History Literature / HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban

9th Jul '16 9:20:26 AM nighttrainfm
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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Hagrid being Hagrid, he sees nothing wrong with assigning ''[[BooksThatBite The Monster Book of Monsters]]''. You have to tame the book before you can open it, and it is absolutely feral until you do.

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin:
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Hagrid being Hagrid, he sees nothing wrong with assigning ''[[BooksThatBite The Monster Book of Monsters]]''. You have to tame the book before you can open it, and it is absolutely feral until you do.
8th Jul '16 10:36:28 AM axle-k89
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** [[spoiler:Harry near the end after Madam Pomfrey tells him Sirius has been captured and is about to suffer [[FateWorseThanDeath The Deementor's Kiss]].]]

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** [[spoiler:Harry near the end after Madam Pomfrey tells him Sirius has been captured and is about to suffer [[FateWorseThanDeath The Deementor's Dementor's Kiss]].]]
8th Jul '16 10:33:14 AM axle-k89
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** [[spoiler:Harry near the end after Madam Pomfrey tells him Sirius has been captured and is about to suffer [[FateWorseThanDeath The Deementor's Kiss]].

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** [[spoiler:Harry near the end after Madam Pomfrey tells him Sirius has been captured and is about to suffer [[FateWorseThanDeath The Deementor's Kiss]].]]
8th Jul '16 10:32:45 AM axle-k89
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* BigWhat: Harry gets two.
** Harry after Uncle Vernon tells him they've told Aunt Marge that he (Harry) attends a school for incurably criminal boys.
** [[spoiler:Harry near the end after Madam Pomfrey tells him Sirius has been captured and is about to suffer [[FateWorseThanDeath The Deementor's Kiss]].
5th Jul '16 9:36:35 AM axle-k89
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* DrowningMySorrows: When Harry, Ron and Hermione go to see Hagrid after their first Care of Magical Creatures class, Hagrid is doing this out of gloominess due to [[TooDumbToLive Malfoy taunting Buckbeak]], which nearly resulted in Malfoy's arm being torn off.



** On that note, Snape spends the entire book dropping hints about Lupin's condition, in hopes that one of the students will catch on and get him fired. [[spoiler:In the end, Snape himself spills the beans, which gets Lupin fired]]

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** On that note, Snape spends the entire book dropping hints about Lupin's condition, in hopes that one of the students will catch on and get him fired. [[spoiler:In the end, Snape himself spills the beans, which gets Lupin fired]]fired]].



* KickTheDog: It's bad enough that Snape belittles and insults [[ButtMonkey Neville]] in his own classes... but to have a small rant about how useless he is ''to another teacher'' is beyond cruel.

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* KickTheDog: It's bad enough that Snape belittles and insults [[ButtMonkey Neville]] in his own classes... but to have a small rant about how useless he is ''to another teacher'' is beyond cruel. It earns him a DeathGlare from Harry.



* NoSympathyForGrudgeholders: Harry has none for Snape whatsoever, and for good reason. Snape takes a lot of time to belittle and insult James, who saved Snape's life[[spoiler: from a fully transformed Lupin]], and Snape says that if there had been justice [[UngratefulBastard James would have been expelled for his actions.]] Of course, Snape then [[spoiler:outs Lupin as a werewolf, which forces the latter to resign at the end of the school year.]]

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* NoSympathyForGrudgeholders: Harry has none for Snape whatsoever, and for good reason. Snape takes a lot of time to belittle and insult James, who saved Snape's life[[spoiler: life [[spoiler: from a fully transformed Lupin]], and Snape says that if there had been justice [[UngratefulBastard James would have been expelled for his actions.]] Of course, Snape then [[spoiler:outs Lupin as a werewolf, which forces the latter to resign at the end of the school year.]]
29th Jun '16 8:42:53 PM Jayalaw
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* KickTheSonOfABitch:
** Harry blowing up Aunt Marge by accident, after she kept insulting his parents. The fact that he was tolerating it for a few days speaks volumes of his character.
** Also, Harry Ron and Hermione overdoing an Expelliarmus Charm and [[spoiler:knocking Snape out when he's going all DisproportionateRetribution on Sirius and Lupin.]]
** [[spoiler:Sirius]] claims that Snape deserved the nasty prank [[spoiler:that nearly got Snape killed, namely seeing werewolf Lupin.]] Snape begs to differ.



* LickedByTheDog: After the fiasco that arose from [[spoiler:Crookshanks chasing down Pettigrew in rat form]], Ron invokes this by testing the [[spoiler:new owl that Sirius sent him]] on the cat.[[spoiler: Crookshanks approves.]]

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* LickedByTheDog: After the fiasco that arose from [[spoiler:Crookshanks chasing down Pettigrew in rat form]], Ron invokes this by testing the [[spoiler:new owl that Sirius sent him]] on the cat.[[spoiler: Crookshanks [[spoiler:Crookshanks approves.]]



