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|name=Reductor Curse
 
|name=Reductor Curse
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|incantation=''Reducto''<ref name="GOF31">{{GOF|B|31}}</ref><br/>(re-DUCK-toh)<ref name="OPF">{{OOTP|F}}</ref>
 
|incantation=''Reducto''<ref name="GOF31">{{GOF|B|31}}</ref><br/>(re-DUCK-toh)<ref name="OPF">{{OOTP|F}}</ref>
 
|type=[[Curse]]<ref name="GOF31"/>
 
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|effect=Destroys solid objects<ref name="GOF31"/>
 
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}}{{Quote|With this powerful curse, skilled wizards can easily reduce obstacles to pieces. For obvious reasons great care must be exercised when learning and practising this spell, lest you find yourself sweeping up in detention for it is all too easy to bring your classroom ceiling crashing down, or to reduce your teacher's desk to a fine mist.|[[Miranda Goshawk]]|Wonderbook: Book of Spells}}
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{{Quote|With this powerful curse, skilled wizards can easily reduce obstacles to pieces. For obvious reasons great care must be exercised when learning and practising this spell, lest you find yourself sweeping up in detention for it is all too easy to bring your classroom ceiling crashing down, or to reduce your teacher's desk to a fine mist.|[[Miranda Goshawk]]|Wonderbook: Book of Spells}}
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The '''Reductor Curse'''<ref name="wonderbook">{{WBS}} (see [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsuo7ZeE3Bw this video] for confirmation)</ref> (''Reducto''<ref name="GOF31" />) is a [[curse]] that blasts solid objects to pieces.<ref name="GOF31" /> It is rather easy to reduce a target to a fine mist<ref name="wonderbook" /> or a pile of ashes.<ref name="OPF" /> [[Harry Potter]] taught this curse to [[Dumbledore's Army]] during the [[1995–1996 school year]]
   
The '''Reductor Curse'''<ref name="wonderbook">{{WBS}} (see [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsuo7ZeE3Bw this video] for confirmation)</ref> (''Reducto''<ref name="GOF31" />) is a [[curse]] that can be used to blast solid objects into pieces.<ref name="GOF31" /> It is rather easy to reduce a target to a fine mist<ref name="wonderbook" /> or a pile of ashes.<ref name="OPF" /> [[Harry Potter]] taught this curse to [[Dumbledore's Army]] during the 1995-1996 school year.
 
 
==History==
 
==History==
It is unknown when and who invented this spell. It was used multiple times during the [[Second Wizarding War]]. It is also featured in the {{WBS}} and commented on Miranda Goshawk.
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It is unknown when and who invented this spell. It was used multiple times during the [[Second Wizarding War]]. It is also featured in the {{WBS}} and is commented on by [[Miranda Goshawk]].
   
This is one of the spells that [[Harry Potter]] taught Dumbledore's Army. It was used throughout the [[Second Wizarding War]], such as the [[Triwizard Tournament]] and the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]].
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During the [[1988–1989 school year]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], the then [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] [[Professor]] [[Patricia Rakepick]] taught this spell to her [[fifth year]] DADA students, in order to teach them something both highly practical and useful in their education.<ref name="WU">{{WU}}</ref>
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This is one of the spells that [[Harry Potter]] taught [[Dumbledore's Army]], having previously used the spell during the [[Triwizard Tournament]]. It was used heavily by members of the DA that participated in the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]] in [[June]] [[1996]].
   
 
==Known uses==
 
==Known uses==
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This spell was later used during the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]] and resulted in the smashing of the shelves in the [[Hall of Prophecy]].
 
This spell was later used during the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]] and resulted in the smashing of the shelves in the [[Hall of Prophecy]].
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Used to try and get past the Cursed Barrier in The Battle of the Astronomy Tower, the night [[Albus Dumbledore]] died
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Used to try and get past the Cursed Barrier in The Battle of the Astronomy Tower, the night [[Albus Dumbledore]] died.
 
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==Known practitioners==
 
==Known practitioners==
 
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OOTP_promo_front_closeup_Ginny_Weasley.jpg|[[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]]<ref name="OP35" /><ref name="OPF" />
Ginny Weasley.jpg|[[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]]<ref name="OPF" />
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OOTP_promo_front_Harry_cropped.jpg|[[Harry Potter]]<ref name="GOF31" /><ref name="OP35" />
PromoHP7 Harry Potter.jpg|[[Harry Potter]]<ref name="GOF31" /><ref name="OP35" />
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Hermionedhface.jpg|[[Hermione Granger]]<ref name="OP35" />
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OOTP_promo_front_Luna_Lovegood.jpg|[[Luna Lovegood]]<ref name="OP35" />
Luna-Lovegood-Deathly-Hallows.jpg|[[Luna Lovegood]]<ref name="OP35" />
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OOTP_promo_front_Ron_cropped.jpg|[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]<ref name="OP35" />
MOLLY1.jpg|[[Molly Weasley]]<ref name="DH2">{{DH|F2}}</ref>
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NevilleHBP.jpg|[[Neville Longbottom]]<ref name="OP35">{{OOTP|B|35}}</ref>
Ron Weasley.jpg|[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]<ref name="OP35" />
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SeamusFinnigan-0.jpg|[[Seamus Finnigan]]<ref name="DHG2">{{DH|G2}}</ref>
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WB_F5_ParvatiPatil_CloseUpFilmStill_HP5D-5684.jpg|[[Parvati Patil]]<ref name="OP19">{{OOTP|B|19}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The incantation ""''reducto'" is  [[Latin] for ""''reduce'" or ""''bring down'""''<nowiki/>'
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The [[incantation]] "''reducto" is  [[Latin]] for "''reduce" or "''bring down''<nowiki/>".
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
[[File:Tumblr_mqzotsyRAi1rgnynlo4_r3_250.gif|240x240px|frame|in the film]]
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*In the {{OOTP|F}}, only Ginny casts the Reductor Curse to smash the shelves in the Hall of Prophecy, instead of every D.A. member present.
In the film version of The Order of the Phoenix, only Ginny casts the Reductor Curse to smash the shelves in the Hall of Prophecy, instead of every D.A. member present.
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*In {{LEGO|Y2}}, The Reductor Curse is the standard offensive [[spell]] that enemies, in particular [[Death Eaters]], will cast at the player's character to attack them.<ref name="LEGOHP5-7">{{LEGO|Y2}}</ref>
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*In {{DH|F2}}, Hermione casts Reducto to destroy a railing in order to clear her path so she could jump onto the Ukrainian Ironbelly, and again to force the dragon to take off from the top of Gringotts' spire when it stopped for a rest.
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
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==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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{{Defence Against the Dark Arts}}
 
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[[Category:Battle of the Department of Mysteries]]
 
[[Category:Battle of the Department of Mysteries]]
 
[[Category:Curses]]
 
[[Category:Curses]]
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Latest revision as of 02:07, August 23, 2019

"With this powerful curse, skilled wizards can easily reduce obstacles to pieces. For obvious reasons great care must be exercised when learning and practising this spell, lest you find yourself sweeping up in detention for it is all too easy to bring your classroom ceiling crashing down, or to reduce your teacher's desk to a fine mist."
Miranda Goshawk[src]

The Reductor Curse[3] (Reducto[1]) is a curse that blasts solid objects to pieces.[1] It is rather easy to reduce a target to a fine mist[3] or a pile of ashes.[2] Harry Potter taught this curse to Dumbledore's Army during the 1995–1996 school year

HistoryEdit

It is unknown when and who invented this spell. It was used multiple times during the Second Wizarding War. It is also featured in the Wonderbook: Book of Spells and is commented on by Miranda Goshawk.

During the 1988–1989 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the then Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor Patricia Rakepick taught this spell to her fifth year DADA students, in order to teach them something both highly practical and useful in their education.[4]

This is one of the spells that Harry Potter taught Dumbledore's Army, having previously used the spell during the Triwizard Tournament. It was used heavily by members of the DA that participated in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries in June 1996.

Known usesEdit

" Five different voices behind him bellowed, "REDUCTO!" Five curses flew in five different directions and the shelves opposite them exploded as they hit; the towering structure swayed as a hundred glass spheres burst apart, pearly-white figures unfurled into the air and floated there, their voices echoing from who knew what long-dead past amid the torrent of crashing glass and splintered wood now raining down upon the floor — "
D.A. members smashing the shelves in the Hall of Prophecy[src]
Caster(s) Date Notes
Severus Snape 25 December, 1994 Snape used this on rosebushes at the Yule Ball after his talk with Karkaroff.
Harry Potter June 1995 Harry learned this spell in 1995 in preparation for the third task of the Triwizard Tournament.
24 June, 1995 He used it in the hedge maze to try and disperse the Limbo mist that was placed there as an obstacle.
He used it again when he need to blast away a bush to get through and save Cedric from Victor, who was under the Imperius Curse.
Parvati Patil Fall 1995 Parvati used this curse during a D.A. to reduce a table to rubble.
Harry Potter 18 June, 1996

This spell was later used during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries and resulted in the smashing of the shelves in the Hall of Prophecy.

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Hermione Granger
Ginny Weasley
Ron Weasley
Luna Lovegood
Neville Longbottom
Order of the Phoenix member

30 June, 1997

Used to try and get past the Cursed Barrier in The Battle of the Astronomy Tower, the night Albus Dumbledore died.

Known practitionersEdit

EtymologyEdit

The incantation "reducto" is  Latin for "reduce" or "bring down".

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


Charms (class)
PS Wingardium Leviosa feather
Charmbook writers and developers
Blagdon Blay · Daisy Pennifold · Delfina Crimp · Miranda Goshawk · Jarleth Hobart · Basil Horton · Randolph Keitch · Levina Monkstanley · Orabella Nuttley · Mnemone Radford · Scarpin · Elliot Smethwyck · Felix Summerbee · Fred Weasley · George Weasley · Violeta Stitch
Professors Fortinbras · Filius Flitwick
Textbooks Achievements in Charming · Extreme Incantations · Quintessence: A Quest · The Standard Book of Spells
Charms studied at Hogwarts
Banishing Charm (Depulso) · Blackboard Writing Spell · Bubble-Head Charm · Cheering Charm · Cistem Aperio · Colour Change Charm (Colovaria) · Confundus Charm (Confundo) · Dancing Feet Spell (Tarantallegra) · Descendo · Disillusionment Charm · Drought Charm · Eradication Spell (Deletrius) · Engorgement Charm (Engorgio) · Exploding Charm (Bombarda) · Fire-Making Spell (Incendio) · Freezing Charm (Immobulus) · Freezing Spell (Glacius) · Full Body-Bind Curse (Petrificus Totalus) · General Counter-Spell (Finite Incantatem) · Gouging Spell (Defodio) · Growth Charm · Knitting Charm · Knockback Jinx (Flipendo) · Leg-Locker Curse (Locomotor Mortis) · Levitation Charm (Wingardium Leviosa) · Locking Spell (Colloportus) · Locomotion Charm (Locomotor) · Mending Charm (Reparo) · Memory Charm (Obliviate) · Muffliato Charm (Muffliato) · Nonverbal spell · Pack Charm (Pack) · Red Sparks (Vermillious) · Reductor Curse (Reducto) · Scouring Charm (Scourgify) · Seize and Pull Charm (Carpe Retractum) · Severing Charm (Diffindo) · Shrinking Charm (Reducio) · Silencing Charm (Silencio) · Slowing Charm (Arresto Momentum) · Skurge Scouring Charm (Skurge) · Softening Charm (Spongify) · Spell for growing legs · Substantive Charm · Summoning Charm (Accio) · Tickling Charm (Rictusempra) · Unlocking Charm (Alohomora) · Vinegar into Wine · Wand-Extinguishing Charm (Nox) · Wand-Lighting Charm (Lumos) · Lumos Maxima · Water-Making Spell (Aguamenti)


Defence Against the Dark Arts (D.A.D.A.)
Subjectsdada
D.A.D.A. at Hogwarts
Classroom 3C · Temporary Classroom · Hogwarts Turris Magnus · Teacher's Office · Storeroom · Staircase · Lesson Cup · Race Cup · Dumbledore's Army
Professors
Arsenius Jigger · Albus Dumbledore · Galatea Merrythought · Patricia Rakepick · Quirinus Quirrell · Gilderoy Lockhart · Remus Lupin · Bartemius Crouch Junior (as Alastor Moody) · Dolores Umbridge · Severus Snape · Amycus Carrow (as Dark Arts teacher)
Textbooks
The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection · Break with a Banshee · Gadding with Ghouls · Holidays with Hags · Travels with Trolls · Voyages with Vampires · Wanderings with Werewolves · Year with the Yeti · The Essential Defence Against the Dark Arts · Defensive Magical Theory · Dark Arts Defence: Basics for Beginners · Confronting the Faceless · Magical Drafts and Potions
Spells studied at Hogwarts under D.A.D.A.
Aqua Eructo Charm · Boggart-Banishing Spell · Counter-curses · Counter-jinxes · Counter-spells · Curse of the Bogies · Defensive Charms · Densaugeo · Deprimo · Disarming Charm · Everte Statum · Freezing Spell · Full Body-Bind Curse · Fumos Duo · Green Sparks · Hex-Breaker· Hex-deflection · Hex Zapper · Homorphus Charm · Human-presence-revealing Spell · Impediment Jinx · Knockback Jinx · Lacarnum Inflamari · Nonverbal spells · Patronus Charm · Red Sparks · Reductor Curse · Salvio hexia · Seize and Pull Charm · Shield Charm · Smokescreen Spell · Snake-Vanishing Spell · Stunning Spell · Tickling Charm · Tongue-Tying Curse · Trip Jinx · Verdimillious Charm · Verdimillious Duo Spell · Verdimillious Tria · Wand-Lighting Charm · Cruciatus Curse · Imperius Curse · Killing Curse
Creatures studied at Hogwarts under D.A.D.A.
Banshee · Boggart · Cornish Pixie · Dementor · Erkling · Ghost · Ghoul · Grindylow · Gytrash · Hag · Hinkypunk · Iguana · Imp · Inferius · Kappa · Nocturnal beasts · Red Cap · Snake · Troll · Vampire · Vampire bat · Werewolf · Yeti · Zombie
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