History Heartwarming / HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban

30th Mar '18 2:41:18 PM MalcolmMiddleReboot
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* Harry's thirteenth birthday, the first time he got birthday cards and presents from his friends. The narration points out that this is the first time in his life he felt glad it was his birthday, especially since his twelfth birthday in the previous year was his worst.
* Harry's two weeks of freedom in Diagon Alley is also pretty heartwarming. After a particularly horrible stay with his awful family and a near-miss with a DespairEventHorizon, he is given a very generous amount of slack from Minister Fudge and is given free reign within a capital wizarding hub town.
* Cedric Diggory's EstablishingCharacterMoment: Wood builds him up as TheDreaded and an excellent Seeker. He is also honorable, however; he catches the Snitch but then sees that Harry has fallen from his broom and demands a rematch, realizing the Gryffindor seeker was sabotaged. Even ''Wood'' admitted the loss was fair, and Cedric is continually embarrassed in the next book when his dad brings it up. Cedric either wants to win fairly or not at all, and he hates that this victory came by default.
* The last two victorious Quidditch matches against Ravenclaw and Slytherin, the GrandFinale of the original Quidditch storyline.. What's particularly heartwarming about it is the fact that they were doing pretty badly at first---Harry lost not only his first game but ended up getting his broom destroyed. Wood was half convinced that he would leave Hogwarts with no Quidditch Cup. And yet... ''they did it''.

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* Harry's thirteenth birthday, the first time he got birthday cards and presents from his friends. The narration points out that this is the first time in his life he felt glad it was his birthday, especially since his twelfth birthday in the previous year was his worst.
worst (although his eleventh in the first was his best, so it's both a bit of a ContinuityNod and NegativeContinuity at once).
* Harry's two weeks of freedom in Diagon Alley is also pretty heartwarming. After a particularly horrible stay with his awful family and a near-miss with a DespairEventHorizon, he is given a very generous amount of slack from Minister Fudge and is given free reign within a capital wizarding hub town. \n Fans were understandably disapointed when this was completely taken out of the film for no good reason.
* Cedric Diggory's EstablishingCharacterMoment: Wood builds him up as TheDreaded and he's an excellent Seeker. He seeker, but is also honorable, however; he catches the Snitch but then sees that Harry has fallen from his broom and demands a rematch, realizing the Gryffindor seeker was sabotaged. Even ''Wood'' admitted the loss was fair, and Cedric is continually embarrassed in the next book when his dad brings it up.sabotaged. Cedric either wants to win fairly or not at all, and he hates that this victory came by default.
** The fact that ''Wood'' supposedly told Cedric the loss was fair.
* The last two victorious Quidditch matches against Ravenclaw and Slytherin, the GrandFinale of the original Quidditch storyline.. What's particularly heartwarming about it is the fact that they were doing pretty badly at first---Harry lost not only his first game but ended up getting his broom destroyed. Wood was half convinced that he would leave Hogwarts with no Quidditch Cup. And yet... ''they they did it''. it!



* The first thing Lupin does when he and Sirius are reunited in the Shrieking Shack? Act like a kid and take the piss out of his best friend. Who then immediately repeats the piss taking.

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* The first thing Lupin does when he and Sirius are reunited hugging upon reuniting with each other in the Shrieking Shack? Act like a kid and take the piss out of his best friend. Who then immediately repeats the piss taking.shrieking shack.
28th Mar '18 8:49:10 AM MasterFuzzy
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* Dumbledore telling Hermione to take Harry [[spoiler: back in time]], no doubt breaking a dozen rules and ''risking a threat to the timeline itself,'' in order to save the prisoner from [[JustForPun a serious fate]]. Made more heartwarming by the FridgeBrilliance: He couldn't do anything to save Sirius twelve years ago, but he darn well will this time.
20th Mar '18 3:52:27 PM JamesSwann
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* Sirius risks his safety just to see Harry fly on a broom - just once he gets to watch his honorary nephew fly.
23rd Dec '17 3:25:34 PM wrestlingdog909
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* The scene when Lupin has tea with Harry while the others are in Hogsmeade. He makes reference to the tea leaves incident (where Trelawney saw a symbol of death in his mug) and checks in about whether it's bothering Harry and puts him at ease. It seems like he's acting like the dad or family friend he wasn't able to be.
22nd Dec '17 12:22:17 PM JamesSwann
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* The first thing Lupin does when he and Sirius are reunited in the Shrieking Shack? Act like a kid and take the piss out of his best friend. Who then immediately repeats the piss taking.
17th Dec '17 11:25:23 AM Jayalaw
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* Cedric Diggory's EstablishingCharacterMoment: Wood builds him up as TheDreaded and an excellent Seeker. He is also honorable, however; he catches the Snitch but then sees that Harry has fallen from his broom and demands a rematch, realizing the Gryffindor seeker was sabotaged. Even ''Wood'' admitted the loss was fair, and Cedric is continually embarrassed in the next book when his dad brings it up. Cedric either wants to win fairly or not at all, and he hates that this victory came by default.



