History YMMV / HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince

7th May '17 10:04:18 PM JJHIL325
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* TakeThatScrappy: Dumbledore coldly confronting the Dursleys for all the abuse they put Harry through over the years.

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* TakeThatScrappy: Dumbledore coldly confronting the Dursleys for all the abuse they put Harry through over the years.years, and pointing out that the best thing that they ever did for Harry was to guarentee that he didn't grow up to become a horrifically SpoiledBrat like Dudley.
7th May '17 8:04:16 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Slughorn is a big fat pedophile.
** [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Harry]]... [[FoeYay Potter]]?

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Slughorn is a big fat pedophile.
** [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Harry]]... [[FoeYay Potter]]?
4th May '17 7:45:09 AM kquinn0830
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* DesignatedVillain: Cormac. He may be a jerk, but he suffers through a lot of DisproportionateRetribution, like having his Quidditch try-out rigged or having a month of detention for accidentally vomiting on Snape. Though, in the book, he's even worse and Hermione is called out on rigging his tryouts by Harry.

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* DesignatedVillain: Cormac. He may be a jerk, but he suffers through a lot of DisproportionateRetribution, like having his Quidditch try-out rigged or having a month of detention for accidentally vomiting on Snape. Though, in the book, he's even worse and worse, Hermione is called out on rigging his tryouts by Harry.Harry, and the match against Hufflepuff proves that the team is much better off with Ron as Keeper.
30th Apr '17 1:46:51 PM kquinn0830
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** The above examples were nothing compared to the outrage among fans when Warner Bros. decided to delay the release of the film version from November 2008 to July 2009, especially after it was confirmed the film was completed and the announcement was made only three before the original release date. The reason for this? [[https://web.archive.org/web/20120515220341/http://insidemovies.ew.com/2008/08/14/news-flash-harr/ Because ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' was such a big success for the studio that year, the company didn't want ''Half Blood Prince'' to add to the already massive 2008 box office haul and make 2009 look like a down year.]]

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** The above examples were nothing compared to the outrage among fans when Warner Bros. decided to delay the release of the film version from November 2008 to July 2009, especially after it was confirmed the film was completed and the announcement was made only three before the original release date. The reason for this? Because ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' [[https://web.archive.org/web/20120515220341/http://insidemovies.ew.com/2008/08/14/news-flash-harr/ Because ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' was such a big success for the studio that year, the company didn't want ''Half Blood Prince'' to add to the already massive 2008 box office haul and make 2009 look like a down year.]]
30th Apr '17 1:45:36 PM kquinn0830
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** The above examples were nothing compared to the outrage among fans when Warner Bros. decided to delay the release of the film version from November 2008 to July 2009, especially after it was confirmed the film was completed and the announcement was made only three before the original release date. The reason for this? [[https://web.archive.org/web/20120515220341/http://insidemovies.ew.com/2008/08/14/news-flash-harr/ Because ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' was such a big success for the studio that year, the company didn't want ''Half Blood Prince'' to add to the already massive 2008 box office haul and make 2009 look like a down year.]]
18th Apr '17 1:21:33 PM Tavernier
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* {{Narm}}: Harry's romantic interest in Ginny is generally fraught with silliness, like his fears that her brothers will suddenly hate him, but it's the monster living inside his chest that takes the cake, especially when it starts roaring.
4th Apr '17 3:39:24 PM kquinn0830
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** Harry Potter's actions in the book are also seen by many to be incredibly dubious. There's the fact that Harry uses the Prince's book to more or less cheat at Potions, which in real life would amount to plagiarism and would immediately nullify his grades were a real-life student used similar methods. His attack on Draco where he uses a spell that he didn't know about and nearly killed him, is more or less forgotten and glossed over in later books.

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** Harry Potter's actions in the book are also seen by many to be incredibly dubious. There's the fact that Harry uses the Prince's book to more or less cheat at Potions, which in real life would amount to plagiarism and would immediately nullify his grades were a real-life student used similar methods. His attack on Draco where he uses a spell that he didn't know about and nearly killed him, is more or less forgotten and glossed over in later books.
5th Mar '17 6:59:34 PM Nicoaln
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* MisaimedFandom: Some fans, even some editors on the Wiki, tend to sympathize with Merope too much claiming her using a LovePotion on Tom Riddle was justified; even going so far as to claim Tom Riddle was the bad one, pointing to a few scenes where he's described as a snob (this is ignoring his PetTheDog moments like taking care of his elderly parents), and him leaving a pregnant Merope and never even bothering to find out what happened to his child, never mind the fact that he was mind-controlled and magically raped, and didn't consent to the relationship in the first place.

