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* MythologyGag: Ron mentioned in the second book that Molly Weasley has a cousin who is an accountant. Well, we finally learn his identity. [[spoiler: Agent Phil Coulson.]] As you might have guessed, he isn't actually an accountant.

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* MythologyGag: MythologyGag:
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Ron mentioned in the second book that Molly Weasley has a cousin who is an accountant. Well, we finally learn his identity. [[spoiler: Agent Phil Coulson.]] As you might have guessed, he isn't actually an accountant.accountant.
** Professor Lupin mentions in one of his classes the existence of animal-themed totems that grand powers to their users, including [[ComicBook/BlackPanther Wakanda's panther totem]] and [[ComicBook/SpiderVerse several spider totems]].


-->'''Wisdom''': For Heaven's sake, Miss Braddock! Put your clothes on!

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-->'''Wisdom''': --->'''Wisdom''': For Heaven's sake, Miss Braddock! Put your clothes on!



--> If I see you anywhere near my son ever again, I do not care if the resultant war sets the entire cosmos alight: I will strike you down.

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--> ---> If I see you anywhere near my son ever again, I do not care if the resultant war sets the entire cosmos alight: I will strike you down.



--> And we haven't started a war for a couple of years. There is also the fact that, regrettably, I have not managed to catch up with either of the last two people to threaten my nephew. What is it that mortals say? 'Third time's the charm'?

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--> ---> And we haven't started a war for a couple of years. There is also the fact that, regrettably, I have not managed to catch up with either of the last two people to threaten my nephew. What is it that mortals say? 'Third time's the charm'?



-->'''Fury''': The funny thing about Harry Dresden is that you can tell where heís been because itís ''always'' on fire.

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-->'''Fury''': --->'''Fury''': The funny thing about Harry Dresden is that you can tell where heís been because itís ''always'' on fire.



--> [[spoiler: ''A great evil has passed from the world, but other terrors seek to take its place. The traitor has fallen, and from his flesh and bone, the Dark Lord has been reborn. He has returned, greater and more terrible than ever before, and now he seeks the means to become greater and more terrible still. He is only the first. I see others, lurking in the shadows. A room, the walls dripping with blood, and within it, the Ageless Kingmaker, a Thief with a Thousand Faces. A Lord of Blood, seeking to break the seal of the dawn. The King of the Wild, seeking vengeance. The Queen of Darkness, seeking power that was never hers. And beyond them all, something ancient beyond telling awakens. Embers long banked now burn again. Welcomed by fools, the twisted flame spreads unchecked once more, consuming all. But as Twilight falls, Dawn shall rise.The brightest shiner, the Phoenixborn, he who rises from the ash, grows in Winterís shadow. He is one of three, always three, and a sword of fire waits for his hand. He shall find the lost, rallying them to him. One, a beacon in an ocean of fallen stars, that waits to be lit. Another, a hound in chains, that waits to break free. A third, a memory in a cocoon of frozen time. Together, they shall herald the coming of the Heroic Age. But beware: for power a price must be paid and the scales must be balanced. Victory cannot come without loss and life can only be bought with life. All the while, another approaches. From beyond the stars he comes, he whose name is death. He searches for the Six, the Infinite Six, and he shall not be denied. He must face his opposite, for only then shall he face his equal.'']]

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--> ---> [[spoiler: ''A great evil has passed from the world, but other terrors seek to take its place. The traitor has fallen, and from his flesh and bone, the Dark Lord has been reborn. He has returned, greater and more terrible than ever before, and now he seeks the means to become greater and more terrible still. He is only the first. I see others, lurking in the shadows. A room, the walls dripping with blood, and within it, the Ageless Kingmaker, a Thief with a Thousand Faces. A Lord of Blood, seeking to break the seal of the dawn. The King of the Wild, seeking vengeance. The Queen of Darkness, seeking power that was never hers. And beyond them all, something ancient beyond telling awakens. Embers long banked now burn again. Welcomed by fools, the twisted flame spreads unchecked once more, consuming all. But as Twilight falls, Dawn shall rise.The brightest shiner, the Phoenixborn, he who rises from the ash, grows in Winterís shadow. He is one of three, always three, and a sword of fire waits for his hand. He shall find the lost, rallying them to him. One, a beacon in an ocean of fallen stars, that waits to be lit. Another, a hound in chains, that waits to break free. A third, a memory in a cocoon of frozen time. Together, they shall herald the coming of the Heroic Age. But beware: for power a price must be paid and the scales must be balanced. Victory cannot come without loss and life can only be bought with life. All the while, another approaches. From beyond the stars he comes, he whose name is death. He searches for the Six, the Infinite Six, and he shall not be denied. He must face his opposite, for only then shall he face his equal.'']]



