History Literature / HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire

14th Dec '17 4:31:48 PM nighttrainfm
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* FictionIsntFair: Rita Skeeter spends the book printing increasingly ridiculous slander about Harry and his friends. Dumbledore does ban her from the school grounds, but Harry isn't presented with any legal way of stopping the articles, themselves.

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* FictionIsntFair: Rita Skeeter spends the book printing increasingly ridiculous slander outright lies about Harry and his friends. Dumbledore does ban her from the school grounds, but Harry isn't presented with any legal way of stopping the articles, articles themselves.
7th Dec '17 5:55:46 PM tyrekecorrea
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** Your son [[spoiler:dies when competing in a sporting event, right when you were sure he would win]].

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** Your son [[spoiler:dies when competing in a sporting event, right when you were sure he would win]].event]].
7th Dec '17 5:49:29 PM tyrekecorrea
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* DietEpisode: The Dursley portion of the book involves Dudley being put on a diet. 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.diet [[note]] because 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.
6th Dec '17 10:47:16 AM BelligerentAlbatross
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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 Crouch Jr. could've been exposed by the map right then and there.]]
1st Dec '17 4:15:34 PM Pastykake
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Following the events of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', Voldemort now has a loyal follower by his side and is making plans to become stronger and regain his body. Meanwhile, before school starts, Harry and the Weasleys attend the [[BigGame Quidditch World Cup]]. At school, Hogwarts is hosting the Triwizard Tournament between three Wizarding schools in Europe, and Harry discovers that he has been selected to compete, even though he is below the age restriction and did not, as a matter of fact, actually apply as a candidate. He begins to fear that he's a pawn in someone else's plan, whilst becoming slowly more aware of the rising specter of Voldemort...

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Following the events of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', Voldemort now has a loyal follower by his side and is making plans to become stronger and regain his body. Meanwhile, before school starts, Harry and the Weasleys attend the [[BigGame Quidditch World Cup]]. At school, Hogwarts is hosting the Triwizard Tournament between three Wizarding against two other schools of magic in Europe, and Harry discovers that he has been selected to compete, even though he is below the age restriction and and, contrary to popular belief among his peers, did not, as a matter of fact, actually not apply as a candidate. He begins to fear that he's a pawn in someone else's plan, whilst becoming slowly more aware of the rising specter of Voldemort...



* It's the point which CerebusSyndrome sets in, as Voldemort returns to power due to Harry and his compatriots' failure to capture Pettigrew at the end of ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', while a significant supporting character ends up becoming a SacrificialLion... the first of many.

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* It's the point at which CerebusSyndrome sets in, as in. Voldemort returns to power due to Harry and his compatriots' failure to capture Pettigrew at the end of ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', while and a significant supporting character ends up becoming a SacrificialLion... the first of many.



** Neville also joins in the laughter when the twins manage to sneak him a Canary Cream and causes him to sprout feathers. It helps that the feathers shed quickly and the spell is harmless.

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** Neville also joins in the laughter when the twins manage to sneak him a Canary Cream and that causes him to sprout feathers. It helps that the feathers shed quickly and the spell is harmless.



** Your children become endangered and the last thing you said to them was that their school performance was poor. Small wonder that Mrs. Weasley grabs Fred and George in a tight hug when they return from the Quidditch Cup and she read about the Death Eater activity. She can laugh freely when the twins joke about it later, however, presumably after she's had a few days to get over the shock.
** Also at the World Cup, the Death Eaters attack Muggle children, while wizard children are nearby. The Muggle children get their memories modified, but the wizard kids ...
** Your son [[spoiler:dies when competing in a sporting event, right when you were sure he would win.]]

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** Your children become endangered and the last thing you said to them was that their school performance was poor. Small wonder that Mrs. Weasley grabs Fred and George in a tight hug when they return from the Quidditch World Cup and she read about the Death Eater activity. She can laugh freely when the twins joke about it later, however, presumably after she's had a few days to get over the shock.
** Also at the World Cup, the Death Eaters attack Muggle muggle children, while wizard children are nearby. The Muggle muggle children get their memories modified, but the wizard kids ...
kids...
** Your son [[spoiler:dies when competing in a sporting event, right when you were sure he would win.]]win]].



* AmbiguousSituation: It's {{Lampshaded}} in the text that [[spoiler:Barty Crouch, Jr. may not have been guilty of torturing the Longbottoms, even though he is later established as a Death Eater, with a place in the circle. Sirius says he isn't certain that the boy was guilty, since he could have easily been in the wrong place in the wrong time like Winky was with Harry's wand. Dumbledore mentions that the Longbottoms' testimony was shaky, due to the Cruciatus Curse breaking their minds and Neville only being a baby. One note is that despite him proclaiming his innocence at the trial, much like other Death Eaters who avoided jail time, Voldemort calls Crouch, Jr. his most faithful servant. He could have easily been converted in Azkaban, with the Lestranges' combined fanaticism and the Dementors' despairing influence, and tried to seek out Voldemort as soon as he was smuggled out and nursed back to health. Being under the Imperius Curse for a decade probably didn't do miracles for his sanity. On the other hand, Crouch claims that he only comforted Neville in his Moody guise to manipulate him, and he calmly showed him the curse that traumatized his parents. Dumbledore doesn't ask Crouch, Jr. if he was involved while questioning him, but then his higher priority was figuring out how Crouch had ''broken out of Azkaban and impersonated Moody''.]]
* AnachronismStew: At the beginning of the book, Harry, in writing a letter to Sirius, makes a remark about Dudley and his UsefulNotes/PlayStation in the summer of 1994. Even in Japan, the console did not get released until December of that year. Though, given that the Dursley family is fairly well-off and spoils their son dreadfully, Vernon could have pulled some strings to get one early.
* AntagonistInMourning: [[spoiler:Even after everything Barty Crouch, Jr. did, Harry is horrified to learn he was given the Dementor's Kiss.]]

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* AmbiguousSituation: It's {{Lampshaded}} {{lampshaded}} in the text that [[spoiler:Barty Crouch, Jr. may not have been guilty of torturing the Longbottoms, even though he is later established as a Death Eater, with a place in the circle. Sirius says he isn't certain that the boy was guilty, since he could have easily been in the wrong place in the wrong time like Winky was with Harry's wand. Dumbledore mentions that the Longbottoms' testimony was shaky, due to the Cruciatus Curse breaking their minds and Neville only being a baby. One note is that despite him proclaiming his innocence at the trial, much like other Death Eaters who avoided jail time, Voldemort calls Crouch, Jr. his most faithful servant. He could have easily been converted in Azkaban, with the Lestranges' combined fanaticism and the Dementors' despairing influence, and tried to seek out Voldemort as soon as he was smuggled out and nursed back to health. Being under the Imperius Curse for a decade probably didn't do miracles for his sanity. On the other hand, Crouch claims that he only comforted Neville in his Moody guise disguise to manipulate him, and he calmly showed him Neville the curse that traumatized his parents. Dumbledore doesn't ask Crouch, Jr. if he was involved while questioning him, but then his higher priority was figuring out how Crouch had ''broken out of Azkaban and impersonated Moody''.]]
* AnachronismStew: At the beginning of the book, Harry, in writing a letter to Sirius, makes a remark about Dudley and his UsefulNotes/PlayStation in the summer of 1994. Even in Japan, the console did not get released until December of that year. Though, given that the Dursley family is fairly well-off and spoils their son dreadfully, perhaps Vernon could have pulled some strings to get one early.
* AntagonistInMourning: [[spoiler:Even after everything Barty Crouch, Jr. did, Harry is horrified to learn he was given the Dementor's Kiss.]]
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** After a classroom mishap enlarges her front teeth, Hermione allows the school nurse to shrink them a little further than to their original size, so she won't have to get braces. Teeth don't need braces because they're too ''large'', but because they're positioned wrong (usually tilted too far ''forwards'') so shrinking them shouldn't avert an orthodontic issue.
* AscendedExtra: Many characters! Ron's brothers Bill and Charlie have been mentioned often in the first three books, but it's here Harry finally gets to meet them. Cedric Diggory previously had a few sentences of mention, but was pretty much a new character, which makes [[spoiler:his death]] particularly harsh. Cornelius Fudge gets a bigger role, mainly [[spoiler: towards the end]], as the page quote implies. Parvati Patil, who was mainly a mainly a background character beforehand, is [[spoiler:Harry's date to the Yule Ball]]. Her twin sister, whose existence was acknowledged during the Sorting Ceremony in the first book but otherwise never appeared, is introduced and named. And Cho Chang officially becomes Harry's present LoveInterest (it was just slightly implied beforehand).

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** After a classroom mishap enlarges her front teeth, Hermione allows the school nurse to shrink them a little further than to their original size, so she won't have to get braces. Teeth don't need braces because they're too ''large'', but because they're positioned wrong wrongly (usually tilted too far ''forwards'') ''forwards''), so shrinking them shouldn't avert an orthodontic issue.
* AscendedExtra: Many characters! Ron's brothers Bill and Charlie have been mentioned often in the first three books, but it's here Harry finally gets to meet them. Cedric Diggory previously had a few sentences of mention, but was pretty much a new character, which makes [[spoiler:his death]] particularly harsh. Cornelius Fudge gets a bigger role, mainly [[spoiler: towards the end]], as the page quote implies. Parvati Patil, who was mainly a mainly a background character beforehand, is [[spoiler:Harry's date to the Yule Ball]]. Her twin sister, whose existence was acknowledged during the Sorting Ceremony in the first book but otherwise never appeared, is introduced and named. And Cho Chang officially becomes Harry's present LoveInterest (it was just slightly implied beforehand).



** [[spoiler:Tom Riddle, Sr. and his parents were seen by the residents of Little Hangleton as elitist snobs (and Book 6 further confirms it), but they certainly didn't deserve to die at the hands of a burgeoning Dark Wizard.]]

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** [[spoiler:Tom Riddle, Sr. and his parents were seen by the residents of Little Hangleton as elitist snobs (and Book 6 further confirms it), but they certainly didn't deserve to die at the hands of a burgeoning Dark Wizard.dark wizard.]]



* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Voldemort's plan to resurrect himself using Harry's blood goes off almost perfectly, aside from Harry escaping.]]
* BadassTeacher: Moody.[[spoiler: The fake one does a good job at acting the part, and the real one would have been one too if he'd been able to do the job.]]
* BagsOfLetters: People Rita Skeeter attacks in her ''Daily Prophet'' articles, [[spoiler:such as Hagrid, Hermione, and Harry himself]], tend to receive large amounts of hate mail.

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* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Voldemort's Voldemort's plan to resurrect [[spoiler:resurrect himself using Harry's blood blood]] goes off almost perfectly, aside from Harry escaping.[[spoiler:Harry escaping]].
* BadassTeacher: Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody. [[spoiler:The fake one does a good job at acting the part, and the real one would have been one, too, if he'd been able to do the job.
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* BadassTeacher: Moody.[[spoiler: The fake one does a good job at acting the part, and the real one would have been one too if he'd been able to do the job.]]
* BagsOfLetters: People Rita Skeeter attacks in her ''Daily Prophet'' articles, [[spoiler:such such as Hagrid, [[spoiler:Hagrid, Hermione, and Harry himself]], Harry]], tend to receive large amounts of hate mail.



