History DracoInLeatherPants / HarryPotter

2nd Aug '16 2:05:06 AM Mitis
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* Salazar Slytherin had a dream that one day, an adequately racist and motivated student would find the secret underground chamber he built to house a deadly basilisk and use it to mass-murder his Muggle-born classmates. And some fans would have you believe that's just dandy. Now, mind you, this one actually has sound reasoning among the supporters: Slytherin lived at least a thousand years before the series takes place and, conceivably could have been the victim of an in-universe HistoricalVillainUpgrade. It helps that the series implies that he wasn't ''always'' a "twisted old loony". In fact, according to the Sorting Hat, he and Godric Gryffindor had once been the best of friends.

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* Salazar Slytherin had a dream that one day, an adequately racist and motivated student would find the secret underground chamber he built to house a deadly basilisk and use it to mass-murder his Muggle-born classmates. And some fans would have you believe that's just dandy. Now, mind you, this one actually has sound reasoning among the supporters: Slytherin lived at least a thousand years before the series takes place and, place, and so conceivably could have been the victim of an in-universe HistoricalVillainUpgrade. It helps that the series implies that he wasn't ''always'' a "twisted old loony". In fact, according to the Sorting Hat, he and Godric Gryffindor had once been the best of friends.
2nd Aug '16 2:02:18 AM Mitis
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** The in-universe reason for this is sound, but horrifying. In ''Order of the Phoenix'', dementors attacked Harry and Dudley, and afterwards, Harry wondered what Dudley, who had had everything that he had ever wanted for his whole life, could have possibly seen when the dementors drew near. The answer, by WordOfGod: Dudley saw himself. As in, [[HeelRealization he saw that he was an obese, spoiled, and all-around horrible bully.]]
2nd Aug '16 1:56:01 AM Mitis
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* Salazar Slytherin had a dream that one day, an adequately racist and motivated student would find the secret underground chamber he built to house a deadly basilisk and use it to mass-murder his Muggle-born classmates. And some fans would have you believe that's just dandy. (This one has actually been done well in some cases -- Slytherin lived at least a thousand years before the series takes place and conceivably could have been the victim of an in-universe HistoricalVillainUpgrade.) It helps that the series implies that he wasn't ''always'' a "twisted old loony". In fact, according to the Sorting Hat, he and Godric Gryffindor had once been the best of friends.

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* Salazar Slytherin had a dream that one day, an adequately racist and motivated student would find the secret underground chamber he built to house a deadly basilisk and use it to mass-murder his Muggle-born classmates. And some fans would have you believe that's just dandy. (This Now, mind you, this one has actually been done well in some cases -- has sound reasoning among the supporters: Slytherin lived at least a thousand years before the series takes place and and, conceivably could have been the victim of an in-universe HistoricalVillainUpgrade.) HistoricalVillainUpgrade. It helps that the series implies that he wasn't ''always'' a "twisted old loony". In fact, according to the Sorting Hat, he and Godric Gryffindor had once been the best of friends.
27th Jul '16 11:35:02 AM Mitis
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* Horrifyingly enough, a small but vocal part of the Website/{{Tumblr}} fandom (presumably a subgroup of Bellatrix's "feminist" fangirls) will gladly minimize ''[[TyrantTakesTheHelm DOLORES]] [[SadistTeacher UMBRIDGE'S]]'' crimes, claiming that the only reason she's more hated than Voldemort is because she's a woman in power. Fortunately, seeing as the fandom, the characters and ''the author'' universally despise Umbridge, there are entire essays in response to these fans, explaining in detail exactly why people hate Umbridge more than Voldemort; not because of her gender, but because she's an amalgamation of all the worst authority figures you'll ever meet in your life, and a much more realistic villain than Voldemort. (Also, [[Series/GameOfThrones Joffrey Baratheon, Ramsay Bolton,]] and [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Shou Tucker]] are at least as hated as Umbridge, and they're male.)

