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27th Jan '16 4:57:52 PM KoopaKid17
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* [[invoked]]DudeNotFunny: [=McGonagall=]'s reaction to Peeves accusing Harry of killing students and his "Potter you rotter" song.
22nd Jan '16 6:49:02 PM k410ren
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* BodyHorror: Lockhart removes all the bones in Harry's right arm (it's mentioned that he has to be fed porridge left-handed in the next chapter). As a result, the bones have to be regrown overnight. At one point, Harry wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling of large splinters in his arm.

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* TheDragon: [[spoiler: Ginny Weasley has been acting as Tom Riddle's subordinate due to being under his diary's influence throughout the year by opening the Chamber, releasing the Basilisk and setting it on Mrs. Norris, Colin Creevey, Justin Finch-Fletchley, Nearly Headless Nick, Penelope Clearwater and Hermione, and writing threatening messages on the walls.]]
11th Jan '16 8:07:29 AM axle-k89
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** Malfoy calling Hermione a mudblood. This is the first time the concepts of Pure-blood and Muggleborn are brought up in the series. This becomes important for the events of this book, as Muggleborns are targeted by[[spoiler: Tom Riddle and the Basilisk]]. In later books, it is revealed that pureblood supremacist ideas run rampant through wizarding society as Muggleborns often get discriminated against. In fact, the Death Eaters aim for a wizarding society free of Muggleborns. In short: this small insult foreshadows later issues coming up in later books.
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** Malfoy calling Hermione a mudblood.Mudblood. This is the first time the concepts of Pure-blood and Muggleborn are brought up in the series. This becomes important for the events of this book, as Muggleborns are targeted by[[spoiler: Tom Riddle and the Basilisk]]. In later books, it is revealed that pureblood supremacist ideas run rampant through wizarding society as Muggleborns often get discriminated against. In fact, the Death Eaters aim for a wizarding society free of Muggleborns. In short: this small insult foreshadows later issues coming up in later books.books. ** "Snape shot a look of [[spoiler:pure venom]] at Harry and Ron" in Chapter 5 as he and Dumbeldore leave the former's office. This foreshadows what is causing the attacks at Hogwarts: [[spoiler:a basilisk, a giant snake, and it kills people by looking at them]].
5th Jan '16 9:58:58 AM Dark_Lord_
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** Malfoy calling Hermione a mudblood. This is the first time the concepts of Pure-blood and Muggleborn are brought up in the series. This becomes important for the events of this book, as Muggleborns are targeted by[[spoiler: Tom Riddle and the Basilisk]]. In later books, it is revealed that pureblood supremacist ideas run rampant through wizarding society as Muggleborns often get discriminated against. In fact, the Death Eaters aim for a wizarding society free of Muggleborns. In short: this small insult foreshadows later issues coming up in later books.
28th Dec '15 2:36:36 AM morenohijazo
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* InvisibleWriting: The team initially thinks that Tom Riddle's diary was written with invisible ink, with Hermione trying spells and a magicked eraser called a "revealer" to try and make something visible. {{Subverted}}: [[spoiler:The diary contains Tom Riddle's memories in a very literal sense, and is capable of responding to written messages.]]
23rd Dec '15 11:24:59 AM trulymadmoves
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Two mentions of werewolves in this book make absolutely no sense come [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban the very next installment]]: Lockhart claims he used a spell to turn a werewolf back into a man, and Riddle claims that Hagrid raised "werewolf cubs" during their school days. Could be InUniverse CriticalResearchFailure, if one assumes that Riddle is making things up (it ''is'' mentioned throughout the series that he's not nearly as knowledgeable as he thinks) and, less believably, that the wizarding public is ignorant enough about werewolves that Lockhart's claim ''doesn't'' immediately reveal him as a charlatan.
12th Dec '15 8:48:23 PM BananaPancakes
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You may have noticed this storyline has rather little to do with the overall StoryArc. While the books were still being written, ''Chamber'' was accused of essentially being devoted to a WackyWaysideTribe for this reason. In reality, the book is actually an InnocuouslyImportantEpisode, and introduces a major ChekhovsGun among other bits of {{Foreshadowing}} for several later books, particularly ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince''. Indeed, still being a freshly-starting-out-author, [[ExecutiveMeddling Rowling was told to leave out some parts she wanted to leave in]] and later had to cram them into book six. Followed by Harry's third year at Hogwarts, in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''
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You may have noticed this storyline has rather little to do with the overall StoryArc. While the books were still being written, ''Chamber'' was accused of essentially being devoted to a WackyWaysideTribe for this reason. In reality, the book is actually an InnocuouslyImportantEpisode, and introduces a major ChekhovsGun among other bits of {{Foreshadowing}} for several later books, particularly ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince''. Indeed, still being a freshly-starting-out-author, freshly-starting-out author, Creator/JKRowling's editors [[ExecutiveMeddling Rowling was told her to leave out remove some parts she wanted to leave in]] and later had to cram them into book six. Followed by Harry's third year at Hogwarts, in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''.

