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6th Feb '16 5:04:33 PM therose
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[[WMG: Wizards are [[{{TheBible}} Nephilim]]]] This is where their powers come from. My headcanon.
17th Jan '16 8:19:40 PM John17Martin
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"Harry" is a well-known nickname for "Harold", and "Harold" literally means "leader of the army". Harry was the leader of Dumbledore's Army and was one of the leaders of the defenders at the Battle of Hogwarts. Maybe his name was prophetic in-story, or maybe Rowling chose the name with that symbolism in mind.
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"Harry" is a well-known nickname for "Harold", and "Harold" literally means "leader of the army". Harry was the leader of Dumbledore's Army and was one of the leaders of the defenders at the Battle of Hogwarts. Maybe his name was prophetic in-story, or maybe Rowling chose the name with that symbolism in mind.mind. [[WMG: Many Muggleborn witches and wizards are the children of rape victims.]] In RealLife, there are evil men who slip drugs into women's drinks, then have sex with them while they can't resist. The same thing could be done by evil wizards, using magic. Step 1) Find an attractive muggle woman. Step 2) Place a LovePotion in the woman's drink. Step 3) Have sex. Step 4) Oblivate the woman, so that she won't even remember that she's been raped. Some of these rape victims will become pregnant. Many of the children of these rapes will inherit magic from their fathers.
8th Jan '16 1:12:29 PM Oddstar6
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"Harry" is a well-known nickname for "Harold", and "Harold" literally means "leader of the army". Harry was the leader of Dumbledore's army and was one of the leaders of the defenders at the Battle of Hogwarts. Maybe his name was prophetic in-story, or maybe Rowling chose the name with that symbolism in mind.
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"Harry" is a well-known nickname for "Harold", and "Harold" literally means "leader of the army". Harry was the leader of Dumbledore's army Army and was one of the leaders of the defenders at the Battle of Hogwarts. Maybe his name was prophetic in-story, or maybe Rowling chose the name with that symbolism in mind.
7th Jan '16 7:45:37 PM Oddstar6
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* IJustWantToBeNormal: Invoked by Rita Skeeter and {{Justified}}. While, at first glance, being TheChosenOne seems awesome, Harry is basically BlessedWithSuck: a mind connection with a dangerous sociopath which he cannot control, a sociopath who has been trying to kill him since he was a baby. He lives in a CrapsaccharineWorld, grows up being withheld important information, raised to be a LivingMcGuffin, and seeing people die in front of him, all because of being TheChosenOne. It's no wonder he'd just prefer being normal.
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* IJustWantToBeNormal: Invoked by Rita Skeeter and {{Justified}}. While, at first glance, being TheChosenOne seems awesome, Harry is basically BlessedWithSuck: a mind connection with a dangerous sociopath which he cannot control, a sociopath who has been trying to kill him since he was a baby. He lives in a CrapsaccharineWorld, grows up being withheld important information, raised to be a LivingMcGuffin, and seeing people die in front of him, all because of being TheChosenOne. It's no wonder he'd just prefer being normal.normal. [[WMG: Harry Potter's name is actually Harold Potter.]] "Harry" is a well-known nickname for "Harold", and "Harold" literally means "leader of the army". Harry was the leader of Dumbledore's army and was one of the leaders of the defenders at the Battle of Hogwarts. Maybe his name was prophetic in-story, or maybe Rowling chose the name with that symbolism in mind.
4th Jan '16 5:02:47 PM holacaracola
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Unfortunately, Muggle-born prejudice was even stronger then than in the present setting. It didn't help that there was a stereotype that Muggles were ugly and stupid. While Myrtle was ugly, she was by no means stupid. Unfortunately, most of the girls in Ravenclaw (including Olive Hornby) didn't like the idea of a Muggleborn getting better grades, so they made fun of her for being ugly and not quite understanding how the Wizarding World works. If she had sought out help from [=McGonagall=], Flitwick, Dumbledore or other understanding teacher instead of running off for a cry, she might not have been killed by the Basilisk.
