--> ''A POX ON ALL BLOODY DERANGED WIZARDS!''

Some months after the Second Wizarding War, Harry wants to get away from the Wizarding World. Dumbledore's portrait offers a destination, and Harry falls into Middle Earth in the year 3014 of the Third Age. Middle Earth is ''never'' going to be the same again.

At first it seems to follow the usual formula of Harry being part of the Fellowship, then sharply diverges. It can be read here: [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6335808/1/The_Wizard_in_the_Shadows The Wizard in the Shadows]]

Now part of a larger universe, with a sequel: [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8115207/1/From_Out_of_the_Shadows From Out of the Shadows]]

And a series of oneshots or outtakes: [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8115216/1/Snippets_from_the_Shadows Snippets from the Shadows]]

Emrys has also appeared in the mega crossover multi author fic in a chapter written by the author of the Shadowsverse: http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-19941-83/Methos+Tales+from+the+barman+Part+II.htm

The Shadowsverse Harry also takes centre stage alongside several other crossover Harry's by the same author in: http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-19941-84/NimbustheMariner+Tales+from+the+barman+Part+II.htm

Beginning to look like a DeadFic, with WordOfGod pretty bluntly stating that his muse has moved its attention to ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', which is three times the length of ''Fanfic/TheWizardInTheShadows'', and hasn't even finished the first book yet.


!!Tropes:

* AbhorrentAdmirer: One of these to Harry is in an oft referenced NoodleIncident. Harry was polite until she insulted Ginny. Then he gave her a temporary outbreak of hives.
** Elladan and Elrohir note that Aragorn had one.
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: [[spoiler: The Sword of Gryffindor]] natch.
* ActionGirl: Éowyn, Arwen, Ginny, to a lesser extent, Hermione. Eirian grows into this.
* {{Adorkable}}: Harry, Éomer, [[spoiler: Théodred]].
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Éowyn. First Harry (hinted at in the past), then Aragorn.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Faramir to the assassin. The trope is practically quoted.
* AndIMustScream: Wormtongue. [[spoiler: Eirian has a ''really'' vicious streak. Wormtongue is cursed to have a crippling fear of seven particular people and their swords, to have 3 eternal marks on his face so people can instinctively know what he has done and to forever age and suffer wounds without being able to die until he redeems himself.]]
* AudienceSurrogate: Harry serves as one in that he makes all the snarky comments that an LOTR fan would make whilst watching the films:
-->'''Gimli''': Fangorn... what madness drove them there?
-->'''Harry''': You mean ''apart'' from the ferocious battle and certain death behind them?
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Aside from the original Aragorn example, [[spoiler: Harry's investiture as Royal Wizard of Gondor and Arnor. He get's a kickass SimpleStaff out of the bargain as well.]]
* BackToBackBadasses: Harry and Boromir, Aragorn and Harry, Boromir and Aragorn. Those three have a certain fondness for this trope.
* BadFuture: What would have happened if Harry hadn't ended up in Middle Earth.
* BadassBoast: Harry provides one for the entire main cast to the Mouth of Sauron, combined with a vicious TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
* BadassCrew
* BadassFamily: The House of Eorl, especially since Harry is an honorary little brother.
** The Ap Derfel family especially since [[spoiler: Merlin is it's patriarch and his wife is Nimue]].
* BadassGrandpa: Théoden [[spoiler: survives dueling the Witch-King and has him on the ''freaking'' run until the tables get turned]], Saruman [[spoiler: anyone who can curbstomp Harry and Gandalf the Grey working together is most definitely this trope]], Gandalf and [[spoiler: Denethor.]]
** [[spoiler: Merlin]].
* BadassNormal: Any good human/dwarf character.
** Extra points to [[spoiler: Boromir]] who matches an Olog-Hai blow for blow, then kills it without taking a scratch.
** [[spoiler: Emrys]], prior his ascension to EmpoweredBadassNormal status, killing a troll whilst it's distracted.
* BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil: Why Harry is sent to Middle Earth in the first place. Unfortunately, the Ten Walkers comes back to bite the forces of good in the arse.