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: What kind of building has pipes big enough for a [[spoiler: huge snake]] to move around in? ** [[FridgeBrilliance One specifically designed that way by the architect responsible for the aforementioned]] [[spoiler: huge snake]].
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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: What kind of building has pipes big enough for a [[spoiler: huge [[spoiler:huge snake]] to move around in? ** [[FridgeBrilliance One specifically designed that way by the architect responsible for the aforementioned]] [[spoiler: huge [[spoiler:huge snake]].

* BecomingTheBoast: Subverted. Lockhart seems like a KnowNothingKnowItAll with a grossly inflated ego. In reality...he's exactly that, ''plus'' [[spoiler: amoral enough to steal other people's accomplishments and leave a child to die. When the staff suggest he go after the Basilisk, it's clear they're doing it to watch him squirm. When Harry and Ron *force* him to accompany them, since he's the closest thing they've got, he betrays them at the first opportunity.]]
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* BecomingTheBoast: Subverted. Lockhart seems like a KnowNothingKnowItAll with a grossly inflated ego. In reality...he's exactly that, ''plus'' [[spoiler: amoral [[spoiler:amoral enough to steal other people's accomplishments and leave a child to die. When the staff suggest he go after the Basilisk, it's clear they're doing it to watch him squirm. When Harry and Ron *force* him to accompany them, since he's the closest thing they've got, he betrays them at the first opportunity.]]

* BiggerBad: [[spoiler: Lucius Malfoy, who gave Ginny Tom Riddle's old diary so she would be possessed by it and carry out his work.]]
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* ** BiggerBad: [[spoiler: Lucius [[spoiler:Lucius Malfoy, who gave Ginny Tom Riddle's old diary so she would be possessed by it and carry out his work.]]

* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:Lucius avoids prison time but suffers several blows to his ego. A twelve-year-old both stops his plan and tricks him into freeing Dobby, who takes the first opportunity to pay Lucius back for years of abuse by ''effortlessly'' blasting him down a flight of stairs.]] And Lucius also lost his job as one of the governors of Hogwarts, something he could have avoided if he hadn't [[WhatAnIdiot threatened the other governors' families]].
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* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:Lucius avoids prison time but suffers several blows to his ego. A twelve-year-old both stops his plan and tricks him into freeing Dobby, who takes the first opportunity to pay Lucius back for years of abuse by ''effortlessly'' blasting him down a flight of stairs.]] And Lucius also lost his job as one of the governors of Hogwarts, something he could have avoided if had he hadn't not [[WhatAnIdiot threatened the other governors' families]].

* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: Implied with Percy during [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lo2uv86kMd1qcw1lgo1_500.jpg this passage]], but subverted when we find out what he was actually doing -- [[spoiler:making out with his girlfriend, who he hadn't told anyone about.]]
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* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: Implied with Percy during [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lo2uv86kMd1qcw1lgo1_500.jpg this passage]], but subverted when we find out what he was actually doing -- doing: [[spoiler:making out with his girlfriend, who about whom he hadn't told anyone about.anyone.]]

* ClownCar: Arthur Weasley's Ford Anglia is enchanted to be BiggerOnTheInside.
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* * ClownCar: Arthur Weasley's Ford Anglia is enchanted to be BiggerOnTheInside.

