Thursday, February 20, 2014

Harry Potter MotW #30

Harry Potter Moment of the Week 

Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a meme hosted over at Uncorked Thoughts. The idea is to share a favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote, object from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself! Upcoming topics & how to join here.

  The Best Spell

Ahhh, there are so many brilliant spells to chose from! I mean, let's be honest, JKR really outdid herself with the sheer number of spells she thought up...not to mention how practical, imaginative and epic they all are.   I don't now, I've always been a fan of the Lumos/Nox combo - I mean, my black cat's name is 'Nox' and eveything! Oh and I'd certainly want (need) to learn Expecto Patronum if I lived in a world with Dementors, but I think the best spell of all might be:

Expelliarmus

Let's be honest, it was a long shot the first time Harry used it against Voldemort but it turned out to be the most perfect spell he could have chosen. Eventually it became Harry's trademark spell, having saved his skin on multiple occasions.  Not to mention saving the world and all that. Here's more on Expelliarmus
The Disarming Charm, also known as the Expelliarmus Spell or Disarming Spell (Expelliarmus) was a defensive charm which forced the victim to release whatever they were holding at the time. It is common to see this spell used in duels, to make an opponent release their wand. It can also be used to rebound an wizard's spell in the hopes of striking the opponent with said rebounded spell.
It is not known precisely who created the Disarming Charm. Some wizarding historians claim that it may have been invented by Merlin himself...it became Harry Potter's signature spell and he notably used it to kill Lord Voldemort during the Battle of Hogwarts by rebounding his Killing Curse.  -via Harry Potter Wikia

I also found a few other cool 'Expelliarmus' gifs while I was searching for the one up top ^^ so I figured I'd share:


And I know this next one here is for a completely different fandom, but oh the joys of when your two favorite fandoms collide XD

7 comments:

  1. I think how Draco must hate this spell!!xD

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  2. Great pick, love this spell too, as it saved Harry's ass so many times. :))) And lol at the Doctor, one of the best DW moments! :D

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  3. This is definitely helpful for battles, but I'm planning to stay away from them :p I think I would really like Accio, haha. How easy to let everything just float to you :D?

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  4. This spell was literally such a lifesaver for Harry; to think of what would have happened had he not used it in that pivotal scene in GoF. And the DW GIF is awesome; love it! :D

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  5. Hahaha I love the gifs! I agree though. This spell saved Harry so many times. I hate to think what would have happened otherwise!

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  6. AH! LOL I chose a different spell but actually gave a shout out to expelliarmus and it being his trademark spell. It really is the perfect spell for him. I wonder if it's ever been counted how many times he uses it over all the other spells. Great pick! Here is my HPMotW. Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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  7. Oh yes, I love Expelliarmus because it's kind of like Harry's go-to spell. I also like some of the more random and obscure spells that Jo came up with, like Waddiwasi from PoA, heh.

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