History ChekhovsGun / HarryPotter

25th Nov '17 5:06:08 AM FarSider
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* Hagrid gives Harry a photo album with pictures of his parents from their old school friends, one of whom was undoubtedly Remus Lupin, who first appears in ''Prisoner of Azkaban''.

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* Hagrid gives Harry a photo album with pictures of his parents from their old school friends, one of whom was undoubtedly Remus Lupin, who first appears in ''Prisoner of Azkaban''. Harry also briefly looks into the album (also during ''Azkaban'') when [[spoiler:he learns Sirius Black is a friend of James Potter.]]



* Fred says that Muggle lock picking is worth learning. He and George later sell Muggle magic tricks [[spoiler:at their joke shop]] in ''Half-Blood Prince''.

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* Fred says that Muggle lock picking lockpicking is worth learning. He and George later sell Muggle magic tricks [[spoiler:at their joke shop]] in ''Half-Blood Prince''.



* George references Percy's strange behavior, which continues through the book. It is eventually revealed that [[spoiler:he has a girlfriend, Penelope Clearwater.]]

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* George references Percy's strange behavior, which continues through the book. It is eventually revealed that [[spoiler:he has a girlfriend, Penelope Clearwater.Clearwater, and a victim of the Basilisk.]]



* The spell Arthur used to enlarge the interior of the car is an Undetectable Extension Charm, which shows up later on, most notably with Hermione's handbag in ''Deathly Hallows'' and Newt Scamander's suitcase in the ''Fantastic Beasts'' film.

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* The spell Arthur used to enlarge the interior of the car is an Undetectable Extension Charm, which shows up later on, most notably with [[spoiler:Moody's suitcase in ''Goblet of Fire'']], Hermione's handbag in ''Deathly Hallows'' and Newt Scamander's suitcase in the ''Fantastic Beasts'' film.



* Previous Hogwarts Headmasters appear sleeping in their portraits. These include Armando Dippet (who is important in the backstory of this book), Dilys Derwent and Dexter Fortescue (who are important in [[spoiler:saving Arthur Weasley's life]] in ''Order of the Phoenix''), and Phineas Nigellus Black (who becomes very important in ''Deathly Hallows'').

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* Previous Hogwarts Headmasters appear sleeping in their portraits. These include Armando Dippet (who is important in the backstory of this book), Dilys Derwent and Dexter Fortescue (who are important in [[spoiler:saving Arthur Weasley's life]] in ''Order of the Phoenix''), and Phineas Nigellus Black (who becomes very important in ''Order of the Phoenix'' and ''Deathly Hallows'').



* Dumbledore points out that only a true Gryffindor could pull Godric Gryffindor's sword out of the Sorting Hat. In ''Deathly Hallows'', [[spoiler:Neville definitively proves that he belongs in Gryffindor when he summons the sword and kills Voldemort's final Horcrux (which is also a snake).]]

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* Dumbledore points out that only a true Gryffindor could pull Godric Gryffindor's sword out of the Sorting Hat. In ''Deathly Hallows'', [[spoiler:Neville definitively definitely proves that he belongs in Gryffindor when he summons the sword and kills Voldemort's final Horcrux (which is also a snake).]]



* The newspaper photo of the Weasley family's vacation to Egypt [[spoiler:is used by Sirius Black to realize Peter Pettigrew is alive,]] and thus is the catalyst for the entire plot of the book.

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* The newspaper article and photo of the Weasley family's vacation to Egypt [[spoiler:is used by [[spoiler:allows Sirius Black to realize learn Peter Pettigrew is alive,]] alive and where he is]], and thus is the catalyst for the entire plot of the book.



* Harry learns that he needs a guardian's signature to go to Hogsmeade. These trips become important to the plot, and his his signature is eventually supplied by [[spoiler:Sirius Black.]]
* Sirius Black is mentioned on a Muggle news broadcast. He is soon revealed to be the eponymous prisoner of Azkaban, and is a major character in the series. Vernon notes that he "could be coming up the street right now." We retroactively learn that [[spoiler:that's exactly where he is.]]

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* Harry learns that he needs a guardian's signature to go to Hogsmeade. These trips become important to the plot, and his his signature is eventually supplied by [[spoiler:Sirius Black.]]
* Sirius Black is mentioned on a Muggle news broadcast. He is soon revealed to be the eponymous prisoner of Azkaban, and is a major character in the series. Vernon notes that he "could be coming up the street right now." We retroactively learn that [[spoiler:that's exactly where he is.is; he wanted to see Harry.]]



* Crookshanks immediately despises Scabbers. This is because [[spoiler:he can sense that Scabbers is actually a human Animagus.]]

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* Crookshanks immediately despises Scabbers. This is because [[spoiler:he [[spoiler:Crookshanks is close to Sirius Black, and the cat can sense that Scabbers is actually a human Animagus.the Animagus Black is on the hunt for.]]



* Lupin conjures a "silvery thing, which turns out to be a Patronus Charm, which is important later in the book and throughout the series.

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* Lupin conjures a "silvery thing, thing", which turns out to be a Patronus Charm, which is important later in the book and throughout the series.



* Messrs. Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs all turn out to be established characters. They are [[spoiler:Lupin, Scabbers (A.K.A. Peter Pettigrew), Sirius Black, and Harry's father.]]

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* Messrs. Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs all turn out to be established characters. They are [[spoiler:Lupin, Scabbers (A.K.A. Peter Pettigrew), Sirius Black, and Harry's father.father, respectively.]]