* BattleAura: [[spoiler: Emrys. Ginny to a degree]].
* BattleCouple: Harry and [[spoiler: Ginny]] and [[spoiler: Ron and Hermione]].
* BattleHaltingDuel: Harry vs [[spoiler: Voldywraith]].
* BawdySong: One of [[spoiler: Sirius']] habits at a party. Including the Ball of Kirriemuir.
* BeamOWar: Harry vs Saruman round two.
* BerserkButton: Do not hurt Harry's friends. Ever. Especially not [[HeterosexualLifePartners Aragorn or Boromir]] or [[spoiler: Ginny]]. He will [[IncendiaryExponent set you on fire]].
** This one goes for most of the Fellowship.
** Do not insult his loved ones either.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Harry. Like SpiderMan, if he's fighting you and he isn't snarking, it's generally a good idea to say your prayers and kiss your ass goodbye.
** Eirian. God help you if you get on her bad side.
* BeyondTheImpossible: Harry performs supposedly impossible feats regularly. Ollivander lampshades it.
* BigBad: Sauron in ''The Wizard in the Shadows''.
** In ''From Out of the Shadows'' [[spoiler: Morgoth]].
* BiggerBad: Morgoth.
* BigBrotherMentor: Aragorn is one to Harry.
* BigDamnHeroes: The Rohirrim, Gandalf (at Helm's Deep), and Harry and [[spoiler: Boromir]] at the Falls of Rauros.
* BigDamnKiss: [[spoiler: Harry and Ginny]]. On several occasions.
* BigNo: Harry after Gandalf dies.
* BilingualBonus: Occasionally in Sindarin and Welsh.
** The meaning of the surname of Emrys and Eirian (Derfel).
** Moristar. WordOfGod outright admits, and credits the Black Wizard for this.
*** Then upgrades it to the Lord Moristar Morinhetar, translating to 'The Lord Black Wizard Darkness Slayer'. The latter part forms a ShoutOut to the Blue Wizards.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: Chapter 5 of Snippets all but confirms this, with several of the heroes being happy to [[spoiler: take newborn orcs away from their parents, as if they are raised away from orcs, they are, in fact, elves]]. Ginny is the only one who seems worried by it.
* BlingOfWar: The Sword of Gryffindor.
** And Galadriel's gifts to Harry: A surcoat in Gryffindor colours and helmet.
* BloodKnight: Harry and [[spoiler: Sirius]]. The rest of the cast think they have issues, and since both are probably suffering from PTSD and God knows what else, this isn't surprising.
* BrainBleach: several times, always PlayedForLaughs, and mostly related to what Harry and Ginny do when they are alone. Points go to Ron (who asks for Firewhiskey) and Boromir (who asks Eru to wipe the images caused from some comments made by Ginny out of his mind).
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Harry idly considers if 'The Return of the King' would make a good book or film title.
* BrickJoke: Éomer in a dress.
* BringMyBrownPants: Harry snarks in a moment of dark humour (when keeping the army marching to the Black Gate well hydrated), 'all the better to piss themselves with.'
** When Harry discovers that [[spoiler:the lords of Gondor are detaining Aragorn so that those that were gravely injured in the battle die, thus leaving him with less support]], he goes to the meeting and thunders about their treason. One of the noble lords soils himself.
* BuffySpeak: Harry complains about Aragorn being all 'Rangery' and sneaking up on him.
* ButtMonkey: Éomer. Starting a prank war with Harry and [[spoiler: Sirius]] was not his best idea.
* CallBack: [[spoiler: Théodred]] orders Emrys never to speak of his face plant ever again in chapter 28. [[ExactWords Emrys doesn't]], and in chapter 2 of the sequel, the Dramatis Personae reveals that he didn't. He wrote it down. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments In epic verse]], otherwise known as the style of poems such as Beowulf. Then Harry read it out at a feast.
** In chapter 24 Legolas caustically calls back to the habit of dwarves forgetting the whereabouts of their secret doors.
* CallingTheOldManOut: [[spoiler: Boromir to Denethor]]. In fairly spectacular fashion.
