Illustration of the effects of Levicorpus on Ron Weasley

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


Levicorpus fact file


Type

Jinx

Incantation

Non-verbal

Purpose

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.