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A group of stories by Anne B. Walsh (known to her fans and friends as the PAGE). "Living with Danger" was her first real story.

They present an alternate continuity for Harry Potter. Its initial divergence is the existence of an older Granger sibling, college-aged Gertrude (nicknamed "Danger" thanks to a somewhat wild childhood), as well as Sirius' wife Aletha. Orphaned by the recent death of their parents, she is the unemployed guardian of her toddler sister Hermione at the start of the first story. When a desperation job babysitting brings her into contact with the (very) young Harry Potter, her life (and that of Hermione) takes a turn for the stranger... and better.

A cascade of events leads from this to her meeting Remus Lupin and the two falling in love, with unexpected effects on his lycanthropy. Discovery of the Dursleys' already-visible mistreatment of Harry leads them to kidnap the boy and go into hiding together. Then they break Sirius out of Azkaban and facilitate a reunion with his ex-Healer ex-girlfriend Aletha; the two reconcile, marry, and join the household. Harry and Hermione grow up as brother and sister in a magical household, adding Meghan Black (Sirius and Aletha's daughter) and then Draco Malfoy (rescued from the clutches of his father in a complicated gambit) to their number, forming "the Pack".

And that's just before First Year.

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All of these, per Word of Anne have clues to the outcome of the mainline story:
  • A Little Slice of Heaven: In which Danger's magic emerged like any other young witch's, allowing her to attend Hogwarts.
  • That Which Does Not Kill Us...: Characters magically moved to canon... or are they? (originally posted on the Potter Fic Weekly forums)
  • Truth Amid the Lies: In which James and Lily Potter were not actually killed but sent forward in time...
  • Vivens cum Pericula: In which Danger agreed to the Founders' bargain.
  • Maybe: In which things went differently on Christmas Eve, 1990...
  • Be Careful: During DH, Canon Draco has second thoughts. Now with its own page.
  • He Nearly Killed The Cat: A triple Crossover with the Dangerverse, HP canon and an original series called the Legendbreakers.
  • The Point of No Return: First in a trilogy of one-shots set in an AU where The Evanses adopted Severus Snape.
    • Return Receipt: Second in the "Returnverse" trilogy—Petunia Dursley can't find her four-year-old nephew anywhere, and there's a strange letter in the cupboard under the stairs.
    • Return for Repairs: Harry Potter hides from his relatives, fearing their response to his accidental magic, but he's in for a surprise...
  • The Witch of the Westmoreland: Opens in canon Marauder era: Remus has been cursed, and his friends have a week to save his life. Acting on a tip from the unlikeliest of sources, the Marauders set out on a quest that will change the war, and their lives, forever. Based on the folk song of the same name. Companion piece to...
    • Going Home: The Second War with Voldemort is over. Harry goes up to Dumbledore's office with Ron and Hermione and is followed by Malfoy, whom he invites to share a drink with them. And that's when everything starts getting weird...
  • A Secret Never Told: "Six years after the Final Battle, see what's happening (or not) in the Dangerverse. An AU future story, consisting of seven chapters the author cannot allow to happen in mainverse, but couldn't resist writing down anyway. Hints are possible, but so are red herrings. Read at your own risk."
  • For Your Own Good: "Harry Potter finally has the family of his dreams, as different from the Dursleys as they could possibly be. Problem is, they're only in his dreams, and as his relatives are always telling him (for his own good, you know), dreams don't come true. Or do they? Journey with Harry on his quest to find the people he loves and write his own definition of good. AU, Dangerverse-derived." This story is incomplete, but was updated in May 2022 after a 7 year hiatus.

This fanfic provides examples of:

     A - J 
  • Aborted Arc: Many of the DA trainings and Red Shepherd doings seem to be gearing up for something later, but are never mentioned again.
  • Abusive Parents:
    • The effects of the Dursleys' canon neglect and psychological abuse of Harry is laid out in excruciating detail, as are the long-term effects, which JKR never touches on in canon.
    • Lucius Malfoy also qualifies, as, arguably, do a lot of the fanatical pure-bloods in regards to their kids, including Patroclus Nott, who gains compliance from his son by scaring the ever-loving crap out of him.
    • Sirius and Narcissa also had them from what little we get of their childhoods.
  • Academy of Adventure: Hogwarts, naturally.
  • Adaptational Diversity: Dean is biracial, Sirius marries a Black woman and has biracial children, and some minor OC are mixed race. However, all relationships as, per the author's note "exclusively het", though some oblique mentions are made of gay relationships.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Most of the characters. Hermione is far less vindictive and ruthless, Sirius is less impulsive, Luna is less Cloudcuckoolander, Snape is more of a Stern Teacher than the Jerkass in the books.
  • Adaptational Villainy:
    • Dudley Dursley, after being awakened as a wizard, becomes a Slytherin and eventually falls in with the Death Eaters. Eventually, he ends up becoming a Self-Made Orphan in an attempt to remove remaining traces of his Muggle heritage.
    • Lockhart becomes involved with Voldemort and is also possessed.
    • Viktor Krum also becomes a Death Eater, after his family is threatened. He abuses Hermione when she and the girls are kidnapped.
  • Adapted Out: Aunt Marge exists but doesn't appear. Slughorn shows up for all of one scene, several years earlier than in canon.
  • Adults Are Useless: Refreshingly averted—as often as not the adults are heavily involved.
  • Adventure Rebuff: Remus reminds Harry that just because the prophecy says he can defeat Voldemort doesn't mean it's guaranteed, and also that he should enjoy his youth while he still can. They're basically trying to make sure Harry doesn't turn into a Fearless Fool.
  • Affectionate Pickpocket: While she is staying at the Weasleys' house after the Pack's adults have been arrested, Meghan hugs Mrs Weasley, telling her she is a great mum, and takes the chance to swipe her wand. She needs it to activate the Marauders' Map and find Hagrid.
  • Alliterative Name: Apart from the canon characters, there's Christopher Curcio, Parvus Pritchard, Gertrude Granger...
  • Alternate Universe: It is one, and it is part of a multiverse. According to the author, every one of the AU fics holds clues to the actual canon.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: Subverted a bit earlier than in canon when the DA accepts Slytherins who they finally realize aren't all like their canon counterparts
  • Anachronism Stew: Averted for the most part; though some of the music mentioned probably qualifies—some of it wasn't even written during the canon timeline.
  • Ancestral Weapon: The Sword of Gryffindor and (at least from Riddle's point of view) Slytherin's basilisk. As for the latter...
  • Androcles' Lion: Harry befriends the blinded basilisk, which turns on its former master, Diary!Riddle. Considering we know basilisk venom kills Horcruxes, she's bound to come in handy...
  • Animorphism: The Animagus spell.
  • Anyone Can Die: Numerous canon characters are killed off. Numerous original characters, too.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Lucius Malfoy to Draco.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: The fanatical pure-bloods come across like this.
  • Artistic License – Biology: Alpha and Beta Wolves
    • Wolf packs are now known to be a breeding pair and their young offspring. As werewolves are sterile in the Dangerverse, Remus and Danger would not be the alpha pair, even if they are the more responsible Pack adults. However, as the original concept of the alpha wolf does occur in captive wolves made up of unrelated wolves, and this would most resemble what a werewolf pack is, this trope is probably played straight in a werewolf pack.
  • Artistic License – History:
    • As with canon, the Bloody Baron, who is a contemporary of Rowena Ravenclaw, should not be a Baron as they didn't exist until after the Norman Conquest in 1066, some fifty years after Hogwarts was said to be founded, much less having Salazar himself be the Bloody Baron.