** 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 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.]]



* BathsAreFun: Everything about the description of the bath in the Prefects' bathroom sounds like it would be amazing magical fun. It has taps that run water of all different colors, as well as taps that provide "pink and blue bubbles the size of footballs," ice-white foam thick enough to support one's weight, and heavily perfumed purple clouds. It is also massive, but takes hardly any time to fill. Unfortunately, Harry can't enjoy it properly because (A) he's concerned about figuring out the clue in his Triwizard Tournament golden egg and (B) Moaning Myrtle joins him, and he gets a nasty shock from her watching him before she helps him to figure out the clue.
* BeamOWar: A rare effect (their two wands have the same core from the same specific specimen of phoenix) makes Harry's and Voldemort's wands connect and results in an anime-style beam-of-war battle. At the time of writing, Harry and Voldemort supply the page image for the trope.
* BeastInTheMaze: During the third task of the Triwizard Tournament, the Champions have to enter a magical maze with several dangerous beasts in it, including a GiantSpider, a RiddlingSphinx, and a [[HybridMonster Blast-Ended-Skrewt]]. The [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire film adaptation]] [[AdaptedOut leaves the monsters out]], and instead makes the maze hedge attack the champions with its branches and roots.

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* BathsAreFun: Everything about the description of the bath in the Prefects' prefects' bathroom sounds like it would be amazing magical fun. It has taps that run water of all different colors, as well as taps that provide "pink and blue bubbles the size of footballs," ice-white foam thick enough to support one's weight, and heavily perfumed purple clouds. It is also massive, but takes hardly any time to fill. Unfortunately, Harry can't enjoy it properly because (A) he's concerned about figuring out the clue in his Triwizard Tournament golden egg and (B) Moaning Myrtle joins him, and he gets a nasty shock from her watching him before she helps him to figure out the clue.
* BeamOWar: A rare effect (their two wands have the same core from the same specific specimen of phoenix) makes Harry's and Voldemort's wands connect and results in an anime-style beam-of-war battle. At the time of writing, writing this, Harry and Voldemort supply the page image for the trope.
* BeastInTheMaze: During the third task of the Triwizard Tournament, the Champions champions have to enter a magical maze with several dangerous beasts in it, including a GiantSpider, a RiddlingSphinx, and a [[HybridMonster Blast-Ended-Skrewt]]. blast-ended skrewt]]. The [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire film adaptation]] [[AdaptedOut leaves out the monsters out]], monsters]] and instead makes the maze hedge attack the champions with its branches and roots.



* BloodMagic: Voldemort needs an enemy's blood to take corporeal form again. It could be any enemy, really, but he picks Harry. He does so because he can finally remove the protection of Lily's love that prevented him from killing Harry and defeated him twice, and he thinks only the blood of his greatest enemy can make him come back even more powerful than he was when he had fallen. [[spoiler:Terrible mistake -- as it turns out, it only tethered Harry to life as long as Voldemort lived and thus [[HoistByHisOwnPetard helped to ensure his own downfall.]]]]

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* BloodMagic: Voldemort needs an enemy's blood to take corporeal form again. It could be any enemy, really, but he picks Harry. He does so because he can finally remove the protection of Lily's love that prevented him from killing Harry and defeated him twice, and he thinks only the blood of his greatest enemy can make him come back even more powerful than he was when he had fallen. [[spoiler:Terrible mistake -- as it turns out, it only also tethered Harry to life as long as Voldemort lived and thus [[HoistByHisOwnPetard helped to ensure his own downfall.]]]]



** Near the end of the story, Harry has been disarmed, gagged, and tied securely to a gravestone. Rather than simply killing Harry after using his blood to regain his body, Voldemort not only has Wormtail cut him loose and give him back his wand, but insists on fighting him in a one-to-one duel and forbids interference from any of his Death Eaters, for no other reason than to prove, once and for all, that he is the stronger of the two. The final result of this is that Harry manages to escape Voldemort's attempt on his life, once again through luck, and warn everyone of his resurrection. It was reasonable of Voldemort to assume that Harry was no longer protected by love, but he was unaware of the twin cores. [[spoiler:However, Voldemort does use Harry's escape to his advantage in ''Order of the Phoenix''.]]

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** Near the end of the story, Harry has been disarmed, gagged, and tied securely to a gravestone. Rather than simply killing Harry after using his blood to regain his body, Voldemort not only has Wormtail cut him loose and give him back his wand, but insists on fighting him in a one-to-one duel and forbids interference from any of his Death Eaters, for no other reason than to prove, once and for all, that he is the stronger of the two. The final result of this is that Harry manages to escape Voldemort's attempt on his life, once again through luck, and warn everyone of his Voldemort's resurrection. It was reasonable of Voldemort to assume that Harry was no longer protected by love, but he was unaware of the twin cores. [[spoiler:However, Voldemort does use Harry's escape to his advantage in ''Order of the Phoenix''.]]



* BothSidesHaveAPoint: The organizers of the Triwizard Tournament have a good reason for only allowing of-age students to participate. It ensures that the selected champions will have the necessary magical knowledge to complete the highly dangerous tasks. Their reasoning is proven sound when Cedric and Fleur can use the Bubble-Head Charm to breathe underwater in the second task, while Harry has to use Gillyweed stolen from Snape's potion supply (given to him by Dobby, no less) because he doesn't know about that spell. Conversely, Fred and George are rightly angered that Cedric, who is in the same year as them and has had the same exact education (though his school scores were certainly better), is allowed to put his name in the Goblet of Fire while they aren't just because his seventeenth birthday happened to fall before entry deadline and theirs didn't.

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* BothSidesHaveAPoint: The organizers of the Triwizard Tournament have a good reason for only allowing of-age students to participate. It ensures that the selected champions will have the necessary magical knowledge to complete the highly dangerous tasks. Their reasoning is proven sound when Cedric and Fleur can use the Bubble-Head Charm to breathe underwater in the second task, while task whereas Harry has to use Gillyweed gillyweed stolen from Snape's potion supply (given to him by Dobby, no less) because he doesn't know about that spell. Conversely, Fred and George are rightly angered that Cedric, who is in the same year as them and has had the same exact education (though his school scores were certainly better), is allowed to put his name in the Goblet of Fire while when they aren't just because his seventeenth birthday happened to fall before the entry deadline and theirs didn't.



** Averted in Harry's case. Notice that Harry's Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher is eager to ensure that he can resist the Imperius Curse. This is important in two ways.[[spoiler: First, it rules out Barty Crouch, Jr. using it on Harry in his plans for the book. Secondly, it means the reader can rest easy for the rest of the series: Harry is not and will never be under mind control.]]

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** Averted in Harry's case. Notice that Harry's Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher is eager to ensure that he can resist the Imperius Curse. This is important in two ways. [[spoiler: First, it rules out Barty Crouch, Jr. using it on Harry in his plans for the book. Secondly, it means the reader can rest easy for the rest of the series: Harry is not and will never be under mind control.]]



* BrickJoke: In one of the first chapters, it is mentioned that a Hufflepuff girl tried to curse her pimples off, and had to have her nose put on again. Later, when the Trio are discussing Yule Ball date possibilities, that same girl is mentioned. Ron says he won't go with her, because her nose is slightly off-center. Mentioned ''again'' in the Yule Ball chapter, only to confirm that her nose is perfectly fine!

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* BrickJoke: In one of the first chapters, it is mentioned that a Hufflepuff girl tried to curse her pimples off, and had to have her nose put on again. Later, when the Trio main trio are discussing Yule Ball date possibilities, that same girl is mentioned. Ron says he won't go with her, because her nose is slightly off-center. Mentioned ''again'' in the Yule Ball chapter, only to confirm that her nose is perfectly fine!



* CaptureAndReplicate: Barty Crouch, Jr.[[spoiler: captures Mad-Eye Moody and uses Polyjuice Potion to imitate him for the entire school year. His father also arranged for him and his mother to do this to get him out of Azkaban.]]

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* CaptureAndReplicate: Barty Crouch, Jr. [[spoiler: captures Mad-Eye Moody and uses Polyjuice Potion to imitate him for the entire school year. His father also arranged for him and his mother to do this to get him out of Azkaban.]]



* ChekhovsGunman: Hermione informs us that Parvati has a twin sister, when previously there had only been mention of "a pair of twin girls" with the last name Patil in the first book -- several chapters before she is Ron's date for the Yule Ball.
* ChildProdigy: Viktor Krum has been playing Quidditch long enough to be well-known as an international star, but he's only seventeen and hasn't left school yet.
* ChristmasCarolers: As part of the Yule Ball, the Hogwarts suits of armor are enchanted to sing Christmas Carols, but they only seem to know half of the words. Peeves the Poltergeist took to hiding in them and making up his own versions to fill the gaps.
* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: Voldemort never stops giving shit to Wormtail, regarding him with loathing, disgust, and total contempt, and more or less abusing him verbally and physically in every single scene they share in ''Goblet of Fire''. Voldemort hates the fact that the instrument for his return to power is more or less a last resort for a guy who spent twelve years a rat and in the graveyard speech, he gave Wormtail a BackhandedCompliment, while giving the unnamed [[spoiler:Barty Crouch, Jr.]] the Employee of the Year award.
* CompletelyUnnecessaryTranslator: The foreign officials to Fudge at the Quidditch game.

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* ChekhovsGunman: Hermione informs us that Parvati has a twin sister, when previously there had only been mention of "a pair of twin girls" with the last name Patil in the first book -- several chapters before she is Parvati's twin becomes Ron's date for the Yule Ball.
* ChildProdigy: Viktor Krum has been playing Quidditch quidditch long enough to be well-known as an international star, but he's only seventeen and hasn't left school yet.
* ChristmasCarolers: As part of the Yule Ball, the Hogwarts suits of armor are enchanted to sing Christmas Carols, carols, but they only seem to know half of the words. Peeves the Poltergeist took takes to hiding in them and making up his own versions to fill the gaps.
* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: Voldemort never stops giving shit to Wormtail, regarding him with loathing, disgust, and total contempt, and more or less abusing him verbally and physically in every single scene they share in ''Goblet of Fire''. Voldemort hates the fact that the instrument for his return to power is more or less a last resort for a guy who spent twelve years a rat and in rat. In the graveyard speech, speech he gave gives Wormtail a BackhandedCompliment, BackhandedCompliment while giving the unnamed [[spoiler:Barty Crouch, Jr.]] the Employee of the Year award.
* CompletelyUnnecessaryTranslator: The foreign officials to Fudge at the Quidditch quidditch game.



** Moaning Myrtle "sometimes" sneaks into the Prefects' bathroom to watch them bathing. Harry finds out when he borrows the bath to decipher a clue that's only audible underwater.

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** Moaning Myrtle "sometimes" sneaks into the Prefects' prefects' bathroom to watch them bathing. Harry finds out when he borrows the bath to decipher a clue that's only audible underwater.



** Dumbledore openly admits his brother got in trouble for "improper charms with a goat". In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'', we find out that Aberforth's Patronus is a goat, which makes this even more disturbing, considering that one's Patronus can take the form of someone you love.[[spoiler: Though in his case, it refers to his love for his sister and his regret in being unable to save her, rather than a romantic attraction.]]

