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To the Wizarding community, Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin are considered to be the greatest witches and wizards of their age. To that of the Mage society, they are known as the instigators of the largest genocide in recorded history. Rule 65!Atem, bisexual polyamorous relationship, massive AU, warnings inside

Basically it's a unique crossover between Yu-gi-oh and Harry Potter which deals with the issues of what happens if there are different kinds of magic-users in the hp world. The story deals realistically with issues of abuse, murder, racism and social exclusion. Do not be put off with the warnings of 'bisexual polyamorous relationship'; it barely features in the story.


Completed at 18 chapters, the story is well-written with a well-planned plot and excellent characterization, although it's focus is more on the Yu-gi-oh characters and not on Harry Potter and co. The story also features the Department of Mysteries and provides an explanation for what they actually do it's not pretty

Can be found at: 'The Three Kings: Hunt

The Three Kings: Hunt has the following tropes:

  • Abusive Parents: James Andrews, Gozaburo Kaiba
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: The Hogwarts founders (all four are the bad guys) & Keith Howard
  • Ancient Egypt: where it all started
  • Another Dimension: The Realm of the Gods
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: The Three Kings
  • Arranged Marriage: between Amane & Blaise Zabini
  • Assimilation Plot: by Department of Mysteries who forcefully convert any mage born into an upper class wizarding family into being a wizard. They kill all the other wizardborn mages
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  • Because I'm Good at It: seems to be Keith Howard's excuse for being a mage hunter; he's having second thoughts
  • Bullying the Dragon: Ryou's classmates think it's a good idea to bully and socially exclude him for being a mage; after they threaten his sister he cripples 3 of them
  • Back from the Dead: Bakura
  • Badass Normal: Mokuba
  • Berserk Button: Amane to Ryou
  • Big Bad: The Department of Mysteries
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: The Andrews Family
  • Blessed with Suck: Mages, who get superpowers but are hunted down and murdered by wizards
  • Blind Seer: Serenity Wheeler
  • Blow You Away: Bakura
  • Brother–Sister Incest: The Gaunt family, averted and subverted with Ryou and Amane
  • Casting a Shadow: Rebecca
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Bakura is literally particles in the air but he still kills the wizards chasing down Weevil, Rex and Rebecca with no effort at all
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  • Culture Justifies Anything: see Fantastic Racism
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Bakura (and Ryou), possibly Keith Howard
  • Death Seeker: Ryou
  • Dirty Business: We get hints that some unspeakables think that there job is something between this and Necessarily Evil
  • Discard and Draw: Ryou can 'steal' the powers of anyone he beats and keeps them as long as he is not defeated himself
  • Elemental Powers: Mages seem to sometimes have powers based on the elements. Bakura has power over air and darkness. The Lady Pharoah has power over lightning while the Knight-Commander has power over fire. Rebecca has powers over shadow.
  • Enforced Technology Levels: wizards have spells that can prevent non-magical tech from working in wizard areas
  • Failure-to-Save Murder: Ryou is this to Keith
  • Family Honor: Purebloods tend to be obessisive about this and remaining 'pure'
  • Fantastic Caste System: The 'Sacred 28' at the top of the British wizard world and who are 'royalty'; followed by 'respectable' pureblood families like the Andrews', than most other wizards with the muggleborn at the bottom (who are frequently discriminated against). The lowest in the pile are the wizards who are also partially non-human (werewolves, half-gaints etc.)
  • Fantastic Racism: the Wizards against everyone who isn't one of them
  • Final Solution: the wizards way of dealing with the mages
  • Flash Step: Bakura
  • Gray and Gray Morality: Ryou's relationship with his sister is not healthy and he attacks his classmates
  • Here There Were Dragons: Word of God is that in the time of Camelot around 3 in 10 of the human population had some form of magical power. Needless to say this is no longer the case
  • Hermetic Magic: Spellcasting mages seem to have a form of this or/ and of Ritual Magic. Wizards seem to rely more on Functional Magic (ie. Inherent Rule Magic plus Alchemy)
  • Honor-Related Abuse: James Andrews was not happy to have a mage son. At all.
  • Idiot Ball: when Ryou disintegrates and returns as Bakura, Pegasus instead of having a Oh, Crap! moment thinks that the Millenium Ring is destroyed and so the return of the Three Kings is unlikely to happen.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Keith Howard
  • Innocent Bigot: Muggle in this fic is a derogatory term used by all wizards (even those who are in favour of non-magical rights or have non-magical relatives) for all non-magical people
  • Kill the God: Many wizards believe that they've killed the gods a 1000 years ago, might be a subversion and more a case of God's Hands Are Tied by whatever the wizards did during the Fall of Camelot
  • Kleptomaniac Hero: Ryou who steals cutlery and Snape's potion supplies repeatedly
  • Living Lie Detector: Mai
  • Magic Versus Science: played with; wizards don't do science, mages on the other hand have adopted the information/ internet age with all its advantages and are finally able to mount some sort of affective resistance against the wizards
  • Medieval Morons: also played-with; the story is in the 21st century and the mages and non-magicals are most definitely not morons and neither are the wizards; but their society is extremely stagnant with no innovation for the past 400 years - for example Heliocentrism isn't mentioned in Hogwarts Astronomy lessons because it's a 'muggle' discovery
  • Morality Pet: Ryou is this for Keith
  • Moral Myopia: The Unspeakables and most wizards regarding the mages
  • Muggles Do It Better: two words - 'The Internet'
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Thief King Bakura, child of the moon and the night and the air. The Master of Souls. The blood born survivor of Kul Elna
  • Older Than Dirt: Bakura and all the mages who cycle
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Seto can transform into one
  • Physical God: Word of God is that Bakura is this
  • Power Trio: The Three Kings; although we've only seen the Thief King in action and word of god is that it will take some time for the other two to appear
  • Purple Eyes: All 3 Kings have purple eyes
  • Purple Is Powerful: The 3 Kings purple eyes seem to symbolize their magical power
  • Released to Elsewhere: Sometimes mage children born to wizards who are not 'converted' are sent to 'camp' in order to keep them away from 'proper' wizards. They're actually killed by the Unspeakables
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Keith Howard when he tried to help Ryou escape from the Island
  • Shining City: San Francisco for the mages
  • Shout-Out: to Merlin
  • Slave to PR: James Andrews who cares more about his family's reputation than his son's supposed death.
  • Super Strength: Rex
  • Sympathetic Murderer: Keith Howard, who is a subversion in that none of his victims deserved it but the fic portrays Keith in a sympathetic light. Keith seems to be undergoing a Heel–Face Turn
  • The Dreaded: Zorc, who mages refuse to refer to by name
  • The Time of Myths: 5000 years ago when the 3 Kings were around. Mages used to have more power than, but recently these powers (such as their ka manifestation) have been returning
  • Underground Railroad: Mages try to find other mages and warn them about the danger they're in as well as try to get them to safety
  • What Measure Is A Nonhuman: Most wizards think that mages are monsters and the prejudice against them is insane.
  • Witch Species: the wizards who were magically genetically engineered as such by the Peverell brothers
  • Written by the Winners: Wizarding history was rewritten after the statute of secrecy, to quote the fic: "Heroes were made of murderers and murderers were made of heroes. And for nearly two hundred years, wizard-kind was left to revel in its own secretly assumed superiority."
  • You Can't Fight Fate: The Thief King comes back from the dead despite the Department's attempts to prevent such an outcome
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Or white in Bakura's case, Weevil actually checks that the white hair is natural
  • Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: Pegasus refers to the San Francisco mages as 'terrorists'. They're just trying to survive against the wizards (and suceeding).

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