History Characters / HarryPotterHogwartsTeachers

25th Mar '17 9:40:35 PM Vox
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* BadassGrandpa: Hagrid was in school with [[BigBad Tom]], so he's only three, maybe four years younger than the guy. [[note]]Voldemort is 71 at the time of his death, which places Hagrid in his sixties for the majority of the series - with the exception of the epilogue, where he's at least ''eighty'' and still employed at Hogwarts.[[/note]]

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* BadassGrandpa: Hagrid was in school with [[BigBad Tom]], so he's only three, maybe four years younger than the guy. [[note]]Voldemort is 71 at the time of his death, which places Hagrid in his sixties for the majority of the series - with the exception of the epilogue, where he's at least ''eighty'' and still employed at Hogwarts. It's possible that his giant heritage gives him greater longevity than the average human.[[/note]]
24th Mar '17 5:27:27 AM Theriocephalus
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* InspectorJavert[=/=]CassandraTruth: Snape takes it as an article of faith that Harry Potter is doing something stupid or illegal at any given time. He's usually right.
** He becomes even moreso in the case of Sirius in Book 3. Noting that he looked forward for catching Sirius and showing Remus as TheMole. Sirius [[OnlySaneMan offers to turn himself]] in to Dumbledore as long as Harry and Ron bring Scabbers ([[spoiler:Peter Pettigrew's secret form]]) to Hogwarts as evidence of his innocence. Snape however insists on turning Sirius over to Dementors and [[JerkAss even looks forward to it]] and even hopes that Lupin gets his soul sucked too. He then gets knocked out after insulting Harry's father again.

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* InspectorJavert[=/=]CassandraTruth: InspectorJavert: Snape takes it as an article of faith that Harry Potter is doing something stupid or illegal at any given time. He's Granted, he's usually right.
** He becomes even moreso in the case of Sirius in Book 3. Noting 3, noting that he looked forward for catching Sirius and showing Remus as TheMole. Sirius [[OnlySaneMan offers to turn himself]] in to Dumbledore as long as Harry and Ron bring Scabbers ([[spoiler:Peter Pettigrew's secret form]]) to Hogwarts as evidence of his innocence. Snape however insists on turning Sirius over to Dementors and [[JerkAss even looks forward to it]] and even hopes that Lupin gets his soul sucked too. He then gets knocked out after insulting Harry's father again.



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* AlliterativeName

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* AlliterativeNameAlliterativeName: ''P''oppy ''P''omfrey.



* TheMedic

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* LeanAndMean

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* %%* LeanAndMean
23rd Mar '17 11:37:20 AM JulianLapostat
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* IntellectuallySupportedTyranny: [[spoiler:In his youth, Dumbledore exchanged letters with Grindelwald discussing their plans for Muggle domination. Grindelwald sold Dumbledore on the idea that it would be for their own good, and Dumbledore starting coming around, insisting that the essential point to remember is "For the Greater Good". After what happened to Arianna, Dumbledore snapped out of this and regretted it for all his life, remarking to Harry at once, that when intelligent people make mistakes, they actually can be on a much bigger and dangerous scale]].
20th Mar '17 7:53:29 PM MugenKagemaru
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* GoneHorriblyRight: [[spoiler:It can be inferred that he gave Norbert(a)'s egg to Hagrid so that he'd be dismissed when he inevitably got caught with it, and thus would be discredited and unable to mention that he'd accidentally blabbed about Fluffy's weakness to a stranger. This leads to the Trio being caught out of bed on the Astronomy Tower due to Malfoy seeing the egg and trying to report it, meaning they had to get rid of Norbert(a) by contacting Ron's brother Charlie, who asked them to meet him up there. This in turn leads to Harry learning about the properties of unicorn blood, which lets him deduce the thief's goal, forcing him to take matters into his own hands when [[YouHaveToBelieveMe McGonagall refuses to believe him]], resulting in Voldemort leaving Quirrell to die, and the Stone is destroyed after Dumbledore and Nicolas Flamel have a chat while Harry is unconscious. Way to go, Quirinius.]] * [[labelnote:Spoiler--click to reveal]]The reason it's this trope is because Hagrid WAS caught, albeit by Malfoy, who was trying to bust the Trio for breaking curfew, and had he not been seen by them, and waited until morning to report the dragon, then the plan would have succeeded. It only failed, outside of the Trio writing Charlie Weasley to take Norbert(a) away, because Malfoy got impatient and went straight to McGonagall even though he was breaking curfew himself. He thought that, by catching the Trio involved with the illegal possession of a dragon, he'd be pardoned for his "honesty" - only for McGonagall to initially disbelieve him and give him detention. All he ends up proving was that they were indeed breaking curfew, Norbert(a) was successfully handed off to Charlie with the staff none the wiser.[[/labelnote]]

