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->"''You are blinded ... by the love of the office you hold, Cornelius! You place too much importance, and you have always done, on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow up to be!''"

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->"''You ->''"You are blinded ... blinded by the love of the office you hold, Cornelius! You place too much importance, and you have always done, on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow up to be!''"be!"''



* It's the first book to even ''mention'' that there is a wizarding world outside of Great Britain, much less international magical politics. The scale of the story opens up in proportion to the plot.

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* It's the first book to even to ''mention'' that there is a wizarding world outside of Great Britain, much less international magical politics. The scale of the story opens up in proportion to the plot.



* EightPointEight:[[invoked]] Karkaroff gives Harry's performance in the first task a 4/10, in contrast to the 8s and 9s from the more impartial judges ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Bagman's definitely partial 10]]). Naturally this provokes outrage from Ron, but Harry doesn't mind too much; he's too happy that [[spoiler: Ron is speaking to him again.]] (Karkaroff's choice of score is actually something of a compliment; based on his thoughtfulness beforehand, it seems he wanted to make sure Harry's score would tie with Krum's in the first event.)

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* EightPointEight:[[invoked]] Karkaroff gives Harry's performance in the first task a 4/10, in contrast to the 8s and 9s from the more impartial judges ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Bagman's definitely partial 10]]). Naturally Naturally, this provokes outrage from Ron, but Harry doesn't mind too much; he's too happy that [[spoiler: Ron [[spoiler:Ron is speaking to him again.]] (Karkaroff's choice of score is actually something of a compliment; based on his thoughtfulness beforehand, it seems he wanted to make sure Harry's score would tie with Krum's in the first event.)



* AccidentalMisnaming: Crouch can't seem to remember that Percy's last name is "Weasley" and not "Weatherby". Fred and George have a lot of fun with this.
* ActuallyPrettyFunny:
** When Fred and George try to bypass the Goblet of Fire's age line by using an aging potion, it doesn't work and the enchantment kicks in, resulting in the two of them growing long, white beards. They find it just as funny as Dumbledore and the rest of the students watching do.

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* AccidentalMisnaming: Crouch can't seem to remember that Percy's last name is "Weasley" and not "Weatherby". "Weatherby." Fred and George have a lot of fun with this.
* ActuallyPrettyFunny:
ActuallyPrettyFunny:
** When Fred and George try to bypass the Goblet of Fire's age line Age Line by using an aging potion, Aging Potion, it doesn't work and the enchantment kicks in, resulting in the two of them growing long, white beards. They find it just as funny as Dumbledore and the rest of the students watching do.



** 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 is able to laugh when the twins joke about it later, however, presumably after she's had a few days to get over the shock.

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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 Cup and she read about the Death Eater activity. She is able to can laugh freely when the twins joke about it later, however, presumably after she's had a few days to get over the shock.



* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: During the first Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson our heroes take from [[spoiler:not-]]Moody, he says as part of his speech about preparedness:

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: During the first Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson our heroes take from [[spoiler:not-]]Moody, he says this as part of his speech about preparedness:



** InUniverse example. In order to make Hagrid look bad to Rita Skeeter, Malfoy claims that in addition to being attacked by Buckbeak, Crabbe also got a bad bite off of a Flobberworm, which mainly eats lettuce, ''has no teeth'', and has a X (boring) classification [[http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Flobberworm from the Ministry of Magic]].

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** InUniverse example. In order to make Hagrid look bad to Rita Skeeter, Malfoy claims that in addition to being attacked by Buckbeak, Crabbe also got a bad bite off of from a Flobberworm, which mainly eats lettuce, ''has no teeth'', and has a an X (boring) classification [[http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Flobberworm from the Ministry of Magic]].



* 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.]]

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* BadassTeacher: Moody. [[spoiler:The [[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.]]



* 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 his Triwizard Tournament egg clue and (B) he ends up with Moaning Myrtle in there, and gets a nasty shock from her watching him before she helps him to figure out the clue.

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* 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 clue and (B) he ends up with Moaning Myrtle in there, joins him, and he gets a nasty shock from her watching him before she helps him to figure out the clue.



* 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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* 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 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.



* 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 are able to 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 are able to 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 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.



** Averted in Harry's case. Notice how interested Harry's Defense Against Dark Arts teacher is 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 how interested 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 -- series: Harry is not and will never be under mind control.]]



* BrokenPedestal: Played with. Krum's not revealed as different or anything but rather Ron gets angry about him dating Hermione. By the end, however, Ron starts asking for his autograph again.

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* BrokenPedestal: Played with. Krum's not revealed as different or anything different, let alone in a negative way, but rather Ron gets angry about him dating Hermione. By the end, however, Ron starts asking works up the nerve to ask for his autograph again.autograph. Krum obliges.



* CaptureAndReplicate: Barty Crouch, Jr. [[spoiler:captures Mad-Eye Moody and uses Polyjuice Potion to imitate him for the entire school year.]]
* CavalryOfTheDead: [[spoiler: The"shades" of Voldemort's victims give Harry a vital few seconds during his escape.]]

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* CaptureAndReplicate: Barty Crouch, Jr. [[spoiler:captures [[spoiler: captures Mad-Eye Moody and uses Polyjuice Potion to imitate him for the entire school year.year. His father also arranged for him and his mother to do this to get him out of Azkaban.]]
* CavalryOfTheDead: [[spoiler: The"shades" The "shades" of Voldemort's victims give Harry a vital few seconds during his escape.]]



* ChekhovsGun: The series [[ChekhovsGun/HarryPotter has its own page.]] Voldemort's agent even tries planting one -- [[spoiler:the book about magical water-plants he gives Neville]] -- well in advance of Harry needing it. This backfires when Harry, [[GenreBlind not knowing he's in a book]], has no reason to remember it.
* 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.

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* ChekhovsGun: The series [[ChekhovsGun/HarryPotter has its own page.]] Voldemort's agent even tries planting one -- [[spoiler:the book about magical water-plants water plants he gives Neville]] -- well in advance of five months before Harry needing needs it. This backfires when Harry, [[GenreBlind not knowing he's in a book]], has no reason to remember it.
* 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.



* 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.

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* 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.Crouch, Jr.]] the Employee of the Year award.



* CoughSnarkCough: Ron accuses Hermione of only liking Cedric because he's handsome. When Hermione claims she doesn't like people just because of their looks, he gives a false cough that sounds oddly like "Lockhart".

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* CoughSnarkCough: Ron accuses Hermione of only liking Cedric because he's handsome. When Hermione claims she doesn't like people just because of their looks, he gives a false cough that sounds oddly like "Lockhart"."Lockhart."



