History FandomSpecificPlot / HarryPotter

7th Mar '18 12:01:22 PM priestessofdan
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* A minor post-[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]] subplot is [=McGonagall=] suddenly realizing, or someone pointing it out to her, that Harry tried to complain about the Blood Quill Umbridge was forcing him to use and she decided to ignore it and tell Harry to "keep your head down". In the books, the point when [=McGonagall=] tells Harry that is when she learns that Harry has been punished by Umbridge, and Harry actually never complained (he thought that telling would mean showing Umbridge that he "broke").

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* A minor post-[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]] subplot is [=McGonagall=] suddenly realizing, or someone pointing it out to her, that Harry tried to complain about the Blood Quill Umbridge was forcing him to use use, but she ignored him and she decided to ignore it and tell told Harry to "keep your head down". In the books, the point when [=McGonagall=] McGonagall tells Harry that is when she learns that Harry has been punished by Umbridge, to keep quiet before the detentions started, and Harry actually never complained about the Blood Quill to ''anyone'' (he thought that telling would mean showing Umbridge that he "broke").



* In many, many shipping fics detention in Snape's vocabulary is practically synonym to date. Never mind that the students involved (usually it's Hermione) are in most cases underage. If Dumbledore does find out, he is sympathetic to the Power of Love anyway, and the student's friends are outraged merely because it's ''Snape'' the greasy git and not because of dull things like legal and ethical issues.

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* In many, many shipping fics detention in Snape's vocabulary is practically synonym to date. with "date." Never mind that the students student involved (usually it's Hermione) are in most cases underage. is underage and, you know, ''his student''. If Dumbledore does find out, he is sympathetic to the Power of Love anyway, and the student's friends are outraged merely because it's ''Snape'' the ''Snape,'' that greasy git git, and not because of dull things like legal and ethical issues.



* A common one for Manipulative!Dumbledore stories is that [[DracoInLeatherPants Grindelwald wasn't as bad]] as everyone like his hair becomes straight and neat and/or [[BoatLights "he now has one green eye and one red eye."]]
[[InformedAttribute said he was]] but history was WrittenByTheWinners and ''Dumbledore'' was actually the one behind the atrocities.

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* A common one for Manipulative!Dumbledore stories is that [[DracoInLeatherPants Grindelwald wasn't as bad]] as everyone like his hair becomes straight and neat and/or [[BoatLights "he now has one green eye and one red eye."]]
[[InformedAttribute said he was]] but history was WrittenByTheWinners and ''Dumbledore'' was actually the one behind the atrocities.
7th Mar '18 11:54:49 AM priestessofdan
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* Harry [[spoiler: merges with the horcrux]] and his personality does a complete 180. There will frequently be physical changes as well * Harry helps Neville (and sometimes Ron but ''always'' Neville) get a new wand that matches his magic.

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* Harry [[spoiler: merges with the horcrux]] and his personality does a complete 180. There will frequently be physical changes as well well
* Harry helps Neville (and sometimes Ron but ''always'' Neville) get a new replace his hand-me-down wand and get one that matches actually works for him. In canon, Ron gets his magic.own wand at the beginning of the third book, and Neville gets his at the beginning of the sixth.
1st Feb '18 8:43:38 PM blockboy
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1st Feb '18 8:41:55 PM blockboy
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* Harry [[spoiler: merges with the horcrux]] and his personality does a complete 180. There will frequently be physical changes as well like his hair becomes straight and neat and/or [[BoatLights "he now has one green eye and one red eye."]]
* Harry helps Neville (and sometimes Ron but ''always'' Neville) get a new wand that matches his magic.

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* Harry [[spoiler: merges with the horcrux]] and his personality does a complete 180. There will frequently be physical changes as well like his hair becomes straight and neat and/or [[BoatLights "he now has one green eye and one red eye."]]
* Harry helps Neville (and sometimes Ron but ''always'' Neville) get a new wand that matches his magic.



