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* 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. Na&iumlaut;ve [[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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* 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 Internet user's parents: someone takes advantage of an unsuspecting kid is taken advantage of by someone they who met them online. Na&iumlaut;ve 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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The main plot involves the Chamber of Secrets, a hidden chamber within Hogwarts built by Salazar Slytherin. A big fan of FantasticRacism, Slytherin built the Chamber to house a monster which can only be controlled by his heir and which is intended to attack all those [[WitchSpecies Muggle-borns]] "unworthy to study magic". Now, someone has opened the Chamber, implying the Heir of Slytherin has returned to Hogwarts, but who is it?

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The main plot involves the Chamber of Secrets, a hidden chamber within Hogwarts built by Salazar Slytherin. A big fan of FantasticRacism, Slytherin built the Chamber to house a monster which can only be controlled by his heir and which is intended to attack all those those, mainly [[WitchSpecies Muggle-borns]] Muggle-borns]], whom he considered "unworthy to study magic". Now, someone has opened the Chamber, implying the Heir of Slytherin has returned to Hogwarts, but who is it?



** He also actually enjoys Fred and George's mockery about the whole "heir of Slytherin" business because it assures him that they aren't actually taking it seriously.

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** He also actually enjoys Fred and George's mockery about the whole "heir "Heir of Slytherin" business because it assures him that they aren't don't actually taking it seriously.believe any of it.



* BackwardsFiringGun: Backwards Firing Wand. Ron's wand is damaged and becomes prone to firing spells through the wrong end, the one pointing towards the spellcaster... which is good news when [[spoiler:Professor Lockhart]] steals it and tries to use it to erase Ron's and Harry's memories...
* BathroomStallOfOverheardInsults: Turns out, Moaning Myrtle haunts the first floor girls’ lavatory because [[spoiler:she was killed in one of the stalls after overhearing Tom Riddle opening the Chamber of Secrets.]]

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* BackwardsFiringGun: Backwards Firing Wand. Ron's wand is damaged and becomes prone to firing spells through the wrong end, the one pointing towards the spellcaster... caster … which is good news when [[spoiler:Professor Lockhart]] steals it and tries to use it to erase Ron's and Harry's memories...
memories …
* BathroomStallOfOverheardInsults: Turns out, Moaning Myrtle haunts the first floor first-floor girls’ lavatory because [[spoiler:she was killed in one of the stalls after overhearing Tom Riddle opening the Chamber of Secrets.]]



* 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 to a competent adult, 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 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* '''force''' him to accompany them, since he's the closest thing they've got to a competent adult, he betrays them at the first opportunity.]]



* ButtDialingMordor: A variant of this occurs with [[spoiler:Ginny and the magic diary of Tom Riddle that Lucius Malfoy slips into her bag]]. She writes into the diary many things that happened in the school, allowing Riddle to get info about Harry Potter, and he slowly possesses her body to give himself a more corporeal form.
* CallingOutForNotCalling: Fred, George, and Ron take Harry to their house with the flying car. Molly is very upset with all of them for not having written a note (to be fair, she was also upset with them for going, period), except for Harry, who she doesn't blame because he wasn't involved in planning it.
* CameraFiend: Colin Creevey.

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* ButtDialingMordor: A variant of this occurs with [[spoiler:Ginny and the magic diary of Tom Riddle that Lucius Malfoy slips into her bag]]. She [[spoiler:She]] writes into the diary many things that happened in the school, allowing Riddle to get info information about Harry Potter, and he slowly possesses her body to give himself a more corporeal form.
form.
* CallingOutForNotCalling: Fred, George, and Ron take Harry to their house with the flying car. Molly is very upset with all of them for not having written a note (to be fair, she was also upset with them for going, period), except for Harry, who she doesn't blame because he wasn't involved in planning it.
it.
* CameraFiend: Colin Creevey.



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

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



* CoverIdentityAnomaly: Harry and Ron use Polyjuice Potion to pretend to be Crabbe and Goyle, but their infiltration of Slytherin House is stymied by the fact that they don't know how to get in to Slytherin's chambers. They ask a passing student, but she's from Ravenclaw. Fortunately, Crabbe and Goyle are so dim that they're not really acting out of character.
* CriticalResearchFailure: In-universe -- Tom Riddle seems to think that werewolves are much more animalistic than they actually are, considering that his false accusations towards Hagrid involved raising "werewolf cubs."

