History YMMV / HarryPotter

28th Mar '17 1:24:05 PM Silverblade2
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** Blaise Zabini was mainly used as an OCStandIn before the sixth book was released. With the many interesting personalities he could've had, what we got was pretty...underwhelming. Worse still is that his role in the sixth book would've probably been better suited to Nott who at least has the interesting backstory to go with his jerkass personality.
27th Mar '17 2:34:09 AM Stevebob
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** Aunt Petunia, Harry’s magic-hating aunt, is played by Fiona Shaw, who later went on to play Marnie Stonebrook, the main antagonist of Season 4 of [[Series/TrueBlood True Blood]]....who’s a witch.
22nd Mar '17 7:51:18 AM SunriseWarrior
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** Dolores Umbridge is a more backhanded example. She's universally despised by the Hogwarts community and by the fanbase alike, but many fans (including Creator/StephenKing) hold that she's one of Rowling's finest creations precisely ''because'' of how exquisitely loathsome she is. This LoveToHate appeal carried directly through to the films courtesy of Imelda Staunton's portrayal.
*** Most fans will admit to hating her more than Voldemort.

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** Dolores Umbridge is a more backhanded example. She's universally despised by the Hogwarts community and by the fanbase alike, but many fans (including Creator/StephenKing) hold that she's one of Rowling's finest creations precisely ''because'' of how exquisitely loathsome she is. This LoveToHate appeal carried directly through to the films courtesy of Imelda Staunton's portrayal.
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portrayal. Most fans will admit to hating her more than Voldemort.
19th Mar '17 7:19:35 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* CounterpartComparison: If you break them all down individually, the heroes in the ''Harry Potter'' series are actually pretty similar to the main cast of ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', of all things. In both, the heroes are a close-knit group of adventurous teenagers who regularly use their wits to unravel mysteries while tangling with monsters and the occult. And their ranks include a brave, charismatic, straight-laced leader (Harry Potter/Fred Jones), an irreverent, big-hearted, PluckyComicRelief goofball (Ron Weasley/Shaggy Rogers), a fastidious BrainyBrunette who regularly pieces together the clues to solve mysteries (Hermione Granger/Velma Dinkley), and a spunky FieryRedhead with a habit of getting into dangerous situations (Ginny Weasley/Daphne Blake). Also: every book in the series (except the fifth and the seventh) has an antagonist concealing their identity in some way, with the climax in each book revolving around the heroes unmasking them.
14th Mar '17 8:10:03 AM NightShade96
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* AccidentalInnuendo:
** "... could see Draco banging his goblet on the table. [[CargoShip It was a sickening sight]]." The Italian translation managed to keep the double-entendre.
** ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' opens with a scene in which Harry secretly plays with his wand in bed, and has to tell his aunt that no, he's not playing with his wand. As Cleolinda Jones put it "Ummmm..." "I KNOW!" It's even more dodgy in the film version, when Harry's Uncle Vernon keeps bursting into the room to find out what's going on. Vernon is played by Richard Griffiths, AKA [[Film/WithnailAndI Uncle Monty]].
** The name of [[UnfortunateNfames Nymphadora Tonks]]. "Tonker" being a word popularized by ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' for a certain part of the anatomy, and "Nymphadora" sounding terribly similar to the word "nymphomania". Lampshaded by Tonks herself; she ''hates'' her first name.
** "People may be forced to conclude that Grindelwald simply conjured a white handkerchief from the end of his wand and came quietly."
** "He pushed the door ajar and peered inside - and a horrible scene met his eyes. Snape and Filch were inside, alone. Snape was holding his robes above his knees."
** "Does he still think I entered myself?"
** There are at least two online lists of accidental innuendo in the books as put together by fans. [[http://www.clockwork-harlequin.net/harry_potter/ One example (for books 3 and 5)]].
** "Was... was it ''you-know-what'', darling? Did he use his - his ''thing?"''
** "I know you did Mark Evans two nights ago --" "He was asking for it," snarled Dudley.
** The chant "HE GOT OFF, HE GOT OFF, HE GOT OFF!", especially since Mrs. Weasley is wiping her face as they're chanting.
** Lupin let go of Black and turned to her. She had raised herself off the floor and was pointing at Lupin, wild-eyed.\\
"You-- you--"\\
"Hermione--"\\
"--you and him!"\\
"Hermione, calm down--"\\
"I didn't tell anyone!" Hermione shrieked. "I've been covering up for you--"\\
"Hermione, listen to me, please!" Lupin shouted. "I can explain--"
** "... when it [The Room Of Requirement] appears, it is always equipped for the seeker's needs. Dobby has used it, sir," said the elf, dropping his voice and looking guilty, "when Winky has been very drunk."
** Malfoy was screaming and holding Harry so tightly it hurt.
** Describing Viktor Krum's wand: "Rather thicker than one usually sees... quite rigid... ten and a quarter inches...". Then there's
--->"... You treat it regularly?"\\
"Polished it last night," said Cedric, grinning.\\
Harry hooked down at his own wand. He could see finger marks all over it. He gathered a fistful of robe from his knee and tried to rub it clean surreptitiously. Several gold sparks shot out of the end of it. Fleur Delacour gave him a very patronizing look, and he desisted.
** In ''Chamber of Secrets'', Percy's non-explanation to the trio about how Ginny walked in on him [[strike:[[AC:masturbating masturbating masturbating]]]] kissing his girlfriend.
*** The quote is: "Well, er, if you must know, Ginny, er, walked in on me the other day when I was - well, never mind - the point it, she spotted me doing something and I, um, asked her not to mention it to anybody."
** "[Harry] contented himself with scrawling a note to Ron: Let's do it tonight. Ron read the message, swallowed hard, and looked sideways at the empty seat usually filled by Hermione."
** "... another person was panting and coughing and staggering around. Hermione had come again, as she had come when the snake attacked..."
** "Snape!" [[HaveAGayOldTime ejaculated]] Slughorn, who looked the most shaken, pale and sweating."
** "You mean we're not allowed to use magic!" Ron ejaculated loudly."
** "All the girls around Cho began doing it."
** The Finnish translation is about as rife with this as the originals, but special mention goes to The Goblet of Fire, since the Finnish word for "egg" (as in golden egg, an important plot item) happens to be a synonym for the male... "wand".
** A great deal of Accidental Innuendo consistently surrounds the Chamber of Secrets. The fact Harry enters the big cavernous, chamber with a wand and a sword. To top it off the only time anyone goes into the chamber it is one of the OfficialCouple (Harry and Ginny, Ron and Hermione).

