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* AnchoredShip: Harry and Cho. Her emotional issues over Cedric's death make it too difficult for her to be in a relationship. Not to mention that Harry, at that point in time, didn't have the emotional maturity to try and work Cho through her problems — instead, he gets angry at her for always wanting to talk about Cedric, which made things a lot more difficult for them. Had they both waited until they were both more stable emotionally, they could have gotten together and had a happy relationship.

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* AnchoredShip: Harry and Cho. Her emotional issues over Cedric's death make it too difficult for her to be in a relationship. Harry is suffering SurvivorsGuilt over the fact that Cedric died because of him, and Dudley mentions he's hear Harry screaming for him in his sleep. Not to mention that Harry, at that point in time, didn't have the emotional maturity to try and work Cho through her problems — instead, he gets angry at her for always wanting to talk about Cedric, which made things a lot more difficult for them. Had they both waited until they were both more stable emotionally, they could have gotten together and had a happy relationship.



** PlayedForLaughs with Arthur experimenting with medical treatments. He and his Healer agreed it would be a good idea to try out Muggle stitches. The kids conclude, after beating a hasty retreat to avoid Molly's subsequent lecture for Arthur, that Nagini's venom was so potent that it dissolved the sutures. That's why Arthur's bandages were changed and Molly noticed. Hermione ''does'' mention that stitches are pretty effective for non-magic injuries.



** Umbridge tried to do something to Hedwig to steal her letter to Harry. Hedwig escapes, albeit injured, and makes it to Professor Binns' class. While Hermione concludes that Umbridge has been reading Harry's mail, .

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** Umbridge tried to do something to Hedwig to steal her letter to Harry. Hedwig escapes, albeit injured, and makes it to Professor Binns' class. While Hermione concludes that Umbridge has been reading Harry's mail, .mail, the owl didn't make it easy for the lady.


** Umbridge [[spoiler:sending the Dementors after Harry becomes this by the end of the book. Fudge is either an idiot or a {{Jerkass}} when he refuses to believe it since only a Ministry official or Voldemort would have the authority to order such an assassination. It convinces the Order that the Ministry has it out for Harry if they won't even ask why Harry cast a Patronus if it seemed unnecessary and they take precautions accordingly. The government gets incontrovertible proof at the end of the book that Voldemort is back, and Fudge goes OhCrap as he realizes that if there were Dementors, they nearly de-souled the last hope of fighting the Dark Lord. Umbridge herself gets a demotion when Dumbledore firmly orders her removal from the school, though sadly isn't sacked from the Ministry or imprisoned]].
** Umbridge gets this again when she tries to intimidate the centaurs surrounding her, Harry and Hermione in the woods. She tries to intimidate them by stating her status as a Ministry Inquisitor and claims she has authority to boss them around. They tell her she doesn't because the forest belongs to the centaurs, and give her and the others a chance for a polite escort back to the school grounds. Umbridge proceeds to say they are not worth anything as "half-breeds". ''This'' gets her dragged off screaming.



** Umbridge spends the whole book referring to giants and centaurs as half-breeds. She tries it at the end of the book with a herd of centaurs that surround her and a captive Harry and Hermione, claiming she has the power to order them around. They point out she has no authority in the Forbidden Forest because it's their territory, and they have dealt with people like her before. Cue them carrying her off screaming after disarming her. Dumbledore goes to bargain with the centaurs and comes back with Umbridge who is physically unharmed but catatonic but has ordered her removal as DADA teacher, letting her stay long enough to get medical treatment.



* LetsSplitUpGang: During the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, Lucius Malfoy tells the remaining Death Eaters to split into pairs and search the various chambers for Harry and his friends.

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* LetsSplitUpGang: During the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, Lucius Malfoy tells the remaining Death Eaters to split into pairs and search the various chambers for Harry and his friends. Suffice to say, it goes badly to the Death Eaters.



* NoMereWindmill: People cling on to the belief that Voldemort cannot have returned. Thus, they let the Dark Lord grow in power undisturbed, while they accuse Harry of being a WindmillCrusader and Dumbledore of being a ManipulativeBastard using this WindmillPolitical for some shadowy political game.

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* NoMereWindmill: People cling on to the belief that Voldemort cannot have returned. Thus, they let the Dark Lord grow in power undisturbed, while they accuse Harry of being a WindmillCrusader and Dumbledore of being a ManipulativeBastard using this WindmillPolitical for some shadowy political game. It backfires when they learn both were telling the truth.