* ContrivedCoincidence: All the victims of the basilisk happen to see it indirectly, even taking into account those who are looking out for it.
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* ContrivedCoincidence: All the victims of the basilisk Basilisk happen to see it indirectly, even taking into account those who are looking out for it.

* TheDandy: Gilderoy Lockhart
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* TheDandy: Gilderoy LockhartLockhart.

* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: [[spoiler:Tom Riddle]] not only uses [[spoiler:Ginny]] to eleminate the only weakness [[spoiler:the basilisk]] has, he [[spoiler:takes advantage of being able to communicate with Harry, immediately playing up the image of being a kind stranger who is concerned about the attacks. He tops it off with showing just enough of a memory to trick Harry into thinking Hagrid was behind everything.]] * DarkerAndEdgier: While not as tense and brooding as the final books, Chamber of Secrets presents a huge leap in violence from the first book. More importantly, though, it introduces elements that are flat-out horror and can be argued not to have been surpassed even in the final books. [[spoiler: Harry hearing the Basilisk's macabre ramblings while the monster stalks the piping system and the sinister, hostile message in blood]] aren't even the only examples.
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: [[spoiler:Tom Riddle]] not only uses [[spoiler:Ginny]] to eleminate the only weakness [[spoiler:the basilisk]] Basilisk]] has, he [[spoiler:takes advantage of being able to communicate with Harry, immediately playing up the image of being a kind stranger who is concerned about the attacks. He tops it off with showing just enough of a memory to trick Harry into thinking Hagrid was behind everything.]] * DarkerAndEdgier: While not as tense and brooding as the final books, Chamber of Secrets presents a huge leap in violence from the first book. More importantly, though, it introduces elements that are flat-out horror and can be argued not to have been surpassed even in the final books. [[spoiler: Harry [[spoiler:Harry hearing the Basilisk's macabre ramblings while the monster stalks the piping system and the sinister, hostile message in blood]] aren't even the only examples.

* DidntThinkThisThrough: Harry and Ron when they steal Mr. Weasley's FlyingCar. [[JustifiedTrope Granted]], they're twelve years old at the time. {{Lampshaded}} by [=McGonagall=] when she points out other, more reasonable, things they could have done to get to Hogwarts, and Harry reluctantly admits to himself that stealing a car was pretty stupid.
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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Harry and Ron when they steal Mr. Weasley's FlyingCar. [[JustifiedTrope Granted]], they're twelve years old at the time. {{Lampshaded}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by [=McGonagall=] when she points out other, more reasonable, things they could have done to get to Hogwarts, and Harry reluctantly admits to himself that stealing a car was pretty stupid.

* DinnerWithTheBoss: Mr. Dursley's potential client and his wife come over to discuss a promotion over dinner. When Harry retires to his bedroom, Dobby the house elf appears and begs Harry not to return to Hogwarts. When he refuses, the house elf levitates Aunt Petunia's pudding and drops it.
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* DinnerWithTheBoss: Mr. Dursley's potential client and his wife come over to discuss a promotion over dinner. When Harry retires to his bedroom, Dobby the house elf house-elf appears and begs Harry not to return to Hogwarts. When he refuses, the house elf Dobby levitates Aunt Petunia's pudding and drops it. it.

* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: Ginny Weasley]] gets one in the Chamber of Secrets. * DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Harry's (and [[spoiler: Ginny]]'s) interaction with Tom Riddle's Diary is extremely similar to that of an online chat room, as well as the part about the person being conversed with being revealed to not be trustworthy at all to begin with, a similarity made even more apparent in the film. It looks like the fear of every early internet user's parents: an unsuspecting kid is taken advantage of by someone they met online. Naïve [[spoiler: Ginny]] pours out her soul “to an invisible stranger” she knows only through their text conversations and thinks she is making friends with this person. In reality he’s manipulating her, getting her to do things she normally wouldn’t, and when she goes to meet him in person she nearly ends up dead.
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* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: Ginny [[spoiler:Ginny Weasley]] gets one in the Chamber of Secrets. * DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Harry's (and [[spoiler: Ginny]]'s) [[spoiler:Ginny]]'s) interaction with Tom Riddle's Diary diary is extremely similar to that of an online chat room, as well as the part about the person being conversed with being revealed to not be trustworthy at all to begin with, a similarity made even more apparent in the film. It looks like the fear of every early internet user's parents: an unsuspecting kid is taken advantage of by someone they met online. Naïve [[spoiler: Ginny]] [[spoiler:Ginny]] pours out her soul “to an invisible stranger” she knows only through their text conversations and thinks she is making friends with this person. In reality he’s manipulating her, getting her to do things she normally wouldn’t, and when she goes to meet him in person she nearly ends up dead.