* A common one for Manipulative!Dumbledore stories is that [[DracoInLeatherPants Grindelwald wasn't as bad]] as everyone [[InformedAttribute said he was]] but history was WrittenByTheWinners and ''Dumbledore'' was actually the one behind the atrocities.

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* A common one for Manipulative!Dumbledore stories is that [[DracoInLeatherPants Grindelwald wasn't as bad]] as everyone like his hair becomes straight and neat and/or [[BoatLights "he now has one green eye and one red eye."]]
[[InformedAttribute said he was]] but history was WrittenByTheWinners and ''Dumbledore'' was actually the one behind the atrocities.



** Before ''Order of the Phoenix'' revealed more about Arabella Figg she was often portrayed as Lily's best friend and Sirius's love interest. This role has since been given to Marlene McKinnon due to the fact that little is known about her other than the fact that she died in the First War and Lily cried all night upon learning about her death, thus making her a popular choice as an OCStandIn.

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** Before ''Order of the Phoenix'' revealed more about Arabella Figg she was often portrayed as Lily's best friend and Sirius's love interest. This role has since been given to Marlene McKinnon [=McKinnon=] due to the fact that little is known about her other than the fact that she died in the First War and Lily cried all night upon learning about her death, thus making her a popular choice as an OCStandIn.
1st Feb '18 8:40:23 PM blockboy
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** Before ''Order of the Phoenix'' revealed more about Arabella Figg she was often portrayed as Lily's best friend and Sirius's love interest.

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** Before ''Order of the Phoenix'' revealed more about Arabella Figg she was often portrayed as Lily's best friend and Sirius's love interest. This role has since been given to Marlene McKinnon due to the fact that little is known about her other than the fact that she died in the First War and Lily cried all night upon learning about her death, thus making her a popular choice as an OCStandIn.
18th Oct '17 6:14:33 AM MasterFuzzy
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*** Needless to say, authors conveniently forget that looking into the eyes of a basilisk leads to ''death,'' unless you've got a ContrivedCoincidence on your side.



* The "Hogwarts AU". Basically a TransplantedCharacterFic where the characters from another fandom are simply plopped into the Harry Potter setting (and usually de-aged). Expect the main characters of the Harry Potter verse to be in the background, if they're around at all.

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* The "Hogwarts AU". Basically a TransplantedCharacterFic where the characters from another fandom are simply plopped into the Harry Potter setting (and usually de-aged). Expect the main characters of the Harry Potter verse to be in the background, if they're around at all.all.
* There is a truly enormous amount of fanfics where [[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians Percy Jackson]] and/or his friends come to teach or study at Hogwarts.
16th Jul '17 6:50:15 AM BrendanRizzo
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* People who would do a better job at raising Harry Potter than the Dursleys according to fanfiction: 1) Sirius and Remus, 2) [=McGonagall=], 3) The Longbottoms, 4) [[RetCon His not-so dead parents]] 5) Crossover characters, 6) Random [[OriginalCharacters OCs]], 7) [[RaisedByWolves Wild Animals]], 8) Severus Snape, 9) The Malfoys, 10) Barty Crouch Jr. (a.k.a. [[Series/DoctorWho the Tenth Doctor]]), 11) The [=LeStranges=], 12) Kreacher and/or [[RetCon Regulus Black]] 13) Voldemort, 14) Dementors, 15) TheLegionsOfHell, 16) [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble Himself.]]
** Note -- numbers 1 through 7, 15 and 16 are probably actually ''correct''.

