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* ShoutOut: Dursleys meet "an old man who resembled Gandalf from Literature/TheLordOfTheRings, except for the fact that Gandalf would never be caught dead in such an atrocious purple and green outfit oddly reminded Vernon of [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker some villain]] from his vague recollections of the Franchise/{{Batman}} comics".

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* ShoutOut: Dursleys meet "an old man who resembled Gandalf from Literature/TheLordOfTheRings, except for the fact that Gandalf would never be caught dead in such an atrocious purple and green outfit oddly reminded Vernon of [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[ComicBook/TheJoker some villain]] from his vague recollections of the Franchise/{{Batman}} comics".

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* ShoutOut: Dursleys meet "an old man who resembled Gandalf from Literature/TheLordOfTheRings, except for the fact that Gandalf would never be caught dead in such an atrocious purple and green outfit oddly reminded Vernon of [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker some villain]] from his vague recollections of the Franchise/{{Batman}} comics".


* RonTheDeathEater: Mild example, the fic doesnt show the traditionally heroic characters like Ron or McGonagall in the best light, but they arent ''villanous'' per se, just kind of rude.

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* RonTheDeathEater: Mild example, the fic doesnt show the traditionally heroic characters like Ron or McGonagall [=McGonagall=] in the best light, but they arent ''villanous'' per se, just kind of rude.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: The Dursleys, all three of them, as a side-effect of being nicer people. While not traditionally attractive, both Vernon and Petunia are described in more appealing terms, and neither Vernon nor Ryan ever become overweight as in canon due to not subsisting on junk food and sweets.


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* DeadFic: Hasnt updated since 2013.


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* RonTheDeathEater: Mild example, the fic doesnt show the traditionally heroic characters like Ron or McGonagall in the best light, but they arent ''villanous'' per se, just kind of rude.


* CantArgueWithElves: Vernon and Petunia still have some grievances with the Wizarding World. In this case, however, a lot of their arguments come across as legitimate.

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* CantArgueWithElves: Vernon and Petunia still have some grievances with the Wizarding World. In this case, however, a lot of their arguments come across as legitimate.legitimate, but they are unable to fight back for various reasons.


* WalkingTechbane

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* WalkingTechbaneWalkingTechbane: As a budding wizard, Harry ends up becoming this by accident. After Petunia is run over and forced to be confined to a wheelchair, she requires a lift to help her get up the stairs. However, said lift often malfunctions when Harry is around due to the stress of his aunt's condition.


* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Petunia speculates that her mother tried to invoke this by only praising her daughters when they were out of earshot and unfavorably comparing them to each other under the belief that it would lead to some healthy competition between them. It didn't work and Petunia struggles with her resentment toward her sister for years.

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* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Petunia speculates that her mother tried to invoke this by only praising her daughters when they were out of earshot and unfavorably comparing them to each other other, possibly under the belief that it would lead to some healthy competition between them. It didn't work and Petunia struggles with her resentment toward her sister for years.


* BlessedWithSuck: The Blood Wards protect them from Dark wizards but they are unable to leave Privet Drive for a place more affordable and tolerant

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* BlessedWithSuck: The Blood Wards protect them from Dark wizards but they are unable to leave Privet Drive for a place more affordable and tolerant tolerant.


* AbusiveParents: Vernon defies this, and Petunia begins to seek therapy when she fears she might become this, but their respective parents certainly fall into this. Vernon notes that his father took his anger out on his family, and Petunia grew up believing herself to be TheUnfavorite, not learning until much later that Lily grew up with the same treatment.

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* AbusiveParents: Vernon defies this, and Petunia begins to seek therapy when she fears she might become this, one, but their respective parents certainly fall into this.this trope. Vernon notes that his father took his anger out on his family, and Petunia grew up believing herself to be TheUnfavorite, not learning until much later that Lily grew up with the same treatment.

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* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Petunia speculates that her mother tried to invoke this by only praising her daughters when they were out of earshot and unfavorably comparing them to each other under the belief that it would lead to some healthy competition between them. It didn't work and Petunia struggles with her resentment toward her sister for years.


* AbusiveParents

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* AbusiveParentsAbusiveParents: Vernon defies this, and Petunia begins to seek therapy when she fears she might become this, but their respective parents certainly fall into this. Vernon notes that his father took his anger out on his family, and Petunia grew up believing herself to be TheUnfavorite, not learning until much later that Lily grew up with the same treatment.



* BreakTheHaughty

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* BreakTheHaughtyBreakTheHaughty: What sets off the whole plot. Vernon getting expelled from Smeltings ends up humbling him greatly.



* CantArgueWithElves

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* CantArgueWithElvesCantArgueWithElves: Vernon and Petunia still have some grievances with the Wizarding World. In this case, however, a lot of their arguments come across as legitimate.



* OneTrueLove

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* OneTrueLoveOneTrueLove: As noted above, Vernon and Petunia still become a couple in this story, and in many other universes.



* StepfordSuburbia

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* StepfordSuburbiaStepfordSuburbia: Vernon and Petunia hate Privet Drive and are ''not'' happy to learn they're stuck there.


* AdaptationNameChange

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* AdaptationNameChangeAdaptationNameChange: Vernon and Petunia name their son "Ryan" instead of "Dudley" in this fic.


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!! Tropes:


* IAmNotMyFather

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* IAmNotMyFatherIAmNotMyFather: Vernon makes a point of being a better father to Ryan and Harry than his father was to him.



* ThereAreNoTherapists

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* ThereAreNoTherapistsThereAreNoTherapists: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. Petunia met one when she realized she was letting her jealously towards Lily affect the way she treated Harry.

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