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* The ''constant'' snarking.
* Thor in chapter 4, being restrained from rendering grievous harm upon the Dursleys by Tony, who's telling him to be reasonable (and set an example to Harry), gets this example (also a BadassBoast).
-->'''Thor''': I am the God of Thunder and Lightning, not Reason and Understanding!
* In chapter 7, Lucius [[LetsGetDangerous prepares to go to war]] against Thor, Loki, and Fury, and imagines that they must equally be preparing for war against him, recruiting minions, sending messages, and getting the wheels turning once more. Over at Avengers Tower, it is indeed a dark and stormy night, perfect for dark deeds. Tony comes up to Thor, Loki, Harry, and Jane, who are...cuddled on the couch watching ''Series/DoctorWho.''
* Steve being traumatized by porn. To wit, he was using one of Tony's laptops that popped up a porn site. After a few desperate attempts to close it, poor Steve resorted to punching the computer. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar While complaining that girls should not do such things with cups.]]
* Robin Hood On Ice, as performed by the Hogwarts suits of armour and Professor Snape as an unwilling participant as the [[ActorAllusion Sheriff of Nottingham.]]
* Thor's letter to Fudge on the subject of yielding Sirius to Ministry custody. It was clearly written while channelling his James side.
--> Fudge. [[PrecisionFStrike Fuck off and die]]. Thor.
** The follow up scene is pure gold, with Dumbledore subtly and incessantly mocking Fudge.
-->'''Fudge''': My point is that the innocent have nothing to fear.
-->'''Dumbledore''': I think Mister Black would disagree. Quite strenuously.
** From the same scene:
--> “Are you saying that I should lie down and let him walk all over I and the Ministry because he is powerful?” Fudge demanded. Dumbledore had to strongly resist the temptation to point out that he saw no reason why not, as that was what Fudge did best, and after all, why break the habit of a lifetime?
* Really, any scene with Tony/Loki/Darcy in it.
** Darcy's casual flirting with/teasing of Harry, designed to give him a dose of normality. Overlaps with CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
* Darcy giving Harry a hug and smooshing his face in her boobs, because that, at the time, is what's at Harry's head height.
-->'''Tony''': Second base already. I’m impressed, kiddo.
** He [Tony] later refers to her cleavage as 'the Grand Canyon Mark 2'
*** Harry, having grown up somewhat, finds that he's now taller than Darcy, with a mixture of relief and irritation. Darcy responds with this gem.
--> Yeah, from now on you gotta buy me dinner and ask real nice if you wanna get permission to shove your head in my rack.
* Pretty much any scene involving [[HormoneAddledTeenager Harry's]] mind being perverted is hilarious.
* Tony, Sirius, Loki and Darcy discussing sex. Darcy opines that Loki is into bondage, Tony is whipped and Jane is a screamer.
* Harry making to sit on a sofa and Thor stopping him, awkwardly saying that he [Harry] doesn't know where its been. Jane and Thor had been shagging on it earlier.
** Harry then playing innocent to further embarrass his father.
* Upon visiting Avengers Tower, Harry's magical artefacts are locked away so that Tony won't turn his Sneakoscope into a portal to the realm of Cthulhu. [[MadScientist Knowing]] [[GadgeteerGenius Tony]] [[BunnyEarsLawyer Stark]], this may be a reasonable worry.
* Loki, coffee maker supreme. Steve tries to make a fruit shake once... it didn't go well.
* Apparently, when Loki was still in the process of making his HeelFaceTurn, he'd made one smart remark too many. Bruce very calmly said, [[CallBack "Puny God,"]] and Loki shut up immediately.
* Thor and Loki bickering like the brothers they are in Gringotts.
* 'They normally turned to Stark and Banner when there was a science based issue, if only to say, 'please stop doing it'.
** Doubles as a ShoutOut to the Literature/{{Discworld}}.
* Loki has a mortal OldFlame. [[CrackPairing The Queen.]] Apparently she was ''not'' pleased by his 'Puny Mortals' phase.
* Tony and Pepper's interactions.
* The LemonyNarrator.
* The general reactions to Thor and Loki's offhand explanation of the other pantheons, with reference to Jesus.
* Fandral's desperate yet effective attempt at XanatosSpeedChess to a) amend his case of foot-in-mouth, b) [[ShipperOnDeck set up Loki/Sif]].
* Harry asks Sif about the myth that she and Thor were an item. Fandral cheerfully mentions an incident where the Warriors Three, hearing her moaning, thought she was in trouble and investigated...and Sif headbutts him before he can finish.
* About being a HormoneAddledTeenager:
-->'''Sirius''': Definitely. I was a randy little bugger back then.
-->'''Remus''': You still are, Padfoot.
* [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Darcy notes that her type is a guy]] of the DarkerAndEdgier bent, rather than [[NiceGuy a Thor/Steve type.]] Steve sulks slightly and this exchange follows.
-->'''Steve''': I can be edgy.
-->'''Clint''': Steve, last time I and Nat went running with you, you stopped to rescue a little girl’s kitten that was stuck up a tree. You’re about as edgy as cookie dough.
* Crosses over with CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. Loki, remembering his literal and metaphorical fall into darkness, gets an instinctive hug from Harry. Loki smiles, wraps one arm around his nephew... and draws his other forefinger across his throat while giving the other Avengers, Jane, Pepper, and Heimdall - all of whom are smirking - a DeathGlare.
* “I would prefer my nephew be spared the sight of the Warriors Three at feeding time.”
* This passage:
--> Madness may provide great inspiration, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking but it plays havoc with your probability calculation, capacity for rational thought and ability to appreciate the arts]]. Though it does do wonders for your fashion sense. Black, after all, is always in style.
* Harry's first Asgardian ball, with the narrator's comment on what said balls are usually like.
--> Parties like these, or so Harry had found, were like piles of autumn leaves - very pretty, ever changing, and there were probably snakes at the bottom. If this had been put to Harry, he would have quite reasonably said that he could talk to snakes, but there is such a thing as taking the metaphor too far.
* As Odin makes a speech after Harry was kidnapped by the Disir, Harry mournfully examines his crushed circlet (courtesy of a worried Thor), and the spotlight swivels over to him as he's trying to put it on. He awkwardly protests that it isn't as strange as it looks.
-->"{{{Beat}}} Okay. This is exactly as strange as it looks."
** He and Thor start bickering over the circlet while everyone's still watching, leading to great amusement from the Avengers and other guests. Odin wryly notes that Harry is perhaps a little overexcited from the rush of battle-well, either that, or like his father at the same age, he's drunk something he shouldn't. But unlike his father, he's not screaming about being hunted by invisible flying bilgesnipe, so at least they've gotten off lightly.
* Loki saying 'yippee ki yay'.
* Thor and Tony argue over what colours Harry's room should be, which culminates in Steve getting roped in, Tony unleashing robots to attack Steve and Thor, using a fire extinguisher on the latter, and much shouting. Pepper urges Harry to choose before they destroy the Tower entirely, rendering the question moot, and the following exchange happens:
-->'''Pepper''': Even Tony Stark's insurance doesn't cover grand acts of idiocy.
-->'''Natasha''': [[DeadpanSnarker You should get that looked at.]]
* Huginn and Muninn having thick Brooklyn accents (a result of too long on Earth) and snarking like there's no tomorrow.
** And they love marshmallows.
** And hate Thor.
** The Eyeball Incident: Muninn ate Odin's missing eye, feebly justifying it with 'he wasn't using it!'.
** [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction And are responsible for the existence of winged horses]].
* 'Hogun was as expressionless as an overdose of botox.'
* Any time that Sif plays TeamMom to the [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits Warriors Three]].
** Chapter 13
--> The Lady Sif, at your service. The Warriors Three would be here IF THEY WEREN’T SO BUSY ''CHECKING'' THEIR WEAPONS, ''FLIRTING'' WITH THE MAIDS AND ''EATING'' HALF THE ROYAL PANTRY. ''AGAIN!'' [[{{Beat}} *turns to Frigga*]] My apologies, my lady.
** Chapter 36.
-->'''Sif''': Stop that, Fandral.
** This is in response to the below incident. Jane has thrown a book at Loki and it is casually explained that this is common place since Thor and Loki are NighInvulnerable. Fandral, meanwhile, seems to be wondering if everyone can get in on this and is eyeing a chair. ''Sif doesn't even have to turn round''.
* Jane trying to disprove that she's brave. Loki isn't having any of it. And is being smug about it.
-->'''Loki''': So, facing down the Destroyer is an everyday matter, is it?
-->'''Jane''': Well, no. *{{Beat}}* I’m going to lose this argument, aren’t I? No matter what I say, I’m going to lose.
-->'''Loki''': Yes. Yes, you are.
-->'''Jane''': Thor, can I hit your brother?
-->'''Thor''': Be my guest. But believe me, it will only make him worse.
--> Jane duly hurled a hardback book at Loki. [[SmugSuper He didn’t even bother trying to dodge.]] It hit him square in the forehead, and bounced off. Then he reached down and picked it up.
-->'''Loki''': ''How to make friends and influence people.'' How appropriate.
* Steve's response to the above, in which he sounds uncannily like Mrs Weasley.
* Pretty much all of Chapter 37:
** Harry asking his father and uncle if there's such a thing as the Odinsleep, whether there's such a thing as Odinsleepwalking as well. One pointed question regarding Loki's illusions later, Thor and Loki exchange identical smirks and agree to put it on the to-do list.
** The Warriors Three discovering [[TheInternetIsForPorn porn and the Internet.]]
** The various different reactions by Thor, Sif and the Warriors Three to Loki changing their clothes to business suits in order to blend in.
*** Fandral admires himself in a mirror, Thor's uncomfortable, Volstagg can't breathe, Hogun doesn't react and Sif mostly seems to be surprised.
** Thor, Loki, Sif and the Warriors Three trying to squeeze into the Ministry visitor's entrance. Cue an annoyed Thor yelling his catchphrase.
--> I SAY THEE NAY, BROTHER!
** The two cops, each an {{Expy}} of [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Sergeant Fred Colon and Corporal Nobby Nobbs,]] commentating on this interesting sight, trying to work out which government department they're working for.
*** Their unanimous conclusion (on hearing Thor's annoyed "I SAY THEE NAY!")? [[BunnyEarsLawyer "Foreign Office."]]
** The capacity of a red telephone box being described with a sly piece of GettingCrapPastTheRadar.
--> Telephone boxes are only designed to fit one, maybe two people, if both are of about average height and know each other quite well, or, at night in seedier areas, getting to know each other ''very'' well.
** The Ministry receptionist doesn't even look up and tells Thor to put his wand on the scale. Thor stares at him, then silently plonks Mjolnir on the scale.
