History Characters / HarryPotterHogwartsTeachers

26th Apr '16 3:31:08 PM Hvedekorn
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* BreakoutCharacter[=/=]BreakoutVillain: Snape was voted to be the most favorite character in the series, beating the trio themselves, with 13,000 votes for his character played by AlanRickman in the film versions and took twenty percent of the 70,000 votes cast in the survey from the books' publisher, Bloomsbury, which make him a clear winner.
26th Apr '16 1:15:03 PM syndromekad345
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* BlackCloak: It's a prominent part of his outfit

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* BlackCloak: It's a prominent part of his outfitoutfit.
* BreakoutCharacter[=/=]BreakoutVillain: Snape was voted to be the most favorite character in the series, beating the trio themselves, with 13,000 votes for his character played by AlanRickman in the film versions and took twenty percent of the 70,000 votes cast in the survey from the books' publisher, Bloomsbury, which make him a clear winner.
24th Apr '16 3:39:46 AM Valaraukar
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* {{Badass}}: One of the most formidable wizards in the series who can occasionally display magical ability close to Voldemort and Dumbledore's level. The one time we see Snape fight, is against Harry one-on-one in [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince ''Half Blood Prince'']] and he wins in a CurbStompBattle.

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* {{Badass}}: One of the most formidable wizards in the series who can occasionally display magical ability close to Voldemort and Dumbledore's level. The one time we We only see Snape fight, fight twice, and the first time is against Harry one-on-one in [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince ''Half Blood Prince'']] and he wins in a CurbStompBattle.CurbStompBattle.
** The second time, in ''Deathly Hallows'', Snape proves his Badass status by duelling [[MemeticBadass Minerva McGonagall]]. Snape [[NoSell calmly rebuffs a powerful surprise attack]], before going on to equal Minerva's skill in combat, even [[HoistByHisOwnPetard using her own Conjurations and Transfigurations against her.]] He even starts to gain the upper hand, before Flitwick, a noted master duellist, steps in, forcing Snape to flee under the two-on-one duel. [[UpToEleven And he still manages to hold his own for a while.]] Please note that Snape is half McGonagall's age and experience, and McGonagall ''actually taught Snape at school''.
19th Apr '16 3:04:57 PM JYN044
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* World'sBestWarrior: Considered to be 'the' greatest wizard in the world by almost everyone except Voldemort and his Death Eaters, and even they acknowledge his skills.

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* World'sBestWarrior: WorldsBestWarrior: Considered to be 'the' ''the'' greatest wizard in the world by almost everyone except Voldemort and his Death Eaters, and even they acknowledge (and fear) his skills.
19th Apr '16 3:03:21 PM JYN044
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* World'sBestWarrior: Considered to be 'the' greatest wizard in the world by almost everyone except Voldemort and his Death Eaters, and even they acknowledge his skills.
18th Apr '16 5:34:37 PM Eagal
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* ButtMonkey
* ChildHater

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* CrustyCaretaker

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* TheDragon: To Umbridge.

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* TheDragon: To Umbridge.Umbridge during her brief stint as Headmaster.



* FlatCharacter: Despite appearing in all seven books, there really isn't much to say about Filch's personality: he hates the students and loves Mrs. Norris, and that's about it. The revelation of his Squib status in book 2 may have earned him a bit of sympathy, but that raises more questions than it answers, the primary two being (1) why would a man who detests children as much as Filch does want to work at Hogwarts cleaning up their constant magical messes, instead of getting a job at Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade, or somewhere else where he can still stay connected to the wizarding world without having to put up with so much day-to-day vexation?; and (2) why would Dumbledore, in turn, hire a Squib to clean up the students' messes the long and hard way, instead of hiring someone who can vanish every spilled potion away with a flick of their wand? Since Rowling never gives the slightest hint of an answer to either of these questions, it's pretty obvious that she didn't see Filch as even a low-priority target for characterization.
** Dumbledore gave him the job out of pity.

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* FlatCharacter: Despite appearing in all seven books, there really isn't much to say about Filch's personality: he hates the students and loves Mrs. Norris, and that's about it. The revelation of his Squib status in book 2 may have earned him a bit of sympathy, but that raises more questions than it answers, the primary two being (1) why would a man who detests children as much as Filch does want to work at Hogwarts cleaning up their constant magical messes, instead of getting a job at Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade, or somewhere else where he can still stay connected to the wizarding world without having to put up with so much day-to-day vexation?; and (2) why would Dumbledore, in turn, hire Dumbledore gave Filch the job out of pity, but it still seems like a Squib terrible decision given Filch's hatred for children and plain inferiority than other potential caretakers due to having to clean up the students' messes the long and hard way, instead of hiring someone who can as he lacks magic so he can't just vanish every spilled potion away with a flick of their wand? a wand. Since Rowling never gives the slightest hint of an answer to either of these questions, it's pretty obvious that she didn't see Filch as even a low-priority target for characterization.
** Dumbledore gave him the job out of pity.
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11th Apr '16 9:12:11 PM Eagal
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* MuggleBornOfMages: Former TropeNamer.

