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2nd Oct '16 1:25:47 PM theLibrarian
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* MisaimedFandom: {{In-universe}}. The original Golden Snidget was saved by a witch who was appalled at its abusive treatment. Unfortunately, she failed to prevent the abuse of later ones, and Snidget catching at Quidditch matches became so popular that the species almost became extinct.

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* MisaimedFandom: {{In-universe}}. The original Golden Snidget was saved by a witch who was appalled at its abusive treatment. Unfortunately, she failed to prevent the abuse of later ones, and Snidget catching at Quidditch matches became so popular that the species almost became extinct. Thankfully the Snidget was saved with more lobbying after the Golden Snitch's inventor showed that the Golden Snitch was invulnerable to being crushed.
7th Jan '16 11:36:47 AM VenomLancerHae
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* AnAxeToGrind: Apparently happened at one point, hence why it's banned in the official rules list.



* AnAxeToGrind: Apparently happened at one point, hence why it's banned in the official rules list.



* {{Expy}}: Puddlemere United is a mixture of the Liverpool and Manchester United football clubs. They have the success, widespread appeal, and share a similar name with Manchester United, and apparently have a song written for the team that's come to define them, like Liverpool.

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Puddlemere United is a mixture of the Liverpool and Manchester United football clubs. They have the success, widespread appeal, and share a similar name with Manchester United, and apparently have a song written for the team that's come to define them, like Liverpool.



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* FictionalDocumentFictionalDocument: This a manual for Quidditch, a fictional magic sport.



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* HistoryRepeats: Twice, it's shown a rule change that prompts wizards to say "TheyChangedItNowItSucks" - once for turning the goals from baskets on stilts into fixed-size hoops, and another for banning "[[UnnecessaryRoughness two chasers knocking out the goalkeeper]]".

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Twice, it's shown a rule change that prompts wizards to say "TheyChangedItNowItSucks" - once for turning the goals from baskets on stilts into fixed-size hoops, and another for banning "[[UnnecessaryRoughness two chasers knocking out the goalkeeper]]".



* HomeFieldAdvantage: See above re: wicker caves.

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30th Jul '15 6:57:29 PM igordebraga
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: {{In-universe}}; Japanese players have a {{seppuku}}-like custom of destroying the broom after a loss, as a way of the player regaining honor. Outside of Japan, the same practice is considered highly offensive and makes the Japanese look like sore losers.

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: {{In-universe}}; Japanese players have a {{seppuku}}-like custom of destroying the broom after a loss, as a way of the player regaining honor. Outside of Japan, the same practice is considered highly offensive and a waste of useful hardwood which also makes the Japanese look like sore losers.



* FlawedPrototype: The first Broomsticks were flyable, but they were not very aerodynamic, Their speeds varied from broom to broom, and were painfully uncomfortable and prone to shrapnel in really sensitive areas.

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* FlawedPrototype: The first Broomsticks were flyable, but they were not very aerodynamic, Their speeds varied from broom to broom, and were painfully uncomfortable and [[GroinAttack prone to shrapnel in really sensitive areas.]]



* WackyRacing

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* WackyRacingWackyRacing: It's mentioned that Sweden holds an annual broomstick race that goes through a dragon reserve, and thus has a really high death count.
25th Apr '15 9:58:51 AM CJCroen1393
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* EndangeredSpecies: The Golden Snidget, after the early Quidditch games.
10th Feb '15 1:06:58 AM AdamC
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** As mentioned above, Quodpot seems to be an Expy for American Football, with it being the preferred sport in the United States while Quidditch is largely ignored. Quodpot is also much more risky and violent for the players, boasting a ball that explodes under certain conditions.
8th Feb '15 2:20:43 PM doornik1142
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** Although about 90% of those rules (specifically the rules on foul plays) originate from incidents where a player tried some whacky new tactic on the basis that, at the time, there weren't no rule agin' it.
19th Jan '15 10:48:29 PM RatherRandomRachel
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** The Century of poor performance the Chudley Cannons have brought brings to mind the Chicago Cubs to fans of baseball.

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** The Century century of poor performance the Chudley Cannons have brought brings is based on Manchester City's legendarily poor performance for a period, where they failed to mind win anything for 30 years, despite being at one point one of the Chicago Cubs to fans of baseball.best football clubs in the UK.
28th Dec '14 10:46:01 PM Joyce13
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* BrokenAce: The Chudley Cannons. They've won the league championship 21 times...but the last time they did it was in 1892. Since that point, they've been pitiful.

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* BrokenAce: The Chudley Cannons. They've won the league championship 21 times...but the last time they did it was in 1892. Since that point, they've been pitiful. Their motto even got changed from "We shall conquer" to "Let's cross our fingers and hope for the best."


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* LetterMotif: Other than one exception, all the named members of the Holyhead Harpies have a first or last name (or both) that starts with the letter 'G'.
18th Sep '14 5:49:27 AM LanceOmikron
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* ObviousRulePatch: It's mentioned that all of these have never been kept in an exhaustive list to avoid giving the players ideas.

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* ObviousRulePatch: It's mentioned that all of these have never been kept in an the exhaustive list of fouls (which apparently numbers in the ''hundreds'') has never been made public to avoid giving the players ideas.ideas. Though it's also mentioned that the list is mostly redundant, since the ban on using wands during play renders 90% of the fouls on the list impossible to commit.
6th Apr '14 6:07:33 PM Tuckerscreator
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* FlyingBroomstick: Their origins are described in the book. It's also admitted that wizards are ''terrible'' at keeping them secret, which is why they're so common in muggle art.

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* FlyingBroomstick: Their origins are described in the book. It's also admitted that Broomsticks were initially chosen to be enchanted for flight because they were unsuspicious objects, but the irony is that wizards are were still ''terrible'' at keeping them secret, which is why they're flying broomsticks are so common in muggle art.
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