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

It may also be used to reveal the true appearance of someone who changed their appearance with a spell.[6]

Known uses

On 7 December, 1926, Newton Scamander used this spell on Percival Graves, revealing that he was actually Gellert Grindelwald who had assumed Graves' appearance using Human transfiguration.[6]

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.[7]

Revelio HPHM

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,[5] and used it to untransfigure a cauldron into a cat and later to reveal the Vanishing Stairs.[4]

Known practitioners

See also

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references

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