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"...he jerked his wand upwards; Snape fell into a crumpled heap on the ground."
James Potter casts this spell on Snape in their youth[src]

Liberacorpus was the incantation for the counter-jinx to the Dangling Jinx (Levicorpus).[1]

History

It is unknown when Severus Snape invented this and many of his other spells as according to Sirius Black "he knew more curses when he arrived at school than half the kids in seventh year".[6]

In June 1976, James Potter cast this to reverse the Dangling Jinx he had cast on Snape earlier, due to Lily's request for him to do so.[2]

His son, Harry Potter, used the spell in 1996 to counteract the Dangling Jinx he inadvertently cast on Ron Weasley.[1]

Harry used the spell again in 1998 to counteract the Dangling Jinx Hermione Granger cast on him once he took hold of the Hufflepuff's Cup during the trio's Gringott's raid.[7]

Known practitioners

Etymology

Liberacorpus name comes from the Latin words liberare, "to free", and corpus, "body".

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 12 (Silver and Opals)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 28 (Snape's Worst Memory)
  3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 12 (Silver and Opals) - "Harry had already attempted a few of the Prince’s self-invented spells."
  4. 4.0 4.1 Pottermore - All about... Severus Snape
  5. 5.0 5.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 28 (Flight of the Prince)
  6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 27 (Padfoot Returns)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 26 (Gringotts)