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"After all, being struck with a Twitchy-Ears Hex or Jelly-Legs Jinx has a wonderful way of focusing the mind on learning to defend itself."
Book of Spells mentions this as an excellent hex to use in practising the Shield Charm[src]

The Twitchy-Ears Hex[2] (incantation unknown) was a hex which caused the victim's ears to twitch.[1][3]

History

It was possible that Miranda Goshawk had this hex used on her when she practised the Shield Charm, as the recommended it to be cast on one who was practising said spell.[2]

At the start of the 1988–1989 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, when teaching hex-deflection to her fifth year Defence Against the Dark Arts, Professor Patricia Rakepick stated at the start of the lesson that she would be willing for students to use this hex in class, along with the Bat-Bogey Hex, and she was prepared to reverse them if needed.[4]

In 1995, during the fourth year hex-deflection test for Defence Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts, Harry Potter was hit with this hex by Bartemius Crouch Junior, who was disguised as Alastor Moody using Polyjuice Potion during that time, leaving him with an irritating case of twitchy ears after the class had finished.[1]

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 28 (The Madness of Mr Crouch)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wonderbook: Book of Spells
  3. Pottermore
  4. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 2 (Grave Danger) - Defence Against the Dark Arts Lesson "Hex-Deflection"
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