History Literature / HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix

25th May '16 1:06:08 PM nighttrainfm
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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. By that point, however, the school is in open rebellion and they end up making themselves targets.

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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.Prefects - which, as Ernie indignantly points, makes the whole Prefect system completely superfluous. By that point, however, the school is in open rebellion and they end up making themselves targets.
24th May '16 2:00:41 PM Anddrix
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This entry was in the works longer than any other book in the series besides the first one. In the three-year gap between ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' and ''Order of the Phoenix'', speculation flew, {{Fanfic}}s such as ''Fanfic/TheDracoTrilogy'' reigned, and the franchise took off as a global entertainment brand after the release of the [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheSorcerersStone first]] [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets two]] films, which all led up to the release of ''Order'' becoming one of the biggest entertainment events of 2003.

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This entry was in the works longer than any other book in the series besides the first one. In the three-year gap between ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' and ''Order of the Phoenix'', speculation flew, {{Fanfic}}s such as ''Fanfic/TheDracoTrilogy'' reigned, and the franchise took off as a global entertainment brand after the release of the [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheSorcerersStone [[Film/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone first]] [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets two]] films, which all led up to the release of ''Order'' becoming one of the biggest entertainment events of 2003.
14th May '16 1:49:20 PM nighttrainfm
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* RedHerring: 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. WordOfGod 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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* RedHerring: RedHerring:
** An unintentional one that demonstrates what happens when you train readers to stop a ChekhovsGunman.
Early on in the book 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. WordOfGod states that she made up a name on the fly for the less important less-important character and didn't notice the issue until fans started trying to connect the two.
14th Apr '16 11:14:16 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: [[spoiler: Sirius gives Harry one last Christmas gift just as he goes back to Hogwarts at the end of the holidays, but Harry doesn't open it for fear it's something dangerous to Sirius, and it's placed in his trunk and forgotten. Much later, after Sirius is dead, Harry unwraps the gift and discovers what it is - a magic mirror that will allow for much easier communication, after the disaster Harry had trying to get a hold of Sirius in the previous book. Had Harry opened the gift sooner, he could have been able to check with Sirius - saving him from the events that ended up leading to Sirius's death. Hell, if Sirius had just ''told'' Harry about the mirror when they're talking about James, it would have saved a lot of grief. ]]
6th Apr '16 10:04:13 AM k410ren
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* BrainInAJar: The ministry has a big tank full.

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* BrainInAJar: The ministry has a big tank full.full, which [[spoiler: Ron]] falls foul of during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries.



* DarkenedBuildingShootout: The climax of the book is this, as the Death Eaters and Dumbledore's Army have a shootout throughout the Department of Mysteries

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* DarkenedBuildingShootout: The climax of the book is this, as the Death Eaters and Dumbledore's Army have a shootout throughout the Department of MysteriesMysteries.


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* DwindlingParty: Harry goes to the Ministry with Ron, Hermione, Neville, Ginny and Luna to rescue Sirius. When the Death Eaters are revealed and Harry's group gets into a shootout, they're picked off one by one.
** Hermione: [[spoiler: severely injured by Antonin Dolohov.]]
** Ron: [[spoiler: hit with an unknown curse that causes him to laugh at everything, then is entangled by the brains when he summons one.]]
** Ginny: [[spoiler: ankle broken, then shot in the face by a Stunning Spell.]]
** Luna: [[spoiler: shot by Death Eaters.]]
2nd Apr '16 8:37:33 PM Airedale260
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* ObfuscatingStupidty: Snape pulls this in Umbridge's office when Harry [[spoiler: passes him a coded message that he's seen Sirius being tortured by Voldemort in the Department of Mysteries. This does backfire somewhat when Snape, unable to confirm that he understood the message in Umbridge's presence, dismisses it and Harry in his usual abrasive manner and Harry assumes Snape has just ignored him]].

