- "The raven continued to open and close its sharp beak, but no sound came out."
The Silencing Charm (Silencio) is a charm that renders the victim temporarily mute. Working on both beasts and beings, it is immensely difficult to perform, more so on ravens than frogs. If performed incorrectly, the target will swell up to an immense size and begin making deafening sounds.
Professor Filius Flitwick had his fifth year Charms students practise this spell at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and assigned it as homework to those who could not perform it competently in class.
|Various||Unknown||The song of the Fwooper will drive the listener insane and it must therefore be sold with a Silencing Charm on it. This charm must be recast on the Fwooper every month|
|Draco Malfoy||31 October, 1981||Draco used this spell on Delphini at St Jerome's Church.|
|Harry Potter||July, 1993||Harry loses his Temper with Marjorie Dursley and unintentionally casts a silencing charm both non-verbally and wandlessly, either or both of these factors cause the already difficult spell to fail, so it instead causes her to swell until she resembles a balloon and also causes her to float to the roof.|
|Fifth years||1995||Fifth-years work on this spell in Charms using bullfrogs and ravens.|
|Hermione Granger||18 June, 1996||Hermione cast this spell on a Death Eater during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, which caused the spell he used to attack her to be a lot less damaging. He still knocked her out, though, and did "enough damage to be going on with," according to Pomfrey.|
|Lord Voldemort||2 May, 1998||He used this spell on the defenders of Hogwarts during the final battle.|
|Lyall Lupin||Unknown||He used the spell to silence his Werewolf Son, Remus Lupin, during his monthly transformations in order to protect his son for any unwanted attentions from their neighbours or the ministry when Remus was a child.|
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (incantation unknown)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game) (Nintendo DS version only)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (play)
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 18 (Dumbledore's Army)
- ↑ Wizarding World of Harry Potter
- ↑ Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Remus Lupin" at Pottermore
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 36 (The Flaw in the Plan)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Act Four, Scene Eleven
- ↑ See this translation