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22nd Feb '18 7:40:29 AM dmeagher13
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* EarlyBirdCameo: Two of Harry's rival seekers during the Quidditch matches are Cedric Diggory and Cho Chang, who play much bigger roles in the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire next book]].
17th Feb '18 7:54:49 PM BananaPancakes
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* ArmorPiercingSlap: Hermione gets fed up with Malfoy mocking Hagrid (though her temper is amplified by lack of sleep) so she smacks him right across the face. Malfoy is so stunned that he runs away. The film changes it to her threatening him with her wand, and then punching him on the nose.

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* ArmorPiercingSlap: Hermione gets fed up with Malfoy mocking Hagrid (though her temper is lack of sleep has amplified by lack of sleep) her temper) so she smacks him right across the face. Malfoy is so stunned that he runs away. The film changes it to her threatening him with her wand, and then punching him on the nose.



* ContemptCrossfire: Harry puts himself between Sirius Black trying to murder [[spoiler:Peter Pettigrew to avenge the murders of Harry's parents and Sirius' imprisonment.]] Harry does this not because he has any sympathy for [[spoiler:Pettigrew]] (he rejects his sniveling attempts at gratitude) but because he wants to think his father wouldn't have approved of [[spoiler:his friends killing each other]] (not to mention the leaving [[spoiler:Pettigrew]] alive to face trial is a CruelMercy).

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* ContemptCrossfire: Harry puts himself between Sirius Black trying to murder and [[spoiler:Peter Pettigrew Pettigrew, when Sirius tries to murder Peter to avenge the murders of Harry's parents and Sirius' imprisonment.]] Harry does this not because he has any sympathy for [[spoiler:Pettigrew]] (he rejects his sniveling attempts at gratitude) but because he wants to think his father wouldn't have approved of [[spoiler:his friends killing each other]] (not to mention the leaving [[spoiler:Pettigrew]] alive to face trial is a CruelMercy).



* DamnedByFaintPraise: [[spoiler:Peter]] begs Ron for mercy on the grounds that [[spoiler:"I was your rat ... such a good pet." Sirius [[ShutUpHannibal retorts]], "If you make a better rat than human, Peter, it's not much to boast about."]]

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* DamnedByFaintPraise: [[spoiler:Peter]] begs Ron for mercy on the grounds that [[spoiler:"I was your rat ... such I was a good pet." Sirius [[ShutUpHannibal retorts]], "If you make a better rat than human, Peter, it's not much to boast about.about, Peter."]]



* DarkerAndEdgier: Although the previous novel had some darker elements, the series takes on a more serious and mature tone with this novel as it goes into detail about how Harry's parents died. It also explores Harry's darker emotions over his parents' deaths, as well as his darker side, when he attempts to murder Black. The Dementors are genuinely terrifying as they suck people's souls: a ''Main/FateWorseThanDeath''. The Shrieking Shack encounter is rather intense with the aforementioned murder attempt, Harry and his friends disarming Snape at the same time, knocking him out, Snape's rather unhinged behavior to the point where he was willing have the Dementor's Kiss performed on Sirius due their school rivalry and Sirius and Lupin nearly murdering Wormtail. And it concludes on a ''Main/BittersweetEnding'', in which [[spoiler:despite Harry and Hermione rescuing Sirius and Buckbeak from the Ministry and the Dementors, Harry can't live with Sirius and leave the Dursleys because he is still on the run. Lupin is forced to resign when he is exposed as a werewolf, and Wormtail, who actually betrayed Harry's parents to Voldemort and killed those twelve Muggles, gets away with it -- so Sirius can't clear his name and Voldemort returns in the next book, thus fulfilling Trelawney's prophecy]]. Compared to the all out happy endings of the first two books, this prepared for the much darker later books.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Although the previous novel had some darker elements, the series takes on a more serious and mature tone with in this novel instalment as it goes into detail about how Harry's parents died. It also explores Harry's darker emotions over his parents' deaths, as well as his darker side, when he attempts to murder Black. The Dementors are genuinely terrifying as they suck people's souls: a ''Main/FateWorseThanDeath''. The Shrieking Shack encounter is rather intense with the aforementioned murder attempt, Harry and his friends disarming Snape at the same time, knocking him out, Snape's rather unhinged behavior to the point where he was willing have the Dementor's Kiss performed on Sirius due their school rivalry and Sirius and Lupin nearly murdering Wormtail. And it concludes on a ''Main/BittersweetEnding'', in which [[spoiler:despite Harry and Hermione rescuing Sirius and Buckbeak from the Ministry and the Dementors, Harry can't live with Sirius and leave the Dursleys because he is still on the run. Lupin is forced to resign when he is exposed as a werewolf, and Wormtail, who actually betrayed Harry's parents to Voldemort and killed those twelve Muggles, gets away with it -- so Sirius can't clear his name and Voldemort returns in the next book, thus fulfilling Trelawney's prophecy]]. Compared to the all out happy endings of the first two books, this prepared for the much darker later books.



