History Literature / HarryPotterandTheDeathlyHallows

30th Dec '17 12:10:17 AM jamespolk
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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: While each book in the series takes place over roughly one year, the last third of ''Deathly Hallows'' minus the epilogue ([[spoiler:the Gringotts raid, Hogsmeade, the Battle of Hogwarts]]), 13 chapters, takes place over about 24 hours, from the morning of 1 May 1998 to that of the following day. The [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows eighth film]], which covers the same events, qualifies as well.

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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: While each Not for the whole book in the series as it takes place over roughly one year, a year. But the last third of ''Deathly Hallows'' minus the epilogue ([[spoiler:the (the Gringotts raid, Hogsmeade, the Battle of Hogwarts]]), 13 Hogwarts), 11 chapters, takes place over about 24 hours, from the morning of 1 May 1998 to that of the following day. The [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows eighth film]], which covers the same events, qualifies as well.day.
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* AntiClimax: Some fans feel that the [[FinalBattle final confrontation]] between [[TheChosenOne Harry]] and [[BigBad Lord Voldemort]] was a bit of a let-down. [[spoiler:Voldemort casts the Killing Curse at Harry with the [[ArtifactOfDeath Elder Wand]], but since Harry is its true master, the curse backfires and kills Voldemort.]] From a storytelling point of view, the true climax of the novel was when [[spoiler: Voldemort "kills" Harry in the forest (and sealed his own fate)]], everything after that was denouement, but Voldemort (and the readers, the first time through) did not know that.

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* AntiClimax: Some fans feel that the [[FinalBattle final confrontation]] between [[TheChosenOne Harry]] and [[BigBad Lord Voldemort]] was a bit of a let-down. [[spoiler:Voldemort casts the Killing Curse at Harry with the [[ArtifactOfDeath Elder Wand]], but since Harry is its true master, the curse backfires and kills Voldemort.]] From a storytelling point of view, the true climax of the novel was when [[spoiler: Voldemort [[spoiler:Voldemort "kills" Harry in the forest Forest (and sealed his own fate)]], everything after that was denouement, but Voldemort (and the readers, the first time through) did not know that.



* AsTheGoodBookSays: Both the Dumbledore family tomb and James and Lily Potter's graves have Biblical quotations on them:
** The Dumbledores' tomb has "Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, quoted in both [[Literature/TheFourGospels Matthew 6:21 and Luke 12:34]]).
** The Potters' graves have "The last enemy to be destroyed is death" (Saint Paul, 1 Corinthians 15:26). Interestingly, Harry initially misinterprets this as a Death Eater idea. Hermione straightens him out.



* AsTheGoodBookSays: Both the Dumbledore family tomb and James and Lily Potter's graves have Biblical quotations on them:
** The Dumbledores' tomb has "Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, quoted in both [[Literature/TheFourGospels Matthew 6:21 and Luke 12:34]])
** The Potters' graves have "The last enemy to be destroyed is death" (St Paul, 1 Corinthians 15:26) Interestingly Harry initially misinterprets this as a Death Eater idea. Hermione straightens him out.



* BatmanGambit / ThanatosGambit: Dumbledore's plans from the previous books are still in motion.

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* BatmanGambit / ThanatosGambit: BatmanGambit[=/=]ThanatosGambit: Dumbledore's plans from the previous books are still in motion.



* BattleTrophy: After Mad-Eye is killed by the Death Eaters, his magical eye is seen in the Death Eater-controlled Ministry, used unashamedly by Umbridge.

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* BattleTrophy: After Voldemort kills Mad-Eye is killed by in the Death Eaters, Eaters' chase, his magical eye is seen in the Death Eater-controlled Ministry, used unashamedly by Umbridge.



** [[spoiler: Voldemort created his Horcruxes with the intention of defeating death and never dying. He certainly got what he wanted -- immortality of a sort -- but as a ruined, shrivelled shadow of his former self, trapped forever in the limbo between life and death.]]
* BelatedLoveEpiphany: Harry despises Snape for most of the series, but it's not until the end of this book, after [[spoiler: learning that Snape had secretly been working to protect him and bring down Voldemort, that Harry comes to respect and admire him. However by then Snape had already been killed by Voldemort]].

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** [[spoiler: Voldemort [[spoiler:Voldemort created his Horcruxes with the intention of defeating death and never dying. He certainly got what he wanted -- immortality of a sort -- but as a ruined, shrivelled shadow of his former self, trapped forever in the limbo between life and death.]]
* BelatedLoveEpiphany: Harry despises Snape for most of the series, but it's not until the end of this book, after [[spoiler: learning [[spoiler:learning that Snape had secretly been working to protect him and bring down Voldemort, that Harry comes to respect and admire him. However However, by then Snape then, Voldemort had already been killed by Voldemort]].Snape]].



** Harry gets another one thanks to Umbridge flat out mentioning that a Muggle-born witch [[BlatantLies isn't a witch at all.]]

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** Harry gets another one thanks to Umbridge flat out flat-out mentioning that a Muggle-born witch [[BlatantLies isn't a witch at all.]]



** [[spoiler:Voldemort is gone once and for all, everyone who fought in the battle is hailed as a hero. Percy, Dudley, Kreacher, and (perhaps) even Malfoy finally make peace with Harry, and for once, a competent Minister of Magic is instated.]] The bad news? Lots of people are dead. Lots. And, annoyingly, a few people who probably deserve death or imprisonment [[KarmaHoudini seem to evade it in the end]] (or, at least, don't have their fates mentioned in the book). It's not a perfect world.
** The Epilogue however, turns this into more of a Happy Ending. [[spoiler: The Wizarding World has been rebuilt for the better, Dementors have been removed from Azkaban, and our heroes managed to get married and have children. Ginny and Harry married and had 3 kids, while Ron and Hermione married and had 2 kids, making the main trio in-laws. The ending shows the next generation of wizards heading to Hogwarts in a peaceful era, where the terror of Voldemort is nothing more than a painful memory. And Harry's scar hasn't hurt since Voldemort's defeat, signifying nothing but peaceful days to come.]]

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** [[spoiler:Voldemort is gone once and for all, everyone who fought in the battle alongside Harry is hailed as a hero. Percy, Dudley, Kreacher, Percy, and (perhaps) even Malfoy finally make peace with Harry, and for once, a competent Minister of Magic is instated.]] The bad news? Lots of people are dead. Lots. And, annoyingly, a few people who probably deserve death or imprisonment [[KarmaHoudini seem to evade it in the end]] (or, at least, don't have their fates mentioned in the book). It's not a perfect world.
** The Epilogue however, turns this into more of a Happy Ending. [[spoiler: The Wizarding World has been rebuilt for the better, Dementors have been removed from Azkaban, and our heroes managed to get married and have children. Ginny and Harry married and had 3 three kids, while Ron and Hermione married and had 2 two kids, making the main trio in-laws. The ending shows the next generation of wizards heading to Hogwarts in a peaceful era, where the terror of Voldemort is nothing more than a painful memory. And Harry's scar hasn't hurt since Voldemort's defeat, signifying nothing but peaceful days to come.]]



** After Harry defeats Voldemort for the first time (when he is but a fifteen-month-old baby) Hagrid brings him to Privet Drive using Sirius' flying motorcycle. Sixteen years later, when the Order gets Harry away from Privet Drive before the blood wards fall, Hagrid is the one that takes Harry away...on Sirius' flying motorcycle. And in the climax, [[spoiler: Hagrid once again carries Harry in his arms.]]

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** After Harry defeats Voldemort for the first time (when he is but a fifteen-month-old baby) Hagrid brings him to Privet Drive using Sirius' flying motorcycle. Sixteen years later, when the Order gets Harry away from Privet Drive before the blood wards fall, Hagrid is the one that takes Harry away...on Sirius' flying motorcycle. And in the climax, [[spoiler: Hagrid [[spoiler:Hagrid once again carries Harry in his arms.]]



** Shortly before the start of the series, Lily sacrifices herself to protect her son from Voldemort, giving him the protection of Love from him and his spells. [[spoiler: By the end of the book, Harry sacrifices himself to protect his friends and family at Hogwarts from dying in the fight against Voldemort, giving all of them the protection of Love from Voldemort, which causes all the spells he casts on them to break and not hold.]]
** Voldemort's first defeat is at the hands of his own Killing Curse rebounding off of Harry due to the protection of his Mother's Love. [[spoiler: Voldemort's final defeat is again because of his own Killing Curse rebounding off Harry, this time because the Elder Wand refused to kill Harry, it's true owner.]]
** The first time Harry sees Ginny, she's a small red-headed girl complaining to her parents that she wants to go to Hogwarts with her older brothers ''now'', not next year. In Ginny's last appearance, her small red-headed daughter is raising the same complaint to her [[spoiler:and Harry.]]

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** Shortly before the start of the series, Lily sacrifices herself to protect her son from Voldemort, giving him the protection of Love from him and his spells. [[spoiler: By the end of the book, Harry sacrifices himself to protect his friends and family at Hogwarts from dying in the fight against Voldemort, giving all of them the protection of Love from Voldemort, which causes all the spells he casts on them to break and not hold.]]
** Voldemort's first defeat is at the hands of his own Killing Curse rebounding off of Harry due to the protection of his Mother's Love. [[spoiler: Voldemort's final defeat is again because of his own Killing Curse rebounding off Harry, this time because the Elder Wand refused to kill Harry, it's its true owner.]]
** The first time Harry sees Ginny, she's a small red-headed redheaded girl complaining to her parents that she wants to go to Hogwarts with her older brothers ''now'', not next year. In Ginny's last appearance, her small red-headed redheaded daughter is raising the same complaint to her [[spoiler:and Harry.]]