* 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 Cup for masquerade {{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.



** 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 also used reckless magic period.

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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 but also used reckless magic magic, period.



** Snape and Karkaroff address each other as 'Severus' and 'Igor' respectively, which lets Harry know they have a history.

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** Severus Snape and Igor Karkaroff address each other as 'Severus' and 'Igor' respectively, by their first names, which lets Harry know they have a history.



* 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 just summon the egg 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 to just 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.



** 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, [[TheDragon Bellatrix Lestrange]] (then Black), and Avery.

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** Sirius tells the trio that when Snape was a student student, he was friends with a group of Slytherin students who all became Death Eaters. He even lists names a few names: few: Evan Rosier, Wilkes, Rodolphus Lestrange, [[TheDragon Bellatrix Lestrange]] (then Black), and Avery.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Ron asks Lavender Brown if he can see her "Uranus" during Divination.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** During the first Divination lesson of the year,
Ron asks Lavender Brown if he can see her "Uranus" during Divination."Uranus."



* HighSchoolDance: The Yule Ball. A bit more formal and classy than most examples but still counts.
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction / InterspeciesRomance

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* HighSchoolDance: The Yule Ball. A bit more formal and classy than most examples examples, but it still counts.
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction / InterspeciesRomanceHotSkittyOnWailordAction[=/=]InterspeciesRomance



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

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



* JerkassHasAPoint:
** 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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* ** JerkassHasAPoint:
** *** 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.



** We learn about mid-way through the book that Voldemort has a spy at Hogwarts. A little while later, Harry finds out that Snape was accused of being a Death Eater after Voldemort's fall. Is Snape Voldemort's eyes and ears in the school? [[spoiler:No. But he ''was'' a Death Eater.]]
* ReluctantGift: Filch refuses to give Harry's Triwizard egg to Moody because it was "evidence for Peeves' treason". But in the end, he does have to give it up.

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** We learn about mid-way midway through the book that Voldemort has a spy at Hogwarts. A little while later, Harry finds out learns that Snape was accused of being a Death Eater after Voldemort's fall. Is Snape Voldemort's eyes and ears in the school? [[spoiler:No.school?[[spoiler: No. But he ''was'' a Death Eater.]]
* ReluctantGift: Filch refuses to give Harry's Triwizard egg to Moody because it was "evidence for of Peeves' treason". treachery." But in the end, he does have to give it up.



* 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.]]

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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 [[spoiler: His saying Cedric will be able to tell his grandchildren about it turns it into a FunnyAneurysmMoment after Cedric's death.]]



* TalkToTheFist: Malfoy's boasting speech to Harry at the end of the novel gets interrupted by Harry, Hermione, Ron, Fred, and George blasting off a variety of spells simultaneously. Also see BerserkButton. Qualifies as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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* TalkToTheFist: Malfoy's boasting speech to Harry at the end of the novel gets interrupted by Harry, Hermione, Ron, Fred, and George blasting off a variety of spells simultaneously. Also see BerserkButton. Qualifies as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome.



* 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.



** Harry realizes that while he, Fleur and Krum are given early warning about the First Task, 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 who, 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, when given employment later in the series, bargains his salary ''down'', feeling he's been offered too much.)

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** Harry realizes that while he, Fleur Fleur, and Krum are given early warning about the First Task, 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 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 who, whom, Harry decides they should take it both at the same time. [[spoiler:This 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, Dobby recounts that, when given employment later in the series, bargains employment, he bargained his salary ''down'', feeling he's he'd been offered too much.)



* WronskiFeint: The TropeNamer. Harry is watching the wizard sport of Quidditch and sees one of the players flying their broomstick towards a ground with an opposing player hot on their tail, 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.

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* WronskiFeint: The TropeNamer. {{Trope Namer|s}}. Harry is watching the wizard sport of Quidditch and sees one of the players flying their broomstick player fly towards a ground with an opposing player hot on their tail, 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.
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* It's the point which CerebusSyndrome sets in, as Voldemort returns to power due to their 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 which CerebusSyndrome sets in, as Voldemort returns to power due to their 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.



Followed by Harry's fifth year at Hogwarts, in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix''

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Followed by Harry's fifth year at Hogwarts, in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix''
''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix''.



* 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''.]]

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* AmbiguousSituation: It's lampshaded in the text that [[spoiler:Barty Crouch 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 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 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''.]]



* ArcVillain: [[spoiler:Barty Crouch Jr.]], though it's subverted because [[spoiler:Voldemort makes his triumphant return in the end]].
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: During the first Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson our heroes take from [[spoiler:not-]]Moody.

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* ArcVillain: [[spoiler:Barty Crouch Crouch, Jr.]], though it's subverted because [[spoiler:Voldemort [[spoiler:his master, the series-wide BigBad Voldemort, makes his triumphant return in the end]].
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: During the first Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson our heroes take from [[spoiler:not-]]Moody.[[spoiler:not-]]Moody, he says as part of his speech about preparedness:



** InUniverse example. In order to make Hagrid look bad to Rita Skeeter, Malfoy claims that in addition to being attacked by Buckbeak, Crabbe also got a bad bite off of a Flobberworm, which mainly eats lettuce, ''doesn't have any teeth,'' and has a X (boring) classification [[http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Flobberworm from the Ministry of Magic]].

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** InUniverse example. In order to make Hagrid look bad to Rita Skeeter, Malfoy claims that in addition to being attacked by Buckbeak, Crabbe also got a bad bite off of a Flobberworm, which mainly eats lettuce, ''doesn't have any teeth,'' ''has no teeth'', and has a X (boring) classification [[http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Flobberworm from the Ministry of Magic]].



** 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 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 Crouch, Jr. go free and let ''him'' have a wand.]]



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

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



** Averted by [[spoiler: Barty Crouch Jr]]. Not only does he [[spoiler:masquerade as Moody for an entire year and fool Dumbledore, Moody's oldest friend]], but every single aspect of his plan goes off without a hitch... until ''Voldemort'' screws it up by not [[VillainBall immediately killing Harry]], as [[spoiler:Crouch]] had [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim assumed he would]].

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** Averted by [[spoiler: Barty Crouch Crouch, Jr]]. Not only does he [[spoiler:masquerade as Moody for an entire year and fool Dumbledore, Moody's oldest friend]], but every single aspect of his plan goes off without a hitch... until ''Voldemort'' screws it up by not [[VillainBall immediately killing Harry]], as [[spoiler:Crouch]] had [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim assumed he would]].



