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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. One spell used for hex-deflection is Salvio hexia. Hex-deflection was part of the fourth and fifth-year Defence Against the Dark Arts curriculum at Hogwarts.
- "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 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.
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.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (First appearance)
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- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery