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"Incomplete Transfigurations are difficult to put right, but you must attempt to do so. Leaving the head of a rabbit on a footstool is irresponsible and dangerous. Say 'Reparifarge!' and the object or creature should return to its natural state."
Emeric Switch, A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration[src]

Reparifarge was the incantation of an untransfiguration spell. It appeared to be a general spell used to counter the effects of a Transformation spell that was poorly performed and only partially Transfigured the object in question.[1]

This spell was covered in A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration, which stressed the importance of at least attempting this spell when necessary, as the products of incomplete Transfigurations could be dangerous.[1]


Minerva McGonagall reversing a badly done Felifors Spell with Reparifarge

This spell was covered in second-year Transfiguration classes at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry during the 1985–1986 school year.[2]

After retrieving a Black Quill from another House common room, Jacob's sibling used this spell to Untransfigure it, which turned out to be a roll of parchment with more instructions.[3]

During the 1986–1987 school year, as Rowan Khanna and Jacob's sibling helped Rubeus Hagrid finding Fang in the Transfiguration Classroom, Jacob's sibling was inspired by Rowan's line of thought, and wondered if someone had Transfigured Fang into a cauldron, therefore casting Reparifarge on a nearby cauldron, which turned out to not be Fang, but a cat.[4]

After helping out Madam Rosmerta by serving at the Three Broomsticks Inn and retrieving ingredients for Rosmerta's special concoction of Butterbeer, so the landlady could take to time to search for a Black Quill Jacob had left behind, Madam Rosmerta kept her word and gave the object to Jacob's sibling, who Untransfigure it, revealing it to be Jacob's notebook, which Madam Rosmerta had mentioned seeing him scribbling in. The notebook was then unfortunately immediately confiscated by Argus Filch.[5]

During the 1990–1991 school year, Jacob's sibling used it to revert a transfigured black quill into a hand mirror in the Forest Grove.[6]


The incantation comes from the Latin word reparo meaning "to renew" or "repair", plus the suffix -farge (or fors) which means "shape".

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Pottermore - A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Chapter 1 (Year Two Begins) - Transfiguration Lesson "Reparifarge"
  3. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Chapter 3 (The Black Quill)
  4. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Side Quest "Giant Problems"
  5. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Chapter 3 (Three Broomsticks)
  6. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 39 (The Aftermath)
  7. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Chapter 9 (Wizards Unite!)
Transfiguration (class)
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Branches of Transfiguration Transformation · Vanishment · Conjuration · Untransfiguration
Notable practitioners Circe · Emeric Switch · Falco Aesalon · Mirabella Plunkett · Thaddeus Thurkell
Professors Albus Dumbledore · Minerva McGonagall
Textbooks A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration · Intermediate Transfiguration · A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration
Transfiguration spells studied at Hogwarts
Colour Change Charm (Colovaria) · Change of hair colour and style (Crinus Muto) · Hardening Charm (Duro) · Mending Charm (Reparo) · Partial Vanishment · Reparifarge · Softening Charm (Spongify) · Switching Spell · Vanishing Spell (Evanesco)
Conjuring Spells Bird-Conjuring Charm (Avis) · Inanimatus Conjurus Spell · Bouquet Spell (Orchideous) · Snake Summons Spell (Serpensortia)
Transforming Spells Animal to Water Goblet (Vera Verto) · Armadillo to Pillow · Bowling Ball to Balloon · Beetle to Button · Cauldron to Badger · Cat to Cauldron (Felifors) · Cauldron Cakes to Cabbages · Chair to Cat · Cross-Species Switches · Desk Into Pig · Fairy Cakes to Fairies · Feather Duster to Ferret · Ferret to Feather Duster · Goldfinch to Golden Snitch · Flobberworm to Fritter · Gnomes to Lawn Gnomes · Guinea Fowl to Guinea Pig · Gobstone to Skunk · Hedgehog to Pin Cushion · King to Rook · Lovebird to Love Note · Match to Needle · Meddling Man to Monkey · Mice to Snuffboxes · Owl to Opera Glasses (Strigiforma) · Pawn to Queen · Porcupine to Pin Cushion (Hystrifors) · Puffskein to Paperweight · Small Child to Rat · Small Object to Dragon (Draconifors) · Snail to Teapot · Target to Bird (Avifors) · Target to Matchbox (Flintifors) · Target to Rabbit (Lapifors) · Teacup into Gerbil · Teacup to Rat · Teapot to Tortoise · Thimble to Thestral · Toad to Toadstool · Tortoise to Trumpet · White Rabbits to Slippers