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* ObfuscatingStupidty: ObfuscatingStupidity: Snape pulls this in Umbridge's office when Harry [[spoiler: passes him a coded message that he's seen Sirius being tortured by Voldemort in the Department of Mysteries. This does backfire somewhat when Snape, unable to confirm that he understood the message in Umbridge's presence, dismisses it and Harry in his usual abrasive manner and Harry assumes Snape has just ignored him]].
28th Mar '16 8:15:52 AM ZarbiNerada
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** The hospital wards we see seem to be named for high-profile patients. The one for long-term spell damage is named Janus Thickey, who faked having been eaten by a lethifold so he could desert his wife and move in with his mistress. The implication is that his wife hexed the bejabbers out of him when she found out.
25th Mar '16 4:30:17 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* UnstoppableRage: When Umbridge attempts to sack Hagrid, he loses his temper and the team of Auror's she brought along for it attempt to arrest him, but [[NoSell their spells just bounce off him]]. When Fang gets blasted trying to defend him, [[BerserkButton Hagrid LOSES it]] and throws the man responsible around like a rag doll. He only gets angrier when they stun [=McGonagall=] when she tries to intervene and knocks two more men senseless with a single blow each before picking up Fang and simply leaving. The students who witness it are slightly scared by the display.
-->None of them had ever seen Hagrid in a real temper before.
2nd Mar '16 5:43:02 AM outlander2012
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** Snape, as per usual, gets his quota in (not including his usual to do with Harry). Consider the below example in the runup to the first Quidditch match between Gryffindor and Slytherin;
-->''"Snape was no obviously less partisan...He was also turning a deaf ear to the many reports of Slytherin attempts to hex Gryffindor players in the corridors. When Alicia Spinnet turned up in the hospital wing with her eyebrows growing so thick and fast they obscured her vision and obstructed her mouth, Snape insisted she must have attempted a Hair-Thickening Charm on herself and refused to listen to the fourteen eye-witnesses who insisted they'd seen the Slytherin Keeper, Miles Bletchley, hit her from behind with a jinx while she worked in the library"''.



* ObfuscatingStupidty: Snape pulls this in Umbridge's office when Harry [[spoiler: passes him a coded message that he's seen Sirius being tortured by Voldemort in the Department of Mysteries. This does backfire somewhat when Snape, unable to confirm that he understood the message in Umbridge's presence, dismisses it and Harry in his usual abrasive manner and Harry assumes Snape has just ignored him]].



* 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...

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* WhoWouldBeStupidEnough: Mrs Weasley hasn't heard of a branch of muggle 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...
25th Jan '16 10:35:20 AM k410ren
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* DarkenedBuildingShootout: The climax of the book is this, as the Death Eaters and Dumbledore's Army have a shootout throughout the Department of Mysteries



* RealDreamsAreWeirder: Used for MoodWhiplash when Harry, before seeing Mr. Weasley attacked by Nagini, has a dream in which Cho Chang finds him in the Room of Requirement and demands Chocolate Frog cards while he's trying to put up Christmas decorations shaped like Dobby's head. Also his dream of watching Neville and Professor Sprout waltz in the Room of Requirement while Professor [=McGonagall=] [[EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes plays the bagpipes]]. And Ron and Hermione wearing crowns after they get named Prefect. There was also the dream where he nearly got shot by a walking cannon.

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* 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.
* RealDreamsAreWeirder: Used for MoodWhiplash when Harry, before seeing Mr. Weasley attacked by Nagini, has a dream in which Cho Chang finds him in the Room of Requirement and demands Chocolate Frog cards while he's trying to put up Christmas decorations shaped like Dobby's head. Also his dream of watching Neville and Professor Sprout waltz in the Room of Requirement while Professor [=McGonagall=] [[EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes plays the bagpipes]]. And Ron and Hermione wearing crowns after they get named Prefect.Prefect and Mrs. Weasley sobbing over Kreacher's corpse. There was also the dream where he nearly got shot by a walking cannon.
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