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Illustration of the effects of Levicorpus on Ron Weasley

Causes a person to hang upside-down in midair as if hoisted by the ankle

There were many crossings-out and alterations, but finally, crammed into a corner of the page, the scribble:

Levicorpus (n-vbl)


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

By J.K. Rowling

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Oh, that one had a great vogue during my time at Hogwarts… there were a few months in my fifth year when you couldn’t move for being hoisted into the air by your ankle

Remus Lupin
Snape telling Harry to be quiet at the Tallest Tower

8 times the Half-Blood Prince reveals the real Snape

Moony Padfoot Prongs and Wormtail at Hogwarts by the lake

Schoolboy Marauders

‘This’ll liven you up, Padfoot,’ said James quietly. ‘Look who it is ...’


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

By J.K. Rowling

Harry scrutinised him suspiciously.

‘You’ve just eaten half a box of Chocolate Cauldrons, haven’t you?’


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

By J.K. Rowling

Front page of the Half-Blood Prince's book

Property of the Half-Blood Prince

Harry and Dumbledore's Army in the Room of Requirement

The essential spells taught to Dumbledore’s Army

Levicorpus fact file






To immobilise or elevate the targeted person

The effect it has on the recipient

Suspends them in the air by the ankle

Famous moment a wizard or witch uses it

Used on Ron by Harry after reading it in the Half-Blood Prince's book. Also used by a young James Potter when bullying Severus Snape.