*** And when he asks for Thor's name, [[SilentSnarker Thor just looks pointedly at Mjolnir.]]
** The Warriors Three being puzzled by Midgardian turns of phrase.
** The entire Fudge scene.
*** One example of Loki subtly, and sometimes openly, mocking Fudge.
-->'''Loki''': Effective exile for an innocent man.
-->'''Fudge''': With respect, Prince Loki, his innocence is a matter for a trial to determine.
-->'''Loki''': If only you'd had that brilliant thought twelve years ago.
** Both Loki and Dumbledore utterly dismissing Fudge at the end. In his own office.
-->'''Loki''': Well, I think that concludes our business here. [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Do not let us detain you, Minister.]]
*** Which serves as a hilarious CallBack to Fudge and Dumbledore's previous discussion, which ended with Fudge being dismissed with the same quote.
* One of the Malfoy House Elves, called Drippy, recognises Fury from when he burned down the Manor and beat up Lucius Malfoy. His response:
--> Yes. I did. Would you like me to do it again?
** The conversation, which is basically Fury losing his temper and Drippy refusing to move, while Rhodey and Betsy try damage control.
* In the same chapter, Fury and Von Strucker's allies are engaged in combat. Von Strucker prepares for what will no doubt be an epic duel against Fury... and then the latter [[CombatPragmatist shoots him in the leg]].
** Von Strucker really doesn't get the message, and tries to attack... and Fury stamps on his face, while lampshading the stupidity of believing that TalkingIsAFreeAction.
* The A/N's can be quite amusing, since the [[BunnyEarsLawyer author is clearly insane (something he cheerfully acknowledges)]] and really quite talkative.
* In a BlackComedy sort of way, Gravemoss mentally upping the suffering on the death he's going to give the HYDRA mook who just doesn't know when to shut up.
* Gravemoss has a strange tendency of accidentally making pop culture references in the middle of threatening/killing/torturing someone, leading to fairly epic MoodWhiplash. Lampshaded and used back at him by [[PopCulturedBadass Harry Dresden]].
* Chapter 45 has Harry unsure as to which of the Weasley Twins is which, leading to the narration alternating between titles like 'Quite Possibly Fred' and 'On Balance, Most Likely George'.
* Anything and everything involving Ron's Puffskeins, starting with their names - Henry and Graham.
** Henry met his end when Fred and George ended up mistaking him for a tennis ball that Mr Weasley had brought home, and used him for bludger practice, thinking the noises were normal. They only found out when he hit the wall and [[LudicrousGibs splattered]]. Harry finds this to be an InUniverse example of BlackComedy and has difficulty restraining laughter.
** Graham, on the other hand, may still be alive. No one's quite sure because Fred and George practised their hover charms on him, and he went straight up. And didn't come back down again.
* Two words. ''Accio Hedwig''.
* Natasha's response to Professor Sprout being shocked at her age and being asked how she remains so young.
--> [[ShoutOut I]] [[DeadpanSnarker moisturise]].
* Combined with FridgeBrilliance, Thor apologises to Hermione for staring because he's spotted her resemblance to her mother, Wanda, and says that he was 'lost in thought and memory'. Right on cue...
--> '''Huginn''': [[DeadpanSnarker Did someone call?]]
** The FridgeBrilliance being that Huginn and Muninn mean 'thought' and 'memory'.
* Upon hearing Harry use an Asgardian curse word, Dumbledore takes five points from Gryffindor. He then [[CoolOldGuy immediately gives five points]] ''to'' Gryffindor for re-introducing the Asgardian language to Hogwarts, and inquires about the exact definition of the word. A flabbergasted Harry can only mumble an incoherent reply.
* When Harry is brooding over the fact that [[SuperDickery Bor's]] blood is in his veins, Hermione points out that he believes that people's ancestry doesn't have to determine who they are-though he may have "forgotten for the purposes of indulging in pointless self-recrimination." Harry half-heartedly glowers and tells her to stop being logical, he's trying to brood.
--> '''Hermione''': That is exactly why I'm being logical.
* Apparently, one of Zola's AIs started malfunctioning and yelling "Exterminate." And who is it that catches this reference? Not Gravemoss, the accidental PopCulturedBadass, or Jason Todd, who is probably the most normal of the group-but none other than ''Zemo.'' Which implies that Zemo is familiar with ''Doctor Who.'' Which is itself a pretty funny thought.
** His remark about how to solve the apparently recurrent problem isn't bad either.
--> Don't let it access the internet.
* Every single scene with [[ThoseTwoGuys Huginn and Muninn.]] They're either bitching at Thor, each other or whoever happens to be around. They like Harry. [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking And they have Brooklyn accents.]]
* Freki and Geri will, apparently, [[BigEater 'eat everything that isn't nailed down'.]]
* Some Hogwarts students start acting reverently towards Harry. The Weasley Twins mockingly take it UpToEleven and go around asking, "[[Franchise/StarWars What is thy bidding, my master?"]] This may or may not have been intentional. If it is, the fact that the Weasley Twins are familiar with Star Wars is even funnier.
* [[LemonyNarrator Had Harry been Twitter savvy and pretentious, he might have posted "thanking your grandmother for good health" as #demigodproblems.]]
* The Soldier's snarky remark to Ivan about the quality of the Red Room Agents.
--> Incompetent. Standards are falling everywhere.
* When a garden gnome bites Jane on the finger, an angry Thor jumps, grabs it, and throws it into the air.
-->'''Clint''': [[ARareSentence Congratulations, Thor. I think you just threw a garden gnome]] [[NotHyperbole into space]].
** Tony then wonders whether he could do better in his armor and looks at Bruce, who [[OnlySaneMan promptly shoots him down.]]
* In chapter 66, during the Pensive Incident, Sean banters with Lily Potter, who reads his thoughts: namely, that he had the same odds of stopping her as becoming the world's first mutant pope.
-->'''Lily''': ''That could probably be arranged.''
-->'''Sean''': I'll pass if ye don' mind. Th' frocks itch somethin' terrible.
** The above also raises the possibility that, [[NoodleIncident for reasons unknown, Sean has at some point dressed up as a Catholic Priest.]]
* When Harry finds out about Luna's bullying at the hands of her housemates.
--> Harry found himself entertaining the thoughts of a violent pyromaniac, and idly wondered if stone, say, the stone that made up Ravenclaw Tower, was flammable. All prior evidence suggested that it wasn’t, but maybe all prior evidence simply hadn’t been trying hard enough.
* And when Harry learns that the Ravenclaw Quidditch Team is complicit in all the abuse Luna undergoes at the hand of her housemates, he starts grinning horribly. [[GilliganCut The next scene is McGonagall reading the]] [[LongList extensive list of injuries suffered by the Ravenclaw Quidditch Team]] and punishing Harry for indirectly causing them [[DoWrongRight and telling him "Nicely done"]].
** [[DeadlyDodging Harry did it by using himself as bait for the bludgers and directing them at the Ravenclaws.]]
** The InSeriesNickname for the game? "The Match of the [[AlliterativeTitle Raining Ravenclaws]]".
*** Which Harry says sounds like [[AGoodNameForARockBand a good name for a band]].
** Apparently, Thor, Tony and Sean Cassidy were running a betting pool on how much of a beating the Ravenclaws would get.
* In chapter 68, Cassidy gives Harry - who's worried about PowerIncontinence related to his PsychicPowers - a set of resized arm braces that Jean used to wear when her powers were first coming through, when she was about 6. Sweet, right? Well, the funny part comes in when he adds cheerfully that once she started getting a handle on her powers, by the time she was about 8, she hated wearing them. Which meant that Logan often had to chase her around the Xavier Mansion to try and make her put them on. As Cassidy remarks...
--> "Ah, the sight brought many joyful tears to my eyes. And everyone elses."
* [[spoiler: The Winter Soldier's]] internal arguments are generally quite funny, with one side being an analytical and computer like personality, the other being the human and somewhat snarky personality of [[spoiler: Bucky Barnes]].
* At one point, Dumbledore considers hiring Dresden as Defence Against the Dark Arts professor, [[{{Troll}} just to mess with Fudge]].
** He also remembers when Dr Strange moved from London to New York in the [=60s=], claiming his fashion sense would stick out less there; on remembering visiting him there in full wizard outfit and not receiving so much as a raised eyebrow, Dumbledore figures he had a point.
* Fred and George demonstrating their new experimenting with merging science and magic by sticking some repulsors on Errol, ending up launching him all over the train station like a bottle rocket. And Harry notes that the poor owl isn't scared so much as he is resigned to his fate.
* Nick Fury starts thinking about Azkaban and SHIELD's new prison, and how much he hates "evil soul-eating demons floating around causing misery and despair"... but unfortunately, can't do anything about them. [[BaitAndSwitch The Congressional Oversight Committee, that is.]]
* [[ARareSentence "I need to speak to your fellow student and his talking ravens."]]
** [[Literature/GoodOmens Adam Device]] then [[ShoutOutToShakespeare "exits stage left, thankfully not pursued by a bear."]]
* Every time some random badass meets their hero. [[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee And has to try to resist squeeing like a fangirl when said hero exceeds their expectations.]] Some cases in point:
** Chapter 45: Dane Whitman, the Black Knight, asking for the autograph of Michael Carpenter, Knight of the Cross, in the middle of a vast pitched battle.
** Chapter 1 of ''Chaos Reigns'': Harry Dresden squees upon recognising Wanda Maximoff after shaking her hand. In front of witnesses. That he later tries to deny it makes it even better, because absolutely no one is buying it.
-->Dresden on meeting Captain America: "Which I will, in a manly and mature fashion which [[BlatantLies will in a no way involve me being tongue tied and staring and begging on my knees for an autograph, no siree."]]
* When told that he and Wanda will be looking for Mindless Ones, Dresden offers to call up his friend Billy at the University of Chicago and ask where the fratboys are.
* Chapter 2 of ''Chaos Reigns'' has a couple of moments:
** Dresden and Thomas Raith childishly squabbling in the back of the car.
** Dresden's FreudianSlip about the length of his staff.
-->'''Murph''': Don't be too impressed. Dresden often exaggerates.
** Dresden's DissonantSerenity at his abrupt introduction to [[{{Flight}} Aeromancy]] and the Mabdhara chowing down on a police horse.
** After he gets air-dropped close to Murphy's barricade and annihilates the N'Garai attacking the cops, they are naturally staring at him. His first thought is that there is something wrong with his hair.
** When Wanda implies her father is not someone you ought to meet, Dresden immediately freaks at the thought of finding Nicodemus at his door, wanting to know Harry's intentions towards his ''other'' daughter.
* Wanda mentions playing poker with Darcy in the aftermath of the mountain fight, and after noticing that the other woman was cheating, Wanda cheated back. And is better at it.
