History Awesome / HarryPotterandTheDeathlyHallows

6th Jan '18 6:29:27 PM costanton11
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* The part after Snape leaves the castle. The scene plays one of JohnWilliams' old themes for the first two films, the torches in the Great Hall light up, and it gives a feel that things are finally going to get under control and something epic is ahead.

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* The part after Snape leaves the castle. The scene plays one of JohnWilliams' Music/JohnWilliams' old themes for the first two films, the torches in the Great Hall light up, and it gives a feel that things are finally going to get under control and something epic is ahead.
30th Dec '17 10:05:45 AM ThorfinnRowle
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** Also, remember that [[spoiler: Snape]] likely didn't want to harm McGonagall or Flitwick and only fought as hard as he needed to in order to keep up appearances. It's certainly possible that had he truly been serious he would've defeated both of them or at least.

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** Also, remember that [[spoiler: Snape]] likely didn't want to harm McGonagall or Flitwick and only fought as hard as he needed to in order to keep up appearances. It's certainly possible that had he truly been serious he would've defeated both of them or at least.least make them work for it.


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* Mad-Eye Moody [[spoiler: may have been killed]] but he was able to successfully buy the real Harry some time by having Voldemort come after him. Lord Voldemort assumed that Harry would be paired with Moody who was likely the most powerful Order member and went after him. Moody was able to trick Lord Voldemort.
** Kingsley also deserves a mention here as Lord Voldemort specifically targeted him after he realized that the Harry wasn't with Moody. Bonus points for him and Hermione holding Voldemort off even for a few seconds before he discovered the real Harry.
20th Dec '17 4:18:28 PM ThorfinnRowle
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* It's subtle, but the fact that Aberforth was able to participate in the duel between himself, his brother, and Grindelwald shows that while not as powerful as Albus, Aberforth is nevertheless a powerful wizard. Keep in mind that during this encounter he was only fifteen (while Albus and Gellert were of age) and was recovering from the effects of the Cruciatus Curse.



*** Keep in mind that she'd probably have to deal with Voldemort himself, and she knew this! She was willing to challenge the most powerful dark wizard and likely die in order to protect the students.



** Also, remember that [[spoiler: Snape]] likely didn't want to harm McGonagall or Flitwick and only fought as hard as he needed to in order to keep up appearances. It's certainly possible that had he truly been serious he would've defeated both of them or at least.



** The fact Ron, impulsive or not, was ready to attack the freaking Minnister of Magic to protect Harry. Keep in mind, we are not talking about the old Fudge anymore, who never seemed like a threathening wizard at all, but the former leader of the Auror, someone who was specifically put in charge because of his fighting abilities, and with still an intimidating presence despite his age. This is someone who spent his life fighting dark wizards, but Ron would have attacked him nontheless.

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** The fact Ron, impulsive or not, was ready to attack the freaking Minnister of Magic to protect Harry. Keep in mind, we are not talking about the old Fudge anymore, who never seemed like a threathening wizard at all, but the former leader of the Auror, someone who was specifically put in charge because of his fighting abilities, and with still an intimidating presence despite his age. This is someone who spent his life fighting dark wizards, but Ron would have attacked him nontheless. All for Harry.


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*** To take it even further. Dumbledore even admitted to Harry that he was fairly certain that he would defeat Grindelwald in a duel. Dumbledore not only was able to defeat the Elder Wand wielding Grindelwald, but he didn't even doubt his ability to do so.


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* Another villainous example. Bellatrix was able to defeat the gang of Snatchers, including Greyback, singlehandedly. Harry even notes that they stood no chance against her. Greyback himself makes a point of keeping his distance from her after this.
13th Dec '17 10:37:55 PM UrthWyrm
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* In a deleted scene Harry, still disguised as Albert Runcorn, warns Arthur Weasley that he is being tracked as a possible Muggle sympathizer. Arthur isn't intimidated and answers "Is that a threat, Runcorn?"
5th Nov '17 10:18:33 PM DragonQuestZ
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** "[[MamaBear NO]][[ActionMom T M]][[AlmightyMom Y D]][[BerserkButton AU]][[BewareTheNiceOnes GH]][[FieryRedhead TE]][[GoodIsNotSoft R,]] [[LetsGetDangerous YOU]] [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch BITCH!]]" CMOA of the entire series. When you read this sentence, you ''know'' that Bellatrix will die just like the bitch she is.

