhead in a circle (optional) and make a forwards slashing motion
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|hand=Forwards slash<ref name="vg"/>
|light=Green
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|light=Green<ref name="POA"/>
|effect=Precipitates green energy from the wand tip that can:
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|effect=Precipitates green energy from the [[wand]] that can:
*Do damage
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*Do damage to [[Wizardkind|opponents]]<ref name="POA"/>
*Unveil objects hidden by dark magic
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*Reveal [[Dark Arts|hidden things]]<ref name="vg"/>
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'''''Verdimillious''''' is a [[charm]] that causes green energy in a variety of ways for offence and to reveal objects hidden by the [[Dark Arts]]. It is part of the [[first year]] [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] curriculum at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].
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{{Quote|[[Conjuration|Conjures]] [[Green Sparks|green sparks]]. Useful in [[duel]]ling.|Description|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)}}
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The '''Verdimillious Charm'''<ref name="gba">{{PSVG}} (GBA version)</ref> (''Verdimillious'') is a [[charm]] that produces green energy from the [[wand]] by means of [[sparks]]<ref name="gba"/>. These sparks can be used to reveal objects hidden by the [[Dark Arts]], or can be used in a [[duel]]<ref name="vg">{{PSVG}}</ref>.
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==History==
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[[Professor]] [[Quirinus Quirrell]] taught his [[first year]] [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] students this [[spell]] in the [[1991–1992 school year]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]<ref name="vg"/>, something the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] approved of<ref name="op15">{{OOTP}} - Chapter 5 (''The Hogwarts High Inquisitor'')</ref>.
   
 
==Effects==
 
==Effects==
Verdimillious can have several effects, depending on its use. If one quickly casts the charm whilst aiming for a specific target, it will cause green sparks and/or green electrical discharge to explode and crackle all around the victim, hurting them (and hence is useful in [[duelling]]).<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]] - GBC version only</ref><ref>[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]] - GBA version only</ref>.
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The Verdimillious Charm can have several effects depending on its use. If one quickly casts the charm whilst aiming for a specific target, it will cause green sparks and/or green electrical discharge to explode and crackle all around the victim, hurting them slightly<ref name="COS">{{COSVG}} (GBC version)</ref><ref name="POA">{{POAVG}} (GBA version)</ref>.
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If one waves his or her [[wand]] in a circular motion overhead whilst slowly saying the [[incantation]], aiming for nothing but thin [[Oxygen|air]], an orb of glowing green energy will be thrown from the [[wand]] tip, exploding several feet away in a blinding flash of emerald light and illuminating the entire room for a short period of time<ref name="vg"/>.
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So long as the emerald light from the [[spell]] lasts, objects such as platforms or doors that have been hidden by [[Dark Arts|Dark magic]] will be revealed, so that they are temporarily visible and tangible again, until the spell's effects end<ref name="vg"/>.
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==Practitioners==
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*[[Gilderoy Lockhart]]<ref name="COS"/>
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*[[Harry Potter]]<ref name="vg"/>
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*[[Hermione Granger]]<ref name="POA"/>
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*[[Quirinus Quirrell]]<ref name="vg"/>
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*[[Ronald Weasley]]<ref name="POA"/>
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*All other first years in the 1991-1992 school year
   
If one draws out the casting (saying the incantation slowly and waving the wand in a circle overhead), aiming for thin air, then an orb of green energy will be thrown from the wand tip, exploding several metres away in a blinding flash of emerald light and illuminating the entire room for a short period of time. While the light from the spell lasts, objects hidden by Dark magic will be revealed, so that they are temporarily visible and tangible again.<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]</ref>
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==Etymology==
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The [[incantation]] "''verdimillious''" most likely derives from the [[Latin]] word "''viridis''", meaning "''green''" and [[France|French]] "''mille''", meaning "''a thousand''"; this most likely reflects the thousands of green sparks produced.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*This spell appears to be related to - or a variation on - [[Vermillious]] and [[Verdillious]].
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*As this [[spell]]'s effects are identical to those of the [[Green Sparks]] mentioned in the [[Harry Potter (book series)|books]] and are given the same usage, it is likely the two spells are the same.
*In the ''[[Harry Potter: Trading Card Game]]'', a similar spell - [[Verdillious]] - may actually be just a misspelling of this charm.
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*This [[charm]] appears to be related to, or a variation of, ''[[Vermillious]]'' and ''[[Verdillious]]''.
*This spell is the pre-cursor of [[Verdimillious Duo]] and [[Verdimillious Tria]].
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*A [[modifier]] can be used to produce the ''[[Verdimillious Duo]]'' and ''[[Verdimillious Tria]]'' [[charm]]s.
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*Although this spell produces green sparks, it is red in the PS1 version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)]]''
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
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Latest revision as of 04:09, March 4, 2014

