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Harry's signature move.The expelliarmer and as you can see in the picture Harry Potter is Expelliarmusing and it is a disarming charm.The Disarming Charm is a defensive spell that aims to disarm an opponent, causing the individual's weapon, usually a wand, to fly out of his or her hand. It has been known to knock an opponent backwards in some cases. The charm's incantation is Expelliarmus.

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The Disarming Charm can vary in colour and in its precise effects. Sometimes, it manifests as a "jet of red light", and knocks the victim backwards as well as disarms him or her. This is what happened to Viktor Krum in 1995. On other occasions, the charm does not have a colour, and instead simply makes a wand fly from the victim's hand. When Severus Snape cast the spell on Gilderoy Lockhart, it was shown as a scarlet ring surrounding the wand, with a streak of scarlet light heading towards Lockhart.

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Many people considered the Disarming Charm to be the signature spell of Harry Potter. Despite being taught it by the teacher he despised the most (Severus Snape, until the events of 1997), Harry found it quite useful and utilised it often in direct confrontation with another wizard. He became highly proficient with it in 1994 when practising for the Triwizard Tournament. At the end of the tournament, after he and Cedric Diggory were transported to the graveyard in Little Hangleton and Cedric was murdered, Harry faced the newly-restored Lord Voldemort in a duel. Voldemort used the Killing Curse and Harry used the Disarming Charm. Due to the natural brotherhood of Harry's wand and Voldemort's wand, both containing cores from the same source, both duellers' spells proved ineffective, creating the rare Priori Incantatem effect which greatly contributed to Harry's subsequent escape.

Many Death Eaters witnessed this, and took to believing that it was Harry's signature move. In the Battle over Little Whinging, they identified him as the real Harry Potter out of the "seven Potters" once he used the Disarming Charm against the Imperiused Stan Shunpike. Remus Lupin later chided Harry for using Expelliarmus in battle conditions, but Harry continued to value it; his argument being that hitting Stan with a stunning spell, as Lupin had suggested, could have ultimately killed him after falling from such a height. In his final duel with Voldemort during the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry again used a Disarming Charm against Voldemort's Killing Curse, repeating the event of 1994 with the exception of a Priori Incantatem effect taking place. This time, it was Harry's rightful ownership of the Elder Wand, being unrightly used by Voldemort, that led to Harry's victory. A property of the Elder Wand, it seems, is that it will refuse to physically harm its true master. Should it be forced to do so, as Voldemort did, the spell cast from the wand will have a mild to no effect on the target. Hence, upon meeting Harry's Disarming Charm in mid-air, the Killing Curse intended for the latter, rebounded on Voldemort, killing him immediately.

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Caster(s) Victim(s) Notes
Severus Snape Gilderoy Lockhart Duelling Club demonstration in 1992.
Harry Potter Draco Malfoy Took Tom Riddle's Diary back. This was the first time Harry ever used the spell.
Harry Potter Gilderoy Lockhart In 1993 in self-defence.
Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Fred and George Weasley, Ginny Weasley Each other In 1993, on the Hogwarts Express.
Sirius Black Harry Potter and Hermione Granger In the Shrieking Shack in 1994.
Remus Lupin Harry Potter and Hermione Granger In the Shrieking Shack in 1994.
Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley Severus Snape In the Shrieking Shack in 1994; knocked unconscious.
Harry Potter Peter Pettigrew In 1994.
Harry Potter An Acromantula During the Third Task of the Triwizard Tournament.
Harry Potter Lord Voldemort Resulted into Priori Incantatem.
James Potter Severus Snape During their Hogwarts years.
Neville Longbottom Harry Potter During a meeting of Dumbledore's Army; the first time Neville cast the spell successfully.
Neville Longbottom Hermione Granger During a later D.A. meeting.
Fred and George Weasley Zacharias Smith May have been a nonverbal use.
Zacharias Smith Anthony Goldstein Attempted in D.A. meeting, but failed.
Ginny Weasley Michael Corner In a D.A. meeting; Harry Potter was not sure if this was because Michael was incompetent or because he did not want to hex his girlfriend.
Ernie Macmillan Unknown Unsuccessful attempt during first D.A. meeting.
Colin and Dennis Creevey Each other Unsuccessful attempt during first D.A. meeting.
Luna Lovegood Justin Finch-Fletchley During a D.A. meeting; sometimes successful, sometimes not.
Neville Longbottom, Ron Weasley, and Luna Lovegood Inquisitorial Squad members Managed to escape them.
Neville Longbottom A Death Eater and Harry Potter During the Battle of the Department of Mysteries.
Draco Malfoy Albus Dumbledore On top of the Astronomy Tower in 1997; Draco thus became the unwitting master of the Elder Wand.
Harry Potter Stan Shunpike During the Battle over Little Whinging.
Hermione Granger Mundungus Fletcher Before the Infiltration of the Ministry of Magic.
Ron Weasley A Snatcher Later passed the Snatcher's blackthorn wand to Harry Potter.
Harry Potter Hermione Granger Practising with the Snatcher's wand; unsuccessful.
Ron Weasley Bellatrix

The Disarming Charm is a defensive spell that aims to disarm an opponent, causing the individual's weapon, usually a wand, to fly out of his or her hand. It has been known to knock an opponent backwards in some cases. The charm's incantation is Expelliarmus.

