History Literature / HarryPotterandThePhilosophersStone

31st Jan '18 9:02:47 PM BananaPancakes
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* ArcVillain: [[spoiler:Quirrell]]. Played with, though, seeing as [[spoiler:the series-wide BigBad Voldemort is using his body as a vessel.]]

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* ArcVillain: [[spoiler:Quirrell]]. Played with, though, seeing as [[spoiler:the series-wide BigBad Voldemort is using his body as a vessel.]]



* BecomingTheBoast: Before the first flying lesson, Ron says Draco has been exaggerating his skill thereat to cheer Harry up. It turns out he didn't.

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* BecomingTheBoast: Before the first flying lesson, Ron says Draco has been exaggerating touts his skill thereat at flying ''ad nauseum'' to cheer Harry up. It turns out everyone, especially Harry. Ron thinks he's exaggerating. On the day of the lesson, he didn't.shows that he isn't.



* BreakTheHaughty: Defied. Try as they might, Snape and Ron just can't do it to Hermione, to the point that she proudly declares that she is better at logic than most great wizards but the fact that a wizard literally wrote the puzzle she solved to prove it gave her no pause.

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* BreakTheHaughty: Defied. Try as they might, neither Snape and nor Ron just can't can do it to Hermione, to the point that she proudly declares that she is better at logic than most great wizards -- but the fact that a wizard literally wrote the puzzle she solved to prove it gave her no pause.



* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment:

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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment:DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment



** Among other things, this is the only book that deviates from Harry's third-person-limited POV after we're in his head for the first time. During the troll scene, we're briefly in Ron's head as he decides to do ''Wingardium Leviosa'', and when Harry's broomstick is acting up during the Quidditch match, we stay on the ground with Ron, Hermione, and Hagrid. Other books do switch POV, but only in full chapters designated for it.

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** Among other things, this is the only book that deviates from Harry's third-person-limited POV after we're in his head for the first time. During the troll scene, we're briefly in Ron's head as he decides to do ''Wingardium Leviosa'', and when Harry's broomstick is acting up during the Quidditch match, we stay on the ground with Ron, Hermione, and Hagrid. Other Later books do switch POV, but only in full chapters designated for it.



* EnemyEatsYourLunch: Malfoy, Crabbe and Goyle attempt steal food when they are in Harry and Ron's compartment, having just insulted Harry's parents, Hagrid, and Ron's family. Harry angrily tells them to leave, only Malfoy claims that they've eaten all ''their'' food. Cue Goyle reaching to steal some Chocolate Frogs -- only to be comically attacked by Scabbers.

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* EnemyEatsYourLunch: Malfoy, Crabbe and Goyle attempt try to steal food snacks when they are in Harry and Ron's compartment, having just insulted Harry's parents, Hagrid, and Ron's family. Harry angrily tells them to leave, only Malfoy claims that they've eaten all ''their'' food. Cue Goyle reaching to steal some Chocolate Frogs -- only to be comically attacked by Scabbers.



* ExactWords: As Ron points out, and Dumbledore discovered the hard way as a kid, Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans really do have every flavor...including inedible things like earwax, boogers, and vomit.

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* ExactWords: As Ron points out, and Dumbledore discovered the hard way as a kid, Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans really do have every flavor...including inedible things like earwax, boogers, snot, and vomit.



* GoneHorriblyRight: It can be inferred that the villain gave Norbert's egg to Hagrid so that he'd be dismissed when he inevitably got caught with it, and thus would be discredited and unable to mention that he'd accidentally blabbed about Fluffy's weakness to a stranger. This leads to Harry and Hermione being caught out of bed on the Astronomy Tower due to Malfoy seeing the egg and trying to report it, meaning they had to get rid of Norbert(a) by contacting Ron's brother Charlie, who asked them to meet his friends up there. This in turn indirectly leads to Harry learning about the properties of unicorn blood, which lets him deduce the thief's goal. He takes matters into his own hands when [[YouHaveToBelieveMe McGonagall refuses to believe him]], resulting in [[spoiler:Voldemort leaving Quirrell to die, and the Stone is destroyed after Dumbledore and Nicolas Flamel have a chat while Harry is unconscious. [[NiceJobRixingItVillain Way to go, Voldy.]]]]

