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12th May '16 11:36:30 AM pr3sidentspence
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* [[spoiler: Confirmed, except he's a metamorphmagus instead of an animagus as in canon.]]
12th May '16 11:34:15 AM pr3sidentspence
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** Dementors are given cloaks because they are painful to look upon. Also, naked corpses floating around would be distracting.
12th May '16 11:30:53 AM pr3sidentspence
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** [[spoiler: Not really a scheme. Dumbledore had no idea why he needed to destroy it, other than prophesy said it must be so.]]
12th May '16 11:26:21 AM pr3sidentspence
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[[spoiler: "I wanted it to be an anagram of my name, but that would only have worked if I'd conveniently been given the middle name of 'Marvolo', and then it would have been a stretch. Our actual middle name is Morfin, if you're curious. But I digress."]]
12th May '16 11:23:25 AM pr3sidentspence
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** [[spoiler: Confirmed. And Dumbledore's giving of it to Harry puts suspicion on Dumbledore for something awful.]




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* The author confirmed that this was his plan before it stopped being an anomoly.


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*** ** [[spoiler: Yes, the basilisk. This was how Slytherin got around the interdict, and the whole point of the basilisk in the first place.]]
12th May '16 11:01:19 AM pr3sidentspence
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*** [[spoiler: Sirius did do it. In HPMOR, Pettigrew wasn't an animagus but a metamorphmagus. Sirius confunded Pettigrew into thinking he was Sirius. This lasted long enough for him to get thrown into Azkaban, where he lost his magic and ability to morph back into his own shape. The guards never believed him when he said, "I'm not Sirius!"]]

12th May '16 10:47:13 AM pr3sidentspence
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** [[spoiler: Turns out it Lucius was right after all. Harry is an amnesiatic 11 year old copy of Voldemort.]]
11th May '16 9:13:18 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* Or, as an alternative: Harry's new office really is up high in the internal structure of Hogwarts. It's just that the entire internal structure of Hogwarts is underground, while the castle only contains (magical equivalents of) [=WarpZones=], to make it look like a normal castle. The advantage of building Hogwarts like this was that its builders were not constrained by its outer physical shape and they could make any sort of arrangement to the inside without altering the external shape of the castle. As a nice side effect, it also makes the inside of Hogwarts almost invulnerable to external attacks.

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* Or, as an alternative: Harry's new office really is up high in the internal structure of Hogwarts. It's just that the entire internal structure of Hogwarts is underground, while the castle only contains (magical equivalents of) [=WarpZones=], to make it look like a normal castle. The advantage of building Hogwarts like this was that its builders were not constrained by its outer physical shape and they could make any sort of arrangement to the inside without altering the external shape of the castle. As a nice side effect, it also makes the inside of Hogwarts almost invulnerable to external attacks.attacks.

[[WMG: Why Dumbledore smashed Harry's pet rock]]
The reason Harry had a pet rock in the first place was a sort of dare after an argument with his parents. He wanted to have a pet, but Michael and Petunia, understandably, didn't believe ''he'' could take good care of a pet. The argument got louder and louder and eventually they yelled that Harry couldn't even take care of a rock if he tried. Harry, being Harry, ''tried'', and got his parents to swear to give him a pet if after a given period of time, his pet rock was still unharmed. Dumbledore had to smash it so that Harry would lose his bet and never get any pet, because a prophecy that Harry would get killed by his pet dog or something.
29th Mar '16 3:11:29 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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[[WMG: Magic in [=MoR=]-verse comes from [[GurrenLagann Spiral Power]].]]

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[[WMG: Magic in [=MoR=]-verse comes from [[GurrenLagann [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Spiral Power]].]]



* In continuation of this theory, GurrenLagann could well be a documentation of the founding of the nation of Atlantis, with Kamina city as it's capital. "Magic" - with the need for the proper incantations and the imposed limits on what can be done with it - was created by Simon some time after the fall of the Anti Spirals so as to stop the Spiral Nemesis without cowing humanity's fighting spirit.

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* In continuation of this theory, GurrenLagann Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann could well be a documentation of the founding of the nation of Atlantis, with Kamina city as it's capital. "Magic" - with the need for the proper incantations and the imposed limits on what can be done with it - was created by Simon some time after the fall of the Anti Spirals so as to stop the Spiral Nemesis without cowing humanity's fighting spirit.
5th Mar '16 2:00:32 AM Arancaytar
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* It may be the same principle with one difference: The Comed-Tea effect is plausible because "something surprising happens" is a fairly probable event on its own. The kind of lucky streak following Felix Felicis is much less probable. However, instead of just causing you to drink it, the potion may have an ''on-going'' effect that causes you to act optimally without knowing why. In the canon example, all the lucky events are indeed driven by Harry's actions: Being in the right places and saying the right things, as if with foreknowledge.
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