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** "[[MamaBear NO]][[ActionMom T M]][[AlmightyMom Y D]][[BerserkButton AU]][[BewareTheNiceOnes GH]][[FieryRedhead TE]][[GoodIsNotSoft R,]] [[LetsGetDangerous YOU]] [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!]]" CMOA of the entire series. When you read this sentence, you ''know'' that Bellatrix will die just like the bitch she is.
23rd Oct '17 3:43:41 AM darkemyst
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** Even more awesome: He's never shown the slightest sign of dueling skills, but now he (along with McGonagall and Kingsley) actually holds his own against ''Voldemort.''

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** Even more awesome: He's never shown the slightest sign of dueling skills, but now he (along with McGonagall [=McGonagall=] and Kingsley) actually holds his own against ''Voldemort.''
1st Oct '17 9:52:10 AM NicoleIlieva
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*** A minor CMOA - when Molly and Bellatrix start to duel, several students run towards Molly to aid her (though she tells them to stay away).
8th Aug '17 8:50:09 AM MasterFuzzy
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** And if you know [=McGonagall=], you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that come hell or high water, she is NOT going to permit it. And this is ''before'' Harry appeared; as far as she knew at that moment, if it had come to a fight, she would have stood alone. Woman is ''badass''.
** [=McGonagall=] agreeing to defend the school against Voldemort himself. "We teachers are rather good at magic, you see."

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** And if you know [=McGonagall=], you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that come hell or high water, she is NOT going to permit it. And this is ''before'' Harry appeared; as far as she knew at that moment, if it had come to a fight, she would have stood alone.alone (and probably won). Woman is ''badass''.
** [=McGonagall=] agreeing to defend the school against Voldemort himself. [[BlaseBoast "We teachers are rather good at magic, you see.""]]



** Even more awesome: He's never shown the slightest sign of dueling skills, but now he (along with McGonagall and Kingsley) actually holds his own against ''Voldemort.''



** And most of Hufflepuff House joining him. Sure, the Gryffindors would've mostly backed Harry anyway, but here's most of the House standing up for what's right. Hufflepuff haters don't know what they're talking about.



** The fact that Sybil Trelawney, who was almost a complete JokeCharacter, started dropping [[DeathFromAbove crystal balls on the Death Eaters' heads]] and the first person she took out was ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Fenrir Greyback]]'', the most dangerous, powerful, and vicious werewolf alive. And note that this is the same werewolf who turned Remus Lupin into a werewolf and singlehandedly took down Bill Weasley, who was a professional cursebreaker, making him a very powerful wizard. Bill couldn't take him down with all the jinxes and hexes at his disposal, but Trelawney took him down with, of all spells, ''Wingardium Leviosa''.

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** The fact that Sybil Trelawney, who was almost a complete JokeCharacter, started dropping [[DeathFromAbove crystal balls on the Death Eaters' heads]] and the first person she took out was ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Fenrir Greyback]]'', the most dangerous, powerful, and vicious werewolf alive. And note that this is the same werewolf who turned Remus Lupin into a werewolf and singlehandedly took down Bill Weasley, who was a professional cursebreaker, making him a very powerful wizard. Bill couldn't take him down with all the jinxes and hexes at his disposal, but Trelawney took him down with, of all spells, [[SimpleYetAwesome ''Wingardium Leviosa''.]]


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*** However, it is entirely possible (and even probable) that he grabbed the wand of some fallen student or Death Eater and used that (and given how large and unwieldy the Sword is, wielding them in tandem wouldn't have worked). Nevertheless, the idea of him starting out the second half of the battle with Gryffindor's sword in hand is pretty awesome.


