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Obliviate

Lockhart signing autographs in St Mungos

A spell that can erase the memory of someone, partially or completely


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I shall take a bit of this skin back up to the school, tell them I was too late to save the girl, and that you two tragically lost your minds at the sight of her mangled body. Say goodbye to your memories!


Gilderoy Lockhart
Harry, Hermione, Ron and Ginny in the permanent or long-lasting damage ward.

Illness and Disability

By J.K. Rowling


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Hermione prepares to leave


Harry, Hermione, Ron and Ginny in the permanent or long-lasting damage ward.

Familiar faces at St Mungo's


Harry replies to Lockhart's fanmail during detention.

Gilderoy Lockhart

By J.K. Rowling


‘That’s Dolohov,’ said Ron. ‘I recognise him from the old wanted posters. I think the big one’s Thorfinn Rowle.’


Extract

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

By J.K. Rowling

Obliviate fact file


Type

Charm

Purpose

To erase, or modify the memory of another

The effect it has on the recipient

The recipent will lose a portion (or all) of their memory, depending on how strong the spell is

Famous moment a wizard or witch uses it

Esteemed author Gilderoy Lockhart ends up erasing his own memory, after casting it on Ron and Harry with a backfiring wand