One of the forbidden spells, Imperio, also known as Imperius Curse, is the one of the most powerful and dangerous spells of the wizarding world. If it used right, wizard can completely take control of the target. This spell can only stop by a strong will against to spell.
Even it is the less dangerous of the unforgivable spells, it is still very dangerous but it’s possible to resist it. To resist against Imperio, wizard must show a great will against the caster. Imperio is the only spell in unforgivable spells which possible to resist. If one resists to Imperio, it could damage himself. When Voldemort tried to do Imperio to Barty Crouch, his mind is damaged as a result to resistance.
Imperio spell was created in Middle Ages. It was using for slaving people and brainwash purposes. It banned in 1717. Using Imperio against people is strictly forbidden and punished by lifelong imprisonment in Azkaban.
Imperio spell was used in first and second Wizarding Wars for many times but when the war end, it banned with other three unforgivable curses again.
Known Users of the Spell
- Barty Crouch
- Peter Pettigrew
- Lord Voldemort
- Barty Crouch Jr
- Lucius Malfoy
- Draco Malfoy
- Madam Rosmerta
- Corban Yaxley
- Harry Potter
- Minerva McGonagall
Where it Mentioned?
- Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire (First Time – Book and Movie)
- Harry Potter and Order of Phoenix (Book)
- Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince (Book)
- Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows (Book)
- Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows 2 (Book and Video Game)
- Harry Potter and Cursed Child (Book)
- Beddle the Bard’s Tales
- Harry Potter: Spells (Mobile Game)