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Dark Wizards beware.

"Don't expect this extra life to last very long, 'Tommy'. I mean really, I basically killed you with Expelliarmus. Oh, and before I could walk. And with my bare hands. As dark wizards go, you're kind of a pushover."
Harry Potter, to a revived Voldemort

Harry Potter Comics, written and photographed by Travers "Swiftbow" and Rioux "Brogen" Jordan, is the ongoing chronicle of Harry Potter, following the epilogue of Book 7. Dark wizards, dastardly deeds, a Muggle sheriff from Texas, and our heroes. And, oh yeah, it's done with LEGO.


Tropes in Harry Potter Comics:

  • Accidental Murder: Subverted when Lily accidentally seemingly kills the Black Knight by blowing up a bridge. The victim wakes up soon after hitting the ground, but Lily has already run away and doesn't know she didn't kill him.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Voldemort's resurrected form is his handsome 16-year-old self as opposed to the ugly snake-man from the books. Justified because they brought his soul back via his diary, and the handsome form is what was almost brought back in Chamber of Secrets.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Invoked with Salazar Slytherin. Depicted here as a man whose historical image of a pureblood obsessor was manufactured to cover up a relationship with Helga Hufflepuff that ended badly.
  • Anti-Magic: Sheriff Ned (a Muggle Sheriff) is immune to mind-affecting spells, an ability that makes it rather impossible to memory charm him. Neuralyzers don't work on him either. His deputy, Bart, is not so lucky, but builds up a resistance over time. It also seems to run in the family, as Ned's dad is also shown to be immune.
  • Back from the Dead: Voldemort.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: The Necromancer, at least temporarily, when he successfully takes over Hogwarts.
  • Badass Normal: Sheriff Ned may be just a Muggle, but he's able to take out the magic-resistant creature the Necromancer created by just shooting it in the throat.
  • BattleCry: Rose yells, "Hufflepuff!" as one when she gets frustrated with being looked down on for being in said Hogwarts house.
  • Berserk Button: Apparently wizards tend to automatically assume if they encounter a doppelganger that it's an evil clone sent to kill them, and will respond in kind. Not so much with muggles:
    Future!Bart: I'm you. From th' future. It's magic.
    Deputy Bart: Oh. Okay.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: The Necromancer was the main antagonistic force for the first few chapters and is the main threat to Hogwarts itself. As of Book 4, there's also Muhammad, an Arabic wizard claiming to be the reincarnation of The Prophet Muhammad and leader of the Arabic portion of the Coalition forces (see: World War III below).
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • Harry and Ginny save James from Voldemort.
    • There are more here and here
  • Big Word Shout: HUFFLEPUFF!
  • Bittersweet Ending: The chapters 7-9 arc. Our heroes made it out of the arch in time, Voldermort is trapped between worlds, and the Necromancer's minions were defeated... but all three of our heroes are now jobless, The Minister still won't face facts, and Ahmed is going to prison with his fellow terrorists despite having reformed.
  • Blessed with Suck: Future!Bart has been under so many mind-affecting charms that he can actually recognize when he's under one and overcome it.
  • Bottomless Magazines: Bart has a gun enchanted with an Undetectable Extension Charm.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Ron Weasley gets brainwashed and turned against his friends while he's captured.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall:
  • Breather Episode: After the thrill-a-minute last couple of chapters, chapter 10 has the Potters and Weasleys going to the World Cup with the Malfoys.
    • Subverted when their ship gets held up by pirates and they later have to foil a terrorist attack at the World Cup.
  • Built with LEGO: Well, yeah.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Sheriff Ned, who despite being used for some comic relief, is very effective at his job.
  • Call Back: There are a lot of instances where events and characters in the story are important later on. The authors provide helpful links to the relevant previous pages whenever this happens.
  • Cardboard Prison: Medria and Thomas never stay in prison for long, much to Harry and Ron's frustration.
  • The Cavalry:
    • The Hogwarts staff show up to force the Necromancer to retreat when the main characters are having trouble with him.
    • Hermione's parents show up to save Rosie, Albus, and Scorpius from a pack of werewolves.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: The comic starts out fairly light with hint of a bigger storyline, and even a holiday special, but with Chapters 7 and 9, things get much more serious.
