In multiple Harry Potter books/movies, there are a number of scenarios where a spell is cast or some magical event happens but the instigator did not use a wand:
- In HP1, Harry removes the glass from the Boa Constrictor's enclosure allowing it to escape and then puts it back, trapping Dudley.
- In HP3, Harry becomes angry at Aunt Marge and she then inflates and begins to float away.
- In just about every scene he's in, Dobby doesn't brandish a wand, he mainly clicks his fingers. He doesn't recite the incantations, either.
This leads us to ask - is a Wand required for magic at all?