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* CoverIdentityAnomaly: Harry and Ron use Polyjuice Potion to pretend to be Crabbe and Goyle, but their infiltration of Slytherin House is stymied by the fact that they don't know how to get in to Slytherin's chambers.into the Slytherin common room. They ask a passing student, but she's from Ravenclaw. Fortunately, Crabbe and Goyle are so dim that they're not really acting out of character.
* CriticalResearchFailure: In-universe -- Tom Riddle seems to think that werewolves are much more animalistic than they actually are, considering that his false accusations towards Hagrid involved raising "werewolf cubs." "



* DangerousDeviceDisposalDebacle: Ginny attempts to stop the attacks on the school by flushing Tom Riddle's diary down the toilet. Unfortunately, the toilet backs up and Harry and Ron find it, bringing it back to the Gryffindor common room and right back into Ginny's hands.

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* DangerousDeviceDisposalDebacle: Ginny [[spoiler:Ginny attempts to stop the attacks on the school by flushing Tom Riddle's diary down the toilet. Unfortunately, the toilet backs up and Harry and Ron find it, bringing it back to the Gryffindor common room and right back into Ginny's hands.]]



* 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. Naive [[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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* 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. Naive Na&iumlaut;ve [[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.



* 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.]]

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* TheDragon: [[spoiler: Ginny [[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.]] ]]



** [[spoiler:Fawkes vs. the Basilisk]], to give Harry a fighting chance against the latter by disabling her killing gaze.

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** [[spoiler:Fawkes vs. versus the Basilisk]], to give Harry a fighting chance against the latter by disabling her killing gaze.



** 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.
** In chapter 14, when second-years sign up for electives to take next year, it mentions Hermione signed up for every class offered. This becomes a key plot point [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban in the next book]].
** "I would advise you not to shout at the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Azkaban]] [[TheHeartless guards]] like that. They won't like it at all."
** "Sir, why don't you apply for the Headmaster's job?" [[spoiler:Malfoy to Snape. In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'', he becomes so.]]

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** Malfoy calling Hermione a Mudblood. This is the first time the concepts of Pure-blood pure-blood and Muggleborn Muggle-born are brought up in the series. This becomes important for the events of this book, as Muggleborns Muggle-borns are targeted by[[spoiler: Tom Riddle and the Basilisk]]. In later books, it is revealed that pureblood pure-blood supremacist ideas run rampant through wizarding society as Muggleborns often get discriminated against. Muggle-borns tend to suffer discrimination. In fact, the Death Eaters aim for a wizarding society free of Muggleborns.Muggle-borns. In short: this small insult foreshadows later issues coming up in later books.
** In chapter 14, Chapter Fourteen, when second-years sign up for electives to take next year, it mentions Hermione signed up for every class offered. This becomes a key plot point [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban in the next book]].
** Lucius to Hagrid: "I would advise you not to shout at the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Azkaban]] [[TheHeartless guards]] like that. They won't like it at all."
** "Sir, why don't you apply for the Headmaster's job?" [[spoiler:Malfoy [[spoiler:Draco Malfoy to Snape. In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'', he becomes so.]]



** "Maybe [Tom Riddle] [[spoiler:murdered Myrtle]]; that would've done everyone a favor..." [[spoiler:He did.]]

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** "Maybe [Tom Riddle] [[spoiler:murdered Myrtle]]; that would've done everyone a favor..." favor …" [[spoiler:He did.]]



** 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.
** When Harry stays with the Weasleys, the narration briefly mentions regular occurrences of explosions from the twins' room. Book 4 reveals that these sounds were them creating products for Weasleys Wizard Wheezes.

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** A more subtle subtler one, but Lockhart suggests that, on Valentine's Day, they students 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 neither came from Snape.]]
** Harry casts a spell called ''Rictusempra'' at Malfoy which throws him on his back. Four years later later, he casts a similar spell against Malfoy which does more damage.
** When Harry stays with the Weasleys, the narration briefly mentions regular occurrences of explosions from the twins' room. Book 4 reveals that these sounds were them creating products for Weasleys Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes. Wheezes.



* HandOfGlory: Malfoy notices a Hand of Glory in Borgin and Burkes. [[spoiler:He [[ChekhovsGun eventually uses it]] in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince the Half-Blood Prince]]'' for his plan to let Death Eaters into the school.]]
-->"Can I have that?" interrupted Draco, pointing at the withered hand on its cushion.\\

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* HandOfGlory: Draco Malfoy notices a Hand of Glory in Borgin and Burkes. [[spoiler:He [[ChekhovsGun eventually uses it]] in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince the Half-Blood Prince]]'' for his plan to let Death Eaters into the school.]]
-->"Can I have that?" ''that''?" interrupted Draco, pointing at the withered hand on its cushion.\\



* HeadlockOfDominance: At the dueling club, Hermione gets paired with Slytheryn Millicent Bulstrode, a much larger and stronger girl. After the chaos of the duels settles down, Bulstrode is found to have forgone wands and grabbed Hermione in a headlock that she couldn't get out of.
* 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 the Basilisk moving in the pipes.

