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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The [=DAYDverse=] is just ''full'' of this, affecting every significant character and even some very minor ones.
* AngstWhatAngst: Tons of death. Everyone keeps going.
* AuthorsSavingThrow: A common complaint about the first story is that the Cruciatus Curse is demoted from being a nightmarish torture to the equivalent of flogging - the students take to ''bragging'' about how often they get cruciated. As if catching on himself, Thanfiction wrote a scene in Chapter 21 of the first story where Neville, facing Bellatrix, gets hit with the curse and thinks to himself, just before he whites out from the pain, that the Carrows never did a ''proper'' one.
* CanonDefilement: This is '''never''' going to match up with the Epilogue and is becoming another case of "EWE" (Epilogue? What Epilogue?)
* CanonFodder: DAYD expands on barely-described scenes from ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' and provided characterization to people barely mentioned in the books; the FanVerse expands on it.
* CompleteMonster:
** Severus Snape. As Headmaster, he inflicts his sadistic whims on the poor students and regularly blackmails the D.A. by punishing '''eleven-year olds''' in their place. He even ordered an eleven-year old flogged and left in chains for thirty hours. What Snape did to [[spoiler:Michael]] as a punishment for freeing this kid was completely unforgivable: he had the poor guy tortured in a nightmarish way, prolonging the agony to the point where his best friend Terry tried to put him out of his misery with ''Avada Kedavra''. The author has been criticized for portraying Snape as [[RonTheDeathEater way, way too evil.]]
** [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate "Professor"]] Hans Belsen, named after the Belsen-Bergen Concentration Camp. If Grindelwald is an {{Expy}} for AdolfHitler, then Belsen is an {{Expy}} for Josef Mengele.
* CriticalResearchFailure: Recent rape victims are usually ''not'' receptive to male-initiated sexual acts as the [[HurtComfortFic post-Sluagh one-shot]] ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5475729/1/More_Realer More Realer]]'' and the end of the [[spoiler:Lavender]] scene in DAYD describe.
** If Thanfiction knew enough about Demiguises to include them in DAYD, he should have known enough about them to not portray them as invisible ''goats'' when they're invisible ''apes''.
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: ''Sluagh'', and even more so ''A Peccatis'', for different but related reasons.
* [[EnsembleDarkhorse Ensemble Darkhorses]]: Terry Boot and Michael Corner.
* HoYay: The author was astounded at the number of people asking whether Michael Corner and Terry Boot were together.
* HypeBacklash: In-progress. Much more criticism of the story has [[http://tinyurl.com/2fhaebl been seen]] as of late, including on our own recommendations page. Criticisms include the sexism, MartyStu-ing Neville, other people acting OutOfCharacter, the DarkerAndEdgier content being gratuitous, characters carrying the IdiotBall, and [[TheyJustDidntCare flagrant violations of canon]].
** And the author getting caught faking being ill so readers would send him money ''really'' didn't help.
*** Regarding Andrew Blake, people also haven't missed the fact that he seems to change personas and communities constantly - after DAYD's HypeBacklash, he pretty much instantly jumped to the Series/{{Supernatural}} fandom, and he only got involved with Literature/HarryPotter fandom after he was caught scamming people in Literature/TheLordOfTheRings fandom. (under numerous names, most notably Victoria Bitter) [[http://kumquatwriter.wordpress.com/2011/11/26/a-letter-to-the-daydians-my-life-with-andrew-blake-laid-bare/ Then there's this...]]
* JerkSue: This is the heart of the Fandom/Hatedom split.
** This story's Neville never thinks of his friends as friends, just as assets to be used in the war. This is supposedly why he's such a good leader - but it's completely the opposite of the Neville we know from the books. Granted, he TookALevelInBadAss in canon, but he never TookALevelInJerkAss to go with it. Here, however, it's another story.
** Everyone fawns over him. Even when he's acting violent and irrational. Hell, even in chapters where he's evidently meant to be in the wrong, ''others'' apologise to him.
*** For example, at one point, he's literally killing himself through pushing himself too hard, and is lashing out at people left and right. The rest of the Dumbledore's Army leadership decides to tell him he needs to step down for a few weeks, and that they won't take no for an answer, carefully explaining that it's for his own good, and that they look up to him, admire him, and look forwards to his return in a few weeks. Cue several chapters of {{Wangst}}, constant whining and despair that he's lost Dumbledore's Army! How could they ''do'' this to him, etc, and throwing as big of a temper tantrum as he can. The other people apologise (with much suppressed eye-rolling) for having dared to look after his health. He never apologizes to them.
* RonTheDeathEater: Snape is portrayed as being considerably more evil than in canon in this story, with [[http://daydverse.livejournal.com/107539.html this essay]] by the author interpreting him as an unrepentant sociopath looking for an excuse to murder and torture students. Even considering that he's a rather unpleasant SadistTeacher in the books, the logic taken to reach this conclusion is... somewhat debatable given the textual evidence. Especially since WordOfGod from Rowling indicates that Snape often shielded students from more severe punishment at the hands of the Carrows.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: One of Hannah Abbott's aunts.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot / ShaggyDogStory: Chapter 18 of DAYD. Hans Belsen, basically an Expy of Josef Mengele, shows up to the school because he wants to torture children. When [[GaryStu Neville and Jack Sloper]] insult him ''later that chapter,'' he immediately leaves the school instead of, you know, torturing them.
-->"BAM! Other side of his face goes, and Alecto was so furious, she kicked him out of the class. Said he had lost the privilege of learning from Belsen. So that's when I raised my hand and asked if I could lose the privilege too, and Belsen just gave the whole class this long look, looked back at Alecto, and told her that he had been under the impression the teachers controlled Hogwarts, not the students, and he left." -- Jack Sloper describing the surprisingly quick defeat of Nazi torturers.