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* GoneHorriblyRight: [[spoiler:It can be inferred that he gave Norbert(a)'s egg to Hagrid so that he'd be dismissed when he inevitably got caught with it, and thus would be discredited and unable to mention that he'd accidentally blabbed about Fluffy's weakness to a stranger. This leads to the Trio being caught out of bed on the Astronomy Tower due to Malfoy seeing the egg and trying to report it, meaning they had to get rid of Norbert(a) by contacting Ron's brother Charlie, who asked them to meet him up there. This in turn leads to Harry learning about the properties of unicorn blood, which lets him deduce the thief's goal, forcing him to take matters into his own hands when [[YouHaveToBelieveMe McGonagall refuses to believe him]], resulting in Voldemort leaving Quirrell to die, and the Stone is destroyed after Dumbledore and Nicolas Flamel have a chat while Harry is unconscious. Way to go, Quirinius.]] * [[labelnote:Spoiler--click to reveal]]The reason it's this trope is because Hagrid WAS caught, albeit by Malfoy, who was trying to bust the Trio for breaking curfew, and had he not been seen by them, and waited until morning to report the dragon, then the plan would have succeeded. It only failed, outside of the Trio writing Charlie Weasley to take Norbert(a) away, because Malfoy got impatient and went straight to McGonagall [=McGonagall=] even though he was breaking curfew himself. He thought that, by catching the Trio involved with the illegal possession of a dragon, he'd be pardoned for his "honesty" - only for McGonagall [=McGonagall=] to initially disbelieve him and give him detention. All he ends up proving was that they were indeed breaking curfew, Norbert(a) was successfully handed off to Charlie with the staff none the wiser.[[/labelnote]]
20th Mar '17 7:52:36 PM MugenKagemaru
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* GoneHorriblyRight: [[spoiler:It can be inferred that he gave Norbert(a)'s egg to Hagrid so that he'd be dismissed when he inevitably got caught with it, and thus would be discredited and unable to mention that he'd accidentally blabbed about Fluffy's weakness to a stranger. This leads to the Trio being caught out of bed on the Astronomy Tower due to Malfoy seeing the egg and trying to report it, meaning they had to get rid of Norbert(a) by contacting Ron's brother Charlie, who asked them to meet him up there. This in turn leads to Harry learning about the properties of unicorn blood, which lets him deduce the thief's goal, forcing him to take matters into his own hands when [[YouHaveToBelieveMe McGonagall refuses to believe him]], resulting in Voldemort leaving Quirrell to die, and the Stone is destroyed after Dumbledore and Nicolas Flamel have a chat while Harry is unconscious. Way to go, Quirinius.]]