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* GoneHorriblyRight: It can be inferred that the villain gave Norbert's egg to Hagrid so that he'd be dismissed when he inevitably got caught with it, and thus would be discredited and unable to mention that he'd accidentally blabbed about Fluffy's weakness to a stranger. This leads to Harry and Hermione being caught out of bed on the Astronomy Tower due to Malfoy seeing the egg and trying to report it, meaning they had to get rid of Norbert(a) by contacting Ron's brother Charlie, who asked them to meet his friends up there. This in turn indirectly leads to Harry learning about the properties of unicorn blood, which lets him deduce the thief's goal. He takes matters into his own hands when [[YouHaveToBelieveMe McGonagall refuses to believe him]], resulting in [[spoiler:Voldemort leaving Quirrell to die, and the Stone is destroyed after Dumbledore and Nicolas Flamel have a chat while Harry is unconscious. [[NiceJobRixingItVillain [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Way to go, Voldy.]]]]



* NotAfraidToDie: [[spoiler:Nicolas Flamel and his wife -- when the stone is destroyed, they can no longer keep the elixir of life going indefinitely and so their immortality will eventually end and both will pass away. However, they aren't bothered by this at all, with Dumbledore stating that for them, it'll be "like going to bed after a very long day"]].

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* NotAfraidToDie: [[spoiler:Nicolas Flamel and his wife -- when the stone Philosopher's Stone is destroyed, they can no longer keep making the elixir Elixir of life going Life indefinitely and so their immortality will eventually end and both will pass away. However, they aren't bothered by this doesn't bother them at all, with Dumbledore stating that for them, it'll be "like going to bed after a very long day"]].day."]]



* PlotTailoredToTheParty: The obstacles protecting the Stone employ the use of each of the trio's strengths: Harry's flying skills, Ron's chess-playing skills, and Hermione's logic. Plus the troll that all three of them stopped earlier in the story, but which turned out to be [[AlreadyDoneForYou Already Done for Them]].

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* PlotTailoredToTheParty: The obstacles protecting the Stone employ the use of each of the trio's strengths: Harry's flying skills, Ron's chess-playing skills, and Hermione's logic. Plus the There was also a troll that all three of them like the one Harry and Ron stopped earlier in the story, but which turned out to be [[AlreadyDoneForYou Already Done for Them]].Them.]]



* SpaceJews: The goblins who operate Gringott's bank.

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* SpaceJews: The goblins who operate Gringott's bank.Gringotts Bank.



** Professor [=McGonagall=] insists that no one could possibly steal the Philosopher's Stone. This nearly does happen.

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** Professor [=McGonagall=] insists that no one nobody could possibly steal the Philosopher's Stone. This nearly does happen.



* ToughActToFollow: In-universe, Ron sees his three eldest brothers -- former Head Boy Bill, former Quidditch Captain Charlie, and new Prefect Percy -- as this for him.



** He believes that Voldemort wanted to recruit James and Lily Potter to his side. Though Hagrid does not know why Voldemort killed them, he should know that the Death Eaters would never have accepted a Muggle-born and a blood traitor into their ranks, especially not anyone who had thrice defied him.

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** He believes that Voldemort wanted to recruit James and Lily Potter to his side. Though Hagrid does not know why Voldemort killed them, he should know that the Death Eaters would never have accepted a Muggle-born and a blood traitor into their ranks, especially not anyone who had thrice defied him.



* WhamLine:

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* WhamLine:WhamLine
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* AboveGoodAndEvil: Voldemort, according to Quirrell. "There is no good and evil, there is only power, and those too weak to seek it."

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* AboveGoodAndEvil: Voldemort, according to Quirrell.[[spoiler:Quirrell]]. "There is no good and evil, there is only power, and those too weak to seek it."



