History DracoInLeatherPants / HarryPotter

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.
28th Mar '16 7:13:31 PM galaxyeyes
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--->'''Harry:''' What a wonderful person!

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--->'''Harry:''' What Wow, what a wonderful person!



* Severus Snape gets put in leather pants[[note]][[http://img09.deviantart.net/1043/i/2011/143/d/e/severus_snape_by_starcrossedscientist-d3h2d2m.jpg "And has his shirt removed"]][[/note]] a ''lot'' by fangirls. There are the ones who want to know him carnally, and ''then'' there's the fans who have blamed Lily for Snape calling her "Mudblood", or even tried to justify it and deny its connections to real-world racism. Oh, and they also bash ''Lily'' for "not being a good friend" (aka, refusing to become Snape's ExtremeDoormat LoveMartyr) to the guy who called her a racist epithet. Anything we could say about the Snape-dom can be summed up [[http://zorm.deviantart.com/art/Canon-Vs-Fanon-Snape-34384180 here.]]

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* Severus Snape gets put in leather pants[[note]][[http://img09.deviantart.net/1043/i/2011/143/d/e/severus_snape_by_starcrossedscientist-d3h2d2m.jpg "And And has his shirt removed"]][[/note]] removed]][[/note]] a ''lot'' by fangirls. There are the ones who want to know him carnally, and ''then'' there's the fans who have blamed Lily for Snape calling her "Mudblood", or even tried to justify it and deny its connections to real-world racism. Oh, and they also bash ''Lily'' for "not being a good friend" (aka, refusing to become Snape's ExtremeDoormat LoveMartyr) to the guy who called her a racist epithet. Anything we could say about the Snape-dom can be summed up [[http://zorm.deviantart.com/art/Canon-Vs-Fanon-Snape-34384180 here.]]



*** His parents are blamed a lot too, despite only being mentioned in passing.

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*** His parents are parents' poor treatment of him is blamed a lot too, despite only being mentioned in passing.



* The [[TrueCompanions Marauders]] get this a lot. Many fans try to rationalize their repeated bullying of Snape. Never mind the fact that from the stories we hear it seemed that they always outnumbered him and that James and Sirius started it.

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* The [[TrueCompanions Marauders]] get this a lot. Many fans try to rationalize their repeated bullying of Snape. Never mind the fact that from the stories we hear it seemed that they always outnumbered him and that James and Sirius started it. Sirius even tried to murder Snape once using Remus' werewolf form.
28th Mar '16 7:05:54 PM galaxyeyes
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* Severus Snape gets put in leather pants[[note]][[http://img09.deviantart.net/1043/i/2011/143/d/e/severus_snape_by_starcrossedscientist-d3h2d2m.jpg "And has his shirt removed"]][[/note]] a ''lot'' by fangirls. There are the ones who want to know him carnally, and ''then'' there's the fans who have blamed Lily for Snape calling her "Mudblood", or even tried to justify it and deny its connections to real-world racism. Oh, and they also bash ''Lily'' for "not being a good friend" (aka, refusing to become Snape's ExtremeDoormat LoveMartyr) to the guy who called her racial epithets. Snapefen have [[KickTheDog even gone as far]] as to make snide comments about JKR's [[DomesticAbuse abusive first marriage]], [[http://www.journalfen.net/community/the_hms_stfu/533294.html such as comparing her to a brood mare]]. Anything we could say about the Snape-dom can be summed up [[http://zorm.deviantart.com/art/Canon-Vs-Fanon-Snape-34384180 here.]]
** There's also a tendency to portray his nastiness as an act to maintain cover or due to manipulation by Dumbledore. There's a lot of changes people make to him in fanon that don't line up with the original works even to extreme degrees. Some that even portray James as the full reason he switched and not Lily, that he loved her but either said that to protect her or out of misplaced rage.

