History Woobie / HarryPotter

8th Apr '17 5:30:48 PM SithPanda16
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* Many {{fangirl}}s are under the [[MisaimedFandom misguided notion]] that Severus Snape from the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series is a delightful, cuddly chap. His actual backstory doesn't help, since he alternates between Woobie and {{Jerkass}} with surprising ease. He was bullied constantly by Harry's dad and his friendship with Lily was permanently ruined when he called her a Mudblood. [[spoiler: He also unintentionally sold Lily to her death by telling Voldemort the prophecy.]]

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* Many {{fangirl}}s are under the [[MisaimedFandom misguided notion]] that Severus Snape from the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series is a delightful, cuddly chap. His actual backstory doesn't help, since he alternates between Woobie and may appear to be an unlikable {{Jerkass}} with surprising ease.at first. But when readers learn more about his past, they can't help but feel sorry for him. He was bullied constantly by Harry's dad and his friendship with Lily was permanently ruined when he called her a Mudblood. [[spoiler: He also unintentionally sold Lily to her death by telling Voldemort the prophecy. He always [[UnrequitedLoveLastsForever missed Lily]] even after all this time.]]



** Let's be honest, the whole lycanthropy thing; he was horrifically maimed at the age of four and then forced to turn into a murderous creature every month for the rest of his life. To make it worse, the transformations were so painful that the place he transformed in came to be known as the most haunted house of the country due to the amount of screams that came from it..
*** And then there's the whole FantasticRacism thing, too.

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** Let's be honest, the whole lycanthropy thing; he was horrifically maimed at the age of four and then forced to turn into a murderous creature every month for the rest of his life. To make it worse, the transformations were so painful that the place he transformed in came to be known as the most haunted house of the country due to the amount of screams that came from it..
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it.And then there's the whole FantasticRacism thing, too.
8th Apr '17 5:25:22 PM SithPanda16
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* Many {{fangirl}}s are under the [[MisaimedFandom misguided notion]] that Severus Snape from the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series is a delightful, cuddly chap. His actual backstory doesn't help, since he alternates between Woobie and {{Jerkass}} with surprising ease.
** He is without a doubt a JerkassWoobie, an integral and popular member of the Woobie family

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* Many {{fangirl}}s are under the [[MisaimedFandom misguided notion]] that Severus Snape from the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series is a delightful, cuddly chap. His actual backstory doesn't help, since he alternates between Woobie and {{Jerkass}} with surprising ease.
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ease. He is without a doubt a JerkassWoobie, an integral was bullied constantly by Harry's dad and popular member of his friendship with Lily was permanently ruined when he called her a Mudblood. [[spoiler: He also unintentionally sold Lily to her death by telling Voldemort the Woobie familyprophecy.]]
8th Apr '17 5:12:40 PM SithPanda16
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* The House Elves! Every one introduced was an immediate woobie, from their species' history to their eventual fates. Hokie is thrown into Azkaban. Kreacher is used and abused by Voldemort and has to deal with the loss of those who cared for him; Dobby is abused by The Malfoys and [[spoiler:dies an early (if heroic) death.]] Winky being cast out by her owner after [[spoiler:failing to look after Barty Crouch Jr.]] She always missed her former Master and remained loyal until the end.

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* The House Elves! Every one introduced was an immediate woobie, from their species' history to their eventual fates.
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Hokie is thrown into Azkaban. Azkaban for a crime she did not do.
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Kreacher is used and abused by Voldemort and has had to deal with the loss of those who cared for him; him.
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Dobby is abused by The Malfoys and [[spoiler:dies an early (if heroic) death.]] ]]
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Winky being is cast out by her owner after [[spoiler:failing to look after Barty Crouch Jr.]] She always missed her former Master and remained loyal until the end.]]
8th Apr '17 5:09:11 PM SithPanda16
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* The House Elves! Every one introduced was an immediate woobie, from their species' history to their eventual fates. Hokie is thrown into Azkaban. Kreacher is used and abused by Voldemort and has to deal with the loss of those who cared for him; Dobby is abused by The Malfoys and [[spoiler:dies an early (if heroic) death.]]
** Winky. Out of the house elves, she's the biggest Woobie of 'em all.