** In Snippets ('Therapy'), [[spoiler: Maglor]] calls out [[spoiler: Fëanor]].
* CasualDangerDialogue: Harry and Boromir.
** Harry [[spoiler: and Ginny. They plan to go out for drinks after the Battle]].
** Draco. When Harry, [[spoiler: Sirius, Emrys and Eirian]] are all poised on the point of attacking him, he calmly performs a SherlockScan on all of them, whilst drinking tea.
* CannotSpitItOut: Faramir to Éowyn, much to Harry's and everyone else's amusement/irritation.
* CelestialParagonsAndArchangels: Námo makes an appearance.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Boromir. The guy is ridiculously tough.
* ChekhovsGun: The voice that warns Legolas of a threat to Haldir.
** Boromir notes, when brushing up Harry's swordsmanship, that Harry's reflexes are faster than any short of an elf, and others note this as well.
** One functions as a chain, each leading into the other, as far back as Chapter 7 of ''The Wizard in the Shadows''. Boromir mentions a NoodleIncident in his past, someone he failed to save because he froze in battle, and mentions that he made sure that the man's son was looked after and given a commission in Gondor's army. Later, at the siege of Helm's Deep, this man turns out to be [[spoiler: a reincarnation of Godric Gryffindor in muggle form. Finally, in Chapter 3 of ''From Out of the Shadows'', the man's son is revealed to have low level magical abilities and becomes moderately important to the plot]].
** Harry routinely breaks one of the laws of magic. This is later explained.
* ChekhovsGunman: this series is in love with the trope.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Harry has shades of this. When Haldir is puzzled by this, Aragorn all but says, 'just go with it'.
* CombatPragmatist: Harry. He teaches [[spoiler: Emrys]] to be one.
* ContinuityPorn: The many references to events prior to the books, including Aragorn's stint as Thorongil, the War of Wrath (which eventually becomes a plot point in several ways).
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: What happens to Wormtongue.
* CoolSword: Andúril. The Sword of Gryffindor.
* CoolVersusAwesome: Harry Potter hunting Ringwraiths all over Middle Earth? The Sword of Gryffindor being used [[spoiler: as a medium for the spirit of Godric Gryffindor]] and beat off an army of Dementors? Yes, this trope definitely fits.
* CrackFic: The main story narrowly avoids descending into this at points. Snippets doesn't bother, and Chapter 4 is a cheerful descent into crack fic madness.
* CurbStompBattle: Harry vs Saruman rounds one and one and a half. Round two goes the other way.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Arguably functions as this to the Potterverse.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Harry.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Harry notes that Aragorn's been celibate for at least fifty years to get a spit take from [[spoiler: Théodred]].
-->'''Harry''': That's a lot of time for a man to have no comfort but his hand.
** He gets a SpitTake, much to his glee. [[spoiler: Boromir]] was sitting opposite. He was not pleased.
* ADayInTheLimelight: the Rohirrim, who get a reasonably sized sub plot.
* DeadpanSnarker: In a cast of these, Harry stands out. He snarks so much that the narration notes it when he restrains himself from snarking.
* DeathFromAbove: Harry revels in this trope.
* DeathIsCheap: [[spoiler: Where Harry is concerned, at least]].
* DefectorFromDecadence: Emrys, though he was never loyal to Saruman in the first place, being a low ranked version of a DragonWithAnAgenda.
** Virdraut.
* {{Determinator}}: Boromir.
* DisneyAcidSequence: Poisoned![[spoiler: Théodred]] is referred to as having gone through one of these. Dancing horses and a dress wearing Éomer are mentioned.
** [[DraggedIntoDrag Guess what]] [[BrickJoke happens]] [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments to Éomer later on]], thanks to Sirius.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Pre Pelennor Fields, Harry is angsting over everyone relying on him to save Minas Tirith. He gloomily says that blowing up Weasley Wizard Wheezes couldn't distract him. Ginny takes this as a personal challenge. One dropped ModestyBedsheet later.
-->'''Harry''': *blinks* [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Wow. Consider me distracted]].
* DraggedIntoDrag: [[ButtMonkey Éomer]].
* TheDragon: The Witch-King.
* TheDreaded: The Nazgûl.