* Hermione asserts that Harry' Firebolt was sent by Sirius Black. [[spoiler:It turns out she's right, but for the wrong reasons.]]

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* Hermione asserts that Harry' Harry's Firebolt was sent by Sirius Black. [[spoiler:It turns out she's right, but for the wrong reasons.]]



* Dumbledore tells Harry that Professor Trelawney's prediction was the second true prophecy she's ever made. The first one, revealed in ''Order of the Phoenix'', turns out to be crucial to the plot of the series.

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* Dumbledore tells Harry that Professor Trelawney's prediction was the second true prophecy she's ever made. The first one, revealed in ''Order of the Phoenix'', turns out to be crucial to the plot of the entire series.
9th Sep '17 7:56:20 AM Skyblade743
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* The [[spoiler:ring warn by Marvelo Gaunt is revealed to be the one owned by Dumbledoor and a Horcrux]]. Come ''Deathly Hallows'' and it's revealed that [[spoiler:the stone in the ring is the Resurrection Stone, one of the titular Hallows]].
**It's also revealed to be [[spoiler:the cause of Dumbledoor's burnt hand]].
9th Sep '17 7:26:40 AM Skyblade743
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**Not to mention [[spoiler:one of the things Mundungus takes from the house is a Horcrux.]]
19th Jul '17 1:04:55 AM infernape612
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19th Jul '17 1:02:29 AM infernape612
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* Hagrid says he won a dragon egg off a stranger in the village. The stranger turns out to be [[spoiler:Quirrel]] while the village, Hogsmeade, becomes an important location starting in ''Prisoner of Azkaban''.

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* Hagrid says he won a dragon egg off a stranger in the village. The stranger turns out to be [[spoiler:Quirrel]] [[spoiler:Quirrell]] while the village, Hogsmeade, becomes an important location starting in ''Prisoner of Azkaban''.



* Dumbledore tells Harry that James saved Snape's life, the circumstances of which are revealed in ''Prisoner of Azkaban''. He also claims that this is why Snape protected Harry from Quirrel, though ''Deathly Hallows'' reveals that [[spoiler:he actually did it out of love for Lily.]]

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* Dumbledore tells Harry that James saved Snape's life, the circumstances of which are revealed in ''Prisoner of Azkaban''. He also claims that this is why Snape protected Harry from Quirrel, Quirrell, though ''Deathly Hallows'' reveals that [[spoiler:he actually did it out of love for Lily.]]
19th Jul '17 12:57:52 AM infernape612
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* Harry is left on the Dursleys' doorstep with nothing but a blanket and a letter. The letter is not referenced again until ''Order of the Phoenix'' and ''Half-Blood Prince''.

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* Harry is left on the Dursleys' doorstep with nothing but a blanket and a letter. The letter is not referenced again until ''Order of the Phoenix'' and ''Half-Blood Prince''.Prince'', while the blanket comes back with a burning vengeance in ''Cursed Child''.
4th Jul '17 6:56:23 PM EspeonArcaninePines
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**This could also be a ShoutOut to [[Literature/JamesAndTheGiantPeach James and the Giant Peach]], in which an escaped rhinoceros [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything kills James's parents, forcing him to live with his horrible aunts.]]
29th Jun '17 3:57:57 AM luciagarcia8818
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* Professsor R.J. Lupin initially just seems to be the new Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor. We later learn that he has a connection to Harry's parents and [[spoiler:Sirius Black]], and that he is [[spoiler:a werewolf.]]

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* Professsor Professor R.J. Lupin initially just seems to be the new Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor. We later learn that he has a connection to Harry's parents and [[spoiler:Sirius Black]], and that he is [[spoiler:a werewolf.]]
28th Jun '17 3:00:40 PM luciagarcia8818
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* Vernon mentions having promised to "stamp out" Harry's magic. It seems like an idle threat at the time, but come the ''Fantastic Beasts'' movie, we learn that, not only is this possible, it's ''incredibly'' dangerous to all involved. It's very lucky for Harry, the Dursleys, and the world that he did not become an

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* Vernon mentions having promised to "stamp out" Harry's magic. It seems like an idle threat at the time, but come the ''Fantastic Beasts'' movie, we learn that, not only is this possible, it's ''incredibly'' dangerous to all involved. It's very lucky for Harry, the Dursleys, and the world that he did not become an obscurial.
28th Apr '17 11:44:23 PM SnowB
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* Hagrid is repeatedly described as a "giant." In ''Goblet of Fire'', it is revealed that he is literally half-Giant.

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* Hagrid is repeatedly described as a "giant." In ''Goblet of Fire'', it is revealed that he is literally biologically half-Giant.



* Vernon mentions having promised to "stamp out" Harry's magic. It seems like an idle threat at the time, but come the ''Fantastic Beasts'' movie, we learn that, not only is this possible, it's ''incredibly'' dangerous to all involved. It's very lucky for Harry, the Dursleys, and the world that he did not become an Obscurial.

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* Vernon mentions having promised to "stamp out" Harry's magic. It seems like an idle threat at the time, but come the ''Fantastic Beasts'' movie, we learn that, not only is this possible, it's ''incredibly'' dangerous to all involved. It's very lucky for Harry, the Dursleys, and the world that he did not become an
** Harry was unaware he was a wizard possessing magical ability, and therefore didn't know that he had something he could repress. This lack of knowledge is likely what saved him from becoming
an Obscurial.obscurial, as it's implied most obscurials knew they were magicial and made a conscious choice not to use it.
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