History Characters / HarryPotterMinistryOfMagic

23rd Apr '18 12:52:29 PM infernape612
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** Come ''Order of the Phoenix'', it's easy to imagine Lucius Malfoy and Dolores Umbridge effortlessly manipulating him by acting like cliché {{Evil Chancellor}}s. In fact, given [[ObviouslyEvil their personalities]], that's probably exactly what they do.[[InsaneTrollLogic When Dumbledore points out the flaws in Fudge's reasoning, Fudge accuses Dumbledore of being prejudiced because of his half-giant employee Hagrid]]. He then acts somewhat shocked when Dumbledore gently suggests ''he's'' the one being prejudiced.

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** Come ''Order of the Phoenix'', it's easy to imagine Lucius Malfoy and Dolores Umbridge effortlessly manipulating him by acting like cliché {{Evil Chancellor}}s. In fact, given [[ObviouslyEvil their personalities]], that's probably exactly what they do. [[InsaneTrollLogic When Dumbledore points out the flaws in Fudge's reasoning, Fudge accuses Dumbledore of being prejudiced because of his half-giant employee Hagrid]]. He then acts somewhat shocked when Dumbledore gently suggests ''he's'' the one being prejudiced.



* KickTheSonOfABitch: After everything he did in ''Goblet of Fire'' and ''Order of the Phoenix'', it's hard to sympathise with Fudge when everyone in the British Wizarding World demand his resignation.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Fudge spends an entire year denying Voldemort's return, and slanders Harry, Dumbledore, and their supporters. Once it turns out that Voldemort really had returned, all of the slander he aimed at his "enemies" turned around and bit him in the ass. He resigns in disgrace, his reputation is ruined, [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating he's going down in history as one of the worst Ministers of Magic ever]], and the community that he was trying to protect was nearly destroyed thanks to his denial.

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* KickTheSonOfABitch: After everything he did in ''Goblet of Fire'' and ''Order of the Phoenix'', it's hard to sympathise with Fudge when everyone in the British Wizarding World demand demands his resignation.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Fudge spends an entire year denying Voldemort's return, and slanders Harry, Dumbledore, and their supporters. Once it turns out that Voldemort really had returned, all of the slander he aimed at his "enemies" turned turns around and bit bites him in the ass. He resigns in disgrace, his reputation is ruined, [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating he's going down in history as one of the worst Ministers of Magic ever]], and the community that he was trying to protect was nearly destroyed thanks to his denial.



** In British idiom, to "fudge" an issue means either to evade addressing it or to devise a pathetic and useless compromise. Furthermore, ''Oswald'' has fallen out of favor in Britain ever since Oswald Mosley, who led the British Union of Fascists.
** In Polish translation his last name is changed to "Knot", which roughly translates to "the one who screws up".

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** In British idiom, idioms, to "fudge" an issue means either to evade addressing it or to devise a pathetic and useless compromise. Furthermore, ''Oswald'' has fallen out of favor in Britain ever since Oswald Mosley, who led the British Union of Fascists.
** In the Polish translation his last name is changed to "Knot", which roughly translates to "the one who screws up".



* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: If Fudge was actually honest about what Harry and Dumbledore were saying, or was skeptical but still took precautions just in case, then Voldemort wouldn't have had his NearVillainVictory and the body count in the last two books would have been ''much'' lower. At the very least, the Ministry would not have been taken over, since Voldemort used Fudge's negligence to build up his spies and support-base in the Ministry. In the First War, the Ministry was infiltrated by Death Eaters sure, but it didn't collapse or fall or get subverted.

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: If Fudge was actually honest about what Harry and Dumbledore were saying, or was skeptical but still took precautions just in case, then Voldemort wouldn't have had his NearVillainVictory and the body count in the last two books would have been ''much'' lower. At the very least, the Ministry would not have been taken over, since Voldemort used Fudge's negligence to build up his spies and support-base in the Ministry. In the First War, the Ministry was infiltrated by Death Eaters for sure, but it didn't collapse or fall or get subverted.
23rd Apr '18 12:39:08 PM infernape612
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** After the Dementors sent to protect Hogwarts from Sirius Black attempt the perform a kiss on Harry, Fudge immediately decides to remove them from the school since they're clearly dangerous to the students.

