Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Finite

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Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic
Finite
Type Spell
Features Ends a single spell
First Appearance Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Overview[edit]

The Finite charm, like the similar Finite Incantatem charm, is used to stop a spell's continuing effects. Finite seems to generally act on only one spell, where Finite Incantatem appears to act on all active spells in a locality.

Extended Description[edit]

Beginner warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.

In the Battle in the Ministry in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Neville is hit by a Tarantallegra jinx. Lupin uses the Finite charm to quiet Neville's legs.

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, in the Room of Requirement, Crabbe uses the Descendo jinx to try to drop a pile of junk onto Ron. Harry stops the pile falling with the Finite charm.

Note that this spell, like all other working spells, seems to be based on Latin, and as such its incantation should be pronounced with three syllables rather than two.

Analysis[edit]

Questions[edit]

Study questions are meant to be left for each student to answer; please don't answer them here.

Greater Picture[edit]

Intermediate warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.