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"'He says that counter-jinxes are improperly named,' said Hermione promptly. 'He says "counter-jinx" is just a name people give their jinxes when they want to make them sound more acceptable.'"
Wilbert Slinkhard regarding counter-jinxes[src]

A counter-jinx was a type of counter-spell that ended the effect of a jinx.[1]

Effects

It differed from an anti-jinx in that an anti-jinx was intended to prevent those effects rather than remove them.[2] Hermione Granger once had to look up the counter-jinx for the Jelly-Legs Jinx in 1995.[1]

Known counter-jinxes

History

During the 1988–1989 school year, Professor Patricia Rakepick would often ask her fifth year Defence Against the Dark Arts students to use counter-jinxes.[4]

Wilbert Slinkhard said that the term "counter-jinx" was a misnomer, implying that they were intended with just as much harm as the spells they countered, though Hermione Granger disagreed with this assessment, much to the disapproval of Dolores Umbridge in a fifth year Defence Against the Dark Arts class in 1995.[5]

Practical Defensive Magic and Its Use Against the Dark Arts contained moving colour illustrations of the various counter-jinxes and hexes that it illustrated.[6]

See also

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 31 (The Third Task)
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 9 (The Woes of Mrs Weasley)
  3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 12 (Silver and Opals)
  4. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5 - Defence Against the Dark Arts classes
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 15 (The Hogwarts High Inquisitor)
  6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 23 (Christmas on the Closed Ward)
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