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Jacob Hott (jacobhottlifesucksthenwedie) | 316 comments Mod
Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes
"You'll put Dr. Filibuster out of business, no problem."
-- Harry Potter to Fred and George Weasley (OP28)
Fred and George Weasley worked for several years to develop a line of comic magic items which they hoped to sell through their company, Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes. They were putting together order forms during the summer of 1994 [Y14] with the hope of selling the items at school, but their mother was thoroughly digusted with the whole thing and made them throw the forms away. They were undaunted, however, and they managed to impress Ludo Bagman, the head of the Department of Magical Games and Sports, with one of their fake wands. At the end of the 1994 - 1995 [Y14 - Y15] school year, Harry Potter gave the Weasley twins a thousand galleons he had won in the Triwizard Tournament as seed money to start them with their business.

Over the 1995 - 1996 [Y15 - Y16] school year, the twins attempted to hire beta testers among the other students (they themselves always served as the first test subjects), but Hermione curtailed their use of other students as testers. They were able, however, to conduct market research, conduct further product development, and build up their customer base over the course of the school year, since their focus was on developing their new business rather than studying for N.E.W.T.s.

Initially the twins ran their business as an owl-order service, but they acquired premises during their final year at Hogwarts and set up shop at Number 93, Diagon Alley.
Currently, the shop is now owned and run by the twin sons of George Weasley.

Some of the items invented by Fred and George:

Basic Blaze Box (OP28)
price: 5 Galleons
A basic selection of Weasleys' Wild-Fire Whiz-Bangs, the twins' wizarding fireworks.

Bruise-remover paste
Thick yellow paste that heals bruises within an hour. Fred gave some to Hermione to heal the black eye she got from a Punching telescope.

Canary Creams (GF21)
price: 7 Sickles
Have the appearance and taste of ordinary custard creams, but transfigure the eater into a huge canary. The effect is short-lived, however, since the person moults a few moments later and becomes his or her normal self.

Decoy Detonators
Weird-looking black horn-type objects that scurry out of sight and make a loud noise to create a diversion (HBP6, DH13)

Deflagration Deluxe (OP28)
price: 20 Galleons
A deluxe selection of Weasleys' Wild-Fire Whiz-Bangs, the twins' wizarding fireworks.

Edible Dark Marks -
They'll Make Anyone Sick! (HBP6)

Extendable Ears (OP4)
price:
Has the appearance of a piece of flesh-coloured string; one end is attached to the listener's ear, the other is placed near what the listener wants to overhear. If a solid object with an Imperturbable Charm on it is in the way, the Extendable Ear won't be able to pick up the desired sounds.

The twins developed this during the summer of 1995 [Y15] to eavesdrop on the meetings of the Order of the Phoenix. Although not mentioned, it is noteworthy that Hermione was staying with the Weasleys at the time, and she had spent much of the previous school year researching magical methods of eavesdropping, so she may have assisted the twins in developing this Wheeze.
The trio used them to listen in on Draco's conversation with the shop keeper at Borgin and Burkes (HBP6).

Fainting Fancy (OP6)
price:
One of the range of sweets found in a Skiving Snackbox, this causes the eater to faint. During the twins' beta tests on the volunteer Gryffindor first years, the eater remained unconscious until fed the antidote by someone else.
See "fancy" in Strictly British.

Fever Fudge (OP18)
price:
One of the range of sweets found in a Skiving Snackbox. Each end of the sweet is colour-coded, so that one end causes the eater to develop a high fever and the other cancels the effect.

Fred and George had a lot of trouble developing the prototype, which had undesirable side effects; one of the few positive results from Umbridge's many detentions were that the twins learned about the properties of murtlap essence through their friends.

Guaranteed Ten-Second Pimple Vanisher (HBP6)

Hangman, Reusable (HBP6)
price:
advertising slogan: Reusable Hangman - Spell It Or He'll Swing!
A toy for playing Hangman - not on paper, but with a tiny wooden man and a real set of gallows to scale, where apparently the little man will march up the gallows steps as the game progresses.