** Harry to Orcs, Wargs, Ringwraiths and other dark creatures (along with Dunlending raiders, though a Dunlending OriginalCharacter notes that if the Dunlending raiders stuck to stealing and only did so out of necessity, Harry spared and even helps them).
* DualWielding: This becomes [[spoiler: Emrys' signature style]].
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: Denethor.]] What is not awesome about taking on the Witch-King with no superpowers and special abilities aside from combat experience with the sword of Gryffindor.
** [[spoiler: Harry.]] It doesn't stick.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler: Emrys]].
* EmpathicWeapon: The Sword of Gryffindor. Even more so than usual since [[spoiler: Godric Gryffindor uses it as a conduit to occasionally possess Harry]].
* EverybodyLives: Despite the general tendency toward DarkerAndEdgier, many characters who died in ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' stay alive here, like Theodred and Boromir. Saruman is really the only person who still dies, and, well, he deserved it.
* ExactWords: Emrys has this down to an artform.
* {{Expy}}: Intentionally done with the Dunlendings being the Welsh and the Rohirrim taking the role of the Anglo Saxons. Both sides are portrayed fairly. The author puts this down to being half Welsh half English and thus '[[DeadpanSnarker a walking paradox]]'.
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: Sirius, who spent seven years being tortured mentally and physically in Saruman's dungeons]]
** What happens to Wormtongue. It is KickTheSonOfABitch at its finest.
* AFatherToHisMen: Boromir
** He tries to claim he's a GeneralRipper. Harry tears this apart in a SugarWiki/{{Funny|Moment|s}}.
* {{Fauxshadow}} / {{Foreshadowing}}: Hermione notes that 'at least he isn't TheSentry' in reference to Harry. Yet, lo and behold, [[spoiler: a young male hero with long blonde hair, clean cut good looks and incredible superpowers appears]]. In the work of an author whose motto might as well be 'Power has a price'. And is a Sentry fan. Coincidence, or TrollingCreator?
** [[WordOfGod That's for me to know and you to find out]].
* FiveManBand
** The [[spoiler: Five]] Hunters
*** TheHero: Aragorn
*** TheLancer: [[spoiler: Boromir]]
*** TheSmartGuy: Legolas
*** TheBigGuy: Harry/Gimli
*** TheChick: Harry/Gimli
* FlamingSword: The Sword of Gryffindor.
* FridgeHorror: Chapter 5 of Snippets reveals that Eirian [[spoiler: was a week away from being taken as a breeder, despite Wormtongue claiming her as his personal whore. A week away, as Emrys notes, from carrying an Uruk child]].
** Furthermore, he adds that [[spoiler: if she had given birth to said child, he has no idea what he would have done.]]
* GargleBlaster: Several references to the original one.
* GenreSavvy: most of the cast.
** One reviewer noted that [[spoiler: despite the author's insistences that the main OriginalCharacter wasn't anything special, there were too many coincidences in there]]. [[ViewersAreGeniuses They were right]].
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: A lot, varying in how blatant it is. For example: 'he had two good sized reasons he was very glad Ginny hadn't gone for a warming charm'.
* GlassCannon / FragileSpeedster: Ginny.
* TheGlomp: Everyone pulls this on Harry after [[spoiler: his return from the dead]].
* GroinAttack: Harry has a tendency towards this when faced with someone who's either physically stronger or has ''really'' pissed him off.
* GroupHug: in 'Only Mostly Dead'.
* GrowingTheBeard: Since this is the fic that the Author has acknowledged as the one he essentially refined his writing on, it steadily gets better, and becomes more and more AU with the introduction of a couple of OC's and more than one character surviving when they would otherwise have died. As this happens, the chapters get longer and longer and there are fewer grammar errors.
* [[spoiler: HalfHumanHybrid: Emrys and Eirian, being the grandchildren of Merlin, who happens to half Maia]]
* HandWave: Harry's personality. While it bears a lot of resemblance to Canon!Harry, it's different because of the years he spent in Middle Earth.
** The linguistic thing, wherein the Common Tongue and English line up. Ginny explains this in two words: [[spoiler: Merlin. Meddling.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Dudley]] by ''From Out of the Shadows''.