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** Dumbledore openly admits his brother got in trouble for "improper charms with a goat". In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'', we find out that Aberforth's Patronus patronus is a goat, which makes this even more disturbing, considering that one's Patronus patronus can take the form of someone you love.[[spoiler: Though somebody one loves. [[spoiler:Though, in his case, case it refers to his love for his sister and his regret in being unable to save her, rather than a romantic attraction.]]



* CurbStompBattle: The Quidditch World Cup has the Irish Chasers completely outclassing Bulgaria's. Turns into a CurbStompCushion when the game ends with Ireland on top 170-160, Bulgaria only scoring that much because Krum caught the Snitch.

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* CurbStompBattle: The Quidditch World Cup has the Irish Chasers chasers completely outclassing Bulgaria's. Turns into a CurbStompCushion when the game ends with Ireland on top 170-160, Bulgaria only scoring having scored that much because Krum caught the Snitch.



* DarkerAndEdgier: While Creator/JKRowling had been progressively doing this with each new installment since the beginning, this book made the series take a huge leap in this trope. Notably, it's the first to feature a [[spoiler:DownerEnding]], with [[spoiler:Cedric being murdered and Voldemort getting a new body.]] It's also the one where the franchise's BlackAndGrayMorality grows more evident, as Rowling begins unveiling the dark side of the Ministry of Magic.
* DefiantToTheEnd: Subverted by Frank Bryce, though not for lack of trying. When Nagini and Wormtail bust him, right when he's about to go to call the police, he faces Voldemort with courage and dignity. Then he demands to see Voldemort face to face, goes OhCrap, and screams at what he sees before Voldemort kills him. [[spoiler:When Harry sees what Frank Bryce saw, he tries to scream but can't due to the gag in his mouth.]]
* DemotedToExtra: Ginny Weasley.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: While Though Creator/JKRowling had been progressively doing this with each new installment since the beginning, this book made the series take a huge leap in this trope. Notably, it's the first to feature a [[spoiler:DownerEnding]], with [[spoiler:Cedric being murdered and Voldemort getting a new body.]] body]]. It's also the one where the franchise's BlackAndGrayMorality grows more evident, as Rowling begins unveiling the dark side of the Ministry of Magic.
* DefiantToTheEnd: Subverted by Frank Bryce, though not for lack of trying. When Nagini and Wormtail bust him, right when he's about to go to call the police, he faces Voldemort with courage and dignity. Then he demands to see Voldemort face to face, face-to-face, goes OhCrap, and screams at what he sees before Voldemort kills him. [[spoiler:When Harry later sees what Frank Bryce saw, he tries to scream but can't due to the gag in his mouth.]]
* DemotedToExtra: Ginny Weasley.
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* DietEpisode: The Dursley portion of the book involves Dudley being put on a diet. Unfortunately, Petunia decides that to accommodate Dudley, everyone else needed to participate, including Harry (who absolutely does ''not'' need such a thing). Thankfully, his friends send him enough snacks to keep himself from starving.

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* DietEpisode: The Dursley portion of the book involves Dudley being put on a diet. Unfortunately, Petunia decides decided that to accommodate Dudley, everyone else needed needs to participate, including Harry (who absolutely does ''not'' need such a thing). Thankfully, his friends send him enough snacks to keep himself him from starving.



* DisguisedInDrag: A quick gag at the beginning has a wizard doing this by accident. He was told he couldn't wear the usual (gender-neutral) robes at the Quidditch Cup for {{masquerade}} reasons, so he picked up a nice nightdress in a muggle shop. When other wizards try to explain it's women's clothing, he doesn't believe them.

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* DisguisedInDrag: A quick gag at the beginning has a wizard doing this by accident. He was told he couldn't wear the usual (gender-neutral) robes at the Quidditch World Cup for {{masquerade}} reasons, so he picked up a nice nightdress in a muggle shop. When other wizards try to explain it's women's clothing, he doesn't believe them.



* DoNotGoGentle: When faced with a choice [[spoiler:of dying and hiding behind a gravestone or staring down Voldemort and trying one last Hail Mary, Harry thought of his parents who also did not go gently, and rose to to try one final attempt because if he was about to die it would be on his feet]].

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* DoNotGoGentle: When faced with a choice [[spoiler:of dying and hiding behind a gravestone or staring down Voldemort and trying one last Hail Mary, Harry thought thinks of his parents who also did not go gently, and rose to rises to try one final attempt because if he was is about to die die, it would will be on his feet]].



* DreamIntro: The film begins with a man checking on what's going on upstairs, only to be confronted by Wormtail, then Voldemort. Turns out it was a nightmare Harry was having. [[spoiler:A [[DreamSpying psychic nightmare]], as that was actually happening.]]
* DreamSpying: Harry begins doing this unintentionally -- he witnesses Voldemort killing Frank, then "overhears" a conversation he has with Wormtail.
* DubInducedPlotHole: When Hermione mentioned that the 1792 Triwizard Tournament was cancelled because of a cockatrice breaking free and injuring the judges, the Dutch and Italian editions translate cockatrice as basilisk. This should be impossible, since ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets The Chamber of Secrets]]'' established that breeding basilisks has been illegal since medieval times, and they certainly don't want to use one of the most deadly creatures ever in a school tournament. Its gaze alone would have killed the entire audience.

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* DreamIntro: The film begins with a man checking on what's going on upstairs, only to be confronted by Wormtail, then Voldemort. Turns out it was a nightmare Harry was having. [[spoiler:A A [[DreamSpying psychic nightmare]], as that was actually happening.]]
happening.
* DreamSpying: Harry begins doing this unintentionally -- he witnesses Voldemort killing Frank, Frank Bryce, then "overhears" a conversation he has with Wormtail.
* DubInducedPlotHole: When Hermione mentioned mentions that the 1792 Triwizard Tournament was cancelled because of a cockatrice breaking free and injuring the judges, the Dutch and Italian editions translate cockatrice as basilisk. This should be impossible, since ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets The Chamber of Secrets]]'' established that breeding basilisks has been illegal since medieval times, and they certainly don't want to use one of the most deadly creatures ever in a school tournament. Its gaze alone would have killed the entire audience.



** Arthur yells at his sons for baiting Dudley with cursed toffee, knowing that he was on a diet. Even though Harry defends the twins, Arthur is angry that the twins not only used magic on a Muggle but used reckless magic, period.
** Moody demonstrates the Imperius Curse by putting it on a spider and making it tap-dance. All the students find this funny, until Moody notices, and asks them if they'd find it amusing if he put the curse on one of them, which he later does to ''all'' of them.

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** Arthur yells at his sons for baiting Dudley with cursed toffee, knowing that he was on a diet. Even though Harry defends the twins, Arthur is angry that the twins not only used magic on a Muggle muggle but used reckless magic, period.
** Moody demonstrates the Imperius Curse by putting it on a spider and making it tap-dance. All the students find this funny, until Moody notices, notices and asks them if they'd find it amusing if he put the curse on one of them, which he later does to ''all'' of them.



** During a trip into Dumbledore's Pensieve, Harry sees the trial of the Lestranges, being especially struck by the fanatic -- and, at this point, unnamed -- Mrs. Lestrange. Bellatrix is an important villain in the later books.

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** During a trip into Dumbledore's Pensieve, pensieve, Harry sees the trial of the Lestranges, being especially struck by the fanatic -- and, at this point, unnamed -- Mrs. Lestrange. Bellatrix is an important villain in the later books.



** Many Death Eaters who become more prominent in the next book, such as Dolohov and Rookwood, are first mentioned in the Pensieve scene. We also first hear about Travers, who becomes more prominent in the final novel.

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** Many Death Eaters who become more prominent in the next book, such as Dolohov and Rookwood, are first mentioned in the Pensieve pensieve scene. We also first hear about Travers, who becomes more prominent in the final novel.



* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Voldemort is later shown to be an offender, but his main agent in this book is ''not''. "Decent people are so easy to manipulate." Although the agent did have a moment. He assumed that Harry would ask absolutely everyone for help, but he instead stuck with just his close friends. This forced the agent to play XanatosSpeedChess.
* EvilGloating: Draco Malfoy gives one to Harry about Voldemort coming back and killing Muggleborn wizards... that is, until he, Crabbe, and Goyle get their butts handed to them and by the trio and the Weasley twins, no less.
* EvilPlan: Once again, Voldemort hatches a scheme to recover from his death pre-series.[[spoiler: It involves dragging Harry into an isolated location and using his blood in a potion.]]

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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Voldemort is later shown to be an offender, but his main agent in this book is ''not''. "Decent people are so easy to manipulate." Although the agent did does have a moment. He assumed assumes that Harry would ask absolutely everyone for help, but he Harry instead stuck sticks with just his close friends. This forced forces the agent to play XanatosSpeedChess.
* EvilGloating: Draco Malfoy gives one gloats to Harry about Voldemort coming back and killing Muggleborn muggleborn wizards... that is, until he, Crabbe, and Goyle get their butts handed to them and by the main trio and the Weasley twins, no less.
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* EvilPlan: Once again, Voldemort hatches a scheme to recover from his death pre-series. [[spoiler: It involves dragging Harry into an isolated location and using his blood in a potion.]]



* FictionIsntFair: Rita Skeeter spends the book printing increasingly BlatantLies about Harry and his friends. Dumbledore does ban her from the school grounds, but Harry isn't presented with any legal way of stopping the articles themselves.
* FireWaterJuxtaposition: The first challenge in the Triwizard Tournament requires the competitors to face off against four fire-breathing dragons. The second challenge requires them to swim to the bottom of the Black Lake while battling Merpeople.

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* FictionIsntFair: Rita Skeeter spends the book printing increasingly BlatantLies ridiculous slander about Harry and his friends. Dumbledore does ban her from the school grounds, but Harry isn't presented with any legal way of stopping the articles articles, themselves.
* FireWaterJuxtaposition: The first challenge in the Triwizard Tournament requires the competitors to face off against four fire-breathing dragons. The second challenge requires them to swim to the bottom of the Black Lake while battling Merpeople.Lake.



* FootballHooligans: The Irish party hard after their win at the Quidditch World Cup, [[spoiler:which accidentally becomes a very convenient cover for the riot the Death Eaters caused on the same night.]]

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* FootballHooligans: The Irish party hard after their win at the Quidditch World Cup, [[spoiler:which accidentally becomes a very convenient cover for the riot the Death Eaters caused cause on the same night.]]



* ForgotAboutHisPowers: Harry uses [[SummonToHand Accio]] to summon his broom during the first task; he didn't think of just using it to summon the dragon egg he was trying to get or summoning the broom to fly over the maze in the third task. In fact, the fact that ''none'' of the champions thought to summon the egg directly to them suggests that they forgot it was possible, or that the egg had been enchanted to prevent exactly that -- watching four people walk into an arena and have the egg zip into their hands isn't particularly entertaining. In either case, no explanation for why they don't do it is given.