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* GoneHorriblyRight: [[spoiler:It can be inferred that he gave Norbert(a)'s egg to Hagrid so that he'd be dismissed when he inevitably got caught with it, and thus would be discredited and unable to mention that he'd accidentally blabbed about Fluffy's weakness to a stranger. This leads to the Trio being caught out of bed on the Astronomy Tower due to Malfoy seeing the egg and trying to report it, meaning they had to get rid of Norbert(a) by contacting Ron's brother Charlie, who asked them to meet him up there. This in turn leads to Harry learning about the properties of unicorn blood, which lets him deduce the thief's goal, forcing him to take matters into his own hands when [[YouHaveToBelieveMe McGonagall refuses to believe him]], resulting in Voldemort leaving Quirrell to die, and the Stone is destroyed after Dumbledore and Nicolas Flamel have a chat while Harry is unconscious. Way to go, Quirinius.]]]] * [[labelnote:Spoiler--click to reveal]]The reason it's this trope is because Hagrid WAS caught, albeit by Malfoy, who was trying to bust the Trio for breaking curfew, and had he not been seen by them, and waited until morning to report the dragon, then the plan would have succeeded. It only failed, outside of the Trio writing Charlie Weasley to take Norbert(a) away, because Malfoy got impatient and went straight to McGonagall even though he was breaking curfew himself. He thought that, by catching the Trio involved with the illegal possession of a dragon, he'd be pardoned for his "honesty" - only for McGonagall to initially disbelieve him and give him detention. All he ends up proving was that they were indeed breaking curfew, Norbert(a) was successfully handed off to Charlie with the staff none the wiser.[[/labelnote]]
20th Mar '17 7:31:45 PM MugenKagemaru
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* GoneHorriblyRight: [[spoiler:It can be inferred that he gave Norbert(a)'s egg to Hagrid so that he'd be dismissed when he inevitably got caught with it, and thus would be discredited and unable to mention that he'd accidentally blabbed about Fluffy's weakness to a stranger. This leads to the Trio being caught out of bed on the Astronomy Tower due to Malfoy seeing the egg and trying to report it, meaning they had to get rid of Norbert(a) by contacting Ron's brother Charlie, who asked them to meet him up there. This in turn leads to Harry learning about the properties of unicorn blood, which lets him deduce the thief's goal, forcing him to take matters into his own hands due to [[YouHaveToBelieveMe McGonagall refusing to believe him]], resulting in Voldemort leaving Quirrell to die, and the Stone is destroyed after Dumbledore and Nicolas Flamel have a chat while Harry is unconscious. Way to go, Quirinius.]]

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* GoneHorriblyRight: [[spoiler:It can be inferred that he gave Norbert(a)'s egg to Hagrid so that he'd be dismissed when he inevitably got caught with it, and thus would be discredited and unable to mention that he'd accidentally blabbed about Fluffy's weakness to a stranger. This leads to the Trio being caught out of bed on the Astronomy Tower due to Malfoy seeing the egg and trying to report it, meaning they had to get rid of Norbert(a) by contacting Ron's brother Charlie, who asked them to meet him up there. This in turn leads to Harry learning about the properties of unicorn blood, which lets him deduce the thief's goal, forcing him to take matters into his own hands due to when [[YouHaveToBelieveMe McGonagall refusing refuses to believe him]], resulting in Voldemort leaving Quirrell to die, and the Stone is destroyed after Dumbledore and Nicolas Flamel have a chat while Harry is unconscious. Way to go, Quirinius.]]
20th Mar '17 7:28:35 PM MugenKagemaru
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* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: Occurs many times, especially when he's drinking.

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* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: Occurs many times, especially when he's drinking. It even provides the one exception mention above. [[spoiler:A disguised Quirrell deliberately gets him drunk before offering him a dragon egg (possibly to get him out of the way when he would inevitably have gotten caught) in exchange for information on how to neutralize Fluffy.]]


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* GoneHorriblyRight: [[spoiler:It can be inferred that he gave Norbert(a)'s egg to Hagrid so that he'd be dismissed when he inevitably got caught with it, and thus would be discredited and unable to mention that he'd accidentally blabbed about Fluffy's weakness to a stranger. This leads to the Trio being caught out of bed on the Astronomy Tower due to Malfoy seeing the egg and trying to report it, meaning they had to get rid of Norbert(a) by contacting Ron's brother Charlie, who asked them to meet him up there. This in turn leads to Harry learning about the properties of unicorn blood, which lets him deduce the thief's goal, forcing him to take matters into his own hands due to [[YouHaveToBelieveMe McGonagall refusing to believe him]], resulting in Voldemort leaving Quirrell to die, and the Stone is destroyed after Dumbledore and Nicolas Flamel have a chat while Harry is unconscious. Way to go, Quirinius.]]
20th Mar '17 7:02:31 PM MugenKagemaru
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** It should be noted, that, with one exception, a lot of what he "shouldn't" have said was actually beneficial. For example, the instance of Nicolas Flamel above led to them finding out that [[spoiler:the treasure Fluffy was guarding was in fact the Philosopher's Stone, and once Firenze tells Harry about the properties of unicorn blood, they deduce that the thief's goal is to somehow use the Elixir Of Life to bring back Voldemort]].


