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14th Apr '16 4:52:55 AM Milarqui
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**** And yet that didn't stop him from transplanting his issues with the boy's father on the son of the woman he loved for no good reason other than that Harry resembled James. Even as students, James still came across as the better man for the mere fact that he was willing to befriend a disowned social pariah, go through the effort of becoming an illegal animagus to help another friend that became a werewolf, and in spite of being a pureblood, he didn't much care for familial status, seeing as he married a muggleborn, while Snape tossed in his lot with racist bigots and then schemed to have James and baby Harry killed for a ComfortingTheWidow gambit. And James actually got his act straight while Severus got worse. And considering that Snape was an asshole to everyone outside of Slytherin house and Lily Evans (for as long as that lasted), he gave James plenty of reasons to detest him. And trying to label James as being as bad as Severus doesn't work. The only black mark James has is bullying Severus, while the only redeemable quality Snape has is that he loved Lily. If he didn't have that much, people might not really care what James did to him because of being very nearly an acceptable target because of being a magical British neo-nazi. He wasn't a horrible man because James Potter was mean to him, he chose to be a horrible person to fit in with the wrong crowd at school, and possibly earned the enmity of the Marauders because of how rotten he was.

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**** And yet that didn't stop him from transplanting his issues with the boy's father on the son of the woman he loved for no good reason other than that Harry resembled James. Even as students, James still came across as the better man for the mere fact that he was willing to befriend a disowned social pariah, go through the effort of becoming an illegal animagus to help another friend that became a werewolf, and in spite of being a pureblood, he didn't much care for familial status, seeing as he married a muggleborn, while Snape tossed in his lot with racist bigots and then schemed to have James and baby Harry killed for a ComfortingTheWidow gambit. And James actually got his act straight while Severus got worse. And considering that Snape was an asshole to everyone outside of Slytherin house and Lily Evans (for as long as that lasted), he gave James plenty of reasons to detest him. And trying to label James as being as bad as Severus doesn't work. The only black mark James has is bullying Severus, that he was a bully, while the only redeemable quality Snape has is that he loved Lily. If he didn't have that much, people might not really care what James did to him because of being very nearly an acceptable target because of being a magical British neo-nazi. He wasn't a horrible man because James Potter was mean to him, he chose to be a horrible person to fit in with the wrong crowd at school, and possibly earned the enmity of the Marauders because of how rotten he was.





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** Not sure of how Dumbledore would suspect Harry of being the Heir of Slytherin - Harry has not made his Parseltongue ability known, he has been in a deep coma for a long time and what took Ginny to the Chamber clearly happened while Harry was still in his coma. Coming up with Harry's secret of mental mind travel would be very difficult to reach, as the Dumbledore portrait thought that Harry's plan was absurdly complicated and pretty much unlikely to succeed, an opinion past Dumbledore is likely to share, especially if the article that Harry found has yet to be published. As Hermione tells Harry after the Boggart debacle (where Lupin sees Harry's Boggart is dead Ginny but thinks it is dead Lily), Dumbledore will consider more likelier avenues on how Harry found the truth out - perhaps that the scar warned him.
20th Dec '15 9:54:06 AM Dechstreme
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**** And yet that didn't stop him from transplanting his issues with the boy's father on the son of the woman he loved for no good reason other than that Harry resembled James. Even as students, James still came across as the better man for the mere fact that he was willing to befriend a disowned social pariah, go through the effort of becoming an illegal animagus to help another friend that became a werewolf, and in spite of being a pureblood, he didn't much care for familial status, seeing as he married a muggleborn, while Snape tossed in his lot with racist bigots and then schemed to have James and baby Harry killed for a ComfortingTheWidow gambit. And James actually got his act straight while Severus got worse. And considering that Snape was an asshole to everyone outside of Slytherin house and Lily Evans (for as long as that lasted), he gave James plenty of reasons to detest him. And trying to label James as being as bad as Severus doesn't work. The only black mark James has is bullying Severus, while the only redeemable quality Snape has is that he loved Lily. If he didn't have that much, people might not really care what James did to him because of being very nearly an acceptable target.

