Boggarts were fictional shapeshifters that resembled a victim’s fear. Here are the numerous character forms that Boggart took.
Before appearing in the live-action film adaptations, J.K. Rowling initially introduced eternal non-being in her writings. When it came to the association between magic and dread in the Harry Potter series’ mythos, boggarts played a significant role. Here’s a breakdown of a Boggart and the various guises that different characters have used it.
A Boggart was a shapeshifter in the Harry Potter universe who assumed the form of the victim’s most considerable dread. Boggarts had referred to as home elves or evil spirits in British mythology. In other places, Boggarts more closely resembled a boogeyman from popular culture. In Harry Potter, non-beings had a reputation for hiding in dark, enclosed spaces.
Defense Against the Dark Arts class emphasised protecting against them because Boggarts focused on a person’s darkest fear. The primary spell used to repel a Boggart was the Riddikulus charm. The dread would become weak and ridiculous as a result of the magic. Additionally, it had advised approaching a Boggart with a large group of people so the shapeshifter hadn’t known who to attack. In the Harry Potter books and films, a few characters displayed their Boggarts.
Harry and his classmates at Hogwarts learned how to fight against Boggarts during their third year there. Defense Against the Dark Arts director Professor Remus Lupin was concerned that Harry’s terror would manifest as Lord Voldemort. Harry’s Boggart had a Dementor, which means he had terrified of terror. A year later, at the Triwizard Tournament, Harry ran across the Boggart and used a Patronus Charm to defeat the shapeshifter.
Although Hermione’s Boggart was mentioned in the book Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, it was not featured in the film series. Professor McGonagall’s calling her a failure was her take on the Boggart. It was unknown what Riddikulus spell was employed to expel the Boggart.
Both the movies and the books both featured Ron’s Boggart. The Boggart assumed the shape of a colossal spider. In the novel, Ron dismembered the spider’s legs with the Riddikulus spell. The movie had a more comical tone as the spider given roller skates by the defence spell slid all over the classroom floor.
The Boggarts Of Fellow Hogwarts Students
Neville Longbottom: The Boggart was Severus-Snape, and the defence spell put the figure in Neville’s grandmother’s clothes.
Dean Thomas: In the books, Dean’s-Boggart was a disembodies living hand that was stopped after he trapped it in a mousetrap.
Parvati Patil: Parvati’s-Boggart was a mummy in the books that tipped over its bandages,-but it was omitted from the movies.
Padma Patil: The movies featured a giant cobra as Padma’s-Boggart, and she used the Riddikulus-spell to turn it into a jack-in-the-box.
Seamus Finnigan: Seamus’-Boggwart was a banshee in the books, and he used the defence spell so it would lose its voice.
The Boggarts Of Other Harry Potter Characters
Albus Dumbledore: Albus’ Boggart-A corpse of his sister Arianna-was revealed by Rowling, but the-Riddikulus was unknown.
Molly Weasley: In the book series, a Boggart-appeared at 12 Grimmauld Place & in Molly’s eyes. It turned into the dead-bodies of her family and friends.
Remus Lupin: Seeing as Remus was a werewolf his Boggart-turned into a full moon, & he used the Riddikulus-charm to turn it into a deflating balloon.
Tom Riddle: According to Rowling, Tom’s-Boggart was his dead body.
Newt Scamander: In the Harry Potter spinoff- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Newt’s-Boggart was revealed as a desk job, & Dumbledore taught him the Riddikulus spell to transform it into a mechanical dragon.