History Literature / HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix

21st Aug '17 4:14:24 PM MagBas
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** When [[spoiler:Marietta Edgecombe betrays Dumbledore's Army she]] is scarred for life with the word "SNEAK" on her face by Hermione Granger.
21st Aug '17 4:08:21 PM MagBas
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* BothSidesHaveAPoint:
** Rowling may have felt NoSympathy for what happened to [[spoiler:Marietta, courtesy, of Hermione]], but both Harry and Cho make very good points during their last fight about [[spoiler:Marietta selling out the DA]].
** Cho: [[spoiler:Marietta was under family pressure]] due to her mother being part of the Ministry and checking the school fires, and what happened to her was DisproportionateRetribution, more so now that [[spoiler:her memory was modified]].
** Harry: [[spoiler:Marietta did more than give in to pressure]]; she also sold out Cho, her best friend, and was willing to get the latter expelled, as well as dozens of other Hogwarts students expelled, to save her own hide after nearly six months of covert DADA lessons that offered more benefit than harm. [[spoiler: Marietta]] also knew that Umbridge was a SadistTeacher and ObstructiveBureaucrat with no empathy or remorse, possibly even more evil than Voldemort. In addition, these actions also led to [[spoiler: Dumbledore having to go into hiding after taking the fall for the covert DADA lessons]], which leaves the school in a worse position. Not to mention that several other DADA members (the Weasleys, Susan Bones, etc.) have relatives in the Ministry and did not feel the need to [[spoiler: sell everyone out.]]
21st Aug '17 4:04:46 PM MagBas
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* LawfulEvil: [[invoked]]Umbridge, a Ministry official, ruins Defence Against the Dark Arts for everybody. She and Fudge work together with the power of their Educational Decrees.
19th Aug '17 8:06:46 AM BananaPancakes
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** Hagrid attempts to pass off the injuries he got [[spoiler:from his younger full-blooded giant brother Grawp]] by telling Umbridge that he tripped.

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** Hagrid attempts to pass off the injuries he got [[spoiler:from his younger full-blooded giant brother half-brother Grawp]] by telling Umbridge that he tripped.



** The book deconstructs the notion of a KidHero fighting against a much older EvilOverlord by showing that adults would be much better equipped to fight a large scale war, or at least think they are more competent and shut the kid out. Because of his youth, Harry has trouble dealing with the traumas of war, resulting in a HeroicBSOD that harms his efficacy as a fighter, leading him to lash out in anger and make rash decisions. [[spoiler: Subverted as the whole point of the book was a prophecy proclaiming Harry to be the ChosenOne destined to stand against Voldemort. This makes Dumbledore, who knew this all along, realize that he was wrong to shut Harry out of the business of fighting Voldemort as it deprives him of the necessary preparation for his eventual encounter.]]

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** The book deconstructs the notion of a KidHero fighting against a much older EvilOverlord by showing that adults would be much better equipped to fight a large scale war, or at least think they are more competent and shut the kid out. Because of his youth, Harry has trouble dealing with the traumas of war, resulting in a HeroicBSOD that harms his efficacy as a fighter, leading him to lash out in anger and make rash decisions. [[spoiler: Subverted as the whole point of the book was a prophecy proclaiming Harry to be the ChosenOne TheChosenOne destined to stand against Voldemort. This makes Dumbledore, who knew this all along, realize that he was wrong to shut Harry out of the business of fighting Voldemort as it deprives him of the necessary preparation for his eventual encounter.]]



* DeerInTheHeadlights: Harry Potter tries to make a stand in the climax, only for the situation to get drastically worse, causing the titular protagonist to freeze in fear as his life comes under threat. [[spoiler:Harry taunts Bellatrix over how Voldemort can't hear her frantic apologies for losing the prophecy. Then Voldemort appears right in front of him and announces that ''this'' time, he's just going to kill Harry without any more theatrics. OhCrap indeed for Harry and Bellatrix alike.]]

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* DeerInTheHeadlights: Harry Potter tries to make a stand in the climax, only for the situation to get drastically worse, causing the titular protagonist to freeze in fear as his life comes under threat. [[spoiler:Harry taunts Bellatrix over how Voldemort can't hear her frantic apologies for losing the prophecy. Then Voldemort appears right in front of him and announces that ''this'' time, he's he'll just going to kill Harry without any with no more theatrics. OhCrap indeed for Harry and Bellatrix alike.]]



* DidntThinkThisThrough: Harry suffers from this twice with regards to Snape. [[spoiler: After having his vision of Sirius]] he forgets that Snape is also a member of the Order until he arrives in Umbridge's office. He also doesn't consider that Snape may have been pretending when he tried to give him a code.

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Harry suffers from this twice with regards to Snape. [[spoiler: After having his vision of Sirius]] he forgets that Snape is also a member of the Order until he arrives in Umbridge's office. He also doesn't consider that Snape may have been pretending when he tried to give him a code.



** Hermione's suggestions of treating house elves better in Book 4 were mostly treated for comedy. In this book, the [[FantasticRacism inequalities between humans and centaurs, house elves and indeed any non-human sapient magical creature]] start getting ''much'' more spotlight, and a lot of it is reminiscent of real-world racism both historical and current: oh, the Ministry of Magic "permits" centaurs to live in "[[InjunCountry certain areas of land]]", hmmmm...

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** Hermione's suggestions of treating house elves house-elves better in Book 4 were mostly treated for comedy. In this book, the [[FantasticRacism inequalities between humans and centaurs, house elves house-elves, and indeed any non-human sapient magical creature]] start getting ''much'' more spotlight, and a lot of much it is reminiscent of real-world racism both historical and current: oh, the Ministry of Magic "permits" centaurs to live in "[[InjunCountry certain areas of land]]", hmmmm...



* DramaticIrony: A ''reverse'' example. When Petunia mentions "That ''horrible'' boy" telling Lily Evans (Harry's mother) about Dementors, he and we think she means James ... as we find out in ''HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' we learn she actually means [[spoiler:Severus Snape.]]

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* DramaticIrony: A ''reverse'' example. When Petunia mentions "That ''horrible'' boy" telling Lily Evans (Harry's (her younger sister / Harry's mother) about Dementors, he and we think she means James ... as we find out in ''HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', we learn she actually means [[spoiler:Severus Snape.]]



* EitherOrProphecy: Of great concern to Voldemort is a prophecy tying his fate to Harry Potter. The wise mentor reveals the prophecy to Harry, which says that Harry must kill Voldemort, or be killed by Voldemort in return. Until then, neither can be in peace. Harry is convinced this is some cosmic rule, but Dumbledore emphasizes the only reason that part of the prophecy is true is because Voldemort thinks it's true, so now he will not rest until he kills Harry.