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* HeadlockOfDominance: At the dueling club, Duelling Club, Hermione gets paired with Slytheryn Slytherin Millicent Bulstrode, a much larger and stronger girl. After the chaos of the duels settles down, Bulstrode is found to have forgone wands and grabbed Hermione in a headlock that she couldn't get out of.
* HearingVoices: Harry is the only person who hears a voice in the wall that repeats "''Kill!''" He, Hermione, and Ron realize this it is not a good thing to be the only person able to hear voices only he can hear. It certain voices. [[spoiler:It turns out to be 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 sixteen-year-old self.]]
* 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 busted wand.]]
* HoldingItForAFriend: Filch claims that the Kwikspell letter on his desk is for a friend so that Harry doesn't guess that he has no magic.

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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!- [[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 sixteen-year-old self.]]
* 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 busted broken wand.]]
* HoldingItForAFriend: Filch claims that the Kwikspell letter on his desk is for a friend so that Harry doesn't guess that he has no magic.



* 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}}''] ... receive … [''{{Beat}}''] … Special Awards for Services to the School."''



* 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 is something he shouldn't be aware of.]]

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* 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 is something he shouldn't be aware of.should not know.]]



* 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.]]

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



** In retrospect, Ron trying to comfort Ginny after the attack on Mrs. Norris by telling her that "they'll catch the maniac who did it and have him out of here in no time." Assuming Ginny had begun to suspect herself at that point, this might also count as ObliviousGuiltSlinging. After all, at the end of the book, she ''was'' [[FridgeBrilliance convinced that she was going to be expelled]]. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Way to go, Ron.]]

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** In retrospect, Ron trying to comfort Ginny after the attack on Mrs. Norris by telling her that "they'll catch the maniac nutter who did it and have him out of here in no time." Assuming Ginny had begun to suspect herself at that point, this might also count as ObliviousGuiltSlinging. After all, at the end of the book, she ''was'' [[FridgeBrilliance convinced that she was going to be expelled]]. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Way to go, Ron.]]



** Lockhart's only ''real'' skill, aside from looking good.

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** Lockhart's only ''real'' skill, aside from looking good.being MrFanservice.



* NotMeThisTime: Harry and Ron use Polyjuice Potion to imitate Crabbe and Goyle, Draco Malfoy's two {{Mooks}}, in the hopes of getting Draco to admit that he's the heir of Slytherin, and thus the cause of all the shenanigans happening at Hogwarts that year. Instead, they hear Draco ranting about how thrilled he is that it's happening and how he'd love to congratulate whoever is ''actually'' behind it.
* OhCrap: A very calm "Uh-oh..." from Ron when the Ford Anglia's engine conks out in mid-air, shortly followed by a BigNo as they plummet towards the ground.

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* NotMeThisTime: Harry and Ron use Polyjuice Potion to imitate Crabbe and Goyle, Draco Malfoy's two {{Mooks}}, in the hopes of getting Draco to admit that he's the heir Heir of Slytherin, and thus the cause of all the shenanigans happening at Hogwarts that year. Instead, they hear Draco ranting about how thrilled he is that it's happening and how he'd love to congratulate whoever is ''actually'' behind it.
* OhCrap: A Ron says "Uh-oh …" very calm "Uh-oh..." from Ron calmly when the Ford Anglia's engine conks out gives in mid-air, midair, shortly followed by a BigNo as they plummet towards the ground.



* ParodyMagicSpell: Harry threatens Dudley with the words "Jiggery pokery! Hocus pocus! Squiggly wiggly!", and [[DisproportionateRetribution earns himself an afternoon of menial housework for his joke]].

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* ParodyMagicSpell: Harry threatens Dudley with the words "Jiggery pokery! Hocus pocus! Squiggly wiggly!", wiggly!" around noon on his birthday, and [[DisproportionateRetribution earns himself an afternoon of menial housework for his joke]].



* PostMortemComeback: The entire basis of the plot; Voldemort hid pieces 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.
* PredecessorVillain: Salazar Slytherin was the guy who ''built'' the Chamber of Secrets and put the Basilisk there in the first place, but he's been dead for nearly a thousand years when the story begins.