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* AccidentalInnuendo:
** "... could see Draco banging his goblet on the table. [[CargoShip It was a sickening sight]]." The Italian translation managed to keep the double-entendre.
** ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' opens with a scene in which Harry secretly plays with his wand in bed, and has to tell his aunt that no, he's not playing with his wand. As Cleolinda Jones put it "Ummmm..." "I KNOW!" It's even more dodgy in the film version, when Harry's Uncle Vernon keeps bursting into the room to find out what's going on. Vernon is played by Richard Griffiths, AKA [[Film/WithnailAndI Uncle Monty]].
** The name of [[UnfortunateNfames Nymphadora Tonks]]. "Tonker" being a word popularized by ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' for a certain part of the anatomy, and "Nymphadora" sounding terribly similar to the word "nymphomania". Lampshaded by Tonks herself; she ''hates'' her first name.
** "People may be forced to conclude that Grindelwald simply conjured a white handkerchief from the end of his wand and came quietly."
** "He pushed the door ajar and peered inside - and a horrible scene met his eyes. Snape and Filch were inside, alone. Snape was holding his robes above his knees."
** "Does he still think I entered myself?"
** There are at least two online lists of accidental innuendo in the books as put together by fans. [[http://www.clockwork-harlequin.net/harry_potter/ One example (for books 3 and 5)]].
** "Was... was it ''you-know-what'', darling? Did he use his - his ''thing?"''
** "I know you did Mark Evans two nights ago --" "He was asking for it," snarled Dudley.
** The chant "HE GOT OFF, HE GOT OFF, HE GOT OFF!", especially since Mrs. Weasley is wiping her face as they're chanting.
** Lupin let go of Black and turned to her. She had raised herself off the floor and was pointing at Lupin, wild-eyed.\\
"You-- you--"\\
"Hermione--"\\
"--you and him!"\\
"Hermione, calm down--"\\
"I didn't tell anyone!" Hermione shrieked. "I've been covering up for you--"\\
"Hermione, listen to me, please!" Lupin shouted. "I can explain--"
** "... when it [The Room Of Requirement] appears, it is always equipped for the seeker's needs. Dobby has used it, sir," said the elf, dropping his voice and looking guilty, "when Winky has been very drunk."
** Malfoy was screaming and holding Harry so tightly it hurt.
** Describing Viktor Krum's wand: "Rather thicker than one usually sees... quite rigid... ten and a quarter inches...". Then there's
--->"... You treat it regularly?"\\
"Polished it last night," said Cedric, grinning.\\
Harry hooked down at his
AccidentalInnuendo: Has [[AccidentalInnuendo/HarryPotter its own wand. He could see finger marks all over it. He gathered a fistful of robe from his knee and tried to rub it clean surreptitiously. Several gold sparks shot out of the end of it. Fleur Delacour gave him a very patronizing look, and he desisted.
** In ''Chamber of Secrets'', Percy's non-explanation to the trio about how Ginny walked in on him [[strike:[[AC:masturbating masturbating masturbating]]]] kissing his girlfriend.
*** The quote is: "Well, er, if you must know, Ginny, er, walked in on me the other day when I was - well, never mind - the point it, she spotted me doing something and I, um, asked her not to mention it to anybody."
** "[Harry] contented himself with scrawling a note to Ron: Let's do it tonight. Ron read the message, swallowed hard, and looked sideways at the empty seat usually filled by Hermione."
** "... another person was panting and coughing and staggering around. Hermione had come again, as she had come when the snake attacked..."
** "Snape!" [[HaveAGayOldTime ejaculated]] Slughorn, who looked the most shaken, pale and sweating."
** "You mean we're not allowed to use magic!" Ron ejaculated loudly."
** "All the girls around Cho began doing it."
** The Finnish translation is about as rife with this as the originals, but special mention goes to The Goblet of Fire, since the Finnish word for "egg" (as in golden egg, an important plot item) happens to be a synonym for the male... "wand".
** A great deal of Accidental Innuendo consistently surrounds the Chamber of Secrets. The fact Harry enters the big cavernous, chamber with a wand and a sword. To top it off the only time anyone goes into the chamber it is one of the OfficialCouple (Harry and Ginny, Ron and Hermione).
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* CantUnhearIt: Alan Rickman's Snape is so good even J.K. Rowling couldn't unhear it eventually.