* A subtle one: Sirius has survived for 12 years in Azkaban prison (an unheard of length for a prisoner to last) solely due to the knowledge that he didn't kill James and Lily. He escapes when he learns that Harry is in trouble, and lives a hellish life out in the woods for almost a year while he seeks desperately to find a way to protect his god-son. And upon seeing each other for the first time in 12 years, Harry immediately accuses Sirius of murdering James and Lily, even going so far as to attack him head on. The fact that Sirius never raises a hand to protect himself and never even gets upset at Harry for the misunderstanding...

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* A subtle one: Sirius has survived for 12 years in Azkaban prison (an unheard of length for a prisoner to last) solely due to the knowledge that he didn't kill James and Lily. He escapes when he learns that Harry is in trouble, and lives a hellish life out in the woods for almost a year while he seeks desperately to find a way to protect his god-son. And upon seeing each other for the first time in 12 years, Harry immediately accuses Sirius of murdering James and Lily, even going so far as to attack him head on. The fact that Sirius never raises a hand to protect himself himself, because as he puts it "I as good as killed them", and never even gets upset at Harry for the misunderstanding...



** Then you hear [=McGonnagal=] describe Pettigrew: a plain kid with not much brains or talent that she feels she was perhaps too stern with. No doubt Neville reminded Lupin of him...

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** Then you hear [=McGonnagal=] [=McGonagall=] describe Pettigrew: a plain kid with not much brains or talent that she feels she was perhaps too stern with. No doubt Neville reminded Lupin of him...


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** Also he tells Dumbledore earlier on that he wants Harry to know the truth about Sirius Black. Harry is nearby, pretending to sleep in the Great Hall, and is confused.
13th Dec '17 12:17:32 PM Wheatenlyric950
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5th Sep '17 7:06:31 PM Winters15
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* The whole backstory of how the Marauders became Animagi. They learn that their friend is a werewolf and, instead of [[FantasticRacism abandoning and shunning him]] like the rest of the wizarding community would, they spend three years learning a particularly difficult piece of magic for the sole purpose of helping Remus during the full moon. James and Sirius may have been bullies, but they would do anything to support a friend in need. This also causes a bit of a [[TearJerker tearjerker]], when you realize just how loyal Peter was to his friends when he was younger and think what must have happened to make him become a traitor.

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* The whole backstory of how the Marauders became Animagi. They learn that their friend is a werewolf and, instead of [[FantasticRacism abandoning and shunning him]] like the rest of the wizarding community would, they spend three years learning a particularly difficult piece of magic for the sole purpose of helping Remus during the full moon. James and Sirius may have been bullies, but they would do anything to support a friend in need. This also causes a bit of a [[TearJerker tearjerker]], when you realize just how loyal Peter was to his friends when he was younger and think what must have happened to make him become a traitor.
6th Aug '17 8:54:59 PM JoeCB1991
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** Then you hear McGonnagal describe Pettigrew: a plain kid with not much brains or talent that she feels she was perhaps too stern with. No doubt Neville reminded Lupin of him...

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** Then you hear McGonnagal [=McGonnagal=] describe Pettigrew: a plain kid with not much brains or talent that she feels she was perhaps too stern with. No doubt Neville reminded Lupin of him...
20th Jul '17 11:04:40 AM akanesarumara
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** Keep in mind, judging from how Lupin says he was picked to be prefect to hold back James and Sirius and [[spoiler: how in Snape's memory Lupin is the only one of the 4 not partaking in or cheering in Snape's bullying,]] Lupin might be the one of them Snape resents the least as Peter Pettigrew was buried years ago, Sirius was the one who came up with the idea to lure him to the Shrieking Shack, and James was [[spoiler: his main tormentor.]]

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** Keep in mind, judging from how Lupin says he was picked to be prefect to hold back James and Sirius and [[spoiler: how in Snape's memory Lupin is the only one of the 4 not partaking in or cheering in Snape's bullying,]] Lupin might be the one of them Snape resents the least as Peter Pettigrew was buried years ago, Sirius was the one who came up with the idea to lure him to the Shrieking Shack, and James was [[spoiler: his main tormentor.]]]] Yes he voices concerns repeatedly about Lupin being hired at all (and also does his best to hint at Lupin's true identity then blurts it out after all is said and done despite not tampering with the potion all year), but that is mostly because he thinks that with Sirius Black on the loose, Lupin, a known old friend of his, is liable to help him even against the school, and he was out cold for most of Sirius and Lupin's explanation and most importantly for [[spoiler: Pettigrew's which washed Sirius' name clean]].
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