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* CharacterDevelopment: Lockhart has a minor one, as he goes from glibly noting that he probably couldn't go on without Obliviating Harry forever, to realising that he doesn't have the heart to Obliviate the boy he's raised as his son for eleven years.


** While under the 3rd floor corridor and Ron [[spoiler: kills the troll in the same way Pansy did]], he wonders if heíll get into the newspaper too. Only Hermione points out that a troll is still a living creature.

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** While under the 3rd floor corridor and Ron [[spoiler: kills the (unconscious) troll in the same way Pansy did]], he wonders if heíll get into the newspaper too. Only Hermione points out that a troll is still a living creature.


* MoralityPet: It would seem like raising Harry does wonders to Lockhart's own personality. Although he's still a vain man who enjoys attention and flattery, he is not as much as a coward or as flippant about letting his students get into harm's way as he is in canon. He does genuinely see Harry as his own after all, and he wouldn't remain idle while his son, nor his friends, are in danger. He's also a lot more subtle (and therefore less obnoxious) in flaunting his fame than his canon counterpart, likely because he's had to stay off the radar for ten years in order to raise Harry in secret.

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* MoralityPet: It would seem like raising Harry does wonders to Lockhart's own personality. Although he's still a vain man who enjoys attention and flattery, he is not as much as a coward or as flippant about letting his students get into harm's way as he is in canon. He does genuinely see Harry as his own after all, and he wouldn't remain idle while doesn't want his son, nor and his friends, are in danger. He's also a lot more subtle (and therefore less obnoxious) in flaunting his fame than his canon counterpart, likely because he's had to stay off the radar for ten years in order to raise Harry in secret.


** The relationship between Harry and Snape clearly pokes fun at many fanfic premises where 'Snape becomes Harry's mentor and father figure after discovering how badly he's abused by the Dursleys and finding a newfound affection for the child's noble virtues'. To drive this point even further, Snape goes on a long-winded, and {{Suspiciously Specific|Denial}}, rant about how the aforementioned scenarios will ''never'' happen (to Dumbledore's amusement)--despite the fact that Harry is neither abused nor is as virtuous as he is in Canon due to being raised by [[GuileHero Gilderoy Lockhart]]. Harry, for his part, plays along with this scenario... lying to Dumbledore that Snape is his favourite teacher, then allowing Fred and George to spread the rumour that Snape's friendship with Lily makes him favour Harry, just to infuriate Snape even further.

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** The relationship between Harry and Snape clearly pokes fun at many fanfic premises where 'Snape becomes Harry's mentor and father figure after discovering how badly he's abused by the Dursleys and finding a newfound affection for the child's noble virtues'. To drive this point even further, Snape goes on a long-winded, and {{Suspiciously Specific|Denial}}, rant about how the aforementioned scenarios will ''never'' happen (to Dumbledore's amusement)--despite amusement)--almost ignoring the fact that Harry is neither abused nor is as virtuous as he is in Canon due to being raised by [[GuileHero Gilderoy Lockhart]]. Harry, for his part, plays along with this scenario... lying to Dumbledore that Snape is his favourite teacher, then allowing Fred and George to spread the rumour that Snape's friendship with Lily makes him favour Harry, just to infuriate Snape even further.



* MisterExposition: Theodore Nott.
* MoralityPet: Harry is this for Lockhart.
* [[HumansAreBastards Muggles Are Bastards]] / [[HumansAreWarriors Muggles Are Warriors]]: According to Quirrell in his Muggle Studies class.

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* %%* MisterExposition: Theodore Nott.
* MoralityPet: It would seem like raising Harry does wonders to Lockhart's own personality. Although he's still a vain man who enjoys attention and flattery, he is this not as much as a coward or as flippant about letting his students get into harm's way as he is in canon. He does genuinely see Harry as his own after all, and he wouldn't remain idle while his son, nor his friends, are in danger. He's also a lot more subtle (and therefore less obnoxious) in flaunting his fame than his canon counterpart, likely because he's had to stay off the radar for Lockhart.ten years in order to raise Harry in secret.
* %%* [[HumansAreBastards Muggles Are Bastards]] / [[HumansAreWarriors Muggles Are Warriors]]: According to Quirrell in his Muggle Studies class.



