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22nd Sep '17 11:32:21 PM JulianLapostat
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* LoveMakesYouStupid: Brilliant as he was, Dumbledore's love for Grindelwald blinded him to the man's true nature, the sheer insanity of what he was suggesting, and eventually destroyed his family. Rather understandably, any thoughts of romance Dumbledore had died after that to avoid these kinds of situations. While that didn't stop him from making emotional mistakes for those who he loved like friends and family, he at least was never at risk of being manipulated like that again.

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* LoveMakesYouStupid: LoveMakesYouStupid:
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Brilliant as he was, Dumbledore's love for Grindelwald blinded him to the man's true nature, the sheer insanity of what he was suggesting, and eventually destroyed his family. Rather understandably, any thoughts of romance Dumbledore had died after that to avoid these kinds of situations. While that didn't stop him from making emotional mistakes for those who he loved like friends and family, he at least was never at risk of being manipulated like that again.again.
** Dumbledore admits to Harry at the end of Book 5 [[spoiler:that he kept delaying and continued to delay telling Harry the Prophecy because he cared about him and wanted Harry to have as much of a childhood and teenage life he could possibly have before he bestowed his destiny to him. He also tried to distance himself from Harry in the same book because he was worried that Voldemort, if he figured out that their bond had always been "more than headmaster and student", then Voldemort would try to get to Dumbledore through Harry, by possessing him and daring Dumbledore to kill him by attacking Harry]]. The latter scenario did briefly happen at the end of the book, but the bond between Voldemort and Harry via the horcrux negated that, much to his relief.
** As he admits at [[spoiler:the end of Book 7 that this was the reason why he got cursed by one of Voldemort's horcruxes. Somehow, Voldemort's Ring-Horcrux in the Gaunt Shack was the very Resurrection Stone from the Deathly Hallows quest he had cast aside for decades. Rationally he knew that the ring was cursed by one of Voldemort's spells but emotionally he was worried that breaking the curse could damage the stone's magic and lose him his one chance of seeing Arianna and his mother again, and begging them for forgiveness. He admits that this was incredibly stupid and irresponsible and more or less a ShaggyDogStory since the Resurrection Stone indeed survived the breaking of the curse. He sees the events as proof that he was not worthy of the Hallows and being Master of Death]].
22nd Sep '17 11:17:27 PM JulianLapostat
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* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: Had this problem for most of his life, having been one of the most brilliant minds in wizarding history. It was especially bad in his youth, to the point that it strained his relationship with his siblings and made it so his only close friend during his Hogwarts years was Elphias Doge. Most of all, the only person Dumbledore thought of as a romantic prospect was ''Gellert Grindelwald'', whose mind was the only one as equally brilliant as his. Dumbledore got better as he got older and wiser, but it's notable that those closest to him (Snape, [=McGonagall=] -- his closest confidants -- and Harry, who he loved as his own flesh and blood) are significantly intelligent in their own right. Snape and [=McGonagall=] are geniuses in their own chose fields, while Harry is a genius at defensive magic and just as intuitive (perhaps even more so), managing to deduct the locations of Voldemort's remaining horcruxes in the span of a year and destroy all of them, either by his hands or the hands of those close to him on his orders.