* NoodleImplements: [[spoiler:The spell that Ron is hit with that makes him giggle and laugh at everything has never been revealed.]]
* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: In-universe. Umbridge's ban of Harry's interview with ''The Quibbler'' only ensures that everybody reads it.

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* NoodleImplements: [[spoiler:The spell that Ron is hit with that makes him giggle and laugh at everything has never ever been revealed.revealed, and causes him to bleed from his mouth.]]
* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: In-universe. Umbridge's ban of Harry's interview with ''The Quibbler'' only ensures that everybody reads it. Seamus apologizes to Harry for not believing him after reading it.
* NothingIsScarier: No one knows what the centaurs did to Umbridge to make her catatonic. Madam Pomfrey notes that she's physically unharmed. Ron does troll her, however, by making clip-clopping sounds with his tongue (and it's well-deserved) which causes her to snap out of it.



* ObsessiveCompulsiveBarkeeping: As the Power Trio and the rest of the students that will eventually take Defense Against the Dark Arts lessons with Harry meet at the Hog's Head, the bartender is described as clearly listening in, and continually scrubbing a glass with a dirty rag, which is actually making the glass dirtier. Harry notes he looks familiar but doesn’t know he’s Dumbledore’s brother who tells him what they’re up to.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Ron's finest hour as Gryffindor Keeper, when he helps them win the Cup, is never seen as during the match Harry and Hermione are away in the Forbidden Forest with Hagrid meeting his giant half-brother Grawp.

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* ObsessiveCompulsiveBarkeeping: As the Power Trio and the rest of the students that will eventually take Defense Against the Dark Arts lessons with Harry meet at the Hog's Head, the bartender is described as clearly listening in, and continually scrubbing a glass with a dirty rag, which is actually making the glass dirtier. Harry notes he looks familiar but doesn’t know he’s Dumbledore’s brother who tells him what they’re up to.to and that they need help.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: OffscreenMomentOfAwesome:
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Ron's finest hour as Gryffindor Keeper, when he helps them win the Cup, is never seen as during the match Harry and Hermione are away in the Forbidden Forest with Hagrid meeting his giant half-brother Grawp.Grawp.
** Umbridge tried to do something to Hedwig to steal her letter to Harry. Hedwig escapes, albeit injured, and makes it to Professor Binns' class. While Hermione concludes that Umbridge has been reading Harry's mail, .
** The centaurs drag away Umbridge when she tries her FantasticRacism plot on them and shoots magic when they show they're no GentleGiant group like Hagrid. We don't know what they did to her to make her catatonic, but the whole school is celebrating minus the Slytherins.
** Dumbledore goes to bargain with the centaurs for Umbridge's release. He returns in a short amount of time with the woman in tow.
** Peeves chases out Umbridge using a bag of chalk and Minerva's walking stick. We don't see it, but Minerva snarkily remarked she would have stopped Peeves if the latter hadn't taken her cane.



** Peeves takes orders from no one, except the Bloody Baron. Fred and George, however, order him to "give hell" to Umbridge before they fly out of the school in style. Peeves salutes them in respect and proceeds to just do that.
** Likewise, normally Minerva is about upholding the rules and will punish her Gryffindor students if they fall out of line. This year, however, she offers Harry a biscuit when Umbridge sends him over for punishment and warns him to be careful about what he says. Later, she absolutely refuses to help with the twins' fireworks or their swamp, despite having the power to handle either. Then she advises Peeves that a chandelier unscrews the other way, much to Harry's surprise.



* PetTheDog: The centaurs TookALevelInJerkass in this book; they threw out Firenze for defending Hagrid and wanting to help the wizards against Voldemort, threaten Hagrid for bringing Grawp into the woods, and debate if Harry and Hermione are old enough to be treated the way adult wizards are usually treated. Even so, they still respect Dumbledore; when he goes to politely ask them to return Umbridge, he returns with her looked unscathed.



** When the [[TricksterTwins Weasley twins]] shove [[VillainByDefault Slytherin]] Graham Montague in the broken Vanishing Cabinet, he is trapped in a Limbo-like realm for a day, and his miraculous escape nearly kills him. His ordeal is PlayedForLaughs. When the trio see him in the Hospital Wing, Hermione suggests that they tell Madam Pomfrey what happened to him in order to help her heal him. Ron and Harry convince her not to. There are no apparent consequences for this.
** Marietta Edgecombe [[spoiler:grudgingly betrays [[LaResistance Dumbledore's Army]], essentially a self-defense club, for fear of endangering her mother's job]]. Hermione Granger jinxes her face to erupt in huge, irremovable pimples that spell "SNEAK."[[note]]It should be noted that the spell's effects were not targeted at her specifically.[[/note]] She, and, not surprisingly J.K. Rowling, think this is completely justified. Hermione refuses to remove them, and the girl is [[ScarsAreForever left with scars for the rest of her life]].