** What's particularly funny is the FridgeBrilliance - Wanda was raised by [[MagnificentBastard Stephen Strange]], used to date [[ManipulativeBastard John Constantine]], and can ''control probability.'' Of course she's better at cheating at poker.
* Harry frequently being [[DistractedByTheSexy distracted by Betsy's sexy]] while she's teaching him and Betsy's gently amused reaction to it.
* While Chapter 71 is, like its predecessor, fairly short on humour, it has a moment or two, for instance:
** The Winter Soldier's response to hearing the famous '[[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} snikt]]'.
--> [[PrecisionFStrike Oh fuck.]]
** And how the Soldier beats Wolverine - he reaches into his [[HyperspaceArsenal pocket]] and gets out a thermite tipped RPG, eliciting an understandable YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe reaction from Logan.
* Chapter 75 gets some more humour back after [[DarkestHour Chapter 74]]:
** After Carol wonders how it is possible that she is ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's great-granddaughter, [[TheGadfly Harry]] seems to be about to start with TheBirdsAndTheBees.
** [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} Logan]]'s nickname for [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]]: ''fishy''.
** Wisdom asks JARVIS if he wants a piece of HYDRA. JARVIS corrects him. He wants them in pieces.
** Darcy swipes a bag of jelly babies off [[Series/DoctorWho some British doctor wearing a massive scarf]].
*** Even funnier when one remembers that the show exists in-universe.
** Colonel Summers [[CallBack echoes]] Natasha's deadpan response to inquiries about one's age and how one does not look it.
--> [[RunningGag I moisturise.]]
** Doctor Strange is back in full {{Troll}} force: he takes Loki's head and replaces it with a note saying ''I.O.U. one Loki'' and swipes Moody's leg for a ritual because it's funny.
*** In a bit of FridgeBrilliance, given [[TheTrickster who was being restored by the ritual]], swiping Moody's leg because it was funny may have actually been required.
*** We also learn the one thing he seems to be afraid of: [[MamaBear Mrs Weasley]]. That's right: He's second only to Loki in raw power, survived a duel with Gravemoss, crushed an amped Grindelwald, threw down the gauntlet to the ''entire'' White Council, takes on one EldritchAbomination after the next for a living, and is fairly dismissive towards [[BadassTeacher Charles Xavier]]... but he's worried about Molly Weasley.
** Strange also views Namor's BattleCry as a sign of IncomingHam.
** When Strange pulls out a top hat (it's actually a portkey), Harry asks if he's going to pull out a rabbit next.
** During the first meeting of the Shadow Initiative, Havok and Namor come close to trading blows over a [[NoodleIncident past encounter]], before Fury shuts them down. And then complains that at least the Avengers got introductions out of the way before fighting each other.
-->'''Natasha''': [[DeadpanSnarker That's not strictly true.]]
-->'''Fury''': (''growls'') And that's not helping.
* Chapter 76 continues with the resurgence of the wit.
** The kids and their continued [[CasualDangerDialogue banter in the face of mortal danger]], particularly when Uhtred dives headfirst into a mob of N'Garai, laughing like a lunatic.
-->'''Carol''': I can’t believe we’re fighting this guy.
-->'''Harry''': I can't believe we've been fighting this guy for more than ten seconds and we're not dead yet.
-->'''Carol''': Give it time.
-->'''Harry''': I'd rather not.
-->'''[[OnlySaneMan Jean-Paul]]''': I am going to meet my end alongside total lunatics.
-->'''[[BloodKnight Uhtred]]''': [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy And what a glorious end it shall be!]]
--> *{{Beat}}*
-->'''Carol''': He has problems. Useful problems, but still problems.
-->'''Harry''': [[LampshadeHanging We’re having this conversation in the middle of fighting an army of unholy abominations and their master, who will probably crush all of us like flies once he actually gets his act together.]] We ''all'' have problems.
** Honestly, the whole of that section is hilarious.
** [[PopCulturedBadass Harry]] gets his battle plan for dealing with Gravemoss from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer.''
** Dresden's narration, in its usual FirstPersonSmartAss style. For instance, his observation on Wanda's chilly greeting of Constantine.
--> Ouch, you could have deep frozen a mammoth with that tone.
** And then the hilariously CrazyAwesome bit where Dresden's force-and-fire spell mixes with Soulfire to turn his blasting rod into his lightsabre, particularly his first line.
--> “I am so getting sued for this.”
** Then quoting Yoda to taunt Gravemoss when the latter starts backing away in terror.
--> “If so powerful you are, why leave?”
** [[WeirdnessMagnet Rhodey]] [[RunningGag repeatedly]] complaining, partly in response to the above, 'how is this my life?'
** And Dresden's remark when Wanda asks him how he feels about a more in-depth introduction to [[{{Flight}} Aeromancy.]]
--> [[Film/{{Deadpool2016}} "Like I should have brought the brown pants."]]
** Immediately afterwards, [[{{Troll}} Wanda]] turns his trousers brown.
** Wisdom's response to being informed that the Houses of Parliament have taken a pounding.
--> "They’ve already been bombed! And they needed fixing any way; there was dry rot and rats everywhere!”
** Wisdom's kvetching about the way the situation only getting worse.
--> Someone else has picked up Mjolnir. Of course I couldn’t be so lucky to have the actual god of thunder pick it up. No, a newbie with the Green Lantern Ring and a HYDRA helicarrier armed to the teeth with Deity Class weaponry isn’t enough, I have to have someone else with absolutely no idea what the hell they’re doing wielding another weapon powerful enough to blow up the whole [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] planet!
** And Betsy's matter-of-fact response to this.
--> "Well. That’s us buggered then. And not in a fun way, either."
** The kids bickering. Again.
-->'''Diana''': Well, that was easier than I thought it would be.
-->'''Carol''': Considering how many times we almost died on the way in here, I’m not sure how you came to that conclusion.
-->'''Harry''': We’re still alive, aren’t we?
** The kids rather awkwardly explaining [[DestructiveSaviour about the considerable collateral damage involved in their rescue]] of [[TheHero Steve.]] It's all Steve can do not to burst out laughing.
-->'''Steve''': "Did you have something to do with that explosion I heard earlier?”
-->'''Carol''': "That was us."
-->'''Harry''': "We were fighting Gravemoss."
-->'''Steve''': "HYDRA’s necromancer? And you won?"
-->'''Carol''': "Well, I think that we mostly just really pissed him off. That and made him somebody else’s problem." [[{{Beat}} She shuffled her feet.]] “And we might have destroyed a bridge. A big one.”
-->'''[[TheComicallySerious Uhtred]]''': “It was in the cause of justice."
** Two words: Stoned. Tony.
** The kids again, in response to [[SummonBiggerFish Gravemoss' summoning of a couple of skyscraper sized giants.]]
-->'''Carol''': First day on the job and we get ''this''. How is that fair?
-->'''[[CosmicPlayThing Harry]]''': Since when was life ''fair''?
-->'''Carol''': Good point.
** Dresden and Carol - and Harry and Wanda - have a StrangeMindsThinkAlike moment when in the scene immediately afterwards, Dresden complains (like Carol) that this is so not fair and Wanda dryly asks (like Harry) that since when was life fair?
** The profound (and justified) smugness of Doctor Strange after Nick Fury, who'd been in the midst of chewing him out, stoic, unflappable Nick Fury, is struck dumb by the sight of the kids taking down/dismembering two giants in about thirty seconds flat and using the burning meat as a cannonball to damage the ''Dreadnought''.
--> "Amazing what you can do when you take a few talented young people and give them directions to HYDRA’s armoury, isn't it?"
** Wanda giving Harry a maternal scolding for putting himself in danger and Carol's background sotto voce mumble of ''"busteeed..."''' It's just normal and absurdly out of place in the grand scale FinalBattle
** Wanda's continuing exasperation at the ridiculous antics of her godson and those she cares for.
--> “Why am I surrounded by morons who do not know the meaning of caution?”
*** [[SarcasmMode Because of course Wanda, wielder of Chaos Magic and fighter of Eldritch Abominations for a living, is all about caution and safety.]]
** Carol remarking on the [[NakedPeopleAreFunny naked]] Hulk and [[BiggusDickus certain inevitabilities of his anatomy.]]
--> "Holy ''fuck.'' Now I see what all the fuss is about.” [[{{Beat}} Her gaze dropped downwards.]] [[GagPenis “Wow. Okay, now that’s just excessive."]]
* Chapter 77 does not have as much hilarity, but still enough:
** Stephen Strange [[BreakTheHaughty screwing with Malfoy]] with a single line.
*** Also, Strange calling Gravemoss a 'rank, arrogant amateur' in scathing tones.
** Tony's re-entrance in the battlefield.
--> "Hello Director. May I say that your head is looking delightfully shiny today?" came the insouciant voice of Tony Stark. Fury had never been so glad to hear that voice and, he reflected, probably never would be again.
** Also, his new nicknames for Clint and Natasha: Robin Hood and Agent Raspberry.
** Uhtred is, [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy naturally]], having the time of his life in the battlefield.
** One of Jean-Paul's methods to deal with demons is via the FingerPokeOfDoom.
*** He is later described as watching Uhtred's back - [[ChivalrousPervert and actually guarding it rather than simply ogling his butt.]]
** Father-son bonding in the Asgardian tradition: kicking arse.
** Thor teasing Harry over his attraction to Carol.
** Tony manages to make a dragon swallow him as part of his plan... only for the dragon to close its mouth. Tony promptly tells JARVIS not to say 'I told you so'.
*** Upon getting out, he asks JARVIS to tell Pepper to clear two days from her calendar - which he intends to use for '[[GladToBeAliveSex it's good to be alive sex]]' that will have the neighbours making complaints. Natasha informs him that she won't bother with complaints.
*** As part of his efforts to distract HYDRA, [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment he locks them down, turns on the sprinklers and puts the Crazy Frog song on a loop.]] Clint rightly informs him that he is a cruel and ingenious man.
*** JARVIS mildly, in the midst of battle, revealing Hogwarts' favourite flowers (in response to Tony's remark that he needs to get the Castle some flowers in thanks): cloudberries.
*** Tony verbally flipping off Zola when he attempts to take over the Prometheus suit.
** Harry and Carol arguing over a demonic dragon's stupidity, with Carol claiming that it qualifies for the Website/DarwinAwards.
** Volstagg dips his finger in a bit of the previous demon's remains and tastes them, and by doing so effectively identifies where it came from.
** Fandral, fed up with the unresolved nature {{UST}} between Loki and Sif, finally pushes their heads together, forcing them to kiss.
