History Literature / HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows

27th Jan '16 11:59:17 AM theenglishman
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* EarlyBirdCameo: Retroactively. [[spoiler:Harry's youngest son, Albus Severus, first appears in the book's final chapter, and is set to be a {{Deuteragonist}} in ''Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild''.]]
18th Jan '16 10:20:54 AM ThorfinnRowle
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* WritersCannotDoMath: The revelation that James and Lily were only 21 when they were killed. Though it was already established that they were at least relatively young at the time, this leaves three years for them to join the order, become established members, Lily to be pregnant and have Harry, and the two to go into hiding (which was implied to have been over the course of several months). It does make the timeline rather cramped.
16th Jan '16 7:28:12 PM somebob
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* TrustPassword: After realizing the Order's plans to move Harry had been compromised, some members demanded each other prove they are who they said they were by asking questions that only the true person would know. This was suddenly dramatic as in the previous book, it was played for laughs.
5th Jan '16 5:23:52 AM AdelePotter
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** The Deathly Hallows symbol. Viktor Krum is enraged to see Xenophilius Lovegood wearing it as a pendant, because it was used by Grindelwald, but it turns out the mark was originally benign and unluckily appropriated by evildoers. Given that Grindelwald is basically Wizard Hitler, it's a good parallel to the swastika.
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** The Deathly Hallows symbol. Viktor Krum is enraged to see Xenophilius Lovegood wearing it as a pendant, because it was used by Grindelwald, but it turns out the mark was originally benign and unluckily appropriated by evildoers. Given that Grindelwald is basically Wizard Hitler, it's a good parallel to the swastika. (For those of you who are unaware -- the swastika was originally used by the Indian religion Jainism before being used by the Nazis. Not only are Jains ''not'' Nazis, they're completely pacifistic. Some of the more devout ones won't even eat yogurt because then they'd be eating live bacteria. Because of this pacifism, and because the symbol was theirs first anyway, the German government tends to let them use the swastika, in spite of their NoSwastika laws.)
27th Dec '15 7:53:09 PM DarthNANAME
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My understanding was that the Death Eaters weaponized the fact that Harry and co are the only ones with the balls to say Voldemort's name, since wizards who lived through the first Wizarding War dreaded him too much to utter his name.
* TrackingDevice: A running quirk in the first book, revealed by Ron in the last: there's a reason why [[spoiler:wizards won't dare speak Lord's Voldemort's name]]. The spell that made that possible wasn't in ''use'' until the last book. So it was safe to actually [[spoiler:say Voldemort's name]] until that spell was cast.
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* TrackingDevice: A running quirk in the first book, revealed by Ron in the last: there's The Death Eaters put a reason why [[spoiler:wizards won't dare speak Lord's tracking enchantment on [[spoiler: Lord Voldemort's name]]. The spell name, knowing that made that possible wasn't in ''use'' until Team Harry are the last book. So it was safe only ones to actually [[spoiler:say Voldemort's name]] until that spell was cast.refer to Voldemort by name, instead of He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named]] like most other wizards and witches.
27th Dec '15 7:26:09 AM charliebiggs
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* PropheciesAreAlwaysRight: Subverted. A prediction by the Sorting Hat that the four Houses would need to unite to defeat evil, made in [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix book five]], was ultimately forgotten, and Voldemort was still defeated.
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* PropheciesAreAlwaysRight: Subverted. A prediction by the Sorting Hat that the four Houses would need to unite to defeat evil, made in [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix book five]], was ultimately forgotten, five]]. While Harry and Ron initially balk at uniting with the Slytherins, some of them end up playing key roles in Voldemort's defeat: ** Draco Malfoy unknowingly takes possession of the Elder Wand from Dumbledore, setting the stage for Harry to unknowingly take it from ''him''. ** His mother, Narcissa, lies to Voldemort was still defeated.and tells him Harry is dead. ** An entire book in itself could be dedicated to Severus Snape and his efforts to bring down Lord Voldemort. ** House Head Horace Slughorn, after leading his students to safety, helps round up reinforcements for the second half of the final battle. He also helps triple-team Voldemort with [=McGonagall=] and Kingsley until Harry steps in. ** According to WordOfGod, several Slytherin students were among Slughorn's reinforcements.

