History Fanon / HarryPotter

28th Mar '16 7:25:27 PM galaxyeyes
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** What's funny is that if you read the line in context with the question Rowling was answering ("How much does the fact that voldemort was conceived under a love potion have to do with his nonability to understand love is it more symbolic?"), you realize that in saying this, Rowling was outright ''refuting'' the idea that the love potion caused Voldemort's personality. Rowling ''Jossed'' the idea, and got misinterpreted to have confirmed it.

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** What's funny is that if you read the line in context with the question Rowling was answering ("How much does the fact that voldemort Voldemort was conceived under a love potion have to do with his nonability non-ability to understand love is it more symbolic?"), you realize that in saying this, Rowling was outright ''refuting'' the idea that the love potion caused Voldemort's personality. Rowling ''Jossed'' the idea, and got misinterpreted to have confirmed it.



* Some fans have it that everyone in canon, Dumbledore himself included, view Dumbledore as an irrefutable source of wisdom. In actuality, while most people Harry talks to think very highly of Dumbledore, the man himself insists that he is capable of making mistakes and, in fact, that the ones he makes are often the cause of worse consequences than the mistakes of most people. There's also the idea that he deliberately put Harry with the Dursleys to either toughen him up or make him reliant on various other parties and that he set up the meeting with the Weasleys so that Harry would immediately be sympathetic to the "Light" side. [[SarcasmMode Apparently this is easier than just making sure the kid grows up knowing that things like murder and torture on a basis of group supremecy is wrong]. That, and if the Weasleys are ObviouslyEvil (as they often are in those sorts o fanfictions), how they faked a genuinely kind meeting for any length of time, particularly when two of the Weasleys Harry meets are eleven and ten, making it even more unlikely that they'd be able to stage a perfect meeting.

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* Some fans have it that everyone in canon, Dumbledore himself included, view Dumbledore as an irrefutable source of wisdom. In actuality, while most people Harry talks to think very highly of Dumbledore, the man himself insists that he is capable of making mistakes and, in fact, that the ones he makes are often the cause of worse consequences than the mistakes of most people. There's also the idea that he deliberately put Harry with the Dursleys to either toughen him up or make him reliant on various other parties and that he set up the meeting with the Weasleys so that Harry would immediately be sympathetic to the "Light" side. [[SarcasmMode Apparently this is easier than just making sure the kid grows up knowing that things like murder and torture on a basis of group supremecy is wrong]. wrong]]. That, and if the Weasleys are ObviouslyEvil (as they often are in those sorts o of fanfictions), how they faked a genuinely kind meeting for any length of time, particularly when two of the Weasleys Harry meets are eleven and ten, making it even more unlikely that they'd be able to stage a perfect meeting.



* Harry Potter: [[Website/{{Tumblr}} The Boy Who Cockblocked]]. [[note]]Tumblr joke about Harry being a MomentKiller / ThirdWheel during Ron / Hermione scenes, to the point that he's physically compelled to cockblock them or other couples.[[/note]]

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* Harry Potter: [[Website/{{Tumblr}} The Boy Who Cockblocked]]. [[note]]Tumblr joke about Harry being a MomentKiller / ThirdWheel during Ron / Hermione Ron/Hermione scenes, to the point that he's physically compelled to cockblock them or other couples.[[/note]]
11th Mar '16 9:38:52 PM vifetoile
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* Since Hermione's parents' names are never mentioned, fanfic writers have instead invented their own. Roger and Helen crop up frequently; [[Creator/DanielRadcliffe Dan]] and [[Creator/EmmaWatson Emma]] were common for a while, but have since dropped in popularity, probably after everyone figured out how cringe-inducingly meta it was. Then there was a wave of Rose and Hugo (since Hermione's just as creative as Harry is) and even a bit of Wendell and Monica (Hermione's probably clever enough not to give her parents their real names as false names).

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* Since Hermione's parents' names are never mentioned, fanfic writers have instead invented their own. Roger and Helen crop up frequently; [[Creator/DanielRadcliffe Dan]] and [[Creator/EmmaWatson Emma]] were common for a while, but have since dropped in popularity, probably after everyone figured out how cringe-inducingly meta it was. Then there was a wave of Rose and Hugo (since ([[SarcasmMode since Hermione's just as creative as Harry is) is]]) and even a bit of Wendell and Monica (Hermione's probably clever enough not to give her parents their real names as false names).
2nd Jan '16 10:59:02 AM vifetoile
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* Similarly, Percy and Oliver Wood are often paired together or imagined as friends, apparently just because they were in the same year.

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* Similarly, Percy and Oliver Wood are often paired together or imagined as friends, apparently just because they were in the same year.year and same House.
20th Oct '15 11:43:28 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* A common theme in "X Reads the Harry Potter books" (and possibly in other types of fics as well) is that Remus has an obsession (or at greatly enjoys) chocolate.
** [[NewerThanTheyThink This probably comes from]] [[Fanfic/TheShoeboxProject The Shoebox Project]], a fic that inspired quite a lot of common Marauder tropes. In it, chocolate is randomly Remus' TrademarkFavoriteFood. Everyone copied it, and it caught on.
** On the other hand, it may simply be that Remus was in possession of a large bar of chocolate during his first appearance in the books.