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* PostMortemComeback: The entire basis of the plot; Voldemort hid pieces 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... with … somewhat.
* PredecessorVillain: Salazar Slytherin was the guy who ''built'' the Chamber of Secrets and put the Basilisk there in the first place, but he's been dead for he died nearly a thousand years when the millennium before this story begins.



* RedHerring: Percy, Hagrid and Malfoy -- and Harry -- are all set up as possible Heirs of Slytherin, with Malfoy being the choice that's so obvious it's stupid, and Percy and Hagrid both having Really Big Secrets that make them act suspicious. Naturally, Malfoy is the one our heroes suspect and they spend half the book finding out that it isn't him.

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* RedHerring: Percy, Hagrid Hagrid, and Malfoy -- and Harry -- are all set up as possible Heirs of Slytherin, with Malfoy being the choice that's so obvious it's stupid, and Percy and Hagrid both having Really Big Secrets that make them act suspicious. Naturally, Malfoy is the one our heroes suspect and they spend half the book finding out that it isn't him.



* RightBehindMe: Harry and Ron excitedly speculate on reasons why Snape is absent at the beginning of the year, not realizing that Snape is actually just behind them.
* RightForTheWrongReasons: Ron's sarcastic suggestion that Tom Riddle might have [[spoiler:killed Moaning Myrtle]].

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* RightBehindMe: Harry and Ron excitedly speculate on reasons why Snape is absent from the teachers' table at the beginning of the year, not realizing that Snape is actually just behind them.
them until he interrupts them: "Or maybe he's waiting to hear why you two didn't arrive on the school train."
* RightForTheWrongReasons: Ron's sarcastic suggestion that Tom Riddle might have [[spoiler:killed Moaning Myrtle]].



* SavedByTheAwesome: After the flying car incident, Harry and Ron are threatened with expulsion if they're caught breaking any more rules. At the end, Dumbledore points out that they've done just that...then happily awards them several hundred points and special awards for services to Hogwarts.
* SealedEvilInACan:

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* SavedByTheAwesome: After the flying car incident, Harry and Ron are threatened with expulsion if they're caught breaking any more rules. At the end, Dumbledore points out that they've done just that...that … then happily awards them several hundred points and special awards for services to Hogwarts.
Hogwarts.
* SealedEvilInACan: SealedEvilInACan:



* SentientVehicle: The Ford Anglia becomes this - apparently the enchantment placed on the it gave it some level of sentience. After crashing into the Whomping Willow, the car ejects Harry and Ron and takes off into the Forbidden Forest, where it [[GoingNative goes native]] and putters around the woods all year. [[spoiler: It later saves Harry and Ron from being eaten by Aragog's clan of acromantulas]].

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* SentientVehicle: The Ford Anglia becomes this - -- apparently the enchantment placed on the it gave it some level of sentience. After crashing into the Whomping Willow, the car ejects Harry and Ron and takes off into the Forbidden Forest, where it [[GoingNative goes native]] and putters around the woods all year. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It later saves Harry and Ron from being eaten by Aragog's clan of acromantulas]].Acromantula.]]



** There's a really clever and subtle (not to mention [[ParentalBonus strictly for adults]]) one when the students think Harry is the Heir of Slytherin and Fred and George make fun of the idea by walking in front of Harry shouting [[Film/{{Scarface 1983}} "Make way for the Heir of Slytherin, seriously evil wizard coming through..."]]

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** There's a really clever and subtle (not to mention [[ParentalBonus strictly for adults]]) one when the students think Harry is the Heir of Slytherin and Fred and George make fun of the idea by walking in front of Harry shouting [[Film/{{Scarface 1983}} [[Film/Scarface1983 "Make way for the Heir of Slytherin, seriously evil wizard coming through..."]]through …"]]



* SignificantAnagram: [[spoiler:Tom Marvolo Riddle <-> I am Lord Voldemort.]] Other languages revise the anagram to make sense in their tongues -- or change his birth-name.
** One of the funniest examples of this is the French version, which gives him the name “Tom Elvis Jedusor.”

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* SignificantAnagram: [[spoiler:Tom Marvolo Riddle <-> I am Lord Voldemort.]] ]]
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Other languages revise the anagram to make sense in their tongues -- or change his birth-name.
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birth name. One of the funniest examples of this is the French version, which gives him the name “Tom Elvis Jedusor.”



* SpiderSwarm: The giant spiders (also known as Acromantulas) appear to be social, although instead of a queen, they are led by an elderly male spider named Aragog. It's explicitly stated that Aragog had a bride, so apparently, Acromantulas females don't feed on their male.