** [[spoiler: Emrys]]. A SubvertedTrope, because he isn't evil in the first place, just trying to find his sister.
* HeelRealization: Denethor isn't a Heel ''per se'', but he does have one of these when [[spoiler: Boromir confronts him]].
** WordOfGod admits that this is what he reckons would have happened if [[spoiler: Boromir had lived.]]
* HellYesMoment: When the Riders of Rohan appear at Pelennor Fields.
* HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath: Harry and Boromir both go through this at one point or another.
* HeroicResolve: Harry and Boromir in particular.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Harry and Aragorn. Harry and Boromir.
* HeroicLineage: Lampshaded by Gandalf, when he notes the entire Fellowship has famous ancestors of one form or another. Taken to a nigh ridiculous extent with Harry himself, which the author {{lampshade|Hanging}}s in 'Snippets'.
* HotWitch: Ginny, Hermione, Eirian.
* HurtingHero: Harry has plenty of reason to angst. [[spoiler: Until the Grey Company turns up at Edoras]].
* ImColdSoCold: [[spoiler: Harry]]'s death scene. There is a reason why it is filed under TearJerker.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Ginny]] does this to the Mouth of Sauron.
** [[spoiler: Denethor does this to the Witch-King of Angmar]]. It doesn't bother him much.
** This happens to [[spoiler: Harry when the [[BuffySpeak VoldyWraith]] skewers him]]. He returns the favour.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Denethor.
* KarmaHoudini: Subverted with Harry. Whenever he crosses the MoralEventHorizon, [[WhatTheHellHero he gets called out on it or judged]].
* KillItWithFire: Harry's favoured tactics.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Happens quite often, and it is immensely satisfying each time.
** [[spoiler: Eirian to Wormtongue]].
** [[spoiler: Boromir beating the living shit out of the leaders of a half baked conspiracy who indirectly caused the death of Denethor]].
* KnifeNut: Harry's favoured weapon is an elven dagger prior to getting the Sword of Gryffindor.
* KnightTemplar: Harry has shades of this in respect to orcs, as shown in Chapter 5 of Snippets.
* KnightTemplarParent: Denethor, to an extent.
* LargeHam: Harry.
* LemonyNarrator: On occasion.
--> [[spoiler: Emrys]], like many others with a sobriquet such as 'The Valiant', took the traditional Gryffindor approach to distraction. That is to say, crude insults yelled at the top of one's voice. Sun Tzu would have been proud.
** The Dramatis Personae in ''From Out of the Shadows'' is completely this trope.
* LethalChef: Éowyn.
* LightEmUp: [[spoiler: Emrys]].
* LightningBruiser: Harry and Aragorn. [[spoiler: Emrys becomes this]].
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: There is a cast list near the start of ''From Out of the Shadows'', giving the author the chance to go full LemonyNarrator.
* LockedIntoStrangeness: [[spoiler: Emrys]] after a case of PowerDyesYourHair. It annoys him.
* LogicalWeakness: Ringwraiths are vulnerable to the Patronus charm.
** Which makes it especially awesome when [[spoiler: Harry combines it with ShockAndAwe to beat the crap out of the Witch-King]].
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Aragorn practically quotes this when [[spoiler: Harry nearly has a StartOfDarkness]].
* MadeOfIron: Boromir. Harry to an extent.
** The Witch-King of Angmar. When you can survive repeated attacks that ''vaporize'' a Mûmak as an afterthought, when you are the main focus of them, you know you have achieved this trope.
* MagicKnight: Harry grows into this after [[spoiler: receiving the Sword of Gryffindor]].
* TheMatchmaker: Harry has tendencies towards this. Usually PlayedForLaughs.
* ManlyTears: Most of the cast when [[spoiler: Harry dies]].
** Legolas when [[spoiler: Sirius]] accidentally touches a sore spot.
* MayDecemberRomance: Eirian and [[spoiler: Sirius]]. {{Justified|Trope}} in that they spent [[spoiler: at least a year in captivity, and bonded. It helps that Sirius only looks about twenty eight years old when he cleans up, and there is implied to be a Time Stop on Saruman's dungeons]].
