History Literature / HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets

25th Aug '17 4:26:03 PM NightShade96
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* DeadlyBook: Two cases:
** Ron mentions a book that [[EyeScream burns the reader's eyes out]].
** Also, [[spoiler: Tom Riddle (Voldemort)'s]] diary, which [[spoiler:has been sapping Ginny's life and making her cause the attacks. It was able to do this because Ginny confided a lot of her secrets to the diary by writing them in it, making Riddle able to have [[MindControl influence]] over her.]] It's later revealed in [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince the sixth book]] that the diary [[spoiler: is one of Voldemort's [[SoulJar Horcruxes]].]]
14th Aug '17 8:18:23 AM Gosicrystal
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* IJustWantToBeFree: Dobby.

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* %%* IJustWantToBeFree: Dobby.



** Another potential example: Hermione suggests that whoever flushed Riddle's diary may have been the culprit, trying to stop anyone from finding out details about the last time the Chamber was opened. It ''was'' the culprit (sort of), but they did it to ''stop'' the attacks.

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** Another potential example: Hermione suggests that whoever flushed Riddle's diary may have been the culprit, trying to stop anyone from finding out details about the last time the Chamber was opened. It ''was'' the culprit (sort of), but they did it to ''stop'' the attacks.attacks.
* JokeAndReceive: Used as a BrickJoke. When Harry and Ron discover a trophy awarded to a Tom Riddle for undisclosed services to the school, Ron jokes that maybe Tom killed Moaning Myrtle (who is currently a ghost) because she's so annoying. Much later in the book it turns out that Tom Riddle actually did murder Myrtle, although that's not why he received the trophy.
11th Aug '17 1:11:38 PM BananaPancakes
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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Hogwarts has pipes big enough for a huge snake to move around in. {{Justified|Trope}}, as they were specifically designed that way by the architect responsible for the aforementioned huge snake.

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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Hogwarts has pipes big wide enough for a huge snake to move around in. {{Justified|Trope}}, as they were the architect who introduced said huge snake to the castle specifically designed them to be that way by the architect responsible for the aforementioned huge snake.big.



* AlliterativeTitle:[[invoked]] All the Lockhart books assigned to Hogwarts' students have them: ''Break with a Banshee'', ''Gadding with Ghouls'', ''Holidays with Hags'', ''Travels with Trolls'', ''Voyages with Vampires'', ''Wanderings with Werewolves'', and ''Year with the Yeti''.

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* AlliterativeTitle:[[invoked]] All the Lockhart Nearly all of Lockhart's books assigned have them. Assigned to Hogwarts' students have them: this year are ''Break with a Banshee'', ''Gadding with Ghouls'', ''Holidays with Hags'', ''Travels with Trolls'', ''Voyages with Vampires'', ''Wanderings with Werewolves'', and ''Year with the Yeti''.Yeti''. He also wrote the [[BasedOnAGreatBigLie "autobiography"]] ''Magical Me''.



** Technically, [[spoiler:Lucius Malfoy can also be seen as this, seeing as he was the one who slipped the diary into Ginny Weasley's cauldron in the first place. Nearly every major conflict in the story can be traced back to him on some level or another.]]

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** Technically, [[spoiler:Lucius Malfoy can also be seen as this, seeing as he was the one who slipped the diary into Ginny Weasley's cauldron in the first place. Nearly every Most major conflict conflicts in the this story can be traced back to him on some level or another.]]



* BackwardsFiringGun: Backwards Firing Wand. Ron's wand is damaged and becomes prone to firing spells through the wrong end, the one pointing towards the caster … which is good news when [[spoiler:Professor Lockhart]] steals it and tries to use it to erase Ron's and Harry's memories …
* 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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* AscendedExtra: Ginny Weasley, who had two short scenes {{squee}}ing over Harry in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', starts at Hogwarts this year and is crucial to the plot.
* BackwardsFiringGun: Backwards Firing Backwards-Firing Wand. Ron's wand is damaged and becomes prone to firing spells through the wrong end, the one pointing towards the caster … which is good news when [[spoiler:Professor Lockhart]] steals it and tries to use it to erase Ron's and Harry's memories …
* BasiliskAndCockatrice: The basilisk 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 instant-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 Petrified instead.