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** This should be elaborated upon. We've always known Harry's got BrassBalls, but he has the courage to walk himself out of the office, across the grounds, and into the Forest to die. Not going into danger or reacting to a surprise murder attempt: He's cold-bloodedly walking straight to his death without even a goodbye in order to save the people he loves. That takes a ''lot'' of nerve.
8th Aug '17 8:00:00 AM ArgonianLorekeeper
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* Harry, Ron, and Hermione [[spoiler:breaking into Gringotts, stealing something from a high security vault, and riding a dragon to escape]]. If that's not awesome, I don't know ''what'' is.
** In a meta sense, that scene is especially awesome. Way back in the first book (as well as various promotional materials released alongside the first movie), it was mentioned that there were in-universe rumors of dragons living in the depths of Gringotts. Readers who, for years, had been silently hoping for [[ChekhovsGun an eventual appearance by one of these dragons]] finally received a most satisfying payoff.
* The Trio breaking into the Ministry, in general. This is the center of power of all of Wizarding Britain, now controlled by the Death Eaters who are using its power to round up and imprison or kill Muggle-borns and rule the country with an iron fist. As Hermione points out, there's no place in the world more dangerous for Harry Potter and his two known accomplices (who are also a Muggle-born and a blood traitor) than a government building full of people who want them dead and can legally make it happen. And these three seventeen-year-olds infiltrate the place, steal an object owned by one of its highest-ranking officials, set free almost a dozen Muggle-borns and warn them all to get out of the country with their families, and are only discovered as they're fleeing the place. ''And they make it out alive'', along with all of the Muggle-borns they've rescued, and Harry basically flips the bird to its corrupt power structure yet another time before he leaves. The whole concept is just ''awesome''.

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* Harry, Ron, and Hermione [[spoiler:breaking into Gringotts, stealing something from a high security vault, and riding a dragon to escape]]. If that's not awesome, I don't know ''what'' is.
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In a meta sense, that this scene is especially awesome. Way back in the first book (as well as various promotional materials released alongside the first movie), it was mentioned that there were in-universe rumors of dragons living in the depths of Gringotts. Readers who, for years, had been silently hoping for [[ChekhovsGun an eventual appearance by one of these dragons]] finally received a most satisfying payoff.
* The Trio breaking into the Ministry, in general.Ministry. This is the center of power of all of Wizarding Britain, now controlled by the Death Eaters who are using its power to round up and imprison or kill Muggle-borns and rule the country with an iron fist. As Hermione points out, there's no place in the world more dangerous for Harry Potter and his two known accomplices (who are also a Muggle-born and a blood traitor) than a government building full of people who want them dead and can legally make it happen. And these three seventeen-year-olds infiltrate the place, steal an object owned by one of its highest-ranking officials, set free almost a dozen Muggle-borns and warn them all to get out of the country with their families, and are only discovered as they're fleeing the place. ''And they make it out alive'', along with all of the Muggle-borns they've rescued, and Harry basically flips the bird to its corrupt power structure yet another time before he leaves. The whole concept is just ''awesome''.



** To put this in perspective, Neville has become the leader of Dumbledor's Army, turned it into a resistance cell, and is conducting a guerilla campaign against the Death Eaters who took over Hogwarts. Throughout book 7, Neville actually seems to be doing a better job of taking the fight to Voldemort's forces than even The Order of the Phoenix.
* A moment of awesome has to go to Neville's grandmother, Augusta Longbottom, even though it's [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome only spoken of and not shown]]. When a wizard tries to resist the Death Eaters, Death Eaters kidnap any family members they can use to force compliance. When Neville starts up a rebellion at Hogwarts, Death Eaters go after his gran. [[NeverMessWithGranny It doesn't end well for them.]] ''"Little old witch, living alone... they probably didn't think they had to send anyone particularly powerful. Anyway, Dawlish is still in St. Mungo's and Gran's on the run."'' Bear in mind, Dawlish was a top Auror with "Outstanding" in all of his N.E.W.T.s. Also bear in mind that this woman probably hasn't had to do any actual fighting since Voldemort fell; she's had ''sixteen years of peace'' and is ''still'' able to unleash the ever loving shit onto Dawlish and, on top of it all, she manages to ''run away into hiding, inform Neville of her location through letter'' '''''and''''', ''get to Hogsmeade, avoid the alarms, fight in the battle and live.''
** Well, Neville got it from his parents; Frank had to get it from ''somewhere''. Augusta is where.

