Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Furnunculus

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Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic
Furnunculus
Type Spell (Jinx)
Features Causes boils
First Appearance Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Overview[edit]

Furnunculus apparently causes whoever it hits to erupt in boils.

Extended Description[edit]

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

This is one of the classic duelling spells. Harry used it first in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; he had been goaded into duelling with Draco. The spell hit Draco's Densaugeo jinx and ricocheted, hitting Goyle.

Analysis[edit]

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire we learn that combining jinxes can have unexpected effects – apparently, Harry's Furnunculus curse combines with George's Jelly legs curse to afflict Crabbe with little tentacles all over his face. We can't be certain that the boils that afflicted Goyle in the earlier episode were the intended effect; the spell may well have been modified by hitting the Densaugeo spell.

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.