    • A one-shot goes into detail about the Founders and their children. Dafydd Beauvoi is said to be the son of a man who came to England during the Norman Conquest. But there's no way that he would be a contemporary of Amanda Slytherin (Salazar's granddaughter) when her parents are still in their 30s, unless Slytherin didn't have Alex until he was in his sixties, as the Norman Conquest happened around 70 years after Hogwarts was said to be founded, let alone enough time to pass for that generation to have children.
  • As Long as There Is One Man: Remus invokes this trope to tell Voldemort why it is pointless for Voldemort to kill Remus and Danger:
    Remus: And we can never truly die, she and I. You see, we have four children. The ones they love make eight. The ones they've trained make dozens. And the ones they'll teach make hundreds, thousands, even millions. As long as any one of them lives, so will we. And you can kill, and kill, and kill, but you will never kill us all.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Brian Li is a werewolf who admires Remus and ends up doing exactly what Remus did in the First War.
  • Aura Vision: At some point after Rowena Ravenclaw's death, the Ravenclaw bloodline gift of weak clairvoyant Sight was subsumed by their Healing gift, allowing heirs of Ravenclaw to clearly and reliably See the health and physical condition of others.
  • Author Avatar:
    • A character called Anne Walsh and who even looks like her hooks up a very hot male character. Subverted in the fact that she appears in three scenes. As a moving painting.
    • One alt-story starts with someone asking to write the story that would follow a certain "What If" mentioned in the main line. The resulting story follows...
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: After the Ministry falls and a new one is reformed at Sanctuary, Harry activates the enchantments on Merlin's sword, which will choose a new Minister for Magic. It picks Arthur Weasley.
  • Back from the Dead: Several characters, some combined with Faking the Dead.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Meghan and Neville have a moment like this training with their potion pieces.
  • Badass Family: Arguably the Pack. Definitely the Weasleys. The Pride may also qualify.
  • Battle Couple: Dare we say, all of them to some extent?
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Be very careful when wishing on a star in the Dangerverse...
    • Be Careful is also the title of one of the DV AU stories. The first chapter is entitled "What You Wish For", and all of the remaining 110(!) chapters follow this pattern, with the final one being called "You Just Might Get It".
  • Best Friends-in-Law: Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Ginny seem set to become this for each other, with each of the boys marrying the other's sister.
  • Beta Couple: Sirius and Aletha—literally, since the Pack thinks of them as the Beta male and female.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Ranges from aversion to subversion to played straight.
  • Bilingual Bonus: A passing knowledge of Latin and Shakespearean English adds so much to the stories.
  • Bit Character: Cassandra Aubrey, whose only role is to tell Ginny about Romilda Vane after Graham, Natalie, and Zachary Davies are kidnapped; the Carrow twins; and Rivers. Giorno and Henderson.
  • Bookends: The first chapter of Living with Danger takes places during Remus' 23rd birthday, with Remus alone, brokenly wishing himself happy damn birthday to me. Surpassing Danger's last chapter takes place exactly a hundred years after that day, with Remus reuniting with the Pack and happily saying happy damn birthday to me.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Draco is Obliviated and has his memories replaced by Lucius so that he thinks he was mistreated by the Pack his whole life.
  • Brainy Brunette: The Granger sisters and Remus.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Meghan sometimes verges on this to the Pride (and Annoying Younger Sibling to the other Cubs). She gets better after she nearly gets her Pridemates killed, but still has several moments of throwing tantrums like a toddler as a teenager.
  • Breaking the Cycle of Bad Parenting: Sirius, Narcissa, and Andromeda Tonks are much better parents than theirs were and Elladora Gamp will raise her "niece", really, her de-aged sister much better than they were.
  • Butt-Monkey:
  • Snape borders on this, especially in the first book.
    Author's Note from Chapter 21: Our favorite Potions Master will make an appearance in this story, and get his greasy little rear kicked. Which member of the Pack would you like to do the kicking?
  • Call-Back:
    • From Chapter 67 of Surpassing Danger to Chapter 4 of Living Without Danger (more than 8 years and 9 months, 262 chapters or 1,871,574 words later), from Danger's and Remus' wedding to their first joint vision.
    • The last words of "Surpassing Danger" are "Happy damn birthday to me", spoken by Remus and among the first words said by anyone in "Living With Danger".
  • Call-Forward: Most of the prophecies, naturally.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Draco gets a bit of this with Lucius.
  • Captain Obvious: Referenced a few times; Hermione even calls Ron Captain Obvious once or twice.
  • Cardboard Prison: Azkaban, while ostensibly The Alcatraz, sometimes resembles this. So far there have been three breakouts, and each time more prisoners manage to escape.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Lucius Malfoy sometimes resembles this, even if his apparent motivations—getting his son back so the family name will continue, and becoming immortal so he can make sure the family name always means something—make a twisted sort of sense.
  • Care-Bear Stare: Harry shows Voldemort how Love Hurts.
  • Catchphrase: Sirius punning on his name.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: Averted. There is still plenty of humor; much like the canon, the tone and story perspective have aged with the characters. However, the dark element—again, like the canon—was there from the beginning.
    • And now, like the last few books, it is definitely taking a turn for the darker, but with touches of the author's signature humor.
  • Characterization Marches On:
  • Tonks probably qualifies, though—the author clearly didn't see her relationship to Remus coming. (But then neither did most of the readers.) It was, however, alluded to.
  • Dudley Dursley. In this version, he is both a wizard and a Slytherin, and never has the experience with the dementor that triggers his Heel–Face Turn. In canon, he moved beyond being a bully—in the Dangerverse, he's surpassed just being a bully, and considering that in the Dangerverse, a wizard can read as pure-blooded after wiping out any Muggle relatives, it wasn't going to end well. After killing his parents, Dudley is killed himself.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The author loves these, to the point that not unlike the canon fanbase, the series' fanbase has become savvy enough to actively look for them. For instance, each of the Pack and Pride's various skills have come in quite handy.
  • The Chew Toy: Lucius Malfoy and the Dursleys. Lampshaded in Author's Notes.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Most of the students, including the DA and Red Sheperds, the Order. Rita Skeeter and her writing do not appear in the last installment as Dumbledore's relationship with Grindelwald is revealed at his funeral. Slughorn does not appear after Harry gets the memory earlier than in canon.
  • Cleaning Up Romantic Loose Ends: Eight people in their early teens pairing off romantically without anyone "settling" is a bit unbelievable (but then the same thing kind of happened in canon).
  • Cliffhanger: Most chapters end like this.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Red for Gryffindor, yellow for Hufflepuff, blue for Ravenclaw, green for Slytherin—it's inescapable and usually plot-important.
  • Comm Links: The Zippophone, a lighter with Floo Powder that is recognizable as a Wizarding cell phone... about a decade before cell phones had gotten that practical for Muggles.
    • Possibly justified in that the Pack and the Pride appear to have the only ones in Britain, and they were provided by Aletha's wealthy aunt in America.
  • Compensating for Something: When Draco sees Lucius is using a big wand, he mentions that Lucius must be compensating.
  • Competence Zone: Averted; adults in-story are presented as being competent, intelligent, and perfectly aware of what's going on around them. That said, the kids save the day more than a few times. The story tends to center more and more on the kids as they grow up, and need the adults' help less.
  • Contrived Coincidence: Remus all but trips over Harry in the beginning of the first book, which everything after it stems from. This is, of course, lampshaded, and there were other forces involved.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment:
    • Arguably worked on Wormtail by, of all people, Danger. She supplies the magical wedding rings he uses to marry his Muggle "reward", Evanie Meade, after they have fallen in love. When Sirius asks why in the world she would do that, she asks him what he hated most about being held prisoner by the Death Eaters along with Aletha—his own suffering or hers? She has essentially condemned Wormtail to a lifetime of fearing for another as much as, or more than, himself, which she considers exactly what he deserves for sacrificing the Potters and the people he killed in his "street scene" to try to save himself.