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* EitherOrProphecy: Of great concern to Voldemort is a prophecy tying his fate to Harry Potter. The wise mentor reveals the prophecy to Harry, which says that Harry must kill Voldemort, or be killed by else Voldemort in return. must kill Harry. Until then, neither can be in at peace. Harry is convinced this is some cosmic rule, but Dumbledore emphasizes the only reason that part of the prophecy is true is [[SelfFulfillingProphecy because Voldemort thinks it's true, so now he will not rest until he kills Harry.]]



** The teachers had fun with this as soon as Umbridge was appointed to Headmistress in the fifth book. With the passage of Educational Decree Number twenty-Six which banned teachers from telling students anything that didn't have to do with their subject, they gleefully refused to extinguish the fireworks Fred and George released, expressing that they weren't sure they had the authorization to do so.

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** The teachers had fun with this as soon as Umbridge was appointed to Headmistress in the fifth book. With the passage of Educational Decree Number twenty-Six Twenty-Six, which banned teachers from telling students anything that didn't have to do with their subject, they gleefully refused to extinguish the fireworks Fred and George released, expressing that they weren't sure they had the authorization to do so.



* FallingChandelierOfDoom: Peeves attempts to manually pull a Phantom of the Opera. [[spoiler: And gets help from [=McGonagall=]!]]

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* FallingChandelierOfDoom: Peeves attempts to manually pull a Phantom of the Opera. [[spoiler: And gets help from [=McGonagall=]!]]



* FeedItWithFire: Fred & George's trick fireworks.

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* FeedItWithFire: Fred & and George's trick fireworks.



* FiveStagesOfGrief: Harry goes through them during the climax. [[spoiler: His immediate reaction to Sirius' death is denial, followed by explosive anger at Bellatrix and, later, Dumbledore. Bargaining comes when he assumes Sirius will return as a ghost. He spends the next few days dealing with depression, unable to decide if he wants company or not and silently crying by the lake. The book ends with him approaching acceptance.]]

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* FiveStagesOfGrief: Harry goes through them during the climax. [[spoiler: His immediate reaction to Sirius' death is denial, followed by explosive anger at Bellatrix and, later, Dumbledore. Bargaining comes when he assumes Sirius will return as a ghost. He spends the next few days dealing with depression, unable to decide if he wants company or not and silently crying by the lake. The book ends with him approaching acceptance.]]



* GiveChaseWithAngryNatives: Hermione attempts this, running through the centaur's territory in the hopes that Umbridge will be dealt with by them. However, it turns out the centaurs do ''not'' appreciate being used that way, even if the target is the villainous Delores Umbridge. They carry off Umbridge, but then turn on her and Harry.

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* GiveChaseWithAngryNatives: Hermione attempts this, running through the centaur's centaurs' territory in the hopes that Umbridge they will be dealt deal with by them. Umbridge. However, it turns out the centaurs do ''not'' appreciate being used that way, even if the target is the villainous Delores Dolores Umbridge. They carry off Umbridge, but then turn on her Hermione and Harry.



* KilledOffForReal: A main character dies in the climax, and doesn't come back in the form of a ghost, portrait, Priori Incantum shade or Pensieve memory. This devastates Harry, and its only furthered when Nearly Headless Nick emphasizes that even if the character did return by any of these methods, it would only be a pale imitation of the original.

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* KilledOffForReal: A main character dies in the climax, and doesn't come back in the form of a ghost, portrait, Priori Incantum shade or Pensieve memory. This devastates Harry, and its it's only furthered when Nearly Headless Nick emphasizes explains that even if the character did return by any of these methods, it would only be a pale imitation of the original.



* LawfulEvil: Umbridge, a Ministry official, ruins Defence Against the Dark Arts for everybody.

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* LawfulEvil: Umbridge, [[invoked]]Umbridge, a Ministry official, ruins Defence Against the Dark Arts for everybody.everybody. She and Fudge work together with the power of their Educational Decrees.



* LikeASonToMe: Molly about Harry, as if it wasn't clear already. Despite the huge fight going on when she says it, it's a rather SugarWiki/{{Heartwarmng Moment|s}}.

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* LikeASonToMe: Molly about Harry, as if it wasn't clear already. Despite the huge fight going on when she says it, it's a rather SugarWiki/{{Heartwarmng SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.
19th Aug '17 7:56:18 AM BananaPancakes
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''Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'' is the fifth book in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series. Published June 21, 2003 after the longest gap between Potter books - three years. Some impatient fans speculated that Rowling was suffering from WritersBlock, but this was not the case - she simply felt she needed a break after the breakneck pace of writing the first four books, and had to play catchup to put in plot threads that ExecutiveMeddling had cut from earlier books. For the rest of the series there were only two-year gaps between books.

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''Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'' is the fifth book in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series. Published June 21, 2003 after the longest gap between Potter books - -- three years. Some impatient fans speculated that Rowling Creator/JKRowling was suffering from WritersBlock, but this was not the case - -- she simply felt she needed a break after the breakneck pace of writing the first four books, and had to play catchup catch-up to put in plot threads that ExecutiveMeddling had cut from earlier books. For the rest of the series there were only two-year gaps between books.



* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: Umbridge attempts to create one with her "Inquisitorial Squad", who can take points off people for whatever they feel like and have greater authority than the Prefects - which, as Ernie indignantly points out, makes the Prefect system completely superfluous. By that point, however, the school is in open rebellion and they end up making themselves targets.
* AdultsAreUseless: Throughout the book, Harry feels this way because the adults tend to keep him in the dark about what is happening, not to mention that the Ministry spends most of its energy making sure Harry and Dumbledore shut up about Voldemort by any means necessary. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in the end when it's explained to him they had very, very good reasons for keeping him in the dark [[spoiler:-- namely, Voldemort has figured out how to read Harry's thoughts --]], and Harry's own plan backfired spectacularly [[spoiler:because Voldemort had also figured out how to ''influence'' his thoughts]]. That said, Dumbledore concedes to Harry that he, Dumbledore, could have handled the situation better and allowed Harry to get more help, and misunderstood how Voldemort was trying to manipulate him.

