"Professor Flitwick knows more about Entrancing Enchantments than any wizard I've met, the sly old dog!"
Gilderoy Lockhart[src]

Entrancing Enchantments[1] (incantation unknown) were charms used to entrance people; they were purple in colour.[2]

History

In 1927, Queenie Goldstein placed one these enchantments on her romantic interest Jacob Kowalski, in order to convince him to marry her. However, Newton Scamander realised that Jacob was bewitched when the couple visited him at his house 9 Sherringford Square, and he undid her spell with the Counter-charm Surgito.[4]

As part of a Valentine's Day lesson in 1989, Filius Flitwick taught fifth year students about Entrancing Enchantments in Charms, although he did not teach how to cast them.[3]

During Gilderoy Lockhart's Valentine's Day party on 1993, Lockhart suggested students ask Flitwick about Entrancing Enchantments for the festivities, embarrassing the Charms professor.[1]

Known practitioners

Attempted

Behind the scenes

  • The fact that these are first mentioned on Valentine's Day, combined with the "entrancing" part of the name, implies that the spells have an effect similar to Love Potions. However, one difference is that unlike with Love Potions, the spells cause the target to be unable to remember what happened while they are entranced.
  • As with love potions, true love cannot be manufactured, so this charm most likely creates artificial infatuations.

Appearances

Notes and references


Charms (class)
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Charm-book writers and developers
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Professors Fortinbras · Filius Flitwick · Unidentified male Charms Professor
Textbooks Achievements in Charming · Extreme Incantations · Quintessence: A Quest · The Standard Book of Spells
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Ascendio · Banishing Charm (Depulso) · Blackboard Writing Spell · Blue sparks · Box Blasting Charm (Cistem Aperio) · Bubble-Head Charm · Cheering Charm · Cleaning Charm · Colour Change Charm (Colovaria) · Confundus Charm (Confundo) · Counter-charm for hiccoughs · Dancing Feet Spell (Tarantallegra) · Descendo · Disarming Charm (Expelliarmus) · Disillusionment Charm · Drought Charm · Entrancing Enchantments · Eradication Spell (Deletrius) · Engorgement Charm (Engorgio) · Extinguishing Spell · Exploding Charm (Bombarda) · Fire-Making Spell (Incendio) · Freezing Charm (Immobulus) · Freezing Spell (Glacius) · Full Body-Bind Curse (Petrificus Totalus) · General Counter-Spell (Finite Incantatem) · Gouging Spell (Defodio) · Growth Charm · Ice Jinx · Knitting Charm · Knockback Jinx (Flipendo) · Leg-Locker Curse (Locomotor Mortis) · Levitation Charm (Wingardium Leviosa) · Locking Spell (Colloportus) · Locomotion Charm (Locomotor) · Mending Charm (Reparo) · Memory Charm (Obliviate) · Muffliato Charm (Muffliato) · Nonverbal spells · Pack Charm (Pack) · Red Sparks (Vermillious) · Reductor Curse (Reducto) · Scouring Charm (Scourgify) · Seize and pull charm (Carpe Retractum) · Severing Charm (Diffindo) · Shrinking Charm (Reducio) · Silencing Charm (Silencio) · Slowing Charm (Arresto Momentum) · Skurge Scouring Charm (Skurge) · Softening Charm (Spongify) · Spell for growing legs · Substantive Charm · Summoning Charm (Accio) · Tickling Charm (Rictusempra) · Unlocking Charm (Alohomora) · Vinegar into Wine · Wand-Extinguishing Charm (Nox) · Wand-Lighting Charm (Lumos) · Lumos Maxima · Water-Making Spell (Aguamenti)
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