History Literature / HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows

8th Oct '17 11:39:54 PM BoukenDutch
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* TrackingDevice: The Death Eaters put a tracking enchantment on [[spoiler: Lord Voldemort's name, knowing that Team Harry are the only ones to refer to Voldemort by name, instead of He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named]] like most other wizards and witches.

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* TrackingDevice: TrackingSpell: The Death Eaters put a tracking enchantment on [[spoiler: Lord Voldemort's name, knowing that Team Harry are the only ones to refer to Voldemort by name, instead of He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named]] like most other wizards and witches.
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** It's very easy to see ''why'' Molly Weasley goes full MamaBear during the Battle of Hogwarts. ''"NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!"'', indeed. After all, we saw her boggart in the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix fifth book]] -- her family dead. She lost her two brothers in the last war, [[spoiler:one of the Weasley twins has just died, and the daughter she so desperately wanted after having several sons is apparently the next one...]]

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** It's very easy to see ''why'' Molly Weasley goes full MamaBear during the Battle of Hogwarts. ''"NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!"'', indeed. After all, we saw her boggart Boggart in the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix fifth book]] -- her family dead. She lost her two brothers in the last war, [[spoiler:one of the Weasley twins has just died, and the daughter she so desperately wanted after having several sons is apparently the next one...]]



* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:Harry questions Dumbledore during his trip to King's Cross whether the experience he is having is real or if he simply is dreaming. Dumbledore tells him it's both.]]



* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:Harry questions Dumbledore during his trip to King's Cross whether the experience he is having is real or if he simply is dreaming. Dumbledore tells him it's both.]]



* AssholeVictim:
** [[spoiler:The Carrows. It's probably not a good thing what Harry does to them, but it's hard to feel bad about it.]]
** [[spoiler:Crabbe, killed by the Fiendfyre he conjures.]]
* AssimilationAcademy: Once Voldemort takes over the Ministry, Hogwarts becomes one of these under Snape and the Carrows. Muggle-borns are barred from attending and every Pure and Half Blood youth is forced to attend (previously they could attend a school abroad or be homeschooled if that's what the parents wanted). Additionally, Defense Against the Dark Arts becomes just the Dark Arts where students are actually taught them and Muggle Studies becomes a compulsory subject where everyone is taught anti-Muggle propaganda. Any student who tries to speak out or disobey the rules is subject to imprisonment in the dungeons and torture by the Carrows. The Slytherin sympathizers like Crabbe and Goyle enjoy the changes while Neville, Ginny, and Luna reform Dumbledore's Army to rebel against them.



* AssholeVictim
** [[spoiler:The Carrows. It's probably not a good thing what Harry does to them, but it's hard to feel bad about it.]]
** [[spoiler:Crabbe, killed by the Fiendfyre he conjures.]]
* AssimilationAcademy: Once Voldemort takes over the Ministry, Hogwarts becomes one of these under Snape and the Carrows. Muggle-borns are barred from attending and every pure- and half-blood youth is forced to attend (previously they could attend a school abroad or be homeschooled if that's what the parents wanted). Additionally, Defense Against the Dark Arts becomes just the Dark Arts where students are actually taught them and Muggle Studies becomes a compulsory subject where everyone is taught anti-Muggle propaganda. Any student who tries to speak out or disobey the rules is subject to imprisonment in the dungeons and torture by the Carrows. The Slytherin sympathizers like Crabbe and Goyle enjoy the changes while Neville, Ginny, and Luna re-form Dumbledore's Army to rebel against them.



** [[spoiler:Snape,]] Dumbledore, and Grindelwald.

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** [[spoiler:Snape,]] Dumbledore, [[spoiler:Snape]], and Grindelwald.



** Dudley Dursley finally reconciles with his cousin. WordOfGod states that when attacked by Dementors in [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Book 5]], Dudley was forced to [[HeelRealization see himself as the cruel bully and fat spoiled slob he was.]]

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** Dudley Dursley finally reconciles with his cousin. WordOfGod WordOfGod[[invoked]] states that when attacked by Dementors in [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Book 5]], Dudley was forced to [[HeelRealization see himself as the cruel bully and fat spoiled slob he was.]]



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor:
** The Deathly Hallows, at least according to legend. Three brothers cheated Death, and Death sought to even the scales though [[ExactWords clever curses]] - he offered each brother a "gift" for their "cleverness". All three were clever enough to realize it was a trick - but only the last realized that Death [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow knew they'd figure out it was a trick]].
*** The first brother asked to become powerful enough to defeat anyone who might try to kill him; Death gave this brother the Elder Wand, which made its holder un-defeatable in combat. He was killed in his sleep for it, starting a chain of killings that continued every time the Wand re-surfaced.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor:
BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor
** The Deathly Hallows, at least according to legend. Three brothers cheated Death, and Death sought to even the scales though [[ExactWords clever curses]] - -- he offered each brother a "gift" for their "cleverness". All three were clever enough to realize it was a trick - -- but only the last realized that Death [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow knew they'd figure out it was a trick]].
*** The first brother asked to become powerful enough to defeat anyone who might try to kill him; Death gave this brother the Elder Wand, which made its holder un-defeatable undefeatable in combat. He was killed in his sleep for it, starting a chain of killings that continued every time the Wand re-surfaced.resurfaced.



** [[spoiler: Voldemort created his Horcruxes with the intention of defeating death and never dying. He certainly got what he wanted - immortality of a sort - but as a ruined, shrivelled shadow of his former self, trapped forever in the limbo between life and death.]]

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** [[spoiler: Voldemort created his Horcruxes with the intention of defeating death and never dying. He certainly got what he wanted - -- immortality of a sort - -- but as a ruined, shrivelled shadow of his former self, trapped forever in the limbo between life and death.]]



** In case you didn't notice in any of the previous 6 books, Harry growing up with no parents is a bit of a sore point with him. Lupin and Ron both set him off for nearly abandoning his unborn son and saying that Harry doesn't have to worry about his parents in danger, respectively.
** Harry gets another one thanks to Umbridge flat out mentioning that a Muggle-Born witch [[BlatantLies isn't a witch at all.]]

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** In case you didn't notice in any of the previous 6 six books, Harry growing up with no parents is a bit of a sore point with him. Lupin and Ron both set him off for nearly abandoning his unborn son and saying that Harry doesn't have to worry about his parents in danger, respectively.
** Harry gets another one thanks to Umbridge flat out mentioning that a Muggle-Born Muggle-born witch [[BlatantLies isn't a witch at all.]]



* BiggerOnTheInside:

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* BiggerOnTheInside: BiggerOnTheInside



* BittersweetEnding:

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* BittersweetEnding: BittersweetEnding



* BlatantLies:
** After the ministry is taken over by Voldemort, they quickly adopt a strictly anti-Muggle policy, even setting up Inquisition-style hearings for Muggle-borns. And during one such trial, Dolores Umbridge flat out states that a Muggle-born she is interrogating ''is not a witch''. Harry can't take any more after this. Fortunately, WordOfGod states that Umbridge ended up in Azkaban for the rest of her life.
** Voldemort tells those still resisting him at the Battle of Hogwarts that Harry was killed trying to flee the battle. None of them believe him.

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* BlatantLies:
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** After the ministry is taken Death Eaters take over by Voldemort, the Ministry, they quickly adopt a strictly anti-Muggle policy, even setting up Inquisition-style hearings for Muggle-borns. And during one such trial, Dolores Umbridge flat out states that a Muggle-born she is interrogating ''is not a witch''. Harry can't take any more after this. Fortunately, WordOfGod states that Umbridge ended up in Azkaban for the rest of her life.
** Voldemort tells those still resisting him at the Battle of Hogwarts that Harry was killed trying to flee the battle. None of them believe believes him.



* BookEnds:
** After Harry defeats Voldemort for the first time (when he is but a one-year-old baby) Hagrid brings him to Privet Drive using Sirius' flying motorcycle. Sixteen years later, when the Order gets Harry away from Privet Drive before the blood wards fall, Hagrid is the one that takes Harry away...on Sirius' flying motorcycle. And in the climax, [[spoiler: Hagrid once again carries Harry in his arms.]]

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* BookEnds:
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** After Harry defeats Voldemort for the first time (when he is but a one-year-old fifteen-month-old baby) Hagrid brings him to Privet Drive using Sirius' flying motorcycle. Sixteen years later, when the Order gets Harry away from Privet Drive before the blood wards fall, Hagrid is the one that takes Harry away...on Sirius' flying motorcycle. And in the climax, [[spoiler: Hagrid once again carries Harry in his arms.]] ]]



* {{Bowdlerise}}: A very unfortunate one for the Spanish translation. The [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome incredibly awesome as hell]] Molly Weasley's PrecisionFStrike got treated this way, from "NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!" to "Not my daughter, you bad {{witch|WithACapitalB}}!". [[note]]Rises from the use of "witch" as an insult, which makes no sense in a world where every female magic-user is called a witch.[[/note]] Fortunately, the film upgrades it to "harpy".

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: A very unfortunate one for the Spanish translation. The [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome incredibly awesome as hell]] Molly Weasley's PrecisionFStrike got treated this way, from "NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!" to "Not my daughter, you bad {{witch|WithACapitalB}}!". [[note]]Rises from the use of "witch" as an insult, which makes no sense in a world where every female magic-user is called a witch.[[/note]] Fortunately, the film upgrades it to "harpy".



* BrokenAesop: Kreacher's redemption arc in the book involves Harry accepting that House-Elves have BlueAndOrangeMorality and that Kreacher shouldn't be held accountable for betraying Sirius to his death, which he both knowingly and willingly plotted. The problem is that near the end of the book, the trio meets Griphook the Goblin who articulates his own BlueAndOrangeMorality and insists on the Sword of Gryffindor because he sees it as belonging to the Goblins as per their idea of ownership. The Goblin idea of morality is presented negatively and seen as unacceptable by the same protagonists, so the overall aesop, rather than toleration and empathy for other people's viewpoints gets lost since the heroes are unwilling to do so at when it directly makes personal demands and sacrifices from them.
* BrokenPedestal: Played with with Dumbledore, [[spoiler:when Harry realizes that not only did he make a huge number of mistakes in his past and that he was not the perfect wizard he idolized, but that he was sacrificing Harry to kill Voldemort without even discussing it with him]]. And inverted with Snape, [[spoiler:who he originally thought of as this horrible person he hated, but after realising the lengths he went to in order to protect him -- to the point of infiltrating Voldemort's inner circle and dying for him -- thinks radically differently]].

