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Body-Bind Curse
Incantation

Petrificus Totalus[1]

Type

Curse[1]

Hand Movement

Point[1]

Light

None[1]

Effect

Paralyses[1]

"Neville's arms snapped to his sides. His legs sprang together. His whole body rigid, he swayed where he stood and then fell flat on his face, stiff as a board."
—Description[src]

The Body-Bind Curse[2] (Petrificus Totalus[1]) is a spell that can be used to paralyse the victim, forcing their arms, jaws and legs together; the only part of their body that can move is their eyes[1].

PractitionersEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Fred Weasley stated that at the time of his wedding, he would use this curse on his mother so that everyone could wear and do what they wanted[2]; he died, however, before he could be married[3].

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Chapter Sixteen - Through the Trapdoor)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Chapter Eight - The Wedding)
  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Chapter Thirty-One - The Battle of Hogwarts)

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