YMMV / Quidditch Through the Ages

YMMV Harry Potter : Philosopher's Stone | Chamber of Secrets | Prisoner of Azkaban | Goblet of Fire | Order of the Phoenix | Half-Blood Prince | Deathly Hallows | Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them | Quidditch Through the Ages

YMMV tropes present in the book:

  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Modesty Rabnott saving a Golden Snidget and releasing it back to get to the wild. She was fined and lost her house, but she still saved the snidget, went on to continue protesting the treatment of the poor creatures and set a precedent that persisted for over a century. They even named a nature reserve for her!
  • Crowning Moment of Funny:
    • One of them being a player proposing to the other team's captain after being defeated by her team. She replies by hitting him with her broomstick.
    • Some of the Obvious Rule Patches are hilarious. For example, you're not allowed to decapitate a Keeper with a broadsword, attempt to murder the referee, or turn a Chaser into a polecat. Yes, Quidditch has rules against that.
    • Then there's the Marsh Witch's diary, which consists entirely of Tuesdays. The book quips that the onlynote  interesting information to be gleaned from it is that she seemed to only know a single day of the week.
    • The "Starfish on a Stick" position is described as a wizard hanging from their broomstick by one hand and one foot, splaying all their limbs out to defend as large an area as possible. The author then adds "The 'Starfish Without a Stick' should never be attempted."
    • In the introduction, Dumbledore shares his advice about not mistreating Madame Pince's library books. He once absentmindedly doodled in a borrowed book, and the book retaliated by beating him on the head.
    • The Chudley Cannons used to be a formidable team with the motto "We Shall Conquer". After decades of being laughably awful, they officially changed their motto to "Let's just keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best."
  • Fridge Horror: The infamous Quidditch match of 1492 broke every rule that has ever been written for Quidditch. As the above states, the rules include "no murdering the referee" and "no decapitating a keeper with a broadsword". There is a disturbingly good chance that these rules were broken. And do any of the rules involve attacking the audience?
  • Mexicans Love Speedy Gonzales: There are real life Americans that'd like to watch a real game of Quodpot.
  • Paranoia Fuel: Dumbledore can't guarantee that he's removed all the anti-vandalism curses on this book, so treating it roughly may result in Madame Pince appearing in your home and demanding a heavy fine.
  • The Woobie: The Chudley Cannons have a laughably bad track record throughout their history, to the point where it's just kind of sad.
  • Woobie Species: The Golden Snidget nearly went extinct because wizards hunted it for sport and crushed them to death in nearly every Quidditch match.