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* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: Had According to WordOfGod herself, this problem for most is Dumbledore's great tragedy. He's so smart, and so far ahead of his life, having field, that he doesn't really have any equal or anyone who he can really relate to and he's been one of the most brilliant minds in wizarding history. It was especially bad in lonely all his youth, to the point that it strained his life:
** He apparently did have a close
relationship with his siblings and made it so family growing up, at least until the accidental attack on Arianna Dumbledore by those Muggle boys which led to his father getting imprisoned in Azkaban. His only close friend during his Hogwarts years was Elphias Doge. Most Doge, and Aberforth and others dismiss him as more of all, the a sidekick than a true friend. The only person Dumbledore thought of as a romantic prospect prospect, and the only one he ever really bonded with was ''Gellert Grindelwald'', whose mind was the only one as equally brilliant as his. his, which ended in tragedy for all and shut him in even further.
** Even years later,
Dumbledore got better as he got older despite surrounding himself with other brilliant minds like Snape and wiser, but [=McGonagall=], doesn't fully open himself up to even them. Snape, much like Harry, resents how Dumbledore doesn't share everything with him [[spoiler:and from the way Dumbledore reacted with surprise about Snape's declaration of his love for Lily, it's notable clear that those closest to him (Snape, [=McGonagall=] -- his closest confidants -- and even they weren't very close]]. Only Harry, who he loved as his own flesh and blood) are significantly intelligent son really gets to know the real Dumbledore [[spoiler:and who Dumbledore lets his guard down with in their own right. Snape and [=McGonagall=] are geniuses in their own chose fields, while final scene asking ''him'' for forgiveness]]. Dumbledore notes that of all the people he's met, Harry is a genius at defensive magic and just as intuitive (perhaps even more so), managing to deduct the locations of Voldemort's remaining horcruxes only one who has zero interest in power despite every good FreudianExcuse offered by the span of a year and destroy all of them, either by his hands or the hands of those close world to him on his orders.seek it.
22nd Sep '17 5:13:23 PM Nyame
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* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: Had this problem for most of his life, having been one of the most brilliant minds in wizarding history. It was especially bad in his youth, to the point that it strained his relationship with his siblings and made it so his only close friend during his Hogwarts years was Elphias Doge. Most of all, the only person Dumbledore thought of as a romantic prospect was ''Gellert Grindelwald'', whose mind was the only one as equally brilliant as his. Dumbledore got better as he got older and wiser, but it's notable that those closest to him (Snape, [=McGonagall=] -- his closest confidants -- and Harry, who he loved as his own flesh and blood) are significantly intelligent in their own right. Snape and [=McGonagall=] are geniuses in their own chose fields, while Harry is a genius at defensive magic and just as intuitive (perhaps even more so), managing to deduct the locations of Voldemort's remaining horcruxes in the span of a year and destroy all of them, either by his hands or the hands of those close to him on his orders.
19th Sep '17 10:33:53 AM creader
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19th Sep '17 10:09:33 AM creader
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--> '''J.K. Rowling:''' I don't really see him as a hero. He's spiteful, he's a bully, all of these things are true of Snape, even at the end of the book.

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--> '''J.-->'''J.K. Rowling:''' I don't really see him as a hero. He's spiteful, he's a bully, all of these things are true of Snape, even at the end of the book.



--> '''Dumbledore''': But this is touching, Severus. Have you grown to care for the boy, after all?

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--> '''Dumbledore''': -->'''Dumbledore''': But this is touching, Severus. Have you grown to care for the boy, after all?



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%%* AlliterativeName* AlliterativeName: The first letters of his first and last name are "F".



--> '''Hagrid''': What that dog is guarding is strictly between Professor Dumbledore and Nicolas Flamel.
--> '''Harry''': Nicolas Flamel?
--> '''Hagrid''': I shouldn't have said that. I should not have said that. I shouldn't have said that.

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--> '''Hagrid''': -->'''Hagrid''': What that dog is guarding is strictly between Professor Dumbledore and Nicolas Flamel.
--> '''Harry''': -->'''Harry''': Nicolas Flamel?
--> '''Hagrid''': -->'''Hagrid''': I shouldn't have said that. I should not have said that. I shouldn't have said that.



* [[GentleGiant Gentle Half-Giant]]: Hagrid has a heart of gold, and wouldn't hurt a fly. But as noted under BewareTheNiceOnes, it isn't wise to anger him.
* GoodParents: Hagrid loves his father dearly, he raised him and died early but he still keeps a photo of him in his hut. Hagrid is grateful for the fact that his old man died [[TearJerker before he saw his son wrongfully expelled]].

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* [[GentleGiant Gentle Half-Giant]]: GentleGiant: Hagrid has a heart of gold, and wouldn't hurt a fly. But as noted under BewareTheNiceOnes, it isn't wise to anger him.
* GoodParents: Hagrid loves his father dearly, he raised him and died early but he still keeps a photo of him in his hut. Hagrid is grateful for the fact that his old man died [[TearJerker before he saw his son wrongfully expelled]].
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[[folder:Madam Professor Sybill Patricia Trelawney ]]

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[[folder:Madam Professor Sybill Patricia Trelawney ]]Trelawney]]



* BadPowersGoodPeople: Remus does not view his lycanthropy as a 'power', but as an incurable curse to be endured.

