History Fanfic / HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality

7th Jan '17 4:45:15 PM Gosicrystal
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* AbusiveParents: Averted. The aversion is {{Lampshaded}}.
-->'''Harry''': They, ah, I have to do dishes and wash math problems and they don't let me read a lot of books andó-

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* AbusiveParents: AbusiveParents:
**
Averted. The aversion is {{Lampshaded}}.
-->'''Harry''': -->'''Harry:''' They, ah, I have to do dishes and wash math problems and they don't let me read a lot of books andó-



* AffablyEvil: Randolph Lee.

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%% * AffablyEvil: Randolph Lee.



%%* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Per Word of God on the discussion page, not a deliberate reference, so please don't add it here or under ShoutOut.

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%%* %% * AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Per Word of God on the discussion page, not a deliberate reference, so please don't add it here or under ShoutOut.



* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler: Voldemort is defeated and the Death Eaters are wiped out, now the ''REAL'' struggle to save humanity begins.]]

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* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler: Voldemort [[spoiler:Voldemort is defeated and the Death Eaters are wiped out, now the ''REAL'' struggle to save humanity begins.]]



* AntiVillain: Snape, Quirrell, Lucius.
* AnyoneCanDie: ''Anyone''.
* AppealToRidicule: Discussed in chapter 101.

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%% * AntiVillain: Snape, Quirrell, AntiVillain:
%% ** Snape.
%% ** Quirrell.
%% **
Lucius.
%% * AnyoneCanDie: ''Anyone''.
AnyoneCanDie
%%
* AppealToRidicule: Discussed in chapter 101.



* AscendedExtra: Some characters with only background roles in the original series have much more fleshed out parts, most notably Blaise Zabini.

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* AscendedExtra: AscendedExtra:
**
Some characters with only background roles in the original series have much more fleshed out parts, most notably Blaise Zabini.



** When [[spoiler: Bellatrix Black]] incredulously says "I'm... alive...?", Harry is tempted to say "no" just to see the reaction.

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** When [[spoiler: Bellatrix [[spoiler:Bellatrix Black]] incredulously says "I'm... alive...?", Harry is tempted to say "no" just to see the reaction.



** [[spoiler: Hermione post-resurrection was magically mixed with a unicorn. She's rather excited to see exactly what her new found supernatural grace and strength will let he do, but she's off put by the aura of innocence and purity she exudes. She also now has to borrow the Sword of Gryffindor to trim her finger nails.]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Hermione. [[PlotArmor Like it was that surprising]]. Narcissa Malfoy as well.]]

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** [[spoiler: Hermione [[spoiler:Hermione post-resurrection was magically mixed with a unicorn. She's rather excited to see exactly what her new found supernatural grace and strength will let he do, but she's off put by the aura of innocence and purity she exudes. She also now has to borrow the Sword of Gryffindor to trim her finger nails.]]
%% * BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Hermione. BackFromTheDead:
%% ** [[spoiler:Hermione.]]
[[PlotArmor Like it was that surprising]]. Narcissa Malfoy as well.surprising]].
%% ** [[spoiler:Narcissa Malfoy.
]]



* BeingGoodSucks

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* BeingGoodSucksBeingGoodSucks:



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Chapter 30. [[spoiler: Rationalist!Harry (with a secret dark side) and Draco (raised by a flawless instrument of death to be his successor) are fighting Hermione, whose army is named the Sunshine Army and whose badge is a smiley face. One guess who wins.]]
** And again in Chapter 78:

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: BewareTheNiceOnes:
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Chapter 30. [[spoiler: Rationalist!Harry (with a secret dark side) and Draco (raised by a flawless instrument of death to be his successor) are fighting Hermione, whose army is named the Sunshine Army and whose badge is a smiley face. One guess who wins.]]
** And again in In Chapter 78:



* {{Blackmail}}

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* {{Blackmail}}{{Blackmail}}:



** Quidditch without the GoldenSnitch.
*** And the explanation for it. Harry speculates when he first learns about the GoldenSnitch that it was added so the king's idiot son could play without having the ability to play the real positions. In the epilogue, a Quidditch fanatic confirms that [[spoiler:Helga Hufflepuff invented the Snitch for essentially that reason, except it was to include incompetent students rather than benefit a prince.]]

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** Quidditch without the GoldenSnitch.
*** And
GoldenSnitch, and the explanation for it. Harry speculates when he first learns about the GoldenSnitch that it was added so the king's idiot son could play without having the ability to play the real positions. In the epilogue, a Quidditch fanatic confirms that [[spoiler:Helga Hufflepuff invented the Snitch for essentially that reason, except it was to include incompetent students rather than benefit a prince.]]



