Ron The Death Eater / Harry Potter

"No." he said meanly. "I don’t give a darn what Voldemort does to Draco. not after how much he misbehaved in school especially with YOU Enoby." he said while he frowned looking at me. "Besides I never liked him that much anyway."
—"Albert Dumblydore" (in one of the more extreme examples of this trope), My Immortal

Harry Potter gives us the Trope Namer, Ron Weasley. Ron is Overshadowed by Awesome, first by growing up with several talented older brothers, then by hanging around with The Chosen One Harry and Teen Genius Hermione. In canon, he has many opportunities to become The Resenter, but he overcomes this and remains loyal to his friends. Fanon, however, likes to think he'd go off the deep end and betray them. Sometimes this is just because he's in the way of a preferred ship; other times he's Flanderized into such a Butt Monkey that the writer thinks he has no redeeming features. And sometimes the author just wants to experiment with an Alternate Universe.

This page, however, encompasses all examples from Harry Potter where a good character in canon turns to evil.


Examples, in alphabetical order by fic title:

  • In 3 Slytherin Marauders, Ron, Hermione, Sirius, and Lupin are all introduced as Jerkasses but seem to get better in later chapters. The real winner, though, is Neville, who has become The Resenter and an Unknown Rival to Harry. Dumbledore is also revealed to have bound Dudley's magic, keeping him a Muggle, and paid Vernon to abuse Harry — just so that he could execute a Big Damn Heroes moment, save Harry from the abuse, and get a 100%-loyal soldier in the fight against evil.
  • In the Alternate Universe Fic 893, Dumbledore is a senile idiot with too much on his plate, and his xenophobia and ethnocentrism does nothing to endear him to the Yakuza-raised Harry Potter he wants to control. Also Ron is Flanderized into a pointlessly jealous Jerkass.
  • In Abandon and its sequel Reclaim, Ron rapes Hermione on her birthday, getting her pregnant. He also explodes a glass in Ginny's face and attempts to poison Harry. During the summer Dudley and his buddies gangrape Harry. Dumbledore had Vernon under Imperius so that he would molest Harry from a young age in order to "teach Harry his place in the world." Later Dumbledore sends a killing curse at Harry unmindful of the young child Harry has rescued from the battle.
  • In Abandoned To The Cold, the Dursleys make Harry go through such extreme abuse that if he was normal, he’d be dead. He goes a week without food or water, Dudley gives him piss to drink, and as a Christmas tradition every year Vernon and Dudley torture Harry with knives, skinning him alive. Harry mentions that the only thing Uncle Vernon doesn't do is pimp him out, and that's only because it hasn't occurred to him yet. Dumbledore is fully aware of the abuse and encourages it to happen. Dumbledore also routinely brainwashes Harry with Legilimency, implanting feelings of worthlessness so that Harry will be willing to kill himself later for the sake of Dumbledore's plan.
  • Aspirations changes the usual "Evil Ginny" scenario by having Hermione turn on Harry after his name comes out of the Goblet of Fire. When he gets together with Ginny, she tries to use a love potion on her (which doesn't work because Harry manages to resist its influence) and then begins to learn dark magic. Naturally, she goes rather mad from that, but after an attempt to kill Ginny (which backfires — literally), she has a What Have I Become? moment and is Put on a Bus. Her behaviour is later retconned into being not herself; it's not clearly explained. Ron, meanwhile, is just a bigger jerk than in the books, and tries to help Hermione just to spite Harry.
  • In Bad Blood Will Out, Molly Weasley and Dumbledore have been poisoning Harry with a potion to keep him dumb and compliant and a slave for Dumbledore. Ron was only pretending to be Harry's friend and drops the act as soon as it becomes obvious that the potion is no longer affecting Harry.
  • In the likely Troll Fic Becoming Female, joining the Death Eaters is just the Start of Darkness of "that sexist idiot Ron Raper".
    "Who would've thought that we'd be hoping for Voldemort to save us?" I said. "I guess it goes to show how evil Ron is that Voldie doesn't seem so bad anymore."
  • In The Black Bunny, the Order of the Phoenix goes nuts after the death of Dumbledore. The story begins with Harry wanting nothing more to do with them after the Order slaughtered most of the Slytherin kids and blamed it on Death Eater attacks.
  • In A Black Prince Rises, Harry is revealed to really be the son of Voldemort and Bellatrix Lestrange; the Potters stole him and raised them as their own. Sirius here is a Death Eater who really did betray the Potters, Ginny is an evil minion, and Molly and Dumbledore try to weaken and entrap Harry with potions and magical bindings.
  • In the Marvel Cinematic Universe Crossover Blended Blood, Harry is now Loki's son. After Harry defeats Voldemort, Dumbledore throws a severing curse at Harry's back in a blatant attempt to kill him. All for "the greater good", of course.
  • In Blinded By Their Hatred, Ron and Hermione blind Harry with dark magic, attempt a botched castration, and let him overhear a staged conversation designed to make him think that his lover committed suicide.
  • In Blood Matters, Harry turns out to really be the Malfoys' child (his resemblance to James Potter is explained by Dumbledore using a Glamour Charm). Ron and the Weasleys do not take kindly to this discovery; Ginny is the only one to reach out to him, largely because she refuses to accept the truth. The Malfoys, on the other hand, realize that they've been mistreating their own son all this time and are willing to adopt him and treat him right.
  • Bonded shows Dumbledore leaving Harry with the Dursleys even when they try to kill him as a child. His plan of defeating Voldemort amounts to getting Ginny to have a child with Harry, letting Harry die, and then letting the weeping widow raise a heroic child who will avenge his death. As for the Dursleys' abuse, this is from the first two paragraphs:
    Less than half an hour later his uncle who burnt his tongue on a gulp of hot coffee then proceeded to pound the child repeatedly for half an hour leaving him unconscious with a broken left arm and bruises to 80% of his body. He left the right arm unbroken so the boy could do his chores.
  • In The Bone Man, Dumbledore and the good guys are all Card Carrying Villains who cackle evilly at the thought of abusing Harry and arrange the deaths of students they don't like. Voldemort and his Death Eaters are okay dudes in comparison, even if they are more than a little insane.
  • Broken is a twist on the manipulative!Dumbledore story in that Dumbledore was pulling a Zero-Approval Gambit, pushing Harry to hate him and rebel so that he would enter a neutrality pact with Voldemort. This subtly works to redeem Voldemort and the Dark in the process, and so brings peace to the Wizarding World.
  • Child Of Grace uses this, along with "alternate universe female Harry" and "Ron hates Harry for not being in Gryffindor". It gives us Holly Potter, a girl who swings between being a Purity Sue and a Jerk Sue and who begins the tale sitting out in the snow while the Dursleys are inside eating dinner. She is quickly established to be skinny, frightened by anyone touching her, heavily black and blue under her clothes from the beatings, and will curtsy to all strangers because the Dursleys had had such manners "all but beaten into her".
  • Some of the stories featured in this collection of Harmonian one-shots use this. Surprisingly however, it is not the Weasleys who bear the brunt of it. In the final short story, Dumbledore is made guilty of stealing more than eight million galleons from Harry's bank vault at Gringotts, an offense so great he and his accomplice Snape are executed on Harry's first day at Hogwarts. Despite this, Dumbledore still comes off as better than the heroes.
  • In Comeuppance, Dumbledore is an uber-manipulative control freak, and Hermione is his two-faced, spying sidekick. The Weasley family, however, are portrayed as the most loyal of friends.
  • In the Pandora Hearts crossover Cursed Green Eyes, Harry was found guilty of murdering Cedric at the end of Goblet of Fire, expelled from Hogwarts, relieved of his wand, and sent back to his relatives to basically live under house arrest. Only Ginny believes Harry is innocent. Harry's relatives get fed up with his existence and murder him, but he is reborn as Jack Vessalius. The fanfiction mostly centers around bashing Snape/Oswald, while he bashes himself for being so naive.
  • In the Marvel Universe crossover CyberTech: War of the Worlds, Harry's sister, Amanda, is the Girl-Who-Lived, and Harry is sent to the Dursleys. Amanda is pictured normal but oppressed by Dumbledore. The Dursleys are arrested in the beginning of the story for the usual reasons. The Potters seem to be evil at first, but then it turns out Dumbledore has been controlling them. By the time of the sequel: Molly and Ron are in prison, with Ron in some kind of relationship with Blob and Molly still refusing to believe Dumbledore could do anything wrong, Lily is with Psylocke, Dumbledore is in a padded cell after being cursed to dream about the suffering he caused, and Voldemort is in therapy after sharing the cell with Dumbledore. And it is shown in such a manner that it's difficult not to pity him.