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* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: Umbridge attempts to create one with her "Inquisitorial Squad", who can take points off people for whatever they feel like and have greater authority than the Prefects - -- which, as Ernie indignantly points out, makes the Prefect system completely superfluous. By that point, however, the school is in open rebellion and they end up making themselves targets.
* AdultsAreUseless: Throughout the book, Harry feels this way because the adults tend to keep him in the dark about what is happening, not to mention that the Ministry spends most of its energy making sure Harry and Dumbledore shut up about Voldemort by any means necessary. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] {{Subverted|Trope}} in the end when it's explained to him they had very, very perfectly good reasons for keeping him in the dark [[spoiler:-- namely, [[spoiler:(namely, Voldemort has figured out how to read Harry's thoughts --]], thoughts)]], and Harry's own plan backfired spectacularly [[spoiler:because Voldemort had also figured out how to ''influence'' his thoughts]]. That said, Dumbledore concedes to Harry that he, Dumbledore, could have handled the situation better and allowed Harry to get more help, and misunderstood how Voldemort was trying to manipulate him.



* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: During the O.W.L.s astronomy finals (done at midnight on the Astronomy tower) the book has the students looking for the constellation Orion in June - Orion is ''behind the sun'' in June, so you couldn't see it even if you wanted to; and looking for Venus at midnight, which being the next planet closer to the sun is always well beneath the horizon at midnight. Not to mention the fact that in the Highlands of Scotland in June, the sky never gets dark enough to see any but the brightest stars; according to one website, sunset would be at about 11pm, the time the exam is supposed to start.

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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: During the O.W.L.s astronomy finals (done at midnight on the Astronomy tower) the book has the students looking for the constellation Orion in June - June. Orion is ''behind the sun'' in June, so you couldn't see it even if you wanted to; and to. Likewise, it's a fool's errand looking for Venus at midnight, which being the next planet closer to the sun is always well beneath the horizon at midnight. Not to mention the fact that in the Highlands of Scotland in June, the sky never gets dark enough to see any but the brightest stars; according to one website, sunset would be at about 11pm, the time the exam is supposed to start.



** Montague - He's left in a "confused" state for weeks due to Fred and George's prank. Exactly what happened isn't revealed until the next book: the Vanishing Cabinet was actually broken, meaning that Montague was left trapped in some sort of limbo and could only escape by apparating. He barely managed it, despite having not yet passed his test, and it almost killed him. Presumably the Twins did not know this, as they assumed that all the cabinet would do was send him somewhere.

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** Montague - Montague. He's left in a "confused" state for weeks due to Fred and George's prank. Exactly what happened isn't revealed until the next book: the Vanishing Cabinet was actually broken, meaning that Montague was left trapped in some sort of limbo and could only escape by apparating. He barely managed it, despite having not yet passed his test, and it almost killed him. Presumably the Twins did not know this, as they assumed that all the cabinet would do was send him somewhere.



* BarredFromTheAfterlife: As Sir Nicholas explains, ghosts are created when a wizard / witch chooses not to pass on to the afterlife. Unfortunately, there don't seem to be any takebacks - Nick has had centuries to wonder if he made the right choice.

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* BarredFromTheAfterlife: As Sir Nicholas explains, ghosts are created when a wizard / or witch chooses not to pass on to the afterlife. Unfortunately, there don't seem to be any takebacks - -- Nick has had centuries to wonder if he made the right choice.



* BigEntrance: Dumbledore makes one of these after professor Trelawney has been sacked, by opening the castle's huge double doors by himself and striding through them. Harry notes how impressive he can make the simple act of walking through a door.

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* BigEntrance: Dumbledore makes one of these after professor Trelawney has been sacked, by opening the castle's huge double doors by himself and striding through them. Harry notes [[MundaneMadeAwesome how impressive he can make the simple act of walking through a door.]]



* BluntYes: Mad Eye Moody to Uncle Vernon at the end of the book:
-->'''Uncle Vernon:''' [[IsThatAThreat Are you threatening me, sir?]]
-->'''Mad Eye:''' Yes, I am.

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* BluntYes: Mad Eye Mad-Eye Moody to Uncle Vernon at the end of the book:
-->'''Uncle Vernon:''' Vernon''': [[IsThatAThreat Are you threatening me, sir?]]
-->'''Mad Eye:'''
sir?]]\\
'''Mad-Eye''':
Yes, I am.



** Sirius's gift of the penknife that can unlock doors goes mostly unused, although he uses it to break into [[spoiler:Umbridge's office]] until he brings it to the Ministry of Magic. However when he tries to use it, it melts and is never seen again.

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** Sirius's Sirius' gift of the penknife that can unlock doors goes mostly unused, although he uses it to break into [[spoiler:Umbridge's office]] until he brings it to the Ministry of Magic. However when he tries to use it, it melts and is never seen again.



* CorporalPunishment:
** Umbridge does not hesitate to use it on "problematic" students... to the tune of WritingLines with a quill that ''carves the words into their hand and uses their own blood as ink''.
** According to Rowling, the quill was ''invented by Umbridge''.
* CrimeOfSelfDefense: The ministry tries to nail Harry for breaking the {{Masquerade}} after he defends himself from a dementor attack.
* CrutchCharacter: Harry winds up being this from the perspective of the Gryffindor Quidditch team. Ron has crippling confidence issues interfering with his ability to play keeper, not helped by the Slytherins' bullying strategy of singing a sarcastic idolization song painting him as Slytherin's greatest weapon because he sucks so badly. Harry manages to save the first game of the year from Ron's poor performance by catching the snitch, but when he's banned from Quidditch due to the events after the match, the team is scrambling to replace him, Fred and George while Ron needs to improve quickly. [[spoiler:In the end, Ron does come through, and Gryffindor wins the Cup without Harry, and would do so again in Book 6]].
* CurseCutShort: Implied when Hermione starts to (presumably) call Umbridge a bitch, but Malfoy interrupts her and docks points from Gryffindor.

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* CorporalPunishment:
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CorporalPunishment: Umbridge does not hesitate to use it on "problematic" students... to the tune of WritingLines with a quill that ''carves the words into their hand and uses their own blood as ink''.
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ink''. According to Rowling, the quill was ''invented by Umbridge''.
Umbridge ''invented'' that quill.
* CrimeOfSelfDefense: The ministry Ministry tries to nail Harry for breaking the {{Masquerade}} after he defends himself from a dementor Dementor attack.
* CrutchCharacter: Harry winds up being this from the perspective of the Gryffindor Quidditch team. Ron has crippling confidence issues interfering with his ability to play keeper, not helped by the Slytherins' bullying strategy of singing a sarcastic idolization song painting him as Slytherin's greatest weapon because he sucks so badly. Harry manages to save the first game of the year from Ron's poor performance by catching the snitch, but when he's banned from Quidditch due to the events after the match, the team is scrambling to replace him, Fred and George while Ron needs to improve quickly. [[spoiler:In the end, Ron does come through, and Gryffindor wins the Cup without Harry, and would do so again in Book 6]].
6.]]
* CurseCutShort: Implied when Hermione starts to (presumably) to call Umbridge a bitch, but Malfoy interrupts her and docks points from Gryffindor.