* BecomingTheBoast: Before the first flying lesson, Ron says Draco has been exaggerating his skill thereat to cheer Harry up. It turns out he didn't.



* BewareTheNiceOnes:

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* BewareTheNiceOnes:BewareTheNiceOnes



* BreakTheHaughty: Defied. Try as they might, Snape and Ron just can't do it to Hermione, to the point that she proudly declares that she is better at logic than most great wizards but the fact that the puzzle she solved to prove it was literally written by a wizard gave her no pause.
-->'''Hermione:''' [[HypocriticalHumor A lot of the greatest wizards don't have an ounce of logic.]]

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* BreakTheHaughty: Defied. Try as they might, Snape and Ron just can't do it to Hermione, to the point that she proudly declares that she is better at logic than most great wizards but the fact that a wizard literally wrote the puzzle she solved to prove it was literally written by a wizard gave her no pause.
-->'''Hermione:''' -->'''Hermione''': [[HypocriticalHumor A lot of the greatest wizards don't have an ounce of logic.]]



* ColdFlames: Hermione puts some non-burning magical fire in a jar to keep the trio warm in winter. Later she uses it to trick Snape into thinking his robes have caught fire and scoops it back into the jar when she's done.

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* ColdFlames: Hermione puts some non-burning magical fire in a jar to keep the trio warm in winter. Later Later, she uses it to trick Snape into thinking his robes have caught fire and scoops it back into the jar when she's done.



** Alternatively, [[spoiler: Quirrell -- while less competent than Snape -- was being backed up directly by the second most powerful wizard in the universe, thus making it impossible for Snape to stop him]]. Or, the Counter-Curse was not the right one; there are possibly many curses that could make a broom go haywire, and [[spoiler:Snape]] had to guess.

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** Alternatively, [[spoiler: Quirrell [[spoiler:Quirrell -- while less competent than Snape -- was being backed up directly by the second most powerful wizard in the universe, thus making it impossible for Snape to stop him]]. Or, the Counter-Curse was not the right one; there are possibly many curses that could make a broom go haywire, and [[spoiler:Snape]] had to guess.



* DelegationRelay:

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* DelegationRelay:DelegationRelay: In chapter three:



* DidNotDieThatWay:

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* DidNotDieThatWay:DidNotDieThatWay



* DragonHoard: Hagrid tells Harry that the vaults of Gringotts Wizarding Bank are guarded by dragons, but Harry never gets to see one [[spoiler: -- not in this book, anyway]].
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:

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* DragonHoard: Hagrid tells Harry that the vaults of Gringotts Wizarding Bank are guarded by dragons, but Harry never gets to see one [[spoiler: -- [[spoiler:-- not in this book, anyway]].
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:EarlyInstallmentWeirdness



** The attempt to kill Harry by knocking him off his broom mid-Quidditch match is hard to take seriously after reading the following books, in which Harry gets successfully knocked out mid-flight several times and securing his landing is always rather trivial. For those keeping count, that means [[JerkJock Cormac McLaggen]] came closer to killing Harry ([[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince five books on]]) than [[spoiler:Quirrell]] did.

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** The attempt to kill Harry by knocking him off his broom mid-Quidditch match is hard to take seriously after reading the following books, in which Harry gets successfully knocked out mid-flight several times and securing his landing is always rather trivial. For those keeping count, that means [[JerkJock Cormac McLaggen]] came closer to killing Harry ([[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince five books on]]) than [[spoiler:Quirrell]] did.



** Hagrid's first line to Vernon, "Shut up Dursley, you great prune!" sounds as if the men have met before. There's never again any indication that they have.
* EasingIntoTheAdventure:

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** Hagrid's first line to Vernon, "Shut up Dursley, you great prune!" sounds makes it sound as if the men have met before. There's never again any indication that they have.
* EasingIntoTheAdventure:EasingIntoTheAdventure



* EvilTeacher: [[spoiler:At first you think it's Snape, but it's actually Quirrell]].

