History Literature / HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows

19th May '18 11:09:04 AM Belphegor
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** Okay, so everything is basically magic, but the true story of the [[ChekhovsArmoury Deathly Hallows]] is never fully explained. Are they powerful magical items made by skilled wizards, or did they really meet Death and he gave them the items? There are elements of them which can't be explained within the continuity of the story, unless you accept the story about Death.

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** Okay, so everything is basically magic, but the true story of the [[ChekhovsArmoury Deathly Hallows]] is never fully explained. Are they powerful magical items made by skilled wizards, or did they really meet Death and he gave them the items? There are elements of them which can't be explained within the continuity of the story, unless you accept the story about Death.Death[[note]]According to Dumbledore at the end of the book, "''Whether they met Death on a lonely road... I think it more likely that the Peverell brothers were simply gifted, dangerous wizards who succeeded in creating those powerful objects. The story of them being Death's own Hallows seems to me the sort of legend that might have sprung up around such creations''"[[/note]].
17th May '18 10:01:58 PM Aeliren85
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* LastStand: The Battle of Hogwarts is one for both factions. With Voldemort on the verge of being mortal once more, he lays siege to the school with everything he has to prevent this from happening. Meanwhile, the Order of the Phoenix, Dumbledore's Army and their allies [[GondorCallsForAid have all rallied at Hogwarts]] to [[YouShallNotPass hold the line]] for as long as possible for Harry, Ron and Hermione to find and destroy the last horcrux.
18th Apr '18 9:52:50 PM lakingsif
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* HangingUpOnTheGrimReaper: Played with. The legend of the Deathly Hallows relates that the third brother didn't trust Death not to be a JackassGenie, and so asked for a cloak of invisibility, which he used to hide from Death into his old age. Until one day he went and met Death voluntarily.
18th Apr '18 4:09:37 PM Aurelian
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* OnlySmartPeopleMayPass: To enter the Ravenclaw common room, students must answer a riddle. If they answer incorrectly, they have to wait for someone else to come along and get it right.
7th Apr '18 5:16:34 PM Aurelian
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The Trio's [[spoiler:Gringotts heist. Yes, they manage to snag Horcrux number four, but they lose the sword of Gryffindor (the only tool they had counted on being able to use for destroying Horcruxes) in the process. Worse, it also finally tips off Voldemort that they've gone Horcrux hunting -- a development they were understandably hoping to avoid as long as possible.]]

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The Trio's [[spoiler:Gringotts heist. Yes, they manage to snag Horcrux number four, but they lose the sword of Gryffindor (the only tool they had counted on being able to use for destroying Horcruxes) in the process. Worse, it also finally tips off Voldemort that they've gone Horcrux hunting -- a development they were understandably hoping to avoid as long as possible.]]]]
** Harry ripping Moody's magical eye from the door of Umbridge's office tips her off that there are intruders in the Ministry.
7th Apr '18 3:16:47 AM Aurelian
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* SueDonym: The ''Potterwatch'' radio crew refer to themselves by ridiculously transparent pseudonyms based on their actual names: Lee [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan_River Jordan]] is ''River'', '''King'''sley Shacklebolt is ''Royal'', Fred Weasley (weasel) starts as ''Rodent'' (quickly changed to ''Rapier'', presumably for "rapier wit"), and Remus Lupin exhausts the last untapped blatant reference in his name by going as ''Romulus''.

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* SueDonym: The ''Potterwatch'' radio crew refer to themselves by ridiculously transparent pseudonyms based on their actual names: Lee [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan_River Jordan]] is ''River'', '''King'''sley Shacklebolt is ''Royal'', Fred Weasley (weasel) starts as ''Rodent'' (quickly changed to ''Rapier'', presumably for "rapier wit"), and Remus Lupin exhausts the last untapped blatant reference in his name by going as ''Romulus''.''[[UsefulNotes/TheRomanRepublic Romulus]]''.
6th Apr '18 8:37:33 PM BananaPancakes
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* AnalogyBackfire: Hermione and Ron try separately to console Harry that [[spoiler:the events that [[BrokenPedestal tarnished his image of Dumbledore]]]] happened when he was "young". Harry tells them both that he was about their own age, they're fighting a magical-nationalist regime, and [[spoiler:he sought to impose one at that time]].



* AnyoneCanDie: If you were really attached to certain characters, you're gonna need some {{t|earJerker}}issues for this one.

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* AnyoneCanDie: If you were really attached to certain characters, you're gonna you'll need some {{t|earJerker}}issues for this one.



* AscendedExtra: The bartender in the Hog's Head, having warranted a handful of sentences in previous books, is revealed to be [[spoiler:Dumbledore's brother]] and becomes a much more prominent character.



* AscendedExtra: The bartender in the Hog's Head, having warranted a handful of sentences in previous books, is revealed to be [[spoiler:Dumbledore's brother]] and becomes a much more prominent character.



** House Head Horace Slughorn, after leading his students to safety, helps round up reinforcements for the second half of the finbackfal battle. He also helps triple-team Voldemort with Minerva [=McGonagall=] and Kingsley Shacklebolt until Harry steps in.