** When Moody was explaining the escape plan from 4 Privet Drive, he addresses Fred, who proclaims to be George like he did way back in the first book to his mother. Unlike Molly, Moody has no love for it.

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** When As Moody was explaining explains the escape plan from 4 Privet Drive, he addresses Fred, who proclaims to be George like he did way back in the first book to his mother. Unlike Molly, Moody has no love for it.



* ConnectedAllAlong: It's revealed that [[spoiler: Lily and Snape were friends as Hogwarts students, and Snape was in love with Lily.]]
* ConspiracyTheorist: In-universe; the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Muggle-born Registration Commission]] exploits the fact that, basically, ''no-one'' is sure where Muggle-borns get their magical abilities from in the first place to have them tried for "stealing" magic. Had they known, they probably wouldn't have cared. Ron pokes a hole in their conspiracy the minute he hears about it, pointing out that if Muggles could steal magic, [[MuggleBornOfMages there'd be no such thing as Squibs]].

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* ConnectedAllAlong: It's revealed that [[spoiler: Lily [[spoiler:Lily and Snape were friends as Hogwarts students, and Snape was in love with Lily.]]
* ConspiracyTheorist: In-universe; the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Muggle-born Registration Commission]] exploits the fact that, basically, ''no-one'' is sure where Muggle-borns get their magical abilities from in the first place to have them tried for "stealing" magic. Had they known, they probably wouldn't have cared. Ron pokes a hole in their conspiracy the minute he hears about it, pointing out that if Muggles could steal magic, [[MuggleBornOfMages there'd be no such thing as [[MuggleBornOfMages Squibs]].



* CripplingOverspecialisation: Voldemort, though the revelation builds on hints from previous books. Essentially all he ever cared about was the Killing Curse (or, more generally, the Unforgivable Curses) and using Horcruxes to live forever, and from his narrow knowledge wasn't even aware that [[spoiler:he had possessed the Resurrection Stone (he was never interested in the Hallows, however). To the point that he ''still'' uses Avada Kedavra on Harry at the end despite it having backfired (in different ways) three times before.]] However, this is only with Harry, with everyone else, he brings out his most powerful curses, and even when [[spoiler: Harry's sacrifice protects everyone]], Voldemort still blasts Kingsley, [=McGonagall=], and Slughorn out of the way when duelling all three ''at the same time''. With the final Avada Kedavra [[spoiler: that essentially kills Voldemort]], he was kind of left with no other choice. He could not curse any of the defenders because they were [[spoiler: protected by Harry's love]], and even if he killed Harry, he would be attacked by everyone else. He really didn't have a choice.

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* CripplingOverspecialisation: Voldemort, though the revelation builds on hints from previous books. Essentially all he ever cared about was the Killing Curse (or, more generally, the Unforgivable Curses) and using Horcruxes to live forever, and from his narrow knowledge wasn't even aware that [[spoiler:he had possessed the Resurrection Stone (he was never interested in the Hallows, however). To the point that he ''still'' uses Avada Kedavra on Harry at the end despite it having backfired (in different ways) three times before.]] However, this is only with Harry, with everyone else, he brings out his most powerful curses, and even when [[spoiler: Harry's [[spoiler:Harry's sacrifice protects everyone]], Voldemort still blasts Kingsley, [=McGonagall=], and Slughorn out of the way when duelling all three ''at the same time''. With the final Avada Kedavra [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:that essentially kills Voldemort]], he was kind of left with no other choice. He could not curse any of the defenders because they were [[spoiler: protected [[spoiler:protected by Harry's love]], and even if he killed Harry, he every good character present would be have attacked by everyone else. him. He really didn't have a had no real choice.



* TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget: Severus Snape. [[spoiler:When he started out he was [[UsedToBeASweetKid a troubled neglected boy]] who just wanted Lily to like him. Then he got into Slytherin and things slowly turned rather dark at the influence of his friends. Then he got into the Death Eaters and completely forgot that blood-lines didn't use to matter to him, and things got worse to the point where he was trying to bargain with Voldemort to exchange Lily's own son's and husband's lives in order to save hers. Then he came back under ''Dumbledore's'' influence and ended up putting his life on the line to save other people, including Harry.]] So he wavered across the "Evil" line for a fair while there, obviously.



* TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget: Severus Snape. [[spoiler:When he started out he was [[UsedToBeASweetKid a troubled neglected boy]] who just wanted Lily to like him. Then he got into Slytherin and things slowly turned rather dark at the influence of his friends. Then he got into the Death Eaters and completely forgot that blood-lines didn't use to matter to him, and things got worse to the point where he was trying to bargain with Voldemort to exchange Lily's own son's and husband's lives in order to save hers. Then he came back under ''Dumbledore's'' influence and ended up putting his life on the line to save other people, including Harry.]] So he wavered across the "Evil" line for a fair while there, obviously.



* TheDeadHaveNames: Part of the purpose of Lee Jordan's Potterwatch broadcasts is to publicise the names of those killed by Death Eaters like Ted Tonks and Dirk Cresswell.

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* TheDeadHaveNames: Part of the purpose of Lee Jordan's Potterwatch broadcasts is to publicise the names of those killed by Death Eaters Eaters, like Ted Tonks and Dirk Cresswell.



* DeathIsDramatic: Played relatively straight with Dobby and [[spoiler:Snape]]. Averted with everybody else (an instant-death curse doesn't leave much time for a FinalSpeech, after all).
* DeathIsTheOnlyOption: [[spoiler: Harry realizes that he is a Horcrux and must die to defeat Voldemort.]]
* {{Deconstruction}}: To some extent, the Deathly Hallows FetchQuest introduced in the middle of the book is a kind of parody of the series Quest plot. Harry thinks the journey of the quest is significant, that it could give him the power he wants and that bringing the Hallows together means he has something over Voldemort's Horcruxes. The Hallows in the end, [[spoiler: do nothing of the sort, indeed it is a FetchQuest deliberately placed by Dumbledore all to prepare Harry to eventually sacrifice his life.]]

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* DeathIsDramatic: Played relatively straight with Dobby [[spoiler:Dobby and [[spoiler:Snape]].Snape]]. Averted with everybody else (an instant-death curse doesn't leave much time for a FinalSpeech, after all).
* DeathIsTheOnlyOption: [[spoiler: Harry [[spoiler:Harry realizes that he is a Horcrux and must die to defeat Voldemort.]]
* {{Deconstruction}}: To some extent, the Deathly Hallows FetchQuest introduced in the middle of the book is a kind of parody of the series Quest plot. Harry thinks the journey of the quest is significant, that it could give him the power he wants and that bringing the Hallows together means he has something over Voldemort's Horcruxes. The Hallows in the end, [[spoiler: do [[spoiler:do nothing of the sort, indeed it is a FetchQuest deliberately placed by Dumbledore all to prepare Harry to eventually sacrifice his life.]]



* {{Deuteragonist}}: Dumbledore, much like [[Film/CitizenKane Charles Foster Kane]], is the real focus of the final book despite being dead. In the end he proves to be one for the series overall, since most of his choices and decisions in the past and present determine the outcome of the story. Harry even {{Lampshades}} this at one point, telling Ron that it's easier to know how Voldemort thinks than figuring out Dumbledore.

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* {{Deuteragonist}}: Dumbledore, much like [[Film/CitizenKane Charles Foster Kane]], Kane, is the real focus of the final book despite being dead. In the end he proves to be one for the series overall, since most of his choices and decisions in the past and present determine the outcome of the story. Harry even {{Lampshades}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}}s this at one point, telling Ron that it's easier to know how Voldemort thinks than figuring out Dumbledore.



* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Dobby.]]
* DiesWideOpen: [[spoiler: Dobby, Fred, and Snape.]]

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* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Dobby.[[spoiler:Dobby.]]
* DiesWideOpen: [[spoiler: Dobby, [[spoiler:Dobby, Fred, and Snape.]]]]
* DirtyCoward: Mundungus Disapparates as soon as Voldemort confronts him during the chase, leaving Moody to die.



* DisproportionateReward: Harry gives Kreacher the locket his beloved Regulus once owned. Ron even {{Lampshades}} it: "Overkill, mate." Still, it pays off for Harry in multiple ways later on.

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* DisproportionateReward: Harry gives Kreacher the locket his beloved Regulus once owned. Ron even {{Lampshades}} Lampshades it: "Overkill, mate." Still, it pays off for Harry in multiple ways later on.



* DueToTheDead: Harry sees [[spoiler: Moody's magical eye]] on Umbridge's office door and is so enraged that he steals it back, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero which ends up helping blow their cover]]. He later insists on digging [[spoiler: Dobby's]] grave by hand, rather than using magic.
* TheDutifulSon: Aberforth Dumbledore.
* DyingForSymbolism:

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* DueToTheDead: Harry sees [[spoiler: Moody's [[spoiler:Moody's magical eye]] on Umbridge's office door and is so enraged that he steals it back, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero which ends up helping blow their cover]]. He later insists on digging [[spoiler: Dobby's]] [[spoiler:Dobby's]] grave by hand, rather than using magic.
* TheDutifulSon: Aberforth Dumbledore.
Dumbledore. He's still disappointed that Albus was not.
* DyingForSymbolism: DyingForSymbolism



** [[spoiler: The only known counter to the killing curse involves laying down your life for another]] which is itself is a symbol of Jesus' death and resurrection, if the series is compared to Christianity, which J.K. Rowling is part of [[spoiler:though dying is not necessary for counter.]]

