History Literature / HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix

17th Apr '18 3:12:36 PM StarTropes
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** After Voldemort's return has been confirmed beyond question, the {{Denouement}} reveals that the public's trust in Minister "HeadInTheSandManagement" Fudge is rapidly disintegrating. The next book shows just how far he ends up falling.
6th Apr '18 2:55:04 PM BananaPancakes
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** Malfoy pushes Neville's early in the year, exploiting the rumours that Harry has gone insane via spell damage and suggesting that therefore he belongs in St. Mungo's Hospital. Neville's parents are there for that reason. [[LetMeAtHim It takes Harry and Ron's restraint for him not to beat Malfoy senseless.]]



* BigLittleBrother: Grawp for Hagrid. {{Lampshaded}} when Hagrid ''says'' that Grawp is his "little brother" and Harry and Hermione give him looks of confusion.

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* BigLittleBrother: Grawp for Hagrid. {{Lampshaded}} Lampshaded when Hagrid ''says'' that Grawp is his "little brother" and Harry and Hermione give him looks of confusion.



** Harry's claims of Voldemort returning, and pretty much anything [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Luna]] says. With Harry there's really no excuse given his track record: the Philosopher's Stone being stolen, not being the one petrifying Muggle-borns, Sirius being innocent, et cetera. Though with Luna, it's really a toss up. Some of the stuff she claims turns out to be true. Others not so much.

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** Harry's claims of Voldemort returning, and pretty much anything [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Luna]] says. With Harry there's really no excuse given his track record: the Philosopher's Stone being stolen, not being the one petrifying Muggle-borns, Sirius being innocent, et cetera. Though with Luna, it's really a toss up. toss-up. Some of the stuff she her claims turns turn out to be true. Others not so much.true; others, less so.



* LesCollaborateurs: The Inquisitorial Squad, which seems to be made up entirely of Slytherins, is a group of students who help enforce the tyrannical rule of the government's agent in Hogwarts, Professor Dolores Umbridge.

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* LesCollaborateurs: The Inquisitorial Squad, which seems to be made up consist entirely of Slytherins, is a group of students who help enforce the tyrannical rule of the government's agent in Hogwarts, Professor Dolores Umbridge.



* 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.]]

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* 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, 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.]]



* 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."
** Villainous example; when Harry [[spoiler:uses a Cruciatus Curse on Bellatrix, she screams for a few minutes. Then the curse wears off. She shouts at him that righteous fury won't do the trick; he has to ''want'' to hurt her badly.]]



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



-->'''Creator/StephenFry''': So if any of you hear someone pronounce her name [[NoPronunciationGuide "Rohw-ling"]], you have my permission to hit them over the head with not with ''Order of the Phoenix'', [[InsultToRocks 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."
** Villainous example; when Harry [[spoiler:uses a Cruciatus Curse on Bellatrix, she screams for a few minutes. Then the curse wears off. She shouts at him that righteous fury won't do the trick; he has to ''want'' to hurt her badly.]]



* 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.



** And played with at the end of that book:

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** And played with at in the end of that book:dénouement:



* 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.



* JerkassHasAPoint:

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* JerkassHasAPoint:JerkassHasAPoint



** When Hagrid starts leading everyone to see the Thestrals and assures them they're safe, Malfoy points out that Hagrid's brought wild stuff to class that he considered safe but turned out to be dangerous to the class before. Even a few of the Gryffindors silently acknowledge he's got a point. Of course, the "jerkass" part comes back minutes later when he and the other Slytherins outright lie about Hagrid to Umbridge.
** Harry during his fight with Cho, while [[KickTheDog he tells her not to run off crying]], points out several facts: [[spoiler:Marietta sold out everyone, including ''Cho'', to Umbridge, who would have expelled them all. Also her wanting to save her mother's job is a terrible excuse; Ron's dad works in the Ministry and he didn't feel the need to betray anyone. He doesn't even have to bring up Susan Bones and her auntie.]]

