"...the table behind which Harry was standing blew up: the force of the explosion slammed him into the wall and he felt his wand leave his hand as the cloak slipped off him."

The Expulso Curse[3][5] (Expulso)[1] was a curse[3] used to produce immense explosions, blasting the target apart[1] with a burst of blue light;[4] it had enough force to throw people into walls.[1]



Latin expulso, meaning "expel".

See also

Behind the scenes

  • In the video game, if one charges the spell then it acts as an automatic rifle.
  • In the video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, while playing as Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Neville or Seamus, the player's Expulso spell appears as shards of blue light when fired off, but when the player first plays as McGonagall and Molly, the spell appears as violet orbs of light instead. When used by enemies as an alternate version of the Cruciatus Curse, they fire red light, boss characters such as Snape, Bellatrix and Voldemort fire green light.


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 9 (A Place to Hide)
  2. The Pronunciation Guide from the Scholastic Official Site
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter (see here)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
  5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (video game)
  6. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
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