"‘Revelio’ is a revealing Charm, which has several variations and applications. When ‘Revelio’ is used directly on a person, it removes magical disguises."
—Description[src]

The Revelio Charm[3] (Revelio) was a charm[1] used to reveal concealed objects,[4] messages, invisible things, and passages.[5] It was considered difficult for a second year student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[6]

It may also be used to reveal the true appearance of someone who changed their appearance with a spell.[7]

It has no effect on a transformed Animagus;[8] The Animagus reversal spell must be used to force them back into human form.

Known uses

On 7 December, 1926, Newt Scamander used this spell on Percival Graves, revealing that he was actually Gellert Grindelwald who had assumed Graves' appearance using Human Transfiguration.[7]

Nine months later, in September 1927, Newt once again used the spell while looking for Tina Goldstein, revealing that a Zouwu had been on the location of his investigations.[9]

Jacob's sibling casts revelio on the Vanishing Stairs, with Rowan Khanna

In the 1985–1986 school year, Jacob's sibling was taught this spell by Minerva McGonagall in private in their second year,[6] and used it to untransfigure a cauldron into a cat and later to reveal the Vanishing Stairs.[5]

Known practitioners

See also

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references

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