Patronus Charm Voted Favorite Spell from “Harry Potter”
The Patronus Charm has been voted as the favorite spell from the Harry Potter series!
Professor Lupin continued, ‘The Patronus is a kind of positive force, a projection of the very things that the Dementor feeds upon – hope, happiness, the desire to survive – but it cannot feel despair, as real humans can, so the Dementors can’t hurt it.
But I must warn you, Harry, that the Charm might be too advanced for you. Many qualified wizards have difficulty with it.’
– Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
As part of the celebrations for Harry Potter Book Night: A Night of Spells, Bloomsbury Children’s Books launched the first official global search to find the world’s favorite spell from the Harry Potter books. With over 2,700, votes the Patronus Charm emerged in first place, followed closely by the Summoning Charm in second place and the Levitation Charm finishing in third.
The Patronus Charm, one of the most powerful spells in the series, first appears in Prisoner of Azkaban when it is taught to Harry by his Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, Professor Remus Lupin.
Check out the top ten favorite spells below. Full of inventiveness and cunning, these famous magical incantations protect and challenge Harry and his friends in all sorts of ways.
1. Patronus Charm
2. Summoning Charm
3. Levitation Charm
4. Disarming Charm
5. Wand-Lighting Charm
6. Unlocking Charm
7. Killing Curse
9. Memory Charm
10. Boggart-Banishing Spell
The favorite spell vote was launched as part of the celebrations for Harry Potter Book Night. The second Harry Potter Book Night will be celebrated tonight with the theme of “a Night of Spells.” Schools, libraries, bookshops, and community centers across the world will be creating their own events to celebrate J.K. Rowling’s magical series of books. Find out more here.
MuggleNet will be on the ground attending various events around the world tonight in celebration, so look out for reports on the site in the coming days! Are you planning on attending an event for Harry Potter Book Night? Do you have a different favorite spell from the series? Let us know your thoughts!