History Literature / HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire

10th Jun '18 12:14:56 PM nighttrainfm
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* AcademyOfEvil: Durmstrang, though the school itself is more of a DarkIsNotEvil place. Their headmaster is a former Death Eater and Malfoy claims they don't admit Muggle-borns, but most of the actual students seem to be ordinary people.

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* AcademyOfEvil: Durmstrang, though the school itself is more of a DarkIsNotEvil place. Their headmaster is a former Death Eater and Malfoy claims they don't admit Muggle-borns, but most of the actual students seem to be ordinary people. In some scenes, they come off as ''less'' snobbish than their Beauxbatons counterparts.
3rd Jun '18 5:19:39 PM nighttrainfm
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-->"You have shown bravery beyond anything I could have expected of you tonight. Harry. You have shown bravery equal to those who died fighting Voldemort at the height of his powers. You have shouldered a grown wizard's burden and found yourself equal to it -- and you have now given us all we have a right to expect."

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-->"You have shown bravery beyond anything I could have expected of you tonight. tonight, Harry. You have shown bravery equal to those who died fighting Voldemort at the height of his powers. You have shouldered a grown wizard's burden and found yourself equal to it -- and you have now given us all we have a right to expect."
31st May '18 6:34:59 AM nighttrainfm
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** Sirius lets out "a vehement exclamation" when Harry describes [[spoiler:Wormtail cutting him with a dagger]].

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** Sirius lets out "a vehement exclamation" when Harry describes [[spoiler:Wormtail cutting him with a dagger]].dagger.]]
30th May '18 7:10:56 AM nighttrainfm
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* AcademyOfEvil: Durmstrang, though the school itself is more of a DarkIsNotEvil place.

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* AcademyOfEvil: Durmstrang, though the school itself is more of a DarkIsNotEvil place. Their headmaster is a former Death Eater and Malfoy claims they don't admit Muggle-borns, but most of the actual students seem to be ordinary people.
9th May '18 3:18:53 AM CritterKeeper
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** Later on, Harry forgets about the very same power as he is trapped and desperately reaching out for the Marauder's Map with his wand. [[PlotInducedStupidity Had he remembered Accio]], [[spoiler:the Map could have exposed Barty Crouch, Jr. right then and there.]]
26th Apr '18 10:10:01 AM Belphegor
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** [[spoiler:"KILL THE SPARE!"]] Before this, the series has been whimsical fantasy for the most part, with thrilling moments. Once this line drops, everything changes, and shit gets real.

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** [[spoiler:"KILL THE SPARE!"]] [[spoiler:"''Kill the spare.''"]] Before this, the series has been whimsical fantasy for the most part, with thrilling moments. Once this line drops, everything changes, and shit gets real.
20th Apr '18 5:49:48 AM Aquila89
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* ExactWords: Rita Skeeter approaches Harry after the firs task and asks if she can have "a quick word". Harry responds: "Yeah, you can have a word. Goodbye!"
19th Apr '18 9:38:34 PM BananaPancakes
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* BegoneBribe: When Hermione starts the Society for the Promotion of Elvish Welfare (S.P.E.W.) and starts waving around a collecting tin, some people pay her for membership in the hope that if they do so, it'll get her to leave them alone and shut up. It doesn't work; she only becomes more vocal.

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* BegoneBribe: When Hermione starts the Society for the Promotion of Elvish Welfare (S.P.E.W.) and starts waving around a collecting tin, some people pay her for membership in the hope that if they do so, it'll get her to leave them alone and shut up. [[BribeBackfire It doesn't work; she only becomes more vocal.]]



* BittersweetSeventeen: The legal threshold for wizards' adulthood is at 17 (compared to 18 for the real/Muggle UK), as shown in this book. Dumbledore creates an 'Age Line' around the Goblet to keep under-17s from entering themselves.

