History FanFic / WhenInDoubtObliviate

18th Sep '17 1:59:43 AM Mooncalf
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* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: You might think that Obliviate is a spell with extremely limited use, but get it in quick enough on an opponent and they'll be knocked out cold. As [[spoiler:Quirrelmort]] found out the hard way. Add that Lockhart is a master of the spell and very intelligent besides, and you have an opponent you'll regret underestimating.
14th Sep '17 7:47:02 PM Mooncalf
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* SeinfeldianConversation: Happens all the time, especially with the Slytherins. Apparently Draco walking in covered in blood and chicken feathers isn't enough to stop a discussion about whether or not [[Theatre/WaitingForGodot Godot may have shown up after the play ended]], or what it had to do with ''LiveActionTv/QuantumLeap''. (He's actually a bit upset to be ignored like that.)
25th Aug '17 7:40:34 PM Uyyy
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* ImmediateSelfContradiction: During the Sorting Hat's song:
-->'''[[TheRival Zacharias]]:''' Why is that hat singing? Hats should not sing.
-->'''Harry:''' I'm with you.
-->'''Zacharias:''' It's a lovely and time-honored tradition, you heathen.
24th Aug '17 9:41:53 PM Uyyy
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* AgonyOfTheFeet: Why you should never be in the same room as [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy drunk Gilderoy Lockhart]] and a bowling ball at the same time. Poor Snape.
6th Aug '17 10:29:43 PM GrammarNavi
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* BenevolentGenie / JackassGenie / LiteralGenie: Harry, Lupin, Sirius and Lockhart have a discussion (prompted by [[JackassGenie Kretcher’s behaviour]]) about the different types of genies; they even uses the trope name for two of them (they call the JackassGenie a Malevolent Genie).

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* BenevolentGenie / JackassGenie / LiteralGenie: Harry, Lupin, Sirius and Lockhart have a discussion (prompted by [[JackassGenie Kretcher’s Kreacher’s behaviour]]) about the different types of genies; they even uses the trope name for two of them (they call the JackassGenie a Malevolent Genie).



* ChekhovsGag: In chapter 2, Sirius plans to make every member of the Order of the Phoenix a Portkey to St. Mungo’s; Lupin and Dumbledore figures he needs a hobby. In chapter 7, it turns out that he succeeded and that [[spoiler: Neville’s parents are fine in this story because they had their Portkeys when the Lastrange’s and company attacked]].

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* ChekhovsGag: In chapter 2, Sirius plans to make every member of the Order of the Phoenix a Portkey to St. Mungo’s; Lupin and Dumbledore figures he needs a hobby. In chapter 7, it turns out that he succeeded and that [[spoiler: Neville’s parents are fine in this story because they had their Portkeys when the Lastrange’s Lestranges and company attacked]].



* DotingParent: For all his faults, and his less then selfless reasons for taking him in originally, Lockhart is actually a good father figure.

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* DotingParent: For all his faults, and his less then than selfless reasons for taking him in originally, Lockhart is actually a good father figure.



--> Blaise: "Do any of you guys know a Peter? I got a letter this morning saying that he died so, if you do, sorry. Unless you didn't like him in which case, public sorry and private congratulations."
--> Tracy: "Peter was your stepfather."
--> Draco: "How much of our conversation were you listening to?"
--> Tracy: "I don't actually care about your conversation, Draco, I just sensed that Blaise was having trouble keeping track of his various stepfathers again."
--> Blaise: "Is it that time of year already?"
--> Pansy: "There is no way that your stepfathers meet you before the wedding."
--> Blaise: "They don't always meet me afterwards."

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--> Blaise: '''Blaise''': "Do any of you guys know a Peter? I got a letter this morning saying that he died so, if you do, sorry. Unless you didn't like him in which case, public sorry and private congratulations."
--> Tracy: '''Tracy''': "Peter was your stepfather."
--> Draco: '''Draco''': "How much of our conversation were you listening to?"
--> Tracy: '''Tracy''': "I don't actually care about your conversation, Draco, I just sensed that Blaise was having trouble keeping track of his various stepfathers again."
--> Blaise: '''Blaise''': "Is it that time of year already?"
--> Pansy: '''Pansy''': "There is no way that your stepfathers meet you before the wedding."
--> Blaise: '''Blaise''': "They don't always meet me afterwards."
16th Jun '15 3:30:29 AM Randomfan11
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* AdultFear: Minerva [=McGonagall=] points out to Dumbledore that putting an infant Harry on a doorstep without sufficient protection and tracking charms is a surefire way for someone (like Lockhart) to kidnap him unawares.



* ForWantOfANail: Lockhart happens to meet Sirius the night Harry's parents are killed and finds out where Harry is before Obliviating him and taking him to St. Mungo's. Events proceed from there.

