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This Charms[3] professor was a wizard who taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry some two hundred years after the publication of Miranda Goshawk's Book of Spells. He was fairly familiar with this book's contents, and once helped a Hogwarts student in navigating and learning its spells.[2]


Early life

This individual was presumably born somewhere in Great Britain. He may have attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he would most likely have gotten high marks in the subject of Charms. Sometime in his adult life, he took on the position of Charms Professor at Hogwarts.

Teaching with the Book of Spells

One night, he was in the Restricted Section of the Hogwarts Library when he happened upon a young Hogwarts student. After admonishing them for being there, he promised not to take any House points and inquired as to what they were doing there. The student produced a note indicating that they were permitted to be in that section to check out a copy of Book of Spells. The professor was impressed that this student got permission for such a task, and offered to guide them through the book's contents.[2]

Together, the two explored the old book, the professor giving occasional advice on how to complete the book's assigned tasks and offering his own opinions on Goshawk's words, as well as awarding house points when the student achieved a particularly remarkable task. In time, the student had learned all the spells the book had to offer, and the professor expressed his pride in his student.[2]

His favourite spell was the Bird-Conjuring Charm.[4]

Magical abilities and skills

  • Charms: As a Charms Master, he was naturally learned in the subject. He could easily recognise and advise on all the spells printed in Book of Spells, including those that had merely been written in the margins by former students. He was also highly proficient in the casting of numerous charms, such as being capable of casting the Muffliato Charm with proper reflexes to prevent a student from harm when the Book of Spells conjured a greenhouse full of Mandrakes.[2]
  • Transfiguration: He was skilled with conjuration, as his favourite spell was the Bird-Conjuring Charm.[2]
  • Magizoology: He could identify a number of magical creatures conjured forth by Book of Spells on sight. He was also knowledgeable in dealing with them; for instance, he knew that a Kelpie can only be subdued by bridling it.[2]
  • Herbology: He could also identify magical plants that Book of Spells spawned, such as Mandrakes and Devil's Snare, as well as advise on how to deal with them.[2]
  • Logical thinking: This wizard possessed a great deal of logical thinking skills, a trait rare in a wizard. He was able to quickly adapt to the challenges Book of Spells provided and give sufficient advice to guide the student reading the book through them.[2]

Behind the scenes

  • The professor was voiced by Rupert Degas in the English edition of Wonderbook: Book of Spells.
  • His reaction to the player's permission note depends on their House. For example, if the player's character is a Gryffindor, he will say that he hopes they know what they are doing, and if they are a Slytherin, he will assume their permission note is falsified, and that they forged the signature.


Notes and references

  1. "World Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling," South West News Service, 8 July 2000 - "Hogwarts just serves Britain and Ireland."
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 Wonderbook: Book of Spells
  3. 3.0 3.1 On the subject of the Unlocking Charm, this professor says that he personally wouldn't teach it so early on in a wizard's studies, meaning that Charms is his subject, as this spell is taught in first-year Charms.
  4. See this video.
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Charms (class)
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Textbooks Achievements in Charming · Extreme Incantations · Quintessence: A Quest · The Standard Book of Spells
Charms studied at Hogwarts
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