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* MuggleBornOfMages: Former TropeNamer.He's a "Squib", a person born to a wizard family who doesn't have the ability to use magic.
7th Apr '16 8:57:09 AM k410ren
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-->I have more for anyone who wants!

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-->I have more, more for anyone who wants!wants them!



* LiterallyShatteredLives: [[spoiler: Harry kills him by touching his face and hands, causing the rest of his body to crumble to dust.]]



* BlondGuysAreEvil: Well not ''evil'', since he's nowhere near Death Eater level, but Lockhart has [[spoiler: committed MindRape numerous times and was willing to leave Ginny down in the Chamber of Secrets.]]



* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler: Tries to commit MindRape on Harry and Ron twice as they try to rescue Ginny.]]



* RememberTheNewGuy: "Oh no, Voldie's going to kill a Hogwarts teacher! Oh wait, it's someone we've never met." Justified since Muggle Studies was mentioned as an elective class in previous books. Harry never took the class, but ''someone'' must have been teaching it.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: "Oh no, Voldie's going to kill a Hogwarts teacher! Oh wait, it's someone we've never met." Justified since Muggle Studies was mentioned as an elective class in previous books. Harry never took the class, but ''someone'' must have been teaching it.it, since Hermione took the class back in Book 3.
3rd Apr '16 3:16:09 PM k410ren
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** A primarily stoic demeanor, but can get mad at the drop of a hat.



* StoneWall: Snape is shown to be different from most Death Eaters by primarily using defensive spells, only using offensive techniques when his opponents tired and started making mistakes, or if his opponent was incompetent, like Lockhart.

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* StoneWall: Snape is shown to be different from most Death Eaters by primarily using defensive spells, only using offensive techniques when his opponents tired and started making mistakes, or if his opponent was incompetent, like Lockhart. Most of his duel with Harry at the end of book six is Harry attacking him and Snape deflecting everything that comes his way.
2nd Apr '16 7:13:38 PM Eagal
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* TheDreaded: A very specific example - it's repeatedly stated that he's the one person Voldemort (himself the terror of their entire community) ever feared. Harry only starts to understand why [[CerebusSyndrome around books four and five.]]
** It is also said that Grindelwald also similarly feared nobody except Dumbleore, despite having possessed a wand which was more powerful than any other.



* HorrifyingTheHorror: It's repeatedly stated that he's the one person Voldemort (himself the terror of their entire community) ever feared. Harry only starts to understand why [[CerebusSyndrome around books four and five.]]
** It is also said that Grindelwald also similarly feared nobody except Dumbledore, despite having possessed a wand which was more powerful than any other.



* NoHeroToHisValet: Dumbledore's position as BigGood makes him a beacon of wisdom and hope, who look to him for a chance at stopping Voldemort and leave him beloved and admired worldwide. [[spoiler: Except to his younger brother, Aberforth, who knows that when Dumbledore was a young man he almost started a wizard-supremacy movement similar to Voldemort's, and didn't realize it was a bad idea until a fight with his then-boyfriend resulting in their sister's death. When Dumbledore's spirit shows up in the last book, he admits that his younger brother, who lived a humble, quiet life as a bartender, was ultimately the better man.]]

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* NoHeroToHisValet: Dumbledore's position as BigGood makes him a beacon of wisdom and hope, who look to him for a chance at stopping Voldemort and leave him beloved and admired worldwide. [[spoiler: Except to his younger brother, Aberforth, who knows that when Dumbledore was a young man he almost started a wizard-supremacy movement similar to Voldemort's, and didn't realize it was a bad idea until a fight with his then-boyfriend between Dumbledore, Grindelwald and Aberforth resulting in their sister's death. When Dumbledore's spirit shows up in the last book, he admits that his younger brother, who lived a humble, quiet life as a bartender, was ultimately the better man.]]



* ShowyInvincibleHero : "Dumbledore's got style!"

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* ShowyInvincibleHero : "Dumbledore's got style!"ShowyInvincibleHero: Dumbledore remains completely unassailable throughout the books. Not even Voldemort can beat him in a straight fight. He only dies because he allows it.



* TeenGenius: When he was a teenager.

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* TeenGenius: When he was His extreme abilities were apparent even as a teenager.
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