History FandomSpecificPlot / HarryPotter

20th Aug '16 12:31:09 PM TheShatterer
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* Voldemort's daughter.

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* Voldemort's daughter. [[spoiler: As of Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild, the existence of this plot is supported by canon.]]
17th Jul '16 5:59:17 PM FordPrefect
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*** Fics where the abuse is [[{{retcon}} retconned]] have become more common. Often starting when Harry is still an infant, and often to the point where broken bones are a common result. Harry being skin and bones due to starvation (despite explicitly stating the Durlseys never let him starve) is common, too. The fic will rarely address how this hasn't stunted Harry's growth, or how no one has managed to notice until now.

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*** Fics where the abuse is [[{{retcon}} retconned]] have become more common. Often starting when Harry is still an infant, and often to the point where broken bones are a common result. Harry being skin and bones due to starvation (despite explicitly stating the Durlseys Dursleys never let him starve) is common, too. The fic will rarely address how this hasn't stunted Harry's growth, or how no one has managed to notice until now.
22nd Jun '16 6:16:55 PM Dame-Amaryllis
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* Harry Is Raised Differently: For whatever reason, Harry ends up not being abused ''exactly like'' the books portray, even in cases where he's still with the Dursleys, which results in him having a totally different personality come Hogwarts. This may be justified by his NiaveNewcomer status in canon, or just using Harry as an OC stand-in; a number of these fics have Harry becoming a Marty Stu, but it's not universal.

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* Harry Is Raised Differently: For whatever reason, Harry ends up not being abused ''exactly like'' the books portray, even in cases where he's still with the Dursleys, which results in him having a totally different personality come Hogwarts. This may be justified by his NiaveNewcomer NaiveNewcomer status in canon, or just using Harry as an OC stand-in; a number of these fics have Harry becoming a Marty Stu, but it's not universal.
22nd Jun '16 9:49:32 AM Masterweaver
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* Harry Is Raised Differently: For whatever reason, Harry ends up not being abused ''exactly like'' the books portray, even in cases where he's still with the Dursleys, which results in him having a totally different personality come Hogwarts. This may be justified by his NiaveNewcomer status in canon, or just using Harry as an OC stand-in; a number of these fics have Harry becoming a Marty Stu, but it's not universal.
14th Jun '16 8:44:46 AM RichardWhereat
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**** And these fanfiction writers never bother attempting to explain why Voldemort didn't simply walk in and kill him, if the protections did nothing.
28th May '16 11:58:05 PM GlassCatOwl
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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's what [[spoiler: stopped Voldemort from being able to kill him 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's that [[spoiler: Voldemort using his blood to get around the blood protections]] is what [[spoiler: stopped Voldemort him from being able to kill him Harry in the Forest.]]
28th May '16 10:52:57 PM GlassCatOwl
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* There are 'creature fics' where Harry (or Draco, or Hermione) is suddenly revealed to be a HalfHumanHybrid and will come into his 'creature inheritance' at age sixteen. Expect no explanation for why hybrid traits would suddenly appear on one's birthday rather than the character being born with them, as happened in canon with Hagrid (half-giant) and presumably Flitwick (Goblin ancestry).
28th May '16 10:41:54 PM GlassCatOwl
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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.

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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's what [[spoiler: stopped Voldemort from being able to kill him in the Forest.]]
1st May '16 4:56:45 AM DarkPhoenix94
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** Occasionally there will be an {{Inversion}} where Petunia is actually the more abusive and horrible and ''Vernon'' will be the more reasonable one--this is usually triggered if Harry returns home wounded and Vernon actually manages a modicum of sympathy and human decency (or much more rarely [[HeelFaceTurn Vernon somehow grows a conscience]] or just went along with it for years because he didn't want to upset his wife). Vernon puts a stop to the abuse and in more extreme versions moves Harry and Dudley out of the house to get away from Petunia and Vernon gets both Dudley and Harry training in martial arts and/or firearms.

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** Occasionally there will be an {{Inversion}} where Petunia is actually the more abusive and horrible and ''Vernon'' will be the more reasonable one--this is usually triggered if Harry returns home wounded and Vernon actually manages a modicum of sympathy and human decency (or much more rarely [[HeelFaceTurn Vernon somehow grows a conscience]] or just went along with it for years because he didn't want to upset his wife). Vernon puts a stop to the abuse and in more extreme versions moves Harry and Dudley out of the house to get away from Petunia and Vernon gets both Dudley and Harry training in martial arts and/or firearms. firearms, ignoring the fact that Britain had fairly strict firearms laws from 1988 onwards and some of the strictest in the world (you can get 20 years in prison for just ''pretending'' to have an illegal gun) from 1997 onwards. The latter is significant because while the HP series technically ends in 1998, fanfic authors frequently update it to the present day.
7th Mar '16 12:02:20 PM GMantis
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** This is often combined with "Harry finds his parents' real will" and the "Summer of Love" mentioned above. Expect Harry to end up as "Lord Potter", "Lord Black", or "Lord Potter-Black". [[RonTheDeathEater In most cases the Weasleys will not be trustworthy, or at least Ginny, Ron and Molly won't be.]] Expect Harry to end up with Hermione, Luna, or some Slytherin girl that's been mentioned three times in five books. [[AuthorAppeal Or all of them at once.]] Along with vast amounts of money and a dozen vaults and countless houses around the world!

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** This is often combined with "Harry finds his parents' real will" and the "Summer of Love" mentioned above. Expect Harry to end up as "Lord Potter", "Lord Black", or "Lord Potter-Black".Potter-Black" (despite it being mentioned multiple times that there is no wizarding nobility). [[RonTheDeathEater In most cases the Weasleys will not be trustworthy, or at least Ginny, Ron and Molly won't be.]] Expect Harry to end up with Hermione, Luna, or some Slytherin girl that's been mentioned three times in five books. [[AuthorAppeal Or all of them at once.]] Along with vast amounts of money and a dozen vaults and countless houses around the world!
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