* DungeonBasedEconomy: {{Implied|Trope}}. Ron off-handedly mentions in a letter to Harry that his eldest brother Bill makes his living breaking curses on Egyptian tombs for Gringotts Bank (implying that Gringotts then mines the grave goods).

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* DungeonBasedEconomy: {{Implied|Trope}}. Ron off-handedly offhandedly mentions in a letter to Harry that his eldest brother Bill makes his living breaking curses on Egyptian tombs for Gringotts Bank (implying that Gringotts then mines the grave goods).



* DyingMomentOfAwesome: Peter Pettigrew exposes Sirius Black's treachery at the cost of his life.[[spoiler: Or so everybody but they thought, until the events of this book. In fact, he [[FakingTheDead orchestrated what looked like his death]], lived as a rat for twelve years, and left Sirius to be ArrestedForHeroism.]]



* EvilFormerFriend: [[spoiler:Peter]], who was friends with [[spoiler:James, Sirius, and Lupin]] when they were younger.
* EvilDetectingDog: Crookshanks. Justified in that J.K. Rowling stated that [[spoiler:Crookshanks is half-Kneazle, a magical cat-like animal that can tell if someone is untrustworthy]].

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* EvilFormerFriend: [[spoiler:Peter]], who was friends with [[spoiler:James, Sirius, and Lupin]] when they were younger.
younger.]]
* EvilDetectingDog: Crookshanks. Justified in that as J.K. Rowling stated later revealed that [[spoiler:Crookshanks is half-Kneazle, a magical cat-like animal that can tell if someone is untrustworthy]].



* {{Forgiveness}}: At the climax of the story, [[spoiler:Remus and Sirius]] both ask for, and receive, forgiveness for suspecting each other.

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* {{Forgiveness}}: At the climax of the story, [[spoiler:Remus and Sirius]] both ask for, and receive, forgiveness for suspecting each other.other of having been TheMole in the Order of the Phoenix.
* FridgeHorror: In-universe[[spoiler:, Ron has this reaction to discovering Scabbers' true identity as the EvilAllAlong Peter Pettigrew]].
-->'''[[spoiler:Ron]]''': I let you sleep in my ''bed''!



* ItWasAGift: [[spoiler:The Firebolt and Pigwidgeon.]]

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* ItWasAGift: [[spoiler:The Firebolt and Pigwidgeon.Pigwidgeon, both from Sirius Black.]]



* 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.

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



* SaveOurStudents: The previous Defense Against the Dark Arts teachers we saw, Quirrell and Lockhart, were both lackluster and didn't teach their students anything of use, making the subject a complete joke with the students. In comes Professor Lupin, who turns out to be a highly competent expert who teaches the Hogwarts students everything they need to know about dealing with Dark creatures. With him teaching, DADA quickly becomes almost everyone's favorite subject, with only the elitist {{Jerkass}} {{troll}} Draco and his cronies daring to disparage him.

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* SaveOurStudents: The previous Defense Against the Dark Arts teachers we saw, Quirrell and Lockhart, were both lackluster and didn't teach were not known to have taught their students anything of use, making the subject a complete joke with the students. In comes Professor Lupin, who turns out to be a highly competent expert who teaches the Hogwarts students everything they need to know about dealing with Dark creatures. With him teaching, DADA quickly becomes almost everyone's favorite subject, with only the elitist {{Jerkass}} {{troll}} Draco and his cronies daring to disparage him.



* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler:In the climax, Harry and company are saved from the Dementors by Harry's ''own future self'', allowing the "present" Harry to go back in time and repeat what he's already seen.]]