--> No. No more running.

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--> ---> No. No more running.



-->Fudge. Fuck off and die. Thor.

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-->Fudge.--->Fudge. Fuck off and die. Thor.



--> "Well, fuck the mission then."

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--> ---> "Well, fuck the mission then."



--> "Go fuck yourself, Lucius."

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--> ---> "Go fuck yourself, Lucius."


* JesusTaboo: Averted and played straight. Jesus does exist, yes, and he is the son of God, but God is simply a very powerful Skyfather/Elder God. And he hasn't, and probably won't, appear. As of Chapters 15&16 of "Ghosts of the Past," Jesus has appeared and is generally a cool guy complete with telling other skyfathers to back off so he can have a private word with Harry.

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* JesusTaboo: Averted and played straight. Jesus does exist, yes, and he is the son of God, but God is simply a very powerful Skyfather/Elder God. And he hasn't, and probably won't, appear. As of Chapters 15&16 of "Ghosts of the Past," Jesus WordOfGod has appeared and is generally a cool guy complete with telling other skyfathers to back off so it that he can have a private word with Harry.may well appear later.



* MythologyGag: you know how Ron mentioned in the second book that Molly Weasley has a cousin who is an accountant? Well, we finally learn his identity. [[spoiler: Agent Phil Coulson.]] As you might have guessed, he isn't actually an accountant.

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* MythologyGag: you know how Ron mentioned in the second book that Molly Weasley has a cousin who is an accountant? accountant. Well, we finally learn his identity. [[spoiler: Agent Phil Coulson.]] As you might have guessed, he isn't actually an accountant.



* NGOSuperpower: the Avengers now qualify as one of these.

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* NGOSuperpower: the The Avengers now qualify as one of these.



** And one of Doctor Strange's. In Strange's case, ''Ghosts of the Past'' establishes that it's not entirely for sure - especially when the stress dials up.

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** And one of Doctor Strange's. In Strange's case, ''Ghosts Strange's, who seems to be completely bonkers, but is also a ManipulativeBastard of the Past'' establishes that it's not entirely for sure - especially when the stress dials up.highest level.



*** He has since extended this to those who generally need defending.
* PsychicBlockDefense: Several characters have varying levels of this, as a natural result of dealing with a world full of people with psychic powers. Harry learns to construct one from Betsy Braddock. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for him, as it turns out in ''Ghosts of the Past'', Sinister has an even better one.]]

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*** He has since extended this to [[WeHelpTheHelpless those who generally need defending.
defending.]]
* PsychicBlockDefense: Several characters have varying levels of this, as a natural result of dealing with a world full of people with psychic powers. Harry learns to construct one from Betsy Braddock. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for him, as it turns out in ''Ghosts of the Past'', Sinister has an even better one.]]


* MakeMeWannaShout: Sean, which gives him a whole battery of very scary abilities, including a CompellingVoice (the use of which as part of a RoaringRampageOfRevenge still occasionally gives Nick Fury nightmares) and the ability to hit the resonant frequency of anything, whether it be [[GlassShatteringSound glass]], diamond or even [[BodyHorror bone]]. And he's had [[BadassGrandpa the best part of fifty years practice...]].

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* MakeMeWannaShout: Sean, which gives him a whole battery of very scary abilities, including a CompellingVoice (the use of which as part of a RoaringRampageOfRevenge still occasionally gives Nick Fury nightmares) and the ability to hit the resonant frequency of anything, whether it be [[GlassShatteringSound glass]], diamond or even [[BodyHorror bone]]. And he's had [[BadassGrandpa the best part of fifty years practice...]].practice....

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* NearVillainVictory: It occurs in chapters 74-78. HYDRA actually succeeds in TakeOverTheWorld, [[spoiler:rendering Thor comatose, making Loki into an OracularHead, capturing Steve, Bruce Banner and Tony while Avengers Tower is destroyed]], while SHIELD is still crippled from the attacks on chapter 70. Nick Fury even makes a LampshadeHanging when he's briefing the Shadow Initiative, which was created just in case something like this occurred.

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* PowersAsPrograms: [[Film/IronMan3 Extremis]] has the potential to do this, due that the MCU's version being a mixture of MagicGenetics and BioAugmentation. According to Zola he can literally program any superpower he desires and when Lucius asks [[PragmaticVillainy hasn't he created an army of super soldiers]], Zola explains that those superpowers are CastFromHitPoints and that, after Operation Overlord, HYDRA is lacking in manpower.

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* ItIsDehumanizing: When [[TheSocialDarwinist Lucius Malfoy]] is the main focus, the narration describes {{muggles}} (and all non-supers) by the pronoun it.