  • Chekhov's Boomerang:
  • Clueless Deputy: Deputy Bart. Mostly because of the constant memory charms. He is quite competent at his job, though, even if he isn't always sure how they got there.
  • Cool Shades: Sheriff Ned. Oh, and George Weasley, Teddy Lupin, and Mac Irdee (James' best friend).
  • Crossover: A bunch of fictional stories are actually true and their being fiction is part of The Masquerade.
    • The Santa Clause: Santa is real, and the relevant cast of The Santa Clause live at the North Pole.
    • Men in Black: They and their memory-wiping neuralyzers are real and seen in the story.
    • Stargate SG-1: SG-1 is seen being contacted for help during the first Christmas arc. They also help out during the second Christmas arc.
    • Tolkien's Legendarium: The little red book isn't fictional after all.
    • James Bond: Double Subverted. Harry, Ron, and Hermione meet the real Agent 007. However, the films were not based on his real-life adventures—they were based on his father's: James Bond, Sr.
    • The Magic School Bus: Rose's friend Melody had Ms. Frizzle for a teacher "at [her] old school."note  Ms. Frizzle accidentally transmuted her wand into the eponymous school bus.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Sheriff Ned in Chapter 6.
  • Dead Guy Junior: James, Albus, and Teddy are named in memory of dead people. James seems to take after his namesake more than the others do.
  • Demoted to Dragon: Voldermort, who is even lower, being only as important as the other two. He is not happy.
  • Discriminate and Switch: The pirate captain (and with him the reader) automatically assumes that the Black Knight and his father are estranged because the former is a squib. A flashback reveals that Captain Drake had in fact no problem with his son being a squib. Instead, they had their fall out over the songs from H.M.S. Pinafore!
  • Disney Villain Death: Subverted when The Black Knight apparently falls to his death off of a bridge but quickly wakes up on the ground.
  • Does This Make Me Look Fat?: Medria asks this about her hat.
  • The Dragon: Not the actual dragon, but Granby is this to the new minister.
  • Everything Is Big in Texas: Sheriff Ned and Bart, who are working in Britain on an exchange program, make reference to their counterparts currently in Texas in this comic: [1]. The Texans are shown as revolver-toting cowboys towing the poor British police officers through the sand with lassoes. The Brits, on the other hand, talk entirely about tea and crumpets. But, as the authors put it, "It's okay for us to make fun of Brits and Texans because we're from Colorado. (Also, saying things makes them fact!)"
  • Evil Laugh: The Necromancer gives one when he celebrates having taken over Hogwarts.
  • Fantastic Racism: Averted with The Necromancer, who has a squib and a muggle-born as his minions.
  • Five-Bad Band:
    • Big Bad: The Necromancer, also the Evil Genius
    • The Dragon: Voldemort
    • The Brute (of the Genius Bruiser variety): Thomas Drake, the Black Knight
    • The Dark Chick: Medria Darkwood
    • The Brute (somehwat of the more standard type): possibly Arcturus Ronolphin Cagney, a werewolf whose plans to build his own pack were foiled By Sheriff Ned. He is later seen working for the Necromancer.
  • Five-Man Band:
  • Flashback: Flashbacks to scenes from the books and earlier in the comic are shown when Ron Weasley is overcoming the false memories implanted in him.
  • Freudian Excuse: The Necromancer's is that he is Horatio Haglenorth Hufflepuff, Salazar Slytherin's rejected son.
  • From Bad to Worse: Chapters 7-9. Terrorists destroyed the Ministry. Voldemort is trapped between worlds, where the Necromancer is dead-set on keeping him (though that's not nearly as bad). Hermione was knocked through the arch and is now in the afterlife and Harry has chased after her, with both only having 1 hour before they're dead for good.
  • Future Badass: Bart and Rosie return from a Bad Future using a Time Turner in an attempt to Set Right What Once Went Wrong. In Rosie's flashback, James is also shown to be one.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: James is used as a human flail by Cherlette against some wargs let into Hogwarts at the Yule Ball.
  • Head-in-the-Sand Management: Buffington, the minister of magic, who, like Fudge, refuses to believe that evil is on the horizon. Subverted when this turns out to have been an act to keep Harry and co. out of the way of his own plans to deal with the crisis.