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* BittersweetSeventeen: The legal threshold for wizards' adulthood is at 17 seventeen years (compared to 18 eighteen for the real/Muggle UK), as shown in this book. Dumbledore creates an 'Age Line' around the Goblet to keep under-17s students younger than seventeen from entering themselves.themselves.
* BlatantLies: Most of Rita's 'journalism', especially that concerning Harry.



* CassandraTruth: For the first few weeks after Harry is chosen for the Tournament, the list of people who believe (correctly) that he didn't enter himself (and did not themselves do it) amounts to Dumbledore, Hagrid, [=McGonagall=]and Hermione. Most of his fellow Gryffindors are enthusiastic about it, while the other Hogwarts students are cold towards him (the Huffflepuffs because his entry stole the spotlight from Cedric, the Ravenclaws because they think he's being a glory hound, and the Slytherins just hate him regardless).

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* CassandraTruth: For the first few weeks after Harry is chosen for the Tournament, the list of people who believe (correctly) that he didn't enter himself (and did not themselves do it) amounts to Dumbledore, Hagrid, [=McGonagall=]and [=McGonagall=], Sirius, and Hermione. Most of his fellow Gryffindors are enthusiastic about it, while the other Hogwarts students are cold towards him (the Huffflepuffs Hufflepuffs because his entry stole the spotlight from Cedric, the Slytherins because they hate him regardless, and the Ravenclaws because they think he's being a glory hound, and the Slytherins just hate him regardless).hound).



** A much more minor one, but Cedric's father says that a family called the Lovegoods have been at the World Cup for a week.

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** A much more minor one, but Cedric's father says that a family called the Lovegoods have been at the World Cup for a week. Luna is a key supporting character in the last three books and her father, Xenophilius, is introduced in the very last one.



* EvilGloating: Draco Malfoy gloats to Harry about Voldemort coming back and killing Muggle-born wizards and their sympathizers ... that is, [[ShutUpHannibal until he, Crabbe, and Goyle get their butts handed to them by the main trio and the Weasley twins]].

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* EvilGloating: Draco Malfoy gloats to Harry about Voldemort coming back and killing Muggles, Muggle-born wizards wizards, and their sympathizers ... that is, [[ShutUpHannibal until he, Crabbe, and Goyle get their butts handed to them by the main trio and the Weasley twins]].



* FemaleGaze: Myrtle apparently got an eyeful of Cedric during his time trying to figure out the Second Task.

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* FemaleGaze: Myrtle apparently got an eyeful of Cedric during his time trying to figure out the Second Task.nature of the second task.



** To an American audience, at least, Ron finding the food from France to be gross while serving himself black pudding (blood sausage) can come across as this.

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** To an American audience, at least, Ron finding calling the French food from France to be gross while serving himself black pudding (blood sausage) can come across as this.



** Harry offers [[spoiler:the Triwizard Cup to Cedric Diggory, because his entrance in the tournament was unfair]].
** Harry offers [[spoiler:the prize money from the tournament to Cedric's parents, who turn it down. He then gives it to Fred and George Weasley.]]

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** Harry offers [[spoiler:the Triwizard Cup to Cedric Diggory, because his entrance in the tournament Tournament was unfair]].
** Harry offers [[spoiler:the prize money from the tournament Tournament to Cedric's parents, who turn it down. He then gives it to Fred and George Weasley.]]



* {{Jerkass}}: Rita Skeeter. IntrepidReporter nothing, she seems to live not to tell the truth but to ''humiliate people!'' Case in point: Hermione just for criticising her, and Hagrid due to him confessing he's half-giant with her deliberately eavesdropping.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Rita Skeeter. IntrepidReporter nothing, she seems to live not to tell the truth but to ''humiliate people!'' Case in point: Hermione [[DisproportionateRetribution just for criticising her, her]], and Hagrid due to him confessing he's half-giant with her deliberately eavesdropping.



