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Gryffindor 6

Harry James Potter

  • Abusive Parents: The Dursleys, obviously. Vernon grows worse and nearly kills Harry on his 12th birthday. Thankfully, Harry gets payback.
  • Broken Bird: What you would expect from a thirty-year old suffering from PTSD merging with his younger self.
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  • Big Brother Mentor: Acts as this in the beginning for Ron, Hermione, and Neville. Luna and Ginny receive this treatment as well when they come to Hogwarts.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Justified, since one part of him came from a future where everyone he cared about was dead.
  • Deadpan Snarker: More so than in canon.
  • A Father to His Men: Or at least a Big Brother Mentor to his classmates.
  • Happily Adopted: Now the legal ward to the Weasleys.
  • Innocently Insensitive: When Harry suggests to Ron that Hermione likes him in the first year, he ends up hurting Neville's feelings and remembers that Neville had a crush on her in the original timeline too.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Deconstructed. Harry is trying to do things differently, but some of his actions still have similar events occurring or someone else manipulates things right back. One example is during the Flying Lesson, where he makes sure that Neville doesn't start flying too soon, but still ends up getting him hurt by Goyle and Malfoy colliding into them, with worse injuries. Other events still occur, such as the Dementors guarding Hogwarts during Year 3. Just because he is trying to play things out differently doesn't mean that someone else won't alter things right back.
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  • The Leader: Not just of the Six - a good bunch of his classmates consider him such.
  • Peggy Sue: Deconstructed. Harry is making changes in the past with the intention of a brighter future. However, each decision he makes ends up having both positive and negative consequences to him. An example would be attempting to clear Sirius's name by exposing Peter Pettigrew as the traitor, only for Dumbledore to act too slowly or too hesitantly with the information. The second attempt is more successful except that it results in Sirius being relocated to a cell with no food, no publishing of the new information, and the Auror investigating the case, Kingsley Shacklebolt being "promoted and sent out of the country" and the warden of Azkaban being replaced. His attempts at putting Malfoy on a different path and trying to earn Snape's respect in the frist Potions class result in a more antagonistic relationship between the two of them.
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  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Big time. Harry went through the war with Voldemort the first time, a war that was orders of magnitude worse than it was in canon and has severe PTSD because of it.

Ginny Weasley

Ron Weasley

  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Ron is still jealous of Harry's fame and popularity, but he grows out of it when he pulls out the Sword of Gryffindor and kills a Dementor, getting more attention than he wants.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Threaten Ginny or Harry and he will end you.
  • For Want of a Nail: Adopts Crookshanks after Scabbers is exposed, particularly because of the half Kneezle's ability to detect suspicious characters, also becomes more level-headed because Harry interacts with him differently.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: When he knocks Hermione away from a Dementor about to Kiss her, subverted when he pulled the Sword Of Gryffindor out of the Sorting Hat, killed the Dementor and then taunted the other Dementors.
  • Only Sane Man: More level-headed thanks to Harry, shares this role with Hermione later on.
  • The Unfavorite: Fears that he is this at first.

Hermione Granger

  • Action Girl: Thanks to Harry's influence, she begins to train her fighting ability much sooner.
  • Badass Bookworm: Obviously.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Protective of Ginny and Luna.
  • Birds of a Feather: Bonds with Harry more easily as they're both intelligent, until she learns why and understands.
  • Only Sane Man: Harry suffers from PTSD, Neville has confidence issues, Ginny is hot-blooded, and Luna is...well..., leaving Hermione and Ron as the more level-headed characters at times.

Neville Longbottom

Luna Lovegood

  • Ambiguous Disorder: When Harry and Hermione use legilimency on Luna, all they get is Psychic Static and a headache. Harry remarks that she is either "a genius or a functional schizophrenic."
  • Action Girl: With Harry's instruction.
  • Ascended Extra: Meets Harry and the others in her first year rather than her fourth.
  • Badass Adorable: Has plenty of these moments.
  • For Want of a Nail: Harry tells the Sorting Hat to place Luna in Gryffindor, allowing her to become friends with the others more quickly
  • Hidden Depths: She learned how to use Drunken Boxing moves on the television, can make insights others might not and is not shy at all about her romantic interest in Neville.
  • Psychic Static: For some reason, her mind appears to anyone trying to use Legillimency on her as a jumble, causing a headache if trying to delve too much. She weaponizes this to leave Snape with a hard case of migraine.

The Weasley Family

Arthur Weasley

Molly Weasley

  • Mama Bear: Fiercely protective of her children, biological AND adoptive.