  • Dark Secrets presents an example of literal Ron the Death Eater, though it's for the sake of the Draco/Mary Sue ship rather than Draco/Hermione. Also NSFW.
  • In The Darkness Series, Dumbledore manipulated everyone with a fake prophecy, and he's been trying to get Harry killed since his birth.
  • Dear Family, Jump Off A Cliff is a Wrong Boy Who Lived story with a twist; even the Wrong Twin Who Lived gets fed up with the way James, Lily, Sirius, Dumbledore and his followers are treating Harry.
  • In Death Is Mine, Harry is wrongly imprisoned in Azkaban, and it takes his so-called friends ten years to even try and get him a trial. Dumbledore and the Weasleys have been stealing from Harry's vault, and Arthur and Molly are using part of that money to send Ginny (who is around 8 years old at this time) to courtesan school so she may learn the art of seduction and become a perfect wife for Harry. Also Arthur Weasley disowns the twins for being good sports and showing any support for a Malfoy.
  • In the Hellsing crossover Death's Visage, Vernon Dursley is a rapist and a Domestic Abuser. Dumbledore is secretly a manipulative Knight Templar who tries to bind Harry's powers because they're "too dark"; he is aware of the Dursleys' abuse, but he wants Harry to stay with them "for the good of the wizarding world". And when Harry is sorted into Slytherin, Ron becomes The Bully.
  • In A Demon's Mate, Cedric becomes a Bastard Boyfriend to Harry in an instance of Derailing Love Interests. The text also casually refers to Dumbledore as "a pedophile" (though since it's from Voldemort's Point of View this may be a case of Unreliable Narrator).
  • In the Devil May Cry Crossover Devil's Ascension, the Dursleys beat the then four-year old Harry regularly until he was rescued. Then some eleven years later, Dumbledore forces Ginny Weasley to be possessed by Tom Riddle's diary again in order to "test" Harry Sarda when his other attempts at controlling him fail.
  • In DID You Hear The Rabbit Cry, Harry has Dissociative Identity Disorder due to the abuse he received from the Dursleys. As well as the canonical emotional abuse, it's also physical (from Vernon) and sexual (from Petunia).
  • In A Different Destiny Dumbledore is the Big Bad and is manipulative to the point that Voldemort never existed in this universe. He created a boogeyman against whom he could unite the Wizarding World under his control. Tom Riddle was real — a Slytherin boy who knew too much and was trapped in a diary for that. Dumbledore himself attacked the Potters, but he deliberately kept Harry alive as well as James to be his pawn. He also bound Harry's magic and paid the Gryffindors (and later Luna Lovegood) to spy on him.
  • In Do Not Meddle In The Affairs Of Wizards, Ginny is a Yandere who stalks Harry to an insane degree, nearly kills Luna (albeit accidentally) for the high crime of being kissed on the cheek by Harry, and gets pregnant with Harry's child using a potion to attempt to trap Harry into marriage. Everybody expects Harry to instantly forgive them for what they did, many in an Entitled Bastard way. Also Dumbledore is obsessed with controlling every aspect of Harry's life, especially since Harry has unlocked God-like powers. The only canon characters that get saved are Remus (who died while trying to prove Harry's innocence), Luna (who knew Harry was innocent but nobody listened to her), the twins (who planned to support Harry but their parents prevented them from even approaching Harry) and Hagrid (somewhat: he thought Harry was innocent, but never spoke aloud about his support for Harry, and actually prevented Lupin from being at Harry's trial on Dumbledore's orders).
  • In Donahue, the Potters are still alive — and they're huge Jerkasses. James in particular is portrayed as a half-insane Knight Templar who fanatically hates all things "dark". The Potters abandoned Harry with the Dursleys as a child without any sort of explanation, fully expecting he'd be abused there (they hadn't considered that Petunia might take pity on the boy Lily abandoned and decide the best revenge would be to raise him right). Then, just as suddenly, the Potters force Harry to leave his Muggle family even though he had grown up to be happy and well-adjusted there.
  • Done to many characters who were already unpleasant in canon in the controversial Dumbledore's Army and the Year of Darkness, indeed forming a large part of why the story is so controversial.
    • Severus Snape, who in the books was a very, very effective Reverse Mole who through all his sadist teaching legitimately tried to protect as many students as possible from the Death Eaters, is here shown to thoroughly enjoy his position as Death Eater-appointed Headmaster of Hogwarts. He attempts to assassinate Neville, hires the former Dragon to Grindelwald as school disciplinarian, and when a Slytherin student defects to the good guys, it's strongly implied he has the boy's entire family killed. He still turns out to be a mole here, but this is simply treated as the final insult; that someone so horrible could still be remembered as a hero simply for nominally siding against someone even worse. This essay by the author interprets him as an unrepentant sociopath looking for an excuse to murder and torture students.
    • Crabbe and Goyle have their Smash Mook characterization taken Up to Eleven and become torturers and rapists.
    • Even the crotchety janitor Mr. Filch is shown to have joined the Carrows as a school Torture Technician.
    • Two minor characters, John Dawlish and Albert Runcorn, also receive passing mentions as having literally joined the Death Eaters; in the books they're Umbridge's henchmen, which is plenty bad, but there's no indication they serve anyone but the Ministry.
  • In Eclipse of an Archangel, James and Lily forgot that Harry exists because they thought that his Jerkass OC brother was the boy who lived, Dumbledore is a manipulative idiot, and Ron is also a Jerkass.
  • The Elfen Lied Crossover Elfen Song strips Snape of any complexity so that he becomes a total monster and loyal minion of Voldemort who is merely driven by psychotic urges and his unrequited vengeance lust for James Potter that he redirects towards his son. Oh and Hermione kills puppies for fun.
  • In Emancipation, Ron is a lazy idiot who only hangs out with Harry for the fame and has a pathological hatred for all things "dark."
  • Embers Of Dusk is another wrong boy-who-lived story where James, Lily, and Sirius are neglectful and abusive towards Harry until Dumbledore decides that rather than having Harry around to grow up as The Resenter, they should instead wipe his memories and send him to live at a Muggle orphanage. Harry ends up at Wool's. Nice Job Breaking It "Heroes".
  • In Empire Dumbledore is the ultimate evil of the story. He left Harry to be abused by the Dursleys so that he could "save" him later, framed Sirius Black, and made sure the Potters' will was lost. Voldemort was merely his Unwitting Pawn, and it's implied that Dumbledore was somehow behind Voldemort's madness. Later, when Sirius begins to disrupt Dumbledore's plans, he tries to get Snape to poison him.
  • In the parody Every Betrayed!Harry Fic Ever: The Short Version, Dumbledore is a Card-Carrying Villain with Molly as his evil minion.
  • Exhibit A does this to the entire Order of the Phoenix (except for Snape) when they decide the best way to get Harry to manifest "the power the Dark Lord knows not" is to induce a Traumatic Superpower Awakeningi.e., torture and rape him for two years.
  • In the Dark!Harry Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic Crossover Eye Of The Storm, Harry is a descendent of Darth Revan and Bastilla Shan, and his true parents were Voldemort and Bellatrix Lestrange. Neville and his family are descendents of Mandalore, he was merely pretending to be an ineffective, weak, Nice Guy, and he is in fact a Bad Ass Proud Warrior Race Guy who has been trained from birth to serve as The Dragon to Revan's Heir, Dark!Harry/Darth Giudizio. Hermione decides she's cool with Harry going dark as long as she's with him. Dumbledore binds Harry's magic so that he's practically a squib, and Ron arranges for the death of Sirius Black in an attempt to control Harry; after getting away with this murder, Ron spontaneously develops a God Complex. Ron is pretty much a Card-Carrying Villain in this fic, and his actions disgust even Sith Lords. Ron wants Hermione to be his Sex Slave (and puts an innocent Ginny under Imperius to seduce Harry away from Hermione). And even though Ron is said to be a pathetic loser, he is able to overpower Hermione twice despite Hermione having allegedly taken a level in Badass in order to become Dark!Harry/Darth Giudizio's Queen of the Sith. By the end of the story, Voldemort comes off as far nicer than Harry because while Voldie genuinely cares about his son, Harry repays him with a sudden and inevitable betrayal.
  • In Faery Heroes, quite a few characters who aren't Harry, Hermione, and Luna get this treatment:
    • Dumbledore actively arranges for Snape to overhear the original prophecy, hoping that it would lead to either the Potters' or Longbottoms' murder. He felt he could make Harry or Neville "broken, passive, to accept their roles as martyrs for the Greater Good".