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* A common theme in "X Reads the Harry Potter books" (and possibly in other types of fics as well) is that Remus has an obsession with (or at greatly enjoys) chocolate.
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chocolate. This probably comes from]] [[Fanfic/TheShoeboxProject The Shoebox Project]], may stem from the fact that he was seen carrying an enormous chocolate bar (as a remedy for Dementor encounters) in his first appearance, even though he was never said to have a particular fondness for it. It may have caught on thanks to ''Fanfic/TheShoeboxProject'', a fic that inspired quite a lot of common Marauder tropes. In tropes; in it, chocolate is randomly Remus' TrademarkFavoriteFood. Everyone copied it, and it caught on.
** On the other hand, it may simply be
TrademarkFavoriteFood--an idea that Remus was in possession of a large bar of chocolate during his first appearance in the books.many fanfic writers copied.
20th Oct '15 11:33:26 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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** Relatedly, there's the popular theory that the snake was actually a captive animagus. This, along with the above theory, seems to have its roots in the common observation that the snake speaks Spanish ("Thanksss, ''amigo''.") instead of Portuguese, despite supposedly being Brazilian.[[note]] Brazil's primary language is Portuguese, not Spanish; and Rowling is definitely fluent in Portuguese, as she lived and worked in Portugal for several years before writing ''Harry Potter''.[[/note]] Both theories are a common way to explain the discrepancy, coming to the conclusion that the snake was of human-like intelligence, and simply trying to pass itself off as a common boa constrictor from Brazil.
6th Oct '15 10:20:00 PM JulianLapostat
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* It's generally taken for granted that Snape is Draco's godfather. It's stated nowhere in canon, but most people believe it to be as true as the fact that Sirius is Harry's godfather.
** Also, the idea that the Malfoys and Snape knew each other was around long before the sixth book, which was the first time they even interacted with each other. Before JKR made it canon, the only connection between Snape and Lucius was that they were both Death Eaters and Snape's tendency to praise and shield Draco.

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* It's generally taken for granted that Snape is Draco's godfather. It's stated nowhere in canon, but most people believe it to be as true as the fact that Sirius is Harry's godfather.
godfather. The 6th book however points out that Draco and Snape aren't all that close, Draco regards Snape as an interloper who is trying to take Lucius' place in Voldemort's organization and his life, and the 7th Book has Snape confess to Dumbledore that Draco no longer looks up to him after Lucius was imprisoned.
** Also, the idea that the Malfoys and Snape knew each other was around long before the sixth book, which was the first time they even interacted with each other. Before JKR made it canon, the only connection between Snape and Lucius was that they were both Death Eaters and Snape's tendency to praise and shield Draco.
2nd Oct '15 5:00:12 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler: Hedwig]] is not dead. [[PaniPoniDash Dot com.]] Can be found [[http://hedwigisnotdead.com/ here]].

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* [[spoiler: Hedwig]] is not dead. [[PaniPoniDash [[Anime/PaniPoniDash Dot com.]] Can be found [[http://hedwigisnotdead.com/ here]].
23rd Sep '15 9:25:39 PM JulianLapostat
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** Quite often, it's [[RonTheDeathEater Dumbledore's doing]].

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** Quite often, it's [[RonTheDeathEater Dumbledore's doing]]. The Potter will (or wills if Lily had her own) with the obligatory endless list of wizarding guardians for Harry and the injunction that Harry must never be placed with the Dursleys. This also includes the idea that Dumbledore has obviously suppressed the will (or wills) for his own [[RonTheDeathEater nefarious]] reasons.
** Likewise fans like to imagine that Harry's wizarding family were essentially the "good guy Malfoys" with large mansions, political clout and illustrious names in wizarding history and that Harry was descended from Godric Gryffindor. The final book and Pottermore revealed that Harry is descended from the famous Peverell family with the Potters themselves being highly mundane and essentially footnotes to wizarding history until Harry came along. The Potter family fortune while sizable is only accumulated from centuries of [[BoringButPractical patents on wizarding products]]. Most fans never did bother to explain why, if Harry's family was so illustrious, nobody mentions any other Potter other than James?



* The Potter will (or wills if Lily had her own) with the obligatory endless list of wizarding guardians for Harry and the injunction that Harry must never be placed with the Dursleys. This also includes the idea that Dumbledore has obviously suppressed the will (or wills) for his own [[RonTheDeathEater nefarious]] reasons.
23rd Sep '15 2:44:01 PM arisboch
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* The Order of the Phoenix, a paramilitary magic organization established by the above-mentioned wizard Dumbledore to combat the wizard mentioned below, Voldemort, is sometimes called "Order of the Fried Chicken", "Order of the Hogwarts Fried Chicken", "Order of the Useless Phoenix", "Order of the Kentucky Fried Chicken", "Order of the Headless Chickens," "Order of the Roasted Turkeys", "Order of the Flaming Flamingos" or "Order of the Ruptured Duck" for being not proactive enough in the eyes of {{fanfic}} authors and fans against the Death Eaters.

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* The Order of the Phoenix, a paramilitary magic organization established by the above-mentioned wizard Dumbledore to combat the wizard mentioned below, Voldemort, is sometimes called "Order of the Fried Chicken", "Order of the Hogwarts Fried Chicken", "Order of the Useless Phoenix", "Order of the Kentucky Fried Chicken", "Order of the Headless Chickens," "Order of the Roasted Turkeys", "Order of the Flaming Flamingos" or Flamingos", "Order of the Ruptured Duck" or "Order of the Ugly Duckling" for being not proactive enough in the eyes of {{fanfic}} authors and fans against the Death Eaters.
10th Sep '15 7:00:16 AM Roo
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* In countless fanfics, wizards will refer to London, or at least the parts of London that aren't Diagon Alley or the surrounding wizard alleys, as "Muggle London." This term never shows up in canon, and is a little nonsensical anyway since there is no named "wizard London."
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