10 Harry Potter Spells You Wish Worked In Real Life

The story of the “The Boy Who Lived” is well known to us and while watching the movies we always long to have something similar happen to us too. Many of us Potterheads still wait for that golden letter from Hogwarts, or, sadly, waiting for it to happen to our kids. The movies and the books spread their magic in a manner that makes us wish, “I wish this spell worked in real life”. So here we are, bringing to you the top ten spells that would be useful as heck if they worked in real life.

10) Lumos


It is simple charm that lights up the end of your wand and provides you with illumination anytime you need it. It is fairly warm and you need to keep the intensity set in your head while conjuring it otherwise it can cause fire. Harry and the others used this spell frequently as they were hell-bent on breaking the rules by loitering around the castle at night, or maybe the Forbidden Forest. No more delaying homework due to power cuts, increased ease of access for any kind of candle-lit dinners, even in the windiest of places or simply, reading a novel under your blanket after lights out- we just need it in our lives!

9) Muffliato


Remember the spell from the diary of our own “Half Blood Prince” aka (spoilers) Professor Snape? This spell is used when we need to talk about something to precious to be heard by unwanted people around us- that is, a spell that blocks people from overhearing you. It does so by filling the ears of any person in the vicinity of the caster with an unidentifiable buzzing sound. Exchanges with your loved ones, bitching about that one teacher, or simply watching TV out of curfew hours- this spell will be handy as heck in real life.

8) Wingardium Leviosa


The Levitation Charm was a charm used to make objects fly, or levitate, taught to first years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and was also the charm that caused the cutest little tiff between the later turned lovers Hermione and Ron (swoooon!). It sent many objects flying at once, or maybe some one by one. Pillow fights would be revolutionised if this comes true, or wait, the food fights? You can save so many lives by levitating people or animals out of the way of speeding vehicles or simply levitate the nosy neighbour trying to tame you into giving her your last of groceries back to her house. To each, its own.

7) Expelliarmus


This was the spell Harry Potter was identified with, right till the end. It very conveniently disarms the person the spell is casted upon, no matter whatever they are carrying. It was used by Harry Potter whenever he and The Dark Lord had duels- always resulting in the boy winning and finally, Lord Voldemort dying. So you could simply get safe from the oncoming burglar with the gun or simply- a cake blob in a food fight- the possibilities are endless.

6) Oculus Reparo


This amazing spell is the repairing charm and well, lets the caster repair anything broken or that is not functioning well. We saw it in the first movie of the series- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and indeed, this was one of the first spells to be casted in the series, from (obviously) Hermione, when she nonchalantly fixed the bewildered Harry’s spectacles, much to Ron’s surprise. From broken heels, to scratched cars, broken trees or calamity-struck houses and buildings, you can simply fix it all- but mind you- it can’t work on humans or well, broken bones or hearts for that matter. Sigh!

5) Engorgio


This is an engorgement charm that causes the target to swell immensely. We first saw it in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire when Professor Moody uses it to enlarge a spider so that the entire class can see the effect one of the Unforgivable Curses has on it (much to Neville’s pain, and we love him). Imagine the possibilities- increasing the size of that cupcake to a cake, a little toy house into something big enough for us to live in, that Rolls Royce collectible model you have into a life-size car, or simply, body parts. But beware, as it is warned that if the caster attempts to engorge the target beyond a certain point it will violently explode, and well, that will be painful.

4) Capacious Extremis


This is the Undetectable Extension Charm, or simply Extension Charm. It is a charm that extends the internal dimensions of the target object without affecting the external dimensions. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Hermione (the only witch to caste amazing spells, we worship her) castes this spell to her little beaded bag, which was not even as big as our normal clutches but could hold everything from her books, trio’s clothes and oh wait- an entire TENT. This is something we want in real life as the possibilities are too sweet to be true (maybe that’s why they aren’t true), because-lighter travel bags, ease of shifting the entire house, no breaking of furniture and well, you can even fit tiny humans in it and save yourself from paying for seats in planes and trains- ONLY LEGALLY.

3) Obliviate


Obliviate, a Memory Charm, also known as a Forgetfulness Charm, was a spell that could be used to erase memories from an individual’s mind. It was usually used on unwitting muggles who accidentally (or unfortunately) got caught in the crosshairs of some “magical” encounters to erase their memories and keep the secrets of the Wizarding World intact and in the first part of the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, our brave Hermione is shown casting the very spell on her muggle parents to keep them safe from Voldemort. Think of the many broken hearts healing, friendships being mended, or simply parents devoid of any kind of anger when you “accidentally” took the car out for a spin and scratched that beautiful red paint. Damn!

2) Apparition


Apparition was the spell that helped the caster transport from one place to another but required a lot of concentration and “power of will” as if done half-heartedly, it can cause splinching, a condition where some part of your body remains stuck at the place you casted the spell, and umm, obviously, parting with a body part would be too painful for anyone. And we definitely need this in real life because hello? Who doesn’t want teleportation to be something executable and EASY? No travel fares, no difficulties in sneaking out or well, sneaking things in (as this charm works if you touch another person, just like Hermione used to do while apparating places to places in search of the Horcruxes), and WHAT NOT! WANT. NOW.

1) Accio


By any means, this spell had to be the topmost spell in this list as this summoning charm causes a target at a distance from the caster to levitate or fly over to them. This spell needs thought behind it, the object must be clear in the casters mind, before trying to summon, you don’t want a snake to come to you instead of the cute snake-print pumps you wanted. This spell was very effectively used by Harry in the Triwizard Tournament to summon his broom in the first task to get away from the deadly dragon, and not to forget, to collect Cedric’s body from the graveyard to escape Voldemort (sobs). We need this spell in real life because well, forgot where you kept the car keys? Accio keys! Want to pick up pizza from the shack round the corner that doesn’t deliver? Accio Pepperoni Pizza with Extra Cheese. For us Potterheads, it will definitely be, “Accio Hogwarts Letter”, can it please be true? We are crying for you, Santa of the Wizarding World!

We took you through the top ten spells that would do wonders if they were real and yet just ten spells aren’t enough. Right from conjuring food out of thin air to making animals of light just by the tip of your wand (if you had any), there are just so many possibilities that we can cry. Now Accio seems like the best spell doesn’t it? As we can simply say, “Accio Real Working Wand!”.