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Harry and the Rangers; artwork by Marcus S Lazarus
Harry Potter and the Mystic Force by Michael Weyer is a crossover Fan Fiction between Power Rangers Mystic Force and Harry Potter, starting early in Mystic Force and mid-way through Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

When Cedric Diggory somehow turns up alive and well, he spins a tale of how Harry had tried killing him in a plot to take over the wizarding world. With his former allies turned against him, Harry escapes thanks to an anonymous Portkey that sends him to Briarwood forest. Taking refuge with Udonna and the Mystic Rangers in Rootcore, Harry expands his horizons on magic while the few allies he has left attempt to discover the truth of the frame-up.

Harry Potter and the Mystic Force contains examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: Not given great attention, but the Rangers all express degrees of discomfort hearing about Harry’s childhood.
  • Action Girl: Madison and Vida, for obvious reasons.
  • All Your Powers Combined: Harry learns some of the magic spells used by the Mystic Force, to the point that, by the time of the final battle, he can cast a wandless Patronus and teleport people past the Hogwarts wards.
  • And This Is for...: Done near the end as Harry personally beats down a weakened Ivan, lashing out for everything he's done to Harry and others.
  • A Shared Suffering: On a minor example, Harry and Nick commiserate on learning that their fathers weren’t the good men they thought they were
  • Avengers Assemble: During the final battle, allies from Hogwarts and Briarwood band together to help the Rangers stand up to Ivan.
  • Badass Normal: Toby, considering how he rallies Briarwood to stand with the Rangers against the Big Bad, as in canon.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: Nick and Harry commiserate on their complicated family dynamics after Nick learns Koragg’s true identity.
  • Birds of a Feather: Harry ends up commiserating with Nick about how their fathers weren’t the men either thought they were.
    • Malfoy of all people reflects that he and Harry are fairly similar when he acknowledges how they are both trapped by the expectations of their fathers
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Ron, Hermione, and Dumbledore, among others.
  • Broken Pedestal: Witnessing the power of the Mystic Force and learning more about the scale of magic out there downgrades Harry’s opinion of Dumbledore, his former mentor’s constant suspicions of him (albeit unvoiced ones before they were brought out by the Big Bad's brainwashing) coming up short in favour of Udonna’s easy acceptance of him.
  • The Bus Came Back:
    • Despite the suspicions against him, Harry returns to Hogwarts, though of course magically disguised.
    • Ivan Ooze returns from his last apparent death, and has a new confrontation with Rita in her new role as the Mystic Mother.
  • Canon Welding: Harry Potter and Power Rangers exist in the same universe (and in a reality where the Rangers battled Ivan Ooze as well as apparently all other televised continuity still being valid); no reference is made to other Hogwarts students being aware of past Rangers, but this can be attributed to the wizarding world’s stereotypical ignorance of muggle activities.
  • Closest Thing We Got: As the villains' plans escalate, Harry is forced to step in for the Rangers in their civilian and heroic roles.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: As in canon, Phineas. In this story, he shows his stuff by taking down a pack of Death Eaters and literally wiping the floor with Lucius Malfoy.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • It's made clear early on that Harry stands little to no chance against the Rangers or their enemies. Only before he trains, however.
    • Mainly shown in the Dark world created in "Dark Wish", where the forces of Good have literally no chance against the power of the Master.
  • Death by Adaptation:
    • In the first chapter, part of Harry's frame-up is that someone killed Hagrid and pinned his death on Harry. Later subverted when Madison performs a tricky bit of temporal manipulation so that the alternate Hagrid from the Bad Future dies in place of the original.
    • Several in the "Dark Wish" alternate reality, which are reversed when said reality gets a Ret-Gone.
    • When The Man Behind the Man reveals himself, he casually murders several of Voldemort's followers, Fenrir Greyback among them.
    • In canon, Matoombo and Itassis of the Ten Terrors had a Heel–Face Turn. In this story, they're defeated alongside the other Terrors before they get the chance.
  • Defiant to the End: Even reduced to a powerless state in the "Dark Wish" reality, the Rangers refuse to give up on at least trying to fight. It is this that earns them the following:
  • Deus ex Machina: The Tribunal intervene to restore the original history after the events of "Dark Wish", and also bend the rules to allow Madison’s plan to save Hagrid’s life to succeed by preserving the alternate version of Hagrid beyond the destruction of his timeline, allowing him to die in place of the original one.
  • Enemy Mine: The "Dark Wish" forces the Order to work with Voldemort, as much as both sides hate it.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The Man Behind the Man is implied to be this when in the aftermath of the "Dark Wish," the Tribunal observes "Cedric", knowing it won't be long before he reveals himself, and feel fear for the first time in their existences.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Mainly for Koragg due to his sense of honor.
    Neville: Let me get this straight. You want the forces of darkness and evil to rule the world...but only if they can do it in a polite fashion?
  • Eviler than Thou: Once the true Big Bad reveals himself, he quickly puts the other villains in their place. He sends Voldemort running, kills Imperious and the Ten Terrors, and strips Necrolai of her powers.
