Data on the Daily: The Spells of Harry Potter

Data on the Daily: The Spells of Harry Potter

HP fans unite! We just stumbled upon this magical data viz on Tableau Public, and it’s straight RIDDIKULUS. Skyler Johnson beautifully illustrates the occurrence of each spell mentioned in everyone’s favorite coming of age series, Harry Potter. And yes…maybe just maybe those of us who call this series among the best, also happen to have a tendency to obsess. If you consider yourself the ultimate in HP fandom, then you will love the opportunity to take your nerd level up a notch and STUPEFY your nerd friends opponents.

Dig around this gorgeous visualization (those colors though), and find out exactly when each spell was muttered, find the definition of the spell, as well as the quote from the moment it was used! We. Just. Cannot. With. This.

Re-live your favorite Harry, Hermione, Ron, Dumbledore, Snape and McGonagall moments through this genius collection. And learn facts to help you OBLIVIATE your HP community with knowledge. For instance: Did you know the TOP 2 most frequently used spells were Accacio and Expecto Patronum? Each were used 37 times throughout the series. You can even find the heart wrenching occurrences that gave you chills, like this one:

…it was of ron and hermione that he thought as he whispered, expectopatronum! the silver stag burst from his wand and charged : the dementors scattered and there was a triumphant…

You see what we’re getting at here? It’s bloody brilliant. So we’ll leave you to your studies…but first, TARANTALLEGRA!

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