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Unfortunately, Muggle-born prejudice was even stronger then than in the present setting. It didn't help that there was a stereotype that Muggles were ugly and stupid. While Myrtle was ugly, she was by no means stupid. Unfortunately, most of the girls in Ravenclaw (including Olive Hornby) didn't like the idea of a Muggleborn getting better grades, so they made fun of her for being ugly and not quite understanding how the Wizarding World works. If she had sought out help from [=McGonagall=], Flitwick, Dumbledore or other understanding teacher instead of running off for a cry, she might not have been killed by the Basilisk.Basilisk. [[WMG: The character of Harry is meant to be a {{Deconstruction}} of CommonMarySueTraits.]] * Easily trusted and forgiven: In the first books, Harry shows no respect at all, for the rules and receives little punishment (i.e., being out at night, stealing potion ingredients, going to the third floor and looking for the Stone, the whole flying car incident). Furthermore, his friends are willing to take great risks because they trust Harry's theory that Snape/Malfoy is evil. ** Later on, his impulsiveness and lack of judgement start to have unintended consequences: [[spoiler:Sirius dies]], and his friends won't be so willing to believe anything Harry says about Malfoy, even if he has proof. *Remains [[AngstWhatAngst brave and cheerful]] despite his HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood; the trauma of seing people die because of him starts to wear him off from the fifth book onwards, when he can 't control his temper. * IJustWantToBeNormal: Invoked by Rita Skeeter and {{Justified}}. While, at first glance, being TheChosenOne seems awesome, Harry is basically BlessedWithSuck: a mind connection with a dangerous sociopath which he cannot control, a sociopath who has been trying to kill him since he was a baby. He lives in a CrapsaccharineWorld, grows up being withheld important information, raised to be a LivingMcGuffin, and seeing people die in front of him, all because of being TheChosenOne. It's no wonder he'd just prefer being normal.
14th Nov '15 1:50:42 PM therose
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Related to this... [[WMG: Grindelwald had something to do with Stalin and Communism as well as influencing Hitler and the Nazis]] Because, [[Main/Commie Nazis]] And Krum has lost family members to Grindelwald. Now that could mean Nazis (unknowingly led by Grindelwald) but what really happened is Grindelwald was playing both sides of the war. He figured either way, a lot of the Muggles will destroy each other and set up a totalitarian system which would leave things ripe for him to take total control. When the Communists had taken over large swathes of Europe, he was getting ready to openly reveal himself and claim leadership, but Dumbledore stepped in, dueled with him, and he was eventually imprisoned.
14th Nov '15 1:29:32 PM therose
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***This theory, except instead of the wizards supporting Communism, Communism persecutes the wizards. Maybe some wizards supported Communism, and the persecution waxed and waned, but as a whole, Communism saw wizards as nonconformist and elitist. They shut down all wizarding schools in the Eastern Bloc, so hordes of Slavic wizards were exiled, to Scandinavia among other places. Some remained, and had difficult lives trying to educate students in magic at home in secret through their teenage years. Sometimes families met up to do this. After the fall of Communism, much of the diaspora returned to their home countries, including Krum's family. But at the time of the Harry Potter books, the magical community is still trying to re-establish itself, and many students are still being sent to Durmstrang as the schools have not re-opened. Oh, and the younger and older Dolohov (the older attended Hogwarts with Voldemort) are of a wizarding family who went to England to escape Stalin. Dolohov's hatred of Muggles which led him to follow Voldemort was partially inspired by the persecution of his family and other wizards in the Soviet Union.
14th Nov '15 1:10:11 PM therose
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**I see just as much KKK references as Nazis. Polite society influencing the government to pass racist laws by day, donning over-the-top costumes and terrorizing people by night...
7th Nov '15 10:53:53 AM ThorfinnRowle
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** Hades was a horribly misunderstood wizard who was fascinated by the dead. He lived alone (later with his muggle wife, Persephone) in his dark underground home known to others at the Underworld. Hades was one of the first ever practitioners of necromancy, and ancient dark art that has always been poorly understood. Among his studies included ghosts, the undead, and was the first wizard to study the effects of the veil. Unfortunately word soon got out that those who recently died would find their way into Hades' Underworld. This lead to his nickname and bad reputation as "Lord of the Dead". Many muggles and wizardkind alike angrily tried to lay siege on the Underworld, leading Hades to breed Cerberus, the first known giant three-headed dog in order to protect himself and Persephone. Among his inventions is the Helm of Darkness aka his Cap of Invisibility which had an extremely powerful disillusionment charm cast on it (considered to be a forerunner to the invisibility cloaks).
7th Nov '15 10:25:27 AM ThorfinnRowle
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** Medusa, Euryale, and Stheno were three dark witches who were Parselmouths and used a dark curse to petrify people (Dumbledore implied that there is likely a spell that could do so after Mrs. Norris was petrified). Possibly they were students of Herpo the Foul (maybe his daughters/relatives considering that Parseltongue is a genetic ability) and were taught how to make Horcruxes. Medusa however recognized the risks of such a spell and did not make one, explaining why she was the only one of her sisters who was not immortal.
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