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* Horrifyingly enough, a small but vocal part of the Website/{{Tumblr}} fandom (presumably a subgroup of Bellatrix's "feminist" fangirls) will gladly minimize ''[[TyrantTakesTheHelm DOLORES]] [[SadistTeacher UMBRIDGE'S]]'' crimes, claiming that the only reason she's more hated than Voldemort is because she's a woman in power. Fortunately, seeing as the fandom, the characters and ''the author'' universally despise Umbridge, there are entire essays in response to these fans, explaining in detail exactly why people hate Umbridge more than Voldemort; not because of her gender, but because she's an amalgamation of all the worst authority figures you'll ever meet in your life, and a much more realistic villain than Voldemort. (Also, [[Series/GameOfThrones Joffrey Baratheon, Ramsay Bolton,]] and [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Shou Tucker]] are at least as hated as Umbridge, and they're male.)) In fact, Rowling's biography of the woman reveals quite plainly that, like Voldemort, she was rotten to the core from her childhood.
15th Jul '16 10:23:43 AM mattthelurker
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*** Also like Draco, the films remove many of Snape's worse moments (such as his threat to poison Neville's toad and his calling Lily a [[FantasticSlur Mudblood]]) and add in scenes designed to make him more sympathetic (such as the scene of him [[spoiler:crying over Lily's corpse]] in ''Deathly Hallows''.)
12th Jul '16 6:04:23 PM IchigoMontoya
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* Horrifyingly enough, a small but vocal part of the Website/{{Tumblr}} fandom (presumably a subgroup of Bellatrix's "feminist" fangirls) will gladly minimize ''DOLORES UMBRIDGE'S'' crimes, claiming that the only reason she's more hated than Voldemort is because she's a woman in power. Fortunately, seeing as the fandom, the characters and ''the author'' universally despise Umbridge, there are entire essays in response to these fans, explaining in detail exactly why people hate Umbridge more than Voldemort; not because of her gender, but because she's an amalgamation of all the worst authority figures you'll ever meet in your life, and a much more realistic villain than Voldemort will ever be. (Also, [[Series/GameOfThrones Joffrey Baratheon]] and [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Shou Tucker]] are both at least as hated as Umbridge, and they're both dudes. Hell, so are [[Franchise/StarWars Jar Jar Binks]] and [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Scrappy-Doo]] - the latter being the {{Trope Namer|s}} for [[TheScrappy a whole trope about hated characters]] - and they're not even villains.)
** The crack fic ''[[http://imagine.e-fic.com/viewstory.php?sid=728 Ron's Hogwarts]]'' is somewhat successful at [=DILPing=] Umbridge. While she's still [[FantasticRacism racist,]] [[ObstructiveBureaucrat incompetent,]] and [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking ugly]], she's also tutoring Ron Weasley, who in this story is [[TheDitz stupid,]] [[LazyBum lazy,]] [[ManChild immature,]] and [[EntitledBastard spoiled]] beyond belief, has failed his first year ''three times in a row,'' and is [[TheScrappy universally hated by the faculty and the entire student body.]] It gets to the point where Umbridge does the impossible and ''[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness admits that she's wrong.]]''

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* Horrifyingly enough, a small but vocal part of the Website/{{Tumblr}} fandom (presumably a subgroup of Bellatrix's "feminist" fangirls) will gladly minimize ''DOLORES UMBRIDGE'S'' ''[[TyrantTakesTheHelm DOLORES]] [[SadistTeacher UMBRIDGE'S]]'' crimes, claiming that the only reason she's more hated than Voldemort is because she's a woman in power. Fortunately, seeing as the fandom, the characters and ''the author'' universally despise Umbridge, there are entire essays in response to these fans, explaining in detail exactly why people hate Umbridge more than Voldemort; not because of her gender, but because she's an amalgamation of all the worst authority figures you'll ever meet in your life, and a much more realistic villain than Voldemort will ever be. Voldemort. (Also, [[Series/GameOfThrones Joffrey Baratheon]] Baratheon, Ramsay Bolton,]] and [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Shou Tucker]] are both at least as hated as Umbridge, and they're both dudes. Hell, so are [[Franchise/StarWars Jar Jar Binks]] and [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Scrappy-Doo]] - the latter being the {{Trope Namer|s}} for [[TheScrappy a whole trope about hated characters]] - and they're not even villains.male.)
** The crack fic ''[[http://imagine.e-fic.com/viewstory.php?sid=728 Ron's Hogwarts]]'' is somewhat successful at [=DILPing=] Umbridge. While she's still [[FantasticRacism racist,]] [[ObstructiveBureaucrat incompetent,]] and [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking ugly]], she's also tutoring Ron Weasley, who in this story is [[TheDitz stupid,]] [[LazyBum lazy,]] [[ManChild immature,]] and [[EntitledBastard spoiled]] [[RonTheDeathEater beyond belief, belief]], has failed his first year ''three ''[[EpicFail three times in a row,'' row]],'' and is [[TheScrappy universally hated by the faculty and the entire student body.]] It gets to the point where Umbridge does the impossible and ''[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness admits that she's wrong.]]''
11th Jul '16 3:11:27 PM PrincessGwen
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*** It's also worth noting that the movies skip over or omit ALOT of Draco's antagonistic activities. This leads to him seeming not quite as bad as he simply has less screen time and is less often seen acting as a bully than he is in the books, and his relation with Harry also therefore seems less antagonistic. For example in ''Goblet of Fire'', the "Potter Stinks" pins are turned into a 30 second visual bit with no impact on the plot, and never really tied to Draco himself. In the book it's a year-long harassment campaign Draco is heading against Harry, and their frequency an indicator of how the school feels about Harry's performance in the tournament.