  • Evil vs. Evil: The "Dark Wish" has the Order allying with Voldemort to go against Imperious and his forces.
    Xander: That's like recruiting Saddam Hussein to fight Hitler!
  • The Farmer and the Viper: When he turns on Harry in the Dark Wish world, Voldemort openly says "Frog and the Scorpion."
  • Friendly Enemy: Draco Malfoy is one of the few people who genuinely never believed that Harry had joined Voldemort and tried to kill Cedric, later keeping Harry’s return to Hogwarts secret and eventually joining the fight against Voldemort’s forces.
  • For Want of a Nail: The events of "Dark Wish" not only gives the Rangers a chance to not only see what their world would be like without them but also get a chance to see what would have happened to Harry’s life if the forces of darkness had won.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Malfoy and Leelee go through this when they each realize that they don’t actually want the world their parents seek to create.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: The final boss for the story isn't the Master but rather Ivan Ooze.
  • Hurl It into the Sun: The final fate of Ivan Ooze, banished by the entire Order of the Phoenix and Harry performing one massive charm.
  • If I Wanted You Dead...: After the Rangers overreact to finding Harry in Rootcore on their first meeting, Harry tries to protest that he wasn't there to fight, although downplayed as it is established that he wouldn’t have been able to do much to them.
  • Inevitable Mutual Betrayal: Imperious and Voldemort make no secret of the fact each is planning to stab the other in the back at the first opportunity.
  • It's a Long Story: Repeatedly happens with the Rangers telling Harry some aspect of their lives which surprises him. Lampshaded by Harry himself in Chapter 15:
    Harry: Why is everything a long story with you lot? Just once, I want to hear a short story, a poem, a limerick even!
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Severus Snape doesn't become any nicer of a person in this story, but he doesn't believe the accusations against Harry for a second. His anonymous Portkey that allowed Harry to escape was the first of many times he showed where his loyalties truly lie.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: After The Man Behind the Man's reveal, Voldemort is livid at being used. But when it becomes clear that he's outmatched, he simply disapparates, his forces following behind him...and they don't appear again for the rest of the story, just a footnote in the epilogue as still being out there.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Chapter 24 opens with what appears to be an author's note or cold open beginning with "this is the exposition part of our evening so if you're looking for action, you'll have to wait a bit." Then it turns out that it's actually the Big Bad giving his Motive Rant.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Not explicitly shown, but Nick gets an equivalent moment when he learns that Leanbow and Udonna are his parents.
  • Mama Bear: Udonna had this role for the Rangers, and even unofficially adopts this position for Harry, assuring him after a nearly violent breakdown that he will never be alone.
  • Manipulative Bastard: The whole point of the villain’s scheme, as he manipulates events to gain more power.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Happens to Ron and Hermione when "Cedric" removes his spell and they realize how they turned on Harry.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: The Hogwarts staff and students all drive Harry away despite needing him to face Voldemort. Subverted/Justified by way of brainwashing.
  • Not Quite Dead: Turns out this applies to Ivan Ooze after his last appearance.
  • Oh, No... Not Again!: Said verbatim by Madison (who had been turned into a stone statue before) when Harry hits her with a Petrificus Totalus spell, freezing her in place.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Neville and Ginny are disturbed at how Ron and Hermione are basically fawning over Cedric (to the point that Hermione is wearing make-up) and being so quick to condemn Harry. It's no surprise that they're brainwashed and become horrified the moment that the spell lifts.
  • Pop-Cultural Osmosis Failure: When creating Harry’s new alias of ‘James Bourne’, the Rangers are caught off-guard when Sirius and Tonks each have no idea why those names are significant, and Vida is particularly incredulous when she realizes that they don’t know about Star Wars.
    • Goes the other way as the Rangers agree to a challenge to face off against others at Hogwarts in Quidditch. It's only after they agree that it comes out they have absolutely no idea what the most popular sport in the Wizarding world is.
  • Put on a Bus: Umbridge’s final fate is skimmed over; she’s simply not at Hogwarts by the time the new term begins, requiring Dumbledore to hire yet another new professor…
  • Ret-Gone: As in canon, the Dark World created when the villains stole Jenji’s lamp is erased when the Rangers convince the Tribunal to undo the wish, with the exception of the alternate Hagrid who was sent back in time to save his counterpart by dying in his place; it is noted that the Tribunal spared him in acknowledgment of Madison’s quick thinking.
  • Refuge in Audacity: The Rangers manage to hide Harry in Hogwarts using a quick disguise charm and an alias that would be obvious as such to most Muggles because Xander reasons that nobody would expect Harry to be hiding in such a manner, and even Snape agrees that their "logic" is sound.
  • Revenge Myopia: The villain’s final motive: since Ivan Ooze couldn’t be bothered hunting down and killing the Ranger team who nearly destroyed him, as that team had all gone their separate ways by the time he pulled himself back together, he instead set up an elaborate plan to gain power for himself by going after the wizarding world, who never knew he even existed until then.
