A vision was a visual impression that could be experienced by a Seer, an Animagus or a Legilimens.

Seers sometimes got visions of the future. A seer's vision could be made visible to non-seers, including Muggles, through the use of magical objects such as a magical hookah.

Once their training was complete, an Animagus had a vision revealing their new animal form.[1]

A Legilimens also got visual impressions of their victim's memories.[2] Once he had realised their Horcrux connection, Voldemort was able to send Harry Potter a fake vision of his godfather, Sirius Black, in the Department of Mysteries.[3]


In 1926, Gellert Grindelwald told Credence Barebone that he had a vision of himself, Credence, Mary Lou Barebone and a powerful Obscurial, though he did not recognise that Credence himself was the Obscurial.[4]

The next year, Theseus Scamander told his brother Newton that Gellert Grindelwald was rumoured to have had a vision of himself ruling over the wizarding world. Grindelwald showed a vision of Credence Barebone to his followers and a vision of World War II to a large audience.[5]

In the 1984–1985 school year, Jacob's sibling had visions of unknown origin showing Hogwarts covered in ice and an animated suit of armour.[6]

In the following school year, when they tried to open a Cursed Vault on the fifth floor, Jacob's sibling experienced another vision of two unknown rooms and Lord Voldemort.


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