    • Ginny is an obsessive Stalker with a Crush who attempts to sneak Harry love potions and break up his relationships with Hermione and Luna.
    • Molly regularly steals money from Harry's Gringotts vault, assists Ron and Ginny in attempting to dose Hermione and Harry with love potions, and is implied to have done exactly that to Arthur at least once.
    • Snape is a sadist who arranges for and participates in the kidnapping, gangrape, and murder of a Muggle couple in order to gain favor with the Death Eaters, and says of Lily, "What use would a Mudblood slag have besides serving her betters on her back?".
    • Ron, of course, is flanderized the most. He's a chronically stupid, pathologically lazy, monstrously selfish, petty, jealous waste of humanity. In an Alternate Timeline, he betrays the Order of the Phoenix to the Death Eaters to get revenge on Harry for getting together with Hermione. He routinely bullies and harasses students when he is made a prefect, and he expresses a desire to rape Hermione after Dumbledore drugs her with a love potion. For this, he is put under a curse that causes constant bad luck, suffers genital mutilation at Dobby's hands, and is finally murdered by Luna directly in "poetic justice" for his actions in the alternate timeline.
  • Done literally in Fidelius. The trope is ultimately subverted, as Ron is a Double Agent.
  • In The Final Hiding Place, Dumbledore framed Tom Riddle for everything that's happened in the series.
  • In the Durarara!! Crossover Game of the Future, Harry has been manipulated emotionally by Dumbledore (rather than the usual suspects: love potions, compulsory charms, and the like), to make him naive as possible. Ron and Hermione spy on him for Dumbledore as well. However, Hermione undergoes a Heel–Face Turn and spills the beans to Harry; after a confrontation with Ron, Harry goes into hiding. Nine years later, Snape finds Harry living in Japan as an information broker by the name of one Izaya Orihara; his only interest in the Wizarding World is to manipulate it. (Ron, in the meantime, has been beating up Hermione in a typical showing of this trope). Harry overhears Dumbledore's plan to sacrifice him to Voldemort, which turns him to darkness and causes him to have some issues.
  • In the likely Troll Fic Genesis:
    • Uncle Vernon regularly gifts Harry with lashes and cigarette burns. The caretakers at Tom's orphanage also regularly whip, rape, and cannibalize their students. Dumbledore also completely ignores regular abuse (including gangrape) at Hogwarts.
    • Dumbledore also bound Petunia's magic to make her a Squib, tried to brainwash Harry into killing himself (although whether he did so knowingly is disputed), and tried to force Harry to marry (and be bound to) Ginny regardless of the fact that he's already married to Bellatrix, Tonks, and his own mother.
    • In the story's climax, Voldemort reveals his Freudian Excuse — that he was gang-raped by Muggle-born students. Nobody cares, and McGonagall just tells him to shut up.
    • Inverted with Lily Potter, who due to some Timey-Wimey Ball thing is not a Muggle-born, but rather the daughter of Grindelwald, who was actually Hitler. She's Affably Evil, which is better than the rest of the protagonists. James, meanwhile, is a dick for effectively raping Lily using Imperius, and the same Timey-Wimey Ball means he's not Harry's father — Harry is. It's that kind of story.
  • In The Ghost of Lily Potter, Ginny uses Polyjuice Potion to pose as Harry's mother while insulting Snape and telling him no one could ever love him, Imperiuses three male Slytherins into raping Harry in an attempt to make him "stop being gay", and molests him in the hospital wing afterwards.
  • The Girl Who Lived does this in a truly bizarre fashion. At first, Ron is more or less his canon self, but as the story progresses, most of his good moments are handed off to Hermione, Neville, Rose. This left Ron as a lazy idiot who begged Rose to let him copy her homework, only for her to roll her eyes and condescendingly tell him to do it himself. The author also makes his bad moments (like the fight in The Goblet of Fire) appear far worse than they are, giving Rose the chance to fight back. Ginny, meanwhile, is initially presented as Rose's best friend and fellow Druidess, but after the author's rewrite of Order of the Phoenix, she appears to lose with favor with the author and by extension Rose; she's more or less replaced by Luna. In the brief amount of time she's shown in Half Blood Prince, she's a jealous shrew who wrongly picks on Fleur and gets yelled at by Rose. The author is a committed Harmonian, which explains the Ron and Ginny bashing.
  • The Golden Age sells itself as a Deconstruction but is really more of a Hate Fic, as the author admits to finding very few canon characters likable. Harry is a nigh-lunatic Shell-Shocked Veteran with no idea of how to live in a peaceful world. Ron is a sociopathic prankster who repeatedly ruins Hermione's prize possessions and eventually, in a scene set in the epilogue period, ends up leaving her for Oliver Wood's barely legal daughter. Hermione is a mini-Umbridge. The Ministry of Magic is revealed to have an entire office dedicated to cataloguing Wizard rapes of Muggles and then covering them up. Dumbledore is posthumously revealed to have been a Knight Templar who attempted to get Harry killed to destroy Voldemort. And James Sirius inadvertently starts World War III between Wizards and Muggles by playing a horrific prank. By the end, the only sympathetic characters are Snape, the Malfoys, a Fixer Sue named Jane Rochester, and oddly enough, Ginny, who here gets the "pawn of gold-digging Molly" characterization.
  • In Hadrian Black, Dumbledore arranges for both Harry and Neville to be placed in homes where they would become weak, malleable, and easily influenced by authority figures such as himself. After Harry is rescued from the Dursleys and had his death faked, Dumbledore arranges for Augusta Longbottom to be tortured and killed in an attempt to kidnap Neville and groom him to be the replacement boy-who-lived.
  • In Hail Odysseus:
    • As soon as Ginny is sent to Slytherin, her entire family turns on her. Her only friends are Tracey Davis and, when he arrives, Harry Potter.
    • Blaise Zabini, who in canon is a non-Death Eater Slytherin student whose major defining characteristic is "True Neutral", in this fanfic becomes a serial-killer-in-training, who is studying advanced murder tactics from his serial-killing mother and aspires to a future career of seducing rich women, taking their money, and then killing them. He tries to murder Harry Potter (as a paid hit man for Draco, no less!) and ends up accidentally killing Tracey Davis in the process, at which point Harry and Ginny team up to murder him in revenge.
    • In fact, much of Wizarding Britain gets this treatment, especially Amelia Bones. She makes a deal with Harry, reneges on it, and shows no concern at all when told that one of her Aurors tried to rape Ginny. It gets to the point that when Harry literally hands Britain over to Voldemort (after secretly sabotaging him by destroying his Horcrxes) and leaves with Ginny to America, readers are intended to sympathize.
  • Most of the British Wizarding World is given a full dose of this in Harem War (M), a fic which is pretty much designed to mock Pureblood culture. As such, it presents most Pureblood men (from Fudge to the Death Eaters) as perverts who all have concubine slaves. In particular, Dumbledore is shown to be everyone's Friend in the Black Market for concubines, which he defines as any girl without a father or other designated magical guardian — a list that at various times includes Hermione, Luna, the Patil twins, Lavender, Cho, and a bunch of original characters. Ron is also shown to become (surprise, surprise) a Death Eater.
  • Harry and Hermione's secret: "Did you know [Ron] tried to rape last year?" Presented entirely matter of fact and never referenced again.
  • Harry, in Slytherin. Ron severs ties with Harry the second he's sorted into Slytherin, giving him "a look of deep hate". He assaults Hermione in their first flying lesson, and in his second year nearly kills her with a spell; expelled, he ends up attending Durmstrang (often referred to as the "evil" school, despite Viktor Krum being a student there).
  • In Harry Potter and the Acts of Betrayal, Dumbledore is a Manipulative Bastard, and most of the Order of the Phoenix is morally dubious at best and outright evil at worst. Ron, Molly, and Ginny have been feeding Harry and Hermione love potions so that Harry would end up with Ginny and Hermione would be Ron's Sex Slave. Meanwhile, Tonks (using her shapeshifting powers to look like Ginny) regularly rapes Harry in his sleep.
  • Harry Potter And The Altered World shows a Time Travel-induced Alternate Universe, and it wastes no time portraying every character as Not Himself. Among other things, the Dursleys try to kill Harry and Hagrid at the hut on the rock, Molly Weasley is best friends with Rita Skeeter and Dolores Umbridge, a new Headmaster who is the embodiment of the evil Pureblood. Ron himself embraces his Pureblood heritage and restyles himself as "Ronfoy Prewett". Oddly, the original's bad guys are now the good guys (to some extent).
  • Harry Potter And The Curses Cure was quick to depict Ginny as an attention-seeking "slut", Ron as violent, pushy, and stupid, Molly as a banshee, and Snape and Draco as rapists. In Ginny's case, she still had part of Voldemort inside her, and the author insists that Ron would be redeemed later.
