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"‘Specialis revelio’ reveals spells performed on objects or potions[...]"
— Description[src]

Specialis Revelio was the incantation of a charm that revealed any spells performed on objects or potions. It was a variation of the Revelio Charm.[3]

History

Possibly used nonverbally by Dumbledore when he poked his wand into the purple armchair at Horace Slughorn's house to reveal that the wizard had transfigured himself into the armchair.[4]

Known uses

Caster(s) Date Note
Hermione Granger 1996 Used on the Half-Blood Prince's copy of Advanced Potion-Making.
1997 She also used the spell nonverbally during Slughorn's N.E.W.T. Potions class over a phial of poison so she could brew an antidote.
Harry Potter Used this spell during Slughorn's N.E.W.T. Potions class over a phial of poison so they could attempt to brew an antidote.
Ron Weasley
Ernest Macmillan
Draco Malfoy 2020 Cast this spell in the bedroom of Voldemort's daughter, Delphi, to discover what she was hiding at St Oswald's Home for Old Witches and Wizards.

Practitioners

"Specialis Revelio! Well, it was worth a try, what are you waiting for?"
— Draco Malfoy's attempt at the spell[src]

Etymology

Latin specialis, "particular; individual" and revelare (present tense revelo), "unveil". Altogether the incantation may read as "[to] reveal the particulars [of]".

See also

Behind the scenes

  • It is interesting to note that all known instances of the performance of this spell ended up being unsuccessful.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 9 (The Half-Blood Prince)
  2. Scholastic Glossary
  3. 3.0 3.1 Pottermore
  4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 4 (Horace Slughorn)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 18 (Birthday Surprises)
  6. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Act Three, Scene Twenty-one
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