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8th Jul '17 9:24:59 PM billybobfred
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* In chapter 89 when [[spoiler: Hermione dies, she says "not your fault". At first you might think she is talking about not saving her the troll fast enough, but it is actually about the syringe he use on her. Its function to treat a poison area by '''slowing blood in and out of the area''' While keeping it alive. By putting it into her neck, he cut off the blood flow to her head.]]
** Nice theory but completely wrong because [[spoiler: the syringe Harry used didn't just reduce circulation, it also kept the blood oxygenated. That was the entire reason Harry used it, to keep oxygen going to her brain. Harry has been shown time and time again to be way too smart to make the kind of error you think he did. Furthermore it's not revealed that Hermione knows the details of his kit well enough to forgive a possible misuse of the syringe since she didn't know the effects.]]
* In chapter 6 when Professor [=McGonagall=] asked Harry [[spoiler:what sort of contingency that Harry needs a Emergency Healing Pack Plus for, he replied "One of my classmates gets bitten by a horrible monster..." This was proved to be {{Tempting Fate}} with what happened to Hermione.]] What's worse is, [[spoiler:Harry's point was to be well-prepared, and indeed Hermione would likely have died of blood loss if he hadn't had the healing pack, but with the revelation of a horror above, the direct cause of her death was brain hypoxia caused by ''Harry using the healing pack'' (wrongly).]]
** [[spoiler:Except not, because he used it correctly.]]
16th Dec '16 8:48:05 PM JesterDongle
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** Nice theory but completely wrong because [[spoiler: the syringe Harry used didn't just reduce circulation, it also kept the blood oxygenated. That was the entire reason Harry used it, to keep oxygen going to her brain. Harry has been shown time and time again to be way too smart to make the kind of error you think he did. Furthermore it's not revealed that Hermione knows the details of his kit well enough to forgive a possible misuse of the syringe since she didn't know the effects.]]


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**[[spoiler:Except not, because he used it correctly.]]
25th Nov '16 5:29:53 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* In chapter 18, Snape correctly answers Harry's question on how many valence electrons a carbon atom has. Why would a wizard know this relatively obscure bit of information? Oh right, [[spoiler:he's a Legilimens!]]
** Or a Muggleborn. Half-blood Prince, remember? He could easily have read that out of a textbook and remembered it.

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* There are several Omakes on other ways Harry's Sorting could have gone. They all seem rather silly until you remember how that Hat works according to HPMOR: [[spoiler: it borrows intelligence and memory from the wearer]]. Those things definitely sounded like [[spoiler: the king of pranks Harry would do. The "Headmaster" thing instead reflects his egomania rather than his questionable humor.]]
* In chapter 18, Snape correctly answers Harry's question on how many valence electrons a carbon atom has. Why would a wizard know this relatively obscure bit of information? Oh right, [[spoiler:he's a Legilimens!]]
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Legilimens!]] (Or a Muggleborn. Half-blood Prince, remember? He could easily have read that out of a textbook and remembered it.)
6th Nov '16 1:35:48 AM Ymirsdaughter
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* The "DO NOT MESS WITH TIME" note must have come from a Harry who created a different timeline and experienced something horrifying.
5th Nov '16 8:37:29 PM Schismatism
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* [[StableTimeLoop 'DO NOT MESS WITH TIME'.]] Why is this the end result of any attempts at causing a paradox? Because in order to resolve it, the universe - and by extension the Time-Turner - is trying to determine the ''simplest'' way of creating such a stable loop, without computing a thousand different results first.
5th Oct '16 5:28:59 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Moody thinks rather than using a trapped Triwizard Trophy to teleport a victim (with a completely pointless return charm on it), an intelligent dark wizard would have someone simply toss the target a trapped Knut on their next visit to town. Quirrel used this exact method to take Harry to Diagon Alley (albeit consensually) earlier in the story, making this a call back (and reminder of Methods!Quirrel's [[GenreSavvy genre-saviness]] compared to canon Voldemort).

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* Moody thinks rather than using a trapped Triwizard Trophy to teleport a victim (with a completely pointless return charm on it), an intelligent dark wizard would have someone simply toss the target a trapped Knut on their next visit to town. Quirrel used this exact method to take Harry to Diagon Alley (albeit consensually) earlier in the story, making this a call back (and reminder of Methods!Quirrel's [[GenreSavvy genre-saviness]] intelligence compared to canon Voldemort).
16th Jun '16 6:48:22 PM MicoolTNT
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** Or a Muggleborn. Half-blood Prince, remember? He could easily have read that out of a textbook and remembered it.
9th Jun '16 9:40:44 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* In the story, We learn that "normal" patronuses [[spoiler: are reflections of the casters' not thinking about Death]]. Now, Dumbledore has a phoenix patronus. Why is that? [[spoiler: Dumbledore's way of escaping death is that he strongly believes in an afterlife… and the Phoenix (a being who is reborn whenever he dies) is a metaphor for that]].



* Crosses with FridgeHorror, in Chapter 103, Quirrel gives [[spoiler:Hermione a D on a Ministry exam, and laments that he would have given her a lower grade, but that would have been "in poor taste".]] Considering how, in canon, the only [[spoiler: grade lower than a D is a T... for ''troll''...]]

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* Crosses with FridgeHorror, in Chapter 103, Quirrel gives [[spoiler:Hermione a D on a Ministry exam, and laments that he would have given her a lower grade, but that would have been "in poor taste".]] taste"]]. Considering how, in canon, the only [[spoiler: grade lower than a D is a T... for ''troll''...]]
3rd Jun '16 1:41:45 PM Kaeleigh
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* In chapter 18, Snape correctly answers Harry's question on how many valence electrons a carbon atom has. Why would a wizard know this relatively obscure bit of information? Oh right, [[spoiler:he's a Legilimens!]]
10th May '16 1:21:24 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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* Subtle play of words. Throughout [[spoiler: her trial]], Hermione's [[spoiler: alleged crime]] is referred to as a "[[spoiler: "cold-blooded murder"]]. Now, remember [[spoiler: the alleged murder was committed by gradually ''cooling the victim's blood'']].
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