Re: Homorphus Charm Questions
- From: "Frodo Baggins" <doufrodo@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 12 Jan 2007 00:10:16 -0800
Richard Eney wrote:
In article <u3Dph.9862$yx6.9670@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
John VanSickle <evilsnackKOSHER@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Chip Stobb wrote:
I just finished re-reading CoS for the umpteenth time, and forgive me
if this has been discussed at some point in the past but this stuck
out in my mind.
In CoS, Gilderoy Lockhart stole the credit from "some ugly old
Armenian Warlock" (chapter 16) for performing the "Homorphus Charm"
which turned a werewolf back into a man (chapter 10).
I have a few questions about this:
1) Was this transformation back into human form a permanent reversal
of the monthly 'werewolf effect'? The book appears to insiunate this
as it says, "No one wants to read about some ugly, old Armenian
warlock, even if he did save a village from werewolves."
Since a charm that permanently cured lycanthropy would have caused many
to demand a how-to, and there were no such demands, we either must
assume that JKR messed up with this throwaway, or that it only turns
the target into a human for a short time, and possibly doesn't affect
the target's mental state at all; the charm would only be useful for
capturing a wereworf, which can probably be done by other means.
Lockhart "demonstrated" wrestling a werewolf (played by Harry) to
the ground and said he performed the charm then. I think his book
must have said that as part of performing the homorphus charm,
you had to personally hold the werewolf down to the ground.
Since nobody wants to wrestle a werewolf, nobody bothered to ask
for details on the charm.
Either that or all the intelligent wizards dismissed his books as
total trash and didn't believe there ever was such a charm, while
his fans believed every word but never pushed for details.
Sounds like the ideal time to start a religion!