* CallBack

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* CallBackCallBack:



* CallingYourAttacks

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* CallingYourAttacksCallingYourAttacks:



* ChekhovsGun: Harry's father's rock. Discussed outright in chapter 97.

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%% * ChekhovsGun: Harry's father's rock. Discussed outright in chapter 97.



* TheChessmaster: Dumbledore, Lucius Malfoy, and Voldemort.
** [[spoiler:As of chapter 119, Dumbledore turns out to be THE chessmaster.]]

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%% * TheChessmaster: Dumbledore, TheChessmaster:
%% ** Dumbledore.
%% **
Lucius Malfoy, and Voldemort.
Malfoy.
%%
** [[spoiler:As of chapter 119, Dumbledore turns out to be THE chessmaster.]]Voldemort.



** And again at the end of Chapter 113:
---> [[spoiler: This is your final exam.\\

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** And again at At the end of Chapter 113:
---> [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This is your final exam.\\



* ComicallyMissingThePoint

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* ComicallyMissingThePointComicallyMissingThePoint:



* ComplexityAddiction: Lucius is definitely against this. According to his "RuleOfThree", any real-world diabolical scheme will only work if it depends on no more than three events happening, unlike in fiction (note that the lead-in to giving Draco this lecture was a play titled ''[[Manga/DeathNote The Tragedy of Light]]''). And since "only a fool would attempt a plot that was ''as complicated as possible'', the real limit was two."

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* ComplexityAddiction: Lucius is definitely against this. According to his "RuleOfThree", any real-world diabolical scheme will only work if it depends on no more than three events happening, unlike in fiction (note that the lead-in to giving Draco this lecture was a play titled ''[[Manga/DeathNote The Tragedy of Light]]''). And since "only a fool would attempt a plot that was ''as complicated as possible'', the real limit was two.""\\\



* CourtroomEpisode: Chapters 80 and 81 in Taboo Tradeoffs.
* CrazyPrepared

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%% * CourtroomEpisode: Chapters 80 and 81 in Taboo Tradeoffs.
* CrazyPreparedCrazyPrepared:



** And Moody himself.

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** And Moody himself.



* DarkMistress: Bellatrix.

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%% * DarkMistress: Bellatrix.



* DeadpanSnarker:
** Snape seems to have elements of this. Professor [=McGonagall=], in hysterics, points out that the remarkably disruptive Harry Potter has an invisibility cloak, is immune to mind-reading (and, due to the same discipline, is able to resist truth-potions), and is [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking friends with the Weasley twins]], to which Dumbledore helpfully adds mention of the Time Turner. Snape then contributes:
--->'''Snape:''' Should I teach him to brew Polyjuice, Headmaster? I ask only for the sake of completeness, in case you are not satisfied with the magnitude of your pet disaster.\\

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* DeadpanSnarker:
**
DeadpanSnarker: Snape seems to have elements of this. Professor [=McGonagall=], in hysterics, points out that the remarkably disruptive Harry Potter has an invisibility cloak, is immune to mind-reading (and, due to the same discipline, is able to resist truth-potions), and is [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking friends with the Weasley twins]], to which Dumbledore helpfully adds mention of the Time Turner. Snape then contributes:
--->'''Snape:''' -->'''Snape:''' Should I teach him to brew Polyjuice, Headmaster? I ask only for the sake of completeness, in case you are not satisfied with the magnitude of your pet disaster.\\



* DeconstructionFic: Multiple tropes are {{Deconstructed}}.

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%% * DeconstructionFic: Multiple tropes are {{Deconstructed}}.DeconstructionFic



--> '''[[spoiler:Tracey]]''': "That's Darke Lady spelled D-A-R-K-E, with an E!"
--> '''[[spoiler:Snape]]''': Seers are the pawns of time, Mr. Potter. Coincidence is beneath them, and they are above it.

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--> '''[[spoiler:Tracey]]''': '''[[spoiler:Tracey]]:''' "That's Darke Lady spelled D-A-R-K-E, with an E!"
--> '''[[spoiler:Snape]]''': '''[[spoiler:Snape]]:''' Seers are the pawns of time, Mr. Potter. Coincidence is beneath them, and they are above it.



* DitzyGenius: Harry.

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%% * DitzyGenius: Harry.



* [[DodgeTheBullet Dodge The Spell]]: Most Wizard fighting is a drawn-out attempt to defeat the opponent's defenses while maintaining your own, but the Killing Curse is unblockable and very powerful wizards can tear apart shields in an eye blink. As a result the ''best'' fighters don't bother with shields at all and dodge everything thrown at them. [[spoiler: Flitwick has secretly developed a special variant of the stunning hex that can reorient after being dodged, and it proves decisive when Harry uses it in fights he has no business winning.]]

