Accio, or the Summoning Charm, is a spell in the Harry Potter universe used to summon objects towards the one who is casting it. It is beneficial for summoning any object that is out of one's reach.
- Acid Pops
Acid Pops are a type of sweet in the magical world that are similar to lollipops from the real world. They are known to literally burn a hole in the tongue of the person eating them.
Acromantulas are huge magical spiders native to the dense forests of places like Borneo. They are known to have eight eyes, and eight legs, which are black, hairy and gigantic in size.
- Airstrip One
In George Orwell’s 1984, Airstrip One is a province. It is part of the larger nation of Oceania.
Alohomora, also known as the Unlocking Charm is a spell used by wizards and witches in the Harry Potter universe to open a lock. It is first seen when Hermione uses it to open the lock on a door to escape the caretaker, Argus Filch.
An Animagus is a witch or wizard who could take the form of an animal at will and come back to the human form whenever needed.
The act of apparating or apparition is a means of transport through which magical beings teleport from one point in space to another with the help of magic.
The arena is the treacherous site of the Hunger Games. Transforming into a new landscape every year, the arena poses new and dangerous challenges to the tributes of the Hunger Games.
Arithmancy was a magical discipline in the wizarding world that dealt with the study of the magical properties of numbers.
Astronomy is a discipline taught in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Like Muggle Astronomy, this discipline deals with the study of stars and the skies.
- Astronomy Tower
The Astronomy Tower in the Harry Potter series is a part of Hogwarts Castle. Students used it to study the skies and the movements of the stars and planets.
Aurors are elite ministry officials assigned with the task of catching dark wizards and preventing dark magic and any other magical crimes.
An Avox is a person who has been punished by the government of Panem for rebellion, treachery, or desertion.
- Axlotl Tanks
Axlotl Tanks are an invention of the Tleilaxu, who are masters at genetic engineering. The Tanks are living beings capable of producing a living human from the cells of cadavers.
The baliset is a nine-stringed musical instrument played in ‘Dune', which is played by strumming strings.
The Baron is a title that got used by the leader of the House of Harkonnen in Dune.
A Basilisk is a giant snake and a magical beast that is mainl associated with the dark arts and dark wizards.
- Bat-Bogey Hex
The Bat-Bogey Hex is a hex used to turn the bogies of the victim of the curse into bats and make them fly out of their nose, thereby causing them discomfort.
- Beauxbatons Academy of Magic
Beauxbatons Academy of Magic is a school for wizards and witches located in the Pyrenees Mountains in Southern France.
- Bene Gesserit
The Bene Gesserit is a matriarchal order whose members train their physical and mental abilities to get supernatural powers, which they use in political and lineage control.
A bezoar is a hard stone-like substance usually found lodged in the stomach of a goat. It is used extensively in the Harry Potter universe to make antidotes for a wide variety of toxins and poisons.
- Big Brother
Big Brother is a character and symbol from George Orwell’s '1984.' He is the leader of Oceania.
- Blast-Ended Skrewts
Blast-Ended Skrewts are rare magical creatures that grow up to ten feet long. They are hybrids of Manticores and Fire Crabs and were first bred by Hagrid for the Triwizard Tournament.
The bloodbath is a gory event that takes place at the beginning of every Hunger Games. Most often, a large number of tributes are killed in pursuit of weapons and supplies during the bloodbath.
A Bludger was the ball used in the game of Quidditch to be hit onto the players of the opponent teams. Beaters specifically hit Bludgers in a game with the help of a club.
A Boggart is a shape-shifting being that took the form of one's worst fear immediately after being encountered. Its true form was unknown as it would always shift its shape as soon as it encountered someone.
- Borgin and Burkes
Borgin and Burkes is an antique dealing shop in Knockturn Alley, known for its wide range of Dark Magical items and several heirlooms and artefacts of renown.
Bowtruckles are magical beings which resemble a plant in most ways but are mobile and active in their natural habitat. Bowtruckles are found residing in trees and are said to guard them against anyone who threatens their survival.
The Bubotuber was a magical plant that like a potato, grew as a tuber. The part that grew outside the ground resembled a thick large black slug.
Butterbeer is an alcoholic beverage available in the Harry Potter universe that is especially seen in The Three Broomsticks, a popular inn in Hogsmeade.
