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- "At that moment Neville toppled into the common room. How he had managed to climb through the portrait hole was anyone's guess, because his legs had been stuck together with what they recognised at once as the Leg-Locker Curse. He must have had to bunny hop all the way up to Gryffindor tower."
- —Description of the curse[src]
It was most often used by experienced witches and wizards in duels, or in friendly wizard races. This curse was one of the dark charms found in the Dark Arts spellbook Curses and Counter-Curses by Vindictus Viridian. There existed a counter-curse of unknown incantation; Hermione Granger used it to reverse the usage of the curse Draco Malfoy used on Neville Longbottom.
During the 1988–1989 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, this spell was taught to fifth year students in Charms class by Professor Filius Flitwick, in preparation for their upcoming Ordinary Wizarding Levels.
Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley learned this spell in their first year, to use on Severus Snape if he tried to harm Harry Potter at an upcoming Quidditch match. They did not need to use it, however, as Professor Dumbledore was watching, they found it unlikely Snape would try to hurt Harry.
- Ron Weasley: "You have got to start standing up to people, Neville."
- Neville Longbottom: "How? I can barely stand, at all!"
- — Usage by Draco Malfoy on Neville Longbottom[src]
|Draco Malfoy||Neville Longbottom||1991||Used it to bully him.|
|Harry Potter||Draco Malfoy||Early May, 1997||Used it nonverbally, but unsuccessful, because he missed and spell backfired of the wall behind Malfoy's ear and smashing the cistern, during their duel in the Boys bathroom.|
This spell's incantation is derived from the English word locomotor, meaning "of or relating to locomotion" and the Latin word mortis, meaning "death." Overall, the incantation roughly means "killing locomotion" or in other words, stopping someone from moving normally.
Behind the scenes
- According to Rubeus Hagrid, no first year should be able to cast a curse, suggesting it is difficult, and that Draco Malfoy was able to use it at his first year was considered impressive.
- In console versions of the Chamber of Secrets video game, the Prefects use this spell if they catch Harry out of bed, taking away a number of points from Gryffindor House if any exist.
- In the GBC video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, this spell is used to immobilise the opponent until they are defeated.
- It can be bought at Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment in Diagon Alley in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, and in Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 as a novelty spell. Although in both these games, this curse binds the victim's legs with ropes, much like the effects of the Incarcerous Spell.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) (Deleted Scene)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game) (Mentioned in reward from Room of Rewards)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
- Harry Potter Official Site
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 13 (Nicolas Flamel)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 The Cast-a-Spell handbook, as can be viewed here.
- ↑ Pottermore
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 12 (The Vault Portrait) - Charms Lesson "Locomotor Mortis"
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 24 (Sectumsempra)
- ↑ See this entry on Google
- ↑ See this entry on Google Translate.
|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|