At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. Spoilers will be present within the article.
Ectoplasm is a sticky, viscous green substance left behind by ghosts and other spirits that accumulates over time. It is strong enough to act as a powerful adhesive (making a loud churning sound when doing so), but it also harms humans should they come into contact with it, meaning it is also a poisonous substance. This can be a great annoyance, as it is typically found blocking doorways. As a result, wizardkind generally considers ectoplasm to be unwanted filth.
During the Middle Ages, the typical means to remove ectoplasm was by using shovels. Fortunately, some time after 1492, ectoplasm could be cleaned up by using Mrs Skower's All-Purpose Magical Mess Remover, or for the more magically inclined, the Skurge Charm.
Behind the scenes
- The Toad, a ghost appearing in the earliest drafts for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, left ectoplasm all over its classroom.
- The early stages of the making of video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, included plans for an ectoplasm-creating spell.
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
- Harry Potter Trading Card Game
- Pottermore (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Windows, Mac OS Classic, Mac OS X)/Unused Voice Clips on the Cutting Room Floor
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
- ↑ Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Hogwarts Ghosts" at Pottermore