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The '''Homorphus Charm''' was described by Professor [[Gilderoy Lockhart]] as what he used to cure the [[Wagga Wagga Werewolf]]. He described the [[spell]] as being "immensely complex." He later admitted to having stolen the credit from an [[Armenian Warlock|Armenian warlock]].
 
The '''Homorphus Charm''' was described by Professor [[Gilderoy Lockhart]] as what he used to cure the [[Wagga Wagga Werewolf]]. He described the [[spell]] as being "immensely complex." He later admitted to having stolen the credit from an [[Armenian Warlock|Armenian warlock]].
   
As Lockhart is known for providing phony spells, and given that there is no known cure for Lycanthropy, it is possible that this spell does not truly exist, or has a different effect than Lockhart described (possibly just temporarily forcing a transformed person back into human shape, rather than preventing the change).
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Since Lockhart is known for providing phony spells, and given that there is no known cure for Lycanthropy, it is possible that this spell does not truly exist or that it has a different effect than Lockhart described (possibly just temporarily forcing a transformed person back into human shape, rather than preventing the change).
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==

Revision as of 07:52, June 1, 2013

"Simple, yet effective - and another village will remember me forever as the hero who delivered them from the monthly terror of werewolf attacks."
—Lockhart bragging about his supposed use of this spell to end a village's terror[src]

The Homorphus Charm was described by Professor Gilderoy Lockhart as what he used to cure the Wagga Wagga Werewolf. He described the spell as being "immensely complex." He later admitted to having stolen the credit from an Armenian warlock.

Since Lockhart is known for providing phony spells, and given that there is no known cure for Lycanthropy, it is possible that this spell does not truly exist or that it has a different effect than Lockhart described (possibly just temporarily forcing a transformed person back into human shape, rather than preventing the change).

Etymology

Homorphus is a combination of the Latin Homo meaning 'man' and the Greek morphe- meaning 'shape' or 'form'.

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