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* BrokenAesop: Kreacher's redemption arc in the book involves Harry accepting that House-Elves have BlueAndOrangeMorality and that Kreacher shouldn't be held accountable for betraying Sirius to his death, which he both knowingly and willingly plotted. The problem is that near the end of the book, the trio meets Griphook the Goblin who articulates his own BlueAndOrangeMorality and insists on the Sword of Gryffindor because he sees it as belonging to the Goblins as per their idea of ownership. The Goblin idea of morality is presented negatively and seen as unacceptable by the same protagonists, so the overall aesop, moral, rather than toleration and empathy for other people's viewpoints gets lost since the heroes are unwilling to do so at when it directly makes personal demands and sacrifices from them.
* BrokenPedestal: Played with with Dumbledore, [[spoiler:when Harry realizes that not only did he make a huge number of many disastrous mistakes in his past and that he was not the perfect wizard he idolized, but that he was sacrificing Harry to kill Voldemort without even discussing it with him]]. And inverted with Snape, [[spoiler:who [[spoiler:whom he originally thought of regarded as this horrible person he hated, a horrible, despicable person, but after realising the lengths he went to in order to protect him -- to the point of infiltrating Voldemort's inner circle and dying for him -- thinks radically differently]].



** Doubles as BookEnds. In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Philosopher's Stone]]'', Hagrid takes Harry to #4 Privet Drive for the first time... in Sirius Black's flying motorbike. Guess how Harry leaves forever at the beginning of this book.
** There are many references throughout ''Deathly Hallows'' calling back scenes from many of the other books. Some examples are Harry reminiscing with Hagrid about how Hagrid told him he was a wizard way back in ''Philosopher's Stone''. Another is Ron and Hermione actually re-entering the Chamber of Secrets in search of Basilisk fangs to destroy the Hufflepuff cup horcrux.
** When Moody was explaining the escape plan from #4 Privet Drive, he refers to Fred, who proclaims to be George like he did way back in the first book to his mother. Unlike Molly, Moody has no love for it.

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** Doubles as BookEnds. In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Philosopher's Stone]]'', Hagrid takes Harry to #4 4 Privet Drive for the first time... in Sirius Black's flying motorbike. Guess how Harry leaves forever at the beginning of this book.
** There are many references throughout ''Deathly Hallows'' calling back scenes from many of the other books. Some examples are Harry reminiscing with Hagrid about how Hagrid told him he was a wizard way back in ''Philosopher's Stone''. Another is Ron and taking Hermione actually re-entering to the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets Secrets]] in search of Basilisk fangs to destroy the Hufflepuff cup horcrux.
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** When Moody was explaining the escape plan from #4 4 Privet Drive, he refers to addresses Fred, who proclaims to be George like he did way back in the first book to his mother. Unlike Molly, Moody has no love for it.



** Much like at the beginning of "Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone", Hagrid is the one that carries Harry in his arms after he is hit (but not killed) by the Avada Kedavra curse.

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** Much like at the beginning of "Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone", ''Philosopher's Stone'', Hagrid is the one that carries Harry in his arms after he is hit (but not killed) by the Avada Kedavra curse.



** In the epilogue, James has come back, telling how he saw Teddy and Victoire kissing and asking them what they are doing. Ginny chides him for interrupting them, then commenting "you are so like Ron." That comment was in reference to the birthday kiss Ginny gave Harry early in the book where Ron intruded into the room interrupting them.

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** In the epilogue, James has come back, telling how he saw Teddy and Victoire kissing and asking them what they are doing. Ginny chides him for interrupting them, then commenting "you "You are so like Ron." That comment was in reference to the birthday kiss Ginny gave Harry early in the book where Ron intruded into the room interrupting them.



*** The trio arrives at the Whomping Willow, with Ron noting they won't be able to get through as Crookshanks isn't there to deactivate it (which happened in the third book) by hitting a certain knot. Hermione then gives him a seven-year IronicEcho: "Are you a wizard, or not?". Ron then uses Wingardium Leviosa to ram a twig into the knot.

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*** The trio arrives at the Whomping Willow, with Ron noting they won't be able to get through as Crookshanks isn't there to deactivate it (which happened in the third book) by hitting a certain knot. Hermione then gives him a seven-year six-year IronicEcho: "Are you a wizard, or not?". not?" Ron then uses Wingardium Leviosa to ram a twig into the knot.



* ChildrenForcedToKill: Averted. From the start of this series to the end of this book no Hogwarts student from Harry's generation has killed any other person, even in self-defense ([[HoistByHisOwnPetard not counting Crabbe's stupidity]]). This is despite these children being trained in powerful, often dangerous magic and being "of age" in this book - and involved in a battle where their own lives were on the line. This is probably to keep the kids from crossing the MoralEventHorizon. It's probably why it is Molly who kills Bellatrix, and not Neville - for Neville to do so may not have sat well with some parents and young readers.

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* ChildrenForcedToKill: Averted. From the start of this series to the end of this book no Hogwarts student from Harry's generation has killed any other person, even in self-defense ([[HoistByHisOwnPetard not counting Crabbe's stupidity]]). This is despite these children being trained in powerful, often dangerous magic and being "of age" in this book - -- and involved in a battle where their own lives were on the line. This is probably to keep the kids from crossing the MoralEventHorizon. It's probably why it is Molly who kills Bellatrix, and not Neville - -- for Neville to do so may not have sat well with some parents and young readers.



* ContrivedCoincidence: The book is full of it. For example: Dean, Ted and the goblins happening to break for camp and discussing important plot points right next to where the trio was camping. The goblin in Malfoy just happens to be the same Gringotts goblin Harry met in the first book, and also the perfect person to plan a bank robbery. Harry and happens to pass by and spot Ignotus' gravestone in a graveyard in the middle fo the night, no less. Rawenclaw's diadem just happens to be the random thing Harry picked up and put on a bust's head to mark it a year earlier, which unlike the other horcruxes is conveniently not hidden or protected by any means due to villain stupidity. The ghost of hosue Ravenclaw just happens to be the only person who knows what's happened to her mother's diadem.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: The book is full has many of it.them. For example: Dean, Ted and the goblins happening to break for camp and discussing important plot points right next to where the trio was camping. The goblin in Malfoy just happens to be the same Gringotts goblin Harry met in the first book, and also the perfect person to plan a bank robbery. Harry and Hermione happens to pass by and spot Ignotus' gravestone in a graveyard in the middle fo for the night, no less. Rawenclaw's Ravenclaw's diadem just happens to be the random thing Harry picked up and put on a bust's head to mark it a year earlier, which unlike the other horcruxes Horcruxes is conveniently not hidden or protected by any means due to villain stupidity. The ghost of hosue Ravenclaw House just happens to be the only person who knows what's happened to her mother's diadem. diadem.



* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: As revealed in "A Prince's Tale", [[spoiler:Snape]] threatened to sleep outside the Gryffindor common room to get [[spoiler:Lily]] to talk to him after he called her [[FantasticRacism "Mudblood"]] earlier in a moment of severe humiliation. While she did oblige to his request, the conversation ended up with her telling him "it's over" -- not what he hoped for at all.

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: As revealed in "A "The Prince's Tale", [[spoiler:Snape]] threatened to sleep outside the Gryffindor common room to get [[spoiler:Lily]] to talk to him after he called her [[FantasticRacism "Mudblood"]] earlier in a moment of severe humiliation. While she did oblige to his request, the conversation ended up with her telling him "it's over" -- not what he hoped for at all.



* CorporalPunishment: We can only imagine what the hell is going on at Hogwarts while the heroes are running around the countryside. Neville certainly looks like he had a pretty rough time of it when he shows up after a year's worth of it. Apparently things would have been even ''worse'' if the Carrows had had the complete run of things. Even happens in ''lessons'': "They had us practicing the Cruciatus Curse on first years.... That's where I got this [scar]. I refused to do it." Heaven knows what this must have been like for Snape, who [[spoiler:gave his word to Dumbledore before the latter's death that he would [[ProtectThisHouse do everything in his power to protect the students no matter what happened]]]]. For almost a whole year he has to constantly strike a balance between reining the Carrows' worst behaviour (which includes torturing eleven-year-olds) in, yet not so much that it gives [[spoiler:his status as a double-agent]] away.

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* CorporalPunishment: We can only imagine what the hell is going on at Hogwarts while the heroes are running around the countryside. Neville certainly looks like he had a pretty rough time of it when he shows up after a year's worth of it. Apparently things would have been even ''worse'' if the Carrows had had the complete run of things. Even happens in ''lessons'': "They had us practicing the Cruciatus Curse on first years....first-years. ... That's where I got this [scar]. I refused to do it." Heaven knows what this must have been like for Snape, who [[spoiler:gave his word to Dumbledore before the latter's death that he would [[ProtectThisHouse do everything in his power to protect the students no matter what happened]]]]. For almost a whole year he has to constantly strike a balance between reining the Carrows' worst behaviour (which includes torturing eleven-year-olds) in, yet not so much that it gives [[spoiler:his status as a double-agent]] away.



* CreatorProvincialism: It's subtle because Rowling is careful not to pepper the narrative with the names of real-life places. However, from the time that they escape the Ministry to when they reach Shell Cottage, the Trio never really leaves the West Country, the part of England where Rowling was born, and where she grew up.
* CripplingOverspecialisation: Voldemort, though the revelation builds on hints from previous books. Essentially all he ever cared about was the Killing Curse (or, more generally, the Unforgivable Curses) and using Horcruxes to live forever, and from his narrow knowledge wasn't even aware that [[spoiler:he had possessed the Resurrection Stone (he was never interested in the Hallows, however). To the point that he ''still'' uses Avada Kedavra on Harry at the end despite it having backfired (in different ways) three times before.]] However, this is only with Harry, with everyone else, he brings out his most powerful curses, and even when [[spoiler: Harry's sacrifice protects everyone]], Voldemort still blasts Kingsley, [=McGonagall=], and Slughorn out of the way when duelling all three ''at the same time''. With the final Avada Kedavra [[spoiler: that essentially kills Voldemort]], he was kind of left with no other choice. He could not curse any of the defenders because they were [[spoiler: protected by Harry's love]], and even if he killed Harry, he would be attacked by everyone else. He really didn't have a choice.

