History Literature / HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows

5th May '16 11:37:10 AM morenohijazo
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* SadistTeacher: The Carrows, a pair of ruthless Death Eater siblings, take over disciplinary matters and Defense Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts this year. You know they're bad when Neville says they make even Umbridge look good by comparison. ''No one'' on the staff wants to turn students over to them for punishment. [[spoiler:Not even Snape; when he catches several students trying to retrieve Gryffindor's sword, he levies the punishment himself--[[{{Unishment}} a night helping Hagrid]]--rather than turn them over to the Carrows. Given later revelations, he certainly did so on purpose.]]


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* SadistTeacher: The Carrows, a pair of ruthless Death Eater siblings, take over disciplinary matters and Defense Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts this year. You know they're bad when Neville says they make even Umbridge look good by comparison. ''No one'' on the staff wants to turn students over to them for punishment. [[spoiler:Not even Snape; when he catches several students trying to retrieve Gryffindor's sword, he levies the punishment himself--[[{{Unishment}} a night helping Hagrid]]--rather than turn them over to the Carrows. Given later revelations, he certainly did so on purpose.]]


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* SpoilerCover: Covers for the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series always show something from the book, but it's usually something vague like Harry flying on his broomstick. However, the American cover of this book shows the actual duel between Harry and Voldemort- specifically, with Voldemort flying backward while Harry reaches upward triumphantly (to catch Voldy' wand, though that isn't shown) as the sun rises in the background. This at least heavily suggests that Harry survives and defeats Voldemort personally, where the former event in particular was very uncertain.
4th May '16 9:53:32 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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** [[spoiler:Fred Weasley, who had been laughing over the fact that Percy had finally made a joke for the first time in years.]]

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** [[spoiler:Fred Weasley, who had been laughing over the fact that Percy had finally made a joke for the first time in years.]]years---specifically, it's hinted that Percy may have once actually been a CoolBigBro once.]]
1st May '16 8:36:26 AM AnthonyMercer
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* SkewedPriorities: Mrs. Weasley, who as a member of the Order of the Phoenix should know very well ''why'' Harry, Ron, and Hermione are not going back to Hogwarts for their seventh year: Because there are ''three Death Eaters in high ranking positions'', and who proceed to abuse those positions in Voldemort's name (to the point that the Carrow twins actually ''teach the students to use evil spells on each other.''
1st May '16 8:05:57 AM AnthonyMercer
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** Harry gets another one thanks to Umbridge flat out mentioning that a Muggle-Born witch [[BlatantLies isn't a witch at all.]] "You're lying, Dolores. And [[IronicEcho you must not tell lies.]]"

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** Harry gets another one thanks to Umbridge flat out mentioning that a Muggle-Born witch [[BlatantLies isn't a witch at all.]] "You're lying, Dolores. And [[IronicEcho you must not tell lies.]]"]]



** Film version: "You're lying, Dolores. You mustn't tell lies."
22nd Apr '16 8:36:28 PM PaulA
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* AlmostDeadGuy: Played with in the case of [[spoiler:Severus Snape]], who has a lot of information to impart to Harry, but rather than linger on death's doorstep for a long FinalSpeech, uses a previously-established magical technique to zap the information straight into Harry's head.
17th Apr '16 6:52:31 PM Taeraresh
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-->"Oi! There's a war going on here!"
16th Mar '16 10:20:07 PM Eagal
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** Played with. Neville becomes a [[TookALevelInBadass freedom fighter]] and a damn good one. He even [[spoiler:destroys Voldemort's final Horcrux.]] However, fans who were expecting to see a showdown between him and Bellatrix due to the buildup from book four onward were left disappointed, as [[spoiler:Molly Weasley ends up being the one to fight her]]. See BerserkButton below.

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** Played with. Neville becomes a [[TookALevelInBadass freedom fighter]] and a damn good one. He even [[spoiler:destroys Voldemort's final Horcrux.]] However, fans who were expecting to see a showdown between him and Bellatrix due to the buildup from book four onward were left disappointed, as [[spoiler:Molly Weasley ends up being the one to fight her]]. See BerserkButton below.



** Mrs. Weasley always seemed so kind and matronly, but then someone made the mistake of [[spoiler:threatening her daughter after her son had died]]. Yeah... not a good idea.
** Harry goes berserk when Amycus Carrow spits on Professor [=McGonagall=], even using the forbidden Cruciatus Curse on him. Surprisingly, [=McGonagall=] was okay with Harry doing so.



** In a backstory, it is revealed that Percival, Albus Dumbledore's father, found out that [[spoiler:his daughter Ariana had been assaulted by three Muggle boys who saw her using magic and he went and attacked them himself. He ended up in Azkaban for it, but he never revealed his reasons because the incident had driven Ariana half-insane and she would have been permanently confined in St. Mungo's Hospital]].



** An overlooked reaction was Harry to seeing Ginny almost killed by Bellatrix. Originally going after Voldemort, he changed direction upon seeing that, but was passed by Molly, described above.
11th Mar '16 10:21:32 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** TheReveal that [[spoiler:Dumbledore was dying from the effects of a cursed artifact and asked Snape to MercyKill him (which happened one book earlier) if need be]] can remind one of terminal illnesses and the crushing hopelessness that one of them can bring about.
7th Mar '16 7:53:27 PM somebob
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** Xeno is dealt with this by the Death Eaters when they arrive after Xeno nearly destroyed his house accidentally. They are firing spells at Xeno while lecturing him for bringing them back for nothing.
--> Selwyn: "Crumple" -- bang -- "Headed" -- bang -- "Snorkacks!"
12th Feb '16 4:12:46 AM zerohelix
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: The very last spell that Harry casts at the end of the book is "Reparo", a rather mundane spell for repairing broken objects. Doesn't sound like a fitting conclusion to the series? Well, it helps that [[spoiler: he casts it with the Elder Wand--the most powerful wand in history--and he uses to to repair his broken holly-and-phoenix wand, which we were earlier told was irreparable]]. Still doesn't sound that awesome? Well...there's also the fact that [[spoiler: it's the ''only'' spell that he casts with the Elder Wand, and he does it to make it clear that he has no intention of claiming the wand's power for himself]]. This makes him [[spoiler: probably the only Wizard in history ever to reject the Elder Wand--the most coveted magical objects on Earth]].

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* MundaneMadeAwesome: The very last spell that Harry casts at the end of the book is "Reparo", a rather mundane spell for repairing broken objects. Doesn't sound like a fitting conclusion to the series? Well, it helps that [[spoiler: he casts it with the Elder Wand--the most powerful wand in history--and he uses to to repair his broken holly-and-phoenix wand, which we were earlier told was irreparable]]. Still doesn't sound that awesome? Well...there's also the fact that [[spoiler: it's the ''only'' spell that he casts with the Elder Wand, and he does it to make it clear that he has no intention of claiming the wand's power for himself]]. This makes him [[spoiler: probably the only Wizard in history ever to reject the Elder Wand--the most coveted magical objects object on Earth]].
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