- Career Tributes
Career Tributes, known simply as "the Careers" are tributes who train throughout their lives to participate in the Hunger Games.
CHOAM stands for Combine Honnete Ober Advancer Mercantiles. It is an organization responsible for Melange distribution across the universe.
The Cornucopia in 'The Hunger Games' is a giant horn filled with all kinds of food in the center of the arena for the tributes to fight over.
A Crysknife is a knife whose blade comes from the tooth of a dead Sandworm.
A Cymek was once a human who became a Thinking Machine by losing their human body for mechanical bodies.
- Department of Magical Law Enforcement
The Department of Magical Law Enforcement was the largest department in the Ministry of Magic. It dealt with lawmaking and the upkeeping of wizarding laws and regulations.
- District 12
District 12 is the smallest and the poorest district among the 13 districts of the nation of Panem.
- District 13
District 13 is one of the districts of the nation of Panem. It acted as an independent nation for 75 years before the Second Rebellion.
The term “doublethink,” as first seen in George Orwell’s '1984,' is used to describe one’s capacity to hold two contradictory beliefs at one time.
- Draught of Living Death
The Draught of Living Death is one of the most potent potions strong enough to put someone to sleep perpetually. It is prepared through a very arduous process and requires skills to master preparation.
An escort is a citizen of the Capitol appointed to take care of the tributes' schedules during the Hunger Games.
- Face Dancer
Face dancers appear in the 'Dune' series by Frank Herbert. A Face Dancer is a Tleilaxu member who can shapeshift into another person.
Faufreluches is a term used to describe the class system adopted by the Imperium of the old empire.
The Fedaykin are a group of guerillas Fremen fighters who became the personal guards of Paul Atreides.
- Fish Speakers
The Fish speakers are a military force comprised only of women that serve the God-emperor, Leto II Atreides.
- Floating Fortress
The floating fortress is a military base mentioned in George Orwell’s '1984.' These are stations that Oceania uses to protect its territories or encroach on lands that belong to Eastasia and Eurasia.
The Fremen are a group of humans living on the desert planet Arrakis, home to the Sandworms who produce Melange.
- Fremen Jihad
The Fremen Jihad is a battle fought by the Fremen after the defeat of Emperor Shaddam IV. The Jihad saw the widespread of the Fremen’s religion throughout the entire universe.
Futars are the genetic hybrids of human and feline species. The Futars were created with the sole purpose of hunting and destroying the Honored Matres.
Galach was the official language of the Imperium in ‘Dune.’ Derived from the ancient languages of Earth, the language got spoken and written in many dialects.
A Ghola is an artificially created being that gets replicated from the dead cells of its human body.
- Golden Snitch
The Golden Snitch is the smallest ball among the three balls used during Quidditch, the other two being the Quaffle and the Bludger.
- Gringotts Bank
The Gringotts Wizarding Bank is one of the most popular landmarks in Magical London. It was a bank for witches and wizards in Great Britain.
- Guild Navigator
A Guild Navigator is a senior-ranked member of the spacing guild responsible for navigating interstellar space in starships known as Heighliners.
- Harry Potter
Harry Potter is probably one of the bravest characters to ever exist in the history of children's literature. Despite being brought up in a non-magic family for a major period of his early life, Harry went on to defeat one of the strongest dark wizards to ever have lived.
- Hate Week
Hate Week is a week of events that are designed to make the citizens of Oceania feel as much hate as possible towards certain enemies in George Orwell’s '1984.'
- Hermione Granger
Hermione Granger is one of the brightest and most talented students Hogwarts has ever seen and is a very close friend of Harry Potter and Ronald Weasley.
Hippogriffs are magical beasts in the Harry Potter universe that resembled both an eagle and a horse through their distinct bodily features.
Hogsmeade is a small village in Britain where the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is situated. It is an all-wizarding village, and Muggles have no access to it.
- Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
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- Honored Matres
The Honored Matres are an aggressive matriarchal order that arose after the death of the God-emperor, Leto II, and are obsessed with power and dominance.
The Imperium is a term that refers to the old galactic padishah empire. It was the governing body that maintained law and order throughout the universe after the events of the Butlerian Jihad.
INGSOC, or English Socialism, is the totalitarian political party of Oceania, in George Orwell’s '1984.'
