History Literature / HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets

1st Dec '16 10:10:08 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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** At times, Lockhart seems to be set up as another possible Heir of Slytherin with possible ObfuscatingStupidity, though that also turns out to not be the case.


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* RewatchBonus: All the books have quite a bit of this, but Ginny seems largely irrelevant on the first read, until the end. The second time, it becomes apparent that every single mention of her once they get to Hogwarts is important to the plot.
30th Nov '16 5:33:45 PM Ciara25
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* MonsterOfTheWeek: {{Subverted|Trope}}; the Heir of Slytherin turns out to be [[spoiler:Voldemort]].

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* MonsterOfTheWeek: {{Subverted|Trope}}; the Heir of Slytherin turns out to be [[spoiler:Voldemort]].[[spoiler:Voldemort -- or rather a younger version of him]].



* PostMortemComeback: The entire basis of the plot; Voldemort hid bits of his memories in a book, [[spoiler:who took the form of Tom Riddle]], but it's inverted -- Voldemort himself was already alive to begin with somewhat.

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* PostMortemComeback: The entire basis of the plot; Voldemort hid bits of his memories in a book, [[spoiler:who took the form of Tom Riddle]], but it's inverted -- Voldemort himself was already alive to begin with somewhat.
30th Nov '16 5:18:21 PM Ciara25
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** [[spoiler: Back in the past, Tom Riddle sets the basilisk upon several Muggle-born students, eventually causing Myrtle's death - and only during his interview with Dippet does he realise that the school will close if the culprit isn't found (let alone if there are ''more'' deaths) and he'll have to go back to the Muggle orphanage he hates.]]
28th Nov '16 7:05:12 PM kelly-away-from-home
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* BuffySpeak: "Section seventeen or something of the restriction of thingy"

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* BuffySpeak: "Section seventeen While debating whether or something not to fly the car, Ron points out that underage wizards are allowed to use magic in special circumstances according to "section seventeen, or something, of the restriction of thingy"
28th Nov '16 6:15:28 AM kelly-away-from-home
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* BuffySpeak: "Section seventeen or something of the restriction of thingy"
25th Nov '16 3:45:23 PM VicGeorge2011
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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|Trope}}: [[spoiler:The diary contains Tom Riddle's memories in a very literal sense, and is capable of responding to written messages.]]

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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 making something visible. {{Subverted|Trope}}: [[spoiler:The diary contains Tom Riddle's memories in a very literal sense, and is capable of responding to written messages.]]



* UnwantedAssistance: ''Dobby''. Harry actually asks him to never try and save his life again at the end. [[spoiler:Good thing Dobby [[HeroicSacrifice didn't listen]].]]

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* UnwantedAssistance: ''Dobby''. Harry actually asks him to never try and to save his life again at the end. [[spoiler:Good thing Dobby [[HeroicSacrifice didn't listen]].]]
25th Nov '16 11:23:54 AM Aurelian
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* LaserGuidedKarma: Lockhart tries to use the memory charm on Harry and Ron, as he has done to countless others in order to steal their accomplishments, but Ron's faulty wand causes the spell to backfire and it hits Lockhart himself instead, this wiping his own memory.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: Lockhart tries to use the memory charm on Harry and Ron, as he has done to countless others in order to steal their accomplishments, but Ron's faulty wand causes the spell to backfire and it hits Lockhart himself instead, this thus wiping his own memory.
25th Nov '16 11:23:05 AM Aurelian
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* LaserGuidedKarma: Lockhart tries to use the memory charm on Harry and Ron, as he has done to countless others in order to steal their accomplishments, but Ron's faulty wand causes the spell to backfire and it hits Lockhart himself instead, this wiping his own memory.
21st Nov '16 3:55:19 AM axle-k89
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* LittleNo: Harry in the Chamber when Riddle tells him [[spoiler:that Ginny was the one who opened the Chamber, strangled the roosters, wrote the messages on the walls and set the Basilisk on its victims.]]


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* RuleOfThree: Harry and the Weasleys have to return to The Burrow three times to pick up items left behind they need to bring with them to Hogwarts. First, George's box of Filibuster Fireworks, then Fred's broomstick, and finally Ginny's [[spoiler: diary]].
2nd Nov '16 9:44:52 PM DustSnitch
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** BiggerBad: [[spoiler:Lucius Malfoy, who gave Ginny Tom Riddle's old diary so she would be possessed by it and carry out his work.]]



* GreaterScopeVillain: Voldemort does not personally appear in this book, but the conflict at Hogwarts this year is caused by his [[spoiler:diary containing a fragment of his soul.]]

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* GreaterScopeVillain: GreaterScopeVillain:
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Voldemort does not personally appear in this book, but the conflict at Hogwarts this year is caused by his [[spoiler:diary containing a fragment of his soul.]]
** [[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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