  • In the Film Fic Harry Potter and the Dark Knight (based on The Dark Knight Saga) Harry becomes The Joker and Neville is the true hero of the story.
  • An essay on feminism (Harry Potter and the Feminist) claims that Lily Potter did nothing to stop Snape becoming evil, conveniently ignoring the multiple times she tried to intervene and her continued protection of Snape even as he joined the Death Eaters. Snape ended their friendship himself — by throwing a racist slur at her, no less — yet it's Lily whom we're supposed to consider a bad friend.
  • The very first Harry Potter fanfic, Harry Potter and the Man of Unknown, did this to an extent. While not Obviously Evil and maintaining the pretense of his canon personality, Dumbledore was nonetheless revealed to have given Harry to the Dursleys over his mysterious uncle (the Anti-Hero protagonist) and his reason for doing so was fairly dumb.
  • Harry Potter and the Marriage Contracts is perhaps the archetypical example of Ginny Weasley as the Village Bicycle. Ron also gets the standard sexist Jerkass treatment re: Hermione, even though Harry is paired with someone else.
    Molly: Ginny, you've got to calm down. Minerva has caught you four times with different boys.
    Ginny: That just goes to show that she's not as informed as she thinks. She missed five others, Mum. Look, with everything I'm doing for you, you can cut me some slack. That pathetic half blood upstairs must be a eunuch. I haven't managed to get a bit of action out of him.
    • This is toned down in the revised version, in which Ginny genuinely likes Harry, but she thinks he is going to die fighting Voldemort and wants to give him something to be happy for before he marches to his death.
  • Harry Potter and the Nightmares of Futures Past does this to both the Dursleys and Snape. Tropes Are Not Bad; the author explicitly wanted to show the natural effects of these characters' abusiveness. Dumbledore, though, becomes a Well-Intentioned Extremist who believes in the ends justifying the means.
  • In Harry Potter and the Paradox, after word gets out that Harry is the Master of Death, Ron and Hermione betray him, and his former Auror co-workers imprison him beneath the Ministry to cut him up in secrecy. The Ministry does this to him for centuries. Later (or earlier), Dumbledore tries to have Harry murdered, thinking he was responsible for Grindelwald's capture. And Nicolas Flamel becomes Harry's creepy stalker.
  • Harry Potter And The Restored Legacy does this to Ron; the writer explains that he was intrigued by the prospect of Percy working with Umbridge at the Ministry and worked this to an interesting conclusion. Dumbledore is a bit of a Knight Templar but mellows out over the course of the story; but it's Molly who's the real culprit here.
  • Parodied in Harry Potter and the Something Something:
    Vernon: Boy! I'm trying to come up with some new ways that I could make your life even more miserable than it already is, but I'm having a hard time with it. What do you think?
    Harry: I don't know, Uncle Vernon. I mean, you're already allowing me only the barest minimal necessities for keeping me alive. You're also beating me on a four times a day basis, five times on Saturday since it's your day off, plus the beatings that Dudley and his friends give me whenever they feel like it. Also, I've never been allowed to properly tend to any of the wounds I've received from those beatings, so my body's probably heavily infected in multiple places right now. You killed my owl and then forced me to cook her for your supper, and then beat me because she was too salty. I could honestly die any day now of starvation, dehydration, overexertion, or a combination of all three. The jury's still out on whether or not I've contracted cancer from that toxic waste you dumped on me the other day, and let's not forget that I'm also mentally scarred, not just from all the verbal abuse I take from you three, but also from seeing my godfather, the last remaining family I have that cared about me even the slightest bit, killed right in front of me not so long ago. I can honestly say that my life sucks about as hard as is metaphorically possible already and, off the top of my head, can't think of a single way that you could make it worse short of murdering the rest of my friends in front of me.
    Vernon: Well, what if I were to violate you sexually?
    Harry: ...Well, there you go: that would do it. That would be the proverbial icing on the seven-layer tragedy cake of my life. I really have to commend you, Uncle. Voldemort himself could take lessons on what it means to be a truly evil bastard from you. And I'm not just saying that, either. When Voldemort wants to be evil he just kills people, or tortures them into insanity and then kills them. Pretty cut and dry stuff. But you? Hell, you actually sap the very life out of a person, making them so unbearably miserable that it just completely takes away any will to continue living that they might have had. And then when they think their life has hit rock-bottom, well you just go find them a pick-ax and tell them to get back to digging. Truly monumental, that.
  • In Harry Potter And Teammates, a rare fic that pairs Harry with the three Chasers, Molly confiscates and refuses to return the key to Harry's Gringotts vault (suggesting she's going to take the money for herself).
  • The Naruto Crossover Harry Potter: Bloodline is another "wrong boy-who-lived" storyline where James and Lily ignore Harry growing up and disown him when he's sorted into Slytherin. Dumbledore intends to one day use Harry in a ritual that will make his Jerkass OC brother more powerful — and drain Harry of his magic and kill him. Then it's discovered that Harry has inherited non-transferable magic (and a lot of money), so now Dumbledore and the Potters want to keep him. Ron and most of the other Gryffindors also become jerks.
  • In Harry Potter: The Dark Wraith, Dumbledore is a horrendously evil man who steals souls to get stronger to become immortal. Psychopath Ron also quickly emerges after being rejected by Hermione; he immediately blames Harry for it and wants to kill him. The story wastes no time in derailing both of these characters; it does so in the first chapter.
  • The "abusive Dursleys" and "Harry the Death Eater" plots are parodied in Harry Potters Anonymous when the various Harry Potters from multiple fanfic universes have a meeting in which they bond and reminisce over the various outlandish abuses performed on them by the Dursleys. At least one of the Potters is a literal Death Eater because of this, but no one seems to take him seriously.
  • In the Harry/Hermione fic He Is Not One of Us, after Harry's name comes out of the Goblet of Fire, everyone at Hogwarts routinely and systematically abuses, neglects, or bullies Harry (with the notable exceptions of Hermione, Sirius, Remus, and surprisingly, Snape). But Ron is by far the worst, and Dean and Seamus become his versions of Crabbe and Goyle. This version of Ron takes to calling Hermione a "Mudblood whore" when she refuses to abandon Harry for him and wants nothing more than to kill Harry and keep Hermione as his Sex Slave. Also Fleur tries to seduce Harry for no other purpose but to show that Harry is faithful to Hermione.
  • In Healing Harry by Bobmin 356, Dumbledore and Snape plot to make Harry weak so that he could be easily controllable. Their initial plan was for him die fighting Voldemort, but this plan does not work. Part of the Order was in on the plan, including Tonks and the Weasley parents, and Remus and some others never told Harry about his past and that of his family. Subverted in that Ron, Hermione and Ginny were never in on it (in fact, Dumbledore tried several times, unsuccessfully, to make them spy on Harry, and later Obliviated them so they would not remember) and they become very angry when they realize what Harry was put through.
  • Zig-Zagged in Heir:
    • Both Harry and Ron are Death Eaters in this one, but they're portrayed sympathetically. Harry joins the Death Eaters after years of abuse from the Dursleys and having only the Horcrux in his head for companionship; he becomes the Heir to Lord Voldemort. Ron joins him out of loyalty to him and disgust at his family for being willing to sacrifice him for "the greater good". Although the Death Eaters are still plenty evil, Harry (and Snape) start acting as Morality Pets and slowly induce Voldemort into a Heel–Face Turn.
    • However, Lucius Malfoy is an outright abusive parent who regularly tortures Draco, Ginny is a budding Yandere Stalker with a Crush whom Harry can't get rid of, and Dumbledore is a manipulative Villain with Good Publicity who has no problems with killing students if they get in the way of his plans. His plan to induce Harry and Ron to return to his side is to murder Draco and Make It Look Like an Accident. And it's also implied that he made Draco rape Ginny while under the Imperius curse, or maybe wiped Draco's memories and then raped Ginny himself.
  • Hermione's Talent turns Ron into a cheating bastard and Lavender (who Ron cheats on Hermione with) into an actual Death Eater.
  • An odd example in Paul Gadzikowski's crossover fanfic webcomic The Hero of Three Faces: A few strips are based on a gag that JK Rowling based the Harry Potter books on stories the Doctor (from Doctor Who) told her about his school days, altered to be about magic instead of superscience. The real Gallifreyan kids Ron and Hermione were based on grew up to be the Master and the Rani.