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* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler:In the climax, Harry and company are saved from the Dementors by Harry's ''own future self'', allowing the "present" Harry to go back in time and repeat what he's already seen.]]
11th Feb '18 12:46:25 PM BlueCaper
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* AScarToRemember: Umbridge's magic quill [[MarkOfShame cuts]] the [[WritingLines lines that she makes students write as punishment]] [[MarkOfShame into their own hand]]. Harry's lines and scar consists of [[AC:[[TwoPlusTortureMakesFive "I must not tell lies"]]]] for his insistence that [[BigBad Voldemort]] has come BackFromTheDead.
11th Feb '18 12:20:12 PM BlueCaper
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* AScarToRemember: Umbridge's magic quill [[MarkOfShame cuts]] the [[WritingLines lines that she makes students write as punishment]] [[MarkOfShame into their own hand]]. Harry's lines and scar consists of [[AC:[[TwoPlusTortureMakesFive "I must not tell lies"]]]] for his insistence that [[BigBad Voldemort]] has come BackFromTheDead.
9th Feb '18 7:28:32 AM Chabal2
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* ContemptCrossfire: Harry puts himself between Sirius Black trying to murder [[spoiler:Peter Pettigrew to avenge the murders of Harry's parents and Sirius' imprisonment.]] Harry does this not because he has any sympathy for [[spoiler:Pettigrew]] (he rejects his sniveling attempts at gratitude) but because he wants to think his father wouldn't have approved of [[spoiler:his friends killing each other]] (not to mention the leaving [[spoiler:Pettigrew]] alive to face trial is a CruelMercy).
1st Feb '18 9:35:31 AM BananaPancakes
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* AnxietyDreams: Harry has these whenever Dementors are around.
* ArcVillain: Subverted. Sirius is built up as the main antagonist, but he's [[spoiler:actually a good guy]]. The real villains, ironically, are [[spoiler:the Dementors, the ones ''guarding'' the titular prisoner. And Pettigrew.]]



* AnxietyDreams: Harry has these whenever Dementors are around.
* ArcVillain: Subverted. Sirius is built up as the main antagonist but he's [[spoiler:actually a good guy]]. The real villains, ironically, are [[spoiler:the Dementors, the ones ''guarding'' the titular prisoner. And Pettigrew.]]



* BigFriendlyDog: [[spoiler:Black's Animagus form. It's appropriate, since he was GoodAllAlong and stayed loyal to his original cause.]]



* ContrivedCoincidence:
** [[spoiler:Had the climax not occurred on a night with a full moon, Pettigrew would have been arrested and Sirius cleared, completely changing the arc of the next four books. Lupin probably would have also remained teacher, since Snape wouldn't have found Sirius while trying to bring Lupin his Wolfsbane potion and ultimately outed Lupin as a werewolf out of spite. This is especially funny when it's revealed, [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince three books later]], that Voldemort cursed the Defence Against the Dark Arts position. So with this curse Voldemort was ultimately able to make a new body.]]

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* ContrivedCoincidence:
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** [[spoiler:Had the climax not occurred on a night with a full moon, Pettigrew would have been arrested and Sirius cleared, completely changing the arc of the next four books. Lupin probably would have also remained teacher, since Snape wouldn't have found Sirius while trying to bring Lupin his Wolfsbane potion Potion and ultimately outed Lupin as a werewolf out of spite. This is especially funny when it's revealed, [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince three books later]], that Voldemort cursed the Defence Against the Dark Arts position. So with this curse Voldemort was ultimately able to make a new body.]]



* CoolTeacher: Lupin effortlessly puts Peeves in his place, tries to help Neville face his fear of Snape and tutors Harry on how to repel emotion-eating monsters.

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* CoolTeacher: Lupin effortlessly puts Peeves in his place, tries to help Neville face his fear of Snape Snape, and tutors Harry on how to repel emotion-eating monsters.



* DamnedByFaintPraise: [[spoiler:Peter]] begs Ron for mercy on the grounds that [[spoiler:"I was your rat ... such a good pet." Sirius retorts, "If you make a better

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* DamnedByFaintPraise: [[spoiler:Peter]] begs Ron for mercy on the grounds that [[spoiler:"I was your rat ... such a good pet." Sirius retorts, [[ShutUpHannibal retorts]], "If you make a betterbetter rat than human, Peter, it's not much to boast about."]]



* EvilFormerFriend: [[spoiler:Peter]], who was friends with [[spoiler:James, Sirius, and Lupin]] when they were younger.



