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1st Sep '17 5:39:14 PM SnowyWolf
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It/he caused Harry to experience dreams which were sometimes foreshadowing, as well as caused him pain which alerted Harry to Voldemort's presence or intense emotion felt by him. Harry also "just knew" many things that helped him in his fights with Voldemort, including to destroy the diary Horcrux by stabbing it with a basilisk fang. It could be surmised that the bit of soul was angry at his master for botching his incluaion into a proper Horcrux or resented him for being weak and foolish enough to be felled by his own curse.

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It/he caused Harry to experience dreams which were sometimes foreshadowing, as well as caused him pain which alerted Harry to Voldemort's presence or intense emotion felt by him. Harry also "just knew" many things that helped him in his fights with Voldemort, including to destroy the diary Horcrux by stabbing it with a basilisk fang. It could be surmised that the bit of soul was angry at his master for botching his incluaion into a proper Horcrux or resented him for being weak and foolish enough to be felled by his own curse.curse.

[[WMG: The houses of Gryffindor and Slytherin are cursed.]]

Godrick and Salazar were friends before having a falling out, yes? This is the reason for the rivalry between the two houses. Salazar a man who seems to be fairly set in his ways and would likely demand the same of all of his students placed a curse on both houses, that no Slytherin and Gryffindor can ever maintain a positive relationship. This curse was infused into Salazar's bloodline, and the rivalry lingered so long as that bloodline existed. This might explain why no teacher at Hogwarts seems keen on ending the rivalry and in some cases it would seem that they even encourage the hostility (James and co.'s very public bullying of Snape seems to go entirely unpunished, the Quitich teams are pit against each other almost constantly, and no other teacher raises an eyebrow at Snape unfair treatment of Gryffindors) because there is nothing to be done about it until the curse is lifted.

The curse fills the students of both houses with instant, almost instinctual loathing toward each other. This feeling likely lingers as a learned behavior for the rest of the students lives, or at least it did, as not-yet-sorted students like James, Sirius, Draco and even Ron each already had preset house-based prejudices that were most likely learned from their parents. If the students happened to have a positive relationship before their sorting, as in the case of Lily and Severus, the curse would cause turmoil to their friendship for possibly years until it finally ended on a bitter, unhappy note, punishing the students who tried to forge what Salazar probably considered an unnatural connection.

Slytherin House after Voldemort's demise is said to have gotten better, though still not an entirely desirable House. This can be less about the curse and more in reference to the lingering prejudices from the curse, considering the context in which is it brought up a fair bit more playful than the borderline fanatical allegiance demonstrated by the characters-in-questions grandfather. This seems to cement that the curse is lifted, presumably alongside Voldemort, the last remaining heir of Slytherin.

This troper is not counting ''Cursed Child'' as canon, as it was not written by JK Rowling.
24th Aug '17 8:18:17 AM NhazUl
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Considering he lived a thousand years ago, it wouldn't make much sense otherwise for him to only have one existing relative instead of thousands or even millions. His children made sure only to breed with pure-bloods, and over time what qualified as "proper Slytherin material" shrank. It eventually led to the Gaunt family being the only family left with Salazar's blood, which due to its inbreeding habit and general deterioration would leave Tom Riddle Jr/Voldemort the only man on the planet left in the Slytherin family.

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Considering he lived a thousand years ago, it wouldn't make much sense otherwise for him to only have one existing relative instead of thousands or even millions. His children made sure only to breed with pure-bloods, and over time what qualified as "proper Slytherin material" shrank. It eventually led to the Gaunt family being the only family left with Salazar's blood, which due to its inbreeding habit and general deterioration would leave Tom Riddle Jr/Voldemort the only man on the planet left in the Slytherin family.family.

[[WMG: The bit of Voldemort's soul inside Harry sought revenge on Voldemort's master soul.]]
It/he caused Harry to experience dreams which were sometimes foreshadowing, as well as caused him pain which alerted Harry to Voldemort's presence or intense emotion felt by him. Harry also "just knew" many things that helped him in his fights with Voldemort, including to destroy the diary Horcrux by stabbing it with a basilisk fang. It could be surmised that the bit of soul was angry at his master for botching his incluaion into a proper Horcrux or resented him for being weak and foolish enough to be felled by his own curse.
20th May '17 7:18:53 PM nombretomado
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* [[AVeryPotterMusical Fact.]]

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* [[AVeryPotterMusical [[Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical Fact.]]
15th Jan '17 1:48:42 PM RJ-19-CLOVIS-93
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It is notable that despite Sirius' claim that all the pure-blood families are related in some way, the House of Gaunt is never once mentioned on the Black Family Tree (or at least not noticed or spoken aloud). It's possible that EveryoneHasStandards is at play with the Black family; even though the Blacks and Gaunts are pure-blood supremacist families, it makes sense that the aristocratic House of Black wouldn't want to be associated with the poverty-stricken, violent, inbred cesspool that is the House of Gaunt.

