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Petrificus Totalus
Full Body-Bind Curse
Incantation

Petrificus Totalus[1]

Type

Curse[1]

Hand Movement

Full-body-bind

Light

None[2]

Effect

Paralyses[1]

The Full Body-Bind Curse[1] (Petrificus Totalus[1]), known also as the Body-Bind Curse[3] or Body Freezing Curse[4] is a curse that can be used to paralyse the victim[1], or, if one swipes their wand through the air instead of pointing, multiple victims can be frozen[5].

CastersEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

  • This is most often used by newer students of magic, or those who are so frequently participating in duels that they haven't the time to learn new spells[4].

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Pottermore
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Chapter Sixteen - Through the Trapdoor)
  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Chapter Eight - The Wedding)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter Official Site
  5. 5.0 5.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 26 (The Cave)
  6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 28 (Snape's Worst Memory)

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