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* ForgotAboutHisPowers: Harry uses [[SummonToHand Accio]] to summon his broom during the first task; he didn't think of just using it to summon the dragon egg he was trying to get or summoning the broom to fly over the maze in the third task. In fact, the fact that ''none'' of the champions thought think to summon the egg directly to them suggests that they forgot forget it was should be possible, or that the egg had been enchanted to prevent exactly that -- watching four people walk into an arena and have the egg zip into their hands isn't particularly entertaining. In either case, no explanation for why they don't do try it is given.



** At one point, Ron sarcastically comments about Hermione changing the name of S.P.E.W. to the '''H''''ouse '''E'''lf '''L'''iberation '''F'''ront(she didn't). He later also jokingly tells Hermione that she can start up S.P.U.G.: '''S'''ociety for the '''P'''rotection of '''U'''gly '''G'''oblins.
* 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 a object that would magically teleport him away to their supervillain lair. Their overly elaborate evil plan hinges not only on manipulating the title 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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** At one point, Ron sarcastically comments about Hermione changing the name of S.P.E.W. to the '''H''''ouse '''E'''lf '''L'''iberation '''F'''ront(she didn't).'''F'''ront (she doesn't). He later also jokingly tells Hermione that she can start up S.P.U.G.: '''S'''ociety for the '''P'''rotection of '''U'''gly '''G'''oblins.
* 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 a an object that would magically teleport him away to their supervillain lair. Their overly elaborate evil plan hinges not only on manipulating the title 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 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.]]



** During the first Divination lesson of the year, Ron asks Lavender Brown if he can see her "Uranus."
** Before the Triwizard Tournament, the participants are having their wands inspected by representatives from the Ministry of Magic. One of them, inspecting Cedric's wand, ask him how often he treats it. Cedric replies (with a grin) that he polished his wand the previous night.
** When Hagrid decides to go make it up to Madame Maxine, another half-giant about his size, he says "I'll show her big-boned."
* GhostReunionEnding: Harry's duel with Voldemort causes the spirits of Voldemort's victims, including [[spoiler:Cedric Diggory]] and his parents, to appear. They then help Harry out in the climactic duel.
* GoldenSnitch: The winner of the Triwizard Tournament is determined by who wins the last of the three events. The only purpose of the previous two is to determine the order in which the Champions enter the final event's maze.

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** During the first Divination lesson of the year, Ron asks Lavender Brown if he can see her "Uranus."
** Before the Triwizard Tournament, the participants are having their wands inspected by representatives from the Ministry of Magic. One of them, inspecting Cedric's wand, ask asks him how often he treats it. Cedric replies (with a grin) that he polished his wand the previous night.
** When Hagrid decides to go make it up to Madame Maxine, another half-giant about his size, he says says, "I'll show her big-boned."
* GhostReunionEnding: Harry's duel with Voldemort causes the spirits of Voldemort's victims, including [[spoiler:Cedric Diggory]] and his parents, to appear. They then help Harry out in the climactic duel.
* GoldenSnitch: The winner of the Triwizard Tournament is determined by who wins the last of the three events. The only purpose of the previous two is to determine the order in which the Champions champions enter the final event's maze.



** Barty Crouch, Sr. is the former head of Law Enforcement, whose job it is to police the Wizarding World and stop the use of Unforgivable Curses. During the War against Voldemort, he authorized his people to use the Unforgivable Curses and gave them leeway to kill rather than capture suspects.
** Averted by Moody; Sirius notes that while he was tough and uncompromising, Moody never sank to the level of the Death Eaters and always attempted to bring his quarry in alive wherever possible.
* HedgeMaze: The setting of the third challenge is a magical hedge maze filled with monsters to force the four contestants to fight their way and find the prize of the tournament, the Triwizard Cup.
* HelloNurse: Fleur Delacour is a normal example; the Veela are the most extreme.
* HeroAntagonist: Cedric is a mild example, as he was Harry's rival both in the Tournament and in winning Cho's affections.

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** Barty Crouch, Sr. is the former head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, whose job it is to police the Wizarding World wizarding world and stop the use of Unforgivable Curses. During the War war against Voldemort, he authorized his people to use the Unforgivable Curses and gave them leeway to kill rather than capture suspects.
** Averted by Moody; Sirius notes that while although he was tough and uncompromising, Moody never sank to the level of the Death Eaters and always attempted to bring in his quarry in alive wherever possible.
* HedgeMaze: The setting of the third challenge is a magical hedge maze filled with monsters to force the four contestants to fight their way through and find the prize of the tournament, the Triwizard Cup.
* HelloNurse: Fleur Delacour is a normal example; the Veela full-blooded veela are the most extreme.
* HeroAntagonist: Cedric is a mild example, as he was is Harry's rival both in the Triwizard Tournament and in winning Cho's affections.



** Hagrid has been (presumably under Dumbledore's approval, considering how one ends up in the last challenge) secretly breeding manticore/firecrab hybrids called "Blast-Ended Skrewts". The actual creation of magical crossbreeds is forbidden in [[TheVerse the Potterverse]], specifically because it has the potential to create such highly dangerous creatures [[note]] Though it's implied that Hagrid did have permission and was actually tasked with creating a new creature for the Third Task since the Skrewt is used as one of the obstacles.[[/note]]. The Skrewts are mentioned as being so aggressive, they eventually wipe themselves out save [[LastOfHisKind a lone survivor]].
** Human variants appear with Fleur Delacour and her sister, whose (presumably) human-wizard grandfather married a Veela, and Hagrid, who had a wizard father and giantess mother. Madame Maxime is also half-giantess.

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** Hagrid has been (presumably under Dumbledore's approval, considering how at least one of them ends up in the last challenge) secretly breeding manticore/firecrab hybrids called "Blast-Ended Skrewts". "blast-ended skrewts". The actual creation of magical crossbreeds is forbidden in [[TheVerse the Potterverse]], specifically because it has the potential to create such highly dangerous creatures [[note]] Though creatures.[[note]]Though, it's implied that Hagrid did have has permission and was actually tasked with creating a new creature for the Third Task Task, since the Skrewt at least one skrewt is used as one of the obstacles.[[/note]]. [[/note]] The Skrewts skrewts are mentioned as being so aggressive, aggressive that they eventually wipe themselves out save [[LastOfHisKind a lone survivor]].
** Human variants appear with Fleur Delacour and her sister, whose (presumably) human-wizard grandfather married a Veela, veela, and Hagrid, who had a wizard father and giantess mother. Madame Maxime is also half-giantess.half-giant.



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



* INeedYouStronger: The reason for [[spoiler:fake Moody's]] assistance to Harry in the Triwizard challenges. See GambitRoulette.

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* INeedYouStronger: The This is the reason for [[spoiler:fake Moody's]] Moody]]'s assistance to Harry in the Triwizard challenges. See GambitRoulette.



** Malfoy is right that it's a bad idea to keep Blast-Ended Skrewts around. Hermione admits this in a private moment. They do absolutely nothing of any use to anyone, they're exceptionally dangerous, their very existence is illegal as their creation requires breaking the Ban on Experimental Breeding, and caring for them is a complete waste of class time as they do not exist in the wild.
** The organisers of the Triwizard Tournament also have this in mind, as only allowing of age students to participate ensures that they'll have the necessary magical know-how to overcome a lot of their obstacles, such as Cedric and Fleur being able to use charms that give them air-bubbles in contrast to Harry having to use Gillyweed stolen from Snape's potion supply.

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** Malfoy is right that it's a bad idea to keep Blast-Ended Skrewts blast-ended skrewts around. Hermione admits this in a private moment. They do absolutely nothing of any use to anyone, they're exceptionally dangerous, their very existence is illegal as their creation requires breaking the Ban on Experimental Breeding, and caring for them is a complete waste of class time as because they do not exist in the wild.
** The organisers of the Triwizard Tournament also have this in mind, as only allowing of age of-age students to participate ensures that they'll have the necessary magical know-how to overcome a lot of their obstacles, such as Cedric and Fleur being able to use charms that give them air-bubbles in contrast to Harry having to use Gillyweed gillyweed stolen from Snape's potion supply.



* KaizoTrap: The GiantSpider at the very end of the third task, meant to blindside champions who were focused on the Triwizard Cup ahead. It was only thanks to Harry's yell that poor Cedric wasn't killed by it.
* KangarooCourt: The trials in the PensieveFlashback are stacked against the defendants. Sirius says he didn't even get that much. However, Ludo Bagman managed to get off, largely because he was a popular Quidditch player, making him [[InvertedTrope acquitted]] [[ConvictedByPublicOpinion by public opinion]]. We also find out later that [[spoiler:the Lestranges and, to a lesser extent, Barty Crouch, Jr. ''did'' deserve to be thrown in jail]].
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Barty Crouch, Sr. is killed by his son, who he spent years keeping prisoner in their own home]].

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* KaizoTrap: The GiantSpider at the very end of the third task, meant to blindside champions who were are focused on the Triwizard Cup ahead. It was is only thanks to Harry's yell that poor Cedric wasn't isn't killed by it.
* KangarooCourt: The trials in the PensieveFlashback are stacked against the defendants. Sirius says he didn't even get that much. However, Ludo Bagman managed to get off, largely because he was a popular Quidditch quidditch player, making him [[InvertedTrope acquitted]] [[ConvictedByPublicOpinion by public opinion]]. We also find out later that [[spoiler:the Lestranges and, to a lesser extent, Barty Crouch, Jr. ''did'' deserve to be thrown in jail]].
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Barty Crouch, Sr. is killed by his son, who whom he spent years keeping prisoner in their own home]].



** Snape in the exchange of spells outside the Potions dungeon after Hermione is hit with a spell that enlarges her already noticeable buck teeth to a cartoonish size (and Goyle's nose having done the same). Snape tells Goyle to go to the hospital wing, and then turns his attention to Hermione when Ron points out that she's been hit with a spell too. Snape says, "I see no difference." Hermione ''runs off crying''. In the aftermath, however, Hermione turns that to her advantage, because she runs off to have her teeth magically fixed by Madam Pomfrey, and she lets her "carry on a bit", shrinking them to a size smaller than the original one (before the spell hit her). Thus she fixes permanently the problem of her teeth and gets a very beautiful smile.
** Snape gets another crucial moment. When Harry's trying to get into Dumbledore's office [[spoiler:due to Barty Crouch, Sr. appearing and raving, demanding to see the professor]], Snape delays him and dismisses his claims as rubbish. As Harry points out, those few minutes cost them the time to [[spoiler:save Crouch]] and knows Snape did it just to bait him.
* KnightTemplar: Barty Crouch, Sr. staunchly opposed Voldemort and the Dark Arts, but in his effort to fight them he stooped to lower and lower levels to the point he became NotSoDifferent.

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** Snape in the exchange of spells outside the Potions dungeon after Hermione is hit with a spell that enlarges her already noticeable buck teeth to a cartoonish size (and Goyle's nose having done the same). Snape tells Goyle to go to the hospital wing, and then turns his attention to Hermione when Ron points out that she's been hit with a spell spell, too. Snape says, "I see no difference." Hermione ''runs off crying''. In the aftermath, however, Hermione turns that to her advantage, because she runs off to have her teeth magically fixed by Madam Pomfrey, and she lets her "carry on a bit", shrinking them to a size smaller than the original one (before the spell hit her). Thus she fixes permanently the problem of her teeth and gets a very beautiful smile.
** Snape gets another crucial moment. When Harry's trying to get into Dumbledore's office [[spoiler:due to Barty Crouch, Sr. appearing and raving, demanding to see the professor]], Snape delays him and dismisses his claims as rubbish. As Harry points out, those few minutes cost them the time to [[spoiler:save Crouch]] and he knows Snape did it just to bait him.
* KnightTemplar: Barty Crouch, Sr. staunchly opposed Voldemort and the Dark Arts, but in his effort to fight them he stooped to lower and lower levels levels, to the point that he became NotSoDifferent.