Percy Weasley

  • Badass Bureaucrat: After he loses his job for stunning Barty Crouch, he gets a much better one as Amelia Bones' aide.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Despite his love for rules, Percy clearly cares about his younger siblings and even became protective of Ginny after her disappearance and reammergence from the Chamber of Secrets and students are asking for information.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He might be strict about rule breaking and even give Harry a hard time at first, but he really does care about his parents and siblings.
  • Honor Before Reason: Certainly has this mindset when his father offers him a position working in the Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office when Percy suspects losing his job for, justifiably, stunning Barty Crouch and ensuring his arrest. This is justified, however as Percy, while touched, doesn't take the job offer as he wants to earn work because of his ability rather than because of connections.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Eventually does so thanks to training with Lupin.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After Harry calls him out on his behavior. Further reinforced when, to his shock, Harry and Ginny ran interference one time when the twins and Ron were heckling him.

Hogwarts Staff

Albus Dumbledore

  • Anti-Villain: Harry acknowledges that Dumbledore is one of the good guys, and would probably like his support - the problem is that he sometimes makes choices that seem logical but can cause great damage on the long term, and there is no way to determine what his reaction to learning about Harry's Peggy Sue will be.
  • Broken Pedestal: Some people lose part of the trust they have in Dumbledore as some of his actions (and their consequences) are revealed, such as him allowing Snape to use Legillimency on the students, his intention to send Harry back to the Dursleys after they nearly kill him or his punishing Harry after the Slytherins attack the Gryffindor Six at the end of his second year.
  • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: When Arthur Weasley tells Dumbledore that Harry was almost killed, his first instinct is to check his instruments monitoring the wards at the Dursley house, completely disbelieving that Harry's "family" could have been the ones to hurt him.

Minerva McGonagall

  • Ascended Extra: Not that her role was minor in the books, but she has taken on the role of The Mentor for Harry in this timeline rather than Dumbledore.
  • A Mother To Her Students: Clearly cares for her students and defends them on several occasions.
  • Only Sane Man: Whenever she is around Dumbledore and Snape. Her relationship with Snape turns sour after the revelation that he was using Legilimency on her students. Dumbledore tests her patience because he allows Snape to do this. She is often the lone voice of reason in the school.
  • The Mentor: Becomes this to Harry in this timeline, often there to give him guidance on certain actions and giving information and assistance when needed. Up to Eleven when Harry starts up the Defence Association and requires a teacher for the club to happen.

Severus Snape

  • Adaptational Villainy: Justified, this story started before The Deathly Hallows revealed Snape's true nature, after he murdered Dumbledore in The Half Blood Prince. He has a more antagonistic relationship with Harry and his friends in this timeline, even to the point that he helped Malfoy arrange an attack that nearly got Harry killed, and after Harry woke up blamed him for the way he fell.

Filius Flitwick

Rubeus Hagrid

Gilderoy Lockhart

  • Broken Pedestal: Quickly falls victim to this from the perspective of Hermione and Molly Weasley, as Harry draws their attention to Lockhart's flaws to the point that Molly burns all the Lockhart books she had in the house.
  • It's All About Me: As in canon, Lockhart tries to use his time at Hogwarts more to boost his own reputation than actually teaching anyone anything, such as trying to arrange weekly lunches with Harry to give him 'advice'.

Gryffindor Students

Colin Creevey

  • Fanboy: Of Harry, as per canon.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Despite all the measures Harry takes to prevent his name from being entered into the Goblet of Fire, and his explicit desire to not to take part in the Triwizard Tournament, Colin ends up doing it. Harry's obviously not pleased in the least.

Slytherin Students

Melissa Bulstrode

Millicent Bulstrode

Draco Malfoy

  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He was already one in the books, but here, the change in circumstances lead to him nearly killing Harry by Stunning him from the back while he is walking up the stairs and stealing Harry's invisibility cloak and Tom Riddle's diary (which he then sent to Ginny, knowing what it was going to do).

Ravenclaw Students

Hufflepuff Students

The agent-in-place

A mysterious person who seems to be behind several events taking place in the background. Little is known about them - only that they are Hogwarts' students.

Non-Hogwarts Characters

Rita Skeeter

  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Harry basically uses this to deal with Rita; by threatening to expose her Animagus ability if she goes against him, he will supply her exclusively with factual reports so long as she doesn't distort the story to tell it any way but the way Harry presents it to her, and in turn he will give her a yearly exclusive interview.

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