* BeastInTheMaze: The Basilisk which resides in the Chamber of Secrets beneath the castle.

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* BeastInTheMaze: The Basilisk Basilisk, which resides in the Chamber of Secrets beneath the castle.



* DeadAnimalWarning: The school caretaker's cat is hung up as a warning after the Chamber of Secrets is opened. Being a children's book, it turns out that she's petrified but not dead, and she's revived later.

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* DeadAnimalWarning: The school caretaker's cat is hung up as a warning after the Chamber of Secrets is opened. Being a children's book, it turns out that she's petrified Petrified but not dead, and she's revived later.



* DeaderThanDead: Discussed and ultimately defied when the Basilisk petrifies Sir Nicholas. It turns out the monster's gaze petrifies ghosts ''by default'' because they simply cannot die twice.

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* DeaderThanDead: Discussed and ultimately defied when the Basilisk petrifies Petrifies Sir Nicholas. It turns out the monster's gaze petrifies Petrifies ghosts ''by default'' because they simply cannot die twice.



* IneptMage: Gilderoy Lockhart, who bungles it every time he has to do magic.



* IneptMage: Gilderoy Lockhart, who bungles it every time he has to do magic.



* JustPlaneWrong: Well, car. When Ron and Harry [[spoiler:fly to Hogwarts in Arthur's flying car after Dobby seals the entrance to Platform 9¾]], they fly the car through cloud banks without succumbing to freezing temperatures or hypoxia usually associated with high altitude flight (which muggle aeroplanes are rigorously insulated against). Then again, magic.

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* JustPlaneWrong: Well, car. When Ron and Harry [[spoiler:fly to Hogwarts in Arthur's flying car after Dobby seals the entrance to Platform 9¾]], they fly the car through cloud banks without succumbing to freezing temperatures or hypoxia usually associated with high altitude flight (which muggle (against which Mmuggle aeroplanes are rigorously insulated against).insulated). Then again, magic.



* LeeroyJenkins: At first, it is assumed that Hermione was petrified because she acted like this, looking for the Chamber alone and unprepared. [[spoiler:It's a subversion: she ''was'' prepared, the reason she wasn't ''killed''.]]

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* LeeroyJenkins: At first, it is assumed that Hermione was petrified Petrified because she acted like this, looking for the Chamber alone and unprepared. [[spoiler:It's a subversion: she ''was'' prepared, the reason she wasn't ''killed''.]]



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

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* MindRape: What Riddle's Diary diary did to [[spoiler:Ginny]].



* {{Narcissist}}: Lockhart. Good God, ''Lockhart''. Whenever he mentions himself, he always mentions his achievements ("Order of Merlin, Third Class, honorary member of the Dark Force Defence League and five-times winner of Witch Weekly's Most Charming Smile Award"), his books made up the whole year booklist, the quiz at the start of the year concerns questions about himself from his books, Harry has to answer Lockhart's fan mail with him for his detention, and his office is filled with pictures of himself.

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* {{Narcissist}}: Lockhart. Good God, ''Lockhart''. Whenever he mentions himself, he [[CatchPhrase always mentions mentions]] [[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard his achievements achievements]] ("Order of Merlin, Third Class, honorary member of the Dark Force Defence League League, and five-times five-time winner of Witch Weekly's ''Witch Weekly''[='=]s Most Charming Smile Award"), his books made up the whole year booklist, the quiz at the start of the year concerns questions about himself from his books, Harry has is made to answer Lockhart's fan mail with him for his detention, and his office is filled with pictures of himself. himself.



** [[spoiler:Justin Finch-Fletchley and Nearly Headless Nick have identical OhCrap expressions on their faces when they're Petrified by the Basilisk.]]

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** [[spoiler:Justin Finch-Fletchley and Nearly Headless Nick have identical OhCrap expressions on their faces when they're Petrified by the Basilisk.Basilisk Petrifies them.]]