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** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The only known counter to the killing curse involves laying down your life for another]] which is itself is a symbol of Jesus' death and resurrection, if the series is compared to Christianity, which J.K. Rowling is part of [[spoiler:though dying is not necessary for counter.]]



* EarnYourHappyEnding: Many people do die, [[spoiler: but in the end the BigBad Voldemort is defeated once and for all]], and the world is finally a better place.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: Many people do die, [[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but in the end the BigBad Voldemort is defeated once and for all]], and the world is finally a better place.



** Ron, when he returns after leaving Harry and Hermione. As Harry points out, Ron not only saved his life on returning, but was BrainwashedAndCrazy when he left in the first place. Further, Ron's arrival was just in time to save Harry's life, and then Harry [[spoiler: lets Ron destroy the locket]] -- an experience that turns out to be harder on Ron than Harry expected. To Harry, all this makes up for Ron's prior behavior. Toyed with on Hermione's part, as she obviously forgives him instantly, but tortures him (metaphorically speaking) on a regular basis until she feels enough time has passed to show it.

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** Ron, when he returns after leaving Harry and Hermione. As Harry points out, Ron not only saved his life on returning, but was BrainwashedAndCrazy when he left in the first place. Further, Ron's arrival was just in time to save Harry's life, and then Harry [[spoiler: lets [[spoiler:lets Ron destroy the locket]] -- an experience that turns out to be harder on Ron than Harry expected. To Harry, all this makes up for Ron's prior behavior. Toyed with on Hermione's part, as she obviously forgives him instantly, but tortures him (metaphorically speaking) on a regular basis until she feels enough time has passed to show it.



* EurekaMoment: Harry has a lot of these throughout the book. He has multiple ones come up at once when [[spoiler: he realizes after visiting Xenophilius that, Dumbledore left the Resurrection Stone hidden in the snitch for him to use, and the Elder Wand is real.]] This then spirals into a horrifying realization when Harry realizes that [[spoiler: Voldemort is searching for the Elder Wand to finally be able to kill Harry.]]
** Harry realizes while staying [[spoiler: at Bill and Fleur's cottage that, Dumbledore had the Elder Wand the entire time he knew him and that it now resides in his tomb.]]

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* EurekaMoment: Harry has a lot of these throughout the book. He has multiple ones come up at once when [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he realizes after visiting Xenophilius that, Dumbledore left the Resurrection Stone hidden in the snitch for him to use, and the Elder Wand is real.]] This then spirals into a horrifying realization when Harry realizes that [[spoiler: Voldemort [[spoiler:Voldemort is searching for the Elder Wand to finally be able to kill Harry.]]
** Harry realizes while staying [[spoiler: at [[spoiler:at Bill and Fleur's cottage that, that Dumbledore had the Elder Wand the entire time he knew him and that it now resides in his tomb.]]



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Instead of having a blurb about the plot on the inside flap, it simply said that there followed the final book in the Harry Potter series.



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Instead of having a blurb about the plot on the inside flap, it simply said that there followed the final book in the ''Harry Potter'' series.



* EyeScream: PlayedForLaughs here, of all places: Harry, on his 17th birthday, casts some spells in celebration to his adulthood status. One of the spells he casts is the Summoning Charm, which he uses to fetch his glasses, only for said glasses to accidentally poke him in his eye when flying towards him. Oops.

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* EyeScream: PlayedForLaughs here, of all places: Harry, on his 17th seventeenth birthday, casts some spells in celebration to his adulthood status. One of the spells he casts is the Summoning {{Summon|ToHand}}ing Charm, which he uses to fetch his glasses, only for said glasses to accidentally poke him in his eye when flying towards him. Oops.



** Harry, when he [[spoiler: faces Voldemort in the Forbidden Forest.]]

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** Harry, when he [[spoiler: faces [[spoiler:faces Voldemort in the Forbidden Forest.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Done ''very'' subtly. Around the time that Griphook enters the plot, a major point of discussion involves the concept of ownership of Magical items. As we learn, much of the conflict between Wizards and Goblins comes from the fact that they have differing ideas about property rights (Wizards believe in familial inheritance, Goblins believe that only an item's creator can reclaim it when the previous owner dies). This idea--that questions of ownership are often more complicated than they appear--proves to be crucial in the final act of the book. [[spoiler: Harry becomes the true master of the Elder Wand because Voldemort didn't understand the rules behind possessing it as well as he thought he did]].

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* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: In Voldemort's flashback to the night of his downfall (31 October 1981), a Muggle boy compliments him on his costume, but then runs away in terror after seeing him up close and realizing it is not a costume.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Done ''very'' subtly. Around the time that Griphook enters becomes crucial to the plot, a major point of discussion involves the concept of ownership of Magical items. As we learn, much of the conflict between Wizards and Goblins comes from the fact that they have differing ideas about property rights (Wizards believe in familial inheritance, Goblins believe that only an item's creator can reclaim it when the previous owner dies). This idea--that questions of ownership are often more complicated than they appear--proves to be crucial in the final act of the book. [[spoiler: Harry becomes the true master of the Elder Wand because Voldemort didn't understand the rules behind possessing it as well as he thought he did]].did.]]



* FourIsDeath: Leading up the final battle, Voldemort has used the Killing Curse on Harry 3 times: First in Godric's Hollow as a baby, later in the cemetary after being resurrected, and again in the Forbidden Forest. He tries it one last time, and pays the ultimate price for it.
* FreudianSlip: [[spoiler: Snape calling Lily a "Mudblood" turned out to be this.]] He claimed that he never meant to say it, but she doesn't believe him and ends her friendship with him, realizing what kind of person he had become.

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* FourIsDeath: Leading up the final battle, Voldemort has used the Killing Curse on Harry 3 three times: First in Godric's Hollow as a baby, later in the cemetary after being resurrected, and again in the Forbidden Forest. He tries it one last time, and pays the ultimate price for it.
* FreudianSlip: [[spoiler: Snape [[spoiler:Snape calling Lily a "Mudblood" turned out to be this.]] He claimed that he never meant to say it, but she doesn't believe him and ends her friendship with him, realizing what kind of person he had become.



* GoLookAtTheDistraction: After [[spoiler: Harry defeats Voldemort]], he wants time to talk to Ron and Hermione in private, and Luna points out one of her made-up creatures, making people look away from Harry so he can escape.
* GondorCallsForAid: The Order showing up after [[spoiler: Harry's arrival at Hogwarts]].
* GoodIsNotNice: Harry had used the occasional Unforgivable Curse in moments of extreme stress in previous books, but it really gets turned UpToEleven in this one. Many fans complained about this and about Dumbledore's interest in the Dark Arts; J.K. Rowling stated that she never depicted Harry or Dumbledore as white knights.
** [[spoiler:Severus Snape. Full-stop. He did a great thing in becoming Dumbledore's spy and potentially saved hundreds, if not ''thousands'' of lives. However, that doesn't change the fact that he's a humongous arse for the entire series. [[WordOfGod J.K. Rowling herself said]] that if anyone else had been the Chosen One and Voldemort attacked them and their parents, Snape would never have turned his back on Voldemort. Good? Ultimately, yes. Nice? Absolutely not.]]

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* GoLookAtTheDistraction: After [[spoiler: Harry [[spoiler:Harry defeats Voldemort]], he wants time to talk to Ron and Hermione in private, and Luna points out one of her made-up creatures, making people look away from Harry so he can escape.
* GondorCallsForAid: The Order showing up after [[spoiler: Harry's arrival at Hogwarts]].
* GoodIsNotNice: Harry had used the occasional Unforgivable Curse in moments of extreme stress in previous books, but it really gets turned UpToEleven in this one. Many fans complained about this and about Dumbledore's interest in the Dark Arts; J.K. Rowling stated that she never depicted Harry or Dumbledore as white knights.
** [[spoiler:Severus Snape. Full-stop. He did a great thing in becoming Dumbledore's spy and potentially saved hundreds, if not ''thousands'' of lives. However, that doesn't change the fact that he's a humongous arse for the entire series. [[WordOfGod J.K. Rowling herself said]] that if anyone else had been the Chosen One and Voldemort attacked them and their parents, Snape would never have turned his back on Voldemort. Good? Ultimately, yes. Nice? Absolutely not.]]
escape.



** [[spoiler:Fred Weasley, who had been laughing over the fact that Percy had finally made a joke for the first time in years -- specifically, it's hinted that Percy may have actually been a CoolBigBro once.]]
** [[spoiler:Bellatrix, in a CallBack to Sirius]].