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** After the Dementors sent to protect Hogwarts from Sirius Black attempt the to perform a kiss on Harry, Fudge immediately decides to remove them from the school since they're clearly dangerous to the students.
23rd Apr '18 12:38:00 PM infernape612
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* DareToBeBadass: At the end of Book 4, Dumbledore tells him to accept Voldemort's return, remove the Dementors from Azkaban, and send envoys to the Giants. He tells Fudge if he takes these steps, he will be remembered as one of the bravest and greatest Ministers of Magic; if Fudge refuses (which he does), he will be remembered as the man who stepped aside and allowed Voldemort to destroy everything the Wizarding World has tried so hard to rebuild.

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* DareToBeBadass: At the end of Book 4, Dumbledore tells him to accept Voldemort's return, remove the Dementors from Azkaban, and send envoys to the Giants. He tells Fudge if he takes these steps, he will be remembered as one of the bravest and greatest Ministers of Magic; if Fudge refuses (which he does), he will be remembered as the man who stepped aside and allowed Voldemort to destroy everything the Wizarding World has tried so hard to rebuild.rebuild (which he is).
22nd Apr '18 8:54:33 AM ScribeRetro
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* BadLiar: He uses the pretext of Percy visiting his family - which the Weasleys are immediately suspicious about - as an excuse to talk to Harry alone with a laughably flimsy excuse that fools nobody.
20th Apr '18 7:03:17 AM gjjones
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Fudge desperately sought to make liars out of Harry and Dumbledore out of fear of the truth and in order to protect his own legacy as the Minister of Magic. His plan is foiled when, upon seeing Voldemort for himself along with several other witnesses, he's forced to admit that Harry and Dumbledore were telling the truth all along. All the negative publicity Harry and Dumbledore had immediately transferred to him, resulting in him being condemned by the entire Wizarding community and he goes down in history as a lying DirtyCoward and a reviled colossal failure at the post.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:After keeping his own son under the Imperius Curse for years, Voldemort and Wormtail manage to turn the tables on him, free Barty Jr. and put Crouch Sr. under the curse instead.]]
16th Apr '18 6:02:43 AM StardustSoldier
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* LaserGuidedKarma: Fudge spends an entire year denying Voldemort's return, and slanders Harry, Dumbledore, and their supporters. Once it turns out that Voldemort really had returned, all of the slander he aimed at his "enemies" turned around and bit him in the ass. He resigns in disgrace, his reputation is destroyed, [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating and he's going down in history as one of the worst Ministers of Magic ever]], and the community that he was trying to protect was nearly destroyed thanks to his denial.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: Fudge spends an entire year denying Voldemort's return, and slanders Harry, Dumbledore, and their supporters. Once it turns out that Voldemort really had returned, all of the slander he aimed at his "enemies" turned around and bit him in the ass. He resigns in disgrace, his reputation is destroyed, ruined, [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating and he's going down in history as one of the worst Ministers of Magic ever]], and the community that he was trying to protect was nearly destroyed thanks to his denial.
12th Apr '18 6:30:49 AM theenglishman
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-->'''Portrayed by:''' Jeff Rawle

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-->'''Portrayed by:''' Jeff RawleRawle (films), Barry [=McCarthy=] (''Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild'', first West End run)



-->''Portrayed by'': Unknown (''Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild'', first West End and Broadway runs)

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-->''Portrayed by'': Benjamin Stone (''[[VideoGame/HarryPotter Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup]]''), Unknown (''Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild'', first West End and Broadway runs)
10th Apr '18 1:06:34 PM BenDover
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10th Apr '18 1:06:32 PM BenDover
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* BadassBystander: Attacks Marvolo when the latter is about to attack his daughter with the intent to kill.
7th Apr '18 6:21:13 PM plcthecd
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* EvenEvilHasStandards:

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* EvenEvilHasStandards:EvenEvilHasStandards: No, not her, but others' reaction towards her.
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