* PredecessorVillain: Salazar Slytherin was the guy who ''built'' the Chamber of Secrets and put the Basilisk there in the first place, but he died nearly a millennium before this story begins.

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* PredecessorVillain: Salazar Slytherin was the guy who ''built'' the Chamber of Secrets and put the Basilisk there in the first place, but he died nearly a millennium before this story begins.



-->['''Last line of chapter nine''': "'Oh, come on, no teacher's going to fall for that,' said Ron. 'They'd have to be really thick …'"\\

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-->['''Last -->'''Last line of chapter nine''': "'Oh, come on, no teacher's going to fall for that,' said Ron. 'They'd have to be really thick …'"\\



['''First line of chapter ten, "The Rogue Bludger"''']: "Since the disastrous episode with the pixies, Professor Lockhart had not brought live creatures to class …"

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['''First '''First line of chapter ten, "The Rogue Bludger"''']: Bludger"''': "Since the disastrous episode with the pixies, Professor Lockhart had not brought live creatures to class …"
31st Jul '17 10:23:26 AM BananaPancakes
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* AdultFear: Imagine what Molly must have gone through when she found three of her sons missing. Sure, Fred, George and Ron were doing it to get Harry out of the Dursley's house, but even so, if they'd left a note, it would have at least let her know where they were. [[spoiler:She then gets a bigger dose of it when Ginny ends up in the Chamber of Secrets, and almost dies.]]

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* AdultFear: Imagine what Molly must have gone through when she found three of her sons missing. Sure, Yes, Fred, George George, and Ron were doing it to get Harry out of from the Dursley's Dursleys' house, but even so, if they'd left a note, it would have at least let her know where they were. [[spoiler:She then gets a bigger dose of it when Ginny ends up in the Chamber of Secrets, and almost dies.]]



* AlliterativeTitle:[[invoked]] All the Lockhart books assigned to Hogwarts' students have them: ''Break with a Banshee'', ''Gadding with Ghouls'', ''Holidays with Hags'', ''Travels with Trolls'', ''Voyages with Vampires'', ''Wanderings with Werewolves'', and ''Year with the Yeti''.



* ArcVillain: The "Heir of Slytherin" (AKA [[spoiler:Tom Marvolo Riddle's living memory]]).

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* ArcVillain: The "Heir of Slytherin" (AKA [[spoiler:Tom Marvolo "Lord Voldemort" Riddle's living memory]]).



* BatScare: Non-flying example: Huge crawling masses of spiders flee from Hogwarts. They do no harm, but badly frighten Ron, an arachnophobe.



* BatScare: Non-flying example: Huge crawling masses of spiders flee from Hogwarts. They do no harm, but badly frighten Ron, an arachnophobe.



* 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...reality, he's exactly that, ''plus'' [[spoiler:amoral enough to steal other people's accomplishments and leave a child to die. When the staff other teachers 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.]]



* BlastingItOutOfTheirHands: The ''Expelliarmus'' spell, which Harry learns in this book.

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* BlastingItOutOfTheirHands: The ''Expelliarmus'' spell, Disarming Charm, "''Expelliarmus''", which Harry learns in this book.



* ButtDialingMordor: A variant of this occurs with [[spoiler:Ginny and the magic diary of Tom Riddle that Lucius Malfoy slips into her bag]]. [[spoiler:She]] writes into the diary many things that happened in the school, allowing Riddle to get information about Harry Potter, and he slowly drains [[spoiler:her]] soul 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.

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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]]. [[spoiler:She]] [[spoiler:She writes into the diary many things that happened in the school, allowing Riddle to get information about Harry Potter, and he slowly drains [[spoiler:her]] her soul to give himself a more corporeal form.
form.]]
* CallingOutForNotCalling: Fred, George, and Ron take Harry to fly the car from their house with the flying car. home to Harry's, pick him up, and bring him back. Molly is very upset with all of them her own boys for not having written a note (to be fair, she was also upset with them for going, period), except for Harry, who that they went), but she doesn't blame Harry, because he wasn't involved in planning it.



