The meaning of all the deaths in HP:

  • James and Lily:

    To establish the story line as well as to show orphans of war.

  • Cedric Diggory:

    To show Voldemort's mercilessness.

  • Sirius Black:

    To show Harry's lack of guidance/parental figures.

  • Albus Dumbledore:

    To show the death of a great leader can't stop a war.

  • Hedwig:

    To show the end of Harry's childhood.

  • Mad Eye:

    To show the death of a soldier.

  • Dobby:

    To show even the smallest of creatures can die a Hero's death.

  • Fred Weasley:

    To show that some deaths you just can't get over. And that's okay.

  • Tonks and Remus Lupin:

    To reestablish orphans of war.

  • Colin Creevey:

    To show that the good die young, even when they aren't supposed to.

  • Severus Snape:

    To show that you can always change your ways. Always.

List of Harry Potter Spells

  • Accio:

    Brings an object to you

  • Aguamenti:

    Creates a gush of water from the tip of the spell caster’s wand

  • Alohomora:

    Opens locks

  • Aparecium:

    Makes invisible ink become visible

  • Avada Kedavra:

    The Unforgivable Curse; Kills your opponent; taken from “Abra Cadabra”

  • Avifors:

    Turns things into birds

  • Avis:

    Makes birds fly out of the end of your wand

  • Bombarda:

    Causes a small, locally contained explosion. To make a bigger explosion, one could use “bombarda maxima”

  • Colloportus:

    Closes a door and binds it so that it can’t be opened.

  • Confringo:

    AKA the Blasting Curse; Causes the item targeted to explode

  • Confundus:

    Confounds your target, or makes them temporarily confused

  • Conjunctivitis:

    Damages the eyesight of your opponent, making them seem to have pink eye

  • Crucio:

    The Second Unforgivable Curse, the Cruciatus Curse; Tortures your opponent mercilessly

  • Deletrius:

    Erases the last spell cast by a wand so that it can’t be discovered

  • Densaugeo:

    Makes teeth grow out of control

  • Diffindo:

    Makes seams split open, severs an object into two pieces

  • Dissendium:

    Opens a specific passageway into a cellar, may be useful in other instances; may be only a password

  • Duro:

    Turns an item to stone.

  • Enervate:

    Mistaken spell. Changed to Rennervate. Used to wake up a stunned person

  • Engorgio:

    Makes an item larger, as in swollen

  • Episkey:

    Heals relatively minor wounds.

  • Evanesco:

    Causes an item to immediately dissolve away, as if it had never existed

  • Expecto Patronum:

    Creates Patronus

  • Expelliarmus:

    Disarms the target of the spell, such as knocking their wand out of their hand

  • Fera Verto:

    Transforms animals into water goblets!

  • Ferula:

    Binds a broken limb with a splint and bandages, tightly wrapped

  • Fidelius:

    Allows a secret to be hidden within the secret keeper’s soul; very powerful spell

  • Finite Incantatem:

    Stops any spell

  • Flagrate:

    Allows the user to write or draw in the air with fire

  • Flipendo:

    Also knows as the Knockback Jinx, pushes or flips something backwards

  • Furnunculus:

    Causes a person to break out in boils

  • Geminio:

    Creates a duplicate of an item (a twin, as in the zodiacal sign Gemini).

  • Homorphus:

    Man-Shape; makes a werewolf or person disguised as an animal resume their human shape

  • Immobulus:

    Immobilizes the target

  • Impedimenta:

    Puts up an impediment that slows down something or someone that is coming toward you

  • Imperio:

    The third unforgivable curse. Allows the user to assume complete control of another person

  • Impervius:

    Repels water from a surface

  • Incarcerous:

    Conjures up ropes, which then bind an opponent

  • Incendio:

    Lights a fire

  • Legilimens:

    Allows the user to gain access to another’s mind and memories

  • Levicorpus:

    Turns your opponent upside down and dangles them in thin air

  • Liberacorpus:

    “Liberates”, or frees a body that has been caught up by the levicorpus spell

  • Locomotor Mortis:

    The Leg-Locker Curse; locks an opponent’s legs together

  • Lumos:

    Creates light, usually by making the tip of the wand glow. More light can be created using “lumos maxima”

  • Mobiliarbus:

    Used to move a tree from one place to another

  • Mobilicorpus:

    Used to move a body from one place to another

  • Morsmordre:

    or Morsmorde Used to summon the Dark Mark

  • Muffliato:

    Causes a buzzing noise to surround a limited area so that those in the area can carry on a private conversation

  • Nox:

    Extinguishes light, used to douse the light created by “Lumos”

  • Obliviate:

    Makes a person “oblivious”, erasing their memories of an event

  • Orchideous:

    Conjures a bunch of flowers from the user’s wand

  • Petrificus Totalus:

    Total petrification; petrifies an opponent totally

  • Point Me:

    The Four Point Spell; makes the user’s wand act like a compass

  • Portus:

    Turns any item into a Portkey, which can then be used to transport a person or persons to another location.

  • Prior Incantato:

    Reveals to you the last spell that a wand was used to cast

  • Protego:

    Protects the user, and sends a spell back on an opponent

  • Quietus:

    Makes things quiet, used to muffle “Sonorus”

  • Reducio:

    Shrinks an item

  • Reducto:

    Blasts solid objects into pieces

  • Relashio:

    Releases something from being constrained or held

  • Rennervate:

    Was originally “ennervate”, but corrected by author; means to energize or wake up

  • Reparo:

    Repairs broken items

  • Repello:

    Repels something

  • Repello Muggletum:

    Makes an area invisible to Muggles

  • Revelio:

    Causes something that is hidden to be revealed

  • Rictusempra:

    Causes a person to curl up in laughter, as if being tickled

  • Riddikulus:

    Makes a boggart assume a “ridiculous” form, thereby making it funny instead of terrifying

  • Salvio Hexia:

    Unclear; seems to strengthen other protective spells, or to deflect any hexes cast toward a specific location

  • Scourgify:

    Used to clean dirt or other material off of a surface

  • Sectumsempra:

    Causes lacerations to appear all over an opponent’s body, as if they had been cut by an invisible sword

  • Serpensortia:

    Conjures a snake

  • Silencio:

    Makes the target of the spell unable to make any sound.

  • Sonorus:

    Amplifies the user’s voice

  • Stupefy:

    Stupefies an opponent, or knocks them insensible temporarily

  • Tarantallegra:

    Forces an opponent’s legs to dance uncontrollably

  • Tergeo:

    Scours something clean

  • Waddiwasi:

    Removes a stuck object, as in a wad of gum that is stuck in a keyhole

  • Wingardium Leviosa:

    Allows the user to make an object levitate

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