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"Moody had given them such a rigorous test of hex-deflection that many of them were nursing small injuries. Harry had such a bad case of Twitchy Ears, he had to hold his hands clamped over them as he walked away from the class."
Bartemius Crouch Junior (disguised as Alastor Moody) teaching hex-deflection[src]

Hex-deflection was the practise of deflecting hexes, such as the Twitchy Ears Hex.[1] One spell used for hex-deflection is Salvio hexia.[2] Hex-deflection was part of the fourth[1] and fifth-year[2] Defence Against the Dark Arts curriculum at Hogwarts.

History

"Today in Defence Against the Dark Arts, we'll be learning and practising Hex-Deflection. I'm prepared to mend everything from Bat-Bogeys to Twitchy-Ears, so don't hold back. To begin, let's discuss the various uses and functions of Hex-Deflection."
Patricia Rakepick teaching Hex-Deflection to fifth-years[src]

During the 1988–1989 school year at Hogwarts, Professor Patricia Rakepick taught Hex-Deflection to fifth-year students in Defence Against the Dark Arts, including the spell Salvio hexia.[2]

During the 1994–1995 school year, Bartemius Crouch Junior (disguised as Alastor Moody) taught a rigorous hex-deflection test to his fourth-year Defence Against the Dark Arts students, which resulted in several students getting minor injuries from hexes, such as Harry Potter experiencing a Twitchy-Ears Hex which had him holding his hands over his ears as he left the class.[1]

See also

Behind the scenes

  • It remains uncertain if Salvio hexia is the incantation for a spell called Hex-deflection, or if it is merely one spell that falls under this branch.
  • It is unknown if "Salvio hexia" was a spell that Barty Crouch Junior taught during his hex-deflection lesson in 1995.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 28 (The Madness of Mr Crouch)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 2 (Grave Danger) - Defence Against the Dark Arts Lesson "Hex-Deflection"
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