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



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



* 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.

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* DeaderThanDead: Discussed and ultimately defied when Sir-Nicholas is petrified by the monster. Basilisk petrifies Sir Nicholas. It turns out, out the monster's gaze petrifies ghosts ''by default'' because they simply cannot die twice.



** [[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.]]

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** [[spoiler: Back in the past, 1943, Tom Riddle sets the basilisk 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.]]



* 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: someone takes advantage of an unsuspecting kid who met them 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.
* DoWrongRight: Arthur Weasley is far more pleased than his wife when his sons steal his flying car and use it to pick up Harry.
* 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.]]
* DragonInChief: The [[spoiler:Basilisk]] is causing most of the trouble, but it's made clear that she's merely a tool for use by the "Heir of Slytherin".

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* DoWrongRight: Arthur Weasley is far more pleased than Molly when their sons steal his flying car and use it to pick up Harry.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Harry's (and [[spoiler:Ginny]]'s) interaction with Tom [[spoiler: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: someone a shady character takes advantage of an unsuspecting kid who met them online. Naïve [[spoiler:Ginny]] [[spoiler:Naïve 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.
* DoWrongRight: Arthur Weasley is far more pleased than his wife when his sons steal his flying car and use it to pick up Harry.
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 Clearwater, and Hermione, and writing threatening messages on the walls.]]
* DragonInChief: The [[spoiler:Basilisk]] is causing most of the trouble, but it's made clear that she's merely a tool for use by the "Heir of Slytherin".



* EatingOptional: When Harry visits Nearly Headless Nick's Deathday party, there's a banquet of rotten food laid out for the ghosts. Hermione figures they let the food rot so that the flavors are strong enough for the ghosts to actually taste.

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* EatingOptional: When Harry visits Nearly Headless Nick's Deathday party, there's a banquet of rotten food laid out for the ghosts. Hermione figures they let the food rot so that the flavors are strong enough for the ghosts to actually taste.''taste''.



** Hermione took what she thought was Millicent Bulstrode's hair to use in the Polyjuice Potion. As she found out when she took it (and after Harry and Ron's doses had worn off), it wasn't Millicent's hair. It was cat hair. [[EpicFail Oops]].

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** Hermione took what she thought was Millicent Bulstrode's hair to use in the Polyjuice Potion. As she found out when she took it (and after Harry and Ron's doses had worn off), it wasn't Millicent's hair. It was cat hair. [[EpicFail Oops]]. Oops.]]



* FeetOfClay: Gilderoy Lockhart, who has a grand reputation but is revealed to be pretty much incompetent as a wizard, except for his knack with Memory Charms.

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* FeetOfClay: Gilderoy Lockhart, who has a grand reputation but is revealed to be pretty much incompetent as a wizard, [[GeniusDitz except for his knack with Memory Charms.]]



* 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 little (if any) control of the situation once [[spoiler:the diary is out of his hands]].

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* GambitRoulette: Lucius's Lucius' 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 little (if any) control of the situation once [[spoiler:the diary is out of his hands]].



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



* HeadlockOfDominance: At the Duelling Club, Hermione gets paired with 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. Harry has to get her out of it.

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* HeadlockOfDominance: At the Duelling Club, Hermione gets paired with 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. Harry has to get her out of it. it physically.



** Referenced by Dumbledore's line to [[spoiler:Lockhart]]: "Impaled upon your own sword, [[spoiler:Gilderoy]]!"

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** Referenced Cited by Dumbledore's line to [[spoiler:Lockhart]]: [[spoiler:Lockhart]] at the end: "Impaled upon your own sword, [[spoiler:Gilderoy]]!"



* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: The message in blood announcing the opening of the Chamber and the first Petrification victim, Mrs. Norris, are discovered on AllHallowsEve.