    • The Christmas present from the DA to Cho Chang after she betrays them to Umbridge: a necklace of 30 pieces of silver.
    • What Neville does to Bellatrix Lestrange. He uses his last yellow gem and the Hufflepuff bloodline magic to imprison her in a tree grown from her own wand. She's still alive in there, fully aware of everything going on around her, but unable to move, speak, or work magic. She will remain that way, forced to watch the slow destruction of everything she holds dear, for as long as the tree lives. And trees can live a very long time indeed.
      • Oh, and in the truest Hufflepuff spirit, Neville also threw in a Curse Escape Clause. If she can ever come to understand that what she did was wrong, ever muster even the smallest drop of true remorse for her actions, the tree will split open and she will be set free. Of course, she will never do that, but she will know through the centuries that nothing save her own spite keeps her trapped in her living Hell.
  • Cool Car: The Weasleys' flying Ford Anglia. It even gets Harry and Dudley to the Hogwarts express second year, with less disastrous consequences as Remus is driving.
  • Could Say It, But...: After the Dementor attack on the Den hits the press, Dumbledore suspects that there will be a new election soon, but it wouldn't be appropriate for the Headmaster to take sides.
    Dumbledore: I will, of course, be as apolitical as possible. It would be unscrupulous of me to do anything to influence the voters' choice. For instance, I would never dream of making public the fact that Cornelius Fudge sleeps in pajamas with feet attached. And I would certainly not tell such a fact to people noted for their pranking ability. Nor would I tell them that on the night of 2 August, the Minister's private residence will be guarded by an Auror named Shacklebolt, who, if he is given the proper reassurances, might allow himself to be overpowered. While denying later that he did any such thing, of course.
  • Curse Escape Clause: Played with. Quirrell and Lockhart co-teach Defense first year, but as both are possessed by Voldemort, they die as Quirrell did in canon. Sirius and Letha co-teach Defense second year and Remus teaches alone third year, but Remus returns seventh year, secretly teaching upper-level classes who won't rat him out and Letha later teaches Potions.
  • Curse: Remus and Danger invoke a potent curse of misfortune upon the Dursleys for their mistreatment of Harry — with the caveat that if their cause were unjust, the curse would rebound upon them. And it later turns out that they owe a debt to the Fates for carrying it out.
  • David Versus Goliath: Harry and Hermione, as toddlers, run full-tilt into Lucius Malfoy when he's distracted, and knock him off balance — which causes him to hit his head and knock himself out. (Given what he would have done to them otherwise and what he was going to do to Draco, he more than had it coming.)
  • Dead Serious: Hagrid's death is a textbook example of this.
  • De Aging: Graham Pritchard, temporarily when the Pride rescues him. Elladora Gamp permanently.
  • Death by Adaptation: Narcissa, the Grangers, Hagrid, Andromeda Tonks, Lockhart, George, Umbridge, the Dursleys, Aunt Marge, Penelope Clearwater, and Frank Longbottom.
  • Death by Childbirth: Evanie Pettigrew dies giving birth to her daughter.
  • Death Equals Redemption: Peter Pettigrew was already having second thoughts about joining the Death Eaters when he met his Muggle wife Evanie Meade, but once she dies giving birth to their daughter, the now Death Seeker Peter entrusts his daughter to Charlie and Tonks, then confronts Voldemort to taunt him with a prophecy that Voldemort will die and be remembered only as a figure of children's insults, before making a run for it in rat form, expecting he won't get far before Voldemort sentences him to death. And he doesn't — Voldemort has Draco-as-Lucius send Luna in owl form after him, and she kills him. Afterwards, Peter reunites with James and Lily in the afterlife.
  • Department of Child Disservices:
    • Downplayed in the first story; Danger has tried to contact child services about Harry, but they're backed up for months and won't respond unless he's in immediate danger.
    • The Wizarding world doesn't seem to have any, though of the AU one-shots mentions a Wizarding Family Services.
  • Derailing Love Interests:
    • Played with. Though this version of Cho is significantly less weepy than her canon counterpart, hearing of Harry's swearing an oath in blood causes their relationship to go very rapidly downhill and contributes to her eventually betraying the DA.
    • Played pretty straight with Krum, though. He even admits it didn't take much prodding to motivate him to take Ron out of the equation.
  • Deus Exit Machina: The Slytherin bloodline gift of prophetic Sight is such a potential Story-Breaker Power that Anne is force to great lengths to limit its use.
    • For starters, the elder line of Slytherin (from which Voldemort descends) has lost this power entirely and the younger line has no living heirs for most of the story, rendering Alexander Slytherin the only one with this power.
    • And Alexander is limited in the amount of help he can give. He can only give prophecies at certain times, can never tell them something twice, and suffers from other restrictions.
    • After he bends the rules to warn Danger to retrieve Draco in time, he is banned from giving them any information for a considerable time.
    • Then again in fifth year, he is banned from helping due to his daughter interfering in the mortal world.
    • When Luna is made an Heir of Slytherin and gains this power, she immediately leaves to infiltrate the Death Eaters with Reynard, not returning until the very end of the story.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: Quirrell and Karkaroff are both killed by Danger setting fire to them, instead of exposure to the love-based protective magic on Harry and being killed by the Death Eaters for betraying them, respectively. Fred Weasley sacrifices himself by bringing down the ceiling on a bunch of Death Eaters and himself, instead of getting killed by Augustus Rookwood. Peter Pettigrew gets killed by Luna when both are in their Animagus forms, instead of strangling himself with his own silver hand. Fenrir Greyback is incinerated by a silver dagger instead of being blown out of a window or brained with a crystal ball. Voldemort has his body destroyed with a basilisk venom-impregnated blade and then has the piece of his soul in Harry's body destroyed, instead of the reverse. And Nagini is killed by Harry in wolf form, then converted into an Inferius, then killed again by Snape stabbing her with one of Ginny's daggers with healing magic. Also, Dumbledore, Snape and Sirius get to die peacefully of old age instead of being killed.
  • Discontinuity Nod: In a version of this trope, the author has ignored Dumbledore's feelings toward Grindlewald, but does make some nods to Dumbledore's canon man-crush on Grindelwald: in a recent chapter, Dumbledore's reading room is revealed to be a closet.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Magnus Gladius means "big sword" in Latin.
  • Doomy Dooms of Doom: The patented "Minerva McGonagall I-Know-What-You-Did Look of Doom."
  • Door Stopper: The mainverse alone has more words than all seven Harry Potter books (1.4 million words and counting), and (at the time of this edit) it's only at the start of Year Six! Taking the AU fics and side-stories into account, the number is probably closer to 2 million...
  • Double In-Law Marriage: Considering how Harry and Hermione were raised, their relationships (with Ginny and Ron, respectively) ends up as this.
  • Downer Ending: Dealing with Danger ends with Voldemort returned, an unidentified spy playing both sides and Harry being sent to the Dursleys. Things get better, though. May qualify as a Bittersweet Ending.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: Lucius Malfoy sides with Voldemort believing Voldemort will share the secret of immortality.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: Danger (and, to a lesser extent, Luna).
  • Dream Land: The Pack share dreams in this sculptable world.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: More than a few characters make early appearances in the story, usually involving Establishing Character Moments, then reappear later on.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Certain bits of magic appear early on and are never mentioned again. Arguably part of the story's beard growth.
  • Easing into the Adventure: Both for the characters and the readers, not unlike the canon.