* PolitenessJudo: How Harry deals with Zacharias Smith.
* TheRival: Parodied. Apparently a Hogwarts/pureblood custom, where one must decide who their best friend ''and'' arch-rival would be on their first Hogwarts train ride, and this relationship is supposed to carry on for life (also, the relationship has to be declared on the train, or else it would not have complied with the "proper procedure", and is therefore invalid). Zacharias Smith decides to claim Harry as his rival, but Harry is having none of it, and doesn't really treat the former any differently from other students. Zacharias complains that Harry isn't even willing to snark at his expense, while Harry wonders if all Pureblood parents would give their children a pep-talk about finding their arch-rival.

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* %%* PolitenessJudo: How Harry deals with Zacharias Smith.
* TheRival: Invoked and Parodied. Apparently a Hogwarts/pureblood custom, where one must decide who their best friend ''and'' arch-rival would be on their first Hogwarts train ride, and this relationship is supposed to carry on for life (also, the relationship has to be declared on the train, or else it would not have complied with the "proper procedure", and is therefore invalid). Zacharias Smith decides to claim Harry as his rival, but Harry is having none of it, and doesn't really treat the former any differently from other students. Zacharias complains that Harry isn't even willing to snark at his expense, while Harry wonders if all Pureblood parents would give their children a pep-talk about finding their arch-rival.


** The relationship between Harry and Snape clearly pokes fun at many fanfic premises where 'Snape becomes Harry's mentor and father figure after discovering how badly he's abused by the Dursleys and finding a newfound affection for the child's noble virtues'. To drive this point even further, Snape goes on a long-winded, and {{Suspiciously Specific|Denial}}, rant about how the aforementioned scenarios will ''never'' happen (to Dumbledore's amusement)--despite the fact that Harry is neither abused nor is as virtuous as he is in Canon due to being raised by [[GuileHero Gilderoy Lockhart]]. Harry, for his part, plays along with this scenario... lying to Dumbledore that Snape is his favourite teacher, then allowing Fred and George to spread the rumour that Snape's friendship with Lily makes him favour Harry, just to infuriate Snape even further.



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: No one is concerned over the fact that the troll at Hallowe'en was killed; they only worry about [[spoiler: Pansy because she reduced its [[OverKill head to pulp by smashing its club into it about a dozen times]]]].

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No one is concerned over the fact that the troll at Hallowe'en was killed; they only worry about [[spoiler: Pansy because she reduced its [[OverKill [[TheresNoKillLikeOverKill head to pulp by smashing its club into it about a dozen times]]]].



* WorthIt: When Lockhart points out that, had Sirius killed Pettigrew, he would be arrested for it in spite of what Pettigrew did to deserve it, Sirius says "It would have been worth it".

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When Lockhart points out that, had Sirius killed Pettigrew, he would be arrested for it in spite of what Pettigrew did to deserve it, Sirius says "It would have been worth it".it".
** Neville tries to fit in the Gryffindor stereotype better after Malfoy complains that he's not Gryffindor enough. He does this by deliberately falling off his broom during their first Riding lesson, and gets his wrist broken. When Harry gets to him, Neville happily declares, "Worth it."
** Harry himself also invokes this reaction after he gets detention from Snape after trolling the Potions master by telling everyone that he (Snape) is his favourite teacher.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: ''Neville and Draco'' of all people. They don't bandy about together due to their differing houses, but they know each other well enough to be on first name basis, and their usual banter is far from hostile.


* AffectionateParody: A lot of the dialogues in the stories take jabs at some of the Canon's premises and of other typical fanfiction settings, and most of it is played for laughs.
** Lockhart criticizes Hogwart's sorting system and how it promotes labeling and segregation. This criticism is brought up again when Harry is first sorted, with Nott [[ConspiracyTheorist theorising]] that the Hat simply pigeonholes the students into the houses at random, to make sure that each house get an equal number of students.
** Ron angrily confronting Harry about being sorted in Slytherin. In most other Slytherin!Harry fics, this falling out would be played for drama. Here, the dialogue takes a hilarious turn when Harry was able to point out the irrationality of Ron's outburst, and the latter had to resort to an increasingly stupid InsaneTrollLogic to back up his claim that Slytherin is the evil house.



* DeconstructiveParody: A lot of the dialogues in the stories take jabs at some of the Canon's premises and of other typical fanfiction settings, and most of it is played for laughs.
** Lockhart criticizes Hogwart's sorting system and how it promotes labeling and segregation. This criticism is brought up again when Harry is first sorted, with Nott [[ConspiracyTheorist theorising]] that the Hat simply pigeonholes the students into the houses at random, to make sure that each house get an equal number of students.
** Ron angrily confronting Harry about being sorted in Slytherin. In most other Slytherin!Harry fics, this falling out would be played for drama. Here, the dialogue takes a hilarious turn when Harry was able to point out the irrationality of Ron's outburst, and the latter had to resort to an increasingly stupid InsaneTrollLogic to back up his claim that Slytherin is the evil house.


