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Harry Potter was Sorted into Slytherin after a crappy childhood. His brother Jim is believed to be the BWL. Think you know this story? Think again.

Harry Potter and the Prince of Slytherin is a Harry Potter Deconstruction fanfic exploring the common "Wrong Boy Who Lived" premise of many HP fanfiction. It spans multiple books and is being written by The Sinister Man.

The story makes use of many common Harry Potter fanon tropes (e.g. Harry living in the shadow of his famous brother) and deconstructs or lampshades many others.

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The work is split into 3 books so far:

  • Book 1 - Harry Potter and the Prince of Slytherin
  • Book 2 - Harry Potter and the Secret Enemy
  • Book 3 - Harry Potter and the Death Eater Menace


This fanfic provides examples of:

  • Adaptational Badass: This version of Lockhart is flashy but not just a pompous fraud. Probably because he's not really Lockhart but one of his would-be Memory Charm victims who instead got the better of him.
    • Meanwhile, the other main point of divergence aside from Jim's birth is that Peter Pettigrew is far more intelligent than in canon, closer to a mastermind than a cowardly stool-pigeon; he willingly sold out the Potters, framed Sirius when it backfired, and has been steadily working his way into a more advantageous position ever since.
    • Slytherin's Basilisk is a lot more powerful. While it lost its killing gazes, petrifying people instead, it also has a Healing Factor, its scales are resistant to magic and it's implied it has Immortality.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Snape suffers of this because the author dislikes how much of an unsympathetic Jerkass books!Snape is, whose only saving grace was being played by the extremely charismatic Alan Rickman.
    • Played with in regards to Tom Riddle. Unlike canon, he seems to have been a Well-Intentioned Extremist who wanted to protect muggleborn by framing the purebloods through petrifying the muggleborns. His plan worked until Myrtle was accidentally killed and he reacted by using Occlumency to suppress all guilt, remorse or compassion thus resulting in his Start of Darkness. Things got worse once he split his soul...
  • Adaptational Expansion: The series goes into a greater detail into the culture of the wizarding world and magical history.
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    • Also parselmagic is a branch of magic, in which spells (particularly healing and offensive spells) are cast in parseltongue.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: Marcus Flint is, while not a genius, still smart enough to be able to improve his OW Ls through sheer will and effort, mostly because the author thought he had an "Awesome McCool" Name that was wasted in canon.
  • Adaptational Name Change: Harry's real name is Hadrian Remulos Black, though he goes by Harry.
  • Adaptational Species Change: Blaise Zabini was pureblood in the books but here he's a Muggleborn who is Happily Adopted by his pureblooded aunt.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Fiendfyre, which in canon can consume a room as large as the Great Hall in ten minutes, is a lot more controlable though no less dangerous.
  • Aerith and Bob: Iacomus Evans Potter, who goes by James "Jim" Potter Jr.
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  • Aloof Big Brother: Harry is this to Jim for the most part, though at his nastiest he can be a Big Brother Bully.
  • Amoral Attorney: Peter Pettigrew gained a Law Mastery and became the solicitor of the Potters, along with their Stewart and proxy in the Wizengamot.
  • Anti-Climax: Double subverted. Harry silences Tom Riddle's shade from unleashing the basilisk and because the shade failed to get a wand, it can't Dispel Magic the Silencing Charm thus leaving it stuck in the Chamber. Unfortunately Tom decides do possess Ron and use his wand to disarm the Potter brothers while they are arguing.
  • Arranged Marriage: Tiberius Nott tries to use this strategy to marry the significantly younger Amaryllis Wilkes and take over her House's assets
    • The marriage between Lucius and Narcissa was arranged to increase the political power of Death Eaters.
  • Armed with Canon: The author picks elements of the book series and often expands them to their Logical Extreme.
    • Ron can learn parseltongue because it's an actual language, albeit an inherently magical one, and most parselmouths are not born with it. Salazar Slytherin used magic to make his parseltongue hereditary so it's magical powers couldn't become a Lost Technology.
    • Aurors can't get into Hogwarts because the founders established that in order to keep the school independent from the magical government. This is the reason why Dumbledore didn't request an army of Aurors to patrol Hogwarts during the basilisk attacks as Hogwarts would see them as an hostile invadors and lash out.