* NewAbilityAddiction: There's a RunningGag that Percy's just passed his [[TeleportersAndTransporters apparation]] exam (analogous to getting his driving license) and keeps apparating down the stairs just because he can. This annoys Fred and George, but by the fifth book they're doing exactly the same (and annoying Ron), albeit on the basis that "time is Galleons" rather than to show off.

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* NewAbilityAddiction: There's a RunningGag that Percy's just passed his [[TeleportersAndTransporters apparation]] Apparition]] exam (analogous to getting his driving license) and keeps apparating Apparating down the stairs just because he can. This annoys Fred and George, but by the fifth book they're doing exactly the same (and annoying Ron), albeit on the basis that "time is Galleons" rather than to show off.



** Midway through the book, Harry witnesses Bartemius Crouch [[spoiler:sneaking out of Snape's office]] on the Marauder's Map. The lead trio spends the rest of the book wondering why an ill rule-abider from the Ministry would do such a reckless thing. [[spoiler:We later find out that it was not the ill rule-abider, but someone else entirely with the same name]].

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** Midway through the book, Harry witnesses Bartemius Crouch [[spoiler:sneaking out of Snape's office]] on the Marauder's Map. The lead trio spends the rest of the book wondering why an ill rule-abider from the Ministry would do such a reckless thing. [[spoiler:We later find out that it was not the ill rule-abider, but someone else entirely with the same name]].name.]]



-->"You have shown bravery beyond anything I could have expected of you tonight. Harry. You have shown bravery equal to those who died fighting Voldemort at the height of his powers. You have shouldered a grown wizard's burden and found yourself equal to it - and you have now given us all we have a right to expect."

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-->"You have shown bravery beyond anything I could have expected of you tonight. Harry. You have shown bravery equal to those who died fighting Voldemort at the height of his powers. You have shouldered a grown wizard's burden and found yourself equal to it - -- and you have now given us all we have a right to expect."



* TeachersOutOfSchool: After his scar hurts - which hasn't happened since Voldemort himself was at Hogwarts - Harry considers writing to Dumbledore, only to realize he has no idea where any of his teachers go during the holidays. He gets an amusing mental image of Dumbledore chilling on a beach somewhere, still in full wizard gear.

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* TeachersOutOfSchool: After his scar hurts - -- which hasn't hadn't happened since Voldemort himself was at Hogwarts - -- Harry considers writing to Dumbledore, only to realize he has no idea where any of his teachers go during the holidays. He gets an amusing mental image of Dumbledore chilling relaxing on a beach somewhere, still in a full archetypal wizard gear.outfit.



* TemptingFate: Bagman thinks there's no chance Krum will catch the Golden Snitch in the World Cup and yet Ireland will win, which Fred and George bet him forty-two Galleons, fifteen Sickles, and three Knuts will happen. This is exactly what happens one chapter later.

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* TemptingFate: Bagman thinks there's no chance Krum will catch the Golden Snitch in the World Cup final and yet Ireland will win, which Fred and George bet him forty-two Galleons, fifteen Sickles, and three Knuts will happen. This is exactly what happens one chapter later.
19th Apr '18 6:44:45 AM broncos187
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* CassandraTruth: For the first few weeks after Harry is chosen for the Tournament, the list of people who believe (correctly) that he didn't enter himself (and did not themselves do it) amounts to Dumbledore, Hagrid, and Hermione. Most of his fellow Gryffindors are enthusiastic about it, while the other Hogwarts students are cold towards him.

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* CassandraTruth: For the first few weeks after Harry is chosen for the Tournament, the list of people who believe (correctly) that he didn't enter himself (and did not themselves do it) amounts to Dumbledore, Hagrid, and [=McGonagall=]and Hermione. Most of his fellow Gryffindors are enthusiastic about it, while the other Hogwarts students are cold towards him.him (the Huffflepuffs because his entry stole the spotlight from Cedric, the Ravenclaws because they think he's being a glory hound, and the Slytherins just hate him regardless).
6th Apr '18 2:10:41 PM BananaPancakes
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** Crouch, Sr. defends Winky when the latter is found with Harry's wand in the woods, after someone has summoned the Dark Mark. He points out that when Amos Diggory accuses her, Amos is accusing Crouch by proxy, since house-elves wouldn't know the Dark Mark unless a human taught them. [[spoiler:Then he fires Winky, supposedly for being caught with a wand, but actually because she let Crouch, Jr. go free and let ''him'' have a wand.]]

