Q&A

Can Protego spell block Avada Kedavra?

Can Protego spell block Avada Kedavra?

Protego and it’s stronger counterpart, Protego Maxima, both wouldn’t work to block the Killing Curse as it is mentioned in the book that Avada Kedavra is unblockable. Also, Protego is a pretty standard spell, if something like it could block the Killing Curse, there would be a lot fewer deaths.

Can you block the death curse?

The Killing Curse (incantation: Avada Kedavra) manifests as a jet of green light that causes immediate death. The Killing Curse has no counter-curse and cannot be blocked by most magical means, although it can be blocked by love (ie. Lily Potter giving up her life for her son).

Can protego Diabolica be blocked?

Can Protego Diabolica protect from the Killing Curse? No. It can’t be blocked according to GF.

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Can protego block crucio?

Crucio and Imperio can be blocked in my knowledge. Avada Kedavra cannot be blocked by spells, and can only be blocked by something physical. Protego blocks most charms but isn’t all that useful against powerful curses.

Is it possible to block an Avada Kedavra?

There seems to be a number of ways to block an Avada Kedavra (Physical barriers conjured by magic, hitting the spell with Expelliarmus, etc) so why do people consider it “unblockable”? You just need to have quick reflexes, right?

Could Harry’s Expelliarmus spell block Avada Kedavra?

Typically, Harry’s Expelliarmus spell could not block Avada Kedavra, but since his and Voldemort’s wands have the same magical core (Phoenix feathers from Fawkes), his Expelliarmus was able to defend against Voldemort’s Avada Kedavra.

Did Voldemort ever use Avada Kedavra?

It says he protected people from Voldemort’s spells, it doesn’t say Voldemort uses Avada Kedavra, but it would be out of character for Voldemort NOT to use that spell. He isn’t the disarming type.

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Is Avada Kedavra an unforgivable curse?

Book 4’s climax was, admittedly, a special case, but it does demonstrate that the Killing Curse can be affected by other magic (at least Harry’s magic). Avada Kedavraisn’t an Unforgivable Curse because it’s unblockable, it’s Unforgivable because the ONLY purpose of the spell is to kill.