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The Disarming Charm can vary in colour and in its precise effects. Sometimes, it manifests as a "jet of red light", and knocks the victim backwards as well as disarms him or her. This is what happened to Viktor Krum in 1995. On other occasions, the charm does not have a colour, and instead simply makes a wand fly from the victim's hand. When Severus Snape cast the spell on Gilderoy Lockhart, it was shown as a scarlet ring surrounding the wand, with a streak of scarlet light heading towards Lockhart.

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Many people considered the Disarming Charm to be the signature spell of Harry Potter. Despite being taught it by the teacher he despised the most (Severus Snape, until the events of 1997), Harry found it quite useful and utilised it often in direct confrontation with another wizard. He became highly proficient with it in 1994 when practising for the Triwizard Tournament. At the end of the tournament, after he and Cedric Diggory were transported to the graveyard in Little Hangleton and Cedric was murdered, Harry faced the newly-restored Lord Voldemort in a duel. Voldemort used the Killing Curse and Harry used the Disarming Charm. Due to the natural brotherhood of Harry's wand and Voldemort's wand, both containing cores from the same source, both duellers' spells proved ineffective, creating the rare Priori Incantatem effect which greatly contributed to Harry's subsequent escape.

Many Death Eaters witnessed this, and took to believing that it was Harry's signature move. In the Battle over Little Whinging, they identified him as the real Harry Potter out of the "seven Potters" once he used the Disarming Charm against the Imperiused Stan Shunpike. Remus Lupin later chided Harry for using Expelliarmus in battle conditions, but Harry continued to value it; his argument being that hitting Stan with a stunning spell, as Lupin had suggested, could have ultimately killed him after falling from such a height. In his final duel with Voldemort during the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry again used a Disarming Charm against Voldemort's Killing Curse, repeating the event of 1994 with the exception of a Priori Incantatem effect taking place. This time, it was Harry's rightful ownership of the Elder Wand, being unrightly used by Voldemort, that led to Harry's victory. A property of the Elder Wand, it seems, is that it will refuse to physically harm its true master. Should it be forced to do so, as Voldemort did, the spell cast from the wand will have a mild to no effect on the target. Hence, upon meeting Harry's Disarming Charm in mid-air, the Killing Curse intended for the latter, rebounded on Voldemort, killing him immediately.

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Caster(s) Victim(s) Notes
Severus Snape Gilderoy Lockhart Duelling Club demonstration in 1992.
Harry Potter Draco Malfoy Took Tom Riddle's Diary back. This was the first time Harry ever used the spell.
Harry Potter Gilderoy Lockhart In 1993 in self-defence.
Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Fred and George Weasley, Ginny Weasley Each other In 1993, on the Hogwarts Express.
Sirius Black Harry Potter and Hermione Granger In the Shrieking Shack in 1994.
Remus Lupin Harry Potter and Hermione Granger In the Shrieking Shack in 1994.
Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley Severus Snape In the Shrieking Shack in 1994; knocked unconscious.
Harry Potter Peter Pettigrew In 1994.
Harry Potter An Acromantula During the Third Task of the Triwizard Tournament.
Harry Potter Lord Voldemort Resulted into Priori Incantatem.
James Potter Severus Snape During their Hogwarts years.
Neville Longbottom Harry Potter During a meeting of Dumbledore's Army; the first time Neville cast the spell successfully.
Neville Longbottom Hermione Granger During a later D.A. meeting.
Fred and George Weasley Zacharias Smith May have been a nonverbal use.
Zacharias Smith Anthony Goldstein Attempted in D.A. meeting, but failed.
Ginny Weasley Michael Corner In a D.A. meeting; Harry Potter was not sure if this was because Michael was incompetent or because he did not want to hex his girlfriend.
Ernie Macmillan Unknown Unsuccessful attempt during first D.A. meeting.
Colin and Dennis Creevey Each other Unsuccessful attempt during first D.A. meeting.
Luna Lovegood Justin Finch-Fletchley During a D.A. meeting; sometimes successful, sometimes not.
Neville Longbottom, Ron Weasley, and Luna Lovegood Inquisitorial Squad members Managed to escape them.
Neville Longbottom A Death Eater and Harry Potter During the Battle of the Department of Mysteries.
Draco Malfoy Albus Dumbledore On top of the Astronomy Tower in 1997; Draco thus became the unwitting master of the Elder Wand.
Harry Potter Stan Shunpike During the Battle over Little Whinging.
Hermione Granger Mundungus Fletcher Before the Infiltration of the Ministry of Magic.
Ron Weasley A Snatcher Later passed the Snatcher's blackthorn wand to Harry Potter.
Harry Potter Hermione Granger Practising with the Snatcher's wand; unsuccessful.
Ron Weasley Bellatrix

The Disarming Charm is a defensive spell that aims to disarm an opponent, causing the individual's weapon, usually a wand, to fly out of his or her hand. It has been known to knock an opponent backwards in some cases. The charm's incantation is Expelliarmus.