* EnemyWithin / TheKillerInMe: [[spoiler:Poor Ginny.]] * EurekaMoment
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* EnemyWithin / TheKillerInMe: EnemyWithin[=/=]TheKillerInMe: [[spoiler:Poor Ginny.]] * EurekaMomentEurekaMoment:

* EyeScream
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* FeetOfClay: Gilderoy Lockhart
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* FeetOfClay: Gilderoy LockhartLockhart.

* ForebodingFleeingFlock: Harry and Ron find a swarm of spiders leaving Hogwarts by an open window and heading for the forest. They later find out that the castle is home to a monster that spiders consider their mortal enemy: [[spoiler:the basilisk]]. * {{Foreshadowing}}
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* ForebodingFleeingFlock: Harry and Ron find a swarm of spiders leaving Hogwarts by an open window and heading for the forest. They later find out that the castle is home to a monster that spiders consider their mortal enemy: [[spoiler:the basilisk]]. Basilisk]]. * {{Foreshadowing}}{{Foreshadowing}}:

** "Sir, why don't you apply for the Headmaster's job?" [[spoiler:Malfoy to Snape.]] ** The fact that the first half of the book is spent with the Trio trying to figure out whether or not Malfoy's up to something. Four years later, it's Harry by himself, [[CassandraTruth because no-one believes him.]] [[WhamEpisode He was right this time.]]
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** "Sir, why don't you apply for the Headmaster's job?" [[spoiler:Malfoy to Snape. In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'', he becomes so.]] ** The fact that the first half of the book is spent with the Trio trying to figure out whether or not Malfoy's up to something. Four years later, it's Harry by himself, [[CassandraTruth because no-one nobody believes him.]] [[WhamEpisode He was right this time.]]

** The first time Harry sees Tom Riddle's name, he has the strange feeling he knows Tom. [[spoiler: He should: he's had a chunk of the guy's soul stuck to him since he was a year old.]] ** A more subtle one, but Lockhart suggests that, on Valentine's Day, they ask Snape to teach them how to make a love potion, whereupon the narration remarks that Snape had an expression that clearly said that anyone who turned up asking for a love potion would be force-fed poison. [[spoiler: In Book 6, Ron inadvertently consumes both a potent love potion and a lethal poison in rapid succession, though admittedly not from Snape.]] * Harry casts a spell called Rictusempra at Malfoy which throws him on his back. Four years later he casts a similar spell against Malfoy which does more damage. * GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The reference to the Japanese golfer joke. The only Japanese golfer joke has the punchline, “What do you mean, wrong hole?”
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** The first time Harry sees Tom Riddle's name, he has the strange feeling he knows Tom. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He should: he's he'd had a chunk of the guy's his soul stuck to him since he was a year old.]] ** A more subtle one, but Lockhart suggests that, on Valentine's Day, they ask Snape to teach them how to make a love potion, whereupon the narration remarks that Snape had an expression that clearly said that anyone who turned up asking for a love potion would be force-fed poison. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In Book 6, Ron inadvertently consumes both a potent love potion and a lethal poison in rapid succession, though admittedly not from Snape.]] * ** Harry casts a spell called Rictusempra ''Rictusempra'' at Malfoy which throws him on his back. Four years later he casts a similar spell against Malfoy which does more damage. * GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The reference to the Japanese golfer joke. The only Japanese golfer joke has the punchline, “What do you mean, wrong hole?”hole?”

* HearingVoices: Harry is the only person who hears a voice in the wall that repeats "kill!" He, Hermione, and Ron realize this is not a good thing to hear voices only he can hear. It turns out to be [[spoiler: the basilisk moving in the pipes.]]
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* HearingVoices: Harry is the only person who hears a voice in the wall that repeats "kill!" "''Kill!''" He, Hermione, and Ron realize this is not a good thing to hear voices only he can hear. It turns out to be [[spoiler: the basilisk [[spoiler:the Basilisk moving in the pipes.]]

