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** Not to mention, all of those {{Contrived Coincidence}}s in the first three ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books? Probably they weren't "coincidences" at all...

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** Not to mention, all of those {{Contrived Coincidence}}s in the first three ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books? Probably they weren't "coincidences" at all...all...
* Wanda is shown to be NotSoDifferent from her father in many ways: their temper, [[PhysicalGod power levels]], awesome feats, and resultant FamedInStory status, fierce protectiveness of their family, etc. However, a more subtle one is their respective entrances: After having been talked up as a LivingLegend of fearsome power, both Wanda and Magneto pull a BigDamnHeroes moment in the middle of an epic battle against otherwordly forces (featuring many of the same combatants both times), [[BigEntrance appearing in the sky with otherworldly light playing around them as a side-effect of their powers]] and turning the tide for the weary heroes, absolutely ''annihilating'' the enemy.


* There sure are a lot of {{Adaptational Badass}}es in this story. Sirius going from being a skilled duelist in canon to having the RedBaron of "The Marauder" and being picked for the [[spoiler: Shadow Initiative]], the Winter Soldier becoming TheDreaded for just about ''everyone'', Sean Cassidy being able to do far more with his MakeMeWannaShout powers and having BoxingLessonsForSuperman, etc. Makes a lot more sense when you consider that Strange is setting up Earth [[spoiler: to go against Thanos]], and all of the upheaval caused by Chthon and the resultant aftereffects, and presumably therefore wants every advantage he can get.

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* There sure are a lot of {{Adaptational Badass}}es in this story. Sirius going from being a skilled duelist in canon to having the RedBaron of "The Marauder" and being picked for the [[spoiler: Shadow Initiative]], the Winter Soldier becoming TheDreaded for just about ''everyone'', Sean Cassidy being able to do far more with his MakeMeWannaShout powers and having BoxingLessonsForSuperman, etc. Makes a lot more sense when you consider that Strange is setting up Earth [[spoiler: to go against Thanos]], and all of the upheaval caused by Chthon and the resultant aftereffects, and presumably therefore wants every advantage he can get.get.
** Not to mention, all of those {{Contrived Coincidence}}s in the first three ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books? Probably they weren't "coincidences" at all...


* The occasional descriptions of the American magical world as more liberal and open to Muggles than its British equivalent seems pretty much the opposite of the canon MACUSA's attitude (cf ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem''). But then the FridgeBrilliance kicks in-this is a magical community heavily influenced, if not outright run by, Fury and SHIELD. Of ''course'' it's more open to Muggles.

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* The occasional descriptions of the American magical world as more liberal and open to Muggles than its British equivalent seems pretty much the opposite of the canon MACUSA's attitude (cf ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem''). But then the FridgeBrilliance kicks in-this is a magical community heavily influenced, if not outright run by, Fury and SHIELD. Of ''course'' it's more open to Muggles.Muggles.
* There sure are a lot of {{Adaptational Badass}}es in this story. Sirius going from being a skilled duelist in canon to having the RedBaron of "The Marauder" and being picked for the [[spoiler: Shadow Initiative]], the Winter Soldier becoming TheDreaded for just about ''everyone'', Sean Cassidy being able to do far more with his MakeMeWannaShout powers and having BoxingLessonsForSuperman, etc. Makes a lot more sense when you consider that Strange is setting up Earth [[spoiler: to go against Thanos]], and all of the upheaval caused by Chthon and the resultant aftereffects, and presumably therefore wants every advantage he can get.


*** Thankfully, as a [[spoiler: Flash level]] speedster, this last is not as much of a problem.

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*** Thankfully, as a [[spoiler: Flash level]] speedster, this last is not no longer as much of a problem.



* Why are there persistent, albeit mild shippy undertones to Harry and Carol's friendship? Because he's pretty much the first straight guy her age to treat her like an actual person for years - like, after she hit puberty - if not ever and she's the first girl his age to treat him like an actual person rather than a freak/saviour in pretty much ever. Even Hermione, after hearing his name, rattled off all the books she'd read about him in.

