History Fanfic / HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality

2nd Dec '17 12:45:52 AM icewater
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** Defense professors have had such a terrible record over the last decades that ''any'' accusation against them is plausible... which is why the teachers ''don't'' want to hear them, because they don't want to have to fire the professors mid-year; this is for the sake of their students' education.

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** Defense professors have had such a terrible record over the last decades that ''any'' accusation against them is plausible... which is why the teachers ''don't'' want to hear them, because they don't want to have to fire the professors mid-year; this is for the sake of their students' education.education and intuitively, given the topic and past events, their safety.
2nd Dec '17 12:32:37 AM icewater
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** Played straight with Harry, for instance he gives no reaction at all to hearing that Bellatrix was ordered to murder and torture people, but hearing her say she won't be pretty enough to "use [her] as a reward" for Voldemort's servants stops Harry and his Patronus in their tracks and makes him try to disassociate and reject reality . Even while in the soul-crushing Azkaban, which Harry is later prepared to die to take down, when she says "kill me, I've no reason to live if I'm no use to you..." it's "the saddest thing Harry ever heard". In contrast, shortly after, Harry temporary forgets Quirrell's attempted murder of an auror as soon as Harry is worried for him which was only because Quirrell was hurt by his own killing curse in the first place.

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** Played straight with Harry, for instance instance, he gives no reaction at all to hearing that Bellatrix was ordered to murder and torture people, but hearing her say she won't be pretty enough to "use [her] as a reward" for Voldemort's servants stops Harry and his Patronus in their tracks and makes him try to disassociate and reject reality . Even while in the soul-crushing Azkaban, which Harry is later prepared to die to take down, when she says "kill me, I've no reason to live if I'm no use to you..." it's "the saddest thing Harry ever heard". In contrast, shortly after, despite being very anti-death/pain elsewhere in the book, Harry temporary forgets Quirrell's attempted [[spoiler:attempted murder of an auror trying to prevent a prison break]] as soon as Harry is worried for him which was only because Quirrell [[spoiler:Quirrell was hurt by his own killing curse in the first place.place]].
2nd Dec '17 12:19:43 AM icewater
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** Played straight with Harry, for instance he gives no reaction at all to hearing that Bellatrix was ordered to murder and torture people, but hearing her say she won't be pretty enough to "use [her] as a reward" for Voldemort's servants stops Harry and his Patronus in their tracks and makes him try to disassociate and reject reality . Even while in the soul-crushing Azkaban, which Harry is later prepared to die to take down, when she says "kill me, I've no reason to live if I'm no use to you..." it's "the saddest thing Harry ever heard".

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** Played straight with Harry, for instance he gives no reaction at all to hearing that Bellatrix was ordered to murder and torture people, but hearing her say she won't be pretty enough to "use [her] as a reward" for Voldemort's servants stops Harry and his Patronus in their tracks and makes him try to disassociate and reject reality . Even while in the soul-crushing Azkaban, which Harry is later prepared to die to take down, when she says "kill me, I've no reason to live if I'm no use to you..." it's "the saddest thing Harry ever heard". In contrast, shortly after, Harry temporary forgets Quirrell's attempted murder of an auror as soon as Harry is worried for him which was only because Quirrell was hurt by his own killing curse in the first place.
2nd Dec '17 12:08:17 AM icewater
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** Played straight with Harry, for instance he gives no reaction at all to hearing that Bellatrix was ordered to murder and torture people, but hearing her say she won't be pretty enough to "use [her] as a reward" for Voldemort's servants stops Harry and his Patronus in their tracks and makes him try to disassociate and reject reality . Even while in the soul-crushing Azkaban, which Harry is later prepared to die to take down, when she says "kill me, I've no reason to live if I'm no use to you..." it's "the saddest thing Harry ever heard".
1st Dec '17 1:50:30 PM Emreld3000
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* Most of Harry's gambits during the war games would all be impractical if there were actual stakes involved or if his opponents were not using weak sleeping spells. He does this on purpose as a creative exercise, and to keep his better ideas a secret until a time when greater stakes are involved, but mostly to enjoy himself.



** Harry explains that he does not want to take over the world, but his explanation about what he really wants to do is essentially the same thing in more words.



** Transfiguring against tension. [[spoiler:He uses this fact to come up with a way to kill all the Death Eaters and cripple Voldemort.]]

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** Transfiguring against tension. [[spoiler:He uses this fact to come up with a way to kill use his transfigured nanotubes all the Death Eaters and cripple Voldemort.]]]]
** Harry learning how to remove memories. [[spoiler: Harry can't kill Voldemort, so instead he removes all his memory]]
1st Dec '17 1:37:19 PM Emreld3000
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* WhyDontYouJustKillHim: After [[spoiler:Quirrel reveals himself to be Voldemort, he holds Harry hostage and allows him to continue to live for an excessive amount of time, not even killing him when Harry attempts to betray him. This is partly because Voldemort needs him and his intelligence to thwart the Mirror of Eresid, and partly because Voldemort wants to extract potentially wolrd-sundering secrets from him. The likely genuine reason is that Voldermort really does not want to kill Harry, being the only person who can really understand him.]]
16th Nov '17 6:05:00 PM icewater
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** Prof. McGonagall notes multiple times such as with tolerating Snape's behaviour that Dumbledore doesn't understand how vulnerable regular kids are to things like bullying, either because he's forgotten or because he was far from normal when he was a kid. This means that the person in the best position to stop bad behaviour at Hogwarts doesn't comprehend its importance.
11th Oct '17 11:44:19 PM Emreld3000
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** Harry mentions he's started to learn Memory Charms, but is only good enough to erase all of your memories that involve your left arm. [[spoiler:He pacifies Voldemort, not by killing him since he'd just come back, but by removing almost all his memories.]]


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** The one time Flitwick showed Harry [[spoiler:The Swerving Stunner spell]].
** Transfiguring against tension. [[spoiler:He uses this fact to come up with a way to kill all the Death Eaters and cripple Voldemort.]]
11th Oct '17 12:38:29 PM AllanV
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* PoliceCodeForEverything: The CrazyPrepared Amelia Bones has set up codes for situations up to and including "Guard requires relief because prisoner is attempting psychological warfare and is succeeding".
29th Sep '17 11:34:19 AM Emreld3000
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* SympathyForTheDevil: Harry find himself not blaming Draco for his racist and elitist attitude, given that he's not particularly exceptional in his beliefs given the closed society he was raised in.
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