** Averted in Harry's case. Notice how interested Harry's Defense Against Dark Arts teacher is 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.]]
** After the Quidditch World Cup and before the Triwizard Tournament, [[spoiler:Voldemort and Wormtail manage to put Barty Crouch Sr. under the Imperius Curse and free his son from the same curse. Crouch spends much of his time looking ill and reaffirming that Harry must compete, while not acting out of the ordinary. He starts to resist, however, so Voldemort makes him fake being ill.]]

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** Averted in Harry's case. Notice how interested Harry's Defense Against Dark Arts teacher is that he can resist the Imperius Curse. This is important in two ways.[[spoiler: First, it rules out Barty Crouch 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.]]
** After the Quidditch World Cup and before the Triwizard Tournament, [[spoiler:Voldemort and Wormtail manage to put Barty Crouch Crouch, Sr. under the Imperius Curse and free his son from the same curse. Crouch spends much of his time looking ill and reaffirming that Harry must compete, while not acting out of the ordinary. He starts to resist, however, so Voldemort makes him fake being ill.]]



* CaptureAndReplicate: Barty Crouch Jr. [[spoiler:captures Mad-Eye Moody and uses Polyjuice Potion to imitate him for the entire school year.]]

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* CaptureAndReplicate: Barty Crouch Crouch, Jr. [[spoiler:captures Mad-Eye Moody and uses Polyjuice Potion to imitate him for the entire school year.]]



* 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.

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* 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.,Jr.]] the Employee of the Year award.



* TheDragon: [[spoiler:Barty Crouch Junior]], particularly in the movie adaptation.

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* TheDragon: [[spoiler:Barty Crouch Junior]], Crouch, Jr.]], particularly in the movie adaptation.



* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench: The Beauxbatons students. Proving that this trope can cross gender boundaries, the Patil twins do have fun with a pair of boys from Beauxbatons.

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* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench: The Beauxbatons students. Proving that this trope can cross gender boundaries, the Patil twins do have fun with a pair of boys from Beauxbatons.Beauxbatons at the Yule Ball after Ron and Harry lose interest.



** Snape and Karkaroff refer to each other as 'Severus' and 'Igor', which lets Harry know they have a history.

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** Snape and Karkaroff refer to address each other as 'Severus' and 'Igor', 'Igor' respectively, which lets Harry know they have a history.



* 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.



* 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.



* 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.



** 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.

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** Barty Crouch 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.



* 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.



* 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]].

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* 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 Crouch, Jr. ''did'' deserve to be thrown in jail]].



** 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.

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** Snape gets another crucial moment. When Harry's trying to get into Dumbledore's office [[spoiler:due to Barty Crouch 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.



* MagicallyBindingContract: The Goblet of Fire itself -- even if someone entered your name against your will and without your knowledge, if it chooses you to compete, you have to compete.



* MagicallyBindingContract: The Goblet of Fire itself -- even if someone entered your name against your will and without your knowledge, if it chooses you to compete, you must compete.



** Hermione is accused of two-timing Krum and Harry (the latter of whom has no romantic interest in her at all). Pansy Parkinson suggests she's drugging them with love potion.

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** Hermione is accused of two-timing Krum and Harry (the latter of whom has no romantic interest in her at all). Pansy Parkinson suggests she's drugging them with love potion.LovePotion.



** 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 anymore for fear of getting his father into trouble. She was the one 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 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 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 Crouch, Jr. confesses under truth serum, she begs him not to tell anymore any more for fear of getting his father into trouble. She It was the one she who convinced Crouch Crouch, Sr. to let his son attend the World Cup, and she volunteered to keep an eye on Crouch 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 Crouch, Sr. fires her for letting his son have a wand, since it meant she could no longer protect either of the Crouches.]]



* {{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 is able to 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 is able to can see Harry's awkwardly-positioned body through the Cloak.



* NoHarmRequirement: Krum gets penalised for defying this in the First Task of the Triwizard Tournament. The first task in the Triwizard Tournament is to retrieve a golden egg that's been placed among a nesting dragon's clutch. Krum distracts the dragon by blasting it in the eye, but loses points because it 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 RealityIsUnrealistic trope where Bulgarian readers are concerned.[[/note]]

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* NoHarmRequirement: Krum gets penalised for defying this in the First Task of the Triwizard Tournament. The first task in the Triwizard Tournament is to retrieve a golden egg that's been placed among a nesting dragon's clutch. Krum distracts the dragon by blasting it in the eye, but loses points because it 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 trope where Bulgarian readers are concerned.[[/note]][[/note]]
* 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.



* 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.]]



* 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.]]



* OnlySaneMan: [[spoiler:Wormtail to Voldemort and Barty Crouch Sr. 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]].

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* OnlySaneMan: [[spoiler:Wormtail to Voldemort and Barty Crouch Sr. Crouch, Jr. If only Voldemort had listened to his suggestions that they use another Wizard's wizard's blood in the resurrection ceremony...]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: [[spoiler:Crouch [[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.



* 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, 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 (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, and Harry himself).

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* 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, out[[spoiler:, and eventually, a Sacrificial Lion. 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 (Wood, (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, Cup; Angelina Johnson, who is largely a milder DistaffCounterpart to Wood; and Harry himself).



* 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.



* TookALevelInBadass: This is the point in the series where Harry seriously starts to improve as a spell caster. In the first book Harry is never seen casting a single spell successfully. In the second, he performs a spell here and there, but nothing particularly noteworthy. It takes 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 Stupefy, his most powerful battle spell.

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* TookALevelInBadass: This is the point in the series where Harry seriously starts to improve as a spell caster. spellcaster. In [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone the first book book]], Harry is never seen casting a single spell successfully. In [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets the second, 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 Stupefy, the Stunning Spell, ''Stupefy'', his most powerful battle spell.



** "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 unwillingly compete 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 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 compete in a dangerous tournament, temporarily loses his best friend Ron because the latter is jealous of him 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.



* 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 someone that 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 Sr. has a fervent hate for Death Eaters.



* YouFool: [=McGonagall=] to Fudge when the latter refuses to acknowledge Voldemort's hand in [[spoiler:Cedric and Crouch Sr.'s deaths.]]
* YoureInsane: Harry's response to [[spoiler:Barty Crouch Jr.'s]] MotiveRant.

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* YouFool: [=McGonagall=] to Fudge when the latter refuses to acknowledge Voldemort's hand in [[spoiler:Cedric and Crouch Crouch, Sr.'s deaths.]]
* YoureInsane: Harry's response to [[spoiler:Barty Crouch Crouch, Jr.'s]] MotiveRant.