* IHaveJustOneThingToSay: After the climax Dumbledore seems about to give a criticizing speech to Harry and Ron about their behavior, only to change course mid-sentence: ''"I seem to remember telling you both that I would have to expell you if you broke any more school rules … [''{{Beat}}''] … which goes to show that the best of us must sometimes eat our words."''

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* IHaveJustOneThingToSay: After the climax Dumbledore seems about to give a criticizing speech to Harry and Ron about their behavior, only to change course mid-sentence: ''"I seem to remember telling you both that I would have to expell expel you if you broke any more school rules … [''{{Beat}}''] … which goes to show that the best of us must sometimes eat our words."''



* IThoughtEveryoneCouldDoThat: Harry assumed that Parseltongue was just a thing wizards in general could do. It's not until after he scares everybody at the Dueling Club that he learns it's a uncommon ability associated with Slytherin.



* IThoughtEveryoneCouldDoThat: 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.
* JustPlaneWrong: Well, car. When Ron and Harry [[spoiler: fly to Hogwarts in Mr. Weasley's flying car after Dobby seals the entrance to Platform 9 3/4]] they fly the car through cloud banks without succumbing to freezing temperatures or hypoxia usually associated with high altitude flight (which muggle aeroplanes are rigorously insulated against). Then again, magic.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Lockhart is one, only it turns out he's actually well aware of his own incompetence. It seems the only spell he can perform correctly is the Memory Charm.
* 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, thus wiping his own memory.

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* IThoughtEveryoneCouldDoThat: 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.
* JustPlaneWrong: Well, car. When Ron and Harry [[spoiler: fly [[spoiler:fly to Hogwarts in Mr. Weasley's Arthur's flying car after Dobby seals the entrance to Platform 9 3/4]] 9¾]], they fly the car through cloud banks without succumbing to freezing temperatures or hypoxia usually associated with high altitude flight (which muggle aeroplanes are rigorously insulated against). Then again, magic.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Lockhart is set up as one, only it turns out he's actually well aware of his own incompetence. It seems the only spell he can perform correctly is the Memory Charm.
Charm.
* 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, thus wiping his own memory. memory.
* LeeroyJenkins: At first, it is assumed that Hermione was petrified because she acted like this, looking for the Chamber alone and unprepared. [[spoiler:It's a subversion: she ''was'' prepared, the reason she wasn't ''killed''.]]



* LeeroyJenkins: At first, it is assumed that Hermione was petrified because she acted like this, looking for the Chamber alone and unprepared. [[spoiler: In truth, the Trope is subverted. She ''was'' prepared, the reason she wasn't ''killed''.]]



* 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''.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: It's in In this book that book, Draco Malfoy introduces the anti-Muggle-born slur "Mudblood". The book also expands on the prejudice towards Muggle-borns held by purebloods pure-blood wizards and makes it clear that many of them want the Muggle-borns ''dead''.



* RansackedRoom: Ginny ransacks Harry's dormitory in order to get Tom Riddle's diary back.

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* RansackedRoom: Ginny ransacks Harry's dormitory in order to get Tom Riddle's diary back.



* 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]].
* 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.

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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]].
[[spoiler:diary]].
* 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 they did just that when they went into the Chamber … then happily awards them several hundred points and special awards for services to Hogwarts.



* StalkerWithACrush: Colin Creevy is this to Harry in this book.

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* StalkerWithACrush: Colin Creevy Creevey is this to Harry in this book.book, albeit a HeroWorshipper with no romantic interest in him.



* WhoWouldBeStupidEnough[=/=]DescriptionCut[=/=]GilliganCut: At the very end of 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.

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* WhoWouldBeStupidEnough[=/=]DescriptionCut[=/=]GilliganCut: At the very end of 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 information 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.



[''Chapter break.]]\\
[''First line of chapter ten, "The Rogue Bludger"'']: "Since the disastrous episode with the pixies, Professor Lockhart had not brought live creatures to class …"

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[''Chapter break.]]\\
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['''First
line of chapter ten, "The Rogue Bludger"'']: Bludger"''']: "Since the disastrous episode with the pixies, Professor Lockhart had not brought live creatures to class …"



* WontTakeYesForAnAnswer: After the attack on Nick and Justin, Hagrid bursts into Dumbledore's office to explain that he was talking to Harry only seconds beforehand and he'll swear that Harry's innocent in front of the Ministry if necessary. Dumbledore repeatedly tries to interrupt before half-shouting that he completely agrees with Hagrid.