** Dumbledore is apparently an art snob: he'd be all too willing to let a bunch of Mindless Ones tear through Tate Modern, considering said action an invaluable service to art and British culture, if it were not for the people within.
** Severus snarking at the people that did not run away from London after everyone else did.
** Loki and [[GeniusLoci the Voice]] [[HeroicHost of London]] discussing the city's nicknames. And the Voice telling him that the spell she asks him to use will grant him eternal bragging rights. And the Voice flicking him in the forehead to pass the information he needs.
** Colonel Philips (a spirit come back because of what Gravemoss did) grumpily saying [[ShoutOut Wibbly-Wobbly]] [[Series/DoctorWho Timey-Wimey]] on behalf of [[{{Troll}} Strange]]. Just imagine Creator/TommyLeeJones saying it.
** In the middle of the battle, Sirius takes the time to crack a joke about [[spoiler:Bellatrix Lestrange]] and the fact that her outside now matches the inside.
** While [[spoiler: Chthon]] is distracted, Strange takes advantage and sucker-punches him.
* Chapter 78:
** When [[spoiler: the Legends of Tomorrow]] are summoned by Strange and appear largely as blurs, repairing the damage, one shoots overhead in a red and blue blur, leaving behind the crack of an immense sonic boom. Since reality is warping around them, the laws of physics constantly changing, this riff is the result, and [[{{ComicBook/Superman}} leaves in no doubt who it actually is]]:
-->'''Steve''': Is it a bird?
-->'''Clint''': Is it a plane?
-->'''[[{{Troll}} Strange]]''': Spoilers.
** When the Hulk uses his MetronomicManMashing trick on Chthon, Loki's remark?
--> It is so satisfying to see that happen to someone else.
*** Which becomes HilariousInHindsight after the release of ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', when pretty much that exact scene happens, but with Thor on the receiving end.
** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30_St_Mary_Axe The Gherkin]] becomes an actual gherkin. Tony Stark proceeds to tell [[GagPenis Bruce he has some competition.]] Dresden, Darcy, Carol, Jean-Paul, Fandral and Volstagg (described as the ones with an actual or mental age of 15) start to snigger, while Thor tries to hide his laugh under a cough. When Wanda says they have to do something about it, Tony suggests [[TheLoinsSleepTonight cold water]], which brings another round of sniggering. Loki decries the fact that it has only taken him three minutes to start making penis jokes after they narrowly averted the end of the world.
-->'''Magneto''': And he's supposed to be one of the greatest minds of our age. God help us all.
-->'''Odin''': [[DeadpanSnarker Regrettably, there are limits even to my power.]]
** Magneto has learned Harry Dresden is his daughter's boyfriend and gives him a measuring look. Dresden tries to hide behind Wanda, but, since he's over one foot taller than her, he fails miserably. Wanda's response:
--> Father, don't you dare.
** When they hear about the post-battle party, Huginn and Muginn appear, and the latter asks for [[TrademarkFavoriteFood eyeballs]]. All the Asgardians just sigh or otherwise express embarrassment, but not surprise.
** To prove her identity to Nick Fury, Lily Potter reveals that, the night of Harry's christening, he, James, Sirius and John Constantine went through six bottles of firewhiskey and took [[NoodleImplements Sirius' motorbike, a barrel of grease and a herd of enchanted badgers]] [[NoodleIncident to a Quidditch match]]. Sirius remembers it as "good times", Thor goes red and Tony is, of course, recording this wonderful piece of blackmail.
* Wanda comments that Doctor Strange is a font of three things: knowledge, [[CrypticConversation enigmatic and irritating pronouncements]], and pop-culture references. [[BirdsOfAFeather Dresden]] [[NotSoInnocentWhistle starts whistling innocently in the background]].
* Tony Stark and Harry Dresden meet, and initially start up the SnarkToSnarkCombat, much to the disgruntlement of everyone else.
** During the post-battle feast, much of the Asgardian crowd listens in on them and actually take bets on who'll get the last word.
* Carol teasing [[MessianicArchetype Harry]] by comparing him to Luke Skywalker and saying that his psychic powers make him 'basically a Jedi.'
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[[folder:Book II - Ghosts of the Past]]
* The psychic therapy scene in chapter 1 between Harry and Carol is equal parts adorable and hilarious, with copious references to ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E4TheGirlInTheFireplace The Girl In The Fireplace]]'', specifically the ShipTease heavy telepathy scene between the Doctor and Reinette. Of course, since the two involved are teenagers with mutual {{UST}}, a lot of trauma in their recent pasts and both are in their night-wear, it's as awkward and {{Adorkable}} as you'd expect.
** When Natasha sees Harry and Carol having a SleepCute moment following the above, and [[{{Troll}} tells]] the other Avengers they are [[ExactWords sleeping together.]] Their reactions are fairly funny, with the prize going to Steve doing a SpitTake and drenching Tony and Fandral collecting a sack of money from Volstagg.
*** [[FridgeBrilliance Which also implies]] that Fandral and Volstagg, at least, ''already have a bet going,'' either on what age Harry will start sleeping around, or on Harry and Carol in particular. Either way, it's hilarious.
** The reactions when Bruce figures out what she really meant are equally fairly priceless.
** When talking about the Marauders, Sirius mentions that they did not have too many personal boundaries, and Thor points out, somewhat aggrieved, that Sirius once used his head as a pillow (Sirius was unrepentant). When Tony, naturally, asks about photos, Remus offers one better: he still remembers the event and Pensieves exist for a reason.
* Snape revealed to the parents that Remus is a werewolf, so he was politely asked to resign. As revenge, Thor has one tiny cloud follow Snape everywhere, drenching him with rain, sleet, snow and hail, and from time to time throw a little lightning bolt.
* The by the pool scene, when Harry reveals [[spoiler: that he can't swim]] because of Dudley's bullying, has Lex open his mouth to offer to exercise his KnightTemplarBigBrother tendencies. When Carol shuts him down, he says, somewhat aggrieved:
--> Actually, I was going to offer the services of my lawyers.
* Much like the other [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry]] could have told him, thinking that nothing can go wrong [[TemptingFate is not a good idea]].
-->[[LemonyNarrator Really, you'd think that he'd know better by now.]]
* Sirius explains that his family made him learn several ancient languages in the hopes of it improving his spell making ability, even though, as he points out, most spells are in "bad Latin".
* Chapter 2 gets pretty dark from about a third of the way in, but there's a few gems in that third.
** Wanda declines the invitation to the Quidditch World Cup, on the grounds that this year's Halloween and Winter Solstice are going to be especially busy [[BarrierMaiden for her]] and her apprentice and boyfriend, Harry Dresden, who she therefore needs to put through some intense training. Harry, seeing the innuendo, sniggers, and Wanda, totally unabashed, turns [[DeadpanSnarker it back]] [[ParentalSexualitySquick on him.]]
--> Yes, that too. Your godmother might be an old lady, but unlike some in this room, she's getting some.
** [[ModestRoyalty Harry's]] response when Bagman remarks that there can't be anyone who hasn't heard of him.
--> [[DeadpanSnarker I live in hope.]]
** The Twins decide to make use of the leprechauns' only-temporary-existing gold to con people, and Carol decides to go along with it just to {{Troll}} [[LawfulGood Steve]].
-->'''Carol:''' So what I'm hearing is that we need to spend this quickly.
-->'''George:''' And carefully.
-->'''Fred:''' Spread the spending around so it won't be so noticeable or easily traceable.
-->'''Carol:''' You guys have an idea about where to start?
-->'''Fred:''' My dear Miss Danvers, we don't have ''an'' idea.
-->'''George:''' Perish the thought: we have ''several.''
** Loki and Tony argue over which of them has been a worse influence on the Twins, ultimately settling on a 55-45 split. Though Loki admits the Twins already had plenty of mischief in them and that he and Tony just encouraged it. As Thor states, that's what worries him.
* Thor tells Harry that the latter is a mighty warrior, with people singing songs of his deeds across the Nine Realms.
-->'''Harry''': [[HumbleHero I know. I wish they wouldn't.]]
* Pepper has, apparently, been making everyone wear sunscreen. Including Volstagg. Who literally ''doesn't even need it'' and is rather baffled.
* Chapter 3 starts off with the twins bickering about which of them is more attractive; Carol's attempt to stop them by pointing out they're identical and both sort of hot doesn't work and just winds up with them jokily flirting with her, leading to threats to strangle them with their own intestines.
* When Clint suggests grabbing Strange, turning him upside-down, and shaking him until all the secrets fall out, Natasha's utterly deadpan response?
--> No point. It would take weeks to find anything useful.
** Becomes a BrickJoke in Chapter 22, when Thor does just that.
* Strange also teleports from one room to another, for the sole purpose of sneaking up behind and {{Troll}}ing the Avengers. It's noted by the LemonyNarrator that "like the Laws of Nature, doors and the linear progression from point A to point B in general were something Strange considered to be beneath his dignity."
* Chapter 5 is a lighter one, with several moments:
** [[VitriolicBestBuds Carol and Jean-Paul.]]
-->'''Carol''': Huh. You learn something new every day.
-->'''Jean-Paul''': We are in a museum, Carol. That is to be expected.
** [[SeinfeldianConversation This segues into Jean-Paul being called an asshole, Jean-Paul claiming that his arse is magnificent and citing Uhtred's 'worship' to prove it and Harry stating that contrary to Jean-Paul's belief, Uhtred is not the Norse God of Arse Appreciation.]]
** When Harry asks what a Slurpie is, Carol explains it as "Part of American Culture 101", then grabs his arm and tells him to follow her. Harry's response is golden - though rather HarsherInHindsight after [[spoiler: as the Red Son, he loses his arm during ''Forever Red'' and it's temporarily replaced with a techno-organic version.]]
--> I kind of have to. I'm rather attached to my arm and I like to think that it's rather attached to me.
** Harry and Carol's banter.
-->'''Harry''': You know, sometimes I wish I was normal.
-->'''Carol''': Take it from me, Harry, normality is over-rated.
-->'''Harry''': *smirks* Since when were you normal?
-->'''Carol''': Someone, somewhere, once made the horrible mistake of telling you that you were funny. I don't know who they are, but right now, I'd like to know, just so I have someone to blame.
** Clint's remark is pretty good too.
-->'''Clint''': Try Tony. Most things are his fault, so it's a safe bet.
** And when Carol and Harry get into an awkward conversation, Jean-Paul finds it vastly entertaining and actually zips off to [[PassThePopcorn grab some popcorn.]]
* Chapter 6 is also, mostly, a lighter chapter.
** When the subject of Doctor Strange is brought up to the not-entirely clued in Grey family...
-->'''Elaine Grey''': [[ShoutOut Doctor]] [[Series/DoctorWho who?]]
--> Harry felt that he deserved a medal for maintaining his poker face.
