[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4745329/1/On_the_Way_to_Greatness On the Way to Greatness]] is an {{Alternate Universe}} ''Literature/{{Harry Potter}}'' fanfic by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1541187/mira_mirth mira mirth]] where Harry was sorted into Slytherin.

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!!Tropes:
* AntiHero: Harry
* BadassBookworm: Harry especially, but also Hermione, Neville and Harry's Ravenclaw friends.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Obviously darker than the books, as Harry being a Slytherin gives him a very cynical outlook.
* DeadpanSnarker: With our protagonist being sorted into the House that values cleverness, it should come as no surprise that he develops a tendency for this. Blaise and Millie apply as well.
* ForWantOfANail: The whole premise is that Harry got sorted into Sytherin.
* NotSoDifferent: Aside from the usual parallels in canon, this Harry is much less reluctant to use the Dark Arts, to the point where some of the Death Eaters see him as this.
* PowerTrio: Harry, Blaise Zabini and Millicent Bulstrode form this in Slytherin.