Instigator / Pro
1502
rating
40
debates
36.25%
won
Topic
#5223

Obliviate (without consent) should be considered as severe as an unforgivable curse

Status
Debating

Waiting for the next argument from the contender.

Round will be automatically forfeited in:

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Parameters
Publication date
Last updated date
Type
Rated
Number of rounds
3
Time for argument
One week
Max argument characters
5,000
Voting period
One month
Point system
Multiple criterions
Voting system
Open
Minimal rating
None
Contender / Con
1421
rating
16
debates
15.63%
won
Description

Definitions

Obliviate: The Memory Charm (Obliviate), also known as the Forgetfulness Charm, was a charm that could be used to erase specific memories from an individual's mind. It was different from the spell that created false memories

Unforgivable curse: Unforgivable Curses are the three most powerful and sinister spells known to the wizarding world, and are tools of the Dark Arts. They were first classified as "Unforgivable" in 1717. They are the Killing Curse, Avada Kedavra, the Cruciatus Curse, Crucio, and the Imperius Curse, Imperio.

Using any of these three curses on another human being, Muggle or wizard, will result in a life sentence to Azkaban, unless there is sufficient evidence that the caster did so under the influence of the Imperius Curse.

Con will argue Obliviate is significantly less severe than an Unforgivable Curse, burden of proof is shared

Con cannot argue that using Obliviate innately makes the victim forget/forgive (thus making it inapplicable to the forgivable namesake), this is about a societal standpoint and morality issue

Round 1
Pro
#1
Forfeited
Con
#2
Forfeited
Round 2
Pro
#3
Forfeited
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Round 3
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