    • Ron's inability to pronouncing spells is the result of dyslexia, which is a trait he shares with his father.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: When Lavander recalls all the ways Jim lost them 35 house points in under a minute.
  • Awesome by Analysis: Natural Legilimens have a preternatural detective genius similar to Sherlock Scan. It allows them, amongst other things, to know how to talk to someone by looking at their body language.
  • Bait-and-Switch: In chapter 32, it seems that Snape has been entraced by Harry's green eyes but it was in fact Neville's because his father Frank once saved him from the Marauders.
    • When Ginny is sorted into Slytherin, there's an owl carrying a howler next morning at breakfast. However the howler is for Ron as Molly berates him for stealing the Flying Car.
  • Beneath the Mask: Jim Potter despises a lot of the excessive attention he gets from the public and fans, and even Harry is surprised at how good he is at masking his emotions when confronted with unwarrated attention.
  • Big Brother Bully: Harry can this at his nastiest but mostly he's an Aloof Big Brother. Played straight and deconstructed with the Weasley twins who don't think their actions are that bad until they realize how traumatized Ron because of their cruel pranks.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Unlike their father, Alex Nott is nothing but loving and protective towards Theo. Unfortunately, his attempt to threaten their father not to harm Theo backfires; their father exploits their love for each other to make Alex swear an Unbreakable Vow to serve Voldemort if he returns in exchange for a vow not to harm Theo, then tricks Theo into falsely confessing to theft to protect his brother so he can disown him anyways via Sanctumen Ultimo
    • Greg Goyle towards his family's ward, Amy Wilkes, who is the daughter of a Sadist Wicked Toymaker.
    • When Ginny is sorted into Slytherin, George is very supportive of her and hugs her in the morning.
  • Big Fancy House: Potter Manor.
  • Bi the Way: Blaise Zabini.
  • Boring, but Practical: The Slytherin Path is to look for the solution with least resistance, greatest advantage and best results.
  • Blue-Collar Warlock: Artemus Podmore, one of Harry's solicitors, is described as having a progressive working class attitude while having a full Lord Bonneville attire.
  • Broken Bird: Harry.
  • Burn the Witch!: According to the author, in the fic the witch trails were fabricated after the fact because wizards got tired of being dragged into muggles' political and military fights.
  • Butterfly of Doom: Lily surving Voldemort's attack on Goddrics' Hallow trigger this. Notably she retains her hostility to Snape in spite of all the sacrifices he has enacted for her and that she's responsible for one of her children being horribly abused and neglected.
  • Calling the Older Brother Out: Ron does this to Fred and George when they decide to threaten him about being mean to Ginny after sorted into Slytherin only for him to call them out on their cruel pranks and that makes Fred, always the most ruthless of the two, realize how much of a Big Brother Bully he has been.
  • The Chosen One: We already know by the admittance of the author that Harry is the true Boy-Who-Lived. What we learn later that Harry is most definitely the target of another prophecy, one foretelling the herald of an apocalypse!
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: In author's notes, the author reveals who they would like to play minor characters.
  • Cosmic Horror Story: It possess some strong elements, from a Mind Screw house elf Wizard Duel taking place in a pocket dimension, mentions of sleeping Old Gods and lakes made of human blood, this fic has added Darker and Edgier elements to the Potterverse.
  • Cosmic Retcon: Wizards and witches created The Masquerade through a spell that erased all evidence of the existance of magic, including memories, [[Unperson historical documents were edited or erased]] and even affected religious texts and literature. For instance, Shakespeare had a play called Love's Labours Won, a romantic comedy about star-crossed lovers attending Hogwarts together.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Finding out that his parents are alive and that he has a twin brother who they love was this for Harry.
  • Death of Personality: There's a Memory Charm that can allow a wizard to do this and Lockhart seeminly does this to himself after fleeing Hogwarts.
  • Deconstruction Fic: Of all the cliché Harry Potter Fan Fic tropes.
  • Entertaingly Wrong: Harry assumes that Remus is a vampire.
  • False Confession: When George is framed for a prank that nearly kills several Slytherins, Fred confesses to protect his brother. The staff aren't fooled but are forced to suspend him until Lockhart confesses months later in an uncharacteristically unhinged rant to the Aurors trying arrest him. Also, falsely, it turns out. The true perpetrator was a Voldemort-possessed Ron, but Lockhart, actually a disguised Regulus Black, made his own False Confession to protect the students he'd become fond of.
