History YMMV / HarryPotter

19th Jun '17 2:18:04 PM thecarolinabull01
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* MemeticLoser: The entire HufflepuffHouse has a reputation of being the "loser" house due to their overall lack of relevancy to the plot, especially in the films. Most of the major characters are in Gryffindor or Slytherin with a few Ravenclaws here and there. The most prominent Hufflepuff character is Cedric Diggory and he's [[spoiler: killed off by Voldemort]].

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* MemeticLoser: The entire HufflepuffHouse has a reputation of being the "loser" house due to their overall lack of relevancy to the plot, especially in the films. Most of the major characters are in Gryffindor or Slytherin with a few Ravenclaws here and there. The most prominent Hufflepuff character is Cedric Diggory and he's [[spoiler: killed off by Voldemort]]. Dialogue from the books seem to indicate that they are memetic losers in-universe as well.
19th Jun '17 12:53:51 AM SneaselSawashiro
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** In ''Philosopher's Stone'' and ''Chamber of Secrets'' on the Game Boy Color, using Mucus Ad Nauseum (poison damage every turn) and Locomotor Wibbly (PS only, permanent paralysis)/Petrificus Totalus (CoS only, temporary paralysis) guarantees easy boss fights. Especially in "Philosopher's Stone", as even ''Voldemort'' is not immune to this tactic!

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** In ''Philosopher's Stone'' and ''Chamber of Secrets'' on the Game Boy Color, using Mucus Ad Nauseum (poison damage every turn) and Locomotor Wibbly (PS (''PS'' only, permanent paralysis)/Petrificus Totalus (CoS (''[=CoS=]'' only, temporary paralysis) guarantees easy boss fights. Especially in "Philosopher's Stone", as even ''Voldemort'' is not immune to this tactic!
14th Jun '17 9:32:16 PM nombretomado
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** The beginning of the series and many characters bear a resemblance to ''TheWorstWitch''. Just look at [[http://reocities.com/area51/cavern/4988/hpvsww.html this]] fanpage from 2003.

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** The beginning of the series and many characters bear a resemblance to ''TheWorstWitch''.''Literature/TheWorstWitch''. Just look at [[http://reocities.com/area51/cavern/4988/hpvsww.html this]] fanpage from 2003.
12th Jun '17 2:52:23 PM KizunaTallis
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** Snape is one of the more extreme examples, and would likely top that list if he were ever paired off with anyone. The most divisive thing about his character is his morality. Was he a [[spoiler: tragic HeartbrokenBadass]], or was he just an EntitledBastard who thinks a few good deeds justifies his dickish behavior and [[spoiler: completely insults Lily's memory by bullying Harry]]. [[http://www.tor.com/2013/04/23/severus-snape-does-not-deserve-your-pity/ Some feminist]] [[https://www.bustle.com/articles/125227-why-i-will-never-be-team-snape-no-matter-how-people-romanticize-him fans have also heavily criticized]] the character, or rather his fans, for romanticizing his obsession for [[spoiler:Lily Evans. The Book 7 revelations redeemed him in the narrative of the books and among his fans even if said romance was entirely one-sided fixation that ultimately regarded her as a ''prize'' and, as is evidenced in the scene where he tears her out of his family photo, he didn't respect her enough to accept that she chose James, and Harry, over him]]. Creator/JKRowling has confirmed that she thinks he was both a good and bad person at the same time. When asked if she thought Snape a hero, said:

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** Snape is one of the more extreme examples, and would likely top that list if he were ever paired off with anyone. The most divisive thing about his character is his morality. Was he a [[spoiler: tragic HeartbrokenBadass]], or was he just an EntitledBastard who thinks a few good deeds justifies his dickish behavior and [[spoiler: completely [[spoiler:completely insults Lily's memory by bullying Harry]]. Harry]]? [[http://www.tor.com/2013/04/23/severus-snape-does-not-deserve-your-pity/ Some feminist]] [[https://www.bustle.com/articles/125227-why-i-will-never-be-team-snape-no-matter-how-people-romanticize-him fans have also heavily criticized]] the character, or rather his fans, for romanticizing his obsession for with [[spoiler:Lily Evans. The Book 7 revelations redeemed him in the narrative of the books and among his fans even if said romance was an entirely one-sided fixation that ultimately regarded her as a ''prize'' and, as is evidenced in the scene where he tears her out of his family photo, he didn't respect her enough to accept that she chose James, and Harry, over him]]. Creator/JKRowling has confirmed that she thinks he was both a good and bad person at the same time. When asked if she thought Snape a hero, said:
9th Jun '17 12:35:50 AM lalaTKG
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* InternetBackdraft: Native American fans who are concerned that her Ilvermorny series appropriates their culture, as well as some non-Native Americans who saw it as poorly researched with regard to American history and politics, tend to voice their opinion online. There is also a meta-backdraft from fans who dislike the idea that Rowling might be somewhat racist, as racism is something she got famous for speaking out against.
8th Jun '17 8:07:51 PM thecarolinabull01
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8th Jun '17 8:07:50 PM thecarolinabull01
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* MemeticLoser: The entire HufflepuffHouse has a reputation of being the "loser" house due to their overall lack of relevancy to the plot, especially in the films. Most of the major characters are in Gryffindor or Slytherin with a few Ravenclaws here and there. The most prominent Hufflepuff character is Cedric Diggory and he's [[spoiler: killed off by Voldemort]].
6th May '17 4:57:42 PM Eagal
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* WoobieSpecies: House-elves.

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* WoobieSpecies: House-elves.House-elves are a slave race who have been conditioned to not want to be free. Even the suggestion of being free is offensive to them and they regard free elves like Dobby with, at best, disdain.
25th Apr '17 8:14:45 PM Alas_Poor_Donny
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*** Actually more of a "legal event horizon". They're the spells that will typically get you sent to prison if you use them for their most obvious illegal purpose, but casting them in themselves provokes no particular moral judgement from anyone even during peace-time. The killing curse, especially, is something that basically everyone knows and which no one seems to care if you use on, say, an animal. It's only unforgivable cast on another person because that's murder, and murder by other means also gets you locked up.
14th Apr '17 10:52:20 AM Larkmarn
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** Harry P is so [[SelfDemonstratingArticle full of that stuff]] it's not funny. Imagine "wang" each time ''anyone'' says "wand", and there's a 99% chance you'll end up with an accidental innuendo.
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