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* CreatorProvincialism: It's subtle because Rowling is careful not to pepper the narrative with the names of real-life places. However, from the time that they escape the Ministry to when they reach Shell Cottage, the Trio never really leaves the English West Country, the part of England where Rowling was born, born and where she grew up.
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* CripplingOverspecialisation: Voldemort, though the revelation builds on hints from previous books. Essentially all he ever cared about was the Killing Curse (or, more generally, the Unforgivable Curses) and using Horcruxes to live forever, and from his narrow knowledge wasn't even aware that [[spoiler:he had possessed the Resurrection Stone (he was never interested in the Hallows, however). To the point that he ''still'' uses Avada Kedavra on Harry at the end despite it having backfired (in different ways) three times before.]] However, this is only with Harry, with everyone else, he brings out his most powerful curses, and even when [[spoiler: Harry's sacrifice protects everyone]], Voldemort still blasts Kingsley, [=McGonagall=], and Slughorn out of the way when duelling all three ''at the same time''. With the final Avada Kedavra [[spoiler: that essentially kills Voldemort]], he was kind of left with no other choice. He could not curse any of the defenders because they were [[spoiler: protected by Harry's love]], and even if he killed Harry, he would be attacked by everyone else. He really didn't have a choice.



* TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget: Severus Snape. [[spoiler:When he started out he was [[UsedToBeASweetKid a troubled neglected boy]] who just wanted Lily to like him. Then he got into Slytherin and things slowly turned rather dark at the influence of his friends. Then he got into the Death Eaters and completely forgot that blood-lines didn't use to matter to him, and things got worse to the point where he was trying to bargain with Voldemort to exchange Lily's own son's and husband's lives in order to save hers. Then he came back under ''Dumbledore's'' influence and ended up putting his life on the line to save other people, including Harry.]] So he wavered across the "Evil" line for a fair while there, obviously.



* TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget: Severus Snape. [[spoiler:When he started out he was [[UsedToBeASweetKid a troubled neglected boy]] who just wanted Lily to like him. Then he got into Slytherin and things slowly turned rather dark at the influence of his friends. Then he got into the Death Eaters and completely forgot that blood-lines didn't use to matter to him, and things got worse to the point where he was trying to bargain with Voldemort to exchange Lily's own son's and husband's lives in order to save hers. Then he came back under ''Dumbledore's'' influence and ended up putting his life on the line to save other people, including Harry.]] So he wavered across the "Evil" line for a fair while there, obviously.
* DawnOfAnEra: the moment [[spoiler:Harry kills Voldemort]] is the beginning of a new era for the Wizarding World. Fittingly, most of the final fight has been taking place during the night and dawn breaks right after the climax.

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* TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget: Severus Snape. [[spoiler:When he started out he was [[UsedToBeASweetKid a troubled neglected boy]] who just wanted Lily to like him. Then he got into Slytherin and things slowly turned rather dark at the influence of his friends. Then he got into the Death Eaters and completely forgot that blood-lines didn't use to matter to him, and things got worse to the point where he was trying to bargain with Voldemort to exchange Lily's own son's and husband's lives in order to save hers. Then he came back under ''Dumbledore's'' influence and ended up putting his life on the line to save other people, including Harry.]] So he wavered across the "Evil" line for a fair while there, obviously.
* DawnOfAnEra: the The moment [[spoiler:Harry kills Voldemort]] is the beginning of a new era for the Wizarding World. Fittingly, most of the final fight has been taking place during the night and dawn breaks right after the climax.



* TheDeterminator: Hagrid ''will'' get Harry to safety, even if it means leaving his friends to deal with the Death Eaters. Even Harry wanted him to turn back to help.

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* TheDeterminator: {{Determinator}}: Hagrid ''will'' get Harry to safety, even if it means leaving his friends to deal with the Death Eaters. Even Harry wanted him to turn back to help.



* {{Deuteragonist}}: Dumbledore, much like Charles Foster Kane, is the real focus of the final book despite being dead. In the end he proves to be one for the series overall, since most of his choices and decisions in the past and present determine the outcome of the story. Harry even {{Lampshades}} this at one point, telling Ron that it's easier to know how Voldemort thinks than figuring out Dumbledore.
* DidYouJustScamCthulhu: [[spoiler:Narcissa Malfoy]] is apparently a Occlumens to match the world's greatest Legilimens-perhaps even learning to do this ''[[BadassUnintentional on the fly]].'' [[spoiler:It is possible that Narcissa blocked Voldemort out with her love for Draco, akin to what Harry did in the fifth book.]]
** Alternatively, this could be a simple case of hubris-driven carelessness on Voldemort's part. He has no understanding of love, and has in fact spent the last two books ensuring Narcissa's loyalty by exploiting her fear of his harming Lucius or (especially) Draco. To Voldemort, love is synonymous with weakness - and the notion that Narcissa's love for her son could overcome the fear he's been cultivating in her for two years (to the extent that she could turn on him) is probably completely alien to him. Also, with Harry apparently dead, Nagini still alive and the Elder Wand in his hand it'd be entirely in-character for him to consider himself invincible - what possible threat could Narcissa pose that required the use of Legilimency?

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* {{Deuteragonist}}: Dumbledore, much like [[Film/CitizenKane Charles Foster Kane, Kane]], is the real focus of the final book despite being dead. In the end he proves to be one for the series overall, since most of his choices and decisions in the past and present determine the outcome of the story. Harry even {{Lampshades}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}}s this at one point, telling Ron that it's easier to know how Voldemort thinks than figuring out Dumbledore.
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* DidYouJustScamCthulhu: [[spoiler:Narcissa Malfoy]] is apparently a Occlumens to match the world's greatest Legilimens-perhaps Legilimens, perhaps even learning to do this ''[[BadassUnintentional on the fly]].'' fly]]''. [[spoiler:It is possible that Narcissa blocked Voldemort out with her love for Draco, akin to what Harry did in the fifth book.]]
** Alternatively, this could be a simple case of hubris-driven carelessness on Voldemort's part. He has no understanding of love, and has in fact spent the last two books ensuring Narcissa's loyalty by exploiting her fear of his harming Lucius or (especially) Draco. To Voldemort, love is synonymous with weakness - -- and the notion that Narcissa's love for her son could overcome the fear he's been cultivating in her for two years (to the extent that she could turn on him) is probably completely alien to him. Also, with Harry apparently dead, Nagini still alive and the Elder Wand in his hand it'd be entirely in-character for him to consider himself invincible - -- what possible threat could Narcissa pose that required the use of Legilimency?



* DisproportionateReward: Kreacher. Ron even {{lampshade|Hanging}}s it: "Overkill, mate." Still, it pays off for Harry in multiple ways later on.

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* DisproportionateReward: Kreacher.Harry gives Kreacher the locket his beloved Regulus once owned. Ron even {{lampshade|Hanging}}s it: "Overkill, mate." Still, it pays off for Harry in multiple ways later on.



* TheDogBitesBack: Narcissa Malfoy

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* TheDogBitesBack: Narcissa MalfoyMalfoy defies Voldemort, which [[spoiler:leads directly to his death at Harry's hands]].



* {{Doorstopper}}: While this book does count, an in-universe example is Rita Skeeter's "The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore" which goes on for about 900 pages--and written in about four weeks!

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* {{Doorstopper}}: While this book does count, an in-universe example is Rita Skeeter's "The ''The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore" Dumbledore'' which goes on for about 900 pages--and pages -- and written in about four weeks!



** [[spoiler: The only known counter to the killing curse involves laying down your life for another]] which is itself is a symbol of Jesus' death and resurrection, if the series is compared to Christianity, which J.K. Rowling is part of[[spoiler:though dying is not necessary for counter.]]
* 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''.]]

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** [[spoiler: The only known counter to the killing curse involves laying down your life for another]] which is itself is a symbol of Jesus' death and resurrection, if the series is compared to Christianity, which J.K. Rowling is part of[[spoiler:though of [[spoiler:though dying is not necessary for counter.]]
* 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''.]]



* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler: Percy Weasley after having been estranged from his family since the hiatus between Books 4 and 5.]] Most surprisingly, the first person to welcome him back is [[spoiler: Fred, who was among his most vocal detractors following Percy's defection. It helps, though, that Percy doesn't need prompting to admit--publicly and loudly--that his behavior in the previous books was foolish and wrong, and that he fully agrees with Fred's highly insulting assessment of said behavior]].
** The Malfoy family, who managed to escape punishment for their crimes due to their last minute HeelFaceTurn.
** Ron, when he returns after leaving Harry and Hermione. As Harry points out, Ron not only saved his life on returning, but was BrainwashedAndCrazy when he left in the first place. Further, Ron's arrival was just in time to save Harry's life, and then Harry [[spoiler: lets Ron destroy the locket]]--an experience that turns out to be harder on Ron than Harry expected. To Harry, all this makes up for Ron's prior behavior. Toyed with on Hermione's part, as she obviously forgives him instantly, but tortures him (metaphorically speaking) on a regular basis until she feels enough time has passed to show it.

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* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler: Percy [[spoiler:Percy Weasley after having been estranged from his family since the hiatus between Books 4 and 5.]] Most surprisingly, the first person to welcome him back is [[spoiler: Fred, [[spoiler:Fred, who was among his most vocal detractors following Percy's defection. It helps, though, that Percy doesn't need prompting to admit--publicly admit publicly and loudly--that loudly that his behavior in the previous books was foolish and wrong, and that he fully agrees with Fred's highly insulting assessment of said behavior]].
** The Malfoy family, who managed to escape punishment for their crimes due to their last minute last-minute HeelFaceTurn.
** Ron, when he returns after leaving Harry and Hermione. As Harry points out, Ron not only saved his life on returning, but was BrainwashedAndCrazy when he left in the first place. Further, Ron's arrival was just in time to save Harry's life, and then Harry [[spoiler: lets Ron destroy the locket]]--an locket]] -- an experience that turns out to be harder on Ron than Harry expected. To Harry, all this makes up for Ron's prior behavior. Toyed with on Hermione's part, as she obviously forgives him instantly, but tortures him (metaphorically speaking) on a regular basis until she feels enough time has passed to show it.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: We never find out for sure how Regulus felt about being a Death Eater (in short exactly how evil he was)- we only hear stories second hand from people who weren't involved in his death. However it seems to be that when he learned that Voldemort had made a Horcrux and used Kreacher as a disposable tool this was over the line in his opinion.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: We never find out for sure how Regulus felt about being a Death Eater (in short exactly how evil he was)- was) -- we only hear stories second hand secondhand from people who weren't involved in his death. However However, it seems to be that when he learned that Voldemort had made a Horcrux and used Kreacher as a disposable tool tool, this was over the line in his opinion.



* ExactWords: The ''title''. Deathly Hallows means "of Death", not "capable of inflicting death". This makes more sense after their history is revealed.



* ExactWords: The ''title''. Deathly Hallows means "of Death", not "capable of inflicting death". This makes more sense after their history is revealed.



