-->''No, I am not human. But if you believe that only humans have a soul, your view of Creation is limited. Would you deny the angry willow a soul? Would you deny the ginger cat a soul? The rats you want me to catch? Would you deny that a werewolf has a soul?''\\
-- '''Finrod''', ''To Face the Wolf''

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2899679/1/To_Face_the_Wolf To Face the Wolf]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/431495/Maglors_finch Maglor's_finch]]

This fic is a beautiful touch on a crazy idea worthy of a CrackFic, namely, what would happen if you crossed over ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' and ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''. However, the author has done an excellent work and the immersion is incredible. Expect lots of crowning moments.

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* ArbitrarySkepticism - Finrod finds Lupin's disbelief in Trelawney's divination to be this. Then he meets her...
* AwfulTruth (refer to [[ShowWithinAShow Book Within A Book]] )
* ADayInTheLimelight - For Lupin and Finrod both secondary characters in their stories.
* BadAss - Finrod did kill a werewolf with his teeth, even though he is slightly ashamed of this.
* [[ShowWithinAShow Book Within A Book]] [[spoiler:The Silmarillion is a book Hermione is reading]]
* BritishAccents - Snape's original North Yorkshire accent comes through when he's stressed despite his attempts to suppress it. At one point acts as a plot point keeping the other characters in the dark.
* BrokenPedestal - The other Gryffindor's responses to [[FelonyMisdemeanor Hermione reading a fiction book in class]]
* CrackFic - Averted.
* ContinuityNod quite a few, from both sources.
* DeadpanSnarker - Sirius
* DramaticIrony - the reader knows the AwfulTruth about the [[ShowWithinAShow Book Within A Book ]] long before the main characters
* EntertaininglyWrong - They assume Trelawney's prediction refers to Beren and Lúthien.
* {{Fanservice}} - Finrod in a towel
* FixFic - [[spoiler:Hermione's]] actions which cause the situation are something of a meta-twist on an attempt to do this and a SelfInsertFic
* FishOutOfTemporalWater - Coming from a ostensibly MedievalStasis Finrod is fascinated by more modern technology such as plumbing (more so than he is by magic infact).
* {{Foreshadowing}} - Finrod noticing Remus looking at Helluin, or Sirius the Dogstar, and seeing it more clearly than Remus
** Mixed with a ContinuityNod - [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Snape reading about upheaval about a piece of jewellery]] [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows bursting with dark magic ]]
* GuiltByCoincidence- Being the only werewolf in the Castle, if Finrod wasn't able to testify otherwise, Lupin would have been taken to be the attacker. Snape is especially convinced he is.
* GuiltComplex - Lupin arguably has one of these.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar - A throwaway sentence has Madam Pomfrey treating "an attractive fifth year" who has been hexed to have a bunny tail. Lupin wonders if a certain [[ShoutOut muggle]] [[{{Playboy}} magazine ]] is circulating at Hogwarts
* InspectorJavert - Snape's pre-existing role as this in regards to Sirius Black (and Lupin who he regards as a danger) is extended to Finrod.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends - Lupin's loneliness caused by death of his best friends so long ago & his condition explain why he bonds to Finrod so quickly. At one point he compares Finrod calling him friend to chocolate after an encounter with a Dementor.
* JanitorImpersonationInfiltration - Not exactly this trope but Finrod impersonates Snape to get around the school without attracting students' notice. Although his disguise is physically perfect he wears a [[GlamourFailure blue robe ]]. HilarityEnsues
* MagicMusic even [[spoiler:Snape]] is moved by it.
* MagicAIsMagicA - Subverted. Unlike many this author remembers that The Harry Potter & Arda "magic" run on very different rules. The wizards aren't quite sure how to classify Finrod
* MindRape - Doesn't appear in story but Finrod is of the opinion that "assailing the mind was as bad as raping the body"
* MistakenAge - Finrod guesses that Hermione is [[YoungerThanTheyLook sixteen]]. [[WeAreAsMayflies Given the differences in the ageing processes of Elves and men it's understandable ]]
* OurElvesAreBetter - Finrod
** [[ChristmasElves House Elves]] - The [[OneSteveLimit name confusion ]] between Finrod's kind and Hogwarts House elves causes some difficulty.
* PerverseSexualLust - While not sexual (given the character's age) Hermione's reaction to [[spoiler:Finrod]] when reading can definitely be taken as a crush.
* PrettyBoy - Unsurprisingly being an elf, Finrod. Snape says he'd make the young [[TallDarkAndHandsome Sirius]] [[MrFanservice Black]], [[SharpDressedMan Lucius Malfoy ]] and [[TallDarkAndHandsome Tom ]] [[HotAsHell Riddle ]] look plain.
* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic - Finrod after having mastered English. Especially when trying to convince people about something. Taken UpToEleven after TheReveal when even the other character's [[LampshadeHanging notice]]. The former is somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that Finrod has had centuries of experience as leader. There is some [[JustifiedTrope justification]] for the latter part in {{Canon}} in that Elves are supposedly very good at mimicking different kinds of speech in foreign languages but tend naturally to an [[AntiquatedLinguistics archaic]] sounding type and with the [[AwfulTruth truth out]] Finrod might revert to this
* SadisticChoice 'Then it seems that I will have to choose between an innocent I don't know and one I do know'
** Lupin's all choices come down to this.
* ScrewDestiny - Averted. [[spoiler:Finrod]] accepts his both prior to and during the story
* ShownTheirWork - Of Tolkien's Work. The difference in Elvish philosophy to Human is portrayed perfectly showing knowledge of [[AllThereInTheManual more than ]] [[Literature/TheHistoryOfMiddleEarth just even ]] The Silmarillion
** Of Human philosophy too, SmallReferencePools are averted with Snape mentioning not just Plato but also Plotinus
* ShoutOut - [[ShoutOutToShakespeare to Shakespeare's]] {{Hamlet}}
** Which was apparently originally a lot LighterAndSofter with Hamlet himself inducing DracoInLeatherPants
* StableTimeLoop
* {{Telepathy}} - How Finrod learns English and communicates with Dog!Sirius, Crookshanks and the Whomping Willow
* TimeDissonance - As expected with Immortal Elves and Humans
* ThisIsMyHuman - Crookshanks' opinion on Hermione
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHorrific - Snape's response to [[spoiler:The Silmarillion]] backed up by the parts he brings up or reads out load. Given he also thinks the author's a Dark Wizard he might be falling into the [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic symbolic]] and [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical political]] versions too.
* WorthyOpponent - Snape admits Hermione is one of the few usually sensible students
* YouCantFightFate