History Literature / HarryPotterAndThePrisonerofAzkaban

17th Jun '18 9:16:57 PM AdelePotter
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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 decrying him as useless ''to another teacher'' is beyond cruel. It earns him a DeathGlare from Harry.

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* KickTheDog: KickTheDog:
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It's bad enough that Snape belittles and insults [[ButtMonkey Neville]] in his own classes, but to have a small rant decrying him as useless ''to another teacher'' is beyond cruel. It earns him a DeathGlare from Harry.Harry.
** Before that, Snape responds to Neville screwing up a potion by telling him to fix it... because at the end of the class, Snape will feed the potion to Neville's pet toad, Trevor. Bear in mind, if Neville got it wrong -- which Snape clearly expected him to do -- Trevor would've been poisoned, meaning Snape basically tried to kill a student's beloved pet for not being good at his subject. Oh, and when Neville manages to get it right, Snape takes off points because Hermione helped him.
10th Jun '18 6:36:20 AM nighttrainfm
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* HateSink: Snape is at his most detestable in this novel. With very little of the DeadpanSnarker on display, sadistically torturing Neville openly in class, insulting another teacher publicly in front of his students and in the end [[spoiler:psychotically looking forward to feeding a man to Dementors even when he was willing to come quietly and requested a fair hearing, and then after being exposed of his stupidity, he outs Lupin as a werewolf out of spite. In the end, the Trio attack him when he starts insulting James yet again, and this after Sirius and Remus called him a fool]].

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* HateSink: Snape is at his most detestable in this novel. With very little of the DeadpanSnarker on display, sadistically torturing Neville openly in class, insulting another teacher publicly in front of his students and in the end [[spoiler:psychotically [[spoiler: gleefully looking forward to feeding a man to Dementors even when he was willing to come quietly and requested a fair hearing, and then after being exposed hearing. When it's clear he won't listen to reason, the trio resort to knocking him unconscious. After the climax, he gets in one last act of his stupidity, he outs spite by outing Lupin as a werewolf out of spite. In (which he had already tried, more subtly, earlier in the end, the Trio attack him when he starts insulting James yet again, and this after Sirius and Remus called him a fool]].year).]]
1st Jun '18 1:13:22 AM Sonofstranger
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* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: Fred and George talk like two of these to make fun of Percy awkwardly forcing politeness when greeting Harry.
22nd May '18 8:59:47 AM WesternSpartan
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** Justified: Hermione states how lucky it is that he broke in that day presuming he didn't know it was empty; the truth is probably that [[spoiler:he broke in on that day specifically because he knew it would be empty... apart from, possibly, his REAL target.]]
12th May '18 9:15:10 PM GreyWriter
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*** On the other hand, if the instructor gives you specific instructions, and you get hurt, and are the only one hurt, ''because you disobeyed those instructions,'' you and your father are '''''both''''' in the wrong.



* 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.

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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.injured.
1st May '18 5:27:26 AM CritterKeeper
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** [[spoiler:After Ron wakes up to find Sirius Black standing over him with a knife in hand, [=McGonagall=] finds out that Sirius was able to get into Gryffindor Tower because he had a piece of paper with that week's passwords on it. In a shaking voice of TranquilFury, [=McGonagall=] asks who wrote down the passwords for that week and mislaid them. Cue this trope in the form of a small squeak from a terrified Neville as he raises a shaking hand.]]

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** [[spoiler:After Ron wakes up to find Sirius Black standing over him with a knife in hand, [=McGonagall=] finds out that Sirius was able to get into Gryffindor Tower because he had a piece of paper with that week's passwords on it. In a shaking voice of TranquilFury, [=McGonagall=] asks who wrote down the passwords for that week and mislaid them. Cue this trope in the form of a small squeak from a terrified Neville as he raises a shaking hand.]] (As Crookshanks filched the list from Neville's bedside table, this is quite unjust, but as Neville ''is'' always mislaying things, even ''he'' assumes he really did lose it.)]]



** [[spoiler:[=McGonagall=] when she finds out someone wrote down the passwords for Gryffindor Tower and left them lying around, which resulted in Sirius Black being able to get into Gryffindor Tower. Justified because at this point, everyone still thinks Sirius was after Harry.]]

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** [[spoiler:[=McGonagall=] when she finds out someone wrote down the passwords for Gryffindor Tower and left them lying around, around (although actually he didn't, they were filched for Black by Crookshanks), which resulted in Sirius Black being able to get into Gryffindor Tower. Justified because at this point, everyone still thinks Sirius was after Harry.]]
19th Apr '18 2:27:29 PM BananaPancakes
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* AmusingInjuries
** Largely averted (as Ron and Draco are both seriously injured) but briefly played straight when, on Christmas morning, after Crookshanks once again goes for Scabbers, Ron tries to kick Crookshanks but misses and hits Harry's trunk instead.

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* AmusingInjuries
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AmusingInjuries: Largely averted (as Ron and Draco are both seriously injured) but briefly played straight when, on Christmas morning, after Crookshanks once again goes for Scabbers, Ron tries to kick Crookshanks but misses and hits Harry's trunk instead. instead.
* AnalogyBackfire: There are two {{Noodle Incident}}s Ron and Hermione mention while reading for precedent to get Buckbeak acquitted. In both cases, the magical creature was found guilty at its trial.



* BrokenWinLossStreak: Harry loses his first ever Quidditch match...due to the pitch being invaded by emotion-eating monsters.