* HijackedByGanon: The book plays out like this. So a monster controlled by the Heir of Slytherin has been attacking students. At the end, we discover that [[spoiler:-surprise!- Voldemort]] was behind the entire thing. [[spoiler:Only it's not Voldemort himself, just a piece of his soul containing the memories of his 16-year-old self.]]
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* HijackedByGanon: The book plays out like this. So a monster controlled by the Heir of Slytherin has been attacking students. At the end, we discover that [[spoiler:-surprise!- Voldemort]] was behind the entire thing. [[spoiler:Only it's not Voldemort himself, just a piece of his soul containing the memories of his 16-year-old sixteen-year-old self.]]

* IHaveJustOneThingToSay: After the climax Dumbledore gives a criticizing speech to Harry and Ron about their behavior, only to finish with: ''"Therefore, it is only fitting that you both receive ... {{beat}} ... Special Awards for Services to the School."''
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* IHaveJustOneThingToSay: After the climax Dumbledore gives a criticizing speech to Harry and Ron about their behavior, only to finish with: ''"Therefore, it is only fitting that you both receive ... {{beat}} ...[''{{Beat}}''] ... Special Awards for Services to the School."''

** Harry winds up on Knockturn Alley, at Borgin and Burkes' dark antique shop. There he hides in a dark cabinet and sees Lucius Malfoy sell Borgin an opal necklace that kills people. [[spoiler: In the sixth book, Harry tracks Draco Malfoy to see him arrange the repairs of the Vanishing Cabinet, implied to be the same one he hid in. Also, the opal necklace almost killed Katie Bell, courtesy of Malfoy]]. ** Ginny starts her crush on Harry. [[spoiler: They finally get together in his sixth year.]] ** The trio spend the year suspecting Malfoy of scheming. [[spoiler: In the sixth year, Harry suspects him again and he's right]]. ** Harry and Hermione, having dealt with a dark magical diary from the past, [[spoiler: are wary of the Half-Blood prince's textbook. They are right to be, although it's not the book itself, but a spell written in it]]. ** Harry and Ron deduce from the decorations in the trophy room that Tom Riddle was a Head Boy when the Chamber was opened and must have known about it. [[spoiler: They search for the Half-Blood Prince there, but find nothing. It turns out to be Snape]].
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** Harry winds up on Knockturn Alley, at Borgin and Burkes' dark antique shop. There he hides in a dark cabinet and sees Lucius Malfoy sell Borgin an opal necklace that kills people. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the sixth book, Harry tracks Draco Malfoy to see him arrange the repairs of the Vanishing Cabinet, implied to be the same one he hid in. Also, the opal necklace almost killed Katie Bell, courtesy of Malfoy]]. ** Ginny starts kindles her crush on affection for Harry. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They finally get together in his sixth year.]] ** The trio spend the year suspecting Malfoy of scheming. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the sixth year, Harry suspects him again and he's right]]. ** Harry and Hermione, having dealt with a dark magical diary from the past, [[spoiler: are [[spoiler:are wary of the Half-Blood prince's Prince's textbook. They are right to be, although it's not the book itself, but a spell written in it]]. ** Harry and Ron deduce from the decorations in the trophy room that Tom Riddle was a Head Boy when the Chamber was opened and must have known about it. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They search for the Half-Blood Prince there, but find nothing. It turns out to be Snape]].

