History Awesome / GravePeril

4th Sep '17 7:47:57 PM Dameonstarflame
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* But to get there Harry and company have to cross into the Nevernever where his [[TheFairFolk fairy godmother]] waits to bind him into lifelong servitude. But Harry has a plan. As soon as she appears, Thomas and Michael throw two boxes of nails around Harry. As Lea shrieks about them defiling the soil, Harry uses his contingency plan. [[spoiler:Thomas reveals that the nails were an aluminum distraction. Harry had used the time to eat Destroying Angel, a poisonous toadstool that will destroy his organs in a few hours and kill him within days. However, Michael has St. Mary's thistle, an antidote for mushroom poisoning, which he's willing to trade in exchange for Lea leaving Harry alone for a year and a day.]] Made even better by the fact that other than the nail distraction, Harry was completely honest about the whole thing.

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* But to get there Harry and company have to cross into the Nevernever where his [[TheFairFolk fairy godmother]] waits to bind him into lifelong servitude. But Harry has a plan. As soon as she appears, Thomas and Michael throw two boxes of nails around Harry. As Lea shrieks about them defiling the soil, Harry uses his contingency plan. [[spoiler:Thomas reveals that the nails were an aluminum distraction. Harry had used the time to eat Destroying Angel, a poisonous toadstool that will destroy his organs in a few hours and kill him within days. However, Michael has St. Mary's thistle, an a temporary antidote for mushroom poisoning, which he's willing to trade in exchange for Lea leaving Harry alone for a year and a day.]] Made even better by the fact that other than the nail distraction, Harry was completely honest about the whole thing.
23rd Jun '17 10:56:47 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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'''Harry:''' For the sake of one soul. For one loved one. For one life. The way I see it, there's nothing else worth fighting a war for."

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'''Harry:''' For the sake of one soul. For one loved one. For one life. The way I see it, there's nothing else worth fighting a war for."
23rd Apr '17 8:46:49 AM MasterFuzzy
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** Not to mention a Fridge Tearjerker considering how the war with the Red Court ends.
28th Feb '17 10:49:39 AM tropey-the-troper
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* At the vampire ball, Kelly Hamilton, an arrogant Red Court Vampire that has been nothing but a pain in Harry's ass throughout the novel, places a hand on Michael Carpenter's shoulder. Her hand immediately bursts into white hot flame, leaving her screaming in agony. Michael's mere ''touch'' made a vampire spontaneously combust. Even better was his nonchalant response.

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* At the vampire ball, Kelly Hamilton, an arrogant a Red Court Vampire that has been nothing but a pain in Harry's ass throughout the novel, Vampire, places a hand on Michael Carpenter's shoulder. Her hand immediately bursts into white hot flame, leaving her screaming in agony. Michael's mere ''touch'' made a vampire spontaneously combust. Even better was his nonchalant response.
11th Jun '16 3:59:45 PM digiman619
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** There is another thing about that line that can be easily missed; the reason wizards CallTheirAttacks with [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign ancient language or nonsense words]] is that using words from languages they actually speak risk damaging their brains and causing the power to surge out when they don't want it to. For Harry to summon fire using regular language, he was so far past caring that wasn't on the same continent anymore.

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** There is another thing about that line that can be easily missed; the reason wizards CallTheirAttacks with [[CallingYourAttacks use]] [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign ancient language or nonsense words]] to cast spells is that using words from languages they actually speak risk damaging their brains and causing the power to surge out when they don't want it to. For Harry to summon fire using regular language, he was so far past caring that wasn't on the same continent anymore.
11th Jun '16 3:58:12 PM digiman619
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** There is another thing about that line that can be easily missed; the reason wizards CallTheirAttacks with [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign ancient language or nonsense words]] is that using words from languages they actually speak risk damaging their brains and causing the power to surge out when they don't want it to. For Harry to summon fire using regular language, he was so far past caring that wasn't on the same cintinent anymore.

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** There is another thing about that line that can be easily missed; the reason wizards CallTheirAttacks with [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign ancient language or nonsense words]] is that using words from languages they actually speak risk damaging their brains and causing the power to surge out when they don't want it to. For Harry to summon fire using regular language, he was so far past caring that wasn't on the same cintinent continent anymore.
11th Jun '16 3:57:46 PM digiman619
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** There is another thing about that line that can be easily missed; the reason wizards CallTheirAttacks with [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign ancient language or nonsense words]] is that using words from languages they actually speak risk damaging their brains and causing the power to surge out when they don't want it to. For Harry to summon fire using regular language, he was so far past caring that wasn't on the same cintinent anymore.
3rd Feb '16 2:11:27 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* Harry lets the villain [[spoiler:kill him in his dreams]], but uses the villain's weakening of the border between worlds to [[spoiler:make his ghost appear to assist in killing the villain]] and has someone (who could quite possibly kill him) [[spoiler:perform CPR on him the next minute]].

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* Harry lets the villain [[spoiler:kill him in his dreams]], but uses the villain's weakening of the border between worlds to [[spoiler:make his ghost appear to assist in killing the villain]] and has someone (who could quite possibly kill him) [[spoiler:perform CPR on him the next minute]]. The entire thing possibly counts as {{Foreshadowing}} to later events.
25th Jan '16 7:17:51 PM LongLiveHumour
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-->'''Harry''': "[[PlayingWithFire Fuego]]! [[UpToEleven Pyrofuego]]! [[UnstoppableRage Burn, you greasy-faced bastards!]] ''[[UnstoppableRage Burn!]]''"

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-->'''Harry''': "[[PlayingWithFire [[PlayingWithFire Fuego]]! [[UpToEleven Pyrofuego]]! [[UnstoppableRage Burn, you greasy-faced bastards!]] ''[[UnstoppableRage Burn!]]''"Burn!]]''
** This is often overshadowed by his PersonOfMassDestruction tendencies in later books, and is worth dwelling on. At this point, Harry has had a chunk taken out of his magic and is additionally weakened by having four times broken his bargain with Lea, so that he struggles even with making some light. And then he burns down the topiary with flames that shoot fifty feet into the air. Picture fifty feet. Are you picturing them? ''That is a lot of feet.''
8th Nov '15 12:55:32 AM lightningpastry
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-->'''Harry''': "[[PlayingWithFire Fuego]]! [[UpToEleven Pyrofuego]]! [[UnstoppableRage Burn, you greasy-faced bastards!]] ''[[UnstoppableRage Burn!]]''"

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-->'''Harry''': "[[PlayingWithFire Fuego]]! [[UpToEleven Pyrofuego]]! [[UnstoppableRage Burn, you greasy-faced bastards!]] ''[[UnstoppableRage Burn!]]''"Burn!]]''"
* The introduction of Ferrovax. Ferrovax is literally a force of nature, maybe two tiers down from out-and-out godhood.
** Also the reveal that Michael was the one who slew Siriothrax.
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