* DemonicPossession: Initially subverted. Harry becomes afraid that he's being possessed by Voldemort but after a talk with Ginny - who knows the difference - realises he's not. [[spoiler: Voldemort tries to possess him in the climax]].

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* DemonicPossession: Initially subverted. Harry becomes afraid that he's being possessed by Voldemort but after a talk with Ginny - Ginny, who knows the difference - from ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'', realises he's not. [[spoiler: Voldemort tries to possess him in the climax]].



** After humiliating Snape with some bullying, but physically harmless hexes, Snape retaliates with ''Sectumsempra'', a curse that causes the victim to bleed "as though he had been slashed with an invisible sword." Luckily, the curse only grazed James's cheek (and even that was enough to get blood on his robes).

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** After humiliating Snape with some bullying, but physically harmless hexes, Snape retaliates with ''Sectumsempra'', a curse that causes the victim to bleed "as though he had been slashed with an invisible sword." Luckily, the curse only grazed James's James' cheek (and even that was enough to get blood on his robes).



* DoWrongRight: When Peeves tries to do a FallingChandelierOfDoom to Umbridge...
-->...Harry witnessed Professor [=McGonagall=] walking right past Peeves, who was determinedly loosening a crystal chandelier, and could have sworn he heard her tell the poltergeist out of the corner of her mouth, "It unscrews the other way."



-->'''Creator/StephenFry''': So if any of you hear someone pronounce her name [[Creator/JKRowling "Rohw-ling"]], you have my permission to hit them over the head with not with ''Order of the Phoenix'', that would be cruel. Something smaller; like a fridge.

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-->'''Creator/StephenFry''': So if any of you hear someone pronounce her name [[Creator/JKRowling "Rohw-ling"]], "Rohw-ling", you have my permission to hit them over the head with not with ''Order of the Phoenix'', that would be cruel. Something smaller; like a fridge.



* DoWrongRight: When Peeves tries to do a FallingChandelierOfDoom to Umbridge...
-->...Harry witnessed Professor [=McGonagall=] walking right past Peeves, who was determinedly loosening a crystal chandelier, and could have sworn he heard her tell the poltergeist out of the corner of her mouth, "It unscrews the other way."
* DramaticIrony: A ''reverse'' example. When Petunia mentions "That ''horrible'' boy" telling Lily Evans (Harry's mother) about Dementors, we think she means James...as we find out in ''HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' we learn she actually means [[spoiler:Severus Snape.]]

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* DoWrongRight: When Peeves tries to do a FallingChandelierOfDoom to Umbridge...
-->...Harry witnessed Professor [=McGonagall=] walking right past Peeves, who was determinedly loosening a crystal chandelier, and could have sworn he heard her tell the poltergeist out of the corner of her mouth, "It unscrews the other way."
* DramaticIrony: A ''reverse'' example. When Petunia mentions "That ''horrible'' boy" telling Lily Evans (Harry's mother) about Dementors, he and we think she means James...James ... as we find out in ''HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' we learn she actually means [[spoiler:Severus Snape.]]



* EveryoneIsRelated: In this book, we belatedly find out that Sirius Black, Draco Malfoy and Bellatrix Lestrange are all cousins, and that Arthur Weasley is a distant relative of all of them. Eagle-eyed readers might have noted that the first three characters are all [[StellarThemeNaming named after constellations]], save for Bellatrix which is a star in the Orion constellation.

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* EveryoneIsRelated: In this book, we belatedly find out that Sirius Black, Draco Malfoy Malfoy, and Bellatrix Lestrange are all cousins, and that Arthur Weasley is a distant relative of all of them. Eagle-eyed readers might have noted that the first three characters are all [[StellarThemeNaming named after constellations]], save for Bellatrix Bellatrix, which is a star in the Orion constellation.



---> '''Bellatrix:''' You have to ''mean them'', Potter! You need to really want to cause pain... to enjoy it... righteous anger won't hurt me for long!

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---> '''Bellatrix:''' --->'''Bellatrix''': You have need to ''mean them'', really ''mean'' them, Potter! You need to really want to cause pain... to enjoy it... righteous anger won't hurt me for long!



--> "We're not going to use magic?", Ron ejaculated loudly.
* HeroicBSOD: Harry briefly experiences this when he [[spoiler:thinks Voldemort might be possessing him.]]

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--> "We're -->"We're not going to use magic?", magic?" Ron ejaculated loudly.
* HeroicBSOD: Harry briefly experiences this when he [[spoiler:thinks Voldemort might be possessing him.]]
loudly.



* HeroicBSOD: Harry briefly experiences this when he [[spoiler:thinks Voldemort might be possessing him.]]



* IdiotBall: Nearly '''everyone''' buys the cock and bull story that Dumbledore is a senile old crackpot, despite his well-earned reputation as one of the wisest and greatest wizards of the age.
* IfWeSurviveThis: Before his trial, Harry mentally promises to add ten galleons to the charity fountain if he's found not guilty. He ends up emptying his whole money-bag.
* IHaveNoSon: Sirius explains that this was his family's standard reaction whenever they produced someone halfway-decent.
* IllKillYou:
** Harry: "SHE KILLED [[spoiler: SIRIUS]]! SHE KILLED HIM - I'LL KILL HER!"
** And played with at the end of that book:
--->Malfoy glanced around. Harry knew he was checking for signs of teachers. Then he looked back at Harry and said in a low voice, "You're dead, Potter."\\
Harry raised his eyebrows. "Funny," he said, "you'd think I'd have stopped walking around..."

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* IdiotBall: Nearly '''everyone''' buys the cock and bull story that Dumbledore is a senile old crackpot, despite his well-earned reputation as one of the wisest and greatest wizards of the age.
* IfWeSurviveThis: Before his trial, Harry mentally promises to add ten galleons to the charity fountain if he's found not guilty. He ends up emptying his whole money-bag.
* IHaveNoSon: Sirius explains that this was his family's standard reaction whenever they produced someone halfway-decent. \n* IllKillYou: \n** Harry: "SHE KILLED [[spoiler: SIRIUS]]! SHE KILLED HIM - I'LL KILL HER!"\n** And played with at the end of that book:\n--->Malfoy glanced around. Harry knew he was checking for signs of teachers. Then he looked back at Harry and said in a low voice, "You're dead, Potter."\\\nHarry raised his eyebrows. "Funny," he said, "you'd think I'd have stopped walking around..."



* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Though the concept of stitches had been around for years prior to the mid 90s (since at least 500 BCE), it had never been picked up by the wizarding world, where much better healing methods made stitches look primitive. As a result, Molly scoffs at Arthur for using stitches as a method to try to close his venom wound that magic couldn't close. Unfortunately for him, stitches don't work either. This could possibly be because the venom dissolved them, or just Arthur's... deficient... understanding of Muggle technology.

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* IWarnedYou: [[spoiler:Prior to Harry's arrival at 12 Grimmauld Place, Dumbledore warned Sirius Kreacher needed to be treated with kindness and to be careful with him. He was afraid something like Kreacher's betrayal would happen, but Sirius ignored Dumbledore.]]
* IllKillYou:
** Harry: "SHE KILLED [[spoiler: SIRIUS]]! SHE KILLED HIM -- I'LL KILL HER!"
** And played with at the end of that book:
--->Malfoy glanced around. Harry knew he was checking for signs of teachers. Then he looked back at Harry and said in a low voice, "You're dead, Potter."\\
Harry raised his eyebrows. "Funny," he said, "you'd think I'd have stopped walking around..."
* IdiotBall: Nearly '''everyone''' buys the cock and bull story that Dumbledore is a senile old crackpot, despite his well-earned reputation as one of the wisest and greatest wizards of the age.
* IfWeSurviveThis: Before his trial, Harry mentally promises to add ten Galleons to the charity fountain if he's found not guilty. He ends up emptying his whole money-bag.
* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Though the concept of stitches had been around for years prior to the mid 90s 1995 (since at least 500 BCE), it had never been picked up by the wizarding world, where much better healing methods made stitches look primitive. As a result, Molly scoffs at Arthur for using stitches as a method to try to close his venom wound that magic couldn't close. Unfortunately for him, stitches don't work either. This could possibly be because the venom dissolved them, or just Arthur's... deficient... understanding of Muggle technology.



* IWarnedYou: [[spoiler:Prior to Harry's arrival at 12 Grimmauld Place, Dumbledore warned Sirius Kreacher needed to be treated with kindness and to be careful with him. He was afraid something like Kreacher's betrayal would happen, but Sirius ignored Dumbledore.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Harry himself acts as one towards his friends throughout the book. However, this is mitigated by the fact that it was to cover up the inferiority complex he felt after being subjected to the blood quill torture by Umbridge. It doesn't help that he's SurroundedByIdiots who are in complete denial of Voldemort's return. [[spoiler: He also seems to have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.]]

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* IWarnedYou: [[spoiler:Prior to Harry's arrival at 12 Grimmauld Place, Dumbledore warned Sirius Kreacher needed to be treated with kindness and to be careful with him. He was afraid something like Kreacher's betrayal would happen, but Sirius ignored Dumbledore.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Harry himself acts as one towards his friends throughout the book. However, this is mitigated by the fact that it was to cover up the inferiority complex he felt after being subjected to the blood quill torture by Umbridge. It doesn't help that he's SurroundedByIdiots who are in complete denial of Voldemort's return. [[spoiler: He also seems to have Post Traumatic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.]]



** Mrs. Weasley telling Sirius that he was a poor godfather because he was in prison for 13 years. She was motivated out of concern for Harry, and they do make up at Christmas, but seriously: not cool, Mrs. Weasley.

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** Mrs. Weasley telling Sirius that he was a poor godfather because he was in prison for 13 twelve years. She was motivated out of concern for Harry, and they do make up at Christmas, but seriously: not cool, Mrs. Weasley.



** Bellatrix Lestrange taunts Neville by saying that she's had the pleasure of meeting his parents. She then follows by [[spoiler:taunting Harry about Sirius's death up until he tries the Cruciatus curse on him.]]

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** Bellatrix Lestrange taunts Neville by saying that she's had the pleasure of meeting his parents. She then follows by [[spoiler:taunting Harry about Sirius's Sirius' death up until he tries the Cruciatus curse Curse on him.her.]]



* LawfulEvil: Umbridge, a Ministry official, ruins Defence Against the Dark Arts for everybody.



* LikeASonToMe: Molly about Harry, as if it wasn't clear already. Despite the huge fight going on when she says it, it's something of a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
* ListingTheFormsOfDegenerates: When a house-elf by the name of Kreacher rants about how Sirius Black is not as strict about the company he keeps as Walburga Black was.

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* LikeASonToMe: Molly about Harry, as if it wasn't clear already. Despite the huge fight going on when she says it, it's something of a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
rather SugarWiki/{{Heartwarmng Moment|s}}.
* ListingTheFormsOfDegenerates: When a house-elf by the name of called Kreacher rants about how Sirius Black is not as strict about the company he keeps as Walburga Black was.



* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: Umbridge, again, combining it with SadistTeacher, while addressing the students like they're 5-year-olds. ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' shows that she still acts this way outside of the classroom as well.

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* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: Umbridge, again, combining it with SadistTeacher, while addressing the students like they're 5-year-olds.five-year-olds. ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' shows that she still acts this way outside of the classroom as well.



** Umbridge begins her start-of-the-year speech in her normal MisplacedKindergartenTeacher persona (itself unprecedented since, as Harry notes, only Dumbledore had ever done this before), then switches to a PurpleProse-laden explanation of her plans for the school. Hermione [[TranslationYes summarizes it]] as "the Ministry's interfering at Hogwarts."



** The notorious Pensieve scene starts out like this. Harry is delighted [[spoiler: to see his father and his friends, goofing off and relaxing after the exams. He's a little miffed about his father showing off and acting like a ponce with the snitch but he and Sirius are cool, and then they spot Severus and the scene goes FromBadToWorse, with Harry's image about his father and his parents shattering, with Snape turning out to be right all this time about his father's ego.]]

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** The notorious Pensieve scene starts out like this. Harry is delighted [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to see his father and his friends, goofing off and relaxing after the exams. He's a little miffed about his father showing off and acting like a ponce with the snitch Snitch, but he and Sirius are cool, and then they spot Severus and the scene goes FromBadToWorse, with Harry's image about his father and his parents (especially James) shattering, with Snape turning out to be right all this time about his father's ego.]]



* MuggingTheMonster: The attempt of Umbridge and her Aurors to arrest Hagrid doesn't go to plan, due to his great size and strength, and the fact that his giant blood makes him immune to their stunning spells. When one of them stuns Fang, Hagrid picks up the individual responsible and throws him ten feet. He knocks out two more of his attackers before fleeing the castle grounds with Fang on his back.