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*** It's also worth noting that the movies skip over or omit ALOT A LOT of Draco's antagonistic activities. This leads to him seeming not quite as bad as he simply has less screen time and is less often seen acting as a bully than he is in the books, and his relation with Harry also therefore seems less antagonistic. For example in ''Goblet of Fire'', the "Potter Stinks" pins are turned into a 30 second visual bit with no impact on the plot, and never really tied to Draco himself. In the book it's a year-long harassment campaign Draco is heading against Harry, and their frequency an indicator of how the school feels about Harry's performance in the tournament.
16th Jun '16 7:11:55 PM Ghilz
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*** It's also worth noting that the movies skip over or omit ALOT of Draco's antagonistic activities. This leads to him seeming not quite as bad as he simply has less screen time and is less often seen acting as a bully than he is in the books, and his relation with Harry also therefore seems less antagonistic. For example in ''Goblet of Fire'', the "Potter Stinks" pins are turned into a 30 second visual bit with no impact on the plot, and never really tied to Draco himself. In the book it's a year-long harassment campaign Draco his heading against Harry, and their frequency an indicator of how the school feels about Harry's performance in the tournament.

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*** It's also worth noting that the movies skip over or omit ALOT of Draco's antagonistic activities. This leads to him seeming not quite as bad as he simply has less screen time and is less often seen acting as a bully than he is in the books, and his relation with Harry also therefore seems less antagonistic. For example in ''Goblet of Fire'', the "Potter Stinks" pins are turned into a 30 second visual bit with no impact on the plot, and never really tied to Draco himself. In the book it's a year-long harassment campaign Draco his is heading against Harry, and their frequency an indicator of how the school feels about Harry's performance in the tournament.
16th Jun '16 7:10:29 PM Ghilz
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*** It's also worth noting that the movies skip over or omit ALOT of Draco's antagonistic activities. This leads to him seeming not quite as bad as he simply has less screen time and is less often seen acting as a bully than he is in the books, and his relation with Harry also therefore seems less antagonistic. For example in ''Goblet of Fire'', the "Potter Stinks" pins are turned into a 30 second visual bit with no impact on the plot, and never really tied to Draco himself. In the book it's a year-long harassment campaign Draco his heading against Harry, and their frequency an indicator of how the school feels about Harry's performance in the tournament.
29th May '16 12:48:14 PM decoy73
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** The crack fic ''[[http://imagine.e-fic.com/viewstory.php?sid=728 Ron's Hogwarts]]'' is somewhat successful at [=DILPing=] Umbridge. While she's still [[FantasticRacism racist,]] [[ObstructiveBureaucrat incompetent,]] and [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking ugly]], she's also tutoring Ron Weasley, who in this story is [[TheDitz stupid,]] [[LazyBum lazy,]] [[ManChild immature,]] and [[EntitledBastard spoiled]] beyond belief, has failed his first year ''three times in a row,'' and is [[TheScrappy universally hated by the faculty and the entire student body.]] It gets to the point where Umbridge does the impossible and ''[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness admits that she's wrong.]]''
---> I'm the fool woman who thought that your teachers were incompetent and that's why you're repeating the first year for the third time. Instead they're saints for not having beaten you to death for being too stupid to ''[[TooDumbToLive live]]'' years ago.
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