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** When Hagrid starts leading everyone to see the Thestrals and assures them they're safe, Malfoy points out that Hagrid's brought wild stuff to class that he considered safe but turned out to be dangerous to the class before. Even a few of the Gryffindors silently acknowledge he's got a point. Of course, the "jerkass" part comes back with a vengeance minutes later when he and the other Slytherins outright lie about Hagrid to Umbridge.
** Harry during his fight with Cho, while [[KickTheDog he tells her not to run off crying]], points out several facts: [[spoiler:Marietta sold out everyone, including ''Cho'', to Umbridge, who would have expelled them all. Also Also, her wanting to save her mother's job is a terrible excuse; Ron's dad Arthur Weasley works in the Ministry and he Ginny and Ron didn't feel the need to betray anyone. He doesn't even have to bring up Susan Bones and her auntie.aunt Amelia.]]



* ListingTheFormsOfDegenerates: When a house-elf called Kreacher rants about how Sirius Black is not as strict about the company he keeps as Walburga Black was.

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* ListingTheFormsOfDegenerates: When a Kreacher the house-elf called Kreacher rants about how Sirius Black is not as strict about the company he keeps as Walburga Black was.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: This book introduces more major (or at least plot-important) characters than any book since the first. Luna Lovegood, Nymphadora Tonks, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Mundungus Fletcher, Dolores Umbridge, Kreacher, Arabella Figg, Amelia Bones, Zacharias Smith, Phineas Nigellus Black, Bellatrix Lestrange...
** Several of these characters - notably the Lestranges and Mundungus Fletcher - had been mentioned in passing previously. Arabella Figg in particular [[spoiler:is revealed to be the very same "Mrs. Figg" mentioned all the way back in the first book.]]

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: This book introduces more More major (or at least plot-important) characters come up in this book than any book since the first. Luna Lovegood, Nymphadora Tonks, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Mundungus Fletcher, Dolores Umbridge, Kreacher, Arabella Figg, Amelia Bones, Zacharias Smith, Phineas Nigellus Black, Bellatrix Lestrange...
** Several of these characters - -- notably the Lestranges and Mundungus Fletcher - -- had been mentioned in passing previously. Arabella Figg in particular [[spoiler:is revealed to be the very same "Mrs. Figg" mentioned all the way back in the first book.]]



* MiscarriageOfJustice: Dumbledore observes that the Minister should be willing to question witnesses as long as is necessary to prevent a miscarriage of justice. Thus {{Lampshading}} the obvious purpose of Harry's hearing.

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* MiscarriageOfJustice: Dumbledore observes that the Minister should be willing to question witnesses as long as is necessary to prevent a miscarriage of justice. Thus {{Lampshading}} {{Lampshad|eHanging}}ing the obvious purpose of Harry's hearing.



** "Christmas on the Closed Ward." The chapter starts with Molly and Arthur bickering, moves on to memoryless Gilderoy Lockhart, both of which are SugarWiki/{{funny|Moments}} and/or heartwarming, then ends with the trio and Ginny meeting Neville and his parents, who have been tortured into insanity, to the point they can't even recognise him.

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** "Christmas on the Closed Ward." The chapter starts with Molly and Arthur bickering, moves on to memoryless Gilderoy Lockhart, both of which are SugarWiki/{{funny|Moments}} SugarWiki/{{funny|Moments}}[[invoked]] and/or heartwarming, then ends with the trio and Ginny meeting Neville and his parents, who have been tortured into insanity, to the point they can't even recognise him.



* NoodleIncident: Hagrid had a "slight disagreement" with a vampire in a pub near Minsk.



* NoodleIncident: Hagrid had a "slight disagreement" with a vampire in a pub near Minsk.