  • Easily Forgiven: Unlike in canon, where Marietta has permanent scars, Cho, after betraying the DA is sent a necklace with thirty pieces of silver, which sticks to her until she helps the Order members who are keeping a werewolf form attacking the Frobisher residence.
  • Embarrassing First Name: Gertrude Granger. No wonder she goes by "Danger"...
    • Also the canon examples, such as Nymphadora Tonks who does not take well to being called "Mrs. Weasley" after marrying Charlie....
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: Sirius Valentine Black. Dudley's middle name is Ursinus.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: "Danger" was also one when it was conceived — when she was eight, she went skating with her friends and fell, pulling several of them (including Aletha, who made a song about it) down. Theodore Nott's mother calls him "Dora". "Neenie" for Hermione.
  • Everyone Must Be Paired: Charlie, who remained single in canon, married Tonks, and many characters' whose post-Hogwarts lives were never revealed marry.
  • Everyone Went to School Together: Taken up to eleven as all of the Pride, including Luna, Draco, and Meghan are Sorted into Gryffindor.
  • Evil-Detecting Baby: Harry as an infant—he latched on to Sirius, but couldn't stand Peter. Subverted in that it's only years later that Remus realizes that Harry understood what no one else did.
  • Evil Gloating: Voldemort is prone to this, as is Lucius Malfoy.
  • Exact Words: Danger is able to answer the police quite honestly that she hasn't seen anyone resembling their photo of escaped convict Sirius Black. By the time she saw him, Remus had already cleaned and shaved him, which dramatically altered his appearance.
  • Expy: Patroclus and Theodore Nott are pretty much the canonical Lucius and Draco Malfoy. The Dangerverse's version of Lucius and Draco have other roles, on opposite sides, as The Dragon and The Big Guy respectively.
  • Face Doodling: In a family of Marauders, this is par for the course.
    Sirius awoke and sniffed.
    I smell ketchup.
    Someone snickered nearby.
    I also smell mustard.
    Someone else laughed aloud. There was the sound of a photograph being taken.
    I don't like this.
    "Padfoot," said Remus' voice quietly. "You fell asleep in the sun. That made you hot. Therefore, you were a hot dog. And certain inhabitants of this Den took advantage of that." There was a pause, as Sirius heard what he could now identify as Danger's giggle. "You're going to need a bath."
  • Fake Defector: Percy Weasley to the Ministry of Magic.
  • Famous Ancestor: Most of the Pack and Pride: Remus is descended from Godric Gryffindor, Aletha from Rowena Ravenclaw, Neville from Helga Hufflepuff, Voldemort from Slytherin per canon, and Luna eventually from Alex Slytherin via Amanda, and Draco from Daffyd Beaouvoi, thus continuing Alex's and the Beauvoi bloodlines.
  • Fantastic Science: Most of the classes at Hogwarts.
  • Fan Verse: Fans have written numerous fics set in the Dangerverse, as well as several AU fics.
  • Fiery Redhead: Ginny and Molly Weasley. Lily is also portrayed this way.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Played with: Harry, Draco, and Hermione bond with Ron over a running snowball fight with the Weasley Twins. Ron even shows the first signs of his future role as a tactician. The second Pride also counts, given the Gryffindor-Slytherin animosity that turns to friendship through the DA.
  • Fix Fic: Harry having a loving family and avoiding many of the issues and problems we see in canon via various plot devices.
  • Flashback Nightmare: Harry and Draco have to deal with these after being rescued from their respective "caretakers". And Sirius.
  • Foreshadowing: Blatant and subtle.
    • Best example (also a Brick Joke): after the encounter between Danger and the Founders, Danger curses both Gryffindor and all of his descendants to waking up on Christmas and discovering their best present was opened by someone else. That same Christmas, Draco opens Harry's present with James' Invisibility Cloak, in an oh-so-subtle way to foreshadow that Harry may be Gryffindor's descendant.
      • Even subtler. The actual Heir of Gryffindor is Remus, who, in the above mentioned incident, had been thinking of looking into Danger's eyes as his best present, but what Draco did was actually what Danger saw first that morning.
  • Former Teen Rebel: The Marauders. The cubs are well aware of it, hence the need for what's called the Hypocrisy Agreement, which basically states that the cubs won't be punished for things the Pack-adults do themselves.
  • Four Lines, All Waiting: As there are many POVs, some of which are only a line or two long, this happens often.
  • Friendless Background: Draco (before the Pack rescues him); Ron (before the Pack moves to Devon); Neville (before meeting the Pack at King's Cross). I'm sensing a pattern here.
  • Good Parents: The Pack-parents (along with the Weasleys and the Lovegoods. And the Longbottoms.) Or at least they do the best they can.
  • Goofy Print Underwear:
    • Draco wears green boxers with little yellow smiley faces on them.
    • At one point the Pack-parents sleep in their underwear to keep their clothes clean for their upcoming trial: Sirius is embarrassed at his choice of Christmas tree boxers... but at least they aren't the ones with little yellow duckies.
  • Gratuitous Iambic Pentameter: Well, tetrameter, but it still applies—all of Danger's prophecies are in meter, to the point where it's become a convention for others writing in the 'verse.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: The basilisk's name is Sangre.
  • Groin Attack:
    • Hermione pulls one of these on Snape in the first book. Though he was trying to kidnap her at the time. She was not quite seven years old.
    • She later causes a self-inflicted attack by running between the bathroom troll's legs while it's trying to club her.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: The epilogue introduces a boy named Dobson in Abigail Lupin Snape's class, which invokedWord of God states is a descendant of Cissus and Bernie's, as Cissus's Animagus form is a human. This concept was officially introduced in the canon through Irma Dugard in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, half-elf, half-human, though A Very Potter Musical got there first.
  • Handicapped Badass: Sangre the Basilisk. She can't use her Deadly Gaze anymore, but she's still a massive venomous snake. Also Ron, once he gets his eyes put out.
  • Hand Signals: The Marauders invented a sign language that the Pride also learns. A few others have picked up some of it.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Remus and Sirius. And, to a certain extent, their wives. Harry and Ron probably also qualify.
  • Hey, Let's Put on a Show: At the Quidditch World Cup. With armor made out of tinfoil. Or didn't I mention it was a slightly shortened version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail? The Sanctuary residents also put on "The Fountain of Fair Fortune" mishaps and all.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Honestly, who'd think to look for the Boy Who Lived, the Boy Who Disappeared, and the most wanted fugitive in wizarding Britain in a little semidetached in the London suburbs?
  • History Repeats: Another potions class taught by a Professor Snape, where students are learning about werewolves and asked to turn to page 394. Also many other familiar names from both DV and canon proper.
  • Hold Your Hippogriffs: More than a few—for example:
    "Well, you know what they say." Alex reclined in his chair. "If one man calls you a niffler, ignore him. If another man calls you a niffler, think it over. But if a third man calls you a niffler, dig for treasure."note 
  • Humiliation Conga:
    • Lucius Malfoy. In the first book, he loses his wife, son, home, fortune, influence, and his freedom—his wife pulls a Heel–Face Turn and gives Draco to the Pack, knowing they'll raise him better than she could, before turning herself in and telling the Ministry of Lucius' various crimes and atrocities. The Aurors then throw Lucius in Azkaban, where he stays for nine years. Upon his escape, not only does his plan backfire, he is then turned into a werewolf, though this was unintentional.
  • What happens to the Dursleys definitely qualifies; the author once asked in an A/N if her readers "want the Dursleys to stay part of the story, or should I let them fade miserably into the sunset?" The fans naturally chose the former.
