History YMMV / HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows

25th Mar '17 9:01:20 PM Kurtis
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* CompleteMonster: If there was any doubt that [[TyrantTakesTheHelm Dolores Umbridge]] did not fit this trope and that she was JustFollowingOrders, her actions in this book completely destroy that argument. She's more than happy to stay on in the Ministry after Voldemort takes over and [[StepfordSmiler cheerfully presides]] [[HangingJudge over the]] [[KangarooCourt show trials]] [[ThePurge of Muggle-borns]]. She wears the [[ArtifactOfDoom Slytherin locket]] without tainting any sense of her cheerily sadistic attitude and keeps Moody's eye on her ''door'' like a trophy. She casts a corporeal Patronus, capable of holding back several Dementors at once, while actively taking joy in the InferredHolocaust of Muggle-borns and wearing the Horcrux locket around her neck. Repeat: the happy thought she is using to summon her Patronus is the mental image of people ''getting their souls ripped from their bodies by beings that embody fear and despression''. It's around this point that Voldemort starts to sound like TheDragon in comparison.

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* CompleteMonster: If there was any doubt that [[TyrantTakesTheHelm Dolores Umbridge]] did not fit this trope and that she was JustFollowingOrders, her actions in this book completely destroy that argument. She's more than happy to stay on in the Ministry after Voldemort takes over and [[StepfordSmiler cheerfully presides]] [[HangingJudge over the]] [[KangarooCourt show trials]] [[ThePurge of Muggle-borns]]. She wears the [[ArtifactOfDoom Slytherin locket]] without tainting any sense of her cheerily sadistic attitude and keeps Moody's eye on her ''door'' like a trophy. She casts a corporeal Patronus, capable of holding back several Dementors at once, while actively taking joy in the InferredHolocaust of Muggle-borns and wearing the Horcrux locket around her neck. Repeat: the happy thought she is using to summon her Patronus is the mental image of people ''getting their souls ripped from their bodies by beings that embody fear and despression''.depression''. It's around this point that Voldemort starts to sound like TheDragon in comparison.
13th Mar '17 9:38:06 AM TimeLordVictorious
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**** Hell, any of Voldemort's [[LargeHam hammy]] moments. One almost expects him to give up and shout "[[Film/RevengeOfTheSith UNLIMITED]] [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide POWAAAAAAAAH]]" already.
11th Mar '17 12:54:43 AM PrincessGwen
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** Remember Molly's boggart from ''Order of the Phoenix''? [[spoiler:It comes true with Fred's death at the end of the book.]] Even worse, you might remember that [[spoiler: the boggart took the form of ''both'' Fred and George]]...meaning that [[spoiler: even in her worse nightmares, Molly couldn't picture Fred and George being separated by death]]. Many fans wish J.K. Rowling couldn't have imagined such a scenario either.

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** Remember Molly's boggart from ''Order of the Phoenix''? [[spoiler:It comes true with Fred's death at the end of the book.]] Even worse, you might remember that [[spoiler: the boggart took the form of ''both'' Fred and George]]...meaning that [[spoiler: even in her worse worst nightmares, Molly couldn't picture Fred and George being separated by death]]. Many fans wish J.K. Rowling couldn't have imagined such a scenario either.



* JerkassHasAPoint: Muriel Weasely mentions in ''Death Hallows'' that squibs were encouraged to settle down in Muggle's world, and views it as blessing for them, because they would live as lower class in Wizard's world. It's indeed true - just remember [[JerkassWoobie Argus Filch]]... though he himself chose such a fate. And Arabella Figg seems to be quite happy to live in Muggle's world.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Muriel Weasely Weasley mentions in ''Death Hallows'' that squibs were encouraged to settle down in Muggle's world, and views it as blessing for them, because they would live as lower class in Wizard's world. It's indeed true - just remember [[JerkassWoobie Argus Filch]]... though he himself chose such a fate. And Arabella Figg seems to be quite happy to live in Muggle's world.



** When Voldemort tries to break the barrier around Hogwarts, the camera zips into the elder wand showing it cracking under the stress. Thing is, the wand is never damaged and these cracks never come up again, even though a fair bit of CGI was used to illustrate it. The wand isn't working for Voldemort, ''but it isn't being damaged''...

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** When Voldemort tries to break the barrier around Hogwarts, the camera zips into the elder wand Elder Wand showing it cracking under the stress. Thing is, the wand is never damaged and these cracks never come up again, even though a fair bit of CGI was used to illustrate it. The wand isn't working for Voldemort, ''but it isn't being damaged''...



*** Voldemort's dissolving into ashes it may seem strange until one remembers what happen to him (in Quirrel's body) after he was defeated in the very first movie, he collapsed into ashes. It still rings hollow with some who appreciated how the book described that for all his work towards immortality, his death comes with his corpse hitting the ground as a mortal man.

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*** Voldemort's dissolving into ashes it may seem strange until one remembers what happen happened to him (in Quirrel's body) after he was defeated in the very first movie, he collapsed into ashes. It still rings hollow with some who appreciated how the book described that for all his work towards immortality, his death comes with his corpse hitting the ground as a mortal man.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The movie almost completely omits the final battle in the great hall; all we see are some blurry bangs and flashes when Neville wakes up and Molly's very brief duel with Bellatrix.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The movie almost completely omits the final battle in the great hall; Great Hall; all we see are some blurry bangs and flashes when Neville wakes up and Molly's very brief duel with Bellatrix.
10th Mar '17 5:23:37 PM SunriseWarrior
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* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: As the books progressed and got darker Rowling was sometimes asked "what's Harry going to do after Hogwarts?". She would toss in a "How do you know Harry is going to survive?" People commonly invoked this trope in response. [[spoiler: Harry ''does'' die... just not permanently.]]

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* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: As the books progressed and got darker darker, Rowling was sometimes asked asked, "what's Harry going to do after Hogwarts?". Hogwarts?" She would toss in a "How do you know Harry is going to survive?" People commonly invoked this trope in response. [[spoiler: Harry ''does'' die... just not permanently.]]
26th Feb '17 11:45:24 AM randomguy399
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* HarsherInHindsight: Seamus joking that Ginny has "plenty of [brothers]" becomes this when [[spoiler:Fred dies]] later that night in battle.
16th Feb '17 1:26:36 AM rjd1922
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* HilariousInHindsight: Harry says, "[[WebVideo/BenDrowned You shouldn't have done that.]]" as a PreAsskickingOneLiner to Amycus Carrow.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Harry says, "[[WebVideo/BenDrowned You shouldn't have done that.]]" as a PreAsskickingOneLiner to Amycus Carrow.Carrow after he spat at [=McGonagall=].
29th Jan '17 1:47:39 PM k410ren
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* RetroactiveRecognition: [[Series/GameOfThrones Catelyn Stark]] is Hermione's mother.
18th Jan '17 7:56:39 PM sk8torchic
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*** Though in his defense, [[spoiler:Dudley was still catatonic from the incident, and Harry was taken to the headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix very soon after that. And the start of Half-Blood Prince suggests that Dudley's acting a lot friendlier to Harry than he used to.]]
12th Jan '17 2:25:03 PM geekgecko
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** Quite a few people have pointed out that Death in the Tale of the Three Brothers scene resembles [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith General Grievous]].
9th Dec '16 5:47:14 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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** The scene with dead, injured, and mourning students in the Great Hall can be harder to watch now in light of Sandy Hook and other major school shootings.

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** The scene with dead, injured, and mourning students in the Great Hall can be harder to watch now in light of Sandy Hook and other major school shootings. Even worse, the book was released only two months after the Virginia Tech mass shooting.
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