The Cruciatus Curse (also known as the Torture Curse) is one of the three Unforgivable Curses of the wizarding world. It is a curse of torture, inflicting excruciating pain on a victim.

Syntax: Crucio

Effect: The caster becomes more evil, as he/she delights in the torture and inflicting of pain on the target. The target may be inflicted with so much pain, that they collapse to the ground momentarily.