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Spell creation is the highly dangerous and mysterious art of creating new spells. Only witches and wizards with great understanding of and skill on magic are known to be able to invent spells. It is unknown what the exact process is to creating spells other than crafting the wand movement and the incantation. What is known is that it is a very difficult, even dangerous process. If something goes wrong the results could prove fatal; an example of this is Pandora Lovegood's experimentation.
Known spell inventors and their creations
|Name of Crafter||Spells Created||Notes|
Invented in 1544, first used on self to ill effect.
Shortly after the change in colour of the Quaffle in spring of 1711, Daisy Pennifold had the idea to enchant the Quaffle so Chasers wouldn't have to dive for it; rather, it would fall slowly and they could catch it in mid-air.
Used to make broomsticks more comfortable, in 1820.
Invented c. 1930s. As the youngest child in a large family, Miranda Goshawk often found it difficult to make herself heard, and developed this hex to give her sisters a piece of her mind: she cast it on her sister Diadema, so that she returned clothes she borrowed without permission; on her sister Romilda to keep her out of her room; on her sister Tangwystl when she wanted to keep her quiet so she could finish her homework.
Utilised during the Second Wizarding War. Invented by Albus Dumbledore using his own original designs.
Behind the scenes
- It is possible that Gilderoy Lockhart was a spell inventor, as he seemed to make several spells (Deboning, Peskipiksi Pesternomi, etc.) up on the spot. This would explain why he didn't expect them to work the way they did all of them producing the correct effect (etymologically speaking) bar Peskipiksi Pesternomi.
- However, it seems more likely that these spells are also stolen from other wizards/witches, adding to their inefficacy in his hands.
- It is possible that Antonin Dolohov invented his signature curse as he is the only Death Eater shown using it and demonstrates a certain pride when he successfully uses it against Hermione.
- It is possible that Hermione Granger invented the Four-Point Spell, as she particularly searched it for Harry Potter (who is the only person who used it) and the incantation is English.
- It is also likely that she invented the Dumbledore's Army parchment jinx, given the apparent lack of a counter-jinx or cure apart from the boils fading on their own, as well as being specifically stated to identify traitors from the army.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (Mentioned on a Famous Wizard Card)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Possible appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) (Possible appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (Mentioned on a Famous Wizard Card)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) (Possible appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film) (Possible appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)
- Quidditch Through the Ages
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Possible appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game) (Possible appearance)
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Possible appearance)
- Wonderbook: Book of Spells
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
Notes and references
- ↑ Pandora Lovegood, as one of her spells went wrong and killed her. From Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film & book)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 38 (The Second War Begins)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Wonderbook: Book of Spells
- ↑ Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 6 (Changes in Quidditch since the Fourteenth Century)
- ↑ Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 9 (The Development of the Racing Broom)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 9 (The Dark Mark)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 9 (The Half-Blood Prince)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 12 (Silver and Opals)
- ↑ Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 6 (Draco's Detour)