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* BrokenWinLossStreak: Harry loses his first ever Quidditch match...due to the pitch being invaded by because emotion-eating monsters.monsters have invaded the pitch.



* BurnTheWitch: {{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.]]

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* BurnTheWitch: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d: Harry's over-the-summer essay for History of Magic 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.]]



** Ron bought Harry a Sneakoscope, which is basically a [[DetectEvil dark wizard detector]]. Harry thought it was broken as it was constantly going off, not realising that it only sounded when [[spoiler:Scabbers]] was around. Of course, we learn[[spoiler: Scabbers was actually Peter Pettigrew, who divulged James and Lily's whereabouts to Voldemort, in Animagus form]].

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** Ron bought Harry a Sneakoscope, which is basically a [[DetectEvil dark wizard detector]].Dark wizard-detector]]. Harry thought it was broken as it was constantly going off, not realising that it only sounded when [[spoiler:Scabbers]] was around. Of course, we learn[[spoiler: Scabbers was actually Peter Pettigrew, who divulged James and Lily's whereabouts to Voldemort, in Animagus form]].



* 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.]]

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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: After Lord Voldemort killed James and Lily Potter, Peter Pettigrew exposes exposed 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.]]



* 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]].

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* EarlyBirdCameo: EarlyBirdCameo:
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Two of Harry's rival seekers Seekers during the Quidditch matches are Cedric Diggory and Cho Chang, for Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw respectively, who play much bigger roles in the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire next book]].book]].
** Walden Macnair, the Ministry's executioner of "dangerous" magical creatures, reappears in the next two books [[spoiler:as an active Death Eater]].



* FateWorseThanDeath: The Dementor's Kiss sucks out a person's soul while leaving them otherwise alive.

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* FateWorseThanDeath: The Dementor's Kiss sucks out a person's soul victims' souls while leaving them otherwise alive.



* RealityEnsues: After the events in the Shrieking Shack, [[spoiler:Harry and Hermione wake up in the hospital wing and learn that Sirius has been captured and will be given the Dementor's Kiss. They tell Dumbledore that Sirius is innocent and Pettigrew is responsible for everything that happened 13 years ago, expecting that he will be able to save Sirius. Unfortunately, Dumbledore tells them that Snape has already convinced Fudge that Sirius altered the kids minds, the Ministry won't listen to Lupin because of the prejudice against werewolves, and that without Pettigrew, they have no hard evidence to convince the Ministry otherwise. This forces Harry to realize that Dumbledore isn't an all powerful figure who can instantly solve any problem brought to his attention.]]

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* RealityEnsues: After the events in the Shrieking Shack, [[spoiler:Harry and Hermione wake up in the hospital wing and learn that Sirius has been captured and will be given the Dementor's Kiss. They tell Dumbledore that Sirius is innocent and Pettigrew is responsible for everything that happened 13 years ago, committed the crimes attributed to Sirius, expecting that he will be able to save Sirius. Unfortunately, Dumbledore believes them, but unfortunately, he tells them that Snape has already convinced Fudge that Sirius altered the kids minds, their minds (and they would be waved off as UnreliableNarrator[=s=] anyway because they're underage), the Ministry won't listen to Lupin because of the prejudice against werewolves, widespread anti-werewolf prejudice, and that without Pettigrew, they have no hard evidence to convince the Ministry otherwise. This forces Harry to realize that Dumbledore isn't an all powerful all-powerful figure who can instantly solve any problem brought to his attention.]]



* SaveOurStudents: The previous Defense Against the Dark Arts teachers we saw, Quirrell and Lockhart, were both lackluster and 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.

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* SaveOurStudents: The previous Defense Against the Dark Arts teachers we saw, Quirrell and Lockhart, were both lackluster and 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 proves 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.



* SecretSecretKeeper: Hermione's figured out Lupin's "condition" and kept it from the others, including Lupin himself, until she came to the belief that he was an accomplice to Sirius Black. She even thought the teachers were unaware.

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* SecretSecretKeeper: Hermione's Hermione figured out Lupin's "condition" before any other character and kept it from the others, including Lupin himself, until she came to the belief that he was an accomplice to Sirius Black. She even thought the teachers were unaware.
18th Apr '18 9:16:34 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ThirteenIsUnlucky: Sirius Black's last crime before being imprisoned: murder of thirteen people. [[spoiler:Fridge Brilliance kicks in when you think of the thirteenth "victim", Peter Pettigrew.]]

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* ThirteenIsUnlucky: ThirteenIsUnlucky:
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Sirius Black's last crime before being imprisoned: murder of thirteen people. [[spoiler:Fridge Brilliance kicks in when you think of the thirteenth "victim", Peter Pettigrew.]]
16th Apr '18 9:44:37 PM Rotide
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* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Malfoy when he insults Buckbeak after Harry managed to tame [[spoiler:and ride]] him. Needless to say[[spoiler:, Buckbeak nearly tore Malfoy's arm off at the insult.]]
30th Mar '18 7:22:58 PM MalcolmMiddleReboot
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** Hagrid to Harry and Ron for alienating Hermione for the latter half of the book, though he gently puts it that he thought they would value friendship over "broomsticks and pets".

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** Nicely averted by Hagrid to when he adresses Harry and Ron for alienating Hermione for the latter half of the book, though book. He tells them he gently puts it isn't blaming them or anything, just that he thought believes they would should value friendship over "broomsticks and pets".pets". Considering this guy considers some of his pets his best friends, it's a bit ironic.
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