* LimbSensationFascination: After Wormtail cuts off his hand at the end, he is given a new silver one through magic. He stares at it in disbelief, then experiments with motion and crushing a twig between his fingertips.
* LiteraryAllusionTitle: The Harry Potter Lexicon speculates that the title of the chapter "The Madness of Mr Crouch" is a reference to ''Film/TheMadnessOfKingGeorge'', especially since George III is reputed to have mistaken a tree for the King of Prussia, while Crouch mistakes a tree for Percy Weasley.

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* LimbSensationFascination: After Wormtail cuts off his hand at the end, he is given a new new, silver one through magic. He stares at it in disbelief, then experiments with motion and crushing a twig between his fingertips.
* LiteraryAllusionTitle: The Harry Potter Lexicon speculates that the title of the chapter "The Madness of Mr Crouch" is a reference to ''Film/TheMadnessOfKingGeorge'', especially since George III is reputed to have mistaken a tree for the King of Prussia, while whereas Crouch mistakes a tree for Percy Weasley.



** While Hagrid's teaching does leave something to be desired, Malfoy and company paint him as an outright bully who everyone hates.

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** While Though Hagrid's teaching does leave something to be desired, Malfoy and company paint him as an outright bully who whom everyone hates.



** After they save him from [[spoiler:Barty Crouch, Jr.]], Professor [=McGonagall=] sympathetically tries to help Harry to the hospital wing, seeing how shaken he is. She also gets righteously furious at Fudge for [[spoiler:allowing a Dementor into the school, near ''children'' again, and for storming into the hospital wing when Harry's trying to recover from his rough night. She also defends Harry when Fudge accuses him of making wild accusations and points out that a "lunatic" couldn't have caused Cedric Diggory and Crouch, Sr.'s deaths.]]
** Surprisingly, [[spoiler:''Winky'']] is this. When she sees the Stunned body of [[spoiler:her ward "Master Barty," she tries to rouse him and accuses Dumbledore of killing him. As Crouch, Jr. confesses under truth serum, she begs him not to tell any more for fear of getting his father into trouble. It was she who convinced Crouch, Sr. to let his son attend the World Cup, and she volunteered to keep an eye on Crouch, Jr. in the top box, despite being scared of heights. When he tried to charge out at the Death Eater rioters at the World Cup, she forcibly dragged him away, took the wand that he stole from Harry, and insisted that "I was seeing no one" when Diggory questioned her. With all this, it's no surprise that she falls completely apart when Crouch, Sr. fires her for letting his son have a wand, since it meant she could no longer protect either of the Crouches.]]

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** After they save him from [[spoiler:Barty Crouch, Jr.]], Professor [=McGonagall=] sympathetically tries to help Harry to the hospital wing, seeing how shaken he is. She also gets righteously furious at Fudge for [[spoiler:allowing allowing a Dementor dementor into the school, near ''children'' again, and for storming into the hospital wing when Harry's trying to recover from his rough night. She also defends Harry when Fudge accuses him of making wild accusations and points out that a "lunatic" couldn't have caused [[spoiler:caused Cedric Diggory and Crouch, Sr.'s deaths.]]
deaths]].
** Surprisingly, [[spoiler:''Winky'']] is this. When she sees the Stunned body of [[spoiler:her ward "Master Barty," she tries to rouse him and accuses Dumbledore of killing him. As Crouch, Jr. confesses under truth serum, she begs him not to tell any more for fear of getting his father into trouble. It was she who convinced Crouch, Sr. to let his son attend the World Cup, and she volunteered to keep an eye on Crouch, Jr. in the top box, despite being scared of heights. When he tried to charge out at the Death Eater rioters at the World Cup, she forcibly dragged him away, took the wand that he stole he'd stolen from Harry, and insisted that "I was seeing no one" when Diggory questioned her. With all this, it's no surprise that she falls completely apart when Crouch, Sr. fires her for letting his son have a wand, since it meant she could no longer protect either of the Crouches.]]



** Beauxbatons means "pretty wands" and that school's crest shows two crossed wands, while Durmstrang is a {{Spoonerism}} of "Sturm (und) Drang", "storm and stress", a German cultural movement.
** Ludo Bagman, who starts as a shifty character and we later learn is actually a bagman. "Ludo" also means "I play" in Latin (and is the name of the British variant of Pachisi); Ludo is the Head of Magical Games and Sports.
*** A "Bagman" is also someone involved in the collection of dirty money and [[spoiler:Ludo turns out to have been cheating his gamblers, in order to pay off his debt to the goblins]].
** ''Rita Skeeter''. Skeeter is an annoying, bloodsucking parasite who thrives on human misery... and so are mosquitoes, a.k.a. skeeters.
* MistakenForRacist: While the Weasleys are picking up Harry from the Dursleys, Fred and George decide to have some fun by planting a toffee in the living room for Dudley to eat. Said toffee is actually an invention of theirs that causes people's tongues to grow as large as four feet long when they eat one. Arthur chastises them for using magic to mistreat a Muggle for their amusement. Fred and George indignantly tell him they didn't give it to him because he's a Muggle, they gave it to him because he's "[[FatBastard a great]] [[TheBully bullying]] [[{{Jerkass}} git]]".
* MixedAncestry: This book reveals that the reason Hagrid is much larger than an average person is because he's half-giant (human father, giant mother). Because of the FantasticRacism against the creatures in the wizarding world, he keeps it a secret and shuts himself in his cabin when Rita Skeeter outs him in an article. Hermione had suspected it, while Ron believed that Hagrid's size was a result of a faulty engorgement charm that couldn't be removed and Malfoy thought that he had overdosed on Skele-Gro when he was younger.
* TheMole: Voldemort, the Dark wizard who killed the protagonist's parents, has a spy inside Hogwarts attempting to meddle with the Triwizard Tournament and Harry's life.

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** Beauxbatons means "pretty wands" and that school's crest shows two crossed wands, while whereas Durmstrang is a {{Spoonerism}} of "Sturm (und) Drang", "storm and stress", a German cultural movement.
** Ludo Bagman, who starts as a shifty character and whom we later learn is actually a bagman. "Ludo" also means "I play" in Latin (and is the name of the British variant of Pachisi); Ludo is the Head head of Magical Games and Sports.
***
Sports. A "Bagman" "bagman" is also someone involved in the collection of dirty money and [[spoiler:Ludo turns out to have been cheating his gamblers, in order to pay off his debt to the goblins]].
** ''Rita Skeeter''. Rita Skeeter is an annoying, bloodsucking parasite who thrives on human misery... and so are mosquitoes, a.k.a. skeeters.
* MistakenForRacist: While the Weasleys are picking up Harry from the Dursleys, Fred and George decide to have some fun by planting a toffee in the living room for Dudley to eat. Said toffee is actually an invention of theirs that causes people's tongues to grow as large as four feet long when they eat one. Arthur chastises them for using magic to mistreat a Muggle muggle for their amusement. Fred and George indignantly tell him they didn't give it to him because he's a Muggle, muggle, they gave it to him because he's "[[FatBastard a great]] [[TheBully bullying]] [[{{Jerkass}} git]]".
* MixedAncestry: This book reveals that the reason Hagrid is much larger than an average person is because he's half-giant (human father, giant mother). Because of the FantasticRacism against the creatures in the wizarding world, he keeps it a secret and shuts himself in his cabin when Rita Skeeter outs him in an article. Hermione had suspected it, while whereas Ron believed that Hagrid's size was a result of a faulty engorgement charm that couldn't be removed and Malfoy thought that he Hagrid had overdosed on Skele-Gro when he was younger.
* TheMole: Voldemort, the Dark dark wizard who killed the protagonist's parents, has a spy inside Hogwarts attempting to meddle with the Triwizard Tournament and Harry's life.



* {{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 Cloak.

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* {{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 Cloak.invisibility cloak.



** At one point, the synchronised leprechaun swarm makes "a very rude sign indeed" at the Veela.

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** At one point, the synchronised leprechaun swarm makes "a very rude sign indeed" at the Veela.veela.



* 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]] 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, book they're doing exactly the same (and annoying Ron), albeit on the basis that "time is Galleons", galleons" rather than to show off.



** [[spoiler:Voldemort tells his Death Eaters that he's gone further than anyone along the path that leads to immortality. When Harry escapes, he recounts these words to Dumbledore. Dumbledore is clever enough to guess what this could mean.]]
** And then of course, there's the whole [[spoiler:using Harry's blood in the resurrection ceremony. While it permits Voldemort to touch Harry, it has other consequences]].

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** [[spoiler:Voldemort Voldemort tells his Death Eaters that he's [[spoiler:he's gone further than anyone along the path that leads to immortality.immortality]]. When Harry escapes, he recounts these words to Dumbledore. Dumbledore is clever enough to guess what this could mean.]]
mean.
** And then of course, there's the whole [[spoiler:using Voldemort [[spoiler:uses Harry's blood in the resurrection ceremony. While ceremony]]. Although it permits [[spoiler:permits Voldemort to touch Harry, Harry]], it has other consequences]].consequences.



** Hermione attempts this with the house-elves of Hogwarts. She means well, but she ends up insulting them.

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** Hermione attempts this with the house-elves house elves of Hogwarts. She means well, but she ends up insulting them.