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** [[spoiler:Fred Weasley, who had been laughing over the fact that Percy had finally made a joke for the first time in years -- specifically, it's hinted that Percy may have actually been a CoolBigBro [[CoolBigSis Cool Big Bro]] once.]]
** [[spoiler:Bellatrix, in a CallBack to Sirius]].Sirius.]]
* GondorCallsForAid: The Order showing up after [[spoiler:Harry's arrival at Hogwarts]].
* GoodIsNotNice: Harry had used the occasional Unforgivable Curse in moments of extreme stress in previous books, but it really gets turned UpToEleven in this one. Many fans complained about this and about Dumbledore's interest in the Dark Arts; J.K. Rowling stated that she never depicted Harry or Dumbledore as white knights.
** [[spoiler:Severus Snape. Full-stop. He did a great thing in becoming Dumbledore's spy and potentially saved hundreds, if not ''thousands'' of lives. However, that doesn't change the fact that he's a humongous arse for the entire series. [[WordOfGod J.K. Rowling herself said]] that if anyone else had been the Chosen One and Voldemort attacked them and their parents, Snape would never have turned his back on Voldemort. Good? Ultimately, yes. Nice? Absolutely not.]]



* GottaKillThemAll: The [[SoulJar Horcruxes]]. Only by destroying all four remaing can Voldemort be killed.

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* GottaKillThemAll: The [[SoulJar Horcruxes]]. Only by destroying all four remaing remaining can Voldemort be killed.



* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: The snatchers fail to confiscate Ron's Deluminator, Harry's piece of mirror, and Hermione's handbag, despite the fact that one is a magical device, one a potential weapon, and one a BagOfHolding.

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* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: The snatchers Snatchers fail to confiscate Ron's Deluminator, Harry's piece of mirror, and Hermione's handbag, despite the fact that one is a magical device, one a potential weapon, and one a BagOfHolding.



* TheHecateSisters: When Harry enters [[spoiler: the Room of Requirement while the Battle of Hogwarts is going on]], he finds the room empty except for three women who had not yet joined the fight. The first to exit is Mrs. Longbottom who goes to assist her grandson. The second is Tonks who left her baby with family out of concern for her husband. The third is Ginny who eagerly joins the fight being responsible for no one but herself.
** The three generations of Weasley/Prewett women are [[ScrewPolitenessImASenior 107 year old Great-Aunt Muriel who is rude to everyone]], Ginny, who hears Auntie Muriel say that Ginny's dress is far too low cut and responds by grinning and winking at Harry, and Ginny's mother Molly who responds to a threat on Ginny's life by shouting, [[MamaBear "NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!"]]

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* TheHecateSisters: When Harry enters [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Room of Requirement while the Battle of Hogwarts is going on]], he finds the room empty except for three women who had not yet joined the fight. The first to exit is Mrs. Longbottom Augusta Longbottom, who goes to assist her grandson. The second is Tonks Tonks, who left her baby with family out of concern for her husband. The third is Ginny Ginny, who eagerly joins the fight being responsible for no one but herself.
** The three generations of Weasley/Prewett women are [[ScrewPolitenessImASenior 107 year old 107-year-old Great-Aunt Muriel who is rude to everyone]], everyone]]; Ginny, who hears Auntie Muriel say that Ginny's dress is far too low cut and responds by grinning and winking at Harry, Harry; and Ginny's mother Molly mother, Molly, who responds to a threat on Ginny's life by shouting, [[MamaBear "NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!"]]



** [[spoiler:Kreacher, Dudley, the Malfoys and Grindelwald to an extent]].

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** [[spoiler:Kreacher, Dudley, the Malfoys and Grindelwald to an extent]].extent.]]



* {{Hellfire}}: Fiendfyre. Of course, isn't explicitly demonic, "just" powerfully magical, near-sentient and capable of burning through a cathedral-sized storehouse in minutes. Oh, and it's a lot harder to stop than start.

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* {{Hellfire}}: Fiendfyre. Of course, isn't explicitly demonic, "just" powerfully magical, near-sentient and capable of burning through a cathedral-sized storehouse in minutes. Oh, and it's a lot far harder to stop than to start.



** [[spoiler: Many of the students at the Battle of Hogwarts were fighting and dying to allow Harry the time to find and destroy the diadem Horcrux.]]

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** [[spoiler: Many [[spoiler:Many of the students at the Battle of Hogwarts were fighting fought and dying died to allow Harry the time to find and destroy the diadem Horcrux.]]



** Remember how Voldemort got so evil that [[spoiler:he created an accidental Horcrux in Harry's scar]]? Hell, remember the Schrodinger's Prophecy he could've chosen to ''ignore'', but didn't, and in doing so, created his own worst enemy? You-Know-Who is practically the king of this trope.

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** Remember how Voldemort got so evil that [[spoiler:he created an accidental Horcrux in Harry's scar]]? Hell, remember the Schrodinger's Prophecy he could've could have chosen to ''ignore'', but didn't, and in doing so, created his own worst enemy? You-Know-Who is practically the king of this trope.



** Could also be said for [[spoiler: Mad-Eye Moody]]. According to Tonks, Mundungus Fletcher had never wanted to be part of the EscortMission in the first place, but Moody had forced him to come.

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** Could also be said for [[spoiler: Mad-Eye [[spoiler:Mad-Eye Moody]]. According to Tonks, Mundungus Fletcher had never wanted to be part of the EscortMission in the first place, but Moody had forced him to come.



* IdenticalTwinIDTag: When George lost an ear.



* IdenticalTwinIDTag: When George lost an ear.



* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Applied to the Seven Potters chase. There were fourteen Order of the Phoenix members against at least thirty Death Eaters. While it was justified for poor aim as they were all flying on brooms or Thestrals and constantly moving, the good guys had three casualties -- [[spoiler:one death by Voldy, one errant spell aimed at someone else, and one self-inflicted near suicide action]] -- not counting Harry's injuries caused by his crash, our heroes had a lot more hits and probable kills.

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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Applied to the Seven Potters chase. There were fourteen Order of the Phoenix members against at least thirty Death Eaters. While it was justified for poor aim as they were all flying on brooms brooms, Thestrals, or Thestrals an enchanted motorcycle, and constantly moving, the good guys had three casualties -- [[spoiler:one death by Voldy, one [[spoiler:Voldy killed Mad-Eye, George lost an ear due to an errant spell aimed at someone else, and one Harry undertook a self-inflicted near suicide action]] -- not counting Harry's injuries caused by his crash, our heroes had a lot more hits and probable kills.



* {{Irony}}: Neville, the other Child of the Original Prophecy that was said to be capable of standing against and fighting Voldemort, [[spoiler: is offered by the BigBad himself to join his side. Neville promptly refuses and is then insulted by Voldemort, and shortly after, he ends up killing Nagini, Voldemort's last Horcrux, rendering him mortal and helping to seal his fate once and for all.]] [[SelfFulfillingProphecy Good job helping Neville]] [[NiceJobFixingItVillain live up to his part of the Prophecy, Voldy!]]

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* {{Irony}}: Neville, the other Child of the Original Prophecy that was said to be capable of standing against and fighting Voldemort, [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is offered by the BigBad himself to join his side. Neville promptly refuses and is then insulted by Voldemort, and shortly after, he ends up killing Nagini, Voldemort's last Horcrux, rendering him mortal and helping to seal his fate once and for all.]] [[SelfFulfillingProphecy Good job helping Neville]] [[NiceJobFixingItVillain live up to his part of the Prophecy, Voldy!]]



* KarmaHoudini: The Malfoys. Aside from Narcissa, they do little to redeem themselves. Draco and Lucius fight for Voldemort until the end. Draco specifically stands with Voldemort in the final battle [[spoiler: trying the capture Harry in the Room of Requirement]]. They get off scot-free it seems. Though to be fair they seem confused by it.

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* KarmaHoudini: The Malfoys. Aside from Narcissa, they do little to redeem themselves.Narcissa is the only one who evinces redeeming actions. Draco and Lucius fight for Voldemort until the end. Draco specifically stands with Voldemort in the final battle [[spoiler: trying the [[spoiler:trying to capture Harry in the Room of Requirement]]. They get off scot-free it seems. Though Though, to be fair fair, they seem confused by it.



** Also, the dementors apply for this trope. Yes, the dementors. After sucking out the souls of God knows how many innocent Muggle-borns and condemning them to the [[CessationOfExistence hellish existence of absolutely nothing]] we never see what happens to them in the book, but WordOfGod is that they're a kind of fungus born from depression that can be banished once the environment becomes happier; meanwhile, their victims are STILL condemned to an eternal torment worse than the deepest depths of hell, and nobody seems to notice or care...
* KarmicDeath:
** Voldemort. Try to act surprised. First off, his final Horcrux was destroyed by [[spoiler: Neville]], after Voldemort made fun of him in front of everybody. The movie was more spectacular: he was not only killed by the Avada Kedavra backfiring on him from the Elder Wand, but he also ended up disintegrated as well, not even leaving his body behind. Opinion varies on whether his more mundane death in the book was more fitting -- after all, Riddle/Voldemort's entire character arc grew out of his narcissism and distaste for anything he considered 'ordinary'.

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** Also, the dementors Dementors apply for this trope. Yes, the dementors.Dementors. After sucking out the souls of God knows how many innocent Muggle-borns and condemning them to the [[CessationOfExistence hellish existence of absolutely nothing]] we never see what happens to them in the book, but WordOfGod is that they're a kind of fungus born from depression that can be banished once the environment becomes happier; meanwhile, their victims are STILL condemned to an eternal torment worse than the deepest depths of hell, and nobody seems to notice or care...
* KarmicDeath:
KarmicDeath
** Voldemort. Try to act surprised. First off, First, his final Horcrux was destroyed by [[spoiler: Neville]], [[spoiler:Neville]], after Voldemort made fun of him in front of everybody. The movie was more spectacular: he was not only killed by the Avada Kedavra backfiring on him from the Elder Wand, but he also ended up disintegrated as well, not even leaving his body behind. Opinion varies on whether his more mundane death in the book was more fitting -- after all, Riddle/Voldemort's entire character arc grew out of his narcissism and distaste for anything he considered 'ordinary'.'ordinary' and being a first-rate {{narcissist}}.



