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The Five Principal Exceptions to Gamp's Law

by David Haber

Elemental transfiguration is the magical art of physically converting one thing into another. But as with all types of magic, there are limitations to what you can do with transfiguration, as we learn in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, when Hermione mentions the five Principal Exceptions to Gamp's Law of Elemental Transfiguration. But she only tells us one of them. What are the other four? I think we know two more, and can guess another.

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Clearly everyone when you say change in any way it means transfigure. The four laws are as follows: food. Money. Life. Medicine 100% sure

Posted by kelseyfieldsmon from El Paso, tx on June 27, 2010 6:09 PM

I agree 100%. But, there are five transfiguration law exceptions! So, what's the fifth? That's the hard question!

Posted by Dave Haber from Ottery St. Catchpole on June 27, 2010 6:12 PM

Ok,you can make more food if you already have some, but can't get it out of thin air. but gold - you could transfigure a rock into a gold nugget, then have Gringotts give you coinage for its value - couldn't you? Also you can't transfigure an emotion which is what love is. I'm pretty sure you can make something inanimate into something animated, so you could make another person. But bringing back the is indeed transfiguration & an exeption to Gamp's laws. I worded that poorly. Housing - has anyone thought that the Weasleys are bad at magic? Maybe that's why their house is like it is. Clothes? if you can turn a desk into a pig, can't you turn something into nice clothes? Again, maybe the Weasleys are turning into squibs from all the inbreeding.

Posted by Cindy Van Lerberg from Oklahoma City Oklahoma on July 27, 2010 07:07 AM

Lost Diadem has got it, case solved! Thank you LD!

Posted by Cindy Van Lerberg from Oklahoma City on July 27, 2010 07:50 AM

Ok there were way to many comments for me to read all the way through but what I did read there was one thing that I didn't not read about. Invisibility. Fred and George said that they made hats and what not but they wore off after so long. I think this would be the fifth execption. If it wasn't then why would they need need the Invisibility Cloak from the ly Hallows? So I think this would be the final exception to this whole argument.

Posted by Melmoe from Coalwood on August 2, 2010 7:43 PM

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