  • I Always Wanted to Say That: A meta-example—the author pulls one of these. Thanks to an podcast interview on Potter Fic Weekly) a lot of people saw it coming; a character named William Robinson, apparently created solely for a scene where he would be introduced to Danger.
    Charlie led the way back across the room. "Will, this is Gertrude Granger-Lupin, but she always goes by Danger. Danger, Will Robinson."
  • Idiot Ball: Not too often, but when it does happen, you will cringe.
    • Draco receives a rather sinister looking globe marked with dozens of runes, described as a "study tool." None of the adults think to check it out at all, despite knowing that there are two dangerous fugitives dedicated to causing Draco harm or capturing him.
    • Third year, Sirius and Aletha not bothering to stun Malfoy or Pettigrew, leading to their escape.
    • Fourth year, Danger being a complete idiot and 1) Not stunning Karkaroff, 2) allowing him to take out his wand by her command, and 3) not reacting fast enough to a spell he cast after all of that.
    • And then Cedric decides to literally run away from Voldemort instead of Apparating, despite outright saying that he could a minute ago...leading to his death.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Sometimes played straight, but subverted from time to time.
  • I Know Your True Name: Comes up a couple times, but most notably during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Ron and Neville attract groans from their friends after Defence class.
    Neville: How do you defeat a werewolf?
    Ron: Easy. Cut its paws off.
  • Info Dump: The epilogue via Remus's musings fills us in on the last 80 plus years
  • In-Joke: The author attended a college which has, as one of its campus legends, a future US President "borrowing" a cow from a local farm and leading it up the stairs of the college's bell tower:
    The portrait hole opened, and Katie Bell tumbled in. “Everyone get outside, quick!” she squealed. “Professor Umbridge is on the Astronomy Tower and she can’t get down and she’s mooing!
  • In Love with the Mark: Blaise Zabini starts off as Colleen Lamb's secret admirer (in Dealing with Danger) because he wants something - namely, to prove that all Slytherins aren't evil. After a lengthy anonymous correspondence, he falls in love with her for real. She does the same, and they remain a couple until she dies during the Battle of Hogwarts.
  • Innocent Innuendo: Harry actually pulls this off once, though he is aware of how it sounds: "You all have dirty minds, you know."
    “What is it that mine is longer than Draco’s, Ron’s and the twins’ are all exactly the same, and Neville’s is longer than anybody’s?” note 
    • Harry, Hermione, Draco and Meghan are laughing about their hiding under Hagrid's bed when the Pack came back from America. Ginny asks Harry to share the joke, but he asks her for a sec until he stops laughing. Ginny immediately replies with the sentence "No secs." She immediately realises what she said.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Since the plot of the Harry Potter series must be followed in the main line, if only loosely. It slowly diverges over time, though.
    • A lot of moments from the series are turned around or happen quite differently:
      • Dudley still ends up falling into the python exhibit at the zoo, but earlier and under entirely different circumstances, taking exception to Harry laughing at him.
      • Despite Draco being his brother, Harry still makes the Quidditch team first year, and the Remembrall is even involved.
      • Despite no dragon, Harry, Draco, and Hermione still get a hundred fifty points taken away, thus earning Gryffindor House's ire.
      • Draco still gets turned into a ferret, but he was under the influence of the globe at the time and provoked the Weasley twins into it.
      • The author really wants Cedric to die, no matter how unlikely and nonsensical the events leading up to said death are. See Idiot Ball above.
      • Draco still composes "Weasley is Our King"... but as Draco is Ron's friend, it's meant to motivate Ron from the start.
  • Insult Backfire: When, during the trial to determine whether Remus can be her guardian, Hermione says something that prompts the prosecution to ask whether she has lost her manners. Hermione answers that probably she forgot them because the man she regards as her father isn't there at home with her and her siblings.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifting: Part and parcel of Dangerverse's werewolf mythology.
  • Irony: Remus thought he would be the first to die, out of all his friends, because of his lycanthropy. He ends up surviving not only them, but the cubs as well.
  • It Makes Sense in Context: Luna is explaining which students are to play which parts in the Auxillary task, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and says, “Parvati Patil and her sister Padma are brothers too.”
  • I Told You So: Dumbledore anticipates hearing this from Minerva after Harry's disappearance, and reflects that he'd rather be attacked physically.

     K - Z 
  • Kangaroo Court: Subverted as they get off anyway.
  • Kick The Son Of A Bitch: Voldemort kills Umbridge, but admit it, who missed her?
  • Kids Prefer Boxes: Lampshaded:
    Nearly an hour and about an acre of shredded wrapping paper later, the children were ignoring all their new toys and playing in the large cardboard box one of them had come in.
    “Never fails,” Remus said. “We should stop getting them presents and just get them boxes.”
    “Don’t think I haven’t considered it,” Danger said ruefully.
    • Also taken from real life, involving numerous incidents with the author's three younger siblings.
  • Kinslaying Is a Special Kind of Evil: When Dudley arranges the murder of his parents, just to remove any remaining proof of his Muggle ancestry so he can join the Death Eaters, you know he's Beyond Redemption. Subverted when Draco kills his father Lucius, because Lucius thoroughly deserves it and it was self-defence.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Numerous times in Living with Danger, the characters muse on the oddity of recent events in their lives.
  • Last-Second Word Swap: Sirius' corrected swearing.
    • Alex does it too on occasion.
  • The Leader: Remus, Type II with some Type IV.
  • Lighter and Softer: Although the Dursley's abusing Harry is more pronounced, the Carrows' regime at Hogwarts and Voldemort's takeover are less dark, partly because all the Muggle-borns go into hiding, we also don't see much of what happens outside of the Pack and Pride in the last part of the series, and when we do get to see students at Hogwarts, the Carrows are pretty much out of commission.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: Draco, Theodore Nott, Alexander Slytherin
  • Literal Ass-Kicking: Harry (in wolf form) actually bites Lucius Malfoy in Dream Land. Apparently Evil Tastes Awful.
  • Locked into Strangeness: Neville.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Draco, when first introduced. And Neville, if not quite to Draco's level as he had older relatives.
  • Loophole Abuse: Voldemort takes advantage of a loophole in Sirius and Aletha's wedding vows—which dictated that there would be dire consequences if they ever used their magic against each other—but they never thought of what it would mean if they were forced to do so against their will...
    • Maybe they didn't take into account the possibility of being forced to use magic against each other, but they did take into account the chance that something may happen...
  • Loveable Rogue: The Weasley twins.
  • Love Before First Sight: Danger for Remus.
  • Love Hurts: Chapter title and plot point. Also qualifies as Good Hurts Evil.
  • Love Redeems: Fairly mild example, but falling in love with Colleen Lamb puts Blaise Zabini, who was already wavering about the usual pureblood doctrine, once and for all on the side of the Light.
    • This may well be Evanie's goal with regards to Peter
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: Umbridge is one sick puppy.
  • Love Triangle: Draco, Luna, and Amanda.
  • Machiavelli Was Wrong: Narcissa's Heel–Face Turn, all done for Draco.
  • Magical Abortion: But definitely not on purpose. Marcus dies during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries
  • The Main Characters Do Everything: Played with. If the main characters aren't doing something, they're either behind it or have something to do with the people who are.
  • Mama Bear: Most of the moms seem to qualify. The dads, too.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Danger starts out as one of these, but eventually matures.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Of all people, Dudley Dursley becomes one of these—he slanders Harry so Dudley's parents hate Harry even more, asserting that Voldemort's goal is to "keep the worlds separate". Dudley's lies have just enough truth to them that Harry is unable to do anything about them. Odds are, however, that Dudley's been manipulated himself.
  • Meaningful Name: Quite a few characters (even some of the Founders' children) have these.