* FakeOutOpening: The first line of the second chapter of the book - and the first appearance of Harry in the book starts out "Harry was bleeding.", catching the reader off guard and making them wonder what terrible thing has befallen Harry before the book even began. It turns out he merely cut his finger while cleaning out his school trunk.

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* FakeOutOpening: The first line of the second chapter of the book - -- and the first appearance of Harry in the book starts out -- begins "Harry was bleeding.", bleeding," catching the reader readers off guard and making them wonder what terrible thing has befallen Harry before the book even began. It turns out he merely cut his finger while cleaning out his school trunk.



* FightingFingerprint: When Harry uses the disarming spell against Stan Shunspike, the Death-Eaters, who've come to see it as his signature move since he used it Voldemort in ''Goblet of Fire'', recognise it and change course to attack him.

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* FightingFingerprint: When Harry uses the disarming spell Disarming Charm against Stan Shunspike, Shunpike, the Death-Eaters, who've Death Eaters, who have come to see it as his signature move since he used it against Voldemort in ''Goblet of Fire'', recognise it and change course to attack him.



* GondorCallsForAid: The Order showing up after [[spoiler: Harry's arrival at Hogwarts]].
* GoodIsNotNice: Harry had used the occasional Unforgivable Curse in moments of extreme stress in previous books, but it really gets turned UpToEleven in this one. Many fans complained about this and about Dumbledore's interest in the dark arts; J.K. Rowling stated that she never depicted Harry or Dumbledore as white knights.
** [[spoiler:Severus Snape. Full-stop. He did a great thing in becoming Dumbledore's spy and potentially saved hundreds, if not ''thousands'' of lives. However, that doesn't change the fact that he's a humongous arse for the entire series. [[WordOfGod J.K. Rowling herself said]] that if anyone else had been the Chosen One and Voldemort attacked them and their parents, Snape would never have turned his back on Voldemort. Good? Ultimately, yes. Nice? Absolutely not.]]



** [[spoiler:Fred Weasley, who had been laughing over the fact that Percy had finally made a joke for the first time in years---specifically, it's hinted that Percy may have once actually been a CoolBigBro once.]]

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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---specifically, years -- specifically, it's hinted that Percy may have once actually been a CoolBigBro once.]]



* GondorCallsForAid: The Order showing up after [[spoiler: Harry's arrival at Hogwarts]].
* GoodIsNotNice: Harry had used the occasional Unforgivable Curse in moments of extreme stress in previous books, but it really gets turned UpToEleven in this one. Many fans complained about this and about Dumbledore's interest in the Dark Arts; J.K. Rowling stated that she never depicted Harry or Dumbledore as white knights.
** [[spoiler:Severus Snape. Full-stop. He did a great thing in becoming Dumbledore's spy and potentially saved hundreds, if not ''thousands'' of lives. However, that doesn't change the fact that he's a humongous arse for the entire series. [[WordOfGod J.K. Rowling herself said]] that if anyone else had been the Chosen One and Voldemort attacked them and their parents, Snape would never have turned his back on Voldemort. Good? Ultimately, yes. Nice? Absolutely not.]]



* GrowingUpSucks: Invoked in this novel as the previous installments have had Harry, Ron and Hermione at Hogwarts where despite the horrible things that happen to them they still had a large circle of friends, three large meals a day, adults watching over them, and schoolwork to keep them distracted. In this book they lose all of that, and have to deal with it - symbolizing a cold shove into Adulthood.

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* GrowingUpSucks: Invoked in this novel as the previous installments have had Harry, Ron and Hermione at Hogwarts where despite the horrible things that happen to them they still had a large circle of friends, three large meals a day, adults watching over them, and schoolwork to keep them distracted. In this book they lose all of that, and have to deal with it - -- symbolizing a cold shove into Adulthood.adulthood.



** The three generations of Weasley women are [[ScrewPolitenessImASenior 107 year old Great-Aunt Muriel who is rude to everyone]], Ginny, who hears Auntie Muriel say that Ginny's dress is far too low cut and responds by grinning and winking at Harry, and Ginny's mother Molly who responds to a threat on Ginny's life by shouting, [[MamaBear "NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!"]]

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** The three generations of Weasley Weasley/Prewett women are [[ScrewPolitenessImASenior 107 year old Great-Aunt Muriel who is rude to everyone]], Ginny, who hears Auntie Muriel say that Ginny's dress is far too low cut and responds by grinning and winking at Harry, and Ginny's mother Molly who responds to a threat on Ginny's life by shouting, [[MamaBear "NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!"]]



* HeroOfAnotherStory: Neville Longbottom, leading the anti-Voldemort resistance inside Hogwarts while the Power Trio is roaming around the country looking for Horcruxes.



* HeroOfAnotherStory: Neville Longbottom, leading the anti-Voldemort resistance inside Hogwarts while the Power Trio is roaming around the country looking for Horcruxes.



* HorribleCampingTrip: By page count, 1/4 of the book, it '''feels''' much longer.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: When George lost an ear.

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* HorribleCampingTrip: By page count, 1/4 ¼ of the book, it '''feels''' much longer.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: When George lost an ear.
longer.



* IdenticalTwinIDTag: When George lost an ear.



* ImmortalityInducer: As indicated in ''Literature/TheTalesOfBeedleTheBard'', it is a common misconception that those who claim ownership of all three of the Deathly Hallows will become immortal -- aka, the "Master of Death". A young, foolish Dumbledore subscribed to this belief, and only snapped out of it when his younger sister died. [[spoiler:In reality, the Master of Death is one who accepts that, even with magic, true immortality is impossible, and that death isn't the worst thing in the world]].
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Applied to the Seven Potters chase. There were fourteen good guys against an unknown number of bad guys with the bad guys having a numerical advantage. While it was justified for poor aim as they were all flying on brooms and constantly moving, the good guys had three casualties [[spoiler:one death by Voldy, one errant spell aimed at someone else, and one self-inflicted near suicide action]], not counting Harry's injuries caused by his crash, the good guys had a lot more hits and probable kills.
* InfinityPlusOneSword:

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* ImmortalityInducer: As indicated in ''Literature/TheTalesOfBeedleTheBard'', it is a common misconception that those who claim ownership of all three of the Deathly Hallows will become immortal -- aka, [[AC:aka]] the "Master of Death". A young, foolish Dumbledore subscribed to this belief, and only snapped out of it when his younger sister died. [[spoiler:In reality, the Master of Death is one who accepts that, even with magic, true immortality is impossible, and that death isn't the worst thing in the world]].
world.]]
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Applied to the Seven Potters chase. There were fourteen good guys Order of the Phoenix members against an unknown number of bad guys with the bad guys having a numerical advantage. at least thirty Death Eaters. While it was justified for poor aim as they were all flying on brooms or Thestrals and constantly moving, the good guys had three casualties -- [[spoiler:one death by Voldy, one errant spell aimed at someone else, and one self-inflicted near suicide action]], action]] -- not counting Harry's injuries caused by his crash, the good guys our heroes had a lot more hits and probable kills.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: InfinityPlusOneSword



** The Sword of Gryffindor, appropriately enough. Shame no-one uses it for legitimate sword fights to demonstrate its true potential.

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** The Sword of Gryffindor, appropriately enough. Shame no-one nobody uses it for legitimate sword fights to demonstrate its true potential.



* IronicEcho:
** In [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Book One]], Ron yells "Are you mad? Are you a witch or not?" to Hermione. In this one, she yells at him, "Are you mad? Are you a wizard or what?"

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* IronicEcho:
IronicEcho
** In [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Book One]], 1, Ron yells "Are you mad? Are you a witch or not?" to Hermione. In this one, she yells at him, "Are you mad? Are you a wizard or what?"



* ItIsNotYourTime: [[spoiler:Harry's NearDeathExperience at the end of the book. He meets Dumbledore and during this time they discuss his going back to the living. It turns out Harry has a choice - he can move on or return to life.]]

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* ItIsNotYourTime: [[spoiler:Harry's NearDeathExperience at the end of the book. He meets Dumbledore and during this time they discuss his going back to the living. It turns out Harry has a choice - he can choose, either to move on or to return to life.life. He chooses to live.]]



** ''Pottermore'' reveals that they weren't punished because of [[spoiler: Narcissa lying to Voldemort and Lucius helping the Ministry round up the remaining Death Eaters after the war.]]
** Also, the dementors apply for this trope. Yes, the dementors. After sucking out the souls of God knows how many innocent Muggle-borns and condemning them to the [[CessationOfExistence hellish existence of absolutely nothing]] we never see what happens to them in the book, but WordOfGod is that they're a kind of fungus born from depression that can be banished once the environment becomes more happy; meanwhile, their victims are STILL condemned to an eternal torment worse than the deepest depths of hell, and nobody seems to notice, and nobody seems to care...

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** ''Pottermore'' reveals that they weren't punished because of [[spoiler: Narcissa [[spoiler:Narcissa lying to Voldemort and Lucius helping the Ministry round up the remaining Death Eaters after the war.]]
** Also, the dementors apply for this trope. Yes, the dementors. After sucking out the souls of God knows how many innocent Muggle-borns and condemning them to the [[CessationOfExistence hellish existence of absolutely nothing]] we never see what happens to them in the book, but WordOfGod is that they're a kind of fungus born from depression that can be banished once the environment becomes more happy; happier; meanwhile, their victims are STILL condemned to an eternal torment worse than the deepest depths of hell, and nobody seems to notice, and nobody seems to notice or care...



** Voldemort. Try to act surprised. First off, his final Horcrux was destroyed by [[spoiler: Neville]], after Voldemort made fun of him in front of everybody. The movie was more spectacular - he was not only killed by the Avada Kedavra backfiring on him from the Elder Wand, but he also ended up disintegrated as well, not even leaving his body behind. Opinion varies on whether his more mundane death in the book was more fitting - after all, Riddle/Voldemort's entire character arc grew out of his narcississm and distaste for anything he considered 'ordinary'.
** [[spoiler:Peter Pettigrew, literally betrayed and choked by the hand he was given after he sacrificed his original one to let Voldemort return.]]

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** Voldemort. Try to act surprised. First off, his final Horcrux was destroyed by [[spoiler: Neville]], after Voldemort made fun of him in front of everybody. The movie was more spectacular - spectacular: he was not only killed by the Avada Kedavra backfiring on him from the Elder Wand, but he also ended up disintegrated as well, not even leaving his body behind. Opinion varies on whether his more mundane death in the book was more fitting - -- after all, Riddle/Voldemort's entire character arc grew out of his narcississm narcissism and distaste for anything he considered 'ordinary'.
** [[spoiler:Peter Pettigrew, literally betrayed and choked by the hand he was given after he sacrificed his original one to let Voldemort return.]] ]]



** Bellatrix Lestrange at the hands of Molly Weasley after the former attempted to murder Ginny.

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** Bellatrix [[spoiler:Bellatrix Lestrange at the hands of Molly Weasley after the former attempted to murder Ginny.]]