  • invokedFandom-Specific Plot: The existance of magical cores, practically Power Levels (see below) by any other name, is used in the series even though in the actual books there's no such thing and what distinguishes a powerful wizard from an weak one is knowledge and experience.
  • Fantastic Racism: Played with in regards to werewolves. While initially just people suffering from a curse once a month, there is documented evidence that they all gradually lose their humanity and become true, sadistic monsters. Remus Lupin is simply an unexplained exception who has retained his humanity, but the existence of an exception raises the question of if it's truly universal.
  • Generation Xerox: The Harry-Hermione-Jim (non-romantic) triangle is an inverted version of the Snape-Lily-James relationship, except that Harry is popular and wealthy, Hermione is hostile to Jim who has near 0% Approval Rating to the point his Head of House will not protect him.
  • Genre Blindness:
    • Why, yes, James, treat the son you thought was a squib as a stain upon your families name when he gets sorted into Slytherin and be clearly favoring your other son, only to switch gears when the favored son has called a muggleborn a ‘mudblood’ and can speak Parseltongue – the two things that even the Slytherin son doesn’t do – and try to butter up to the oldest boy, while a prophecy clearly states that whoever ends up as the Last Potter will be the Prince of Slytherin start the apocalypse. I’m sure THAT will go swimmingly when the time comes!
    • Despite being smarter then canon, this Harry is no less blind: did not realize the son of a presumed Black Widow Countess and the son of a definite psychopath dark wizard might already have Occulumency shields and experience; did not realize sooner that he should summon a snake and have it act as a way to speak with the silent Hydra (Theo had suggested it instead).
  • Got Volunteered: Wizards and witches with unique gifts (such as Metamorphmagus) are required to work to the Ministry.
  • Handicapped Badass: Ron has dyslexia and is still working on the badass part.
  • Happily Adopted: Harry is adopted by Sirius.
  • Hard on Soft Science: Binns is the History of Magic professor because allowing wizards and witches to learn how interconnected muggles and wizards were before The Masquerade is a threat to the status quo. It's also possibly the Start of Darkness for Umbridge who was studying a Mastery of Magical History until she learned why he's the teacher and gave up.
  • Hate Plague: Used strongly throughout the series.
    • After being fed a potion that removes traces of Laser-Guided Amnesia and had their memories of Peter being the Secret Keeper erased, Peter casts a Confounding Charm on James (but not Lily) that causes him to hate Sirius.
    • The Oath of Enmity forces members of two families to magically have an instinctive dislike and mistrust for each other. It's revealed that there has been an Oath of Enmity between the Malfoy and Weasley families for generations, but it is possible for people affected to work together and even get along in spite of the curse.
    • The Sanctumen Ultimo works like the Oath of Enmity on a larger scale: a family member can be disowned for treason, and the rest of the family as well as all families with reciprocal oaths will magically hate that person. Unlike the Oath of Enmity, only a highly trained Occlumens can resist the Ultimate Sanction's compulsion. Poor Theo No-Name discovers this first-hand. Then turned Up to Eleven when a magically-compelled mob starts hunting for him to burn him alive.
    • Similarly, Harry is the subject of an unknown curse that causes Muggles to instinctively view him with fear and suspicion. The magic is unknown to the degree that Snape, who effectively has Mastery level knowledge of Dark Arts, has never even heard of such a thing.
  • Hellfire: Fiendfyre. In fact, when Lockhart/Regulus uses it, the narration makes it look like it's Summon Magic directly from hell.
  • The Hero: James Potter Jr. as the Boy-Who-Lived.
  • Hidden Elf Village: The series gives a greater emphasis on the cultural differences between the wizarding world and the muggle one, which were often ignored in the books.
  • How We Got Here: The first prologue opens in June 1995, after Voldemort's return in the graveyard of Little Hangleton, with Harry, a Slytherin, on bad terms with his blood family but having happily adopted Sirius and Theo as Family of Choice. Events of the past four years are alluded to, such as a brief period where Harry and Jim were like actual brothers and the school' poor treatment of Theo "No-Name", but nothing is spelled out. Then, after the second prologue shows how Peter framed Sirius, the story properly starts just before Harry's first year at Hogwarts.