"You know your mother, Malfoy?" said Harry -- both he and Hermione had grabbed the back of Ron’s robes to stop him from launching himself at Malfoy -- "that expression she's got, like she's got dung under her nose? Has she always looked like that, or was it just because you were with her?"\\

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"You know your ''your'' mother, Malfoy?" said Harry -- both he and Hermione had grabbed the back of Ron’s robes to stop him from launching himself at Malfoy -- "that expression she's got, like she's got dung under her nose? Has she always looked like that, or was it just because you were with her?"\\
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* HypocriticalHumor: Before the Weasleys come to get Harry, Uncle Vernon calls Molly Weasley a "dumpy sort of woman." Harry reacts with private outrage that he dares to call Molly dumpy when Dudley is the size of a small whale.

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* HypocriticalHumor: HypocriticalHumor:
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Before the Weasleys come to get Harry, Uncle Vernon calls Molly Weasley a "dumpy sort of woman." Harry reacts with private outrage that he dares to call Molly dumpy when Dudley is the size of a small whale.



* 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.]]



* 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.]]

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* NothingIsScarier: Harry's trek through NotProven: Frank ''was'' innocent, but the hedge maze main reason he went free was rather unnerving because of this. [[spoiler:Crouch Jr. was making sure that he had a clear path to the cup.]]police couldn't figure out how or why the Riddles just dropped dead overnight with no sign of a struggle.
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* FirstNameBasis: Unlike the last book, Sirius Black's surname is only mentioned once in the whole thing, when he transforms back into a human from a dog in front of Molly. This may be an indication of how close he and Harry have grown over the summer despite only being in contact through writing.
* FixingTheGame: The Weasley twin subplot is driven by [[spoiler:Ludo Bagman's welching]].

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* FirstNameBasis: FirstNameBasis:
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Unlike the last book, Sirius Black's surname is only mentioned once in the whole thing, when he transforms back into a human from a dog in front of Molly. This may be an indication of how close he and Harry have grown over the summer despite only being in contact through writing.
** Snape and Karkaroff refer to each other as 'Severus' and 'Igor', which lets Harry know they have a history.
* FixingTheGame: The Weasley twin subplot is driven by [[spoiler:Ludo Bagman's welching]].welching.]]
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* NoHarmRequirement: Krum get's penalised for defying this in the First Task of the Triwizard Tournament. The first task in the Triwizard Tournament is to retrieve a golden egg that's been placed among a nesting dragon's clutch. Krum manages to get his egg, but loses points because his curse hit the dragon in the eye and caused it to stomp on its real eggs.

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* NoHarmRequirement: Krum get's gets penalised for defying this in the First Task of the Triwizard Tournament. The first task in the Triwizard Tournament is to retrieve a golden egg that's been placed among a nesting dragon's clutch. Krum manages to get his egg, distracts the dragon by blasting it in the eye, but loses points because his curse hit it crushed half the dragon in the eye and caused it to stomp on its real eggs.eggs stumbling around in pain.
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* 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]]".
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* DietEpisode: The Dursley portion of the book involves Dudley being put on a diet.

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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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* 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).
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* DubInducedPlotHole: When Hermione mentioned that the 1792 Triwizard Tournament was cancelled because of a cockatrice breaking free and injuring the judges, the Dutch edition translates 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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* DubInducedPlotHole: When Hermione mentioned that the 1792 Triwizard Tournament was cancelled because of a cockatrice breaking free and injuring the judges, the Dutch edition translates 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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** 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 . . .

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** 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 . . .kids ...



* AmbiguousSituation: It's lampshaded in the text that [[spoiler:Barty Crouch Jr. may or may not have been guilty of torturing the Longbottoms, even though he later is 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's 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 that 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 while questioning Crouch Jr. doesn't ask him if he was involved, but then his higher priority was figuring out how Crouch had ''broken out of Azkaban and impersonated Moody''.]]

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* AmbiguousSituation: It's lampshaded in the text that [[spoiler:Barty Crouch Jr. may or may not have been guilty of torturing the Longbottoms, even though he is later is 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's 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 that 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 Crouch Jr. doesn't ask him if he was involved, him, but then his higher priority was figuring out how Crouch had ''broken out of Azkaban and impersonated Moody''.]]



* 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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* AntagonistInMourning: [[spoiler: Even [[spoiler:Even after everything Barty Crouch, Jr. did, Harry is horrified to learn he was given the Dementor's Kiss.]]



* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: During the first Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson.
-->"You need to be prepared. You need to be alert and watchful. You need to put that away, Miss Brown, when I'm talking."\\

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: During the first Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson.
-->"You
lesson our heroes take from [[spoiler:not-]]Moody.
-->"...You
need to be prepared. You need to be alert and watchful. You need to put that away, Miss Brown, when I'm talking."\\



* AscendedExtra: Lots of 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 love interest (it was just slightly implied beforehand).

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* AscendedExtra: Lots of 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 [[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 love interest present LoveInterest (it was just slightly implied beforehand). 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 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.]] ]]



* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Voldemort's plan to resurrect himself using Harry's blood goes off almost perfectly, aside from Harry escaping.]]



* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Voldemort's plan to resurrect himself using Harry's blood goes off almost perfectly, aside from Harry escaping.]]
* 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 plan to resurrect himself using Harry's blood goes off almost perfectly, aside from Harry escaping.]]
* BagsOfLetters: People Rita Skeeter attacks in her ''Daily Prophet'' articles, [[spoiler: such [[spoiler:such as Hagrid, Hermione Hermione, and Harry himself]], 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 Amos accusing her means that 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.]]
** [[spoiler:Fake Moody after showing Neville the Cruciatus curse invites him to his office for a cup of tea, praises him for Herbology, and lends him a book on Mediterranean water plants. It's all a ruse to smuggle information about the Second Task into Harry's dorm, so that Harry won't drown.]]
* BathsAreFun: Everything about the description of the bath in the Prefects' Bathroom sounds like it'd 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 is unable to properly enjoy it because A.) He's concerned about figuring out his Triwizard Tournament egg clue and B.) He ends up with Moaning Myrtle in there, and gets a nasty shock from her watching him before she helps him to figure out the clue.

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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 accusing her means that 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.]]
** [[spoiler:Fake Moody Moody, after showing Neville the Cruciatus curse Curse, invites him to his office for a cup of tea, praises him for Herbology, and lends him a book on Mediterranean water plants. It's all a ruse to smuggle information about the Second Task second Triwizard task into Harry's dorm, so that Harry won't drown.]]
* BathsAreFun: Everything about the description of the bath in the Prefects' Bathroom bathroom sounds like it'd 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 is unable to can't enjoy it properly enjoy it because A.) He's (A) he's concerned about figuring out his Triwizard Tournament egg clue and B.) He (B) he ends up with Moaning Myrtle in there, and gets a nasty shock from her watching him before she helps him to figure out the clue.