* KnightTemplar: The young Dumbledore at the time when he was tempted to join Grindelwald's quest to take over the world - he wanted to liberate wizards from having to live in hiding (especially poor Ariana). He stressed to Grindelwald that they should use the minimum amount of force required and that with their power ComesGreatResponsibility. Subverted with Grindelwald, who may have come across as one (even using the slogan "for the greater good") but was probably only in search of power.

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* KnightTemplar: The young Dumbledore at the time when he was tempted to join Grindelwald's quest to take over the world - -- he wanted to liberate wizards from having to live in hiding (especially poor Ariana). He stressed to Grindelwald that they should use the minimum amount of force required and that with their power ComesGreatResponsibility. Subverted with Grindelwald, who may have come across as one (even using the slogan "for the greater good") but was probably likely only in search of wanted power.



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Rowling has stated that the phrase on the Snitch ("I open at the close") is one in regards to the books themselves. Specifically, ''Deathly Hallows'' takes place in the 1997-1998 academic year. In Britain, 1997 was the year that ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'' was published. In America, ''Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'' wasn't released until 1998. The book series opens in the real world during the years that the book series closes in the Wizarding World.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Rowling has stated that the phrase on the Snitch ("I open at the close") is one in regards to the books themselves. Specifically, ''Deathly Hallows'' takes place in the 1997-1998 1997–1998 academic year. In Britain, 1997 was the year that ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'' was published. In America, ''Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'' wasn't released until 1998. The book series opens in the real world during the years that the book series closes in the Wizarding World.World.
* LetsGetDangerous: Molly Weasley is getting into a fight with Death Eaters -- '''holy crap did she just kill somebody'''?! WordOfGod is that Molly is just a better fighter than her would-be nemesis.



* LetsGetDangerous: Molly Weasley is getting into a fight with Death Eaters -- '''holy crap did she just kill somebody'''?! WordOfGod is that Molly is just a better fighter than her would-be nemesis.



** Happened during the epilogue and acted as a CallBack when James Sirius interrupted Teddy and Victoire snogging at Platform 9 3/4.

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** Happened during the epilogue and acted as a CallBack when James Sirius interrupted Teddy and Victoire snogging at Platform 9 3/4.9¾.



-->"...and Inferi -- that is, dead bodies animated by a dark wizard..."

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-->"...and Inferi -- that is, Inferi, which means dead bodies animated enchanted by a dark wizard..."



--> Harry "You can't do it if I don't cooperate, you need me to give you some hair."
--> George "Well that plan's scuppered. Obviously there's no chance at all of any of us getting a bit of your hair unless you cooperate."
--> Fred: yeah, thirteen of us against one bloke who's not allowed to use magic; we've got no chance."
--> Harry "Funny, really amusing."
--> Moody "If it has to come to force, then it will."

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--> Harry "You -->'''Harry''': You can't do it if I don't cooperate, you need me to give you some hair."
--> George "Well
\\
'''George''': Well, that's
that plan's plan scuppered. Obviously there's no chance at all of any of us getting a bit of your hair unless you cooperate."
--> Fred: yeah,
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'''Fred''': [[SarcasmMode Yeah,
thirteen of us against one bloke who's not allowed to use magic; we've got no chance."
--> Harry "Funny,
]]\\
'''Harry''': Funny,
really amusing."
--> Moody "If
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'''Moody''': If
it has to come to force, then it will."



* 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 object on Earth]].
* MyNewGiftIsLame: Pointed out by Ron when [[BookWorm Hermione]] gets a book of fairy tales, Ron gets an item which can ''manipulate light'', and Harry gets... an old snitch. Harry, however, knows that with it coming from Dumbledore there must be a secret involved, though -- and there is. Also the Snitch was the very one that Harry caught in his first ever Quidditch match, which if anything gave it some sentimental value, which in fact was useful to conceal even more of its true purpose from the Ministry.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Mad-Eye's plan to sneak Harry out of his house involves everyone transforming to look like him and flying off in all directions. When they change clothes, Harry is annoyed that no-one is particularly bashful about getting naked while disguised as him.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: The PowerTrio are on the run in one of the most blatant parallels of Nazi-occupied Europe ever seen. The Ministry of Magic has become so corrupted from the inside by LesCollaborateurs, that they essentially pass the Nuremberg Laws against Muggle-born wizards, and under the guidance of Umbridge are shown creating pamphlets touting purity of blood whose content and saccharine covers call to mind the publications of Julius Streicher. The various Death Eater minions inside the Ministry are dressed in khaki clothes, with red, white, and black armbands bearing the Dark Mark. The sign of the Deathly Hallows has a history very similar to that of the swastika, as well - originally an innocent symbol, then used by wizard-supremacist Grindelwald, etched on walls by stupid pricks to get attention...
** The Polish translation explicitly called those who hunted muggleborns and LaResistance for profit ''szmalcownicy''. RealLife ''szmalcownicy'' sold hiding Jews to the Nazis during [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo The War]].

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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 Wand -- the most powerful wand in history--and 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 Wand, the most coveted magical object on Earth]].
* MyNewGiftIsLame: Pointed out by Ron when [[BookWorm Hermione]] gets a book of fairy tales, Ron gets an item which can ''manipulate light'', and Harry gets... an old snitch.Golden Snitch. Harry, however, knows that with it coming from Dumbledore there must be a secret involved, though -- and there is. Also the Snitch was the very one that Harry caught in his first ever Quidditch match, which if anything gave it some sentimental value, which in fact was thereby making it useful to conceal even more of its true purpose from the Ministry.
* NWordPrivileges: Hermione refers to herself as a Mudblood and when Ron objects, she explains that she's proud that she can refer to herself that way instead of the Death Eaters doing it.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Mad-Eye's plan to sneak Harry out of his house involves everyone transforming to look like him and flying off in all directions. When they change clothes, Harry is annoyed that no-one nobody is particularly bashful about getting naked while disguised as him.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: The PowerTrio are on the run in one of the most blatant parallels of Nazi-occupied Europe ever seen. The Ministry of Magic has become so corrupted from the inside by LesCollaborateurs, that they essentially pass the Nuremberg Laws against Muggle-born wizards, and under the guidance of Umbridge are shown creating pamphlets touting purity of blood whose content and saccharine covers call to mind the publications of Julius Streicher. The various Death Eater minions inside the Ministry are dressed in khaki clothes, with red, white, and black armbands bearing the Dark Mark. The sign of the Deathly Hallows has a history very similar to that of the swastika, as well - -- originally an innocent symbol, then used by wizard-supremacist Grindelwald, etched on walls by stupid pricks to get attention...
** The Polish translation explicitly called those who hunted muggleborns and LaResistance for profit ''szmalcownicy''. RealLife ''szmalcownicy'' sold hiding Jews to the Nazis during [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII The War]].



** It was a twofer - Voldemort's using Harry's blood in his resurrection had the side-effect of [[spoiler:anchoring Harry's soul to life as long as Voldemort lived]]. Lily's willing self-sacrifice for Harry meant that Voldemort could not harm him as long as her blood was present - when Harry [[spoiler: goes to the forest and does the same, he protects ''everyone currently at Hogwarts'' with the same magic]]. After that point, if Voldemort tried to Curse anyone other than Harry, [[spoiler: it wouldn't have worked]] and when he does try, [[spoiler:the Elder Wand will not harm Harry, as Harry was it's master having Disarmed Draco earlier in the story]].

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** It was a twofer - -- Voldemort's using Harry's blood in his resurrection had the side-effect of [[spoiler:anchoring Harry's soul to life as long as Voldemort lived]]. Lily's willing self-sacrifice for Harry meant that Voldemort could not harm him as long as her blood was present - -- when Harry [[spoiler: goes to the forest and does the same, he protects ''everyone currently at Hogwarts'' with the same magic]]. After that point, if Voldemort tried to Curse anyone other than Harry, [[spoiler: it wouldn't have worked]] and when he does try, [[spoiler:the Elder Wand will not harm Harry, as Harry was it's master having Disarmed Draco earlier in the story]].



* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands:

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* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands:NewPowersAsThePlotDemands



** Speaking of Voldemort, his reaction to learning that [[spoiler: Harry and company are destroying his Horcruxes. In his fury and fear, he unknowingly drops his Occlumency shields and Harry again gets unauthorized access to his thoughts. This glimpse confirms Harry's suspicions that Horcrux #6 has been at Hogwarts all along -- thus setting the stage for the final battle of the Second Wizarding War]].

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** Speaking of Voldemort, his reaction to learning that [[spoiler: Harry and company are destroying his Horcruxes. In his fury and fear, he unknowingly drops his Occlumency shields and Harry again gets unauthorized access to his thoughts. This glimpse confirms Harry's suspicions that Horcrux #6 number six has been at Hogwarts all along -- thus setting the stage for the final battle of the Second Wizarding War]].



* NoManShouldHaveThisPower: Harry regards the Hallows as this. At least the Wand and Stone (from dialogue in the book, and [[spoiler:later as made evident in the belated sequel ''Cursed Child'']], one can assume he kept the Cloak).[[spoiler: He lost the Stone in the forest, and deliberately refuses to look for it again. Also, in regards to the wand, in the book, he put it back in Dumbledore's grave with the hope that he, Harry, would die naturally so the cycle of violence over the wand would end.]]



* NoManShouldHaveThisPower: Harry regards the Hallows as this. At least the Wand and Stone (from dialogue in the book, one can assume he kept the Cloak). [[spoiler: He lost the stone in the forest, and deliberately refuses to look for it again. Also, in regards to the wand, in the book, he put it back in Dumbledore's grave with the hope that he, Harry, would die naturally so the cycle of violence over the wand would end.]]
* NonNaziSwastika: Initially, all Harry knows about the Deathly Hallows symbol is that it's been used by Grindelwald like Hitler's swastika was in the real world, and is reviled for it ever since, enough so that Krum is willing to beat up Xeno Lovegood for wearing it. Then he learns that the symbol predates Grindelwald and Xenophilius Lovegood is wearing it in relation to its older meaning.