  • Right Behind Me: As in canon, albeit under slightly different circumstances, Daggeron pulls this on Xander while the latter is badmouthing him.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
    • Sirius delivers one to everyone who doubted Harry through his 'will' after he fakes his death.
    • Harry gives a massive one to Voldemort near the end, and later gives a quick one to Dumbledore once Ooze's manipulations have been exposed to make it clear the headmaster can't tell him what to do anymore.
  • Save Both Worlds: Although the Rangers and the wizarding are initially separate societies, Harry’s trip to Rootcore brings them together, to the point that Harry’s sixth year begins with various Ranger allies now students and staff at Hogwarts.
  • Secret-Keeper:
    • Snape, Sirius, and Tonks are the only ones to know where Harry escaped to.
    • Later, when Harry returns to Hogwarts in disguise, Luna recognizes him at once (somehow). Neville, Ginny, Fred, and George find out later when his disguise fails. Later still, Draco Malfoy identifies him by his flying skills, playing Secret Secret-Keeper until he's finally pushed to confront Harry.
  • Ship Tease: Draco and Leelee come to care for each other as they bond over their terrible parents. The epilogue confirms they hooked up.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The Rangers combine James Bond and Jason Bourne when creating Harry’s alias, and Vida mentions Star Wars when talking with Sirius and Tonks
    • When rescuing the Rangers in “Dark Wish”, alt-Harry says “If you want to live, come with me”, prompting Xander to inform him that it’s actually “Come with me if you want to live”.
    • Witnessing a world where Voldemort is leading the wizarding world's resistance to Necrolai and Imperious, Xander notes that he is expecting to hear Rod Serling narrating the situation.
    • Ivan Ooze's Badass Boast at the beginning of Chapter 24 opens in a similar manner to Mysterio's talk with Daredevil in the Guardian Devil arc.
    • Harry and the Hogwarts cast showing up at the end of Chapter 24 is similar to the penultimate chapter of the JLA comic storyline Divided We Stand (the Hogwarts group taking the place of the League's temporarily-split secret identities)
    • Dumbledore claims how "a very wise woman" once told him "Men who crave power will take all the failures of their lives, stack them on top of one another and call it 'destiny'."
  • Smug Snake: Played with, with Voldemort and Imperious each stating that they are in a partnership of ‘equals’ (albeit openly conceding that they will turn on each other once their foes are dead) while Voldemort and his forces wouldn’t actually stand a chance in all-out conflict against the other side.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Sirius simply fakes his death in the Department of Mysteries, and much later, it’s revealed that Ivan Ooze survived his last encounter with the Rangers.
  • The Man Behind the Man: It's made clear almost from the start that while Voldemort is happy with Harry's frame-up, he had absolutely nothing to do with it. Someone was working behind the scenes the whole time, and while it's little to no surprise that it's Cedric, and equally unsurprising that it's not the real Cedric, the antagonist's true identity is one that nobody saw coming: Ivan Ooze.
  • The Tape Knew You Would Say That: When reading Sirius's will, the solicitor adds "Stop laughing, Moony" when Remus expresses amusement at the idea of Sirius 'being of sound mind and body', stating that he's just reading the will.
    • Potentially subverted as it turns out that the solicitor is Sirius in disguise, having faked his death to better investigate the current plan to frame Harry.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Invoked in the "Dark Wish" reality where the survivors of Hogwarts are forced to accept Voldemort's leadership out of a lack of options, and he swiftly turns on Harry once defeat appears inevitable to settle their own score.
  • Tricked Out Time: Hagrid is saved when Madison uses a Time Turner to send the one in the "Dark Wish" universe back in time to just before the original was apparently killed; as a result, the alternate one died in place of his counterpart, while the original went into hiding until the time was right for him to come to Rootcore]].
    • Slightly subverted as this was only possible due to the Tribunal of Magic choosing to let that version of Hagrid continue to exist even after his timeline was erased, but they all agree that they admire Madison's quick thinking to help her friend.
  • Undying Loyalty: Comes up for Koragg... before Bellatrix accidentally frees him of the spell controlling him.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Basically the entire wizarding world as they are used by Ivan Ooze, who focuses all attention on Harry (who he has framed for attempted murder) while he gains more power.
  • Wham Line: The conclusion of Chapter 23, when "Cedric Diggory" reveals his true identity of Ivan Ooze in disguise.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: While Ivan Ooze kills Imperious and the Ten Terrors, and steals the powers of the latter and Necrolai, no mention is made of what became of the Master.
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!:
    • Said verbatim by Harry when he first sees a huge cat-like genie popping out of a lamp.
    • Ivan is literally crying with laughter when he recognizes the Mystic Mother as Rita Repulsa.
  • Your Magic's No Good Here: Referenced, as Harry learns that his magic is comparatively useless against the threats the Rangers face, although he manages to learn some of their spells as time goes on.