** Harry ComicallyMissingThePoint after the subject of the mysterious telepath who ensured that he remained at Privet Drive comes up.
-->'''Harry''': He probably hasn't bothered her [Jean] because of Professor Xavier. Now? Whoever he is, Jean would probably send him running. [[SlasherSmile And me?]] I honestly hope he tries.
-->'''Elaine''': Well, I hope he doesn't.
-->'''Harry''': I've gone mind to mind with worse and won.
-->'''Jean''': That wasn't what mom meant, Harry. *telepathic interlude wherein she explains that her mother was worried about him*
-->'''Harry''': Oh. Uh, sorry about that, Mrs Grey. My temper got the better of me.
** Harry and Jean bantering in general, and her messing with his hair.
** Tony and Alison 'Aunt Ali' Carter's interactions are priceless, especially since Tony seems to regress to a sulky teenager.
-->'''Tony''': You're looking pretty good yourself, Aunt Ali. So good that people are going to stop believing you about your age. I'm telling you, these days SHIELD have masks that can imitate faces perfectly and anything they can do, I can do better.
-->'''Alison''': Tony.
-->'''Tony''': It'll save you so much time in the mornings.
-->'''Alison''': You know that I don't like the idea of going out with my face behind a mask. Besides, the face isn't the only place that shows ageing.
-->'''Tony''': [[DoubleEntendre I so don't want to know.]]
-->'''Alison''': *eyeroll* You're worse than your father.
-->'''Tony''': I know. My back-up plan if the Arc reactor I've worked in to the Mansion's power systems ever fails is to power everything through the rotary motion of dad spinning in his grave.
** And when Tony expresses surprise that she knows that [[spoiler: Steve is her dad]], her response is very dry.
-->'''Alison''': Darling, I can [[spoiler: comfortably bench press any of those fancy sports cars you own, I've never been ill, I haven't aged since my late twenties, I was born in 1945, my 'sister' was twenty five years older than me and most famous, unfortunately, for being Captain America's lost love - and speaking of whom, I happen to look rather a lot like him.]] It really wasn't that difficult to figure out. In any case, mum told me when I was eight.
** And a little later...
-->'''Alison''': I have my sources.
-->'''Tony''': You're supposed to be retired.
-->'''Alison''': The main reason I retired was my age. Specifically, how I wasn't showing it. [[spoiler: And even though I had retired from field ops, the wrong people were starting to take an interest in that fact - something made all the more disquieting in retrospect by the fact that most of them turned out to be HYDRA Agents. One of them was Alexander Pierce, a snake of a man if there ever was one. He was preparing his protégé, the then Agent Nicholas Fury, to assume the Directorship and since I was one of the other candidates, he was watching me carefully. I decided to settle into a more sedentary semi-retired role, mentoring Fury, and retiring in full once he took the role, and sooner rather than later, Pierce's gaze turned away.]] (''{{Beat}}'') Besides, retirement is boring.
-->[...]
-->'''Alison''': But that's quite enough talking shop. You, Anthony Edward Stark, have a baby to introduce to me.
-->'''Tony''': Why did you have to [[FullNameUltimatum full name me?]]
-->'''Alison''': Because it's a reliable method of making you pay attention, one of very few, and even fewer that I care to use. Now, chop-chop.
* Chapter 7 is largely the catching up episode and ends on a dark cliffhanger, but there's some funny bits in there.
** Hermione's reaction to meeting Bucky (not knowing about the whole Winter Soldier thing) and Harry's puzzlement at said reaction - as Carol notes, he's just got used to hanging around living legends.
** And Bucky's explanation for why he's bodyguarding and the responses.
-->'''Bucky''': It's [bodyguarding Harry] a way to help get me back in the world again. And keep an eye on a couple of dumb kids who couldn't keep out of trouble if you paid them. It's something I have a little experience with.
-->'''Carol''': A couple?
-->'''Bucky''': Sure. Jean-Paul's got common sense. You two don't. And before you protest, Carol, I have a list of reasons.
** Harry actually winds up pouting.
-->'''Bucky''': Don't bother. Tony's better at it than you are.
** A blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, but Hermione's internal monologue about how Harry's friends are like the Golden Trio... but the Trio, [[BlatantLies of]] [[EveryoneCanSeeIt course,]] don't have any {{UST}} whatsoever.
** Apparently, during the War, Howard Stark was prone to taking apart captured wands to try and find batteries and circuits, much to Ollivander's irritation.
** The HurricaneOfPuns that is Diagon Alley and its surrounding streets.
** Jean-Paul claims that muggles have a tablet that does just what certain magical incenses do; cause an out of body experience. It's called LSD.
** Harry's black humoured response to Hermione's sympathy over the fact that the latest prophecy about him is a list of would-be murderers.
-->'''Harry''': Yeah, well, what would life be like without a murder attempt here and there to liven things up?
-->'''Carol''': Boring. Normal, but boring.
** And just after, Harry tries to suspend disbelief too far.
-->'''Harry''': [[BlatantLies I don't look for trouble.]]
--> [[{{Beat}} *sceptical stares*]]
-->'''Harry''': ... Much.
** Dudley's old gang are staring down Harry, who's telling them to BringIt, having flattened their leader without using his powers. Carol simply wonders aloud where she can get [[PassThePopcorn popcorn]] in Little Whinging.
* Chapter 8 is mostly a combat chapter, but still has a few moments:
** Carol meets the new Black Widow, Yelena Belova, and takes to mocking her pretensions to being the true Black Widow by calling her "Black Rip-Off", and snarking that she's like a little girl dressing up in her mother's clothes.
** There's something hilarious both in [[spoiler: Dudley Dursley]] being the Blob in this universe, and him uttering Superboy-Prime's infamous line "I'll kill you! I'll kill you to death!"
** Harry is fighting a [[spoiler: Red Room]] mook in an ersatz Iron Man suit, who tries to cut Harry with a machete.
-->'''Harry''': Didn't your mother ever tell you not to play with knives? (''mook stares in confusion'') It's a joke about... oh, forget it, it probably wouldn't work in Russian.
** Harry shows up to rescue Carol, and they immediately get into the usual CasualDangerDialogue[=/=]FlirtingUnderFire, much to the confusion of the other prisoners.
-->'''Noriko''': Do you always talk this much when there's more important things to do?
-->'''Harry and Carol''': [[BlatantLies ... No.]]
* While Chapter 9 is mostly a dark, serious chapter, there's a few moments.
** Clint snarking [[RunningGag once again]] that it can always get worse.
** An understandably furious Jean ''literally'' going through the roof when she hears about [[spoiler: Harry's kidnap]] and actually levitating off the floor in order to [[CuteButCacophonic scream in Steve's face]], doing so loudly enough that the patient Steve is left with a persistent ringing sound in his ears.
* Chapter 10 is mostly dark and wall-to-wall action, but it has its moments.
** Jack O'Neill's response to Carol's incredulous question of what he's doing there.
--> Seeing the sights.
** And when Carol explains that the psychic turbulence caused by Harry and Maddie's battle is actually intentional (just not the whole giving the world a PsychicNosebleed part) to get the Avengers' attention...
-->'''Jack''': Well, he managed that. I mean, he's given the entire world a lobotomy in the process, but he got our attention.
** And Alison being unfazed by the psychic battle, the WorldGoneMad, and the insane ghost-monsters running around, treating it all as if it's mildly interesting day out.
** Carol continuing to be just a bit charmed by Gambit, inwardly observing that his smile should either be banned by the Geneva Convention or put on display in a museum.
** Carol dubbing Jean's glowing form (as she holds off the psychic turbulence) 'Miss Night-Light'. And Kurt's response to Jean blocking it out.
-->'''Kurt''': I vas vondering vhy I could feel my head again. ''Danke schon, fraulein.''
** Even in the midst of a WorldGoneMad, Carol has time to have a bit of ParentalSexualitySquick over the fact that Noriko's got a little bit of a crush on Carol's uncle, resident SilverFox, Jack O'Neill.
** The OffScreenMomentOfAwesome[=/=]NoodleIncident of Dresden and Wanda fighting tentacle demons in Japan, tentacle demons apparently summoned by a coven of magically inclined Otaku with the wrong magic book, with Dresden making 'unspeakable jokes about sushi and Japanese pornography' and Wanda inwardly complaining about the amount of impervious to magic gunk that wound up all over her and in her hair, which she didn't get the chance to wash out before Harry's little psychic brawl got started.
** Maddie/Rachel being increasingly frustrated by Harry's refusal to engage in standard psychic combat, which often involves metaphor. Examples include his responding to playing chess by rolling dice and responding to a duel in knightly armour by parrying or avoiding every blow while quoting ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', and finally, getting out of a ludicrous construct death trap 'which would shame any cheesy spy franchise worth the name' with a [[ShoutOut sonic screwdriver.]]
** And Kurt again, on seeing [[spoiler: Blob!Dudley a.k.a. the Beast]] and hearing that [[spoiler: he's Harry's cousin.]]
-->'''Kurt''': Vell, I can see who got zer looks in zer family.
** Carol while whipping up a plan asks Lorna and Noriko if they can control lightning.
-->'''Noriko''': Do I look like Thor?
-->'''Carol''': No, you don't have the killer abs.
** Maddie tries illusions on Harry. [[NoSell His response is basically summed up as 'Lol, nope'.]]
--> I'm the nephew of the god who wrote the book on illusions. Did you really think that I was going to fall for that?
** Harry complaining that as the son of the God of Thunder and Lightning, ''he'' should be the one throwing lightning around, not Maddie - or at least, he should find it easier to deal with.
** Harry being mildly puzzled by the fact that he and Maddie have been dragged into some sort of joint mindscape reminiscent of the Gryffindor Common Room, but having SeenItAll, just rolling with the weirdness and happily chatting to Maddie, who's increasingly confused, both by her surroundings and Harry's friendliness.
** And just before Harry [[spoiler: chases after Maddie, back into the vanishing Red Room]], he apologises to Wanda.
-->'''Harry''': Sorry. Got to go fulfil a prophecy. And save a girl. Bit of both.
** In a meta way, the author mentioning that the Avengers are going through the Red Room agents "like a hot knife through an overused cliché."
* In chapter 11, Alison reveals that Jack O'Neill, when he was young, watched ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' post-break up. He sulkily complains that he was watching it for the fight scenes and the jokes. No one is fooled.
* Chapter 12 is a very dark chapter, by and large, but it has moments.
** In a dark sort of way, both the twisted morals ascribed to the various Hans Christian Andersen fairytales by Essex, and the sheer mental image of coldly scientific UncannyValley villain Essex reading fairy-stories to an attentive Maddie.