* WontTakeYesForAnAnswer: After the attack on Nick and Justin, Hagrid bursts into Dumbledore's office to explain that he was talking to Harry only seconds beforehand and he'll swear that Harry's innocent in front of the Ministry if necessary. Dumbledore repeatedly tries to interrupt before half-shouting that he completely agrees with Hagrid.
* WritersCannotDoMath: Economics: The Weasleys should not be poor. True, only one parent works (in a government job) and they have ALL the children. However, their children are at school 10 months out of the year where, according to WordOfGod, they aren't charged for tuition, boarding, or food. The 5 children they have to feed for 2 months out of the year works out to 0.8 children per anum. It gets even more mysterious when you factor in that they should be able to just wave their magic wands to conjure up a chateau.

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* WontTakeYesForAnAnswer: After the attack on Nick and Justin, Hagrid bursts into Dumbledore's office to explain that he was talking to Harry only seconds beforehand and he'll swear that Harry's innocent in front of the Ministry if necessary. Dumbledore repeatedly tries to interrupt before half-shouting that he completely agrees with Hagrid.
* WritersCannotDoMath: Economics: The Weasleys should not be poor. True, only one parent works (in a government job) and they have ALL the children. However, their children are at school 10 ten months out of the year where, according to WordOfGod, they aren't charged for tuition, boarding, or food. The 5 five children they have to feed for 2 two months out of the year works out to 0.8 children per anum. It gets even more mysterious when you factor in that they should be able to just wave their magic wands to conjure up a chateau.



* XanatosGambit: Lucius Malfoy's plan has two possible outcomes: either Ginny is caught, thus disgracing Arthur Weasley and his Muggle Protection Act, or the culprit is not apprehended, and either kills every Muggle-born in the school or drives them all away. The former seems to be his preferred option, interestingly enough, but either would presumably satisfy him. [[spoiler:Of course, his plan backfired worse than he could have possibly imagined, which we learn in ''Deathly Hallows''.]]

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* XanatosGambit: Lucius Malfoy's plan has two possible outcomes: either Ginny [[spoiler:Ginny is caught, thus disgracing Arthur Weasley and his Muggle Protection Act, Act]], or the culprit is not apprehended, and either kills every Muggle-born in the school or drives them all away. The former seems to be his preferred option, interestingly enough, but either would presumably satisfy him. [[spoiler:Of course, his plan backfired worse than he could have possibly imagined, which we learn in ''Deathly Hallows''.]]
31st Jul '17 8:47:00 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* LeeroyJenkins: [[spoiler:At first, it is assumed that Hermione was petrified because she acted like this, looking for the Chamber alone and unprepared. In truth, the Trope is ''seriously'' subverted. She ''was'' prepared, the reason she wasn't ''killed''.]]

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* LeeroyJenkins: [[spoiler:At At first, it is assumed that Hermione was petrified because she acted like this, looking for the Chamber alone and unprepared. [[spoiler: In truth, the Trope is ''seriously'' subverted. She ''was'' prepared, the reason she wasn't ''killed''.]] ]]
23rd Jul '17 12:16:54 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* LeeroyJenkins: [[spoiler:At first, it is assumed that Hermione was petrified because she acted like this, looking for the Chamber alone and unprepared. In truth, the Trope is ''seriously'' subverted. She ''was'' prepared, the reason she wasn't ''killed''.]]
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** Another subtle one comes from when Harry and Ron find Riddle's diary. Rose stops Harry from touching it saying it could be dangerous. When Harry asks "[[Franchise/EvilDead How can a book be dangerous]]?" Ron responds with "You'd be surprised."
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.
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** Ron again on the first day of term when he receives a Howler from Mrs Weasley.
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