* EvilFormerFriend: [[spoiler:Peter]], who was friends with [[spoiler:James, Sirius, and Lupin]] when they were younger.
1st Feb '18 9:17:38 AM BananaPancakes
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* BittersweetEnding: In a departure from the unambiguously happy endings of the first two books. [[spoiler:Sirius proves his innocence to Harry, Ron, Hermione, Lupin, and Dumbledore, but is forced to go on the run with Buckbeak when Pettigrew escapes. Additionally, Lupin is forced to resign when the school discovers he's a werewolf and Harry worries about Trelawney's prophecy and the consequences of sparing Wormtail potentially bringing Voldemort back. Depressed about the prospect of continuing to live with the Dursleys instead of his godfather, Harry cheers up when he gets a letter from Sirius and is glad that he now has someone who he can consider real family.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: In a departure from the unambiguously happy endings {{Happy Ending}}s of the first two books. [[spoiler:Sirius proves his innocence to Harry, Ron, Hermione, Lupin, and Dumbledore, but is forced to go on the run with Buckbeak when Pettigrew escapes. Additionally, Lupin is forced to resign when the school discovers he's a werewolf and Harry worries about Trelawney's prophecy and the consequences of sparing Wormtail potentially bringing Voldemort back. Depressed about the prospect of continuing to live with the Dursleys instead of his godfather, Harry cheers up when he gets a letter from Sirius and is glad that he now has someone who he can consider real family.]]



* DarkerAndEdgier: Although the previous novel had some darker elements, the series takes on a more serious and mature tone with this novel as it goes into detail about how Harry's parents died, Harry having darker emotions over his parents deaths as well as Harry's darker side is explored when he attempts to murder Black, the Dementors are genuinely terrifying as they suck people souls leaving them in ''Main/AFateWorseThanDeath'', the Shrieking Shack encounter being rather intense with the aforementioned murder attempt, Harry and his friends disarming Snape at the same time, knocking him out, Snape's rather unhinged behavior to the point where he was willing have the Dementor's Kiss performed on Sirius due their school rivalry and Sirius and Lupin nearly murdering Worntail. And it concludes on a ''Main/BittersweetEnding'', in which [[spoiler:despite Harry and Hermione rescuing Sirius and Buckbeak from the Ministry and the Dementors, Harry can't live with Sirius and leave the Dursleys because he is still on the run. Lupin is forced to resign when he is exposed as a werewolf, and Wormtail, who actually betrayed Harry's parents to Voldemort and killed those twelve Muggles, gets away with it -- so Sirius can't clear his name and Voldemort returns in the next book, thus fulfilling Trelawney's prophecy]] Compared to the all out happy endings of the first two books, this prepared for the much darker later books.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Although DamnedByFaintPraise: [[spoiler:Peter]] begs Ron for mercy on the previous novel had some darker elements, the series takes on a more serious and mature tone with this novel as it goes into detail about how Harry's parents died, Harry having darker emotions over his parents deaths as well as Harry's darker side is explored when he attempts to murder Black, the Dementors are genuinely terrifying as they suck people souls leaving them in ''Main/AFateWorseThanDeath'', the Shrieking Shack encounter being rather intense with the aforementioned murder attempt, Harry and his friends disarming Snape at the same time, knocking him out, Snape's rather unhinged behavior to the point where he grounds that [[spoiler:"I was willing have the Dementor's Kiss performed on your rat ... such a good pet." Sirius due their school rivalry and Sirius and Lupin nearly murdering Worntail. And it concludes on retorts, "If you make a ''Main/BittersweetEnding'', in which [[spoiler:despite Harry and Hermione rescuing Sirius and Buckbeak from the Ministry and the Dementors, Harry can't live with Sirius and leave the Dursleys because he is still on the run. Lupin is forced to resign when he is exposed as a werewolf, and Wormtail, who actually betrayed Harry's parents to Voldemort and killed those twelve Muggles, gets away with it -- so Sirius can't clear his name and Voldemort returns in the next book, thus fulfilling Trelawney's prophecy]] Compared to the all out happy endings of the first two books, this prepared for the much darker later books.better



* DarkerAndEdgier: Although the previous novel had some darker elements, the series takes on a more serious and mature tone with this novel as it goes into detail about how Harry's parents died. It also explores Harry's darker emotions over his parents' deaths, as well as his darker side, when he attempts to murder Black. The Dementors are genuinely terrifying as they suck people's souls: a ''Main/FateWorseThanDeath''. The Shrieking Shack encounter is rather intense with the aforementioned murder attempt, Harry and his friends disarming Snape at the same time, knocking him out, Snape's rather unhinged behavior to the point where he was willing have the Dementor's Kiss performed on Sirius due their school rivalry and Sirius and Lupin nearly murdering Wormtail. And it concludes on a ''Main/BittersweetEnding'', in which [[spoiler:despite Harry and Hermione rescuing Sirius and Buckbeak from the Ministry and the Dementors, Harry can't live with Sirius and leave the Dursleys because he is still on the run. Lupin is forced to resign when he is exposed as a werewolf, and Wormtail, who actually betrayed Harry's parents to Voldemort and killed those twelve Muggles, gets away with it -- so Sirius can't clear his name and Voldemort returns in the next book, thus fulfilling Trelawney's prophecy]]. Compared to the all out happy endings of the first two books, this prepared for the much darker later books.