VerdimilliousCoS
Verdimillious Charm
Incantation

Verdimillious[1]
(vur-duh-MILL-ee-us)[2]

Type

Charm[2]

Hand Movement

Forwards slash[2]

Light

Green[3]

Effect

Precipitates green energy from the wand that can:

"Conjures green sparks. Useful in duelling."
—Description[src]

The Verdimillious Charm[1] (Verdimillious) is a charm that produces green energy from the wand by means of sparks[1]. These sparks can be used to reveal objects hidden by the Dark Arts, or can be used in a duel[2].

HistoryEdit

Professor Quirinus Quirrell taught his first year Defence Against the Dark Arts students this spell in the 1991–1992 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry[2], something the Ministry of Magic approved of[4].

EffectsEdit

The Verdimillious Charm can have several effects depending on its use. If one quickly casts the charm whilst aiming for a specific target, it will cause green sparks and/or green electrical discharge to explode and crackle all around the victim, hurting them slightly[5][3].

If one waves his or her wand in a circular motion overhead whilst slowly saying the incantation, aiming for nothing but thin air, an orb of glowing green energy will be thrown from the wand tip, exploding several feet away in a blinding flash of emerald light and illuminating the entire room for a short period of time[2].

So long as the emerald light from the spell lasts, objects such as platforms or doors that have been hidden by Dark magic will be revealed, so that they are temporarily visible and tangible again, until the spell's effects end[2].

PractitionersEdit

EtymologyEdit

The incantation "verdimillious" most likely derives from the Latin word "viridis", meaning "green" and French "mille", meaning "a thousand"; this most likely reflects the thousands of green sparks produced.

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


Defence Against the Dark Arts (D.A.D.A.)
TDF-AGTS-P
Professors: Galatea Merrythought · Quirinus Quirrell · Gilderoy Lockhart · Remus Lupin · Barty Crouch Jr. (as Alastor Moody) · Dolores Umbridge · Severus Snape ·
Amycus Carrow (as Dark Arts teacher)
Textbooks: The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection · Break with a Banshee · Gadding with Ghouls · Holidays with Hags · Travels with Trolls ·
Voyages with Vampires · Wanderings with Werewolves · Year with the Yeti · The Essential Defence Against the Dark Arts · Defensive Magical Theory · Dark Arts Defence: Basics for Beginners · Confronting the Faceless · Magical Drafts and Potions
D.A.D.A. at Hogwarts: Classroom 3C · Temporary Classroom · Tower · Professor's Office · Storeroom · Staircase · Lesson Cup · Race Cup · Dumbledore's Army
Spells covered under the subject: Curse of the Bogies · Knockback Jinx · Verdimillious Charm · Verdimillious Duo Spell · Verdimillious Tria · Wand-Lighting Charm · Freezing Spell · Seize and Pull Charm · Patronus Charm · Killing Curse · Cruciatus Curse · Imperius Curse · Impediment Jinx · Reductor Curse · Stunning Spell · Shield Charm · Nonverbal spells · Hex-deflection ·
Hex-Breaker · Hex Zapper
Creatures covered under the subject: Vampire bats · Iguanas · Cornish Pixies · Werewolves · Vampires · Hinkypunks · Boggarts · Red Caps · Kappas · Grindylows · Inferius

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