History Literature / HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets

24th Jun '17 7:35:09 PM CJCroen1393
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* DeaderThanDead: Discussed and ultimately defied when Sir-Nicholas is petrified by the monster. It turns out, the monster's gaze petrifies ghosts ''by default'' because they simply cannot die twice.
24th Jun '17 9:30:12 AM Keeyla
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* BasiliskAndCockatrice: The basilisk is a giant snake the size of several buses that uses the school plumbing system to get around. It attacks several times, but the insta-death gaze apparently needs to be direct: the victims escape death by seeing it through a ghost (the ghost was already dead) ,camera, mirror or reflected in a puddle. They get petrified instead.

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* BasiliskAndCockatrice: The basilisk is a giant snake the size of several buses that uses the school plumbing system to get around. It attacks several times, but the insta-death gaze apparently needs to be direct: the victims escape death by seeing it through a ghost (the ghost was already dead) ,camera, dead), camera, mirror or reflected in a puddle. They get petrified instead.
18th Jun '17 3:00:16 AM axle-k89
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** Ron again on the first day of term when he receives a Howler from Mrs Weasley.
31st May '17 9:12:00 AM kquinn0830
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* BrickJoke: When Harry and Ron are flying the car to Hogwarts, Harry can't help but imagine Fred and George getting jealous upon seeing the two arrive at the castle in such fashion. Sure enough, once they make it to the common room, Fred and George angrily ask them why they couldn't come in the car as well.
25th Apr '17 10:00:35 PM Karxrida
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Ron, when trying to curse Malfoy ("Eat slugs!"), inadvertently curses himself, thanks to his broken wand. This is [[{{Foreshadowing}} important later]] with [[spoiler:Lockhart, hit by his own rebounding Memory Charm while using Ron's broken wand.]]

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: HoistByHisOwnPetard:
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Ron, when trying to curse Malfoy ("Eat slugs!"), inadvertently curses himself, thanks to his broken wand. This is [[{{Foreshadowing}} important later]] with [[spoiler:Lockhart, hit by his own rebounding Memory Charm while using Ron's broken wand.]]



* INeverSaidItWasPoison: [[spoiler:Dobby inadvertently reveals that he has been stopping Harry's letters when he mentions that Harry's friends haven't written to him -- which he should not know.]]

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* INeverSaidItWasPoison: [[spoiler:Dobby Dobby inadvertently reveals that he has been stopping Harry's letters when he mentions that Harry's friends haven't written to him -- which he should not know.]]



* IThoughtEveryoneCouldDoThat: Harry's Parseltongue.

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* IThoughtEveryoneCouldDoThat: Harry's Parseltongue.Harry assumed that Parseltongue was just a thing wizards in general could do. It's not until the incident at the dueling club does he find out that it's a uncommon ability associated with Slytherin.



* LovePotion: Lockhart suggests students visit Snape for advice on brewing one. Snape's expression makes it clear anyone who does so risks being poisoned.
* MagicMisfire: Everything cast with Ron's broken wand. This becomes important.

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* LovePotion: Lockhart suggests students visit Snape for advice on brewing one.love potions. Snape's expression makes it clear anyone who does so risks being poisoned.
* MagicMisfire: Everything cast with Ron's broken wand.wand backfires or fails. This becomes important.



* MuggleBornOfMages: This book introduces the concept of Squibs, revealing Filch to be one.

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* MuggleBornOfMages: This book introduces the concept of Squibs, revealing people born into wizarding families but are unable to use magic. Filch is revealed to be one.
25th Apr '17 9:52:09 PM Karxrida
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* GambitRoulette: Lucius's plan for {{revenge}} against Arthur Weasley involves [[spoiler:slipping Tom Riddle's diary to Ginny and waiting for it to cause trouble at Hogwarts]]. Lucius has no idea what [[spoiler:the diary is capable of]], basically goes on a hunch, and has no actual control of the situation once [[spoiler:the diary is out of his hands]].

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* GambitRoulette: Lucius's plan for {{revenge}} against Arthur Weasley involves [[spoiler:slipping Tom Riddle's diary to Ginny and waiting for it to cause trouble at Hogwarts]]. Lucius has no idea what [[spoiler:the diary is capable of]], basically goes on a hunch, and has no actual little (if any) control of the situation once [[spoiler:the diary is out of his hands]].
25th Apr '17 9:50:33 PM Karxrida
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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: What kind of building has pipes big enough for a huge snake to move around in? [[FridgeBrilliance One specifically designed that way by the architect responsible for the aforementioned]] huge snake.

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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: What kind of building Hogwarts has pipes big enough for a huge snake to move around in? [[FridgeBrilliance One in. {{Justified|Trope}}, as they were specifically designed that way by the architect responsible for the aforementioned]] aforementioned huge snake.


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* GambitRoulette: Lucius's plan for {{revenge}} against Arthur Weasley involves [[spoiler:slipping Tom Riddle's diary to Ginny and waiting for it to cause trouble at Hogwarts]]. Lucius has no idea what [[spoiler:the diary is capable of]], basically goes on a hunch, and has no actual control of the situation once [[spoiler:the diary is out of his hands]].
25th Apr '17 9:31:19 PM Sharlee
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Madame Pomfrey claims that Harry has thirty-three bones to regrow in his arm. A human arm, from fingers to shoulder girdle, contains only thirty-''two'' bones (14 phalanges, 5 metacarpals, 8 carpals, 1 radius, 1 ulna, 1 humerus, 1 scapula and 1 clavicle). Possibly [=JKR=] missed the fact that the thumb contains only two phalanges.
23rd Apr '17 3:43:11 PM kquinn0830
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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: It's in this book that Malfoy introduces the anti-Muggle-born slur "Mudblood".

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: It's in this book that Malfoy introduces the anti-Muggle-born slur "Mudblood". The book also expands on the prejudice towards Muggle-borns held by purebloods and makes it clear that many of them want the Muggle-borns ''dead''.
22nd Apr '17 2:09:28 PM kquinn0830
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* EasilyCondemned: [[spoiler:Riddle]] admits to Harry that even he was surprised at how easily Headmaster Dippet bought his story that Hagrid was responsible for the attacks on Muggle-borns. After all, Hagrid wasn't very academically inclined and even geniuses like Dumbledore hadn't been able to find the Chamber of Secrets. Of course, it helped that [[spoiler:Riddle]] was a VillainWithGoodPublicity while Hagrid was always getting into trouble with magical creatures.
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