->When Harry wakes up in his almost-eleven year old body, it is both a blessing and a curse. There he is, in the hut on a rock, his aunt screaming at him, his uncle glowering at him, with Dudley blubbering something in the back - and suddenly he has the chance to make things right. He can save Remus and Tonks and Fred - he can save Sirius, save Cedric, save everyone.

'' Sisyphus'' is a ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fanfic by esama, in which Harry [[PeggySue gets a second chance to relive his life]] after dying in the final showdown against Voldemort. Seeing his predicament as a blessing, he eagerly decides to make changes in order to save those he had loved and lost, but not all goes according to plan...

Compare FanFic/OhGodNotAgain for another take on a PeggySue. In fact, it may help after this one.

Sisyphus can be found [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1113651 here]].

There is a fan sequel out there somewhere. Not to be confused with ''FanFic/LilyAndTheArtOfBeingSisyphus'', which which is an unholy fusion of {{satire}} and [[{{CrackFic}} crack]].
!!This story provides examples of:

%%* BeigeProse
* BlessedWithSuck: Harry quickly comes to view his situation as this.
%%* DarkerAndEdgier
%%* DeathIsCheap
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:Harry, by the end. Oblivion Seeker would be a more accurate term, as death is meaningless and an utter curse for him.]]
* DiabolusExMachina: Whenever Harry tries to change something for the better or otherwise act differently, sooner or later he ends up dead for his troubles and at the start of another loop.
* DownerEnding: '''''[[spoiler:And everything starts again.]]'''''
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:Harry is condemned forever to relive his life, even when he finally GETS IT RIGHT. There is no escape.]]
%%* GroundhogDayLoop
* LighterAndSofter: The loops that Harry spends pranking Hogwarts, some of them with Fred and George.
%%* MindScrew
* PeggySue: What Harry wants to do.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:Harry finally defeats Voldemort, goes on to marry Ginny and have a family, and dies of natural causes in his old age. If you think that the loop is finally broken, you are wrong.]]
* TheManyDeathsOfYou: ''VideoGame/{{Shadowgate}}'' would be impressed by the myriad ways that Harry meets his demise, several of which are repeat offenders:
** [[BigBad Voldemort]] (at least four times)
** [[EyesOfGold The Basilisk]] (more than four times)
** Quirrell (at least three times)
** [[KissOfDeath Dementors]] (more than four times)
** Overdosing on potions
** [[DrivenToSuicide Suicide]] (more than twice)
** [[SavageWolves Fenrir Greyback]]
** [[SoulJar The Ring Horcrux]] (twice)
** Being [[InTheBack literally stabbed in the back]]
** [[DeadlyGas Toxic smoke]]
** Being mauled to death by Remus
** Executed by (presumably) the Ministry of Magic
** A backfired spell
** Walking through the Archway of Death
** Burning himself and the Dursleys alive
** Burning the Forbidden Forest down with himself in it
** Being killed by Dumbledore himself
** Putting himself into a coma and later being taken off life support
** [[spoiler: Old age.]]
%%* YouCantFightFate