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* The House Elves! Every one introduced was an immediate woobie, from their species' history to their eventual fates. Hokie is thrown into Azkaban. Kreacher is used and abused by Voldemort and has to deal with the loss of those who cared for him; Dobby is abused by The Malfoys and [[spoiler:dies an early (if heroic) death.]]
** Winky. Out of
]] Winky being cast out by her owner after [[spoiler:failing to look after Barty Crouch Jr.]] She always missed her former Master and remained loyal until the house elves, she's the biggest Woobie of 'em all.end.
8th Apr '17 5:02:34 PM SithPanda16
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** Harry's early childhood was not nice. Having to live with an aunt and uncle who were abusive at worst and didn't give a damn about him at best, enduring constant bullying from his cousin, his cousin's friends and his uncle's jerkass sister, all because he has magical abilities. It doesn't help that his real parents were murdered when he was barely a year old. It got to the point that when he stayed at the Burrow, i.e. a wizard house filled with all manner of fascinating magical stuff for the first time, the thing that came as the biggest shock was the fact that everyone he lived with liked him.
8th Apr '17 3:17:38 PM spiderfreak1011
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*** This is really driven home in the last book, when Harry arrives at Hogwarts and is searching for the last Horcrux in a frantic race against time to defeat the BigBad and prevent anyone else from being killed, but it's right then that everyone he loves shows up at the school and basically volunteers to throw themselves into a meat grinder just to buy him more time. He then has to watch his friends die left and right as they fight the Death Eaters, knowing that they're dying for him.

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*** This is really driven home in the last book, when Harry arrives at Hogwarts and is searching for the last Horcrux in a frantic race against time to defeat the BigBad and prevent anyone else from being killed, but it's right then that everyone he loves shows up at the school and basically volunteers to throw themselves into a meat grinder just to buy him more time. He then has to watch his friends die left and right as they fight the Death Eaters, knowing that they're dying for him. [[spoiler: And then promptly has to sacrifice himself in order to render Voldemort killable. [[DisneyDeath He gets better from that at least.]] ]]
14th Mar '17 3:23:23 PM StarTropes
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** Not to mention that he didn't have any friends at all until age 11, when he made 'three great friends'... who he automatically assumed would abandon him if they ever found out his secret. They didn't, but he still lost them all, [[HeroicSacrifice one]] [[MiscarriageOfJustice by]] [[TheOathbreaker one]].

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** Not to mention that he didn't have any friends at all until age 11, when he made 'three great friends'... who he automatically assumed would abandon him if they ever found out his secret. They didn't, but he still lost them all, [[HeroicSacrifice one]] [[MiscarriageOfJustice by]] [[TheOathbreaker one]]. Making it worse is that [[spoiler:one of them betrayed the others]].
24th Dec '16 8:45:07 PM oforiousmic
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** Not to mention that he didn't have any friends at all until age 11, when he made 'three great friends'... who he automatically assumed would abandon him if they ever found out his secret. They didn't, but he still lost them all, [[HeroicSacrifice one]] [[MiscarriaggeOfJustice by]] [[TheOathbreaker one]].

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** Not to mention that he didn't have any friends at all until age 11, when he made 'three great friends'... who he automatically assumed would abandon him if they ever found out his secret. They didn't, but he still lost them all, [[HeroicSacrifice one]] [[MiscarriaggeOfJustice [[MiscarriageOfJustice by]] [[TheOathbreaker one]].
24th Dec '16 8:44:43 PM oforiousmic
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** Not to mention that he didn't have any friends at all until age 11, when he made 'three great friends'... who he automatically assumed would abandon him if they ever found out his secret. They didn't, but he still lost them all, one by one.

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** Not to mention that he didn't have any friends at all until age 11, when he made 'three great friends'... who he automatically assumed would abandon him if they ever found out his secret. They didn't, but he still lost them all, one by one.[[HeroicSacrifice one]] [[MiscarriaggeOfJustice by]] [[TheOathbreaker one]].
28th Aug '15 9:35:01 AM mogo
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** There's also the Valentine's Day chapter, where Ginny, freshly free from the diary temporarily, pours her heart out to Harry via dwarftelegram only to be humilated in front of her entire class when said Dwarf pins harry down in front of them, along with Draco and Percy. It's a miracle Ginny didn't go running back to the Diary right then and their.

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** There's also the Valentine's Day chapter, where Ginny, freshly free from the diary temporarily, pours her heart out to Harry via dwarftelegram only to be humilated in front of her entire class when said Dwarf pins harry down in front of them, along with Draco and Percy. It's a miracle Ginny didn't go running back to the Diary right then and their.there.
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