** Lucius Malfoy uses a dark artifact to his own ends in an intricate plot. [[spoiler: The destruction of said artifact [[SpannerInTheWorks backfires on him and his master]] in the sixth and seventh book, where it turns out to be a SoulJar belonging to Voldemort]]. ** After Dumbledore's expulsion, Malfoy suggests to Snape that he applies for Headmaster. [[spoiler: This is where he winds up in the seventh book]]. ** [[spoiler: The basilisk's venom that destroyed the diary and Gryffindor's sword come in handy for the destruction of the other Horcruxes as well. Also, Ron and Hermione reopen the Chamber of Secrets specifically to obtain the basilisk's fangs and destroy the remaining Horcruxes]]. ** Draco Malfoy calles Hermione "filthy little Mudblood" and it is stressed upon how highly offensive the term is to Muggleborns. [[spoiler: Five books later we find out that in the past Snape called Harry's mother that, which was the catalyst for half the events in the series]]. ** Dumbledore points out that only a true Gryffindor can pull Godric Gryffindor's sword out of the Sorting Hat. Neville Longbottom, TheUnchosenOne, does so when he finally proves [[TheSoCalledCoward that he's not a coward]] and [[spoiler: destroys Voldemort's last Horcrux. Also, the sword again kills a snake]]. ** Dumbledore tells Harry that he suspects a part of Voldemort may live inside him. [[spoiler: This proves true and Harry turns out to be an unintentional Horcrux]]. ** According to Dumbledore, Voldemort passed some Slytherin traits to harry, such as "certain disregard for the rules". [[spoiler: It is this disregard for the rules that allowed Harry to get acquainted with the Room of Requirement where Riddle had hidden a Horcrux. Dumbledore, having been a model student, never thought of it]].
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** Lucius Malfoy uses a dark artifact to his own ends in an intricate plot. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The destruction of said artifact [[SpannerInTheWorks backfires on him and his master]] in the sixth and seventh book, where it turns out to be a SoulJar belonging to Voldemort]]. Voldemort.]] ** After Dumbledore's expulsion, Malfoy suggests to Snape that he applies for Headmaster. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This is where he winds up in the seventh book]]. ** [[spoiler: The basilisk's [[spoiler:The Basilisk venom that destroyed the diary and Gryffindor's sword come in handy for the destruction of the other Horcruxes as well. Also, Ron and Hermione reopen the Chamber of Secrets specifically to obtain the basilisk's Basilisk's fangs and destroy the remaining Horcruxes]]. ** Draco Malfoy calles calls Hermione "filthy little Mudblood" and it is stressed upon how highly offensive the term is to Muggleborns. [[spoiler: Five [[spoiler:Three books later we find out that learn that, in the past past, Snape called Harry's mother that, which was the catalyst for half the events in the series]]. ** Dumbledore points out that only a true Gryffindor can pull Godric Gryffindor's sword out of the Sorting Hat. Neville Longbottom, TheUnchosenOne, does so when he finally proves [[TheSoCalledCoward that he's not a coward]] and [[spoiler: destroys [[spoiler:destroys Voldemort's last Horcrux. Also, the sword again kills a snake]]. ** Dumbledore tells Harry that he suspects a part of Voldemort may live inside him. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This proves true and Harry turns out to be an unintentional Horcrux]]. ** According to Dumbledore, Voldemort passed some Slytherin traits to harry, such as "certain disregard for the rules". [[spoiler: It is this [[spoiler:This very disregard for the rules that allowed Harry to get acquainted with the Room of Requirement Requirement, where Riddle had hidden a Horcrux. Dumbledore, having been a model student, never thought of it]].it.]]

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* LoopholeAbuse: Invoked by Mr Weasley. There's a law to stop wizards from misusing muggle artifacts, but Mr Weasley uses a loophole in a law that ''he wrote'' to let him misuse them on his own time.
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* LoopholeAbuse: Invoked by Mr Arthur Weasley. There's a law to stop wizards from misusing muggle Muggle artifacts, but Mr Weasley Arthur uses a loophole in a law that ''he wrote'' to let him misuse them on his own time.

* MailerDaemon: [[spoiler:Tom Riddle]]
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* MailerDaemon: [[spoiler:Tom Riddle]]Riddle.]]

* MilkyWhiteEyes: Aragog * MindRape: What Riddle's Diary did to [[spoiler:Ginny.]]
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* MilkyWhiteEyes: Aragog Blind Aragog. * MindRape: What Riddle's Diary did to [[spoiler:Ginny.]][[spoiler:Ginny]].

* MonsterOfTheWeek: {{Subverted|Trope}}; the Heir of Slytherin turns out to be Voldemort.
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* MonsterOfTheWeek: {{Subverted|Trope}}; the Heir of Slytherin turns out to be Voldemort.[[spoiler:Voldemort]].

