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16th Jul '17 9:50:39 AM nombretomado
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Dippet may have been, like many wizards, something of an isolationist. Brought up in the wizard world and dealing with wizard world issues, the problem of a muggle World War being right on Britain's doorstep might not have occurred to him. Harry Potter proved that one could spend his early childhood in an environment that was not very nurturing and recover from it if good family figures (in his cases, people like Sirius and the Weasleys) were put around him. There may have been several teenagers brought up in similar environments - wizards raised by muggles that may or may not have been killed during World War Two. Naturally, most of these children would end up in British muggle orphanages, exposing them further to the horrors of the war, but also cutting them off from nurturing contact from other, older wizards. And it's possible that it was this group of children that became the original Death Eaters. WordOfGod says that Voldemort was brought into the world in a one-sided act of passion (his father was under the effects of a Love Potion, which, despite its name, only causes strong infatuation - as mentioned by Slughorn in HBP) and raised in an environment where people felt obligated to take care of him...and that he would have turned differently if brought up in a loving environment. It seems strange that there were no families that would want to take in a seemingly bright, talented, and upstanding young man like Tom Riddle - or that there was nowhere in wizarding Britain where orphaned young wizards could live during the summer holidays. Dippet's and the Ministry's failure to make provision for these children, especially during WW2, might have had a hand in creating the monster that was Voldemort (and by extension, the Death Eaters.)

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Dippet may have been, like many wizards, something of an isolationist. Brought up in the wizard world and dealing with wizard world issues, the problem of a muggle World War being right on Britain's doorstep might not have occurred to him. Harry Potter proved that one could spend his early childhood in an environment that was not very nurturing and recover from it if good family figures (in his cases, people like Sirius and the Weasleys) were put around him. There may have been several teenagers brought up in similar environments - wizards raised by muggles that may or may not have been killed during World War Two. Naturally, most of these children would end up in British muggle orphanages, exposing them further to the horrors of the war, but also cutting them off from nurturing contact from other, older wizards. And it's possible that it was this group of children that became the original Death Eaters. WordOfGod says that Voldemort was brought into the world in a one-sided act of passion (his father was under the effects of a Love Potion, which, despite its name, only causes strong infatuation - as mentioned by Slughorn in HBP) and raised in an environment where people felt obligated to take care of him...and that he would have turned differently if brought up in a loving environment. It seems strange that there were no families that would want to take in a seemingly bright, talented, and upstanding young man like Tom Riddle - or that there was nowhere in wizarding Britain where orphaned young wizards could live during the summer holidays. Dippet's and the Ministry's failure to make provision for these children, especially during WW2, [=WW2=], might have had a hand in creating the monster that was Voldemort (and by extension, the Death Eaters.)
24th Jun '17 9:58:52 AM nombretomado
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Put it this way. Voldemort takes over the U.K, which is treated as taking over the entire world, which implies that Britain's international standing in the Wizarding World is much greater than its standing in the Muggle one. Secondly, Grindelwald was "never powerful here", so presumably his reign of terror did not affect the UK too badly. Also, the Muggle British Empire fell due to two main reasons: Political awakening (both in terms of nationalism amongst the colonies and liberalism amongst the British) and WorldWarTwo causing economic harship. World War Two (or its wizarding analogue, Grindelwald's insurgency) was not fought in Wizarding Britain, and political ideologies (especially with regard to human rights etc) as we understand them seem to be very different for wizards. So, as British muggles expanded across the globe, carving out their vast empire, wizards went with them, and, given the ascendancy of British muggles in the colonies, it was natural British wizards should rise to prominence. Ultimately, while the Muggles of India etc are no longer citizens of the Empire, the Wizards of these nations still are. Thus, Britain is the Wizarding World's superpower, and that is why Voldemort's takeover is treated as an act of world-conquering importance, rather than the oppression of a rainy island off Europe's coast.

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Put it this way. Voldemort takes over the U.K, which is treated as taking over the entire world, which implies that Britain's international standing in the Wizarding World is much greater than its standing in the Muggle one. Secondly, Grindelwald was "never powerful here", so presumably his reign of terror did not affect the UK too badly. Also, the Muggle British Empire fell due to two main reasons: Political awakening (both in terms of nationalism amongst the colonies and liberalism amongst the British) and WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII causing economic harship.hardship. World War Two (or its wizarding analogue, Grindelwald's insurgency) was not fought in Wizarding Britain, and political ideologies (especially with regard to human rights etc) as we understand them seem to be very different for wizards. So, as British muggles expanded across the globe, carving out their vast empire, wizards went with them, and, given the ascendancy of British muggles in the colonies, it was natural British wizards should rise to prominence. Ultimately, while the Muggles of India etc are no longer citizens of the Empire, the Wizards of these nations still are. Thus, Britain is the Wizarding World's superpower, and that is why Voldemort's takeover is treated as an act of world-conquering importance, rather than the oppression of a rainy island off Europe's coast.
20th May '17 7:18:48 PM nombretomado
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Harry does bring his parents back to stand behind him both literally and metaphorically, even if they aren't actually alive, and Ron overshadows his brothers both as a Keeper and a hero and gives much help in winning the House Cup ''in his first year''. If someone wanted the Elixer of Life, they would likely see an image of them trying to find another way to make it and assume the potion they were drinking was a working Elixer, and people who don't have a future (through starvation or otherwise) would see, respectively, them seeing pretty images in the Mirror or heaven/and IronicHell (all that gold and nothing on which to spend it). If a perfectly content man looked in the mirror, he would see himself exactly as he was either because he was perfectly happy keeping his mind in the present (and thus not activate the mirror), or beecause the creator of the mirror thought that people with no aspirations have either no imagination, no future, or both. Harry sees himself with the Stone because ''[[SelfFulfillingProphecy he's about to have the stone]]'', and Quirrel sees himself about to present the Stone to the Dark Lord because he's about to present the stone to him (even if it is still in Harry's posession at the time), or because he's seeing a future production of AVeryPotterMusical and is presenting a [[WithThisRing different kind of stone]].