* 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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* BeastInTheMaze: During the Third Task 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.



* 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 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 helped to ensure his own downfall.]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Hermione finds this out the hard way about house elves. For humans, working without pay for terrible owners is slavery, and would have been called such in UK history. House elves don't view their lot as slavery. A lot of them like Winky ''like'' having owners and working, no matter how good or bad the owner is, and losing their job means that they lose their purposes in life. Dobby is one exception who more wants the status of being free than actually being free.

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



** Averted by [[spoiler: Barty Crouch Jr]]. Not only does he [[spoiler: masquerade as Moody for an entire year and fool Dumbledore, Moody's oldest friend]], but every single aspect of his plan goes off without a hitch... until ''Voldemort'' screws it up by not [[VillainBall immediately killing Harry]], as [[spoiler: Crouch]] had [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim assumed he would]].
* 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 are able to 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. On the flip side, Fred and George are rightly angered by the fact that Cedric, who is in the same year as them and has had the same exact education, is allowed to put his name in the Goblet of Fire while they aren't just because his 17th birthday happened to fall before entry deadline and theirs didn't.
* {{Brainwashed}}:
** Averted in Harry's case. Notice how interested Harry's Defense Against Dark Arts teacher is 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.]]
** After the Quidditch World Cup and before the Triwizard Tournament, [[spoiler:Voldemort and Wormtail manage to put Barty Crouch Sr. under the Imperius Curse and free his son from the telltale curse. Crouch spends much of his screentime looking ill and reaffirming that Harry has to compete, while not acting out of the ordinary. He starts to resist, however, so Voldemort makes him fake being ill.]]

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** Averted by [[spoiler: Barty Crouch Jr]]. Not only does he [[spoiler: masquerade [[spoiler:masquerade as Moody for an entire year and fool Dumbledore, Moody's oldest friend]], but every single aspect of his plan goes off without a hitch... until ''Voldemort'' screws it up by not [[VillainBall immediately killing Harry]], as [[spoiler: Crouch]] [[spoiler:Crouch]] had [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim assumed he would]].
* BothSidesHaveAPoint: The organizers of the Triwizard Tournament have a good reason for only allowing of age 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 are able to use the Bubble-Head charm Charm to breathe underwater in the second task 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. On the flip side, Conversely, Fred and George are rightly angered by the fact that Cedric, who is in the same year as them and has had the same exact education, 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 17th seventeenth birthday happened to fall before entry deadline and theirs didn't.
* {{Brainwashed}}:
{{Brainwashed}}:
** Averted in Harry's case. Notice how interested Harry's Defense Against Dark Arts teacher is that he can resist the Imperius curse.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.]]
** After the Quidditch World Cup and before the Triwizard Tournament, [[spoiler:Voldemort and Wormtail manage to put Barty Crouch Sr. under the Imperius Curse and free his son from the telltale same curse. Crouch spends much of his screentime time looking ill and reaffirming that Harry has to must compete, while not acting out of the ordinary. He starts to resist, however, so Voldemort makes him fake being ill.]]



* CaptainObvious: "The cup is a Portkey."

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* CaptainObvious: Cedric: "The cup is a Portkey."



* CavalryOfTheDead: [[spoiler: The "shades" of Voldemort's victims give Harry a vital few seconds during his escape.]]

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* CavalryOfTheDead: [[spoiler: The "shades" The"shades" of Voldemort's victims give Harry a vital few seconds during his escape.]]



* ChekhovsGun: The series [[ChekhovsGun/HarryPotter has its own page.]] Voldemort's agent even tries planting one - [[spoiler: the book about magical water-plants he gives Neville]] - well in advance of Harry needing it. This backfires when Harry, not knowing he's in a book, has no reason to remember it.

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* ChekhovsGun: The series [[ChekhovsGun/HarryPotter has its own page.]] Voldemort's agent even tries planting one - [[spoiler: the -- [[spoiler:the book about magical water-plants he gives Neville]] - -- well in advance of Harry needing it. This backfires when Harry, [[GenreBlind not knowing he's in a book, book]], has no reason to remember it. it.



* 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.

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* ChildProdigy: Viktor Krum has been playing Quidditch long enough to be well known well-known as an international star - star, but he's only seventeen and hasn't left school yet.



* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: Voldemort never stops giving shit to Wormtail in Book 4, 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 12 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.

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* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: Voldemort never stops giving shit to Wormtail in Book 4, 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 12 twelve years a rat and in the graveyard speech, he gave Wormtail a BackhandedCompliment, while giving the unnamed [[spoiler:Barty Crouch Jr]] Jr.]] the Employee of the Year award.



-->"Vell, ve fought bravely," said a gloomy voice behind Harry. He looked around; it was the Bulgarian Minister of Magic.\\

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-->"Vell, ve fought bravely," said a gloomy voice behind Harry. He looked around; it was the Bulgarian Minister of for Magic.\\



[[ItAmusedMe "Vell, it vos very funny,"]] said the Bulgarian minister, shrugging.

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[[ItAmusedMe "Vell, it vos very funny,"]] funny," said the Bulgarian minister, Minister, shrugging.]]



** Dumbledore openly admits his brother was in trouble for "Improper charms with a goat". In book 7, 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 was got in trouble for "Improper "improper charms with a goat". In book 7, ''[[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. 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.]].]]



* DarkerAndEdgier: While J.K. Rowling has 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.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: While J.K. Rowling has 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]], [[spoiler:DownerEnding]], with [[spoiler: Cedric [[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.



* DreamSpying: Harry begins doing this unintentionally - he witnesses Voldemort killing Frank Bryce, 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 edition translates cockatrice as basilisk. This should be impossible, since ''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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* DreamSpying: Harry begins doing this unintentionally - -- he witnesses Voldemort killing Frank Bryce, 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 edition translates cockatrice as basilisk. This should be impossible, since ''The ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets The Chamber of Secrets'' 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.



** Moody demonstrates the Imperius curse by putting it on a spider and making it tap-dance. All of 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.
** Hermione glares at Ron when they see Krum jumping into the lake, and he says hopefully that Krum may have to face the giant squid.
* DueToTheDead:

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** Moody demonstrates the Imperius curse Curse by putting it on a spider and making it tap-dance. All of 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.
does to ''all'' of them.
** Hermione glares frowns at Ron when they see Krum jumping into the lake, and he says hopefully that Krum may have to face the giant squid.
* DueToTheDead: DueToTheDead:



** [[spoiler: Voldemort averts this as he needs Wormtail to open his father's grave for a piece of him, as part of the resurrection ritual.]]
** [[spoiler: Cedric's shade asks Harry to retrieve his corpse, and Harry does.]]
* DumbassHasAPoint: The only sensible thing Fudge does in the whole book is question Percy about the letters he's receiving from Crouch, since it's odd that Crouch, a man not known for missing a day of work ever, has suddenly taken ill for months.