** Maddie basically arguing with [[spoiler: Mjolnir]], an inanimate object.
** In the flashback, Harry sniping at Essex, then spitting in his face after the latter has gone on an extended monologue, and the latter's exasperated reaction.
** A BlackComedy moment, but after the flashback ends, Harry remarks:
-->'''Harry''': That was about when the torture started. You'd almost think I'd annoyed him.
** Carol's response to Coulson's after action report request to start at the beginning.
-->'''Carol''': Okay. [[Literature/LordsAndLadies In the beginning, there was nothing, then it exploded.]]
** When the story runs through how the younger kids know how strong Jean is and how she's stronger than Harry.
--> As for Carol, she'd seen both Harry and Jean going all out, and could draw her own conclusions just fine, thank you very much.
** Harry being described as having "more issues than the ''New Scientist"''.
** "Transdimensional thingummy-whatsits."
** After Diana has come up with a particularly good idea.
-->'''Jean and Carol''': Diana, you're a genius!
-->'''Diana''': I know.
** Due to the InMediasRes presentation of the chapter, it cuts from Frigga making a spine-chilling threat/promise to...
-->'''Carol''': So, yeah, Harry's grandma is kind of terrifying. Who knew?
-->'''Coulson''': It is fairly logical to expect the woman who raised Thor and Loki to be every bit as formidable as they are, and more besides.
-->'''Carol''': Good point.
** While the circumstances are horrifying, there is something hilarious about Volodya, the Russian President, arriving to a meeting with heavily armed psychically protected goons, attack helicopters a kilometre out, and ground attack aircraft about twenty kilometres out, while Lukin rocks up with a pistol, Belova, and the Red Son, the latter of whom is dressed as a standard grunt and carrying a tray with a couple of glasses of vodka on it.
* Jono teaching Maddie sexual humour (she apparently got the basics from Remy), and the latter's later responding in kind.
* Maddie's [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] how Jono constantly says "Bloody hell."
* When ambushed by the Winter Guard, Natasha has a beer and coolly informs them that "this is what's known as a trap."
* When Jono asks [[ManipulativeBastard Strange]] how he knows about Maddie's plan, Strange replies that normally, knowing things is what he does. In this case, it was mostly a matter of deduction, aided by the fact that he knows things.
* Essex later gives the kind of smile [[EvilLawyerJoke "usually seen either in boardrooms or on sharks."]]
* Harry Dresden is back, and his snark is in as fine form as ever. Gems include:
** Calling Captain America the "no longer quite as star-spangled" Man With A Plan.
** After [[spoiler: Maddie picks up Mjolnir]]: "That's right, suckers! [[{{Music/MCHammer}} It's Hammer Time!]]" (Which gets a "Really, Harry?" from the despairing Fix).
** "Well, far be it from me to argue with a magic hammer."
** [[FailedAttemptAtDrama And just after he dramatically kicks a helpless, armoured Lukin back towards the Red Room forces, with a parting line of "He's all yours, boys" before leaving through a portal,]] [[spoiler: Maddie]] notes in her internal monologue that that would have been much more impressive if he hadn't then ended up hobbling through the portal, having stubbed his toe on the armour.
* Worried about her godson and boyfriend, Wanda saves time by yelling, [[NamesTheSame "Harry!"]]
* In chapter 15, when Harry [[spoiler: snaps, goes all [[BuffySpeak Dark-Phoenix-y,]] and plans to execute Lukin and the rest]], Carol interrupts his ThenLetMeBeEvil tirade with the following immortal phrase that cuts his rant off at the knees:
--> Oh my ''god,'' you total fucking drama queen.
** She then proceeds to give him a loving, sympathetic, yet firm YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre speech, including telling him that she's not going to give him a ShutUpKiss, so he shouldn't get his hopes up.
** [[ShipTease Somehow, the being seemingly made up of living flame can still blush.]]
* After his traumatic experiences, Carol curls up with Harry and gives Frigga a baleful glare when it looks like he's going to be disturbed. Frigga, [[SeenItAll totally unfazed,]] just mentally files this away under [[ShipTease "Reasons That My Grandson Is Probably Going To Marry A Midgardian."]]
* While he's sleeping, Harry is visited by some nice man who wants to help him, and shows he's trustworthy by unveiling his divine nature to Harry - whose reaction is a very apropos [[PrecisionFStrike "Jesus fucking Christ!"]]
* Muninn and Huginn fiercely defend Harry in front of the Skyfathers' Council with their most impassioned speech. [[FunetikAksent In very]] [[TheUnintelligible thick Brooklyn accents.]] The main result is absolute bafflement.
-->'''Ra:''' *{{Beat}}* I think I understood about half of that.
* When the White Council demands Dumbledore explain Harry's connection to the Red Son incident, he responds with a letter which Dresden realises is a very politely worded "go fuck yourself"... and which ends with a post-script containing something very important: [[{{Troll}} a recipe for eel pie that the Merlin likes]].
** Ebenezar reveals that the letter also read itself ''out loud.'' In front, it is implied, of the entire Senior Council. [[UpToEleven And then began listing ingredients for eel pie.]]
* Crazy!Strange is, in between being deeply unnerving and his [[MoodSwinger terrifying mood swings]], rather funny in a CloudCuckooLander sort of way - who else would address freaking ''Ra'', a falcon-headed Skyfather treated with respect by all his peers, "Your featheriness"?
** Indeed, there's something rather darkly hilarious about the [[RefugeInAudacity sheer audacity]] of Strange's latest gambit: [[spoiler: use the Tesseract to kidnap the ''entire Council Elite,'' bring them to the Rock of Eternity, which is basically the original Demonreach (Demonreach was based on the notes Agamotto made on the creation of the Rock of Eternity) dialled UpToEleven, give them an absolutely scathing TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, and tell them that either they'll actively assist his plans, stay out of his way, or they'll be trapped there and be used "as a gigantic fucking battery."]]
* Jono's (quite accurate) title for the above: "The Scary Bugger Supreme."
* According to Loki, one of the many side effects from Chthon's temporary emergence in the last book is that Australia's vast amount of extinct giant super dangerous wildlife has been restored and joined the present-day small and medium sized super dangerous wildlife. And the general reaction from the Australian populace is joy, with many attempts to find out how the previously extinct animals taste barbecued.
* When Harry and his absence from Hogwarts is discussed by Ron, Hermione, and the Twins, Ron - who saw Harry's memory of the aged-up Carol during the Pensieve Incident back in ''Child of the Storm'' - gets a CrushBlush and the Twins riff off it mercilessly.
-->'''Fred''': Do my eyes deceive me, or does ickle Ronniekins have a crush, George?
-->'''George''': I think he does, Fred.
-->'''Fred''': Well, we can't fault your taste, Ron, but I wouldn't get your hopes up.
-->'''George''': She's only got eyes for Harry.
-->'''Fred''': And he's only got eyes for her.
-->'''George''': Getting them to admit it is the fun part – they're in denial, you see.
-->'''Fred''': Even still, we're expecting a happy announcement any day now.
-->'''Ron''': Like a wedding?
-->'''George''': [[AskAStupidQuestion No, Ron, like a baby.]]
-->'''Fred''': [[OnSecondThought Though, to be fair,]] [[{{UST}} that wouldn't be particularly surprising either.]]
* The thoroughly adult and responsible Jean is, despite temptation, scrupulous about not abusing her powers. [[NotSoAboveItAll With the exception of the occasional, very childish, and deeply satisfying discreet telekinetic wedgie.]]
* When Maddie innocently assumes that [[EveryoneCanSeeIt Scott is her boyfriend]], Jean vehemently denies it. Maddie's immediate response is an imitation of Jono: "'Luv, this brain does not lie.'"
** When Jean continues to deny it, mentioning her current boyfriend [[JerkJock Duncan Matthews]], Maddie considers this. Then she asks that if Jean doesn't want him, can she have him?
** Jean being repeatedly internally distracted by Gambit's sexy, despite reminding herself that she has a boyfriend.
** Her internal monologue describes one particular smile of his as being one of his 'I-am-gorgeous-and-charming-and-you-love-me' smiles.
* Upon Frigga's remark that humanity's theorised alteration by Yggdrasil is to make them "uniquely able to incorporate outside influences into their DNA," Harry snarks, "Is that what they're calling it now?" Cue Thor and Loki looking at each other and saying in unison, "Tony's fault." Odin, meanwhile, looks disapproving, and Strange is barely suppressing gales of laughter.
** Strange's follow-up is even better.
-->'''Strange''': Think of humanity as reality's universal adapter. Find the right socket, and any plug will do.
-->'''Loki''': That was tasteless.
-->'''Strange''': But true. It's a gift.
** Which leads to Odin irritably asking if Strange is there for any purpose ''other'' than making smart remarks.
** In the following chapter, he notes that he winds up Odin because it's the prerogative of the old to tease the young (which, in comparison to him, [[TimeAbyss Odin]] actually is)... and because he thinks it's funny.
* Harry's response to being told by Strange that eventually he's going to have to face Thanos, with a brief summary of how horrifying Thanos is.
--> Wonderful. Thanks for the heads up. I'll put it in my diary - maybe I can fit him in between Voldemort and [[spoiler: myself as]] a galaxy eating cosmic abomination.
* Strange, naturally, is equal to this, after a [[FascinatingEyebrow raised eyebrow.]]
--> Well, as both a medical professional and a Master of the Mystic Arts, I must say that it is nice to know that your capacity for sarcasm remains undiminished, and, indeed, a constant of the universe.
* Harry Dresden reads ''The Daily Prophet'' mainly for the moving pictures, the novelty value, and the crossword.
* Also, on the events leading to [[spoiler: Surtur's imprisonment.]]
-->'''Thor''': Why do I have the feeling [[ComicBook/DoctorStrange you]] [[MagnificentBastard had something to do with]] [Ván becoming sentient]?
-->'''Strange''': [[TookALevelInCynic Because you are becoming increasingly cynical and suspicious.]] [[DeadpanSnarker I offer you my congratulations.]]
* And Strange's remark on his reputation.
--> Contrary to carefully cultivated popular opinion, I do not, in fact, know everything.
* When trying to explain something involving the Time Stone, he waves it away.
-->'''Strange''': Don't ask. Explaining temporal physics to neophytes is difficult enough to begin with, and it would be considerably more so in this particular scenario.
-->'''Thor''': Neophytes?
-->'''Strange''': I am at least [[spoiler: two hundred]] times your age, Thor Odinson. Be glad that I am not calling you a child.
* Upon hearing that he's going to [[spoiler: have Strange as a mentor]], Harry asks [[spoiler: what Strange is going to teach him.]]
-->'''Strange''': [[CaptainObvious Magic.]]
