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Firebird's Son: Book I of the Firebird Trilogy is a very AU Harry Potter fanfic by Darth Marrs, covering the first four years of this world's Hogwarts. It has two sequels, one during 5th year, the other in the aftermath of said year.

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  • Adaptational Badass: Non-fighter example, as Professor Trawlawnee goes from the delusional woman who occasionally acted as a Plot Device she was in JKR cannon, to a truly competent seer and a mentor figure to Harry.
    • Snape is also much less obsessed with Lily and much more concerned with preparing his students for the future in their Crapsack World, while trying to steer them away from becoming extremists like Voldemort.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Is a character female? If so it's likely they suffer this to some extent, ranging from having a few extra levels of jerkass they don't have in canon, to being morally unpleasant, to being a legit and quite punchable villain. Male characters can suffer this however like Sirius, as can entire species, like Goblins.
    • Voldemort managed to pull this off with such antics as killing Harry's mother substitute in front of him after taunting him with visions of a happy life and turning Cedric Diggory into a human bomb. However he still has fans. See Rooting for the Empire.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: Goblins- they can only breed by raping witches. If a goblin and a witch conceive through consensual sex, their child will be a normal witchkin with a small number of goblin features, as was the case with Professor Flitwick.
  • Badass Gay: Dumbledore and the American Dark Lord.
  • Bittersweet Ending:
  • Broken Pedestal: Lily set up Harry with every advantage she could give him, but experimented on him in-utero, cared less about the equality he'd achieve than proving her own worth as his creator, and used James as a tool in her plans.
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  • Crapsack World: The Magical World is not a place you want to live in. Regardless of your gender.
  • Darker and Edgier: Than the Harry Potter books. By a lot.
  • Deconstruction Fic: Ever wonder what would happen if someone decided to Evangelion or Madoka Harry Potter harem fics? Here you go. Your welcome.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Averted, invoked, and inverted.
    • Averted by the narrative, which considers all rape to be equally evil.
    • Invoked by magical society which considers it necessary to force Wizards to reproduce due to the gender imbalance.
    • Inverted by the Death Eaters, who consider it completely acceptable a Wizard to rape any Witch he can get his hands on. Notably, the mainstream magical society the Death Eaters are fighting against doesn't seem to care if a Witch is raped by a Wizard either- it was Voldemort killing the women he raped that ticked them off.
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  • Elemental Powers: Downplayed. Instead of the traditional personality-based houses from cannon, Witchkin have natural affinities to one of the four elements which the houses are based on- Griffindor for Fire, Hufflepuff for Earth, Ravenclaw for Wind, and Slytherin for Water. A small number of Witchkin are a fifth alignment, Aether, and are allowed to pick their own house.
  • Endangered Species: Wizards and Witches are declining in numbers. It's a giant elephant in the living room in public.
  • Exotic Extended Marriage: Polygamy is the norm for the magical world for obvious reasons, but as magic plays a heavy role in these relationships, it's possible for these marriages to become very internally complicated.
  • Freudian Excuse: Due to the Gender Rarity Value of wizards, Tom Riddle was systematically raped as a teenager. He went so far in his revenge that it led to...
  • Gender Rarity Value: There's a 1-4 male-female ratio amongst witch kind. Most of the magical world is a type 2, and Voldemort plans to turn it into a type 1.
  • Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: Played straight and even evolutionarily sound for witchkin- it's much easier for everyone if the Witches married to a Wizard are banging each other instead of fighting for his attention.
    • Harry gets a moment of this when Trawlawnee makes out with her partner, even though he's aware it's not for his benefit.
    • Neville actually marries two bisexual witches who are just as in love with each other as they are with him.
  • Hate Sink: Are you a Witch in power whose not a Light or a really nice traditionalist? Then you are competing with Umbridge for how hated you will be, with Firebird Umbridge competing as well.
    • In the later stories, are you a Death Eater who isn't Snape? Then you're also competing with Umbridge.
  • The Horseshoe Effect: With magical Britain's Matriarchy on one side and Voldemort on the other. Though the Death Eaters don't get much attention until halfway through the second book, it really becomes clear that this is in full effect.
  • Lady Land: The Wizarding world is a non-enlightened one.
  • No Woman's Land: Voldemort and the Death Eaters' goal is to turn Magical Britain into one of these.
  • Rule 63: Happens to some characters, including Goyle, Dean Thomas, Finch-Fletchey, the Creevey brothers, Charlie, and Zabini.
  • Twincest: Rumored to be happening between Fred and Georgina Weasley.
  • Witch Species: Wizards and Witches are noticeably different from Muggles, especially as they get older. They can only crossbreed at a young age.
  • Women Are Wiser: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Just no. The magical community would like to convince you of this, but intelligence and wisdom are pretty evenly matched between men and women.


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