History WMG / HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality

16th Jul '17 9:45:44 AM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Dumbledore said he waited because Grindewald's muggle minions had stopped giving him blood offerings, and the offerings were making Grindewald invincible, Dumbledore couldn't have defeated him before that. But, following the idea that this war parralleled WW2 (i.e. Grindewald stopping Hitler)than the blood sacrifices could have been the victims of the war or more sinisterly, the Holocaust victims, either way that would mean that Grindlewald had Nazis as his minions, which invalidates the stopping Hitler Idea.]] Thus the Allies and/or wizards working in secret on their side are ultimately responsible for Grindlewald's defeat, if Dumbledore wasn't lying.

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* [[spoiler:Dumbledore said he waited because Grindewald's Grindelwald's muggle minions had stopped giving him blood offerings, and the offerings were making Grindewald Grindelwald invincible, Dumbledore couldn't have defeated him before that. But, following the idea that this war parralleled WW2 paralleled [=WW2=]
(i.e. Grindewald Grindelwald stopping Hitler)than the blood sacrifices could have been the victims of the war or more sinisterly, sinister, the Holocaust victims, either way that would mean that Grindlewald Grindelwald had Nazis as his minions, which invalidates the stopping Hitler Idea.]] Thus the Allies and/or wizards working in secret on their side are ultimately responsible for Grindlewald's Grindelwald's defeat, if Dumbledore wasn't lying.
10th Jul '17 11:33:16 AM Orbiting
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There are quite a few spells and magical items that are closer to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' than regular Harry Potter. The Comed-Tea is probably from Literature/{{Xanth}}, Mr. Hat and Cloak is a [[{{Exalted}} Sidereal]], and there are clearly more people from other universes running around.

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There are quite a few spells and magical items that are closer to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' than regular Harry Potter. The Comed-Tea is probably from Literature/{{Xanth}}, Mr. Hat and Cloak is a [[{{Exalted}} [[TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} Sidereal]], and there are clearly more people from other universes running around.
7th Apr '17 4:05:48 PM nombretomado
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* It's a [[PotterPuppetPals pipe]]bomb.

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* It's a [[PotterPuppetPals [[WebVideo/PotterPuppetPals pipe]]bomb.
29th Oct '16 6:14:39 PM nombretomado
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Specifically, a session of a Harry Potter role-playing game (Wizards and Wands?) where EliezerYudkowsky's player character is Harry Potter. The existence of in-universe items with statistics ("Knives +3! Forks +2! Spoons with a +4 bonus!") is a clue. All references Harry Potter makes about player characters or non-player characters are just EliezerYudkowsky meta-gaming. Besides, a comment EliezerYudkowsky made about [[StarWars midichlorians]] and why he is allegedly against them, could be rewritten to be about HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality. He wrote: "So trying to explain the Force with little mindochondria is futile" and "In the world where midichlorians are needed to explain the Force, the Force simply doesn't exist in the first place.", which could be rewritten as "So trying to explain magic with a genetic marker is futile" and "In the world where a genetic marker is needed to explain magic, magic simply doesn't exist in the first place." Since magic exists in the HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality, then Harry will eventually discover that a genetic marker is not needed for it to work, and the reason why magic exists in the first place is that Harry himself, and all that surrounds him, is fictional.

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Specifically, a session of a Harry Potter role-playing game (Wizards and Wands?) where EliezerYudkowsky's player character is Harry Potter. The existence of in-universe items with statistics ("Knives +3! Forks +2! Spoons with a +4 bonus!") is a clue. All references Harry Potter makes about player characters or non-player characters are just EliezerYudkowsky meta-gaming. Besides, a comment EliezerYudkowsky made about [[StarWars midichlorians]] and why he is allegedly against them, could be rewritten to be about HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality.Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality. He wrote: "So trying to explain the Force with little mindochondria is futile" and "In the world where midichlorians are needed to explain the Force, the Force simply doesn't exist in the first place.", which could be rewritten as "So trying to explain magic with a genetic marker is futile" and "In the world where a genetic marker is needed to explain magic, magic simply doesn't exist in the first place." Since magic exists in the HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality, Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality, then Harry will eventually discover that a genetic marker is not needed for it to work, and the reason why magic exists in the first place is that Harry himself, and all that surrounds him, is fictional.
5th Oct '16 5:28:27 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Alternately, things in wizard culture is being edited for muggles and sold for easy currency by GenreSavvy wizards who realized it's easier to buy certain things in the muggle world but also know better than to mess with Gringott's.

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* Alternately, things in wizard culture is being edited for muggles and sold for easy currency by GenreSavvy wizards who realized it's easier to buy certain things in the muggle world but also know better than to mess with Gringott's.
23rd Sep '16 4:09:08 PM willyolio
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Voldemort wasn't an animagus once he inhabited his new body, he no longer had the broomstick enchantment or the dark mark.

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Voldemort wasn't an animagus once he inhabited his new body, he no longer had the broomstick enchantment or the dark mark.mark.

[[WMG: Canon Luna is a double witch]]
Yeah, this isn't a WMG for HPMOR exactly, but the idea stems from it. Luna can see magical animals that even witches can't see. She talks about things that can't be understood by regular magicals. She is as weird to witches as witches are to muggles.
2nd Aug '16 4:07:14 AM Morgenthaler
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** He is betrothed to [[DresdenCodak Kimiko Ross]]. He doesn't know it yet, but it's going to happen.

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** He is betrothed to [[DresdenCodak [[Webcomic/DresdenCodak Kimiko Ross]]. He doesn't know it yet, but it's going to happen.
30th Jun '16 4:57:24 PM Arancaytar
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**** Also, remember that theory of Discord being Star Swirl, and how Discord is a) personified chaos and b) likes to make weird things happen by snapping his fingers?
4th Jun '16 6:17:47 PM Otakukun
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* Harry being killed without interference ín any prophecy wouldn't be likely, because that would mean the rest of the prophecies wouldn't apply, which would likely mean that they wouldn't have been told prior to said interference, which contradicts Dumbledore's stated series of events. The implied reason seems to be that it was to prevent harry from bringing any pets to Hogwarts (like canon!Harry brought Hedwig). The exact series of events in universes where Harry brought a pet is difficult to predict, but it would have apparently been a ButterflyOfDoom that led to humanity going extinct.

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* Harry being killed without interference ín any prophecy wouldn't be likely, because that would mean the rest of the prophecies wouldn't apply, which would likely mean that they wouldn't have been told prior to said interference, which contradicts Dumbledore's stated series of events. The implied reason seems to be that it was to prevent harry from bringing any pets to Hogwarts (like canon!Harry brought Hedwig). The exact series of events in universes where Harry brought a pet is difficult to predict, but it would have apparently been a ButterflyOfDoom that led to humanity going extinct.extincpt.


[[WMG: Voldemort wasn't an animagus ]]
Voldemort wasn't an animagus once he inhabited his new body, he no longer had the broomstick enchantment or the dark mark.
29th May '16 3:08:22 PM ijffdrie
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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.

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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.something.
* Harry being killed without interference ín any prophecy wouldn't be likely, because that would mean the rest of the prophecies wouldn't apply, which would likely mean that they wouldn't have been told prior to said interference, which contradicts Dumbledore's stated series of events. The implied reason seems to be that it was to prevent harry from bringing any pets to Hogwarts (like canon!Harry brought Hedwig). The exact series of events in universes where Harry brought a pet is difficult to predict, but it would have apparently been a ButterflyOfDoom that led to humanity going extinct.
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