* And after all he's been told about Thanos and Surtur and his role in events, Harry comments that dourly the only reason he knows it isn't a dream is that even his subconscious doesn't hate him this much. Strange breezily tells him that he'll get used to it.
-->'''Harry''': Oh. Lovely. Something to look forward to.
* Upon calling Harry "Carol's young man," Carol protests. Alison responds innocently that it was merely a turn of phrase, she was "just saying" that Harry is TallDarkAndHandsome, and ''of course'' she knows that Carol only followed Harry into HYDRA's base and talked him down during [[spoiler: his Dark Phoenix rampage]] because they're JustFriends. [[SarcasmMode Of course.]]
* A little TakeThat: [[spoiler: Strange's]] original name was Gwion ap Gwreang. He comments that "all those who don't speak Welsh and have bad head colds are excused from trying to pronounce it." The author is Welsh, so has the relevant NWordPrivileges.
* After getting hugs from Wanda and Diana, [[DeadpanSnarker Strange tells]] [[PhysicalGod Thor and Loki]] [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength that if they're planning to hug him as well, to please be careful of his ribs]].
* Harry's DynamicEntry to Hogwarts: Slamming open the double doors to the Great Hall, causing everyone to be quiet and look up. He walks in and says, [[DeadpanSnarker "Sorry, am I late?"]]
** He then strides across the floor, boots drumming, drawing every eye in the room...and asks if there's any chicken left. It's just such a hilariously ''normal'' question after all he's been through over the past fifteen chapters or so.
* Professor Bach [[spoiler: a.k.a. Doctor Strange in disguise]], discusses summoning rituals, noting that if you do them wrong, and you're very fortunate, you can try again. If you're less fortunate, you may have a problem on your hands, depending on the benevolence of the being in question. If you're completely unsuccessful... [[DeadpanSnarker well,]] [[{{Discworld/Thud}} "being born is the traditional next step."]]
* When discussing famous magical musicians later in the class, there's a nice bit of DramaticIrony when Hermione mentions Taliesin to Professor Bach. [[IncrediblyLamePun Strangely]] enough, they have the exact same name.
* It turns out that the ''Literature/OldKingdom'' series actually exists in-universe, and was based off Nix overhearing a discussion in a pub about a Australian Warden who used bells as foci. The White Council were not pleased. Bach, on the other hand, plainly thinks it's hilarious.
* Uhtred and Diana come to visit Harry at Hogwarts, and announce themselves by means of her flying him up to the classroom window to knock and announce them by shouting "Found you!" Harry promptly introduces his head to his desk.
* When he hears that Doctor Strange is at Hogwarts in disguise, Ron correctly deduces that he must be one of the new professors.
-->'''Ron:''' He's not Professor Zatara, is he?
* The RunningGag of blaming Tony (and Howard) for the corruption of the younger generation has gotten so bad that Bucky, Natasha, and Clint theorize that the Starks aren't a family: They're an infectious disease.
* Bucky notes, in a discussion about the AirVentPassageway, that people be amazed at how many HYDRA bases he's broken into, a point he's apparently previously made to Harry. [[PersonOfMassDestruction Harry]], however, prefers [[DynamicEntry making his]] [[StuffBlowingUp own doorways]]. Or [[RefugeInAudacity using Doctor Strange as a chauffeur.]] As he loftily puts it:
--> "One makes a statement, the other is economical."
** Which is then followed by this exchange, [[CallBack calling back]] to the Battle of London at the end of ''Child of the Storm''.
-->'''Uhtred''': [[CallBack And when it comes to crippling HYDRA flying fortresses,]] [[GrievousHarmWithABody you believe in using their own dismembered undead giants as living weapons.]] Or would that be unliving weapons?
-->'''Harry''': [[ARareSentence You know, I think that that question has never previously come up.]]
-->'''Bucky''': [[DeadpanSnarker You’d be amazed.]] [[NoodleIncident And wrong.]]
* Over at the Xavier Institute, the snark flows as freely as ever. Hank gathers the staff together and asks for their opinions on something, which will hopefully prove that he's not mad.
-->'''Logan''': 'Round here? Who'd notice the difference?
** Even Xavier finds it ActuallyPrettyFunny.
** When Hank is getting angry over discussing the things Sinister has done, Logan tells him that [[HypocriticalHumor getting angry won't solve anything]]. Everyone stares at him incredulously, and he tacks on "unless there's someone to take it out on".
* The following bit of conversation, in which Diana and Hermione [[{{Troll}} pretend to completely misunderstand Harry]]:
-->'''Harry''': Diana, [[TheEmpath you can tell better than pretty much anyone]] that I think about [[HeterosexualLifePartners Ron]] and [[AnchoredShip Carol]] in very different ways.
-->'''Hermione''': Oh? Has something happened between the two of you that I've missed?
-->'''Harry''': What? No, no, we're just friends.
-->'''Hermione''': Then if you're just friends with Carol, that raises the question about your feelings for Ron. Is there something you want to tell me, Harry?
* A RunningGag in the canon ''Harry Potter'' books was the inedible nature of [[LethalChef Hagrid's]] rock cakes. Even Diana can only politely force down one, before refusing more with a wan smile. Uhtred, however, wolfs them down and declares them to be delicious, to the barely veiled incredulity of everyone else present.
* Dumbledore pulling a StealthHiBye on Harry's group, causing all of them (except Bucky) to jump in surprise. Which in Diana's case is noted as being about 15 feet into the air.
* He then tells Harry that he wants to talk to him after dinner. Harry's automatic response?
--> Whatever it is, Professor, I didn't do it.
* Draco's [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] of all of the {{Contrived Coincidence}}s in Harry's life:
-->'''Draco:''' Harry, [[MagnificentBastard Doctor]] [[TimeMaster Strange]] is heavily involved in your life. [[ThereAreNoCoincidences I am not sure if, for you, coincidence still exists.]]
-->'''Harry''': [[DeadpanSnarker Allow me to cling on to my delusions a little while longer, please?]]
** Strange, naturally, seems to find this hilarious.
* When Dracula is introduced, it's mentioned that he owns several homes, and that almost none of them are stereotypical isolated Gothic castles whose hallways are filled with cobwebs, candles, and shambling servants named either [[TheIgor Igor]] or [[TheRenfield Renfield]]. They're conspicuous, and they leak (the homes, that is, not the servants. One hopes).
* [[Creator/NimbusLlewelyn The author]] cheerfully lampshading his habit of trying to put too much in one chapter.
* Upon meeting Magneto again, Harry's first remark is that at least [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown it's going better than their last meeting]].
* Xavier's TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to [[spoiler: Essex]], carrying shades of [[Film/StarWarsTheLastJedi Luke Skywalker]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime the Tenth Doctor.]]
-->'''Xavier''': Remarkable.
-->'''Essex''': Remarkable?
-->'''Xavier''': You are. You are a brilliant scientist, Essex and a powerful telepath. You have, by your own account, worked with the likes of Weapon X and the Red Room for decades. You have accrued a level of knowledge and experience that is perhaps unparalleled. But for all that brilliance, after all that time, there is one truly remarkable thing about you, which surpasses all others.
-->'''Essex''': What is that?
-->'''Xavier''': You are ''extraordinarily'' stupid.
-->'''Essex''': [[FlatWhat ...What?]]
-->'''Xavier''': Ignorant on a scale that beggars belief.
* When Strange tells him that he'll see Harry in the entrance hall at eight, Harry asks [[ExactWords if Strange wants him awake, dressed, and ready to go at eight,]] [[TheGadfly or whether he'll find himself there at eight whether or not he wants to, no matter what state of dress he's in, and whether or not he's even awake.]]
* Strange tells Harry that while he would be happy to take Harry into the past or future for a lesson, he draws the line at building a TARDIS. Which, as Harry notes, implies that he ''could.''
* Magneto's entirely deadpan ShoutOut: [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo "Curses. Foiled again. If only if it wasn't for you, you meddling child."]] Like the Zemo example above, not only is the quote itself funny, but even funnier is the idea that TheDreaded LivingLegend is also familiar with a children's TV show.
* In the aftermath of Harry telling Hermione and Ron about [[spoiler: the Red Son and Dark Phoenix]], Doctor Strange decided to give him a book to express his opinion on how he did it: "Blood Magic for Morons".
** In typical [[TheOmniscient Strange]] fashion, the book was presumably given ''well before Harry had actually done the deed.''
* Harry has a half-hour long conversation with Carol about his worries over how Hermione and Ron are going to take his revelations and about his dark side, and Carol tells him he ought not to put himself down so much. Then she reveals Harry had accidentally made it a video call, which means she has been seeing his ear for the entire conversation.
* Harry, while learning about vampires and training with Bucky and Magneto, is so busy that even Hermione whole-heartedly approves of his taking constructive breaks. Then it turns out that his idea of "constructive breaks" is setting up nightly marathons of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and getting ''all of Gryffindor House'' addicted.
** This also prompts Harry to call her Willow. Hermione replies that he's more of a Buffy, and points that the best fit for Angel is Bucky. Harry replies he fits the Angel model too, and Hermione fires back with "Which leaves Carol as your Buffy, I suppose?" Harry promptly, and wisely, shuts up.
*** There's also his InsaneTrollLogic that he uses to try and justify his watching Buffy, including quoting [[Film/ThePrincessBride The Princess Bride]] and the fact that it has "vampire" in the title. Hermione isn't having any of it.
*** And then it turns out that this logic was actually ''justified'', as Wanda points out that it actually is relevant - it depicts Grey Court vampires remarkably accurately in terms of abilities, knack for blending in with humanity, and mixing of technology and mysticism (something that embraces Red Court vampires too), accurately enough that both the Grey and Red Courts tried to prevent it from ever being made. Which led to Wanda stopping them and serving as a technical consultant. Harry is gobsmacked by both of these, admitting that he really hadn't thought it through that far.
* When Ron and Hermione get into their [[BelligerentSexualTension argument]] ''du jour'' over Fleur's effect on the former, Harry briefly considers telling them to get a room, but chooses not to, seeing that Hermione would probably try to flay him alive.
* Harry falls asleep on the Great Hall table, and Ron, trying to catch his attention, elbows him. [[GilliganCut Five minutes later]], Dumbledore and [=McGonagall=] are cleaning themselves up, "Professor Bach" is almost crying with laughter, several students are in certainly strange states (including Seamus Finnegan regrowing his eyebrows [[RunningGag for the seventeenth time]]), and [=McGonagall=] icily points out she knows Dumbledore took advantage of the chaos to send a tidal wave of jam at Cornelius Fudge. Dumbledore looks "conspicuously and suspiciously innocent."