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* NoManShouldHaveThisPower: Harry regards the Hallows as this. At least the Wand and Stone (from dialogue in the book, one can assume he kept the Cloak). [[spoiler: He lost the stone in the forest, and deliberately refuses to look for it again. Also, in regards to the wand, in the book, he put it back in Dumbledore's grave with the hope that he, Harry, would die naturally so the cycle of violence over the wand would end.]]
* NonNaziSwastika: Initially, all Harry knows about the Deathly Hallows symbol is that it's been used by Grindelwald like Hitler's swastika was in the real world, and is reviled for it ever since, enough so that Krum is willing to beat up Xeno Xenophilius Lovegood for wearing it. Then he learns that the symbol predates Grindelwald and Xenophilius Xeno Lovegood is wearing it in relation to its older meaning.



* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: ''Deathly Hallows'' is notable in that it breaks from the [[StrictlyFormula standard story structure]]. The PowerTrio does not go back to Hogwarts until the FinalBattle. Instead they are on the run because the Death Eaters pulled a coup d'etat on the Ministry of Magic and started PuttingOnTheReich.



* NowOrNeverKiss: Two, both before the final battle. Ron even {{lampshades}} this.

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* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: ''Deathly Hallows'' is notable in that it breaks from the [[StrictlyFormula standard story structure]]. The PowerTrio does not go back to Hogwarts until the FinalBattle. Instead they are on the run because the Death Eaters pulled a coup d'état on the Ministry of Magic and started PuttingOnTheReich.
* NowOrNeverKiss: Two, both before the final battle. Ron even {{lampshades}} lampshades this.



* NWordPrivileges: Hermione refers to herself as a Mudblood and when Ron objects, she explains that she's proud that she can refer to herself that way instead of the Death Eaters doing it.



* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Ron and Hermione [[spoiler:recovering the basilisk fangs from the Chamber of Secrets. This could have been used to show another spiritual illusion to try and stop them, like with the locket,]] but it was left out due to the book's CosmicDeadline (see above). Happily, it's included in the movie.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness:
** Harry is shocked to hear Mr. Weasley shout at Kingsley instead of proving who he is (even more when you remember his adherence to the password system in the previous book). Justified in that he's in a hurry to see George.

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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Ron and Hermione [[spoiler:recovering the basilisk Basilisk fangs from the Chamber of Secrets. This could have been used to show another spiritual illusion to try and stop them, like with the locket,]] but it was left out due to the book's CosmicDeadline (see above). Happily, it's included in the movie.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness:
OnceMoreWithClarity: Snape's memories, especially in regards to his worst memory. Back in Book 5, [[spoiler:Harry initially believed it was his worst memory because of the immense amount of humiliation he suffered at the hands of the Marauders. With the new context of Snape's earlier memories, Harry (and thus, the reader) realizes the real reason why it's Snape's worst memory: it's the memory of the day Lily, the love of his life, ended their friendship, setting off a chain of events that led to Snape joining the Death Eaters and eventually causing Lily's death]].
* OnlyMostlyDead
** [[spoiler:Harry's hit by the Killing Curse and [[NearDeathExperience could be considered dead]] -- but it only really kills the SoulFragment left by Voldemort.]]
** It turns out [[spoiler:Dumbledore can still give instructions and advice via his portrait.]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness:
** Harry is shocked to hear Mr. Weasley Arthur shout at Kingsley instead of proving who he is (even more when you remember his adherence to the password system in the previous book). Justified in that he's in a hurry to see George.



-->'''Hermione''': (pointing her wand at the attic door) ''Muffliato''.
-->'''Ron''': I thought you didn't approve of the spell?
-->'''Hermione''': Times change.
** Speaking of Hermione, during the Battle of Hogwarts, she ''asks Harry to utilize his PsychicLink with Voldemort and look inside him and learn of his thoughts'', something that she always wanted Harry to avoid whenever possible right up to that point, in order to find out his location and get Ron to stick with the mission objective of destroying [[SoulJar Horcruxes]] [[spoiler: after Fred's death]].
* OnceMoreWithClarity: Snape's memories, especially in regards to his worst memory. Back in book 5,
[[spoiler:Harry initially believed it was his worst memory because of the immense amount of humiliation he suffered at the hands of the Marauders. With the new context of Snape's earlier memories, Harry (and thus, the reader) realizes the real reason why it's Snape's worst memory: it's the memory of the day Lily, the love of his life, ended their friendship, setting off a chain of events that led to Snape joining the Death Eaters and eventually causing Lily's death]].
* OnlyMostlyDead:
** [[spoiler:Harry's hit by the Killing Curse and [[NearDeathExperience could be considered dead]] -- but it only really kills the SoulFragment left by Voldemort.]]
** It turns out [[spoiler:Dumbledore can still give instructions and advice via his portrait.]]

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-->'''Hermione''': (pointing her wand at the attic door) ''Muffliato''.
-->'''Ron''':
''Muffliato.''\\
'''Ron''': [[LampshadeHanging
I thought you didn't approve of the spell?
-->'''Hermione''':
spell?]]\\
'''Hermione''':
Times change.
** Speaking of Hermione, during the Battle of Hogwarts, she ''asks Harry to utilize his PsychicLink with Voldemort and look inside him and learn of his thoughts'', something that she always wanted Harry to avoid whenever possible right up to that point, in order to find out his location and get Ron to stick with the mission objective of destroying [[SoulJar Horcruxes]] [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after Fred's death]].
* OnceMoreWithClarity: Snape's memories, especially in regards to his worst memory. Back in book 5,
[[spoiler:Harry initially believed it was his worst memory because of the immense amount of humiliation he suffered at the hands of the Marauders. With the new context of Snape's earlier memories, Harry (and thus, the reader) realizes the real reason why it's Snape's worst memory: it's the memory of the day Lily, the love of his life, ended their friendship, setting off a chain of events that led to Snape joining the Death Eaters and eventually causing Lily's death]].
* OnlyMostlyDead:
** [[spoiler:Harry's hit by the Killing Curse and [[NearDeathExperience could be considered dead]] -- but it only really kills the SoulFragment left by Voldemort.]]
** It turns out [[spoiler:Dumbledore can still give instructions and advice via his portrait.]]
death]].



* PinballProtagonist: It's general across the series, but the plot of Deathly Hallows involves Harry more or less wandering from one moment to the next stumbling around to find clues and the next Horcrux location. It begins with the attack on Bill and Fleur's wedding forcing the Trio into hiding and then going to Grimmauld Place where Harry finds out who RAB is, and then spending the major first half of the book solely on locating, capturing and destroying that Horcrux while the final section has him [[spoiler:locate the remaining in very short order and again by pure accident]].
* PoorCommunicationKills: Played with. Throughout the series Dumbledore knew everything that was going on but did not tell Harry, for reasons which many speculate - and Dumbledore admitted - may have been unnecessary. In this book, Harry, Ron and Hermione are the only ones who know what is really going on but don't tell anyone else, either. Harry even wonders just how much of his silence is really necessary at some points.

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* PinballProtagonist: It's general across the series, but the plot of Deathly Hallows ''Deathly Hallows'' involves Harry more or less largely wandering from one moment to the next stumbling around to find clues and the next Horcrux location. It begins with the attack on Bill and Fleur's wedding wedding, forcing the Trio into hiding and then going to 12 Grimmauld Place Place, where Harry finds out who RAB R.A.B. is, and then spending the major first half of the book solely on locating, capturing and destroying that Horcrux while the final section has him [[spoiler:locate the remaining in very short order and again by pure accident]].
* PoorCommunicationKills: Played with. Throughout the series Dumbledore knew everything that was going on but did not tell Harry, for reasons which many speculate - -- and Dumbledore admitted - -- may have been unnecessary. In this book, Harry, Ron Ron, and Hermione are the only ones who know what is really going on but don't tell anyone else, either. Harry even wonders just how much of his silence is really necessary at some points.



--->"[Dumbledore]—well, ” Ron’s ears turned bright red and he became engrossed in a tuft of grass at his feet, which he prodded with his toe, “he must’ve known I’d run out on you. ”\\
“No,” Harry corrected him. “He must’ve known you’d always want to come back. ”

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--->"[Dumbledore]—well, ” --->“[Dumbledore]—well,” Ron’s ears turned bright red and he became engrossed in a tuft of grass at his feet, which he prodded with his toe, “he must’ve known I’d run out on you. you.”\\
“No,” Harry corrected him. “He must’ve known you’d always want to come back.



** "Did I mention I'm ''resigning''?"
** "I'll join you when hell freezes over! [[LaResistance Dumbledore's Army!]]"
** "You shouldn't have done that."

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** Percy, to Thicknesse: "Did I mention I'm ''resigning''?"
** Neville, to Voldemort: "I'll join you when hell freezes over! [[LaResistance Dumbledore's Army!]]"
** Harry, to Amycus: "You shouldn't have done that."



** "NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!!!"
** "You-- (whack) complete-- (whack) ''arse--'' (whack) Ronald-- (whack) Weasley! (whack)"
** "And that's the second time we've saved your life tonight, you two-faced bastard!"

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** Molly, to Bellatrix: "NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!!!"
** "You-- Hermione, to Ron: "You -- (whack) complete-- complete -- (whack) ''arse--'' ''arse'' -- (whack) Ronald-- Ronald -- (whack) Weasley! (whack)"
** Ron, to Draco: "And that's the second time we've saved your life tonight, you two-faced bastard!"



* PropheciesAreAlwaysRight: A prediction by the Sorting Hat that the four Houses would need to unite to defeat evil, made in [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix book 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''.

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* PropheciesAreAlwaysRight: A prediction by the Sorting Hat that the four Houses would need to unite to defeat evil, made in [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix book five]].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 take it unknowingly take it from ''him''.



** 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.
* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Subverted. Harry uses the Cruciatus curse, but this was so that the audience would recognize his flaws, not change their mind about the appropriateness of Dark Magic. Also uses the Imperius Curse on both a goblin and a nosy Death-Eater during their raid on Gringotts in search of a horcrux.

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** 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 Minerva [=McGonagall=] and Kingsley Shacklebolt until Harry steps in.
** According to WordOfGod, several Slytherin students were among Slughorn's reinforcements.
reinforcements.
* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Subverted. Harry uses the Cruciatus curse, but this was so that the audience would recognize his flaws, not change their mind about the appropriateness of Dark Magic. Also uses the Imperius Curse on both a goblin and a nosy Death-Eater Death Eater during their raid on Gringotts in search of a horcrux.



-->[[BerserkButton "You--complete--arse--Ronald--Weasley!"]]

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-->[[BerserkButton "You--complete--arse--Ronald--Weasley!"]]"You — complete — arse — Ronald — Weasley!"]]



-->[[BerserkButton "You--will--never--touch--our--children--again!"]]
** 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.