  • Idiot Ball: In the second prologue, Dumbledore carries nicely. He simply assumes that Jim is the prophecy child because he has a scar, even though Harry also has a scar. It's even more egregious in that Dumbledore doesn't even try to use magic to diagnose the nature of the children's scars, he simply assumes that Jim's is magical while Harry's isn't. Of course, there would be no plot otherwise. Possibly subverted: As of Chapter 114, every character who has noticed Harry's scar at all has dismissed it as unimportant ... except for Professor Babbling, who recognized its occult significance thanks to her Occlumency skill only to immediately be attacked by a mysterious and unseen magical force that frightened her so much she Obliviated herself of the knowledge!
  • If I Wanted You Dead...: At one point, Harry bluntly asks Lucius Malfoy whether he had had been responsible for several somewhat ostentatious attempts on Harry's life over the past year. Offended, Lucius (who says he is "not a fan of the Grand Guignol") states that if he'd wanted Harry dead, he'd have just used the Imperius Curse on Harry's uncle Vernon and ordered him to murder Harry in his sleep before burning the house down in a way that would make it look like an accident. Harry, a Slytherin, finds this answer acceptable.
  • I Have No Son!: Inverted as Harry disowns his family and is adopted by Sirius.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: The names for Diagon Alley and Knockturn Alley is absolutely intentional as there's a Horizon Alley in Sidney and Uncondition Alley in Toronto. Hermione even describes the wizarding world as a subculture based on bad puns.
  • Insult Backfire: The term "Death Eaters" was coined by the Daily Prophet against Voldemort's Knights of Walpurgis which Voldemort coopted.
  • The Jeeves: Blaise makes Dobby watch Jeeves and Wooster because all the abuse he faced with the Malfoys, particularly Narcissa, made a nervous wreck. He adopts the mannerism of this trope, including Servile Snarker, and starts wearing a black three-piece suit, although he's still barefoot.
  • Latin Lover: Salazar Slytherin was a Spanish wizard who outlived all of his three wives and had sixteen legitimate children and an undetermined number of bastards.
  • Magic Knight: Jim has recieved training in martial arts which he demonstrated when fighting Quirrelmort in the Mirror Chamber. Downplayed in that his martial arts training has only started a two years before Hogwarts and that his magical skills are not honed to their full potential.
  • Mama Bear: Lily. "I mean that Lord Potter may be concerned with the fate of the wizarding world, but Lily Evans-Potter is concerned with the fate of her two boys, and the rest of the wizarding world can go to hell." She then gets revenge on the Dursleys for having abused Harry. However, she has made big mistakes in regards to Harry that have most likely permanently soured their relationship.
  • Misery Builds Character: In chapter 70, at the worst of the Basilisk fiasco when the entire Hogwarts students, fans and even his father turned against him, Jim wonders if Harry's horrid childhood made him stronger compared to Jim's sheltered life of privilege and comfort.
  • Muggle Born of Mages: Harry was assumed to be a squib and thus was sent to live with the Dursleys in the muggle world.
  • Mythology Gag: The author loves to make fun of a lot of Harry Potter plot points that are there for Rule of Cool, which are often engaged in by Jim, while Harry takes the sensible but often boring act.
    • Harry chooses to ignore the Schmuck Bait that is the mystery of the Philosopher's Stone and warns Neville and Hermione to stay away from Jim's adventures. It's All for Nothing when Quirrelmort compells Hermione, Neville, Ron and Jim to go to the Mirror Chamber to serve as bait for Harry.
    • When the King Cross' magic barrier is blocked, Jim and Ron take the Flying Car to Hogwarts while Harry and Ginny travel to the Leaky Cauldron by the Knight Bus in order to Floo to Hogsmeade. All other characters make a Lampshade Hanging about how nuts Jim's actions were as they endangered The Masquerade.
    • Jim and Harry's wands share the same- a phoenix feather- which resulted in the Brother Wand Effect manifesting dramatically during the Duelling Club.
    • When trying to infiltrate Lockhart's office, which they suspected to be the Heir, Theo asks Harry if they're going to have waky adventures at the end of every school year and if it wouldn't be better to let the school close.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Dumbledore deactivated the wards of Hogwarts that sense and repeal dark objects to allow the Mirror of Erised to enter the castle. Even after the wards reactivated they were so weakened that dark objects can still enter the castle, such as the Diary of Tom Riddle.