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** To put this in perspective, Neville has become the leader of Dumbledor's Dumbledore's Army, turned it into a resistance cell, and is conducting a guerilla campaign against the Death Eaters who took over Hogwarts. Throughout book 7, Neville actually seems to be doing a better job of taking the fight to Voldemort's forces than even The Order of the Phoenix.
* A moment of awesome has to go to Neville's grandmother, Augusta Longbottom, even though it's [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome only spoken of and not shown]]. When a wizard tries to resist the Death Eaters, Death Eaters kidnap any family members they can use to force compliance. When Neville starts up a rebellion at Hogwarts, Death Eaters go after his gran. [[NeverMessWithGranny It doesn't end well for them.]] ''"Little old witch, living alone... they probably didn't think they had to send anyone particularly powerful. Anyway, Dawlish is still in St. Mungo's and Gran's on the run."'' Bear in mind, Dawlish was a top Auror with "Outstanding" in all of his N.E.W.T.s. Also bear in mind that this woman probably hasn't had to do any actual fighting since Voldemort fell; she's had ''sixteen years of peace'' and is ''still'' able to unleash the ever loving shit onto Dawlish and, on top of it all, she manages to ''run away into hiding, inform Neville of her location through letter'' '''''and''''', ''get to Hogsmeade, avoid the alarms, fight in the battle and live.''
** Well,
'' Neville got it from his parents; Frank had to get it from ''somewhere''. Augusta is where.



* In the middle of ''Deathly Hallows'', Dobby gets one [[spoiler:by teleporting Ron, Harry, and Hermione from right in front of Bellatrix. Unfortunately, it also ends in his death, which was one of the most poignant scenes in the series.]] Especially his reply to [[spoiler:Bellatrix's]]:

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* In the middle of ''Deathly Hallows'', Dobby gets one [[spoiler:by teleporting Ron, Harry, and Hermione from right in front of Bellatrix. Unfortunately, it also ends in his death, which was is one of the most poignant scenes in the series.]] Especially his reply to [[spoiler:Bellatrix's]]:



* Hagrid producing [[spoiler:a brick wall from the motorbike]].
** That's got nothing on the [[spoiler:''dragon'' flame that he used as a turbo booster.]]

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* Hagrid producing [[spoiler:a brick wall from the motorbike]].
** That's got nothing on the [[spoiler:''dragon''
motorbike]], and [[spoiler:the ''dragon'' flame that he used uses as a turbo booster.]]



* Damn near everything [=McGonagall=] does in Deathly Hallows -- ''CHARGE!''
** To clarify, Harry almost gets flattened by a whole army of transfigured desks, [=McGonagall=] running after them shouting, hair undone and a massive cut on her cheek, clearly so into the battle that she doesn't even see him.
** No, seriously, everything she does. The moment she steps into Ravenclaw tower, [=McGonagall=] just defines this trope. She doesn't take crap. She doesn't take nonsense. War is coming, and by Merlin, the teachers and body ''will'' be armed, the school ''will'' be evacuated. You stand in her way -- you don't stand a chance. Everything she does reveals the incredible bravery, loyalty, and love she has for Hogwarts.
** Her defiance of the evil Carrows is also awesome.