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** [[spoiler: Voldemort [[spoiler:Voldemort averts this as he needs Wormtail to open his father's grave for a piece of him, as part of the resurrection ritual.]]
** [[spoiler: Cedric's [[spoiler:Cedric's shade asks Harry to retrieve his corpse, and Harry does.]]
* DumbassHasAPoint: The only sensible thing Fudge does in the whole book is question Percy about the letters he's receiving from Crouch, since it's odd that Crouch, a man not known for missing a day of work ever, has suddenly taken ill for months.



*** Both she 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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*** Both she and her husband are mentioned earlier by Sirius when he talks about a gang of Slytherin students who Snape hung around formed Snape's social circle 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 book, such as Dolohov and Rookwood Rookwood, are first mentioned in the Pensieve scene. We also first hear about Travers Travers, who becomes more prominent in the final novel.



* 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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* EvilGloating: Draco Malfoy gives one to Harry about Voldemort coming back and killing Muggleborn wizards... that is, until he, Crabbe 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.]]



-->'''Myrtle:''' It took Cedric ages to figure that out! [[TooMuchInformation Nearly ALL the bubbles had gone!]]
* FictionIsntFair: Rita Skeeter spends the book printing increasingly bald-faced 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 themselves.

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-->'''Myrtle:''' -->'''Myrtle''': It took Cedric ages to figure that out! [[TooMuchInformation Nearly ALL the bubbles had gone!]]
* FictionIsntFair: Rita Skeeter spends the book printing increasingly bald-faced lies 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.



* FirstNameBasis: Unlike the last book, Sirius Black's surname is only mentioned once in the whole thing, by Mrs Weasley. This may be an indication of how close he and Harry have grown over the summer despite only being in contact through writing.

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* FirstNameBasis: Unlike the last book, Sirius Black's surname is only mentioned once in the whole thing, by Mrs Weasley.when he transforms back into a human from a dog in front of Molly. This may be an indication of how close he and Harry have grown over the summer despite only being in contact through writing.



* 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 [[spoiler:which accidentally becomes a very convenient cover for the riot the Death Eaters caused 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 just summon the egg to them suggests that they forgot it was possible, or that the egg had been enchanted to specifically prevent 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.
* FunWithAcronyms:

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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 to just summon the egg to them suggests that they forgot it was possible, or that the egg had been enchanted to specifically 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.
given.
* FunWithAcronyms: FunWithAcronyms:



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** *** Could have been worse: '''S'''top the '''O'''utrageous '''A'''buse of '''O'''ur '''F'''ellow '''M'''agical '''C'''reatures and '''C'''ampaign for a '''C'''hange in '''T'''heir '''L'''egal '''S'''tatus. It wouldn't fit on the badge.



* 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 Tri-Wizard rules -- but also on Harry's '''winning''' (for that matter, surviving) a dangerous multi-stage tournament that culminates in an obstacle course through a large maze. Surely there had to be a simpler way to get to Harry.]]

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* GambitRoulette: [[spoiler:The whole Tri-Wizard 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 Tri-Wizard 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.]]]]
* TheGamblingAddict: Bagman's EstablishingCharacterMoment is talking Arthur into a bet on the World Cup outcome.



** Naturally Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle show up to antagonise the trio.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Ron asks Lavender Brown if he can see her "Uranus" during Divination.

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** Naturally Naturally, Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle show up to antagonise the trio.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Ron asks Lavender Brown if he can see her "Uranus" during Divination.



* 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.
* GhostReunionEnding: Harry's duel with Voldemort causes the spirits of Voldemort's victims, including Cedric Diggory and his parents, to appear. They then help Harry out in the climactic duel.

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* GoldenSnitch: The winner of the Triwizard tournament 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.
* GhostReunionEnding: Harry's duel with Voldemort causes the spirits of Voldemort's victims, including Cedric Diggory [[spoiler:Cedric Diggory]] and his parents, to appear. They then help Harry out in the climactic duel.



* GreenEyedMonster: Ron shows this for ''both'' his best friends. First he gets jealous over Harry being entered in the Triwizard Tournament. Then secondly he gets jealous that Viktor Krum shows interest in Hermione.

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* GreenEyedMonster: Ron shows this for ''both'' his best friends. First First, he gets jealous over Harry being entered in the Triwizard Tournament. Then secondly Then, he gets jealous that Viktor Krum shows interest in Hermione.



* 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.



* 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.



* {{Hypocrite}} : Malfoy takes great delight in insulting Ron's mother, but apparently can't take Harry insulting his own mother in return.
* HypocriticalHumor: Before the Weasleys come to get Harry, Uncle Vernon calls Mrs Weasley a "dumpy sort of woman." Harry reacts with private outrage that he dares to call Mrs Weasley dumpy when Dudley is the size of a small whale.
** And to an American audience at least, Ron finding the food from France to be gross while serving himself black pudding, aka blood sausage, can come across as this.

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* {{Hypocrite}} : {{Hypocrite}}: Draco Malfoy takes great delight in insulting Ron's mother, but apparently can't take Harry insulting his own mother in return.
* HypocriticalHumor: Before the Weasleys come to get Harry, Uncle Vernon calls Mrs Molly Weasley a "dumpy sort of woman." Harry reacts with private outrage that he dares to call Mrs Weasley Molly dumpy when Dudley is the size of a small whale.
** And to an American audience at least, Ron finding the food from France to be gross while serving himself black pudding, aka blood sausage, pudding (blood sausage) can come across as this.



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



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



** Malfoy is right about how 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.

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** Malfoy is right about how 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 they do not exist in the wild.



* 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 Barty Crouch Jr. ''did'' deserve to be thrown in jail, particularly the Lestranges]].

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* 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 and, to a lesser extent, Barty Crouch Jr. ''did'' deserve to be thrown in jail, particularly the Lestranges]].jail]].



** 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.

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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 too. Snape says, "I see no difference." Hermione ''runs off crying.'' 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.



* KnightTemplar: Barty Crouch Sr was staunchly against 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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* KnightTemplar: Barty Crouch Sr was Crouch, Sr. staunchly against 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.



* TheLawOfConservationOfDetail: Still played straight in this book despite [[{{Doorstopper}} being longer than the last three combined.]] The plot is just that complex, and if it's not part of the plot now, [[{{Foreshadowing}} it's bound to come up later]], such as, say, [[spoiler:the entire first chapter.]]
* 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.

