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Fulgari[1] was the incantation for a charm[2] that produced vicious, luminous cords that bind an opponent's arms.[1] Emancipare acted as its Counter-spell.[3]


During the 1980s and 1990s at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, students who were members of the Duelling Club would often use this spell against each other in duels.[2]

On 30 October, 2020, Delphini cast this spell on both Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy, to force them into time-travelling to 24 June, 1995, to make Cedric Diggory fail the Third Task of the Triwizard Tournament. Once they got there, an oblivious Cedric (convinced it was an obstacle that was part of the Task), disarmed Delphini and freed the two boys.[1]

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Fulgari is possibly derived from the Latin fulgur, "lightning", or fulgere, Latin for "to shine, lighten or flash". This corresponds to the luminous appearance of the spell's binding effect. Noting Rowling's love for puns, it is also possible that Fulgari is a pun on the English word "vulgar", which can mean "offensive" or "distasteful", especially since Fulgari has been used as an offensive spell.

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