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 Crossover
between Harry Potter
and Dragonriders of Pern.When the Goblet of Fire mysteriously chooses Harry as the fourth Champion in the Triwizard Tournament
, he is forced to compete in it against his will and abandoned by his friends Ron and Hermione. With nothing to help him hold himself together, when he steps out of the tent, he only has one goal in mind: suicide
However, when he comes out, one dragon comes out of its egg and bonds with Harry
, awakening 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bullying a Dragon: Given the story, it happens. For example, the United States Government foolishly tries to conscript all the American riders in an attempt to take advantage of the dragons for their anti-terrorist efforts, Bolivia attempts to "nationalize" the dragons within their borders and, most important of all, the OPEC countries and Russia, who seek the destruction or subjugation of dragonkind for the threat they represent to their oil-based economies.
- 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 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 Harry has to face is learning to delegate.
- Cliffhanger: Due to Author Existence Failure, the story will be stuck with Dragonkind on the edge of war against Russia and its allies.
- 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.
- When Gordon Chapman tries to murder Harry while heavily inebriated, his dragon Kirteth jumps Between in shame. This has the consequence of driving Chapman completely crazy.
- 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.
- All Riders consider the idea of living beyond their dragon's death (and viceversa) a horrifying thing.
- 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. Sadly, unseen, due to Author Existence Failure.
- Fluffy the Terrible: all of the dragons.
- 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.
- Gambit Pileup: despite being about a squadron of Dragon Riders, it's very much a political thriller where everyone has their own agenda.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: 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, as the British Army is supporting the venture and hope to have some control over the situation. However, Harry points out that, as soon as they Impress, their loyalty will completely change.
- Mugging A Monster: Anybody that tries to fight the dragons while underestimating their abilities. When the Saudis decide to attack the Kenyan dragons, the riders, upon obtaining solid proof of this attack, proceed to wreck Saudi Arabia's main military airport and fly over (without harming anyone) their cities, pointing out that they could have destroyed the entire country if they had wanted to.
- My God, What Have I Done?: most 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 (answer: they can't). She breaks off their relationship when he has sex with Susan Bones after she stepped in when Hermione did not 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. She is lucky that Harry is willing to forgive her mistake.
- N.G.O. Superpower: Dragonkind begin to become this early, as they manage to gain autonomy from the various governments, although future snippets state the Weyrs will actually become an independent nation.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: In this fic, Fudge is portrayed as being this, playing the befuddled idiot because it makes people underestimate him and helps him get much money via bribes. This also helps him take Umbridge and ensure she is unable to become The Woman-Toad Behind The Man.
- Punch-Clock Villain: several.
- Reality Ensues: something Harry is quite aware of as time passes, as everything dragons can offer (such a new, clean power source) will offset 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 dealing 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.
- Tears of Joy: Mildred, an American astronomer that helps research dragons (specifically, where their planet might be) and ends up marrying Remus Lupin, cries when she manages to travel by dragon to Saturn's orbit.
- The Man Behind the Man: It is clearly stated that the Russian Minister of Magic controls the Russian Prime Minister, either via his magic or by means of blackmailing.
- These Hands Have Killed: Harry, after ordering the dragons to kill several wizards and the Muggle soldiers they had Imperiused who attacked the Lac Logipi Weyr. The other Riders soon disabuse him of it, telling him in rather sharp tones that the ones to blame are the wizards who attacked the dragons.
- Toilet Humor: This, and slapstick, form the core of dragon humor.
- Tom the Dark Lord: apart from the Trope Namer who gets offed soon into the story anyway, there is magical 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, or their Riders, 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 to accept their neutrality.
- 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.
- Underestimating Badassery: Many people underestimate Harry, the riders and their dragons. Those who do either learn fast or regret it.
- Uplifted Animal: Dragons aren't just animals — they are sentient. Since much of the Wizarding World's economy is based on dragon products, they initially refuse to acknowledge this.
- 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 the United States' anti-terrorism efforts. Naturally, it does not work, and Harry becomes to a hair's breadth from declaring war on the United States before Bush backs off.
- You Need To Mate: Harry is told this repeatedly by Chekiath, his dragon, and several other dragons in the first story.