* DisappointedInYou: [[CoolTeacher Lupin]] to Harry, making him feel a lot worse than he did when [[SadistTeacher Snape]] was the one giving him into trouble.

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* DisappointedInYou: [[CoolTeacher Lupin]] to Harry, making him feel a lot worse than he did when [[SadistTeacher Snape]] was the one giving getting him into trouble.



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin:

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin



* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: The titular escaped convict breaks into Hogwarts on AllHallowsEve, acting violently when the Fat Lady refuses to let him into Gryffindor Tower. This is the [[RuleOfThree third and final time]] this happens while Harry is at Hogwarts.

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* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: The titular escaped convict breaks into Hogwarts on AllHallowsEve, acting violently when the Fat Lady refuses to let him into Gryffindor Tower. This is the [[RuleOfThree third and final time]] an event like this happens while Harry is at Hogwarts.



* IWillTearYourArmsOff: Hagrid says that had he known Sirius' [[spoiler:apparent]] role in the Potters' death, he would have ripped him limb from limb. Hagrid is a half-giant, so a threat like this should be taken ''very'' seriously.
* IdiotBall: James, [[spoiler:Sirius]], and Lupin not realising that [[spoiler:Peter]] was TheMole for Voldemort and his followers despite being the perfect suspect. Lampshaded by [[spoiler:Sirius]] who says he'll never understand why he didn't realize it from the beginning.

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* IWillTearYourArmsOff: Hagrid says that had he known of Sirius' [[spoiler:apparent]] role in the Potters' death, he would have ripped him limb from limb. Hagrid is a half-giant, so a threat like this should be taken ''very'' seriously.
* IdiotBall: James, [[spoiler:Sirius]], and Lupin not realising that [[spoiler:Peter]] was TheMole for Voldemort and his followers despite being the perfect suspect. Lampshaded by [[spoiler:Sirius]] who says he'll never understand why he didn't realize it from the beginning.
seriously.



* IdiotBall: James, [[spoiler:Sirius]], and Lupin not realising that [[spoiler:Peter]] was TheMole for Voldemort and his followers despite being the perfect suspect. Lampshaded by [[spoiler:Sirius]] who says he'll never understand why he didn't realize it from the beginning.



* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Snape has a moment of this when subbing for Lupin, claiming that the Kappa is more commonly found in Mongolia when it's actually ''Japanese''. This gets followed up on in ''Literature/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'': "Snape hasn't read this."

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* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Snape has a moment of this when subbing for Lupin, claiming that the Kappa is more commonly found in Mongolia when it's actually ''Japanese''. This gets followed up on in ''Literature/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'': ''Fantastic Beasts'': "Snape hasn't read this."
29th Dec '17 2:22:36 PM SentaiRider2000
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Although the previous novel had some darker elements, the series takes on a more serious and mature tone with this novel as it goes into detail about how Harry's parents died, Harry having darker emotions over his parents deaths, the Dementors are genuinely terrifying as they suck people souls leaving them in ''Main/AFateWorseThanDeath'', And it concludes on a ''Main/BittersweetEnding'', in which [[spoiler:despite Harry and Hermione rescuing Sirius and Buckbeak from the Ministry and the Dementors, Harry can't live with Sirius and leave the Dursleys because he is still on the run. Lupin is forced to resign when he is exposed as a werewolf, and Wormtail, who actually betrayed Harry's parents to Voldemort and killed those twelve Muggles, gets away with it -- so Sirius can't clear his name and Voldemort returns in the next book, thus fulfilling Trelawney's prophecy]].

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Although the previous novel had some darker elements, the series takes on a more serious and mature tone with this novel as it goes into detail about how Harry's parents died, Harry having darker emotions over his parents deaths, deaths as well as Harry's darker side is explored when he attempts to murder Black, the Dementors are genuinely terrifying as they suck people souls leaving them in ''Main/AFateWorseThanDeath'', the Shrieking Shack encounter being rather intense with the aforementioned murder attempt, Harry and his friends disarming Snape at the same time, knocking him out, Snape's rather unhinged behavior to the point where he was willing have the Dementor's Kiss performed on Sirius due their school rivalry and Sirius and Lupin nearly murdering Worntail. And it concludes on a ''Main/BittersweetEnding'', in which [[spoiler:despite Harry and Hermione rescuing Sirius and Buckbeak from the Ministry and the Dementors, Harry can't live with Sirius and leave the Dursleys because he is still on the run. Lupin is forced to resign when he is exposed as a werewolf, and Wormtail, who actually betrayed Harry's parents to Voldemort and killed those twelve Muggles, gets away with it -- so Sirius can't clear his name and Voldemort returns in the next book, thus fulfilling Trelawney's prophecy]].prophecy]] Compared to the all out happy endings of the first two books, this prepared for the much darker later books.
26th Dec '17 2:55:17 PM BananaPancakes
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** [[Invoked]][[FridgeBrilliance It makes more sense]] when you consider that Snape was their SitcomArchNemesis like how Draco Malfoy is to Harry. After all, Draco did get his hands on what he thought was Harry's diary the year before -- it seems very logical for the Marauders to be prepared for a similar situation.