* LifeIsntFair: Harry somewhat incredulously says this almost word for word ("Since when life was ''fair''?") at the Battle of London when Carol, wielding the GreenLanternRing, complains that getting [[spoiler: zombified skyscraper sized giants]] on her first day on the job is completely unfair. Carol admits he has a point.
** Dresden and Wanda mirror the discussion on the other side of the battlefield.



** Jane treats Harry more as a little brother than a stepson as she's not even fifteen years older than him.

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** Jane treats Harry more as a little brother than a stepson as she's not even fifteen years older than him. In the sequel, Harry refers to her as being more like a sort of younger aunt.



* MagicalQueer: Jean-Paul, as the OnlySaneMan of the group of kids, would be this if it wasn't transparently obvious that he has colossal issues of his own, a life beyond dispensation of sage advice, and in many ways, Harry helps him as much as the other way around. He's also [[PragmaticHero probably the most ruthless]] of the kids.

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* MagicalQueer: Jean-Paul, as the OnlySaneMan of the group of kids, would be this if it wasn't plays with this. However, it's transparently obvious that he has colossal issues of his own, a life beyond dispensation of sage advice, and in many ways, Harry helps him as much as the other way around. He's also [[PragmaticHero probably the most ruthless]] of the kids.


* NotSoInnocentWhistle: Accounts of Doctor Strange's duel with Grindelwald, which lasted for days, levelled Berlin, and stripped the latter of his demon super-charging, [[BroughtDownToBadass reducing him]] from PhysicalGod to his normal PersonOfMassDestruction levels, leaving him for Dumbledore to face, all culminate with his having 'walked away whistling'. At first, this is believed to simply be a piece of embellishment, to boost Strange's reputation... then it's established that he really ''did'' walk away whistling. Considering his personality, this is less than surprising.
** Wanda lists a number of Strange's - her former teacher - mildly irritating traits; specifically, that he's a fount of 'knowledge, enigmatic and irritating pronouncements, and pop-culture references.' Harry Dresden, her apprentice and boyfriend, who has been justly accused of all three, starts whistling innocently in the background. Wanda notices this and adds, "don't worry, it's charming on you, darling."



** And one of Doctor Strange's. In Strange's case, ''Ghosts of the Past'' establishes that it's not entirely for sure - especially when the stress dials up.



** Harry Dresden.

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** Harry Dresden.Dresden, though he's not quite as bad - Wanda's SmoochOfVictory gets it through his head.



*** First, when Gravemoss appears behind them in the tunnels.

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*** First, when Gravemoss appears behind them him, Ward, and Sif in the tunnels.Catacombs of Paris.

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** Harry and his friends are all becoming this, though are not there yet (temporary age-up notwithstanding). Carol [[spoiler: has super-soldier genes which are now active]], Jean-Paul is a speedster, Uhtred will be even more of one than most Asgardians thanks to being Sif's protege, Diana is the future Wonder Woman (SuperStrength, {{Flight}}, and all), and Harry himself is on track to becoming a PhysicalGod with formidable psychic powers and magic on top of becoming a FlyingBrick.
** As an [[spoiler: Omega-class psychic]], Jean is also on track to becoming one of these some day, as is a certain [[spoiler: Clark Kent.]]
** All Asgardians are this trope, though Sif, the Warriors Three, and the Royal Family all stand out as being particular examples.


* JesusTaboo: Averted and played straight. Jesus does exist, yes, and he is the son of God, but God is simply a very powerful Skyfather/Elder God. And he hasn't, and probably won't, appear. As of Chapters 15&16 Jesus has appeared and is generally a cool guy complete with telling other skyfathers to back off so he can have a private word with Harry.

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* JesusTaboo: Averted and played straight. Jesus does exist, yes, and he is the son of God, but God is simply a very powerful Skyfather/Elder God. And he hasn't, and probably won't, appear. As of Chapters 15&16 of "Ghosts of the Past," Jesus has appeared and is generally a cool guy complete with telling other skyfathers to back off so he can have a private word with Harry.



* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Snape.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Snape.Snape, and probably Bor, from what we've heard of him.



** Harry's ([[NamesTheSame both of them]] eventual SignatureMove.

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** Harry's ([[NamesTheSame both of them]] them]]) eventual SignatureMove.



* MythologyGag: you know how Ron mentioned in the second book that Molly Weasley has a cousin who is an accountant? Well, we finally learn his identity. [[spoiler: Agent Phil Coulson.]] As you might have guess, he isn't actually an accountant.

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* MythologyGag: you know how Ron mentioned in the second book that Molly Weasley has a cousin who is an accountant? Well, we finally learn his identity. [[spoiler: Agent Phil Coulson.]] As you might have guess, guessed, he isn't actually an accountant.


