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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 doesn't want his son, and his friends, 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 doesn't want his son, and his friends, be 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.


* 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, 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 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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* 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, 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 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. And because he's a proper, non-lackey peer to Draco, the latter grows up with notably less entitlement and more common sense.


* ComplimentBackfire: Ron is so convinced that Slytherin is an evil house that he genuinely thinks it's a compliment to call Harry "not a true Slytherin". Harry, who doesn't believe in the house stereotype nonsense simply gets annoyed.
--> '''Hary''': "I know that you probably intend that as a compliment but it's really not."
* CompressedAdaptation: The story manages to combine the events of the Philosopher's Stone and the Chamber of Secrets into a single year.



* TokenGoodTeammate: Harry and Daphne Greengrass are probably the few Slytherins that don't have prejudice against Muggleborns; Ron, in particular, declares Harry an exception to his "Slytherin = Evil" bias.



* 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.

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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, basis (it is implied that the Malfoys have at least a civil relationship with Augusta Longbottom), and their usual banter is far from hostile.


%%* BlatantLies: Most of what Lockhart says.
%%* BrainBleach: Mentioned by name.


* 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.

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* TheRival: Invoked and Parodied. Apparently Apparently, this is 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.


* MistakenForGay: The other students theorize that when Zacharias Smith and Ernie [=MacMillan=] were caught in the Trophy Room at midnight that they wanted “a little alone time” (they were actually waiting for Harry and Draco to show up for a duel).

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* MistakenForGay: MistakenForGay:
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The other students theorize that when Zacharias Smith and Ernie [=MacMillan=] were caught in the Trophy Room at midnight that they wanted “a little alone time” (they were actually waiting for Harry and Draco to show up for a duel).

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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 he’ll 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 he’ll 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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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: WhatMeasureIsANonHuman:
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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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* WorthIt: WorthIt:
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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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* %%* WorldOfSnark


* BenevolentGenie / JackassGenie / LiteralGenie: Harry, Lupin, Sirius and Lockhart have a discussion (prompted by [[JackassGenie Kreacher’s 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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