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"Now, Harry, cast a fully-charged Verdimillious Duo Spell. Once cast, the spell will show you objects hidden by dark magic. Use what you find to leave the room!"
Professor Lockhart[src]

The Verdimillious Duo Spell (Verdimillious) was a charm that emitted green sparks from the tip of the wand. It was a more powerful version of the Verdimillious Charm. It held a number of useful purposes and was rather easy to cast.[1]

History

VerdimilliousCoS

Harry Potter casting the spell in the Forbidden Forest

Professor Quirinus Quirrell taught this charm to his first year Defence Against the Dark Arts class in the 1991-1992 school year along with the Verdimillious Charm and Verdimillious Tria.[3] Professor Gilderoy Lockhart later revised it with his second year Defence Against the Dark Arts class the next year.[1]

Effects

The Verdimillious Duo Spell created green sparks that had multiple uses. One such use was to do damage to an opponent, hence proving very useful in duelling.[1][2].

These green sparks could also be used reveal objects hidden by Dark magic in a blinding flash of white light, thereby illuminating the entire room for a short time. Unlike its precursor, objects revealed by The Verdimillious Duo Spell remained tangible and visible even after the light faded. Nonetheless, green sparks would still be floating around the enchanted objects for a while after the light disappeared.[1]

Practitioners

Etymology

This incantation is most likely derived from Latin "viridis", meaning "green" and French "mille", meaning "a thousand". The modifier "duo" means "two" and is common in incantations of increasing power.

See also

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references


Defence Against the Dark Arts (D.A.D.A.)
Subjectsdada
D.A.D.A. at Hogwarts
Classroom 3C · Classroom 3C backrooms · Temporary Classroom · Hogwarts Turris Magnus · Teacher's Office · Storeroom · Staircase · Lesson Cup · Race Cup · Dumbledore's Army
Professors
Arsenius Jigger · Albus Dumbledore · Galatea Merrythought · Patricia Rakepick · Quirinus Quirrell · Gilderoy Lockhart · Remus Lupin · Bartemius Crouch Junior (as Alastor Moody) · Dolores Umbridge · Severus Snape · Amycus Carrow (as Dark Arts teacher)
Textbooks
The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection · Break with a Banshee · Gadding with Ghouls · Holidays with Hags · Travels with Trolls · Voyages with Vampires · Wanderings with Werewolves · Year with the Yeti · The Essential Defence Against the Dark Arts · Defensive Magical Theory · Dark Arts Defence – Basics for Beginners · Confronting the Faceless
Spells studied at Hogwarts under D.A.D.A.
Aqua Eructo Charm · Boggart-Banishing Spell · Cave inimicum · Counter-curses · Counter-jinxes · Counter-spells · Cruciatus Curse · Curse of the Bogies · Defensive Charms · Densaugeo · Deprimo · Disarming Charm · Ear-Shrivelling Curse · Everte Statum · Freezing Spell · Full Body-Bind Curse · Fumos Duo · Green Sparks · Hex-Breaker· Hex-deflection · Hex Zapper · Homorphus Charm · Human-presence-revealing Spell · Impediment Jinx · Imperius Curse · Imperturbable Charm · Killing Curse · Knockback Jinx · Lacarnum Inflamari · Langlock · Nonverbal spells · Patronus Charm · Red Sparks · Reductor Curse · Salvio hexia · Sea Urchin Jinx · Seize and Pull Charm · Shield Charm · Smokescreen Spell · Snake-Vanishing Spell · Tickling Charm · Tongue-Tying Curse · Trip Jinx · Verdimillious Charm · Verdimillious Duo Spell · Verdimillious Tria · Vermillious Duo · Vermillious Tria · Wand-Lighting Charm
Creatures studied at Hogwarts under D.A.D.A.
Banshee · Boggart · Cornish Pixie · Dementor · Erkling · Flesh-Eating Slug · Ghost · Ghoul · Grindylow · Gytrash · Hag · Hinkypunk · Iguana · Imp · Inferius · Kappa · Nocturnal beasts · Red Cap · Snake · Troll · Vampire · Vampire bat · Werewolf · Yeti · Zombie
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