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* Damn near everything [=McGonagall=] does in Deathly Hallows -- ''CHARGE!''
** To clarify, Harry almost gets flattened by a whole army of transfigured desks, [=McGonagall=] running after them shouting, hair undone and a massive cut on her cheek, clearly so into the battle that she doesn't even see him.
** No, seriously, everything she does.
''Deathly Hallows''. The moment she steps into Ravenclaw tower, [=McGonagall=] just defines this trope. She doesn't take crap. She doesn't take nonsense. War is coming, and by Merlin, the teachers and body ''will'' be armed, the school ''will'' be evacuated. You stand in her way -- you don't stand a chance. Everything she does reveals the incredible bravery, loyalty, and love she has for Hogwarts.
** Harry almost gets flattened by a whole army of transfigured desks, [=McGonagall=] running after them shouting, hair undone and a massive cut on her cheek, clearly so into the battle that she doesn't even see him.
** Her defiance of the evil Carrows is also awesome.Carrows.



* Hermione managing to come up with a good lie while being horribly tortured was pretty cool -- as well as the fact she managed to save the [[BagOfHolding Magical Bag of Awesome]] from the Death Eaters by stuffing it down her sock.

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* Hermione managing to come up with a good lie while being horribly tortured was is pretty cool -- as well as the fact she managed manages to save the [[BagOfHolding Magical Bag of Awesome]] from the Death Eaters by stuffing it down her sock.



* Harry's TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Voldemort. Made even better by the fact it's an allusion to an equally awesome speech of the same nature given by Dumbeldore.

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* Harry's TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Voldemort. Made even better by the fact it's an allusion to an equally awesome speech of the same nature given by Dumbeldore.Dumbledore.



* Snape giving Detention to Ginny, Neville and Luna. It doesn't sound awesome at first, but think about it: instead of leaving them to the Carrows (where they would surely be tortured), he sends them into the Forest with their friend Hagrid. And he still maintains his cover as Voldemort's right-hand man.

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* Snape giving Detention detention to Ginny, Neville and Luna. It doesn't sound awesome at first, but think about it: instead of leaving them to the Carrows (where they would surely be tortured), he sends them into the Forest with their friend Hagrid. And he still maintains his cover as Voldemort's right-hand man.



* The Battle of Hogwarts. FULL. STOP.

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* The Battle of Hogwarts. FULL. STOP.
8th Aug '17 7:40:44 AM ArgonianLorekeeper
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** Consider the knowledge the Death Eaters have about Harry through knowing of his encounters with Voldemort. Survived the Killing Curse as a baby. Fought off Professor Quirrel and stopped Voldemort. Defeated a Basilisk and survived its poison. Escaped from several attacks by Voldemort. Broke into the Ministry of Magic at the height of Voldemort's power and escaped unharmed. Broke into GRINGOTT'S[[note]]And more importantly, managed to GET OUT WITH WHAT HE WAS STEALING. All while riding on the back of a dragon, no less[[/note]]. And now, he's hit with the Killing Curse a second time and SURVIVES. I'd run too if I had to go up against the seemingly-invincible Harry Potter.

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** Consider the knowledge the Death Eaters have about Harry through knowing of his encounters with Voldemort. Survived the Killing Curse as a baby. Fought off Professor Quirrel and stopped Voldemort. Defeated a Basilisk and survived its poison. Escaped from several attacks by Voldemort. Broke into the Ministry of Magic at the height of Voldemort's power and escaped unharmed. Broke into GRINGOTT'S[[note]]And more importantly, managed to GET OUT WITH WHAT HE WAS STEALING. All while riding on the back of a dragon, no less[[/note]]. And now, he's hit with the Killing Curse a second time and SURVIVES. I'd run too if I had to go up against the seemingly-invincible Harry Potter.



* It was genuinely satisfying to see that Ukrainian Ironbelly claw its way out of Gringotts and sit in the fresh air. When you consider that it had been tortured and its wings had basically atrophied by that point, watching it scramble up the rocks to escape and finally take flight is pretty inspiring.

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* It was is genuinely satisfying to see that Ukrainian Ironbelly claw its way out of Gringotts and sit in the fresh air. When you consider that it had been tortured and its wings had basically atrophied by that point, watching it scramble up the rocks to escape and finally take flight is pretty inspiring.
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