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* MuggingTheMonster: The attempt of Umbridge and her Aurors to arrest Hagrid doesn't go according to plan, due to his great size and strength, and the fact that his giant blood makes him immune to their stunning spells.Stunning Spells. When one of them stuns Fang, Hagrid picks up the individual responsible and throws him ten feet. He knocks out two more of his attackers before fleeing the castle grounds with Fang on his back.



** Draco threatening Harry at the end of the book, with [[spoiler:his father in jail, which was Lucius's own fault for not being able to handle a group of children in the Ministry of Magic.]]
** [[spoiler:Once Harry and Dumbledore's claim that Voldemort has returned is confirmed]], ''The Daily Prophet'' writes an article about how brave Harry was for sticking to his story while having to "bear ridicule and slander". As Hermione notes, they were the ones who did all of the ridiculing and slandering in the first place.

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** Draco threatening Harry at the end of the book, with [[spoiler:his father in jail, which was Lucius's Lucius' own fault for not being able to handle a group of children in the Ministry of Magic.]]
** [[spoiler:Once Harry and Dumbledore's claim that Voldemort has returned is confirmed]], ''The confirmed beyond all question, ]]''The Daily Prophet'' writes an article about how brave Harry was for sticking to his story while having to "bear ridicule and slander". As Hermione notes, they were the ones who did all of the ridiculing and slandering in the first place.



* NoMereWindmill: People cling on to the belief that Voldemort cannot have returned. Thus they let the dark lord grow in power undisturbed, while they accuse Harry of being a WindmillCrusader and Dumbledore of being a ManipulativeBastard using this WindmillPolitical for some shadowy political game.
* NoodleIncident: Hagrid had a "slight disagreement" with a vampire in a pub near Minsk.

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* NoMereWindmill: People cling on to the belief that Voldemort cannot have returned. Thus Thus, they let the dark lord Dark Lord grow in power undisturbed, while they accuse Harry of being a WindmillCrusader and Dumbledore of being a ManipulativeBastard using this WindmillPolitical for some shadowy political game.
* NoodleIncident: Hagrid had a "slight disagreement" with a vampire in a pub near Minsk.
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* NoodleIncident: Hagrid had a "slight disagreement" with a vampire in a pub near Minsk.



** Ron's finest hour as Gryffindor keeper, when he helps them win the Cup, is never seen as during the match Harry and Hermione are away in the Forbidden Forest with Hagrid meeting his giant half-brother Grawp.

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** Ron's finest hour as Gryffindor keeper, Keeper, when he helps them win the Cup, is never seen as during the match Harry and Hermione are away in the Forbidden Forest with Hagrid meeting his giant half-brother Grawp.



-->'''Dumbledore:''' Well, it's just that you seem to be labouring under the delusion that I am going to... what is the phrase? Ah, "Come quietly".

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-->'''Dumbledore:''' -->'''Dumbledore''': Well, it's just that you seem to be labouring under the delusion that I am going to... what is the phrase? Ah, "Come phrase? ..."come quietly".



-->'''Ron''': Are you feeling all right?
-->'''Hermione''': Now you mention it... d'you know... I think I'm feeling a bit... ''rebellious''.

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-->'''Ron''': Are you feeling all right?
-->'''Hermione''':
right?\\
'''Hermione''':
Now you mention it... d'you know... I think I'm feeling a bit... ''rebellious''.



* PairTheSpares: {{Inverted}}, in a piece of foreshadowing so indirect that it was probably put in by Rowling just to amuse herself. You ''start'' by asking yourself what exactly the purpose of Michael Corner and Cho Chang hooking up was....

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* PairTheSpares: {{Inverted}}, {{Inverted|Trope}}, in a piece of foreshadowing so indirect that it was probably put in by Rowling just to amuse herself. You ''start'' by asking yourself what exactly the purpose of Michael Corner and Cho Chang hooking up was....



** Marietta Edgecombe [[spoiler: grudgingly betrays [[LaResistance Dumbledore's Army]], essentially a self-defense club, for fear of endangering her mother's job]]. Hermione Granger jinxes her face to erupt in huge, irremovable pimples that spell "SNEAK." She, and, not surprisingly J.K. Rowling, think this is completely justified. Hermione refuses to remove them, and the girl is [[ScarsAreForever left with scars for the rest of her life]].
*** Possibly case of YMMV since what Marietta did ,could (& almost did) result in expulsion & subsequent destruction of future prospects for a large number of students including her best friend , '''at the very least'''. And it should be pointed out ( & has been, elsewhere in this page) that several other students had parents working in the Ministry & did not rat out their friends. So many might understandably find Marietta's pimples a just dessert.

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** Marietta Edgecombe [[spoiler: grudgingly [[spoiler:grudgingly betrays [[LaResistance Dumbledore's Army]], essentially a self-defense club, for fear of endangering her mother's job]]. Hermione Granger jinxes her face to erupt in huge, irremovable pimples that spell "SNEAK." She, and, not surprisingly J.K. Rowling, think this is completely justified. Hermione refuses to remove them, and the girl is [[ScarsAreForever left with scars for the rest of her life]].
*** Possibly case of YMMV since what [[spoiler:what Marietta did ,could (& did, could (and almost did) result in expulsion & and subsequent destruction of future prospects for a large number of over two dozen students including her best friend , friend, '''at the very least'''. And it should be pointed out ( & (and has been, elsewhere in this page) that several other students had parents working in the Ministry & and did not rat out their friends. So many might understandably find Marietta's pimples a just dessert.]]



* RandomPasserbyAdvice: [[{{Poltergeist}} Peeves]] is allowed to cause chaos in the school with impunity since the other teachers enjoy watching [[TyrantTakesTheHelm Umbridge]] suffer. At one point he is trying to [[FallingChandelierOfDoom drop a large and dangerous chandelier]], and [[TheHero Harry]] could swear he heard a passing [[SternTeacher Professor [=McGonagall=]]] mutter "it unscrews the other way."
* RealityEnsues: No matter how much Harry has trained Ron, Hermione, Neville, Ginny and Luna, they're still picked off one by one (non--fatally) by the Death Eaters during the climax.
** The Dursley's raising of Dudley results in his becoming a juvenile delinquent.