* Harry indirectly alludes to the brief dismembering of Gravemoss in the finale of ''Child of the Storm'' and how he got the strategy from ''Buffy''. Hermione considers this a step too far, even for him. His reply is golden:
-->'''Harry:''' Hermione. I realise that you may have trouble believing it, but just ask yourself one question: Am I mad enough to use a strategy from a tv show to defeat – or rather, temporarily dismember – an insane elven necromancer as powerful as my uncle, who was well on the way to becoming the host to an EldritchAbomination?
-->'''Hermione:''' ... God help me, you are.
-->'''Harry:''' Told you. And it worked, by the way. Granted, all we really managed was to make him someone else's problem, but I'm reliably informed that Wanda's boyfriend, Harry Dresden, [[ARareSentence accidentally forged a bit of his soul into a magic holy lightsabre and cut off the necromancer's arm.]] Permanently, I mean. He kept growing them back, before.
-->'''Hermione:''' ...
-->'''Harry''': What? It happened. Wanda told me and Rhodey, Colonel Rhodes, confirmed it. Admittedly, Rhodey looked a bit like he wanted to drink until he forgot how insane his life was, but Tony says he usually looks like that, so it's okay.
-->'''Hermione''': I'm just amazed you managed to say that with a straight face.
-->'''Harry''': Natasha taught me. It's a useful skill.
-->'''Hermione''': I'm sure.
* Harry warns his fellow students that if anyone enters his name in the Goblet of Fire, he will ensure that [[ShoutOut they spend the rest of their lives thinking]] [[Film/XMen they're a five-year-old girl. And he'll get Ginny to braid their hair.]]
* Harry's reaction when [[InSpiteOfANail his name comes out as the fourth champion in the Triwizard Tournament]]. It's implied to be less surprise, and [[SeenItAll more disgust and weary resignation.]]
-->'''Harry Thorson:''' Oh, for [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]]'s sake.
* Carol seems to have picked up her great-grandpa's "[[SophisticatedAsHell I-am-Captain-America-and-shit-is-getting-real-so-do-as-I-say]]" voice.
* A little later, she makes the inevitable pun:
-->'''Stevie:''' Oh, you're not serious.
-->'''Carol''': Nah. Sirius is a guy.
* The above is in reference to how she's about to hurdle the turnstiles while trying to escape from [[spoiler: Dracula's]] strike team, and whilst carrying Stevie in one arm. At the same time, Stevie's reactions to the more insane parts of the escape attempt are pure gold.
--> ''Whyyyyyyyyyyyohgodohgodareyoucrazy?!''
--> ''Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaohgodnotagain!''
* The reactions of the Wardens to discovering that Wanda is Dresden's girlfriend is good for a laugh in - and out - of universe. While Yoshimo almost chokes on her beer, Kowalski stares in astonishment and Ramirez lets out a low whistle, [[TheStoic Morgan]] goes completely white and looks like he's having a stroke.
-->'''Dresden''': I didn't laugh in his face. Much.
** Even Wanda seems to enjoy the joke, telling the Wardens that "[[UnusualEuphemism he's got her number.]]"
* Carol's [[ShutUpHannibal interrupting]] of Syrus' rant about people all being owned is a subtly awesome moment, but it's also hilarious that she dismisses it as his "evil hipster riff."
* When Hermione and Ron are trying to insist that they come along with Harry and Bucky to rescue Carol, Harry casually reveals that they've already left, and the other two are talking to a mental illusion.
* Stevie, upon seeing a series of explosions, asks what the hell that was, and is answered in typical DeadpanSnarker fashion.
-->[[spoiler: '''Gambit:''']] That the hell was me, ''mon petit.''
* Upon hearing that [[spoiler: Dracula]] is coming for her, Carol immediately insists that she go somewhere that no one else will get hurt. Harry snarks that if he were to say that, she would tell him that he's being stupid, that ChronicHeroSyndrome is his shtick, and to stop infringing.
* Uhtred and Diana seem to be developing a bit of a StraightManAndWiseGuy dynamic, while Carol is the OnlySaneWoman:
-->'''Carol''': *to Gambit* So. Who've you brought to the party?
-->'''Logan''': [[ScreamingWarrior *bestial roar*]]
-->'''Uhtred''': ''[[LargeHam HAVE AT THEE, FOUL WRAITHS! TASTE THE WRATH OF ASGARD!]]''
-->'''Diana''': [[DissonantSerenity Technically, they aren't wraiths. More revenants, I would say.]]
-->'''Carol''': *sighs* Never mind. I think I've guessed.
* Dresden's neat summary of events on his end, between his meeting the Wardens and Wanda at Mac's, and his being ambushed by Grevane, then beaten up/semi-tortured by Cassius, divvying things up into 'Good', 'Bad', and 'Bad. So very, very Bad'.
** He also remarks internally when explaining who Cassius is and why he hates him. Cassius was a Denarian, Fallen Angel collaborator, who pulled an ISurrenderSuckers on Dresden and two [[KnightInShiningArmour Knights of the Cross]] and gloated about torturing a friend of theirs. Harry's understated way of putting what happened verges on BlackComedy.
--> They turned the other cheek. They're good men. Cassius exploited that. [[AntiHero I'm not a good man.]] [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique I turned the other baseball bat instead.]]
* When discussing Harry Dresden's plan to [[spoiler: raise an undead T-rex]], Magneto notes that while it's a pretty good idea, it's also completely insane.
-->'''Magneto''': Which is not a criticism, you understand.
-->'''Dresden''': From you, that's not as reassuring as it was probably intended to be.
* [[spoiler: Peter Parker]], turned into a part-vampire but free of Dracula's control, begins asking questions about what kind of vampire he is (and begs to be told it's not the ''Twilight'' kind). Upon being told ''Buffy'' is the best comparison, he's relieved, then asks if he has to wear black and be broody.
** Note that all this is happening [[CasualDangerDialogue during the middle of a fight with the other vampires]].
-->'''Vampire''': Do. You. Ever. ''Shut. Up?!''
-->'''Harry''': I don't really know him that well, but I'm guessing not.
** When [[spoiler: Peter]] says he feels reassured by the fact that Harry has a plan, Diana snarks that if he knew anything about [[CrazyEnoughToWork Harry's plans]], he wouldn't be.
** Harry then zooms off in a rage when he senses [[spoiler: vampire!Dudley]] attacking the others.
-->'''[[spoiler: Peter]]''': [[ComicallyMissingThePoint ... Is that the plan?]]
* Wanda sees Corpsetaker's attempted CarFu sneak-attack against the Wardens. Cowl having used the distraction to sucker-punch her means that she's too woozy to do anything. She then sees [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Sue the Zombie T-Rex]] crush the car and devour its ghoul driver, something that even for someone who's more or less SeenItAll and functions as a general OnlySaneWoman, is a bit of a shock - she has to pinch herself to make sure she isn't seeing things.
-->'''Wanda''': This is it. It's finally happened. I've finally gone ''completely'' mad.
** A Zombie T-Rex is awesome. A ''polka-powered'' Zombie T-Rex is awesome and hilarious.
*** [[CrazyAwesome Nimbus]] even had to put in a NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer to assure his readers that no, [[NotMeThisTime for once,]] it wasn't his idea.
** And once she's got a little composure back...
-->'''Wanda''': When I suggested you upgrade [[TheAllegedCar your car,]] this isn't quite what I had in mind.
* Harry Dresden, slayer of dragons, let us hear your fearsome battle-cry:
-->'''Dresden:''' ''FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!''
** For context, Selene [[ScaledUp had turned into a colossal wingless dragon]], and the plan to stop her involved Wanda catapulting Dresden through the air onto her back, with a spear-head attached to his staff, while Wanda pins Selene's jaws to the ground to ensure ease of spearing. Relatively speaking.
** And just after he sees her transform, his immediate response?
--> [[ShoutOut ... I'm gonna need a bigger dinosaur.]]
** Also, right before he spears Selene's draconic form in the neck, he briefly thinks it should be [[KnightInShiningArmour his friend Michael Carpenter]] doing it. Funnily enough, Michael actually ''has'' slain a dragon before.
-->'''Wanda''': *strained* Harry!
-->'''Dresden:''' [[Film/ThePrincessBride You rush a dragon slayer, you get rubbish slaying!]]
* While fighting Voldemort:
-->'''Dresden:''' So, what brings you to my fair city, your lordship? The weather? The architecture? The world-renowned deep-dish pizza?
-->'''Voldemort:''' Oh, nothing much. Merely ensuring that my mistress achieves her goals.
-->'''Dresden:''' So, wait, you're her lackey? Man, that's a step down from being the terror of Britain. Or, you know, terror of the bits that had actually heard of you.
* His name for the necromancers: [[Music/TheBeatles Sergeant Kemmler's Lonely Hearts Club Band]].
* Apparently, [[PopCulturedBadass Strange]] made Wanda memorize the EvilOverlordList. And he may have written it.
* When Morgan asks for news about the battleground, Dresden sheepishly admits Selene [[ARareSentence ate his dinosaur]]. Morgan visibly struggles to stave a headache as he mutters "what a world we live in now".
* Alison (and Bucky) continue their fine tradition of CasualDangerDialogue in the midst of fighting eldritch horrors, as does Harry.
-->'''Dracula:''' You think this is a ''JOKE?!'' Do you have any idea how long I waited for this chance, how carefully I planned, what it has cost me to arrange this?!
-->'''Harry:''' Respectively, yes. No. No. Don't care.
* When Carol accidentally hurts Harry's wounded shoulder, he snarks that it's okay, he's got a spare one.
* While tracking a panicking Gambit on a train, the group of Harry, Carol, Steve, Thor and Wanda are all crowded into a single Economy class car. Carol ends up elbowing Steve repeatedly, including in [[GroinAttack one spot]] that has [[ShareTheMalePain Harry and Thor wincing in sympathy]].
** When [[spoiler: Jesus]] is revealed to have tagged along, Carol laughs in disbelief until [[MyGodYouAreSerious she realizes it's really who she thinks it is]].
** [[spoiler: Jesus]] refers to the banter between Harry and Carol as flirting. They both deny it, complaining how no one ever listens to their denials, with Steve saying that they ''do'' listen, [[EveryoneCanSeeIt they just don't believe them]].
* According to Wanda, back when she was a teenager she was really into ''Theatre/WestSideStory'', but couldn't go to a live performance due to her PowerIncontinence at the time. Eventually, as a present, Strange arranged for their own private live performance by calling in some favors from the Sidhe, blackmailing some demons, and used Mindless Ones as the backup dancers - the latter a direct homage to the [[http://ooccomicpages.tumblr.com/image/15672217809 'Dance, critters' scene]] from ''ComicBook/NextWave''. Upon hearing this Harry, who admits that by now [[SeenItAll nothing really catches him off guard anymore]], can only stare in disbelief.
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