Fan Fic: The Queen Who Fell To Earth
The Queen Who Fell To Earth
and its sequels On The Wings of Dragons
and Beneath Sovereign Skies
(also authors of Mutant Storm
) is a Cross Over
between Harry Potter
and The Dragonriders Of Pern.
Forced to compete and abandoned by his friends, Harry Potter steps from the tent with only one goal in mind, suicide. Instead he awakens a power that spans time and space and starts a war between the worlds.
The Queen Who Fell To Earth provides examples of:
- A Child Shall Lead Them: for the length of the first two parts, Harry is an underage wizard that, to his surprise, has become the leader of a nation that encompasses tens of thousands of dragons and an increasing number of Dragon Riders.
- Alternate Universe Fic
- Asshole Victim: Umbridge who is unceremoniously dumped Between. The Chinese agent that was planning to attack Campbeltown Weyr breaks his neck when the ship he is riding is dropped from a height of fifty feet.
- Bond Creatures: The Dragons.
- Bothering by the Book/Obstructive Bureaucrat: when the dragons arrive to New York to attend a meeting of the United Nations, an US Department of Immigration tries to arrest the non-American riders because they did not pass by a customs inspection point.
- The Cameo: many, many appearances by Real Life people - John Major features as one of Dragonkind's first allies, and David Attenborough develops the first documentary about dragons.
- The Chains of Commanding: many times, characters will make a reference to Harry taking on too much effort on his shoulders. One of the main issues is Harry learning to delegate part of what he does on other people.
- Commander Contrarian: Gordon Chapman, a Military Brat who periodically messes up, or makes stupid comments about how he would lead the Weyr if it were up to him. Harry has to constantly deal with his screw-ups. He ends up trying to kill Harry, which causes Kirteth (Chapman's dragon) to jump Between.
- Crapsack World: Harry has to look out for people trying to exploit (or kill) his dragons both in the Wizarding World and in the muggle world.
- Despair Event Horizon: Harry, after being ostracized by his classmates after his name comes out of the Goblet of Fire, is ready to commit suicide but he gets better after he Impresses.
- It gets mentioned that, whenever a dragon or a rider dies, the other member of the dragon-rider partnership will pass this, and will soon try to follow. This is actually one thing Harry is willing to use to keep the dragon riders from doing things that are too risky.
- If a rider brings too much shame to himself, the dragon will kill himself, as shown when Gordon Chapman tries to murder Harry.
- Dragon Rider: Of course.
- The Dreaded: Carlos the Gerbil is a dreaded magical terrorist that comes to Britain in order to attempt to upset the magical society born out of Harry's Impressing. Jin Tan Mu is also quite dreaded in China because of his fanatical zeal in destroying any magical community he finds.
- Fate Worse Than Death: Voldemort's ultimate fate is to become a muggle curiosity and science experiment.
- Percy Weasley, who decided to spy on a group of magical terrorists, was given a Draught of Living Death and then awakened, which meant he was awake but unable to interact with anyone. He was found before he went mad, fortunately.
- Foreshadowing: many snippets, written in-story by Remus Lupin, state that there are many conflicts to come in the future, such as a war with the OPEC members.
- Fluffy the Terrible: all of the dragons.
- Gambit Pileup: despite being about a squadron of Dragon Riders, it's very much a political thriller where everyone has their own agenda.
- Heroic BSOD: Hermione in the first chapters, when she realizes her attempting to not take sides between Harry and Ron led to the former's Despair Event Horizon.
- He Who Fights Monsters: Harry worries about this given the lengths he has to go to in order to protect Dragonkind.
- Humble Hero: Harry, even more than in the books, and his position as Weyrleader means that he gets uncomfortable any time he is extended courtesies as what amounts to be the Head of State of Dragonkind.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: just like in both source canons.
- Make Room For The New Plot: How the conflict with Voldemort is resolved.
- Military Brat: several of the first Riders are this.
- My God, What Have I Done?: many Hogwarts students, when they realized everything they put Harry through led to him trying to commit suicide by dragon. Particularly Hermione, who blames herself most, as she decided to not take sides in the fight between Harry and Ron at a time where Harry would have needed her help.
- She doesn't appear to learn from this, though, as she gets stroppy with Harry in the sequel about whether or not a rider can control themselves when their dragon rises to mate for the first time. She breaks off their relationship and regards him as a sex-mad "typical" male until it happens to her and she realises that she was wrong. She is then devasted, thinking that she's ruined their friendship and any chance of anything more.
- N.G.O. Superpower: the Weyrs begin to become this early, as they manage to gain autonomy from the governments, although future snippets state the Weyrs will actually become an independent nation.
- Reality Ensues: something Harry is quite aware of as time passes, as everything dragons can offer (new power sources, among other things) has the potential of offsetting the world's balance of power.
- Rogue Agent: when the Chinese government orders agent Jin Tan Mu to remain at the Athens embassy and stop investigating the Weyr (as they have been making a deal with Harry to benefit from dragons' abilities), he decides to go rogue and hire mercenaries to attack Campbeltown Weyr. He dies when the ship that carries him and the mercenaries he hired is grabbed by dragons and dropped from a great height.
- The Atoner: Dumbledore, after realizing the pain his decisions have caused on Harry, strives to be able to atone for them in the short time he has before he dies. He manages to do it, and dies in peace in Campbeltown Weyr.
- The Bus Came Back: Carlos the Gerbil, in the name of the Spanish Ministry of Magic, makes a deal with Russian agents (and, it is implied, Saudi people) to work together and fight the dragons and their influence.
- Charlie Weasley, who had decided to leave for a hippogriff farm in South America since he was unable to accept that Dragons were intelligent, has returned to England and admitted his mistakes, which he realized after a dragon saved him from a hippogriff attack.
- The Fundamentalist: several of them take to protest against the dragons, since they are convinced that the dragons are soulless demons, even when dragons try to speak to them.
- The War on Terror: after 9/11 happens, the international politics start to affect even Dragonkind, even though they have markedly stated their neutrality. President George W. Bush decides to "nationalize" the American dragons to force them to collaborate in America's anti-terrorism efforts. Naturally, it does not work, and Harry becomes to a hair's breadth from declaring war on the United States of America before Bush backs off.
- Tom the Dark Lord: apart from the Trope Namer who gets offed soon into the story anyway, there is terrorist Carlos the Gerbil, who picked his name in an attempt to draw a parallel with Carlos the Jackal, without knowing what a gerbil actually is.
- Too Dumb to Live: people who underestimate just how dangerous dragons can be if they are ticked off. Particularly Bush's Secretary of Homeland Security, who suggested the forced recruitment of all American Riders into the army to take advantage of the dragons, even after a treaty was signed with Dragonkind.
- Took a Level in Badass: Harry. All other Dragon Riders.
- Neville Longbottom, who manages to to use a plant-sculpting charm to trap a terrorist.
- Uplifted Animal: Dragons arenít just animals ó they are sentient. Since much of the Wizarding World's economy is based on dragon products, they initially refuse to acknowledge this.