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness:

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness:OOCIsSeriousBusiness



** When the [[TricksterTwins Weasley twins]] shove [[VillainByDefault Slytherin]] Graham Montague in the broken Vanishing Cabinet, he is trapped in a Limbo-like realm for a day, and his miraculous escape nearly kills him. His ordeal is [[PlayedforLaughs played for laughs]]. When the trio see him in the Hospital Wing, Hermione suggests that they tell Madam Pomfrey what happened to him in order to help her heal him. Ron and Harry convince her not to. There are no apparent consequences for this.
** 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."[[note]]It should be noted that the spell was set up to do that to ''whoever'' thought to notify Umbridge of the DA.[[/note]] 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]].

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** When the [[TricksterTwins Weasley twins]] shove [[VillainByDefault Slytherin]] Graham Montague in the broken Vanishing Cabinet, he is trapped in a Limbo-like realm for a day, and his miraculous escape nearly kills him. His ordeal is [[PlayedforLaughs played for laughs]].PlayedForLaughs. When the trio see him in the Hospital Wing, Hermione suggests that they tell Madam Pomfrey what happened to him in order to help her heal him. Ron and Harry convince her not to. There are no apparent consequences for this.
** 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."[[note]]It should be noted that the spell was set up to do that to ''whoever'' thought to notify Umbridge of the DA.spell's effects were not targeted at her specifically.[[/note]] 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]].



* ShipperOnDeck: Ron takes an immediate dislike to Ginny's boyfriend Michael Corner, having been under the impression she still liked Harry. He's quite happy when they break up, and suggests she can do better while giving Harry a meaningful look. Harry misses these hints, [[spoiler:and when he ''does'' start falling for Ginny mere months later, spends a lot of time worrying Ron will kill.]]



* 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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* 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 nightmares, and no company but his abusive relatives. [[TemptingFate Every time he thinks it can't get worse, worse,]] [[FromBadToWorse it does.]]



* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Dolores Umbridge's horrible misrule. So much in fact, that she was the former TropeNamer.
* ShipperOnDeck: Ron takes an immediate dislike to Ginny's boyfriend Michael Corner, having been under the impression she still liked Harry. He's quite happy when they break up, and suggests she can do better while giving Harry a meaningful look. Harry misses these hints, [[spoiler: and when he *does* start falling for Ginny, spends a lot of time worrying Ron will kill.]]

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* TwoTimerDate: Harry averts this on Valentine's Day in Hogsmeade, which is when Hermione has set up Rita Skeeter's interview with him. Cho, however, thinks it is this, which is how their burgeoning romance gets nipped in the bud.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Dolores Umbridge's horrible misrule. So much in fact, that she was the former TropeNamer.
* ShipperOnDeck: Ron takes an immediate dislike to Ginny's boyfriend Michael Corner, having been under the impression she still liked Harry. He's quite happy when they break up, and suggests she can do better while giving Harry a meaningful look. Harry misses these hints, [[spoiler: and when he *does* start falling for Ginny, spends a lot of time worrying Ron will kill.]]
{{Trope Namer|s}}.
3rd Apr '18 3:01:44 PM MalcolmMiddleReboot
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* TastesLikeDiabetes: In-universe examples:
** Part of the reason Harry hates Umbridge's collection of porcelain plates with kittens painted on them is because he finds them sickeningly cute.
** Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop, where Harry and Cho go to on Valentine's Day. Cho thinks the shop is cute; Harry finds it sickening.

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* TastesLikeDiabetes: In-universe examples:
TastesLikeDiabetes:
** Part of the reason Harry hates Umbridge's collection of porcelain plates with kittens painted on them is because he finds them sickeningly cute.
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pink, kitten-decorated office evokes this trope. When Harry and Cho go to Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop, where Harry and Cho go to on Valentine's Day. Day, Cho says thinks the shop is cute; cute, but Harry finds it sickening.lies in agreement, as he is unpleasantly reminded of Umbridge's office.
31st Mar '18 8:58:59 AM nighttrainfm
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* RageAgainstTheMentor: Harry screams at Dumbledore and tears apart his office after [[spoiler:Sirius' death]].

