History YMMV / HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince

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.]]
5th Jan '17 1:03:10 PM JulianLapostat
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Hermione during her feud with Ron. While what Ron did may have been a low blow, Hermione reacts to it with complete immaturity by assaulting Ron with birds. Her inability to take the high road was only HandWaved, as mentioned in the DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale entry. Harry likewise seems to lose any sympathy for her when she invites Cormac [=MacLaggen=] to the Christmas party, solely to annoy Ron.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: UnintentionallyUnsympathetic:
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Hermione during her feud with Ron. While what Ron did may have been a low blow, Hermione reacts to it with complete immaturity by assaulting Ron with birds. Her inability to take the high road was only HandWaved, as mentioned in the DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale entry. Harry likewise seems to lose any sympathy for her when she invites Cormac [=MacLaggen=] to the Christmas party, solely to annoy Ron.Ron.
** 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.
4th Dec '16 6:49:57 AM LarryMullen
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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.
2nd Dec '16 5:03:41 PM Ciara25
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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 mentioned as a snob(this is ignoring his PetTheDog moments like taking care of his elderly parents), and him leaving Merope, neverminding the fact that he was magically raped, and didn't consent to the relationship in the first place.
* NeverLiveItDown

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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 justified; even going so far as to claim Tom Riddle was the bad one, pointing to a few scenes where he's mentioned described as a snob(this snob (this is ignoring his PetTheDog moments like taking care of his elderly parents), and him leaving Merope, neverminding 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.
* NeverLiveItDownNeverLiveItDown:
7th Oct '16 4:10:27 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]].
5th Oct '16 6:35:49 PM BrendanRizzo
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** Harry reveals in-universe that he believed that Cornelius Fudge crossed it by setting Umbridge on the school in ''Order of the Phoenix.'' He is outraged when Dumbledore tells him that Fudge wanted Harry to serve as a pep coach for the wizardry public, giving Rufus Scrimgoer the idea, and Harry cannot believe that Fudge would think Harry would forget all the things Umbridge did.

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** Harry reveals in-universe that he believed that Cornelius Fudge crossed it by setting Umbridge on the school in ''Order of the Phoenix.'' He is outraged when Dumbledore tells him that Fudge wanted Harry to serve as a pep coach for the wizardry public, giving Rufus Scrimgoer Scrimgeour the idea, and Harry cannot believe that Fudge would think Harry would forget all the things Umbridge did.
16th Aug '16 4:29:13 PM Nicoaln
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** 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.]]
9th Aug '16 7:15:40 PM Monsund
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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 mentioned as a snob(this is ignoring his PetTheDog moments like taking care of his elderly parents), and him leaving Merope, neverminding the fact that he was magically raped, and didn't consent to the relationship in the first place.
14th Jul '16 10:21:49 PM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker:
** Minor one but Hermione's crying after Ron kisses Lavender. Some found it {{Narm}}, while others had a SheReallyCanAct reaction towards Emma Watson.
** Lavender being played by a white actress was another one, mostly since she'd been entirely in the background with no lines in the previous films. Some felt it was pointless to change her back to white, while others felt it was more in line with the book[[note]]When Ron and Lavender are making out, Harry mentions that it's hard to tell whose hands were whose, implying Lavender to be white[[/note]].



* BrokenBase: The book that ignited the greatest quantity of flame wars on forums. Especially over the ShipSinking.

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The book that ignited the greatest quantity of flame wars on forums. Especially over the ShipSinking.ShipSinking.
** Minor one but Hermione's crying after Ron kisses Lavender. Some found it {{Narm}}, while others had a SheReallyCanAct reaction towards Emma Watson.
** Lavender being played by a white actress was another one, mostly since she'd been entirely in the background with no lines in the previous films. Some felt it was pointless to change her back to white, while others felt it was more in line with the book[[note]]When Ron and Lavender are making out, Harry mentions that it's hard to tell whose hands were whose, implying Lavender to be white[[/note]].
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