  • Anything by hippogriffgirl42, who is widely believed to be a Troll. Her most infamous fic revolves around a Mary Sue matchmaking Harry and Hermione by killing the "Weasel Tramp", who is in league with an American Dark Lord. The story begins with this, which is tame compared to later bashings:
    It was seventh year, after the defeat of Voldemort. Everyone had come back and things were normal again except Ron was dead but no one really care about that. At the opening feast that year Professor McGonagall made a special announcement.
  • In Honey, Dumbledore and the Ministry regularly cannibalize the Muggle-born students for their power.
  • In I'm Done, Harry leaves the Wizarding World out of disgust. As usual, the Weasleys are trying to control him with compulsion charms, love potions, and the like, and Dumbledore wants Harry to sacrifice himself to Voldemort just so that he can sweep in and take the credit for himself.
  • In the Alternate Universe Fic The Indecipherable Riddle, Harry learns that James and Lily Potter aren't his real parents; James Potter kidnapped Bellatrix and Voldemort's son during an Auror raid and fed him dangerous potions so that they could pass him off as their own child. And as soon as Dumbledore learns of Harry's true parentage, he can't throw him away fast enough; he has Harry declared legally dead and proclaims Neville the true "Boy-Who-Lived."
  • One author has a particular obsession with portraying the Wizarding World as ridiculously archaic and obsessed with blood purity. As such, any Pureblooded wizard is essentially so evil that you wonder why the war was fought at all. In his works:
    • In In This World and the Next, Ron becomes not only evil, but also a "shit wizard" who "couldn't hex two Muggles properly". Despite this, he manages to outright rape Hermione. Umbridge also becomes the Minister instead of Kingsley Shacklebolt, due to laws requiring the Minister to be a British Pureblood. She becomes so evil as to make Voldemort look Not Evil, Just Misunderstood. Here's what she has to say after Ron rapes Hermione:
    The law states that it is impossible for a pureblood to rape a Muggle born or half blood, the girls should be delighted to receive the attention of such noble wizards.
    • In More Important Things, the diary Horcrux succeeds in killing Ginny, and Voldemort subsequently takes over several years early. Ron happily jumps on the bandwagon of this Pureblood-favouring society, to the point where he goes out in public with a couple of partially clothed girls on leads, and orders Hermione to "get down on (her) knees and attend to (his) needs now" in the middle of the street.
    • In Knowledge is Power, the Weasleys hatch a plot to drug Harry and Hermione with love potion. Their Pureblood fanaticism is enough to make them effectively Death Eaters. Dumbledore is also nasty in this fic, casually referring to Hermione as a Mudblood and wanting Harry to sacrifice himself fighting Voldemort — so he could get all the credit himself.
  • In The Jaded Eyes Series, James and Lily survive Voldemort's attack, but Dumbledore still kidnaps Harry and places him with the Dursleys for "the greater good" — without James and Lily's consent. He's also not above using brainwashing and mind control to achieve his goals. At the Dursleys, Harry is nearly beaten to death so regularly that he eventually snaps and becomes a Villain Protagonist. The heroes, who have such a strict and narrow worldview as to be Not So Different from the bad guys, don't take this well; James and Lily show No Sympathy for Harry and scheme to get him to be The Chosen One like he was always supposed to be. In the end, Harry causes the Muggle world's extinction.
  • In Just Call Me Dudley, all of Dumbledore's plans fall apart because the Dursleys don't abuse Harry. They love and support him even though he's magical, and move out of the country to keep him safe from Wizarding Britain. Upon finding Harry, Dumbledore keeps trying to uproot him from his family and force him to be friends with the obnoxious Weasleys and Hermione, who already thinks she knows all about him from reading about him in her books.
  • The Last War is an infamous "Harmonian" screed that Satanizes Ron and Ginny, chickifies Hermione, and makes Harry a Jerkass. The characters hook up as they do in the books, only for Ron to become an abusive husband and Ginny to turn into an ugly fat bitch. In the end, Harry cheats on Ginny with Hermione (who is now apparently a sex goddess in spite of having spent her entire adult life as a prisoner in her own home), and Hermione kills Ron remorselessly — in front of their children — which is shown as unambiguously a good thing.
  • In Lettered, Ron and Hermione become raging homophobes who were only pretending to be Harry's friends and were really Dumbledore's spies all along. (Harry's only real friend turns out to be Ginny.) Dumbledore himself is conspiring to steal Harry's magic (and all the credit upon Voldemort's defeat). Dumbledore straight up created Voldemort by allowing dangerous psychiatric experimentations on "at-risk" children, including Irrational Hatred of Muggles — Tom Riddle was the only survivor of this experiment.
  • In The Lie I've Lived, Harry accidently picks up a piece of James' soul when Voldemort tries to kill him as an infant. He really doesn't trust Dumbledore and accuses him of being the usual Manipulative Bastard version of himself. Dumbledore surprisingly cops to it, admits that most of what Harry had gone through was planned, bitterly admits that he only wished he were as good at it as Harry thought, and has a Heel Realization and stops.
  • In Life Turned Upside Down, Dumbledore Imperiuses Tom Riddle into releasing the Basilisk, had one of his children and several of his friends' children blood-adopted by (mostly) Dumbledore supporters, forces Tom's wife into being Obliviated and sends her to her family in America with his other child, and Imperiuses the Lestranges into Cruciating the Longbottoms and Tom into creating the Horcruxes — deliberately using Muggle children for the latter.
  • Lily's Defender does this to James Potter and Sirius Black. After getting off on the wrong foot with Lily on the Hogwarts Express, they immediately turn racist and prejudiced against Muggle-borns, believing they are too "stupid" to attend Hogwarts. There is no evidence in canon that James and Sirius held those beliefs at any point in their lives; Sirius hated his family for being pureblood fanatics, and James became the Dogged Nice Guy and never gave up on asking Lily out.
  • There's an interesting variation in Lord of Caer Azkaban:
    • Ron is portrayed as a crass, arrogant, Glory Hound prejudiced against all things dark. So before Ron can discover and get pointlessly jealous that Harry has become the Lord of a Dark Kingdom, Harry's loyal subjects arrange for Ron to get interested in attending a Magical Chess school in Moscow, where he can be the Big Man on Campus. After a few weeks in Moscow, Ron begins to mature and overcome his inferiority complex enough to spare a thought to Harry's feelings. In the end, Ron finds out about Harry being Lord Azkaban and is cool with it; he also gives Harry and Hermione his blessing because he's in love with an OC chess champion.
    • Dumbledore, meanwhile, is cool with Snape sending horrifically painful dark curses Harry's way if it means he can capture and control him. Whenever he mentions the "greater good", he means "feeding my ginormous ego". He eventually has a Heel Realization, though.
  • In Losing Control, almost the entire collective of Hogwarts are made out to be sadistic bullies, tormenting Harry so much that he isolates himself entirely. Individually, Ron turns into a self-entitled bully who's getting paid to spy on Harry, Neville is stated to have "failed an alliance" where he was supposed to befriend Harry and be at his side in all things, Dumbledore is a manipulative bastard who tries to manipulate Harry at every turn and killed his grandparents in search of power, McGonagall is a mindless yes-woman to Dumbledore who didn't take up her duties as part of Harry's family, Sirius and Remus are cowards who didn't speak with Harry in his time of need, Susan Bones and Hannah Abbott are depicted as "slags" who fawn over Cedric (who is incidentally one of the only people who treats Harry with any sort of humanity), and Ernie is retconned into an abusive husband towards Daphne Greengrass in the epilogue. Practically the only people not bashed are Harry, Cedric, Cho, Luna, and Daphne.
  • In Losing Touch, Dumbledore has been molesting Harry since he was eleven; the Weasleys, Hermione, and most of the Hogwarts staff know about it and don't care.
  • Lovely Sympathy is a story taking place post-Deathly Hallows but with one big difference: Snape lives. Of course, this has the effect of turning Ron into a maniac who regularly abuses Hermione, including using two of the Unforgivable Curses on her, to get him out of the way so Hermione can end up with Snape.
    Minerva
    Mr Weasley kidnapped Miss Granger from behind my back, used crutiatus and then fled. She is fine, but refusing to let me leave, cover needed for my lesson. Will explain more later but it looks like Harry is in big trouble.
    —Severus Snape
  • In Marble Serpent:
    • The Aurors are all rabid cops who regularly harass and beat "dark" wizards who are just minding their own business and trying to scrape out an almost-honest living.
    • Dumbledore is even nastier than Voldemort; while Voldemort can be reasoned with and may even be so inclined to spare your life if you have something to offer, there is no reasoning with the Light side's fanaticism. Dumbledore controls his minions through indoctrination, mind control, and torture.
    • Ginny is obsessed with the idea of the Boy-Who-Lived and intends to make Harry hers, regardless of his desires.
