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*** And Snape, at least, can also be partially explained by the fact that [[OutdatedByCanon the fic started before Book 7 came out and revealed his true backstory]].



** And Snape, at least, can also be partially explained by the fact that [[OutdatedByCanon the fic started before Book 7 came out and revealed his true backstory]].


* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Harry, for obvious reasons. He comes across as having more of an American action hero feel to him; he keeps a gun because it might come in useful, he drawls, he's quick to throw witty and sarcastic remarks at authority figures, and he draws a lot of inspiration from American military procedures. It ''does'' make sense as [[spoiler: older!Harry did spend a lot of time with the Americans following the deaths of his friends]] but it can be jarring when comparing him to the very British school boy he was the first time around.

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Harry, for obvious reasons. He comes across as having more of an American action hero feel to him; he keeps a gun because it might come in useful, he drawls, he's quick to throw witty and sarcastic remarks at authority figures, and he draws a lot of inspiration from American military procedures. It ''does'' make sense as [[spoiler: older!Harry [[spoiler:older!Harry did spend a lot of time with the Americans following the deaths of his friends]] but it can be jarring when comparing him to the very British school boy he was the first time around.



** Dumbledore, though, is more of a DownplayedTrope and PlayedWith example, becoming a WellIntentionedExtremist who believes in the ends justifying the means. But his behavior isn't meant to be malicious, and more out of an attempt to maintain peace. It does turn out to be refreshing, as he is more of an Anti-Villain than the usual "For the Greater Good" characterization that fans are so fond of using. It also helps that he ''is'' capable of changing, as seen with his portrait-self in the future (who warned Harry not to tell his past-self of his future memories).
** And Snape, at least, can also be partially explained by the fact that the fic started before Book 7 came out and revealed his true backstory.

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** Dumbledore, though, is more of a DownplayedTrope and PlayedWith example, becoming a WellIntentionedExtremist who believes in the ends justifying the means. But his behavior isn't meant to be malicious, and more out of an attempt to maintain peace. It does turn out to be refreshing, as he is more of an Anti-Villain AntiVillain than the usual "For the Greater Good" "ForTheGreaterGood" characterization that fans are so fond of using. It also helps that he ''is'' capable of changing, as seen with his portrait-self in the future (who warned Harry not to tell his past-self of his future memories).
** And Snape, at least, can also be partially explained by the fact that [[OutdatedByCanon the fic started before Book 7 came out and revealed his true backstory.backstory]].



* {{Shipping}}: The story follows the canon ships of Harry/Ginny and Ron/Hermione, but it also tosses in a new one: [[spoiler:Neville/Luna]]. (As if you didn't see that coming.)

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* {{Shipping}}: The story follows the canon ships of Harry/Ginny and Ron/Hermione, but it also tosses in a new one: [[spoiler:Neville/Luna]]. (As if you didn't see that coming.)coming).


** Does this to both the Dursleys and Snape. TropesAreNotBad; the author explicitly wanted to show the natural effects of these characters' abusiveness.

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** Does this to both the Dursleys and Snape. TropesAreNotBad; Administrivia/TropesAreNotBad; the author explicitly wanted to show the natural effects of these characters' abusiveness.


*** This happens after Charlie learns that Harry is, in mind, older than him, so perhaps he was going the "insanely overprotective brother" because he did not want his sister to "fall prey" to someone that might be manipulating her.

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*** This happens after Charlie learns that Harry is, in mind, older than him, so perhaps he was going the "insanely overprotective brother" because he did not want his sister to "fall prey" to someone that might be manipulating her. It's also worth noting that he's never spent any time with Harry and doesn't know what he's like on a personal basis.


** Dumbledore, though, is more of a DownplayedTrope and PlayedWith example, becoming a WellIntentionedExtremist who believes in the ends justifying the means. But his behavior isn't meant to be malicious, and more out of an attempt to maintain peace. It does turn out to be refreshing, as he is more of an Anti-Villain than the usual "For the Greater Good" characterization that fans are so fond of using.

