History Literature / HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire

5th Feb '16 5:08:42 PM MyFinalEdits
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** While we don't learn what Harry's individual scores were after the second task, it's strongly implied that it was four 10/10s and one 5/10 from Karkaroff. It again puts him in a tie for first place.

* AnachronismStew: A minor case: at the beginning of the book, Harry, in writing a letter to Sirius, makes a remark about Dudley and his UsefulNotes/PlayStationů in the summer of 1994. Even in Japan, the console did not get released until December of that year. ** Some fans brush this one off in that the game Dudley wants for it "''Mega-Mutilation Part Three''" is fictional itself, thus perhaps adding to an AlternateUniverse PlayStation release date.
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* AnachronismStew: A minor case: at the beginning of the book, Harry, in writing a letter to Sirius, makes a remark about Dudley and his UsefulNotes/PlayStationů UsefulNotes/PlayStation in the summer of 1994. Even in Japan, the console did not get released until December of that year. ** Some fans brush this one off in that the game Dudley wants for it "''Mega-Mutilation Part Three''" is fictional itself, thus perhaps adding to an AlternateUniverse PlayStation release date.year.

* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Barty Crouch, Sr., who is found in the woods insane and begging to speak to Dumbledore but then vanishes and is revealed to have been killed.]] ** Also, [[spoiler: Tom Riddle Sr. and his parents. It's clear the residents of Little Hangleton think of them of 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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* AssholeVictim: AssholeVictim: ** [[spoiler:Barty Crouch, Sr., who is found in the woods insane and begging to speak to Dumbledore but then vanishes and is revealed to have been killed.]] ** Also, [[spoiler: Tom Riddle Sr. and his parents. It's clear the residents of Little Hangleton think of them of elitist snobs (and Book 6 further confirms it). But they certainly didn't deserve to die at the hands of a burgeoning Dark Wizard.]]

* BloodMagic * BondVillainStupidity: Near the end of ''Goblet of Fire'', 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''.]] ** Rowling stated that the reason for Voldemort's downfall was mainly because of his over-inflated ego. This scene was foreshadowing all the pride-related mistakes he'd make in the future. Also, Creator/RalphFiennes mentioned something about how the scene -- when you strip the magic elements away -- is really just a man humiliating a young boy. Voldemort was gloating over having his body back and wanted to mess with the kid who'd caused him so much trouble over the years. He wasn't exactly using his head at that moment.
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* %%* BloodMagic * BondVillainStupidity: BondVillainStupidity: ** Near the end of ''Goblet of Fire'', 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''.]] ** Rowling stated that the reason for Voldemort's downfall was mainly because of his over-inflated ego. This scene was foreshadowing all the pride-related mistakes he'd make in the future. Also, Creator/RalphFiennes mentioned something about how the scene -- when you strip the magic elements away -- is really just a man humiliating a young boy. Voldemort was gloating over having his body back and wanted to mess with the kid who'd caused him so much trouble over the years. He wasn't exactly using his head at that moment.]]

** Actually, [[spoiler: Barty Crouch Jr]] is guilty of this one as well in the end. After Harry's return from [[spoiler: the graveyard]], [[spoiler: Crouch]] has plenty of time to kill him when he manages to get him alone, but wastes it asking for details of what happened to him and gloating in detail about how he manipulated events so that Harry would reach the Triwizard Cup first; as a result, [[spoiler: Dumbledore gets there in time to stop Crouch just as he ''finally'' gets around to actually trying to kill Harry]]. He even gives Harry a healing potion to clear his head so he can answer his questions and understand him as he gloats.
1st Feb '16 11:46:39 AM Winter
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* CovertPervert: Moaning Myrtle.
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* CovertPervert: Several characters are implied or stated to be a bit less innocent than they seem at first glance. ** Moaning Myrtle.Myrtle "sometimes" sneaks into the Prefects' bathroom to watch them bathing. Harry finds out when he borrows the tub to decipher a clue that's only audible underwater.
18th Jan '16 9:38:48 AM ThorfinnRowle
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*** Both her and her husband are mentioned earlier by Sirius when he talks about a gang of Slytherin students who Snape hung around when he was at Hogwarts, though they aren't mentioned by their first names. ** 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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* GangOfBullies: Sirius tells the trio that when Snape was a student he was friends with a group of Slytherin students who all became Death Eaters. He even lists a few names: Evan Rosier, Wilkes, Rodolphus Lestrange, Bellatrix Lestrange (then Black), and Avery. ** Naturally Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle show up to antagonize the trio.
8th Jan '16 4:48:44 PM gallium
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* StrawmanPolitical: Hermione, after seeing a house-elf fired 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. ''Blog/MarkReadsHarryPotter'' sums it up by pointing out that she basically takes it upon herself to speak for the house-elves, instead of allowing them to speak for themselves. However, Mark (like most readers) believes she's well-meaning if misguided, and Dumbledore himself later cautions Harry not to dismiss her because of flawed methods.
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* StrawmanPolitical: Hermione, after seeing a house-elf fired 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. ''Blog/MarkReadsHarryPotter'' sums it up by pointing out that she basically takes it upon herself to speak for the house-elves, instead of allowing them to speak for themselves. However, Mark (like most readers) believes she's well-meaning if misguided, and Dumbledore himself later cautions Harry not to dismiss her because of flawed methods.
8th Jan '16 4:27:03 PM gallium
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shouldn't this be in-universe to be listed?
* MoralGuardians: It was with this entry that they started coming out in full force against the series. Just as the series became a worldwide phenomenon, it also brought a wave of [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal parents, politicians, and preachers]] raging against the series. They accused it of glorifying witchcraft and Satanism to children; some even burned copies of it. This [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity required them to buy copies to burn]].
6th Jan '16 4:02:09 PM Taskmaster123
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** 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 polishes it. Cedric replies (with a broad grin) that he polishes his wand every night.
30th Nov '15 10:58:41 AM theLibrarian
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* WhatTheHellHero: Barty Crouch Sr. gets this from Amos Diggory and Arthur Weasley, for claiming that ''Harry Potter'' conjured the ''symbol of someone that has wanted him dead his whole life.''
30th Nov '15 10:28:44 AM theLibrarian
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* CurbStompBattle: The Quidditch World Cup has the Irish Chasers completely outclassing Bulgaria's. Turns into a CurbStompCushion when the game ends with 160-150, because Krum caught the Snitch.
24th Nov '15 6:20:15 PM JMQwilleran
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* BegoneBribe: When Hermione starts the Society for the Promotion of Elvish Welfare (S.P.E.W.) and starts waving around a collecting tin, some people pay her for membership in the hope that if they do so, it'll get her to leave them alone and shut up. It doesn't work; she only becomes more vocal.
16th Nov '15 12:18:02 PM eroock
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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 [[DreamSpying psychic nightmare]], as that was actually happening.]]
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