    • Ron rapes Hermione, Dumbledore forces her to carry her rape child to term, and most of the Weasleys are complicit in keeping Hermione a prisoner in their home.
  • In Me And My Dark Side, Dumbledore has been stealing from Harry's vaults, puts blocks on Harry's magic for being too "dark" (which has long-reaching consequences for Harry such as developing a Split Personality), and because he doesn't want to be inconvenienced by the department of underage magic, he puts yet another block on Harry's magic when dumping him at Privet Drive for the summer, leaving him to be beaten by the Dursleys and vulnerable to Death Eater attacks.
  • Played With in Me, Myself, and I where Ron Weasley is the traitor, but it's later revealed that he himself is just as much of a victim, as Wormtail was regularly poisoning him with a mind-altering potion that made him Brainwashed and Crazy.
  • In the X-Men Crossover Mutant Storm, in a world of wizards, werewolves, veelas, centaurs, and the Fantasy Kitchen Sink, Ron Weasley is inexplicably bigoted against mutants, although he gets better toward the end. Snape is now a Card-Carrying Villain and has made a Horcrux. Dumbledore sort of zigzags in the middle for most of the fic, but gets worse as time passes. As for the Ministry, it is for the most part full of Entitled Bastards that demand Harry fight for them even though they have done nothing to curtail the aforementioned Fantastic Racism.
  • All over the place in My Immortal:
    • Dumbledore, Snape, and Lupin all get Death Eater'd. Snape and Lupin in particular are also portrayed as "pedos", which is completely out of left field. Ebony also considers Snape a "prep" (which means he's a bad guy, as she values all things "goffik"), in spite of the fact that Snape in canon is arguably the most Gothic character in the whole series.
    • As for Dumbledore, while he's certainly Out of Character, exactly what he does that's so evil is a bit of a mystery. The quote on top of this page is practically his only exhibition of this trope; he's otherwise good-hearted, but senile. The only thing Ebony and her friends care about, though, is that he's a "poser", so he's evil.
    • McGonagall is much stricter than usual, the most glaring example being when she conjures chains onto Ebony, Draco, and Vampire, and leaves them to be tortured by Snape.
    • Ron himself is merely turned into a "goff" friend of Ebony's and changes his name to Diabolo. And despite Harry and Draco being a couple in the fic, Ginny is only mentioned briefly as one of Ebony's clones.
  • Inverted in New Divide, where everyone in the world has gone crazy except Ron. Specifically, he's the only one to object to the glorious m-preg union of Harry and Lord Voldemort. All of Harry's other friends are happy for him, even after spending three years in Azkaban for trying to rescue him. After pointing out that Voldemort is a murderer and Harry's relationship with him is unhealthy, Ron loses all common sense and attacks Voldemort directly. A grinning Harry Avada Kedavra's him moments later.
  • In Not Go Gentle (NSFW), Ron rapes Hermione, although he was being manipulated by his sister Ginny, who's in love with Voldemort. Voldemort, for his part, just wants her loyalty. The author is quite fond of Weasley-bashing; his other fics include Dominatrix Hermione, Cowboy Voldemort, Wrestler Voldemort, Evil!Alternate Universe!Harry, Super-Masochist Ginny, more Gratuitous Rape than you can shake a stick at, and Ron being [[Flanderized so stupid]] that he can't tell one hole from another.
  • Played with in Nothing in Return. It seems that Ron is evil, but the real Ron has been dead ever since contact with the brains at the Ministry; they used to belong to a Death Eater's relative. Dumbledore seems to be rather manipulative, but as of chapter 32, the extent is unclear.
  • In Nothing's Gonna Stop Us, Dumbledore refuses to stop Voldemort until the "right child" was born, so that he could set up Harry's parents and then use him as a weapon. He also has a miraculously alive Regulus Black thrown into an asylum under a false name, tries to force Harry into marrying an equally reluctant Ginny (so that Dumbledore, Ron and Percy could snag the Potter fortune), and kidnaps and tortures Draco Malfoy and a pregnant Snape (with implied rape in the latter case).
  • In The Obligatory Marriage Law Fic, by Bobmin 356, there are several references to Dumbledore being an evil Chessmaster during and after the war, setting up Harry to die; the Weasleys turn on him for that. And Ginny argues with Harry over his missing several parties, but after Harry disappears, she realizes her mistakes and tried to fix them up as best as possible.
  • Parodied in the "Conspiracy" Omake in chapter 71 of Odd Ideas, where Dumbledore is responsible for everything horrible that happened in the world for the last hundred and something years, which includes but is by no means limited to: assassinating JFK, starting both World Wars, and being Jack the Ripper as a side hobby.
  • Oedipus Flower (which has been deleted) asks what Harry would be like without a fragment of Voldemort's soul inside of him. He ends up having sex with his sister and his mother (both willingly and at the same time), then murders his brother and father.
  • In One Winged Angel, Hermione's Rules Lawyering and love of authority is so Flanderized that she effectively becomes Umbridge 2.0. Ron, on the other hand, is so loyal that he doesn't even become resentful or angry when Harry and Tom Riddle decide to end the war in a different way than is expected of them.
  • Downplayed in Paradise Lost. While Ron is a Jerkass and cuts all ties with Harry when he's sorted into Slytherin, he's hardly the only student bullying Harry. Harry, for the most part, ignores him. Dumbledore does leave Harry to be abused and starved by the Dursleys, but he really did have good intentions; when he realizes what his actions have wrought (i.e. Harry becoming a dark wizard Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds), he has a My God, What Have I Done? moment.
  • Paraselenic has the surprise Plot Twist where Professor McGonagall is Voldemort's Deep Cover Agent. When Dumbledore realizes he's lost control of "his weapon", he mind rapes Harry by trapping him in a Lotus-Eater Machine showing how everything could have been so perfect if he would only forfeit his pesky free will and become a mindless slave for Dumbledore.
  • Partially Kissed Hero would be perhaps the crowning example of Evil!Dumbledore, had the fic not later on gone entirely off the rails. Dumbledore is presented as secretly controlling all of Wizarding Britain, to the point where Voldemort is an almost irrelevant sideshow. Snape is also Flanderized into Dumbledore's equally evil sidekick.
    Harry: Think, Hermione! If you wanted to rule the Wizarding World, what would you want that Dumbledore doesn't already have?!?
  • The Phoenix Syndrome by apAidan is one of the very few "epilogue-compliant" bashfics. Ron is a lazy jealous git who never loved Hermione and only married her so that Harry would never be happy. He also gladly cheats on her with every woman in sight, including Pansy Parkinson, and is so stupid that he never notices Pansy using their trysts as opportunities to steal and photocopy classified Ministry documents from Ron's belongings. But that's still nothing compared to the delusionally insane sex-addicted sadistic psychopath that Ginny's turned into, and that's before you factor in Ginny being possessed by the horcrux of Bellatrix Lestrange.
  • In Possess Me, Dumbledore tries to kill Harry after he embraces his vampire heritage. Ron, however, averts this trope and stays unfailingly loyal to Harry.
  • Played for Laughs in Potter Puppet Pals, in which Harry is a sociopathic Jerkass who makes everyone's life a living hell. Among other things, he drives Neville to suicide and eats his corpse, decapitates Draco and sets him on fire while singing a happy song about it, throws Snape into a wall over and over again for no reason until he loses consciousness, and goes on a rampage where he beats random people unconscious with a club, while Ron and Hermione are his Extreme Doormat companions. He's been Flanderized into this from earlier shorts, where he's only mildly annoying, and it's Snape who's the most evil (at one point murdering Harry and Ron for invading his personal space).
  • In Potter's Wheel, Harry has trouble reconciling the Wizarding World's attitude to Muggle-born students, as well as the actions of Molly Weasley, Umbridge, Hermione, and especially Dumbledore. He sorts through his compulsions by having a friendly chat with Voldemort in his mindscape.
  • In The Prayer Warriors, most of the characters are just Designated Villains, but Dumbledore is particularly evil. He's said to be a paedophile in one of the early chapters, whips a kid for praying to God, and has a stand-in for the author's brother executed for worshipping both God and Satan (although the author expects us to root for him on that one).
  • In Pretty Boy, Dumbledore is just as bad as Voldemort, if not worse. He binds Harry's magic so tightly that not only could he hardly produce magic, the bindings would have killed him by age 20 (had Snape not shown up and removed them). He brainwashes his followers and leeches their lives and magic. He steals money from Harry's Gringotts vault. Harry kicks off the plot by running away from Hogwarts afted discovering Dumbledore's plans for him; Dumbledore insists nothing is wrong (and that he's secretly training Harry at an undisclosed location) and dissuades others from seeing him. A particularly insistent Sirius refuses to listen, so Dumbledore plans to Mind Rape him (he can't kill him because he needs his family's fortune). Ron, meanwhile, is a lazy, narcissistic, unemployed lout who would never have passed school without Hermione's help.