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* BadPowersGoodPeople: Remus does not view his lycanthropy as a 'power', but as an incurable curse BabiesEverAfter: In ''Deathly Hallows'', Tonks is pregnant with her and Remus' child who she later gives birth to be endured.in the same book.


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* BadPowersGoodPeople: Remus does not view his lycanthropy as a 'power', but as an incurable curse to be endured.
17th Sep '17 11:11:03 PM Uyyy
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* RunningGag: Offering people sherbet lemons (lemon drops in the American versions), and setting the password to his office as whatever candy he's fond of at the moment. [[EccentricMentor Which is usually one of the weirder ones]], like Cockroach Cluster and Acid Pops.
16th Sep '17 3:27:10 PM JulianLapostat
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* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: [[spoiler: The relationship he and Grindelwald had as teenagers mirrors in some ways the one [[UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold]] had, though [[MisanthropeSupreme Harris's]] [[OmnicidalManiac ideals]] were quite different from [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans Grindelwald's]].]]
16th Sep '17 3:21:57 PM Uyyy
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* ManChild: Dumbledore has a fondness for Muggle confectionery, such as sherbert lemons, acid pops and toffee eclairs, much like a child would.

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* ManChild: Dumbledore has a fondness for Muggle confectionery, such as sherbert lemons, acid pops and toffee eclairs, much like a child would. Do NOT assume this makes him [[BadassGrandpa weak]] or [[TheChessmaster stupid]], though.


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* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: [[spoiler: The relationship he and Grindelwald had as teenagers mirrors in some ways the one [[UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold]] had, though [[MisanthropeSupreme Harris's]] [[OmnicidalManiac ideals]] were quite different from [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans Grindelwald's]].]]
16th Sep '17 1:09:54 PM Eagal
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* HeroOfAnotherStory: His involvement with the wizarding war against Grindlewald. Mentioned briefly in book one, and [[spoiler: book seven gives ''way'' more importance to Grindelwald]]. Said involvement will be depicted in the ''Fantastic Beasts'' films, making this trope literal.

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: His involvement with the wizarding war against Grindlewald. Mentioned briefly in book one, and [[spoiler: book seven gives ''way'' more importance to Grindelwald]]. Said involvement will be depicted in the ''Fantastic Beasts'' films, making this trope literal.
16th Sep '17 4:25:01 AM Nyame
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* HeroOfAnotherStory: His involvement with the wizarding war against Grindlewald. Mentioned briefly in book one, and [[spoiler: Book seven gives ''way'' more importance to Grindlewald.]]
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: [[spoiler: Played straight with Gellert Grindelwald. Averted in later life with Snape and Tom Riddle in which he's the only one to judge them perfectly. Subverted with Snape as his initial judgement of Snape is unknown. But he's the only character to really judge him properly after Lily's murder.]]

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: His involvement with the wizarding war against Grindlewald. Mentioned briefly in book one, and [[spoiler: Book book seven gives ''way'' more importance to Grindlewald.]]
Grindelwald]]. Said involvement will be depicted in the ''Fantastic Beasts'' films, making this trope literal.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: [[spoiler: HeroicSelfDeprecation: ''Deathly Hallows'' very clear that despite his confident and wise demeanor, Dumbledore hates himself on a level that no one else could ever hope to achieve. [[spoiler:When Aberforth accuses his brother of being relieved and freed with their sister Ariana's death, Harry flashes back to his memory of Dumbledore after drinking the poison in Voldemort's grave, where he was literally begging his memory of Grindelwald to torture and kill him in place of his siblings, and counter-claims that Dumbledore was ''never'' free. Indeed, when Harry meets his mentor again in the afterlife, Dumbledore confesses his status as TheCorruptible and was terrified of what he could should he had ever had free reign, and laments his many mistakes over the years, both before and after the death of Ariana]].
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter:
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Played straight with Gellert Grindelwald. Averted By the time Dumbledore met Grindelwald, the latter had already been expelled from ''Durmstrang'' for "twisted" experiments in the Dark Arts. The same Durmstrang that is the only confirmed magical school to teach its students the Dark Arts at all. To a normal person that would be a glaring red flag, but Dumbledore was too happy to have a peer, and later, too in love to care.
** [[spoiler:Averted
in later life with Snape and Tom Riddle in which he's the only one to judge them perfectly. Subverted with Snape as his initial judgement of Snape is unknown. But he's the only character to really judge him properly after Lily's murder. As for Riddle, one can surmise that his encounter with Grindelwald is why he never fell for Riddle's charade.]]



