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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''.
29th Dec '15 8:09:36 PM Willbyr
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Could Grindlewald's obsession with death be due to the death of a close relative? Maybe he was expelled for experimenting with death. Are Grindlewald's parents mentioned? Could it be that they died? Or maybe I am thinking of DoctorDoom. But if Grindlewald lost a parent that would give more connection to Dumbledore.

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Could Grindlewald's obsession with death be due to the death of a close relative? Maybe he was expelled for experimenting with death. Are Grindlewald's parents mentioned? Could it be that they died? Or maybe I am thinking of DoctorDoom.Doctor Doom. But if Grindlewald lost a parent that would give more connection to Dumbledore.
11th Mar '15 2:40:24 AM DrImpossible
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* Kingsley: Probably Ravenclaw - if he indeed went to Hogwarts.
** There's never any suggestion Kingsley isn't British, so I'd say he almost certainly went to Hogwarts.

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* Kingsley: Probably Ravenclaw - if he indeed went to Hogwarts.
** There's never any suggestion Kingsley isn't British, so I'd say he almost certainly went to Hogwarts.
Ravenclaw.




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* Confirmed. This is canonically what happened.



*** There are ways around that....
* Or he could be Aberforth's son, which would account for why Xenophilius and his daughter are both Cloudcuckoolanders. So Luna would be Albus's niece.

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*** There Well, first of all, being attracted to men doesn't preclude also being attracted to women. And, second of all, while [[WordOfGod JKRowling said that after Grindelwald, Dumbledore didn't love anyone romantically ever again,]] that doesn't mean that he never had sex ever again. Besides, there are ways around that....
that. Artificial insemination, etc.
* Or he could be Aberforth's son, which would account for why Xenophilius and his daughter are both Cloudcuckoolanders. So Luna would be Albus's niece.
great-niece.



This is just a necessary non-canon assumption for the Wizard of Oz and special-ed theories above.
* Ambition, guys, ambition... Ambition and sociopathy have a high correlation.
** Jossed.

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This is just a necessary non-canon assumption for the Wizard of Oz and special-ed theories above.
*
Ambition, guys, ambition... Ambition and sociopathy have a high correlation.
** Jossed.
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