  • Heel–Face Turn:
    • One of the Muslim terrorists, Ahmad, helps subdue his brothers after realizing the true scope of his prior actions.
    • There is a possibility that Medria has fallen under this too thanks to Ahmad. Although she plans to rescue Potter and friends out of jail (as well as Thomas's father, who turns out to be the ship's captain), she also plans to steal all the goodies in the ship. The notes say that "Medria's the kind of villain who grew up watching way too many cartoons. And then rooted for the villains."
  • Hufflepuff House: Rosie Weasley's indecisiveness lands her in Hufflepuff House, much to Ron's chagrin.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: James, who sneaks into the Chamber of Secrets after the bad guys and tries to take them on all by himself, despite only being a second year.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: While fighting Ron Weasley when he's been brainwashed with false memories, his wife appeals to memories of their life together and of their children in an attempt to overcome the brainwashing.
  • Loser Son of Loser Dad: Both subverted and played straight with Scorpius: He's actually good friends with Rosie and Albus but James thinks he's nothing more than Draco Junior despite the fact that he acts nothing like his dad did.
  • Magic Bullets: Literal magic bullets, in this case. Sheriff Ned and Deputy Bart both have access to these thanks to Arthur Weasley.
  • Magic Knight: Medria Darkwood, who dual-wields her wand and an MP7. Her mercenary partner, who actually dresses as a knight, Thomas Drake, wields enchanted and magic-resistant gear, but is, in fact, a Squib.
  • Malicious Misnaming: Medria calls Ahmad Sinbad, Aladdin, and Towelie after they and the Dark Knight break out of Azkaban.
  • Mama Bear: Don't put Ginny's family in danger if you value your life. Actually, all the adults (even Draco) will go Mama Bear/Papa Wolf when their kids are threatened.
  • The Men in Black: Apparently the film Men in Black takes place in the same universe as Harry Potter, as seen here.
  • Mistaken for Terrorist: Inverted. Only Medria (a villain) gives the three Muslims in the Ministry of Magic a hard time—until it turns out that they are terrorists.
  • Muggle Born of Mages: The Dark Knight is a squib. He makes up for this with magical artificing, especially in his kevlar/full plate/magic-resistant armor.
  • Muggles Do It Better: Played with. Medria uses a mix of magic and modern technology to become a world-class thief. On the protagonists' side, Sheriff Ned is almost completely useless when it comes to dragons and forcefields, yet he and Deputy Bart take down a magic-proof beast as well as a werewolf by themselves.
  • Mundane Afterlife: For the moment anyway, the afterlife bears a very close resemblance to the regular world, except mistier and mirror imaged.
  • My Greatest Failure: Salazar Slytherin (and his son) created The Arch, through which they inadvertently created the Dementors
  • Necromancer: The lead villain, whose mysterious backstory ties into many elements of the Harry Potter universe. Besides his hired mercenaries, his main minions are legions of inferi (zombies of Harry Potterdom).
  • Nice Hat: The new minister's top hat.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Sheriff Ned and crew have to deal with zombie werewolves.
  • No Sell: A World War III tank has been enchanted such that Hermione's reductor curse has no effect.
  • Not So Final Confession: Medria confesses to Drake, whom she believes has just been killed, that she loves him and is pregnant with his child. Drake then coughs, revealing that he survived.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Voldemort still has it in for Harry, but is also more than happy to kill his children.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Two tamed dragons have appeared in the series, one with the villains and one raised by Charlie Weasley.
  • Our Liches Are Different: One-upped by the Necromancer, who not only invented the original Horcrux formula that Voldemort used, but later perfected it. As such, when he was struck by an Avada Kedavra, it just knocked him down for a second or two.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different:
    • Arcturus Ronolphin Cagney embraced his werewolfdom to the level that he takes measures to force his change by simulating a full moon with magic. Thanks to his resistance potion, he can even use magic while transformed.
    • The comic also bends canon slightly by extending the transforming period of werewolves to include the days before and after the full moon.
  • Overnight Age-Up: Rosie gets aged up a few years as a side-effect of an experimental potion.
  • Pirate: They appear while Potter and friends are taking a holiday and there is a kidnapping.
