You Knew It Was Going To Happen.
Running on Rule of Funny
and tons of Alternative Character Interpretation
, Harry Potter and the Ten Years Later
is a fan-based production from Furious Molecules that takes Harry Potter and friends into the mysterious, confusing, back-stabbing world of adulthood... Muggle-ized. Set ten years after the fall of Voldemort & the events in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
, the Department of Aurors has been shut down due to no Dark Wizard activity, Harry's lost his job, Ginny wants a big family
, Ron and Hermione have split up and Ron's now hiding in the woods stealing... oh, ack, you have to see it to believe it.
Completely and most definitely Not For Children or Younger Viewers.
Catch the series here
Harry Potter and the Ten Years Later provides examples of the following tropes:
- Always Second Best: Ron, who seems to have given up on ever succeeding. He's also overshadowed by Harry.
- Babies Ever After: Ginny has this in spades.
- Canon Discontinuity: probably not surprising, given the tone of the piece, but it should be pointed out that this series ignores "Nineteen Years Later."note
- Can't Stay Normal: Harry
- Compensating for Something: Squat's wand
- Deconstructor Fleet
- Directed by Cast Member: Matt DeNoto (Harry).
- Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Hermione plies Harry with drink and has sex with him when he's so drunk he can't even remember it - and the next morning she even brazenly admits so - but Ginny still considers Harry guilty of adultery.
- Drugs Are Good
- Easy Sex Change: First played straight, later discussed by the aurors and Malfoy.
- Evil Plan: Squat and Stretch, Obliviators, are taking advantage of Harry's unemployment to lure him into something.
- Exact Words: Eye of Newt
- Exiled to the Couch
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Word of God said Rowling now regrets pairing Ron and Hermione. You can guess what happens to their marriage in this production...
- Hooked Up Afterwards: Shacklebolt/Malfoy
- Hotter and Sexier
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Squat and Stretch
- Ironic Echo
Stretch: What makes a man a man? Memories. A man is defined by his collection of memories.
- Lampshade Hanging:
Do you ever notice how in the Wizarding World people's names tend to be so much more descriptive
of who they are than in the Muggle world? Did you ever notice that? Stretch:
No. I, Stretch Scuzzington, have never noticed that. Have you, Squat Stinkytits?
- Man Behind the Man: Subverted: It's a woman pulling the strings on Squat and Stretch. And her last name's "Malfoy".
- Mary Sue: Invoked. Ron claims Hermione has "never made a mistake in [her] life." It's not a compliment.
- Meaningful Name: Squat and Stretch, as lampshaded.
- Mundane Utility: Stretch collects memories of famous Muggles doing it.
Stretch: These actually are not the memories of Muggles doing it.
Squat: That collection is safe in storage.
- Please Put Some Clothes On: rare female-to-female example: Ginny, confronting her sister-in-law after Hermione seduced Harry.
- Recursive Canon: The Harry Potter books series exists in-universe.
- Running Gag: Andrew, who knows nothing about IT, works in the Ministry's IT department.
- Sequel Hook: Newt the neurobiologist
- Ship Sinking: The series takes direct aim at Harry×Ginny and Ron×Hermione. Still too early to tell if the sinking is permanent, though.
Hermione and I... fell in love when we were kids. When silly little things like "complete incompatibility
" didn't matter. Do you know
what it's like being married to someone who's better than you at everything??
- Take That:
- Lego Harry Potter
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone being re-branded in America
- The Teetotaler: Malfoy
- Toplessness from the Back: Hermione, post-coital.
- Transferable Memory
- Wrong Genre Savvy:
Harry: This is getting a bit dark for a parody, don't you think?