  • Infamous fanfic author pstibbons does this to pretty much every character who is either a) not Hermione, b) not a Death Eater, and c) not easily made gay. His premise is that none of Hermione's common potential suitors are good enough for her, and Harry and Ron are portrayed as horrible people for even the tiniest slight against her, which, of course, has the unintended effect of making Hermione come off as a sociopath.
    • In A Very Alternate Yule Ball, Hermione punishes Ron (exclusively referred to as "MoRon" by the narratorial voice) for a minor insult by orally raping him with his own penis, and gets away completely scot free after justifying herself with a confusing rant that doubles as a thinly-veiled Take That toward the US military's former "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy (with Muggleborn wizards standing in for gay and lesbian Armed Forces members). Hermione then leaves Hogwarts, takes over the Death Eaters, and succeeds Voldemort as the most feared dark magic practitioner in Britain — despite deciding she wants to be a Badass Normal and trading in her magic for a katana and tracksuit.
    • In The Writer, Ron and Ginny commit some unspecified heinous crime. Once they are captured, Ron is executed by being sodomized to death with a sharpened broomstick, and Ginny is exiled to an Alternate Universe with no magic, which turns out to be Real Life, where she adopts the alias of JK Rowling. Perhaps the heroes (or the author) didn't realize this isn't exactly a punishment, considering that she is now the richest woman in the United Kingdom.
  • Dumbledore is a Manipulative Bastard again in Princess Of The Blacks, being the Light Is Not Good foil to Jen Potter and Black's Dark Is Not Evil. He convinces the Potters that Jen was a squib so that he could dump her on the Dursleys. He then tries to get her to reconcile with the family that abandoned her and set her up with Ron Weasley, with whom she had barely exchanged words.
  • In Raised by Wolves, Dumbledore is a manipulative fool, and Draco and Ron have effectively swapped personalities.
  • In Raistlin Majere and the Philosopher's Stone Dumbledore nearly drives Hermione insane (albeit accidentally) when he places her under a number of compulsions in his attempt to manipulate Harry/Raistlin "back to the light."
  • Seel'vor's The Real Us is infamous for retconning the entire series, in which Die for Our Ship is in full force and nobody is themselves. But the Weasley family in particular gets this treatment:
    • Ron and Ginny are both Pureblood supremacists who have serious ownership issues regarding Hermione and Harry, respectively. Ginny in particular has serious Stalker with a Crush tendencies. Hermione only finds this out at the Battle of Hogwarts — by using Legilimency.
    • Percy Weasley, nominally a Professional Butt-Kisser at the Ministry, is now behind legislation that would force the registration of all Muggle-borns and half-blood wizards. Those who refuse registration will forfeit their magic to a Pureblood.
    • The rest of the family is not much better, even Fred and George, whom even the fandom usually likes. Snape wears a freaking T-shirt reading, "When you absolutely have to kill every Weasley in the room, accept no substitutes." In-story, this is considered a perfectly reasonable thing to wear. Never mind that some Weasleys, like Arthur, are portrayed as every bit as kind and good-hearted as in canon (or that Snape is wearing a T-shirt).
  • In Rescuing Darkness, Harry is raped by Vernon and Dudley, and it's up to Voldemort and his Death Eaters to save him.
  • The Return of the Marauders makes Neville an arrogant, lazy Entitled Bastard and Dumbledore a man who is not above using Compulsion Charms and making Ginny think she owes her life to Neville just for the sake of controlling the Weasleys better. Molly's actions are due to both Dumbledore's manipulations and a desire to regain the luxurious life she had before attending Hogwarts. Snape has no qualms in having sex with his female pupils (Polyjuiced to resemble teenage Lily Potter) in exchange for better marks, and then Obliviating them.
  • Averted in The Rise of an Alpha series (Becoming Alpha, Return of an Alpha, Clash of the Alphas and Life of a Conquering Alpha). At the start, Ron dislikes Harry for being in Slytherin, but Harry's kindness and efforts to have the whole of Hogwarts working together (as well as saving Ginny from the Tom Riddle's Diary) have him slowly mellow out. While he doesn't become as close to Harry as the canon Ron, he eventually becomes a friend and partner in what Harry is doing.
  • Played painfully straight in Rise of the Drackens. Ron decides to punch a pregnant Harry in the stomach for outwardly dating two Slytherins and two people a lot older than him, almost causing a miscarriage. The fact that Ron is basically the only person in Hogwarts to react negatively to the relationships makes it all the more infuriating. Eventually, Ron gets cut out altogether to focus on other drama.
  • Played With in Rise of the Wizards. Dumbledore, while manipulative, is still very much the Big Good and seeks to atone for his past mistakes, but since he never communicates any of this or the reasons for his plotting, Harry thinks he's out to kill him. Harry later stumbles across some damning documents that make it appear that he was paying Ron and Hermione to be his friends (it's Not What It Looks Like). Harry becomes darker and more manipulative as he believes everyone is out to get him. This leads him to strike a deal with Draco: he'll help Draco kill Dumbledore if Draco helps him kill Voldemort. This turns him into an Evil Overlord, after which Ron, Hermione, and Percy kidnap (and Ron physically abuses) Harry's children. Remus Lupin becomes the werewolf terrorist leader known as "the Wolf King".
  • Ron's Hogwarts is a sterling example of the breed, flanderizing Ron as so utterly stupid, selfish, and a waste of space that the Rons from all other fanfics listed on this page would collectively drop their jaws. Then again, it's taken so ridiculously over the top that it's actually sorta funny.
  • Ruined In A Day is a Dark Fic in which Harry manipulates Ginny into killing herself just for the hell of it.
  • The Sacrifices Arc by Lightning on the Wave does this to Lily Potter, who raises Harry to be a Tyke Bomb with no personality beyond "protect [his twin brother] Connor, don't outshine Connor, die for Connor if you have to" because Connor is the Boy-Who-Lived. As we all know, it's perfectly fine to turn one of our children into a Child Soldier if the other one is famous.
  • a sad story is possibly the most extreme (and idiotic) exaggeration of the Dursleys' abuse. Vernon is physically abusive to Harry, often when he doesn't follow his (contradictory) orders, and ultimately ends up killing him.
    "The family is going out to dinner" he began "You will stay here, but you will be somewhere where you can't make any trouble" He said as he grabbed Harry by the neck and dragged him to the garden Shed. He padlocked the door with at least 20 locks.
  • In The Saga of the Lightning Speaker is a Wrong-Boy-Who-Lived verse where Dumbledore is very much an evil man. A few of his many crimes: he regularly uses compulsions and mind control on his many victims, appears to be manipulating the Potter twins so that one day they will kill each other, arranges things so that Harry's brother tries to kill Harry's mentor, attempts to put Sirius under the Imperius curse in order to betray Harry, and tries to kill Hermione because of a vaguely-worded prophecy that states that she'd somehow be a threat to his power.
  • Subverted in Secret of Slytherin, in which Ron is the only one of the Trio to fully accept Draco's genuine Heel–Face Turn:
    Harry: (to Ron) I mean, most of the time, it's one of the things I like best about you, that things are so... simple for you. But Malfoy's been raised for this, trained for it. He told me once that a murder is just taking control of someone in a final sort of way, like it was nothing. I knew he'd be a Death Eater then, a murderer. I should've listened to my instincts.
    Hermione: Oh, Harry. We all could have guessed it, but we didn't want to believe it of him...
    Ron: You two sure do turn on a knut, don't you?
  • In The Seekers, the remains of Tom Riddle's personality resurface in Ginny after Harry and Cho hook up. The resulting personality starts dating Draco, then murders him once he reports her, and murders the real Voldemort once he tries to kill Harry.
  • Semper Letteris Mandate inverts the usual scenario of Ron becoming the jealous traitor. In this story, Hermione is both The Resenter and a wannabe evil mastermind who is spying on and trying to control Harry, and Ron is just her whipped, weak-willed boyfriend.
  • In Slytherin Angel, Ginny is sorted into Slytherin and most of her family (save for the twins, who cannot even speak to her in front of their mother without incurring in her fury) considers her a dark witch (both for that and for what happened in the Chamber of Secrets). When it is revealed that Malfoy raped Ginny, Ron thinks she had sex with Malfoy willingly, and her parents disown her for "bringing shame to the Weasley name". Then, after Sirius adopts her, they demand that Ginny return to them and try to have her change schools so that she cannot be in contact with Harry.