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* Why are there persistent, albeit mild (at first) shippy undertones to Harry and Carol's friendship? Because he's pretty much the first straight guy her age to treat her like an actual person for years - like, after she hit puberty - if not ever and she's the first girl his age to treat him like an actual person rather than a freak/saviour in pretty much ever. Even Hermione, after hearing his name, rattled off all the books she'd read about him in.


** Not only that, but Diana, Uhtred, and Jean-Paul are all used to their powers (Diana and Uhtred have had their powers since infancy, and for Jean-Paul it's been at least a few years), while Carol has always been a little above average anyway, and isn't getting anything new, per se. On the other hand, it's been only a few months since Harry's powers (other than magic) have begun to show, and less than six since TheReveal. He's still getting used to ''having'' all of those powers in the first place!

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** Not only that, but Diana, Uhtred, and Jean-Paul are all used to their powers (Diana and Uhtred have had their powers since infancy, and for Jean-Paul it's been at least a few years), while Carol has always been a little above average anyway, and isn't getting anything new, per se.se, just being jacked up to the max of human potential. On the other hand, it's been only a few months since Harry's powers (other than magic) have begun to show, and less than six since TheReveal. He's still getting used to ''having'' all of those powers in the first place!



* a Minor one that gave this troper a good chuckle, Harry is form the Grey Family and Draco is distantly realted to [[spoiler: the Frost family]] and now their rivalry makes sense [[spoiler:Frost's and Grey's have never gotten along]]

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* a Minor A minor one that gave this troper a good chuckle, Harry is form from the Grey Family and Draco is distantly realted related to [[spoiler: the Frost family]] and now their rivalry makes sense sense. [[spoiler:Frost's and Grey's have never gotten along]]along]].

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* a Minor one that gave this troper a good chuckle, Harry is form the Grey Family and Draco is distantly realted to [[spoiler: the Frost family]] and now their rivalry makes sense [[spoiler:Frost's and Grey's have never gotten along]]


* The occasional descriptions of the American magical world as more liberal and open to Muggles than its British equivalent seems pretty much the opposite of the canon MACUSA's attitude (cf ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem''). But then the FridgeBrilliance kicks in-this is a magical community heavily influenced, if not outright run by, Fury and SHIELD. Of ''course'' it's more open to Muggles.
* Strange and Loki teleporting into, out of, and around Hogwarts-Loki mentioned in chapter five of ''[=CoS=]'' that Apparition is actually "a bastardized form of the old art," so it's possible that their teleportation is different enough from Apparition that anti-Apparition wards won't stop it.
** Of course, it could also very well be that since Loki is [[TheArchmage God of Magic]] and Strange is...well, [[MemeticBadass Strange]], they just do whatever they want anyway.

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* The occasional descriptions of the American magical world as more liberal and open to Muggles than its British equivalent seems pretty much the opposite of the canon MACUSA's attitude (cf ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem''). But then the FridgeBrilliance kicks in-this is a magical community heavily influenced, if not outright run by, Fury and SHIELD. Of ''course'' it's more open to Muggles.
* Strange and Loki teleporting into, out of, and around Hogwarts-Loki mentioned in chapter five of ''[=CoS=]'' that Apparition is actually "a bastardized form of the old art," so it's possible that their teleportation is different enough from Apparition that anti-Apparition wards won't stop it.
** Of course, it could also very well be that since Loki is [[TheArchmage God of Magic]] and Strange is...well, [[MemeticBadass Strange]], they just do whatever they want anyway.
Muggles.


* The occasional descriptions of the American magical world as more liberal and open to Muggles than its British equivalent seems pretty much the opposite of the canon MACUSA's attitude (cf ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem''). But then the FridgeBrilliance kicks in-this is a magical community heavily influenced, if not outright run by, Fury and SHIELD. Of ''course'' it's more open to Muggles.

