Please note that this page is currently in construction, and thus there are very few tropes listed, some of them in need of additional sorting.
The Trinity is a fiction series
written by a member of Beast's Lair forum called "Kieran."
The series is a retelling of Harry Potter
books with the titular character, alongside two other ones readers didn't really care about, being replaced by three characters (Shirou EMIYA Archer
, now known as Shirou von Einzbern; Takara Aozaki Daughter of Shiki and Ciel Aozaki
, with her name unchanged; Jester, with his name becoming Galen Salvatore) from one of his earlier works. With Neville Longbottom being the one of whom the prophecy speaks after an infant Harry Potter's death at the hands of Lord Voldemort
, they are trying to fix what is left of the world they knew from books and movies, to have a place to live
There are currently six complete books, with seventh being written, out of seven planned, in order:
There are also preludes to the story, known as "Legacies of Fate
" (the first one), and "Truth and Consequences
" (the second one) as well as an origin story set first Rainbow of the Heart
(Specifically the sidestory "Legacies")
This fanfic contains examples of the following tropes:
- After the End: The reason they were able to appear in Harry Potter universe was Ilyasviel using her powers as the Holy Grail to save them after their fight against Illyria.
- All Your Base Are Belong to Us: Attempted and failed. See Curb-Stomp Battle below.
- Alternate Self: The premises consists of this really but special mention goes to Kohaku, Hisui, Miyako Arima, and Akiha Tohno.
- A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: Akiha attempting to kill the Emperor and take his throne, when he only planned to dissolve the clan, led to the children she wanted to protect dying with her once the Emperor used what amounts to a Genocide Scroll to commit an instant purge of the Tohno line and those of it, with three exceptions.
- Badass: Many, stand outs include Kiritsugu Emiya, Sirius, Ciel and Shiki, the Aozaki Sisters, and of course the Trinity. New additions include Neville, Ginny, Hermione, and Luna.
- Berserk Button: Some characters have them, most notable ones being those:
- Galen's Berserk Button is seeing any of his friends, but especially Hermione or Takara, getting hurt.
- Shirou's Berserk Button is seeing Ilyasviel, or any of his family members, getting hurt.
- Hermione's Berserk Button is doing anything to Galen and Takara, as Kohaku learned.
- Better to Die Than Be Killed: Amelia Bones.
- Black and White Insanity: Dumbledore's morality is one that only accepts white and black, which proves to be very problematic when two out of three wizards capable of stopping the Big Bad qualify as Anti Heroes, or Byronic Heroes.
- Cannibalism Superpower: After being turned into a vampire by Kohaku poisoning her with Unicorn Blood, Hermione call borrow the abilities of those she drinks from. Because she drinks from Galen she can still use magic and drinking from Kohaku gave her a Metamorph Magus abilities.
- Chekhov's Gun: Instead of letting Dumbledore destroy the philosopher's stone, the Trinity decided to deposit it in Hermione's Gringott's vault, with nobody outside of their group knowing they have it, which later cures him of it and turns him into an Dire Wolf Animagus.
- Cool Sword: Takara's sword is virtually a holy weapon, capable of smiting evil and even conjuring rains and cleaving Fiend Fyre.
- Could Have Avoided This Plot: Ciel points out that Akiha could have simply have asked Shiki for a sperm donation and he would have likely consented because he considers her family, thus giving her the children she wanted, but she simply had to take Shiki for herself. Note that a majority of the trouble they've had in the last two books wouldn't have come about if she had simply not listened to her Pride.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: The attempted raid on the Eizenburn Manor ended in a complete failure. This is why you do not mess with the family of the Magus Killer
- Cursed with Awesome: From practical perspective, this is what Galen's lycanthropy is most of the time. But until they were able to give him improved Wolfsbane potion based on Snape's notes, physical suffering when he changed outweighed any potential bonuses. And then there's the fact that it will make him die from the strain before he reaches his fifties when magicals live for so much longer. At least until they cured him in Book 7.
- Even more so in case of Lord Voldemort, who had gained partial lycanthropy after Galen's blood was used to revive him in the 4th book, resulting in the power of his unforgivable curses being increased. And since he had Snape with him, he didn't have to wait long for the cure.
- As of sixth volume, Hermione got fed unicorn blood, with horrifying results. Her new abilities allowed her to first notice mental tampering on Galen, and later penetrate Occlumency-protected mind to learn the location and defenses of a place where kidnapped Takara was held. And what was to be done to Takara and how to circumvent it, as well.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Horcruxes, obviously.
- There is also Galen's Thunderbolt charm, which had almost become classified as the fourth unforgivable curse, and before he had perfected it, was very dangerous to the user because he tried to summon true lightning and most of the energy wasn't lost over a long distance as it would from the sky.
- Darker and Edgier: The whole series is a tad darker than the original. Surprisingly, nobody had died until the sixth volume.
- Enemy Without: In Book 7, Dumbledore's corpse is possessed by the Horcrux ring, much like the Diary intended to do, creating a second Voldemort that decides that there's only room enough for one of them.
- Faking the Dead: Trelawney, Sirius, and Galen all have their deaths faked at one point or another.
- Fate Worse Than Death: Aoko inflicted this on Kohaku, stating that while her body and mind were destroyed her soul was mostly intact...right until she got her hands to the schemer.