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* EvilTeacher: [[spoiler:At first you think it's Snape, but it's actually Quirrell]].Quirrell.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Has [[Foreshadowing/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone its own page]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Has [[Foreshadowing/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone its own page]].page.]]



* GoneHorriblyRight: It can be inferred that the villain gave Norbert's egg to Hagrid so that he'd be dismissed when he inevitably got caught with it, and thus would be discredited and unable to mention that he'd accidentally blabbed about Fluffy's weakness to a stranger. This leads to the Trio being caught out of bed on the Astronomy Tower due to Malfoy seeing the egg and trying to report it, meaning they had to get rid of Norbert(a) by contacting Ron's brother Charlie, who asked them to meet him up there. This in turn leads to Harry learning about the properties of unicorn blood, which lets him deduce the thief's goal, forcing him to take matters into his own hands when [[YouHaveToBelieveMe McGonagall refuses to believe him]], resulting in [[spoiler:Voldemort leaving Quirrell to die, and the Stone is destroyed after Dumbledore and Nicolas Flamel have a chat while Harry is unconscious. Way to go, Voldy.]]

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* GoneHorriblyRight: It can be inferred that the villain gave Norbert's egg to Hagrid so that he'd be dismissed when he inevitably got caught with it, and thus would be discredited and unable to mention that he'd accidentally blabbed about Fluffy's weakness to a stranger. This leads to the Trio Harry and Hermione being caught out of bed on the Astronomy Tower due to Malfoy seeing the egg and trying to report it, meaning they had to get rid of Norbert(a) by contacting Ron's brother Charlie, who asked them to meet him his friends up there. This in turn indirectly leads to Harry learning about the properties of unicorn blood, which lets him deduce the thief's goal, forcing him to take goal. He takes matters into his own hands when [[YouHaveToBelieveMe McGonagall refuses to believe him]], resulting in [[spoiler:Voldemort leaving Quirrell to die, and the Stone is destroyed after Dumbledore and Nicolas Flamel have a chat while Harry is unconscious. [[NiceJobRixingItVillain Way to go, Voldy.]]]]]]



* HandshakeRefusal: Harry refuses Malfoy's handshake when they first meet on the Hogwarts Express, rejecting him in favor of his future best friend Ron.

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* HandshakeRefusal: Harry refuses Draco Malfoy's handshake when they first meet on the Hogwarts Express, rejecting him in favor of his future best friend Ron.



* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday:

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* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday:HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday



* IThoughtItMeant: In-Universe; after the Remembrall retrieval incident, Harry hears Professor [=McGonagall=] ask Professor Flitwick if she can "borrow Wood for a moment". Harry thinks he's about to get caned, only to discover that ''Oliver'' Wood is the Gryffindor Quidditch Captain.
* IllNeverTellYouWhatImTellingYou: Hagrid refuses to tell the heroes anything about the Stone while accidentally dripping all sorts of hints, over and over again.



* IllNeverTellYouWhatImTellingYou: Hagrid refuses to tell the heroes anything about the Stone while accidentally dripping all sorts of hints, over and over again.



* IThoughtItMeant: In-Universe; after the Remembrall retrieval incident, Harry hears Professor [=McGonagall=] ask Professor Flitwick if she can "borrow Wood for a moment". Harry thinks he's about to get caned, only to discover that ''Oliver'' Wood is the Gryffindor Quidditch Captain.
* {{Jerkass}}:

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* IThoughtItMeant: In-Universe; after the Remembrall retrieval incident, Harry hears Professor [=McGonagall=] ask Professor Flitwick if she can "borrow Wood for a moment". Harry thinks he's about to get caned, only to discover that ''Oliver'' Wood is the Gryffindor Quidditch Captain.
* {{Jerkass}}:
{{Jerkass}}



* LooseLips: Trust Rubeus Hagrid with your life, trust him with your loved ones' lives, hell, trust him with underage children's lives, but for goodness' sake, ''don't trust him with your secrets''.

