Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Reparo

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Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic
Reparo
Type Spell
Features Repairs items
First Appearance Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Overview[edit]

Reparo is a spell for fixing broken things, for example a glass bowl that has broken into several pieces. It can also be used to counter the effects of the Diffindo charm.

Extended Description[edit]

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

This spell was first used by Arthur Weasley on Harry's glasses in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, shortly after Harry's exit from Knockturn Alley, though the incantation is not heard there. Curiously, it is also the last spell we see actually cast in the series.

This spell is used a number of times through the series to repair things – dropped glass or china bowls, broken windows, torn bags, or torn books, for instance.

Analysis[edit]

It is only in the final book of the series that we learn that it can be used to repair magical items, when Hermione tries to mend Harry's wand with it, and later when Harry successfully mends his own wand. Until that point, only non-magical items had been repaired with this charm.

This spell seems to be useful only for inanimate objects – it is not used on Harry's broken wrist, for example. (Though the charm that is used on his wrist in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets does not have the desired effect...)

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.