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** When the [[TricksterTwins Weasley twins]] shove [[VillainByDefault Slytherin]] Graham Montague in the broken Vanishing Cabinet, he is trapped in a Limbo-like realm for a day, and his miraculous escape nearly kills him. His ordeal is PlayedForLaughs. When the trio see him in the Hospital Wing, Hermione suggests that they tell Madam Pomfrey what happened to him in order to help her heal him. Ron and Harry convince her not to. There are no apparent consequences for this.
this until Book six, when Malfoy uses the [[spoiler:cabinet to bring Death Eaters into public]].
** Marietta Edgecombe [[spoiler:grudgingly betrays [[LaResistance Dumbledore's Army]], essentially a self-defense club, for fear of endangering her mother's job]]. Hermione Granger jinxes her face to erupt in huge, irremovable pimples that spell "SNEAK."[[note]]It should be noted that the spell's effects were not targeted at her specifically.[[/note]] She, Harry, and, not surprisingly J.K. Rowling, think this is completely justified. Hermione refuses to remove them, and the girl is [[ScarsAreForever left with scars for the rest of her life]].



** Harry had trained Ron, Hermione, Neville, Ginny, and Luna the best he could, but they're still picked off one by one (non-fatally) by the Death Eaters during the climax.

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** Harry had trained Ron, Hermione, Neville, Ginny, and Luna the best he could, but they're still picked off one by one (non-fatally) by the Death Eaters during the climax. It takes the real adults and the Order to even the odds.



* SaveTheVillain: No one would have blamed Dumbledore if he left Umbridge to the centaurs' mercy. Regardless, he goes to rescue her after securing her dismissal as DADA teacher from Fudge, and bargains with the centaurs. They like him more than they like any other wizard, so Dumbledore returns quickly with Umbridge and gets her medical treatment before she leaves.



* SpitTake: Ron spits butterbeer on himself when Hermoine mentions that Ginny is going out with Michael Corner.

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* SpitTake: Ron spits butterbeer on himself when Hermoine Hermione mentions that Ginny is going out with Michael Corner.

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* StressVomit: Dudley, after the encounter with Dementors, promptly upchucks all over the doormat as soon as Harry gets him back home.

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** Mundungus Fletcher is lured away from his post with cauldrons from a questionable source, presumed stolen. Almost one year earlier Percy Weasley had been working on a report about cauldrons with slightly thin bottoms, which most buyers probably would not have objected to, but Percy did. It is left to the reader to connect the dots from Percy's efforts to take some cauldrons off the market, to the cauldrons that serve Umbridge's purpose a year later.


** Ron and Hermione talk about Dumbledore being this once he finds out Mundungus Fletcher abandoned his watch on Harry in order to talk to someone about stolen cauldrons. Hermione simply says that he was "scary" during it. It also comes up during the school year, as the formerly personable Dumbledore constantly ignores Harry, but it turns out at the end he has his own reasons.

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** Ron and Hermione talk about Dumbledore being this once he finds out Mundungus Fletcher abandoned his watch on Harry in order to talk to someone about presumably stolen cauldrons. Hermione simply says that he was "scary" during it. It also comes up during the school year, as the formerly personable Dumbledore constantly ignores Harry, but it turns out at the end he has his own reasons.


** Dumbledore may be a nice guy, maybe a bit {{eccentric|Mentor}}, but when he enters the battle at the Ministry after seeing four of his students injured or unconscious, he is described as having a face "white and furious", an extremely rare description for him. He also stands up and draws his wand when Umbridge physically accosts Marietta Edgecombe and warns her not to touch his students. When word gets out that Mundungus Fletcher skived off his watch on Harry because he wanted to see a fellow criminal about a bunch of stolen cauldrons, Hermione also mentions that he was scary because he yelled at Fletcher.

