History YMMV / HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince

16th Nov '17 4:19:55 PM johnnycade7
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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.

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** Everyone's reaction to Harry suddenly coming to The Burrow sounds uncharacteristically wooden and scripted.
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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.
13th Nov '17 12:49:08 PM Anddrix
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Hermione snarking that she has to go and vomit at Ron and Lavender's SickeninglySweethearts behaviour is entirely in the film. Fans forget that it doesn't happen in the book
9th Nov '17 11:21:51 PM JulianLapostat
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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.]] This was actually more widespread when the book came out, but after sexual consent became a hot button issue and society began to recognize the [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale double standard of how men being raped by women were treated]], Riddle has garnered more sympathy.

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* MisaimedFandom: Some fans, even some editors on the Wiki, fans 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.]] you]]. They are helped by the fact that both Harry and Dumbledore raise no concerns about Merope's use of the potion, more keen on her abandoning Riddle Jr. to the orphanage and refusing to live for her child's sake. This was actually more widespread when the book came out, but after sexual consent became a hot button issue and society began to recognize the [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale double standard of how men being raped by women were treated]], Riddle has garnered more sympathy.
3rd Nov '17 2:41:23 PM DustSnitch
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%%** [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Harry]]... [[FoeYay Potter]]?


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%%** [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Harry]]... [[FoeYay Potter]]?
30th Oct '17 1:55:30 PM JJHIL325
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* TakeThatScrappy: Dumbledore coldly confronting the Dursleys for all the abuse they put Harry through over the 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.

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* TakeThatScrappy: Dumbledore coldly confronting the Dursleys for all the abuse they put Harry through over the years, and pointing out tells them that the best thing that they ever did for Harry him was to guarentee that he didn't grow up to become a the horrifically SpoiledBrat like Dudley.their son was.
2nd Oct '17 10:15:57 AM fearlessnikki
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Hermione snarking that she has to go and vomit at Ron and Lavender's SickeninglySweethearts behaviour is entirely in the film. Fans forget that it doesn't happen in the book


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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Lavender is meant to come across as a ClingyJealousGirl, but you can't help but feel a little sorry for her. Ron only gets with her to make Hermione jealous, and she only behaves so nauseatingly romantic towards him because he never tells her he ''doesn't'' like being treated that way.
17th Sep '17 7:54:29 PM kquinn0830
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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.]]

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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.]] This was actually more widespread when the book came out, but after sexual consent became a hot button issue and society began to recognize the [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale double standard of how men being raped by women were treated]], Riddle has garnered more sympathy.
14th Sep '17 3:31:53 PM fearlessnikki
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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 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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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 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]].her]].
** The scene where Hermione attacks Ron with the birds is not very popular, due to DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale (had Ron attacked Hermione like that, it'd be a MoralEventHorizon). In the film, Ron is not hurt when the birds attack.
** A big complaint about Harry falling for Ginny is that her CharacterDevelopment happens mainly offscreen. The film shows Ginny to be a supportive presence to Harry, featuring her a lot more in scenes and giving them a chance to develop a relationship on screen (especially after barely interacting in previous films).



* HeReallyCanAct: This film is the point where Michael Gambon is acknowledged to finally set aside his angry take on Dumbledore for a TruerToTheText portrayal.

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This film is the point where Michael Gambon is acknowledged to finally set aside his angry take on Dumbledore for a TruerToTheText portrayal.portrayal.
** Tom Felton was viewed as rather weak beforehand - mainly due to Malfoy's status as a JerkJock who says a few mean things per film. Now with a full arc and chance to show his talents, he was met with lots of praise.
** Bonnie Wright too, though this was more to do with her being OutOfFocus in the other films. She won many people over with Ginny's expanded screen time.
5th Sep '17 4:50:50 PM Scabbard
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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.

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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.grades.
4th Sep '17 12:30:00 PM Scabbard
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** Harry has always had a ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight but in ''Half-Blood Prince'', he indulges in rule-breaking for the sheer heck of it. He cheats at Potions and commits what in real-life would be academic plagiarism, he uses spells on random targets (including Filch's cat), [[spoiler:unleashes Sectumsempra on Draco despite knowing nothing about the spell (Although, in his defense, he did seem horrified at the result)]]. There's also the fact that he gets to be Quidditch captain despite being suspended off the winning team the previous year out of his poor temperament and yet doesn't fully defend Ron (the Keeper who more or less won the final the previous year and came through on a big game), and once again doesn't take his leadership responsibilities seriously, misses the final game again due to detention and the team wins without him again.

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** Harry has always had a ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight but in ''Half-Blood Prince'', he indulges in rule-breaking for the sheer heck of it. He cheats at Potions and commits what in real-life would be academic plagiarism, he uses spells on random targets (including Filch's cat), [[spoiler:unleashes Sectumsempra on Draco despite knowing nothing about the spell (Although, (although, in his defense, he did seem was horrified and surprised at the result)]]. There's also the fact that he gets to be Quidditch captain despite being suspended off the winning team the previous year out of his poor temperament and yet doesn't fully defend Ron (the Keeper who more or less won the final the previous year and came through on a big game), and once again doesn't take his leadership responsibilities seriously, misses the final game again due to detention and the team wins without him again.
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