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-->[[BerserkButton "You--will--never--touch--our--children--again!"]]
--->[[BerserkButton "You — will — never — touch — our — children — again!"]]
** Xeno is dealt with this by the Death Eaters when they arrive after Xeno nearly destroyed destroys his house accidentally. They are firing spells at Xeno while lecturing him for bringing them back for nothing.



** The Ministry of Magic under Voldemort. The Death Eaters' skull is even similar to the ''totenkopf'' of the SS.

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** The Ministry of Magic under Voldemort. The Death Eaters' skull is even similar to the ''totenkopf'' of the SS.SS ''totenkopf''.



* RetiredMonster: Grindelwald

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* RetiredMonster: GrindelwaldGrindelwald.



* ReverseMole: [[spoiler:Snape]]

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* ReverseMole: [[spoiler:Snape]][[spoiler:Snape]].



* RoomFullOfCrazy: One might count Luna's bedroom. Granted, the girl hasn't a malicious bone in her body and none of it is ''sinister'', but, well... portraits of people you like all linked by gold chains made of the word "friends" does go a little beyond {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. Opinions differ on whether this is heartwarming or stalkerish. All of the Lovegoods' house counts, really.

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* RoomFullOfCrazy: One might count Luna's bedroom. Granted, the girl hasn't a malicious bone in her body and none of it is ''sinister'', but, well...well ... portraits of people you like all linked by gold chains made of the word "friends" does go a little beyond {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. Opinions differ on whether this is heartwarming or stalkerish. All of the Lovegoods' house counts, really.



* RummageFail: A few times when the handbag is used, this trope comes into play. Eventually the characters defy the trope by using summoning (''Accio'') charms on the items within.

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* RummageFail: A few times when the handbag is used, this trope comes into play. Eventually the characters defy the trope by using summoning Summoning Charms (''Accio'') charms on the items within.



* 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}} himself -- [[{{Unishment}} a night helping Hagrid]]--rather Hagrid]] -- rather than turn them over to the Carrows. Given later revelations, he certainly did so on purpose.]]



* SelfDisposingVillain:
** [[spoiler: Crabbe]] unleashes an extremely dangerous, nigh-uncontrollable form of magic fire in a huge room ''full'' of kindling. Not only does he get himself killed, he's the ''only'' one in the room who actually dies as a result.
** At the very end, [[spoiler: Voldemort is killed by his own rebounding Killing Curse.]]



* SelfDisposingVillain
** [[spoiler: Crabbe]] unleashes an extremely dangerous, nigh-uncontrollable form of magic fire in a huge room ''full'' of kindling. Not only does he get himself killed, he's the ''only'' one in the room who actually dies as a result.
** At the very end, [[spoiler: Voldemort is killed by his own rebounding Killing Curse.]]



* SelfInducedAllergicReaction: Hermione's quick thinking allows her to prevent Harry from being recognized by the Snatchers when they're surrounded in the woods. However, the disguise isn't foolproof, and the trio have to rely on Malfoy to look the other way and pretend he can't tell whether it's Harry or not. [[spoiler: Luckily, he does.]]

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* SelfInducedAllergicReaction: Hermione's quick thinking allows her to prevent Harry from being recognized by the Snatchers when they're surrounded in the woods. However, the disguise isn't foolproof, and the trio have to rely on Malfoy Draco to look the other way and pretend he can't tell whether it's Harry or not. not.[[spoiler: Luckily, he does.]]



* ShoutOut:

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* ShoutOut:ShoutOut



* 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's wand, though that isn't shown) as the sun rises in the background. This at least heavily suggests that [[spoiler: Harry survives and defeats Voldemort personally]], where the former event in particular was very uncertain.

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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- Voldemort -- specifically, with Voldemort flying backward while Harry reaches upward triumphantly (to catch Voldy's wand, though that isn't shown) as the sun rises in the background. This at least heavily suggests that [[spoiler: Harry survives and defeats Voldemort personally]], where the former event in particular was very uncertain.



* StartOfDarkness: A variation. This time, instead of seeing Voldemort's transition from cute, troubled kid to full-on genocidal maniac, we get to see Snape's transition from cute, troubled kid to troubled heartbroken adult, and Dumbledore's transition from cute, troubled kid to wise manipulative [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] -- both of them dabbling considerably in the Dark Arts for a while. Apparently coming from a broken home is a pre-requisite for this kind of thing. Interestingly, all three of them were {{Insufferable Genius}}es as teenagers.
** As Dumbledore noted in the previous book, Harry is the greatest aversion, he had a background and upbringing similar to theirs but somehow became compassionate and mature, avoiding the {{Pride}} that led them to commit terrible mistakes. (Being brought up in the same way as a Muggle Born, albeit with more abuse than normal, as well as having been tempered by his Parent's sacrifice and having Positive influences in supporting friends and family during his school years might've helped.)

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* StartOfDarkness: A variation. This time, instead of seeing Voldemort's transition from cute, troubled kid to full-on genocidal maniac, we get to see Snape's transition from cute, troubled kid to troubled heartbroken adult, and Dumbledore's transition from cute, troubled kid to wise manipulative [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] -- both of them dabbling considerably in the Dark Arts for a while. Apparently coming from a broken home is a pre-requisite prerequisite for this kind of thing. Interestingly, all three of them were {{Insufferable Genius}}es as teenagers.
** As Dumbledore noted in the previous book, Harry is the greatest aversion, he had a background and upbringing similar to theirs but somehow became compassionate and mature, avoiding the {{Pride}} that led them to commit terrible mistakes. (Being brought up in the same way as a Muggle Born, Muggle-born, albeit with more abuse than normal, as well as having been tempered by his Parent's parents' sacrifice and having Positive positive influences in supporting friends and family during his school years might've years, might have helped.)



* StrictlyFormula: These youth are used to the formula of three large meals a day and adults looking over them--which gets yanked out from under their feet.

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* StrictlyFormula: These youth are used to the formula of three large meals a day and adults looking over them--which them -- which gets yanked out from under their feet.



* 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''.

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* SueDonym: The Potterwatch ''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''.



** Professor [=McGonagall=] leads the defense in the Battle for Hogwarts to give the PowerTrio the time to find the final Horcrux, even though she has to trust Harry by his word alone.

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** Professor [=McGonagall=] leads the defense in the Battle for of Hogwarts to give the PowerTrio the time to find the final Horcrux, even though she has to trust Harry by his word alone.



* TWordEuphemism: Effing.
** Mundungus Fletcher uses the line "That wouldn't have been effing difficult..."
** A few chapters later, Ron angrily notes that the heroes are "nowhere effing near" destroying the locket Horcrux.



* ThatLiarLies: Harry shouts "LIES!" to no-one in particular when first reading some of the media references to Dumbledore's FeetOfClay. The melodrama of this is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in that a Muggle neighbor is shown to overhear and glance around nervously.

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* ThatLiarLies: Harry shouts "LIES!" to no-one no one in particular when first reading some of the media references to Dumbledore's FeetOfClay. The melodrama of this is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in that a Muggle neighbor is shown to overhear and glance around nervously.



* 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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* ThisIsNotMyLifeToTake: Harry gives Gryffindor's magical sword to his best friend Ron to destroy a plot important plot-important locket, which has part of the soul of the BigBad inside of it.



* TragicDropout: The Trio. It's not like any of them would have dropped out of Hogwarts if Voldemort hadn't truly taken over. Before the release of ''Deathly Hallows'', fans debated endlessly if the trio had been serious about dropping out of Hogwarts or not - or if they would be forced to attend.
** [[spoiler: WordOfGod says after the war Hermione went back and finished up her N.E.W.T. studies, while Harry and Ron did not.]]
* TraumaCongaLine: Harry suffers one emotional blow after another for the entire book. [[spoiler: Hedwig and Mad-Eye are killed in the escape from Privet Drive, and more and more of the people he cares about are imprisoned, tortured, driven into hiding or killed. He and his friends are declared outlaws and must struggle to survive in the wilderness. Long stretches of hopelessness are interrupted by deadly danger. By the time he discovers that Dumbledore's plan requires him to go willingly to his death at Voldemort's hands, he's willing to pay that price.]]
* TroubledButCute: [[spoiler: Snape]] as a little kid.

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* TragicDropout: The Trio. It's not like any of them would have dropped out of Hogwarts if Voldemort hadn't truly taken over. Before the release of ''Deathly Hallows'', fans debated endlessly if the trio had been serious about dropping out of Hogwarts or not - -- or if they would be forced to attend.
** [[spoiler: WordOfGod [[spoiler:WordOfGod says after the war Hermione went back and finished up her N.E.W.T. studies, while Harry and Ron did not.]]
]]
* TraumaCongaLine: Harry suffers one emotional blow after another for the entire book. [[spoiler: Hedwig and Mad-Eye are killed in the escape from Privet Drive, and more and more of the people he cares about are imprisoned, tortured, driven into hiding or killed. He and his friends are declared outlaws and must struggle to survive in the wilderness. Long stretches of hopelessness are interrupted by deadly danger. By the time he discovers that Dumbledore's plan requires him to go willingly to his death at Voldemort's hands, he's willing to pay that price.]]
* TroubledButCute: [[spoiler: Snape]] [[spoiler:Snape]] as a little kid.



* TWordEuphemism: Effing.
** Mundungus Fletcher uses the line "That wouldn't have been effing difficult..."
** Ron also uses this a few chapters later.



** The heroes had one in place as well. Dumbledore originally planned to [[spoiler:depower the Elder Wand by having Snape kill him by consent. This was ruined when Draco Malfoy Disarmed him during their encounter, and Dumbledore never got a chance to reclaim it. Later, Harry Disarmed Draco of his usual hawthorn wand, taking it for his own--and by doing this, ''Harry'' (by pure luck) became the master of the Elder Wand, essentially preventing Voldemort from ever becoming its master. This is eventually what allows Harry to win against Voldemort.]]
* {{Unishment}}: Punishment to Neville, Luna and Ginny for trying to steal Griffingdor's sword from Snape's office is... to go to Forbidden Forest and help Hagrid. See CorporalPunishment above for why that's not so bad.
* UnrequitedLoveLastsForever: [[spoiler:Snape.]] [[LoveHurts Ouch.]]

