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What would happen if someone tried to summon a very large object? [duplicate]

I remember something in The Deathly Hallows that Harry tries "Accio Hagrid" and the bike shoots towards Hagrid instead of the opposite thing that should occur. (Thanks Himarm for the quote) “Hagrid!...
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Why was Harry able to Accio the Cup portkey in GOF [duplicate]

In GOF the Tri-Wizard cup was a port key that takes Harry to the graveyard with Voldemort. Aside from the fact that it then takes him back to Hogwarts when he did so he used the Accio spell to bring ...
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Are humans Summonable? [duplicate]

In this comment, the question was raised: Are humans Summonable? In the Triwizard Tournament, Harry Potter summons his broom. In the second task, none of the contestants even attempt to summon the ...
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How does the Accio spell work? [duplicate]

I know it is used to summon things. But can the summoner only summon things that he own or is there a range within which it can summon anything or visualizing something that he doesn't own summons the ...
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Can you Accio a person? [duplicate]

What are the boundaries of the Accio spell/Summoning Charm? Can you Accio people? Random items? Other people's wands?
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How effective is *accio*? [duplicate]

So, in the books we see the spell accio being used a few times to bring forth a desired object to the caster. However, we also see that to get the desired effect, one doesn't have to be too accurate ...
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Why don't Muggle-born wizards use Muggle technology to fight Death Eaters?

We know that wizards in the Harry Potter universe are subject to regular physical harm (e.g. witness injuries from being hit by Bludgers or just colliding with things when playing Quidditch). ...
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How could Fred and George have figured the exact password to the Marauder's map?

The Weasley twins told Harry that the password to the map was: "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good". But how could THEY have known it? It's not exactly LOTR's Moria door with "12345" level of ...
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Did Hermione cheat?

Ostensibly, cheating is a relatively significant infraction at Hogwarts, at the very least academically. In Philosopher's Stone it is revealed the quills and parchment used for exams are enchanted ...
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Why bother with Unforgivable Curses?

Sectumsempra is pretty good at killing unless specifically healed, but that's pretty extreme. I could probably kill someone by Petrificus Totalus-ing them into a lake. I would imagine Accio books ...
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Why couldn't Harry use Accio on the Golden Egg in Goblet of Fire?

In Goblet of Fire, when Harry Potter is faced with a dragon, he used 'Accio' to get his broomstick and then grabbed the Golden Egg after some flying. My question is, why couldn't he use 'Accio' on the ...
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Is there a "reverse-Accio" spell?

Is there a complementary return-to-where-it-was spell that can be used after the Accio spell has been used? For example, Harry Accios his broom from his closet in GoF to help him retrieve the dragon ...
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How did Snape block Harry's Unforgivable Curses?

In the Flight of the Prince chapter of book 6, Snape is able to block Harry's spells, including the Cruciatus Curse, which Harry casts several times against Snape. According to canon, the ...
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Why didn't anybody Summon the Triwizard cup in the maze?

We know that the Triwizard cup itself was Summonable. After all, Harry did Summon it in the graveyard. So why didn't any of the contestants Summon it while in the maze? Canonical answers, please.
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What does a wizard do if he loses his wand?

Since you don't have a wand, you can't use the Accio spell to find it. But of course you could just get a buddy to say "Accio Harry's Wand" but would that work? If you could just summon your wand via ...
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