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* The occasional descriptions of the American magical world as more liberal and open to Muggles than its British equivalent seems pretty much the opposite of the canon MACUSA's attitude (cf ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem''). But then the FridgeBrilliance kicks in-this is a magical community heavily influenced, if not outright run by, Fury and SHIELD. Of ''course'' it's more open to Muggles.Muggles.
* Strange and Loki teleporting into, out of, and around Hogwarts-Loki mentioned in chapter five of ''[=CoS=]'' that Apparition is actually "a bastardized form of the old art," so it's possible that their teleportation is different enough from Apparition that anti-Apparition wards won't stop it.
** Of course, it could also very well be that since Loki is [[TheArchmage God of Magic]] and Strange is...well, [[MemeticBadass Strange]], they just do whatever they want anyway.


* A small one, but in ''Chaos Reigns,'' Harry mentions that Murphy has big dog issues. Perhaps due to having fought werewolves in ''Fool Moon?''

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* A small one, but in ''Chaos Reigns,'' Harry Dresden mentions that Murphy has big dog issues. Perhaps due to having fought werewolves in ''Fool Moon?''


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** Implicitly confirmed by Strange in [=CoS=] chapter 80, when he lists it as [[ForWantOfANail one of the nails he scattered.]]


* Carol's relatives descended from the same source, [[spoiler: Peggy and Steve]], all seem to have some unusual level of [[spoiler: [[SuperSoldier enhanced]]]] badassery. Except, seemingly, her mother. Jack O'Neill managed to become a Brigadier General entirely on merit at an unusually young age and has demonstrated a bit of super-strength while [[BerserkButton thoroughly pissed]] at General Ross for suggesting that they experiment on Carol. Sharon Carter managed to kick the ass of Baron Zemo's possibly enhanced protégé with relative ease, fighting on even footing despite his being considerably larger and the fight being in close quarters. And Carol had hints of it even before the incident with the GeniusLoci. This suggests that the abilities aren't entirely dormant and only require a relatively small kick in the genetic pants to activate.

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** Not only that, but Diana, Uhtred, and Jean-Paul are all used to their powers (Diana and Uhtred have had their powers since infancy, and for Jean-Paul it's been at least a few years), while Carol has always been a little above average anyway, and isn't getting anything new, per se. On the other hand, it's been only a few months since Harry's powers (other than magic) have begun to show, and less than six since TheReveal. He's still getting used to ''having'' all of those powers in the first place!
* Carol's relatives descended from the same source, [[spoiler: Peggy and Steve]], all seem to have some unusual level of [[spoiler: [[SuperSoldier enhanced]]]] badassery. Except, seemingly, her mother. Jack O'Neill managed to become a Brigadier General entirely on merit at an unusually young age and has demonstrated a bit of super-strength while [[BerserkButton thoroughly pissed]] at General Ross for suggesting that they experiment on Carol. Sharon Carter managed to kick the ass of Baron Zemo's possibly enhanced protégé with relative ease, fighting on even footing despite his being considerably larger and the fight being in close quarters. And Carol had hints of it even before the incident with the GeniusLoci. This suggests that the abilities aren't entirely dormant and only require a relatively small kick in the genetic pants to activate.


* TheReveal in ''Ghosts of the Past'' that Gambit [[spoiler: was artificially aged and "born" at about seven]] explains why he's so flirtatious-given that Carol estimates his age at about nineteen or twenty, he's [[spoiler: really a HormoneAddledTeenager!]]

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* TheReveal in ''Ghosts of the Past'' that Gambit [[spoiler: was artificially aged and "born" at about seven]] explains why he's so flirtatious-given that Carol estimates his age at about nineteen or twenty, he's [[spoiler: really a HormoneAddledTeenager!]]HormoneAddledTeenager!]]
* The occasional descriptions of the American magical world as more liberal and open to Muggles than its British equivalent seems pretty much the opposite of the canon MACUSA's attitude (cf ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem''). But then the FridgeBrilliance kicks in-this is a magical community heavily influenced, if not outright run by, Fury and SHIELD. Of ''course'' it's more open to Muggles.


* TheReveal in ''Ghosts of the Past'' that Gambit [[spoiler: was artificially aged and "born" at about seven]] explains why he's so flirtatious-given that Carol estimates his age at about twenty, he's [[spoiler: really a HormoneAddledTeenager!]]