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** Of course, much of Harry's victory in ''Philospher's Stone'' is attributed to what Hagrid had let slip to the Trio, even though he's supposed to be keeping it secret to prevent students from doing something reckless. The difference being that it doesn't matter in-universe that Harry and friends are the main characters, they're still students and, ideally, should be leaving the matter to the teachers and staff.
16th Mar '17 8:22:32 PM LBHills
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* LovableCoward

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* LovableCowardLovableCoward: He's highly averse to risking life and limb, but his open self-interest and affability keep his cowardice from being galling.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigureReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's no hero, but he's not corrupt or obstructive.



* AdmiringTheAbomination: Which invariably leads him to trying to [[FluffyTamer tame it]].

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* AdmiringTheAbomination: Which invariably leads him to trying to [[FluffyTamer tame it]].make it a pet]].



%%* BoisterousBruiser
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: He's more soft spot than bruiser unless you make him mad, in which case the ratio switches over.

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%%* BoisterousBruiser
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: He's more soft spot than bruiser unless you make him mad, in which case the ratio switches over.mad. Which is not advised.



* CoolTeacher: Averted, he really wanted to be one and would've been had Draco not ignored his warnings about treating hippogriffs with respect. After that, his confidence is gone. This, combined with his interest in more unique animals, makes his class very unpopular amongst Harry's year, even amongst the Gryffindors who were initially enthusiastic about his appointment, to the point that no 6th year students sign up for his class.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Played with. He certainly knows his own strength when it comes to doing heavy physical labor or fighting -- and he puts it to good use. But the problem comes in when he tries to use normal 'human' signs of affection, like [[BearHug hugs]] or pats on the shoulder and winds up nearly breaking his friends in half.

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* CoolTeacher: Averted, he Averted. He really wanted ''wanted'' to be one and would've been had Draco not ignored his warnings about treating hippogriffs with respect. After that, his confidence is gone. This, combined with his interest in more unique animals, makes his class very unpopular amongst Harry's year, even amongst the Gryffindors who were initially enthusiastic about his appointment, to the point that no 6th year students sign up for his class.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Played with. He certainly knows his own strength when it comes to doing heavy physical labor or fighting -- and he puts it to good use. But the problem comes in when he tries to use normal 'human' signs of affection, like [[BearHug hugs]] or pats on the shoulder and winds up nearly breaking his friends in half.bruising people or tossing them about.



* FriendToAllLivingThings: As such, he knows a great deal about various creatures, magical and non-magical. Though he seems to consider "normal" creatures, even Unicorns, (as in, anything that isn't a walking death trap) relatively boring, but loves them just the same.

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: As such, he knows a great deal about various creatures, magical and non-magical. Though he He seems to consider "normal" creatures, even Unicorns, creatures (as in, anything that isn't a walking death trap) relatively boring, but he loves them just the same.



* GentleGiant: He may be half-giant, but he also has a heart of gold, and wouldn't hurt a fly... [[BerserkButton as long as you don't insult]] [[EccentricMentor Albus Dumbledore]], as Vernon Dursley learned to his cost. Also, it's a good idea ''not'' to mess with his friends.

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* GentleGiant: He may be half-giant, but he also [[GentleGiant Gentle Half-Giant]]: Hagrid has a heart of gold, and wouldn't hurt a fly... [[BerserkButton fly. But as long as you don't insult]] [[EccentricMentor Albus Dumbledore]], as Vernon Dursley learned noted under BewareTheNiceOnes, it isn't wise to his cost. Also, it's a good idea ''not'' to mess with his friends.anger him.
14th Mar '17 6:09:33 PM SunriseWarrior
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%%* NiceGuy

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%%* NiceGuy* NiceGuy: An all-around pleasant and amiable fellow.
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