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There exists a jinx (incantation unknown) that makes trees come alive and walk with their roots, causing violence and destruction towards anything in their path, including the caster that had created them.
In point of fact, this jinx was used by Niko Nenad and several Dark Wizards to animate an entire forest at the final of the 1809 Quidditch World Cup in Siberia. Among the deaths caused by the trees was Niko Nenad himself. The event would later become known as the Attack of the Killer Forest.
Behind the scenes
- It is possible that the book series Wanderings of a Tree in the Alps is about a tree enchanted with this spell or a related one.
- The effects of this spell may have been based on Ents and Huorns, sentient walking trees from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.
- Assuming they were created by wizards, rather than evolved naturally, whomping willows may have been created by the discovery of a way to make this jinx (or a variation thereof) permanent. Though Whomping Willows do not walk.
- Pottermore (First mentioned)