- Inner Party
The Inner Party is the top two percent of citizens from Oceania in George Orwell’s 1984.
- Invisibility Cloak
The Invisibility Cloak that Harry Potter possesses is a very ancient magical object that is considered along with the Resurrection Stone and the Elder Wand to comprise the Deathly Hallows.
Jabberjays are genetically engineered birds that were created by the Capitol to spy on the rebels during the First Rebellion.
- Junior Anti-Sex League
The Junior Anti-Sex League is a fictional organization featured in George Orwell’s '1984' that's working to end all sexual intercourse.
The act of Kanly is the execution of a feud or fight under the rules of the Great Convention.
Kralizec is the ultimate battle at the end of the universe that was foreseen by the Kwisatz Haderach, Paul and Leto II Atreides.
- Kwisatz Haderach
The Kwisatz Haderach is a male Bene Gesserit capable of unlocking the genetic memory of both his female and male ancestry.
The Landsraad is an organization in Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ responsible for being the umbrella body representative of all the Noble Houses of the Imperium.
The Lasgun was a weapon that got used in the Imperium. It was a weapon that shot continuous-wave lasers at a target.
- Lord Voldemort
Lord Voldemort was a dark wizard and the prime antagonist of the Harry Potter series. He was born Tom Riddle but changed his name to Lord Voldemort as he gained power.
Mahdi was the name used by the Fremen to describe their savior according to the messianic legend introduced by the Bene Gesserit.
Mandrakes are magical plants that grow underground in the Harry Potter universe. They are used to treat people who are petrified. The cry of the Mandrake is considered fatal for anyone who hears it.
- Melange (Spice)
Melange is a narcotic with psychedelic properties that enhance mental capabilities and youth.
- Memory Hole
The memory hole is a term that comes from George Orwell’s 1984. It refers to a hole in the wall into which paper and photographs are destroyed.
A Mentat is a human with advanced mental power capable of intense logical thinking and analysis.
Mentors are previous victors that are mandated to train new tributes in the Hunger Games. The role of a mentor is highly significant and can often contribute to the tribute's survival in the Hunger Games.
- Ministry of Magic
The Ministry of Magic is the governing body of magic in Great Britain and is responsible for the administrative requirements of its citizens in magical Britain.
- The Ministry of Peace
The Ministry of Peace is a governmental organization in '1984' by George Orwell. It is in charge of the war effort.
- The Ministry of Plenty
The Ministry of Plenty is one of the four ministries that are responsible for running Oceania in George Orwell’s 1984.
- Ministry of Truth
The Ministry of Truth is one of four ministries in Oceania in George Orwell’s novel '1984.'
- Missionaria Protectiva
Missionaria Protectiva was an arm of the Bene Gesserit sisterhood responsible for disseminating superstition across primitive planets for the future benefit of the Bene Gesserit.
Mudblood is a very offensive term used to refer to people in the wizarding world who were born to muggle parents or had some muggle connections. It was widely used by pure-blood supremacy enthusiasts who continued to insult their fellow muggle-born wizards and witches with this term.
Muggles are non-magic people who form the majority of the population in the world. Unlike wizards and witches in the Harry Potter Universe, Muggles have no magical abilities.
Muttations are genetically modified animals created for various purposes by the Capitol.
Newspeak is the fictional language Orwell invented for his novel 1984. It is used to control what people are capable of thinking.
A no-ship is a starship that uses technology to hide from detection by prescience.
An Ornithopter is an aircraft in the 'Dune' series that flies by the action of wing flapping.
- Padishah Emperor
The Padishah Emperor was the title given to the ruler of the known universe. The title got used first by the head of the House of Corrin after the Battle of Corrin.
Peacekeepers are the military force that is tasked with the duties of law enforcement in the nation of Panem.
- Peeta Mellark
Peeta Mellark is the deuteragonist of the Hunger Games trilogy and Katniss' fellow tribute from District 12 in the 74th and 75th Hunger Games.
- Petrificus Totalus
Petrificus Totalus, or the Full-Body Binding Curse, is a spell that is used to neutralise its victims, making it impossible for them to move. This spell causes temporary paralysis.
- Polyjuice Potion
Polyjuice Potion is a potion in the Harry Potter books that allows its drinker to disguise themselves into another person. It was a very effective disguising agent until its effects wore off.