* LamePunReaction: Never mind the fact that his brother just had his ''ear'' cut off; Fred is disgusted beyond belief that, with the world of ear-related humor before him, George went with ''holey''. This may be a StealthPun on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patronages_of_Saint_George#England St George, patron saint of England]].
* LaResistance: The surviving, and new, members of the Order of the Phoenix serves to oppose Voldemort just as it did in the last war and Ginny, Nevile and Luna reinstate Dumbledore's Army as a true resistance force against the Death Eaters at Hogwarts. The groups combined make up most of those who fight Voldemort and his Death Eaters in the final battle.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Hermione cast a memory spell on her parents so that they won't worry about her while she's gone, in order to protect them.
* LaserGuidedKarma: A positive example: [[spoiler: because Harry chose to save Draco in the burning Room of Requirement, when Narcissa finds out he survived being hit with the Killing Curse, she has incentive to lie to Voldemort that he's dead in order to get back to the castle and find her son.]]
* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: The final book is the only one that doesn't mainly take place on Hogwarts, instead having the protagonists travel around Britain for most of the plot. This is a big departure in setting and formula compared to the previous books. Also, this book has a couple of [[PrecisionFStrike Precision F Strikes]] when all six previous books had a strict NarrativeProfanityFilter.

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* LamePunReaction: Never mind the fact that his brother just had his ''ear'' cut off; Fred is disgusted beyond belief that, with the world of ear-related humor before him, George went with ''holey''. This may be a StealthPun on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patronages_of_Saint_George#England St Saint George, patron saint of England]].
* LaResistance: The surviving, and new, members of the Order of the Phoenix serves to oppose Voldemort just as it did in the last war and Ginny, Nevile Neville, and Luna reinstate Dumbledore's Army as a true resistance force against the Death Eaters at Hogwarts. The groups combined make up most of those who fight Voldemort and his Death Eaters in the final battle.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Hermione cast a memory spell Memory Charm on her parents so that they won't worry about her while she's gone, in order to protect them.
* LaserGuidedKarma: A positive example: [[spoiler: because [[spoiler:because Harry chose to save Draco in the burning Room of Requirement, when Narcissa finds out he survived being hit with the Killing Curse, she has incentive to lie to Voldemort that he's dead in order to get back to the castle and find her son.]]
* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: The final book is the only one that doesn't mainly take place on Hogwarts, instead having the protagonists travel around Britain for most of the plot. This is a big departure in setting and formula compared to the previous books. Also, this book has a couple of [[PrecisionFStrike Precision F Strikes]] PrecisionFStrike[=s=] when all the first six previous books had a strict NarrativeProfanityFilter.



* LikeBrotherAndSister: Harry reassures Ron that this is how he loves Hermione after Ron is given TheReasonYouSuckSpeech by the [[spoiler: spiritual hallucinations of Harry and Hermione defending the locket Horcrux.]]

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* LikeBrotherAndSister: Harry reassures Ron that this is how he loves Hermione after Ron is given TheReasonYouSuckSpeech by the [[spoiler: spiritual [[spoiler:spiritual hallucinations of Harry and Hermione defending the locket Horcrux.]]



* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler: Lily Potter for Snape, albeit unbeknownst to her.]]
* LoveRedeems / LoveHurts: [[spoiler:Snape gets hit with both with regards to Lily. He not only fails to save her, but then spends the remainder of his life trying to protect the son she had with the man he hated, despite the fact that he tried to keep him in detention for most of his school life. It probably didn't make things any easier that Harry looked exactly like James but with Lily's eyes.]] Ouch.

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* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler: Lily [[spoiler:Lily Potter for Snape, albeit unbeknownst to her.]]
* LoveRedeems / LoveHurts: LoveRedeems[=/=]LoveHurts: [[spoiler:Snape gets hit with both with regards to Lily. He not only fails to save her, but then spends the remainder of his life trying to protect the son she had with the man he hated, despite the fact that he tried to keep him in detention for most of his school life. It probably didn't make things any easier that Harry looked exactly like James but with Lily's eyes.]] Ouch.



* MarriedInTheFuture: [[spoiler: In the [[DistantFinale epilogue]] Harry and Ginny are married as are Ron and Hermione]].

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* MarriedInTheFuture: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the [[DistantFinale epilogue]] Harry and Ginny are married as are Ron and Hermione]].Hermione.]]



* MercifulMinion: Draco refuses to admit that the prisoner was Harry. Later, Narcissa crosses this trope with DeathFakedForYou and [[spoiler: lies to Voldemort that Harry is dead.]]

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* MercifulMinion: Draco refuses to admit that the prisoner was Harry. Later, Narcissa crosses this trope with DeathFakedForYou and [[spoiler: lies [[spoiler:lies to Voldemort that Harry is dead.]]



* MonsterFunFacts: Many books have a passage like this when Harry is learning about monsters in school; in this one Harry doesn't go to school but runs down a list of things at Voldemort's command to the Dursleys (who don't know much about magical stuff), including:
-->"...and Inferi, which means dead bodies enchanted by a dark wizard..."

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* MonsterFunFacts: Many of the books have a passage like this when Harry is learning about monsters in school; in this one Harry doesn't go to school but runs down a list of things at Voldemort's command to the Dursleys (who don't know much about magical stuff), including:
-->"...and Inferi, which means dead bodies enchanted by a dark Dark wizard..."



* MoralityPet: [[spoiler:Lily for Severus]]. The fact that she was dead for seventeen years didn't seem to change this fact.

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* MoralityPet: [[spoiler:Lily for Severus]]. Severus.]] The fact that she was dead for seventeen years didn't seem to change this fact.



* MundaneMadeAwesome: The very last spell that Harry casts at the end of the book is "Reparo", a rather mundane spell for repairing broken objects. Doesn't sound like a fitting conclusion to the series? Well, it helps that [[spoiler: he casts it with the Elder Wand -- the most powerful wand in history -- and he uses to to repair his broken holly-and-phoenix wand, which we were earlier told was irreparable]]. Still doesn't sound that awesome? Well...there's also the fact that [[spoiler: it's the ''only'' spell that he casts with the Elder Wand, and he does it to make it clear that he has no intention of claiming the wand's power for himself]]. This makes him [[spoiler: probably the only Wizard in history ever to reject the Elder Wand, the most coveted magical object on Earth]].

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* MundaneMadeAwesome: The very last spell that Harry casts at the end of the book is "Reparo", a rather mundane spell for repairing broken objects. Doesn't sound like a fitting conclusion to the series? Well, it helps that [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he casts it with the Elder Wand -- the most powerful wand in history -- and he uses to to repair his broken holly-and-phoenix wand, which we were earlier told was irreparable]]. Still doesn't sound that awesome? Well...there's also the fact that [[spoiler: that[[spoiler: it's the ''only'' spell that he casts with the Elder Wand, and he does it to make it clear that he has no intention of claiming the wand's power for himself]]. This makes him [[spoiler: probably [[spoiler:probably the only Wizard in history ever to reject the Elder Wand, the most coveted magical object on Earth]].



* NWordPrivileges: Hermione refers to herself as a Mudblood and when Ron objects, she explains that she's proud that she can refer to herself that way instead of the Death Eaters doing it.



** It was a twofer -- Voldemort's using Harry's blood in his resurrection had the side-effect of [[spoiler:anchoring Harry's soul to life as long as Voldemort lived]]. Lily's willing self-sacrifice for Harry meant that Voldemort could not harm him as long as her blood was present -- when Harry [[spoiler: goes to the forest and does the same, he protects ''everyone currently at Hogwarts'' with the same magic]]. After that point, if Voldemort tried to Curse anyone other than Harry, [[spoiler: it wouldn't have worked]] and when he does try, [[spoiler:the Elder Wand will not harm Harry, as Harry was it's master having Disarmed Draco earlier in the story]].

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** It was a twofer -- Voldemort's using Harry's blood in his resurrection had the side-effect of [[spoiler:anchoring Harry's soul to life as long as Voldemort lived]]. Lily's willing self-sacrifice for Harry meant that Voldemort could not harm him as long as her blood was present -- when Harry [[spoiler: goes [[spoiler:goes to the forest Forest and does the same, he protects ''everyone currently at Hogwarts'' with the same magic]]. After that point, if Voldemort tried to Curse anyone other than Harry, [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it wouldn't have worked]] and when he does try, [[spoiler:the Elder Wand will not harm Harry, as Harry was it's master its master, having Disarmed Draco earlier in the story]].