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** Crouch, Sr. defends Winky when the latter is found with Harry's wand in the woods, after someone has summoned the Dark Mark. He points out that when Amos Diggory accuses her, Amos is accusing Crouch by proxy, since house-elves wouldn't know the Dark Mark unless a human taught them. [[spoiler:Then he fires Winky, supposedly ostensibly for being caught with a wand, but actually because she let Crouch, Jr. go free and let ''him'' have a wand.]]



* BatmanGambit: Moody [[spoiler:(the disguised Barty Crouch jr)]] tries a couple to covertly give Harry the solution to the second Tri-Wizard task:

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* BatmanGambit: Moody [[spoiler:(the disguised Barty Crouch jr)]] [[spoiler:(Barty Crouch, Jr. in disguise)]] tries a couple to covertly give Harry the solution to the second Tri-Wizard task:Triwizard task covertly:



* BiggerOnTheInside: Arthur enchanted the tents he took to the World Cup to be this, like he did to his old car.



* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Hermione finds this out the hard way about house-elves. For humans, working without pay for terrible owners is slavery, and would have been called such in British history. House-elves don't view their lot as slavery. Many of them, like Winky, ''like'' having owners and working, no matter how good or bad the owner is, and losing their job means that they lose their purposes in life. Dobby is one exception, and even he [[WantingIsBetterThanHaving prefers the status of freedom to]] ''[[WantingIsBetterThanHaving being]]'' [[WantingIsBetterThanHaving free.]]

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Hermione finds this out the hard way about house-elves. For humans, working without pay for terrible owners is slavery, slavery and would have been called such in British history. House-elves don't view their lot as slavery. Many of them, like Winky, ''like'' having owners and working, no matter how good or bad the owner is, and losing their job means that they lose their purposes in life. Dobby is one exception, and even he [[WantingIsBetterThanHaving prefers the status of freedom to]] ''[[WantingIsBetterThanHaving being]]'' [[WantingIsBetterThanHaving free.]]



* CaptainObvious:
-->'''Cedric''': "The cup is a Portkey."

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* CaptainObvious:
CaptainObvious
-->'''Cedric''': "The The cup is a Portkey."



* CassandraTruth: For the first few weeks after Harry is chosen for the Tournament, the list of people who believe (correctly) that he didn't enter himself (and did not themselves do it) amounts to Dumbledore, Hagrid, and Hermione. Most of his fellow Gryffindors are enthusiastic about it, while the other Hogwarts students are cold towards him.



* ChimneyEntry: An accidental example - Mr Weasley has the Dusley's fireplace connected to the Floo network temporarily, only to discover the Dursleys have had it blocked up. He and his sons end up piling into each other before he resorts to blasting their way out. He assures the Dursleys he can fix it, of course.

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* ChimneyEntry: An accidental example - Mr -- Mr. Weasley has the Dusley's Dursleys' fireplace connected to the Floo network Network temporarily, only to discover the Dursleys have had it blocked up. He and his sons end up piling into each other before he resorts to blasting their way out. He assures the Dursleys he can fix it, of course.



* DietEpisode: The Dursley portion of the book involves Dudley being put on a diet.[[note]]Dudley had come home from Smeltings for the summer with a note saying that the school's uniform provider no longer provides pants in the obese Dudley's size.[[/note]] Unfortunately, Petunia decided that to accommodate Dudley, everyone else needs to participate, including Harry (who absolutely does ''not'' need such a thing). Thankfully, his friends send him enough snacks to keep him from starving.