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* LooseLips: Trust Rubeus Hagrid with your life, trust him with your loved ones' lives, hell, trust him with underage children's lives, but for goodness' sake, ''don't trust him with your secrets''. To his credit, he recognizes this flaw and says "ItsAllMyFault" when he visits Harry in the hospital wing at the end of the book.



-->'''Hagrid:''' Ooh. I shouldn' a sait tha'.

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-->'''Hagrid:''' -->'''Hagrid''': Ooh. I shouldn' a sait tha'.



* NationalAnimalStereotypes: The boa constrictor that Harry releases is portrayed as Brazilian, using the word "[[GratuitousForeignLanguage amigo]]". It was pointed out the snake was born in captivity and had never been to Brazil, so it could be that amigo was all it "knew" about that South American country. It is unlikely to have been unintentional, as Rowling speaks Portuguese and lived in Portugal for a time.

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* NationalAnimalStereotypes: The boa constrictor that Harry releases is portrayed as Brazilian, using the word "[[GratuitousForeignLanguage amigo]]".[[GratuitousForeignLanguage "amigo"]]. It was pointed out the snake was born in captivity and had never been to Brazil, so it could be that amigo was all it "knew" about that South American country. It is unlikely to have been unintentional, as Rowling speaks Portuguese and lived in Portugal for a time.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** The Stone was completely protected until Harry rushed in to save the day, since [[spoiler:Quirrell]] couldn't get it out of the mirror. Then it drops into Harry's pocket as soon as he looks at the thing.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
NiceJobBreakingItHero
** The Stone was completely protected until Harry rushed in to save the day, since [[spoiler:Quirrell]] couldn't get it out of the mirror.Mirror. Then it drops into Harry's pocket as soon as he looks at the thing.



* PreMeeting:

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* PreMeeting:PreMeeting



* TemptingFate:

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* TemptingFate: TemptingFate



* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:Nicolas Flamel and his wife, implicitly, after the Philosopher's Stone is destroyed]].

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* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:Nicolas Flamel and his wife, implicitly, after the Philosopher's Stone is destroyed]].destroyed.]]



** He says that Gringotts is "hundreds of miles" under UsefulNotes/{{London}}, which is incredibly improbable.
** He implies that Quirrell was the Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor prior to the coming school year, when, in fact, he was the Muggle Studies Professor, and, as Hagrid knows, nobody has held the DADA post for more than a year at a time in decades.

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** He says that Gringotts is "hundreds of miles" under UsefulNotes/{{London}}, which is incredibly highly improbable.
** He implies that Quirrell was the Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor prior to the coming school year, when, in year. In fact, he was the Muggle Studies Professor, and, as Hagrid knows, nobody has held the DADA post for more than a year at a time in decades.
31st Dec '17 3:00:56 PM nighttrainfm
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* ObsessivelyNormal: The very first line of the book:
-->"Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much."
27th Dec '17 6:37:01 AM take_ninetynine
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** [[spoiler:Quirrell]] had figured out all the obstacles in the Chamber of Secrets, except how to get past Fluffy. Enter Hagrid, who lets slip to a complete stranger [[spoiler:(in fact a disguised Quirrell)]] that Fluffy can be put to sleep by playing music to him.

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** [[spoiler:Quirrell]] had easily figured out all the obstacles in guarding the Chamber of Secrets, except how to stone, but he couldn't get past Fluffy. Enter Hagrid, who lets slip to a complete stranger [[spoiler:(in fact a disguised Quirrell)]] that Fluffy can be put to sleep by playing music to him.
20th Dec '17 3:09:15 PM fruitstripegum
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** Hagrid's first line to Vernon, "Shut up Dursley, you great prune!" sounds as if they men have met before. There's never again any indication that they have.

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** Hagrid's first line to Vernon, "Shut up Dursley, you great prune!" sounds as if they the men have met before. There's never again any indication that they have.
5th Dec '17 11:00:43 AM Ymirsdaughter
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* BreakTheHaughty: Defied. Try as they might, Snape and Ron just can't do it, to the point that she proudly declares that she is better at logic than most great wizards but the fact that the puzzle she solved to prove it was literally written by a wizard gave her no pause.

