History ChekhovsGun / HarryPotter

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.
28th Apr '17 11:36:20 PM SnowB
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* Dumbledore offers [=McGonagall=] a lemon drop. This is used as the password for his office in ''Chamber of Secrets''.

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* Dumbledore offers [=McGonagall=] a sherbet lemon drop.(lemon drop in the American text). This is used as the password for his office in ''Chamber of Secrets''.
24th Apr '17 5:24:47 AM Sharlee
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* Both Ronan and Bane say that "Mars is bright tonight." In ''Order of the Phoenix'', Firenze calls Mars the "bringer of battle." Their divination predicts that war is coming, and it eventually does.

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* Both Ronan and Bane say that "Mars is bright tonight." In ''Order of the Phoenix'', Firenze calls Mars the "bringer of battle." Their divination predicts that war is coming, and it eventually does. [[spoiler: Harry grouses that Bane probably wanted to let Voldemort kill him in the Forbidden Forest because the stars foretold such a thing. In ''Deathly Hallows'', Voldemort '''does''' kill Harry there, although it doesn't stick.]]
24th Apr '17 5:16:59 AM Sharlee
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* The wand that chooses Harry has a phoenix feather core from the same phoenix that provided the feather for Voldemort's wand. Not only does the phoenix, Fawkes, appear in ''Chamber of Secrets'', but the matching cores is a critical plot point from ''Goblet of Fire'' on.

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* The wand that chooses Harry has a phoenix feather core from the same phoenix that provided the feather for Voldemort's wand. Not only does the phoenix, Fawkes, appear in ''Chamber of Secrets'', but the matching cores is a critical plot point from ''Goblet of Fire'' on. [[spoiler: The fact that Voldemort and Harry were chosen by "brother wands" may also, like Harry's use of Parseltongue, be an early indication that the latter is an unknowing Horcrux of the former.]]
5th Apr '17 7:07:31 AM kuchiki222
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If the ChekhovsArmory in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' were an actual army, it would curbstomp everyone in a massive ZergRush. Also, there may be unmarked spoilers. Please list examples by book:

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If the ChekhovsArmory in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' were an actual army, it would curbstomp everyone in a massive ZergRush.ZergRush, and possibly hand the victory to our heroes without even trying. Also, there may be unmarked spoilers. Please list examples by book:



* [=McGonagall=] complains about witches and wizards throwing caution to the winds in their celebrations, indirectly referencing the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy which is relevant to the plot early in ''Order of the Phoenix'' and becomes critically important in the film ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem''.



* [=McGonagall=] mentions Godric's Hollow, which becomes a major location in ''Deathly Hallows'', [[spoiler:where we learn that it was named after Godric Gryffindor and that the Dumbledore family lived there for a time]], and ''[[Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild Cursed Child]]''.

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* [=McGonagall=] mentions Godric's Hollow, which becomes a major location in ''Deathly Hallows'', [[spoiler:where we learn that it was named after Godric Gryffindor and that the Dumbledore family lived there for a time]], and ''[[Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild Cursed Child]]''.time, also where Bathilda Bagshot lived. It will become crucial as Voldemort knows where to look]].



* 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:, in an alternate timeline, 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:, in an alternate timeline, a hidden message from Harry's son Albus and his friend Scorpius Malfoy who are trapped in the past]].Prince''.



* Marjorie Dursley is mentioned several times. She makes an appearance in in ''Prisoner of Azkaban''.



* Harry remembers being given a pair of Vernon's old socks for his tenth birthday. He later uses these to muffle his sneakoscope in ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' before giving them to Dobby for Christmas in ''Goblet of Fire''.



* Harry's course books include ''A History of Magic'' by Bathilda Bagshot, who is important in ''Deathly Hallows'', and ''Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'' by Newt Scamander, the protagonist of the five-movie prequel series. The latter text is also greatly expanded in the [[Literature/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem book of the same name]]
* There is a used book store right next to the Leaky Cauldron on Charing Cross Road. Muggle detective Cormoran Strike visits this store in ''Literature/TheSilkworm'' while investigating a murder.

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* Harry's course books include ''A History of Magic'' by Bathilda Bagshot, who is important in ''Deathly Hallows'', and ''Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'' by Newt Scamander, the protagonist of the five-movie prequel series. The latter text is also greatly expanded in the [[Literature/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem book of the same name]]
* There is a used book store right next to the Leaky Cauldron on Charing Cross Road. Muggle detective Cormoran Strike visits this store in ''Literature/TheSilkworm'' while investigating a murder.
name]].



* Molly and Ginny Weasley both have minor roles here but go on to be important characters starting with ''Chamber of Secrets''.



* Ron mentions his his father, Arthur, who becomes an important character from ''Chamber of Secrets'' on.
* Scabbers is merely Ron's pathetic pet rat. In ''Prisoner of Azkaban'', he becomes far more important when it is revealed that he is actually [[spoiler:Peter Pettigrew]].

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* Ron mentions his his father, Arthur, who becomes an important character from ''Chamber of Secrets'' on.
* Scabbers is merely Ron's pathetic pet rat. In ''Prisoner of Azkaban'', he becomes far more important when it is revealed that he is actually [[spoiler:Peter Pettigrew]].Pettigrew. FridgeHorror ensues]].



* When Snape is introduced, he is looking directly at Harry. Not at his scar, but his eyes. The reason why is revealed in ''Deathly Hallows''. Harry's scar begins hurting, but this is actually because Snape is explicitly looking past Quirrell's turban [[spoiler:under which Voldemort is sensing Harry.]]

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* When Snape is introduced, he is looking directly at Harry. Not at his scar, but his eyes. The reason why is revealed in ''Deathly Hallows''. [[spoiler: (In the movie), you... you... have...Lily's eyes.....]]
* In the very same scene,
Harry's scar begins hurting, but this is actually because Snape is explicitly looking past Quirrell's turban [[spoiler:under which Voldemort is sensing Harry.]]



* Snape is introduced here and is a major character, but here he's just the unpleasant Potions Master. His critical importance in the story continues to unfold across the rest of the series.



* The trophy room makes a brief appearance here before becoming much more important in ''Chamber of Secrets''.



* Hagrid mentions having won the dragon egg at the Hog's Head, which appears in every book from ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' on.



* Quirrell reveals that Snape's hatred of Harry is due to his father James. The full scope of the situation is revealed over the course of the series and is not fully understood until ''Deathly Hallows''.



* The trio expresses amazement that Gregory Goyle managed to pass his exams. In ''Deathly Hallows'', [[spoiler:he becomes quite adept at the Dark Arts.]]



* Harry hears Celestina Warbeck over the radio. One of her songs shows up in ''Half-Blood Prince''.



* Ron still has his unexceptional pet rat Scabbers, who is revealed to be [[spoiler:Peter Pettigrew]] in ''Prisoner of Azkaban''.
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.
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