Pornosec is a division of the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell’s novel '1984.'
- Religions of Dune
Throughout ‘Dune,' there have been many religions that got practiced in the universe. However, with the rise of Paul Atreides’s jihad, most of the beliefs got destroyed by the Fremen.
- Ron Weasley
Ronald Weasley is the best friend of Harry Potter and a significant character throughout the Harry Potter series.
- Room 101
Room 101 is the designation of a particularly awful torture chamber within the Ministry of Love in '1984.'
- Room of Requirement
The Room of Requirement was a room at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry which had a hidden door that only appeared when someone asked for it. It would take the form of an exact type of room they wanted.
Sandworms are massive annelids that live on planet Arrakis. Sandworms are the source of Melange.
The Sardaukar are the military force of the Padishah Emperor and the Great House of Corrino.
A Sayyadina is a Fremen lower-ranking priestess who had not yet become a reverend mother.
A Slig is a hybrid animal that got created by the Tleilaxu. Being the genetic mix of a giant slug and a pig, Sligs became popular throughout the universe.
The speakwrite is a device that was invented by George Orwell for his novel, '1984.' It is used instead of physical writing.
- Spice Agony
Spice Agony is a process that Bene Gesserit sisters and Sayyadinas underwent to become reverend mothers.
The Hunger Games consist of sponsors, i.e., citizens and people of the districts who donate gifts to the tributes in the arena.
A stillsuit is a bodysuit that helped the Fremen conserve water in the desert. The suit is one of the inventions made by the Fremen to survive Arrakis.
- Stone Burner
The stone burner is a weapon that uses atomic fuel to create intense explosions and radiation harmful to all living things.
- Suk Medical School
The Suk Medical school was an institution where people studied medicine and specialized in treating ailments.
The T-probe is a device brought from the Great Scattering by the Honored Matres. The T-probe got invented to read the genetic memory of a person.
The telescreen is a device used in '1984' by George Orwell. It has the appearance of a dulled mirror and is usually part of the wall. It also allows the Thought Police to monitor Party members.
- The Burrow
The Burrow is the name of the house in which the Weasley family stays in the Harry Potter series. It is situated near a village called Ottery St. Catchpole in Devon, England, Great Britain.
- The Butlerian Jihad
The Butlerian Jihad is a war fought between humans and the Thinking Machines.
The Capitol of Panem in the Hunger Games is a technologically advanced, utopian city where the nation's most wealthy and powerful citizens live.
The Hunger Games series was set in the fictional world of Panem, a nation compromised of 13 districts.
- The Ixians of Ix
The Ixians of Ix were a society that created technological products that nearly broke the laws of the Butlerian Jihad.
The reaping is a form of lottery that occurs every year before the Hunger Games. While the reaping appears to be mere entertainment, it is a very vicious and brutal event that brings worry and fear to all of the 12 Districts of Panem.
- Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism
'The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism' is a fictional novel featured in George Orwell’s 1984.
- Thinking Machines
The term Thinking Machines in 'Dune' refers to both a general concept and beings. Thinking Machines were robots created with sentience.
- Thought Police
The Thought Police, or Thinkpol, are the group responsible for the detection of thoughtcrime within Oceania in George Orwell’s '1984. '
Throughtcrime a term used throughout Orwell’s 1984. It is defined as thoughts that go against the political ideology of the Party.
The Titans are a group of people who took over the Old Empire and ruled the universe for one hundred years.
The Bene Tleilax, popularly known as the Tleilaxu, is a patriarchal order in Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ known for their mastery of genetic manipulation and biological weaponry.
- Tracker Jacker
Tracker jackers are genetically modified vespids that hunt down and attack anything that disturbs their nests.
Tributes are those children who participate in the Hunger Games. Almost always, 24 tributes in total participate in a battle royale to the death.
The term “unperson” first appeared in George Orwell’s '1984.' It refers to someone whose existence is denied due to a political or ideological crime.
The winners of the Hunger Games are referred to as victors. Not only are victors welcomed with fame and celebration by their respective districts each year, but they are also provided with enough wealth by the Capitol to lead comfortable lives for the rest of their lifetimes.
- Wingardium Leviosa
Wingardium Leviosa or the Levitation Charm is a spell used to levitate an object in the air from its resting position. It is a very useful spell in the magical world.