Hats, Headless (OP24)
price: 2 galleons
A Headless Hat carries a special invisibility charm that, when placed on a wearer, makes the wearer's head invisible (along with the hat itself), but the rest of the wearer remains visible. The magic involved was sophisticated enough to impress Hermione.

Hats, Shield (HBP6)
Causes jinxes to bounce off the wearer. The Ministry bought five hundred for all their support staff. Also Shield Cloaks and Shield Gloves. Not effective against Unforgivables.

Instant Darkness Powder (HBP6)
Imported from Peru

love potions (HBP6)
One of the WonderWitch line of products. Effective for about 24 hours, depending on the weight of the boy, and the attractiveness of the girl.

Muggle magic tricks (HBP6)
Non-magical card and rope tricks. Considered a novelty to wizards.

Nosebleed Nougat (OP12) (HBP6)
price:
One of the range of sweets found in a Skiving Snackbox. Each end of the sweet is colour-coded, where one end causes the eater to develop a serious nosebleed, while the other end cancels the effect. As of the summer before Harry's sixth year, this appeared to be the most popular of the Skiving Snackbox trick sweets.

Patented Daydream Charms (HBP6)
Comes in a colorful box bearing the picture of a young couple on the deck of a pirate ship. Offers a thirty-minute daydream from a simple incantation. Side effects include vacant expression and minor drooling. Hermione called them "extrodinary magic". Fred offered her one for free.

Portable Swamp (OP29)
price:
When deployed, creates a swamp covering the target area. This was the Wheeze that resulted in Umbridge's famous failed detention.

Puking Pastilles (OP6)
price:
One of the range of sweets found in a Skiving Snackbox. Each end of the sweet is colour-coded, so that one end causes the eater to vomit and the other cancels the effect. Fred and George had trouble with the prototype until they got the effect balanced so that the vomiting was severe but not so severe that the cancelling end couldn't be swallowed.
Hermione gave one to Reg Cattermole in order to send him to St.Mungo's while Ron impersonated him to infiltrate the Ministry. (DH12)
See "pastille" in Strictly British.

Punching telescope (HBP5 , HBP6)
Trick telescope that when squeezed emits a cloud of black smoke, a bang, and a tiny fist springs out to give the user a black eye.

Pygmy Puffs (HBP6)
Miniture puffskeins, small round fluffy ball-like creatures in shades of purple and pink, that emit highpitched squeaks. Make cuddly affectionate pets.

quills (HBP6)
price:
Come in Self-Inking, Smart-Answer, Spell-Checking varieties.

Skiving Snackbox (OP6)
price:
A range of sweets to make the eater ill; each different category looks like a different type of sweet and causes a different kind of illness. Each sweet is colour-coded so that one end causes the illness and the other makes the effect lift.
See "skiving" in Strictly British.

Ton-Tongue Toffees (GF4, GF5)
price:
Imbued with an Engorgement Charm, these sweets make a person's tongue swell up to ten times its normal size. It took six months for the twins to develop them, which didn't please their mother as they were supposed to have been studying for their OWLs at the time.

U-No-Poo (HBP6)
price:
advertising slogan: Why are you worrying about You-Know Who?
You should be worrying about U-No-Poo - the Constipation Sensation that's gripping the nation!

Causes constipation in the unwary victim. The twins turned the Ministry's warning posters about Voldemort - You-Know-Who - to their advantage by mimicking them in their advertising for this product.

wands, fake (GF22)
wands, trick (HBP6)
price: worth 5 Galleons, according to Ludo Bagman
Although these items look just like normal wands, when used they do something funny, such as change into something silly such as (for the cheapest variety) rubber chickens or pairs of pants (US: a tin parrot or a rubber haddock) or beat the unwary user about the head and neck (for the most expensive variety) .

Wildfire Whiz-Bangs (OP28)
price: depends on the specific selection purchased
Wizarding fireworks creating various visual effects, carrying special enchantments that result in variations if two fireworks collide with one another or if various spells are deployed to try to get rid of the fireworks. Stunning them results in a violent explosion, for instance, while a Vanishing Spell multiplies the target firework by 10.