** Dudley's ass-kissing compliment to the Masons ("We had to write about our hero at school, Mr. Mason- I wrote about you"). Harry hides under the table to conceal his laughter from the Dursleys. * NiceJobFixingItVillain:[[spoiler: Lucius Malfoy planting the diary on Ginny Weasley. As we learn in the sixth book, this set off a chain of events that destroys one of Voldemort's Horcruxes and provides Dumbledore with the first real proof that Voldemort split his soul. Good going, Lucius.]] * NonMaliciousMonster: The basilisk might have been able to kill you only by looking at you. But it was controlled by "the heir of Slytherin" and didn't do anything unless he asked it to kill someone. Then again, the things it said in snake language that Harry overheard sounded pretty horrible.
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** Dudley's ass-kissing compliment to the Masons ("We had to write about our hero at school, Mr. Mason- Mason, and I wrote about you").''you''"). Harry hides under the table to conceal his laughter from the Dursleys. * NiceJobFixingItVillain:[[spoiler: Lucius NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:Lucius Malfoy planting the diary on Ginny Weasley. As we learn in the sixth book, this set off a chain of events that destroys one of Voldemort's Horcruxes and provides Dumbledore with the first real proof that Voldemort split his soul. Good going, Lucius.]] * NonMaliciousMonster: The basilisk Basilisk might have been able to kill you only by looking at you. But it was controlled by "the heir of Slytherin" and didn't do anything unless he asked it to kill someone. Then again, the things it said in snake language that Harry overheard sounded pretty horrible.

** The titular chamber contains [[spoiler:Slytherin's monster, an enormous basilisk]].
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** The titular chamber contains [[spoiler:Slytherin's monster, an enormous basilisk]].Basilisk]].

* SerpentOfImmortality: The basilisk that lives beneath the school has an incredibly long lifespan. It was first stored under the school around a thousand years earlier. * ShoutOut ** Fawkes is a fiery phoenix that dies in an explosion. Guy Fawkes, a real-life person, tried to explode Parliament with gunpowder.
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* SerpentOfImmortality: The basilisk Basilisk that lives beneath the school has an incredibly long lifespan. It was first stored under the school around a thousand years earlier. * ShoutOut ShoutOut: ** Fawkes is a fiery phoenix that dies in an explosion. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fawkes Guy Fawkes, Fawkes]], a real-life person, tried to explode Parliament with gunpowder.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunpowder_Plot blow up the British Parliament]].

* StealingTheCredit: [[spoiler:Lockhart]], on a fairly horrifying scale. Be careful if you're a witch or wizard who has done something either brave or impressive. He doesn't just steal the credit, he [[spoiler: ''wipes your memories'']].
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* StealingTheCredit: [[spoiler:Lockhart]], on a fairly horrifying scale. Be careful if you're a witch or wizard who has done something either brave or impressive. He doesn't just steal the credit, he [[spoiler: ''wipes [[spoiler:''wipes your memories'']].

* TemptingFate: Inverted. Ron says of Hermione's plan for the Power Trio to impersonate Slytherins, "Have you ever heard of a plan where so many things could go wrong?". * ThisIsGonnaSuck: Harry and Ron fully expect to be expelled after being busted by Snape for flying the car to Hogwarts.
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* TemptingFate: Inverted. Ron says of Hermione's plan for the Power Trio to impersonate Slytherins, "Have you ever heard of a plan where so many things could go wrong?". wrong?" * ThisIsGonnaSuck: ThisIsGonnaSuck: ** Harry and Ron fully expect to be expelled after being busted by Snape for flying catches them having flown the car to Hogwarts.

** As it turns out, [[spoiler:Tom Riddle]] anticipated this [[spoiler:and made Ginny kill all the roosters on the grounds to prevent any from stopping the basilisk.]]
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** As it turns out, [[spoiler:Tom Riddle]] anticipated this [[spoiler:and made Ginny kill all the roosters on the grounds to prevent any from stopping the basilisk.Basilisk.]]