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* TheReveal in ''Ghosts of the Past'' that Gambit [[spoiler: was artificially aged and "born" at about seven]] explains why he's so flirtatious-given that Carol estimates his age at about nineteen or twenty, he's [[spoiler: really a HormoneAddledTeenager!]]


* Why did Strange get so spectacularly worked up about saving [[spoiler: Maddie]], to the point of being DrivenToMadness? Because way back in the day, after he arrived too late to change the outcome of [[spoiler: the Battle of Camlann]], which led to the deaths of almost everyone he knew, his mentor nearly going mad with grief, and his home and everything it had stood for crumbling around him, he made a vow to never, ever be too late again. This, from a man who never, ''ever'' lies, whose word being questioned is a personal BerserkButton, and a magical practitioner of almost unrivalled power in a world where an oath made on one's magic has very real consequences. Not only was he guilty about failing, but his vow would have kicked in. The FridgeHorror, of course, kicks in when one wonders just what it would have done to him...

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* Why did Strange get so spectacularly worked up about saving [[spoiler: Maddie]], to the point of being DrivenToMadness? Because way back in the day, after he arrived too late to change the outcome of [[spoiler: the Battle of Camlann]], which led to the deaths of almost everyone he knew, his mentor nearly going mad with grief, and his home and everything it had stood for crumbling around him, he made a vow to never, ever be too late again. This, from a man who never, ''ever'' lies, whose word being questioned is a personal BerserkButton, and a magical practitioner of almost unrivalled power in a world where an oath made on one's magic has very real consequences. Not only was he guilty about failing, but his vow would have kicked in. The FridgeHorror, of course, kicks in when one wonders just what it would have done to him...him, and what would have happened to the universe without him...
* TheReveal in ''Ghosts of the Past'' that Gambit [[spoiler: was artificially aged and "born" at about seven]] explains why he's so flirtatious-given that Carol estimates his age at about twenty, he's [[spoiler: really a HormoneAddledTeenager!]]


* Sure seems like a ContrivedCoincidence that a young, Omega-class mutant just happens to be skiing on a mountain with a genius loci, and that the Avengers, Harry, and his friends are all there at the same time that he's most vulnerable and HYDRA are most likely to make a grab for him. Knowing Strange's MO, it wouldn't be at all surprising if he'd arranged that, too, somehow.

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* Sure seems like a ContrivedCoincidence that a young, Omega-class mutant just happens to be skiing on a mountain with a genius loci, and that the Avengers, Harry, and his friends are all there at the same time that he's most vulnerable and HYDRA are most likely to make a grab for him. Knowing Strange's MO, it wouldn't be at all surprising if he'd arranged that, too, somehow.somehow.
* Why did Strange get so spectacularly worked up about saving [[spoiler: Maddie]], to the point of being DrivenToMadness? Because way back in the day, after he arrived too late to change the outcome of [[spoiler: the Battle of Camlann]], which led to the deaths of almost everyone he knew, his mentor nearly going mad with grief, and his home and everything it had stood for crumbling around him, he made a vow to never, ever be too late again. This, from a man who never, ''ever'' lies, whose word being questioned is a personal BerserkButton, and a magical practitioner of almost unrivalled power in a world where an oath made on one's magic has very real consequences. Not only was he guilty about failing, but his vow would have kicked in. The FridgeHorror, of course, kicks in when one wonders just what it would have done to him...


* Sure seems like a ContrivedCoincidence that a young, Omega-class mutant just happens to be skiing on a mountain with a genius loci, and that the Avengers, Harry, and his friends are all there at the same time that HYDRA makes a grab for him. Knowing Strange's MO, it wouldn't be at all surprising if he'd arranged that, too, somehow.

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* Sure seems like a ContrivedCoincidence that a young, Omega-class mutant just happens to be skiing on a mountain with a genius loci, and that the Avengers, Harry, and his friends are all there at the same time that he's most vulnerable and HYDRA makes are most likely to make a grab for him. Knowing Strange's MO, it wouldn't be at all surprising if he'd arranged that, too, somehow.

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