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** Dumbledore may be a nice guy, maybe a bit {{eccentric|Mentor}}, but when he enters the battle at the Ministry after seeing four of his students injured or unconscious, he is described as having a face "white and furious", an extremely rare description for him. He also stands up and draws his wand when Umbridge physically accosts Marietta Edgecombe and warns her not to touch his students. When word gets it turns out that Mundungus Fletcher skived off his watch on Harry because he wanted to see a fellow criminal about a bunch of presumably stolen cauldrons, Hermione also mentions that Dumbledore was very angry, though she doesn't specify whether he was scary angry about the failure of the known weak point in his defenses, or because he yelled at Fletcher.had found out exactly how Mundungus was lured away.

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* FountainOfYouth: One of the items in [[spoiler:the Time Room at the Department of Mysteries is a bell jar containing a hummingbird that goes between fully-fledged bird to egg. During the Battle at the Department of Mysteries, one of the Death Eaters, presumably Crabbe, winds up with his head inside the bell jar and gets his head transformed into that of a baby. He pulls his head out at that point, and spends most of the rest of the battle blundering around the offices, his baby head grotesquely contrasting with his fully-grown body.]]


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* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: During [[spoiler:Voldemort's duel with Dumbledore, Voldemort conjures a silver shield, different from the Protego charm, to deflect Dumbledore's spells.]]


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* NoodleImplements: [[spoiler:The spell that Ron is hit with that makes him giggle and laugh at everything has never been revealed.]]

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* MadnessSharedByTwo: Harry is now able to see the horses which pull the normally-horseless carriages for returning students to the school. Neither Ron nor Hermione or any of Harry's circle of friends can see them, and Harry wonders if he's having hallucinations, only for [[TheDitz Luna Lovegood]] to say she can see them too and reassure him that [[AssuranceBackfire he's just as sane as she is.]] Subverted when it turns out the horses (called thestrals) can only be seen by those who have watched someone die in front of them, and both Harry and Luna are perfectly sane.


* AssholeVictim: The hospital wards we see seem to be named for high-profile patients. The one for long-term spell damage is named Janus Thickey, who faked having been eaten by a lethifold so he could desert his wife and move in with his mistress. The implication is that his wife hexed the bejabbers out of him when she found out.
** Dudley counts as this as well, as he had helped make Harry's life miserable for literally over a decade. He gets serious comeuppance when [[spoiler:The Dementors force him to face the worst memories of his life and make him see what a complete JerkAss he's been.]] If not for Harry, Dudley would have faced a FateWorseThanDeath. Lucky for him Harry is a hero through and through.



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* KickTheDog

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** The hospital wards we see seem to be named for high-profile patients. The one for long-term spell damage is named Janus Thickey, who faked having been eaten by a lethifold so he could desert his wife and move in with his mistress. The implication is that his wife hexed the bejabbers out of him when she found out.
** Dudley counts as this as well, as he had helped make Harry's life miserable for literally over a decade. He gets serious comeuppance when [[spoiler:The Dementors force him to face the worst memories of his life and make him see what a complete JerkAss he's been.]] If not for Harry, Dudley would have faced a FateWorseThanDeath. Lucky for him Harry is a hero through and through.


* Dudley counts as this as well, as he had helped make Harry's life miserable for literally over a decade. He gets serious comeuppance when [[spoiler:The Dementors force him to face the worst memories of his life and make him see what a complete JerkAss he's been.]] If not for Harry, Dudley would have faced a FateWorseThanDeath. Lucky for him Harry is a hero through and through.

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* ** Dudley counts as this as well, as he had helped make Harry's life miserable for literally over a decade. He gets serious comeuppance when [[spoiler:The Dementors force him to face the worst memories of his life and make him see what a complete JerkAss he's been.]] If not for Harry, Dudley would have faced a FateWorseThanDeath. Lucky for him Harry is a hero through and through.


* AbsurdlyPowerfulSchoolJurisdiction: Professor Umbridge bans Harry and the Weasley twins from playing Quidditch for life, arguably an unenforceable mandate, though one that still seems to be within her power. She also confiscates their brooms.

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* AbsurdlyPowerfulSchoolJurisdiction: Professor Umbridge bans Harry and the Weasley twins from playing Quidditch for life, life for fighting on the pitch, arguably an unenforceable mandate, though one that still seems to be within her power. She also confiscates their brooms.



* GovernmentConspiracy: The Ministry of Magic's cover-up of Voldemort's return.

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* GovernmentConspiracy: The Ministry of Magic's cover-up of Voldemort's return.return, including MaliciousSlander against Harry and Dumbledore.



* PaperDestructionOfAnger: When Ron receives a letter from his pompous brother Percy, congratulating him on becoming a prefect and advising him to stay away from Harry, whom Percy's bosses at the Ministry of Magic are currently trying to discredit, Ron furiously tears the letter in half three times while insulting Percy in a manner similar to PunctuatedPounding.