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Alan Rickman's Snape is so good even J.K. Rowling couldn't unhear it eventually.



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12th Mar '17 5:26:12 AM secretfan14
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** Even Tonks' {{Dojikko}} attributes can be considered {{Moe}} attributes.

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** Even Tonks' {{Dojikko}} CuteClumsyGirl attributes can be considered {{Moe}} attributes.
8th Mar '17 4:43:16 PM NNinja
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** ''Deathly Hallows'' has Dolores Umbridge crossing this when she starts sending Muggle-Borns to Azkaban.
** That? She crossed it in Order of Phoenix, when she [[spoiler: sent Dementors on Harry to take him off the stage while his muggle family blind to everything be there effects were in the vicinity!]]

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** ''Deathly Hallows'' has Dolores Umbridge crossing this when she starts sending Muggle-Borns to Azkaban.
** That? She
crossed it in Order of Phoenix, when she [[spoiler: sent Dementors on Harry to take him off the stage while his muggle family blind to everything be there effects were in the vicinity!]]
28th Feb '17 8:34:11 PM sayaleviathan
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* AwardSnub: The series didn't win a single UsefulNotes/AcademyAward during its 10 years.

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* AwardSnub: The series didn't win a single UsefulNotes/AcademyAward during its 10 years. It's only in 2017 where ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' won an Oscar for Best Costume Design, making it the first Harry Potter film to win an Academy Award.
27th Feb '17 4:58:21 AM Animeking1108
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* DesignatedHero: Hermione is often accused of being this, as she usually painted as being in the right whenever she does something morally questionable, like jinxing the D.A. sign-up sheet to permanently disfigure traitors, knowingly leaving Umbridge with the centaurs so that they could [[NothingIsScarier do something traumatizing to her]], and abusing Ron whether he deserved it or not.
25th Feb '17 12:28:39 PM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise: ''Chamber of Secrets'' has multiple examples, but the most notorious are the ghost enemies, who always make an eerie wailing sound right before they attack Harry. It's a creepy enough noise to listen to if the ghost is in front of you and you can at least see it preparing to attack. If the ghost happens to be behind you or on the other side of a wall, and you don't know until that horrible sound suddenly comes out of nowhere...
** In ''Philosopher's Stone'', eerie laughter could sometimes be heard while going through the Flipendo challenge.
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