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It is notable that despite Sirius' claim that all the pure-blood families are related in some way, the House of Gaunt is never once mentioned on the Black Family Tree (or at least not noticed or spoken aloud). It's possible that EveryoneHasStandards is at play with the Black family; even though the Blacks and Gaunts are pure-blood supremacist families, it makes sense that the aristocratic House of Black wouldn't want to be associated with the poverty-stricken, violent, inbred cesspool that is the House of Gaunt.Gaunt.

[[WMG: Salazar Slytherin's blood purity ideology is also why Voldemort is his last surviving descendant.]]
Considering he lived a thousand years ago, it wouldn't make much sense otherwise for him to only have one existing relative instead of thousands or even millions. His children made sure only to breed with pure-bloods, and over time what qualified as "proper Slytherin material" shrank. It eventually led to the Gaunt family being the only family left with Salazar's blood, which due to its inbreeding habit and general deterioration would leave Tom Riddle Jr/Voldemort the only man on the planet left in the Slytherin family.
18th Dec '16 7:20:31 PM Discar
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One of the more popular forms of WMG about the series these days, the series could actually be one of the greatest mainstream averters of AManIsNotAVirgin. Post your own theories and evidence!

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One of the more popular forms of WMG about the series these days, the series could actually be one of the greatest mainstream averters of AManIsNotAVirgin.days. Post your own theories and evidence!
29th Oct '16 6:15:17 PM nombretomado
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[[HarryPotterandtheMethodsofRationality In the first year no less. Then Hermione go Malfoy pregnant.]]

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[[HarryPotterandtheMethodsofRationality [[Fanfic/HarryPotterandtheMethodsofRationality In the first year no less. Then Hermione go Malfoy pregnant.]]
25th Sep '16 1:21:26 PM Mazzafraz
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Lockhart cast a spell so that any female with even the barest interest in men would be infatuated with him when he smiled. Which means among all his other false plaudits, he didn't even really deserve the award for "Most Charming Smile" unless you go for a literal definition of "charming". Even while institutionalized and revealed as a fraud, the nurses seem fond of him.

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Lockhart cast a spell so that any female with even the barest interest in men would be infatuated with him when he smiled. Which means among all his other false plaudits, he didn't even really deserve the award for "Most Charming Smile" unless you go for a literal definition of "charming". Even while institutionalized and revealed as a fraud, the nurses seem fond of him.him.


[[WMG: The House of Black never associated with the House of Gaunt (at least not publicly).]]
It is notable that despite Sirius' claim that all the pure-blood families are related in some way, the House of Gaunt is never once mentioned on the Black Family Tree (or at least not noticed or spoken aloud). It's possible that EveryoneHasStandards is at play with the Black family; even though the Blacks and Gaunts are pure-blood supremacist families, it makes sense that the aristocratic House of Black wouldn't want to be associated with the poverty-stricken, violent, inbred cesspool that is the House of Gaunt.
23rd Feb '16 7:44:48 AM Oddstar6
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** This is just speculation, but it might have something to do with how the movie version of Snape was a quite a different character from the book version. In the movies, we never really see Snape bullying Harry or anyone else; he comes across as austere and strict, but never really bullying. We never see him call Lily or anyone else a "mudblood", or talking about the importance of blood purity, or anything of the sort. What we do see is him being bullied by James and the other Marauders for no reason whatsoever. We also see him put himself between Harry, Hermione and Ron and an out-of-control werewolf. For people who have only seen the movies, it can be easy to have more sympathy for Severus and for James. Even for people who have read the books, the movies can heavily influence their perceptions of the characters.

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** This is just speculation, but it might have something to do with how the movie version of Snape was a quite a different character from the book version. In the movies, we never really see Snape bullying Harry or anyone else; he comes across as austere and strict, but never really bullying. We never see him call Lily or anyone else a "mudblood", or talking about the importance of blood purity, or anything of the sort. What we do see is him being bullied by James and the other Marauders for no reason whatsoever. We also see him put himself between Harry, Hermione and Ron and an out-of-control werewolf. For people who have only seen the movies, it can be easy to have more sympathy for Severus and than for James. Even for people who have read the books, the movies can heavily influence their perceptions of the characters.
11th Jan '16 12:38:11 PM Oddstar6
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** This is just speculation, but it might have something to do with how the movie version of Snape was a quite a different character from the book version. In the movies, we never really see Snape bullying Harry or anyone else; he comes across as austere and strict, but never really bullying. We never see him call Lily or anyone else a "mudblood", or talking about the importance of blood purity, or anything of the sort. What we do see is him being bullied by James and the other Marauders for no reason whatsoever. We also see him put himself between Harry, Hermione and Ron and an out-of-control werewolf. For people who have only seen the movies, it can be easy to have more sympathy for Severus and for James. Even for people who have read the books, the movies can heavily influence their perceptions of the characters.
29th Dec '15 8:59:19 PM Goldfritha
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** He didn't need to care about Snape to delude himself. All he needed was to care that his plan had fallen through.
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