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* DietEpisode: The Dursley portion of the book involves Dudley being put on a diet.[[note]]Dudley had come home from Smeltings for the summer with a note saying that the school's uniform provider supplier no longer provides pants in the obese Dudley's size.[[/note]] Unfortunately, Petunia decided that to accommodate Dudley, everyone else needs to participate, including Harry (who absolutely does ''not'' need such a thing). Thankfully, his friends send him enough snacks to keep him from starving.



* DumbassHasAPoint: The only sensible thing Fudge does in the whole book is question Percy about the letters he's receiving from Crouch, since it's odd that Crouch, a man not known for missing a day of work ever, has suddenly taken ill for months.

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* DumbassHasAPoint: The only sensible thing Fudge does in the whole book is question Percy about the letters he's receiving from Crouch, since it's odd that Crouch, [[{{Workaholic}} a man not known for never missing a day of work ever, work]], has suddenly taken ill for months.



* EvilGloating: Draco Malfoy gloats to Harry about Voldemort coming back and killing Muggle-born wizards... that is, [[RealityEnsues until he, Crabbe, and Goyle get their butts handed to them by the main trio and the Weasley twins]].

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* EvilGloating: Draco Malfoy gloats to Harry about Voldemort coming back and killing Muggle-born wizards... wizards and their sympathizers ... that is, [[RealityEnsues [[ShutUpHannibal until he, Crabbe, and Goyle get their butts handed to them by the main trio and the Weasley twins]].twins]].
* EvilMentor: [[spoiler:Barty Crouch, Jr. is this for Harry and his classmates more generally.]]



* FireWaterJuxtaposition: The first challenge in the Triwizard Tournament requires the competitors to face off against a fire-breathing dragon for each of them. The second challenge requires them to swim to the bottom of the Black Lake.

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* FireWaterJuxtaposition: The first challenge in the Triwizard Tournament requires the competitors to face off against a fire-breathing dragon for each of them. The second challenge requires them to swim to the bottom of the Black Lake.Lake and rescue one hostage each.



** Later on, Harry forgets about the very same power as he is trapped and desperately reaching out for the Marauder's Map with his wand. [[PlotInducedStupidity Had he remembered Accio]], [[spoiler:Barty Crouch, Jr. could've been exposed by the map right then and there.]]

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** Later on, Harry forgets about the very same power as he is trapped and desperately reaching out for the Marauder's Map with his wand. [[PlotInducedStupidity Had he remembered Accio]], [[spoiler:Barty [[spoiler:the Map could have exposed Barty Crouch, Jr. could've been exposed by the map right then and there.]]



* GambitRoulette: [[spoiler:The whole Tri-Wizard Tournament is hijacked by the scattered remnants of Voldemort's followers for the sole purpose of kidnapping Harry Potter by having him touch an object that would magically teleport him away to their supervillain lair. Their overly elaborate evil plan hinges not only on manipulating the titular Goblet of Fire to draw Harry's name -- an act that immediately draws suspicion since it violates half a dozen Triwizard rules -- but also on Harry's '''winning''' (for that matter, surviving) a dangerous, multi-stage tournament that culminates in an obstacle course through a large maze. Surely there had to be a simpler way to get to Harry.]]

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* GambitRoulette: [[spoiler:The whole Tri-Wizard Triwizard Tournament is hijacked by the scattered remnants of Voldemort's followers for the sole purpose of kidnapping Harry Potter by having him touch an object that would magically teleport him away to their supervillain lair. Their overly elaborate evil plan hinges not only on manipulating the titular Goblet of Fire to draw Harry's name -- an act that immediately draws suspicion since it violates half a dozen Triwizard rules -- but also on Harry's '''winning''' (for that matter, surviving) a dangerous, multi-stage tournament that culminates in an obstacle course through a large maze. Surely there had to be a simpler way to get to Harry.]]