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* RandomPasserbyAdvice: [[{{Poltergeist}} Peeves]] is allowed to cause chaos in the school with impunity since the other teachers enjoy watching [[TyrantTakesTheHelm Umbridge]] suffer. At one point he is trying to [[FallingChandelierOfDoom drop a large and dangerous chandelier]], and [[TheHero Harry]] could swear he heard a passing [[SternTeacher Professor [=McGonagall=]]] McGonagall]] mutter "it unscrews the other way."
* RealityEnsues: No matter how much Harry has trained Ron, Hermione, Neville, Ginny and Luna, they're still picked off one by one (non--fatally) by the Death Eaters during the climax.
** The Dursley's raising of Dudley results in his becoming a juvenile delinquent.
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* RealityEnsues: Harry had trained Ron, Hermione, Neville, Ginny, and Luna the best he could, but they're still picked off one by one (non-fatally) by the Death Eaters during the climax.
** The Dursleys' raising of Dudley has helped make him a juvenile {{delinquent}}.



** An unintentional one that demonstrates what happens when you train readers to stop a ChekhovsGunman. Early on in the book, Dudley brags about having beat up a boy by the name of Mark Evans. Later, "Evans" is revealed to be the maiden name of Harry's mother, Lily. Rowling states that she made up a name on the fly for the less-important character and didn't notice the issue until fans started trying to connect the two.

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** An unintentional one that demonstrates what happens when you train readers to stop a ChekhovsGunman. Early on in the book, Harry notes that Dudley brags bragged about having beat up a boy by the name of Mark Evans. Later, "Evans" is revealed to be the maiden name of Harry's mother, Lily. Rowling states that she made up a name on the fly for the less-important character and didn't notice the issue until [[EpilepticTrees fans started trying to connect the two.]]
** [[spoiler:Zacharias Smith]] is the DA's knee-jerk CommanderContrarian and, in his EstablishingCharacterMoment, expresses skepticism about Harry's story that Voldemort used the Triwizard Tournament to resurrect himself. He's also noted as the last person to sign the membership parchment. [[spoiler:Marietta Edgecombe]] is the eventual traitor.



* ResignationsNotAccepted: Sirius notes that the Death Eaters work like this while discussing his late brother Regulus. Unsurprisingly, Voldemort isn't inclined to let people go if they have a sudden crisis of conscience.
* TheReveal:

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* ResignationsNotAccepted: Sirius notes that the Death Eaters work like this while discussing his late brother Regulus. Unsurprisingly, Voldemort isn't inclined to let people go if they have a sudden crisis of conscience.
CuriousQualmsOfConscience.
* TheReveal: TheReveal:



* RightForTheWrongReasons: In the film, Finnegan's mother changes her (and her son's) mind about Harry telling the truth after the Ministry says Sirius Black engineered the Death Eaters' escape from Azkaban, although from her viewpoint this should be valid reasoning.

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* RightForTheWrongReasons: In the film, Finnegan's mother Mrs Finnigan changes her mind (and her son's) Seamus') mind about Harry telling the truth after the Ministry says Sirius Black engineered the Death Eaters' escape from Azkaban, although from her viewpoint this should be valid reasoning.



* ScottyTime: Umbridge apparently thinks brewing Veritaserum works this way. [[SubvertedTrope It doesn't,]] Snape informs her it needs a full cycle of the moon to brew and therefore would take at least a month. In both the movie and book she depleted Snape's stock herself; in the book by putting the entire vial in Harry's tea (which he is intelligent enough not to drink, and which in any case was fake) while she's interrogating him, and in the movie by interrogating every student in the school. It's revealed in the movie that the reason that the DA is found out is that she uses it on Cho, forcing her to give up the location of the Room of Requirement.

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* ScottyTime: Umbridge apparently thinks brewing Veritaserum works this way. [[SubvertedTrope It doesn't,]] doesn't]]: Snape informs her it needs a full cycle of the moon to brew and therefore would take at least a month. In both the movie and book she depleted Snape's stock herself; in the book by putting the entire vial in Harry's tea (which he is intelligent enough not to drink, and which in any case was fake) while she's interrogating him, and in the movie by interrogating every student in the school. It's revealed in the movie that the reason that the DA is found out is that she uses it on Cho, forcing her to give up the location of the Room of Requirement.



** When Luna gives a speech to Harry about how she believes him, Hermione just ''has'' to attack her about the silly things she believes in. Harry understandably calls her out for this.
--> "Mind not offending the only people who believe me?"

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** When Luna gives a speech to Harry about how she believes him, Hermione just ''has'' to attack her about the silly things she believes in. Harry understandably calls her out for this.
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this: "Mind not offending the only people who believe me?"



* SuddenlyShouting: The infamous scene in Grimmauld Place where Harry starts shouting at Ron and Hermione, rendered as a full page of dialogue in block capitals. It's even a meta example: the shouting starts at the top of the page, which means that the reader, after getting through a rather sedate conversation, are suddenly assaulted by an eye-searing passage when they turn the page.

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* SuddenlyShouting: The infamous scene in Grimmauld Place where Harry starts shouting at Ron and Hermione, rendered as a full page of dialogue in block capitals. It's even a meta example: the shouting starts at the top of the page, which means that the reader, readers, after getting through a rather sedate conversation, are suddenly assaulted by an eye-searing passage when they turn the page.



* ThereAreNoTherapists

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* ThereAreNoTherapistsThereAreNoTherapists:



* ThereShouldBeALaw: Played with twice by Fudge and Umbridge. During Harry's trial Dumbledore states that there is no law stating that the Ministry can hand out school punishment; Fudge murmurs "Laws can be changed". When Dumbledore over-rules Umbridge, forcing her to reform the Gryffindor Quidditch team, she calls up Fudge and receives a nice educational decree ([[LampshadeHanging "Oh not another one!"]]) giving her absolute power.
* ThrowEmToTheWolves: Or any quadruped of equivalent grouchiness (centaurs). Hermione tricks Umbridge into entering the Forbidden Forest while concurrently tricking the centaurs into finding them, and Umbridge's FantasticRacism did the rest. The herd of Centaurs [[ExitPursuedByABear carries her away]]. [[spoiler: It gets a little dark if you know anything about the legends of centaurs, specifically what they do to women. But Hermione wouldn't know that obscure detail about a magical species, right?...right?...If she did she wouldn't have...would she?]]
* TimeTravel: No one time travels in this book, but there was time travel in book 3. Notice how Rowling has an errant spell hit the case filled with time turners? Rowling says this destroyed the contents of the case that this was to ensure the reader knew she wasn't going to use TimeTravel as an a plot device in any of the final books.