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The Disarming Charm can vary in colour and in its precise effects. Sometimes, it manifests as a "jet of red light", and knocks the victim backwards as well as disarms him or her. This is what happened to Viktor Krum in 1995. On other occasions, the charm does not have a colour, and instead simply makes a wand fly from the victim's hand. When Severus Snape cast the spell on Gilderoy Lockhart, it was shown as a scarlet ring surrounding the wand, with a streak of scarlet light heading towards Lockhart.

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Many people considered the Disarming Charm to be the signature spell of Harry Potter. Despite being taught it by the teacher he despised the most (Severus Snape, until the events of 1997), Harry found it quite useful and utilised it often in direct confrontation with another wizard. He became highly proficient with it in 1994 when practising for the Triwizard Tournament. At the end of the tournament, after he and Cedric Diggory were transported to the graveyard in Little Hangleton and Cedric was murdered, Harry faced the newly-restored Lord Voldemort in a duel. Voldemort used the Killing Curse and Harry used the Disarming Charm. Due to the natural brotherhood of Harry's wand and Voldemort's wand, both containing cores from the same source, both duellers' spells proved ineffective, creating the rare Priori Incantatem effect which greatly contributed to Harry's subsequent escape.

Many Death Eaters witnessed this, and took to believing that it was Harry's signature move. In the Battle over Little Whinging, they identified him as the real Harry Potter out of the "seven Potters" once he used the Disarming Charm against the Imperiused Stan Shunpike. Remus Lupin later chided Harry for using Expelliarmus in battle conditions, but Harry continued to value it; his argument being that hitting Stan with a stunning spell, as Lupin had suggested, could have ultimately killed him after falling from such a height. In his final duel with Voldemort during the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry again used a Disarming Charm against Voldemort's Killing Curse, repeating the event of 1994 with the exception of a Priori Incantatem effect taking place. This time, it was Harry's rightful ownership of the Elder Wand, being unrightly used by Voldemort, that led to Harry's victory. A property of the Elder Wand, it seems, is that it will refuse to physically harm its true master. Should it be forced to do so, as Voldemort did, the spell cast from the wand will have a mild to no effect on the target. Hence, upon meeting Harry's Disarming Charm in mid-air, the Killing Curse intended for the latter, rebounded on Voldemort, killing him immediately.

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Caster(s) Victim(s) Notes
Severus Snape Gilderoy Lockhart Duelling Club demonstration in 1992.
Harry Potter Draco Malfoy Took Tom Riddle's Diary back. This was the first time Harry ever used the spell.
Harry Potter Gilderoy Lockhart In 1993 in self-defence.
Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Fred and George Weasley, Ginny Weasley Each other In 1993, on the Hogwarts Express.
Sirius Black Harry Potter and Hermione Granger In the Shrieking Shack in 1994.
Remus Lupin Harry Potter and Hermione Granger In the Shrieking Shack in 1994.
Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley Severus Snape In the Shrieking Shack in 1994; knocked unconscious.
Harry Potter Peter Pettigrew In 1994.
Harry Potter An Acromantula During the Third Task of the Triwizard Tournament.
Harry Potter Lord Voldemort Resulted into Priori Incantatem.
James Potter Severus Snape During their Hogwarts years.
Neville Longbottom Harry Potter During a meeting of Dumbledore's Army; the first time Neville cast the spell successfully.
Neville Longbottom Hermione Granger During a later D.A. meeting.
Fred and George Weasley Zacharias Smith May have been a nonverbal use.
Zacharias Smith Anthony Goldstein Attempted in D.A. meeting, but failed.
Ginny Weasley Michael Corner In a D.A. meeting; Harry Potter was not sure if this was because Michael was incompetent or because he did not want to hex his girlfriend.
Ernie Macmillan Unknown Unsuccessful attempt during first D.A. meeting.
Colin and Dennis Creevey Each other Unsuccessful attempt during first D.A. meeting.
Luna Lovegood Justin Finch-Fletchley During a D.A. meeting; sometimes successful, sometimes not.
Neville Longbottom, Ron Weasley, and Luna Lovegood Inquisitorial Squad members Managed to escape them.
Neville Longbottom A Death Eater and Harry Potter During the Battle of the Department of Mysteries.
Draco Malfoy Albus Dumbledore On top of the Astronomy Tower in 1997; Draco thus became the unwitting master of the Elder Wand.
Harry Potter Stan Shunpike During the Battle over Little Whinging.
Hermione Granger Mundungus Fletcher Before the Infiltration of the Ministry of Magic.
Ron Weasley A Snatcher Later passed the Snatcher's blackthorn wand to Harry Potter.
Harry Potter Hermione Granger Practising with the Snatcher's wand; unsuccessful.
Ron Weasley Bellatrix