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* SpiderSwarm: The giant spiders (also known as Acromantulas) Acromantula) appear to be social, although instead of a queen, they are led by an elderly male spider named Aragog. It's explicitly stated that Aragog had a bride, so apparently, Acromantulas Acromantula females don't feed on their male.



* TrickedIntoSigning: A signed permission slip from a teacher in order to check out a book from the restricted section of the library. They pick the dumbest teacher Gilderoy Lockhart to get the signature from. While they do tell him the truth that it's for checking out a book, Lockhart clearly doesn't care and happily signs it as though it were yet another autograph.

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* TrickedIntoSigning: A signed permission slip from a teacher in order to check out a book from the restricted section of the library. They Our heroes pick the dumbest teacher teacher, Gilderoy Lockhart Lockhart, to get the signature from. While they do tell him the truth that it's for checking out a book, Lockhart clearly doesn't care and happily signs it as though it were yet another autograph.



* VillainWithGoodPublicity

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* VillainWithGoodPublicityVillainWithGoodPublicity:



-->Tom Marvolo Riddle
-->''(With the wave of a wand, [[SignificantAnagram the letters switch around]])''
-->''[[spoiler:[[ActuallyIAmHim I Am Lord Voldemort]]]].
* 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...''

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-->Tom Marvolo Riddle
-->''(With
Riddle\\
[''With
the wave of a wand, [[SignificantAnagram the letters switch around]])''
-->''[[spoiler:[[ActuallyIAmHim
around]]'']\\
''[[spoiler:[[ActuallyIAmHim
I Am Lord Voldemort]]]].
Voldemort.]]]]
* 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 Mandrake up for a potion is any different than chopping up a carrot.
* WhoWouldBeStupidEnough[=/=]DescriptionCut[=/=]GilliganCut: At the very end of Chapter 9, chapter nine, "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, -->['''Last line of chapter nine''': "'Oh, come on, no teacher's gonna going to fall for that!" that,' said Ron, "they'd Ron. 'They'd have to be really thick..."'' [''End chapter'']\\
[''Start
thick …'"\\
[''Chapter break.]]\\
[''First line
of next chapter''] ''Since chapter ten, "The Rogue Bludger"'']: "Since the disastrous episode with the pixies, Professor Lockhart had not brought live creatures to class...''class …"
20th Jul '16 1:04:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* 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.]]
17th Jul '16 11:20:20 AM Tallens
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* HeadlockOfDominance: At the dueling club, Hermione gets paired with Slytheryn Millicent Bulstrode, a much larger and stronger girl. After the chaos of the duels settles down, Bulstrode is found to have forgone wands and grabbed Hermione in a headlock that she couldn't get out of.
30th Jun '16 1:20:49 AM morenohijazo
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* BeastInTheMaze: The Basilisk which resides in the Chamber of Secrets..

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* BeastInTheMaze: The Basilisk which resides in the Chamber of Secrets.. Secrets beneath the castle.
28th Jun '16 7:27:14 PM Eddy1215
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* BeastInTheMaze: The Basilisk which resides in the Chamber of Secrets..
19th Jun '16 1:01:52 PM kquinn0830
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** When Harry stays with the Weasleys, the narration briefly mentions regular occurrences of explosions from the twins' room. Book 4 reveals that these sounds were them creating products for Weasleys Wizard Wheezes.
15th Jun '16 4:58:14 AM Meppe
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-->''(With the wave of a wand, [[MeaningfulAnagram the letters switch around]])''

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-->''(With the wave of a wand, [[MeaningfulAnagram [[SignificantAnagram the letters switch around]])''
27th May '16 9:36:23 AM Kingault
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** Harry wonders if, due to his speaking Parseltongue, he's a distant relative of Salazar Slytherins. [[spoiler:It turns out that, through the Peverells, he is related to Voldemort, so he actually is, in some fashion, related to Slytherin.]]

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** Harry wonders if, due to his speaking Parseltongue, he's a distant relative of Salazar Slytherins.Slytherin. [[spoiler:It turns out that, through the Peverells, he is related to Voldemort, so he actually is, in some fashion, related to Slytherin.]]
14th May '16 7:08:31 AM nighttrainfm
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* SavedByTheAwesome

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* SavedByTheAwesomeSavedByTheAwesome: After the flying car incident, Harry and Ron are threatened with expulsion if they're caught breaking any more rules. At the end, Dumbledore points out that they've done just that...then happily awards them several hundred points and special awards for services to Hogwarts.
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