Hogwarts Legacy: Fortunately, this disgusting curse only made it into the game as an Easter Egg
Anyone who explores the world of Hogwarts Legacy will inevitably come across all sorts of curious moments and Easter Eggs related to the films and books. However, some things cannot be discovered at any time, but only occur from time to time. The same goes for a small scene in the hospital wing, which is clearly an Easter egg to Ron Weasley’s failed curse from ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’.
So beware, a little spoiler follows for ‘The Chamber of Secrets’!
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This scene is about: When the Slytherin and Gryffindor Quidditch teams clash awkwardly in ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’, Draco insults Hermione as a mudblood. It’s a derogatory term for witches and wizards with non-magical parents, so Ron immediately pulls out his wand and casts a curse on Draco to spit snails. However, this fails due to his broken wand and Ron gets the effect himself.
Here’s the scene from the movie:
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What follows are disgustingly painful hours in which he feels nauseous and has to vomit buckets of snails.
It was no different for students at Hogwarts Legacy
Having to throw up slimy slugs all the time is really annoying, but Ron isn’t the first and probably won’t be the last to struggle with it. A good 100 years before Harry Potter, Hogwarts students used the magic spell to condemn others to suffer the unappetizing spectacle of snails.
In Hogwarts Legacy, we can occasionally see the aftermath in the Hospital Wing. YouTuber Eldarion caught the scene and uploaded:
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When we see it, we can be glad that our classmates can’t attack us with it in the game. Ultimately, however, this is only a curse that is good for playing pranks, i.e. it does not leave any serious damage. Doing it yourself would only cause distraction and gloating in combat, but nothing more.
Have you spotted the Easter Egg in the Hospital Wing yourself? Would you like to let others in the game spit snails too?