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** Dumbledore, though, is more of a DownplayedTrope and PlayedWith example, becoming a WellIntentionedExtremist who believes in the ends justifying the means. But his behavior isn't meant to be malicious, and more out of an attempt to maintain peace. It does turn out to be refreshing, as he is more of an Anti-Villain than the usual "For the Greater Good" characterization that fans are so fond of using. It also helps that he ''is'' capable of changing, as seen with his portrait-self in the future (who warned Harry not to tell his past-self of his future memories).

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** Thankfully averted with Ron and the Weasleys, unlike other PeggySue fics that portray them as obstacles in the way of Harry/Hermione shipping. Ron is shown to be a true friend like in canon while the Weasleys show that despite their flaws, they are a loving family.
*** Somewhat played with in Percy's case, though it is more of his LawfulStupid antics within canon. Harry calls him out on it in the second year and he grows out of it. That said, he still cares about his family very much.


* RonTheDeathEater: Does this to both the Dursleys and Snape. TropesAreNotBad; the author explicitly wanted to show the natural effects of these characters' abusiveness. Dumbledore, though, becomes a WellIntentionedExtremist who believes in the ends justifying the means. It does turn out to be refreshing, as he is more of an Anti-Villain than the usual "For the Greater Good" characterization that fans are so fond of using.

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Does this to both the Dursleys and Snape. TropesAreNotBad; the author explicitly wanted to show the natural effects of these characters' abusiveness.
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Dumbledore, though, becomes is more of a DownplayedTrope and PlayedWith example, becoming a WellIntentionedExtremist who believes in the ends justifying the means.means. But his behavior isn't meant to be malicious, and more out of an attempt to maintain peace. It does turn out to be refreshing, as he is more of an Anti-Villain than the usual "For the Greater Good" characterization that fans are so fond of using.


* TearJerker: Plenty of them.
** Lots of Harry's memories, but his [[spoiler:talking things over with an imaginary version of Hermione after her death, to help him think things through]] is very notable.
** The conversation Harry has with Sirius in Azkaban, combined with CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
** [[spoiler:Harry's confession about the merger with his future self]] in the Chamber of Secrets.
** Mixed with CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming; Harry realizes that he had spent much of his first year pestering Hagrid about who Nicolas Flammel was and was simply taking advantage of their meetings for that. Thankfully, he knows about the Stone now and decides to simply enjoy his visit with Hagrid alongside Ron and Neville.
*** Neville hearing Hagrid talk about his parents while they were at school. After not knowing much beyond what his grandmother told him and what everyone expects of him because of his parents, it must have been a shocking change in pace for Neville to simply hear a story where he ''isn't'' compared to his parents.
** Luna's calm reaction over the revelation that Neville's grandmother is keeping Neville away from the others during the summer because of her. She blames herself and offers to stop coming if it meant Neville could be with the others.
** [[spoiler:Melissa Bulstrode's death and Slytherin House bullying her sister afterwards.]]
** Malfoy and his "friends" suggesting that Hermione does all of the homework for Harry, Ron, and Neville, and also "spreading her legs". Hermione is reduced to tears.
*** Malfoy calls her a [[SlutShaming "Mudblood whore"]], but it turns into a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when Hermione turns around and slaps him hard enough to knock Malfoy off his feet.

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* TearJerker: Plenty of them.
** Lots of Harry's memories, but his [[spoiler:talking things over with an imaginary version of Hermione after her death, to help him think things through]] is very notable.
** The conversation Harry has with Sirius in Azkaban, combined with CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
** [[spoiler:Harry's confession about the merger with his future self]] in the Chamber of Secrets.
** Mixed with CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming; Harry realizes that he had spent much of his first year pestering Hagrid about who Nicolas Flammel was and was simply taking advantage of their meetings for that. Thankfully, he knows about the Stone now and decides to simply enjoy his visit with Hagrid alongside Ron and Neville.
*** Neville hearing Hagrid talk about his parents while they were at school. After not knowing much beyond what his grandmother told him and what everyone expects of him because of his parents, it must have been a shocking change in pace for Neville to simply hear a story where he ''isn't'' compared to his parents.
** Luna's calm reaction over the revelation that Neville's grandmother is keeping Neville away from the others during the summer because of her. She blames herself and offers to stop coming if it meant Neville could be with the others.
** [[spoiler:Melissa Bulstrode's death and Slytherin House bullying her sister afterwards.]]
** Malfoy and his "friends" suggesting that Hermione does all of the homework for Harry, Ron, and Neville, and also "spreading her legs". Hermione is reduced to tears.
*** Malfoy calls her a [[SlutShaming "Mudblood whore"]], but it turns into a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when Hermione turns around and slaps him hard enough to knock Malfoy off his feet.