** Harry, when going to the Triwizard Cup in the third task, must decide whether to save Cedric Diggory from something in the maze, or go for the Cup. He ultimately decides to save Diggory, and they take the Cup together. [[spoiler:Let's just say that Harry really should have left Cedric Diggory behind, [[KilledOffForReal for Cedric's]] [[SacrificialLion own good]].]]
** And then of course [[spoiler:Cedric would not have died and Voldemort would have not have returned had Wormtail not escaped in the previous book -- something that only happened because Harry spared his life.]]
** [[spoiler:Mrs. Crouch taking her son's place in Azkaban, to give him a chance to live while she was dying, ended up proving more harmful than good in the long run.]]
* NoHarmRequirement: Krum gets penalised for defying this in the first task of the Triwizard Tournament: to retrieve a golden egg that's been placed among a nesting dragon mother's clutch. Krum distracts the dragon by blasting her in the eye, but loses points because she crushed half the real eggs stumbling around in pain.
* NoPronunciationGuide: Viktor Krum's troubles pronouncing Hermione's name serves to clear this out.[[note]]Interestingly, the Bulgarian translator successfully avoided this trope back in the first book -- Hermione's transliterated name was spelled in FunetikAksent and the only mispronunciation possible would be via AccentUponTheWrongSyllable, which she prevented by adding a stress to her name when it was first mentioned. This also makes Krum's mistakes something of a case of RealityIsUnrealistic where Bulgarian readers are concerned.[[/note]]
* NotAnAct: Mad-Eye Moody is famously averse to Death Eaters who avoided prison, as his job is to arrest them and his face is covered in scars from those who resisted. [[spoiler:The Moody Harry meets during his fourth year was impersonated by a Death Eater who ''did'' go to prison (and is trying to revive Voldemort),]] and understandably hates those who claimed they'd been mind-controlled to avoid punishment, hence his punishing Malfoy by turning him into a ferret and passive-aggressive attitude towards Karkaroff (the son of a "reformed" Death Eater and one who sold out the others to save his skin, respectively).
* NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught: Moody mentions explicitly that cheating is a traditional part of the tournament. And Harry even goes out on a limb to help Cedric when it turns out that Cedric was the one person who hadn't had any done in his favour.
* NothingIsScarier: Harry's trek through the hedge maze was rather unnerving because of this. [[spoiler:Crouch, Jr. was making sure that he had a clear path to the Cup.]]
* NotJustATournament: Doubly subverted. Everyone thinks the tournament is a ruse to kill Harry during the contest. [[spoiler:In truth, it is rigged for him to win, so he can be captured at the moment of victory]].
* NotMeThisTime: Harry's trio ''did'' steal Polyjuice Potion ingredients from Snape two books ago, but they're not the ones who did it this time.
* NotProven: Frank ''was'' innocent, but the main reason he went free was that the police couldn't figure out how or why the Riddles just dropped dead overnight with no sign of a struggle.
* ObstructiveCodeOfConduct: Snape accuses Harry Potter of theft, and wants to prosecute, but the use of Veritaserum on students is "regrettably forbidden".
* OffOnATechnicality: The only reason the Muggle authorities didn't convict Frank Bryce for murdering Tom Riddle Senior and his parents (a then human-looking Voldemort was the real culprit) was the fact Muggles cannot establish a cause of death for victims of ''Avada Kedavra''.

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** Harry, when going to the Triwizard Cup in the third task, must decide whether to save Cedric Diggory from something in the maze, or go for the Cup. cup. He ultimately decides to save Diggory, and they take the Cup cup together. [[spoiler:Let's just say that Harry [[spoiler:Harry really should have left Cedric Diggory behind, [[KilledOffForReal for Cedric's]] [[SacrificialLion own good]].]]
** And then of course [[spoiler:Cedric would not have died and Voldemort would have not have returned returned]] had Wormtail not escaped in the previous book -- something that only happened because Harry spared his life.]]
life.
** [[spoiler:Mrs. Crouch taking her son's place in Azkaban, to give him a chance to live while she was dying, dying,]] ended up proving doing much more harmful harm than good in the long run.]]
run.
* NoHarmRequirement: Krum gets penalised for defying this in the first task of the Triwizard Tournament: to retrieve a golden egg that's been placed among a nesting dragon mother's clutch. Krum distracts the dragon by blasting her in the eye, but loses points because she crushed half the real eggs while stumbling around in pain.
* NoPronunciationGuide: Viktor Krum's troubles trouble pronouncing Hermione's name serves to clear this out.[[note]]Interestingly, the Bulgarian translator successfully avoided this trope back in the first book -- Hermione's transliterated name was spelled in FunetikAksent and the only mispronunciation possible would be via AccentUponTheWrongSyllable, which she prevented by adding a stress to her name when it was first mentioned. This also makes Krum's mistakes something of a case of RealityIsUnrealistic where Bulgarian readers are concerned.[[/note]]
* NotAnAct: Mad-Eye Moody is famously averse to Death Eaters who avoided prison, as his job is to arrest them and his face is covered in scars from those who resisted. [[spoiler:The Moody Harry meets during his fourth year was impersonated is an impersonation by a Death Eater who ''did'' go to prison (and is trying to revive Voldemort),]] and understandably hates those who claimed they'd been mind-controlled to avoid punishment, hence his punishing Malfoy by turning him into a ferret and passive-aggressive attitude towards Karkaroff (the son of a "reformed" Death Eater and one who sold out the others to save his skin, respectively).
* NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught: Moody mentions explicitly that cheating is a traditional part of the tournament. And Harry even goes out on a limb to help Cedric when it turns out that Cedric was is the one person who hadn't hasn't had any done in his favour.
* NothingIsScarier: Harry's trek through the hedge maze was is rather unnerving because of this.how few obstacles he runs into. [[spoiler:Crouch, Jr. was is making sure that he had has a relatively clear path to the Triwizard Cup.]]
* NotJustATournament: Doubly subverted.DoubleSubverted. Everyone thinks the tournament is a ruse to kill Harry during the contest. [[spoiler:In truth, it is rigged for him to win, so win--so he can be captured at the moment of victory]].
victory and killed elsewhere]].
* NotMeThisTime: Harry's trio ''did'' steal Polyjuice Potion ingredients from Snape two books ago, but they're not the ones who did doing it this time.
* NotProven: NotProven / OffOnATechnicality: Frank ''was'' Bryce ''is'' innocent, but the main reason he went free was is that the police couldn't figure out how or why the Riddles just dropped dead overnight with no sign of a struggle.
struggle. (The reason is that Tom Riddle, Jr. killed them with the Killing Curse.)
* ObstructiveCodeOfConduct: Snape accuses Harry Potter of theft, theft and wants to prosecute, but the use of Veritaserum veritaserum on students is "regrettably forbidden".
* OffOnATechnicality: The only reason the Muggle authorities didn't convict Frank Bryce for murdering Tom Riddle Senior and his parents (a then human-looking Voldemort was the real culprit) was the fact Muggles cannot establish a cause of death for victims of ''Avada Kedavra''.
forbidden".



* OnlySaneMan: [[spoiler:Wormtail to Voldemort and Barty Crouch, Jr. If only Voldemort had listened to his suggestions that they use another wizard's blood in the resurrection ceremony...]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: [[spoiler:Crouch, Jr. (fake Moody)]] does well to make sure nothing overt or subtle happens to give away his role. It is when [[spoiler:he takes Harry away from Dumbledore's presence after Harry's return from the graveyard, something the real one would never do]], that he tips off Dumbledore.

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* OnlySaneMan: [[spoiler:Wormtail to Voldemort and Barty Crouch, Jr. If only Voldemort had listened to his suggestions Wormtail's suggestion that they use another wizard's blood in the resurrection ceremony...]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: [[spoiler:Crouch, Jr. (fake Moody)]] does well to make sure nothing overt or subtle happens to give away his role. It is when [[spoiler:he takes Harry away from Dumbledore's presence after Harry's return from the graveyard, something the real one would never do]], do,]] that he tips off Dumbledore.



* {{Paparazzi}}: Rita Skeeter is this trope. Illegal eavesdropping? Revealing private accords? Hateful and liable words against a minor who insulted her? She does this and worse.

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* {{Paparazzi}}: Rita Skeeter is this trope. Illegal eavesdropping? Revealing private accords? Hateful and liable libelous words against a minor who insulted her? She does this and worse.



* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: When Harry tries to get into Dumbledore's office, he realises that he doesn't know the password. He remembers that it used to be "Sherbet lemon", so he tries that, then other sweet, and eventually, out of anger even "Cockroach Cluster", which turns out to be correct.

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* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: When Harry tries to get into Dumbledore's office, he realises that he doesn't know the password. He remembers that it used to be "Sherbet lemon", so he tries that, then other sweet, sweets, and eventually, eventually out of anger even "Cockroach Cluster", which turns out to be correct.



* PossessionBurnout: Voldemort notes that while his spectral form could possess other creatures, doing so shortened their lifespans (presumably why he had Quirrel drinking unicorn blood).
* TheQuarterback: Non-football version with Cedric Diggory, the Hufflepuff Quidditch captain and Seeker in the third book. He's handsome, kind, courageous enough to volunteer for the Triwizard Tournament (and skilled enough to become the Hogwarts champion), a good enough sportsman that he tries to get a rematch after dementors invade the field and knock Harry out[[spoiler:, and eventually, a Sacrificial Lion]]. By contrast, the other Captains we see are either Slytherins (who embody UnnecessaryRoughness and cheat as if their lives depended on it) and Gryffindors (Oliver Wood, for whom Quidditch is SeriousBusiness to the point that he doesn't mind that Harry's broomstick might be cursed if it gets them the Cup; Angelina Johnson, who is largely a milder DistaffCounterpart to Wood; and Harry himself).

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* PossessionBurnout: Voldemort notes that while although his spectral form could possess other creatures, doing so shortened their lifespans (presumably why he had Quirrel drinking unicorn blood).
* TheQuarterback: Non-football version with Cedric Diggory, the Hufflepuff Quidditch quidditch captain and Seeker seeker in the third book. He's handsome, kind, courageous enough to volunteer for the Triwizard Tournament (and skilled enough to become the Hogwarts champion), a good enough sportsman that he tries to get a rematch after dementors invade the field and knock Harry out[[spoiler:, and eventually, a Sacrificial Lion]]. By contrast, the other Captains quidditch captains we see throughout the series are either Slytherins (who embody UnnecessaryRoughness and cheat as if their lives depended depend on it) and or Gryffindors (Oliver Wood, for whom Quidditch quidditch is SeriousBusiness to the point that he doesn't mind that Harry's broomstick might be cursed if it gets them the Cup; quidditch cup; Angelina Johnson, who is largely a milder DistaffCounterpart to Wood; and Harry Harry, himself).



* RayOfHopeEnding: [[spoiler:Cedric Diggory is killed in cold blood by Peter Pettigrew, and Lord Voldemort is given a new body of his own to begin a second wave of terror against the Wizarding World. Fudge refuses to listen to Harry and Dumbledore when they tell him about Voldemort's return and Harry is shell-shocked from the incident. However, Dumbledore is already making preparations to fight against Voldemort and Hagrid assures Harry whatever may come, they'll be ready for it.]]

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* RayOfHopeEnding: [[spoiler:Cedric Diggory is killed in cold blood by Peter Pettigrew, and Lord Voldemort is given a new body of his own to begin a second wave of terror against the Wizarding World.magical Britain. Fudge refuses to listen to Harry and Dumbledore when they tell him about Voldemort's return and Harry is shell-shocked from the incident. However, Dumbledore is already making preparations to fight against Voldemort and Hagrid assures Harry that whatever may come, they'll be ready for it.]]



* RealMenWearPink: Both Charlie and Hagrid are mentioned as knitting and this is either so normal for the wizarding world, or so normal for Harry, that the only comment on it is the fact that they are knitting.

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* RealMenWearPink: Both Charlie Weasley and Hagrid are mentioned as knitting knitting, and this is either so normal for the wizarding world, world or so normal for Harry, Harry that the only comment on it is the fact that they are knitting.



** [[spoiler:Igor Karkaroff]] spends all his page time acting as suspiciously as possible. For readers who know it would never be someone so obvious, [[spoiler:Ludo Bagman]] is made a viable suspect due to appearing in shady situations and repeatedly trying to help Harry with advice for the tasks despite it being against the rules. In the end, he had nothing to do with the main conflict, he just wanted Harry to win to [[spoiler:pay off goblin loansharks due to gambling debts.]]