    • For example, Alexander Slytherin, known for helping our heroes whenever possible, is indeed a "helper of men."
    • Adam Hufflepuff spends a lot of time in the garden ("Adam" comes from the Classical Hebrew for "earth, soil, light brown").
    • Sophia Ravenclaw is wise.
    • Margaret Ravenclaw shares the root of her name with Meghan, her descendant.
    • Brenna Ravenclaw is a "dark-haired beauty" whose Animagus form is a raven.
  • Meaningful Rename: Draco Malfoy to Draco Black. And again to Reynard Beauvoi.
  • Mindlink Mates: Remus and Danger.
  • Minored In Ass Kicking: Remus and Aletha.
  • Miscarriage of Justice: Sirius' imprisonment is acknowledged as being this in-universe.
  • Missing Child: As per canon during Chamber of Secrets, though this time it's Percy. Also Graham Pritchard - twice, Natalie MacDonald, and Zachary Davies, and Annette Benson (at least from the perspective of the Muggle orphanage, as there's no indication that anyone told them what happened)
  • Morphic Resonance: Animagi and transformed animals can recognize others in form. This is also a Chekhov's Skill and even a plot point.
  • Most Writers Are Writers: Sirius writes romance novels under a pen name. A female pen name. Naturally, Hilarity Ensues. Though, to be fair, it's not like he has anything else to do while the Pack's in hiding.
    • And they even manage to gain an audience among Muggles!
    • Further hilarity ensues when it turns out Minerva McGonagall is a huge fan of Sirius' works. She does not take the revelation well, though she seems to have adjusted by sixth year, as she shows up to the Hufflepuff Halloween Extragavanza dressed as the character Sirius based on her.
  • Mugging the Monster: For April Fool's Day, the Weasley Twins declare open prank season on the Black children — not realizing that the two Misters Black are Marauders, and have taught them well. The twins soon admit defeat.
  • The Multiverse: The Powers That Be watch over one.
  • Mundane Utility: the charm the Twins use to make their fireworks multiply whenever someone tries to Vanish them is mighty useful to cover a Death Eater camp with a foul smelling potion.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Krum tries to bump Ron off during the Second Task, leaving the field open for him to gain Hermione. Also, as a meta example, Cedric is killed off in a rather contrived manner so that Harry and Cho can get together the next year.
  • My Greatest Failure: Sirius' angst over Lily and James. He gets over the worst of it.
  • My Secret Pregnancy: Several. First Letha has to hide being pregnant with Meghan since Sirius is in hiding. Second, Selena Moon hides her pregnancy except from the Spell-Breaking Year participants, and with Elladora Gamp, it looks like this, but isn't. See De Aging above
  • Myth Arc
  • Mythology Gag: Of a sort. Tonks' relationship to Remus obviously never comes to pass in this universe, but her crush on him is touched on.
  • Narrative Profanity Filter: Several examples
    • After being kidnapped and waking up in a locked room, "Sirius commented at length on Lucius Malfoy’s appearance, parentage, and personal habits." And then, after Lucius arrives and they have a short conversation, "Sirius informed Malfoy where he could take his ideas, and what he could do with them when he got there. It was probably anatomically impossible, but certainly interesting to imagine, Danger thought."
    • On another occasion, Remus gets particularly upset at Sirius. For gambling their lives on the hope that Remus can revive Danger before moonrise.
      Remus told him what he could do with his calculations, and his risks, and where he could go while he was doing it.
      Sirius whistled. "I didn’t even know you knew some of those words," he said in tones of admiration. "I don’t know some of those words."
  • "Near and Dear" Baby Naming: Sirius and Letha's children Meghan Lily and Marcus James are named after James and Lily Potter, Roger and Selena Davies's son is Zachary Cedric, and their great-granddaughter is named after Selena, Lee and Maya's son is named Graham after Maya's cousin. Draco was born Draco Regulus Malfoy, Matthias Slytherin II is presumably named after his paternal uncle (though in this case "dear" isn't quite the description one would use to describe Matthias and Alexander's relationship).
  • Nerds Are Sexy:
    • Danger and Remus to each other.
  • No Man of Woman Born: The original prophecy: Voldemort knows only part of the prophecy, but it is more than enough to set the rest of it into motion: marking Harry as his equal, and thus as the only one able to defeat him. Prophecies are funny that way...
  • Noodle Incident: Referenced, along with the Trope Namer. One fan-written story has this incident as involving everyone in Hogwarts getting blue noodles for hair, but whether this is DV-canon is as yet unknown.
    Remus: Well, it all started with a comic book, an action figure, and a stuffed tiger...
    • Frank and Alice Longbottom tells several stories about Sirius' apprentice days. All we know is that Sirius finds them embarrassing enough to be somewhat humbled and that Aletha finds one involving peanut butter "rather sweet".
  • No Self-Buffs: If an Heir of Ravenclaw tries to use their magic to heal themselves, it sets up a feedback loop that burns the magic out, to the point where it can't even be passed on to the Heir's children.
  • Note to Self: In a rare bad-guy version, Dudley uses this technique after being Obliviated.
  • One-Steve Limit - Averted. There are two Brianas, two Brians, two Katies, two Margarets, two Meg(h)ans, two Hannahs, three Matthews.
  • Operation: Jealousy: Discussed by Hermione and Ginny.
  • Oracular Urchin: Arguably deconstructed in the form of Luna Lovegood, who actually asks to be rid of her ability after seeing something she's not ready for, then is unprepared for and overwhelmed by it when she asks for it back years later.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: As you would expect given Remus's prominent role in the fic, lycanthropy is very thoroughly elaborated.
    • Werewolves were created when Rhea Silvia, the she-wolf who raised Romulus and Remus, pronounced a curse on Remus for killing Romulus. The curse is in four parts: 1) That the victim shall on the full moon transform into the likeness of a wolf. 2) That when transformed he shall have the mind of a rabid beast as well as the body of one, assaulting all humans he comes across. 3) That as a consequence of the curse, the victim shall be outcast from society, left friendless and alone all his days. 4) That, as Rhea's sole mercy, those so cursed shall be sterile, that they might never have to know Rhea's pain.
    • Lycanthropy is caused by a combination of a curse (which causes the mental effects) and a virus (which causes the physical change). If the curse is removed the virus can be cured, though the reverse does not seem to be true.
    • The strength of the werewolf curse can be effected by how its victims are treated in the early stages. If they are shown friendship, love, and compassion, the curse's effects are diminished, while bad treatment has the opposite effect. After a short while, the curse "sets", and its strength then will be its strength hereafter. This mostly effects the werewolf's mind while they aren't transformed, a well-treated werewolf will have few effects outside the full moon, while a poorly treated one will have his bestial nature prominent even when human.
    • Blood exchange or soulbonding to a werewolf causes a dormant version of the curse. This can't make them transform, but they do get lupus, and if in an Animagus form they can infect people with lycanthropy.
    • Any weapon can harm werewolves, but silver is instantly lethal. Even the smallest scratch from a silver weapon will kill, and those werewolves whose curse is strongest (see above) can't even touch silver.
    • It is possible to more or less break the curse, if with great difficulty. First, the Wolfsbane Potion must be used to allow the werewolf to keep his or her human mind, breaking the second part of the curse. The werewolf must likewise have friendships and the respect of others, breaking the third part of the curse. Finally, a set of special potion treatments must be used to restore the werewolf's fertility (a particularly tricky task since the potions are so toxic that they can only be safely used if the werewolf's heart has been stopped, keeping blood flow from carrying them around the body), and the werewolf must conceive a child, breaking the fourth part of the curse. Once this is done, the werewolf can engage the curse in a Battle in the Center of the Mind. If he or she wins, the transformation is thenceforth under their total control, with 100% retention of their human mind in either form.