** Also, for some reason, Voldemort can fly. There was some {{Foreshadowing}} though: his name means "Flight of Death" in French.
* NWordPrivileges: Hermione refers to herself as a Mudblood and when Ron objects, she explains that she's proud that she can refer to herself that way instead of the Death Eaters doing it.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The Trio's [[spoiler: Gringotts heist. Yes, they manage to snag Horcrux #4, but they lose the Sword of Gryffindor (their only tool for destroying Horcruxes) in the process. Worse, it also finally tips off Voldemort that they've gone Horcrux hunting -- a development they were understandably hoping to avoid as long as possible.]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Thanks to a combination of his {{Pride}}, [[EvilCannotComprehendGood incomprehension of certain aspects of base human nature]], and incomplete knowledge of the prophecy which causes it to become [[SelfFulfillingProphecy self-fulfilling]], Voldemort in many ways directly contributes to his own downfall. For instance, the man ''destroys one of his own {{Soul Jar}}s.'' It was part of a huge BatmanGambit set up by Dumbledore, but, ''still''.
** Speaking of Voldemort, his reaction to learning that [[spoiler: Harry and company are destroying his Horcruxes. In his fury and fear, he unknowingly drops his Occlumency shields and Harry again gets unauthorized access to his thoughts. This glimpse confirms Harry's suspicions that Horcrux number six has been at Hogwarts all along -- thus setting the stage for the final battle of the Second Wizarding War]].
*** And he also [[spoiler: sends someone to lay in wait for Harry in the Ravenclaw dorm, confirming Harry's suspicion about what the Horcrux was]].
*** And, to top it off, [[spoiler: the entire situation at Hogwarts was due to the actions of his own people in torturing the students. If the situation hadn't deteriorated into open rebellion, the Trio wouldn't have even been able to get in, at least not before Voldemort got there.]]
** And then there's Bellatrix when [[spoiler: the Trio are brought to Malfoy Manor. When she realizes they have the Sword of Gryffindor, she goes berserk. Bellatrix starts torturing Hermione to determine if they've been in her Gringotts Vault (where the Sword was moved to after Luna, Neville, and Ginny tried to nick it back at Hogwarts). Bellatrix's terror, combined with his understanding of Voldemort's psychology, tips Harry off that one of the Horcruxes may be in the Vault]].
** Going for the hat trick with Voldemort, there's his tactical blunder in [[spoiler: declaring a cease-fire in the middle of the Battle of Hogwarts. He does this to issue an ultimatum to Harry to surrender within one hour and to allow his forces to regroup in the Forbidden Forest. However, the total time lost due to the cease-fire, Voldemort and Harry both being knocked into unconsciousness via the Killing Curse, and the march back to the school grounds ends up backfiring. It gives Horace Slughorn and Charlie Weasley enough time to gather overwhelming reinforcements from Hogsmeade and throughout Wizarding Britain including Hagrid shaming the Centaurs into ending their neutrality]].

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** Also, for some reason, Voldemort can fly. There was some {{Foreshadowing}} though: his chosen name means "Flight of Death" in French.
* NWordPrivileges: Hermione refers to herself as a Mudblood and when Ron objects, she explains that she's proud that she can refer to herself that way instead of the Death Eaters doing it.
French.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The Trio's [[spoiler: Gringotts [[spoiler:Gringotts heist. Yes, they manage to snag Horcrux #4, number four, but they lose the Sword sword of Gryffindor (their (the only tool they had counted on being able to use for destroying Horcruxes) in the process. Worse, it also finally tips off Voldemort that they've gone Horcrux hunting -- a development they were understandably hoping to avoid as long as possible.]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Thanks to a combination of his {{Pride}}, [[EvilCannotComprehendGood incomprehension of certain aspects of base human nature]], and incomplete knowledge of the prophecy which causes it to become [[SelfFulfillingProphecy self-fulfilling]], Voldemort in many ways directly contributes to his own downfall. For instance, the man ''destroys one of his own {{Soul Jar}}s.'' It Jar}}s''. Admittedly, it was part of a huge BatmanGambit set up by Dumbledore, but, ''still''.
** Speaking of Voldemort, his reaction to learning that [[spoiler: that[[spoiler: Harry and company are destroying his Horcruxes. In his fury and fear, he unknowingly drops his Occlumency shields and Harry again gets unauthorized access to his thoughts. This glimpse confirms Harry's suspicions that Horcrux number six has been at Hogwarts all along -- thus setting the stage for the final battle of the Second Wizarding War]].
*** And he also [[spoiler: he[[spoiler: sends someone to lay in wait for Harry in the Ravenclaw dorm, confirming Harry's suspicion about what the Horcrux was]].
*** And, to top it off, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the entire situation at Hogwarts was due to the actions of his own people in torturing the students. If the situation hadn't deteriorated into open rebellion, the Trio wouldn't have even been able to get in, at least not before Voldemort got there.]]
** And then there's Bellatrix when [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Trio are brought to Malfoy Manor. When she realizes they have the Sword of Gryffindor, she goes berserk. Bellatrix starts torturing Hermione to determine if they've been in her Gringotts Vault (where the Sword was moved to after Luna, Neville, and Ginny tried to nick it back at Hogwarts). Bellatrix's terror, combined with his understanding of Voldemort's psychology, tips Harry off that one of the Horcruxes may be in the Vault]].
** Going for the hat trick with Voldemort, there's his tactical blunder in [[spoiler: declaring [[spoiler:declaring a cease-fire in the middle of the Battle of Hogwarts. He does this to issue an ultimatum to Harry to surrender within one hour and to allow his forces to regroup in the Forbidden Forest. However, the total time lost due to the cease-fire, Voldemort and Harry both being knocked into unconsciousness via the Killing Curse, and the march back to the school grounds ends up backfiring. It gives Horace Slughorn and Charlie Weasley enough time to gather overwhelming reinforcements from Hogsmeade and throughout Wizarding Britain including Hagrid shaming the Centaurs into ending their neutrality]].



** And this line from Lily in [[spoiler: one of Snape's memories:]]

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** And this line from Lily in [[spoiler: one [[spoiler:one of Snape's memories:]]



* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: ''Deathly Hallows'' is notable in that it breaks from the [[StrictlyFormula standard story structure]]. The PowerTrio does not go back to Hogwarts until the FinalBattle. Instead they are on the run because the Death Eaters pulled a coup d'état on the Ministry of Magic and started PuttingOnTheReich.
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: While walking to his death, Harry muses that he, Voldemort, and Snape are all alike. All three of them are, at their cores, abandoned boys who found a home at Hogwarts.]]
* NowOrNeverKiss: Two, both before the final battle. Ron even {{Lampshades}} this.

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* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:While walking to what he is sure is his death, Harry muses that he, Voldemort, and Snape are all alike. All three of them are, at their cores, abandoned boys who found a home at Hogwarts.]]
* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: ''Deathly Hallows'' is notable in that it breaks from the [[StrictlyFormula standard story structure]]. The PowerTrio does not go back to Hogwarts until the FinalBattle. Instead Instead, they are on the run because the Death Eaters pulled a coup d'état on the Ministry of Magic and started PuttingOnTheReich.
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: While walking to his death, Harry muses that he, Voldemort, and Snape are all alike. All three of them are, at their cores, abandoned boys who found a home at Hogwarts.]]
* NowOrNeverKiss: Two, both before the final battle. Ron even {{Lampshades}} Lampshades this.



** During [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince their previous year]], Hermione tended to disapprove of the use of "Muffliato" Spell because she disliked its source (she considered its inventor "shady", and, therefore, the spell itself as well). This year, however, she starts using it more liberally, especially once the trio have to go on the run, in order to help hide their tracks better. It was discussed when she used it inside the Weasley household for the first time:

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** During [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince their previous year]], Hermione tended to disapprove of the use of the "Muffliato" Spell spell because she disliked its source (she considered its inventor "shady", and, therefore, the spell itself as well). This year, however, she starts using it more liberally, especially once the trio have to go on the run, in order to help hide their tracks better. It was discussed when she used it inside the Weasley household for the first time:



** Xeno is dealt with this by the Death Eaters when they arrive after Xeno nearly destroys his house accidentally. They are firing spells at Xeno while lecturing him for bringing them back for nothing.

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** Xeno Xenophilius Lovegood is dealt with this by the Death Eaters when they arrive after Xeno nearly destroys his house accidentally. They are firing spells at Xeno while lecturing him for bringing them back for nothing.



* PutDownYourGunAndStepAway: Bellatrix, holding Hermione hostage, demands Harry's and his friends' wands.

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* PutDownYourGunAndStepAway: Bellatrix, holding Hermione hostage, demands Harry's and his friends' Ron's wands.



* RightForTheWrongReasons: [[spoiler: Hermione does this when she uses the information that basilisk venom destroys horcruxes to reason that the sword of Gryffindor will do the same.]] It does, but it still seems to be a complete fluke: [[spoiler:she believes that the sword blade is impregnated with venom because the sword killed the basilisk, and "the sword only absorbs things that make it stronger".]] [[ArtisticLicenseBiology Apparently, snakes have their venom in their blood]] (or it pierced a venom sac).
* RobbingTheDead: Voldemort steals the Elder Wand from [[spoiler: Dumbledore's tomb]].

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* RightForTheWrongReasons: [[spoiler: Hermione [[spoiler:Hermione does this when she uses the information that basilisk venom destroys horcruxes to reason that the sword of Gryffindor will do the same.]] It does, but it still seems to be a complete fluke: [[spoiler:she believes that the sword blade is impregnated with venom because the sword killed the basilisk, and "the sword only absorbs things that make it stronger".]] [[ArtisticLicenseBiology Apparently, snakes have their venom in their blood]] (or it pierced a venom sac).
* RobbingTheDead: Voldemort steals the Elder Wand from [[spoiler: Dumbledore's [[spoiler:Dumbledore's tomb]].



** He also encourages Voldemort to feel remorse for his crimes, because he knows [[FateWorseThanDeath what waits for him otherwise]].