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** [[spoiler:Igor Karkaroff]] spends all his page time acting as suspiciously as possible. For readers who know it would never be someone so obvious, [[spoiler:Ludo Bagman]] is made a viable suspect due to appearing in shady situations and repeatedly trying to help Harry with advice for the tasks despite it being against the rules. In the end, he had nothing to do with the main conflict, conflict; he just wanted Harry to win to [[spoiler:pay off goblin loansharks due to gambling debts.]]



* ReluctantGift: Filch refuses to give Harry's Triwizard egg to Moody because it was "evidence of Peeves' treachery." But in the end, he does have to give it up.
* TheReveal: The villain who put Harry's name in the Goblet of Fire, putting him in a deadly rewarding tournament, gives a MotiveRant and reveals their crime by saying, "It was I who did that". [[spoiler:This is spoken by Mad-Eye Moody, Harry's new mentor during the year, who also reveals that he's actually a long-thought-dead servant of the Dark Lord who used magic to kidnap and impersonate Mad-Eye as part of a plan to kill Harry and restore the Dark Lord to power.]]

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* ReluctantGift: Filch refuses to give Harry's Triwizard egg to Moody because it was is "evidence of Peeves' treachery." But treachery," but in the end, end he does have has to give it up.
* TheReveal: The villain who put Harry's name in the Goblet of Fire, putting him in a deadly deadly, rewarding tournament, gives a MotiveRant and reveals their crime by saying, "It was I who did that". that." [[spoiler:This is spoken by Mad-Eye Moody, Harry's new mentor during the year, who also reveals that he's actually a long-thought-dead servant of the Dark Lord who used magic to kidnap and impersonate Mad-Eye as part of a plan to kill Harry and restore the Dark Lord to power.]]



* RightForTheWrongReasons: The jury that acquitted [[spoiler:Ludo Bagman. He really wasn't a Death Eater, but it's clear he only got off because he's a popular Quidditch player]].
** At one point, Harry and Ron speculate that Rita Skeeter is bugging them, i.e. using electronic surveillance devices. Hermione irritably points out that she can't be doing that, since electronics don't work near Hogwarts. Hermione later discovers that she's literally bugging them -- [[spoiler:she's a beetle Animagus who uses her animal form to get near to people she wants to spy on.]]

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* RightForTheWrongReasons: RightForTheWrongReasons:
**
The jury that acquitted [[spoiler:Ludo Bagman. Bagman]]. He really wasn't a Death Eater, but it's clear he only got off because he's [[spoiler:he was a popular Quidditch quidditch player]].
** At one point, Harry and Ron speculate that Rita Skeeter is bugging them, them; i.e. , using electronic surveillance devices. Hermione irritably points out that she can't be doing that, since electronics don't work near Hogwarts. Hermione later discovers that she's literally bugging them -- [[spoiler:she's a beetle Animagus animagus who uses her animal form to get near to people she wants to spy on.]]



* RunningGag: Blast-Ended Skrewts, which are introduced here and become a joke for the rest of the series.

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* RunningGag: Blast-Ended Skrewts, which Blast-ended skrewts are introduced here and become a joke for the rest of the series.



** Moody briefly becomes this to Malfoy when he turns him into a ferret, until [=McGonagall=] shows up and rebukes him for using a CoolAndUnusualPunishment.

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** Moody briefly becomes this to Malfoy when he turns him Malfoy into a ferret, until [=McGonagall=] shows up and rebukes him for using a CoolAndUnusualPunishment.



* SecretSecretKeeper: While using Dumbledore's Pensieve, Harry discovers the reason Neville lives with his grandmother is [[spoiler:because his parents were tortured into insanity by a group of Voldemort's followers and hospitalized as a result]]. Dumbledore asks Harry not to tell anyone, including Neville, what he saw so that Neville can tell people himself when he's ready.

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* SecretSecretKeeper: While using Dumbledore's Pensieve, pensieve, Harry discovers the reason Neville lives with his grandmother is [[spoiler:because his parents were tortured into insanity by a group of Voldemort's followers and hospitalized as a result]]. Dumbledore asks Harry not to tell anyone, including Neville, what he saw so that Neville can tell people himself when he's ready.



** We learn that Voldemort murdered his father and grandparents as soon as he discovered they were Muggles, and not the wizards he imagined they were, and that his father abandoned him and his mother while she was pregnant.

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** We learn that Voldemort murdered his father and grandparents as soon as he discovered they were Muggles, muggles and not the wizards he imagined they were, and that his father abandoned him and his mother while she was pregnant.



* ShoutOut: Creator/MontyPython. Harry gains entrance to Dumbledore's office by trying various passwords, all of which are different kinds of sweet; the one that actually works, Cockroach Cluster, is a flavour used in the "Whizzo Assortment" sketch. {{Lampshaded}} in that Harry is amazed that it works and insists that he was kidding, which suggests that Harry is in the Muggle-world a Monty Python fan. Cockroach Clusters are also shown to be a type of sweet in the Harry Potter universe, though not a popular one.

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* ShoutOut: To Creator/MontyPython. Harry gains entrance to Dumbledore's office by trying various passwords, all of which are different kinds of sweet; the one that actually works, Cockroach Cluster, is a flavour used in the "Whizzo Assortment" sketch. {{Lampshaded}} in that Harry is amazed that it works and insists that he was kidding, which suggests that Harry is in the Muggle-world muggle-world a Monty Python fan. Cockroach Clusters are also shown to be a type of sweet in the Harry Potter universe, though not a popular one.



* SoProudOfYou: Amos Diggory to Cedric. Unusually more embarrassing than supportive, despite Amos's obvious pride, since he boasts of how Cedric beat Harry before Harry's face.[[spoiler: His saying Cedric will be able to tell his grandchildren about it turns it into a FunnyAneurysmMoment after Cedric's death.]]
* SpottingTheThread: Dumbledore realises that [[spoiler:Moody is not the real Moody]] when he removes Harry from his sight.
* SpySpeak: A SubvertedTrope: a Muggle who accidentally eavesdrops on Wormtail and Voldemort believes that terms such as "Quidditch", "Muggles" and "Ministry of Magic" are code names used by gangsters or spies, but these are just normal wizarding words.
* StagingTheEavesdrop: It's revealed that [[spoiler: [[TheMole the fake Moody]] staged a loud conversation with Professor [=McGonagall=] (who had no idea of the impostor Moody's intentions) about the properties of Gillyweed, so that Dobby would overhear and quickly give some to Harry in order for him to complete the second task in the Triwizard Tournament.]]

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* SoProudOfYou: Amos Diggory to Cedric. Unusually more embarrassing than supportive, despite Amos's obvious pride, since he boasts of how Cedric beat Harry before Harry's face. [[spoiler: His saying Cedric will be able to tell his grandchildren about it turns it into a FunnyAneurysmMoment after Cedric's death.]]
* SpottingTheThread: Dumbledore realises that [[spoiler:Moody is not the real Moody]] when he Moody removes Harry from his sight.
* SpySpeak: A SubvertedTrope: a Muggle muggle who accidentally eavesdrops on Wormtail and Voldemort believes that terms such as "Quidditch", "Muggles" "quidditch", "muggles", and "Ministry of Magic" are code names used by gangsters or spies, but these are just normal wizarding words.
* StagingTheEavesdrop: It's revealed that [[spoiler: [[TheMole the fake Moody]] TheMole staged a loud conversation with Professor [=McGonagall=] (who had no idea of the impostor Moody's mole's intentions) about the [[spoiler:the properties of Gillyweed, gillyweed]] so that Dobby would overhear and quickly [[spoiler:quickly give some to Harry in order for him to complete the second task in the Triwizard Tournament.]]Tournament]].



* StrawCharacter: Hermione, after seeing a house-elf fired apparently for the crime of being terrified, decides that house-elves are "uneducated and brainwashed" slaves and need to be liberated. Then she meets other, non-fired house-elves and they're quite satisfied with their way of life, claiming that [[GoodFeelsGood virtue is its own reward]]. Hermione comes out looking not heroic, but instead distinctly foolish.

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* StrawCharacter: Hermione, after seeing a house-elf house elf fired apparently for the crime of being terrified, decides that house-elves house elves are "uneducated and brainwashed" slaves and need to be liberated. Then she meets other, non-fired house-elves house elves and they're quite satisfied with their way of life, claiming that [[GoodFeelsGood virtue is its own reward]]. Hermione comes out looking not heroic, but instead distinctly foolish.



* TantrumThrowing: Upon discovering that Fred and George have engorged Dudley's tongue, Uncle Vernon begins throwing things at the Weasleys and Harry, who flee the house via Floo Powder.
* TechnicolorFire: The eponymous object lights up with blue-white fire at the beginning of each tournament. When it's about to spew out the name of an accepted contestant, it turns bright red.
* TellHimImNotSpeakingToHim: Happened between Harry and Ron, with Hermione in the middle.
* TemptingFate: Bagman thinks there's no chance Krum will catch the Golden Snitch in the World Cup, but that Ireland will win, as 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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* TantrumThrowing: Upon discovering that Fred and George have engorged Dudley's tongue, Uncle Vernon begins throwing things at the Weasleys and Harry, who flee the house via Floo Powder.
floo powder.
* TechnicolorFire: The eponymous object Goblet of Fire lights up with blue-white fire at the beginning of each tournament. When it's about to spew out the name of an accepted contestant, it the fire turns bright red.
* TellHimImNotSpeakingToHim: Happened This happens between Harry and Ron, with Hermione in the middle.
* TemptingFate: Bagman thinks there's no chance Krum will catch the Golden Snitch golden snitch in the World Cup, but that Cup and yet Ireland will win, as which Fred and George bet him forty-two Galleons, galleons, fifteen Sickles, sickles, and three Knuts knuts will happen. This is exactly what happens one chapter later.



* 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.
* TookALevelInBadass: This is the point in the series where Harry seriously starts to improve as a spellcaster. In [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone the first book]], Harry is never seen casting a single spell successfully. In [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets the second]], he performs a spell here and there, but nothing particularly noteworthy. It takes him most of the third book just to master one spell which, while admittedly difficult to learn, is an extremely situational charm. In ''this'' book, he learns a whole arsenal of jinxes, hexes and curses to survive the final trial, including the Stunning Spell, ''Stupefy'', his most powerful battle spell.
** On the other hand, the spell he has used against Voldemort most successfully and most frequently is ''Expelliarmus'', which he and his classmates learned in the second book.
* TournamentArc: The Triwizard Tournament, a competition between three wizards from three schools -- which somehow becomes four wizards when Harry Potter's name is selected as a second Hogwarts contestant. The Tournament forms the backbone of the plot.
* TreacherousAdvisor: [[spoiler:Crouch!Moody]], a TournamentArc example.

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* ThirdPersonPerson: After being unmasked, [[spoiler:Crouch, Jr.]] tells [[spoiler:his]] story under the influence of Veritaserum.veritaserum. Dumbledore administers the potion, and [[spoiler:Crouch]] mentions him multiple times by his name.
* TookALevelInBadass: This is the point in the series where Harry seriously starts to improve as a spellcaster. In [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone the first book]], Harry is never seen casting a single spell successfully. In [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets the second]], he performs a spell here and there, but nothing particularly noteworthy. It takes him most of the third book just to master one spell which, while though admittedly difficult to learn, is an extremely situational charm. In ''this'' book, he learns a whole arsenal of jinxes, hexes hexes, and curses to survive the final trial, including the Stunning Spell, ''Stupefy'', his most powerful battle spell.
** On the other hand, the spell he has used uses against Voldemort most successfully and most frequently is ''Expelliarmus'', which he and his classmates learned in the second book.
* TournamentArc: The Triwizard Tournament, a competition between three wizards from three schools -- which somehow becomes four wizards when Harry Potter's name is selected as a second Hogwarts contestant. The Tournament tournament forms the backbone of the plot.
* TreacherousAdvisor: [[spoiler:Crouch!Moody]], a TournamentArc Tournament Arc example.