* GangOfBullies:
** Sirius tells the trio that when Snape was a student, he was friends with a group of Slytherin students who overwhelmingly became Death Eaters. He even names a few: Evan Rosier, Wilkes, Rodolphus Lestrange, [[TheDragon Bellatrix Lestrange]] (then Black), and Avery. However, as we find out next book, [[{{Hypocrite}} Sirius had his own gang of bullies that really liked to torment Snape]].

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* GangOfBullies:
GangOfBullies
** Sirius tells the trio that when Snape was a student, he was friends with a group of Slytherin students who overwhelmingly became Death Eaters. He even names a few: Evan Rosier, Wilkes, Rodolphus Lestrange, [[TheDragon Bellatrix Lestrange]] (then Black), and Avery. However, as we find out next book, [[{{Hypocrite}} Sirius had his own was himself part of a gang of bullies that really liked to torment Snape]].



* ImprobablyPredictable: Harry predicts how Ron and Hermione will react to his dream about Voldemort, and they both react more-or-less exactly as he thought they would.

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* ImprobablyPredictable: Harry predicts how Ron and Hermione will react to his dream about Voldemort, and they both react more-or-less more or less exactly as he thought they would.



** Most of Frank Bryce's village remain convinced he murdered the Riddle family, as he was the only one who had access to the house.

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** Most of Frank Bryce's the people of the village of Little Hangleton remain convinced he that Frank Bryce murdered the Riddle family, as he was the only one who had access to the house.



* MotiveMisidentification: ZigZaggingTrope. Throughout the story, everyone thinks that someone put Harry's name in the Goblet of Fire in an attempt to get him killed while making it look like an accident. In the end it is revealed that [[spoiler:his name was entered in the hope that he would ''win'', touch the Triwizard Cup, and restore Voldemort to life. The plan was then to send Harry's corpse back and play it off as if an inexperienced fourteen-year-old died in a Tournament accident.]]
* {{Narm}}: In-universe, Harry thinks that Professor Moody must find the whole scenario where Harry is caught out of bed trying to figure out the second clue (an otherwise dramatic and intense moment) to be quite silly, since his eye can see Harry's awkwardly-positioned body through the Invisibility Cloak.

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* MotiveMisidentification: ZigZaggingTrope. Throughout the story, everyone thinks that someone put Harry's name in the Goblet of Fire in an attempt to get him killed while making it look like an accident. In the end it is revealed that [[spoiler:his name was entered in the hope that he would ''win'', touch the Triwizard Cup, and restore Voldemort to life. The plan was then to kill Harry and send Harry's his corpse back and play back, playing it off as if an inexperienced fourteen-year-old died in a Tournament accident.]]
* {{Narm}}: In-universe, Harry thinks that Professor Moody must find the whole scenario where Harry is caught out of bed trying to figure out the second clue (an otherwise dramatic and intense moment) to be quite silly, since his eye can see Harry's awkwardly-positioned body body, with his leg caught in a fake stair, through the Invisibility Cloak.



* ProperlyParanoid
** This is Mad-Eye Moody's whole modus operandi, sumed up in the CatchPhrase "Constant vigilance!" [[spoiler:However, the bad guys still catch him off guard.]]
** Harry guesses that Voldemort might be behind his entry into the Triwizard Tournament as a means to cause his death. [[spoiler:He's correct: Crouch, Jr., a faithful Death Eater, entered his name.]]



* ThirdPersonPerson: After being unmasked, [[spoiler:Crouch, Jr.]] tells [[spoiler:his]] story under the influence of Veritaserum. Dumbledore administers the potion, and [[spoiler:Crouch]] mentions him multiple times by his name.

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* ThirdPersonPerson: After Inverted: after being unmasked, [[spoiler:Crouch, Jr.]] tells [[spoiler:his]] story under the influence of Veritaserum. Dumbledore administers the potion, and [[spoiler:Crouch]] mentions him multiple times by his name.
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