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"The surface of the lake was no longer mirror-smooth; it was churning, and everywhere Harry looked, white heads and hands were emerging from the dark water, men and women and children with sunken, sightless eyes were moving towards the rock: an army of the dead rising from the black water."

An Inferius (pl. Inferi) is a corpse that has been bewitched by a Dark witch or wizard to do the bidding of said witch or wizard[1]. In both wars, Lord Voldemort killed enough people to make an army of Inferi[1], some of which were used as guardians of the lake in the Crystal Cave to prevent the Horcrux from being stolen[2]. Inferi fear light and fire, and thus spells such as the Fire-Making Spell and the Firestorm are very effective at driving them away[2]; failure to do so could provoke their aggression, and an attack would leave the victim nothing but a bloody lump[3].

In the prelude to the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, the Haitian team were accused of using Inferi to intimidate opposing teams, but the ICWQC has deemed said accusations baseless and malicious[4].

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Voldemort's army

  • In July of 1996, the Ministry of Magic published a series of brochures on protection against the Death Eaters; one note in said brochures mentioned Inferi in passing, but gave no explanation[5].


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