* TearJerker: Plenty of them.
** Lots of Harry's memories, but his [[spoiler:talking things over with an imaginary version of Hermione after her death, to help him think things through]] is very notable.
** The conversation Harry has with Sirius in Azkaban, combined with CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
** [[spoiler:Harry's confession about the merger with his future self]] in the Chamber of Secrets.
** Mixed with CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming; Harry realizes that he had spent much of his first year pestering Hagrid about who Nicolas Flammel was and was simply taking advantage of their meetings for that. Thankfully, he knows about the Stone now and decides to simply enjoy his visit with Hagrid alongside Ron and Neville.
*** Neville hearing Hagrid talk about his parents while they were at school. After not knowing much beyond what his grandmother told him and what everyone expects of him because of his parents, it must have been a shocking change in pace for Neville to simply hear a story where he ''isn't'' compared to his parents.
** Luna's calm reaction over the revelation that Neville's grandmother is keeping Neville away from the others during the summer because of her. She blames herself and offers to stop coming if it meant Neville could be with the others.
** [[spoiler:Melissa Bulstrode's death and Slytherin House bullying her sister afterwards.]]
** Malfoy and his "friends" suggesting that Hermione does all of the homework for Harry, Ron, and Neville, and also "spreading her legs". Hermione is reduced to tears.
*** Malfoy calls her a [[SlutShaming "Mudblood whore"]], but it turns into a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when Hermione turns around and slaps him hard enough to knock Malfoy off his feet.


* RonTheDeathEater: Does this to both the Dursleys and Snape. TropesAreNotBad; the author explicitly wanted to show the natural effects of these characters' abusiveness. Dumbledore, though, becomes a WellIntentionedExtremist who believes in the ends justifying the means.

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* RonTheDeathEater: Does this to both the Dursleys and Snape. TropesAreNotBad; the author explicitly wanted to show the natural effects of these characters' abusiveness. Dumbledore, though, becomes a WellIntentionedExtremist who believes in the ends justifying the means. It does turn out to be refreshing, as he is more of an Anti-Villain than the usual "For the Greater Good" characterization that fans are so fond of using.

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* RonTheDeathEater: Does this to both the Dursleys and Snape. TropesAreNotBad; the author explicitly wanted to show the natural effects of these characters' abusiveness. Dumbledore, though, becomes a WellIntentionedExtremist who believes in the ends justifying the means.
** And Snape, at least, can also be partially explained by the fact that the fic started before Book 7 came out and revealed his true backstory.


* BrokenBase: For the same reasons as ''FanFic/Team8''. It's partly due to both fics' [[HypeBacklash overbearing popularity]], but a number of readers simply dislike the way in which many events and characters are depicted overall (and this isn't just limited to {{Shipping}}). You're either going to love this fic, hate it, or respect the auhorial style while disapproving of the plot. No other grounds seem to exist.

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* BrokenBase: For the same reasons as ''FanFic/Team8''. It's partly due to both fics' [[HypeBacklash overbearing popularity]], but a number of readers simply dislike the way in which many events and characters are depicted overall (and this isn't just limited to {{Shipping}}). You're either going to love this fic, hate it, or respect the auhorial authorial style while disapproving of the plot. No other grounds seem to exist.


*** This happens after Charlie learns that Harry is, in mind, older than him, so perhaps he was going the "insanely overprotective brother" because he did not want his sister to "fall prey" to someone that might be manipulating her.d

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*** This happens after Charlie learns that Harry is, in mind, older than him, so perhaps he was going the "insanely overprotective brother" because he did not want his sister to "fall prey" to someone that might be manipulating her.d


*** Malfoy calls her a [[SlutShaming "Mudblood whore", but it turns into a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when Hermione turns around and slaps him hard enough to knock Malfoy off his feet.

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*** Malfoy calls her a [[SlutShaming "Mudblood whore", whore"]], but it turns into a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when Hermione turns around and slaps him hard enough to knock Malfoy off his feet.

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