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* ForWantOfANail: Lockhart happens to meet Sirius the night Harry's parents are killed and finds out where Harry is before Obliviating him and taking him to St. Mungo's. Events proceed from there. there.
** To explain, if Lockhart hadn't encountered Sirius, then [[spoiler: Sirius would've been wrongfully framed for multiple murder and locked away in Azkaban with no trial, while the real culprit (who was caught in this story) would walk around free]].



* PapaWolf: When Dumbledore tries to retrieve Harry and put him with the Dursley's, Lockhart makes the old man back off by presenting a very good legal argument as to why it wasn't a good idea to place Harry with people who hate magic, and why Dumbledore's attempts to put Harry in the Dursley's care will fail.





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* SecretKeeper: Only Harry knows the real reason why Lockhart is so successful.
23rd Jun '13 9:06:28 PM soothsayer
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A conversation between them about Harry not taking his school rivalry with Zacharias seriously sounds an awful lot like an argument from a romantic relationship on the rocks:
--> '''Zacharias''': "When was the last time you even spoke to me?"
--> '''Harry''': "Maybe October?"
--> '''Zacharias''': "Maybe October? *''Looks up to sky''* Do you see what I have to put up with?"
--> '''Harry''': "Who are you talking to? Is it me? Because I don't really-"
--> '''Zacharias''': "Oh, never mind; why are you ignoring me?"
--> '''Harry''': "It's been awhile so I'm not sure, but didn't we already have the talk about how I can't possibly be ignoring you while I'm talking to you?"
--> '''Zacharias''': "Yes, we did, but you haven't sought me out in ages!"
--> '''Harry''': "I have never sought you out."
--> '''Zacharias''': "And that's another thing!...I shouldn't always be the one who has to do the seeking out. That doesn't really put us on equal footing, does it? It makes it seem like you have better things to do while I don't."
--> '''Harry''': "Well, when you put it that way-"
--> '''Zacharias''': "And it's really not fair! Why do you never seek me out? Do you enjoy making me do all the work?"
--> '''Harry''': "I really don't; why would I seek you out? All you ever do is yell at me that I'm not paying enough attention to you!"
--> '''Zacharias''': "Well, you're not."
--> '''Harry''': "I talk to you whenever you're around."
--> '''Zacharias''': "It's not enough."
--> '''Harry''': "Fine, I'll play along. Just what do you want from me that I'm not giving you?"
--> '''Zacharias''': "I want...I want someone who glares at me when he happens to meet my eyes. I want someone who calls me by my last name. I want someone who might hex me in the hallway just because or who I could hex with people thinking I'm an ass. I want someone to laugh at all of my failures and try to downplay my victories so that I might do the same to them. I want someone whose friends I can hate and who will hate all of my friends. I want someone that no one but Snape would think of partnering me with for a project because it will just cause problems. I was a rival. Is that really so much to ask?"
--> '''Harry''': "I-I guess not, but only if the other party wants that, too, and I'd really hoped you would have understood by now, Zacharias, that that's not what I want."
22nd Dec '12 1:47:40 PM nombretomado
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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6635363/1/When_In_Doubt_Obliviate When In Doubt, Obliviate]]'' is a HarryPotter fanfic by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/674180/Sarah1281 Sarah1281]] (author of the entertaining ''Fanfic/OhGodNotAgain'') where in [[ForWantOfANail Harry Potter is adopted and raised]] by Gilderoy Lockhart. Harry gets a magical upbringing and Lockhart gets the Boy-Who-Lived; everyone wins!

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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6635363/1/When_In_Doubt_Obliviate When In Doubt, Obliviate]]'' is a HarryPotter Franchise/HarryPotter fanfic by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/674180/Sarah1281 Sarah1281]] (author of the entertaining ''Fanfic/OhGodNotAgain'') where in [[ForWantOfANail Harry Potter is adopted and raised]] by Gilderoy Lockhart. Harry gets a magical upbringing and Lockhart gets the Boy-Who-Lived; everyone wins!
5th Dec '12 4:27:02 AM CaellachTigerEye
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* ButtMonkey: Poor Moaning Myrtle; she ends up [[spoiler: being attacked by the basilisk twice, killed the first time and petrified the second]].
28th Oct '12 10:39:07 AM Oreochan
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* AdultChild: Sirius. Despite being in his 30’s (not that he’ll admit it), if forced to go into a book store, he will go to the children’s section and read in order to amuse himself and was up at four on Christmas morning in order to open presents.


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* ManChild: Sirius. Despite being in his 30’s (not that he’ll admit it), if forced to go into a book store, he will go to the children’s section and read in order to amuse himself and was up at four on Christmas morning in order to open presents.
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