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* BreakTheHaughty: Defied. Try as they might, Snape and Ron just can't do it, it to Hermione, to the point that she proudly declares that she is better at logic than most great wizards but the fact that the puzzle she solved to prove it was literally written by a wizard gave her no pause.
5th Dec '17 10:59:45 AM Ymirsdaughter
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** [[spoiler:Voldemort]] tells Harry that his parents died as cowards, begging for mercy. When Harry proclaims otherwise, [[spoiler:he]] immediately agrees, retracting [[spoiler:his]] previous statement and proclaiming that James died to buy Lily the time to escape, and Lily died protecting Harry.

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** [[spoiler:Voldemort]] tells Harry that his parents died as cowards, begging for mercy. When Harry proclaims otherwise, [[spoiler:he]] immediately agrees, retracting [[spoiler:his]] previous statement and proclaiming that James died to buy Lily the time to escape, and Lily died protecting Harry.Harry (but still begging, albeit for his life not hers).
* BreakTheHaughty: Defied. Try as they might, Snape and Ron just can't do it, to the point that she proudly declares that she is better at logic than most great wizards but the fact that the puzzle she solved to prove it was literally written by a wizard gave her no pause.
-->'''Hermione:''' [[HypocriticalHumor A lot of the greatest wizards don't have an ounce of logic.]]



* NationalAnimalStereotypes: The boa constrictor that Harry releases is portrayed as Brazilian, using the word "[[GratuitousForeignLanguage amigo]]". It was pointed out the snake was born in captivity and had never been to Brazil, so it could be that amigo was all it "knew" about that South American country.

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* NationalAnimalStereotypes: The boa constrictor that Harry releases is portrayed as Brazilian, using the word "[[GratuitousForeignLanguage amigo]]". It was pointed out the snake was born in captivity and had never been to Brazil, so it could be that amigo was all it "knew" about that South American country. It is unlikely to have been unintentional, as Rowling speaks Portuguese and lived in Portugal for a time.
25th Nov '17 10:13:15 PM dcasey98
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->''"Harry, yer a wizard."''
-->-- '''Rubeus Hagrid'''

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->''"Harry, yer a wizard."''
-->-- '''Rubeus Hagrid'''
->''"There is no good and evil. There is only power, and those too weak to seek it."''

3rd Nov '17 12:12:01 PM DustSnitch
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* FriendlessBackground: Harry, Ron, and Hermione.

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* %%* FriendlessBackground: Harry, Ron, and Hermione.


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* GoneHorriblyRight: It can be inferred that the villain gave Norbert's egg to Hagrid so that he'd be dismissed when he inevitably got caught with it, and thus would be discredited and unable to mention that he'd accidentally blabbed about Fluffy's weakness to a stranger. This leads to the Trio being caught out of bed on the Astronomy Tower due to Malfoy seeing the egg and trying to report it, meaning they had to get rid of Norbert(a) by contacting Ron's brother Charlie, who asked them to meet him up there. This in turn leads to Harry learning about the properties of unicorn blood, which lets him deduce the thief's goal, forcing him to take matters into his own hands when [[YouHaveToBelieveMe McGonagall refuses to believe him]], resulting in [[spoiler:Voldemort leaving Quirrell to die, and the Stone is destroyed after Dumbledore and Nicolas Flamel have a chat while Harry is unconscious. Way to go, Voldy.]]
24th Oct '17 11:40:16 PM darkemyst
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* ClosetSublet: Harry lived in the closet under the staircase prior to the Dursleys seeing that his initial Hogwarts letters are addressed to his "Cupboard Under the Stairs" and moving him into Dudley's spare bedroom. He didn't like it much, as his cousin Dudley loved to stomp down the stairs just to annoy him. As punishment the Dursleys would sometimes lock him inside it.
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