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* TheLawOfConservationOfDetail: Still played straight in this book despite [[{{Doorstopper}} being longer than the last three combined.]] The plot is just that complex, and if it's not part of the plot now, [[{{Foreshadowing}} it's bound to come up later]], such as, say, [[spoiler:the entire first chapter.]]
chapter]].
* 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.



* MaliciousSlander: A ''lot.''

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* MaliciousSlander: A ''lot.''''lot''.



** Hermione is accused of two-timing Krum and Harry (the latter having no romantic interest in her at all). Pansy Parkinson suggests she's drugging them with love potion.
** While Hagrid's teaching does leave something to be desired, Malfoy and co. paint him as an outright bully who everyone hates.

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** Hermione is accused of two-timing Krum and Harry (the latter having of whom has no romantic interest in her at all). Pansy Parkinson suggests she's drugging them with love potion.
** While Hagrid's teaching does leave something to be desired, Malfoy and co. company paint him as an outright bully who everyone hates.



* TheMole: Voldemort, the dark wizard who killed the protagonist's parent, has a spy inside Hogwarts attempting to meddle with the Triwizard Tournament and Harry's life.

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* TheMole: Voldemort, the dark Dark wizard who killed the protagonist's parent, parents, has a spy inside Hogwarts attempting to meddle with the Triwizard Tournament and Harry's life.



* MotiveMisidentification: [[PlayingWithATrope Zig-Zagged]] Throughout the story, everyone thinks that someone put Harry's name in the Goblet of Fire in an attempt to get him killed while making it look like an accident. In the end it is revealed that [[spoiler:his name was entered in the hope that he would ''win'', touch the Triwizard Cup, and restore Voldemort to life. The plan was then to send Harry's corpse back and play it off as if an inexperienced 14-year-old died in a Tournament accident.]]

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* MotiveMisidentification: [[PlayingWithATrope Zig-Zagged]] ZigZaggingTrope. Throughout the story, everyone thinks that someone put Harry's name in the Goblet of Fire in an attempt to get him killed while making it look like an accident. In the end it is revealed that [[spoiler:his name was entered in the hope that he would ''win'', touch the Triwizard Cup, and restore Voldemort to life. The plan was then to send Harry's corpse back and play it off as if an inexperienced 14-year-old fourteen-year-old died in a Tournament accident.]]



** During the riot at the World Cup, Ron tells Malfoy "to do something Harry knew he would never have dared say in front of Mrs Weasley".
** After the "I see no difference" incident, Harry and Ron unload a torrent of abuse at Snape. The narrative notes that the echoes of the stone corridor made it difficult for him to hear exactly ''what'' they were calling him, but he got the gist of it.
** Sirius lets out "a vehement exclamation" when Harry describes [[spoiler: Wormtail cutting him with a dagger.]]
* 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 5th book, they're doing exactly the same (and annoying Ron), albeit on the basis that "time is galleons", rather than to show off.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain:

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** During the riot at the World Cup, Ron tells Malfoy "to do something Harry knew he would never have dared say in front of Mrs Mrs. Weasley".
** After the "I see no difference" incident, Harry and Ron unload a torrent of abuse at Snape. The narrative notes that the echoes of the stone corridor made it difficult for him to hear exactly ''what'' they were calling him, but he got the gist of it.
it.
** Sirius lets out "a vehement exclamation" when Harry describes [[spoiler: Wormtail [[spoiler:Wormtail cutting him with a dagger.]]
dagger]].
* 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 5th fifth book, they're doing exactly the same (and annoying Ron), albeit on the basis that "time is galleons", Galleons", rather than to show off.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: NiceJobFixingItVillain:



* NiceToTheWaiter
** Crouch's treatment of Winky, as lampshaded by Hermione and Sirius.
** Hermione attempts this with the House Elves of Hogwarts. She means well, but she ends up insulting them.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished:
** Harry, when going to the Triwizard cup in the third task, is forced to make a decision of whether to save Cedric Diggory from something in the maze, or to 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 if Wormtail hadn't escaped in the previous book -- something that only happened because Harry spared his life.]]

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* NiceToTheWaiter
NiceToTheWaiter:
** Crouch's treatment of Winky, as lampshaded by Hermione and Sirius.
Sirius.
** Hermione attempts this with the House Elves house-elves of Hogwarts. She means well, but she ends up insulting them.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished:
NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished:
** Harry, when going to the Triwizard cup Cup in the third task, is forced to make a decision of must decide whether to save Cedric Diggory from something in the maze, or to 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 really should have left Cedric Diggory behind, [[KilledOffForReal for Cedric's]] [[SacrificialLion own good]].]]
** And then of course [[spoiler: Cedric [[spoiler:Cedric would not have died and Voldemort would have not have returned if had Wormtail hadn't not escaped in the previous book -- something that only happened because Harry spared his life.]]



* 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 RealityIsUnrealistic trope where Bulgarian readers are concerned.[[/note]]

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* 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 RealityIsUnrealistic trope where Bulgarian readers are concerned.[[/note]]



* 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.]]



* 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.]]



* OnlySaneMan: [[spoiler: Wormtail to Voldemort and Barty Crouch Sr. If only Voldemort had listened to his suggestions that they use another Wizard's blood in the resurrection ceremony...]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: [[spoiler: Crouch Jr. aka 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]].

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* OnlySaneMan: [[spoiler: Wormtail [[spoiler:Wormtail to Voldemort and Barty Crouch Sr. If only Voldemort had listened to his suggestions that they use another Wizard's blood in the resurrection ceremony...]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: [[spoiler: Crouch [[spoiler:Crouch Jr. aka Fake Moody]] (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]].



-->'''Harry:''' Cockroach Cluster? I was only joking!
* PensieveFlashback: The TropeNamer. This book is the first time they're used, at least directly (as Harry notes, the exact same concept previously drove the diary flashback in ''Chamber of Secrets'').
* 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, 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 (Wood, for who Quidditch is SeriousBusiness to the point that he doesn't mind that Harry's broomstick might be cursed if it gets them the Cup, and Harry himself).
-->'''Dumbledore:''' Cedric Diggory was, as you all know, exceptionally hard working, infinitely fair-minded, and most importantly, a fierce, fierce friend.

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-->'''Harry:''' -->'''Harry''': Cockroach Cluster? I was only joking!
* PensieveFlashback: The TropeNamer.{{Trope Namer|s}}. This book is the first time they're used, at least directly (as Harry notes, the exact same concept previously drove the diary flashback in ''Chamber of Secrets'').
* TheQuarterback: Non-football version with Cedric Diggory, the Hufflepuff Quidditch Captain 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, 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 (Wood, for who 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, and Harry himself).
-->'''Dumbledore:'''
himself).
-->'''Dumbledore''':
Cedric Diggory was, as you all know, exceptionally hard working, hard-working, infinitely fair-minded, and most importantly, a fierce, fierce friend.