  • No, Except Yes: Snape hates when people compare potion brewing to cooking even though he admits it's an accurate comparsion.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Snape gives points to Griffindor after Hermione shouts at Jim because he was acting like a jerkass in Potions class.
  • Odd Friendship: Ginny Weasley, the spitfire daughter of a long line of Muggle-lovers and Gryffindors, and Amy Wilkes, the quiet orphaned daughter of unrepentant and infamous Death Eaters, who was then raised by the Goyle family.
  • One-Letter Name: Mr X.
  • Original Character: Jim Potter (Harry's brother), among many other minor characters. Although in his case he is, in the author's words: Basically canon-Harry if he'd had two loving parents and had grown up with the privileges and responsibilities of being the Boy-Who-Lived as well as being terribly spoiled by his father and godfather (who isn't who you think it is). While he may not acquit himself well either in this chapter or the first few chapters of Year One, he is not the gibbering idiot who normally plays the role of WBWL and will undergo significant character development starting with the end of Year 1.
  • Our Elves Are Different: The house elves, who are under a Binding Magical Contract to serve a wizarding household as long wizards and witches have lived in that place for a long time (thus the Weasleys can't get a house elf as the Burrow is too recent). They seem to have limited Reality Warper powers, capable of creating pocket dimension for a house elf version of a Wizard Duel.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: It turns out that most ghosts either tdissipate over time or turn insine and remain tethered to the material world by feeding on fear of mortals. The magic of Hogwarts castle allows ghosts inside its walls to remain sane and last for centuries.
  • Painting the Medium: All spellcasting is written in Caps-lock and bolded.
  • Police are Useless: It turns out that the Founders sought to make Hogwarts independent from the magical government and thus having Aurors patrolling Hogwarts would trigger a Malevolent Architecture feature that would cause the castle to lash out at them. The only way for Aurors to enter Hogwarts if there's dire need which happens when Dumbledore is petrified.
  • The Poorly Chosen One: Jim is wildly (and wrongly) believed to be the Boy Who Lived, the one who vanquished Voldemort.
    • Played with in that this doesn't make Jim The Load. For starters, like Harry, he has some sort of connection with Voldemort that causes headches when he's near and that he has marital arts training. In the summer before the Second Year he spent most of his time training in the Manor's gym.
  • Post-Scarcity Economy: Played with. Artie describes the wizarding world as a post-scarcity society. With the exception of shelternote  and food, wizards have lots of Utility Magic including apparatition, using transfiguration to create mundane objects or charms to repair broken objects or knit clothes. Money is only relevant for magical items which are scarce.
  • Poor Communication Kills: The relationship between Jim and Harry could have been drastically improved if they had been honest about what they saw in the Mirror of Erised.
  • Power Levels: Wizards measure the strength of magical cores using a variety of tests such as the Lubinsky-Chang and the Belby-Cadwallader tests. Wizards with stronger cores can cast more spells before tiring or cast more physically demanding spells, as well being able to do a lot more wandless spells than someone with a weaker core.
  • Power Parasite: Dumbledore and the Potters believed that Jim defeated Voldemort by draining Harry's magic.
  • Power Perversion Potential: Matilda Mac Millian takes this route with Lazarus White who's actually Regulus Black who is a Metamorphmagus, by asking him to transform into Mel Gibson.
  • Properly Paranoid: With everyone seemingly having some kind of agenda or plan (Wheels with wheels – to quote a character), it’d be suicidal if you weren’t at least somewhat paranoid of others.
  • The Prophecy: As in canon, there is the Trelawney Prophecy that foretells of the death of the Big Bad at the hands of the Boy-Who-Lived. What we learn later is that Sybill Trelawney's Prophecy is actually the Second Trelawney Prophecy. The first one was told by her ancestor Cassandra Trelawney in 1780 to Lord Nathaniel Potter and the family has been guided by it for 10 generations. Going by the final part of the First Prophecy – And you shall know by these portents that the Time of the Dark God approaches / and the Destruction of our World is close at hand: / When the Two who should be as One are set against each other in reckless hate, / and the Last Potter rises as the Prince of Slytherin. – everyone better brace for an apocalypse at the hands of the Wizarding Antichrist.
  • Purely Aesthetic Gender: The title of Prince of Slytherin is gender-neutral, as there have been a lot of female Princes in the past.