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** He also encourages Voldemort to feel remorse for his crimes, because he knows [[FateWorseThanDeath what waits for him otherwise]].otherwise.]]



* SayMyName: The deluminator worked only after Hermione said Ron's name. Only then could Ron hear them talking and send him close to where Harry and Hermione set up camp.

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* SayMyName: The deluminator Deluminator worked only after Hermione said Ron's name. Only then could Ron hear them talking and send him close to where Harry and Hermione set up camp.



* SecretTestOfCharacter: [[spoiler: The Sword of Gryffindor]] was placed under the frozen lake ostensibly to serve as some kind of test of bravery and determination. Harry realizes that immediately, but still points out that it seemed less of a test of character and more making things unpleasant for the hell of it.

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* SecretTestOfCharacter: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Sword of Gryffindor]] was placed under the frozen lake ostensibly to serve as some kind of test of bravery and determination. Harry realizes that immediately, but still points out that it seemed less of a test of character and more making things unpleasant for the hell of it.its own sake.



** ​Inverted when it's [[spoiler: ''Ron'' who gets the sword]], not Harry. Saving Harry from the [[spoiler: Horcrux strangling/drowning/freezing him to death allows Ron to pass the test and get the sword.]] In other words, Harry didn't have to pass the test he ''was'' the test.

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** ​Inverted when it's [[spoiler: ''Ron'' [[spoiler:''Ron'' who gets the sword]], not Harry. Saving Harry from the [[spoiler: Horcrux [[spoiler:Horcrux strangling/drowning/freezing him to death allows Ron to pass the test and get the sword.]] In other words, Harry didn't have to pass the test he ''was'' the test.



** [[spoiler: Crabbe]] unleashes an extremely dangerous, nigh-uncontrollable form of magic fire in a huge room ''full'' of kindling. Not only does he get himself killed, he's the ''only'' one in the room who actually dies as a result.
** At the very end, [[spoiler: Voldemort is killed by his own rebounding Killing Curse.]]

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** [[spoiler: Crabbe]] [[spoiler:Crabbe]] unleashes an extremely dangerous, nigh-uncontrollable form of magic fire in a huge room ''full'' of kindling. Not only does he get himself killed, he's the ''only'' one in the room who actually dies as a result.
** At the very end, [[spoiler: Voldemort [[spoiler:Voldemort is killed by his own rebounding Killing Curse.]]



** WordOfGod in an interview with Creator/DanielRadcliffe asserted that the [[spoiler: King's Cross chapter]] was inspired by Creator/MichaelPowell's ''Film/AMatterOfLifeAndDeath''.

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** WordOfGod in an interview with Creator/DanielRadcliffe asserted that the [[spoiler: King's [[spoiler:King's Cross chapter]] was inspired by Creator/MichaelPowell's ''Film/AMatterOfLifeAndDeath''.



** The last scene before the epilogue where [[spoiler: Dumbledore's painting congratulates the hero is not unlike the ending of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', with the Force ghosts of Obi-Wan, Yoda, and Anakin Skywalker watching Luke.]]
** In 2017, Rowling admitted that a possible influence on the Deathly Hallows symbol is the Masonic symbol which she first saw in Creator/JohnHuston's ''Film/TheManWhoWouldBeKing''.

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** The last scene before the epilogue where [[spoiler: Dumbledore's [[spoiler:Dumbledore's painting congratulates the hero is not unlike the ending of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', with the Force ghosts of Obi-Wan, Yoda, and Anakin Skywalker watching Luke.]]
** In 2017, Rowling admitted that a possible influence on the Deathly Hallows symbol is the Masonic symbol symbol, which she first saw in Creator/JohnHuston's ''Film/TheManWhoWouldBeKing''.



* SleepCute: In Grimmauld Place Ron and Hermione are asleep next to each other, with their hands lying so they appear to be reaching out for each other.
* SoProudOfYou: [[spoiler: James Potter expresses this to Harry when his shade appears. As does Lily, and later Dumbledore.]]

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* SleepCute: In Grimmauld Place Place, Ron and Hermione are asleep next to each other, with their hands lying so they appear to be reaching out for each other.
* SoProudOfYou: [[spoiler: James [[spoiler:James Potter expresses this to Harry when his shade appears. As does Lily, and later Dumbledore.]]



* SpiderSwarm: The acromantula in the forbidden forest are forced out of their hideaways by Death Eaters and swarm into Hogwarts during the final battle.
* SpoilerCover: Covers for the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series always show something from the book, but it's usually something vague like Harry flying on his broomstick. However, the American cover of this book shows the actual duel between Harry and Voldemort -- specifically, with Voldemort flying backward while Harry reaches upward triumphantly (to catch Voldy's wand, though that isn't shown) as the sun rises in the background. This at least heavily suggests that [[spoiler: Harry survives and defeats Voldemort personally]], where the former event in particular was very uncertain.

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* SpiderSwarm: The acromantula Acromantula in the forbidden forest Forbidden Forest are forced out of their hideaways by Death Eaters and swarm into Hogwarts during the final battle.
* SpoilerCover: Covers for the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series always show something from the book, but it's usually something vague like Harry flying on his broomstick. However, the American cover of this book shows the actual duel between Harry and Voldemort -- specifically, with Voldemort flying backward while Harry reaches upward triumphantly (to catch Voldy's wand, though that isn't shown) as the sun rises in the background. This at least heavily suggests that [[spoiler: Harry [[spoiler:Harry survives and defeats Voldemort personally]], where the former event in particular was very uncertain.



** Reading between the lines, Kingsley Shacklebolt becomes the BigGood after [[spoiler: Dumbledore's and Moody's deaths and later becomes the first competent minister of magic in years.]] But from Harry's point of view he remains a peripheral character.

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** Reading between the lines, Kingsley Shacklebolt becomes the BigGood after [[spoiler: Dumbledore's [[spoiler:Dumbledore's and Moody's deaths and later becomes the first competent minister of magic in years.]] But from Harry's point of view he remains a peripheral character.



* TeleportationRescue: [[spoiler: Albus Dumbledore's brother had most of Sirius' mirror (Harry had a shard of it and got the occasional glimpse of someone he couldn't quite identify and who looked like the then-deceased Albus Dumbledore). When Harry, Ron and Hermione were caught by the snatchers and taken to Malfoy Manor, Dobby Apparated into the manor and rescued them, as well as Luna Lovegood and the wand expert Ollivander.]]
* ThatLiarLies: Harry shouts "LIES!" to no one in particular when first reading some of the media references to Dumbledore's FeetOfClay. The melodrama of this is {{Lampshaded}} in that a Muggle neighbor is shown to overhear and glance around nervously.

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* TeleportationRescue: [[spoiler: Albus [[spoiler:Albus Dumbledore's brother brother, Aberforth, had most of Sirius' mirror (Harry had a shard of it and got the occasional glimpse of someone he couldn't quite identify and who looked like the then-deceased Albus Dumbledore). When Harry, Ron and Hermione were caught by the snatchers and taken to Malfoy Manor, Dobby Apparated into the manor and rescued them, as well as Luna Lovegood and the wand expert Ollivander.]]
* ThatLiarLies: Harry shouts "LIES!" to no one in particular when first reading some of the media references to Dumbledore's FeetOfClay. The melodrama of this is {{Lampshaded}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in that a Muggle neighbor is shown to overhear and glance around nervously.



* TooDumbToLive: Sure, Voldermort. Continue to [[spoiler:cast the Killing Curse on "The Boy Who Lived", even though it is clear that the spell backfired on you]]. ''[[SarcasmMode Brilliant]]''.

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* TooDumbToLive: Sure, Voldermort. Continue to [[spoiler:cast the Killing Curse on "The Boy Who Lived", even though it is clear that the spell backfired on you]]. ''[[SarcasmMode Brilliant]]''.Brilliant.]]''



* TrackingSpell: The Death Eaters put a tracking enchantment on [[spoiler: Lord Voldemort's name, knowing that Team Harry are the only ones to refer to Voldemort by name, instead of He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named]] like most other wizards and witches.

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* TrackingSpell: The Death Eaters put a tracking enchantment on [[spoiler: Lord [[spoiler:Lord Voldemort's name, knowing that Team Harry are the only ones to refer to Voldemort by name, instead of He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named]] like most other wizards and witches.



** [[spoiler:WordOfGod says after the war Hermione went back and finished up her N.E.W.T. studies, while Harry and Ron did not.]]

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** [[spoiler:WordOfGod [[spoiler:WordOfGod[[invoked]] says after the war Hermione went back and finished up her N.E.W.T. studies, while Harry and Ron did not.]]



* WartimeWedding: Bill and Fleur. It's rudely interrupted.

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* WartimeWedding: Bill and Fleur. [[{{Understatement}} It's rudely interrupted.]]



-->'''Harry:''' The true master of the Elder Wand was [[spoiler:[[OhCrap Draco Malfoy]]]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In-universe, Harry thinks this extensively in the lead-up to his and Hermione's trip to Godric's Hollow.

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-->'''Harry:''' -->'''Harry''': The true master of the Elder Wand was [[spoiler:[[OhCrap Draco Malfoy]]]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In-universe, Harry thinks this extensively forms a big part of Harry's thoughts in the lead-up to his and Hermione's trip to Godric's Hollow.



** Inverted when Voldemort kills [[spoiler:Snape]]. Voldemort even acknowledges that he did nothing wrong, but has to die anyway.