* MeaningfulName: Emrys. And his and his sister's surname, 'Ap Derfel'.
* MegaCrossover: In Snippets and the Shadowsverse 'Tales From the Barman', both the Buffyverse and the Marvel Cinematic Universe have featured.
** Tony Stark and [[spoiler: Maglor]] get on like a house on fire. Kingsley's reaction is OhCrap.
* MercyKill: Emrys pulls one on his dying horse.
** Virdraut pulls one on the [[spoiler: orc born elf]] that Saruman was studying and threw to the Uruks/orcs when he was bored.
* MightyGlacier: Boromir. At least compared to the [[LightningBruiser Lightning Bruisers]] in the cast.
** Ron.
* MindRape: Saruman to [[spoiler:Sirius]]. Harry reacts badly.
* MoralDissonance: [[spoiler: On hearing the AbhorrentAdmirer NoodleIncident, Ron and Hermione note that Harry has changed and is no longer bothered about cursing Muggles when he gets angry]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Harry on a couple of occasions. Since he spends a lot of time on the edge of the MoralEventHorizon, this isn't surprising.
* NoodleIncident: Several.
* NothingPersonal: Eirian notes this about Saruman.
* ObfuscatingInsanity: It is suspected that a good deal of Harry's crazy is put on.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Draco lets people think he's merely a harmless aristocrat. He's really [[MagnificentBastard Anything but]].
* OhCrap: Several.
** One by Team Evil when Harry [[spoiler: flips at the Witch-King]].
** One by the forces of Good when [[spoiler: Harry dies]].
** And one by most people in ''From Out of the Shadows'' when [[spoiler: Eärendil and Elwing fall from the sky, minus their Silmaril and a dark wizard declares for 'The Iron Crown']].
*** A smaller one by a Gondorian soldier when he realises that what they're facing is a [[spoiler: dark wizard]]. Since Wizards are generally seen as godlike [[PersonOfMassDestruction persons of mass destruction]], he has good reason to.
* OneManArmy: Most of the Fellowship. Also, [[spoiler: Ron, Ginny, Hermione and Sirius]].
** [[spoiler: Emrys]] after he TookALevelInBadass.
* OnlyMostlyDead: The title of Chapter 34. It also features a hurricane of ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'' references.
-->[[spoiler: '''Harry''']]: Death cannot stop true love, only delay it for a little while.
* PacingProblems: Less so as the story progresses. The author's beta frequently yells at him about this.
** [[WordOfGod She really does.]]
* ParentalSubstitute: Eirian to Emrys.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Harry, mostly. Usually by setting things on fire or stealing the power of a thunderstorm.
** Any wizard counts in Middle Earth, just Harry more than most.
* ThePornomancer: [[spoiler: Maglor]] is revealed to be this in a side story.
** {{Justified|Trope}} in that he was raised in Valinor, where young elves were expected to practise their, ahem, abilities before they got married.
*** Since this is exactly what was expected of young noblemen in Mediaeval Europe, this is spot on.
* PowerGlows: [[spoiler: Emrys]]
* PrecisionFStrike: Done by [[spoiler: Frodo]] of all people to cement how serious things are getting in ''From Out of the Shadows''.
* PreClimaxClimax: [[spoiler: Harry and Ginny]].
* ProperlyParanoid: Éomer practically quotes this trope in respect to himself and Théodred.
* PowerDyesYourHair: To [[spoiler: Emrys']] eternal irritation as he's LockedIntoStrangeness. His numerous attempts to change it back from blonde to his previous brown are unsuccessful and a RunningGag.
* PowerOfLove: Harry is willing to do [[spoiler: almost anything for his friends, and absolutely everything for Ginny]].
* PowerOfTheStorm: Among Harry's [[spoiler: and Ginny's]] other SuperpowerLottery numbers [[spoiler: when wielding the Sword of Gryffindor]]. Mostly restricted to ShockAndAwe and BlowYouAway.
* [[spoiler: RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Wormtongue on Eirian. Emrys does his level best to drown Wormtongue before being called off.]]