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* PropheciesAreAlwaysRight: Subverted. A prediction by ** ​Inverted when it's ''Ron'' who gets the Sorting Hat that sword, not Harry. Saving Harry from the four Houses would need Horcrux strangling/drowning/freezing him to unite death allows Ron to defeat evil, made in [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix book five]], was ultimately forgotten, pass the test and Voldemort was still defeated.get the sword. In other words, Harry didn't have to pass the test — he ''was'' the test.
23rd Dec '15 2:54:59 PM LentilSandEater
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Not a justified trope
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: The snatchers fail to confiscate Ron's Deluminator, Harry's piece of mirror, and Hermione's handbag, despite the fact that one is a magical device, one a potential weapon, and one a BagOfHolding. Perhaps justified in that the wizarding world tends to focus on spells and wands, rather than the vast number of different weapons that Muggles use. Still, doesn't explain why they allow Harry to keep his mokeskin pouch (where the shard is hidden, as well as Harry's broken wand) and Hermione to keep her handbag (the book states that they somehow missed it as she'd stuffed it up her sock, but still)....
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* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: The snatchers fail to confiscate Ron's Deluminator, Harry's piece of mirror, and Hermione's handbag, despite the fact that one is a magical device, one a potential weapon, and one a BagOfHolding. Perhaps justified in that the wizarding world tends to focus on spells and wands, rather than the vast number of different weapons that Muggles use. Still, doesn't explain why they allow Harry to keep his mokeskin pouch (where the shard is hidden, as well as Harry's broken wand) and Hermione to keep her handbag (the book states that they somehow missed it as she'd stuffed it up her sock, but still)....

* HigherEducationIsForWomen: According to WordOfGod, Hermione was the only member of the trio to go back to Hogwarts to finish her education after ''Deathly Hallows''. This was later mirrored in RealLife by EmmaWatson being the only member of the real trio to go to college. ** Justified because Harry and Ron were taking their classes so they could become Aurors and [[spoiler: after Voldemort's downfall Kingsley allowed anyone who fought in the Battle of Hogwarts to join their ranks, making going back to school pointless for them.]]
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* HigherEducationIsForWomen: According to WordOfGod, Hermione was the only member of the trio to go back to Hogwarts to finish her education after ''Deathly Hallows''. The two boys went to join the Aurors straight away. This was later mirrored in RealLife by EmmaWatson being the only member of the real trio to go to college. \n** Justified because Harry and Ron were taking their classes so they could become Aurors and [[spoiler: after Voldemort's downfall Kingsley allowed anyone who fought in the Battle of Hogwarts to join their ranks, making going back to school pointless for them.]]

** {{Justified}} actually; Harry stabbed the snake through ''the roof of its mouth''. It's not a stretch to believe that he might have hit a venom pouch with that death stroke.
23rd Dec '15 2:50:56 PM LentilSandEater
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Justifying edit.
* SueDonym: The Potterwatch radio crew refer to themselves by ridiculously transparent pseudonyms based on their actual names: Lee [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan_River Jordan]] is ''River'', '''King'''sley Shacklebolt is ''Royal'', Fred Weasley (weasel) starts as ''Rodent'' (quickly changed to ''Rapier'', presumably for "rapier wit"), and Remus Lupin exhausts the last untapped blatant reference in his name by going as ''Romulus''. To their credit, Kingsley is the wizard Creator/JamesEarlJones as far as vocal recognition goes and they would have been killed on sight anyhow for belonging to the Order of the Phoenix, so protecting their identities wasn’t worth much. Harry is referred as ''Lightning'' in the film.
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* SueDonym: The Potterwatch radio crew refer to themselves by ridiculously transparent pseudonyms based on their actual names: Lee [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan_River Jordan]] is ''River'', '''King'''sley Shacklebolt is ''Royal'', Fred Weasley (weasel) starts as ''Rodent'' (quickly changed to ''Rapier'', presumably for "rapier wit"), and Remus Lupin exhausts the last untapped blatant reference in his name by going as ''Romulus''. To their credit, Kingsley is the wizard Creator/JamesEarlJones as far as vocal recognition goes and they would have been killed on sight anyhow for belonging to the Order of the Phoenix, so protecting their identities wasn’t worth much. Harry is referred as ''Lightning'' in the film.
23rd Dec '15 2:45:39 PM LentilSandEater
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* YoungestChildWins: The third Peverell brother is the only one who doesn't die as a consequence of his Hallow, which he uses to hide from an early death until his time eventually comes.
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* YoungestChildWins: The third Peverell brother is the only one who doesn't die as a consequence of his Hallow, which he uses to hide from an early death until death. He has a son, who he hands his time invisibility cloak to and eventually comes.passes away peacefully.
15th Dec '15 12:57:48 PM morenohijazo
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* ThisIsNotMyLifeToTake: Harry gives Gryffindor's magical sword to his best friend Ron to destroy a plot important locket, which has part of the soul of the BigBad inside of it.
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