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** Inverted when Voldemort kills [[spoiler:Snape]]. Voldemort even acknowledges that he did nothing wrong, wrong [[spoiler:as far as he knows]], but has to die anyway.
5th Nov '17 10:17:15 PM DragonQuestZ
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* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: "NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!"
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** In 2017, Rowling admitted that a possible influence on the Deathly Hallows symbol is the Masonic symbol which she first saw in Creator/JohnHuston's ''Film/TheManWhoWouldBeKing''.
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* ContrivedCoincidence: The book has many of them. For example: Dean, Ted and the goblins happening to break for camp and discussing important plot points right next to where the trio was camping. The goblin in Malfoy just happens to be the same Gringotts goblin Harry met in the first book, and also the perfect person to plan a bank robbery. Hermione happens to pass by and spot Ignotus' gravestone in a graveyard in the middle for the night, no less. Ravenclaw's diadem just happens to be the random thing Harry picked up and put on a bust's head to mark it a year earlier, which unlike the other Horcruxes is conveniently not hidden or protected by any means due to villain stupidity. The ghost of Ravenclaw House just happens to be the only person who knows what's happened to her mother's diadem.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: The book has many of them. For example: At one point the PowerTrio picks a spot to camp that is right next to where Dean, Ted and the goblins happening are camping; this allows them to break for camp and discussing learn some important plot points right next to where the trio was camping. information. The goblin in Malfoy Manor just happens to be the same Gringotts goblin Harry met in the first book, and also the perfect person to plan a bank robbery. Hermione happens to pass by and spot Ignotus' gravestone in a graveyard in the middle for the night, no less. Ravenclaw's diadem just happens to be the random thing Harry picked up and put on a bust's head to mark it a year earlier, which unlike the other Horcruxes is conveniently not hidden or protected by any means due to villain stupidity. The ghost of Ravenclaw House just happens to be the only person who knows what's happened to her mother's diadem.



* GottaKillThemAll: The [[SoulJar Horcruxes]].

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* GottaKillThemAll: The [[SoulJar Horcruxes]]. Only by destroying all four remaing can Voldemort be killed.



* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: The final book is the only one that doesn't mainly take place on Hogwarts, instead having the protagonists travel around Britain for most of the plot. This is a big departure in setting and formula compared to the previous books.

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* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: The final book is the only one that doesn't mainly take place on Hogwarts, instead having the protagonists travel around Britain for most of the plot. This is a big departure in setting and formula compared to the previous books. Also, this book has a couple of [[PrecisionFStrike Precision F Strikes]] when all six previous books had a strict NarrativeProfanityFilter.



** Okay, so everything is basically magic, but the true story of the [[ChekhovsArmoury Deathly Hallows]] is never fully explained. Are they powerful magical items made by skilled wizards, or did they really meet death and he gave them the items? There are elements of them which can't be explained within the continuity of the story, unless you accept the story about Death.

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** Okay, so everything is basically magic, but the true story of the [[ChekhovsArmoury Deathly Hallows]] is never fully explained. Are they powerful magical items made by skilled wizards, or did they really meet death Death and he gave them the items? There are elements of them which can't be explained within the continuity of the story, unless you accept the story about Death.



* MistakenForRomance: Ron sees Harry and Hermionie's affection, mistakes it for romantic and gets jealous. Later Harry reasures him. See LikeBrotherAndSister above.

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* MistakenForRomance: Ron sees Harry and Hermionie's Hermione's affection, mistakes it for romantic and gets jealous. Later Harry reasures him. See LikeBrotherAndSister above.



* PoliceState: After the death of [[spoiler: Scrimgeour Voldemort]] takes control of Wizarding world of England and starts sending muggle borns, suspected muggle borns and any dissenters to Azkeban, imperiusing people into inflate his ranks, installs Death Eaters at Hogwarts, and makes Hogwarts attendance mandatory among other horrible things

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* PoliceState: After the death of [[spoiler: Scrimgeour Voldemort]] Voldemort takes control of Wizarding world of England and starts sending muggle borns, Muggle-borns, suspected muggle borns Muggle-borns and any dissenters to Azkeban, Azkaban, imperiusing people into inflate his ranks, installs Death Eaters at Hogwarts, and makes Hogwarts attendance mandatory among other horrible things



* ReverseMole: [[spoiler:Snape]].

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* ReverseMole: [[spoiler:Snape]].[[spoiler:Snape turns out to have been on Dumbledore's side all along]].



* TookALevelInBadass: Virtually everyone, but particular standouts include Mrs. Weasley, Prof. Slughorn, and above all Neville Longbottom, who in some ways really is the biggest hero in the story. Special notice for Sybill Trelawney, who took out several Death Eaters (including ''Fenrir Greyback'') by using magic to throw crystal balls at them.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Virtually everyone, but particular standouts include Mrs. Weasley, Prof. Slughorn, and above all Neville Longbottom, who in some ways really is the biggest hero in the story. Special notice for Sybill Sybil Trelawney, who took out several Death Eaters (including ''Fenrir Greyback'') by using magic to throw crystal balls at them.



* WartimeWedding: Bill and Fleur.

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* WartimeWedding: Bill and Fleur. It's rudely interrupted.



** The Dursleys are not heard from after the Order spirits them away to a safehouse.

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** The Dursleys are not heard from after the Order spirits them away to a safehouse.safe house.
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* BrokenAesop: Kreacher's redemption arc in the book involves Harry accepting that House-Elves have BlueAndOrangeMorality and that Kreacher shouldn't be held accountable for betraying Sirius to his death, which he both knowingly and willingly plotted. The problem is that near the end of the book, the trio meets Griphook the Goblin who articulates his own BlueAndOrangeMorality and insists on the Sword of Gryffindor because he sees it as belonging to the Goblins as per their idea of ownership. The Goblin idea of morality is presented negatively and seen as unacceptable by the same protagonists, so the overall moral, rather than toleration and empathy for other people's viewpoints gets lost since the heroes are unwilling to do so at when it directly makes personal demands and sacrifices from them.
28th Oct '17 1:08:38 PM Actua11y
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* {{Deuteragonist}}: Dumbledore, much like [[Film/CitizenKane Charles Foster Kane]], is the real focus of the final book despite being dead. In the end he proves to be one for the series overall, since most of his choices and decisions in the past and present determine the outcome of the story. Harry even {{Lampshade|Hanging}}s this at one point, telling Ron that it's easier to know how Voldemort thinks than figuring out Dumbledore.

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* {{Deuteragonist}}: Dumbledore, much like [[Film/CitizenKane Charles Foster Kane]], is the real focus of the final book despite being dead. In the end he proves to be one for the series overall, since most of his choices and decisions in the past and present determine the outcome of the story. Harry even {{Lampshade|Hanging}}s {{Lampshades}} this at one point, telling Ron that it's easier to know how Voldemort thinks than figuring out Dumbledore.



* DisproportionateReward: Harry gives Kreacher the locket his beloved Regulus once owned. Ron even {{lampshade|Hanging}}s it: "Overkill, mate." Still, it pays off for Harry in multiple ways later on.

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* DisproportionateReward: Harry gives Kreacher the locket his beloved Regulus once owned. Ron even {{lampshade|Hanging}}s {{Lampshades}} it: "Overkill, mate." Still, it pays off for Harry in multiple ways later on.



* NowOrNeverKiss: Two, both before the final battle. Ron even lampshades this.

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* NowOrNeverKiss: Two, both before the final battle. Ron even lampshades {{Lampshades}} this.



* ThatLiarLies: Harry shouts "LIES!" to no one in particular when first reading some of the media references to Dumbledore's FeetOfClay. The melodrama of this is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in that a Muggle neighbor is shown to overhear and glance around nervously.

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* ThatLiarLies: Harry shouts "LIES!" to no one in particular when first reading some of the media references to Dumbledore's FeetOfClay. The melodrama of this is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d {{Lampshaded}} in that a Muggle neighbor is shown to overhear and glance around nervously.
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* TheDeadHaveNames: Part of the purpose of Lee Jordan's Potterwatch broadcasts is to publicise the names of those killed by Death Eaters like Ted Tonks and Dirk Cresswell.
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* PoliceState: After the death of [[spoiler: Scrimgeour Voldemort]] takes control of Wizarding world of England and starts sending muggle borns, suspected muggle borns and any dissenters to Azkeban, imperiusing people into inflate his ranks, installs Death Eaters at Hogwarts, and makes Hogwarts attendance mandatory among other horrible things
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* TWordEuphemism: Effing.
** Mundungus Fletcher uses the line "That wouldn't have been effing difficult..."
** A few chapters later, Ron angrily notes that the heroes are "nowhere effing near" destroying the locket Horcrux.



* TWordEuphemism: Effing.
** Mundungus Fletcher uses the line "That wouldn't have been effing difficult..."
** A few chapters later, Ron angrily notes that the heroes are "nowhere effing near" destroying the locket Horcrux.



* {{Unishment}}: Punishment to Neville, Luna, and Ginny for trying to steal Gryffindor's sword from Snape's office is ... to go to the Forbidden Forest and help Hagrid. See CorporalPunishment above for why that's not so bad.



* {{Unishment}}: Punishment to Neville, Luna, and Ginny for trying to steal Gryffindor's sword from Snape's office is ... to go to the Forbidden Forest and help Hagrid. See CorporalPunishment above for why that's not so bad.
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