History ChekhovsGun / HarryPotter

20th Feb '17 8:51:27 PM KShah
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* During the Sorting, Harry asks Ron and Hermione if brothers and sisters end up in the same Hogwarts house; Hermione replies no and cites the Patil twins, Padma (Ravenclaw) and Parvati (Gryffindor). Another sibling pair in different houses is revealed later: Sirius Black in Gryffindor and his brother Regulus Black in Slytherin ([[spoiler:Due to his HeelFaceTurn when replacing Voldemort's Horcrux, maybe he should have been in Gryffindor after all]]).
20th Feb '17 1:26:34 AM KShah
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* Voldemort's true name is revealed to be Tom Marvolo Riddle. His namesakes, Tom Tiddle Sr. and Marvolo Gaunt, become important in ''Half-Blood Prince'' via memories.

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* Voldemort's true name is revealed to be Tom Marvolo Riddle. His namesakes, Tom Tiddle Riddle Sr. and Marvolo Gaunt, become important in ''Half-Blood Prince'' via memories.
20th Feb '17 1:18:20 AM KShah
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* Hermione can't believe that Lockhart is an inept teacher and wizard, she talks about the amazing things he has done. Ron retorts with "He says he's done." [[spoiler:Lockhart himself reveals that he's a fraud, going to the real people who have done the heroic deeds, listening to the exact details and then wiping their memories clean with his speciality, the Memory Loss Charm.]]

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* Hermione can't believe that Lockhart is an inept teacher and wizard, she talks about the amazing things he has done. Ron retorts with "He says ''says'' he's done." [[spoiler:Lockhart himself reveals that he's a fraud, going to the real people who have done the heroic deeds, listening to the exact details and then wiping their memories clean with his speciality, the Memory Loss Charm.]]
20th Feb '17 1:16:35 AM KShah
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* Hermione can't believe that Lockhart is an inept teacher and wizard, she talks about the amazing things he has done. Ron retorts with "He says he's done." [[spoiler:Lockhart himself reveals that he's a fraud, going to the real people who have done the heroic deeds, listening to the exact details and then wiping their memories clean with his speciality, the Memory Loss Charm.]]
12th Feb '17 6:54:24 PM DustSnitch
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* ChekhovsBoomerang: Felix Felicis. Harry acquires it from Slughorn during one of the Potions classes. [[spoiler:Hermione thinks Harry spiked Ron with it for one of the Quidditch matches - he hadn't, he just wished them to ''think'' he had - and then Harry uses it to get the true memory from Slughorn where Tom Riddle asked him about Horcruxes.]]
** [[spoiler: Harry gives the ''Order of the Phoenix'' the rest of the potion when he and Dumbledore leave Hogwarts, thinking that is when Malfoy is going to make his move. It gives ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy to the attacking Death Eaters]].



* ChekhovsBoomerang: Sirius's mirror.
29th Dec '16 9:04:29 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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* One of the quotes of praises for ''Quidditch Through the Ages'' is from Bathilda Bagshot, who is important in ''Deathly Hallows''.

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* One of the quotes of praises praise for ''Quidditch Through the Ages'' is from Bathilda Bagshot, who is important in ''Deathly Hallows''.



* Harry mentions in passing that Dudley and his gang beat up a Muggle boy named Mark Evans. Because he shares a last name with Lily Potter (née Evans) and Petunia Dursley (née), many fans assumed that he would have some importance in the future. However, this is an aversion of ChekhokvsGunman, as, in the words of J.K. Rowling, "Mark Evans is... nobody. ... The car with false licence plates is at the door and I've got to glue on my goatee. Goodbye."