%%* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Birds?]]: Poor Hermione.

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%%* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Birds?]]: WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Poor Hermione.



* WorldOfSnark

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* BenevolentGenie / JackassGenie / LiteralGenie: Harry, Lupin, Sirius and Lockhart have a discussion (prompted by [[JackassGenie Kreacherís behaviour]]) about the different types of genies; they even uses the trope name for two of them (they call the JackassGenie a Malevolent Genie).

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* AboveGoodAndEvil: As in canon, Voldemort convinces Quirrell that "there is no good and evil, only power and those too weak to seek it". [[spoiler:He still believes it after Voldemort's spirit is removed from him -- until Dumbledore shuts him down by pointing out the gaping flaws in Voldemort's logic. Ultimately, Voldemort didn't ''care'' about his philosophy; anything he claimed to believe was entirely self-justification for doing whatever he wanted.]]


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* AmnesiacsAreInnocent: [[spoiler:Averted for Quirrell. After he recovers, he points out that it'd still be absurd to let him off scot-free just because he can't remember his crimes -- and in any case, he ''can'' remember that Voldemort convinced him he was AboveGoodAndEvil. Dumbledore settles for completely destroying his logic for following Voldemort and having him sentenced to one year in the dementor-free part of Azkaban.]]


* SeinfeldianConversation: Happens all the time, especially with the Slytherins. Apparently Draco walking in covered in blood and chicken feathers isn't enough to stop a discussion about whether or not [[Theatre/WaitingForGodot Godot may have shown up after the play ended]], or what it had to do with ''LiveActionTv/QuantumLeap''. (He's actually a bit upse/ to be ignored like that.)

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* SeinfeldianConversation: Happens all the time, especially with the Slytherins. Apparently Draco walking in covered in blood and chicken feathers isn't enough to stop a discussion about whether or not [[Theatre/WaitingForGodot Godot may have shown up after the play ended]], or what it had to do with ''LiveActionTv/QuantumLeap''. (He's actually a bit upse/ upset to be ignored like that.))
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Frank and Alice Longbottom aren't tortured into insanity because Sirius made them an emergency Portkey. [[spoiler:Quirrell isn't killed in the fight for the Philosopher's Stone, but Obliviated, and spends a year in the non-dementor-infested part of Azkaban for his crimes.]]

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* MythologyGag: While wondering how old is "old enough" for Harry to be told about the Horcrux fragment in his scar, Dumbledore muses that if he's not careful he might talk himself into putting it off until Harry's seventeen. In canon, he did just that, not telling Harry about the prophecy until he was forced to and even then not mentioning the Horcrux thing until literally hours before the crucial moment.

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* StationsOfTheCanon: Despite almost none of the original causes of the original event remaining in place, a student still gets trapped in a restroom with a troll on Halloween and has to be rescued by their housemates. The only difference is that it's Blaise this time instead of Hermione.


* ForWantOfANail: Lockhart happens to meet Sirius the night Harry's parents are killed and finds out where Harry is before Obliviating him and taking him to St. Mungo's. Thus, Sirius wasn't able to carry out his plan to murder Pettigrew, and the latter was caught in this story) would walk around free. Also, because Sirius was acquitted, he provided his allies with emergency portkeys (fearing that they would be targeted by Death Eaters), which the Longbottoms used to escape from Bellatrix Lestrange. With his parents intact and healthy, Neville grows up to be a confident and self-assured man.

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* ForWantOfANail: Lockhart happens to meet Sirius the night Harry's parents are killed and finds out where Harry is before Obliviating him and taking him to St. Mungo's. Thus, Sirius wasn't able to carry out his plan to murder Pettigrew, and the latter was caught in this story) would walk around free. caught, thus preventing Sirius from wrongfully being sent to Azkaban. Also, because Sirius was acquitted, he provided his allies with emergency portkeys (fearing that they would be targeted by Death Eaters), Eaters like James and Lily), which the Longbottoms used to escape from Bellatrix Lestrange. With his parents intact and healthy, Neville grows up to be a confident and self-assured man.

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* WorthIt: When Lockhart points out that, had Sirius killed Pettigrew, he would be arrested for it in spite of what Pettigrew did to deserve it, Sirius says "It would have been worth it".

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