* OhCrap:
** Harry after he's run away from the Dursleys and realizes that he's now a magical fugitive for blowing up his aunt. As he tells Ron and Hermione, he thought he was going to be arrested.
** Hermione when Ron shows her evidence that [[spoiler:Crookshanks has eaten Scabbers, that is the blood on the sheets.]]
** [[spoiler:Pettigrew in rat form as Sirius lunges for him in the Shrieking Shack. When forced back into human shape he's squeaking the whole time and trying to beg for his life.]]



* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: This is how Malfoy and his father get the charges against Buckbeak to stick, despite Hermione and Ron's research. Fudge is convinced that Buckbeak is a "mad hippogriff" and thus ShootTheDog is necessary.



* TooDumbToLive: Harry himself [[DefiedTrope defies this]] when Mr. Weasley asks him to promise not to "go looking for Black."

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* TooDumbToLive: TooDumbToLive:
** Malfoy insulting Buckbeak after Hagrid specifically warned the class. Even if he was trying to get Hagrid in trouble, at which he succeeded brilliantly, he's lucky that his arm didn't get torn off when it happened, or Madam Pomfrey would have had to bring out the Skele-Gro.
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Harry himself [[DefiedTrope defies this]] when Mr. Weasley asks him to promise not to "go looking for Black."



** Later on it is played hilariously straight, as he feels an urge to go looking for Black after he finds out [[spoiler:some of]] the AwfulTruth. He ends up hating Sirius so much that, when they meet at the end of the book, Harry charges at him and tries to choke him with his bare hands, forgetting that he was unarmed, much weaker than Black, and that Black had several wands on him at the time. [[spoiler:Lucky for him, Black was there to ''protect'' Harry, not kill him.]]

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** *** Later on it is played hilariously straight, as he feels an urge to go looking for Black after he finds out [[spoiler:some of]] the AwfulTruth. He ends up hating Sirius so much that, when they meet at the end of the book, Harry charges at him and tries to choke him with his bare hands, forgetting that he was unarmed, much weaker than Black, and that Black had several wands on him at the time. [[spoiler:Lucky for him, Black was there to ''protect'' Harry, not kill him.]]
18th Jun '16 12:37:53 PM nighttrainfm
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* BigBadEnsemble: The Dementors and [[spoiler:Peter Pettigrew]].
** As a side note, this is one of only two volumes in the series (it would be followed by ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince The Half-Blood Prince]]'') where Voldemort doesn't make an appearance in any way and is only mentioned.

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* BigBadEnsemble: BigBadEnsemble:
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The Dementors and [[spoiler:Peter Pettigrew]].
Pettigrew.]]
** As a side note, this is one of only two volumes in the series (it would be followed by ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince The Half-Blood Prince]]'') where Voldemort doesn't make an appearance in any way and is only mentioned. He still ultimately [[GreaterScopeVillain drives the plot]], given that [[spoiler: Pettigrew gave up the Potters to ''him'' in the war he started.]]
23rd May '16 9:41:01 AM dmeagher13
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* TookALevelInBadass: Harry learns the Patronus Charm in this book, a difficult defensive spell, thus signalling the beginnings of him becoming an expert in magical combat. [[spoiler: To the point where, in Book 5, gets an Outstanding on his DADA OWL exam, the only subject in which he bests Hermione]].
11th May '16 3:42:32 PM gallium
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* JerkAssHasAPoint: While Snape refuses to believe that Harry isn't an arrogant glory hound, he is right to call Harry out for sneaking out of Hogwarts to have fun at Hogsmeade even when everyone up to and including the Minister for Magic is trying to keep him safe from a killer who broke out of [[TheAlcatraz Azkaban]]. Lupin later tells Harry the same thing.

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* JerkAssHasAPoint: JerkAssHasAPoint:
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While Snape refuses to believe that Harry isn't an arrogant glory hound, he is right to call Harry out for sneaking out of Hogwarts to have fun at Hogsmeade even when everyone up to and including the Minister for Magic is trying to keep him safe from a killer who broke out of [[TheAlcatraz Azkaban]]. Lupin later tells Harry the same thing.
** The Malfoys about Buckbeak the hippogriff, maybe not about killing him, but they ''are'' right about Hagrid's recklessness in putting thirteen-year-old children in close proximity to an animal that is highly dangerous. Even our three heroes frequently question Hagrid's attraction to horribly dangerous animals.
11th May '16 3:28:17 PM gallium
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** Harry just happens to get his hands on the Marauder's Map the very same year that one of its creators is teaching at Hogwarts. Not to mention the other two surviving creators also being around Hogwarts for that same year.[[spoiler: And the last one being his own departed father.]]
** [[spoiler: That Peter Pettigrew happened to choose ''the Weasleys'' to live with, who happened to befriend Harry Potter]].

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** Harry just happens to get his hands on the Marauder's Map the very same year that one of its creators is teaching at Hogwarts. Not to mention the other two surviving creators also being around Hogwarts for that same year.[[spoiler: And the last another one being of its creators was his own departed father.]]
** [[spoiler: That Peter Pettigrew happened to choose ''the Weasleys'' to live with, who happened to befriend Harry Potter]].
father. And still a third creator of his map was Ron's rat.]]
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