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** The heroes had one in place as well. Dumbledore originally planned to [[spoiler:depower the Elder Wand by having Snape kill him by consent. This was ruined when Draco Malfoy Disarmed him during their encounter, and Dumbledore never got a chance to reclaim it. Later, Harry Disarmed Draco of his usual hawthorn wand, taking it for his own--and own -- and by doing this, ''Harry'' (by pure luck) became the master of the Elder Wand, essentially preventing Voldemort from ever becoming its master. This is eventually what allows Harry to win against Voldemort.]]
* {{Unishment}}: Punishment to Neville, Luna Luna, and Ginny for trying to steal Griffingdor's Gryffindor's sword from Snape's office is... is ... to go to the Forbidden Forest and help Hagrid. See CorporalPunishment above for why that's not so bad.
* UnrequitedLoveLastsForever: [[spoiler:Snape.]] [[LoveHurts Ouch.]] ]]



** The Muggle Studies teacher.

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** The Muggle Studies teacher.teacher Charity Burbage at Malfoy Manor in the opening.



* UrbanFantasy: The entire series takes place in [[TheNineties 1990s]] UsefulNotes/{{Britain}}, a fact which is clearest in this book: After spending 6 years at Hogwarts, away from the wider world, Harry, Ron, and Hermione go across Britain (and ''away from'' the magical world for long stretches) in order to finish their quest to defeat Voldemort.

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* UrbanFantasy: The entire series takes place in [[TheNineties 1990s]] UsefulNotes/{{Britain}}, a fact which is clearest in this book: After spending 6 six years at Hogwarts, away from the wider world, Harry, Ron, and Hermione go across Britain (and ''away from'' the (''and'' away from ''the magical world world'' for long stretches) in order to finish their quest to defeat Voldemort.



** Aberforth outright disagrees with evicting the Slytherins, instead saying they ought to be held hostage against their families, who are mostly Death Eaters. Seeing as Voldemort says that the Slytherins largely joined his army in besieging Hogwarts, it might have been a better plan. Harry rejects it outright, as Dumbledore would never have allowed it if ''he'' had been alive.
** WordOfGod has it that ''several'' of the Slytherins who left at that point came back with the reinforcements in the second phase of the battle--not ''just'' Slughorn. Phineus Nigellius Black mentioned in an earlier novel that it's the sort of thing ''he'' would do, and it's fitting to the pragmatic Slytherin stereotype.

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** Aberforth outright disagrees with evicting the Slytherins, instead saying they ought to be held hostage against their families, who are mostly Death Eaters. Seeing as Voldemort says that the Slytherins largely joined his army in besieging Hogwarts, it might have been a better plan. Harry rejects it outright, as Albus Dumbledore would never have allowed it if ''he'' had been alive.
** WordOfGod has it that By WordOfGod[[invoked]], ''several'' of the Slytherins who left at that point came back with the reinforcements in the second phase of the battle--not battle -- not ''just'' Slughorn. Phineus Nigellius Black mentioned in an earlier novel Book Five that it's the sort of thing ''he'' would do, and it's fitting to it befits the pragmatic Slytherin stereotype.



* VillainousBreakdown: Voldemort during the final showdown with Harry, for once showing himself afraid as Harry [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech talks down to him.]] Also in a KillTheMessenger / YouKnowTooMuch moment when he hears about [[spoiler:the Horcrux being stolen from Gringotts.]]

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* VillainousBreakdown: Voldemort during the final showdown with Harry, for once showing himself afraid as Harry [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech talks down to him.]] Also in a KillTheMessenger / YouKnowTooMuch KillTheMessenger[=/=]YouKnowTooMuch moment when he hears about [[spoiler:the Horcrux being stolen from Gringotts.]]



-->'''Harry:''' The true master of the Elder Wand was [[spoiler: [[OhCrap Draco Malfoy]]]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** Dolores Umbridge is not seen again after Harry and co break into the Ministry and steal her locket/horcrux. WordOfGod says she was sent to Azkaban.
** The Dursleys are not heard from after the Order spirits them away to a safehouse.
* WhatIfTheBabyIsLikeMe: Remus frets a lot over this.

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-->'''Harry:''' The true master of the Elder Wand was [[spoiler: [[OhCrap [[spoiler:[[OhCrap Draco Malfoy]]]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
WhatCouldHaveBeen: In-universe, Harry thinks this extensively in the lead-up to his and Hermione's trip to Godric's Hollow.
-->The life he had lost had hardly ever seemed so real to him as at this moment when he knew he was about to see the place where it had been taken from him.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse
** Dolores Umbridge is not seen again after Harry and co company break into the Ministry and steal her locket/horcrux.locket/Horcrux. WordOfGod says she was sent to Azkaban.
** The Dursleys are not heard from after the Order spirits them away to a safehouse.
safehouse.
* WhatIfTheBabyIsLikeMe: Remus frets a lot over this. It turns out young Ted is more like his mother, Tonks.



* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: One that doesn't actually tell us what everyone's doing, only their kids.
* WouldHitAGirl:

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: One that doesn't actually tell us what everyone's the protagonists are doing, only their kids.
* WouldHitAGirl:WouldHitAGirl



* 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 and noteworthy members - considering who else was in the Order - Avoid Death from [[BigBad Voldemort]] 3 times (which they had to have done according to the Prophecy) - 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.

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* WritersCannotDoMath: The revelation that James and Lily were only 21 twenty-one 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 and noteworthy members - -- considering who else was in the Order - Avoid Death Order; avoid death from [[BigBad Voldemort]] 3 three times (which they had to have done according to the Prophecy) - prophecy); Lily to be pregnant and have Harry, 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.



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Snape]] is the presumed master of the Elder Wand. Voldemort wants the Elder Wand. To master the Elder Wand, you have to kill the current Master [[spoiler: or overpower them in some other way.]] Guess where this is going.
* 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. He has a son, who he hands his invisibility cloak to and eventually passes away peacefully.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Snape]] is the presumed master of the Elder Wand. Voldemort wants the Elder Wand. To master the Elder Wand, you have to must kill the current Master [[spoiler: or master [[spoiler:or overpower them in some other way.]] Guess where this is going.
* 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. He has a son, who he hands his invisibility cloak to and eventually passes away peacefully.
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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. He has a son, and so he decides to pass away peacefully after bequeathing his Invisibility Cloak to him.
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* OnceMoreWithClarity: Snape's memories, especially in regards to his worst memory. [[spoiler:Harry initially believed it was his worst memory because of the immense amount of humiliation he suffered at the hands of the Marauders. With the new context of Snape's earlier memories, Harry (and thus, the reader) realizes the real reason why it's Snape's worst memory: it's the memory of the day Lily, the love of his life, ended their friendship, setting off a chain of events that led to Snape joining the Death Eaters and eventually causing Lily's death]].

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* OnceMoreWithClarity: Snape's memories, especially in regards to his worst memory. Back in book 5,
[[spoiler:Harry initially believed it was his worst memory because of the immense amount of humiliation he suffered at the hands of the Marauders. With the new context of Snape's earlier memories, Harry (and thus, the reader) realizes the real reason why it's Snape's worst memory: it's the memory of the day Lily, the love of his life, ended their friendship, setting off a chain of events that led to Snape joining the Death Eaters and eventually causing Lily's death]].
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* BlankWhiteVoid: A space which starts out as this, then becomes "King's Cross". Only much cleaner.



* WhiteVoidRoom: "King's Cross". Only much cleaner.
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* UrbanFantasy: The entire series takes place in [[TheNineties 1990s]] UsefulNotes/{{Britain}}, a fact which is clearest in this book: After spending 6 years at Hogwarts, away from the wider world, Harry, Ron, and Hermione go across Britain (and ''away from'' the magical world for long stretches) in order to finish their quest to defeat Voldemort.
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** [[spoiler: Dumbledore]] gives a similar message to Harry at King's Cross.
** [[spoiler:Ultimately what it truly means to be the "Master of Death." He does not escape death, rather he accepts that death is inevitable, and that there are [[FateWorseThanDeath far worse fates than dying]].]]

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** [[spoiler: Dumbledore]] [[spoiler:Dumbledore]] gives a similar message to Harry at King's Cross.
** [[spoiler:Ultimately what it truly means to be the "Master of Death." He does not escape death, rather he accepts that death is inevitable, and that there are [[FateWorseThanDeath far worse fates than dying]]. Harry became the Master of Death because he came to this realization while unwittingly acquiring all three of the Deathly Hallows, and willingly went to what was seemingly his death in order to make Voldemort killable.]]



** [[spoiler:Peter Pettigrew, literally betrayed and choked by the hand he sacrificed to let Voldemort return.]]

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** [[spoiler:Peter Pettigrew, literally betrayed and choked by the hand he was given after he sacrificed his original one to let Voldemort return.]]



* NotAfraidToDie: The ultimate difference between Harry and Voldemort, [[spoiler:and also the true way to become the Master of Death]].



* OnceMoreWithClarity: Snape's memories, especially in regards to his worst memory.

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* OnceMoreWithClarity: Snape's memories, especially in regards to his worst memory. [[spoiler:Harry initially believed it was his worst memory because of the immense amount of humiliation he suffered at the hands of the Marauders. With the new context of Snape's earlier memories, Harry (and thus, the reader) realizes the real reason why it's Snape's worst memory: it's the memory of the day Lily, the love of his life, ended their friendship, setting off a chain of events that led to Snape joining the Death Eaters and eventually causing Lily's death]].


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* WeAllDieSomeday: [[spoiler:The CentralTheme of the "Tale of the Three Brothers", and ultimately the series as a whole. The only true way to "master" death is to accept it as an inescapable fate. Voldemort's inability to understand this is what eventually leads to his downfall]].
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* PosthumousCharacter: Grindelwald and Regulus Black. [[spoiler:And Dumbledore.]]
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* PinballProtagonist: It's general across the series, but the plot of Deathly Hallows involves Harry more or less wandering from one moment to the next stumbling around to find clues and the next Horcrux location. It begins with the attack on Bill and Fleur's wedding forcing the Trio into hiding and then going to Grimmauld Place where Harry finds out who RAB is, and then spending the major first half of the book solely on locating, capturing and destroying that Horcrux while the final section has him [[spoiler:locate the remaining in very short order and again by pure accident]].
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* BrokenAesop: Kreacher's redemption arc in the book involves Harry accepting that House-Elves have BlueAndOrangeMorality and that Kreacher shouldn't be held accountable for betraying Sirius to his death, which he both knowingly and willingly plotted. The problem is that near the end of the book, the trio meets Griphook the Goblin who articulates his own BlueAndOrangeMorality and insists on the Sword of Gryffindor because he sees it as belonging to the Goblins as per their idea of ownership. The Goblin idea of morality is presented negatively and seen as unacceptable by the same protagonists, so the overall aesop, rather than toleration and empathy for other people's viewpoints gets lost since the heroes are unwilling to do so at when it directly makes personal demands and sacrifices from them.
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