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* ThereShouldBeALaw: Played with twice by Fudge and Umbridge. During Harry's trial Dumbledore states that there is no law stating that the Ministry can hand out school punishment; Fudge murmurs "Laws can be changed". When Dumbledore over-rules Umbridge, forcing her to reform the Gryffindor Quidditch team, she calls up Fudge and receives a nice educational decree ([[LampshadeHanging "Oh "Oh, not another one!"]]) giving her absolute power.
* ThrowEmToTheWolves: Or any quadruped of equivalent grouchiness (centaurs).(centaurs in this case). Hermione tricks Umbridge into entering the Forbidden Forest while concurrently tricking the centaurs into finding them, and Umbridge's FantasticRacism did the rest. The herd of Centaurs [[ExitPursuedByABear carries her away]]. [[spoiler: It gets a little dark if you know anything about the legends of centaurs, specifically what they do to women. But Hermione wouldn't know that obscure detail about a magical species, right?...right?...right? ... Right? ... If she did she wouldn't have...did, would she?]]
she have?]]
* TimeTravel: No one time travels Nobody time-travels in this book, but there was time travel in book 3. ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''. Notice how Rowling has an errant spell hit the case filled with time turners? Time-Turners? Rowling says this destroyed the contents of the case that this was to ensure the reader knew she wasn't going to wouldn't use TimeTravel as an a plot device in any of the final books.



* TranslationByVolume: Umbridge maliciously speaks to Hagrid in loud, slow and unpleasant manner in order to make him look dumb and oafish, setting him up so she can fire him later. Hagrid responds in the same manner while trying to communicate what thestrals are, albeit in a confused and would-be helpful manner rather than a malicious one.
* TraumaCongaLine: ''Deathly Hallows'' is the only other book in the series that piles as much misery on the protagonist, and it's still a pretty close call. It starts with Harry dealing with [=PTSD=], recurring nightmares and no company but his abusive relatives. Every time he thinks it can't get worse, it does.

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* TranslationByVolume: Umbridge maliciously speaks to Hagrid in a loud, slow slow, and unpleasant manner in order to make him look dumb and oafish, setting him up so she can fire him later. Hagrid responds in the same manner while trying to communicate explain what thestrals Thestrals are, albeit in a confused and would-be helpful manner rather than a malicious one.
* TranslationYes: Hermione is, of course, the only student who doesn't succumb to AttentionDeficitOohShiny during Umbridge's boring, long-winded speech on the first day of term. She has to answer her own 'pop quiz' to Ron and Harry about two representative lines therefrom, and does it in this way: "It means the Ministry's interfering at Hogwarts."
* TraumaCongaLine: ''Deathly Hallows'' is the only other book in the series that piles as much misery on the protagonist, and it's still a pretty close call. It starts with Harry dealing with [=PTSD=], PTSD, recurring nightmares and no company but his abusive relatives. Every time he thinks it can't get worse, it does.



* WhoWouldBeStupidEnough: Mrs Weasley hasn't heard of a branch of Muggle medicine called 'stitches' when Arthur brings it up in conversation, but it sounds like he wants to sew his skin back together and not even he's stupid enough to consider that...
--> "WHAT DO YOU MEAN, THAT'S THE GENERAL IDEA?"

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* WhoWouldBeStupidEnough: Mrs Molly Weasley hasn't hadn't heard of a branch of Muggle medicine called 'stitches' when before Arthur brings it up in conversation, but it sounds like he wants to sew his skin back together and not even he's stupid enough to consider that...
--> "WHAT -->"WHAT DO YOU MEAN, THAT'S THE GENERAL IDEA?"



* WritingLines: Umbridge forces Harry to do this every day for a week, with a [[CorporalPunishment painful twist]] - the quill magically carves the words being written into his hand, and the ink is ''his own blood''. It leaves a permanent scar on the back of his hand that is mentioned multiple times throughout the rest of the series, usually when a member of the Ministry asks Harry to do something that he believes to be wrong.

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* WritingLines: Umbridge forces Harry to do this every day for a week, with a [[CorporalPunishment painful twist]] - -- the quill magically carves the words being written into his hand, and the ink is ''his own blood''. It leaves a permanent scar on the back of his hand that is mentioned multiple times throughout the rest of the series, usually when a member of the Ministry asks Harry to do something that he believes to be wrong.



* YouKeepUsingThatWord: In the final chapter, the trio talk about how Harry had been "forced to bear ridicule and slander," and Hermione mentions that the Daily Prophet failed to mention that it was they themselves that had ridiculed and slandered Harry. In fact, what the Daily Prophet had done to Harry was not '''slander''', but '''libel'''.
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame:

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* YouKeepUsingThatWord: In the final chapter, the trio talk about how Harry had been "forced to bear ridicule and slander," and Hermione mentions that the Daily Prophet ''Daily Prophet'' failed to mention that it was they themselves that had ridiculed and slandered Harry. In fact, what the Daily Prophet had done ''Daily Prophet'' did to Harry was not '''slander''', but '''libel'''.
'''libel'''.
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame:



** After serving a week's worth of detention with Umbridge, Harry writes a letter to Sirius. In case any letter-thief gets hold of the letter, Harry goes out of his way to veil his messages (addressing the letter to "Snuffles", for instance). When referring to Umbridge, Harry writes "she's nearly as nice as your mum", which, given Sirius' mother (or, rather, her portrait) is an obnoxious bigot, [[StealthInsult isn't meant to be flattering]].

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** After serving a week's worth of detention with Umbridge, Harry writes a letter to Sirius. In case any letter-thief gets hold of the letter, letter (about which he turns out to be ProperlyParanoid), Harry goes out of his way to veil his messages (addressing the letter to "Snuffles", for instance). When referring to Umbridge, Harry writes "she's nearly as nice as your mum", which, given Sirius' mother (or, rather, her portrait) is an obnoxious bigot, [[StealthInsult isn't meant to be flattering]].
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* TreacheryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: [[spoiler:The curse Hermione gave to anyone ratting on Dumbledore's Army was a permanent marking on the front]].
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* CerebusRetcon: The Marauders get a major one. Their classic snarky banter among each other, immortalized in the Marauder's Map in Book 3, where it mockingly insults Snape for his appearance, gets played in a much darker light when that same banter is followed by them cruelly attacking Snape.
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* GoldenMeanFallacy: Umbridge uses this in her opening speech, suggesting that she represents a middle ground between tradition and change. If that's so, we'd hate to see what "change" looks like.
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* GoodCannotComprehendEvil: Why Harry's attempt at the Cruciatus Curse on Bellatrix is a NoSell. He's not able to bring himself to want to cause pain for it's own sake.
---> '''Bellatrix:''' You have to ''mean them'', Potter! You need to really want to cause pain... to enjoy it... righteous anger won't hurt me for long!
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