History FanFic / HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality

24th Jun '16 11:39:56 AM mccrimmonmd
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** The main reason why Voldemort turned evil. He actually tried out how it feels to be good, his original plan with his Voldemort personality was so that it could be publicly defeated by himself under a different alter-ego, but he just found out that he got much more respect and obedience from his followers as Voldemort than as David Monroe.

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** The main reason why Voldemort turned evil. He actually tried out how it feels to be good, his original plan with his Voldemort personality was so that it could be publicly defeated by himself under a different alter-ego, but he just found out that he got much more respect and obedience from his followers as Voldemort than as David Monroe.the "good guy".
24th Jun '16 11:22:19 AM mccrimmonmd
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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Subverted. [[spoiler:In the final confrontation with Voldemort, he offers to spare the life of a single person Harry cares about for every secret Harry gives him. However, Hermione is ''not'' on this list, as Voldemort has given his followers orders that she should not be harmed under any circumstances, explicitly including should she somehow escape. Plus, since she's now a troll unicorn with a Horcrux, there's very little that anyone could do to permanently harm her anyway.]] As Harry explains to Hermione, he was fighting to save everyone he cared about ''except'' her.

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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Subverted. [[spoiler:In the final confrontation with Voldemort, he offers to spare the life of a single person Harry cares about for every secret Harry gives him. However, Hermione is ''not'' on this list, as Voldemort has given his followers orders that she should not be harmed under any circumstances, explicitly including should she somehow escape. Plus, since she's now a [[ItMakesSenseInContext troll unicorn with a Horcrux, Horcrux]], there's very little that anyone could do to permanently harm her anyway.]] As Harry explains to Hermione, he was fighting to save everyone he cared about ''except'' her.
9th Jun '16 4:33:00 AM AllanV
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** Amelia Bones, Head of Magical Law Enforcement. Who has come up with a procedure manual which includes possibilities such as a code RJ-L20 "Guard requires relief because prisoner is attempting psychological warfare against him/her and is succeeding". It also states that it is ''not'' up to the person receiving this code to determine whether or not it is valid. They are merely required to act on it ''immediately''. Its validity will only be evaluated ''after'' the guard in question has been relieved.

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** Amelia Bones, Head of Magical Law Enforcement. Who has come up with a procedure manual which includes possibilities such as a [[PoliceCodeForEverything code RJ-L20 RJ-L20]] "Guard requires relief because prisoner is attempting psychological warfare against him/her and is succeeding". It also states that it is ''not'' up to the person receiving this code to determine whether or not it is valid. They are merely required to act on it ''immediately''. Its validity will only be evaluated ''after'' the guard in question has been relieved.
6th Jun '16 12:07:45 PM Elyandarin
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* CarnivoreConfusion: When Harry discovers Parseltongue, he stops eating meat in case snakes and other animals really are sapient -- and then wonders in horror if ''plants'' are too (it turns out there's no evidence they are).



* CatharticScream: Alluded to in one chapter, where the cast listing states that [=McGonagall=], in addition to [[INeedAFreakingDrink needing something alcoholic]], desperately needs to find someplace quiet where she can scream for a while.
** Harry decides against it after the traumatic events of [[spoiler: Hermione's death]], concluding it wouldn't help.
* CarnivoreConfusion: When Harry discovers Parseltongue, he stops eating meat in case snakes and other animals really are sapient -- and then wonders in horror if ''plants'' are too (it turns out there's no evidence they are).


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* CatharticScream: Alluded to in one chapter, where the cast listing states that [=McGonagall=], in addition to [[INeedAFreakingDrink needing something alcoholic]], desperately needs to find someplace quiet where she can scream for a while.
** Harry decides against it after the traumatic events of [[spoiler: Hermione's death]], concluding it wouldn't help.
6th Jun '16 12:05:09 PM Elyandarin
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* CastFromExperiencePoints: Several spells are powered by Sacrifice, including Fiendfyre, which permanently decreases your blood volume, and the Unbreakable Vow, which permanently decreases someone's Magic reserves (thus explaining why it's not routinely used to enforce business deals).
1st Jun '16 7:57:31 AM SorPepita
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'''Minerva''': ...that's the first time I've been called ''that''.

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'''Minerva''': ... that's the first time I've been called ''that''.
18th May '16 5:35:10 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** Towards the end we learn that [[spoiler: Voldemort's unlimited-uses variant of the killing curse is the evil counterpart of the Patronus 2.0. The Patronus 2.0 requires you to want everyone to overcome death (because it allows the caster to confront death as a concept head-on instead of hiding from it), while the advanced killing curse requires complete indifference on whether the target lives or dies (because indifference is as damaging as hate but flows without limit).]]
18th May '16 12:45:36 PM Daethalion
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** Early on, when Harry is being shown around Diagon Alley by Professor McGonogall, she repeatedly answers his direct questions on how the things he sees can possibly happen with a simple, "Magic". Later on, after Harry has pulled off something seemingly impossbile and McGonogall asks how he did it, his reply is, "Magic", to which she immediately responds, "That is no sort of answer!". Harry, realizing this trope had just come into play, [[LampshadeHanging only smiles at her.]]

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** Early on, when Harry is being shown around Diagon Alley by Professor McGonogall, [=McGonagall=], she repeatedly answers his direct questions on how the things he sees can possibly happen with a simple, "Magic". Later on, after Harry has pulled off something seemingly impossbile and McGonogall [=McGonagall=] asks how he did it, his reply is, "Magic", to which she immediately responds, "That is no sort of answer!". Harry, realizing this trope had just come into play, [[LampshadeHanging only smiles at her.]]
18th May '16 12:42:59 PM Daethalion
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** Early on, when Harry is being shown around Diagon Alley by Professor McGonogall, she repeatedly answers his direct questions on how the things he sees can possibly happen with a simple, "Magic". Later on, after Harry has pulled off something seemingly impossbile and McGonogall asks how he did it, his reply is, "Magic", to which she immediately responds, "That is no sort of answer!". Harry, realizing this trope had just come into play, [[LampshadeHanging only smiles at her.]]
15th May '16 10:35:32 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* DanBrowned: The author has a tendency to grossly simplify points that are actually under debate, and to simply state his preferred interpretation as unquestioned scientific truth. The most blatant is that his specific interpretation of Bayes' Theorum is not only treated as the only one, but as ''the same thing as the scientific method''.

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* DanBrowned: The author has a tendency to grossly simplify points that are actually under debate, and to simply state his preferred interpretation as unquestioned scientific truth. The most blatant is that his specific interpretation of Bayes' Theorum is not only treated as the only one, but as ''the same thing as the scientific method''. It can also sneak up on you just how much the setting has been altered; Harry overcomes an astonishing number of magical limitations that don't exist in the books and deconstructs ideas from the original based on details invented for this fanfic. The most glaring is that his genetic explanation of magic is based on there being two distinct levels of muggledom.
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