Stupefy is one of the most used spells in wizarding world. As its name, it has ability to stupefy the target and neutralize it. Stupefy can also use for stopping moving objects, and also it’s a very popular spell in duels between wizards.
Stupefy is harmless against the target, it only paralyses target and that is the main reason of this spell’s popularity in wizard duels. Wizards usually cast deathly spells like Avada Kedavra to their targets after paralysing the target with Stupefy. Stupefy spell is also popular among Hogwarts students too.
Stupefy’s origins and creator is unknown. This spell was used by Harry Potter for the first time in Triwizard Tournament in 1995. After that, Stupify preferred in Dumbledore’s Army and Wizarding Wars for many times. It is one of the first choices of wizards because of its easy casting and big effect compared to its difficulty to task. If the Stupify casted by more than one wizard at a time, it creates much intense effect on the target.
Wizard can cast Rennevate spell to protect from Stupefy. Rennevate creates a magical barrier around the wizard. Also other shielding spells can protect from Stupefy’s effects.
Harry Potter commented about the Stupefy with those words in the spell lessons which he gave to Dumbledore’s Army; “Stupefy is the most useful spell of a wizard’s arsenal. To be fair, every wizard must learn how to cast Stufepy before anything else.” (Harry Potter and Order of Phoenix)
Known Users of the Spell
- Gellert Grindewald
- Peter Pettigrew
- Harry Potter
- Albus Dumbledore
- Barty Crouch Jr
- Molly Weasley
- Dolores Umbridge
- Nigel Wolpert
- Hermione Granger
- Ron Weasley
- Bellatrix Lestrange
- Luna Lovegood
- Fred Weasley
- Dean Thomas
- Parvati Patil
- Abeforth Dumbledore
Where it Mentioned?
- Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire (First Time – Book and Movie)
- Harry Potter and Order of Phoenix (Book, Movie and Video Game)
- Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince (Book, Movie and Video Game)
- Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows 1-2-3 (Book, Movie and Video Game)
- Harry Potter and Cursed Child (Book)
- Harry Potter. Spells (Mobile Game)
- Harry Potter for Kinect (Video Game)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (Video Game)