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Random thought

Posted on 2004.07.01 at 21:13
How I feel about it all: contemplativecontemplative
Soundtrack: Cranberries - Everything I said
There have got to be more unlocking spells than Alohomora. If there weren't, everyone in the WW would be able to unlock any door, thus making all locks useless.


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greenapricot at 2004-01-07 18:52 (UTC) ()
I've often thought that too. I mean it's a spell they teach to first years. There's got to be something more powerful than that. *wonders off pondering*
franzeska at 2004-01-07 22:06 (UTC) ()
It's a basic spell, but I suspect that some people cast it more powerfully than others. It also seems like it's supposed to work on physical, non-magical locks, so it makes sense that it's not that impressive a spell. We've already seen magical locks that it doesn't work on and also spells and other things that keep people out without being locks per se (fluffy, anyone?).
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primroseburrows at 2004-01-08 05:01 (UTC) ()
Okay, so it's probably a basic unlocking spell designed to teach kids basic wandwork. It works on Muggle-ish locks, but not wards.

Fic writers take notice, then! Bwah. I've read quite a few stories where things like the lock to Draco's trunk/Malfoy Manor/Voldie's lair are Alohomora'ed.
franzeska at 2004-01-08 13:54 (UTC) ()
I suppose it might work on the physical part of the lock or something even if it's a lock on a wizard's house. I'd think you'd have to get rid of the wards in a different way though. I wonder if the individual power of the caster is also an issue.
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willysunny at 2004-01-08 09:22 (UTC) ()
A-men! and what about sirius' knife? what's up with that v. alohomora?
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