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* [[DodgeTheBullet Dodge The Spell]]: DodgeTheBullet: Most Wizard fighting is a drawn-out attempt to defeat the opponent's defenses while maintaining your own, but the Killing Curse is unblockable and very powerful wizards can tear apart shields in an eye blink. As a result the ''best'' fighters don't bother with shields at all and dodge everything thrown at them. [[spoiler: Flitwick has secretly developed a special variant of the stunning hex that can reorient after being dodged, and it proves decisive when Harry uses it in fights he has no business winning.]]



** Also, [=McGonagall=] briefly fears that the Sorting Hat will create a new House of Doom just for Harry.

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** Also, [=McGonagall=] briefly fears that the Sorting Hat will create a new House of Doom just for Harry.



* DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent: Blaise Zabini.

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%% * DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent: Blaise Zabini.



* DramaticReading: [[http://www.hpmorpodcast.com/ There is now a nice podiobook available.]]

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* DramaticReading: [[http://www.hpmorpodcast.com/ There is now a nice podiobook available.]]



* [[ElementalRockPaperScissors The Five Elements]]: In chapter 46, when Professor Quirrell asks Harry how to hide something permanently, Harry responds using the Western five elements of Earth, Fire, Water, Air, and Aether (outer space).

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* [[ElementalRockPaperScissors The Five Elements]]: ElementalRockPaperScissors: In chapter 46, when Professor Quirrell asks Harry how to hide something permanently, Harry responds using the Western five elements of Earth, Fire, Water, Air, and Aether (outer space).



* EpilepticTrees: Quirinus Quirrell in-universe and out-universe.

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%% * EpilepticTrees: Quirinus Quirrell in-universe and out-universe.



* EvilCannotComprehendGood

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* EvilCannotComprehendGoodEvilCannotComprehendGood:



* EvilMentor: Professor Quirrell.

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%% * EvilMentor: Professor Quirrell.



* ExactWords

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* ExactWordsExactWords:



* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler: Hermione Granger, of all people.]]

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%% * FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler: Hermione [[spoiler:Hermione Granger, of all people.]]



** The Hero: Harry
** The Lancer: Draco
** The Smart Guy: Hermione
** The Big Guy: Neville
** The Chick: Quirrell/Dumbledore

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** The Hero: Harry
Harry.
** The Lancer: Draco
Draco.
** The Smart Guy: Hermione
Hermione.
** The Big Guy: Neville
Neville.
** The Chick: Quirrell/DumbledoreQuirrell/Dumbledore.



* FlatWhat

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* FlatWhatFlatWhat:



* ForHappiness

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* ForHappinessForHappiness:



* GossipyHens: The girls of Slytherin. Especially Millicent Bulstrode.
** Hell, almost all the schoolgirls.

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* GossipyHens: The girls of Slytherin. Especially Millicent Bulstrode.
**
Bulstrode. Hell, almost all the schoolgirls.



* {{Headdesk}}: [=McGonagall=], in chapter 61.

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%% * {{Headdesk}}: [=McGonagall=], in chapter 61.



* HeroicResolve
** Harry, in [[spoiler:Azkaban]] when he realizes that giving up would doom [[spoiler:Quirrell]].

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* HeroicResolve
HeroicResolve:
** Harry, in [[spoiler:Azkaban]] [[spoiler:Azkaban]], when he realizes that giving up would doom [[spoiler:Quirrell]].



* HorrifyingTheHorror: [[spoiler: ''Dementors'']] are scared of Harry.

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* HorrifyingTheHorror: [[spoiler: ''Dementors'']] [[spoiler:''Dementors'']] are scared of Harry.



* [[HumansAreCthulhu Muggles Are Cthulhu]]: Draco's reaction to the moon landing.

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%% * [[HumansAreCthulhu Muggles Are Cthulhu]]: HumansAreCthulhu: Draco's reaction to the moon landing.



* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat

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* IAlwaysWantedToSayThatIAlwaysWantedToSayThat:



** Also, "''[[Literature/EndersGame Why are you upside down?]]''"
* ICanStillFight

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** Also, "''[[Literature/EndersGame Why are you upside down?]]''"
* ICanStillFightICanStillFight:



* IdiotBall

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* IdiotBallIdiotBall:
7th Jan '17 4:22:06 PM Gosicrystal
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* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: "World domination is such an ugly phrase. I prefer to call it world optimization."



* NoExceptYes: "World domination is such an ugly phrase. I prefer to call it world optimization."
14th Dec '16 12:22:10 AM SpuriousTod
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** Draco is getting better at using rationality during battles. During the Taboo Tradeoffs battle, his response to Harry's stratagem enabled Dragon Army to win. To be fair, he had the help of one of Harry's former generals.