  • Snake In The Dark does this to Dumbledore and certain members of the Order. Molly, Arthur, Ron, Ginny, and Lupin beat a passive and unresisting Snape so brutally that it causes Bill, Charlie, and the twins to defect to the Dark side.
  • Something Like Your Family by Luan Mao (who writes quite a few stories like this one) is told in pieces and flashbacks of Harry's first year at Hogwarts. Notably, Ron and Draco actually get along in this one, and he, along with the rest of Gryffindor, happily bullies Harry and make sure he doesn't tell anyone. McGonagall most out of character; she refuses to listen to Harry and makes him take part in Quidditch, where the rest of the team bullies him and physically beats him. Soon enough, everyone at Hogwarts hates Harry, and Hermione is also dead. Harry later on has enough and flees at the Christmas break, but also refuses to go back to the Dursleys, so he is forced to go back to Hogwarts. Dumbledore, for once, is not bashed here.
  • In Song of the Serpent, Dumbledore is his Knight Templar manipulative self, he's been stealing from Harry's vault, he's made sure the Potters' will was lost, framed Sirius Black, placed Harry with the Dursleys so he'd be abused and downtrodden, and arranged a marriage contract between Harry and Ginny when Harry was two years old. Oh, and Ginny is a "slut", naturally. Ron and Hermione are Dumbledore's spies. Ron is an idiotic Glory Hound whose face is always stuffed with food. Hermione believes anyone with the title of "professor" can do no wrong and anything "Dark" must be evil. And she isn't actually intelligent so much as a skilled plagiarist of published texts.
  • In A Squib Worth, when Dumbledore discovers that Harry is a Squib, he just leaves Harry to his fate with the Dursleys and tells everyone that the Boy-Who-Lived just disappeared. Luckily for Harry, since Petunia learns that her nephew isn't a freak like she thought, she can no longer justify treating him like one. When they find Harry years later (when he has a life of his own, thank you very much), the Wizarding World are all Entitled Bastards and expect him to fight and die for them.
  • In Sweet Half-Blood Enchantment, Colin Creevey becomes a Death Eater in order to prove he was "better" than every other Muggleborn, murders Ginny for refusing to go out with him, also murders Ron and Hermione, and frames Harry for the whole thing.
  • In Sweet Protector, Ron is mentioned in passing as being a Jerkass who ditches Harry as soon as he learns that Harry is gay.
  • In Thanks To A Snake, Dumbledore is a Manipulative Bastard, and many of the Weasleys are unfairly prejudiced against Slytherin House. Molly and Arthur kick poor Ginny out of the house when she's sorted into Slytherin.
  • In The Thorny Rose, Ron's jealousy over Harry being picked for the Triwizard Tournament only worsens as time passes, particularly because he considers Ginny's newfound friendship with Harry as a betrayal. This goes to the point that he willingly collaborates with the Malfoys in a plot that could have brought Voldemort back. Then he has a breakdown and disappears. Subverted by the end, when Ron returns to save the day, with The Reveal that Malfoy had put Ron under the Confundus, making him Brainwashed and Crazy.
  • In Throwing Away a Hero, Dumbledore gives Harry's uncle free reign to kill him so that there'll be nobody to contradict Dumbledore's claim that he defeated Voldemort.
  • In Time to Fix the Mistakes, Ginny poisons all of her children and tries to do the same to Harry, to "have the Potter fortune and fame" all to herself. Harry winds up in the past, where he prevents Ginny from ever existing by secretly sterilizing Molly after Ron is born. Although Ron and Molly aren't given this treatment, Ginny is treated as so evil that nothing Harry does is considered even morally ambiguous.
  • In Un Coeur Gris, Dumbledore is a Manipulative Bastard, Ginny is Harry's Yandere Stalker with a Crush, and Hermione freaks out at the first sign that Harry might be "Dark". Ron, on the other hand, remains fiercely loyal to Harry, even after Harry admits that he's "a gay, immortal, time traveling, Dark vampire who was in love with the Dark Lord."
  • From the Fan Comic Voldemort Likes To Play, in which Voldemort tells his story with action figures:
    Voldemort: Everything was well until there came evil little boy named... Harry Potter!!! GNAA Evil Harry Potter came and destroyed the peace! NOOO! Everyone screamed and cried! NGAAH! "Is there anyone who can save us!?" yelled the Death Eaters. Suddenly there came a new hope! Mighty Voldemort arrived with his Nagini snake and together they kicked evil Harry Potter's ass!
  • In the Alternate Universe Fic Wand, Knife and Silence, Harry is raised as Blaise Zabini's brother and an assassin who kills when he thinks its necessary. On the other hand, Dumbledore is portrayed as a foolish Knight Templar who prefers to use stunners on invading werewolves to allowing lethal force to ensure the safety of his students.
  • In The Well Groomed Mind:
    • Dumbledore Mind Rapes Harry the moment he steps foot into Hogwarts, rewriting his personality so that he ignores his abusive childhood. This makes him the Messianic Archetype Idiot Hero that everyone expects him to be. Harry then realizes that Dumbledore is "grooming him" much like a child predator would. The author genuinely believes Dumbledore is a Knight Templar Manipulative Bastard and claims it's canon.
    • Harry also compares the Order of the Phoenix to the Secret Police with their spying and invasions of privacy, throwing their enemies in prison without a trial, and their practice of summary execution via Dementor.
    • Ron is said to be not a real friend to Harry and primarily interested in self-glorification, though he does at least seem to have some morals unlike Dumbledore. McGonagall, Hagrid, and Sirius are also involved with Dumbledore somehow.
  • Subverted in the first chapter of What Would Slytherin Harry Do?, where it looks like Ron has joined Umbridge's inquisition, until Harry reveals near the end of the chapter that he was actually a Double Agent.
  • In Why Dumbledore Would Have Done Well To Look After Harry Properly, as soon as Harry kills Voldemort, Dumbledore declares him "Dark" and tries to have him sent to Azkaban. In response, Harry and his followers storm the Ministry and take over the Wizarding World. Harry becomes a "benevolent Dark Lord" ruling with Hermione at his side.
  • In Wicked Serendipity, after Harry learns of all the manipulations surrounding his life, he decides he wants to go True Neutral and stay out of the Wizarding War. His former allies don't respect that decision, and both the Order and the Ministry try to hunt him down. Ron and Molly are the worst, ranting about Harry's "betrayal" and revealing that Dumbledore had apparently promised them that he would marry into their family and make them rich. The rest of the good guys have jumped off the slippery slope and taking to regularly kidnapping and disappearing people, torturing anyone suspected of being "Dark", killing Death Eaters' distant cousins (which, considering wizards' Tangled Family Trees, would likely target one of their own), and hunting people with tattoos — even plain Muggle varieties. The only ones who don't get this treatment are Snape, Hermione, Ginny, Bill, Fred and George, Luna, Neville, Moody, Remus, and Tonks.
  • In ComicsNix's The Wolf Blood Lineage, McGonagall is evil for no apparent reason. She's always attacking Hermione, makes Neville lap dance for her, and returns as a zombie to kill everyone. Dumbledore is also evil, but we never actually see him do anything besides righteously retaliating against Foxylene's attempts to murder him. Also, in a very weird twist, Hermione is also evil, being considered "selfish" and "hating everyone", but since it's Foxylene who accuses her of this, it may simply be the latter's justification for hijacking her body. Additionally, it also demonises G-man, making him a socially darwinistic Mad Scientist trying to extract the "wizard gene".
  • WTF Fanfiction gives us this quote:
    "We're back and joined forces and stronger than ever!" said voldemort and Dumbledore at the same time!
  • You Complete Me begins with Harry burning the Dursleys alive. Ron and Hermione are traitors and spies for Dumbledore, and the Weasley-Malfoy feud is a result of a Weasley man raping one of the Malfoy women. And then Harry hooks up with Voldemort.
  • In Potter's Revenge, Dumbledore apparently brainwashes the Dursleys into abusing Harry. And he is somehow willing and capable of pimping out Ginny for his own "twisted" purposes.
  • The Last Casualties portrays Dumbledore as an abuser who casually endangers children's lives and is, somehow, at fault for Sirius not getting a fair trial (as he is the leader of the Wizengamot, the main Wizarding court).
  • Beautifully averted with this Slytherin!Harry gifset. Harry doesn't change at all, Ron is still friends with him (though admits to being in slight disbelief that someone as kind as Harry could be a Slytherin, to which Harry establishes that not all Slytherins are bad) and Draco develops a genuine friendship with Harry.

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