* UnscaledMerfolk: Viktor become half shark for the undersea challenge. It's later revealed that he messed the transfiguration up, and apparently one of the teachers had to put him back to normal. Giving himself only a shark's head was deliberate, since wizards who completely transform themselves without being an Animagus lose their humanity. Not being able to say the incantation to turn himself back with a shark's mouth (nor to think it with a shark's brain), however, was pretty straight DidntThinkThisThrough.

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* UnscaledMerfolk: Viktor become becomes half shark for the undersea challenge. It's later revealed that he messed up the transfiguration up, transfiguration, and apparently one of the teachers had to put him back to normal. Giving himself only a shark's head was deliberate, since wizards who completely transform themselves without being an Animagus animagus lose their humanity. Not being able to say the incantation to turn himself back with a shark's mouth (nor to think it with a shark's brain), however, was pretty straight DidntThinkThisThrough.



** "Harry Potter"; Said by Dumbledore, in relation to Harry being chosen by the Goblet of Fire as the fourth contestant. After this line was uttered, things really start to fall apart for Harry. Before this, it seemed he was just going to experience a somewhat ordinary school year, while routing for Cedric at the Triwizard Tournament. After this, he is forced to compete unwillingly in a dangerous tournament, temporarily loses his best friend Ron because the latter is jealous of him, and hints are dropped someone inside the school is planning to use the tournament to kill Harry.

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** "Harry Potter"; Said by Dumbledore, in relation to Harry being chosen by the Goblet of Fire as the fourth contestant. After this line was is uttered, things really start to fall apart for Harry. Before this, it seemed he was just going to experience a somewhat ordinary school year, year while routing rooting for Cedric at the Triwizard Tournament. After this, he is forced to compete unwillingly in a dangerous tournament, temporarily loses his best friend Ron because the latter is jealous of him, and hints are dropped someone inside the school is planning to use the tournament to kill Harry.



* WhatAnIdiot: In-universe. Amos Diggory gets torn a new one by Barty Crouch, Sr. and Arthur Weasley, for implying that ''Harry Potter'' conjured the ''CallingCard of the wizard who killed his parents and has wanted him dead his whole life''. Diggory himself becomes quite embarrassed and can't believe he said that. He then gets this again when he accuses Winky, and Crouch, Sr. points out that Amos is accusing ''him'' by default, when Crouch's words and deeds show his fervent hatred of the Dark Arts and Death Eaters.

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* WhatAnIdiot: In-universe. Amos Diggory gets torn a new one by Barty Crouch, Sr. and Arthur Weasley, for implying that ''Harry Potter'' conjured the ''CallingCard of the wizard who killed his parents and has wanted him dead his whole life''. Diggory himself Diggory, himself, becomes quite embarrassed and can't believe he said that. He then gets this again when he accuses Winky, and Crouch, Sr. points out that Amos is accusing ''him'' by default, when Crouch's words and deeds show his fervent hatred of the Dark Arts and Death Eaters.



** Harry realizes that while he, Fleur, and Krum are given early warning about the First Task,[[note]]Hagrid also invited Madame Maxime along to see the dragons and Karkaroff pursued them from a distance. Harry and Moody realize independently that the other head teachers will tell their respective champions what the task entails.[[/note]] Cedric isn't. Not telling Cedric would earn him a higher spot, but it wouldn't be fair, so he stages an opportunity to warn Cedric quickly and without his friends nearby. [[spoiler:Fake]]-Moody even {{Lampshades}} how noble Harry can be.
** Cedric has a chance to take the Triwizard Cup. Harry's got an injured leg from their brief team-up against an Acromantula, and thus isn't in a state to race for the trophy. Cedric refuses, because Harry saved him from the spider and from [[spoiler:a cursed Krum]]. No one else is watching them, except perhaps for patrolling teachers, and no one would know that Cedric had an easy lead. After they go back and forth about who saved whom, Harry decides they should take it both at the same time.[[spoiler: This backfires horribly.]]
* WhiteMansBurden: {{Deconstructed|Trope}}. Hermione's house-elf liberation subplot is, in-universe, portrayed as a bad thing, and she gets called on it by practically everyone. Aside from the inherent [[{{Hypocrite}} hypocrisy]] of launching a house-elf freedom campaign without so much as ''asking'' for their help, she also bases her view of house-elf needs on Dobby -- an individual whose views on freedom, payment and clothing are best described as "radically liberal." And she completely misses the point about why house-elves are unhappy -- their working conditions, not the work itself or lack of pay. (Even Dobby recounts that, when given employment, he bargained his salary ''down'', feeling he'd been offered too much.)

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** Harry realizes that while whereas he, Fleur, and Krum are given early warning about the First Task,[[note]]Hagrid also invited Madame Maxime along to see the dragons and Karkaroff pursued them from a distance. Harry and Moody realize independently that the other head teachers will tell their respective champions what the task entails.[[/note]] Cedric isn't. Not telling Cedric would earn him a higher spot, but it wouldn't be fair, so he stages an opportunity to warn Cedric quickly and without his friends nearby. [[spoiler:Fake]]-Moody [[spoiler:Fake]] Moody even {{Lampshades}} {{lampshades}} how noble Harry can be.
** Cedric has a chance to take the Triwizard Cup. Harry's got an injured leg from their brief team-up against an Acromantula, acromantula, and thus isn't in a state to race for the trophy. Cedric refuses, because Harry saved him from the spider and from [[spoiler:a cursed Krum]]. No one else is watching them, except perhaps for patrolling teachers, and no one would know that Cedric had an easy lead. After they go back and forth about who saved whom, Harry decides they should take it both at the same time.[[spoiler: This backfires horribly.]]
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* WhiteMansBurden: {{Deconstructed|Trope}}. Hermione's house-elf house elf liberation subplot is, in-universe, portrayed as a bad thing, and she gets called on it by practically everyone. Aside from the inherent [[{{Hypocrite}} hypocrisy]] of launching a house-elf house elf freedom campaign without so much as ''asking'' for their help, she also bases her view of house-elf house elf needs on Dobby -- an individual whose views on freedom, payment payment, and clothing are best described as "radically liberal." And she completely misses the point about why house-elves any house elves are unhappy -- their working conditions, not the work itself or lack of pay. (Even Dobby recounts that, when given employment, he bargained his salary ''down'', feeling he'd been offered too much.)



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Bartemius Crouch, Jr., whose lack of affection from his father sends young Barty down a path of murderous evil.]]
* WronskiFeint: The {{Trope Namer|s}}. Harry is watching the wizard sport of Quidditch and sees one player fly towards a ground with their counterpart from the other team in hot pursuit, only to pull out at the last second and leave the opposing player to crash into the ground. Harry consults the magical binoculars he bought, which identify the tactic by name (the Wronski Feint) and let him watch a replay of the move.
* XanatosSpeedChess: [[spoiler:Fake Moody]] had to change his plans when Harry didn't ask Neville for help.
* YouFool: [=McGonagall=] to Fudge when the latter refuses to acknowledge Voldemort's hand in [[spoiler:Cedric and Crouch, Sr.'s deaths.]]

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Bartemius Crouch, Jr., whose lack of affection from his father sends young Barty sent him down a path of murderous evil.]]
* WronskiFeint: The {{Trope Namer|s}}. Harry is watching the wizard sport of Quidditch quidditch and sees one player fly towards a the ground with their his counterpart from the other team in hot pursuit, only to pull out of the dive at the last second and leave the opposing player to crash into the ground. Harry consults the magical binoculars he bought, which identify the tactic by name (the Wronski Feint) and let him watch a replay of the move.
* XanatosSpeedChess: [[spoiler:Fake Moody]] had has to change his plans when Harry didn't doesn't ask Neville for help.
* YouFool: [=McGonagall=] to Fudge when the latter refuses to acknowledge Voldemort's hand in [[spoiler:Cedric and Barty Crouch, Sr.'s deaths.]]



* ZombieAdvocate: Hermione becomes indignant at how wizards treat the servant race known as house-elves and starts an organisation preaching freedom for these elves called S.P.E.W. Hermione's incessant campaigning pushes away anyone from joining her group, especially since all the house-elves want to act like servants and don't want the freedom Hermione is pushing.

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* ZombieAdvocate: Hermione becomes indignant at how wizards treat the servant race known as house-elves house elves and starts an organisation preaching freedom for these elves called S.P.E.W. Hermione's incessant campaigning pushes away anyone from joining her group, especially since all the house-elves house elves want to act like servants and don't want the freedom Hermione is pushing.
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* StagingTheEavesdrop: It's revealed that [[spoiler: [[TheMole the fake Moody]] staged a loud conversation with Professor [=McGonagall=] (who had no idea of the impostor Moody's intentions) about the properties of Gillyweed, so that Dobby would overhear and quickly give some to Harry in order for him to complete the second task in the Triwizard Tournament.]]
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** [[spoiler:Igor Karkaroff]] spends all his page time acting as suspiciously as possible. For readers who know it would never be someone so obvious, [[spoiler:Ludo Bagman]] is made a viable suspect with evidence against him occasionally brought up, but nearly always dismissed by the characters as irrelevant.

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** [[spoiler:Igor Karkaroff]] spends all his page time acting as suspiciously as possible. For readers who know it would never be someone so obvious, [[spoiler:Ludo Bagman]] is made a viable suspect due to appearing in shady situations and repeatedly trying to help Harry with evidence advice for the tasks despite it being against him occasionally brought up, but nearly always dismissed by the characters as irrelevant.rules. In the end, he had nothing to do with the main conflict, he just wanted Harry to win to [[spoiler:pay off goblin loansharks due to gambling debts.]]
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* SecretSecretKeeper: While using Dumbledore's Pensieve, Harry discovers the reason Neville lives with his grandmother is [[spoiler:because his parents were tortured into insanity by a group of Voldemort's followers and hospitalized as a result]]. Dumbledore asks Harry not to tell anyone, including Neville, what he saw so that Neville can tell people himself when he's ready.
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* NeverLiveItDown: [[invoked]] After Professor Moody transfigures Malfoy into a ferret and bounces him around, several characters mock him about the incident throughout the rest of the book, much to his anger and embarrassment.
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* MixedAncestry: This book reveals that the reason Hagrid is much larger than an average person is because he's half-giant (human father, giant mother). Because of the FantasticRacism against the creatures in the wizarding world, he keeps it a secret and shuts himself in his cabin when Rita Skeeter outs him in an article. Hermione had suspected it, while Ron believed that Hagrid's size was a result of a faulty engorgement charm that couldn't be removed and Malfoy thought that he had overdosed on Skele-Gro when he was younger.
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