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** Draco is getting better at using rationality during battles. During the Taboo Tradeoffs battle, his response to Harry's stratagem enabled Dragon Army to win. To be fair, he had the help of one of Harry's former generals.lieutenants.
22nd Nov '16 8:24:36 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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Complete as of Pi Day, 2015. Except for the Epilogue, which Yudkowsky stated he might post after Pi Day 2016, after he gives fans time to write fan fiction (which they did, by the way; among the more notable [[RecursiveFanfiction Recursive Fanfics]] would be ''[[http://www.anarchyishyperbole.com/p/significant-digits.html Significant Digits]]'', a sequel that got the approval of Eliezer Yudkowsky, which skips 7 years ahead in time and deals with adult Harry, Hermione and Draco and their newlyfound political power; ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10636246/1/Following-the-Phoenix Following the Phoenix]]'', an alternate ending AU diverging at Chapter 81; ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11223914/1/Draco-Malfoy-and-the-Practice-of-Rationality Draco Malfoy and the Practice of Rationality]]'', another sequel set in 2nd year centering on the rational Draco Malfoy; and many more).

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Complete as of Pi Day, 2015. Except for the Epilogue, which Yudkowsky stated he might post after Pi Day 2016, after he gives fans time to write fan fiction (which they did, by the way; among see the more notable [[RecursiveFanfiction Recursive Fanfics]] would be ''[[http://www.anarchyishyperbole.com/p/significant-digits.html Significant Digits]]'', a sequel that got the approval of Eliezer Yudkowsky, which skips 7 years ahead in time and deals with adult Harry, Hermione and Draco and their newlyfound political power; ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10636246/1/Following-the-Phoenix Following the Phoenix]]'', an alternate ending AU diverging at Chapter 81; ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11223914/1/Draco-Malfoy-and-the-Practice-of-Rationality Draco Malfoy and the Practice of Rationality]]'', another sequel set in 2nd year centering on the rational Draco Malfoy; and many more).
FanWorks page).
18th Nov '16 4:30:22 PM moreorlesser
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4th Nov '16 11:26:21 AM LirycaAllson
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* AccidentallyAccurate: Early in the story, a prophecy talks about "The ones who will tear apart the s-". Students gues that the final word was "sky" or "sun." [[spoiler: its "stars."]]

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* AccidentallyAccurate: Early in the story, a prophecy talks about "The ones who will tear apart the s-". Students gues guess that the final word was "sky" or "sun." [[spoiler: its it's "stars."]]
23rd Oct '16 2:11:35 PM dlchen145
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** Neville, in his CrazyAwesome {{Badass}} mode. Since his attacks require allies to buff him, it's [[JustifiedTrope justified]].

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** Neville, in his CrazyAwesome {{Badass}} badass mode. Since his attacks require allies to buff him, it's [[JustifiedTrope justified]].
22nd Oct '16 9:16:45 PM billybobfred
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*** A recent chapter has Snape commenting, "If I have learned anything in my tenure as Head of Slytherin, I have learned what ridiculous messes arise when the*** A recent chapter has Snape commenting, "If I have learned anything in my tenure as Head of Slytherin, I have learned what ridiculous messes arise when there is more than one plotter and more than one plan."

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*** A recent chapter has Snape commenting, "If I have learned anything in my tenure as Head of Slytherin, I have learned what ridiculous messes arise when the*** A recent ** One chapter has Snape commenting, "If I have learned anything in my tenure as Head of Slytherin, I have learned what ridiculous messes arise when there is more than one plotter and more than one plan."
22nd Oct '16 9:16:19 PM billybobfred
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** After Harry finds out about Parseltongue he starts to wonder if any other animals are intelligent enough to communicate. Then he starts to wonder about plants. Then he starts to skip meals. Confounded by the fact that the next meal he has is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Tenorman_Must_Die Tenorman's family chili.]] Harry makes sure that it contains no meat of snakes or squirrels, since those are the only (potentially) talking animals...

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** After Harry finds out about Parseltongue he starts to wonder if any other animals are intelligent enough to communicate. Then he starts to wonder about plants. Then he starts to skip meals. Confounded by the fact that the next meal he has is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Tenorman_Must_Die [[Recap/SouthParkS5E4ScottTenormanMustDie Tenorman's family chili.]] Harry makes sure that it contains no meat of snakes or squirrels, since those are the only (potentially) talking animals...
22nd Oct '16 9:11:09 PM billybobfred
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* EveryManHasHisPrice: The Aurors guarding Azkaban will overlook people sneaking in to give the prisoners chocolate or Patronus time, for the right bribe. Auror Li, who hates Azkaban, will accept a ComicallySmallBribe. Auror Bahry, whose wife is ill and needs expensive treatments, demands a lot more.
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