History Literature / HarryPotterandThePhilosophersStone

17th Sep '17 11:05:20 PM Uyyy
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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, and vomit.
19th Aug '17 3:30:01 AM XFllo
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* EnemyEatsYourLunch: Malfoy, Crabbe and Goyle attempt this 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 -- [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments only to be comically attacked by Scabbers.]]

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* EnemyEatsYourLunch: Malfoy, Crabbe and Goyle attempt this 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 -- [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments only to be comically attacked by Scabbers.]]
9th Aug '17 4:19:30 PM nighttrainfm
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* DidNotDieThatWay: Harry lived in the knowledge that his parents have died in a car crash for ten years, when it is revealed to him by Hagrid that they had in fact been murdered by Voldemort.

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* DidNotDieThatWay: DidNotDieThatWay:
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Harry lived in the knowledge that his parents have died in a car crash for ten years, when it is revealed to him by Hagrid that they had in fact been murdered by Voldemort.
6th Jul '17 4:12:41 PM BananaPancakes
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* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday:
** A double subversion regarding the Potters' murder. The narration in chapter one says it happens on "a dull, grey Tuesday," but later in the series it's revealed to be AllHallowsEve.[[note]][[WritersCannotDoMath Although]] it's specified further to be Halloween 1981, which fell on a Saturday per the Gregorian calendar.[[/note]]
** A much less unhappy one occurs exactly ten years later: the first Dark creature Harry and company encounter firsthand, [[spoiler:Quirrell's]] troll, invades Hogwarts on Halloween.



* 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.



* MyParentsAreDead: This is the point at which Harry's first conversation with Draco goes from bad to worse. Harry also dismisses the possibilty that the Mirror of Erised is clairvoyant on this basis.

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* MyParentsAreDead: This is the point at which Harry's first conversation with Draco goes from bad to worse. Harry also dismisses the possibilty possibility that the Mirror of Erised is clairvoyant on this basis.



* NotAfraidToDie: [[spoiler:Nicholas 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:Nicholas [[spoiler:Nicolas Flamel and his wife--when 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"]].



* ObfuscatingDisability: [[spoiler:Quirrell pretends to have a speech disability. That way no one would ever suspect p-p-poor s-s-stuttering Professor Quirrel.]]
* OnePersonBirthdayParty: Harry's 11th birthday is forgotten by the Dursleys because of the flood of letters from Hogwarts, Harry sings the "Happy Birthday" song to himself.

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* ObfuscatingDisability: [[spoiler:Quirrell pretends to have a speech disability. That way no one would ever suspect p-p-poor s-s-stuttering Professor Quirrel.Quirrell.]]
* OnePersonBirthdayParty: Harry's 11th eleventh birthday is forgotten by the Dursleys because of the flood of letters from Hogwarts, Harry sings the "Happy Birthday" song to himself.



* PoliceAreUseless: Not only is the guard at the train station justifiably ignorant of Platform 9¾, but he dismisses an ''eleven-year-old'' who's bewildered and alone as a "time-waster". Isn't reuniting lost children with their escorts a part of his job?



* PoliceAreUseless: Not only is the guard at the train station justifiably ignorant of Platform 9¾, but he dismisses an ''eleven-year-old'' who's bewildered and alone as a "time-waster". Isn't reuniting lost children with their escorts a part of his job?



* {{Rewrite}}: A minor one, but a rewrite nonetheless. Earlier prints of this book have Nearly-Headless Nick make an offhand comment that he hadn't eaten in "nearly four hundred years". Later prints change this to "nearly five hundred years" to fit with him celebrating his five hundredth deathday in the next book.
* RightBehindMe: Happens to Ron when he's complaining about Hermione after the Charms lesson.
* SadistTeacher: Snape, who is a complete {{Jerkass}} to most students (especially Harry) and is absurdly biased towards Slytherin House. He's a mere precursor, however, to some genuinely evil {{Sadist Teacher}}s introduced in Books 5 and 7.

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* {{Rewrite}}: A minor one, but a rewrite nonetheless. Earlier prints of this book have Nearly-Headless Nearly Headless Nick make an offhand comment that he hadn't eaten in "nearly four hundred years". Later prints change this to "nearly five hundred years" to fit with him celebrating his five hundredth deathday in the next book.
* RightBehindMe: Happens to Ron when he's complaining about Hermione after the Charms lesson.
lesson on Halloween.
* SadistTeacher: Snape, who is a complete {{Jerkass}} to most students (especially Harry) and is absurdly biased towards Slytherin House. He's a mere precursor, however, to some genuinely evil {{Sadist Teacher}}s SadistTeacher[=s=] introduced in Books 5 and 7.



* SchmuckBait: Dumbledore says that a certain third floor corridor "is out of bounds to everyone who does not wish to die a very painful death," virtually ensuring that someone will go there.

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* SchmuckBait: Dumbledore says that a certain third floor third-floor corridor "is out of bounds to everyone who does not wish to die a very painful death," virtually ensuring that someone will go there.



* SummonToHand: Broomstick practice starts with a short-range version - holding your hand over one and shouting "Up!" Harry is one of the few who gets it right first time; Hermione's just rolls over and Neville's doesn't budge at all. This leads Harry to wonder if the brooms can tell if you don't actually want to fly.

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* SummonToHand: Broomstick practice starts with a short-range version - version: holding your hand over one and shouting "Up!" Harry is one of the few who gets it right first time; Hermione's just rolls over and Neville's doesn't budge at all. This leads Harry to wonder if the brooms can tell if you don't actually want to fly.



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

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



* UnbalancedByRivalsKid: The real reason Snape dislikes Harry: he was at school in the same year as Harry's father and they hated each other. When [[spoiler: Quirrel]] reveals this, he sounds surprised that no-one's already told Harry.