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* Severus Snape gets put in leather pants[[note]][[http://img09.deviantart.net/1043/i/2011/143/d/e/severus_snape_by_starcrossedscientist-d3h2d2m.jpg "And has his shirt removed"]][[/note]] a ''lot'' by fangirls. There are the ones who want to know him carnally, and ''then'' there's the fans who have blamed Lily for Snape calling her "Mudblood", or even tried to justify it and deny its connections to real-world racism. Oh, and they also bash ''Lily'' for "not being a good friend" (aka, refusing to become Snape's ExtremeDoormat LoveMartyr) to the guy who called her racial epithets. Snapefen have [[KickTheDog even gone as far]] as to make snide comments about JKR's [[DomesticAbuse abusive first marriage]], [[http://www.journalfen.net/community/the_hms_stfu/533294.html such as comparing her to a brood mare]].racist epithet. Anything we could say about the Snape-dom can be summed up [[http://zorm.deviantart.com/art/Canon-Vs-Fanon-Snape-34384180 here.]]
** There's also a tendency to portray his nastiness as an act to maintain cover or due to manipulation by Dumbledore. There's Dumbledore, which is only at most partially true. There are a lot of changes people make to him in fanon that don't line up with the original works even to extreme degrees. Some that even portray James as the full reason he switched and not Lily, that he loved her but he only either said that to protect her or out of misplaced rage.



** Like Draco, at least part of his popularity can probably be attributed to his depiction in the films, done by talented, suave and fairly handsome Alan Rickman.

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** Like Draco, at least part of his popularity can probably be attributed to his depiction in the films, done by the talented, suave and fairly handsome Alan Rickman.
6th Mar '16 3:13:32 PM N8han11
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*** It's odd and sad that anyone thinks that since that's not what feminism is even about...if anyone's a good example of feminism, it's probably [=McGonagall=]
28th Nov '15 2:16:57 PM Ugolino
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** In general, a surprising number of Fanfic writers seem to interpret pure-bloodedness as a sign of magical superiority, usually as an excuse to reveal that Character X (usually Hermione) was a pureblood all along and promptly give them a [[PossessionSue power boost.]] This kinda goes against the whole "it's complete nonsense made up by racist aristocrats" message that runs through discussions of it in the books. Rowling herself dissuaded this, noting that (bar inherited traits such as Parseltongue, which applies no matter your blood status) purebloods are, if anything, often ''weaker'' than their Muggle-born counterparts due to being severely inbred.
18th Oct '15 3:51:16 PM BrendanRizzo
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* The entire ''concept'' of "Blood Status" gets heavily romanticized by fanfic writers into being more in line with Victorian Social Status instead of outright racism like it is in the books.

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* The entire ''concept'' of "Blood Status" gets heavily romanticized by fanfic writers into being more in line with Victorian Social Status instead of outright racism like it is in the books. Hilariously (or sadly) enough, this could simultaneously be considered applying this trope to the institution of [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Victorian]] [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming social]] [[NoSympathy status]] [[KillThePoor itself]].
12th Oct '15 6:46:05 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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* The TropeNamer himself, Draco Malfoy. Even though he's a [[SmugSnake smug]] [[FantasticRacism elitist]] SpoiledBrat DirtyCoward [[TheBully bully]] who only feels confident behind his burly cronies and isn't described as particularly attractive, fans like to paint him as a sexy and sensitive guy. He ''does'' get a little better by ''Half-Blood Prince'' and becomes somewhat of a JerkassWoobie, but he's still far from nice, and never canonically lives up to the MrFanservice treatment by his fans. Some fanfics get a little ridiculous, [[CrackPairing pairing Draco with the most unlikely people (Hermione, Ginny, Luna, etc)]]-- or at least, the pairing ''would'' be crack if the fans doing it [[OneTruePairing were not 100% serious]].

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* The TropeNamer himself, Draco Malfoy. Even though he's It's easy to forget that there was a time when fans ''did'' see him as the [[SmugSnake smug]] [[FantasticRacism elitist]] SpoiledBrat DirtyCoward [[TheBully bully]] who only feels felt confident behind his burly cronies and isn't described as particularly attractive, that he is. Since the movies, however (see below) fans like have liked to paint him as a sexy and sensitive guy. He ''does'' get a little better by ''Half-Blood Prince'' and becomes somewhat of a JerkassWoobie, but he's still far from nice, and never canonically lives up to the MrFanservice treatment by his fans. Some fanfics get a little ridiculous, [[CrackPairing pairing Draco with the most unlikely people (Hermione, Ginny, Luna, etc)]]-- or at least, the pairing ''would'' be crack if the fans doing it [[OneTruePairing were not 100% serious]].
5th Oct '15 5:54:40 PM 940131
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** A lot of emphasis is also put on the FreudianExcuse in regards to the bullying from the marauders. On one hand, the marauders bullying was ''terrible'', but on the other, Snape seems to have given as good as he got (remember, he designed a spell to cause extreme, potentially fatal blood loss). All the evidence suggests that while the marauders eventually matured, Snape never did, and instead just bullied year after year of students in his care.
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