History Characters / HarryPotterHogwartsTeachers

6th Dec '16 6:04:06 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* AdaptedOut: He isn't present in the movies. His minor role in the third book is given to [=McGonnagal=] instead.

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* AdaptedOut: He isn't present in the movies. His minor role only notable role, in the third book second book, is given to [=McGonnagal=] [=McGonagall=] instead.



* DontAsk: She seems to know not to ask. In all her years at Hogwarts she probably has seen a fair share of students with injuries the result of things students shouldn't be doing. Just looking at Ron's dragon bite, there's no way that she bought Ron's story that a dog bit him. (Especially seeing as dogs aren't even a legal pet at Hogwarts.) Also, given her status as a healer, it's very likely she knew Hermione had a mishap with Polyjuice Potion. Could also be a case of [[YouDontWantToKnow I Don't Want To Know.]]

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* DontAsk: She seems to know not to ask. In all her years at Hogwarts she probably has seen a fair share of students with injuries the result of things students shouldn't be doing.doing, but her job is to see to the students' health. Just looking at Ron's dragon bite, there's no way that she bought Ron's story that a dog bit him. (Especially seeing as dogs aren't even a legal pet at Hogwarts.) Also, given her status as a healer, it's very likely she knew Hermione had a mishap with Polyjuice Potion. Could also be a case of [[YouDontWantToKnow I Don't Want To Know.]]



* AdaptedOut: She is played by an extra in ''Chamber of Secrets'', but, aside from that, is entirely absent from the film series.



* ContinuityCameo: Sally Mortemore plays her in the second film, though you'd only know her nonspeaking character is meant to be Madam Pince from the credits. She doesn't appear in any of the other films.

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* ContinuityCameo: Sally Mortemore plays her in the second film, though you'd only know her nonspeaking character is meant to be Madam Pince from the credits. She has no role and doesn't appear in any of the other films.


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* LivingProp: She has almost no role in the books other than occasional mentions of her unpleasantness.
6th Dec '16 5:54:22 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* GoodIsNotNice: There are few characters in literature who exemplify this trope as well as Snape does.

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* GoodIsNotNice: There are few characters in literature who exemplify this trope as well as Snape does. He's admirably brave and selfless, but also excessively nasty and cruel to almost everyone, including his students ([[HarmfulToMinors aged 11-18]], by the way), whom he bullies endlessly and rarely attempts to actually help them learn.


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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: His perceptiveness and his skill at reading people make him a great teacher.
2nd Dec '16 2:13:41 AM Joyce13
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* TheMaidenNameDebate: Her brief marriage ended because she refused to take her husband's surname of '[[EmbarrassingLastName Higgenbottom]]'.
26th Nov '16 9:55:07 PM trixus
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%%* CrazyPrepared:

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%%* * CrazyPrepared: Combined with IndyPloy, he doesn't know if something crazy will happen like [[spoiler: Draco finding a way to kill him]] for sure but he has a contingency plan in case [[spoiler: namely having Snape kill him as part of a deception it helps that he was dying art the time]].



%%* EccentricMentor

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%%* EccentricMentor* EccentricMentor: He is good at playing crazy while still giving valuable lessons to Harry



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* BadassTeacher: He's an ass, but there's no denying his proficiency at what he teaches.

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* BadassTeacher: He's an ass, but there's no denying his proficiency at what he teaches. However the students are only good when he isn't breathing down their neck.



* BunnyEarsLawyer: After Dumbledore the greatest example Hogwarts, and the series in general, has to offer. Snape is wildly condescending, openly disparaging of students he doesn't like, displays undisguised favoritism for Slytherin students and makes no secret that he utterly loathes Harry Potter...but he's also one of, if not the, greatest Potions master in the world and is a damn good teacher when he wants to be. Dumbledore trusted Snape with his life [[spoiler:and, more tellingly, with ''his death'']].

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** His sixth year notebook shows that he had a few spells for prank (apparently he came up with the leg levitating trick) and one spell to ''maim'' his enemies (admittedly Remus never said he used it for bullying, just that it was his SignatureMove).
* BunnyEarsLawyer: After Dumbledore the greatest example Hogwarts, and the series in general, has to offer. Snape is wildly condescending, openly disparaging of students he doesn't like, displays undisguised favoritism for Slytherin students and makes no secret that he utterly loathes Harry Potter...but he's also one of, if not the, greatest Potions master in the world and is a damn good teacher when he wants to be. Dumbledore trusted Snape with his life [[spoiler:and, more tellingly, with ''his death'']]. If it wasn't from his harassment and high standard, Harry would actually be an above average student according to the OWL.



