At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. Spoilers will be present within the article.
The Jelly-Legs Curse, also known as the Jelly-Legs Jinx (Locomotor Wibbly) was a dark charm that caused the victim's legs to collapse as if they were turned to jelly. This spell was covered in Curses and Counter-Curses by Professor Vindictus Viridian.
|Hermione Granger||June 1995||Hermione used this spell on Harry Potter while he was practising the Shield Charm for the Third Task of the Triwizard Tournament.|
|George Weasley||Crabbe was hit with this spell, in combination with Pimple Jinx, by Harry and George Weasley, causing little tentacles to sprout all over his face.|
|Neville Longbottom||September 1996||Neville used this spell during their first sixth year Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson on Hermione Granger, but she used a nonverbal Shield Charm to block it.|
|Nymphadora Tonks||1987||Tonks learned this spell as a young girl, and taught it to Jacob's sibling.|
|Jacob's sibling||Jacob's sibling was taught this spell by Tonks, as thanks for helping her avoid detention.|
Behind the scenes
- In the GBC video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, this spell is used to paralyse the opponent for a near-indefinite amount of turns.
- When asked whether anything in the series reflects any of her childhood fantasies, author J. K. Rowling says, "...who wouldn't want to be able to use the Jelly-Legs Curse?". This seemingly confirms that it is a curse, rather than a jinx.
- There have been various mistranslations of this spell's name, such as "Jell-O Legs", "Jam Legs", "Broken Legs" and "Twisted Limping Legs", in the Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese versions of the books
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First mentioned)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (GBA version)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
Notes and references
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 31 (The Third Task)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) - GBA version
- Jelly-Legs Curse described on Pottermore (see this image)
- Jelly-Legs Jinx practise screen on Pottermore (see this image)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 37 (The Beginning)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 9 (The Half-Blood Prince)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Year 4, The Trouble with Tonks
- Scholastic interview with J. K. Rowling
- Mistranslations: Jelly-Legs
|Spells included in the book: Full Body-Bind Curse · Leg-Locker Curse · Jelly-Legs Curse · Pimple Jinx · Stickfast Hex · Tickling Hex · Tongue-Tying Curse · Hair Loss Curse|