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** [[Invoked]][[FridgeBrilliance [[invoked]][[FridgeBrilliance It makes more sense]] when you consider that Snape was their SitcomArchNemesis like how Draco Malfoy is to Harry. After all, Draco did get his hands on what he thought was Harry's diary the year before -- it seems very logical for the Marauders to be prepared for a similar situation.
26th Dec '17 2:54:33 PM BananaPancakes
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* AmusingInjuries:

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** 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 Dementor's Kiss]].]]

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** Harry In chapter two, after Uncle Vernon tells him they've told Aunt Marge that thinks he (Harry) attends a school for incurably criminal boys.
** [[spoiler:Harry near the end [[spoiler:In chapter twenty-one, after Madam Pomfrey tells him Sirius has been captured and is about to suffer [[FateWorseThanDeath The Dementor's Kiss]].]]



* BrickJoke: In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', we learn that Hagrid got his [[CoolBike flying motorbike]] from [[spoiler:Sirius]]. In this book, [[spoiler:Sirius flies away on Buckbeak, Hagrid's pet Hippogriff]].

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* BrickJoke: In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', we learn that Hagrid got his [[CoolBike flying motorbike]] motorbike]], which he used to take Harry to the Dursleys' house, from [[spoiler:Sirius]]. In this book, [[spoiler:Sirius flies away on Buckbeak, Hagrid's pet Hippogriff]].



* BurnTheWitch: Lampshaded: Harry's over-the-summer essay is about how pointless medieval witch burnings were, since the few times the victim was a wizard and not a poor ordinary Muggle, they could simply cast a Flame-Freezing Charm and pretend to be suffering. They go on to mention that some witches and wizards allowed themselves to be caught and burned multiple times because [[TooKinkyToTorture they liked the fact that it felt like being tickled.]]

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* BurnTheWitch: Lampshaded: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d: Harry's over-the-summer essay is about how pointless medieval witch burnings were, since the few times the victim was a wizard and not a poor ordinary Muggle, they could simply cast a Flame-Freezing Charm and pretend to be suffering. They go on to mention that some witches and wizards allowed themselves to be caught and burned multiple times because [[TooKinkyToTorture they liked the fact that it felt like being tickled.]]



* DarkerAndEdgier: Although the previous novel had some darker elements, the series takes on a more serious and mature tone with this novel as it goes into detail about how Harry's parents died, Harry having darker emotions over his parents deaths, the Dementors are genuinely terrifying as they suck people souls leaving them in ''Main/AFateWorseThanDeath'', and the ''Main/BittersweetEnding'', in which despite Harry and Hermione rescuing Sirius and Buckbeak from the Ministry and the Dementors, Harry can't live with Sirius and leave the Dursleys because he is still on the run, Lupin is forced to resign when he is exposed as a werewolf, and Worntail, who was the one who really betrayed Harry's parents to Voldemort and killed those twelve Muggles, gets away with it therefore Sirius isn't able to clear his name and Voldemort's return in the next book thus fulfilling Trelawney's prophecy
* DarkIsNotEvil: [[spoiler:Sirius Black, who turns out to be innocent of the murder of twelve people, and is not after Harry. He's after Peter Pettigrew, who framed him for said murder and betrayed Harry's parents to Voldemort.]]