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* RageAgainstTheMentor: Harry screams at Dumbledore and tears apart his office after [[spoiler:Sirius' death]].death.]] Dumbledore persuades him to hear the full story by saying he isn't angry ''enough.''
25th Mar '18 8:40:02 PM ThorfinnRowle
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** It's worth noting that even Umbridge looks stressed out when the Death Eaters escape from Azkaban.



** Early on we are led to believe that Umbridge is a Death Eater. Subverted when we learn that she was responsible for many of the events early in the book, but under her own agenda.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Dumbledore shows up at the Ministry and joins the battle against the Death Eaters, one of them completely freaks out and attempts to escape. He doesn't get far and is bound by Dumbledore near effortlessly.
** Voldemort himself does this after realizing that he cannot defeat Dumbledore and his plans to obtain the prophecy are ruined anyway.



* ShootTheMessenger: Averted. Voldemort does not punish Rookwood for informing him that his plan to retrieve [[spoiler:the prophecy]] could never have worked. The man who [[YouHaveFailedMe gave him the wrong information in the first place, however...]]

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* ShootTheMessenger: Averted. Voldemort does not punish Rookwood for informing him that his plan to retrieve [[spoiler:the prophecy]] could never have worked. The Avery, the man who [[YouHaveFailedMe gave him the wrong information in the first place, however...]]
24th Mar '18 2:55:56 AM Aurelian
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* TookALevelInJerkass: Cornelius Fudge. In previous appearances he was quite amiable and always greeted Harry with a smile. Now his unfounded fears about Dumbledore taking over the Ministry and his determination to ignore the evidence of Voldemort's return leave him openly hostile to Harry and Dumbledore.
17th Mar '18 7:48:41 PM Tenma-Yuuki
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* {{Doorstopper}}: Over 750 pages no matter which edition and the ''longest'' book in the series; nearly a quarter of the wordcount of ''the entire series'' is contained in this one book, since it usually has smaller print than the others [[UpToEleven but ends up with the highest page count anyway]]. Papers and magazines pointed out that the book wouldn't fit through most mail slots if mail ordered. Comedians had a field day joking that book 6 would be called ''Harry Potter and the End of Trees''.


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* TheDogBitesBack: Hogwarts Headmistress Umbridge is on the receiving end of an ensemble of pranks by the Weasley twins and other Hogwarts students alike, making her job more difficult for her.


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* {{Doorstopper}}: Over 750 pages no matter which edition and the ''longest'' book in the series; nearly a quarter of the wordcount of ''the entire series'' is contained in this one book, since it usually has smaller print than the others [[UpToEleven but ends up with the highest page count anyway]]. Papers and magazines pointed out that the book wouldn't fit through most mail slots if mail ordered. Comedians had a field day joking that book 6 would be called ''Harry Potter and the End of Trees''.
9th Mar '18 3:49:46 AM Aurelian
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* ''Petunia Dursley'', who spent nearly ten years doing everything in her powers hiding magic from Harry Potter, explaining what Dementors are.

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* ** ''Petunia Dursley'', who spent nearly ten years doing everything in her powers hiding magic from Harry Potter, explaining what Dementors are.
9th Mar '18 3:48:48 AM Aurelian
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* WhamLine: ''Petunia Dursley'', who spent nearly ten years doing everything in her powers hiding magic from Harry Potter, explaining what Dementors are.

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* WhamLine: WhamLine:
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''Petunia Dursley'', who spent nearly ten years doing everything in her powers hiding magic from Harry Potter, explaining what Dementors are.are.
** Dumbledore to Fudge:
--> You seem to be labouring under the delusion that I am going to - what is the phrase? - come quietly. I am afraid I am not going to come quietly at all, Cornelius.
1st Mar '18 4:21:36 PM Aurelian
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* FailedASpotCheck: Umbridge and her minions attempt to stun Hagrid, but overlook that his giant blood means he is immune to their spells. [[MuggingTheMonster This mistake costs them dearly.]]
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