"Counter-Jinx is a name wizards give their spells to make them sound more friendly."
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 differs 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 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 contains moving colour illustrations of the various counter-jinxes and hexes that it illustrates.[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
  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)


Defence Against the Dark Arts (D.A.D.A.)
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D.A.D.A. at Hogwarts
Classroom 3C · Classroom 3C backrooms · Temporary Classroom · Hogwarts Turris Magnus · Teacher's Office · Storeroom · Staircase · Storage room · Lesson Cup · Race Cup · Duelling Club · Dumbledore's Army
Professors
Arsenius Jigger · Albus Dumbledore · Galatea Merrythought · Patricia Rakepick · Quirinus Quirrell · Gilderoy Lockhart · Remus Lupin · Bartemius Crouch Junior (as Alastor Moody) · Dolores Umbridge · Severus Snape · Amycus Carrow (as Dark Arts teacher)
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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
Spells studied at Hogwarts under D.A.D.A.
Aqua Eructo · Boggart-Banishing Spell · Cave inimicum · Counter-curses · Counter-jinxes · Cruciatus Curse · Curse of the Bogies · Cursed barrier spell · Densaugeo · Deprimo · Disarming Charm · Ear-Shrivelling Curse · Everte Statum · Freezing Spell · Full Body-Bind Curse · Fumos Duo · Green Sparks · Hex-Breaker· Hex-deflection · Hex Zapper · Homorphus Charm · Human-presence-revealing Spell · Impediment Jinx · Imperius Curse · Imperturbable Charm · Killing Curse · Knockback Jinx · Lacarnum Inflamari · Langlock · Limbo Mist anticharm · Nonverbal spells · Patronus Charm · Red Sparks · Reductor Curse · Salvio hexia · Sea Urchin Jinx · Seize and Pull Charm · Shield Charm · Smokescreen Spell · Snake-Vanishing Spell · Softening Charm · Stretching Jinx · Tickling Charm · Tongue-Tying Curse · Trip Jinx · Twitchy-Ears Hex · Verdimillious Charm · Verdimillious Duo Spell · Verdimillious Tria · Vermillious Duo · Vermillious Tria · Wand-Lighting Charm
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