- Father, I Want to Marry My Brother: Ilyasviel chose Shirou to be her "chosen" one. It had been a major problem for them in the fifth book, since they could not marry if there was no proof that they weren't related, and if that had not happened Ilyasviel would've died from the backslash of her Veela nature.
- Fights Like a Normal: The Scarlet Seven and Kiritsurgu.
- Fix Fic: While the fiction itself had not been created to "fix" the events of the books, it does a great job at fixing various Plot Holes in the original books.
- Foreshadowing: The identity of one of Shirou's parents had been foreshadowed by his parseltongue ability.
- It was mentioned that if the Diary revived then there would be two Voldemorts running around and competing with each other. Guess what happens when the Horcrux ring takes over Dumbledore's Inferi?
- The information dump on Vampires in Book 1, Chapter 4. Very useful considering what happens in Book 6.
- For Want of a Nail: Due to Ilyasviel's reality rewriting power, some facts had to be changed to accommodate the Trinity in the Harry Potter universe.
- In Spite of a Nail: Happens sometimes when the universe wants to shed their reality rewrite, and always causes things to turn much worse then they were. For example, because Snape died early there was nothing to stop the rot from consuming Dumbledore when he put on the ring, killing him and allowing the ring to possess him like the diary had intended to do Percy and Ginny, making there 2 Dark Lords competing with one another. Every year is bad, every other year is worse.
- Frame-Up: In book 5, Snape tries to frame Galen for a werewolf attack on Ron on the night of a full moon, knowing that every knew he hated him. It partially fails as the gang decided to move him to somewhere more secure as a safety measure and the wounds weren't cursed, but it does out Galen as a werewolf and cost Snape Dumbledore's support.
- Shin used Polyjuice potion to change into Ginny Weasely and then murdered Draco to frame it on her in front of witness so, if questioned they can honestly say they saw her kill him.
- Holy Hand Grenade: The Thunderbolt Charm has a high-level of purity (possibly being divine thunder) so it serves as a bane of vampires. The sword enchanted by it did much the same.
- I Want Grandkids: Veela aren't subtle about it.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: While it had not been stated clearly, it is implied, with evidence to back it, that Shirou's father is Tom Riddle.
- Meaningful Rename: Shirou's full name changes to "Shirou Einzbern" when he marries Ilyasviel.
- Necessarily Evil: From destroying the Acromanculas to bombing Knockturn Alley in Book 7, Chapter 15 and blaming it on the Death Eaters, a lot of what the heroes do constitutes evil and claim lives but are ultimately for the benefit of others.
- Not Blood Siblings: Ilyasviel and Shirou, of course. In fact, Shirou is Takara's cousin.
- Out-Gambitted: The chessmasters of the series do it constantly, but a crowning moment goes to Neville who, upon finding out that Dumbledore arranged for Galen to be slipped Love Potions, arranged to have Amelia Bones take him down.
- Peggy Sue: A variation of this, the Trinity had prior knowledge of Harry Potter Canon when they first arrived, and thus were able to use it to their advantage when this universe was still similar to the one they knew. It later bit them back, when the world diverged too greatly from the one they knew for them to do anything with this knowledge.
- Their prior knowledge of both Harry Potter canon and the history of their original world still allowed them to have good guesses about the significance, motivations and allegiances of a number of people. Like the Gray Lady of Ravenclaw. And leads them to make an assumption later proven wrong, about Horcruxes, namely that Nagini was never a Horcrux in the first place.
- Pragmatic Hero: Kiritsurugu, of course, as well as the Trinity and the Scarlet Seven. Ranging from using guns to burning down the Acromancula nests preemptively.
- Pregnant Badass: Ilya, Book 6.
- The Purge: Akiha trying to attack the Emperor ended up getting her entire clan wiped out by a decree, with three exceptions.
- Pyrrhic Victory: Voldemort's attempt at the prophecy was foiled, his numbers reduced greatly as well but it cost Kiritsurugu his fingers on a hand that can't be reattached, several hundred lives of mundanes, witches and wizards alike.
- Pyrrhic Villainy: Amelia Bones did so much damage to the Ministry and killed herself before Voldemort could completely take it over that the losses he took barely were worth it and would set him back months.
- Red Herring: The Triwizard Tournament cup in the 4th book. Following it allowed Snape to get blood necessary to resurrect Tom Riddle.
- Take a Third Option: In the third book, the Trinity had to either allow Peter Pettigrew to run away, or to kill him. They staged Sirius' escape, enabling him to kill Pettigrew in his human form, and thus both denying Riddle Pettigrew's help, and clearing Sirius' name.
- Tampering with Food and Drink: Ron attempted Slipping a Mickey to make Shirou sick. Dumbledore was far more successful with Galen and a love potion to Tracey Davis.
- Underestimating Badassery: Voldemort underestimates the Trinity and their friends and family. He stops in Book 6, recognizing them as a more immediate threat than Dumbledore.
- Xanatos Gambit / Xanatos Speed Chess: Galen, Dumbledore, and Voldemort play a mean game.
- You Can't Go Home Again: None of the Trinity, nor Ilyasviel can go back to their home world. Because of that, they have to work hard to save the world if they want to have a place to live. Rin can theoretically go back with the Kaledostick, but decides against it.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The most prominent example, though far from the only one, being Severus Snape and Gildroy Lockhart as the Minister of Magic.
- Zerg Rush: The strategy employed by Voldemort on the assault on the Weasley, Lovegood, and Eizbern homes in Book 6.