She was the first witch ever to fly across the Atlantic Ocean on a broomstick, in 1935. This made her, and the broomstick she flew across the Atlantic with, the Oakshaft 79, famous throughout the Wizarding world.
Magical abilities and skills
- Flying: Sykes was an exceptionally accomplished and gifted broomstick flyer, being the first witch in wizarding history to fly across the Atlantic Ocean on a broom, a truly remarkable magical achievement which would have taken immense skill, determination and effort. For her renowned flying talent, she was included on a Chocolate Frog Card amongst other famous witches and wizards.
Behind the scenes
- Jocunda is possibly the wizard counterpart of Amelia Earhart, who is famous for flying across the Atlantic on a plane, the first woman to do so.
- In the Danish version of the second game her name is misspelt "Jocunca Sykes".
- The etymology of her first name, from the Latin for "congenial" or "delighful", is the source of the English jocund, generally suggesting a cheerful and carefree approach to life. Also, her last name is an anagramm for "skies", though the "i" has been replaced by a "y" in order to make it look more like a well-respected name.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (Appears on a Famous Wizard Card)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (Appears on a Famous Wizard Card)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game) (Appears as statue) (Appears on a Famous Wizard Card)
- Pottermore (Appears on a Famous Wizard Card)
Notes and references
- ↑ Sykes's Chocolate Frog Card in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)
- ↑ Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 9 (The Development of the Racing Broom)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
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