Due the applied, precise nature of Transfiguration magic there is a large potential for it to go disastrously wrong, even for the experts. This is especially true if the practitioner is not taking things seriously and/or punching above their weight (with respect to the magic they are attempting to perform). If it is done improperly, the Transfigured object can become half-Transfigured or permanently stuck in one state (whether fully or partially Transfigured); for example, Viktor Krum once half-Transfigured himself into a shark in the Second Task of The Triwizard Tournamentin 1994 (although he was not stuck in that form, so it may have been intentional).
- Arrow-shooting spell- shoots arrows from the wand tip
- Avifors — Used to turn a small statue into a bird
- Avis - conjures birds from the wand tip
- Beetle Buttons - Turns beetles into buttons
- Cauldron to Sieve
- Draconifors — Used to turn a dragon statue into a real dragon that will breathe fire
- Ducklifors — Used to turn an opponent into a duck
- Duro — Used to turn objects to stone
- Fera Verto — Used to turn an animal into a water goblet
- Glass to sand shield - transfigures glass back to sand within a certain radius
- Glisseo — Used to make objects slippery
- Incarcifors — Used to transfigure an object to capture an opponent
- Lapifors — Used to turn a small object or creature into a rabbit
- Match to needle - The simplest of all transfigurations that transfigures matches into needles
- Melofors — Used to turn an opponent’s head into a pumpkin
- Mice to Snuffboxes
- Pullus — Used to turn opponents into geese
- Rock to dog
- Scribblifors — Used to turn objects into quills
- Smoke to daggers - Coalesces a horde of dagger from smoke
- Snufflifors — Used to turn books into mice
- Steelclaw — Used to make an animal’s claws bigger and made of steel
if im a animagus and i have to choose what animagus i am ..i think i choose to an eagle..why??/,..because i want to be free like them..flying in the sky..i want to be independent and to be strong like them so i can survive this cruel world..
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If you are an Animagus? What animal and why? What are the significance of this animal in your life?
PS: Include a photo/drawing of the animal of your choice.
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Transfiguration is a very systematic, exact magical discipline, working best for the scientifically-inclined mind, and as such it is deemed very hard work (especially compared to Charms, which affords a much larger margin for personal creativity).
Whilst Transfiguration is an exceedingly useful branch of magic, it naturally has its own set of limitations.
The branch of Transfiguration known as Transformation magic has the largest number of restriction placed upon it (both natural and legal). Firslty, even before one becomes an Animagus (both a Trans-species Transformation and Human transfiguration) one is monitored closely as attempting to become such a thing is highly dangerous and even if one succeeds one must then register oneself at the Ministry of Magic (or face trial), due to the many potential uses of this kind of transfiguration in criminal activity. An Animagus is also limited by the fact that they can only transfigure into one kind of animal this way. Conversely, general Human Transfiguration is more varied in that it allows one to transform another into a plethora of different animals but, on the other hand, the object of transfiguration will then possess the intelligence of the creature they become (unlike Animagi, who retain all their mental faculties in animal form). If this is an animal of lower intelligence (which is more likely than not) then one will, by extension, be entirely dependent on the caster to untransfigure them, which could potentially cause someone to be stuck in that form forever (which is why it is not recommended to cast this type of transfiguration on oneself).
Transformation is also limited by the fact that the dead cannot be revived via magic and hence one cannot “transfigure” the dead back to life, no matter how recently the death occurred.
Conjuration is principally limited by the Five Principal Exceptions to Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration. The first (and only known) of these is the restriction that one cannot conjure food (though, pre-existing food can be charmed in certain ways - such as by summoning & multiplication - and transfigured by the other the other branches). Similarly, Wizarding law sets legal limitations on what one is and isn’t allowed to conjure. Finally, even if it is both possible and legal to conjure something it will ultimately never last.
Strangely, whilst there are a variety of limits placed on Conjuration, the branch referred to as Vanishment seems to be completely unrestricted (this also appears true of Untransfiguration).
1. Nymphadora Tonks; Successful Metamorphmagus, this allowed her to pass the metamorphic part of the Auror exam
2.Minerva McGonagall; Transfiguration teacher at Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry.
