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No, I am not human. But if you believe that only humans have a soul, your view of Creation is limited. Would you deny the angry willow a soul? Would you deny the ginger cat a soul? The rats you want me to catch? Would you deny that a werewolf has a soul?
Finrod

To Face the Wolf by Maglor's_finch

This fic is a beautiful touch on a crazy idea worthy of a Crack Fic, namely, what would happen if you crossed over The Silmarillion and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. However, the author has done an excellent work and the immersion is incredible. Expect lots of crowning moments.

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  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Finrod finds Lupin's disbelief in Trelawney's divination to be this. Then he meets her...
  • Awful Truth: Subverted. After finding out about the existence of The Silmarillion, Dumbledore and Lupin believe that Finrod is a fictional character. When Finrod finds the book, though, he doesn't mind, and he declares that it doesn't mean he doesn't exist.
  • A Day in the Limelight: For Lupin and Finrod both secondary characters in their stories.
  • Broken Pedestal: The other Gryffindors' responses to Hermione reading a fiction book in class.
  • Continuity Nod: Quite a few, from both sources:
    • Finrod denying the existence of magic. The Ainur and the Elves in the Tolkienverse don't consider their arts and skills to be magic-based.
    • The Harry Potter characters thinking the "Beleriand" name has a Celtic ring.
  • Christmas Elves: House Elves. The name confusion between Finrod's kind and Hogwarts house elves causes some difficulty.
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  • Telepathy: How Finrod learns English and communicates with Dog!Sirius, Crookshanks and the Whomping Willow.
  • Time Dissonance: As expected with Immortal Elves and Humans.
  • This Is My Human: Crookshanks' opinion of Hermione.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Horrific?: Snape's response to The Silmarillion backed up by the parts he brings up or reads out load. Given he also thinks the author's a Dark Wizard he might be falling into the symbolic and political versions too.
  • Worthy Opponent: Snape loathes Hermione but he admits she is one of the few usually sensible students.

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