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* Chapter 84: Quirrell reduces a trained Auror to a gibbering wreck. By ''[[EarWorm hum]][[CoolAndUnusualPunishment ming]]''

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* Chapter 84: Quirrell reduces a trained Auror to a gibbering wreck. By ''[[EarWorm hum]][[CoolAndUnusualPunishment ming]]''humming]]''


** Even funnier when you realize that [[spoiler:Quirrel is basically calling himself a Death Eater]].

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** Even funnier when you realize that [[spoiler:Quirrel is basically calling himself a [[StealthPun Death Eater]].Eater]]]].


-->At the Gryffindor table, where a cake waited with fifty-one unlit candles, Fred whispered, "I think we may be out of our league here, George." And from that day onward, no matter what Hermione tried to tell anyone, it would be an [[InvokedTrope accepted legend of Hogwarts]] that Harry Potter [[MemeticBadass could make absolutely anything happen by snapping his fingers]].

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-->At the Gryffindor table, where a cake waited with fifty-one unlit candles, Fred whispered, "I think we may be out of our league here, George." And from that day onward, no matter what Hermione tried to tell anyone, it would be an [[InvokedTrope accepted legend of Hogwarts]] that Harry Potter [[MemeticBadass Harry Potter]] [[TysonZone could make absolutely anything happen by snapping his fingers]].


* Harry scaring a Dementor away by saying, "BOO!". Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
-->'''Harry:''' I make you this one offer. I never learn that you've been interfering with me or any of mine. And you never find out why the unkillable soul-eating monster is scared of me. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Now sit down and shut up.]]

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* Harry scaring a Dementor away by saying, "BOO!". Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
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-->'''Harry:''' I make you this one offer. I never learn that you've been interfering with me or any of mine. And you never find out why the unkillable soul-eating monster is scared of me. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Now sit down and shut up.]]

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**This seems closer to OnlySaneMan than SkewedPriorities. The discovery that he has a rare magical power is now a twice-in-a-lifetime discovery for muggle-born Harry, to whom ''magic'' is a rare magical power. The discovery that Harry has a famous ancestor from 800 years ago is possibly an interesting piece of trivia, but it was 40 generations ago. There's no logical reason to believe it says anything in particular about Harry. The discovery that there's an '''entire suborder''' of sapient, language-capable animals is the scientific discovery of the century, and ''Harry is a scientist''.


* Harry and Quirell discussing the aftereffects of a prank ritual, involving some TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Chaos gods, a Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer demon and an [[CthulhuMythos Old One]]:

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* Harry and Quirell discussing the aftereffects of a prank ritual, involving some TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Chaos gods, a Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer demon and an [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Old One]]:


*** Hufflepuff gets a few of these throughout this arc. In chapter 59...

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*** ** Hufflepuff gets a few of these throughout this arc. In chapter 59...


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* Chapter 59, after introductions and some playful banter, the first question the healer asks is...
-->How wrong did it go?

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*** Hufflepuff gets a few of these throughout this arc. In chapter 59...
-->Is there some way of transplanting an imaginary personality to someone else's head? I don't want to live in yours anymore.


* "Yes, I'm very angry!" said Harry. "Grrr!" Harry's Internal Critic promptly awarded him the All-Time Award for the Worst Acting in the History of Ever.

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* "Yes, Harry seems to have a serious case of Multiple Personality Disorder, but all the personalities are stuck in his brain, making for some funny moments what they 'give' commentary on what is happening.
**"Yes,
I'm very angry!" said Harry. "Grrr!" Harry's Internal Critic promptly awarded him the All-Time Award for the Worst Acting in the History of Ever.Ever.
** While reflecting on [[spoiler:his jaunt to Azkaban]]:
-->My working hypothesis is that you're stupid, said Hufflepuff.\\
That is not a useful fault analysis, thought Harry.\\
If you want a little more detail, said Hufflepuff, the Defense Professor of Hogwarts was all like 'Let's get [[spoiler: Bellatrix Black out of Azkaban]]!' and you were like 'Okay!'



* While reflecting on [[spoiler:his jaunt to Azkaban]]:
-->My working hypothesis is that you're stupid, said Hufflepuff.\\
That is not a useful fault analysis, thought Harry.\\
If you want a little more detail, said Hufflepuff, the Defense Professor of Hogwarts was all like 'Let's get [[spoiler: Bellatrix Black out of Azkaban]]!' and you were like 'Okay!'

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** The entire chapter really, particularly the scene in Dumbledore's office and the immediate aftermath which lead to the exchange described above. You WILL laugh when reading this chapter, so attempting to do so in public is NOT recommended unless everyone you know already thinks/knows you are insane.

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* [[CloudCuckoolander Tracey Davis]] in general. From coming up with ridiculous life goals after being called out for having no great ambition, to embarrassing the rest of SPHEW by being the only one to accept Harry’s offer of protection, to her decision to become a Dark Lady despite [[VillainyFreeVillain not having an evil bone in her body]], Tracey is absolutely ''bonkers''.

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** The later revelation that [[spoiler: it was killed by Dumbledoor to fulfill a prophesy. Dumbledoor has no idea why.]]


* On a second read through, Chapter Eighteen has a crowning moment of funny when, after at first doubting whether Harry has the character to be the hero [[spoiler:Dumbledore realizes that Harry is Tom Riddle with heroic inclinations and spends the rest of the chapter in hysterics at the irony.]]

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* On a second read through, Chapter Eighteen has a crowning moment of funny when, after at first doubting whether [[spoiler:after suspecting that Harry has the character to be the hero [[spoiler:Dumbledore is Voldemort, Dumbledore realizes that Harry is Tom Riddle with heroic inclinations and spends the rest of the chapter in hysterics at the irony.irony that Voldemort made his ultimate nemesis.]]

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* On a second read through, Chapter Eighteen has a crowning moment of funny when, after at first doubting whether Harry has the character to be the hero [[spoiler:Dumbledore realizes that Harry is Tom Riddle with heroic inclinations and spends the rest of the chapter in hysterics at the irony.]]


** Even funnier when you remember that Harry put an enchantment on the soda so that you would only end up drinking it at the right time.

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** Even funnier when you remember realize that Harry put an enchantment on the soda so that you would only end up drinking it at the right time.[[spoiler:Quirrel is basically calling himself a Death Eater]].

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