3. Sirius Black; He couls turn himself into a dog, he helped protect Harry, Ron, Hermionie, and Professor Snape from Professor Lupin who was a warewolf.
4. Viktor Krum; Successfully transformed his head into a shark when he needed to breath ynder water for an hour for the Tri-Wizard tournament.
5.Albus Dumbledore; Transfiguration teacher at Hogwarts, later became headmaster.
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- Albus Dumbledore - Transfiguration teacher at Hogwarts
- Minerva McGonagall - Transfiguration teacher at Hogwarts, Known Animagus
- Horace Slughorn - Successful at human transformation, can take the form of an armchair
- Nymphadora Tonks - A natural Metamorphmagus
- Teddy Lupin - A natural Metamorphmagus
- Harry Potter - Took the subject at N.E.W.T level, became and Auror
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Enumerate atleast 5 Known Accomplished Transfigurers and their accomplishments.
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Transfiguration is a branch of magic that focuses on the alteration of the form or appearance of an object, via the alteration of the object’s molecular structure. Transfiguration can be done to most (if not all) objects and as with most forms of magic it includes - but hardly limited to - Transfiguration spells, which comprise the one of the seven known spell types.
Currently, transfiguration is divided into four branches. They are, in ascending order of difficulty: Transformation, Vanishment, Conjurationand Untransfiguration
This refers to any Transfiguration that deforms or alters the target in some way.
It should be noted that whilst this branch of transfiguration is the first covered in the Hogwarts curriculum (containing the simplst transfiguration of all - Match to needle) it can also pertains to the most complex and dangerous forms of transfiguration too. For example, Petrification is a form of transformation and is very dark, complicated and powerful magic.
Human Transfiguration ► refers to Transformation where either the target or end-product is a human being. As well as the general Human Transfiguration spells that exists, this category houses the following type of transformation magic:
Human Transfiguration spells are taught in year six.
Switching ► is another sub-type of transformation magic. During switching, a physical feature from one of the two targets is switched with that of another, hence the name. It differs from a straight transformation in two ways: firstly, switching targets two objects simultaneously; secondly, the change in one of the pair is dependent on a change in the other.
It is difficult to gauge the relative difficult of switches exactly compared to other types of transfiguration because the exact year in which they are learn is not known. However, Professor McGonagall was impressed when Hermione knew about switches as a First Year student but was disappointed in Neville for not being able to perform even simple switches by Fourth Year. Therefore, students must start learning switches in Second, Third or (early) Fourth Year (most likely third), earlier than almost all the other branches of transfiguration save transformation.
The only known sub-group of Switching is Cross-Species Switches.
Trans-species Tranformations ► this is a term which refers to transformation magic that (partially or completely) changes the target organism into a new species. It includes Cross-species switches and hence has some overlap with switching magic.
Vanishment ► is the art of causing things to Vanish; to make things go into non-being. Vanishment is moderately difficult - learnt in Fourth Year and up - and is considered one of the hardest transfigurations to be tested on in one’s O.W.L. The difficulty of the Vanishment to be performed positively correlates with the complexity of the organism to be Vanished (for example, invertebrates are easier to Vanish than vertebrates).
Strangely, only one incantation is needed to Vanish any object - Evanesco , Latin for “disappear” (with the intent of the caster alone directing it), unlike conjurations (which can requires a variety of complicated incantations)
Conjuration ► is the art of conjuring things (bringing things into being) and hence is the opposite of Vanishment. It is harder than its counter-part, being a N.E.W.T. level feat.
One should note that there are numerous restrictions (both in Law and Nature) placed on the art of Conjuration, unlike Vanishment which appears to be unrestricted. For example, something that is conjured will not last (or, “remain in being”) but it is unknown whether or not something that is vanished could forever remain in non-being if left to its own devices.
Untransfiguration ► is the art of reversing a previous transfiguration (and is therefore considered both a transfiguration and a counter-spell). It is a mysterious branch of transfiguration not much elaborated on in the franchise, though it appears to be covered at some point in the Hogwarts syllabus.