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**** And yet that didn't stop him from transplanting his issues with the boy's father on the son of the woman he loved for no good reason other than that Harry resembled James. Even as students, James still came across as the better man for the mere fact that he was willing to befriend a disowned social pariah, go through the effort of becoming an illegal animagus to help another friend that became a werewolf, and in spite of being a pureblood, he didn't much care for familial status, seeing as he married a muggleborn, while Snape tossed in his lot with racist bigots and then schemed to have James and baby Harry killed for a ComfortingTheWidow gambit. And James actually got his act straight while Severus got worse. And considering that Snape was an asshole to everyone outside of Slytherin house and Lily Evans (for as long as that lasted), he gave James plenty of reasons to detest him. And trying to label James as being as bad as Severus doesn't work. The only black mark James has is bullying Severus, while the only redeemable quality Snape has is that he loved Lily. If he didn't have that much, people might not really care what James did to him because of being very nearly an acceptable target. target because of being a magical British neo-nazi. He wasn't a horrible man because James Potter was mean to him, he chose to be a horrible person to fit in with the wrong crowd at school, and possibly earned the enmity of the Marauders because of how rotten he was.
20th Dec '15 9:41:58 AM Dechstreme
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**** And yet that didn't stop him from transplanting his issues with the boy's father on the son of the woman he loved for no good reason other than that Harry resembled James. Even as students, James still came across as the better man for the mere fact that he was willing to befriend a disowned social pariah, go through the effort of becoming an illegal animagus to help another friend that became a werewolf, and as a pureblood, he didn't much care for familial status, seeing as he married a muggleborn, while Snape tossed in his lot with racist bigots and then schemed to have James and baby Harry killed for a ComfortingTheWidow gambit. And James actually got his act straight while Severus got worse.

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**** And yet that didn't stop him from transplanting his issues with the boy's father on the son of the woman he loved for no good reason other than that Harry resembled James. Even as students, James still came across as the better man for the mere fact that he was willing to befriend a disowned social pariah, go through the effort of becoming an illegal animagus to help another friend that became a werewolf, and as in spite of being a pureblood, he didn't much care for familial status, seeing as he married a muggleborn, while Snape tossed in his lot with racist bigots and then schemed to have James and baby Harry killed for a ComfortingTheWidow gambit. And James actually got his act straight while Severus got worse. And considering that Snape was an asshole to everyone outside of Slytherin house and Lily Evans (for as long as that lasted), he gave James plenty of reasons to detest him. And trying to label James as being as bad as Severus doesn't work. The only black mark James has is bullying Severus, while the only redeemable quality Snape has is that he loved Lily. If he didn't have that much, people might not really care what James did to him because of being very nearly an acceptable target.
20th Dec '15 1:07:41 AM Dechstreme
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**** And yet that didn't stop him from transplanting his issues with the boy's father on the son of the woman he loved for no good reason other than that Harry resembled James. Even as students, James still came across as the better man for the mere fact that he was willing to befriend a disowned social pariah, go through the effort of becoming an illegal animagus to help another friend that became a werewolf, and as a pureblood, he didn't much care for familial status, seeing as he married a muggleborn, while Snape tossed in his lot with racist bigots and then schemed to have James and baby Harry killed for a ComfortingThe Widow gambit. And James actually got his act straight while Severus got worse.

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**** And yet that didn't stop him from transplanting his issues with the boy's father on the son of the woman he loved for no good reason other than that Harry resembled James. Even as students, James still came across as the better man for the mere fact that he was willing to befriend a disowned social pariah, go through the effort of becoming an illegal animagus to help another friend that became a werewolf, and as a pureblood, he didn't much care for familial status, seeing as he married a muggleborn, while Snape tossed in his lot with racist bigots and then schemed to have James and baby Harry killed for a ComfortingThe Widow ComfortingTheWidow gambit. And James actually got his act straight while Severus got worse.
20th Dec '15 1:03:24 AM Dechstreme
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**** And yet that didn't stop him from transplanting his issues with the boy's father on the son of the woman he loved for no good reason other than that Harry resembled James. Even as students, James still came across as the better man for the mere fact that he was willing to befriend a disowned social pariah, go through the effort of becoming an illegal animagus to help another friend that became a werewolf, and as a pureblood, he didn't much care for familial status, seeing as he married a muggleborn, while Snape tossed in his lot with racist bigots and then schemed to have James and baby Harry killed for a ComfortingThe Widow gambit. And James actually got his act straight while Severus got worse.
24th Aug '15 6:00:54 PM Wanderwolf
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**** The books also establish that he never forgave himself for that. And James Potter comes off almost as badly as Severus Snape -- "Prongs" ''always'' detested him. So between the jock and the creep, one can be inclined to say with Lewis Carroll's Alice, "I don't like ''either'' of them very much".
27th May '15 8:42:56 AM Dechstreme
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** In the books, it's very explicit that he abandoned his only friend to toss in his lot with a bunch of pureblood bigots. And didn't he call Lily a Mudblood too in that flashback that Harry saw in Book Five? Him using a racial slur casually isn't THAT out of character for Snape.