  • Outgrowing the Childish Name: Hermione goes by "Neenie" as a little girl. Needless to say, she likes it less and less as time goes on.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Remus not only outlives his wife and in-laws, he ends up outliving every single child in the Pride. Subverted by his daughter with Danger, who survives him.
  • Past Experience Nightmare: Sirius, Draco, and Harry have these.
  • Pentalogy Creep: Considering this was originally meant to be a single story and the author is now extending the story into a fifth book... oops.
  • The Plan: Lucius Malfoy manages more than one of these, though they don't always work. Also the canon example of the events surrounding the Triwizard Tournament though it doesn't work out exactly like it did in canon.
  • Planet of Hats: Until the DA is formed, Slytherins as per canon are one-dimensional (except for a few moments from Blaise and Dudley's POV), especially with Andromeda Black now being a Ravenclaw, Sirius and Narcissa not wanting Draco to be a Slytherin and Meghan refusing to be Sorted there.
  • Playing with Fire: Gryffindor's power, passed down from generation to generation.Remus and Danger receive it as a gift after passing their trial.
  • The Power of Blood: Type A and AB either come into play or are referenced at one time or another.
  • The Power of Friendship: And family. Much like in canon, this seems to be the REAL "Power of Love".
  • Powers That Be: The Founders and those in their circle.
  • The Problem with Pen Island: Played for Laughs when Sirius offers to take the kids to Diagon Alley and possibly get ice cream.
    Harry & Hermione: ICE CREAM!
    Danger: You certainly do.
  • Practical Joke: A home of senior and junior Marauders is, naturally, full of them.
    The curtains parted and Harry peered out, looking a bit dazed, his hair even more messy than usual. "Good morning," he said, covering a yawn with his hand.
    "You," said Danger, pointing at him. "Kitchen. Fix. Now."
    "Kitchen?" Harry looked confused for a moment, then understanding dawned on his face. "Oh. Blender. Right." He disappeared through the curtains again.
    "Blender?" asked Hermione.
    "Your brother relabeled all the buttons on my blender," said Danger tartly. "With things like 'Eject' and 'Destroy.'"
  • Produce Pelting: Umbridge shows up at the Pack-parents' trial with the clear intention of doing this. It's even lampshaded.
  • Promotion to Parent: Danger for Hermione.
    • Parental Substitute: The Pack-adults for Harry, Hermione, and Draco. Neville's gran also qualifies until Neville's parents are brought out of their insanity.
  • Plot Threads: There are many parts of the story that focus on secondary and tertiary characters. Unfortunately, many of these sections do not include names and are only a few lines long, making it confusing.
  • Prompt Fic: A variation—Draco's involvement was triggered by the author noticing a "Make Draco a Gryffindor" challenge.
  • Prophecies Rhyme All the Time: Danger's tend to, anyway (and in iambic tetrameter to boot), making them much easier for our heroes to remember. Trelawney's, as per canon, do not.
  • Prophecy Twist: In Dealing with Danger, Remus believes that "when cup is touched, the respite ends" refers to Harry's name coming out of the Goblet of Fire—it actually refers to the Triwizard Cup, the respite being the time between the wars against Voldemort.
  • Prophetic Names: More than a few of the original characters, and more than one of the Founders' children. Confirmed by the author.
  • Psychic Link
    • Mindlink Mates: Remus and Danger after Danger's first true-dream.
    • Twin Telepathy: A literal case—Draco and Hermione after being blood-bonded, though they have to be in physical contact. But to be fair, they'd pretended to be twins for most of their lives. Fred and George come pretty damn close. Twins in general seem to finish each other's sentences, despite this never happening in canon.
    • According to the author, all first-degree blood relatives (parents and children or siblings) who have also sworn the Pack/Founders' Oath can speak mentally when in physical contact.
  • Pun: Sirius falls asleep in the sunlight in his Animagus form. Therefore, he is a 'hot dog' and is eligible to be topped with condiments.
    “Padfoot,” said Remus’ voice quietly. “You fell asleep in the sun. That made you hot. Therefore, you were a hot dog. And certain inhabitants of this Den took advantage of that.”
  • Quick Nip: Moody. Noticed by the Pack-parents, as is the fact that what he's drinking smells like cabbage.
  • Rage Against the Reflection: Draco does this once, noticing his resemblance to his father.
    "I hate my face."
  • Raised by Wolves: Referenced: Draco surprises Theodore Nott by saying he was actually raised by wolves though technically one was a wolf Animagus and the other a werewolf...:
    “—looked a little like a rabbit,” Draco was saying as Harry and Sirius rejoined the main group, who were standing outside Flourish and Blotts. “And he would not leave me alone—he kept asking me questions about what House I wanted to be in, and did I play Quidditch, and on and on, and finally he got offended because I was ignoring him, and he said, ‘Honestly, were you raised by wolves?’ And I said, ‘Yes,’ and by the time he recovered I was already gone.”
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Dumbledore, among others.
  • Recursive Fanfiction: More than a few fans of the Dangerverse have written their own fics utilizing the author's interpretation of various Potterverse characters and concepts. Occasionally, Anne pulls a few plot elements from these stories into the mainline DV.
  • Red Herring: all the clues that pointed in Harry's direction as the Heir of Gryffindor.
  • Relationship Upgrade: Several over the course of the series, Lily and James and Sirius and Aletha in the backstory, more recently the couples within the Pride.
  • Right Under Their Noses: The Pride pulls off a version of this, rescuing Graham Pritchard.
    • The second Pride also pulls this off, with two of the three rescued. Graham doesn't make it this time.
  • Sacrificial Lion: Andromena Tonks, though Cedric dies in the same place and time as in canon, so...
  • Sadist Teacher: Umbridge again. The Carrows less so than in canon
  • School Play: Joseph is played with none of the usual problems. The Pride want to take part and Luna and Draco kiss all the time but then there is the problem of someone trying to kill Harry, which is actually quite usual.
  • Separated by a Common Language: At one point, Sirius asks for a "jumper" at an American clothing store. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Sequel Escalation: To be fair, the original Harry Potter series did this too.
  • Shooting Gallery: Apparently there's even a spell (or set of spells) used to set one of these up.
  • Shout-Out: Too many to count. Now has an entire Shout-Out page.
  • "Shut Up" Kiss: Several times. Most notably, Aletha tells Danger to pull one on Lupin, leading to a reference to a similar scene in Much Ado About Nothing.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Most of the ships.
  • Small Role, Big Impact:
    • Zachary Davies, an infant with no lines, and who only appears in about two scenes, sets off him, Natalie, and Graham getting kidnapped, but also an influx of DA members.
    • Amanda Smythe, reincarnated soul of Amanda Slytherin, engineers her line continuing through Draco and Luna.
  • Snake Talk: Taken advantage of here more fully than in the canon; Parseltongue seems to be a language of sorts (though the section in HBP where the Gaunts talk to one another in Parseltongue would seem to argue it can be canonically used this way by humans, at least). Harry has befriended several snakes over the years including Slytherin's basilisk.
  • Soul Jar: Three different kinds.
    • The Horcrux Letifera, or "Deathly Horcrux", is the Horcrux of Potterverse canon: a fragment of a soul torn free by intentional murder, bound to an item by Black Magic, and used to keep its master alive beyond death. It can be healed by remorse, by acknowledging your sins as sins and repenting of your crimes.
    • It is also possible to form an accidental Horcrux by obsessing over your guilt for a death for which you believe yourself responsible. If not reintegrated by self-forgiveness, the soul fragment may bond to an item which you spend a lot of time around, or one which is in some way connected to the death for which you feel guilt. Accidental Horcruxes can be healed (even after death) by forgiving yourself for the death that created the tear, and laying aside your guilt over it.