* CreepyChild: ''Heavily'' implied to be this, thanks to a combination of poor social skills and his knowledge of the Dark Arts, which, according to Sirius Black, was disturbingly comprehensive when Snape was eleven years old. In the series, he occasionally seems to be [[ManChild the grown-up version of this trope]]; the rest of the time, he comes off as a semi-normal (if moody, depressed, and ''extremely'' emotionally-detached) adult.

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* CreepyChild: ''Heavily'' implied to be this, thanks to a combination of poor social skills and his knowledge of the Dark Arts, which, according to Sirius Black, was disturbingly comprehensive when Snape was eleven years old. In the series, he occasionally seems to be [[ManChild the grown-up version of this trope]]; the rest of the time, he comes off as a semi-normal (if moody, depressed, and ''extremely'' emotionally-detached) adult. Harry sees a memory of him as a child killing fly with his wand.



** [[spoiler: Even Snape thinks it was cruel of Dumbledore to keep Harry alive so that he could "die" at Voldemort's hands, accussing him of using Lily's memory to manipulate Snape to do serve his plans]].

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** [[spoiler: Even Snape thinks it was cruel of Dumbledore to keep Harry alive so that he could "die" at Voldemort's hands, accussing accusing him of using Lily's memory to manipulate Snape to do serve his plans]].



%%* ItsAllAboutMe

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%%* ItsAllAboutMe* ItsAllAboutMe: He grew out of it but it's telling that "not being chosen as teacher for defense against the dark arts" is something people believed was a punishment. He was a former blood supremacist who waged a war and is partly responsible for [[spoiler: the murder of the Potter's family by reporting the prophecy to Voldemort]], get pardoned by the BigGood and yet not teaching his favorite class is something he is bitter about. Even Bellatrix calls him out on this.



** With that said, Snape's blatant favoritism towards Slytherins and aggressively spiteful treatment of people like Harry and Neville would make it much easier to [[spoiler:pass himself off as an unrepentant Death Eater and mole for Voldemort upon the latter's return]].
23rd Nov '16 7:57:02 PM ShiroAkuma
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* GeniusSweetTooth: He admits to being fond of {{Muggle}} sweets not long after he's introduced (he even offers [=McGonagall=] a sherbert lemon) and the password to get into his office is always a kind of candy.

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* GeniusSweetTooth: He admits to being fond of {{Muggle}} sweets not long after he's introduced (he even offers [=McGonagall=] a sherbert sherbet lemon) and the password to get into his office is always a kind of candy.
22nd Nov '16 8:01:25 AM Caswin
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* WhosLaughingNow: According to the backstory on Pottermore, a ''major'' part of what drove him to seek out the fugitive Voldemort, though "all" he initially wanted was, if not to be known as the man who finally got him, then to learn such powerful magic from him to ensure "he was never laughed at again". In practice: [[EvilIsNotAToy Didn't go that way.]]
19th Nov '16 2:12:02 AM rufusluciusivan
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* RedeemingReplacement: Even though he ''has'' flaws, he can be considered one for Snape when he takes his place as Potion teacher, at least as far as teaching is concerned. Indeed, he's shown to be far more sympathetic towards his students and doesn't gives preferential treatment to the students of Slytherin.

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* RedeemingReplacement: Even though he ''has'' flaws, he can be considered one for Snape when he takes his place as Potion teacher, at least as far as teaching is concerned. Indeed, he's shown to be far more sympathetic towards his students students, doesn't bully them and doesn't gives give preferential treatment to the students of Slytherin.Slytherin. (Although he ''does'' favor those that are genuinely talented, he just doesn't let trivial things like Houses or blood purity influence his judgement.)
19th Nov '16 2:08:41 AM rufusluciusivan
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* RedeemingReplacement: Even though he ''has'' flaws, he can be considered one for Snape when he takes his place as Potion teacher, at least as far as teaching is concerned. Indeed, he's shown to be far more sympathetic towards his students and doesn't gives preferential treatment to the students of Slytherin.
19th Nov '16 2:01:32 AM rufusluciusivan
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** Snape criticizes a number of other authority figures, especially [=McGonagall=] and Fudge for giving Harry preferential treatment and insists he be treated the same as any other student. While not necessarily a bad point on its own, at least not in Fudge's case, Snape enjoys treating Harry much ''worse'' than any other student.

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** Snape criticizes a number of other authority figures, especially [=McGonagall=] and Fudge for giving Harry preferential treatment and insists he be treated the same as any other student. While not necessarily a bad point on its own, at least not in Fudge's case, Snape enjoys treating Harry much ''worse'' than any other student. It's also implied that he gives preferential treatment to the students of his house.
19th Nov '16 1:54:12 AM rufusluciusivan
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** In the third film, when Snape realizes there's an angry werewolf standing behind him, the first thing he does is to push Harry, Ron and Hermione, three students he loathes, behind himself to protect them.
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