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** House Head Horace Slughorn, after leading his students to safety, helps round up reinforcements for the second half of the finbackfal final battle. He also helps triple-team Voldemort with Minerva [=McGonagall=] and Kingsley Shacklebolt until Harry steps in.
6th Apr '18 8:23:22 PM BananaPancakes
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* BondVillainStupidity: [[spoiler:While Voldemort has insisted that he has to be the one to kill Harry, evidently that does not extend to ''personally'' making sure his foe is absolutely dead, though he was initially afraid to approach the body and did have someone else check for him before blasting his "dead" body with spells just to be really sure. [[TropesAreTools Tropes being tools]], if Voldemort ''had'' actually manned up and checked in a mundane way instead he may have resorted to more crude, Muggle ways of ensuring Harry was dead.]]

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* BluntYes: A minor conversation between Harry and Molly at The Burrow involves this.
-->'''Molly''': [''Casually''] Ron and Hermione seem to think that the three of you are dropping out of Hogwarts.\\
'''Harry''': [''Initially caught off guard''] Oh. Well, yeah. We are.
* BondVillainStupidity: [[spoiler:While Voldemort has insisted that he has to be the one to kill Harry, evidently that does not extend to ''personally'' making sure his foe is absolutely dead, though he was initially afraid to approach the body and did have someone else check for him before blasting his "dead" ostensibly dead body with spells just to be really sure. [[TropesAreTools Tropes being tools]], if Voldemort ''had'' actually manned up and checked in a mundane way instead he may have resorted to more crude, Muggle ways of ensuring Harry was dead.]]



* 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, where Rowling was born and raised.

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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 leave the English West Country, where Rowling was born and raised.



* CryingWolf / JerkassHasAPoint: A subplot in this novel involves Rita Skeeter, a shady tabloid journalist who first appeared in ''The Goblet of Fire'', and her new biography of Dumbledore. Based on his firsthand knowledge of her (lack of) ethics and his experience with Dumbledore, Harry is initially certain the book's claims are false. They are far truer than Rita's usual output.



* IKnewIt: InUniverse. When trying to figure out where Voldemort hid his Horcruxes, Harry is certain that he must've hidden one in Hogwarts while Ron and Hermione doubt he did on the grounds that Dumbledore probably would've found it. After Voldemort discovers what the trio is up to, he minds thinks of all the places he hid them, one of which is the castle. Harry, having read his thoughts, repeatedly says this phrase after he tells Ron and Hermione what he saw.

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* IKnewIt: InUniverse. When trying to figure out where Voldemort hid his Horcruxes, Harry is certain that he must've must have hidden one in Hogwarts while Ron and Hermione doubt he did on the grounds that Dumbledore would probably would've have found it. After Voldemort discovers what the trio is up to, he minds thinks of all the places he hid them, one of which is the castle. Harry, having read his thoughts, repeatedly says this phrase after he tells Ron and Hermione what he saw.



* ProperlyParanoid: Several times during the Trio's camping trip, Ron stops Hermione and Harry from saying Voldemort's name, because "it feels like a -- a jinx, or something." It is exactly that: When the Death Eaters took over the Ministry, they put a Taboo Curse on Voldemort's name, which creates a magical disturbance around any person who utters it and disables whatever protective enchantments might be protecting them. Only serious members of the Order of the Phoenix dare(d) say the name, so the Death Eaters find them that way. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Our protagonists get firsthand confirmation of this when Harry says "Voldemort" one March day and a few Snatchers promptly accost them.]]

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* ProperlyParanoid: ProperlyParanoid
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Several times during the Trio's camping trip, Ron stops Hermione and Harry from saying Voldemort's name, because "it feels like a -- a jinx, or something." It is exactly that: When the Death Eaters took over the Ministry, they put a Taboo Curse on Voldemort's name, which creates a magical disturbance around any person who utters it and disables whatever protective enchantments might be protecting them. Only serious members of the Order of the Phoenix dare(d) say the name, so the Death Eaters find them that way. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Our protagonists get firsthand confirmation of this when Harry says "Voldemort" one March day and a few Snatchers promptly accost them.]]]]
** In Godric's Hollow, Hermione is wary of Bathilda[[spoiler: for an excellent reason. She is ''not'' Bathilda, but Nagini in a magical disguise]]. [[TranslationConvention Harry recognises her first word to them as "Come!" in English]], but Hermione hears it for what it is -- [[spoiler:Parseltongue]].



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

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** Muggle Studies teacher Charity Burbage at Malfoy Manor in the opening. Draco can't conceal his BileFascination.
30th Mar '18 2:36:12 AM Aurelian
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** The Malfoys spent years working for Voldemort's return. When he does, it results in a long HumiliationConga for them, and almost leads to the death of their only son.
29th Mar '18 4:25:57 PM Aurelian
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* AscendedExtra: The bartender in the Hog's Head, having warranted a handful of sentences in previous books, is revealed to be Dumbledore's brother and becomes a much more prominent character.

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* AscendedExtra: The bartender in the Hog's Head, having warranted a handful of sentences in previous books, is revealed to be Dumbledore's brother [[spoiler:Dumbledore's brother]] and becomes a much more prominent character.
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