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* MisaimedFandom: Some fans, even some editors on the Wiki, tend to sympathize with Merope too much claiming her using a LovePotion on Tom Riddle was justified; even going so far as to claim Tom Riddle was the bad one, pointing to a few scenes where he's described as a snob (this is ignoring his PetTheDog moments like taking care of his elderly parents), and him leaving a pregnant Merope and never even bothering to find out what happened to his child, never mind the fact that he was mind-controlled and magically raped, and didn't consent to the relationship in the first place. [[DoubleStandard This would not exist if it were Tom who did this to Merope, mind you.]]
23rd Jan '17 2:35:07 PM theenglishman
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: This book contains two subplots where Love Potions are used in situations that are ''definitely not'' DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale, in a possible response to criticism that said Potions are basically G-rated date rape drugs marketed to Potterverse witches (for added contrast, Fred and George do exactly that in this book and it's just as creepy as it sounds). In the present day, Romilda Vane is seen as a disturbed stalker after her she tries to send Harry a box of chocolates that were spiked with Love Potion; and in the backstory, [[spoiler:Merope Gaunt, Voldemort's mother, kept Tom Riddle under various enchantments, including Love Potion, so he wouldn't leave her]].

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* AuthorsSavingThrow: This book contains two subplots where Love Potions are used in situations that are ''definitely not'' DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale, in a possible response to criticism that said Potions are basically G-rated date rape drugs marketed to Potterverse witches (for added contrast, Fred and George do exactly that in this book and it's just as creepy as it sounds). In the present day, Romilda Vane is seen as a disturbed stalker after her she tries to send Harry a box of chocolates that were spiked with Love Potion; and in the backstory, [[spoiler:Merope Gaunt, Voldemort's mother, kept Tom Riddle under various enchantments, including Love Potion, so he wouldn't leave her]].
23rd Jan '17 2:34:31 PM theenglishman
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: After Lavender runs out of the infirmary in tears, Dumbledore muses "Ah, to be young and feel love's keen sting." Rowling later mentioned that Dumbledore had a crush on Grindelwald and that a fight where Grindelwald was trying to torture Aberforth eventually led to their sister's death. Dumbldore also held off going after Grindelwald due to his lingering feelings for him until it was obvious he was too powerful for Dumbledore to ignore.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: After Lavender runs out of the infirmary in tears, Dumbledore muses "Ah, to be young and feel love's keen sting." Rowling later mentioned that [[spoiler: Dumbledore had a crush on Grindelwald and that a fight where Grindelwald was trying to torture Aberforth eventually led to their sister's death. Dumbldore Dumbledore also held off going after Grindelwald due to his lingering feelings for him until it was obvious he was too powerful for Dumbledore to ignore.]]



** Also HarsherInHindsight: Dumbledore's "Oh, to be young and to feel love's keen sting" line in the infirmary upon Lavender hearing a bedridden, unconscious Ron call out to Hermione. In the backstory provided by Rowling, Dumbledore was in love with Grindelwald, who left the country after a fight Grindelwald had with Dumbledore's brother led to the death of their sister. It was also Dumbledore who had to put an end to Grindelwald's reign of terror.

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** Also HarsherInHindsight: Dumbledore's "Oh, to be young and to feel love's keen sting" line in the infirmary upon Lavender hearing a bedridden, unconscious Ron call out to Hermione. In the backstory provided by Rowling, [[spoiler: Dumbledore was in love with Grindelwald, who left the country after a fight Grindelwald had with Dumbledore's brother led to the death of their sister. It was also Dumbledore who had to put an end to Grindelwald's reign of terror.]]



** In the movie, [[spoiler: Bellatrix Lestrange's actress]] was pregnant and had to hdie it during filming. [[spoiler: Come ''Cursed Child'', it's revealed that her character is in fact the mother of Voldemort's child.]]

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** In the movie, [[spoiler: Bellatrix Lestrange's actress]] was pregnant and had to hdie hide it during filming. [[spoiler: Come ''Cursed Child'', it's revealed that her character is in fact the mother of Voldemort's child.]] ]]
*** In a related line from the books, Bellatrix tells her sister Narcissa that if Bella ever had sons, she would gladly give them up in service to the Dark Lord. [[spoiler:Bellatrix and Voldemort's daughter Delphi ends up with roughly the same fate.]]
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