Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Stupefy
|Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic|
|Features||Stuns the object|
|First Appearance||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire|
Stupefy is the stunning spell. When you say the incantation, a jet of red light flies out of the tip of the wand and hits the target. When hit, you get stunned in mid-air and sometimes pass out. You can wake up a stunned person by Enervate.
The effects of the spell seem somewhat inconsistent over the course of the series. It is alternatively described as sending people flying, knocking them out, or freezing them in place.
Giants are mentioned as being immune to this spell. The spell apparently ricochets off them with no real effect. Hagrid, who we find out in the fourth book is half-Giant, seems to have inherited this immunity.