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Harry does bring his parents back to stand behind him both literally and metaphorically, even if they aren't actually alive, and Ron overshadows his brothers both as a Keeper and a hero and gives much help in winning the House Cup ''in his first year''. If someone wanted the Elixer of Life, they would likely see an image of them trying to find another way to make it and assume the potion they were drinking was a working Elixer, and people who don't have a future (through starvation or otherwise) would see, respectively, them seeing pretty images in the Mirror or heaven/and IronicHell (all that gold and nothing on which to spend it). If a perfectly content man looked in the mirror, he would see himself exactly as he was either because he was perfectly happy keeping his mind in the present (and thus not activate the mirror), or beecause the creator of the mirror thought that people with no aspirations have either no imagination, no future, or both. Harry sees himself with the Stone because ''[[SelfFulfillingProphecy he's about to have the stone]]'', and Quirrel sees himself about to present the Stone to the Dark Lord because he's about to present the stone to him (even if it is still in Harry's posession at the time), or because he's seeing a future production of AVeryPotterMusical ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' and is presenting a [[WithThisRing different kind of stone]].



** [[AVeryPotterMusical "Kill the spare!"]]

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** [[AVeryPotterMusical [[Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical "Kill the spare!"]]



** [[AVeryPotterMusical Depends on which Voldemort you're talking about]].

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** [[AVeryPotterMusical [[Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical Depends on which Voldemort you're talking about]].



* [[AVeryPotterMusical They spiked the squirt. Everyone knows that only Harry likes squirt.]]

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* [[AVeryPotterMusical [[Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical They spiked the squirt. Everyone knows that only Harry likes squirt.]]



Her defining attribute is loyalty (to the point that, at least in the movies, she'd [[spoiler: sacrifice herself to protect Harry over following orders that caused him danger]]- i.e., loyalty over obedience). Additionally, she's a [[AVeryPotterMusical particularly good finder]]; she can find Sirius even when he's in hiding and she doesn't know where to start looking.

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Her defining attribute is loyalty (to the point that, at least in the movies, she'd [[spoiler: sacrifice herself to protect Harry over following orders that caused him danger]]- i.e., loyalty over obedience). Additionally, she's a [[AVeryPotterMusical [[Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical particularly good finder]]; she can find Sirius even when he's in hiding and she doesn't know where to start looking.
15th May '17 8:13:01 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: The PotterVerse will become an [[{{TheUnmasquedWorld}} Unmasqued World]] following Voldemort's fall]]

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[[WMG: The PotterVerse will become an [[{{TheUnmasquedWorld}} [[TheUnmasquedWorld Unmasqued World]] following Voldemort's fall]]



* The unmasque-ing will start when [[TrueBlood the vampires reveal themselves]], although it'll apparently take a long, long time before all the other beings are believed.

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* The unmasque-ing will start when [[TrueBlood [[Series/TrueBlood the vampires reveal themselves]], although it'll apparently take a long, long time before all the other beings are believed.
6th Apr '17 7:23:18 PM nombretomado
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* Perhaps the person creating the Horcrux must murder a person, then replace part of his or her body with the victim's. This has nice parallels with the Horcrux's purpose: requiring one to fragment their body to fragment their soul. Also, it's pretty darn squicky to think of someone going all [[PlanescapeTorment Nameless One]] and tearing out their own eye, liver, ulna, or what-have-you and replacing it with that of a corpse's.