WonderWitch line of products (HBP6)
Packaged in violent pink. Includes love potions and Guaranteed Ten-Second Pimple Vanisher


message 2: by Halle, Charming Professor *Wit Beyond Measure* (new)

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Tess wandered through the endless aisles of the prank store. She'd finished shopping for the term and decided to check it out.


Call Me Dangerous ~*Queen of the Morningstar*~ (sabrielmyguardianangel) | 30 comments Castiel stepped in with obvious distaste. However, he had decided that he may as well see what he would be dealing with throughout the year. Nothing good could come of this place, Cas knew.


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Tess gleefully walked up to the display of Daydream Charms in colorful boxes.


Call Me Dangerous ~*Queen of the Morningstar*~ (sabrielmyguardianangel) | 30 comments "It's getting worse," he murmured in his ever low gravelly voice, looking around and sighing at the multitude of terrible tricks that were bound to end up in the school.


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Tess grabbed a couple of items and turned around. She squinted at one person. Wasn't that the Divinations teacher? She didn't take that class, but she talked to most professors.


Call Me Dangerous ~*Queen of the Morningstar*~ (sabrielmyguardianangel) | 30 comments Seeing a student, Professor Novak nodded, and made a mental note that she had objects from the place. He wasn't sure how much longer, exactly, he was willing to stay.


message 8: by Halle, Charming Professor *Wit Beyond Measure* (new)

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Tess ignored his less than warm welcome and walked up to him, smiling brightly. "Hullo!" she said. "Now why would an esteemed professor be here?"


Call Me Dangerous ~*Queen of the Morningstar*~ (sabrielmyguardianangel) | 30 comments "Hello," Novak said trying to be kind. "Just seeing what I'll be up against. I hope you won't be getting in trouble?" A pointed look.


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Tess looked innocent. "Me?" she asked, pointing at herself. "Never. I only go to detention to make it a better place."


Call Me Dangerous ~*Queen of the Morningstar*~ (sabrielmyguardianangel) | 30 comments Not understanding the sarcasm, "I doubt that. I would avoid using those in class were I you," he nodded to her purchase.


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"How on earth could fireworks possibly be disruptive?" Tess asked in mock astonishment.


Call Me Dangerous ~*Queen of the Morningstar*~ (sabrielmyguardianangel) | 30 comments "I think you can answer that yourself," Cas murmured darkly


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Tess clucked her tongue. "Touchy, touchy," she said, shaking her head disapprovingly. She was thankful she could say this and not be sent to someone's office since the term hadn't started.


Call Me Dangerous ~*Queen of the Morningstar*~ (sabrielmyguardianangel) | 30 comments "I don't believe it a very good idea to get on my bad side while I still have time to decide on terribly long papers you could do for me."


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Tess lifted her chin. "I happen to love writing. Especially terribly long papers," she said.


Call Me Dangerous ~*Queen of the Morningstar*~ (sabrielmyguardianangel) | 30 comments "Then I hope to supply you enough to let you enjoy yourself every waking moment, hm?"


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Tess felt her smile falter a bit. She truly couldn't tell if he was joking. "Now that depends on the subject of said papers. I'm fine with anything sans nonfiction," she said.


Call Me Dangerous ~*Queen of the Morningstar*~ (sabrielmyguardianangel) | 30 comments "Well, all types and sorta of Divinations of course," Castiel smiled, quite serious.


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"You're joking," Tess said. "This is precisely why the Study of Ancient Runes almost beat your class out, professor."


Call Me Dangerous ~*Queen of the Morningstar*~ (sabrielmyguardianangel) | 30 comments "And this is precisely why most if the teachers have to pretend they like you. Au revoire."


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"I live for those professors who don't pretend," Tess said. "Adios, Professor Cassie."


Call Me Dangerous ~*Queen of the Morningstar*~ (sabrielmyguardianangel) | 30 comments "Call me that in school. I dare you." Castiel swept out.


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"Dare accepted!" Tess called as he walked out.


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