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Although the previous novel had some darker elements, the series takes on a more serious and mature tone with this novel as it goes into detail about how Harry's parents died, Harry having darker emotions over his parents deaths, the Dementors are genuinely terrifying as they suck people souls leaving them in ''Main/AFateWorseThanDeath'', and the And it concludes on a ''Main/BittersweetEnding'', in which despite [[spoiler:despite Harry and Hermione rescuing Sirius and Buckbeak from the Ministry and the Dementors, Harry can't live with Sirius and leave the Dursleys because he is still on the run, run. Lupin is forced to resign when he is exposed as a werewolf, and Worntail, Wormtail, who was the one who really actually betrayed Harry's parents to Voldemort and killed those twelve Muggles, gets away with it therefore -- so Sirius isn't able to can't clear his name and Voldemort's return Voldemort returns in the next book book, thus fulfilling Trelawney's prophecy
prophecy]].
* DarkIsNotEvil: [[spoiler:Sirius Black, who turns out to be innocent of the murder of twelve thirteen people, and is not after Harry. He's after Peter Pettigrew, who framed him for said murder and betrayed Harry's parents to Voldemort.]]



-->[''After Harry tells her the result of his Divination lesson'']: "You look in excellent health to me, Potter, so you will excuse me if I don't let you off homework today. I assure you that if you do die, you need not hand it in."

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-->[''After Harry tells her the result of that Trelawney predicted his Divination lesson'']: death that year'']: "You look in excellent health to me, Potter, so you will excuse me if I don't let you off homework today. I assure you that if you do die, you need not hand it in."



** Makes more sense when you consider that Snape was their SitcomArchNemesis in a similar way that Draco Malfoy is to Harry. After all, Draco did get his hands on what he thought was Harry's diary the year before -- it seems very logical for the Marauders to be prepared for a similar situation.

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** Makes [[Invoked]][[FridgeBrilliance It makes more sense sense]] when you consider that Snape was their SitcomArchNemesis in a similar way that like how Draco Malfoy is to Harry. After all, Draco did get his hands on what he thought was Harry's diary the year before -- it seems very logical for the Marauders to be prepared for a similar situation.



--->'''Sirius''': As long as this boy [Ron] brings his rat up to the castle, Iíll come quietly...\\

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--->'''Sirius''': -->'''Sirius''': As long as this boy [Ron] brings his rat up to the castle, Iíll come quietly...\\



* IWillTearYourArmsOff: Hagrid says that had he known Sirius' [[spoiler:apparent]] role in the Potters' death, he would have ripped him limb from limb. Hagrid is a half-giant, so a threat like this should be taken ''very'' seriously.



* ItsAllMyFault:

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* ItsAllMyFault:ItsAllMyFault



* IWillTearYourArmsOff: Hagrid says that had he known Sirius' [[spoiler:apparent]] role in the Potters' death, he would have ripped him limb from limb. Hagrid is a half-giant, so a threat like this should be taken ''very'' seriously.
* JerkassHasAPoint:

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* IWillTearYourArmsOff: Hagrid says that had he known Sirius' [[spoiler:apparent]] role in the Potters' death, he would have ripped him limb from limb. Hagrid is a half-giant, so a threat like this should be taken ''very'' seriously.
* JerkassHasAPoint:
JerkassHasAPoint



* LongLived: Scabbers. Justified as [[spoiler:he's the human wizard Peter Pettigrew in disguise]].



* MotiveMisidentification:

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* MotiveMisidentification:MotiveMisidentification



* NeverMyFault: Lucius Malfoy helps Draco lobby to get Buckbeak executed after the Hippogriff slashes Draco's arm. However, the only reason he did that was because Draco ignored Hagrid's instructions about never insulting a Hippogriff and proceeded to call him a "great ugly brute".

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* NeverMyFault: Lucius Malfoy helps Draco lobby to get Buckbeak executed after the Hippogriff slashes Draco's arm. However, the He only reason he did that was that, however, because Draco ignored Hagrid's instructions about instruction never insulting to insult a Hippogriff and proceeded to call him a "great ugly brute".



* NoSympathyForGrudgeholders: Harry has none for Snape whatsoever, and for good reason. Snape goes out of his way to belittle and insult James (to Harry's face, for the first time in the series, no less), 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.]]



* 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.]]
* NotHelpingYourCase: [[spoiler:Sirius]] invokes this so many times that Dumbledore Lampshades it at the end, saying that he "has not acted like an innocent man" in his quest of RevengeBeforeReason. Among his ListOfTransgressions while [[spoiler:trying to find Pettigrew at Hogwarts]]: [[spoiler:Slashing the Fat Lady's portrait after she refused to let him in, breaking into Gryffindor Tower with a knife and shredding Ron's curtains on finding Pettigrew gone, later dragging an injured Ron away through the Whomping Willow passageway, and disarming Hermione and Harry saying "there will only be one death tonight."]]