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* Harry mentions in passing that Dudley and his gang beat up a Muggle boy named Mark Evans. Because he shares a last name with Lily Potter (née Evans) and Petunia Dursley (née), many fans assumed that he would have some importance in the future. However, this is an aversion of ChekhokvsGunman, ChekhovsGunman, as, in the words of J.K. Rowling, "Mark Evans is... nobody. ... The car with false licence plates is at the door and I've got to glue on my goatee. Goodbye."
29th Dec '16 9:02:27 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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* Harry sees Mrs. Figg walking down the street. [[spoiler:She is soon revealed to be a Squib and a member of the Order of the Phoenix.]]
* Harry hears a noise like a gunshot and assumes that it was Dobby apparating. It turns out that it was [[spoiler:Mundungus Fletcher.]]
* It is mentioned that Harry has been having dreams about locked doors and winding passages, which are located in [[spoiler:the Department of Mysteries.]]
* Harry mentions in passing that Dudley and his gang beat up a Muggle boy named Mark Evans. Because he shares a last name with Lily Potter (née Evans) and Petunia Dursley (née), many fans assumed that he would have some importance in the future. However, this is an aversion of ChekhokvsGunman, as, in the words of J.K. Rowling, "Mark Evans is... nobody. ... The car with false licence plates is at the door and I've got to glue on my goatee. Goodbye."
* The International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy is a minor plot point here and becomes much more important in the ''Fantastic Beasts'' film.
* Harry receives several official warnings from Mafalda Hopkirk. She appears in ''Deathly Hallows'' when [[spoiler:Hermione impersonates her to infiltrate the Ministry of Magic.]]
* Petunia says that she heard about dementors from "that awful boy." Harry assumes she means his father James, but ''Deathly Hallows'' reveals the boy was actually [[spoiler:Severus Snape.]]
* Petunia receives a mysterious howler commanding her to "remember my last." The sender is later revealed to be [[spoiler:Albus Dumbledore.]]
* Several members of the Order of the Phoenix first appear in the Advance Guard and then are not mentioned again until they are important to the plot. Elphias Doge is important in [[spoiler:revealing some of Dumbledore's backstory]] in ''Deathly Hallows'', Emmeline Vance [[spoiler:is murdered by Voldemort]] in ''Half-Blood Prince'', and Sturgis Podmore [[spoiler:is Imperiused by Lucius Malfoy as part of Voldemort's plot to steal the prophecy]] later in the book. Dedalus Diggle and Hestia Jones [[spoiler:protect the Dursleys]] in ''Deathly Hallows''.
* The parents of Nymphadora Tonks are mentioned several times. Ted and Andromeda Tonks appear in ''Deathly Hallows''.



* Harry begins having dreams early on in the story about locked doors and winding passages.



* ChekhovsGunman: Mrs Figg, introduced in Book 1 as Harry's baby-sitter, and then not mentioned again until briefly in ''Goblet'' and this book, which [[spoiler:reveals her to be a squib and is the witness at Harry's trial who gets him acquitted]].

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* ChekhovsGunman: Mrs Figg, introduced in Book 1 as Harry's baby-sitter, and then not mentioned again until briefly in ''Goblet'' and this book, which [[spoiler:reveals her to be a squib and is the witness at Harry's trial who gets him acquitted]].



** This book also contains an example of what happens when you overuse Chekhov's Gunmen. Harry refers in passing to a Mark Evans while speaking to Dudley. This is a throw-away character who is never mentioned again, but many assumed he would have some importance in the future because he shares a same last name with Lily Potter (née Evans) and Petunia Dursley (née Evans). JK Rowling ''publicly apologized'' for it.
26th Dec '16 8:32:29 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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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'', while the blanket is of major importance in ''Cursed Child'', as it contains [[spoiler:a hidden message from Harry's son Albus and his friend Scorpius Malfoy who are trapped in the past]].

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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'', while the blanket is of major importance in ''Cursed Child'', as it contains [[spoiler:a [[spoiler:, in an alternate timeline, a hidden message from Harry's son Albus and his friend Scorpius Malfoy who are trapped in the past]].



* Kennilworthy Whisp writes that "no spell yet devised enables wizards to fly unaided in human form." In ''Deathly Hallows'', it is revealed that [[spoiler:Voldemort figured out how several decades after the book was written.]]

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* One of the quotes of praises for ''Quidditch Through the Ages'' is from Bathilda Bagshot, who is important in ''Deathly Hallows''.
* Kennilworthy Whisp writes that "no spell yet devised enables wizards to fly unaided in human form." In ''Deathly Hallows'', it is revealed that [[spoiler:Voldemort figured out how several decades after how.]]
* The International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy is mentioned. It becomes an important plot point in
the book was written.]]''Fantastic Beasts'' film.
* The inventor of the Golden Snitch lived in Godric's Hollow. The town is an important location in ''Deathly Hallows'' and ''Cursed Child''.
* The wizarding community of the United States is mentioned, along with "the great intensity of anti-wizarding feeling" and "the great cauton exercised by wizard settlers." All of this becomes important in the ''Fantastic Beasts'' film.
24th Dec '16 2:18:52 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* Kennilworthy Whisp writes that "no spell yet devised enables wizards to fly unaided in human form." In ''Deathly Hallows'', it is revealed that [[spoiler:Voldemort figured out how several decades after the book was written.]]
24th Dec '16 2:12:21 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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