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* Perhaps the person creating the Horcrux must murder a person, then replace part of his or her body with the victim's. This has nice parallels with the Horcrux's purpose: requiring one to fragment their body to fragment their soul. Also, it's pretty darn squicky to think of someone going all [[PlanescapeTorment [[VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment Nameless One]] and tearing out their own eye, liver, ulna, or what-have-you and replacing it with that of a corpse's.
26th Mar '17 1:01:16 PM nombretomado
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For example, if a wizard had attempted to turn a teapot into a wheelbarrow ''while'' the protagonists of the ''OceansEleven'' remake set off the EMP bomb nearby, the transfiguration would have failed catastrophically and resulted in, say, a large, lopsided stone washbasin with a spout. However, if someone in the vicinity had attempted a simple candle-lighting charm moments later (during the blackout), using the typical amount of effort for such a spell, the candle would have flared up and taken their eyebrows with it.\\

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For example, if a wizard had attempted to turn a teapot into a wheelbarrow ''while'' the protagonists of the ''OceansEleven'' ''Film/OceansEleven'' remake set off the EMP bomb nearby, the transfiguration would have failed catastrophically and resulted in, say, a large, lopsided stone washbasin with a spout. However, if someone in the vicinity had attempted a simple candle-lighting charm moments later (during the blackout), using the typical amount of effort for such a spell, the candle would have flared up and taken their eyebrows with it.\\
6th Jan '17 7:34:40 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Okay, so I thought this was interesting enough to google it. The first 3 results were all {{Slash Fic}}. [[FreudWasRight Seriously, people?]]

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* Okay, so I thought this was interesting enough to google it. The first 3 results were all {{Slash Fic}}. [[FreudWasRight Seriously, people?]]
people?
23rd Dec '16 9:48:36 PM nombretomado
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Which is why he's such a CoolOldGuy in the first few books ("As long as they don't take me off the chocolate frog cards!") and such an IdiotBall-toting JerkAss in the last books. Same reason, different symptoms. He's not wise, he's just a SeeminglyProfoundFool. The times he was BadAss in battle was because he was lashing out with his coolest spells at someone who PO'd him, not because he's all that competent.

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Which is why he's such a CoolOldGuy in the first few books ("As long as they don't take me off the chocolate frog cards!") and such an IdiotBall-toting JerkAss in the last books. Same reason, different symptoms. He's not wise, he's just a SeeminglyProfoundFool. The times he was BadAss badass in battle was because he was lashing out with his coolest spells at someone who PO'd him, not because he's all that competent.
17th Jun '16 7:40:34 PM nombretomado
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* The term ''eminence grise'', essentially meaning TheManBehindTheMan, comes from an influential advisor to Cardinal Richelieu who was known as the "Grey Friar" -- basically a figure who organised The Terror from the back room. HufflepuffHouse, as the trope they gave their name to implies, are never in the spotlight and nobody knows what they're supposed to be good at, and the mascot of their house is similarly obscure. So, what are Hufflepuffs good at? Getting stuff done without drawing attention to themselves. Keeping a low profile, and encouraging people to think of them as {{Living Prop}}s, if they think of them at all. Getting their powerful friends to do their dirty work. Kind of a change of image from the [[ThatMitchellAndWebbLook "bumbling badger of mediocrity"]], no? Suddenly, I find myself wondering what shadowy intrigues they managed to orchestrate while Harry and Voldemort were causing all that noisy commotion... -JohnNye

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* The term ''eminence grise'', essentially meaning TheManBehindTheMan, comes from an influential advisor to Cardinal Richelieu who was known as the "Grey Friar" -- basically a figure who organised The Terror from the back room. HufflepuffHouse, as the trope they gave their name to implies, are never in the spotlight and nobody knows what they're supposed to be good at, and the mascot of their house is similarly obscure. So, what are Hufflepuffs good at? Getting stuff done without drawing attention to themselves. Keeping a low profile, and encouraging people to think of them as {{Living Prop}}s, if they think of them at all. Getting their powerful friends to do their dirty work. Kind of a change of image from the [[ThatMitchellAndWebbLook [[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook "bumbling badger of mediocrity"]], no? Suddenly, I find myself wondering what shadowy intrigues they managed to orchestrate while Harry and Voldemort were causing all that noisy commotion... -JohnNye
17th Jan '16 10:14:55 AM nombretomado
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Think about it. Young girl forms a trusting/confidant relationship with an older male 'friend' she doesn't know much about - a 'friend' who gets his jollies on domination and sociopathic behavior, by the way, and is willing to humor this little girl for as long as it suits his needs. After some of her encounters with him, she blacks out and wakes up not knowing what happened. She feels dirty inside and can't really explain why. And at the end of it all, she ends up being kidnapped and lured by this 'boy' into a place called The Chamber of Secrets, where she is meant to be used for his ends. For God's sake, the entire thing plays out like something straight out of LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit.

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Think about it. Young girl forms a trusting/confidant relationship with an older male 'friend' she doesn't know much about - a 'friend' who gets his jollies on domination and sociopathic behavior, by the way, and is willing to humor this little girl for as long as it suits his needs. After some of her encounters with him, she blacks out and wakes up not knowing what happened. She feels dirty inside and can't really explain why. And at the end of it all, she ends up being kidnapped and lured by this 'boy' into a place called The Chamber of Secrets, where she is meant to be used for his ends. For God's sake, the entire thing plays out like something straight out of LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit.''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''.
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