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** In ***In the books, it's very explicit that he abandoned his only friend to toss in his lot with a bunch of pureblood bigots. And didn't he call Lily a Mudblood too in that flashback that Harry saw in Book Five? Him using a racial slur casually isn't THAT out of character for Snape.
27th May '15 8:32:13 AM Dechstreme
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**In the books, it's very explicit that he abandoned his only friend to toss in his lot with a bunch of pureblood bigots. And didn't he call Lily a Mudblood too in that flashback that Harry saw in Book Five? Him using a racial slur casually isn't THAT out of character for Snape.
21st Nov '14 8:19:30 AM WhyNotNow
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*** And never forget that Severus Snape is by and far ''not'' a nice character, not even remotely close to it, despite what his legions of fangirls say. He is just a cruel and evil man whose interests are temporarily aligned with our own, and only because of an obsession for a dead woman who has been gone for more than a decade that he can't let go. This is something even JK Rowling herself has come out and confirmed, and to lambast him as cartoonishly evil in this fanfic when in canon he has been shown to be just as immature, petty, and even wildly lash out at others seems like you're needlessly picking on this fanfic because Snape is your favorite character. Whether or not you think he is living up to the image of Snape one has built up in their mind is a matter of personal taste. The only truly OutOfCharacterMoment this troper can think of is his casual use of a [[FantasticSlur racial slur]] and this is something that the author should edit if he wishes to remain faithful to what we learned in Deathly Hallows (which he himself has admitted he wants to do).

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*** And never forget that Severus Snape is by and far ''not'' a nice character, not even remotely close to it, despite what his legions of fangirls say. He is just a cruel and evil man whose interests are temporarily aligned with our own, and only because of an obsession for a dead woman who has been gone for more than a decade that he can't let go. This is something even JK Rowling herself has come out and confirmed, and to lambast him as cartoonishly evil in this fanfic when in canon he has been shown to be just as immature, petty, and even wildly lash out at others seems like you're needlessly picking on this fanfic because Snape is your favorite character. Whether or not you think he is living up to the image of Snape one has built up in their mind is a matter of personal taste. The only truly OutOfCharacterMoment this troper can think of is his casual use of a [[FantasticSlur racial slur]] and this slur]], which is something that the author should edit if he wishes to remain faithful to what we learned in Deathly Hallows (which he himself has admitted he wants to do).
21st Nov '14 8:18:53 AM WhyNotNow
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*** And never forget that Severus Snape is by and far ''not'' a nice character, not even remotely close to it, despite what his legions of fangirls say. He is just a cruel and evil man whose interests are temporarily aligned with our own, and only because of an obsession for a dead woman who has been gone for more than a decade that he can't let go. This is something even JK Rowling herself has come out and confirmed, and to lambast him as cartoonishly evil in this fanfic when in canon he has been shown to be just as immature, petty, and even wildly lash out at others seems like you're needlessly picking on this fanfic because Snape is your favorite character. Whether or not you think he is living up to the image of Snape one has built up in their mind is a matter of personal taste. The only truly OutOfCharacterMoment this troper can think of is his casual use of a [[FantasticSlur racial slur]] and this is something the author should edit if he wishes to remain faithful to what we learned in Deathly Hallows (which he himself has admitted he wants to do).

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*** And never forget that Severus Snape is by and far ''not'' a nice character, not even remotely close to it, despite what his legions of fangirls say. He is just a cruel and evil man whose interests are temporarily aligned with our own, and only because of an obsession for a dead woman who has been gone for more than a decade that he can't let go. This is something even JK Rowling herself has come out and confirmed, and to lambast him as cartoonishly evil in this fanfic when in canon he has been shown to be just as immature, petty, and even wildly lash out at others seems like you're needlessly picking on this fanfic because Snape is your favorite character. Whether or not you think he is living up to the image of Snape one has built up in their mind is a matter of personal taste. The only truly OutOfCharacterMoment this troper can think of is his casual use of a [[FantasticSlur racial slur]] and this is something that the author should edit if he wishes to remain faithful to what we learned in Deathly Hallows (which he himself has admitted he wants to do).
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