** [[spoiler:Igor Karkaroff]] spends the whole book 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 the whole book 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.



* ReluctantGift: Filch refuses to give the Tri-wizard egg to Moody because it was "evidence for Peeves' treason". 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 the Tri-wizard Harry's Triwizard egg to Moody because it was "evidence for Peeves' treason". But in the end, he does have to give it up.
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 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.]]



** 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.]]
* RuleOfThree

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** 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 [[spoiler:she's a beetle animagus Animagus who uses her animal form to get near to people she wants to spy on.]]
* RuleOfThreeRuleOfThree:



* SadistTeacher
** Snape continues the role from the previous books, but really reaches his peak in this book, not even trying to hide his favouritism for his Slytherin students and his bias against the students from the other houses. This is most notable when he not only lets Malfoy off scot-free when he hits Hermione with a charm that makes her front teeth grow huge but then tells her he "sees no difference", causing her to run off crying, then has the nerve to take points from Gryffindor, and then give Harry and Ron detention when they get angry over this. Fortunately, in the next book, Umbridge appears, replacing him in this role and making Snape look not nearly as bad by comparison.

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* SadistTeacher
SadistTeacher:
** Snape continues the role from the previous books, but really reaches his peak in this book, not even trying to hide his favouritism for his Slytherin students and his bias against the students from the other houses. This is most notable when he not only lets Malfoy off scot-free when he hits Hermione with a charm that makes her front teeth grow huge but then tells her he "sees no difference", causing her to run off crying, then has the nerve to take fifty points from Gryffindor, and then give Harry and Ron detention when they get angry over this. Fortunately, in the next book, [[TyrantTakesTheHelm Umbridge appears, appears]], replacing him Snape in this role and making Snape him look not nearly as bad by comparison.



** At the end, we learn that [[spoiler:Barty Crouch Jr.]] murdered his father, then [[spoiler:transfigured his body into a bone and buried it.]] [[spoiler:Barty]] makes much of how both he and [[spoiler:Voldemort]] had very disappointing fathers and the pleasure of killing those fathers. He also seems to regard Voldemort as a father substitute.

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** At the end, we learn that [[spoiler:Barty Crouch Crouch, Jr.]] murdered his father, then [[spoiler:transfigured his body into a bone and buried it.]] [[spoiler:Barty]] makes much of how both he and [[spoiler:Voldemort]] had very disappointing fathers and the pleasure of killing those fathers. He also seems to regard Voldemort as a father substitute.



* 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. [[LampshadeHanging 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: 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. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d 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.



* SpySpeak: A SubvertedTrope: a Muggle 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.
* StatingTheSimpleSolution: Wormtail in the very first chapter suggests that Voldemort could [[spoiler:use another wizard's blood and resurrect himself early, without needing to capture Harry]]. Voldemort refuses out of pride and because he thinks that [[spoiler:Wormtail when capturing another wizard would take the opportunity to flee.]]
* StrawmanPolitical: 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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* 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.
* StatingTheSimpleSolution: Wormtail in the very first chapter suggests that Voldemort could [[spoiler:use another wizard's blood and resurrect himself early, without needing to capture Harry]]. Voldemort refuses out of pride {{pride}} and because he thinks that [[spoiler:Wormtail when capturing another wizard would take the opportunity to flee.]]
* StrawmanPolitical: 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.



* TournamentArc: The Tri-Wizard 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.

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* TournamentArc: The Tri-Wizard 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.



* TwistedEucharist: The ritual [[DarkMessiah Lord Voldemort]] uses for his "resurrection" requires literal flesh, blood and a bone from his deceased father.

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* TwistedEucharist: The ritual [[DarkMessiah Lord Voldemort]] uses for his "resurrection" requires literal flesh, flesh from his most faithful servant, blood from his greatest enemy, and a bone from his deceased father.



* 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 on purpose, 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, however, was pretty straight DidntThinkThisThrough.
* VillainHasAPoint:
** [[spoiler:Fake Moody]] calls out Snape for having an unhealthy obsession with getting Harry into trouble. It says something that the [[spoiler: "most faithful Death Eater"]] can see through the BlatantLies of an adult determined to catch a young boy out of bed "for his safety".
** Bellatrix Lestrange while the Dementors escort her says that even if they throw her and her husband in prison, Voldemort will rise. She's right.

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* 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 on purpose, 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, mouth (nor to think it with a shark's brain), however, was pretty straight DidntThinkThisThrough.
* VillainHasAPoint:
VillainHasAPoint:
** [[spoiler:Fake Moody]] calls out Snape for having an unhealthy obsession with getting Harry into trouble. It says something that the [[spoiler: "most [[spoiler:"most faithful Death Eater"]] can see through the BlatantLies of an adult determined to catch a young teenage boy out of bed "for his safety".
** Bellatrix Lestrange Lestrange, while the Dementors escort her away, says that even if they throw her and her husband in prison, Voldemort will rise. She's right.



* 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 someone that 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 Sr. has a fervent hate for Death Eaters.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark:
** Harry realizes that while he, Fleur and Krum are given early warning about the First Task, 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.

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* WhatAnIdiot: In-universe. Amos Diggory gets torn a new one by Barty Crouch Crouch, Sr. and Arthur Weasley, for implying that ''Harry Potter'' conjured the ''CallingCard of someone that killed his parents and has wanted him dead his whole life.'' 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 Sr. has a fervent hate for Death Eaters.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark:
WhatYouAreInTheDark:
** Harry realizes that while he, Fleur and Krum are given early warning about the First Task, 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.



* WhiteMansBurden: deconstructed. 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, when given employment later in the series, bargains his salary ''down'', feeling he's been offered too much.)

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* WhiteMansBurden: deconstructed.{{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, when given employment later in the series, bargains his salary ''down'', feeling he's been offered too much.)



* YouFool: [=McGonagall=] to Fudge when the latter refuses to acknowledge Voldemort's hand in [[spoiler:Cedric and Crouch Senior's deaths.]]

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* YouFool: [=McGonagall=] to Fudge when the latter refuses to acknowledge Voldemort's hand in [[spoiler:Cedric and Crouch Senior's Sr.'s deaths.]]



Malfoy’s pale face went slightly pink.\\
"Don’t you dare insult my mother, Potter."
* 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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Malfoy’s pale face went slightly pink.\\
"Don’t you dare insult my mother, Potter."
* 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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