- "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 recognized 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]
The Leg-Locker Curse (Locomotor Mortis), also known as the Leg Locking Spell is a curse that binds the legs of the victim together. It is most often used by experienced witches and wizards in duels, or in friendly wizard races. This curse is one of the spells found in the book Curses and Counter-Curses by Vindictus Viridian. There exists a counter-curse of unknown incantation; Hermione Granger used it to reverse the curse Draco Malfoy used on Neville Longbottom.
- 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[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.|
English locomotor, meaning "of or relating to locomotion" and Latin 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 use this curse, suggesting it is difficult, and that Draco Malfoy was able to use it at his first year was considered impressive.
- 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
- 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. Although, in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, this curse appears to bind the victim's legs with ropes, much like the effects of Incarcerous.
- This spell is used in the Video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Prisoner of Azkaban by Prefects who catch Harry out of bed out of hours
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First mentioned)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) (Mentioned only) (Deleted Scene)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (First described)
- 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
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
- Harry Potter Official Site
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 As the name of the spell is "Leg-Locker Curse", the title makes it rather evident that this spell is a curse and not a jinx, hex or charm.
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (PS2 Version) (Chapter 14 - Cornelius Fudge) (Page 192, Paragraphs 4;5)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 13 (Nicolas Flamel) (Page 159, Paragraph 15, Line 4 UK Edition)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 13 (Nicolas Flamel) (Page 162, Paragraph 8, Line 1 UK Edition)
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 The Cast-a-Spell handbook, as can be viewed here.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 13 (Nicolas Flamel) (Page 160, Paragraph 3, Line 1 UK Edition)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 24 (Sectumsempra)
- ↑ See this entry on Google
- ↑ See this entry on Google Translate.
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 13 (Nicolas Flamel) (Page 162, Paragraph 7, Lines 4;5 UK Edition)
|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|