** It is also said that Grindelwald also similarly feared nobody except Dumbledore, despite having possessed a wand which was more powerful than any other.

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** It is also said that Grindelwald also similarly feared nobody except Dumbledore, despite having possessed a wand which was more powerful than any other.other, to the point that even as he was waging war against the entire Wizarding World, he specifically ''avoided'' Magical Britain.



* LoveHurts: Love has never been kind to Albus Dumbledore. The love of his life manipulated him and basically obliterated his little remaining family (both literally and figuratively). Years later, he had to face said man in an epic duel with ''the fate of the entire world'' on the line, with his opponent wielding an unbeatable wand no less. Even after somehow managing to make it through ''that'', and having long since sworn off romantic love, love still manages to hurt him. [[spoiler:He's forced to manipulate the boy he loves like a son to his death, with said boy's only hope of survival hinging on a educated guess resulting from a combination of Voldemort's arrogance and ignorance, and ''pure dumb luck''. Rather understandably, Dumbledore hates himself -- perhaps far more than anyone else could ever hope to]].

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* LoveHurts: Love has never been kind to Albus Dumbledore. The love of his life manipulated him and basically obliterated his little remaining family (both literally and figuratively). Years later, he had to face said man in an epic duel with ''the fate of the entire world'' on the line, with his opponent wielding an unbeatable wand no less. Even after somehow managing to make it through ''that'', and having long since sworn off romantic love, love still manages to hurt him. [[spoiler:He's forced to manipulate the boy he loves like a son to his death, with said boy's only hope of survival hinging on a an educated guess resulting from a combination of Voldemort's arrogance and ignorance, and ''pure dumb luck''. Rather understandably, Dumbledore hates himself -- perhaps far more than anyone else could ever hope to]].



* SingleTargetSexuality: For [[spoiler:Gellert Grindelwald. Unlike most examples, however, it isn't because Dumbledore was incapable of falling in love again after Grindelwald -- he simply chose not to in hopes of avoiding someone manipulating him like Grindelwald had]].

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* SingleTargetSexuality: For [[spoiler:Gellert Grindelwald. Unlike most examples, however, it isn't wasn't because Dumbledore was incapable of falling in love again after Grindelwald -- he simply chose not to in hopes of avoiding someone manipulating him like Grindelwald had]].


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* TogetherInDeath:
** [[spoiler:Non-romantic example with his family, which was one of the few comforts Dumbledore had while waiting for his impending death. Said death was caused by trying to use the Resurrection Stone to see them again, so one can (morbidly) interpret it as the stone giving him what he wanted after all]].
** [[spoiler:If one accepts Harry's belief that Grindelwald had cared for Dumbledore (romantically or otherwise), and that his decision to refuse to tell Voldemort of the Elder Wand's location was because of that, then he counts too after his death at the hands of Voldemort]].


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* WartsAndAll: Over the course of the ''Deathly Hallows'', Harry finds his image of Dumbledore tainted as his mentor's past is exposed, and comes to the startingly realization that he never truly knew the man at all. His faith in Dumbledore wavers continuously [[spoiler:until the end of the book, where he meets Dumbledore in "King's Cross" (Harry's representation of the afterlife) and hears his side of the story. After that, Harry's faith is fully restored, and while he knows the man he saw as a father was far from perfect, he still loves and admires him all the same]].
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