* JesusTaboo: Averted and played straight. Jesus does exist, yes, and he is the son of God, but God is simply a very powerful Skyfather/Elder God. And he hasn't, and probably won't, appear.
* JesusWasWayCool: According to Thor and Loki. They were something of a bad influence on him.

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* JesusTaboo: Averted and played straight. Jesus does exist, yes, and he is the son of God, but God is simply a very powerful Skyfather/Elder God. And he hasn't, and probably won't, appear.
appear. As of Chapters 15&16 Jesus has appeared and is generally a cool guy complete with telling other skyfathers to back off so he can have a private word with Harry.
* JesusWasWayCool: According to Thor and Loki. They were something of a bad influence on him. Proven as of chapters 15&16.


* InfoDump: Mostly averted - [[MegaCrossover remarkably]] - because Harry is the AudienceSurrogate and is learning about all these new things at the same time as the audience. Sometimes crops up in the extensive author's notes.

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* InfoDump: Mostly averted - [[MegaCrossover remarkably]] - because Harry is the AudienceSurrogate and is learning about all these new things at the same time as the audience. Sometimes crops up in the extensive author's notes.notes, and Thor's MisterExposition role in Chapter 3 can feel like this for the readers who are already familiar with ''Literature/HarryPotter.''



** Harry's eventual SignatureMove.

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** Harry's ([[NamesTheSame both of them]] eventual SignatureMove.



* LineageComesFromTheFather: Played With, as far as Harry is concerned. While, obviously, being the son of Thor is the part everyone notices, his mother was related to the Grey family. As in, Jean Grey, who shares Harry's famous eyes. [[PsychicPowers It is implied that they share more than that.]]

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* LineageComesFromTheFather: Played With, as far as Harry is concerned. While, obviously, being the son of Thor is the part everyone notices, his mother was related to the Grey family. As in, Jean Grey, who shares Harry's famous eyes. [[PsychicPowers It is implied He learns that they share more than that.]]


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** Needless to say, all of them and many others beside are played by the man who is Usually In On The Joke (Because He Wrote It): Doctor Stephen Strange, MagnificentBastard and Sorcerer Supreme.

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** During the Second World War, [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome Captain America raided Nurmengard.]]


** '''The Grey Court''': Classic Dracula vampires, originating with Varnae, the first vampire, created by a spell from the Darkhold in the last days of {{Atlantis}}, 17,000 years ago, who went on to sire a large Court, being on record as having fought Thor, Odin, Vili, Ve and Bor at varying points in history, and was last seen during the Black Plague. Since then, Dracula has taken over as [[VampireMonarch King of the Grey Court.]] The three day rule applies on turning, with the person turned having, in the meantime, the powers of the vampire but their own mind. One or two [[{{Dhampyr}} part-vampires of this kind exist]], Blade and Spitfire II (the latter as a result of a blood transfusion from Blade). They are hinted to be a particular target of [[TheHunter Asgardian purges]] and themselves attempted to wipe out the Clan Akkaba, heirs of Apocalypse. The Clan responded by summoning [[spoiler: the Phoenix]] and attempting to bind Her to their will in Vienna in 1897. Since [[spoiler: the Phoenix]] was none too fond either of vampires or of being controlled, it ended very badly, both for the Clan and the Court, both being almost entirely wiped out. Only Dracula and [[spoiler: the girl nominated as host]] survived, the former because he got out in time and the latter because Albus Dumbledore pleaded for her life.

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** '''The Grey Court''': Classic Dracula vampires, originating with Varnae, the first vampire, created by a spell from the Darkhold in the last days of {{Atlantis}}, 17,000 years ago, who went on to sire a large Court, being on record as having fought Thor, Odin, Vili, Ve and Bor at varying points in history, and was last seen during the Black Plague. Since then, Dracula has taken over as [[VampireMonarch King of the Grey Court.]] The three day rule applies on turning, with the person turned having, in the meantime, the powers of the vampire but their own mind. One or two [[{{Dhampyr}} part-vampires of this kind exist]], Blade and Spitfire II (the latter as a result of a blood transfusion from Blade). They are hinted to be a particular target of [[TheHunter [[ThePurge Asgardian purges]] and themselves attempted to wipe out the Clan Akkaba, heirs of Apocalypse. The Clan responded by summoning [[spoiler: the Phoenix]] and attempting to bind Her to their will in Vienna in 1897. Since [[spoiler: the Phoenix]] was none too fond either of vampires or of being controlled, it ended very badly, both for the Clan and the Court, both being almost entirely wiped out. Only Dracula and [[spoiler: the girl nominated as host]] survived, the former because he got out in time and the latter because Albus Dumbledore pleaded for her life.

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