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* UnbalancedByRivalsKid: The real reason Snape dislikes Harry: he was at school in the same year as Harry's father and they hated each other. When [[spoiler: Quirrel]] [[spoiler:Quirrell]] reveals this, he sounds surprised that no-one's already no one had yet told Harry.



* UnreliableExpositor: During his {{Exposition}} about the Wizarding World to Harry, Hagrid says a number of things that are either exaggerated or completely false.
** He believes that Voldemort wanted to recruit James and Lily Potter to his side. Though Hagrid does not know the reasons 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.
** He says that Gringotts is "hundreds of miles" under 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, the DADA post is never occupied for more than a year.
** He claims that "there's not a single witch or wizard who went bad who wasn't in Slytherin," which is patently untrue, and he should have known it -- he spoke to Sirius Black at the beginning of this book, and [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban in the third book]], he makes it clear that at this point he is well aware of that Gryffindor being a "murderin' traitor". [[spoiler:Yes, Sirius is innocent, but Peter Pettigrew is ''also'' a Gryffindor, so the point stands.]]

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* UnreliableExpositor: During his {{Exposition}} about the Wizarding World to Harry, Hagrid says a number of several things that are either exaggerated or completely false.
** He believes that Voldemort wanted to recruit James and Lily Potter to his side. Though Hagrid does not know the reasons 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.
** He says that Gringotts is "hundreds of miles" under London 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 is never occupied for more than a year.
year at a time in decades.
** He claims that "there's not a single witch or wizard who went bad who wasn't in Slytherin," which is patently untrue, and he should have known it -- he spoke to Sirius Black at the beginning of this book, and [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban in the third book]], he makes it clear that at this point he is well aware of that Gryffindor being a "murderin' traitor". [[spoiler:Yes, Sirius is innocent, but Peter Pettigrew Pettigrew, the true traitor, is ''also'' a Gryffindor, so the point stands.]]



* VisualPun: Near the end of the book we discover that Quirrell is [[spoiler:literally a two-faced villain who has Voldemort's face on the back of his head.]]



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Vernon Dursley begins to question his senses when he thinks he sees a cat doing things that cats aren't normally able to do, such as reading a map and eyeing him skeptically.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: At the end, Dumbledore casually reveals that Nicolas and Perenelle Flamel were willing to have the Stone destroyed to keep it from Voldemort. After several centuries of life, it's like going to bed at the end of a very long day.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Vernon Dursley begins to question his senses when he thinks he sees a cat doing things that cats aren't normally able to do, such as reading a map and eyeing him skeptically.
skeptically. He, of course, couldn't have known that that cat was the [[{{Animorphism}} Animagus]] Hogwarts professor Minerva [=McGonagall=].
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: At the end, Dumbledore casually reveals says that Nicolas and Perenelle Flamel were willing to have the Stone destroyed to keep it from Voldemort. After several centuries of life, it's like going to bed at the end of a very long day.



* VisualPun: Near the end of the book we discover that Quirrel is [[spoiler: literally a two-faced villain who has Voldemort's face on the back of his head.]]
24th Jun '17 6:11:05 PM billybobfred
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** He believes that Voldemort wanted to recruit James and Lily Potter to his side. Though Hagrid does not know the reasons 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.[[/note]] However, {{WordOfGod}} commented on this by saying that in extremly rare circumstances, Muggle-borns could be accepted as death eaters.

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** He believes that Voldemort wanted to recruit James and Lily Potter to his side. Though Hagrid does not know the reasons 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.[[/note]] However, {{WordOfGod}} commented on this by saying that in extremly rare circumstances, Muggle-borns could be accepted as death eaters.ranks, especially not anyone who had thrice defied him.



** He claims that "there's not a single witch or wizard who went bad who wasn't in Slytherin," which is patently untrue.

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** He claims that "there's not a single witch or wizard who went bad who wasn't in Slytherin," which is patently untrue.untrue, and he should have known it -- he spoke to Sirius Black at the beginning of this book, and [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban in the third book]], he makes it clear that at this point he is well aware of that Gryffindor being a "murderin' traitor". [[spoiler:Yes, Sirius is innocent, but Peter Pettigrew is ''also'' a Gryffindor, so the point stands.]]
19th Jun '17 12:32:35 PM Joker23
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19th Jun '17 12:31:31 PM Joker23
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** He believes that Voldemort wanted to recruit James and Lily Potter to his side. Though Hagrid does not know the reasons 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. [[/note]] However, {{WordOfGod}} commented on this by saying that in extremly rare circumstances, Muggle-borns could be accepted as death eaters.

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** He believes that Voldemort wanted to recruit James and Lily Potter to his side. Though Hagrid does not know the reasons 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. [[/note]] However, {{WordOfGod}} commented on this by saying that in extremly rare circumstances, Muggle-borns could be accepted as death eaters.
19th Jun '17 12:30:30 PM Joker23
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** He believes that Voldemort wanted to recruit James and Lily Potter to his side. Though Hagrid does not know the reasons 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.

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** He believes that Voldemort wanted to recruit James and Lily Potter to his side. Though Hagrid does not know the reasons 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. [[/note]] However, {{WordOfGod}} commented on this by saying that in extremly rare circumstances, Muggle-borns could be accepted as death eaters.
11th Jun '17 12:16:53 PM waters20
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* AdultFear: The fact that Voldermort killed Harry's parents ''right in front of him when he was a baby'' is about as fearful as a story can get.
11th Jun '17 12:07:49 PM tyrekecorrea
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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Vernon Dursley begins to question his senses when he thinks he sees a cat doing things that cats aren't normally able to do, such as reading a map and eyeing him skeptically.
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