  • Reality Ensues: One of HP fandom's clichés is to allow Harry to learn of the Prophecy so he can prepare and train to defeat Voldemort. In the fic Jim learning about the Prophecy instills deep psychological problems like paranoia, depresssion and an obsessive interest in anything from Taekwando to Black Magic that would allow him to defeat Voldemort.
    • Boggarts are some of the nastiest creatures and the author dislikes the way Remus forced all his students to Face Your Fears in front of everyone, as some students could have humiliating fears and Kids Are Cruel. Thus Lockhart decided to have private sessions with each student where they face a Boggart, and it's successful until Jim Potter releases the Boggart in front of the entire class and Chaos Ensues.
  • Reality Warping Is Not a Toy: Imago Dei capable of granting any wish the caster wants and re-order reality in ways even most spells can't, though it's Power At Price and the spell might declare the intended sacrifice might not be enough. Because of its power it's The Dreaded and knowing about it results in immediate execution.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure:
    • Dumbledore certainly does his best to be this
    • McGonagall has decided to stop overlooking any of the Gryffindors misdeeds like she has done in the past
  • Red Oni,Blue Oni: Jim is the Red to Harry’s Blue.
  • Secret Identity: Rita Skeeter (of all people!)
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy:
    • As the one in canon, where Voldemort chose to attack the Potters Cottage to eliminate the one who will defeat him only to be destroyed by a Potter.
    • You’d think if you found out about a Prophecy that foretold the rise of a dark god by, possibly, the hands of one of your sons, one would do their best to ensure the conditions are not met, right? Well, turns out James is not smart enough to do that.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Jim and Harry are constantly at each other's throats. When they're on good terms, it's borderline friendly; when they're not, it can edge close to Cain and Abel territory.
    • Somewhat exacerbated by a cursed book given to Jim.
    • Padma and Parvati Patil do not miss any chance to counter the other Mainly due to Parvati's marriage contract with the rich Pasha heir Sanjeev.
  • Slave to PR: The reason why the Potters allow the publication of Jim Potter's children books is to influence the public in the wizarding world, to ensure that Jim remains beloved by all instead of becoming the target of hate or jealousy. Of course, we know public opinion is swayed in the wizarding world.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Draco Malfoy , at least until he meets the even richer muggleborn, Justin Finch-Fletchley, and Harry manages to defang him with an Unbreakable Oath.
  • Soul Jar: Horcruxes, which have to magical objects as otherwise it won't stick. Also the spellcaster will also gain the powers of the object after they're turned into a horcrux and those powers will be permanent if the horcrux is destroye.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Harry and other Slytherins act ridiculously matter even though they are pre-pubescent kids. Of course the author admits he can't write 11 year olds.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Harry decides to study hard at Hogwarts for this trope.
  • Wham Episode: Chapter 34 reveals that James wanted to raise Harry and Jim together even if Harry was a squib but Lily refused, because of the belief that Harry was a squib due to Jim draining his magic.
  • Wham Line:
    • Anthony Goldstein seems to be just be a normal Jewish wizard right? Well, he has this to say about his grandparents while opposing the Sanctumen Ultimo:
      Anthony: "It wasn't the least bit romantic. You see, the train in question was on its way to Dachau."
    • In-Universe, under the influence of Dementors, Jim finally remembers hearing the night Voldemort attacked the Potters.
      Lily: "No! Take me! Not Harry! NOT HARRY!"
  • Wild Hair: Unlike in canon, Harry was able to tame his hair into a stylish cut while his brother doesn't bother to use hair products.
  • Wild Magic: A dangerous branch, if not fundamental principle, of magic that's slightly alive, capable of making Deal with the Devil and granting Reality Warper powers to its practioneers. It's feared and hated by the wizarding world and knowledge about it is proscribed and punishable by death.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: No, James, treating your abandoned son like he’s always been your favored son is not going to endear you to Harry. Especially since this behavior comes when Jim is revealed to be a Parselmouth.
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: Lavender Brown's (late) reaction to learn that Ron and Jim decide to take a Flying Car to Hogwarts after failing to pass through the 9 3/4 Platform barrier.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: The Mirror of Erised has the power to absorb souls. This is because it's original purpose was to free victims of Demonic Possession by creating a Schmuck Bait which would entice the spirits to enter the mirror. However over the centuries the countless evil spirits corrupted the Mirror and caused it to hunger for the souls of the living.
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