    • Finally, we have the Horcrux Viviens, or "Living External Soul". This is created when two beings whose souls have been freshly wounded by grief and loss meet and form a bond of love, allowing their damaged souls to heal together. Each then acts as an anchor to the other, allowing one of them to pull the other back from death as long as the bond between them remains intact.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Sirius, Remus, Dumbledore, Hedwig, Rufus Scrimgeour, Ted Tonks, Dobby, Tonks, Slytherin's snake, Snape. Alice Longbottom counts too if you consider her situation in canon as a sort of death.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Evanie with regards to Peter, though one can argue she has good reason. Namely, if she makes his life comfortable, he's unlikely to be mean to her thereafter.
    • Lima Syndrome: And Peter seems to reciprocate the feelings. given that he marries her and seems quite happy with her being pregnant "seems to" might be a little too light a descriptor.
  • Stuck Tape For Everything: Fred and George invent a Wizarding version of duct tape.
  • Superpowerful Genetics: The stories play a little with JKR's loose association of the Hogwarts houses with the four classical elements (Gryffindor with Fire, Hufflepuff with Earth, Ravenclaw with Air, Slytherin with Water). A direct descendant of a Founder will have control of a certain element:
    • Playing with Fire: Gryffindor's Heirs Word of Anne has it that they are also very skilled at creating and using powerful magical artifacts, such as Gryffindor's Sword and the Sorting Hat.
    • Healing Hands: Ravenclaw's Heirs can heal with a touch, though it has its limits, draining them if they do it too much.
      • Word of Anne has it that they originally also had full clairvoyance, though it has since then mostly become part of the Healing.
    • Green Thumb: Hufflepuff's Heirs have power over plants, though it can also drain them if they overdo it, which Neville learns the hard way.
      • They are also able to walk unseen.
    • Snake Talk: Slytherin's Heirs seem limited to this (not that it doesn't come in handy...).
      • According to the Dangerverse summaries, each Heir has two powers; one major power, one minor. Parseltongue is the minor gift, like Hufflepuff's invisibility, or Gryffindor's skill with magical artifacts, but the major gift, the power like Gryffindor's fire or Ravenclaw's Healing, is prophecies, such as those Alex provides for the Pack.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Usually along the lines of "I didn't prank you."
  • The Talk: Subverted in that this happens entirely off screen. The reader is left to fill in the blanks.
  • Talking in Your Dreams: A fairly common occurrence.
  • Team Chef: Harry, interestingly enough.
  • That Didn't Happen: Ron and Hermione in third year; the Relationship Upgrade happens a little less than two years later. Harry and Ginny also have a brief one before fifth year, and a one-shot, written by another author, has them pull a more spectacular one after an Animagus-form hunting trip in the forest.
  • Theme Naming: Many examples:
  • Throw the Book at Them: Hermione does this when Pettigrew tries to kidnap Megan. Given that it's her Monster Book of Monsters, it turns out to be quite effective.
  • Throwing Off the Disability: Danger's werewolf taming powers makes Wolfsbane unnecessary and he eventually is completely cured of his lycanthropy. This allows all other werewolves to be cured too, if they choose.
    • Ron's blindness is healed to an extent. And the Longbottoms regain their sanity after Meghan heals them. If anyone else has suffered the same fate, they are not provided with this option.
    • Meghan also heals Dumbledore's cursed hand.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Dudley Dursley and his friends are taunting an imprisoned Sirius, stripped of his magic and confined to his dog form, with the fact that they're going to abuse and rape his Amnesiac Love Interest Letha. When Sirius refuses to cower at their taunts, Dudley magically removes the bars to his cell and steps inside to torture Sirius himself, forgetting that Sirius is A) a fiercely protective husband and B) a large, violent dog. Dudley dies with Sirius' teeth in his throat.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Evanie Meade
  • True Companions: The Dangerverse practically runs on this trope: the Pack, the Pride, the DA (to an extent), and definitely the second Pride.
  • Twin Banter: Seems to be common among twins in the Dangerverse.
  • Two out of Three Ain't Bad: Inverted by Draco, who thinks about how he once dreamed of being the person he would have been if nothing had changed:
    ...Draco Malfoy and proud of it.
    I'm Draco still, and proud of who I am...
    Half a smile made it onto his face. Two out of three. Not bad.
    • A comedic AU one-shot has this for a title.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: When the former Trope Namer comes to Hogwarts.
  • The Unchosen One: Harry, to a certain extent.
  • Underground Railroad: The Red Shepherds help Muggle-borns and their families escape via the Red Roads to Sanctuary to evade the Death Eaters.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Deconstructed by the curses sent by Lucius Malfoy.
  • The Unfair Sex: Hermione making Ron realize he has feelings for her by making him jealous.
  • Upbringing Makes the Hero: Harry is a good deal far more well-adjusted, Hermione far less insecure, and Draco turns out all right. Neville's parents taking over raising him after their revival doesn't hurt either.
  • Values Dissonance: Happens a few times in-universe with one instance leading to both Harry's breakup with Cho and Cho's subsequent betrayal of the DA.
  • Verbing Nouny: The main titles.
  • Victorious Childhood Friend: With the ships.
  • Was Once a Man: The Dementors.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Annette Benson,
  • Weirdness Magnet: The Pack, the Pride... Hell, Hogwarts in general could be considered this.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Originally unintentional on the author's part, but when she reveals the special abilities associated with Gryffindor, Ravenclaw and even Hufflepuff, it's kind of hard not to think this about Parseltongue. Gryffindor could control fire and make magical artefacts, Ravenclaw had Healing Hands and clairvoyance, Hufflepuff could control plants and turn invisible, and Slytherin could... talk to snakes. Harry does put the ability to good use in the story, and it's statted that Slytherin also had the gift of prophecy, but it still seems like Salazar got the raw end of the deal here.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
  • What You Are in the Dark: Referenced. Dumbledore is convinced the Pack are telling the truth once he sees they remain decent people when no one is watching them.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: The epilogue is set some 80 years into the future.
  • White Sheep: Sirius, as in canon. Regulus also qualifies, as does Draco.
  • Wicked Cultured: Lucius Malfoy. He doesn't mind Draco learning to play the flute and being immaculately presented, but he intends for Draco to be essentially a puppet obeying him out of fear.
    • Hell, most of the pureblood fanatics.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Most of the kids. Justified in that the author is writing from her own experiences, both as a child and as an adult.
  • Wrongful Accusation Insurance: One of the oddities of Sirius' trial.
    • Justified if you know Canon well because The Ministry didn't have the right to sell Sirius's wand without a trial (all wizards have a right to a wand (the D Es got around that by saying Muggleborns weren't wizards) so the Ministry doesn't legally own Sirius's wand), so Sirius's wand is stolen property, and you cannot commit an offence by taking back your own property. Sirius could actually sue the Ministry for whatever the ministry got for his wand if he cared to. As for taking Harry, that may not be kidnapping either. according to Lw D, Dumbledore said he had made arrangements for Harry's care, it never actually says the Dursleys were awarded custody. Lupin actually explicitly says Sirius is Harry's guardian when they are creating the plan to take Harry. If Sirius was Harry's guardian, then again, I don't think it's actually an offence to remove them from their current living arrangements.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: But it's not always what it appears to be.
  • You're Not My Father: Referenced; the Pack-parents seem surprised that it never seems to come up, even once the cubs are teenagers. Since the cubs are Happily Adopted, it's of little surprise to the readers. Some of the other problems with raising teenagers do come up, though.