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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: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.]]
* NotHelpingYourCase: [[spoiler:Sirius]] invokes this so many times that Dumbledore Lampshades it at the end, saying that he "has not acted like an innocent man" in his quest of RevengeBeforeReason. Among his ListOfTransgressions while [[spoiler:trying to find Pettigrew at Hogwarts]]: [[spoiler:Slashing the Fat Lady's portrait after she refused to let him in, breaking into Gryffindor Tower with a knife and shredding Ron's curtains on finding Pettigrew gone, later dragging an injured Ron away through the Whomping Willow passageway, and disarming Hermione and Harry while saying "there "There will only be one death murder here tonight."]]



* ProperlyParanoid: Snape has no idea how [[spoiler:Sirius escaped, but swears up and down that "THIS HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH POTTER!" despite having no proof whatsoever]]. Well, he may never prove it, but he's not ''wrong''...

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* ProperlyParanoid: Snape has no idea how [[spoiler:Sirius escaped, but still swears up and down that "THIS HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH POTTER!" despite having no proof whatsoever]]. Well, at all]]. While he may never prove it, but he's not ''wrong''...



* RedHerring:

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* RedHerring:RedHerring



* SaveOurStudents: The previous Defense Against the Dark Arts teachers we saw were both lackluster and didn't teach their students anything of use, making the subject a complete joke with the students. In comes Professor Lupin, who turns out to be a highly competent expert who teaches the Hogwarts students everything they need to know about dealing with Dark creatures. With him teaching, DADA quickly becomes almost everyone's favorite subject, with only the elitist {{troll}} Draco and his cronies daring to disparage him.

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* SaveOurStudents: The previous Defense Against the Dark Arts teachers we saw saw, Quirrell and Lockhart, were both lackluster and didn't teach their students anything of use, making the subject a complete joke with the students. In comes Professor Lupin, who turns out to be a highly competent expert who teaches the Hogwarts students everything they need to know about dealing with Dark creatures. With him teaching, DADA quickly becomes almost everyone's favorite subject, with only the elitist {{Jerkass}} {{troll}} Draco and his cronies daring to disparage him.



* StealthInsult:

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* StealthInsult:StealthInsult



* StealthPun:

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* StealthPun:StealthPun



* TooDumbToLive:

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* TooDumbToLive:TooDumbToLive



*** In all fairness, Harry's got so many people after him that if he wants to go looking for someone who wanted to kill him, he doesn't have to go very far.

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*** In all fairness, Harry's got Harry has so many people after him that if he wants to go looking for someone who wanted to kill him, he doesn't have to go very far.



* TranquilFury:

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* TranquilFury:TranquilFury



* UndyingLoyalty: [[spoiler:Sirius]] and Lupin are furious that [[spoiler:Peter]] was not this to James, because they would have been, not only to James, but to [[spoiler:Peter]] as well.

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* UndyingLoyalty: [[spoiler:Sirius]] and Lupin are furious that [[spoiler:Peter]] was did not have this to James, because they would have been, have, not only to James, but to [[spoiler:Peter]] as well.



** Harry and Ron call out Hermione for telling [=McGonagall=] about the Firebolt, thinking Sirius Black might have sent it, without even mentioning the possibility to Harry after he rolls it out. Oliver Wood even points out that the improbability that a wanted mass murderer could just walk into a broomstick shop and get the most expensive broom on display. Weirdly, it's a case that BothSidesHaveAPoint: [[spoiler:Sirius easily purchased and sent the Firebolt to Harry because Gringotts goblins lack the same oversight. So he could have cursed that device if he had wanted to. The real issue, of course, is that Hermione didn't once tell Harry and Ron about the dangers and merely went and warned their Head of House without telling them.]]

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** Harry and Ron call out Hermione for telling [=McGonagall=] about the Firebolt, thinking Sirius Black might have sent it, without even mentioning the possibility to Harry after he rolls it out. Oliver Wood even points out that the improbability that a wanted mass murderer could just walk into a broomstick shop and get buy the most expensive broom broomstick on display. Weirdly, it's a case that BothSidesHaveAPoint: [[spoiler:Sirius easily purchased and sent the Firebolt to Harry because Gringotts goblins lack the same oversight. So he could have cursed that device if he the broom had he wanted to. The real issue, of course, is that Hermione didn't once tell Harry and Ron about the dangers (though they should probably have tried to work it out for themselves) and merely went and warned their Head of House without telling them.]]



** Later, [[spoiler:Hermione to Lupin when she thought he was the one who has been helping Sirius into Hogwarts, even though she was wrong.]]

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** Later, [[spoiler:Hermione to Lupin when she thought he was the one who has been helping suspected him of having helped Sirius into Hogwarts, even though she was wrong.]]
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