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* People who would do a better job at raising Harry Potter than the Dursleys according to fanfiction: 1) Sirius and Remus, 2) [=McGonagall=], 3) The Longbottoms, 4) [[RetCon His not-so dead parents]] 5) Crossover characters, 6) Random [[OriginalCharacters OCs]], 7) [[RaisedByWolves Wild Animals]], 8) Severus Snape, 9) The Malfoys, 10) Barty Crouch Jr. (a.k.a. [[Series/DoctorWho the Tenth Doctor]]), 11) The [=LeStranges=], Lestranges, 12) Kreacher and/or [[RetCon Regulus Black]] 13) Voldemort, 14) Dementors, 15) TheLegionsOfHell, 16) [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble Himself.]]
** Note -- numbers 1 through 7, 15 12 and 16 are probably actually ''correct''.
5th Jul '17 4:52:00 PM AutumnLeaves
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* In many, many shipping fics detention in Snape's vocabulary is practically synonym to date. Never mind that the students involved (usually it's Hermione) are in most cases underage. If Dumbledore does find out, he is sympathetic to the Power of Love anyway, and the student's friends are outraged merely because it's ''Snape'' the greasy git and not because of dull things like legal and ethical issues.
24th Jun '17 7:22:30 PM mariskep
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*** As pointed out in several fics, the so-called super special blood protection wards are actually pretty worthless considering they doesn't protect against Dementors, Death Eaters, or [[AbusiveParents the Dursleys themselves]] and even the claim that it protects against Voldemort seems kind of dubious considering that: (1) Harry never considered Privet Drive to be [[ExactWords his home]], it was merely the residence he was tortured in, so there is some question whether the wards ever existed at all; (2) Harry never received any "love" at Privet Drive and these super special bloodwards were supposed to run on the "PowerOfLove"; (3) [[spoiler: Voldemort takes Harry's blood for his resurrection]] rendering the "blood protection" useless; (4) TheReveal that Harry is [[spoiler: Voldemort's horcrux]] and since the wards are keyed around Harry, Voldemort may have been on the Privet Drive "invited in" list from the very beginning; (5) If the wards exist they are only keyed to the house and Harry doesn't live his entire life inside the house--indeed he is often outside going to school, doing chores like washing the car, weeding the garden, mowing the lawn, cleaning the drains, and running to the store on errands for the Dursleys. He's also often outside, in the park trying to avoid the wrath and vitriol of Vernon and Petunia and trying to escape being beaten to a bloody pulp by Dudley and his gang. These fics tend to ignore the fact that the blood protection was activated by Petunia's act of taking Harry in, however reluctantly; they prevented any Death Eaters from finding Harry while he was a child (considering Bellatrix Lestrange was still on the loose, this was a serious danger); that the protection is what [[spoiler: stopped Quirrell from killing him in the first book]]; and that it is implied that [[spoiler: Voldemort using his blood to get around the blood protections]] is what [[spoiler: stopped him from being able to kill Harry in the Forest.]]

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*** As pointed out in several fics, the so-called super special blood protection wards are actually pretty worthless considering they doesn't protect against Dementors, Death Eaters, or [[AbusiveParents the Dursleys themselves]] and even the claim that it protects against Voldemort seems kind of dubious considering that: (1) Harry never considered Privet Drive to be [[ExactWords his home]], it was merely the residence he was tortured in, so there is some question whether the wards ever existed at all; (2) Harry never received any "love" at Privet Drive and these super special bloodwards were supposed to run on the "PowerOfLove"; (3) [[spoiler: Voldemort takes Harry's blood for his resurrection]] rendering the "blood protection" useless; (4) TheReveal that Harry is [[spoiler: Voldemort's horcrux]] and since the wards are keyed around Harry, Voldemort may have been on the Privet Drive "invited in" list from the very beginning; (5) If the wards exist they are only keyed to the house and Harry doesn't live his entire life inside the house--indeed he is often outside going to school, doing chores like washing the car, weeding the garden, mowing the lawn, cleaning the drains, and running to the store on errands for the Dursleys. He's also often outside, in the park trying to avoid the wrath and vitriol of Vernon and Petunia and trying to escape being beaten to a bloody pulp by Dudley and his gang. These fics tend to ignore the fact that the blood protection was activated by Petunia's act of taking Harry in, however reluctantly; they prevented any Death Eaters from finding Harry while he was a child (considering Bellatrix Lestrange was still on the loose, this was a serious danger); that the protection is what [[spoiler: stopped Quirrell from killing him in the first book]]; and that it is implied that [[spoiler: Voldemort using his blood to get around the blood protections]] is what [[spoiler: stopped him from being able to kill Harry in the Forest.]]
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