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* PaperDestructionOfAnger: When Ron receives a letter from his pompous brother Percy, congratulating him on becoming a prefect Prefect and advising him to stay away from Harry, whom Percy's bosses at the Ministry of Magic are currently trying to discredit, Ron furiously tears the letter in half three times while insulting Percy in a manner similar to PunctuatedPounding.



** When Ron receives a congratulatory letter from Percy (due to Ron being made prefect) and realizes that the letter contained an advice to sever ties with Harry in order to not jeopardize his own career outlook, Ron tears the letter into pieces and throws said pieces into the fire, muttering as he does so:

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** When Ron receives a congratulatory letter from Percy (due to Ron being made prefect) Prefect) and realizes that the letter contained an advice to sever ties with Harry in order to not jeopardize his own career outlook, Ron tears the letter into pieces and throws said pieces into the fire, muttering as he does so:



* ToBeLawfulOrGood: Hermione, who has been made one of Gryffindor's new prefects and therefore is tasked with enforcing rules, chooses good over lawfulness, thinking up the DA and committing to it after Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four retroactively forbids it.

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* ToBeLawfulOrGood: Hermione, who has been made one of Gryffindor's new prefects Prefects and therefore is tasked with enforcing rules, chooses good over lawfulness, thinking up the DA and committing to it after Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four retroactively forbids it.



* YouKeepUsingThatWord: In the final chapter, the trio talk about how Harry had been "forced to bear ridicule and slander," and Hermione mentions that the ''Daily Prophet'' failed to mention that they themselves had ridiculed and slandered Harry. In fact, what the ''Daily Prophet'' did to Harry was not '''slander''', but '''libel'''. After all, [[Film/SpiderMan1 slander is spoken.]]

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* YouKeepUsingThatWord: In the final chapter, the trio talk about how Harry had been "forced to bear ridicule and slander," and Hermione mentions that the ''Daily Prophet'' failed to mention that they themselves had ridiculed and slandered Harry. In fact, what the ''Daily Prophet'' did to Harry was not '''slander''', but '''libel'''. After all, [[Film/SpiderMan1 slander is spoken.]]spoken]].



** After Ron becomes a prefect, Percy sends him a congratulatory letter. What sets this trope in motion is the part of the letter containing an advisory to sever ties with Harry so Ron doesn't jeopardize his career outlook. Once Ron reads that part, he tears the letter to pieces before tossing the letter into the fire.

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** After Ron becomes a prefect, Prefect, Percy sends him a congratulatory letter. What sets this trope in motion is the part of the letter containing an advisory to sever ties with Harry so Ron doesn't jeopardize his career outlook. Once Ron reads that part, he tears the letter to pieces before tossing the letter into the fire.



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-->'''Voldemort''': ''([[RightBehindMe from behind Harry]])'' Can I not, Potter?

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-->'''Voldemort''': ''([[RightBehindMe from behind Harry]])'' Can I not, ''Can't'' I, Potter?


* Dudley counts as this as well, as he had helped make Harry's life miserable for literally over a decade. He gets serious comeuppance when [[Spoiler:The Dementors force him to face the worst memories of his life and make him see what a complete JerkAss he's been.]] If not for Harry, Dudley would have faced a FateWorseThanDeath. Lucky for him Harry is a hero through and through.

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* Dudley counts as this as well, as he had helped make Harry's life miserable for literally over a decade. He gets serious comeuppance when [[Spoiler:The [[spoiler:The Dementors force him to face the worst memories of his life and make him see what a complete JerkAss he's been.]] If not for Harry, Dudley would have faced a FateWorseThanDeath. Lucky for him Harry is a hero through and through.

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* Dudley counts as this as well, as he had helped make Harry's life miserable for literally over a decade. He gets serious comeuppance when [[Spoiler:The Dementors force him to face the worst memories of his life and make him see what a complete JerkAss he's been.]] If not for Harry, Dudley would have faced a FateWorseThanDeath. Lucky for him Harry is a hero through and through.


* PregnantBadass: Both Lily Evans and Alice Longbottom survived three confrontations each with Riddle. Given their young ages, at least one confrontation by each would likely have been during pregnancy.

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* PregnantBadass: Both Lily Evans Potter and Alice Longbottom survived three confrontations each with Riddle. Given their young ages, at least one confrontation by each would likely have been during pregnancy.

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