** One Dunlending raiding party does this to an entire family. Harry lets one survive to tell the tale. The rest are burnt to ash and there is a 100 yard wide burnt patch where he caught them.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath : [[spoiler: Saruman]] speaks a prophecy that warns Harry and company at the end, and is rewarded with a quick and painless death by Harry.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: The identity of Emrys and Eirian's grandparents]].
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Given and received by both good and bad guys.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Harry on a couple of occasions, most notably when the Witch-King poisons [[spoiler: Ginny]] with a dart. Also, [[spoiler: Ginny when Harry dies]].
* RousingSpeech: Aragorn's 'Men of the West' speech, followed by one from Harry.
* RunningGag: Harry eliciting a spit take from someone, usually Théodred, by saying something outrageous.
** [[spoiler: Sirius transfiguring drinks]] and [[spoiler: Hermione's numerous attempts to prevent him from doing so.]]
** Harry or Aragorn trying to sneak up on each other and elicit a JumpScare. Harry eventually starts doing this to other people.
** Something hilariously horrible happening to Legolas' hair.
** Éomer being tricked into eating a modified Canary Cream and thereafter randomly transforming into a giant canary.
** Aragorn never carrying his own supply of Athelas.
** Someone pointing something out to Harry, and Harry responding "... maybe."
** Everyone, even the narrator, has pointed out that Aragorn has a truly ridiculous number of names:
--> King Aragorn I Elessar of Gondor and Arnor also known as Strider, Wingfoot, Thorongil, the heir of Isildur and too many other names to mention because it gets boring
** [[spoiler: Emrys]] trying to redye his hair after it was bleached blond by a case of PowerDyesYourHair.
* SadClown: Harry. He outright states, 'sometimes you have to laugh, or you'll cry.'
** He gets better later on.
* SecurityCling: Eirian to Emrys after [[spoiler: he and Harry rescue her from the dungeons of Isengard]].
* ServileSnarker: Emrys.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: the narration slips into this from time to time.
** Harry also never shuts up.
* SherlockScan: Draco pulls one of these. While surrounded by several extremely dangerous people. And drinking tea.
* ShockAndAwe: The controlling a lightning storm variant. Happens twice, and by God is it spectacular on both occasions.
* ShoutOut: Oh so many.
** Series/DoctorWho
*** It's also hinted in the sequel that [[spoiler: Merlin created Doctor Who]]. For a laugh.
** Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer
** Literature/ThePrincessBride (Harry practically quotes the 'to the pain speech' verbatim).
** Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy
** Shakespeare
-->'''Harry''': [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Something is rotten in the state of Rohan.]]
** Film/TheMatrix
** TheWarlordChronicles
*** In the surname of the main [[OriginalCharacter OC's]]. Ap ''Derfel''.
** The King Arthur mythos
** Film/RobinHoodMenInTights
** Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean
** Harry even quotes the Bible (The 'Faith, Hope and Love, and the greatest of these is love' passage in Corinthians). At Saruman, which is [[FallenAngel immensely ironic]].
** MarvelComics and DCComics.
*** [[spoiler: Ron]] compares Harry to Franchise/{{Batman}}. [[spoiler: Sirius]] disagrees and compares him to SpiderMan, though notes that this depends on his mood, while [[spoiler: Hermione]] is glad that he isn't the Sentry. This may or may not be {{Foreshadowing}}.
*** As Aragorn notes, 'There is nothing ''mere'' about ''that'' mortal.'
** 300.
** Film/MenInBlack. Emrys and Eirian are fans.
-->'''Harry''': You have no idea how long it took to pry that one *points to Emrys* away from the sunglasses shop.
** Literature/GoodOmens. The Dramatis Personae.
** IronMan. "Waiting on you now."
** Literature/TortallUniverse. Ginny shares - deliberately - several characteristics with Alanna, down to being nicknamed the Lioness. Harry also shares some characteristics with George Cooper.
** [[{{Series/Merlin}} A boy known as Emrys with]] [[spoiler: a mysterious magical heritage and powers]] in service to the Crown Prince who repeatedly saves his life? Sound familiar?
