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Fan Nickname / Harry Potter

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  • Voldy, Voldypants, Moldywarts, Moldyshorts, Voldilocks - Voldemort, of Harry Potter fame/infamy. In Deathly Hallows, Peeves the Poltergeist actually uses the first, and Moldyshorts came from a parody sketch on All That.
    • Voldemort's various states have nicknames such as Vapormort (when he was a disembodied soul), Babymort/Voldabort (when he inhabited a rudimenary body), Harcrux/Scarcrux for the bit of soul stuck in Harry, etc.
  • Vapormort is used to refer to Voldemort when he was "less than a ghost". Quirrellmort is Quirrell possessed by Voldemort.
  • CAPSLOCK!HARRY - Harry in Order of the Phoenix.
  • Umbridge is sometimes called "the Umbitch", because she's probably the most hated character in the entire series. Yes, even more than Voldemort.
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  • Gandalf the Gay: Dumbledore, after the author confirmed he was homosexual...and before too.
  • The Alternate DVD Commentary Wizard People, Dear Reader provided several nicknames that have caught on with the fans. A few of the more hilarious examples:
    • Ronnie the Bear for Ron Weasley.
    • Hardcastle McCormick for Prof. McGonagall.
    • Ragtime Roast-Beefy O'Weefy for Dudley Dursley.
    • The Bloody Eyed Cat and her manservant Dazzler for Mrs. Norris and Mr. Filch.
    • Catface Meowmers for Madam Hooch.
  • MWPP for Remus Lupin (Moony), Peter Pettigrew (Wormtail), Sirius Black (Padfoot), and James Potter (Prongs). They're also known as the Marauders after the Marauder's Map. Rowling eventually confirmed that they called themselves the Marauders.
  • Some fans have taken to calling Sirius the Dogfather for... obvious reasons.
  • The Trio/The Golden Trio - Harry, Hermione and Ron.
    • "Secondary Trio" or "Silver Trio" for Ginny, Neville and Luna
    • "Silver Trio" or "Bronze Trio" for Draco, usually Pansy, and either Blaise Zabini or Theodore Nott
    • In this interview, J. K. Rowling says she has privately used the term "The Big Seven" to refer Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Neville, Luna, and Draco. So... "Creator Nickname"?
  • OBHWF - stands for One Big Happy Weasley Family, meaning...the big, happy, Weasley family.
    • Or more specifically, the speculation, eventually proved correct, that the series would end with Hermione marrying Ron and Harry marrying Ginny, thus integrating the whole main cast into said family.
  • Spoilered just to be safe: Harrycrux - The (now confirmed) theory that Harry is an accidental Horcrux.
  • Ho!Mione or Whoremione - The Possession Sue version of Hermione with "curves in the right places" and no interest in anything but romance, typically paired with Draco in badfics. There's also "Ho!rry" for slutty fanfic versions of Harry.
  • Ginny Jo Sue - the Ginny seen in books 5, 6 and 7, after she underwent a rather dramatic change of character that led to accusations by some of her being a Mary Sue. She is also known as Sassy!Ginny or Ginny II. Anti-fans who dislike the character may refer to her as "Gin-bot," "Gin-slut," "Snogdoll" or, interestingly, "Jenny" (after a typo in a German news article)
  • Slytherin Prince/Slytherin Sex God - a fairly idealistic (or ironic) nickname for Draco Malfoy
  • Worthless Canon Brats - Teddy Lupin and the respective Potter, Weasley and Malfoy children who appear in the epilogue. For obvious reasons, used by people who hated the epilogue and/or the canon ships.
    • Wotters: A more favorable name for the various Next Gen kids in the Weasley family. A combination, obviously, of "Weasley" and "Potter" (for Harry and Ginny's kids).
  • Moonstruck: Harry/Lupin fanfics.
    • Puppy Love or Wolfstar for Sirius/Lupin fanics
    • Wotcher Wolfie for Lupin/Tonks
    • Gin and Tonic for Ginny/Tom Riddle
    • The Government Stole My Toad for Luna/Neville
    • Guns 'n' Handcuffs for Harry/Draco
    • Orange Crush for Harry/Ginny
    • Harmony or Pumpkin Pie for Harry/Hermione, the latter based on a fanfic where they kiss and Hermione notes that Harry tastes of pumpkin pie.
    • Fire and Ice for Draco/Ginny
    • The Good Ship for Ron/Hermione
  • House Sparklypoo - The fifth House where Mary Sues belong. Showed up in a one-shot Fan Web Comic and the name stuck. On Livejournal, user Pottersues came up with three more Houses for different types of Sue: Bitchiwitch (Jerk Sue), Tootsitramp (slutty Sue) and Qanonreip (Sues that ignore Canon depictions of character, and often add random elements from other fantasy series - "ooh, it's Professor Legolas, isn't he cute!").