  • Power Trio: Ostensibly Harry, Hermione, and Ron. Also, Rosie, Albus, and Scorpius make a second one arguably more relevant to the comic.
  • Precision F-Strike: Downplayed in that it's censored. Rose has been getting crap from people off-and-on for being sorted into Hufflepuff. The final straw is when she pulls Helga Hufflepuff's 101 Soufflé Recipes out of the Sorting Hat and the hat says only a true Hufflepuff could have done that.
    Rose Weasley: Gryffindors get a sword. I get a cookbook. That is ***ing it. HUFFLEPUFF!
  • Puppy Love: Rosie and Scorpius.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Percy Weasley of all people when he becomes Minister of Magic.
  • Revenge: Ted Morely is out to get revenge on James for transfiguring him into a goblet and making him lose his place on his quidditch team, using the Triwizard Tournament. His attempts include poisoning and letting dangerous magical creatures into the castle during the Yule Ball.
  • Sadist Teacher: The monster who takes over the potions master position, known only as "the Potions Monster." He takes house points from Albus and Scorpius for being friends due to their respective house histories, gives all of the students make-up work for the time when he wasn't a professor, and even tries to deduct points from Sheriff Ned for asking him a question.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Fails here.
  • The Sheriff: Sheriff Ned.
  • Ship Tease:
    • Neville and Luna get a bit at the beginning of the Christmas Special.
    • Scorpius and Rosie also get a little bit before they actually get together.
  • Shout-Out:
    • To Ghostbusters. In the Triwizard Tournament, the Hogwarts team ghostbust Peeves, complete with proton packs.
    • To Stripes. The anti-terrorists discover an old EM-50 urban assault vehicle. The film's theme plays over the montage of them fixing it up.
  • Skyward Scream: Ron gives one after finding out Rosie is in, wait for it: "HUFFLEPUFF!" This becomes a running gag in a short time.
  • Something Completely Different: This strip is not in LEGO while this one is.
  • The Starscream: Voldemort is not happy that he's been Demoted to Dragon. For this reason, the Necromancer hopes that he'll be able to pull a You Have Outlived Your Usefulness on him.
  • Talking to the Dead: Subvertered into a Not So Final Confession when Medria thinks Thomas has been killed (see: Accidental Murder above) and confesses to his (badly injured but conscious) body that she won't get to tell him he's going to be a father. He tells her that they'll discuss that later, after they've gotten him some medical attention.
  • Terrible Trio: The Necromancer, Medria Darkwood, and Thomas Drake.
  • Timey-Wimey Ball: Future!Rosie clearly remembers killing a future version of herself in the time period she and Bart are about to travel to. She thinks she can avoid that this time.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • Ron, fighting two muslim terrorist wizards simultaneously after transfiguring his wand into a sword.
    • Hagrid was already pretty Badass, but now he's able to do magic freely and knows how to use it.
  • Two Lines, No Waiting: Occasionally, as the kids have adventures at Hogwarts while the adults try and stop the enemy of the day, but the plotlines meet many times.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: Scorpius considers himself this after Future!Rosie and Future!Bart reveal they're married. He doesn't stick around to find out why he wasn't in the picture: he died along with most of their families in Future!Rosie's timeline a few days from then.
  • Victorious Childhood Friend: After being rescued from kidnappers, Rosie reveals that she did like Scorpius. The ensuing make-out session squicks both their fathers.
  • The Unmasqued World: See Wham Episode below.
  • Unsound Effect: Appear every once in a while. For example, Air Brakes!
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: The Necromancer himself.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: The new minister wants to usher in a new era of peace but is completly ignoring Harry's pleas about the trouble brewing in favor of trying to get rid of him and his friends.
  • Wham Episode: A nuke is launched at London, and magic is exposed when all the wizards of London cast a mass shield charm in order to contain it.
  • Wizard Beard: The Necromancer has one that rivals Dumbledore's.
  • World War III: Begins during a time skip as a result of hybrid magically invisible nuclear weapons nearly destroying London (and also revealing the existence of magic to the muggle world) as the prelude to a conventional invasion from an alliance consisting primarily of roughly half the majority Muslim nations, Russia, China, and North Korea.

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