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Expelliarmus

The Great Hall during Duelling Club

A handy (even life-saving) spell for removing an object from an enemy's grasp


Expelliarmus fact file


Incantation

Expelliarmus

Purpose

To remove an object (often a wand) from the recipient’s hand

Dumbledore casting a red spell in the Ministry of Magic

Spells all Muggles wish existed in real life


Moony Padfoot Prongs and Wormtail at Hogwarts by the lake

Schoolboy Marauders


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James shouted, ‘Expelliarmus!’

Snape’s wand flew twelve feet into the air and fell with a little thud in the grass behind him.


Neville overturned a desk in his anxiety to help; and pointing his wand wildly at the struggling pair, he cried:

‘EXPELLIARMUS!’


Extract

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

by J.K. Rowling

Harry and Dumbledore's Army in the Room of Requirement

The essential spells taught to Dumbledore’s Army


Hermione holding up her wand from the Chamber of Secrets

The etymology of Harry Potter spells


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‘EXPELLIARMUS!’

Both Harry’s and the Death Eater’s wands flew out of their hands and soared back towards the entrance to the Hall.


The Great Hall during Duelling Club

Duelling Club