  • Dumbledore Explains It All - the inevitable post-climax Info Dump from everyone's favorite Eccentric Mentor. He even manages to give one in the final book, despite being dead. (named after 90s teen sitcom Clarissa Explains It All).
  • The Three-Year Summer: the gap between the publication of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (July 2000) and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (June 2003). Saw the growth of the Internet community, the rise of Pottermania to stratospheric levels, and a degree of Creator Breakdown?
  • AK-666: The Killing Curse, a.k.a. Avada Kedavara, after the famous AK-47 assault rifle.
  • The Potterdämmerung: The release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and the anticipated and actual Internet Backdraft resulting. Compare the Sparkledämmerung in the Twilight section below.
    • See also the Harry Potter Summer, aka the summer of 2007, when both Deathly Hallows and the film of Order of the Phoenix were released within two weeks of each other.
  • Harmonians (or Harmoanians): derogatory term for Harry/Hermione shippers, anecdotally the most unhinged people/designated whipping boys in the fandom. Certainly only the more radical shippers would keep going past getting Jossed.
    • The stereotypical hardcore Harmonian is defined by the following traits. They believe the series was ruined because Harry and Hermione didn't end up together. They think Hermione is too good for that dumbass Ron, engendering the hatred of Ron fans everywhere. They don't think Harry is quite good enough for that perfect goddess Hermione either, but he's the closest anyone could come since he's The Hero. They believe that Harry and Hermione's love so purely transcends base lust that it is evidenced by the very lack of any evidence. It's frequently assumed that Harmonians are either misguided feminists who see themselves as Hermione (if female) or fanboys who want to get in Emma Watson's pants (if male).
  • McGoogles/Preacher McGongle for McGonagall, Dumbly, Voldemint, Snap, Loopin, Serious Blak etc. - all from the incomparable My Immortal
  • The Yule Brawl for the giant fight in Book IV after the Yule Ball, for the pun.
  • Gears of Hogwarts: The Deathly Hallows game, after a trailer depicting it as something very much resembling a Third-Person Shooter.
  • The pimp cane: The snake-headed walking stick used by Lucius Malfoy in the movies (it's never been mentioned in the books).
    • It's also called Snakey.
  • Pink Power Granger: Hermione as seen in the third film, in which she wore a pink hoodie during the climax.
  • The "blood quill": The bloodletting quill (a quill, that doesn't use normal ink, but the writer's own blood as an ink-replacement. The text written with this quill also appears in form of scars on the back of the writer's hand) which Umbridge forces Harry to write "I must not tell lies" with in the fifth book, due to the lack of any canon name. An associated Fanon theory states, that blood quills are illegal Dark Magic items and that Umbridge purchased hers from Knockturn Alley or another shady place.
    • That theory has been Jossed: JKR has stated on Pottermore that the quill was Umbridge's own invention.
  • The Scottish Book: Refers to Rowling mentioning that she might publish an "encyclopaedia" of the Potter universe, including information that didn't fit in to the books. Now looks less likely with the advent of the Pottermore website.
  • The First Wizarding War and the Second Wizarding War: The wars against Voldemort, again due to the lack of canon names. The First Wizarding War is the war which occurred in the Back Story and ended when Voldemort failed to kill Harry as a baby. The Second Wizarding War is the war which occurs during the series, starting in Goblet of Fire and ending in Deathly Hallows. Often Wiz War 1/2.
    • Sometimes also known as Vold War I and Vold War II.
  • After the release of the final film, Professor McBadass has become quite popular for Professor McGonagall.
  • Slytherfen: derogatory term for fans who think the Slytherins aren't as bad as the narrative voice paints them.
    • There's also "Snapefen" for fans who are excessively devoted to Snape and paint him as the most important and/or worthwhile character in the series.
  • "Wizard Hitler"/"Magic Hitler"/"Magical Hitler": Voldemort, for rather obvious reasons.
  • "Werewolf McWerewolf" - Remus Lupin, as a reference to his extremely on-the-nose Meaningful Name.
  • The Spanish-speaking fandom has their own nicknames as well:
    • Harry Potter has many of them: "Harry Petas" ("Petas" is a Spaniard slang for druggie), "Harry Puter" ("Puter" from Puto, translated as fag) and "Harry Plotter" (due to phonetics).
  • In the Polish fandom, we have nicknames such as:
    • Dumbledore: "Drops" ("Drop" as in "Lemon Drop", Dumbledore's Trademark Favourite Food in Fanon) or "Trzmiel" (literal translation of his name)
    • Hermione Granger: "Wiewiórka" ("Squirrel")
    • Severus Snape: "Nietoperz" ("Bat")
    • Draco Malfoy: "Smok" ("Dragon")
    • Blaise Zabini: "Diabeł" ("Devil")

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