*** Emrys is even a ServileSnarker.
* ShownTheirWork: References a lot of the Middle Earth Legendarium, particularly the genealogies.
* ShroudedInMyth / FamedInStory: Harry. This is repeatedly Lampshaded by the cast.
* SlapSlapKiss: [[spoiler: Emrys and Miriel. Hermione]] even references Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing when she sees them.
** Hermione and Ron, to a lesser extent. Harry even refers to the above couple as 'Ron and Hermione: The Middle Earth edition'.
** Played straight when [[spoiler: Ginny]] first shows up again.
* SlasherSmile: Harry and [[spoiler: Sirius]] are prone to these.
** Éowyn does one.
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: Harry and Aragorn mostly. Also Harry and Boromir.
* SuperReflexes: Harry. This is noted by several characters, [[spoiler: and happens to be a ChekhovsGun]].
* SuperpowerfulGenetics: Witches and Wizards, Dúnedain (to an extent) and [[spoiler: Emrys and Eirian]].
* SwissArmyWeapon: The Sword of Gryffindor. Théoden [[LampshadeHanging points this out]].
--> Is there anything it ''doesn't'' do?
* SwordAndSorcerer. Harry and whichever member of the Fellowship happens to be nearby. Usually Boromir.
** By ''From Out of the Shadows'' [[spoiler: Emrys and Eirian]] have this dynamic.
* TakeThat: [[spoiler: Maglor]] outright dismisses Harry/Hermione in his assessment of the cast in the final chapter.
** Also one at the {{Fanon}} belief that Elladan and Elrohir are Middle Earth Elf versions of Fred and George.
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Multiple times, characters have full conversations while in the middle of a battle. Boromir delivers his entire "my brother, my captain, my king" speech mid-fight.
* TeamMom: Aragorn has shades of this. [[spoiler: Ginny by chapter 5 of Snippets]].
* TearsOfJoy
* TranquilFury: Harry when Boromir is shot. When [[spoiler: the Witch-King poisons Ginny]], he is less tranquil, more furious.
* TransHuman: [[spoiler: Emrys and Eirian]]. Eventually.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Boromir kills a Warg this way.
* TookALevelInBadass: Harry's taken about fifty by the time the story starts.
** Emrys takes several, as does Eirian.
* TwistEnding: Sort of. There are several twists near the end, but none spectacularly derails the plot.
* UnkemptBeauty: [[spoiler: Eirian]], who is noted to be still very attractive despite who knows how long in Saruman's dungeons.
* UnskilledButStrong: Harry both averts and plays this trope straight. His magic is a lot more precise than it once was, and he can cast complex shields with relative ease, but as compared to Hermione or Ginny, he is far less skilled.
** Ron plays this fairly straight.
* UnstoppableRage: Almost Harry's trademark, as the Witch-King can attest.
* VerbThis: Harry quotes the trope directly (with a ThisIsForEmphasisBitch) when Lurtz shoots Boromir. And follows it up with the Killing Curse.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Hurt Harry and [[spoiler: Ginny]] will [[spoiler: obliterate your army in a fire storm]].
** Lothíriel makes it very clear that anyone who attempts to permanently transfigure Éomer into a giant canary will be castrated. With a hammer and a chisel.
** [[spoiler: Eirian]] has shades of this.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: [[spoiler: Sirius]].
* WeakButSkilled: [[spoiler: Hermione]]. This is when compared to Harry, who is described as a powerhouse.
** Emrys. And the skilled is less talented swordsman, more sneaky bugger who sneaks up on people. [[TookALevelInBadass At]] [[EmpoweredBadassNormal first.]]
** Almost every wizard or witch as compared to Harry
* WhamLine: [[spoiler: when Hermione asks Emrys]] the name of his grandfather mid battle, he can't remember. But he can remember the name of his ''grandmother''.
--> [[spoiler: Nimue. Yes, Nimue,]] that was it.
* WhamEpisode: The author delights in having one of these roughly every three chapters.
** Snippets Chapter 5 is completely this trope, decisively pushing the ficverse into BlackAndGrayMorality.
* WordOfGod: The author is a troper with a certain fondness for messing with his readers heads. Of course this is going to be present.