-->"Your Bludger?" said Harry, anger rising once more. "What d'you mean, your Bludger? ''You'' made that Bludger try and kill me?"\\
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-->"Your -->"''Your'' Bludger?" said Harry, anger rising once more. "What d'you mean, your Bludger? ''You'' made that Bludger try and kill me?"\\

* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Those poor mandrakes. Even though everything suggests that they are sapient, social lifeforms (they get "moody and secretive" in their adolescent phase, enjoy partying, and when they reach adulthood, start moving into each other's pots), nobody seems to think chopping a mandrake up for a potion is any different than chopping up a carrot. * WhoWouldBeStupidEnough / DescriptionCut / GilliganCut: At the very end of Chapter 9, "The Writing on the Wall", Hermione comes up with the idea of using Polyjuice Potion to get information from Malfoy. However, the book with info on how to make it is in the Restricted Section of the library, and they need permission from a professor to take out the book, which would raise suspicion from any professor they ask. -->''"Oh, come on, no teacher's gonna fall for that!" said Ron, "they'd have to be really thick..."'' [end chapter]\\ [start of next chapter] ''Since the disastrous episode with the pixies, Professor Lockhart had not brought live creatures to class...'' * WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Spiders. Poor, poor Ron. However, it speaks to his character that he goes into the forest anyway.
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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Those poor mandrakes.Mandrakes. Even though everything suggests that they are sapient, social lifeforms (they get "moody and secretive" in their adolescent phase, enjoy partying, and when they reach adulthood, start moving into each other's pots), nobody seems to think chopping a mandrake up for a potion is any different than chopping up a carrot. * WhoWouldBeStupidEnough / DescriptionCut / GilliganCut: WhoWouldBeStupidEnough[=/=]DescriptionCut[=/=]GilliganCut: At the very end of Chapter 9, "The Writing on the Wall", Hermione comes up with the idea of using Polyjuice Potion to get information from Malfoy. However, the book with info on how to make it is in the Restricted Section of the library, and they need permission from a professor to take out the book, which would raise suspicion from any professor they ask. -->''"Oh, come on, no teacher's gonna fall for that!" said Ron, "they'd have to be really thick..."'' [end chapter]\\ [start [''End chapter'']\\ [''Start of next chapter] chapter''] ''Since the disastrous episode with the pixies, Professor Lockhart had not brought live creatures to class...'' * WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Spiders. Poor, poor Ron. However, it speaks to his character that he goes into the forest Forbidden Forest anyway.
6th Dec '15 1:25:27 PM Trogdor
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* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: Percy. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Give]] [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lo2uv86kMd1qcw1lgo1_500.jpg this passage]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar a close read]]. ** Averted, in that we find out what he was actually doing -- [[spoiler:making out with his girlfriend, who he hadn't told anyone about.]]
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* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: Percy. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Give]] Implied with Percy during [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lo2uv86kMd1qcw1lgo1_500.jpg this passage]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar a close read]]. ** Averted, in that passage]], but subverted when we find out what he was actually doing -- [[spoiler:making out with his girlfriend, who he hadn't told anyone about.]]
4th Dec '15 1:20:26 PM LavaringX
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* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: Percy. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Give]][[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lo2uv86kMd1qcw1lgo1_500.jpg this passage]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar a close read]].
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* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: *CaughtWithYourPantsDown: Percy. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Give]][[http://24.Give]] [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lo2uv86kMd1qcw1lgo1_500.jpg this passage]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar a close read]].
4th Dec '15 1:18:55 PM LavaringX
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* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: Percy. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Now that you're not 12,]] [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lo2uv86kMd1qcw1lgo1_500.jpg give this passage a close read.]] Averted, in that we find out what he was actually doing -- [[spoiler:making out with his girlfriend, who he hadn't told anyone about.]]
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* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: Percy. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Now that you're not 12,]] [[http://24.Give]][[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lo2uv86kMd1qcw1lgo1_500.jpg give this passage passage]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar a close read.]] Averted, read]]. **Averted, in that we find out what he was actually doing -- [[spoiler:making out with his girlfriend, who he hadn't told anyone about.]]

* ComicallyIneptHealing: Lockheart attempts to heal Harry's broken arm with a spell but accidentally removes all of the bones in his arm instead.
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* ComicallyIneptHealing: Lockheart Lockhart attempts to heal Harry's broken arm with a spell but accidentally removes all of the bones in his arm instead.
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